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COLLECTIONS 



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



Committee of publication, 

ROGER WOLCOTT. 
SAMUEL F. McCLEARY. 
A. LAWRENCE LOWELL. 
CHARLES C. SMITH. 




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COLLECTIONS 



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



SIXTH SERIES.— VOL. VIII. 



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BOSTON: 
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY. 

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John Wilson and Son, Cambridge. 



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CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Officers of the Society, elected April 11, 1895 . . . vii 

Resident Members viii 

Honorary and Corresponding Members x 

Members Deceased xii 

Preface xiii 

Historical Index to the Pickering Papers 3 



OFFICERS 

OF THE 

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 

Elected April 11, 1895. 



CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, LL.D Lincoln. 

JUSTIN WINSOR, LL.D Cambridge. 

Hon. SAMUEL A. GREEN, M.D Boston. 

Iletorbing ISecretarg. 
Rev. EDWARD J. YOUNG, D.D Waltham. 

Corresjjonoing SSetretarg. 
WILLIAM W. GOODWIN, D.C.L Cambridge. 

€xtmnxtx. 
CHARLES C. SMITH, A.M Boston. 

librarian. 
Hon. SAMUEL A. GREEN, M.D Boston. 

Cabinet- Jieefler. 
SAMUEL F. McCLEARY, A.M Brookline. 

fetuttbe Committee of % Cotmtil. 

Hon. JOHN D. WASHBURN, LL.B Worcester. 

Rev. EDMUND F. SLAFTER, D.D Boston. 

ARTHUR LORD, A.B Plymouth. 

EDWARD L. PIERCE, LL.D Milton. 

Hon. STEPHEN SALISBURY, A.M. . . . . . . . Worcester. 

[vii] 



RESIDENT MEMBERS. 

AT THE DATE OF THE PRINTING OF THIS BOOK, IN THE ORDER OF 
THEIR ELECTION. 



1844. 

Rev. Lucius R. Paige, D.D. 

1860. 
Hon. Samuel A. Green, M.D. 

Charles Eliot Norton, LL.D. 

3861. 
Rev. Edward E. Hale, D.D 
Hon. Horace Gray, LL.D. 
Rev. Edwards A. Park, LL.D. 

1863. 
William H. Whitmore, A.M. 

1864. 
Hon. William C. Endicott, LL.D. 

1865. 
Josiah P. Quincy, A.M. 
Samuel Eliot, LL.D. 

1866. 
Henry G. Denny, A.M. 

1887. 
Charles C. Smith, A.M. 
Hon. George S. Hale, A.M. 

1869. 
William S. Appleton, A.M. 
Hon. Theodore Lyman, LL.D. 

1871. 
Abner C. Goodell, Jr., A.M. 
Edward D. Harris, Esq. 
[viii] 



1873. 
Hon. Mellen Chamberlain, LL.D. 
Winslow Warren, LL.B. 
Charles W. Eliot, LL.D. 

1875. 
Charles F. Dunbar, LL.D. 
Charles Francis Adams, LL.D. 
William P. Upham, A.B. 

1876. 
Hon. William Everett, LL.D. 
George B. Chase, A.M. 
Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, LL.D. 

1877. 
John T. Morse, Jr., A.B. 
Justin Winsor, LL.D. 
J. Elliot Cabot, LL.D. 

1878. 
Henry Lee, A.M. 
Gamaliel Bradford, A.B. 
Rev. Edward J. Young, D.D. 
Hon. John Lowell, LL.D. 

1879. 
William W. Greenough, A.B. 
Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., A.M. 
Henry W. Haynes, A.M. 

1880. 
Thomas W. Higginson, A.M. 
Rev. Edward G. Porter, A.M. 
John C. Ropes, LL.B. 



RESIDENT MEMBERS. 



IX 



1881. 
Rev. Henry F. Jenks, A.M. 
Horace E. Scudder, A.B. 
Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, D.D. 
Hon. Stephen Salisbury, A.M. 
Johu T. Hassam, A.M. 
Rev. Alexander McKenzie, D.D. 

1882. 
Arthur Lord, A.B. 
Arthur B. Ellis, LL.B. 
Clement Hugh Hill, A.M. 
Frederick W. Putnam, A.M. 
James M. Bugbee, Esq. 
Hon. John D. Washburn, LL.B. 
Rev. Egbert C. Smyth, D.D. 

1883. 
Francis A. Walker, LL.D. 
Rev. Arthur L. Perry, LL.D. 

1884. 
Hon. John E. Sanford, A.M. 
Uriel H. Crocker, LL.B. 
Hon. Martin Brimmer, A.B. 
Hon. Roger Wolcott, LL.B. 
William G. Russell, LL.D. 
Edward Channing, Ph.D. 

1886. 
Samuel F. McCleary, A.M. 
William W. Goodwin, D.C.L. 
Hon. George F. Hoar, LL.D. 
Rev. Alexander V. G. Allen, D.D. 

1887. 
Charles G. Loring. A.M. 
Solomon Lincoln, A.M. 
Edwin P. Seaver, A.M. 



1889. 
Albert B. Hart, Ph.D. 
Thornton K. Lothrop, LL.B. 
George O. Shattuck, LL.B. 
James B. Thayer, LL.D. 
Hon. Henry S. Nourse, A.M. 

1890. 
Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, A.M. 
Hon. William S. Shurtleff, A.M. 
Abbott Lawrence Lowell, LL.B. 

1891. 
Benjamin M. Watson, A.B. 
Rev. Samuel E. Herrick, D.D. 
Hon. Oliver W. Holmes, LL.D. 
Henry P. Walcott, M.D. 

1892. 
John Fiske, LL.D. 
George S. Merriam, A.M. 

1893. 
Edward L. Pierce, LL.D. 
Hon. Charles R. Codrnan, LL.B. 
Barrett Wendell, A.B. 
James F. Rhodes, LL.D. 

1894. 
Hon. Edward F. Johnson, LL.B. 
Hon. Walbridge A. Field, LL.D. 
Henry W.Taft, A.M. 
Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D. 
William R. Thayer, A.M. 

1895. 
Rev. Morton Dexter, A.M. 
Hon. T. Jefferson Coolidge, A.M. 
Hon. William W. Crapo, LL.D. 



HONORARY OR CORRESPONDING 
MEMBERS, 

ELECTED UNDER THE ORIGINAL ACT OF INCORPORATION, 1794, IN THE ORDER 
OF THEIR ELECTION. 



J. Hammond Trumbull, LL.D. | Rev. William S. Southgate, D.D. 



HONORARY MEMBERS, 

ELECTED SINCE THE PASSAGE OF THE ACT OF 1857. 



David Masson, LL.D. 
Rt. Rev. William Stubbs, D.D. 
Hon. William M. Evarts, LL.D. 
Theodor Mommsen. 



Marquis de Rochambeau. 
William E. H. Lecky, LL.D. 
Ernst Curtius. 
Hon. Carl Schurz, LL.D. 



CORRESPONDING MEMBERS, 



ELECTED SINCE THE PASSAGE OF THE ACT OF 1857. 



Hon. William H. Trescot. 
Goldwin Smith, D.C.L. 
Hon- John Meredith Read, A.M. 
Joseph Jackson Howard, LL.D. 
Charles J. Stille, LL.D. 
M. Jules Marcou. 
Charles J. Hoadly, LL.D. 
John Foster Kirk, LL.D. 
Hon. Manning F. Force, LL.B. 
Samuel Rawson Gardiner, LL.D. 
Hon. John Bigelow, LL.D. 
Henry Charles Lea, LL.D. 
Hubert H. Bancroft, A.M. 
Rev. Richard S. Storrs, LL.D. 
M. Gustave Yapereau. 
John Austin Stevens, A.B. 
Joseph F. Loubat, LL.D. 
Charles H. Hart, LL.B. 
Rev. Moses Coit Tyler, LL.D. 
Hermann von Hoist, Ph.D. 
Franklin B. Dexter, A.M. 
John M. Brown, A.M. 
Hon. Andrew D. White, LL.D. 
George W. Ranck, Esq. 



James M. Le Moine, Esq. 

Rt. Hon. Sir George O. Trevelyan, 

Bart., D.C.L. 
Henry Adams, A.B. 
Julius Dexter, A.B. 
Rev. Henry M. Baird, D.D. 
Hon. William Wirt Henry. 
Vicomte d'Haussonville. 
Rt. Hon. James Bryce, D.C.L. 
Rev. Charles R. Weld, B.D. 
Herbert B. Adams, Ph.D. 
Signor Cornelio Desimoni. 
Hon. Jabez L. M. Curry, LL.D. 
Amos Perry, LL.D. 
Horatio Hale, A.M. 
Hon. William A. Courtenay. 
Rt. Rev. Mandeil Creighton, LL.D. 
John Andrew Doyle, M.A. 
Abbe Henry Raymond Casgrain, 

Litt.D. 
Alexander Brown, Esq. 
John Nicholas Brown, Esq. 
Capt. Alfred T. Mahan, D.C.L. 
Hon. Jacob D. Cox, LL.D. 



[xi] 



MEMBERS DECEASED. 



Members who have died since the last volume of the Collections was issued, March 27, 
1894, arranged in the order of their election, and with date of death. 

Resident. 

Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, LL.D. Nov. 16, 1894. 

Rev. George E. Ellis, LL.D Dec. 20, 1894. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes, D.C.L Oct. 7, 1894. 

Hon. Leverett Saltonstall, A.M Apr. 15, 1895. 

Hon. E. Rockwood Hoar, LL.D Jan. 31, 1895. 

Edward J. Lowell, A.M . May 11, 1894. 

Hon. Lincoln F. Brigham, LL.D Feb. 27, 1895. 

Rev. Octavius B. Frothingham, A.M Nov. 27, 1895. 

Hamilton Andrews Hill, LL.D Apr. 27, 1895. 

Honorary. 

James Anthony Froude, M. A Oct. 20, 1894. 

Rt. Rev. Lord A. C. Hervey, D.D June 9, 1894. 

S. A. R. le Comte de Paris Sept. 8, 1894. 

Sir John Robert Seeley, LL.D Jan. 13, 1895. 

Corresponding. 

William Noel Sainsbury, Esq Mar. 9, 1895. 

George Ticknor Curtis, A.B. . Mar. 28, 1894. 

M. Pierre Margry May 27. 1894. 



[xii] 



PREFACE. 



T^HE Pickering Papers, which form the largest and most 
important collection of manuscripts connected with the 
history of the Federalist party as yet open to historical stu- 
dents, were given to the Massachusetts Historical Society in 
1869, in accordance with the provisions of an unexecuted will 
of Octavius Pickering, the last surviving son of Colonel Timo- 
thy Pickering. The collection is comprised in eighteen vol- 
umes of letters from Colonel Pickering, twenty two volumes of 
letters to him, and eighteen volumes of miscellaneous docu- 
ments. These volumes were used by Mr. Octavius Pickering 
in the preparation of a Life of his father, of which only the 
irst volume had been published at his death in 1868. Sub- 
equently they were placed in the hands of Mr. Charles W. 
Jpham, by whom the memoir was completed ; and after 
he publication of the fourth and last volume of the w T ork 
;hey were delivered to this Society. They are numbered 
consecutively from 5 to 62, both inclusive, — four volumes of 
mvate and family papers having been retained for the fam- 
ly. Besides these volumes, there are a bound volume con- 
aining pamphlet copies of Colonel Pickering's Letter to 
governor Sullivan, his subsequent Correspondence with Gov- 
rnor Sullivan, and his Letters to the People of the United 
tates, each with manuscript additions ; two large scrap-books 
f newspaper cuttings; six volumes of indexes prepared by 






XIV PREFACE. 

Mr. Octavius Pickering ; and a small volume of memorandl 
for use in the preparation of the Life of Colonel Pickerim 
Some unbound papers relating to agricultural subjects wer 
deposited with the Essex Agricultural Society, of whiJ 
Colonel Pickering was the founder and first President, othe 
unbound papers of local interest and duplicates of matter i 
the bound volumes were placed in the Essex Institute, an: 
the remaining unbound manuscripts were returned to tb 
family. A large number of official letters from Washingtoi 
Hamilton, and other persons, amassed by Colonel Pickerin 
while Quartermaster-General of the American Army, an 
which did not form a part of this collection, was purchased I 
Munich, Germany, in 1873, by the United States governme 
and deposited in the national archives. 

Several years elapsed after these important papers we| 
received by the Society before it was thought desirable 
make a further publication from them, in view of the copio 
extracts given by Mr. Octavius Pickering and Mr. Uphan 
but in March, 1882, a committee, consisting of Messrs. Lod« 
Morse, and Haynes, was appointed to prepare and print 
selection of the manuscripts. A considerable mass of lette 
was selected and copied under their direction ; but vario 
circumstances delayed final action on their part, and in Ap 
1887, they reported, through the Recording Secretary, tb 
it was inexpedient to proceed with the publication, and ask 
to be discharged. Their report was accepted, and the co 
mittee was discharged. A new committee was then appoint 
consisting of Messrs. Edward J. Lowell, Roger Wolcott, a 
Samuel F. McCleary, to consider what further action shoi 
be taken. In March, 1888, the committee reported tha 
was expedient to have a complete index of names and si 
jects prepared and printed. Such an index was accordin 
made under their direction by Miss Harriet E. Green, 



jHin 






PKEFACE. XV 

experienced and thoroughly competent person. In Decem- 
ber, 1890, Mr. Lowell, in behalf of the committee, reported 
that a card catalogue, numbering more than twelve thousand 
cards, had been completed, and was ready for the press. 
"An abstract of every letter is given," Mr. Lowell stated, 
"with an entry under every important subject alluded to 
therein. By this means, the student, wherever situated, will 
be able to tell at a glance with whom Colonel Pickering cor- 
responded, and what was said on both sides ; or, from another 
point of view 7 , whether any given subject of importance is 
► mentioned in the Pickering Papers, what is said about it, and 
by whom. Study of the original manuscripts will then be neces- 
sary only for purposes of amplification and verification. Your 
Committee believes that such an index as this will be very use- 
ful to American scholars, will largely increase the value of the 
Pickering Papers, and w T ill contribute to the honorable repu- 
tation of this Society." At that time the available funds of 
the Society were needed for other publications, and it was 
not practicable to begin the work of printing until after the 
completion of the second volume of the Belcher Papers. In 
the meantime, Miss Green, who had become connected with 

8 the Library of the University of California, died at Oakland, 
in that State, June 25, 1893 ; and the Committee was also 
deprived by death of its chairman, Mr. Lowell, who had from 
fhe first taken great interest in the work, and who died May 
ill, 1894, just w T hen it was possible to begin the work of 
printing the calendar. The vacancy in the Committee was 

filled by the appointment of Mr. A. Lawrence Lowell ; and 

Mr. Smitli was also added in accordance with the By-Laws. 

Miss Green had done her work so well that her removal to 
rpalifornia and her death cannot have affected materially the 
/alue of her labors for this Society ; but the Committee has 

lensibly felt the loss of its late chairman. 



XVI PREFACE. 

Besides the index now printed, a further index was pre-i 
pared, which was described by Mr. Lowell in his report as 
follows : " There are in the Pickering Papers a great manyi 
names mentioned but briefly and incidentally, or appearing; 
in lists of members of military companies, in pay-rolls, peti- 
tions, etc. It was not thought best to include these in the! I 
general index. We owe, however, to the diligence of Miv| 
McCleary a complete separate index of them all. This index, 
contains about eleven thousand cards, giving the full name 
of all persons mentioned in the fifty-eight volumes, with the | 
exception, sometimes, of those which appear in the general J 
index. The value of such a work to genealogists and biog-| 
raphers is obvious. The lists being authentic, and in many! 
cases official, may be compared, in their utility, to parish anc 
probate registers. By them the doings and the whereabouts 
at given dates, of the persons mentioned, may be fixed with 
certainty." It is expected that this index will also b 
printed at some future period. 

In the following index the names of persons by whom 
letters were written are printed in small capitals, names o 
persons to whom letters were addressed are in italics, anq 
names of persons referred to and subjects about which some 
thing is said are in lower-case Roman type. Volume* 
cited are designated by figures with a heavy face, and pagi 
or folios by figures of the common face. Where, however 
manuscripts are arranged in series, as is the case with th< 
Old Congress Papers, the number of the volume, in commor 
type, comes immediately after the heavy-faced type, whicl 
in those cases denotes the series. The cross-references whicl 
appear in brackets at the end of some of the entries are, fo 
the most part, from the notes of Mr. Octavius Pickering, an< 
show where the original letter or another copy may be found 
or where there is a reference to the subject-matter of th* 



PREFACE. XV'ii 

letter. They are all to well known and easily accessible 
works, — such as Sparks' s Life and Writings of Washington, 
and his Correspondence of the American Revolution ; the 
American State Papers, published by Lowrie and Clarke, by 
Gales and Seaton, and by Thomas B. Wait; the Life and 
Works of John Adams ; Life and Works of Fisher Ames ; 
Works of Alexander Hamilton ; Gibbs's Administrations of 
Washington and Adams ; Hildreth's History of the United 
States ; and the Pennsylvania Archives. There are also ref- 
erences to the great manuscript collections of Washington's 
letters, and of the Papers of the Old Congress, in the State 
Department at Washington, and to the Massachusetts Archives, 
in the State House in Boston. Most of the letters are either 
the originals or press copies, — the word "copy" signifying 
that it is a hand-written copy, and in these cases, with few 
exceptions, the original will be found in Washington. 

A brief enumeration of some of the more important dates 
and events in the life of Colonel Pickering is added for the 
convenience of persons who use this index. Timothy Pick- 
ering was born in Salem, Mass., July 17, 1745, and graduated 
at Harvard College in 1763. He was married, April 8, 1776, 
to Rebecca White, who died August 14, 1828, — less than 
six months before his own death. By her he had ten chil- 
dren, — the eight eldest, sons, and two daughters, twins. Only 
three sons and one daughter survived their father. In Feb- 
ruary, 1775, he was elected Colonel of the First Regiment of 
Militia in Essex County ; and on receiving news of the skir- 
mish at Lexington he marched with his regiment as far as 
Medford. In the following year he raised a volunteer regi- 
ment, and served at their head until their term expired. In 
the spring of 1777 he was offered, and after some hesitation 
accepted, the appointment of Adjutant-General of the Amer- 
ican Army, w T hich position he held until the following Janu- 



XV111 PREFACE. 

ary. In November, 1777, he was elected a member of the 
Board of War, of which he was made President. In August, 
1780, he was appointed Quartermaster-General of the army, 
it being understood that he was to continue a member of the 
Board of War, but without salary while he held his new 
office. He remained at the head of the Quartermaster's 
Department until the office was abolished, in July, 1785. 
He then formed a business partnership with his friend Samuel 
Hodgdon, who had been one of his deputies, and not long 
afterward he determined to settle on some wild lands which 
he had bought in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. 
Here he became involved in the disputes between the rival 
claimants under grants from Pennsylvania and Connecticut ; 
and in June, 1788, he was forcibly abducted from his own 
house. He was kept a prisoner for about three weeks, 
and then released. In August, 1791, he was appointed by 
President Washington Postmaster-General of the United 
States. While holding this office he was sent on a mission 
to the Western Indians, and succeeded in negotiating a treaty 
with the Six Nations. In January, 1795, he was made Sec- 
retary of War. On the resignation of Edmund Randolph, in 
August of that year, he was appointed Acting Secretary of 
State, and for several months discharged the duties of both 
offices. When Congress met in December, he was induced 
to accept a permanent appointment as head of the State 
Department. In this office he continued until May, 1800, 
when he was summarily dismissed by President Adams, who 
had determined to reconstruct his Cabinet. After a short 
experience as a backwoodsman in Pennsylvania, he finally 
returned to Massachusetts in November, 1801. In 1802 he 
was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 
for Essex County, which office he held until the re-arrange- 
ment of the judicial system of Massachusetts in 1811. In 



PREFACE. XIX 

1803 he was elected to the United States Senate, to fill a 
vacancy caused by the resignation of D wight Foster ; and 
two years later he was re-elected for the full term of six 
years, at the expiration of which time he was succeeded by 
a Democrat. In 1812, however, he was elected to the United 
States House of Representatives from the Essex north dis- 
trict by an overwhelming majority ; and in 1814, the State 
having been re-districted, he was elected from the Essex 
south district by a scarcely less emphatic expression of public 
confidence. In four of the nine towns in the district he had 
every vote, and in another town he had every vote but one. 
At the end of this term he retired from Congress ; but he 
was afterward for one year a member of the Executive Coun- 
cil of Massachusetts. In May, 1818, he finally retired from 
public life. He died in Salem, January 29, 1829. 

For the use of the steel plate from which the frontispiece 
to this volume was printed, the Society is indebted to the 
courtesy of Mr. Henry Pickering, of Boston, a grandson of 
Colonel Pickering. 

For the Committee, 

Charles C. Smith. 

Boston, December 18, 1895. 



HISTORICAL INDEX 



TO 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



HISTORICAL INDEX 



TO 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Abbot, Benjamin and Nathan, of White- 
I haven, Pa. Aug. 4, 1788. Depositions 
i in regard to the abduction of Col. P. 
at Wyoming and the shooting of Joseph 
; Dudley by a party of militia. 58, 79, 80. 
Abbott, James, of Detroit, Mich. Nov. 
13, 1807. Requesting Col. P.'s sup- 
port in the ratification by the Senate of 
his nomination as Receiver of public 
monevs for the Land Office at Detroit. 
• 43, 113. 

Abbott, James. Recommendation of, as 
! Receiver of public moneys for the Land 
; Office at Detroit. (S. Griswold et al.) 
I 43, 109. 

•Abeele, Henry, son of Cornplanter, a 
Seneca chief. May 19, 1795. Letter 
| from Woodbury, N. J., expressing his 
I intention to learn something : a request 
, for books and a watch, and proposal to 
» come to Philadelphia. 62, 229. 
Abeele, Henry. July 1, 1795. In answer 
, to a letter dated June 19, Col. P.'s 
I young friend was not cool enough when 
: he wrote it to write wisely ; he should 
I have considered that Col. P., over- 
l burdened with public business, might 
I forget his request, which was the case ; 
I advice to consider his best interests, 
I and change the determination expressed 
I in his letter. 62, 232. 
fAi)eele, Henry. Arrangements for; edu- 
I cation of (C. Storer), 59, 219, 222, 
[ 233 ; to, 220 ; account of his expenses 
| on the mission to the Western Indians, 
60, 197 ; his character and education 
J (Rev. A. Hunter), 62, 204. 
foMoDER, John J. Dec. 22, 1788. 
Deposition concerning the design of 



John Franklin, Dr. Hamilton, and 
others of the Susquehanna Company to 
erect a new State within the limits of 
Pennsylvania, and resist the authority 
of Penn. by force. 58, 160. 

AcModer, John J. Attempts of, to excite 
sedition in Wyoming, 1787. (O. Gore) 
57, 233. 

Accountant, province of an. (/. Adams) 
7, 523. 

Adams, Calvin, of Wyoming, Pa. Aug. 
19, 1788. Deposition as to disappro- 
bation expressed by Stephen Jenkins of 
the plan of taking Col. P. prisoner. 58, 
109. 

Adams, Charles. July 25, 1798. Sudden 
departure of President Adams for 
Quincy ; forwards commissions to be 
signed ; the manner of his departure 
indicates that the knowledge of his jour- 
ney should not be communicated. 37, 
317 [copy]. 

Adams, John, 2d President of the U. S., 
1735-1826. July 24, 1775. To James 
Warren, Speaker of Mass. House of 
Representatives. Silly cast given to the 
proceedings of Congress by John Dick- 
inson; energetic action which should 
have been taken against the friends of 
British government ; questions as to 
public affairs in Massachusetts. 5, 29. 
[Sp. W. 2, 499] [copy]. 

1790. Extract from a letter to 

Dr. Price, to the effect that no man 
is corrected by the blunders and ex- 
ample of his father, and that every gene- 
ration must make its own mistakes. 53, 
205 [copy]. 

Mar. 14, 1797. Questions as to 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Adams, John 

sioners under 6th article of the treaty 

of 1794. 7, 97. 
^- — Aug. 19, 1797. Appointment of J. 

Read as U. S. agent. 7, 107. 

Aug. 21, 1797. Col. Moultrie's 

offer to convey land in Georgia to the 
U. S. 7, 108. 

r Aug. 24, 1797. Letters brought 

by Gen. Kosciuscko, and reports of 
peace with Tunis. 7, 114. 

Aug. 26, 1797. Affairs on the 

Mississippi and treachery of Spanish 
officials. 7, 124. 

Sept. 5, 1797- Yellow fever in 

Philadelphia, and death of Dr. Way ; 
candidates for Treasurership of Mint. 
7, 157, 158. 

Sept. 7, 1797. Candidates for 

Treasurership of Mint ; yellow fever in 
Philadelphia. 7, 165. 

Sept. 9, 1797. Candidates for 

Treasurership of Mint : Mr. Huger, Dr. 
Conover, Mr. Caldwell, Rev. J. Arm- 
strong. 7, 167. 

Sept. 12, 1797. Capt. Nichols a 

candidate for Treasurership of Mint. 
7, 180. 

Sept. 14, 1797. Communications 

from J. Q. Adams at London, and W. 
V. Murray in Holland. 7, 186. 

Sept. 16, 1797. Enclosing speech 

of Pastoret, in the French Council of 
500, on relations with the U. S., and 
applications for Treasurership of Mint. 
7, 187, 188. 

Sept. 19, 1797. Dr. James Hall 

recommended as Treasurer of Mint ; en- 
closes anonymous answer to Pastoret's 
speech, written by some Frenchman, 
"at once weak and insolent"; affairs 
on the Mississippi. 7, 202. 

Sept. 21, 1797. Spanish attempts 

to entice the Indians out of U. S. terri- 
tory ; recommendation of Dr. J. Hall as 
Treasurer of the Mint. 7, 211. 

