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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 23, 1796 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War to David Henley James McHenry David Henley Notes protocol to be followed regarding compensation for injuries sustained due to interaction with Indians. Enclosed copy of act "to regulate trade and intercourse."
September 13, 1796 Discussion of Selection & Supply of Timber for Shipbuilding Nathan Jones Josiah Fox Advises Fox regarding Claghorne visits to select timber; discusses timber for Frigates; mentions Naval yards.
April 7, 1800 Annuities and Presents for Indians James McHenry William Simmons McHenry requests an accounting of monies granted by Congress for the expense of transporting goods to pay Indian annuities and contingent expenses for presents to Indians on their visits to the seat of government. Included should be their expenses for the journey to and from their homes and their rations at the different military posts within their respective nations.
August 7, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Peter Hagner Constant Freeman Hagner informs Freeman that his claims will be settled when he visits the Accountant's Office.
February 20, 1800 Purchasing Wylie's Farm Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power is sorry that Hodgdon is unfavorable respecting the commutation but he will continue his advocacy when he visits Philadelphia. If Hodgdon wants a title to Wylie's Farm, Power can get it done at a reasonable rate. The commutation due Captain Wylie will fully pay the United States for the things he bought from vendors.
July 11, 1800 Recommendation of Glass Manufacturer Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Believed the next time O'Hara visits Philadelphia it would be for seeking contracts. Stated that if O'Hara cannot make a contract profitable, no one could. Endorsed Mr. Hewes, the first manufacturer of window glass, as a good glass manufacturer and described his work.
March 26, 1800 Necessary Articles for Visiting the Troops Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Hamilton enumerates the articles he will need when he visits the troops at Scotch Plains and New England in the Spring: a dining Markee; a lodging Markee; 2 horsemen's tents; 2 common tents.
April 14, 1800 Statement of Monies Expended by Indian Department, with details William Simmons James McHenry In response to request from McHenry, Simmons enclosed the accounts of the Indian Department. Expenses included contingent expenses, presents to Indians on their visits to the seat of government,expenses attending their journeys and during their stay at the seat of government for the years between 1798 and 1799. Details follow.
May 23, 1796 Extract of letter from David Henley to Secretary of War on destruction by Indians and claims for compensation David Henley James McHenry From Knoxville, Henley reports that some Indians during friendly visits to settlements, have destroyed corn. Attibutes this to Choctaws and Chickasaws. He has appointed someone to look into consideration for the damage. Expresses concern that this will invite abuse in claims and bring on more charges against the government.
May 2, 1789 Writings published in Fenno's Paper that critique President Washington D. Humphreys [not available] Document, describes rules to meet with President Washington.
February 27, 1796 [Copy] Rules Governing Presidental Visit with Indians James McHenry William Blount Treaty with Creeks to be held at Colerain, President to speak at council. Discussed details of President's attendance and hopes of accomplishing at council and rules to govern visits.
August 9, 1799 Each Commandant will himself exercise his regiment... Alexander Hamilton [not available] Circular to the Commandants of Regiments: Hamilton decries the practice of commandants and officers who relegate the crucial element of training troops to inferiors.
March 9, 1793 Dealings with Cornplanter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne As stated earlier, the Cornplanter is no longer needed in Philadelphia because the Farmer's brother and others have provided the necessary information. It is unfortunate that rumors have spread that the Cornplanter is estranged from us when the truth is that he angered his brethren when he visited us without their permission.
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Creek Indian Agent, to David Cornell on his bad actions owing to the wicked advice of white me James Seagrove David Cornell From St Mary's, Seagrove says that David Cornell's actions [bringing a scalp from Cumberland at behest of Spanish Agent] are indeed bad, but are the fault of the wicked white men [Spanish Agents]. Seagrove expresses great regard for Cornell's father. Advises him to take the advice of his cousin Alexander. Will see Cornell when he visits the Cussetahs on 1 May 1793.
April 16, 1800 Cost of Indians Traveling to Seat of Government James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Enclosed information regarding Indian relations. Accountant requested information on the travel expenses related to Indians to seats of government. Mentioned increasing the influence of U.S. within Indian land through agents of the government; citing a U.S. presence would decrease the frequency of visits from... Also enclosed letter from several governors regarding rations allocated to...
January 4, 1795 Muster Roll and Receipts from Captain Ledam [not available] [not available] From Governors Island New York, Captain Ledam sends to an unknown recipient his Muster Roll for December and requests a draft on Colonel Fish. Ledam will deliver his receipts when he visits Philadelphia in February to close out his accounts for 1794.
December 1, 1797 Report on financial matters at Fort Niagara New York James Bruff William Simmons Sends his "account current" with explanation of certain items, including the entertainment of visitors to the fort. Mentions visits of British officers. Entertainment of visitors has been worthwhile in establishing good relations. But now that the Fort is no longer a novelty, double rations is probably a liberal allowance. Mentions duty as paymaster, expenses of marching a detachment from Mud...
May 20, 1788 Regarding clothing, appointments and recruiting Henry Knox David Zeigler Letter, discusses suit for cadet; discusses appointments of Pennsylvania officers; discusses recruiting service; mentions depreciation of paper currency; asks for information regarding completion of recruiting.
July 29, 1798 Qualifications of Aides and Secretaries, Etc. George Washington James McHenry Washington requests a personal secretary. Respecting aides to generals, he stresses that much more is expected of them than attending parades and delivering orders. They should possess the soul of a general and from a single idea given them convey his meaning in the clearest and fullest manner.
September 26, 1796 Pitch Your Tent with Me While You Remain in Our City William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln Jackson invites General Lincoln to stay with him when he visits Philadelphia during the winter. Jackson has enjoyed Lincolnís hospitality and friendship over many years and wishes to be able to extend the same courtesy at this opportunity.
March 9, 1793 Chief Cornplanter's visit to Philadelphia Henry Knox Isaac Craig Secretary Knox is glad to learn that Doctor Carmichael arrived safe with money. Also sorry that Cornplanter will not visit Philadelphia as if disaffected with United States. Says this idea is unfortunate. Senecas residing at Buffalo Creek were offended by his former visit as unauthorized by council, and prohibited his visit.
May 24, 1791 Discussion of Expenses Surrounding Transport and Storage of Military Stores Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses sum charged for removal of stores; discusses monthly allowance to keep public stores.
June 15, 1788 Report from Colonel Josiah Harmar Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports on the movements of General St. Clair who arrived at Fort Pitt and later attended to affairs at Ligonier. Major Doughty proceeds in a barge. Large boat laden with provisions for treaty set out for Falls of Muskingum. Mentions his tour to Mississippi River and visits to several villages on American and Spanish side. Discusses provisions to Post Vincennes, volume of emigration. Discusses...
January 20, 1796 Indian Travel Timothy Pickering William Blount Notification that Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians travel to Philadelphia, Pickering assumed it was to receive gifts from U.S. Government. Warned against unauthorized Indian travel.
June 26, 1786 Regarding the charging and passing of sums Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Lieutenant John Lewis is charged with two sums that he received from Colonel Cadwallader that are now passed to the credit of Col. William Butler as part of a settlement between Cadwallader and Butler. If the recipient visits New York, he should bring the Certificates that were issued for Colonel Moylan's regiment since the amounts must be revised.