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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 6, 1799 Compensation for Slaves' Services Thomas Parker Alexander Hamilton "...Some of the officers wish to take their own slaves as servants and wish to be informed whether any and what compensation will be made for their services..."
1794 Slaves stolen by Creek Indians James Seagrove Henry Knox Memorandum from the Agent of Indian Affairs. Seagrove believes that 60 to 70 black slaves have been stolen from Georgia by Creek Indians.
June 3, 1800 Contemporary Copy of Letter, Zebulon M. Pike to David Henley Zebulon M. Pike David Henley Letter, seeks instructions re: slaves seeking asylum from Cherokees.
July 17, 1785 Settlement of Continental Accounts William Pierce Edward Carrington William Pierce asks Edward Carrington to have his Continental accounts settled with Andrew Dunscomb. Pierce, now a Georgia rice planter, inquires into the price of slaves in Virginia.
July 6, 1797 Money Paid for Negros Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Exchange authorized by McHenry for the purchase of Negros by the Chickasaw nation. Money deducted from the annual present given to the Indian nation.
December 9, 1796 Talk of the Chickasaws Held with the Secretary of War Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation James McHenry According to the treaty, the Chickasaws want to know when the Spanish will evacuate the post and the post will be destroyed to prevent further occupation by US troops. A lawsuit against South Carolina regarding a tract of land confiscated by the state under pretext that the Indians who owned it had joined the British army during the Revolution. A claim against Cherokees holding three slaves...
June 12, 1789 Commercial Traffic on the Ohio River from 1786 to 1789 Henry Knox George Washington Knox relays a report from Harmar that details the numbers of "boats, souls, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and wagons" that passed down the Ohio River from 10 October 1786 to 8 May 1789. Total number of slaves accounted for by this report is 18,761.
April 20, 1799 Points of Understanding between Great Britain and the United States Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering and his colleagues list seven regulations agreed upon by Britain and the United States regarding relations and commercial intercourse with the Haitian government of St. Domingo. Of particular concern was the effect of the Haitian slave rebellion upon slaves in the United States and the British colonies.
November 1, 1794 Illegal attack on Cherokee William Blount Double-head Letter from William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, to Double-head, Chief of the Lower Cherokees. Blount warns Double-head that General Logan of Kentucky has raised a "large army of volunteers, unauthorized by Government, to invade and destroy the Lower Cherokee towns." General Logan's reasoning behind the illegal attack is that the Lower towns have provoked violence on the frontier, and...
January 10, 1799 Discussions & Plans for English & American Recognition of & Trade With St. Domingo [Haiti] Rufus King Timothy Pickering Notes that the situation of St. Domingo [Haiti, now in slave revolt] poses some dangers to American interests, but also opportunities. Mentions discussion with Lord Grenville of England regarding concerted English and American action regarding Haiti, in which comparisons to American slaves were discussed. Says that a common opinion was not agreed upon, other than a strong feeling that each...
August 11, 1794 Georgia Address to Creek Nation George Mathews Creek Nation of Indians Message to the leaders and warriors of the Creek Nation from the State of Georgia. Discusses disputed boundaries. Implores them that President Washington is desirous of engaging in friendly relations with them, but that they have not returned prisoners and have stolen a great number of horses, cattle, and slaves. Also addresses their concern about white encroachment on the frontier along the...
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
October 31, 1785 Table of company equipment Henry Knox Unknown Recipient The Secretary at War issues a standard table of camp equipment for a 70 man company. An equipment allowance is made for officers' servants. Ordinance is not included in camp equipage.
December 19, 1796 The President's Response to Chickasaw Concerns Over Boundaries, Garrisons, and Various Issues James McHenry Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation McHenry transmits the president's thoughts about the concerns expressed by the Indians in the conference of November 24, 1796. He says the president will do what he can to prevent white encroachment, including running the official boundary line. Tells of the treaty between Spain and the U.S. which is re-drawing the U.S. boundary with the Spanish possessions in the Southwest, says that there is...
October 1, 1793 Information on Negro Rebellion Henry Knox Henry Lee Secretary Knox was informed by Thomas Holt of Virginia that some Negros planned to "rise in rebellion." Conveys this information to Governor Lee of Virginia. Letter is partially illegible.
May 26, 1800 Private Property and Accounts Edward Wright John Harris Opinion that Negro woman is private property, information on private accounts of Benjamin Hawkins. Requests orders on how to act if Indians were to engage the U.S. in war, cites his location as badly supplied and dangerous.
December 18, 1794 Letter from deputy agent of Indian affairs Timothy Barnard [Bernard] James Seagrove Extract of a letter from Timothy Barnard, deputy agent of Indian affairs to James Seagrove, Indian agent to the Creeks in the Southern Department.
December 22, 1798 Hunters in the Woods Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins notifies McHenry of hunters that have taken to the woods, and of the Chiefs' cooperation. Also discussion of the capture and return of Mr. McIntosh's runaway slaves.
October 1, 1793 Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of War To the Governor of Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Information from Thomas Holt on possibility of Negro uprising. Offered guard over small magazine in New London, Virginia and all expenses related to protection from uprising to be paid for by U.S.
October 14, 1794 Discussion of Frigate Timbers & Drafts, And Slave Labor Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses cutting timber for Frigates; mentions slaves; discusses Frigate drafts.
October 2, 1794 Fortifications in North Carolina Joshua Potts Henry Knox Letter from Joshua Potts, agent for procuring materials, on the fortifications off the coast of North Carolina, and various details regarding labor and contracts.
July 7, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina Daniel De Saussure Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications at Fort Darrell, Fort Johnston, and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. De Saussure discusses the materials and expenditures needed, along with the labor, which includes "a great number of negroes."
June 30, 1800 Ownership of Negros Zebulon M. Pike David Henley Request assistance in determining ownership of Negros who were taken prisoner after their master was killed and then owned by a Cherokee named White Man Killer. Pike will shortly leave for Natchez and does not know who will succeed him.
August 7, 1791 Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Henry Knox Creek Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Negotiates release of prisoners and Negros under Creek confines.
October 12, 1794 Women attacked by Indians Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War, reports that Indians in Georgia killed and scalped a white woman and black woman, near the Cow Ford on the Oconee River. They have also stolen horses and negroes from Liberty County. Colonel Gaither has received letters from them that the Tallassee king has gone out for war, with the chiefs disapproving of his conduct.