Oct. 7, 1797. Decrease of yellow 

fever in Philadelphia ; American vessels 
released in St. Domingo; schemes of 
Santhonax for seizing on the govern- 
ment of the island. 7, 277. 

Oct. 9, 1797. Information from 

the Mississippi in a letter from D. W. 
Coxe ; decrease of yellow fever in Phila- 
delphia. 7, 282. 



— Oct. 16, 1797. Decrease of yellow 
fever ; circulars sent to governors on 

' the amendment to the Constitution re- 
specting the suability of States. 7, 314. 

— Oct. 19, 1797. Letter from Chev, 
de Yrujo accusing Ellicott and Pope 
of exciting the insurrection at the 
Natchez ; publication of P.'s letter to 
Chev. de Yrujo. 7, 342. 

— Oct. 23, 1797. News from Eu- 
rope; arrival of Mr. Smith and Mr. 
Bulkeley in Portugal ; reports of peace 
between France and Portugal, and of a 
cession of territory in Brazil ; rumor of 
the defeat of Lord Nelson at Teneriffe ; 
Mr. Murray's account of the breach of 
faith of French officials in the first ne- 
gotiations with Portugal ; suspension of 
intercourse by Holland with Portugal, 
and retaliation by Portugal ; account of 
dictation of a constitution to Holland by 
France ; Gen. Pinckney's satisfaction 
with the special commission ; distribu- 
tion of Col. P.'s letter of Jan. 16, and 
good effect produced thereby ; Major 
Mountflorence's account of disposition 
of members of the French legislature 
toward a reconciliation with the U. S. ; 
acquittal of the ship Juliana, of Balti- 
more, at Havre, and reversal of the 
decree by French tribunal ; report from 
the Natchez that the military posts were 
given up and the boundary line begun 
upon. 37, 243 [copy]. 

— Oct. 28, 1797. Safety of assem- 
bling Congress at Philadelphia ; cordial 
reception of Thomas B. Adams by the 
Directory and Talleyrand ; improved dis- 
position of France toward the U. S. ; 
J. Q. Adams's mission to Prussia. 7, 
383. 

— Oct. 30, 1797. Acknowledges re- 
ceipt of letters ; is preparing papers to 
be laid before Congress. 7, 389. 

— Nov. 2, 1797. Matters to be laid 
before Congress; proceedings of com- 
missioners on the northeastern boun- 
dary of the U. S. under the 5th article 
of the British treaty of 1794; proceed- 
ings of the commissioners under 6th and 
7th articles of said treaty; articles of 
the late treaty with Spain ; French 
spoliations on American commerce ; 
measures for relief of American seamen. 
7, 428. 



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Dec. 7, 1797. Difference of opin- 
ion between the Secretary of War and 
the accountant of the war department ; 
province of the accountant. 7, 523. 

Dec. 18, 1797. Opinion on the 

complaint of the Secretary of the Treas- 
ury against Tench Coxe, Com'r of the 
Revenue. 7, 550. 

Dec. 28, 1797, Jan. 5, 1798. On 

the ratifications by States of the amend- 
ment to the Constitution relating to the 
suability of States. 7, 655 • 8, 30. 

pr- Feb. 17, 1798. With accounts of 
expenditures in prosecuting in London 
claims for captured vessels. 8, 142. 

July 25, 1798 Sending commis- 
sions for com'rs of Land Tax to be 
signed. 9, 104. 

July 26, 1798. Commissions for 

armed vessels to be signed. 9, 106. 

Aug. 3,1798. Death of Col. Innes, 

commissioner on the 6th article of the 
British treaty; address of people of 
N. W. Territory ; letters from Mr. Gerry 
in Paris. 9, 140. 

Aug. 4, 1798. About Hon. Sam'l 

Sitgreaves as successor to Col. Innes 
for com'r on 6th article of British treaty ; 
Mr. McDonald all in all on the other 
side ; Theophilus Parsons and Fisher 
Ames also proposed. 11, 562. 

Aug. 4, 1798. Sending letters 

from Mr. Gerry. 9, 146. Yellow fever 
appearing in Philadelphia. 147. 

Aug. 7, 1798. With pardon of 

John Scotchler for signature. 9, 155. 

Aug. 8, 1798. With address from 

Claremont Co., S. C. 9. 156. 

Aug. 8, 1798. Suggesting calling 

into service Gens. Hamilton and Knox 
to assist the Sec'y of War in increasing 
artillery and stores. 9, 157* 

Aug. 18, 1798. Public offices re- 
moved to Trenton on account of yellow 
fever ; will forward the President's an- 
swers to addresses from N. W. Terri- 
tory ; case of brig Sta. Rosalia; permit 
to clear not to be granted ; letters from 
Mr. King in Europe ; instructions and 
despatches to envoys published and ap- 
proved in Europe ; Directory more 
conciliatory ; European affairs. 9, 181, 
181^; 37,' 3:9. 

Aug. 21, 1798. Packet sent from 

England by Pedro Josef Caro; en- 



closes translation of Mr. C.'s letter, 9, 
205. 

Aug. 23, 1798. Enclosing ad- 
dresses from Lancaster, Pa., and letters 
from J. Q. Adams in Berlin. 9, 217. 

Aug. 28, 1798. The alien referred 

to in the letter sent by the President 
ought to be sent out of the country; 
defect in the alien law; Mr. J. Q. 
Adams's suggestion as to a contingent 
stipulation respecting neutral ships in 
the Swedish treaty. 37, 325 [copy J. 

Sept. 6, 1798. Report of C. Hum- 
phrey, messenger, concerning Gen. C. 
C. Pinckney ; death of Judge Wilson of 
the Supreme Court. 9, 286. 

Sept. 7, 1798. Address to the 

President from the Hawkins troop of 
horse ; letters received from J. Q. 
Adams ; application of Dr. Rush for 
the vacant seat in the Supreme Court 
for his brother. 9, 288. 

Sept. 11, 1798. Draught of a let- 
ter (not sent) giving opinion of cabinet 
officers on the question of priority of 
appointment of Gens. Hamilton and 
Knox. 9, 298. [Bi. 3, 426.] 

Sept. 11, 1798. Mr. Gerry at 

Paris, June 26, waiting for the ultima- 
tum of the Directory ; Gen. Pinckney 
at Lyons ; proposed mission of Dupont 
de Nemours for colonizing the upper 
Mississippi. 37, 335 [copy]. 

Sept. 14, 1798. Mr/Listoir's let- 
ter concerning the guns formerly belong- 
ing to South Carolina, now at Halifax ; 
recommends a frigate being sent for 
them ; probable that Great Britain will 
relinquish all claim to them. 37, 336 
[copy]. 

Sept. 15, 1 798. Cession of Castle 

Island, Boston, to the U. S. ; rumored 
arrival of a French Consul-General. 9, 
328 ; rumor explained, 345. 

Sept. 19, 1798. List of letters for- 
warded to Quincy. 9, 349. 

Sept. 20, 1798. High qualifications 

of Bushrod Washington, Esq., for Judge 
of the U. S. Supreme Court. 37, 338. 

Sept. 21, 1798. Copy of extract 

from Gen. Marshall's letter to Col. P., 
of Sept. 15, detailing circumstances of 
dinner given by Talleyrand, where Mr. 
Gerry and X, Y, and Z met. 23, 152. 

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Adams, John (continued). 

required in case of vessels carrying 
French persons out of the U. S., that 
collectors should ascertaiu that such ves- 
sels are not calculated for being made 
into privateers. 37, 341 [copy]. 

Sept. 24, 1793. Letters from Mr. 

J. Q. Adams in Berlin ; propositions 
made by the Swedish minister to Mr. 
Pinckney in 1793 were noticed by the 
government at that time ; correspon- 
dence with the Governor of Georgia ; 
apprehensive that Capt. Nicholson's cap- 
ture of the Niger was a blunder ; hope 
there may not be grievous complaints of 
plundering. 37, 342 [copy]. 

Sept. 29, 1798. From Geo. Cabot, 

on the question of seniority of Major- 
Generals ; inconsistency of observing 
Revolutionary rank ; Gen. Knox stirred 
up by other people ; no comparison be- 
tween him and Hamilton. 23, 161. 

Oct. 3,. 1798. Letters for J. Q. 

Adams sent for approval ; letters re- 
ceived from Mr. Murray ; arrival of Mr. 
Rutledge, Gen. Pinckney's secretary ; 
Mr. Gerry in England ; Gen. Pinckney 
at Bordeaux ; fleets in the Mediter- 
ranean. 37, 348 [copy]. 

Oct. 4, 1798. With letter from 

Hon. Theo. Foster ; Gen. Collot and 
some- other foreigners should be ex- 
pelled the country. 9, 426. 

Oct. 5, 1798. Instructions con- 
cerning licenses to carry away French 
passengers shall be forwarded to collect- 
ors ; Gen. Marshall declines seat in 
Supreme Court; Judge Washington to 
be commissioned in his place. 37, 351 
[copy], 

Oct. 6, 1798. Letter from American 

consul at Gibraltar; British and French 
fleets ; report of Mr. Gamble concern- 
ing public feeling in West Virginia and 
Tennessee ; satisfactory treaty with the 
Indians pending. 37, 352 [copy]. 

Oct. 11, 1798. Requesting decision 

m regard to sending out of the country 
Gen. Collot and other aliens considered 
dangerous. 9, 453. 

Oct. 13, 1798. Gen. Pinckney em- 
barked the middle of August for New 
York ; embargo taken off American 
ships ; Madame de Lafayette in Paris ; 
37, 356 [copy]. 



Oct. 15, 1798. With letters from 

Mr. J. Q. Adams at Berlin ; arrival of 
Gen. Pinckney ; pamphlet on the con- 
duct of the French in Switzerland 
[Lavater's ?J. 37, 357 [copy]. 

Oct. 18, 1798. On the question of 

Gen. Pinckney's waiting upon the Presi- 
dent at Quincy ; the arret of the taking 
off the embargo on American ships a 
fresh insult to the U. S. 12, 199. 

Oct. 19, 1798. Requesting infor- 
mation as to date of Judge Wilson's 
death. 12, 202. 

Oct. 20, 1798. Satisfaction at the 

President's approval of P.'s letter to the 
freeholders of Prince Edward County ; 
Hauteval's statement to Col. Trumbull 
that the bribe and loan demanded by 
the French Directory were indispensable 
to a peace. 12, 203. 

Oct. 20, 1798. From E. Gerry. 

Attempt to explain his alleged breach of 
trust, and to refute Mr. Pickering's 
statements. 9, 489 ; 23, 247. 

Oct, 22, 1798. With Address from 

Glynn County, Ga. ; pipe of wine im- 
ported for Mr. A. by H. Hill. 12, 208. 

Nov. 5, 1798. Reasons for declin- 
ing to publish Mr. Gerry's letter to 
the President; Mr. G.'s duplicity and 
treachery good grounds of impeachment, 
9, 565. [Ad. 8, 616.] 

Nov. 5, 1798. On the questions 

to be submitted to Congress; relations 
with France ; Mr. Gerry's conduct ; 
continuance of defensive measures ; the 
St. Croix boundary; line to be run 
between the United States and Florida. 
9, 567. 

Nov. 27, 1798. Matters to be 

laid before Congress in the President's 
message ; relations with France ; expedi- 
ency of vigorous preparations for war 
with France, without declaring it ; St. 
Croix boundary ; relations with Spain. 
9, 659. 

Dec. 11, 1798. Transmitting Mr. 

Gerry's letter of Oct 20 and Gen. Mar- 
shall's journal of proceedings of com-i 
missioners to France. 10, 37. 

Jan. 18, 1799. Defending the por-,1 

tions of Report on French affairs relat-i 
ing to Mr. Gerry, struck out by Presi-j 
dent Adams. 10, 245. 

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inations for the Council of the N. W. 
Territory, and lists of armed vessels, for 
the information of Congress. 10, 429. 

Mar. 19, 1799. In regard to 

despatches for St. Domingo seized on 
board ship Minerva at Charleston; James 
Reid a candidate for consulship at Can- 
ton. 10, 493. 

Mar. 30, 1799. Birth of a grand- 
daughter to the Queen of Portugal ; de- 
parture from the U. S. of the Chev de 
Freire, Portuguese Minister; march of 
troops to Northampton County, Pa. 
10, 528. 

Apr. 4, 1799. Arrival of Gen. 

Maitland and Col. Grant, on business 
of St. Domingo; departure of military 
force for Northampton County. 10, 
565. 

Apr. 5, 1799. Views of Great 

Britain on restraints to be imposed on 
commerce with St. Domingo ; Mr. Liston 
and Gen. Maitland invested with full 
power ; object of imposing any restraint 
to guard against the poison of French 
principle among the blacks. 37, 405 
[copy]. 

Apr. 12, 1799. Recommending 

that Mr. Evan Jones be appointed Con- 
sul at New Orleans. 10, 546 ; 37, 407. 

Apr. 17, 1799. Commission for 

Mr. Jones, Consul at New Orleans ; 
guns formerly taken from South Caro- 
lina given back by British government ; 
conferences with Gen. Maitland and Col. 
Grant respecting St. Domingo. 10, 
594. 

Apr. 23, 1799. Arrangements com- 
pleted with regard to St. Domingo ; 
satisfactory conference with Mr. Liston 
and Gen. Maitland. 37, 408 [copy]. 

Apr. 30, 1799. Patrick Henry de- 
clines appointment of envoy to France. 
10, 647. 

May 6, 1799. With draught of 

instructions to Mr. King for negotiating 
a treaty with Russia; opinion of the 
Cabinet that it is expedient to suspend 
the proposed negotiations with Turkey, 
with reasons ; Mr. Pollock resigned the 
consulship at New Orleans, and Mr. 
Jones appointed. 37, 412 [copy]. 

May 9, 1799. Acknowledgment 

of Mr. A.'s approval of arrangements 
for Si. Domingo. 11, 67. 



May 10, 1799. Request for ex- 
equaturs for British consuls in New 
England and the Carolinas ; conviction 
of John Fries the Pennsylvania insur- 
gent ; unanimity of the verdict ; an ex- 
ample should be made of him to secure 
future obedience to the laws. 37, 417. 
[Ad. 8, 643] [copy]. 

May 15, 1799. One of the persons 

accused of murder on the Hermione 
arrested at Charleston; question of de- 
livering him up to British authorities; 
is inclined to think he should be given 
up ; reasons for opinion ; Gov. Davie of 
North Carolina to retain his office for 
the 'present. 37, 419 [copy]. 

May 18, 1799. Mr. King's in- 
structions for treaty with Russia ; arrival 
of armed vessels at Algiers ; Mr. Lewis's 
motion for a new trial in case of John 
Fries has prevailed, to the surprise and 
chagrin of many. 11, 110. 

May 21, 1799. Advices from 

Algiers ; settlement of accounts between 
the U. S. and the Dey. 11, 132. 

May 21, 1799. Transmitting ac- 
counts of conduct of D. Hawley, consul 
at Havana; his unfitness for the posi- 
tion. 11, 133. 

May 29, 1799. With letters from 

Dr. Stevens ; in regard to opening the 
ports of St. Domingo. 37, 425 [copy]. 

May 30, June 1, 1799. Forward- 
ing letters of Gen. Toussaint; proclama- 
tion for renewing commerce with St. 
Domingo to be prepared. 11, 180, 192. 

June 4, 1799. Proposing John 

Morton as successor to D. Hawley, con- 
sul at Havana ; charges against Hawley 
confirmed. 11, 216. 

June 7, 1799. Report on affairs 

of St. Domingo ; Cabinet opinion on Dr. 
Stevens's despatches. 37, 42S [copy]. 

June 12, 1799. In regard to al- 
leged offence of Capts. Mugford and 
Laskey, in breaking open letters of Gov. 
DowHeswell of the Bahamas; no legal 
evidence ; and it is not so uncommon 
an offence for English officers to break 
the seals of American letters. 37, 433 
[copy]. 

June 12, 1799. In regard to re- 
newal of commercial intercourse with the 
Isle of France. 37, 434 [copy]. 

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Adams, John {continued). 

consul at Havana; to be accredited as 
U. S. agent if not received as consul; 
Mr. Yznardy's conduct and devotion to 
the interests of the U. S. deserving all 
praise. 11, 302. 

June 22, 1799. Two ports in St. 

Domingo open to trade from U. S. and 
Jamaica ; Col. Grant not allowed to re- 
main openly as British agent. 11, 315. 

June 24, 1799. In regard to the 

time of opening the St. Domingo ports 
by proclamation. 37, 440 [copy]. 

June 26, 1799. With form of exe- 
quatur for Mr. Barclay, British consul- 
general for Eastern States. 11, 327. 

June 27, 1799. Method of dis- 
tributing the President's proclamations 
for the renewal of commercial inter- 
course with St. Domingo. 11, 328, 329. 

June 29, 1799. Gov. Davie's ac- 
ceptance of commission of envoy to 
France. 11, 342. 

June 29, 1799. Formal appoint- 
ment of Wm. Savage as U. S. agent at 
Jamaica. 11, 343. 

July 5, 1799. Reports of Indian 

depredations in the Northwest Territory 
unfounded ; peaceable disposition of the 
Creeks. 11, 391. 

■ July 10, 1799. Draught of pardon 

for John Scotchler. 11, 413. 

July 11, 1799. Practices of Jacob 

Lewis, formerly consul at the Isle of 
Prance. 11, 414. 

July 11, 1799. S. S. Cooper rec- 
ommended as U. S. agent in place of 
Lewis. 11, 416. 

July 12, 1799. Noise made by the 

Aurora, and by persons devoted to 
Prance about some harmless letters of 
Mr. Liston to the Governor of Canada ; 
Mr. L. has given Col. P. the originals, 
which shall be sent to President Adams. 
11, 417. 

July 13, 1799. Enclosing pam- 
phlet ree'd from Hamburg ; J. Q. Adams 
and treaty with Prussia ; Indian affairs ; 
speech of Mcthlogy and false statements 
concerning Col. Hawkins; Mr. Seagrove 
and Mr. Barnard. 11, 429, 430. 

July 13, 1799. With letters from 

Mr. Liston; intercepting of his letters 
an outrage on the British government 
which should be noticed. 11 433. 



July 18, 1799. Proclamation for 

opening the ports of St. Domingo to be 
delivered to British cruisers ; Dr. Ste- 
vens's mistake as to ports. 11, 447. 

July 24, 1799. In regard to slander 

on President Adams in the Aurora; 
paper to be given to Mr. Rawle for an 
action for libel ; history of Wm. Duane 
the editor. 11, 487- 

July 29, 1799. Mr. W. V. Mur- 
ray's letter, acknowledging his appoint- 
ment as commissioner to treat with 
France; encloses letter to Talleyrand, 
with information of the appointment. 
11, 508. 

July 30, 1799. Enclosing Mr. R. 

King's letter about negotiations with 
Russia and Turkey. 11, 511. 

Aug. 1, 1799. In regard to com- 
mission of J. E. C. Schultze, Prussian 
consul at Baltimore. 11, 518. 

Aug. 1, 1799. Enclosing Aurora 

of July 12, 1799, containing seditious 
address by T. Cooper; Dr. Priestley's 
meddlesome conduct ; false information 
concerning Gen. Serrurier ; Gen. Collot 
and M. Letombe ; alien law a dead 
letter ; Duane, of the Aurora, prosecuted 
for libel on the President. 11, 524 
[Ad. 9, 5]. 

Aug. 23, 1799. Instructions for 

envoys to France preparing; alarm of 
yellow fever increasing in Philadelphia. 
11, 647. 

Sept. 6, 1799. Enclosing copy of 

treaty concluded with Prussia by J. Q. 
Adams. 12, 70. 

Sept. 9, 1799. Opinion of the 

Attorney- General and heads of depart- 
ments that no pardon should be granted 
to John Fries and others, Pennsylvania 
insurgents. 12, 35 [Ad. 9, 21]. 

Sept. 10, 1799. Forwards draught of 

instructions to envoys to France. 12, 36. 

Sept. 11, 1799.' Removal of public 

offices to Trenton on account of yellow 
fever ; remarks on the instructions to 
envoys to France ; another explosion in 
Paris expected ; expediency of suspend- 
ing mission until a more settled condi- 
tion. 12, 37 [Ad. 9, 23]. 

Sept. 24, 1799. In reference to 

the President's proposal to come to 
Trenton for consultation on the proposed 
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sirability of such a step, and of a personal 
interview with Judge Ellsworth and Gov. 
Davie. 12, 108 [Ad. 9, 36]. 

— Nov. 5, 1799. Inquiry from the 
King of Denmark made through Mr. 
It. King, whether a Danish Consul- 
General would be agreeable to the U. S. 

12, 307 [copy]. 

— Nov. 20, 1799. Matters relating 
to the State Department, for the Presi- 
dent's message ; renewal of intercourse 
with St. Domingo ; answer to application 
for renewal from Guadeloupe ; second 
mission to Erance ; dissolution of com- 
missions on the 6th and 7th articles of 
the British treaty ; insurrection in Penn- 
sylvania ; obstructions to running Flo- 
rida boundary line. 12, 359. 

— Dec. 17, 1799. Observations on 
the abuse of his official powers by John 
Marsden Pintard, consul at Madeira, 
and recommendation that he be removed 
from office. 12, 463. 

— Jan. 2, 1S00. Recommendation of 
certain allowances to Mr. Sitgreaves, on 
his going to London as Com'r on the 6th 
article of the British treaty; and that 
D. Lenox, U. S. agent in London, be 
allowed an increase of salary. 13, 8. 

— Jan. 17, 1800. Enclosing letters 
from Barbary States and asking the 
President's decision on the present of 
jewels demanded by the Bey of Tunis. 

13, 84. 



— Jan. 30, 1800. 
Marion Lamar as 
13, 143. 

— Feb. 20, 1800. 



Recommending Mr. 
consul at Madeira. 

Mr. Liston's appli- 
cation for restoration of three American 
vessels, rescued from British captors, 
and his project of a mutual delivery of 
deserters ; the latter entirely inadmis- 
sible. 13, 205. [Wait 5, 268.] 

— Feb. 20, 1800. Application for a 
nolle prosequi in case of Robert Fisher. 
13 211. 

— Mar. 21, 1800. Report of the 
Secretaries of State and War on a new 
road through land of the Cherokees in 
Tennessee. 13, 302. 

— Mar. 29, 1800. Opinion on the 
application for a nolle prosequi in the 
case of Capt. Levin Jones, charged with 
murder; that the application should 
not be granted. 13, 335. 



May 9, 1800. Opinion signed by 

the five Cabinet officers, that it is ex- 
pedient and for the interest of the U. S. 
to discontinue restrictions on commercial 
intercourse with Hispaniola (St. Do- 
mingo). 13, 492. 

May 10, 1800. Submitting letter 

of W. H. Harrison, nominating various 
persons for offices in the N. W. Territory. 
13, 496. 

May 12, 1800. With documents 

relative to calumnies propagated by 
Jacob Mayer against Dr Stevens ; evi- 
dence sufficient to vindicate Dr. S. and 
prove Mr. M. unworthy of any public 
office. 38, 17 [copy]. 

May 12, 1800. " Mr. Jacob Mayer's 

slanders against Dr. Stevens, and insin- 
uations against the President and Secre- 
taries. 38, 19, 21 [copy]. 

May 12, 1800. Co'l. P. declines to 

resign his office as requested by Mr. 
Adams. 13, 499. [Bi. 3, 487.] 

Aug. 2, 1822. Requesting an ac- 
count of the facts attending the drawing 
up the Declaration of Independence, 
and the amount of credit to be given to 
Jefferson as the author. 15, 280 ; 50, 
167. 

Aug. 13, 1822. Thanks for infor- 
mation concerning the Declaration of 
Independence; Mr. Leonard, not J. 
Sewall, the author of the letters of Mas- 
sachusettensis. 15, 282. 

