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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 1, 1796 Commission as Surveyor General Timothy Pickering Rufus Putnam Enclosed commission to work as Surveyor General.
April 11, 1796 Seeking an Office as Surveyor General Hugh Williamson James McHenry Williamson writes of his son's fever, and says that he would like to put the boys in school, somewhere near him, which he cannot do in the city due to finances. He has heard that there is to be a position as surveyor general in North Carolina, and he is hopeful that McHenry could mention to the President his interest in this position, as well as his knowledge of geometry. The surveyor is to run...
May 8, 1799 Assisting the Surveyor General in Marking the Indian Boundary Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton The Surveyor General has requested a party of men to assist in marking the Indian boundary line established by General Wayne's treaty, but he did not designate the time and place for which the men would be needed. Wolcott maintains that it would save time if Hamilton directs the Commanding Officer of the Northwestern territory to provide the required assistance.
April 7, 1791 Surveyor for Inland Navigation Project Henry Knox William Smith Letter, advises re surveyor for inland navigation project.
March 17, 1797 Instructions for Escorting Indians to New Lands Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry According to instructions, Wolcott has written to the Surveyor General to determine the proper location for Indian relocation under the treaty with General Wayne of 3 August 1795. The Surveyor General will instruct General Wilkinson when and where to escort the Indians.
June 9, 1784 Application for pay Simeon DeWitt John Pierce Discusses an application for the payment of subsistence pay.
January 18, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Lemuel Weeks Simmons notifies Weeks of a problem with his bill. Simmons requests that Weeks submit the original bills to the Accountant's Office.
May 12, 1799 Marking the Indian Boundary Line Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Since Hamtramck has assumed command in the absense of General Wilkinson, he is to provide assistance to the Surveyor General in the drawing of the Indian boundary lines.
May 12, 1799 Marking the Indian Boundary Line Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Hamtramck is directed to provide assistance to the Surveyor General in marking the Indian boundary line.
June 3, 1799 Recommends Captain Taylor as Surveyor of the New Ocracoke Port Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Recommends Captain James Taylor to the President to be appointed as Surveyor for a port to be built near Ocracoke Inlet. Requests that Taylor not be given orders on any service in competition with this appointment. Because the location is mostly uninhabited, the commander of the military post should come under the Officer of the Revenue.
May 24, 1799 Efforts to Establish the Indian Boundary in the Northwestern Territory Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Refers to the correspondence from the Surveyor General about when and where he plans to establish the Indian boundary. He agrees that expediency necessitates that the assistance he requires in marking the boundary should come from the Commanding Officer in the Northwestern Territory.
August 30, 1791 Letter to Surveyor Henry Knox Andrew Ellicot Secretary Knox directs Andrew Ellicot, surveyor, for the immediate commencement of activity in Georgia.
January 26, 1800 Land Warrants Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Notification that J. Bever, land surveyor, will call upon Hodgdon for military land warrant. Bever en route to Philadelphia to attend drawing of lottery and to locate several land warrants currently in his hands.
March 9, 1791 Wanted: An Appointment with the Western Army John Fitch Henry Knox Since his zeal in attempting to invent a steam boat has reduced him to a state of penury, Fitch petitions Knox for a position with the Western Army. An appointment as Surveyor of the Army would suit him well.
May 24, 1799 Assistance in Marking the Indian Boundary Line Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton The Surveyor General confirms the expediency of directing the Commanding Officer in the Northwestern Territory to provide the troops who will assist in marking the Indian boundary line.
October 26, 1788 Indian intelligence report, council at Miami and role played by Joseph Brant Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Discusses council at Miami and the role of Brant in these discussions. Brant seems to have recommended peace, which is a matter of dissatisfaction for the western Indians. A surveyor named John Filson was killed by Indians.
January 26, 1800 Drawing of the Lottery in Philadelphia, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig has directed surveyor John Beaver to give Hodgdon the military land warrant in the name of Joseph Johnston. Beaver is on his way to Philadelphia to attend the drawing of the lottery.
September 8, 1791 Provisions for Running the Boundary Line Henry Knox Spear & McLeod Spear and McLeod are ordered to provide Joseph Ellicot and his assistants the necessary provisions for establishing the boundary line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians.
April 11, 1799 Protecting the Surveyors James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Since the party of troops ordered to assist the Surveyor General in marking the boundary lines designated by the Treaty of Greenville has refused to do so, McHenry orders that a military escort be provided to cover the surveyors while the run the required lines.
March 20, 1799 Marking Permanent Indian Boundary Lines Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The Surveyor General has recommended marking the permanent Indian boundary lines in an expedient manner. Since the assistance of troops will be required and the lines marked in concert with agents of the War Department, the Secretary of War should issue the necessary directives. Since the troops failed to cooperate in the drawing of the northern boundary, it was marked in the same manner as...
July 12, 1786 Regarding intruders on public lands, Captain Hutchins and his surveyors, and dissatisfaction prevailing amongst the Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Colonel Harmar reports on efforts to dislodge illegal settlers on public lands. He reports on the efforts of surveyor Captain Hutchins and his crew, and the provision of security against Indians. States that recent murders by Indians on Ohio river reflect dissatisfaction prevailing amongst the Indians.
March 15, 1799 Cited letter or document, Surveyor to Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Surveyor Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Letter, Citation only
November 25, 1792 Escort Ordered for Surveyor in Lands Bought from Miami Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Congress has authorized a survey of the lands bought from the Miami Indians and Knox orders Wayne to provide an escort for the appointed surveyor.
1793 The speech of Nioctsaw Mico or Sick King a Simanolla. Chief Sick King James Seagrove Undated letter, presumably written during spring or summer of 1793, translated by Langley Bryant with sworn testimony by Joseph Ellicot, surveyor, that the document is an exact copy. Addressing James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, the Sick King of the Simanolla gives assurances that his people will not join the mad people and go to war against the whites. His people are not like those in the mad...
May 21, 1792 Pay Account of Major General Arthur St. Clair Joseph Howell Unknown Recipient Account and expenses of Major General Arthur St. Clair.