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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 18, 1798 An Electioneering Scheme, Etc. Abraham Kirkpatrick Samuel Hodgdon A mostly illegible letter that mentions an electioneering scheme that will point out someone's political character. It discusses someone who is violent and also refers to General Washington and porcupine.
July 18, 1796 Those Crazy Reports George Washington James McHenry Washington is puzzled by the propagation of a false report that he would be in Philadelphia for the 4th of July which of course was contrdicted by his non-appearance. He wonders whether this crazy report was part of some scheme by a class of men whose motives might be questioned.
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.
November 11, 1796 Duties With Respect to the Indian Trading Houses James McHenry John Harris Instructions given by McHenry to John Harris that define Harris's duties as Keeper of Military Stores, particularly as they relate to the Indian Trading Houses.
March 30, 1796 Establishing trading houses on the western frontier Thomas Dillon James McHenry Thomas Dillon expresses his wish to open up a trading house in Knoxville on the western frontier, in order to open up trade with the Indians. Since Congress has appropriated $150,000 for the purpose of establishing trading houses, Dillon asks to be appointed.
April 22, 1800 No. 88 [Protection of the Frontiers] Claiborne House of Representatives Poorly kept records at trading posts in Georgia and Tennessee cannot show that trade with Indian caused a loss in capital for the U.S. The House therefore recommends that additional capital be extended to the trading posts in order to further trade until records can provide conclusive evidence of loss or gain.
June 15, 1797 Reports Indian Trading Edward Price James McHenry Since arriving, they have been busy engaging shipping of supplies to Philadelphia and seeking Indian goods. Discusses shipping. Writes about Indian habits at trading posts.
February 27, 1800 Evaluating the Indian Trading House at Georgia James McHenry Edward Wright McHenry wants to be furnished with information that will enable him to evaluate the Indian Trading House in Georgia. He requests inventories, accounts, and detailed statements that will show whether or not the business has diminished or improved.
December 5, 1796 Accounts of the Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes James McHenry James Byers Enclosed are forms established by the Treasury Department for the governing of agents or factors in keeping their accounts, specifically those appointed under the Act of Congress entitled "An act for establishing trading-houses with the Indian tribes."
March 8, 1797 Proceeds from Indian Trading Houses James McHenry Samuel Meredith McHenry asks Meredith to establish a separate account to be comprised of proceeds sent from Indian Trading Houses. An account should be created under the head, "War Department Indian Factories" and no part of it should be withdrawn but on a warrant from the Secretary of War.
November 11, 1798 Letter to the Secretary at War on establishment of Indian trading houses on Mississippi to counter France and Spain aims in region John McKee James McHenry McKee informs the Secretary at War that the prompt establishment of Indian trading houses on the Mississippi will prohibit French and Spanish agents from opposing the aims of the U.S. Government in the region.
February 20, 1798 Fur Trade Edward Price James McHenry Furs trading prices and number of furs recounted, Indians dissatisfied with price from October. No money to pay the Indians.
October 15, 1797 Petitioning to allow trade to continue at the Ottawa towns Leith, Shepherd and Duff James Wilkinson Leith, Shepherd and Duff are petitioning Wilkinson to allow a trading house to remain in the Ottawa towns. The current clerk at the town, James McDonald, has been charged with dishonorable conduct, and the petitioners offer that Leith shall oversee the trading house until a suitable replacement is found. The three men realize they do not possess the necessary license from the government, and so...
1795 Instructions for the Factor Unknown Author Edward Price Outlines the duties of Edward Price, the newly appointed Factor for the trading post on the St. Mary's River in Georgia.
April 26, 1788 Preparation for Indian Treaty; Reports Indian Trading Efforts Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Expresses frustration that Tardiveau has not delivered the letter. Describes his travels and explains Nicholson's intelligence about how the Indians will approach the treaty with the intent to establish the border on the Ohio River. Reports Ensign Spear's duty to collect the commissioner's goods from the Rapids of the Ohio. Plans for arrival of Governor of the Western Territory and the...
November 26, 1795 Directions for the Factor of the Southern Trading Posts Timothy Pickering James Byers Pickering provides detailed instructions for James Byers, the new factor of the southern trading posts, and emphasizes the General Government's policy of treating the Indians with fairness and benevolence.
May 23, 1800 Management of Indian affairs and western territory James McHenry Unknown Recipient Concerning the authorization of an official to examine the state of garrisons, Indian trading houses, and public property in the Northwestern Territory and elsewhere on the frontier. Calls for a more uniform system of authority over the Indians.
May 21, 1799 The House of Panton and Leslie of Pensacola James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Requests Hamilton to issue orders to military stationed near the recently vacated lands of the Spanish that allow traders to peaceably collect debts owed them.
November 11, 1796 Instructions for Keeper of Military Stores James McHenry John Harris Appoints John Harris Storekeeper of articles pertaining to the Department of War [military stores], and transmits regulations for that office. These address: inventorying & record-keeping, the receipt of items (such as skins) from Indian trading houses, inspections, handling funds, arrangement of stores, safe storage of gunpowder, and salary.
November 26, 1795 Master of a Trade House to Serve the Indians of the Southwestern Territory Timothy Pickering James Byers Secretary Pickering appoints James Byers as the factor of a trading house in the Southwestern Territory, which has been established by Congress as the second of two experimental trading posts set up to supply the Indians with goods. Sets forth instructions on the running of the post, covering pricing, the objective of maintaining friendship with the Indians, medium of exchange (money or peltries...
August 14, 1795 Provisions and Housing for Supplies Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Disappointed with quantity of provisions delivered by Gen. Wilkins, since beef on hand was in state of putrification. Craig was forced to purchase goods from trading boat to avoid embarrassment. Craig noted the transport of supplies from Fort Franklin to Fort Le Boeuf and state of disrepair of fort. Advised building store house at mouth of French Creek.
May 24, 1800 Regarding the Appointment of an Inspector of the Frontier (Body Text Only) John Adams James McHenry Adams concurs with the communicated judgments of the department heads [Cabinet] on the necessity of appointing a qualified person to inspect government property and installations along the frontiers. Asks for the names of candidates to be sent to him, and recommends a senator from Connecticut as one candidate.
November 26, 1795 Instructions for the Trading House on the St. Marys River Timothy Pickering Edward Price This is a list of eighteen instructions for Price, the appointed factor of the trading house located on the St. Marys River in Georgia, as to how to deal fairly and magnanimously with the Creek Indians who trade with him.
August 16, 1799 Indian trade and dependence on the United States James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Asks the Treasury Secretary to withhold from further communication with Congressman Robert Harper on the subject of establishing a trading house among the Creek Nation, until he has additional time to speak with him about it. States that small traders are more likely to be dependent upon the Indians than traders with large amounts of capital. Concludes by stressing the point that he does not want...
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.