Adams, John. Arrives from Europe, 1779, 
with good news (/. dickering), 5, 121 ; 
letter of reproof received by him from 
Chancellor Livingston for signing the 
treaty of 1783 without the advice and 
consent of France (/. Jay), 14, 256 ; 
(J. Wagner), 270 , his firm and decided 
tone respecting France, 1797 (R.King), 
6, 315 ; debates on his address of May 
15, 1797 (W. V. Murray), 37, 184; 
his war preparations discouraged by Con- 
gress (/. /. U. Rkarch), 6, 399; lays 
despatches of envoys before Congress, 
1798 (W. V. Murray), 8, 307; author- 
ized to adopt defensive measures against 
France (/. Q. Adams), 323 ; confidence 
in his policy toward France restored by 
despatches of envoys (W. Smith), 32S ; 
his forbearance towaid France (/. Se- 
vier), 471 ; spurious letter from, in a 
Richmond paper (E. Carrington), 9, 99 ; 



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Adams, John (continued). 

nomination of Col. Smith for Adjutant- 
General negatived by the Senate (/. 
Jay), 72; (G. Washington), 269; (T. 
Williams), 13, 513 ; mistaken ideas in re- 
gard to the Major-Generals (G. Washing- 
ton), 9, 267, 309; (G. Cabot), 358; 
estimate of (G. Washington), 270; his 
dislike of Hamilton (R. King), 238 ; 47, 
128; 55, 208, 240; letter of remon- 
strance from Cabinet officers on his 
nomination of Knox for senior major- 
general (G. Washington), 9, 339 ; yields 
and confirms Washington's nomination 
of Hamilton (B. Goodhue), 435 ; con- 
tends for Knox's "legal right" to the 
office (G. Washington), 309; libellous 
letter on, by Mr. Clopton (E. Carring- 
ton), 9, 512 ; calumnies respecting his 
undue attachment to England (■/. Hen- 
dricks), 395 ; his weakness for E. Gerry 
(G. Cabot), 614; high opinion of J. 
Marshall (G. Cabot), 615; leaves Phila- 
delphia for Quincy in great press of offi- 
cial business (R. King), 10, 477 ; idea in 
his address to Congress of sending 
another minister to France much to be 
regretted (W. V. Murray), 39; (G. 
Cabot), 317; nominates W V. Murray 
(R. King), 394 ; account of the visit 
of remonstrance of the Senate committee 
on the nomination (R. Stockton), 31, 
366 ; (J. Ross), 373 ; account of a 
stormy interview with him (B. Good- 
hue), 26, 142 ; his Cabinet ignorant 
of and disgusted at the nomination 
(G. Cabot), 10, 401; his character and 
the confidence of the Federalists gone 
(G. Cabot), 402 ; satirized in Porcu- 
pine's Gazette, and bepraised by the 
Aurora (G. Cabot), 402 ; galled by the 
Aurora's praise (G. Cabot), 302; his 
nomination of a minister to France de- 
feats the mission to Russia and Turkey 
(G. Washington), 404; dissatisfaction 
and regret of the country (R. King), 
406 ; inconsistency of his private speech 
and public action (R. King), 453; 
(S. Higginson), 25, 234, approves ar- 
rangements made in his absence for 
. renewing intercourse with St. Domingo 
(R. King), 11, 65 ; the true cause of 
the country less in jeopardy under Jef- 
ferson than under him (D. Humphreys), 
166 ; errors in his reasoning concerning 



the mission to France, 1799 (G. Washing- 
ton), 12, 270; (R. King), 315; his 
reasons for deciding on it without con- 
sultation with his Cabinet as recited by 
Judge Ellsworth (G. Washington), 270; 
orders mission to proceed {B. Goodhue), 
258; (G. Cabot), 261; his prediction 
that the French Republic would last 
seven years from 1799 against that of 
W. V. Murray that it would not last 
six mouths (G. Cabot), 261; (R. 
King), 315 ; imagines that the second 
mission would not succeed, and that 
he should declare war (F. Ames), 
365 ; (S. Higginson), 25, 109 ; part of 
his message relating to the mission re- 
ceived with marked disapprobation by 
the Senate (O. Ellsworth), 13, 24; the 
mission the result of intrigue with Dem- 
ocratic leaders (W. Grosvenor), 14, 432; 
(R. Stockton), 30, 264; to, 15, 267; 
(J. Ross), 31, 265 ; to, 15, 268 ; (C. 
Carroll), 16, 304; removal of Col. 
Pickering from office, 26, 110; (D. 
Humphreys), 11, 165 ; supposed reasons 
for the removal, 46, 73, 85 ; (T. Wil- 
liams), 13, 514 ; (C C. Pinckney), 520; 
(/. Pickering, Jr.), 531 ; (/. Ross), 
14, 321 ; attributed to an agreement 
with Democratic leaders to secure his 
own election, 54, 242 ; (B. Goodhue), 

13, 526 ; (/. Bickering, Jr.), 539 ; (W. 
Smith), 532 a; (R. King), 534a; (S. 
P. Gardner), 551; (/. Wagner), 29, 
331 ; (T. C. Bowie), 43, 297 ; supposi- 
tion confirmed by Mr. Gunn and another 
Virginian (R. King), 13, 534 a; copy 
of certificate (H. Kimball), 26, 365^; 
(T. C. Bowie), 14, 293; (S. Chase), 

14, 325; (J. Ross), 29, 413; to, 
14, 321 ; (R. H. Goldsborough), 31, 
265 ; history of his action in pardoning 
the condemned Pennsylvanian insurgents 
(/. Pickering, Jr.), 13, 542 ; (C. Gore), 
548; (S. P. Gardner), 551; his inor- 
dinate vanity (T. Williams), 13, 515,;! 
517 ; facts, sentiments and prophecies 
concerning (T. Williams), 38, 24 ; (C. C 
Pinckney), 13, 515, 520 ; his letters to 
the Boston Patriot (J. McHenry), 
29, 417 ; (S. Chase), 14, 325 ; Judge 
Chase's contempt for him (S. Chase), jj 
29, 332 ; remarks on his correspondence 
with Cunningham (J. Lowell), 15, 310, 
315 : remarks on, after his death (S. 



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HISTORICAL INDEX. 



Gile), 16, 123 ; on his letter to E. Gerry 
against the order of the Cincinnati 
(/. Marshall), 329 ; Gov. Hutchinson's 
estimate of his character (C Carroll), 
30 S ; (/• Marshall), 329 ; his affecta- 
tion of believing in the Essex Junto as an 
oligarchical faction (S. Higginson), 26, 
15 ; his vanity, and jealousy and envy 
of Washington (C. Carroll), 28, 439 ; 
(G. Cabot), 38, 34 ; wanting in sincerity 
(£. Cabot), 35 ; his repulse of Gen. 
H. Lee and others who tried to persuade 
him of the perfidy of Democratic leaders 
and his delusion respecting Jefferson 
(H. Lee), 29, 395 ; (T. Sm), 30, 331. 
(See also Cunningham correspondence.) 
Anecdotes of intercourse with, and cor- 
respondence in regard to the framing 
of the Declaration of Independence, 
50, 158 ; Adams and Jefferson and their 
eulogists, 220 ; their dissensions and 
reconciliation, 47, 17 ; 52, 119 ; com- 
pared with Cicero, 255 ; remarks on his 
Discourses on Davila, 52, 40 ; the 
story of Col. P. having been removed 
from office for suppressing despatches 
originated by him (J. Pickering, Jr.), 
38, 156 ; secret of his dislike of Wash- 
ington and Hamilton, 51, 163 ; remarks 
on, 46, 73, 85, 220, 228; account of 
his letter to Tench Coxe, expressing 
fears of British influence in the govern- 
ment, 1792, 53, 214; queries and re- 
marks suggested by his letters to the 
Boston Patriot, 1808, 54, 129, 130, 
251 ; account given by Mr. Bailey of 
Maryland of his being waited on by a 
Democratic committee in 1799 who 
promised not to oppose his re-election 
on condition of his sending another peace 
mission to Prance and dismissing Pick- 
ering and McHenry, 55, 170; his 
remark to Samuel Ewing concerning 
Democrats, 55, 208 ; objections of Par- 
sons, Cabot, and Hisrginson to his elec- 
tion, 208 ; calls Washington a great 
man, because he could keep his mouth 
shut, 221 ; displeasure expressed to Dr. 
Gray, at being mentioned as on a level 
with Washington, 222. 
Adams, John Quincy, 6th President of 
the U. S., 1767-1848. Nov. 15, 1795. 
Mr. Randolph's resignation and letter 
of vindication ; popular meetings against 
the treaty ; pacification of Indian tribes ; 



affairs in Prance, Holland, and England ; 
discontents and bread riots in England. 
20, 96. [Bi. 3, 207-] 

Dec. 22, 1795. Political affairs in 

England; French and Dutch affairs; 
account of the selfish commercial policy 
of Great Britain; ultimate triumph of 
American system, with perseverance. 
20, 118. 

Sept. 25, 1798. To J. Adams. 

Mr. Gerry charmed with the words of 
the Directory and duped by their pro- 
fessions ; has neither spirit nor penetra- 
tion to cope with them. 54, 29 [copy]. 

Mar. 11, 1804. In regard to state- 
ment which he was requested to make 
of the circumstances of the proceedings 
for impeachment of Judge Pickering of 
New Hampshire. 27, 85. 

Adams, John Quincy. Aug. 25, 1795. 
Instructions iu regard to the exchange 
of ratifications of the treaty with Great 
Britain. 35, 217, 221 [copy] [Bi. 3, 
243.] 

Sept. 10, 1795. Treaty with Great 

Britain and course taken by E. Ran- 
dolph. 6, 110. [Bi. 3, 200.] 

Sept. 12, 1795. Transmitting pa- 
pers relating to the affair of Capt. Home 
and the Africa, with instructions to de- 
mand reparation; affair of the Hermi- 
one. 35, 254. 

Nov. 23, 1795. Matter of regula- 
tions concerning the giving of passports ; 
can wait until a Secretary of State is 
appointed ; Mr. Parish, consul at Ham- 
burg. 35, 317 [copy]. 

Jan. 15, 1796. Explaining reasons 

why Mr. A.'s orders from Mr. Randolph 
the late Secretary of State to repair to 
London to negotiate certain articles of 
the British treaty are now revoked ; Col. 
P.'s nomination to the State department ; 
Mr. Pinckney's return from Madrid. 
36, 5 [copy]. 

June 11, 1796. Mr. A. appointed 

U. S. minister to Portugal, but desired 
to remain a short time longer at the 
Hague on account of the necessity for 
Col. Humphrey's stay at Lisbon to at- 
tend to affairs with Algiers. 36, 112 
[copy]. 

Sept. 3, 1796. Mr. A.'s interesting 

communications acknowledged ; hopes 
in future to be a more punctual corre- 



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Adams, John Quincy (continued}. 

spondent ; gives reasons for inattention, 
in the burden of care of two Cabinet 
offices at once. 36, 223 [copy]. 

Sept. 28, 1796. Mr. Van Polanen, 

the new minister from Holland ; the 
President unprepared to direct any defi- 
nite negotiations at present; desires 
that the good dispositions of the U. S. 
may be manifested to the Dutch Re- 
public. 36, 261 [copy]. 

Nov. 26, 1796. Answers to ques- 
tions contained in Mr. A.'s letters ; can 
see no foundation for complaint of 
merchants in the American trade on 
account of the prohibition of exporting 
certain articles ; conduct to be pursued 
toward the new government of Holland ; 
the Wilmington Packet; advances to 
M. de Lafayette ; M. Adet's letter of 
complaint. 36, 301 [copy]. 

Dec. 9, 1796. Affectionate and re- 
spectful reception of Gen. Washington's 
address to the people of the U. S. in 
State Legislatures ; indignation excited 
by the decree of the Directory and the 
insulting language of M. Adet ; Adams 
and Pinckney chosen in New Jersey for 
President and Vice-President. 36, 318 
[copy]. 

Jan. 17, 1797. M. Adet's letter of 

complaint and the threatening measures 
of the French government rendered ne- 
cessary an exhaustive review of the 
transactions of the U. S. to be laid 
before Congress, and set forth in a letter 
to Gen. Pinckney ; hopes of its and his 
success in vindicating the U. S. govern- 
ment ; depredations in the West Indies ; 
Adams and Jefferson elected. 37, 3 
[copy]. 

Feb. 17, 1797. With commission, 

etc., asU. S. minister to Portugal; in 
regard to introducing American flour 
into Portugal and extending our com- 
mercial relations with that country; 
request to examine the possibility of 
opening a trade with Brazil; consular 
fees; consulate at Lisbon; Mr. A.'s 
salary and outfit ; Col. Humphreys to 
continue Barbary negotiations. 37, 43 
[copy]. 

Feb. 18, 1797. Claim of Condy 8r. 

Co. for the Wilmington Packet ; claim 
nearly hopeless, but a just one and ought 



not to be abandoned ; N. Rousselet to be 
commissioned consul at Demerara ; com- 
plaints of Dutch government through 
Mr. Van Polanen instigated by the 
French ; hopes of peace in Europe. 37, 
46 [copy]. 

Mar. 15, 1797. Desirability of Mr. 

A.'s remaining at the Hague until his 
successor arrives ; Mr. W. V. Murray 
appointed; reports that Lord Malmes- 
bury had left Paris and that the Direc- 
tory refused to receive Gen. Pinckney ; 
continued depredations by the French 
in the West Indies; their villauy and 
rapacity only surpassed by the African 
barbarians. 37, 82 [copy]. 

Apr. 8, 1797. The subjugation of 

the Dutch Republic to France excites 
regret, but no surprise ; the resentment 
of France against the U. S. probably 
arises from our opposition to their treat- 
ing us in the same way ; they endeavor 
now by their depredations on our com- 
merce to do by terror what they could 
not do by flattery; men in important 
situations here affect to apologize for 
their atrocities ; uprightness of our gov- 
ernment. 37, 106 [copy]. 

May 16, 1797. With the Pre- 
sident's speech at the extraordinary ses- 
sion of Congress ; hopes its firmness 
will excite a corresponding sentiment 
among the people ; the session to be 
extremely interesting. 37, 160 [copv] 
[Bi. 3, 370]. 

May 27, 1797. Mr. A. nominated 

minister to the court of Berlin ; doubts 
of some senators as to the necessity of 
extending our diplomatic relations ; ad- 
vice to delay his voyage to Lisbon ; 
reports of Congress on French spolia- 
tions and the refusal to receive Gen. 
Pinckney; Mr Adams's remarks con- 
cerning Holland. 37, 171 [copy]. 

July 15, 1797- Appointment as 

minister to Berlin; refusal of Spaniards 
to surrender military posts on the Mis- 
sissippi. 6, 422. 

Nov. 25, 1797. President's speech ; 

relations with France ; affairs on the i 
Mississippi ; correspondence with Chev. 
de Yrujo. 7, 464. 

Mar. 17, 1798. French assump- ; 

tion and rapacity. 8, 206. 

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erick William II. of Prussia ; congratu- 
lations to be offered bis successor ; Mr. 
A. appointed commissioner to negotiate 
a treaty with Sweden ; news from the 
envoys ; no hope of their being received ; 
anxiety for the facts to be laid before 
Congress, that they may see the necessity 
of defensive measures ; Mississippi forts 
to be evacuated ; letters and newspapers. 
37, 277 [copy]. 

Apr. 10, 1798. Publication of de- 
spatches from envoys to Prance ; change 
in public sentiment ; Federal majorities. 

8, 323. 

- — Apr. 20, 1798. Alterations to be 
made in treaties with Sweden and 
Prussia ; not prepared as yet to return 
an answer to Mr. Maisonneuve. 37, 296. 

May 7, 1798. Preparations for de- 
fence ; arming of merchant vessels ; 
increase of army. 8, 421. 

May 26, 1798. Death of Prederick 

William II. of Prussia; P. W. Lutze 
appointed consul at Stettin ; muskets to 
be purchased in Germany for U. S. 8, 
483. 

May 28, 1798. Count Haugwitz' 

plan of combining against England, in- 
expedient; Prance only restrained by 
England; U. S. navy; audacity of 
French privateers ; mischievous influ- 
ence of opposition in Congress. 8, 
481. 

July 9, 1798. Privateers fitting 

out ; preparations for war. 9, 20. 

July 14, 1798. Direct tax imposed 

by Congress ; rising of Congress ; change 
of public sentiment in the West in re- 
gard to Prance. 9, 39. [Bi. 3, 380.] 

July 16, 1798. Acceptance of com- 
mand of the army by Gen. Washington. 

9, 52. 

Nov. 6, 1798. United States not 

anxious to renew treaties with Prussia 
and Sweden; St. Croix boundary line 
fixed ; boundary line between U. S. and 
Plorida begun. 9, 580. 

Dec. 12, 1798. No necessity or 

disposition to introduce foreign officers 
into our service, especially Prenchmen ; 
disappointment and disgust caused by 
Prench artillery instructors ; remark- 
able change of political opinion in the 
Southern States ; Federalist majorities. 
37, 369 [copy]. 



■ Peb. 1, 1799. Report on relations 

with Prance ; probability and advantages 
of independence of St. Domingo; in- 
crease of the navy. 10, 304. 

Mar. 7, 1799. Increase of army 

and navy by Congress ; retaliatory meas- 
ures for arret treating American seamen 
as pirates ; nomination of envoys to 
Prance; battle between the Constella- 
tion and Insurgent; Toussaint and St. 
Domingo. 10, 456. 

— - Apr. 24, 1799. Insurrection in 
Northumberland County, Penn. ; coasts 
of U. S. cleared of Prench privateers; 
capture and refitting of the Insurgent; 
regulations of Great Britain and the 
U. S. for commerce with St. Domingo. 
10, 632. 

May 7, 1799. Draughts on Bird, 

Savage and Bird ; Federalist majorities ; 
war declared by France against Austria 
and Tuscany. 11, 51. 

June 3, 1799. Transmitting copy 

of Mr. King's instructions for the treaty 
with Russia ; instructions to concur with 
Prussia and Sweden in the article of 
contraband of war; arrangements with 
St. Domingo. 11, 202. 

Aug. 6, 1799. Negotiations with 

Prussia satisfactorily concluded; battle 
in St. Domingo ; secession of American 
commissioners on 6th article of the 
British treaty. 11, 567. 

Oct. 4, 1799. Copy of treaty 

with Prussia received ; divisions in the 
board of commissioners on claims of 
British subjects ; suspension of mission 
to Prance. 12, 147. 

Oct, 14, 1799 Advices from 

Europe ; landing of the English in Hol- 
land and surrender of the Dutch; defeat 
and death of Joubert; American prop- 
erty respected at Leghorn, by Gen. 
Miolis, a Revolutionary officer. 12, 176. 

Jan. 7, 1800. Death of Gen. 

Washington and funeral honors ; com- 
mand of army devolving on Hamilton ; 
motion to disband the new regiments ; 
instructions to Mr. King concerning ex- 
planatory article in British treaty ; war 
in St. Domingo. 13, 33. 

Peb. 28, 1800. Mr. Paleski to take 

charge of ratified treaty with Prussia; 
Swedish Consul to administer Prussian 
affairs. 13, 229. 



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John Quincy (continued). 

Apr. 21, 1800. Letter of recom- 
mendation of Bernard Smith, jr. 13, 
301. 

Mar. 10, 1804. Judge Pickering 

of N. H. to be condemned unheard; 
suggestion that all Senators, who desire 
to bear testimony against this mockery 
of justice, should subscribe a fair state- 
ment of the case ; request to Mr. A. 
to draw up such a statement. 14, 105- 

Adams, John Quincy. Appointed to the 
Prussian mission (/ Adams), 7, 385 ; 
(S. Williams), 37, 175 ; opinion on the 
conduct of Trance toward the U. S. in 
1797 (£. Washington), 37, 108 ; free- 
dom of expression in his letters con- 
cerning the Dutch government (W. V. 
Murray), 7, 241 ; 37, 167 ; complained 
of by them (R. Van Polanen), 8, 305 ; 
valuable letter on European affairs, 1795 
(S. Higginson), 20, 32; misrepresen- 
tations of Virginia politicians coucerning 
his allowance for outfit (W, B. Grove), 
10, 384; contends for the right of the 
U. S. to send consuls to Dutch colonies 
(W. V. Murray), 12, 5 ; goaded by 
Jeffersonians into voting against the 
constitutional amendment of 1803 (B. 
Goodhue), 14, 66 ; criticisms of his opin- 
ions on the constitutional amendment 
relating to the choice of President and 
the Louisiana purchase (S. Higginson), 
14, 81 ; (T. Williams), 38, 63 ; incon- 
sistencies in regard to embargo bill (G. 
Cabot), 207; 55, 249; extraordinary 
expressions of confidence in Jefferson 
(T. Williams), 38, 122 ; compared to a 
kite without a tail (S. Higginson), 27, 
57 ; criticisms of his letter to H. G. Otis 
to counteract Col. P.'s letter to Gov. 
Sullivan on the embargo (C. G. Cabot), 
28, 287 ; (G. Cabot), 289 ; (T. Wil- 
liams), 292; 55, 244; his report on 
the trial of Senator John Smith of Ohio 
seriously disapproved (W. Rawle), 28, 
143 ; (R. King), 145 ; a violent attack 
on law courts and judicial proceedings 
(./. Hopkinson), 158; a glaring and 
dangerous attack on the best parts of 
the Constitution (R. Peters), 193 ; his 
unwarrantable insinuations against Judge 
Marshall (T. Williams), 134 ; his aspi- 
rations to the Presidency, and Chief 
Justice Parsons's comparison of the two 



Adamses (C F. Mercer), 15, 277 ; (/. 
Marshall), 355 ; circumstances of his 
nomination to the Russian mission (i. 
Harris), 298 ; message nominating him, 
54, 191; "the banished Aristides " 
(W. Coleman), 15, 355; pamphlet of 
Servius Sulpitius criticising his Fourth 
of July oration, 1821 (W. Coleman), 15, 
409 ; message on the Panama mission 
an excellent state paper (E. H. Mills), 
16, 118 ; unprincipled and a hypocrite 
(W. Coleman), 32, 117 ; bitter temper 
and political apostasy (E. Baylies), 32, 
407 ; to, 16, 244 ; question of his being a 
freemason (E. Baldwin), 32, 345 ; (P. 
Van Coetlandt), 354 ; to, 16, 291 ; 
(J. Bartlett), 32, 366 ; (T. Lyman, 
Jr.), 362 ; to, 16, 261 ; approval of his 
Presidential acts ( W. Coleman), 16, 208 ; 
essays signed Publicola in answer to T. 
Paine written by him, 53, 207 ; his mis- 
take in regard to the colonial trade with 
England, 46, 351 ; comparison with Jack- 
son as a Presidential candidate, 47, 108 ; 
(Z. Williams), 16, 247; withdrawal of 
confidence in, by W. B. Giles, 46, 185 ; 
animosity toward Great Britain, 353; 
remarks on his relations with Henry 
Clay, 47, 99 ; 50, 208 ; his support of 
the embargo ; article in reply to Patriot 
[cutting from Salem Gazette, Sept. 24, 
1824], 55, 226^ ; his talents much over- 
rated, 227 ; reasons for his being taken 
up by the Democratic party, 241; 
remarks on his Appendix to new ed. of 
letter to H. G. Otis, 49, 246; notes 
on his Review of Ames's works, 55, 
315. 

Adams, Samuel, pseud. ? [the Revolu- 
tionary leader died in 1803]. July 23, 
1808. Information concerning the ne- 
gotiation of the peace of 1783. [Copy 
from the N. Y. American Citizen.] 54, 
149. Authorship of the article attri- 
buted by Thos. Johnson to John Adams. 
29, 107. 

Adams, Samuel, Gov. Hutchinson's com- 
parison of him with John Adams (C. 
Carroll). 16, 308. 

Adams, S. and /., Wilmington, Del. May 
7, 1799. Printing Laws of U. S. 11, 
55. 

Adams, Thos. B., son of President John 
Adams. Cordial reception by the Di- 
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regard to the change of government in 
the Netherlands approved, 1796 (67. 
Washing ton). 36, 161. 
Adams §• Loring, Boston. Apr. 24, 1798. 
Case of ship Circumnavigator. 8, 379. 

Feb. 13, 1799. Answer to applica- 
tion for certificates in case of brig John 
and Sally. 10, 3 S3. 

Mar. 30, 1799. Passports of W. 

R. and C. W. Apthorp ; role d'equipage 
absolutely not necessary to American 
vessels. 10, 529. 

Adams, polacca, condemned by Judge 
Keesall at Bermuda on the pretext that 
she was commanded by a British subject 
(R. King). 12, 137. 

Adams County, Mississippi Territory, pre- 
sentment of grievances by the grand jury 
of, 1799, 54, 51; observations on (W. 
Sargent). 24, 364. 

Addison, Alexander, of Kentucky. Nov. 
22, 1798. Packages of his Charge on 
Liberty of Speech for distribution; 
Jacobinism in Kentucky, fostered by 
Israel's Herald of Freedom ; false im- 
pressions given the people. 23, 322. 

Addison, Alexander. Nov. 30, 1798. His 
Charge on Liberty of Speech and the 
Press to be distributed ; Chauvet's and 
Lavater's pamphlets. 9, 673. 
— Dec. 28, 1798. Distribution of 
pamphlets and papers. 10, 142. 

Address to the People of the U. S., notes 
and memoranda for. 51, 377. 

Addresses to. the people of the U. S. on 
the conduct of the past and present ad- 
ministrations, 1811. 48, 72 ; 49, 1. 

Adelaide, Spanish schooner, capture of, by 
a British privateer (Chev. de Trujo). 
12, 121, 158. 

\det. Pierre Axtoixe, French minister 
to the U. S., 1763-1832. Jan. 1, 1796. 
To President Washington. With the 
national flag of France, presented by the 
Convention to the U. S. [In French ] 
41, 267. 

Jan. 30, 1797. To Silas Hathaway. 

Inquiry as to Mr. H.'s personal knowl- 
edge of the bearer of a certain letter. 
«., 340. 

Mar. 30, 1797. Certificate of ac- 
knowledgment of the services of Col. 
David McLane. 41, 342. 

idet, Pierre A., Minister of France. Aug. 
25, 1795. All proper reparation has 



been demanded for the outrage "by Capt. 
Home on M. Fauchet; the corvette 
Cassius must await the decision of the 
U. S. courts, as a vessel illegally armed 
and equipped within the jurisdiction of 
the U. S. ; engagements with France 
not weakened by treaty with Great 
Britain. 35, 220 [copy J. 

Sept. 14, 1795. Mr. J. Sinclair's 

claim on the French Government for 
flour delivered by him ; M. Letombc's 
evasions. 35, 260. 

Sept. 17, 1795. Requesting his 

interposition in the case of the American 
brig Olio, condemned at Aux Cayes. 

35, 263. 

Oct. 12, 1795. Requesting infor- 
mation as to order, said to have been 
given by the government of France, 
condemning neutral vessels carrying pro- 
visions to ports of her enemies. 35, 
296 [copy]. 

Jan. 4, 1796. Proceedings on the 

occasion of the presentation of the na- 
tional colors of France to the U. S. 36, 
1 [copy]. 

Apr. 7, 1796. Imprisonment of 

Henry Alexander in St. Domingo ; 
thanks for M. Adet's past intercession, 
and request for farther assistance. 36, 
44 [copy]. 

June 2, 1796. In regard to com- 
plaints against Mr. Parish, U. S. Consul 
at Hamburg ; defence of Mr. P.'s char- 
acter and explanation of his transactions ; 
to maintain the proper impartiality, how- 
ever, the President has determined to 
appoint another consul. 36, 77 [copy]. 

