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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 28, 1791 On the Sickness of Lucy Knox, & the Inadequacy of the Adams House in Philadelphia Henry Knox John Adams Admits that Adams' steward and his children have recovered, but that Lucy Knox is dangerously ill. Apologizes to Adams that the house Knox has procured for him in Philadelphia is not what he deserves, "either for your dignity or the rent," but explains that it was all there was to be had in the city.
October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
May 6, 1800 Conveying Purchases to This Country, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon In a mostly illegible letter the following can be ascertained: William McIntosh, a brother to Mrs. Sargent and a respectable planter; purchase; infant child; plantation; Virginia land; Allen Crocker of Boston; Congress; wisdom; Mr. Burroughs.
August 2, 1799 Ill-Judged and Unlucky Mission Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper provides his assessment of American-French relations.
August 6, 1798 Emoluments Suspended for General Officers Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton questions the wisdom of suspending the emoluments of the General Officers until they are called into active service.
November 19, 1793 A Letter for General Knox's Examination Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Jefferson encloses for Knox's examination and wisdom a letter on a subject that has already been examined and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury. Knox's clerk will retain the proofs copy. It is agreed that the letter should be sent to Mr. Hammond.
July 18, 1789 Lincoln discusses federal nominations with Knox Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox Letter, discusses President's nominations.
May 18, 1800 Federalists Must Support the President, Etc. William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray ruminates on the need for the Federalist Party to support President Adams in the coming election and on the actions of Napoleon in Europe.
November 27, 1800 Prosperity of New Nation John Adams House of Representatives Hopes current negotiations with France are fortuitous for the United States. Agreed with Congress maritime defense should not be relaxed in the current climate of foreign hostilities. Believed that profit of commerce is directly related to defense and that the U.S. would soon rival foreign economies.
May 14, 1798 Recommendation of John McRea John Fitzgerald Unknown Recipient Fitzgerald comments on the application of John McRea to enter the Naval Service on board one of the ships fitted out as a convoy for merchant ships. He views McRea as a young gentleman with an exceedingly good education, talents, and character with laudable pride and zeal for the honor and dignity of his country. He knows navigation in theory and has practiced on voyages to Europe and the West...
September 4, 1798 Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams questions the wisdom of appointing Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery. Tousard is a fine officer but he is of French origin and Adams is worried that in a war with the French, Tousard would be the object of suspicion.
April 23, 1800 Government Gazette John Adams James McHenry President addressed the Heads of Departments regarding the need for a printer in the service of the government. Provided examples across Europe. Cited examples in which the president would require the use of mass printing. President requested opinions of all Heads of Departments on how to proceed.
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians on Peace Henry Knox [not available] Additional attempt at peace after the failure of Colonel Proctors mission for peace last year. President requests presence of chiefs in Philadelphia to discuss peace.
August 16, 1799 Commission Appointed to Meet with the Directory James McHenry George Washington McHenry sends to Washington a copy of a work by Governor Davie of North Carolina entitled "Instructions to be observed for the formation and movements of cavalry." Governor Davie is also a member of the commission appointed to meet with the Directory and the President has directed them to proceed with their mission. Whatever opinions that may have existed regarding its original propriety, the...
July 26, 1791 Wilcox recommends Houston to Knox Samuel Wilcox Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Houston.
December 17, 1798 Commandant of One of the Regiments James McHenry William Smith When at Mount Vernon McHenry proposed to the Commander in Chief that Smith's name be submitted to the Senate for the post of Adjutant General of the Army. However, objections to the nomination exist among members of the Senate so General Washington has proposed Smith as commandant of one of the regiments.
July 12, 1791 Avoid an Open Rupture with the Crown Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox warns against incidents that may incite the British since the present situation of the United States inhibits actions against them unless the honor of the country is at stake.
December 10, 1799 Reply to the Address of the House of Representatives John Adams House of Representatives President Adams' reply to the House of Representatives' address, which was in reply to Adams' speech the of the 9th. Adams expresses confidence that the legislative and executive branches of the government will work well together during the coming legislative session.
1797 On the nation's resistance to a large military establishment James McHenry [not available] Requests the attention of the President and Congress to be directed to - what he considers - much-needed improvements in the military. Notes that this is difficult due to the country's resistance to maintaining a large military establishment. Insists that the military needs more organization and discipline, and scolds those who are opposed to an enlarged military. Compares it to a shepherd...
July 12, 1791 Avoid an Open Rupture with Great Britain Henry Knox Richard Butler Even though Thomas Rhea alleges British complicty with the hostile Indians, Knox warns against antagonizing the British at a time when the campaign against the Indians is at hand.
June 26, 1798 You Alone Can Unite All Hearts James McHenry George Washington McHenry would have delivered Washington's letter to Parker had he not learned that Parker had connected himself with a democratic printer. McHenry has purchased the land for the arsenal in the Shenandoah and hopes soon to begin manufacturing small arms at the site. Gerry has been playing the role of the double politician by communicating with Tallyrand but surely his pride will prevent him from...
September 24, 1788 Extolling the Virtues of Mr. Adams, Etc. Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Among many topics, Lincoln discusses the virtues of John Adams as a potential Vice President and his fears that the anti-federalists will hinder the success of the new government.
August 30, 1785 Retirement from Commericial Enterprises to Pursue the Study of Law William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln William Jackson writes to Benjamin Lincoln to solicit his opinions regarding his intention to retire from commercial enterprises and pursue the study of law. Discussed "general embarrassment of commerce" and that he was unwilling to sustain a loss of reputation due to current economy. Listed several men who influenced Jackson's choice to study law.
September 5, 1798 The Ardor of Aiding the Country Benjamin Judah Alexander Hamilton Living in London, Judah offers to report on events occurring on the European continent which may affect the United States. .
May 10, 1794 Extract of letter Henry Knox Henry Jackson The Secretary of War discusses the delay returning to War Office and military stores.