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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 17, 1794 Sober, Industrious, & Active Men Joseph Eastburn Samuel Hodgdon If more artificers are wanted, Eastburn recommends two Johns, Langdon and Barras, who are known to be sober, industrious, and active men.
July 30, 1798 Duties of the Inspector General, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the functions of the Inspector General, the contributions of General Knox, and his disgust with the policy of withholding emoluments from officers until they are on active service.
December 1792 Contingencies of the War Department for the Year 1793. Henry Knox [not available] Knox emphasizes that the expenses of an army during peacetime may be reasonably forecast but during wartime, contingencies must be accommodated with adequate appropriations or military efficacy will be harmed.
March 25, 1792 Jackson makes recommendations to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Patten to military appointment; recommends Kent to command.
May 11, 1791 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Clinton Indian relations and peace keeping efforts.
July 27, 1792 Disagreeable State of Anxious Suspense Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports on the status of the defense of the northwestern frontiers, the embassy to the Chickasaws, the growth of the cavalry, and the improvement of discipline among his troops.
June 30, 1798 Enclosed Application on Behalf of Colonel Bull Joseph Nourse James McHenry Advises for appointment of John Bull as superintendent at Harpers Ferry.
August 12, 1794 Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, informs re arrangements for treaty with Six Nations; discusses Wayne's campaign; discusses hostile Indians; alludes to White encroachment; mentions frontiers and pioneer life.
April 13, 1793 Purchasing of Rations; Need for Cessation of Movement During Negotiations, for Safety of Negotiators Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Rations should be purchased from Contractors near posts so that the prices will be reasonable. It is vital that no offensive actions or incursions into Indian territory be made while the treaty is being negotiated because if such actions were taken, the Indians would probably kill the Commissioners. If, however, the treaty negotiations fail, every preparation for the campaign should have been...
August 7, 1786 An Ordinance for the Regulation of Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] Rules governing Indian Department, trade with Indian Nations,
November 25, 1791 Indian Affairs George Clinton Henry Knox Discusses current Indian Affairs [largely illegible burned fragment].
May 18, 1791 Campaign Against the Indians Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox discusses Indian hostilities and the campaign against the Indians. He alludes to the possibility of a treaty that would eliminate the need for warfare.
March 8, 1794 Thoughts on Defense submitted to President Washington Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton ruminates on what he believes is needed to provide an effective defense of the United States. Text is highly illegible
April 16, 1799 Additional Names for Indian Annuities Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Additional names of Nations to receive annuities are listed at bottom of letter.
July 9, 1792 Hostile Disposition of the Savages Endangers the Hay James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on an Indian attack and his measures to protect his hay supplies
March 4, 1784 Indian Affairs Thomas Jefferson George Rogers Clark Related to Indian affairs.
July 7, 1790 Opinion on Indian Attacks Harry Innes Henry Knox Stated that all warfare has been due to Indian aggression. In an effort to protect and preserve land rights, an expedition of volunteers into Indian territory will commence. Volunteers will not discriminate who they injure or kill.
May 16, 1790 Results of Indian Attack Henry Lee Harry Innes Details of account of Indian attack on river above Limestone.
December 6, 1792 Jackson makes recommendation for appointment of John Tyler Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Tyler for military appointment; mentions Presidential vote.
October 29, 1794 [Answer to question regarding the Indian War] Unknown Author [not available] Gave reasoning for pursuing the present Indian War. Discussed the preservation of society. Details on how society has united to provide cohesive, supportive environment and western settlers are protecting their land and themselves. Open force is the only method to oppose the "barbarous savages".
March 9, 1798 Transportation of Indian Goods Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Glad to hear Hamilton arrived safely with Indian goods and that the General doesn't require payment for broken glasses. Articles Craig requested will be forwarded shortly.
November 25, 1796 Shipment of Indian Goods Isaac Craig James McHenry Invoice of Indian goods arrived from Hodgdon with expectation that they will be forwarded to Fort Washington. Notification that Craig will not send goods forward until General arrives.
March 22, 1791 Jackson makes recommendations to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends Samuel Andrews for appointment to ensign.
January 26, 1790 Indian Attacks Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox By note received from Louisville, details of Indian attacks of settlements located on Russell Creek, and Danville.
October 28, 1797 Indian Deed Delivery Jeremiah Wadsworth James McHenry Delivery of Indian deed and journal. Journal contains some details, but omits Indian speeches which Wadsworth deemed unimportant.