June 17, 1796. In view of the late 

capture of an American vessel by a 
French privateer, Mr. R. King requests 
an open letter to French naval com- 
manders to protect his vesse'l on her 
voyage to England. 36, 120 [copy]. 

Nov. 8, 1796. In regard to French 

captures in the West Indies ; requests 
information as to the footing on which 
American commerce is to stand with 
France ; arbitrary nature of captures. 

36, 293 [copy]. 

Nov. 19, 1796. Acknowledging 

Mr. A.'s note of complaints against the 
U. S. Government ; although Mr. A. 
considers his ministerial function sus- 
pended, Col. P. sends him an answer to 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Adet, Pierre A. {continued). 
his note respecting French prizes taken 
into Charleston, etc. 36, 297 [copy]. 

Adet, Pierre A. Members of Congress 
bribed by him for early information of 
British treaty of 1795 (67. Washington), 
9, 521 ; 37, 503 ; unsatisfactory answers 
concerning the capture of the Mount 
Vernon by the Flying Fish (G. Wash- 
ington), 20, 240, 285 ; private negotia- 
tions with citizens of Kentucky (H. 
Marshall), 423 ; his letter containing 
complaints against the U. S. (R. Troup), 
21, 17 ; (C. C. Pinckney), 36, 288, 
304; (/. Q.Adams), 301; impropriety 
of his publication of his note to Col. P. 
in the Aurora (C C. Pinckney), 36, 288; 
(/. Q. Adams), 301 ; attempt to excite 
insurrection in Canada (R. King), 37, 
190; {A. Fllicott), 222. 

Adjutant-General, Col. P. appointed to 
office of, 1777 (G. Washington), 17, 
18, 21 ; to, 5, 45, general order con- 
cerning, 56, 138 ; great labor and ex- 
pense of office (A. Scammell), 17, 86, 
1G6; accounts of disbursements by Col. 
P. as, 56, 140, 157; private account 
as, 168. 

Adlum, John. June 26, 1791. Is au- 
thorized by the surveyor-general of Penn- 
sylvania to execute a warrant of survey 
of land granted to Cornplanter; expected 
to meet him at the treaty ; as he will 
not be there, requests Col. P. to settle 
with him the time at which the survey 
shall be made. 61, 238. 

Aug. and Sept. 1794. Extracts of 

letters to Gen. Wilkins containing infor- 
mation given him by Cornplanter con- 
cerning a probable outbreak of hostilities 
from the Six Nations. 62, 87 [news- 
paper cutting]. 

Admiralty Court, Col. P.'s acceptance of 
office of Judge of, 1775 {Council of 
Mass. Bay), 5, 28 ; libels in (/. Picker- _ 
ing), 41 ; act concerning fitting out of ' 
armed vessels (W. Sever), 33. 

Africa, frigate, outrages committed by, 1795 
(P. Bond), 6, 108; escape of Medusa 
from (G. Washington), 20, 45, 54. 
{Src also Home, Capt. R.) 

Agriculture, collection of miscellaneous pa- 
pers on subjects connected with, 45; 
teaching of, in schools and colleges (S. 

• Phillips, Jr.), 19, 319; 53, 189; 



state of, in Pennsylvania and New Jer- 
sey, 1779, 5, 120; Dr. Moyes's lec- 
tures on a rural academy, 53, 171. 
Akin, James, an artist. Oct. 31, 1805. 
Drawing made by him of Col. P. ; 
wishes to engrave and publish ; presents 
for Col. P.'s little daughters ; descrip- 
tion of mammoth vegetables; request 
for recommendation to Mr. T. Parsons, 
to assist him in lawsuit [with E. M. 
Blunt]. 43, 68. 

Nov. 1805. Letter in vindication 

of himself from the slanders of persecu- 
tors m Newburyport. 43, 69. 

Jan. 2, 1806. Complaints of being 

misunderstood by Col. P. 53, 72. 

Akin, James. Nov. 5, 8, 1805. Letters 
of friendly advice about his affairs, re- 
commending modesty and industry. 14, 
135, 136. 

Alcock, Mansel. Apr. 1, 1778. Avarice 
and selfishness of persons owning provi- 
sions ; attempt of the Derbys to deprive 



of 



commissions. 



17, 



small privateers 
133. 

Alert, brig, claim on Spain for condemna- 
tion of (P. Dodge). 11, 332. 

Alexander, William, of Baltimore. Feb. 
5, 1816. Soliciting Col. P.'s attention 
to the case of Dr. Smith and a vaccina- 
tion law ; the Chesapeake and Delaware 
Canal. 31, 25. 

Alexander, William. Apr. 28, 1816. Dr. 
Smith and vaccination ; Congress has no 
constitutional power to grant money in 
such a case. 15, 119. 

Algiers, Dey of, frigate Crescent built for 
him (T. Newman), 41, 320, 334; to, 
7, 130, 266, 423, 580; (T Thompson), 
207, 263, 279, 305, 418, 439, 444, 452, 
470, 500, 549; (T Francis), 308, 458; 
(D. Humphreys), 396; (O. Wolcott), 
174, 275 ; (S'. Hodgdon), 209 ; (-/ Bar- 
lore), 37, 151 ; her dimensions (</. Mc- 
Henry), 36, 145 ; guns cast for her| 
(S. Hughes), 1, 129 ; (— Da Costa),, 

154, 274; 8, 218; (O. Wolcott), 7,| 

155, 250; (T Francis), 160, 164, 308, 
572; 8, 207; (J. McHenry), 7, 195 ;| 
(T. Thompson), 263, 305, 418; moneyi 
sent to him (P. R. Ballon), 565, 580;' 
(T. Newman), 567 ; (T. Thompson), 568 ;| 
(R. O'Brien), 577, 664; 8, 1, 38;' 
(R. King), 5; (D. Humphreys), 181; 
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(J). Humphreys), 6, 443; 7, 396, 675 ; 
(0. Wolcott), 322 ; (T. Francis), 571, 
573 ; vessels loading for him (T. 
Francis), 9, 433, 479 ; (/. Humphrey), 
450, 505 ; armed vessels received by him 
(/. Adams), 11, 110; accepted by him 
instead of annual payments (R. King), 
172; negotiations with him (G. Wash- 
ington), 20, 303 ; treaty of peace con- 
cluded with him, 1795 (B. Humphreys), 
36, 7 ; unavoidable delays in execution 
of it {the same), 46 ; articles stipulated 
to be delivered to him (T. Francis), 
250 ; (R. O'Brien), 42, 147. 

Ali, Dr. Ibrahim Adam Ben, recommenda- 
tion of (Major D. Zeigler), 24, 177- 

Alien Act, President's warrant to U. S. 
marshals uuder. 54, 1. 

Alien and Sedition Acts, passed July, 179S 
(W. V. Murray), 9, 25; Judge Mar- 
shall's objections to them (B. Goodhue), 

9, 553; (T. Sedgwick), 570; violent 
opposition to them in Virginia and Ken- 
tucky (D. Humphreys), 10, 378; (W. 
Smith), 533; (R. King), 37, 370; de- 
fect in (/. Adams), 37, 325 ; a dead 
letter (/. Adams), 11, 527. 

Alien passenger reports (/. Sands), 9, 
110 ; (C. C. Brown), 322. 

Aliens, certificates of citizenship (P. 
Moore), 9, 550 ; returns of naturalization 
(Jos. Clay), 13, 109 ; act for expulsion of 
dangerous aliens (R. King), 9, 19 ; (/. 
Adams), 453 ; returns (J/. Brown), 

10, 151 ; danger of their holding com- 
missions in the militia in case of war 
(J. Hoge), 22, 246. 

Al'egiance and expatriation (J. Tend all), 
30, 208 ; (J. Marshall), 266. 

Allen, E. W., of Newburyport, Mass. 
Mar. 25, 1811. Application to be al- 
lowed to publish Col. P.'s address to 
the people of the IT. S. in Newburvport. 
14, 333. [Bi. 4, 191.] 

dtten, E. W. Mar. 26, 1811. Inexpedi- 
dient to publish the first nos. of Address 
to the people on the administration, 
being merely introductory ; the next will 
be published in Massachusetts. 14, 
33 i. 

Allen, Ebenezer. July 4, 1791. Offer- 
ing his services to take charge of any 
business connected with the Indians ; 
as having two daughters of Seneca blood. 
61, 246. 



Allen, Ebenezer, questions concerning the 
title to land conveyed to his children by 
the Senecas ; and right of R. Morris to 
convey the same (J. B. Mower), 31, 
251 ; to, 162 ; discussion concerning 
deed of land given by the Senecas to his 
two Indian daughters, 60, 112; (G. 
Washington), 61, 113 ; speech of Caya- 
shota concerning him, 251 ; account 
given by Farmer's Brother of the terms 
of the grant to his children, 255 ; Col. 
P.'s reasons for ratifying the assignment 
with copy of ratification (H. Knox), 
267. 

Allen, Gen. Ethan, 1737-1789. June 4, 
1777- Extract from a letter, while a 
prisoner on Long Island, alluding to the 
death of his son. 39, 136 [copy]. 

Oct. 27, 1785. To Z. Butler, John 

Franklin and others of Wyoming. No- 
tice that Gen. A. has espoused the cause 
of the Connecticut settlers against Penn- 
sylvania, and intends to settle in Wy- 
oming; recommends adding to their 
numbers and strength, and preparation 
for defence of their rights. 57, 28, 
[copy]. 

Franklin, John, and Jenkins, 

John. Sept. 12, 1786. Address to the 
inhabitants of Pennsylvania, in defence of 
the claim of Connecticut to Wyoming 
lands and remonstrating against the un- 
just action of Pennsylvania. 57, 29 
[broadsidej. 

Allen, Gen. Ethan. Aug. 24, 1782. Anx- 
iety concerning the circumstances at the 
close of the war of an officer with a 
family; requests Gen. Allen's friendly 
interposition to obtain a grant of land 
in Vermont ; gives account of military 
services; encloses copy of petition to 
Vermont legislature. 34, 34. [Bi. 1, 
370.] 

Allen, Gen. Ethan. Concerned with mem- 
bers of the Susquehanna Company in the 
design of erecting an independent State 
in Pennsylvania (J. J. AcModer). 58, 
160. 

Allen, Gen. Ira, brother of Ethan, 175i— 
1814. Jan. 26, 1805. Representations 
concerning his claim on Great Britain 
for the cargo of arms of ship Olive 
Branch. 43, 42. 

Feb. 18, 1805. In regard to the 

book concerning the Olive Branch, and 



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Allen, Gen Ira (continued). 

claim on Great Britaiu for the cargo of 
the same. 43, 58. 

Allen, Gen. Ira. Swindling land transac- 
tions of (R. King), 6, 259 ; taken in 
the Olive Branch by the British with a 
cargo of arms said to be for Vermont 
{I. Tiehenor), 37, 91 ; (R. King), 103 ; 
187 ; (A. Mlicott), 222. 

Allen, John. Sept. 7, 1799. From J. 
Wagner. Selectmen's certificate wanted 
for Joseph de Grace, an impressed sea- 
man. 12, 31. 

Alliance with Great Britain, idea held up 
as a scarecrow to the people (G. Wash- 
ington). 9, 523. 

Al sop, Richard. Sept. 10, 1798. Sending 
communication relating to boundaries of 
Georgia and Florida. 9, 293. 

Amelia Island, Florida, negotiations and 
conditions offered for surrender of, 1812, 
55, 23 ; articles of capitulation, 30. 

America, ship, condemned by British Ad- 
miralty Court for being commanded by a 
British subject (S. Williams). 9, 230. 

American, An, of Wilmington, Del. ? 
May 29, 1808. Admiration of Col. P.'s 
letter to Gov. Sullivan ; proposes, as a 
solution of the difficulty with Great Bri- 
tain concerning deserters, that both 
American and English seamen should be 
branded on the shoulder. 43, 175. 

American Academy of Sciences, meetings 
of (J. Pickering), 18, 91 ; (S. Phil- 
lips, Jr.), 238. 

American citizens, claims of, against Great 
Britain, France, and Spain (/. Adams). 
7, 428. 

American Colonization Society, Circular. 
Nov. 1819, 44, 211; report of commit- 
tee on memorial of, 55, 363. 

American commerce, damage to, from bel- 
ligerent cruisers, 1797 (R. W. Fox), 
7, 403 ; (C. C. Pinckney), 644 ; 8, 48 ; 
(S. Scwatl), 7, 582 ; 8, 56; not relieved, 
nor intended to be relieved, by the arret 
of July 13, 1798 (R. Leblanc),10, 649; 
unwarrantable increase of depredations 
on, by British cruisers (R. King), 11, 
57; 12, 3; (E. Stevens), 10; great irri- 
tation produced by (R. King), 138 ; 37, 
373 ; unequal state of, with that of Great 
Britain, 1816, 15, 130; considerations 
on, witli British colonies, 31, 128, 134, 
137, 141. 



"American Farmer" [J. Lowell], praise 
of letters of (J. Wagner). 29, 17. 

American seamen, correspondence of the 
Secretary of State in regard to impress- 
ment of, 1791-1793 (T. Jefferson), 
41, 134-149 ; British impressment of, 
1796 (P. Bond), 36, 36, 38 ; (B. Lin- 
coln), 37; (Collectors of Customs), 39; 
(T. Pinckney), 54; British impressment 
of, 1798, 6, 393; (D. Lenox), 402; 
orders of Earl St. Vincent concerning 
(R. King), 8, 68 ; (Capt. T. Elphin- 
stone), 69; reports to Congress con- 
cerning, 8, 168 ; certificates for (D. 
Lenox), 7, 249; (N. Webster), 416; 
(W. Savage) 11, 74; success of D. 
Lenox in procuring release of (D. Lenox), 
9, 232; forms for registering (W. Rey- 
nolds), 7, 330; (S. Hussey), 9, 220; 
in distress and measures for their relief 
(W. Matey), 7, 75; (J. Adams), 86, 
429 ; (0. Wolcott), 216, 273 ; (C. C. 
Pinckney), 318 ; (H. Craig), 325 ; (S. 
Hodgdon), 351; (/. Yznardy), 407; 
(S. Sewall), 586; (H. G. Otis), 8, 47; 
(H. Geddes), 268 ; (C Humphrey), 277; 
(D. Lenox), 330; (/. Parker), 553; 
(D. Haioley), 607; (Governor of Porto 
Rico), 9, 28 ; (W. Savage), 11, 20, 74; 
(R.King), 173; instructions to agent 
in England (/. Trumbull), 36, 100; 
(D. Lenox), 37, 87 ; in West Indies (S. 
Talbot), 102; request for co-operation 
of British minister (R. Liston), 131 ; 
cruel treatment of, by Sir H. Parker 
(R. Liston), 7, 68; (S. Talbot), 82; 
(H. Craig), 8, 470; (W. Savage), 11, j 
20 ; list of, detained on board British 
ships, 1799, 11, 100 ; number unre- 
leased greatly exaggerated (/. Burrill), 
14, 428 ; imprisoned at Orleans and 
Versailles, list of, 1798 (W. V. Mur>\ 
ray), 22, 266 ; French decree for putting 
them to death, when found in British 
vessels (J. Wagner), 29, 109 ; propor- 
tion of, to foreigners in our merchant 
service, 1815 (N. Bowditch), 30, 415; 
shipping of, on board French privateers i 
(/. Parker), 8, 553, 554 ; necessity of! 
passports for (O. Wolcott), 12, 316; 
Gen. Smith's bill for protection of, de-! 
servedly rejected (R. King), 14, 100;! 
alarm excited by bill (T. Fitzsimons),;! 
27, 47; attempts at arrangement with; 
Great Britain for protection of (R'ij 



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King), 27, 79, 81, 83 ; 29, 73 ; observa- 
tions on their protection and relief in 
foreign ports {E. Livingston), 37, 36. 

American shipmasters, cruelty of {R. Harri- 
son), 6, 368; {R. King), 9, 597; 
negligence of, in allowing men to ship 
without passports (0. Wolcott), 12, 316. 

American Society of United Irishmen {W. 
Cobbett). 8,105. 

American vessels, provision by government 
for trials in cases of captures of (C. C. 
Pinckney), 7, 31S ; (/. Yznardy), 407 ; 
(/. Adams), 428}; 8, 142; (S. Wil- 
liams), 9, 6] ; (H. G. Otis), 8, 47; cap- 
tures of, by belligerent powers {S. Sewall), 
7, 582; 8, 56; (C. C Pinckney), 7, 
644 ; 8, 48 ; only safety in arming (/. Sf 
T. Lamb), 8, 185 ; (f.Q. Adams), 206 ; 
restrictions on arming removed (/. Q. 
Adams), 421; carrying provisions to 
Trance, captures of (W. A. Deas), 35, 
262 ; (S. Bayard), 300 ; condemnation 
of, on pretext that they carried British 
goods (W. Smith), 8, 174; (W. V. 
Murray), 272 ; demand of Directory for 
Trench consul's certificates for {0. Wol- 
cott), 7, 327 ; refusal to guard by certi- 
ficates (F. G. Wichelhausen), 8, 521; 
obliged to carry out French passengers 
to French ports in order to bring back 
merchandise, 1798 (-/. Habersham), 9, 
514; (G\ Latimer), 526; (/. Donati), 
530 ; cleared for French ports to carry 
passengers, and sold for privateers (B, 
Lincoln), 9, 374 ; (0. Byrd), 440 ; (/. 
Sands), 413; (/. Morton), 12, 349; 
French decree for taking off embargo 
from, in French ports, 1798 (T. Pinch- 
ney), 9, 455; (/. Adams), 12, 200; 
copy of decree (W. V. Murray), 23, 
103 ; condemnations of, because com- 
manded by British subjects (S. Wil- 
liams), 9, "230; (T. Eldred), 296; list 
of, detained at St. Nicholas Mole, Apr. 
1798 (P. Odlin), 8, 283 ; list of cap- 
tures of, by beiligerent powers, 1809 (G. 
Evans), 29, 204; captured by British 
and recaptured by crews, British claims 
. for (R. King), 38, 9. 

» Americanisms, remarks on, 1800 (J. Pick- 
ering, Jr ), 42, 230 ; instanced by John 
Randolph, 46, 28. [Bi. 4, 478-] 

•Ames, Fisher, of Massachusetts, 1758- 
1808. Oct. 4, 1797. Delight with P.'s 
letter to Chev. de Yrujo ; effect in 



Europe ; satisfaction that the U. S. is 
fast becoming really independent of 
foreigners, and that French influence is 
weakened. 21, 285. 

June 4, 1798. Strength of the 

Government; Congress far behind the 
people ; necessity of active measures to 
keep enthusiasm alive ; Federalism tri- 
umphant in Massachusetts ; a strong 
address to the President contemplated. 
22, 1S9. 

July, 1798. Account of Fourth of 

July dinner in Dedham, Mass., and ad- 
dress to the President ; proof of the 
rapid decline of Gallicism where it was 
strongest ; Dedham clergymen and rep- 
resentative. 22, 256. [Ames 1, 231.] 

July 10, 1798. Congress following 

too slowly in the steps of the people ; 
hopes that the friendly profligacy of the 
French will kick them into courage ; 
puts great dependence on French vio- 
lence and arrogance ; best measures to 
be adopted ; the responsibility of declar- 
ing war may be avoided by enacting all 
its consequences one by one ; wage war, 
but call it self-defence, and we should 
need no negotiation to restore peace. 
22, 278. [Ames 1, 232.] 

Nov. 22, 1798. Col. P.'s answer 

to the Address from Prince Edward Co. ; 
popular appreciation of it ; necessity for 
Congress remaining energetic; Jacobin 
arguments for inaction ; liberty pole 
raised in Dedham. 23, 325. [Ames 1, 
241.] 

Feb. 6, 1799. Letter introducing 

Mr. Edward Dowse, " his near neighbor 
and esteemed friend." 24, 57. 

Mar. 12, 1799. Thanks for French 

seeds sent him ; the President's conduct 
wonderful to understand, and reasons 
can only be imagined; some energy in 
the Senate and safety in public opinion ; 
Great Britain fighting our battles with 
her own. 24,171. [Ames 1, 253.] 

Oct. 19, 1799. Mr. A. cannot com- 
pose himself when he thinks of the con- 
sequence of the President's error ; Fed- 
eralists already beginning to divide 
upon it, and Jacobins raising their dis- 
graced heads ; its effect on relations 
with England, and the means which will 
probably be used to curry fa\or with 
the people ; Mr. A. hopes that the good 



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Ames, Fisher (continued). 

men at the helm will not give up their 
post; and hopes in the real virtue and 
discernment of the President; confi- 
dence in public opinion ; Gov. Gill's 
Thanksgiving proclamation ; a proposi- 
tion at Harvard College to make Picker- 
ing and Gerry Doctors of Laws crushed 
by Mr. A. himself; absurdity of yoking 
the two names together. 25, 244 
[Ames 1, 257-] 

Nov. 5, 1799. The mission to 

Prance ; not vindicated by even one 
reason offered to the public ; gloomy 
consequences to be apprehended ; and 
measures to be taken. 25, 271. [Ames 
1, 260.] 

Nov. 23, 1799. Considerations on 

the effect of the mission to France in 
producing a war with England at the 
best time for her and the worst for us ; 
a vote of censure in the House the best 
means of counteracting it; urgency of 
the case. 25, 286. [Ames 1, 269.'] 

Feb. 22, 1800. Enclosing copy of 

his oration on Washington. 26, 32. 

Jan. 27, 1804. To S. Higginson. 

Col. P.'s letter worthy of him and char- 
acteristically descriptive of J. Q. Adams ; 
the Jacobins and the Louisiana treaty. 
27, 60. 

Apr. 28, 1804. Thanks for Moore's 

pamphlet [on preserving butter by ice ?]; 
on packing butter in ice for market; 
his health good-for-nothing, but if Ja- 
cobinism makes haste, he may yet live to 
be hanged ; lamentations of some friends 
over the state of the country and that 
nothing can be done ; nothing should be 
done rashly, but we should all be ready to 
take advantage of what political fortune 
may bring up ; popular ignorance of the 
public danger. 27, 91. 

Oct. 26, 1805. On various agricul- 
tural questions ; pigs and cows. 27,142. 

Nov. 27, 1805. In regard to late 

condemnations by the British; although 
a great loser himself in insurance, is 
compelled against his will, to think the. 
British may be in the right, in point of 
principle ; arguments in support of this 
opinion. 27, 150. [Ames, ed. 1809, p. 
490.] 

Dec. 2, 1805. Meeting of Boston 

merchants on letter from T. Fitzsimons 



[on recent condemnations in British ad- 
miralty courts ?] ; Mr. Cabot appointed 
one of a committee to present a memo- 
rial to Congress ; approves of meetings 
of merchants ; a body neither admired 
nor cherished by our government ; likes 
to see them take their place as a part of 
the people ; such men as James Lloyd 
and T. H. Perkins cannot fail to impose 
respect on the Sam Smiths of Congress. 
27, 156. [Ames 1, 342.] 

Jan. 28, 1806. Consideration of 

the right of France to order the cessa- 
tion of trade with St. Domingo. 27, 
185. [Ames, 1809, p. 498; 1, 350.] 

— Feb. 1, 1806. Requesting P.'s in- 
fluence in establishing a mail route over 
the Dedham and Hartford turnpike. 27, 
192. [Ames 1, 357-] 

— Feb. 14, 1806. Infinitely dejected 
with the state of Europe, as well as of 
our own country; French ascendency; 
Russia and the British navy the only 
obstacles to universal monarchy ; FYench 
mode of warfare ; danger of Great 
Britain. 27, 219. [Ames 1, 361.] 

— Feb. 24, 1806. Request to procure 
for him grafts of the Swaar apple. 27, 
237- 

— Mar. 3, 1806. Rumor of capitu- 
lation of Russia and Austria ; universal 
monarchy would be as much felt at 
Washington as at Berlin ; gloomy pros- 
pect for the future ; hopes that our 
folly will be as impotent as our spirit or 
our wisdom. 27, 242. [Ames 1, 366.] 

— Mar. 10, 1806. Gratitude for Col. 
P.'s letters ; cowardice and ignorance of 
the administration ; its unspeakable ser- 
vility in the St. Domingo business ; its 
swagger toward Great Britain ; discords 
of Democratic leaders ; John Randolph ; 
squabbles in Liberty's family ; mischiefs 
likely to arise from Mr. Jefferson's pas- 
sion for increase of territory ; respect 
for Mr. Bayard's merit and talents ; the 
troublesome district of Maine ; hopes of 
Gov. Strong's re-election. 27, 251. 

— Mar. 21, 1806. Pamphlets re- 
ceived ; will take counsel with Mr. Cabot 
on the use to be made of them ; time 
for action by Federalists; John Ran- 
dolph ; divisions among Jacobins will 
not advance the cause of right. 27, 
280. [Ames 1, 373.] 



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Dec. 22, 1806. Forefathers' Day; 

Mr. Jefferson's objection to preparations 
for defence. 27, 336. [Ames 1, 380.] 

. Jan. 1, 1S07- Suspension of the 

Non-intercourse Act ; fools in Congress 
instructed to boast that Great Britain 
has yielded to this tremendous weapon ; 
Great Britain more afraid of our hostility 
than she need be; U. S. will not fight 
until there is no danger ; inactivity of 
Federalists ; much may be done by rep- 
etition. 28, 1. [Ames 1, 381.] 

Jan. 12, 1807. Tendency of a 

republic toward licentiousness ; Mr. Jef- 
ferson's inefficiency ; his policy to keep 
himself in office ; the conquering power 
of France in case of an invasion; de- 
fensive measures proper to be taken. 
28, 9. [Ames 1, 385.] 

