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I have the honor to transmit you, enclosed, the copy of another letter just received from Colonel Pickering, dated the 8th instant. I am, with the highest respect, Sir, Your most obt Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW .
[Philadelphia] 17 Mar. 1792. Communicates a letter from Gen. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney that Ralph Izard had just delivered to the War Department. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who had been brevetted a brigadier general at the close of the Revolutionary War, has not been identified.
A conformity of opinion, and upon the same grounds, enables us to submit to you a joint Answer to the third of the Questions, which you were pleased to propose on the 18th. of April to the Heads of Departments and the Attorney General. We have concluded that this mode would be more agreeable to you than a repetition of the same ideas and arguments in seperate answers. With perfect respect &...
I have the honor to submit to You the draft of letter to the Governor of New York, the purport of which has been agreed upon with the secretary of State. I am Sir respectfully your humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed draft has not been identified.
Philadelphia, 27 Feb. 1792. Sends a letter and enclosures received from Lt. Col. James Wilkinson and indicates that other letters “worthy your perusal” will also soon be submitted to the president. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosures have not been identified, but Tobias Lear returned them to Henry Knox on 28 Feb. 1792 ( DLC:GW ).
I have the honor to submit for your information a letter from major general Scott dated Lexington the 14th ultimo; just received. I have the honor to be Most Respectfully, Sir, Your obedient Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter from Gen. Charles Scott has not been identified.
Notwithstanding the agreeable view of affairs transmitted by Governor Blount I have the mortification of submitting to you a letter of more recent date of quite a contrary complexion which I presume is authentic. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your obed. Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter has not been identified.
Letter not found: from Henry Knox, 11 Aug. 1792. On 15 Aug., GW wrote Knox that “This morning your Letter of the 11th came to hand.”
since my arrival at this place which was on the 7th instant I have had the honor to receive your favor of the 25th ultimo. I propose to set out on my return on Monday the 21st, and hope to be in the vicinity of the sorely afflicted city of Philadelphia on the or before the 1st of November. I have the honor to be sir with the most perfect respect and attachment Your Most obedient humble Servant...
War Department, Philadelphia, 29 Dec. 1791. Has the honor to submit letters of 19 and 21 October from Major General St. Clair received this day by the Fort Pitt post. LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Arthur St. Clair’s letters to Henry Knox of 19 and 21 Oct. 1791 have not been found.
I have the honor to submit the enclosed letter from James Seagrove dated 27th April and also a letter from Constant Freeman dated 29th of the same Month. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your obed. Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . These enclosures, which GW returned to Knox on 23 May, have not been identified ( JPP Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the...
I have the honor to submit a letter from Governor Blount dated 10th March 1794. with the enclosures. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your obedient servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The 10 March letter to Knox from William Blount, the governor of the Southwest Territory, and its enclosures have not been identified. GW returned these documents to Knox on 4 April ( JPP Dorothy...
I have the honor to transmit to you, a letter from Governor Telfair of the 20th of July, containing enclosures relative to the murder of a Creek Indian. The measures which he has taken to discover the murderer and his abettor and bring them to punishment, seem to be satisfactory and to preclude the necessity of any thing further being done on the part of the general government. As to the...
I have the honor to submit to you, the pleasing information of a treaty with the Wabash indians; and which appears to have been a general one. After you shall have perused them, they shall be copied, to be laid before the two houses. Mr Bradshaw says, there were upwards of seven hundred indians present —He came by the way of Kentucky, and says that he understood that about twenty people had...
I propose to send a duplicate of McGillivrays letter to Seagrove, and conform his instructions thereto. I submit you a motions of Colo. Guns. The division to day was 15 for inserting the additional regiments to 13 against it. Colo. Burr, voted for it under some restrictions. The bill is recommitted to Mr Elsworth Mr Read[,] Hawkins, Mr Burr, and Mr Gun. The object of the amendment is not...
I beg leave to submit to your view a loose sketch of the general ideas which have occurred to me on the subject of instructions to the Commission[er]s. If any part of them should meet your approbation, they could, together with such additions as you may judge proper be drawn up in form. I will wait on you tomorrow to receive your further orders on this subject. I am Sir respectfully and...
I have the honor to submit to you a letter from the Governor of Georgia dated the 5 instant with the deposition of Owen Bowen relatively to the murder of eight white persons. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Your most obed. servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . On 24 Dec. 1792 Bartholomew Dandridge, at GW’s direction, wrote John Stagg, Jr., chief clerk of the War Department, that...
I have the honor to submit to your consideration the copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury enclosing a letter from Mr Habersham Collector of Savannah in Georgia, and an Agent for the Treasury department in that State, relatively to the supply of Rations there on account of the United States. As the number of Militia in Georgia have very far exceeded the number permitted by you on...
