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February 26, 1798 Andrew Robertson v. Alexander Power Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power solicits Hodgdon's advice regarding a law suit against him relative to the debt of Captain Thomas Wylie on the presumption that Power had received his commutation and land warrant in his role as administrator of his estate. The land warrant was made out for Power, as ordered by Hodgdon, because Wylie was indebted to the United States.
December 6, 1791 A Plan to Civilize the Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland described the plan to civilize the Indians. Details of the duties of the Indian Superintendent and school masters, and discussed the means to support the school house. He also mentioned the education of Indian boys and recommended a school for Indian girls. Specifically noted the success of the villages will depend upon the exclusion of liquor from the trading posts.
August 1, 1800 Receipt of Atlas James McHenry Rufus King Describes atlas procured from trader, requests missing maps of Malta and Goza. Discussed end of term in War Office, described cartridge paper, and discussed presidential campaign and election.
October 10, 1791 St.Clair sends update on activities to Knox Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Letter, describes potential site for post; discusses state of supplies; describes progress of St. Clair's campaign; discusses recruit's term of service.
December 4, 1793 Pleading for Orders, Backpay & New Recruits; Defenses at Greeneville Complete, and Expectations of Indians to Fight or Deal Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Laments lack of word from Knox, which he attributes to an epidemic in Philadelphia; also laments continued unreliability of contractors. Reports defenses at Greeneville complete, and believes Indians will fight or submit to negotiations by Jan. 1. Notes continuing problem of expiring enlistments and efforts to reenlist veterans; pleads for the 7 months' back pay due to the troops. Hopes that...
November 24, 1794 Payroll for a Detachment of New Jersey Cavalry Henry Lee Presley Nevill Pay order and pay roll for a detachment of New Jersey Cavalry for service during the Whiskey Rebellion.
July 1, 1794 Orders to Contractor for supplying provisions to Canadian refugees Henry Knox [not available] Order that directs the contractor to supply provisions to Canadian refugees who are currently inhabiting land given to them by New York state as ordered by the resolution of Congress.
August 8, 1793 Letter from Governor of Georgia Edward Telfair to Secretary of War Knox on council of war held by Telfair Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor of Georgia Telfair informs Knox at the Council of War based its meeting on assumption that an expedition needed to be taken against the hostile towns. Following questions and issues discussed: Best season: Fall Best place to engage enemy: Oconee at Tom's Path crossing Number of men required: 2000 horse and 3000 foot. Draft militia for term not exceeding 60 days. Use of Federal...
September 5, 1793 A report from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent on meeting with Georgia Governor Telfair regarding Georgia Militia planned offensive operations against the unfriendly Creek Towns James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports that he and Captain Constant Freeman met with Georgia Governor Telfair on 5 September 1793 to discuss matters regarding the Creek Nation and Georgia inhabitants. Seagrove informed Telfair about his plans to visit Creeks on 10 September. Telfair informed Seagrove that an expedition was determined to go on against unfriendly Creek Towns; that this was what the people of Georgia...
March 20, 1794 Indians Appear to Be Preparing for Hostilities; Legion Manpower Problems Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne's spies have captured a man whose testimony makes Wayne believe the Indians do not desire peace, and are assembling to receive arms, ammunition, clothing, etc. from the British Indian agent Col. McKee. Meanwhile the Legion is melting away as enlistments expire. Laments that Congress has defeated a bill which would have provided new recruits for the Legion. Plans to advance to hold...
February 10, 1792 The Coming Campaign Robert Barr Samuel Hodgdon Barr is going to Philadelphia soon and asks Hodgdon to give him whatever news he has on the operation of the coming campaign. He wants to be on his way out of Lexington early so as to be ready for the campaign. He expects to have a large quantity of goods on hand, perhaps the largest in the district.
May 22, 1800 Expired Law Permitting Trading Houses James McHenry Edward Wright McHenry notifies Wright that the Act authorizing trading houses for exchange with Indian tribes has expired. The President will determine if trade should continue and the fate of the factories. McHenry notes that he has resigned the office of Secretary of War. He advises Wright to continue to submit accounts as soon as possible.
March 16, 1786 Estate of Patrick Flanagan Barnabas Curley Joseph Howell The author is writing on behalf of the estate of his late Step Brother, Patrick Flanagan, who died in the war. The author's responsibilities at his farm prevent him from coming to New York himself so he is sending his application by way of Thomas Flowers, who also will bear the recipient's reply back to the author. Flanagan's term of service and units are included.
September 25, 1794 Pay of Soldiers Constant Freeman Joseph Howell Pay for dragoons requested per Capt. Armstrong's submitted vouchers. Muster and pay rolls enclosed. Other account information discussed.
December 21, 1792 Worthlessness of Peace Council; Necessity of Keeping Force in Readiness Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne proclaims that the terms of the peace council were so demeaning as to render them worthless. More than ever he proposes a state of readiness that will enable the Legion to move against the Indians at the earliest possible time, pending Congressional and public reaction to the affair at Ft. St. Clair.
October 20, 1786 Report of the Committee Regarding Intelligence of the Hostile Inentions of the Indians [not available] [not available] Resolve to gather and ready troops to protect against hostile Indians gathering in Shawnee towns near American frontier. List of troops required from each state included. States must pay Federal Treasury to finance the soldiers and officers.
July 13, 1787 An Ordinance for the Government of the Teritory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio Congress of the United States [not available] Land rights of decedents of property owners in the territory north-west of the Ohio River. Outlines duties of governor, commissioner, election of assembly, civil and religious liberty.
October 20, 1792 Estimate of War Department expenses for 1793 Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Estimate of War Department expenses for 1793; describes personnel salaries and location of arsenals.
May 12, 1786 Report from West Point on Quartermaster Affairs, Garrison Affairs, Equipment Upkeep, & Artificers' Work William Price Henry Knox Report on Quartermaster affairs and business at the West Point Army garrison; discusses repair of muskets; hiring of a carpenter; manufacture of nails; oiling of arms; reports forwarding inventories of ordnance and military stores; list of equipment forwarded.
March 24, 1790 Power of Attorney for Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates Ephraim Steel Unknown Recipient Document grants General William Irvine power of attorney for a large number of officers, non-commissioner officers, and privates of the army residing in Cumberland County.
May 4, 1800 Recommendation to Establish National Foundry James McHenry John Adams The Secretary at War writes President Adams concerning an act passed by Congress in 1798 titled, "An act to enable the President of the United States to procure common arms and ammunition." Pursuant to this act, McHenry recommends the purchase of a site to establish a national foundry for cannon.
October 25, 1789 General Wayne writes to the Secretary at War Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indian agents and warfare; discusses Indian aggression.
June 21, 1790 Seven Years Half Pay for Widows and Children of Officers who Died in Service Henry Knox [not available] Report on the right to seven years half pay, in response to a petition of the children of the late Lieutenant John Harris, the late Captain Robert Lewis, the late Doctor David Gould and also of Hannah Douglas the widow of the late William Douglas. Discusses each individual petition, requiring sufficient evidence of each that the deceased was in the service of the United States at the time of...
February 22, 1791 Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox George Washington Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, using both peaceful and military measures. He provides an in-depth analysis of the force required and the cost involved in taking decisive action against the Indians along the frontier, and the potential political and military implications of the...
March 21, 1799 Answering the Charges Against Me John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton In exhaustive detail, Major Rivardi answers the charges against him by Captain Bruff and laments the hardships and ill health he and his family have endured in the service of the United States.