Feb. 4, 1807. Burr's scheme; 

nothing in it but rebellion, without 
plausible pretexts ; public apathy ; pros- 
pect of French dominion; article in 
the Repertory, calculated to rouse the 
people ; Mr. Cabot's idea of Great Brit- 
ain; gloomy prospects. 28,26. [Ames 
1, 394.] 

Nov. 6, 1807. Thanks for intel- 
ligence ; is in the habit of thinking Col. 
P.'s comments better than the text ; 
absurd stuff about Great Britain and 
France in Federalist newspapers ; pros- 
pects of democracy. 28, 67. [Ames 
1, 397] 

Ames, Fisher. Oct. 24, 1799. Pleasure 
felt by Col. P. in receiving letters from 
Mr. A. ; departure of the envoys to 
France; prospective evils arising from 
the mission ; effect of it on President 
Adams's re-election ; absurdity of Har- 
vard College's giving Col. P. the degree 
of LL.D. 12, 275. 

Nov. 20, 1799. Erroneous report 

in circulation, that the King of England 
had ordered American men of war to be 
detained and searched ; American men 
of war have the same right to search 
British ships ; the outrage on the Balti- 
more caused by Capt. Phillips's want of 
sense and spirit. 12, 364. 

Mar. 17, 1800. Mr. A.'s oration 

on Gen. Washington received ; a copy 
sent Mrs. Washington ; difficult task of 
eulogizing him justly. 13, 278. 

; Feb. 14, 1805. Votes for Presi- 



dent counted; 162 for the worst man 
in the nation, and- 14 for two of the 
best; John Randolph's rude and in- 
solent speech on the judiciary ; observa- 
tions on capillary action ; Judge Chase's 
opinion in the trial of Fries egregiously 
misrepresented. 38, 97- 

Oct. 16, 1805. Inquiries on various 

agricultural subjects. 14, 132. 

Dec. 28, 1805. On the conduct of 

Great Britain to neutral nations ; ob- 
servations on Jenkinson's work of 1757. 
38, 101. 

[This letter is unfinished ; probably 
a draught, re-written to the same person, 
on f. 102.] 

Dec. 29, 1805. Observations on 

Mr. A.'s letters of Nov. 27 and Dec. 2, 
and on Jenkinson's work on the conduct 
of Great Britain toward neutral nations ; 
Mr. Monroe entirely incompetent to his 
negotiation ; M r. Jefferson's visionary 
confidence m the efficacy of his instruc- 
tions. 38, 102. 

Feb. 1, 1806. Memorial of Balti- 
more merchants ; the struggle of Great 
Britain against the power of France ; 
her navy the only shield of defence 
against France and a French invasion ; 
inadequacy of militia against the veteran 
army of France ; insufficiency of our 
Revolutionary militia; the so-called 
militia of Morgan and Sumter were in 
reality veterans ; picture of the state of 
England if a French force should be 
landed. 14, 142. [Bi. 4, 107.] 

Feb. 2, 1806. On the conse- 
quences of an invasion of England and 
afterward North America by Bonaparte ; 
in case of a war with Spain the U. S. 
completely surrounded; folly of quar- 
relling with England, and of England's 
distressing our commerce ; measures of 
Congress ; insolent letter of Chev. de 
Yrujo ; memorial of the merchants ; dis- 
honest and pusillanimous conduct of 
the President. 38, 102J. 

Feb. 19, 1806. Probability of the 

St. Domingo bill, with all its follies, 
passing the Senate and being opposed 
in the House ; absurdity of Mr. Mason's 
proposition of procuring the portraits 
of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson ; 
mistaken liberality of Federalist gentle- 
men toward a set of miscreants ; ineligi- 



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Ames, Fisher {continued). 

bility of Prof. Pearson as president of 
Harvard College ; letters to Mr. Cabot. 
38, 103. 

Mar. 11, 1806. Account of the 

conduct of the administration in regard 
to their " land-bargains " ; the acquisi- 
tion of Florida and Louisiana; attacks 
on Jefferson by John Randolph of Roa- 
noke. 14, 152. 

Mar. 11, 1806. On Mr. Arm- 
strong's nomination as commissioner to 
negotiate our differences with Spain ; 
sending scions of the Swaar apple. 14, 
152 f. 

Mar. 21, 1806. The ex-bashaw 

of Tripoli shamefully betrayed; Mr. 
Lear mistook the circumstances ; Lear's 
reputed treachery toward Washington; 
Gen. Miranda's project apparently fa- 
vored by Jefferson ; Col. Smith super- 
seded. 'l4, 153. 

Apr. 1, 1806. Randolph's phi- 
lippics against Jefferson ; injunction of 
secrecy taken off in regard to the money 
asked for the purchase of Florida; 
political hypocrisy of Jefferson. 14, 
155J. 

Apr. 2, 1806. Secret proceedings 

of Congress on the subject of Florida no 
longer secret ; Federalists in the House 
take little part in the public debates, 
preferring rather to have their enemies 
knock their heads together, than by 
interfering to unite them ; opinions of 
Messrs. A. [Adams ?] and Bayard ; Mr. 
Bayard not invincibly correct; account 
of his course in regard to Mr. Gallatin's 
bill respecting evidence in land cases. 
14, 156. 

Apr. 7, 1806. Has made arrange- 
ments for sending him scions of the 
Swaar apple ; John Randolph's motion 
in the House, that the confidential mes- 
sage of the President be made public ; 
embarrassment of the Jeffersonians ; Mr. 
Adams comes out a zealous defender of 
Lear in regard to the peace with Tripoli, 
and denies the claim of Hamet Bashaw ; 
Mr. Plumer of New Hampshire, his 
contemptible character. 14, 156J. 

Ames, Fisher, J. Q. Adams's review of his 
works, malignant, envious, and malicious 
(R. King), 15, 342 ; (/. Roberts), 427 ; 
compared with Demosthenes, 47, 200; 



his speech on Madison's Commercial 
Resolutions, 1794, 209. 

Amet, Dr., his exorbitant demands for 
services, and his dishonesty (S. Catha- 
lan). 37, 57 ; 7, 379. 

Ami des Loix, Parisian newspaper, Feb. 
11, 1799, insolence of (W. V. Murray). 
24, 88. 

Amicus, of Portland, Me. Apr. 21, 1811. 
• Begging Col. P. to continue his Letters 
to the American people. 43, 324. 

Amory, Jonathan, his claim on France for 
capture of ship Pomona (D. Humphreys). 
8, 349. 

Amsterdam, trick of bankers in, at the 
expense of Gouverneur Morris (G. 
Morris). 29, 131. 

Anarchists in Massachusetts, 1789 (J. 
Pickering). 19, 162. 

Anatomical wax figures, Dr. Chovett's 
(/. Lowell), 5, 372 ; Catalogue of (A. 
Chovett), 40, 168. 

Ancient and Hon. Artillery Co., curious 
toasts at dinner of, 1800 (0. Gore). 13, 
548. 

Anderson, Judge Joseph, a constant op- 
poser of Government and French sym- 
pathizer (A. Campbell), 8, 461 ; Col. 
P.'s speech in answer to him, on the 
embargo, Dec. 1, 1808. 48, 43. 

Anderson, Wm. P Apr. 10, 1798. Ap- 
pointment as District Attorney for Ten- 
nessee. 8, 322. 

Andover, description of Col. Wood's farm 
at (S. P. Gardner). 42, 278, 280. 

Andre, Major John, honorable and un- 
blemished character of (R. Peters), 
31, 166 ; in regard to the capture and 
execution of (B, Tallmadge), 31, 393 ; 
to, 15, 142. 

Andrew, John, commission as 2d lieut., 
1776. 56,90, 

Andrews, Asa, and others, of Ipswich, 
Mass. Dec. 9, 1807. Requesting Col. 
P.'s assistance in obtaining a grant 
for erecting beacons and buoys at the 
entrance of Ipswich River. 43, 125. 

Andrews, Asa. Dec 2, 1828. On a new 
road in Hamilton and Ipswich, and a 
bridge at Dodge's Mills. 16, 288. 

Andrews, Henry. Aug. 7, 1792. Re- 
ceipt for money paid him by Col. P. in 
behalf of Henry Darroch. 41, 79. 

Andrews, Henry, and Lawyer, C. March 
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proclamations relating to insurrection 
in Northampton County, Penn. 10, 
481. 

Andrews, Jonathan. Oct. 31, 1775. 
Receipt for money (£48. 9. 6) paid him 
by T. P. for guns. 56, 39. 

Andrews, Mr., accidental shooting of (S. 
M. Otis). 17, 231. 

Andrews 8f Ward. Feb. 5, Feb. 21, 
Sept. 6, 1779, Jan. 20, May 8, 17S0. 
Prize accounts. 5, 133, 137, 139, 146, 
155. 

Anonymous. May 16, 1799. Remarks 
on the trade of the U. S. with New 
Orleans ; the necessity of a custom 
house at the Natchez ; mischief to be 
apprehended if the French obtain a 
footing in Louisiana, and expediency 
of the U, S. taking possession of New 
Orleans. 42, 164. 

Oct. 23, 1799. Letter warning 

Americans against putting confidence in 
any European nation ; the Anti-Jacobin ; 
hostile feeling in England against the 
U. S. ; Americans warned to prepare 
for war ; France and England equally 
hostile at heart. 42, 209. 

Jan. 1800 ? Thoughts on govern- 
ment ; the corruption of that of France 
and advantages of an alliance between 
the U. S. and England. 42, 219. 

Anspach, Peter. Apr 1, 1785. Account 
with the U. S. 56, 314, 424, 426, 

May 16, 1785. Memorial to Con- 
gress to indemnify him for depreciation 

' of his pay while serving under Gen. 
Mifflin, Q. M. G. 40. 160. 

May 21, 1785. About his memorial 

to Congress in regard to claim for 
pay while serving under Gen. Mifflin, 
Q.*M. G. 40,158. 

June 3, 1785. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s letter and certificate ; desires money 
in Col. P.'s hands may be reserved to 
pay for lands in New York ; proposes 
to present, two lots to the little Pennsyl- 
vanian [Col. P.'s son Timothy]. 40, 
166. 

June 4, 1786. Col. Forman's 

forage dues ; board of commissioners to 
examine staff accounts reduced to two ; 
recommends that account be laid before 
them as soon as possible ; specie certi- 
ficates issued by Mr. Fisher ; Mr. Par- 
sell's account. 40, 191. 



Mar. 26, 1787. Inquiry about 

balance due the late Mr. Demler. 40, 
197. 

May 15, 1787. Will come to Phi- 
ladelphia as soon as possible; regrets 
not knowing Col. P.'s stay was to be 
so short; will endeavor to have accounts 
ready for him ; has no more objection 
now to working on Sunday than he had 
during the war. 40, 201. 

June, 1787. Memorandum and 

inventory of books and papers belonging 
to Q. M. G. department. 40, 211. 

June 29, 1787. Recommending 

Mr. Dill's case ; land lots in New York ; 
begging that Col. P. will always call on 
him for assistance. 40, 214. 

Apr. 17, 1788. Accounts and busi- 
ness. 40, 242. 

May 19, 1788. To S. Hodgdon. 

Accounts. 40, 246. 

Sept, 21 , Oct. 13, 1788. Accounts ; 

his marriage. 40, 262, 266. 

Oct. 14, 1788. Mr. Wolfe's ac- 
counts. 40, 270. 

Dec. 10, 1788. Accounts; John 

and Tim. Pickering, Jr. 40, 271. 

Jan. 19, 1789. To S. Hodgdon. 

Request to examine Col. P.'s papers for 
returns of brigade quartermasters. 40, 
279. 

Jan. 30, 1789. Accounts 40,281. 

Feb. 6, 1789. Col. Hughes's ac- 
counts destroyed ; his former refusal to 
render accounts makes him an object of 
suspicion ; Col P.'s presence Or order 
necessary for the settlement of his own. 
40, 284. 

Feb. 27, 1789. To Board of Treas- 
ury. Requesting grant of money, in the 
name of Col. P., to enable accounts of 
Q. M. G. department to be settled. 40, 

287. 

March 2, 1789. To S. Hodgdon. 

Col. P.'s accounts. 40, 288. 

Mar. 5,1789. Accounts ; different 

form c c letter from Col. P. required by 
Treasury Board before money can be 
granted to settle accounts ; suggestions 
as to handwriting of T. P., Jr 40, 290. 

Mar. 22, 1789. To S. Hodgdon. 

Confusion in Col. P.'s accounts ; hopes 
with Major H.'s assistance to explain 
discrepancies; Col. P.'s confidence in 
men too great, with regard to cash 



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Anspach, Peter (continued). 

payments ; fortunate for him that Major 
H. and others are honest men and still 
living; his method of keeping cash 
transactions too loose; necessity for 
exactitude. 40, 294. 

May 18, 1789. Business with 

Treasury Board ; desires a new letter 
from Col. P. when the Board is con- 
firmed by new government ; Col. Pettit's 
embarrassments. 40, 300. 

July 14, 1789. Has heard that Col. 

P. will be appointed Secretary of the 
Treasury ; excellence of such an ap- 
pointment; Major Hodgdon's accounts; 
money due from the State of Massachu- 
setts to Col. P. 40, 309. 

Oct. 6, 1789. Difficulty of settling 

Col. P.'s accounts because no new com- 
missioner has been appointed ; hopes of 
obtaining necessary sums from Mr. 
Hamilton, the new Secretary of the 
Treasury ; no case on record like Col. 
P.'s, who used money properly due to 
himself to maintain the public credit. 
40, 315. 

Dec. 5, 1789. To A. Hamilton, 

Secretary of the Treasury. With state- 
ment of debts due from Q. M. G. depart- 
ment ; debts contracted by Col. Hughes. 
40, 320. 

Dec. 16, 1789. With copies of 

letters to the Board of Treasury and Mr. 
Hamilton respecting Col. P.'s accounts. 
40, 321. 

Dec. 31, 1789. Accounts and 

claims on Col. Hughes. 40, 323. 

Mar. 11, 1790. To S. Hodgdon. 

Is glad that his sentiments with regard 
to the public accounts agree with Mr. 
H.'s ; considers it no fraud to look 
out for what is due to oneself from gov- 
ernment money. 40, 327. [Noted in 
pencil, "This letter requires explana- 
tion." It probably refers to Col. P.'s 
practice of paying away money due to 
himself to save the public credit] 

Apr. 8, 1790. To S. Hodgdon. 

Requesting that Major H.'s accounts 
may be sent directly to the auditor's 
office for examination, in order that time 
may be obtained to arrange Col. P.'s 
for a final settlement. 40, 333. 

Aug. 13, 1790. Money granted by 

Congress for paying claims on Col. P.'s 



department ; method of satisfying claims. 

40, 346. 

Sept. 9, 1790. Col. P.'s accounts 

and their settlement. 40, 348. 

Oct. 23, 1790. To S. Hodgdon. 

Request to forward letters and money 
to Col. P. 40, 354. 

Feb. 26, 1791. Desire that Col. 

P. may obtain a government appoint- 
ment ; accounts and reflections on the 
conduct of Mr. Wolcott, the Treasury 
auditor in regard to specie certificates ; 
his own plans for business. 41, 8. 

July 11, 1791. Appointment to 

meet Col. P. in New York ; request to 
obtain explicit statement from auditor 
as to questions he wishes to have an- 
swered ; Mr. Wolcott made up of equi- 
vocations. 41, 17. 

Aug. 13, 1791. Desire to see Col. 

P. in New York ; information given Col. 
Hamilton in regard to specie certificates. 

41, 19. 

Oct. 23, Nov. 5, 1791. Accounts. 

41, 30, 31. 

Feb. 12, 1792. In regard to papers 

and accounts relating to damages to for- 
feited estates in New York, sent Col. P. 
41, 46. 

Peb. 21, 1792. With letters to 

members of Congress ; judgment against 
U. Mitchell, for wintering Col. P.'s bay 
mare in 1780. 41, 49. 

Mar. 20, 1792. Asking for infor- 
mation as to the fate of letters and peti- 
tions sent to Congress ; money due on 
his own claim. 41, 58. 

Apr. 10, 1792. With copy of peti- 
tion to Congress on the subject of specie 
certificates ; business failures in New 
York ; Mr. Duer. 41, 68. 

Aug. 29, 1792. In regard to un- 
settled accounts of officers of Q. M. G. 
department, and money due them on 
specie certificates ; miserable equivoca- 
tions and suspicions of fraud in the 
Treasury department ; copy of R. Mor- 
ris's circular to receivers of taxes. 
41, 82. 

Aug., 1792. With extracts from 

letters from O. Wolcott in regard to 
Col. P.'s expressed opinion on interest of 
specie certificates ; discrepancy between 
these statements and Col. P.'s rules 
while in office of Q. M. G. 41, 89. ' 



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Sept. 28, 1792. About money 

returned to Col. P. by Col. Miles, who 
was not credited for the same ; claims 
of Capt. Palmer and Mr. Yan Ranst. 
41, 96. 

Dec. 18, 1792. Mistake in charge 

against Col. Miles ; claimants kept out 
of their dues lor want of clerks in the 
Treasury; his own claims; hopes of a 
favorable report on Col. P.'s petition. 
41, 101. 

Jan. 5, 1793. With extract of 

letter from C. Meng regarding specie 
certificates issued by Mr. Tyson; de- 
monstration of the obligation of the 
present Congress to redeem the engage- 
ments of the old one ; incumbent on Col. 
P. to take all steps to afford relief to 
holders of certificates signed by him. 
41, 105. 

Jan. 17, 1793. Requesting that 

certain certificates may be lodged in 
Comptroller's office ; objection to having 
his accounts settled on certain estimates, 
and to a fixed rule being pursued in all 
cases. 41, 107. 

Mar. 22, 1793. Claims of the 

Blairs and Capt. Van Heer ; reasons for 
questioning Van Heer's claim; specie 
certificates. 41, 120. 

Apr. 30, 1793. Great partiality in 

Treasury department in payment of 
specie claims ; request to Col. P. to 
accompany Capt. Graham to the public 
offices and endeavor to obtain payment 
for Mr. Anspach. 41, 132. 

Feb. 26, 1794. Accounts of Q. 

M. G. department ; frivolous excuses of 
Treasury office for nonpayment of old 
claims; the Limitation Act. 41, 145. 

Anspach, Peter. Dec. 28, 1780. Orders 
for transporting flour to West Point. 
33, 299. [Wash. Let. 44, 324] [copy.] 

May 26, 1785. With certificate to 

support Mr. A.'s petition to Congress 
for services. 34, 311. 

Apr. 7, 1787. Accounts; just 

setting off for Wyoming. 35, 16. 

Feb. 26, 1788. In regard to settle- 
ment of Q. M. G. accounts. 35, 37. 

Oct. 8, 1788. Accounts; Col. 

Hay's, business ; Mr. A.'s marriage ; 
Mrs. P.'s visit to Salem. 35, 48. 

Jan. 30, 1789. Accounts. 5,402. 

Jan. 9, 1 790. Business of Q. M. G. 



department; Col. P.'s amazement at so 
large a sum being due to himself. 35, 
83. 

Mar. 31, 1790. Request to deliver 

papers relating to Q. M. G. department 
to Mr. Wolcott, auditor of the Treasury. 
35, 87. 

Aug. 28, 1790. Best mode of pay- 
ment to creditors of Q. M. G. depart- 
ment; thanks for Mr. A.'s attention to 
the business. 35, 93. 

May 4, 1791. Accounts. 35, 122. 

Mar. 26, 1792. Col. P.'s petition 

to Congress for payment of claims on 
Mr. A.'s department. 35, 149. 

Nov. 8, 1792. Accounts; Col. 

Miles and Capt. Palmer ; conference with 
the Secretary of the Treasury as to the 
more expeditious despatch of business. 

35, 163. 

Sept. 27, 1796, Jan. 26, Apr. 19, 

1797. Request for account-books of Q. 
M. G. department. 6, 231, 237, 262. 

Oct. 26, 1799. Requesting Mr. A. 

to deliver books, accounts, etc. of the 
Q. M. G. department to J. Edwards. 
12, 281. 

Anspach, Peter, account of unfunded cer- 
tificates belonging to him, 53, 216; 
certificate as to balance due him by U. S., 
56, 429. 

Anthony, Joseph, & Co., of Philadelphia. 
July 19, 1797- To Tench Francis. 
Will carry a shipload of freight to 
Algiers for the U. S. for $11,000. 41, 
365. 

Anthony, Joseph, 8f Co. Sept. 5, 1797. 
Col. P. regrets the delay of ship New- 
port for Algiers ; the primage shall be 
determined by referees, and their award 
paid. 7, 152. 

Appeals, costs of, in cases of British spo- 
liations, borne by U- S. (R. King), 

36, 284 ; (O. Wolcott), 37, 29 ; to be 
deducted from sums recovered (JS. 
Bayard), 177 ; injustice of the short 
period allowed to prosecute (R. King), 

37, 248. 

Appian Way, considerations on an, from 
Lake Erie to the Hudson (S. Preston). 
44, 132. 

Applet on, Nathaniel, of Boston. May 13, 
1780. Order for payment of drafts on 
Mr. A. as Commissioner of the Loan 
Office. 5, 159. 



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Appleton, Nathaniel (continued). 

Nov. 30, 1791. In regard to the 

proposed removal of Mr. Hastings from 
the Boston Post-office. 6, 45. 

Appleton, Thomas, consul at Leghorn. 
Dec. 20, 1799. Acknowledging. Mr. 
A.'s letters from Leghorn ; death of Gen. 
Washington. 37, 446 [copy]. 

Apr. 24, 1800. Thanks for im- 
portant political information. 13, 419. 

Arbuckle, John. Oct. 22, 1795. Direc- 
tions for forwarding a keg of garden 
seeds to Gov. Simcoe, at Niagara. 6, 
143. 

Argonaut, ship, capture and detention of, 
by British (A. Butler), 6, 326; (E. 
Hazard), 11, 474 ; (R. King), 37, 131 ; 
parallel case of the Niger (R. King), 11, 
477. 

" Aristides," seditious address by, in a 
Kentucky newspaper, urging separation 
from the Union in case of a rupture with 
France (W. Rawle). 25, 22. 

Armand, Col. Charles Trefin, Marquis 
de la Rouaire, 1751-1793. Sept. 1, 
1778. Complaining of his men being 
persuaded to desert, and requesting Col. 
P.'s assistance in having him transferred. 
17, 212. 

Armand, Col. Charles, his disinterested 
zeal and activity (Council of Mass. Bay), 
33, 200 ; his valuable services and re- 
quest for his promotion (Board of 
War), 273. 

Armed neutrality, Convention of (J. Jay), 
21, 179; to, 6, 406. 

Armed private vessels, bonds and commis- 
sions for (B. Lincoln), 9, 92 ; sent 
abroad to be distributed (R. King), 62 ; 
(W. $ T. Walter), 141; large number 
fitted out, 1798 (/. Maury), 10, 313; 
regulations concerning (./. Simons), 524 ; 
surprising number and force of, com- 
missioned in England (S. Williams), 11, 
197 ; should not imitate men of war (B. 
Sloddert), 13, 465; list of, Jan. 22^ 
1799, 54, 34; in regard to right of 
search of (A Hamilton), 6, 263. 

Ar mislead, B. D. July 3, 1798. Answer 
to application for employment. 9, 5. 

Arms, bills and papers, relating to the 
supply of, to Salem troops, 1775, 56, 
38-51; and gunpowder imported by J. 
Oster [Astor?], sensational story con- 
cerning (/. Sands), 7, 270; (R. Liston), 



288 ; imported for State of Pennsylvania 
(R. King), 493; (T. Mifflin), 8, 457; 
for Virginia (W. V. Murray), 7, 670; 
(/. Dawson), 8, 343 ; manufactories of, 
increasiug in the U. S., 1799 (R. King), 
10, 331, 624 ; and ammunition, cannot 
be exported from the U. S. to St. Do- 
mingo (E. Stevens), 12, 11. 

Armstrong, Rev. James F. Oct. 12, 1797. 
Answer to application for office of Treas- 
urer of Mint. 7, 297. 

Armstrong, Rev. James P., recommended 
for office of Treasurer of Mint (/. 
Adams). 7, 168. 

Armstrong, Gen. John. 1758-1843. 
March, 1783. Anonymous addresses to 
the officers of the American army, called 
the Newburgh Addresses. 34, 124 
[copy]. 

Mar. 12, 1805. To J. Monroe. 

Attitude of the French government 
toward the relations of the U. S. with 
Spain ; no indemnity for captures is to 
be hoped for ; France will take part with 
Spain in the event of a rupture with the 
U. S. 54, 293. 

Nov. 24, 1808. To J. Madison, 

Sec. of State. Mr. Shore's arrival in 
Paris; his appointment kept secret by 
his own wish; Gen. A. has informed 
the Russian minister ; great satisfaction 
expressed by the latter ; a courier sent 
to Russia to modify M. Daschkoff's 
appointment, that a minister of equal 
rank to the American minister to Russia 
may be sent. 54, 193 [copy]. 

Jan. 20, 1820. Letter signed John 

Montgars, stating the writer's intention 
to write the military and political history 
of the U. S., and asking for information 
with respect to the famous Newburgh 
letters. 31, 295. [Bi. 1, 408.] 

July 24, 1825. Gen. A. is pre- 
vented by illness from answering Col. 
P.'s letter of July 15 ; will answer as 
soon as possible and give the required 
explanations. 32, 160. 

Oct, 6, 1825. Explaining Gen. A.'s 

motives for writing the letter signed John 
Montgars; the Newburgh Addresses 
and the Harvie letter. 32, 171. [Bi. 
1, 421-427.] 