I have the honor to submit to your consideration a letter to Andrew Moore Esq. upon the appointment of some Ensigns in the Rifle Companies raising in the South Western parts of Virginia, and also a conditional appointment to Richard Chandler as an Ensign. This Gentleman is well recommended to Mr Jefferson, and also in a letter from Captain Ballard Smith to me—He is stated to Mr Jefferson as a...
I submit to your consideration a draft of a letter to Major General Wayne—and also his letters to which the said draft is intended as an answer. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Your obed. humble servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . For Knox’s previous submission of Anthony Wayne’s letters of 20 June, 2 July, and 10 July, with their several enclosures, see Knox to GW, 9 Aug. 1793 ,...
Most of the principal Chiefs of the Wabash Indians who visited this City having died with the smallpox, it would have been improper & nugatory to have attempted with the remainder any explanation of the fourth article of the treaty of Post Vincennes the 7th day of Septr 1792. It was presumed that at the intended treaty to be held with the North Western Indians that the Wabash tribes would have...
I have the honor to submit the inclosed list of names, which have occurred to me as most suitable as Commissioners for the proposed treaty. I am sir With perfect respect and attachment Your humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed list contained the names of potential commissioners for a proposed council at Lower Sandusky with the hostile Indians of the Northwest Territory (see...
I have the honor with great diffidence to submit hints of points in the War department which appear necessary to be mentioned to the Legislature at their approaching session. Arsenals are exceedingly wanted in the middle and southern states for the well ordering of the military stores—But as this is a ticklish subject it is omitted for the present. I have also the honor to submit a letter from...
I write this Letter with the hopes of its meeting you at Mount-Vernon in good health, after your long and fatiguing journey. By information from Fort Pitt of the 9th Inst., the tranquility of the frontiers is very great. About Eight hundred of the troops have arrived at Fort Pitt, from the 16th of May to the 5th instant—Major General Butler had distributed these troops in such a manner, as to...
I have the honor to submit a draft of a letter to Governor Blount. The situation of Mero district seems to demand an instant provision for its protection. Governor Blount thought proper to send an express with the last information who is now waiting for an answer. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Your obed. Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The draft has not been identified....
I have the honor to submit to your consideration, the draft of an answer to the letter from the Governor of this State, dated the 18th instant; and also a draft of Instructions to Col. Pickering —The Secretary of State and the Attorney General concur in the approbation of these papers—If the outlines of the instructions should receive your approbation, arrangements and instructions, in...
I have the honor to submit to you a letter from Major General Wayne of the 27th May last. The Secretary of the Treasury and myself have conceived it essential to the œconomical administration of the public interests as connected with this department that an Agent therefrom should be sent both to Georgia and to the South western territory for the objects specified in the instructions to Captain...
I submit to your consideration a letter received from an Indian by the name of David Fowler who resides at Brotherton, near Oneida, who is at present in this City with his Son. This man has been introduced to me by Colonel Pickering and his request for the support of a School seems to deserve a favorable consideration. I beg leave therefore to submit the idea that fifty dollars ⅌ Year be...
I have the honor to submit two letters from Brigr Genl Wilkinson with their enclosures. These were received by express, who left Fort Washington the 1st of Decr. I have the honor to be respectfully Your obedient Servant ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letters from James Wilkinson have not been identified, but they are probably those mentioned by Knox in his letter to Gen. Anthony Wayne of 28...
I have the honor to submit, a letter just received, from Constant Freeman, dated the 18th of April 1794, by which it appears that the information respecting the expedition from Georgia, against the Floridas, is confirmed. I have also the honor to enclose a letter from the Governor of Georgia of the 23d ultimo. I am sir, Most respectfully, Your obedient Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The...
I arrived here the last Evening. It has been a circumstance of inexpressible regret to me, tha[t] an extraordinary course of contrary winds detained me longer than I expected. Permit me to request the favor by the return of the express, that I may wait upon you at Carlile or elsewhere, until the painful task upon which you are shall be adjusted. I am with perfect respect and affection Your...
No further intelligence has been received from Georgia since the arrival of Mr Kean. This silence, and the powers with which the commissioners were invested to render the treaty advantages to the Creeks generally, and to their cheif particularly are sufficient to arrest the beleif of the report. The report itself originated perhaps in the apprehension or misrepresentations of some of the White...
In examining General Wilkinsons papers in order to answer them, I find a letter written by him on the 30 June and received during my absence on the 23 of Augt —It contains matter of such serious import as requires to be submitted to your consideration and some order taken thereon—It ought to have been submitted by Major Stagg during my absence. I submit also my last letter to him. I have the...
In pursuance of the desire of the Secretary of State, I have the honor to submit to your consideration the following names, out of which it might be proper to nominate a character as Minister to the republic of France. Mr Pinckney provided he should not be deemed essential to Mr Jays negociations, and also provided, it should be judged the measure would not be disagreable to him. But in either...
