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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 10, 1786 Effect of hostile intentions of Indians on surveying business Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Because of hostile intentions of Indians, Captain Hutchins declined to prosecute surveying business and retired to the Ohio River. Captain Hamtramck is to provide a detachment for security. Hutchins is zealous to carry out the ordinance of Congress and resume surveying, but Indian situation is dangerous.
September 2, 1795 Expenses Related to Surveying the River John Vermonnet William Simmons Vermonnet assures Simmons that from the day of his appointment, he has been surveying the river and providing drafts to the War Department, thereby incurring expenses that he has never mentioned,.
June 13, 1798 Inquiry into Issuance of a Theodolite John Caldwell John Harris Inquires whether there is a theodolite [surveying tool] in the military stores. If so, it is to be sent to Baltimore; if not, one is to be bought.
November 15, 1786 On the Killing of Shawanese King Melanthy, General Clarke's Expedition, Surveying Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Colonel Logan's expedition burned seven Shawanese towns, took scalps and prisoners. Melanthy, the Shawanese King, was killed. Harmar laments that he was a friend of United States. There are reports that 400 men have deserted from General Clarke's expedition. Surveying business with Captain Hutchins goes on, but accompanying troops are ill equipped for winter operations. Requests new clothing.
July 22, 1794 Dissatisfaction with Arrangements Surrounding Settlement at Presqu'ile Thomas Mifflin George Washington Mifflin writes that he is transmitting all documents pertaining to Pennsylvania's title to land supposedly bought from the Six nations, for use in upcoming negotiations in a dispute over the same. Disagrees with the timing proposed by Knox for the treaty and surveying of the settlement site, saying the time needed for communication and surveying will preclude settlers from reaching the site...
October 3, 1787 Resolved: To Maintain a Force of 700 Troops on the Frontier Congress of the United States [not available] The Confederation Congress resolves to maintain a sizeable military presence on the frontier to protect the settlers on public lands from Indian depredations and to facilitate the surveying and selling of said lands. Four States are asked to raise the necessary numbers of troops.
February 1, 1789 On the surveying of ceded properties in New York; application to the government of Canada to make necessary astonomical observations Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Since there is no congress, Coxe suggests that Mifflin apply to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs [John Jay] to ask permission of Government of Canada to enter and make necessary astronomical observations and for information as to whether Mr. Ellicott can have supplies of provisions from British posts.
September 1797 Farmer's Brother Speech possibly made at Treaty of Seneca or Big Tree treaty negotiations in September 1797. Farmer Brother the King [not available] Farmer's Brother wants all of the annuities at once. He expects that surveyors will survey the lands, and hopes the U.S. will send a surveyor they can confide in so they will not be cheated. He expects the interpreter Jaspar Parish to be appointed in order to have errors in surveying explained. He wants all the surveys to be done at no expense to his nation. He hopes the white people will not...
January 6, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain Amos Stoddard, 2d Regiment Artillerists and Engineers for expenses going from Portland to New London for the purpose of surveying Forts Trumbull and Griswold William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $259.32 to Captain Amos Stoddard, 2d Regiment Artillerists and Engineers for expenses going from Portland Maine to New London Connecticut for the purpose of surveying Forts Trumbull and Griswold
December 15, 1787 Surveying the Mouth of the Ohio Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be surveyed by Army officers, a measure which would incur little significant expense to the public.
April 11, 1797 Cherokee boundary line survey Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Report on the status and progress of surveying and marking the boundary line between the United States and the Cherokee Nation.
June 15, 1798 Request for Issue of Theodolite to Baltimore Timothy Pickering John Harris Directs issue of currently held theodolite [surveying tool] to Baltimore.
June 12, 1798 Land Contracts Samuel Hodgdon Eli Whitney Cost of land survey and land discussed.
December 17, 1787 Surveying the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio River Henry Knox Thomas Hutchins Knox recommends that the survey of the military tract at the mouth of the Ohio be done military officers thereby incurring little expense to the public.
December 20, 1799 Applying for Another Line of Honest Business Charles de Kraffs Samuel Hodgdon de Kraffs asks for Hodgdon's recommendation for a position in a business in one or another honest branch. He has had extensive employment in surveying and drawing until the unhappy time when the fever infected Philadelphia and has had little success in the land business. He has a large family and has had promises from several gentleman but still would like Hodgdon's help.
May 30, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney James Davidson William Lane Power of attorney for James Davidson, late a soldier in the Pennsylvania Line.
January 27, 1797 Instructions to Military Commander in Tennessee, Regarding Boundary with Choctaw & Cherokee James McHenry Richard Sparks Gives instructions for supporting the party surveying the boundary line between the U.S. and the Cherokee and Choctaw nations, as necessary. Asks that Sparks enforce the "Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers," though to hold off from disturbing white settlers on Indian land until the boundary has been ascertained. Gives instructions...
June 7, 1800 Request for Issue of Graphometer to Major Lewis Tousard Benjamin Stoddert John Harris Directs issue of one graphometer (with legs) to Major Lewis Tousard.
January 28, 1799 Attempt to Gratify Capt. Stille James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry asks Hamilton to grant Capt. Stille's request that Lieut. Carmichael be removed from his Company.
May 2, 1797 Power of attorney James Bennett [not available] James Bennett writes John Nicholson with various military-related grievances; mentions power of attorney.
October 23, 1797 Report from Cusseta Georgia in the Creek Nation Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Report from Benjamin Hawkins. Surveying of the Spanish border from the Commandant at Pensacola was premature. Hawkins reports that he expects a meeting of Indian chiefs of the upper and lower towns at Coweta, which Hawkins refers to as his neighborhood. He reports that the Creeks and the Chickasaws have made peace. There was a meeting of the chiefs of the "4 nations" (probably refers to Creeks,...
June 14, 1791 Surveying military land Henry Knox Surveyor Addressed to the Geographer of the United States, or to the Surveyors appointed by him to survey the military land. The recipient is hereby required to survey for Barney Cox, a soldier in the Delaware line. 100 acres of land are due to the late army of the United States. This warrant is to be returned to the Board of Treasury, agreeable to the Act of Congress on July 9, 1788.
May 2, 1800 Recommendation for Officer Appointment to U.S. Navy Jonathan Trumbull Benjamin Stoddert Recommends William Roberts as a candidate for appointment in the U.S. Navy, based on his good character and education. Roberts asks for a position as either a Marine lieutenant or a midshipman; Trumbull advises he be appointed to one of the ships now fitting at New York.
December 26, 1800 Instructing Officers in the Taking of Distances & Altitudes, Etc. James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Wilkinson tells Hodgdon not to bother purchasing glasses if he has not already done so. He needs surveying equipment to teach the officers how to measure distances. Discusses other purchases and accounting matters. Wilkinson has lost his copy of the British regulations for their infantry.
July 22, 1794 Instructions for Commissioners of Presqu'ile Regarding Six Nations Treaty Thomas Mifflin Andrew Ellicot Encloses correspondence with the President and Secretary of War on the proposed treaty with the Six Nations; asks that at least one of the commissioners attend the treaty meeting, to be able to immediately embark upon the surveying of the site if the treaty allows it. Affirms readiness of the soldiers assigned to protect the commissioners in their project.