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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 4, 1799 Suggests Sending Judge Richard Peters to Oversee Legal Matters with Cases of Treason in Pennsylvania James McHenry William MacPherson Suggests that Judge Richard Peters attend the troops for whatever judicial capacity to facilitate the people charged with treason in Pennsylvania. Requests that the Judge be supplied anything necessary.
September 21, 1796 Should Evidence of Treason be Made Public? James McHenry James Ross McHenry believes that the secret did not escape from his office since none of the clerks could have obtained the secret except by way of false keys. Nothing related to the subject has been entrusted to them to either keep or copy. Such being the case, is there any purpose in concealing from the public what has already been discovered?
October 4, 1800 Treason Afoot James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Afraid there are "persons pretending to possess the authority of our government" who entered into "treasonous conventions with Great Britain and Toussaint" McHenry advised Wolcott to obtain a copy of the free trade agreement with St. Domingo along with all other documents associated with this subject before Wolcott leaves the seat of government.
April 7, 1799 Warrants received from the Marshal at Bethlehem [not available] William MacPherson Warrants issued for treason and misdemeanors relating the rebellion of John Fries.
May 20, 1800 [Circular letter sent to the Heads of the Departments] John Adams [not available] Asks itemized list of questions regarding the judicial system, mercy, and how to prosecute offending criminals, specifically treasonous ones.
March 26, 1799 Communication on the Subject of the Insurrection Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper discusses the current insurrection and makes recommendations regarding the deployment of forces.
April 7, 1799 List of Insurgents from Fries Rebellion William Seagrove Edward MacPherson Seagrove sends to General MacPhearson a list of men held in custody and charged with treason for aiding John Fries' campaign against the Direct House Tax of 1798. Fries was Captian of Bucks County Militia.
April 22, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence with General MacPherson James McHenry John Adams Forwards letter from General MacPherson, as well as McHeny's response to the same.
August 8, 1799 Letter to the Secretary at War John McHenry James McHenry John McHenry, writing from the Hague, discusses the new American Navy, the Jacobins in France, the prospects of war in Europe, the French seige of Mantua, and the fall of the citadel in Alexandria with his uncle, James McHenry.
April 18, 1799 Movements & Actions of Troops Suppressing Revolt in Pennsylvania William MacPherson James McHenry MacPherson describes the recent movements of his troops in suppressing the current insurrection in Pennsylvania, as they attempt to arrest individuals charged with treason. Discusses disposition of different detachments, arrests made, intelligence about the movements of the insurgents; supposes on the opinions of the people in the region, believing that the spirit of revolt was "high and...
March 15, 1799 Preparation for an Expedition Against Insurgents James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry directs Hamilton to begin preparations for a military expedition against insurgents defying the laws of the United States in western Pennsylvania. He prefers the use of volunteer companies and regulars to militia whose members need to tend to their farms.
November 29, 1794 Pardon of Those Guilty of Treasonous Offenses Henry Lee Unknown Recipient Governor Henry Lee of Virginia declares that the residents of the Counties of Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Fayette in the State of Pennsylvania, and Ohio County in the State of Virginia, are pardoned for treasonous offenses committed during the recent Whiskey Rebellion. Included in the Proclamation is a list of men whose atrocities make it necessary to subject them to the normal...
July 7, 1797 Intercepted Letter and Misconduct George Washington James McHenry "Nefarious" conduct of late governor and senator discussed. Subject of his investigation involved private gain from public funds at "the expense of innocent lives". Washington will wait for verdict from Congress on matter.