General Irwin has received a letter from Mr Brown of Kentuckey, via Richmond which renders General Wilkinsons success and return indisputable. The following is the extract “Danville 22d Augt 1791. An express from Genl Wilkinson has this moment reached this place informing of his success. He has destroyed a large indian Town, situated on the forks of the Wabash, also a kickapoo Town containing...
I submit to your consideration, the draft of the instructions to the commissioners—After you shall have perused them, and directed any alterations, or additions, it may be proper to deliver them to the commissioners, who may probably suggest some inquiries, or explanations relatively thereto. I have the honor to be Sir, with the highest respect Your most obedt Servt I have also the honor to...
I have the honor to submit, Enclosed, a letter just received from James Seagrove, dated at Savannah, August 4th 1793, with enclosures. I am, most respectfully, Sir, Your very humble Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . In his brief letter to Knox of 4 Aug. 1793, James Seagrove wrote that there had been “no change or novelty” in Indian affairs since his previous letter, a duplicate of which was...
It is with great pain I submit the enclosed letters from Major Roberts, and Captain Freeman giving information of the recent disturbances and appearances of war which have arisen on the frontiers of Georgia. The protection of the frontiers by Militia, appears to be the certain mean of bringing on a war which the U.S. are desirous of avoiding. It seems however indispensible that these...
I have the honor to submit to you, letters from Governor Blount just received, dated the 18th 22d and 28th November—I submit the propriety of having these copied together with his former letters and laid before Congress immediately. I am, most respectfully, Sir, Your obedt Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., wrote Knox on this date: “By the President’s order Bw...
I have the honor to submit to your view an estimate of the expences of the War department including the probable expences of the detachment of the militia now in service in the Western parts of Pennsylvania. I have the honor to be Sir, with the highest respect, Your obedt Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . For this estimate, as submitted to Congress, see DNA : RG 233, Reports of the Secretary...
I submit to your consideration, instructions for Capt. Pond. A suitable character by the name of Steedman, presenting I submit the propriety of his joining Pond. I will wait upon you this evening to explain the idea further. I have the honor with perfect respect to be sir Your obedient Servant ALS , DLC:GW . Capt. Peter Pond of Connecticut and William Steedman were Indian traders preparing to...
Agreeably to the request of Major Thomas Cushing of the 3d Sub Legion, I submit to you his letter to me of the 4. of December 1793 and his correspondence relatively to his being arrested with Major General Wayne and his Aid de Camp and Brigadier General Posey. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your obedient Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter from Thomas Humphrey...
I have the honor to submit for your approbation the corrected copies of letters to Governor Moultrie and Major General Pinckney —and which are intended to be forwarded by Captain German who will sail to morrow. With perfect respect I have the honor to be Your obedient Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letters to William Moultrie and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney have not been identified....
I submit to your consideration a draft of a Speech to the Chickasaw Indians. I have the honor to be Sir, with the highest respect, Your obedient Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . A delegation of Chickasaw chiefs and warriors led by Piomingo (Mountain Leader) arrived at Philadelphia on 7 July. They met with GW at twelve o’clock on 11 July, at which time GW "Deliv’d a short speech to them....
I have the honor to submit a letter from Mr O Hara Quarter Master General containing the confirmation of the affair at Fort Recovery, also letters from Major Craig and Lieut. Colonel Butler. Ensign Semple who came express with these papers says that General Neville and Major Lennox intended to go as low as Washington and then cross the Country. That he learnt at Greensburg that the Insurgents...
I think it necessary that you should be acquainted with the following information received this day from Doctor Hutchins who set out from Fort Washington on the 17 of February and arrived at George Town in Kentuckey 12 Miles from Lexington on the 19th and remained in several parts of Kentucky among which two days were passed in Lexington which he left on the 24th of Feby. From the best of his...
I have the honor respectfully to submit to your consideration, certain general ideas, which may be proper for the heads of the Instructions to the Commissioners for treating with the hostile Indians —After you shall have decided upon the general principles of the Instructions, the details may be formed and submitted to your judgment. With the highest Respect I have the honor to be sir. Your...
Mr Fitz Simons has applied to me upon the subject of another missionary being added to the one allowed by your permission upon the request of Bishop Carrol as a Companion in case of sickness and as an assistant in all objects whether spiritual or political. Peter Janin has been appointed at the following rate, One hundred & fifty dollars for equipment and two hundred Dollars ⅌ Annum and he has...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 22d instant after the departure of the post on Monday Morning the 27th. The Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General and myself have had two separate meetings, yesterday and to day upon the subject of the Georgia dispatches. We have, in substance, adopted the ideas, you were pleased to communicate in your favor of the 19th...
I have the honor to submit the answer of General Pickens to your additional questions; and also a letter from Governor Blount relatively to a post at Bears Creek, and goods for the Trade of the Choctaws and Chickesaws. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your most obedt Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . For these two documents, see the enclosures below. GW received this cover...