Sept. 25, 1827. Gen. A. regrets 

that Col. P. should have been prevented 
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policy with regard to the purchase of 
Western territory extended no farther 
than to the acquisition of West Florida, 
and Louisiana east of the Mississippi ; 
refers to instructions given Livingston 
and Monroe; is impatient to see Mr. 
Sparks's Washington papers; asks for 
copy of the Review of the Cunningham 
Correspondence. 32, 308. 
Armstrong, Gen. John {John Montgars). 
Jan. 29, 1820. Col. P. has received a 
letter from a person signing himself 
John Montgars ; as Col. P. knows no 
such person, he cannot answer the in- 
quiries contained therein. 15, 206. 

July 15, 1825. Col. P. alludes to 

the letter signed John Montgars ; Gen. 
A.'s authorship of the Newburgh let- 
ters ; inquiry when his civil and mili- 
tary history is to appear. 16, 46. [Bi. 
1,415.] 

Sept. 15, 1827. Evidence that no 

such letter as that asserted to have 
been written by Mr. Harvie to Gen. 
Washington was ever received by him ; 
Mr. Biddle's extravagant eulogy on Jef- 
ferson ; account of the cession of Lou- 
isiana; inquiry as to Gen. Armstrong's 
meaning in a certain letter from Paris. 
16, 215. 

Oct. 24, 1827. The cession of 

Louisiana ; Col. P.'s opinion of Wash- 
ington, as expressed in his Review. 16, 
218. 

Armstrong, Gen. John, his misconduct 
and responsibility in case of ship New 
Jersey (Nicklen & Griffith), 27, 247, 
253; 43, 76; his intrigue with Talley- 
rand for the purchase of Florida (J. 
Smith), 43, 253; letter to him from 
M. de Champagny, 1808, making it a 
condition of the restoration of American 
property captured at Leghorn, that the 
U. S. should join the coalition against 
England (W.' Cooke), 28, 244; his 
accusations against the administration 
of dishonest treatment, 1813 (R. G. 
Harper), 15, 25; his nomination as 
minister to Prance and unprincipled 
character (T. Fitzsimons), 27, 246; 
his authorship of the Review of John- 
son's Life of Gen. Greene and the New- 
burgh Letters (Wm. Johnson), 32, 
153; to, 15, 303; 16, 22. 44; (J. 
Brooks), 32, 17 ; opinion of his attempt 



to draw Col. P. into correspondence 
(J. Lowell), 31, 335. 
Army, movements and condition of, 1777- 
1781 (/. Pickering), 5, 39, 57, 63, 
64, 71, 75, 124, 216; (A. Scammell), 
17, 86, 92, 148 ; (S. Carlton), 94 ; dis- 
banding of (H. Gates), 313 ; destitution 
of, 1782 (J. Pickering), 34, 38 ; state 
of, in numbers, Sept., 1777,56,156; 
Dec. 2, 1777, 161 ; Dec. 31, 167; sketch 
of order of encampment of Sept. 24, 
1780, 210 ; order of brigading at West 
Point, June, 1781, 250; strength of, 
June, 1781, 257; Sept., 1781, 262; 
strength of, Oct, 1781, 56, 265 ; order 
of movement of, in bateaux, Aug, 1782, 
305; strength of, Nov. 1, 1782, 317; 
plan and dispositions for hutting, 1782- 
83, 390 ; list of general and field 
officers of, 404, 405 ; dissatisfaction of, 
at the measures of Congress reducing the 
number of officers, 1778 (A. Scammell), 

17, 219 ; suffering of, for want of pro- 
visions, 1779-80 (Elias Boudinot), 

18, 5 ; needs and patience of, and indif- 
ference of citizens to, 1781 (R. Peters), 
5, 203 ; Gen. Washington's orders to 
halt the, on its march to Philipsburgh, 
N. Y, 1781 (G. Washington), 33, 393; 
reasons against moving it southward, 
Oct, 1782 (/). Cobb), 34, 44; disgust 
of, 1783, at being dismissed without 
money and without thanks (S. Hodgdoii), 
34, 207, 212; distress for want of pay 
(/. Pickering), 215 ; of 1798, observa- 
tions on the, 52, 304 ; list of general 
officers for provisional, 1798, 54, 26; 
measures for increase of 1798 (JV. V- 
Murray), 8, 420 ; (G. Matthews), 428 ; 
(R. King), 9, 20; (D. Humphreys), 
46 ; uselessness of a provisional (A. 
Hamilton), 8, 539; plan of (A.Hamil- 
ton), 21, 11 ; observations on the report 
of the Secretary of War [J. C. Calhoun] 
on reducing, 1818, 55, 169; resolutions 
for reducing, 327 ; peace establishment, 
328-335. 

Army officers, Circular in regard to peti- 
tioning Congress for further compensa- 
tion for them (W. Hull), 19, 266; 
project of settling a new State by. See 
Ohio. 

Arndt, John, of Easton, Pa. Jan. 7, 
1804. Thanks for Mr. Tracy's speech; 
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Arndt, John (continued). 
before swine ; absurdity of the prevail- 
ing party ; slaveholders are looked upon 
by the sovereign majority as guardians 
of the rights of man, while the Eastern 
representatives, of no class but freemen, 
are denounced as aristocrats, aud hostile 
to the liberties of the people; petition 
for further information; Mr. A. him- 
self is denounced as a political heretic. 
27, 9. 

Arnold, Gen. Benedict, 1741-1801. 
June 4, 1778. Protection for schooner 
Charming Nancy. 53, 104 [copy]. 

Arnold, Gen. Benedict. Aug. 28, 1780. 
Impossible as yet to supply any of the 
stores asked for by Gen. A. ; no money 
in the treasury for any purpose whatever ; 
specie certificates authorized, but not 
yet ready ; Col. P. is not yet in com- 
mand of the magazines ; thanks for hint 
about ox-teams best adapted to the 
work. 33, 287 [copy; Wash. Let. 41, 
148]. 

Arnold, Gen. Benedict, employed in puri- 
fying Philadelphia after the British (R. 
Peters), 17, 173; his ravages in Vir- 
ginia in 1781 (R. Peters), 18, 71; 
his talents and military capacity (/. 
Pickering), 5, 59 ; complaint against 
him, by Council of Penn. for part takeu 
by him in a prize case (N. Nichols), 5, 
134 ; Wadsworth's account of his early 
dishonesty (B. Tallmadge), 15, 285 ; 
Marbois' history of his treason, 284 ; 
attempt of Serg. Champe to arrest him, 
51, 263 ; remarks on his treachery and 
character, 52, 189; his expedition in 
Chesapeake Bay, 52, 194 ; remarks on 
the adage " De mortuis nil nisi bonum," 
as applied to him. 55, 241. 

Arnold, Thomas, of Providence, R. I 
Jan. 7, 1807. Observations on the salt 
manufacture of the U. S , and the danger 
oi" taking off the duty on imported salt. 
43, 98. 

Arnold, Welcome, of Providence, R. I. 
Mar. 20, 1793. Giving the substance 
of the letter written by himself and 
other commissioners to the executive of 
Pennsylvania, after the Trenton decree 
of 1782, earnestly recommending a law 
to quiet and confirm the Connecticut 
settlers in the possession of Wvomin"- 
lands. 58, 321. 



Arnold, Welcome, and others, Com- 
missioners. See Whipple, William 

AND OTHERS. 

Arrowsmith's map of the U. S., bettei 
than any in America (/. Pickering, Jr.). 
11, 28. 

Articles of Confederation, remarks on 
46, 421. 

Artillery, general return of the, Dec. 2 
1777, 56, 162; Dec. 22, 164; resolu 
tion of Congress in regard to artificers 
of, Mar. 29, 1781, 39, 260 ; want oi 
instruction in officers of (H. Knox), 9 
136 ; considerations on their claim foi 
half pay, 10, 289; 37, 384; arrange 
ments for, 1798, urgently needed (/ 
Adams), 9, 157. 

Ashley, Lodowick. Mar. 16, 1812 
Summons to the commandant of Ameli; 
Island, Don Justo Lopez, to join in put 
ting the island under U. S. protection 
or to deliver it up under certain condi 
tions ; the responsibility of the resull 
of a refusal will rest with Don Justo 
55, 23 [copy]. 

Mar. 17, 1812. To Don Juste 

Lopez. Gen. Mathews will meet Dor 
Justo at Bell's River ; in case Gen. M 
should refuse to accept of a cession o 
Amelia Island but from the patriots 
Mr. A. requests that commissioners mai 
have full authority to surrender it t( 
them ; conditions offered on the 16tl 
will be complied with. 55, 27 [copy] 

Mar. 17, 1812. To Messrs. Yongi 

and Atkinson, commissioners, from tin 
commandant of Amelia Island. Th< 
equivocal and evasive conduct of th< 
commissioners has put an end to nego 
tiation; order to notify the inhabitant: 
of the island that A. is about to land oi 
it, and no quarter will be given to thosi 
who resist. 55, 29 [copy]. 

and others. Mar. 26, 1812. To Doi 

Juan Jose Estrada, governor of St 
Augustine. Summons to surrender St 
Augustine to commissioners chosen b; 
the armed body calling themselves pat 
riots. 55, 33 [copy]. 

Ashton, Jacob. Oct, 31, 1816. Witl 
vote of the convention of delegates fo 
the Essex South District; regrettinj 
Col. P.'s determination to decline re 
election to Congress. 31, 117. 

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to the electors of Essex South District, 
declining to be candidate for re-election 
to Congress. 38, 216 ; 49, 198. [News- 
paper cuttings] [Bi. 4, 276] 

Assassination and suicide, remarks on. 
46, 424. 

Atonement, observations on the doctrine 
of (P. Wing ate). 17, 1. 

Atwood, Anthony. Aug 24, 1798. De- 
position in regard to the' landing of a 
French privateersman at Little Egg 
Harbor, N. J. 42, 70. 

Augur for boring gun-barrels (E. Chap- 
man). 12, 32. 

Augusta, Ga., public meeting at, against the 
treaty of 1795 (G. Walton), 6, 137; (G. 
Washington), 20, 64, 68 ; to, 6, 138. 

Auldjo, Thos., U. S. consul at Cowes, Eng. 
June 7, 1798. Notice of payment of 
expenditures for relief of American sea- 
men. 8, 528. 

Apr. 22, 1799. Mr. A.'s account 

of expenses for relief of American sea- 
men. 10, 617- 

Aueaumut, Hendrick, a Stockbridge 
chief, called Capt. Hendrick. June 19, 
1791. Notice of the expected arrival 
at the Council of the Oneidas, Tusca- 
roras, and Muhheconnuk or Stockbridge 
Indians. 61, 234. 

June 20, 1791. Speech delivered 

at the treaty at Newtown Point, offering 
his services to negotiate a peace with 
the Western Indians. 60, 70 ; 61, 236. 

July 2, 1791. Request for rum 

and tobacco for himself and companions. 
61, 241. 

July 8, 1791. Offer to go on a 

peace mission to the Western Indians, 
and desiring to be made known to Gen. 
St. Clair. 60. 88 [copy]. 

Feb. 18, 1792. Has been waiting 

at Genesee according to Col. P.'s re- 
quest ; will give him a full account of 
his journey westward on his arrival in 
Philadelphia ; neither the Niagara people 
nor Brant are friends ; Mr. Kirkland 
has too much charity for Brant ; hopes 
Mr. K. will not put too much confidence 
in the Five Nations, and that Col P. will 
reserve his opinion. 62, 4. 

Dec. 11,1792. Account of negotia- 
tions for peace with the Western Indians 
in the summer of 1792. 59, 26. 

■ Narratives of journeys to Niagara 



to negotiate between the U. S. and 
the Western Indians, 1791, 1792. 59, 
8,18. 

Feb. 24, 1793. Measures neces- 
sary for the prosperity of the business 
of the U. S. with the Indians ; Col. P. 
must be one of the peace commissioners, 
and a Quaker another; strings of wam- 
pum to be sent to the Seven Nations of 
Canada, to strengthen their minds. 59, 
56. 

Feb. 28, 1793. Request for guns 

for his four companions in Philadelphia. 
59, 57- 

— ■ — Mar. 6, 1793. Letter introducing 
David Fowler and his son, New England 
Indians of Oneida. 59, 60. 

Aug. 6, 1793. Request for sup- 
plies, money and wampum to be used at 
the Indian Council at the Miami Rapids. 
59, 201. 

Aug. 6, 1793. Account of trans- 
actions at the Indian Council at Miami 
Rapids ; unfriendly and foolish messages 
not sent by chiefs, but by Brant and Col. 
McKee ; the chiefs indignant ; disposi- 
tion for peace growing; Gen. Wayne's 
advance the great obstacle ; hopes that 
the commissioners will shortly be in- 
vited to come. 59, 203. 

Jan. 30, 1794. Request for com- 
pensation for his companions on his 
Western journey ; obstructions to peace 
with Western tribes made by British 
agents ; the complaints of Oneidas 
against Rev. Mr. Kirkland well founded ; 
appeal made by them to the Society for 
propagating the Gospel among the In- 
dians. 62, 84. 

Oct. 7, 1794. Petition for further 

compensation for services, and for saw 
and grist mills for Stockbridge Indians. 
62, 89. 

. Dec. 11, 1794. Regret at not see- 

ine Col. P., that he might acquaint him 
with the state of the Stockbridge nation, 
which no white man is able to do ; will 
send Col. P. his journal giving account 
of the conduct of McKee and the hostile 
Indians ; request for assistance in ob- 
taining further compensation and to be 
made acquainted with the accusations 
against him and the names of his ac- 
cusers ; guns promised his companions. 
62, 123. 



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Aupaumut, Hendrick {continued}. 

Dec. 15, 1794. Speech at a coun- 
cil at New Stockbridge, congratulating 
Col. P. on the success of his negotiations 
with the Six Nations, and suggesting 
arrangements for the benefit of the 
Stockbridge Indians ; petition in regard 
to land taken by New York. 62, 112. 

Jan. 10, 1795. Drunkenness the 

great cause of the degeneracy of the 
Indians; meeting held with Oneida 
chiefs on the subject of a petition to the 
government to stop the sale of liquor. 
62, 202. 

Mar. 18, 1795. Appeal for assist- 
ance in obtaining money. 62, 224. 

Mar. 21, 1796. Troublesome and 

dangerous characters of John Konkapot 
and his brothers ; caution against them ; 
petition against the sale of liquor ; desire 
to be recompensed for services to the 
U. S. 62, 244. 

Dec. 29, 1808. Business of his 

tribe accomplished by him in Washing- 
ton ; attempts made to interfere with 
the annuity paid them ; requests Col. 
P.'s advice. 43, 234. 

Aupaumut, Hendrick. July 11, 1791. 
Thanks for Capt. Hendrick's friendly 
speech, which shall all be laid before 
the President, and for proof of attach- 
ment in his offer to go on a mission to 
the Western Indians. 60, 95 ; 61, 
236. 

June 4, 1793. Instructions from 

Col. P. for negotiations with the West- 
ern Indians, preliminary to the treaty to 
be held at Sandusky. 60, 145 [copy]. 

Aug. 17, 1793. Announcement 

of the failure of negotiations with the 
Western Indians for peace ; return home 
of the commissioners; names of Indian 
tribes subscribed to their letter; sends 
copies of all letters, to be read to the 
Six Nations. 59, 209. 

Aupaumut, Hendrick, inquiry concerning 
MS. written by him and account of him 
(B. H. Coates), 32, 201 ; to, 16, 116; 
questions to him, and his answers, rela- 
tive to his negotiations with Western 
Indians, 1792, 59, 38 ; questions asked 
by him in regard to the measures of the 
U. S. toward the Western Indians, 49 ; 
his honest and useful conduct (H. Knox), 
51; his expenses on his mission, 52; 



his speech at Newtown Point, June 20, 
1791, 60, 70 ; his questions and answers 
respecting his Western mission, 89 ; Rev. 
S. Kirkland's high opinion of him, 76 ; 
[S. Kirkland], 61, 200; letter of rec- 
ommendation to Gen. St. Clair, 60, 89 ; 
great deterioration in his character (S. 
Kirkland), 62, 47 ; (I. Chapin), 49 ; 
his dishonest conduct to his companions 
(Jacob, a Stockbridge Indian), 51; (S. 
Kirkland), 52; abstract of his speech 
at New Stockbridge, Dec, 1794, 116 ; 
Col. P.'s answer, 118 ; his endeavors 
to secure to his tribe the land on the 
Wabash River given them by the Mau- 
mees (J. Sergeant, 1815), 30, 384. 

Aurora (Philadelphia newspaper), 800 
copies of, subscribed for by M. Fauchet, 
and paid for ' by French government, for 
distribution in France, 1795 (S. Roche- 
fontaine), 20, 109 ; publication of 
Chevalier de Yrujo's offensive letter in 
(D. Humphrey), 7, 519 ; libels on Col. P. 
in (/. Clarke), 8, 85 ; (G. Washington), 
21, 25; to, 8, 90; view of Talleyrand in 
{A. Hamilton), 8, 311; Talleyrand's 
letter to the envoys published in (/. 
Pickering, Jr.), 577 ; publication of Mr. 
Liston's letters in (R. Liston), 9, 35 ; 
praise by, galling to President Adams 
(G. Cabot), 10, 402; slaver of praise 
from, mortifying to a man of feeling 
(G. Washington), 404; views of its 
editor and patrons better promoted by 
insinuations and hints than by telling 
the whole truth (/. Adams), 11, 417; 
Jan. 24, 1798, libellous article on Col. 
P. in (B. F. Bache), 37, 264; deposi- 
tion of T. Wotherspoon in regard to, 
54, 18 ; July 24, 1799, libellous articles 
on government in (W. Rawle), 11, 
486; (/. Adams), 487; July 12, 1799, 
Thos. Cooper's mischievous address in 
(/. Adams), 11, 524; remarks on false 
and slanderous statements in (G. Wash- 
ington, 1796), 20, 275 ; a paper in 
which the most infamous lies are dissem- 
inated (E. Bronson, 1809), 29, 15; 
stories in, in regard to Pickering's and 
McHenry's dismission from office (R. 
King), 13, 534 a ; its opposition to 
Federal measures a mere speculation, 
47, 232. 

Aurora, ship, outrage on, by frigate 
Latona, 1799 (R. King), 10, ±85. 



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Austin, James Trecothick, 1784-1870. 
Dec. 4, 1824. To Leverett Saltonstall. 
Request to procure from Col. P. a sigbt 
of Judge Marshall's manuscript Journal ; 
Mr. A. is about to write a life of El- 
bridge Gerry. 15, 439. 

Jan. 24, 1825. To L. Saltonstall. 

Mr. A. wishes to be allowed by Col. P. 
to take home Gen. Marshall's Journal 
for his own information ; promises that 
any extracts made for publication shall 
be"submitted to Col. P. 16, 8. 

Austria, treaty with Naples, 1798 (/. 



Marshall), 9, 425 ; war declared by 
France against, 1799 (/. Q. Adams), 
11, 51 ; consequences of an advance by, 
on Switzerland and Italy, 1799 (JV. 
Smith), 11, 382. 

Authority and power, remarks on, as illus- 
trated by Mr. Jefferson. 52, 50. 

Avery, John, Jr., Secretary of Massachu- 
setts. Apr. 10, 1793. With attested 
copy of the letter written by Gov. Bow- 
doin of Mass. to the President of Penn- 
sylvania, during Shays's insurrection in 
1787. 58, 329. 



B. 



Babcock, Adam, of Boston. June 23, 
1798. Has applied to the British min- 
ister for a letter to the Governor-Gen- 
eral of India requesting permission for 
Mr. B.'s ship to bring home a cargo of 
saltpetre from Bengal. 8, 596. 

Bache, Benjamin Franklin, editor of the 
Aurora, 1769-98. Jan. 25, 1798. Ealse 
statement in the Aurora concerning fees 
received in State department for pass- 
ports. 37, 264. [Bi. 3, 310.] 

3ache, Benjamin Franklin, a confidential 
friend of Monroe, and notoriously hostile 
to the government (E. Carrington), 7, 
530 ; his opposition to the government 
a business speculation (J. Marshall), 
29, 426; dies of yellow fever, 1798 
(T. Williams), 9, 315. 

Backhouse, Thomas. Jan. 28, 1813. 
Declaration concerning his imprisonment 
and ill treatment at Fernandina by Capt. 
Massias, U. S. A. 55, 44 [copy]. 

Jackls, Andrew, of New York, Dec. 28. 
1792. Request for payment of note 
given for supplies furnished Indians 
returning from the treaty at Newtown 

I Point. 62, 64. 

pacot, Thomas Wright, recommendations 
for Charleston, S. C, post-office (S 
Gardner), 19, 217 ; (J. Gardner), 

| 221 ; to, 6, 40 ; (D. De Saussure et 
«/.), 19, 223. 

acri and Busmah, Jews of Barbary, exor- 
bitant claims of, on the U. S., 1798 
(R. O'Brien), 10, 120; (W. Eaton), 
155; {W. Smith), 374; supplies sent 
them on account, 1797 (T. Francis), 7, 
472. 



Bailey, Cyrel, an impressed seaman, citizen- 
ship of (R. Liston), 7, 268. 

Bailey, Thomas M., of Accomac. Aug. 
25, 1813. Impropriety and inexpedi- 
ency of publishing private conversations 
between gentlemen ; never had any con- 
fidential conversation with Mr. Madison ; 
his remark about the embargo; the 
enemy increasing their fleet daily ; thinks 
they will attack Baltimore or Washing- 
ton. 30, 151. 

Bailey, Thomas M. Aug. 16, 1813. Re- 
quests account of a conversation with 
Mr. Madison, in which the latter men- 
tioned astonishing consequences which 
would have ensued from the embargo 
bill in subjugating Great Britain. 14, 
427. 

Bailey, Thomas M. Account of Pres- 
ident Adams's bargain with the Demo- 
crats in 1799 for a re-election, 55, 
170 ; his account of finding the bust of 
Hamilton at Monticello, and Mr. Jeffer- 
son's claim of friendship with H., 55, 
268. 

Baldesque, Joseph, of Germantown, Pa. 
Mav 23, 1787. About a wagon for Col. 
P. " 19, 101. 

Dec. 28, 1793. Apology for offence. 

6, 80. [Bi. 3, 16.] 

Baldesque, Joseph. Dec. 30, 1793. Ac- 
ceptance of apologv. 6, 79. [Bi. 3, 
16.] 

Baldesque, Joseph, balance received from. 
53, 214. 

Baldwin, Abraham, M. C. from Georgia, 
1754-1807. Feb. 27, 1SQ0. Appoint- 
ment for meeting of Commissioners of 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS, 



Baldwin, Abraham {continued). 

State of Georgia with Commissioners of 
the U. S. 13, 223. 

Baldwin, E. Mar. 21, 1828. To Pierre 
Yau Cortlandt. Efforts of Mr. Adams's 
friends to make use of the anti-masonic 
excitement to ensure his re-election by 
denying that he is a mason ; evidence to 
the contrary ; request to find out the 
truth from gentlemen in Boston. 32, 
345. 

Baldwin, Col. Loammt, civil engineer, 
1780-1838. Feb. 20, 1828. Dr. Cow- 
drey not willing to talk much about Tri- 
poli affairs ; will make a business of 
questioning him if Col. P. wishes it. 
32, 325. 

May 28, 1828. Dr. Cowdrey's 

account of the circumstances of the 
treaty of Tripoli in 1805. 32, 374. 

Baldwin, Loammi. Jan, 29, 1828. Re- 
questing Col. B. to obtain some informa- 
tion in regard to the circumstances of 
the treaty with the Bashaw of Tripoli, 
made by Tobias Lear in 1805, from Dr. 
Cowdrey of Norfolk, who was at that 
time in Tripoli. 16, 236. 

Apr. 12, 1828. Account of the 

circumstances of the treaty with Tripoli 
made by Tobias Lear, and reasons for 
suspecting that the money paid by the 
U. S. was for Lear's own benefit; re- 
quest for information from Dr. Cowdrey. 
16, 277. 

Baldwin, Waterman. Sept. 12, 1791. 
Friendly message from Cornplanter to 
Col. P. ; account of the murder of Darius 
Mead, and Capt. Bull, an Indian. 61, 
271. 

Ball, Joseph. Nov. 11, 1795. To Oliver 
Wolcott. Ideas on an arrangement by 
which the U. S. may give security in 
the cases of vessels captured by British 
privateers. 20, 90. 

Ballard, Lt. Col. Robert. Jan. 6,1778. 
Air. Hughes can have an inquiry, but 
must wait for Col. B.'s witnesses. 17, 
68. 

Baltimore, sloop of war, outrage on, by 
Capt. Loring, R. N. (R. King), 10, 
178, 269; 11, 170; (R. Lislon), 37, 
378 ; all owing to Capt. Phillips's want 
of sense and spirit (F. Ames), 12, 364. 

Baltimore, Md., yellow fever in, 1797 
(./. Marshall), 7, 244; repulse of the 



British from, 1814, not due to any gen 
eralship (/. Stickney), 44, 93; expenses 
of a journey from Salem to, and back 
1820, 55, 173. 

Baltimore American, all libels in, on gov 
emment to be proceeded against by 
U. S. Att'y (Z. Hollingsworth, 1799) 
11,603; Sept. 5, 1799, abusive para 
graph from, in regard to appointment 
of T. P. Jr. as a midshipman, 42, 190. 

Baltimore Whig, Aug. 3, 1809, cutting 
from, containing libel against Col. P., 
38, 157 ; of July 14, 1809, signed Z. Z, 
160 ; 49, 242 ; contradiction of, in issue 
of May 20, 1812, 160 ; suit against (R 
G. Harper), 29, 164, 169 ; to, 14, 240 
(/. Wagner), 241. 

Bambridge, , Dep. Marshal, New York 

Sept. 28, 1797. Allowance of Marshal'; 
charges. 7, 232. 

Bancroft, Capt. Thomas, of Salem: 
Feb. 26, 1804. Bills reported to Con 
gress purporting to be for the protectior 
of American seamen ; alarm producec 
by them among the merchants of Massa- 
chusetts; inquiry whether they are likeh 
to pass, as in that case his voyage woulc 
be changed from Europe to India. 43 
26. 

