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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 23, 1789 Knox writes to Reverend Daniel Little Henry Knox Daniel Little Letter, discusses proposal for a minister.
January 19, 1791 Speech of the President to the Seneca Chiefs George Washington Seneca Chiefs Washington refuses to restore any of the lands ceded by the Indians in the treaties of Fort Stanwix and Fort Harmar but assures them that he is still their friend and protector and will help them achieve prosperity by teaching them to raise domestic animals, the use of the plow, and how to raise corn.
August 23, 1795 Valuable Lands Return Jonathan Meigs Winthrop Sargent Someone has been marking public land, in an attempt to make a claim on it. Meigs alerts Sargent to this illegal act.
March 5, 1801 War Department Fire James McHenry Samuel Dexter Describes War Office fire, damage to War Office library, discusses atlas.
September 14, 1798 Sickness in Philadeliphia Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon bemoaned loss of neighbors in the city (Philadelphia) who left due to illness prevailing during summer months. Celebrates that his family is still well. Hodgdon chose to remain in the city to attend to his office. Noted that box containing sundry articles for Col. Sergeant and other valuable items for Gen. Wilkinson are traveling for Pittsburgh.
August 22, 1798 Forwarding of Correspondence from Maryland Militia Officers James McHenry John Adams Encloses an address from the brigadier and field officers of the 3d Brigade of Maryland Militia, along with an accompanying letter from Brigadier General J. Swann to McHenry. McHenry mentions that he knows most of the officers to be valuable and influential [enclosures not included].
May 2, 1791 Instructions to Colonel Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox instructs Colonel Pickering in the importance of maintaining an alliance with the Six Nations during the upcoming campaign against the Western Indians. The Indians should be made to appreciate the many advantages of friendship with the United States including protection against lawless whites, compensation for lost property, education of Indian children, pensions for the principal chiefs,...
March 21, 1792 Negotiations with the Chiefs of the Five Nations Timothy Pickering George Washington Pickering discusses the negotiations with the Chiefs of the Five Nations when it will be impressed on them the importance of learning husbandry and other important arts connected with it.
January 6, 1784 Pay Office Business and other Matters Samuel Hodgdon Morgan Discusses the disposition of a valuable horse. Hodgdon desires to receive accounts as as soon as possible. Mentions Morgan's state taking actions regarding land encroachments by Virginia.
January 19, 1793 Statement of Craig's Character Henry Knox Isaac Craig Acknowledges receipt of letter. Supposes that some hasty omission has been highly blazoned. Considers Major Craig's experience, industry and integrity as highly useful and valuable to public service.
September 5, 1797 Removal to the Country Until It Is Subsided Powell Dytscott Samuel Hodgdon Because of the agony and anquish caused by the fever, it is foolish to risk valuable men and therefore indipensably necessary to remove them to the country until it subsides.
May 14, 1793 Bounty Lands Edward How Samuel Hodgdon How asks Hodgdon to provide information referenced in the enclosed extract in which his friend want to know how he should proceed to obtain his bounty lands.
September 14, 1798 All My Neighbors Have Left Me Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Amidst a discussion of supply matters, Hodgdon despairs that even though his family remains well, all of his neighbors have left due to fear of contagion.
November 30, 1799 Tactics and Police of Different Portions of Our Army Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton asserts that the most valuable service he could render the United States is to prepare a good system for the tactics and police of the different portions of the Army.
August 14, 1798 Want of Assistant Armorers David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of other matters, Ames notes that he needs more assistant armorers who understand the mechanical arts, have respect for economy and industry, and have good morals. Mr. Forbes has been recommended by Reed. Lyman would be sure to give satisfaction to the public and Mr. Perkins has also been mentioned as a possible applicant.
June 9, 1799 Without You I Would be a Plow Man Thomas Jones Samuel Hodgdon Jones expresses his gratitude that Hodgdon has taken him under his protection and given him valuable instruction without which he would be a plowman. Jones's wife ["my rib"] extends her respects to Hodgdon and his wife ["your other half"]. He laments that he is now flat on his back with the rheumatism.
November 13, 1800 Matters for the Attention of Congress Samuel Dexter John Adams Dexter, responding to Adams' request for War Department issues to address at the annual speech to Congress [State of the Union address], officially states that there is only one noteworthy matter. He reports that the nation's military stores are now well-stocked, saying that more cannon and small arms might be needed in case of war, but that these could now be produced with such speed and...
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.
May 28, 1797 Letter to Secretary at War Felix D. St. Hilaire James McHenry In this letter St. Hilaire requests to be received by McHenry. St. Hilaire also mentions a Frenchman recommended to McHenry by LtCol. Tousard. St. Hilaire says he is acquainted with this Frenchman and knows the man to possess valuable maps, information, and instruction. St. Hilaire informs McHenry that he has 1200 fusils (muskets) in his possession.
October 22, 1792 McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Reverend David McClure Henry Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and Christianity to civilize Indians; discusses race issues. Proposes focusing on children, particularly boys, and immersing them in white culture. Mentions Indians in New England.
August 7, 1794 Waiting for Mr. Hodgdon David Ames Henry Knox Ames accepts his appointment as Superintendent of the Public Armory at Springfield. However, when he travelled to Springfield to receive his instructions from Samuel Hodgdon, Hodgdon was not there so Ames is still awaiting his instructions.
October 26, 1796 No Return of the Tools in Price's Laboratory, Etc. George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon To save postage, Fleming enclosed to the Secretary of War a letter containing the Quartermaster's store's returns and an additional return for military stores. There are still not included in any return laboratory tools and other things that Captain Price has in his laboratory. Some of them would be valuable in the hands of a person who knows how to use them and some of them are not fit for...
September 3, 1797 Removal of the War Office from Philadelphia, Etc. Stephen Rochefontaine Samuel Hodgdon The enclosure is received with the account of clothing delivered to the sundry detachments of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers which has been entered into the Quartermaster's book. Rochefontaine expresses relief that the alarm about the yellow fever is partly unfounded but the removal of the War Office from Philadelphia to the country gives pleasure because there is no reason to expose...
March 28, 1798 Delay of Valuable Load of Public Goods to Knoxville Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Anderson Hodgdon inquires as to the delay and location of the public goods shipped to Knoxville, Tennessee.
December 1, 1792 Application for Patent of a Steam Engine Oliver Evans Thomas Jefferson Evans applies for a patent for an engine powered by steam which he claims can propel heavy land carriages.