Banister, Andrew, of Schoharie, N. Y 
Feb. 9, 1809. Regrets of an old Revo 
lutionary soldier that the liberties fough 
for by them must be sported away b; 
designing men ; admiration of Col. P 
talents and services ; dangers of ci 1 
war ; " we are able to expose our vital 
and jugarler veins in defence of our con 
stitution." 43, 2 1-3. 

Banister, Andrew. Feb. 24, 1809. Ac 
knowledgment of letter ; old Revolu 
tionary soldiers like the writer are \\o\ 
called old British tories ; resistance 
the Northern States ; evils and decef 
tions of the embargo; dangers of extrs 
vagant devotion to one man ; one who ha 
no private character cannot be truste 
in public life : undeserved popularity c 
Jefferson. 14. 232. 

Banister, W. B., of Newburyport. Jul 
6, 1813. Asking for public document 
for the Newburyport Athenaeum. 44, 5! 

Bank, bill for establishing a national, 181 
(/. Lotvell), 15, 91 ; (J. Robertson' 
30, 349 ; 31, 94 ; (G. Evans), 31, 62 
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HISTORICAL INDEX. 



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national (G. Morris), 44, 141 ; bill to 
set apart the bonus of a national, as a 
fund for internal improvements, 55, 
138. 

Bank of England, statement of condition 
of, 1793-97, 53, 336; stock of, owned 
by Maryland. See Maryland. 

Bank of the United States, memorial for a 
renewal of charter, 1811 (S. Chase), 14, 
306 ; refuses checks of Philadelphia col- 
lector, Mar. 30, 1810 (G. Taylor, Jr.), 
29, 315 ; observations on, and embarrass- 
ment caused by uncertainty in regard to 
it (J. Robertson), 386; request to 
Mass. representatives to oppose renewal 
of charter, 1811 (Mass. Gen. Court), 
43, 318 ; bill for renewing the charter 
of, 1811, draught of Col. P.'s speech on, 
52, 233 ; notes of debate on memorial 
of, 1811, 54, 231; amendments to bill, 
236; losses of, 1827, 50, 218. 

(Banking svstem, defects of, in the U. S. 
1819 (L. Cheves). 31, 287. 

Banks, general observations on, 50, 140; 
52, 305 ; in Massachusetts, general 
statement of, 1816, 55, 123. 

Banks, Sir Joseph, remarks on (G. W. 
Featherstonhaugh), 32, 221; to, 16, 

, 127. 

Banks, Wm., of Middletown, Conn. Aug. 

1 20, 1798. From J. Wagner. Request 
for certificate of citizenship, in order to. 

1 obtain a patent. 9, 199. 

panning, R., collector at Oxford, Pa. ? 
Aug. 19, 1799. From J. Wagner. Doc- 
uments about John Eason, an impressed 
seaman. 11, 632 

*3arbaczy, Col. of the Leshler Hussars, 

I evidence in his letters to the Archduke 

| Charles concerning the murder of the 

I French envoys at Rastadt, 1799 (W. R. 

I Davie) 12, 16. 

parbary States, instructions to consuls in, 

J from' Secretary of State, 1798, 10, 153; 
heavy expenses of U. S. on account of, 
(G Clarke), 10, 115; (R. King), 36, 
284, 285 ; estimate of expenses of 
treaties with (R. G. Harper), 10, 504 ; 
payments to (O. Wolcotf), 7, 217, 562; 
(D. Humphreys), 254, 395 ; (R. King), 
400; (R. O'Brien), 577; in regard to 
consuls in {I). Humphreys), 398 ; con- 
suls not to engage in trade {W. Eaton), 
13, 62 ; observations on dealings of U. S. 
with (R. O'Brien), 44, 129; account 



of negotiations with (D. Humphreys), 
20, 196; to, 36, 313 ; (J. Barlow), 36, 
306 ; determined resistance to their ex- 
actions advocated (W. Eaton), 42, 234; 
made by Portugal (W. Eaton), 42, 235 ; 
to, 13, 175 ; most successfully treated 
by a 64-gun ship {W. Eaton), 13, 175 ; 
instructions from Mr. Madison, when 
Secretary of State, to offer a yearly trib- 
ute to the potentates of (J. Madison), 
14, 37- 

Barbary wheat and sheep brought home 
by Capt. Geddes (H. Geddes), 12, 131 ; 
(W. Eaton), 13, 61. 

Barbault, Royer, a deputy to Paris from 
St. Domingo. Aug. 18, 1798. To 
— Genty. Straitened means of St. Do- 
mingo deputies ; some assistance essen- 
tial. 42, 79 [copy]. 

Barber, William, Com'r of accounts of 
N. Y. Dec. 23, 1785. Claim for wood, 
&c, on Verplanck's Point. 18, 306. 

Feb. 26, 1787. Claims of Ellisons 

for timber and fuel. 19, 91. 

Barbour, James, Secretary of War 1775- 
1842. Sept. 19, 1826. On a militia 
system and uniform. 16, 156. 

Barclay, Thomas, Adj. -Gen. of Nova Sco- 
tia, 1753-1830. July 9, 1799. Author- 
ity to act as British consul-general for 
the Eastern States. 11, 405. 

Mar. 15, 1800. Request to for- 
ward letters to Jamaica by H. M. S. 
Hind. 13, 274. 

Barclay, Thomas, appointment as British 
consul-general for the Eastern States 
(/. Adams). 11, 327. 

Baring, Alexander, 1st Baron Ashburton, 
approval of his pamphlet on the existing 
commercial relations between Great Brit- 
ain and the U. S. (R. King), 28, 296; 
(G. Cabot), 305 ; (R. Peters). 307. 

Barker, John, Mayor of Philadelphia, his 
story respecting Col. P.'s treatment of 
impressed American seamen in Phila- 
delphia (R. Peters), 29, 99; to, 14, 
228. 

Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812. Mar., 1798. 
To Abraham Baldwin. Copy of a letter 
accounting for the course of the French 
Directory toward the U. S. in 1797. 
29, 55. 

Apr. 12, 1799. To Dr. Hopkins 

of Hartford, Conn., sending pamphlet 
[on Mr. Adams's administration] for 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Barlow, Joel {continued). 

publication ; Mr. B. is independent of 
the opinion of Americans ; his senti- 
ments only opposed to those " who wish 
to be kings and nobles and ride upon 
our necks"; an honorable peace with 
France at the option of John Adams, 
who takes French frigates and sends to 
the corners of the earth to make treaties 
with their enemies ; the Directory know 
he is mad for war, and determined to 
disappoint him. 25, 292. 

Barlow, Joel. Dec. 3, 1796. Observa- 
tions on and approbation of Mr. B.'s 
letters regarding negotiations with Bar- 
bary powers ; progress in carrying out 
stipulations of Algerine treaty ; proposed 
treaty with Tunis and Tripoli ; need of 
a consul at Algiers. 36, 306 [copy]. 

Dec. 5, 1796. With Mediterranean 

passports ; cargo of articles for the Dey 
of Algiers ; difficulty of finding the 
enormous masts wished for by him. 36, 
311 [copy]. 

May 13, 1797. Enclosing commis- 
sion as U. S. Consul General at Algiers ; 
the commission must be thus formally 
made to enable the President to appoint 
another in the recess of the Senate ; 
high satisfaction given by Mr. B.'s let- 
ters ; measures intended to be com- 
mitted to him postponed ; list of articles 
shipped to the Dey of Algiers. 37, 
148 [copy]. 

May 13, 1797- Articles sent to 

the Dey of Algiers in ship Jupiter; dif- 
ficulty and expense of obtaining the 
enormous masts ; errors in Mr. Donald- 
son's estimate ; frigate building at Ports- 
mouth ; directions in regard to freight 
and disposition of the Jupiter's cargo. 
37, 150. 

Barlow, Joel, sent to Algiers to assist in 
negotiating a treaty with the Dey (D. 
Humphreys), 20, 236 ; extract of letter 
to D. Humphreys, refusing the post of 
consul, 269 ; his fitness for the business 
of negotiation (G.Washington), 303; 
money tribute promised in treaty made 
by him with Tunis, 1797 (0. Wolcott), 
7, 217; value of his services to the 
U. S. in Algiers and desirability of his 
remaining as consul (D Humphreys), 36, 
121; (G. Washington), 170; doomed 
to infamy by his letter to Mr. Baldwin 



of March 1, 1798, on Adams's adminis- 
tration {J. Adams), 10, 222 ; apostasy 
and baseness of {W. Smith), 571; his 
letter to the citizens of the U. S. a very 
contemptible performance (G. Cabot, 
1799), 25, 263 ; to, 12, 127 ; instigated 
by the Directory (S. Higginson), 290 ; 
his bill for the establishment of a Na- 
tional Institution, 1806 (T. Dwighi), 
14, 155 ; memorandum of discussion in 
the Senate, Feb. 27, 1811, on his ap- 
pointment as minister to France and T. 
P.'s remarks, 14, 328; 54, 314; ob- 
jections to appointment (J. Wagner), 
29, 428, 430; (T. R. Gold), 438; 
death of, in the Russian Campaign (S. 
Taggart), 44, 4. 

Barnard, Rev. Thomas, of Salem, 1748- 
1814. June 14, 1774. Desiring that 
nothing he may have said in past times 
may be used in evidence against Dr. 
Whitaker, as he does not wish to be 
involved in the Dr.'s disputes. 39, 56. 

Barnard, Rev. Thomas. June 14, 1774. 
Cannot avoid, mentioning matters heard 
from Mr. B., but will so mauage that he 
shall not be involved in Dr. Whitaker's 
disputes. 33, 89. 

Barnes, David L. Nov. 30, 1797. With 
commission of U. S. Dist. Attorney for 
Rhode Island. 7, 481. 

Dec. 1, 1798. From J. Wagner- 

Forwarding laws of U. S. for Rhode 
Island. 10, 1. 

Barnet, Isaac Cox, U. S. consul at Bor- 
deaux. Aug. 10, 1799. To W. V. 
Murray. Concerning captured American 
seamen and sums paid for their relief. 
26, 8. 

Sept. 25, 1799. Extract from a 

letter about registers of ship Apollo, 
otherwise French privateer Buonaparte, 
and ship Neptune of Boston, fraudulently 
imitated for privateer Pichegru, called 
the Resolution of Philadelphia. 13, 
358. 

Dec. 30, 1799. To W. V. Murray. 

American prisoners at Bordeaux re- 
leased; heavy expenses for their relief; 
embarrassed for want, of funds. 26, 12 
[copy]. 

Barnet, Isaac Cox. Dec. 15, 1798. Re- 
vocation of consular appointments ; high 
reputation of Mr. Dobre ; request to act 
as U. S. agent in case of war. 10, 74. 



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June 19, 1799. About bis removal 

from Brest to Bordeaux, aud means of 
forwarding letters. 11, 298. 

Mar. 31, 1800. In regard to his 

advances on American captured vessels ; 
directions for conduct in cases of cap- 
ture ; defects in consular system ; fete 
of the 18th Fructidor ; considers that 
fete commemorative not only of a breach 
of the French constitution, but also of 
the laws of natural justice. 38, 14 
[copy]. 

Apr. 1, 1800. Contract made with 

N. Prime to bring home American sea- 
men from France, in ship Titus. 13, 
353. 

Barnet, Isaac Cox, recommended for consul 
at Brest by E. Boudinot (G. Washing- 
ton). 37,' 19. 
I Barrack stores, order respecting. 56, 176. 

Barrell, Colburn. Nov. 19, 1773. T. P. 
has been detained from attending to Mr. 
B.'s business by going to New York for 
a physician for the Salem hospital ; re- 
commends Mr. Sam'l Porter as an at- 
torney. 33, 33. 

Barron, Capt. James, U. S. N., 1769-1851. 
Unworthy conduct as commander of the 
Chesapeake ; French deserters delivered 
up by him (T. Truxtun). 28, 55, 
69, 73. 

Barry, James, of Baltimore. Aug. 7, 

1799. Complaint of Capt. Tyson of 

• armed ship Evelina against a British 

privateer, for enticing away his crew. 

11, 577. 

Barry, Capt. John, U. S. N., 1745-1803, 
his complaints of Mr. W. Smith's inci- 
vility and inattention at Lisbon (W. 
Smith), 26, 167; to, 13, 469. 

Barthelemy, , a deported French 

prisoner in Cayenne. Jan. 14, 1798. 
To M. Lafon Ladebat, Burlington, New 
Jersey. Account of himself, M. Lafon's 
brother, and other friends in Cayenne. 
42, 3. 

Bartlett, John. Apr. 9, 17, 1828. On 
the question of Mr. J. Q. Adams's free- 
masonry; neither the Grand Master of 
the Grand Lodge nor any of the mem- 
bers have ever heard that he was a 
mason, and there are no records of such 
a fact. 32, 358, 366. 

[Bartlett, Bailey, of Haverhill, Mass. 
Mar. 24, 1812. To S. Putnam. State- 



ment in regard to his having been pre- 
vented from examining T. M. Joy, alias 
Nathaniel Emery, in regard to his certi- 
ficate in Haverhill against Col. P. 44, 14. 

Bartlett, William, of Newburyport ? 
1748-1841. Dec. 9, 1775. To Com- 
mittee of Safety of Salem. Request of 
Gen. Washington that some of the sta- 
tioned men may be ordered to guard 
prisoners taken by Capt. Manly in the 
Lee privateer. 39, 128. 

Bartlett, William. Jan. 30, 1823. Asking 
for information in regard to draining. 
15, 323. 

Barton, Margaret. Aug. 4, 1775. Bill 
against the Colony of Mass. Bay for 
cloth for soldiers' coats. 56, 66. 

Barton, Matthias, of Lancaster, Pa. 
Dec. 27, 1803. Thanks for Mr. Tracy's 
admirable speech on the amendment to 
the Constitution; resolution coming up 
in the Pennsylvania legislature ; little 
importance attached to it. 26, 363. 

Jan. 9, 1804. Information of the 

bill to ratify the amendment to the Con- 
stitution relating to the choice of Pres- 
ident, being approved by the Governor 
of Pennsylvania. 27, 15. 

Barton, Matthias. Sept. 6, 1798. Com- 
missions for infantry company at Lan- 
caster, Pa. 9, 285. 

Barton, William, of Lancaster, Pa. 
Dec. 25, 1803. Mr. Tracy's speech re- 
ceived ; sends his own pamphlet on the 
right of jury trial; requests a copy of 
the justification of Mr. Burr. 26, 359. 

Mar. 19, 1808. Approbation of 

Col. P.'s letter to Gov. Sullivan ; the 
duty of all good citizens ; his own arti- 
cles signed Aristides; Presidential can- 
didates; reasons for supporting Mr. 
Monroe. 28, 245. 

July 29, 1808. Inquiries as to the 

New England candidate for President ; 
Clinton, bad as he is, better than Madi- 
son ; Pinckney and Clinton would be 
likely ti succeed. 28, 342. 

June 26, 1809. Invitation to Col. 

P. to visit him in Lancaster, Pa. 29, 
160. 

July 20, 1813. In regard to his 

Memoirs of Rittenhouse, about to be 
published. 30, 135. 

Dec. 31, 1813. In regard to the 

method of forwarding his Memoirs of 



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Barton, William {continued). 

Rittenhouse to subscribers ; Mr. C. 
Ingersoll offered to take a number ; uot 
sure that Mr. I. will be disposed to ex- 
tend their circulation, when he sees their 
political complexion. 30, 66. 

Apr. 19, 1814. Thanks and admi- 
ration for P.'s speech on the loan bill ; 
hopes that a better day is approaching ; 
Mr. B.'s Memoirs of Rittenhouse, and 
plan for an American Biography. 30, 
263. 

Barton, Gen. William, his land claim (R. 
Putnam), 28, 109, 159, 301 ; (M. Cut- 
ler), 28, 110, 155, 188; 30, 368; to, 
38, 129, 210. 

Bassett, Richard, Gov. of Delaware, d. 
1815. Nov. 24, 1798. Pamphlets [by 
Chauvet and Lavater?] received and 
appreciated. 23, 380. 

B asset t, Richard. Dec. 2, 1799. Noti- 
fication of forwarding of Acts of Con- 
gress. 12, 414. 

B.istardy, opinion of T. P. in a case of. 
54, 79. 

Bataafsche Courant, Aug. 23, 1793, con- 
taining a notice of the Dutch Govern- 
ment's offer of mediation between the 
U. S. and Prance, which, however, was 
officially denied (W. V. Murray). 23, 
70. 

Bateaux for Canadian families, order for, 
1734 (Major Campbell). 5, 332. 

Bates, Tarleton, certificate of citizenship. 
9, 190. 

Battle, William, recommendation of (R. 
Sherman). 57, 238. 

Bauer, Joseph, a German chemist, pass- 
port. 7, 503. 

Baumann, Col. Sebastian, Postmaster at 
New York. Oct. 23, 1791. Recom- 
mending Prosper Wetmore for employ- 
ment; smallness of Col. B.'s salary. 
19, 219. 

Jan. 15, 1792. Perils of Southern 

mails ; increased quantity of labor and 
small compensation oi postmasters. 19, 
250. 

Feb. 12, 1792. In regard to certi- 
ficate of confession of lying signed by 
Andrew Brown in 1786/ 35, 136. 

Aug. 15, 1792. Anxiety in re- 
gard to calumnies against him. 6, 70. 

Apr. 7, 1793. Will attend to Col. 

P.'s request concerning supplies for 



Indian commissioners; difficulty of ob- 
taining neat's tongues and good butter ; 
suggests that the butter be put up hi 
the Mohawk country; the penny post. 
59, 64. 

Apr. 8, 1793. Impossible to ob- 
tain three-point blankets for Indian 
commissioners ; news from Europe that 
it is all in a blaze. 59, 65. 

Apr. 23, 1793. Had yesterday ten 

foreign arrivals from all points of the 
world, and, in consequence, five thousand 
people to-day besieging his office ; cook 
for Indian commissioners. 59, 71. 

Apr. 27, 1793. Supplies purchased 

in New York for the Indian commis- 
sion. 59, 89. 

Sept. 29, 1793. Yellow fever in 

Philadelphia; Mr. Patton's idea that 
citizens of New York will not allow him 
to return to Philadelphia a mistake ; 
sympathy for Col. P.'s situation, and 
wishes for the health of his family. 59, 
224. 

Nov. 4, 1793. Money paid Capt. 

Wm. Scott ; trunk containing valuables 
belonging to Indian commission. 59, 
244. 

Jan. 4, 1795. With quarterly 

account ; increase of labor in N. Y. 
Post-Office, and insufficiency of salary ; 
prospect of Col. P.'s succeeding Gen. 
Knox in the War department. 41, 187. 

Jan. 12, 1795. Congratulating Col: 

P. on being placed at the head of the 
War department and regretting his leav- 
ing the Post-Office. 41, 144. 

Apr. 26, 1795. Observations on 

artillery and defence. 20, 12. 

Nov. 19, 1795. Henry Abeele not 

to be found in New York ; has sent 
letter for him to Albany ; sickness [yel- 
low fever?] in New York somewhat 
serious ; a heavier calamity hangs over 
the country in intestine commotions, 
fostered by foreign intrigues. 62, 234. 

Baumann, Sebastian. Jan. 6, 1792. New 
York and foreign mails. 6, 58. 

Aug. 8, 1792. Registered letters. 

6, 67. 

Aug. 15, 1792. Relating to ca- 
lumnies against Col. B. ; need be under 
no anxiety. 6, 69. 

Mar." 23, 30, Apr. 3, 1793. Sup- 
plies to be purchased for the use of 



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commissioners to treat with the West- 
era Indians. 60, 137, 138. 

. Aug. 5, 1791;. With list of Indian 

goods to be procured for treaty with the 
Six Nations at Canandaigua. 62, 132. 

March 7, 1799. Duplicates of 

packages of mail sunk in the Chester- 
field, and raised again. 10, 455. 

Baxter, Joseph, clerk of Cecil Co. Court, 
Md. Oct. 13, 1798. Aliens' citizen- 
ship certificates. 9, 456. 

Bayard, James Asheton, of Delaware, 
1767-1815. Aug. 18, 1800. To A. 
Hamilton. On the prospects of the 
Presidential election ; mischief done to 
the Federal party by Mr. Adams. 47, 
210 [copy]. 

Jan." 7, 1801. To A. Hamilton. 

On the question of Jefferson or Burr for 
President ; reasons on each side. 47, 
213 [copy]. 

Mar. 8, 1801. To A. Hamilton. 

The inauguration of Mr. Jefferson ; Mr. 
B.'s own reasons for supporting Jeffer- 
son against Burr ; danger that Burr, if 
President, might follow the example of 
Gov. McKean. 47, 215 [copy]. 

Apr. 25, 1802. To^A. Hamilton. 

On the project of connected associations 
in the different States for the support of 
the Constitution; on the operation and 
result of Jefferson's views ; opinion of 
Chief Justice Marshall on the repeal of 
the judiciary laws. 47, 219 [copy]. 

Bayard, James A., observations on his 
opinions and votes in the Senate, 1806 
(F. Ames), 14, 156 ; respect for his 
merit and talents (F. Ames), 27, 252 ; 
appointed commissioner to negotiate 
peace with Great Britain, 1813 (/. 
Lowell), 14, 418. 

Bayard, Samuel, U. S. agent in London, 
1767-1840. Mar. 5, 1804. Has been 
engaged in making an abstract of those 
laws of the U. S. relating to justices of 
the peace and judges of the inferior 
courts ; requests copies of a list of acts 
enclosed with all corrections. 43, 27. 

Bayard, Samuel. Oct. 16, 1795. Con- 
clusions and instructions as to prosecut- 
ing American claims for maritime cap- 
tures by British. 35, 300 [copy]. 

Nov. 6, 1795. The British order 

confiscating neutral vessels to France 
revoked ; commerce still harassed bv 



Admiral Murray's squadron and the 
Bermuda privateers; interlocutory de- 
crees. 35, 310. 

June 8, 1797. With act of Con- 
gress, directing sums expended by gov- 
ernment in prosecuting claims and ap- 
peals in cases of capture to be deducted 
from what is recovered ; requesting 
account of costs, etc. 37, 177 [copy]. 

June 9, 1797. Views of the Gov- 
ernment on the indemnifications paid by 
Great Britain in cases of capture ; 
nothing to be deducted from said sums 
but the mere costs of prosecution by 
U. S. agents. 37, 178 [copy], 

- Oct. 31, 1797. In reference to Mr. 
B.'s resignation. 7, 408. 

Jan. 1, 1798. S. Williams ap- 
pointed Mr. B.'s successor. 8, 7 

Baylies, Francis, of Taunton, Mass., 
1783-1852. July 18, 1824. Desiring 
information as to the treaty made by Col. 
P. with the Six Nations in 1794. 32, 76. 

Jan. 3, 1827. Asking for letters 

of introduction in England for Hon. 
Joseph Hemphill. 32, 249. 

Jan. 20, 1827. Letters to Mr. 

Liston and Mr. Hose sent to Mr. Hemp- 
hill ; alludes to the repulse of Mr. Hose 
by Mr. Jefferson's administration; one 
benefit of the restrictive system of com- 
merce pursued by Mr. Jefferson : it will 
never be repeated except for temporary 
purposes ; not one man in Washington to 
justify it, except perhaps Mr. J. Q. 
Adams ; many men acknowledge it was 
a mistake. 32, 262. 

Jan. 23, 1827. Col. P.'s letter of 

Jan. 10 arrived ; suspects it to have 
been opened; encloses cover and seal 
for Col. P.'s inspection. 32, 266. 

Mar. 14, 1828. Will endeavor to 

obtain for Col. P. some information 
concerning Gen. Jackson ; can show 
him documents which may change his 
views on the Panama business ; hopes to 
see Col. P. before long. 32, 329. 

■ Jan. 5, 1829. Disapproval of the 

Panama mission ; an officious proceed- 
ing, derogatory to our dignity ; the 
loss of the colonial trade due to Mr. 
Adams's diplomatic vanity; remarks 
on Senate proceedings of 1S26 ; Mr. 
Adams's malignant temper and selfish- 
ness ; unaccountable behavior of Fede- 



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Baylies, Francis (continued). 

ralists ; Gen. Jackson's character and 
prospects ; the Hartford convention ; 
Mr. Madison's request to Gen. Smith to 
defeat the act for war in 181 2. 32, 406. 

Baylies, Francis. Sept. 1, 1824. Account 
of the Six Nations and their language ; 
treaties with the English. 15, 412. 

Jan. 9, 1827. With letters for Mr. 

Hemphill to Messrs. Liston and Rose ; 
Judge Johnson's animadversions on P.'s ~ 
letter to the North American Review 
on the battle of Germantown ; such 
wrongheadedness not to be looked for 
in a Judge of the Supreme Court. 16, 
169. 

Jan. 10, 1827. Mr. G. H. Rose, 

and his mission to the U. S. in 1807; 
the embargo and Mr. Madison's war; 
claims urged by the U. S. on France 
and Naples for spoliations of our com- 
merce. 16, 173. 

Feb. 23, 1828. Debate in the 

House on the Resolves praising the 
President and Secretary of State ; does 
not wish Mr. Adams's re-election, but 
approves of some of his acts ; the 
Panama mission; should not be con- 
demned for the loss of the British 
colonial trade, and should have credit 
for his excellent nomination of Mr. 
Trimble to the Supreme Court ; Col. 
P.'s objections arise from Mr. Adams's 
bitter temper and his political apostasy ; 
instances his animosity toward Great 
Britain and some distinguished Federa- 
lists like Ames and Cabot ; his apostasy 
exhibited in the embargo, non-inter- 
course acts, and support of the war; 
these all had their source in his father's 
overweening ambition ; Gen. Jackson ; 
his military energy and decision ; com- 
parison with Monroe ; asks for informa- 
tion. 16, 244. 

June 3, 1828. Col. P. is satisfied 

to confide the civil administration of the 
U. S. to Gen. Jackson; questions as to 
the facts of his behavior at New Orleans, 
16, 301. 

Beach, Jesse. Aug. 23, 1799. From J. 
Wagner. In regard to release of Fitch 
Allen, an impressed seaman. 11, 648. 

Bh ac ii, Zerah, of Tioga? Sept. 14, 1787. 
To Col. John Franklin. Dr. Benton 
sending on settlers to Hamilton, on the 



Chemung ; others expected ; Owens and 
Depue ; Dr. Benton playing out a card 
of policy with Mr. Gore. 57, 287 
[copy]. 

Nov. 5, 1787. Letter to the Hud- 
son Weekly Gazette, containing the so- 
called Combination of claimants under 
the Susquehanna company to Wyoming 
lands. 57, 334 [newspaper cutting]. 

Beach, Zerah, his efforts to prevent troops 
being sent to Luzerne County, 1787, 
57, 326, 330; bill found against him 
for high treason, 58, 146 ; treasonable 
proceedings at Tioga, 147; Chief Jus- 
tice's warrant for his arrest, 164 ; his 
complicity in the design of making a new 
State, 160. 

Beasley, Rev. Frederic, D.D., 1777- 
1845, June 8, 1824. Admiration of 
the style and spirit of Col. P.'s Review 
of the Cunningham correspondence; 
the severity called for by the occasion ; 
whether the means used to bring the 
correspondence before the public were 
innocent or criminal, the calumny against 
Col. P. remains the same ; desires that 
he should write a memoir of his own 
times. 32, 56. 

Beasley, Rev. Frederic. May 29, 1824. 
With copy 4 of the Review; attacks on it 
by Mr, Walsh; impossible to avoid 
ascribing Mr. W.'s zeal to interested 
motives ; misrepresentations in his at- 
tacks ; prevailing power of truth ; alludes 
to Mr. Beasley's work, 'A Search for 
Truth.' 15, 350. 

Beatson, Gen., treatise on a new system of 
cultivation by scarifiers (H. Burden). 
15, 249. 

Beaujour, Louis Felix de, French Con- 
sul-General. July 15, 1807. Deposi- 
tion concerning Hippolyte Dumas, a 
deserter. 54, 121 [copy]. 

Becrford, Ebenezer, of Salem. July 1, 
1783, Begging for payment of specie 
certificates. 40, 98. 

Bedaulx, Charles Frederic. June 19, 
1778. Desiring employment as Lieut. 
Col. of infantry. 17,171. 

Bedford, brigantine, case of capture and 
salvage of, 1798 (JV. Coil), 9, 589; 
(W. Smith), 600. 

Bedinger, Daniel, pamphlet by, against 
Robert Smith ; reports to his disad- 
vantage (W. Tennock), 43, 231 ; false 



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evidence collected by him in case of 
L'Esperauce (/. W. Fenno), 54, 23. 

Bee, Thomas, Dist. Judge of South Caro- 
lina. Juue 3, 1799. Request to deliver 
Thos. Nash, charged with piracy and 
murder on the Hermioue, to the British 
authorities, on sufficient evidence. 11, 
209. [Waite 4, 304.] 

Bee, Judge Thomas, his opinion that T. 
Nash, alias Jona. Bobbins, should be 
delivered up to British government 
(Rev. /. Clarke), 12, 20; handle made 
of the opinion by the Aurora, 20. 

Beef for the army, ill effects of the Regulat- 
ing bill on the supply of, 1778 (Jos. 
Trumbull). 17, 106. 

Beelclemaker, John. Sept. 29, 1797. Ap- 
pointment as U. S. consul at Rotterdam. 
7, 239. 

Beereneroek, Arnould Barthelemy. 
Aug. 26, 1798. To Abraham Marcou, 
Philadelphia. Assurances that all ob- 
stacles to a good understanding between 
France and the U. S. are now removed, 
and that all that France wishes is an 
exact fulfilment of the existing treaties. 
42, 72. 

Beers 8f Judah. Nov. 17, 1797. Power 
of attorney in British Admiralty Court 
unnecessary ; Mr. S. Cabot the author- 
ized agent in London. 7, 441. 

Belisarius, ship, impressment of negroes 
on, absurd and outrageous (R. King). 
10, 326. 

Belknap, Abel Apr. 7, 1784. Logs not 
to be removed from Jones's land [at 
Newburgh?]. 5,330. 

Belknap, Rev. Jeremy, D.D.. 1744- 
1798. May 14, 1796. Requesting opin- 
ions concerning a religious mission to 
the Oneida Indians. 20, 167. 

Apr. 25, 1798. Col. P. elected a 

corresponding member of the Mass. 
Histor. Society. 22, 141. 

Belknap, Rev. Jeremy. June 16, 1796. 
Discouraging missions to the Oneida 
Indians. 6, 187. 

June 11, 1798. Acknowledging 

notice of election to tbe Mass. Histor. 
Society. 8, 550. 

-Bell, Daniel. Sept. 14, 1776. Thanks 
for promptness in sending form of record 
for ship Peggy. 56, 132. 

'Bellamy, , his vindication full of mis- 
representation and falsehood (./. Mar- 



shall), 9, 425 ; known to the envoys 
as X. (E. Gerry), 54, 200. 

Belligerent rights, as maintained by Great 
Britain (Fisher Ames, 1805), 27, 150; 
(G. Cabot, 1806), 27, 213; (R. King), 
28, 375; 29, 73, 197, 244; Azuni's 
remarks on, 53, 266. 

Benjamin Franklin, ship, certificate of her 
being a flag of truce. 8, 506. 

Benson, Egbert, judge of U. S. Supreme 
Court, 1746-1833. Jan. 8, 1783. With 
writ against Col. P. at the suit of M. L. 
Woolsey for a public debt. 40, 73. 
[Wash. Let. 61, 24; copy.] 

Benson, Egbert. July 28, 1798. Remit- 
tance for compensation as commissioner 
on St. Croix boundary. 9, 122. 

Benson, Egbert, nominated a commissioner 
under the 6th article of the British treaty 
of 1794 (A. Hamilton), 36, 37£. 

Benton, Dr. Caleb, of Hillsdale, N. Y. 
Aug. 9, 1787. To Col. John Franklin. 
Earnestly approves Col. F.'s policy of 
letting the towns on the Tioga ; cannot 
go there himself, but will exert himself 
to throw in settlers ; exhorts Col. F. to 
crush his enemies and pursue them to 
the pit, and not suffer the unhallowed 
feet of a Pennamite to tread on land 
which the Lord lias given him. 57, 279 
[copy; Penn. Arch. 11, 175]. 

Benton, Dr. Caleb, his complicity in the 
design to make a new State of Luzerne 
County, Pa., 1787 (J- J. Acmodee). 
58, 160. 

Benton, Thomas H., Col. P. eulogized by, 
1846. 49, 243. 

Berlin Decree, asserted in some French 
Memoirs to have been the conception of 
Jefferson (M. Levy), 15, 266 ; 51, 230 ; 
observations on, 47, 9 ; 52, 288 ; false- 
hood of declaring it repealed, 301, 303, 
306; proclamation of repeal, 54, 227; 
Napoleon's proclamation, confirming, 
54, 328. 

Bermuda, proposal for expedition against, 
1780 (3. Joel), 56, 190 ; maps of the 
island of, 192, 193; outrages on Amer- 
ican commerce in Courts of, 1795 (T. 
Pinckney), 35, 304; articles allowed to 
be imported into, and exported from, 
and prices at Bermuda, 54, 22S, 229. 

Bernabeu, J. B., Spanish consul at Balti- 
more. Dec. 10, 1810. To R. Smith ? 
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Bernabeu, J. B. {continued). 

West Florida by the U. S. government. 
43, 313. 

Dec. 26, 1310. With copies of rep- 
resentations and remonstrances made by 
him against the action of the govern- 
ment in invading the territory of West 
Florida. 43, 310. 

Bernardin de St. Pierre, J. H., prospectus 
of Hunter's translation of his Studies of 
Nature (J. Nancrede). 41, 278. 

Berrien, Major John. Oct. 29, 1779. 
Application for captaincy of marines. 
17, 305. 

Besse, Martial. Sept. 25, 1799. Plan 
for the invasion of Jamaica, by the forces 
of St. Domingo. 54, 40 [copy]. 

Betsy, case of prize brig (E. Norris), 18, 
93; 39, 287; (W. Rawle), 35, 289; 
{John Jay), 292.; (S. Hodgdon), 39, 
290. 

Beverley, Robert, Jr. May 23, 1798 
To John Rutledge, Jr. Renewal of 
ancient intimacy ; objection to foreigners 
holding office ; schemes of Genet ruined 
by his indiscretion ; arts of Jefferson 
and his clique ; men's eyes opened by 
the Despatches ; public opinion con- 
verted. 22, 170. 

June 16, 1809. In regard to some 

Virginia white wheat sent to Col. P. by 
him ; state of our relations with England 
uncertain ; importance to the tobacco 
States of early information ; would be 
glad of any Col P. can give. 29, 140. 

May 22, 1314. Approaching visit 

of Mr. B.'s two sons to Massachusetts ; 
desire that they should make Col. P.'s 
acquaintance; congratulations on the 
downfall of Bonaparte. 30, 276. 

Jan. 9, 1815. Inquiring under 

what tenure Massachusetts holds the 
district of Maine. 30, 347. 

Jan. 30, 1815. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s letter on the tenure by Massachu- 
setts of the Maine district and remarks 
thereon ; " Virginia policy " and Massa- 
chusetts Democrats; relations of Vir- 
ginia and Massachusetts in case of a 
separation ; Mr. Randolph's letter and 
the Hartford convention ; poverty caused 
by the war. 30, 373. 

Beverley, Robert. Jan. 12, 3 815. Expla- 
nation of the tenure by which Massachu- 
setts holds the district of Maine ; no 



doubt Virginia would cheerfully sur- 
render a portion of Massachusetts to 
England, to relieve herself ; rather owes 
Massachusetts an indemnity for the evils 
she has brought upon her ; probable 
consequences of the capture of New 
Orleans; separation of the Western 
States. 15, 82. 

Beverly, Mass., return of 1st company of 
militia in, Mar. 20, 1775 (L. Thorn- 
dike), 56, 27 ; resolutions of a town 
meeting, Jan. 24, 1809, against the em- 
bargo, 54, 179. 

Beoille, Gen., Q. M. G. of Erench army. 
Feb. 9, 1782. Request for certificate of 
quantity of grain for forage supplied to 
the French army from other places than 
Westchester County, that the amount 
taken there may be estimated. 34, 6. 
[Wash. Let. 56, 322] [copy.] 

Apr. 4, 1782. Repeating request 

for returns of forage. 34, 25. [Wash. 
Let. 56, 323.] 

Bible Society of Salem, certificate of Col. 

P.'s membership of, 1819. 44, 205. 
Biddle, Col. Clement, of Phila., 1740- 

1814. May 3, 1791. With invoice of 

goods prepared for the mission to the 

Six Nations. 61, 282. 

Aug. 24, 1797- Requesting infor- 
mation as to investments for Gen. Ko- 
sciusko. 7, 119. 

Biddle, Col. Clement? information in re- 
gard to {G. Washington). 37, 159. 

Biddle, Capt. Nicholas, 1750-1778, blow- 
ing up of, in the Randolph, 1778 {J. 
Pickering). 5, 76. 

Biddle, Nicholas, of Phila., 1786-1844. 
Feb. 15, 1822. With his address before 
the Phila. Soc. of Agriculture ; invita- 
tion to visit him. 31, 377. 

Biddle, Nicholas, his extravagant eulogy 
on Jefferson (/. Armstrong), 16, 215 ; 
remarks on, 50, 216. 

Bien Informe, a Paris paper, barefaced 
falsehoods in, concerning the TJ. S. en- 
voys and their mission, 1797 (R- King). 
22, 213. 

Bills of exchange, suspicious transactions 
in Navy Department in regard to (J. 
Wagner), 29, 105; (J. McHenry), 
173. 

Bingham, Willtam, of Philadelphia, 1751- 
1804. Apr. 14, 1789. Inquiry about 
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and the price of land containing it. 19, 
163. [Bi. 2, 418] 

. Oct. 21, 1799. Recommending Mr. 

Potts as District Judge of Maryland ; 
satisfaction at the suspension of the 
mission to France ; reasons for suspend- 
ing ; yellow fever on the decline ; un- 
fortunate result of the elections. 25, 
253. 

Oct. 22, 1799. Enclosing letter to 

be forwarded by Judge Ellsworth, from 
M. de Koailles to the Duchesse de 
Duras. 25, 257. 

Jan. 20, 1800. In regard to his 

lawsuit in Massachusetts. 26, 17- 

Bingham, William. Apr. 9, 17S9. Iron 
manufacture in Luzerne Co. 6, 6. [Bi. 
2, 416.] 

Dec. 17, 1795. Col. and Mrs. P. 

constrained to decline many civilities 
because they cannot afford to return 
them ; Mrs. P.'s reasons for declining 
Mrs. Bingham's invitation to dinner; 
Col. P. will dine with Mr. B. without 
promising to reciprocate. 6, 157. [Bi. 
3,171.] 

— Sept. 12, Oct. 5, 1797- In relation 
to suit against him, in Massachusetts, by 
Cabot et al. 7, 173, 261. 

— Sept. 22, 1799. Publication of 
Talleyrand's letters to Pichon, in the 
Richmond Examiner ; probably ordered 
by the French Government, 12, 96 ; 
overtures merely to keep the U. S. from 
declaring war, 99. 

— Oct. 23, 1799. Candidates for Dis- 
trict Judge in Maryland ; Mr. Potts 
and Mr. J. Winchester; hopes of a 
suspension of the mission to France not 
fulfilled ; the whole responsibility with 
the President ; its consequences a change 
in the administration. 12, 262. 

Bingham, William, suit against, by Cabot 
et al. (J. Davis), 7, 172, 362; 10,444; 
13, 113; a member of the Senate com- 
mittee on President Adams's nomination 
of a minister to France (G. Cabot), 
10, 401 ; clandestine marriage of his 

j daughter with Count Tilly (/. Pickering, 

, Jr.), 11, 28. 

Biography, dishonesty in writing, 51, 241 ; 

1 52, 52, 117, 139. 

Bird, Savage and Bird, bankers, London. 
Oct. 3, 1798. Authorizing drafts on 

i them by J. Q. Adams. 9, 417. 



May 7, 1799. Drafts of J. Q. 

Adams to be honored. 11, 50. 

Black Hoof, a Shawnee chief, his address 
to Shawnee Indians (J. J. U. Riyardi). 
21, 151. 

Blackden, Col. Samuel. Aug. 20, 1786. 
Solicits appointment as consul abroad. 
19, 76. 

Blackmer, Isaac. Aug. 1, 1788. Depo- 
sition in regard to conversation of the 
men who took Col. P. prisoner at Wy- 
oming. 58, 75. 

Blackmore, Capt., outrage on, by British 
cruisers, 1796 (B. Lincoln). 36, 37. 

Blair, Archibald. Mar. 7, 1817. To 
J. Hopkins. Its being Col. P.'s wish 
increases his pleasure in complying with 
Mr. H.'s request ; sends copies of letters 
from Washington and Patrick Henry, 
and gives account of the occasion of 
their being written. 31, 199. 

Blair, Rev. Samuel? 1741-1818. Jan 
16, 1801. Debt due to Mrs. Francis ; 
pork and beef ; Indian corn ; Jefferson 
and Burr elected by anti-federalists. 
38, 45. 

Blake, James, U. S. consul at St. Do- 
mingo. July 23, 1799. Extracts of 
letters to Consul-General E. Stevens, 
concerning ship Pattern of Boston. 24, 
350 Lcopy]. 

Blake, James. June 24, 1799. Acquittal 
of ship Pattern. 11, 317- 

Blakeley, Josiah. June 17, 1787- About 
Mr. Edw. Halsey as a tutor. 19, 103. 

Blakely, Josiah. July 6, 1798. Mr. B.'s 
appointment as U. S. consul at Santiago 
de Cuba. 9, 10. 

Blanchard, Mrs. Elizabeth. Oct. 30, 1791. 
In answer to a letter from Mrs. B. 
soliciting an office [Postmastership of 
Boston ?] for a friend [her husband, Sam. 
Blanchard?] 35,127. [Bi. 3, 8.] 
Blanchard, Francis Apr. 18, 1S10- 
To J. Pickering, Jr. With depositions 
of Sawyer and Cogswell in Col. P.'s 
suit agrinst Josiah Smith for libel. 43, 
301. 
Blanchard, JohnD. Mar. 29, 1810 In 
reference to the cutting down by the 
Senate of the appropriation for a clerk 
in the purveyor's department 43, 293. 
Blanchard, Samuel. Oct. 5, 1797- Ship 
Molly carried into Bordeaux by a French 
privateer of which the American consul, 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Blanchard, Samuel {continued}. 

Jos. Fenwick, was principal owner ; 
recommending Theo. Peters for Pen- 
wick's position. 21, 289. 

Oct. 10, 1797. Transmitting copy 

of declaration relative to ownership of 
privateer by J. Fenwick ; Mr. Peters 
for consul at Bordeaux. 21, 298. 

Nov. 20, 1797. Most American 

consuls abroad engaged in privateering 
business ; Mr. Fenwick ; good offices of 
Mr. Peters ; his fitness for office ; French 
original of declaration relating to Fen- 
wick. 21, 353. 

Apr. 16, 1808. Business attended 

to on Col. P.'s farm at Wenham ; hopes 
Col. P. will indeed make a vile Gov- 
ernor [Sullivan?] ashamed of himself; 
liis friends have long been so ; hopes 
Col. P. will make the vile timeserving 
J. Q. A. feel the weight of his influence. 
43, 171. 

Nov. 21, 1808. In regard to send- 
ing him the U. S. Gazette; gratifying 
result of elections in Essex south 
district ; begging for information, if it 
is possible to exhibit any comfort in this 
gloomy moment ; hopes that the resolves 
of the Mass. legislature may arrest the 
progress of violence at Washington. 
43, 210. 

Jan. 16, 1809. Desirability of 

knowing the probable action of the Con- 
necticut legislature on the measures 
of the administration before the assem- 
bling of the General Court; Mr. W. 
Gray's denial of statement regarding the 
embargo ; the lie should be exposed ; 
Mr. G. supposed to be ready to go all 
lengths with the administration. 29, 34. 

Dec. 18, 1809. Reports of the 

state of Col. P.'s family and farm ; dis- 
graceful behavior of the government in 
regard to negotiations with England. 
43, 260. 

Jan. 2, 18:0. Recovery of Col. 

P.'s family from the measles ; willing- 
ness of Great Britain to come to terms, 
and hypocrisy of the government ; Mr. 
Coleman's efforts to counteract the in- 
fluence of Giles and his party. 43, 263. 

Mar. 15, 1810. Hire and pay of 

laboring men on Col. P.'s farm; politi- 
cal affairs. 43, 289. 

Feb. 3, 1811. Col. P.'s family and 



farm ; faithfulness of his servant Amos ; 
political affairs ; danger of creating new 
States ; probable necessity of separation ; 
death of Mr. Treadwell. 43, 320. 

Blanchard, Samuel. Aug. 27, 1785. In- 
quiries as to whereabouts of Thomas St. 
Clair. 5, 373. 

Apr. 28, 1786. Baldesque's con- 
signment. 5, 379. 

Nov. 28, 1791. In regard to Mr. 

B.'s candidacy for the Boston Post- 
Office. 6, 43. 

Blanchard, Samuel, business accounts with 
(S. Williams), 6, 68 ; recommendation 
of, for postmaster of Boston (Rev. J. 
Clarke), 19, 225, 231. 

Blandin, Abbe, suspicious overtures of, to 
Hon. Theodore Foster (D. Foster), 
23, 213 ; to, 9, 436 ; (T. Foster), 23, 
155, 167, 245 ; to, 9, 421; (J. Adams), 
23, 209 ; to, 9, 426. 

Blankets, bills and papers relating to the 
supply of, to Salem troops, 1775. 56, 
53-63. 

Blockade, law of (R. Robertson), 9, 648 ; 
observations on the doctrine of, 47, 109 ; 
on the British order of May 16, 1806, 
52, 298; of the U. S. by England. 
55, 70. 

Bloodgood, , his invention of a floating 

battery, 1797 (/• Jay). 6, 361. 

Bloomfield, Joseph, president of an aboli- 
tion society, d. 1823. June 1, 1798. 
The President does not deem it expe- 
dient to interfere with the slave trade in 
the Danish colonies, under the Danish 
flag, though carried on by American 
citizens. 37, 305 [copy]. 

Blount, William, Governor of Tennessee, 
1744-1800. Apr. 21, 1797- To James 
Carey. In regard to proposed expedi- 
tion against the Spanish territories on 
the Mississippi ; directions for under- 
mining government influence among the 
Indians and exalting Gov. Blount's. 41, 
331. [Lowrie & Clarke, Am. State 
Pap. 2 For. Rel. 76 ; copy.] 

Blount, William. Mar. i2, 1796. In 
regard to the admission of the State 
of Tennessee into the Union. 36, 34 
[copy]. 

Blount, William, his reputed conspiracy 
(/. /. U. Rivardi), 6, 396; (W. Wil- 
coch), 454; (W. V. Murray), 7, 61 ; 
(A. Campbell), 93, 120 ; (/. C. Mount- 



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Jforence), 371; warrants for his arrest 
(A. Stewart), 6, 477 ; copy of his letter 
to Carey sent Col. P. by Gen. Washing- 
ton (G. "Washington), 21, 164; ac- 
complices in his plot (A. Campbell), 
192, 208 ; his ambitious character and 
final defeat (A. Campbell), 277, 292 ; 
his liability to impeachment (W. Rawle 
et ah), 38, 170 ; account of proceedings 
on his impeachment (R. King), 37, 
196; treaty made by, with Cherokees, 
1791, 59, 14 ; accusations of treachery 
by Creeks and Cherokees, 15. 

Blow & Milhado. Sept. 10, 1792. 
Complaint to T. Jefferson, Secretary of 
State, of the taking of seamen from their 
ship David and George, by a British 
armed vessel, at Sierra Leone. 41, 137 
[copy]. 

Boakd of Wah. Feb. 10, 1778. To 
H. Laurens, President of Congress. 
French officers of much less utility than 
was originally expected; information 
and directions requested in regard to ap- 
pointing them ; at present the board can 
see no way to employ them. 33, 179. 
[Old Cong". Pap. 147, 1, 513] [copy.] 

Feb. 26, 1778. To H. Laurens. 

Representation of the confusion and 
contradictions attending orders to pro- 
cure provisions ; requesting information 
and instructions from Congress. 33, 
183 [copv; Old Cong. Pap. 147, 1, 
529]. 

Mar. 26, 1778. Report to Con- 
gress on the subject of Capt. Ebenezer 
Sullivan, a paroled prisoner ; recom- 
mending that he be allowed his pay, 
rations, and travelling expenses. 33, 
185 [copy; Old Cong. Pap. 147, 1, 
567]. 

Apr. 17, 1778. To Gen. Wash- 
ington. Recommendation of M. de 
Wolffen, a Prussian officer, as aid to 
Baron Steuben. 33, 187 [copy ; Wash. 
Let. 94, 293]. 

May 18, 1778. Representation to 

Congress of the cosb of steel made at 
the Andover iron works, and recom- 
mending that it be imported from France. 
33, 189 [copy]. 

May 19, 1778. To Gen. G. Wash- 
ington. Representation of the unpro- 
tected and exposed condition of the 
Pennsylvania frontier; recommendation 



that a force shall be maintained there 
with Col. Win. Butler in command. 
33, 190. [Wash. Let. 95, 4 ; copy.] 

May 26, 1778. Difficulties in issu- 
ing military commissions for want of a 
Secretary of the War office. 33, 192 
[copy]. 

June 4, 1778. Resolutions sub- 
mitted to Congress concerning the ap- 
pointment of commissioners to treat with 
the Indians at Fort Pitt, 33, 193 
[copy]. 

June 11, 1778. To the Council of 

Mass Bay. Representation that the 
Board has been informed of the escape 
of many of the British prisoners from 
Saratoga, owing to the careless manner 
in which they are guarded in Mass. ; 
request that abuses may be corrected. 
33, 193£. [Rev. Let. 7, 204; copy.] 

June 16, 1778. Report to Con- 
gress of orders to Col. Hartley's regi- 
ment to take charge of Hessian prisoners. 
33, 195 [copv]. 

June 16, 1778. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Gen. Gates in great distress for 
arms and provisions; arms intended for 
his use sent to the main army ; request 
for information as to the extent of 
the Commander-in-Chiefs orders ; to be 
regretted that Congress did not offer a 
larger reward for men coming into the 
field armed. 33, 196. [Wash. Let. 
95, 8S ; copy.] 

June 19, 1778. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Recommendation that two com- 
panies should be detached for service 
against the Indians under command of 
Col. Zebulon Butler. 33, 197- [Wash. 
Let. 95, 101 ; copy.] 

June 19, 1778. Recommendation 

to Congress that a commissary of hides 
be appointed. 33, 197- 

June 23, 1778. To the Council of 

Mass. Bay. Requesting that some per- 
son be appointed commissary of clothing 
in Mrss. and be urged to use all possible 
diligence. 33, 199. [Rev. Let. 7, 225 ; 
copy.] 

July 17, 1778. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Recommendation of the Marquis 
de Vienne for employment. 33, 201. 
[Wash. Let. 95, 163"; copy.] 

July 18, 1778. To M. Gerard. 

American citizens captured on board 



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THE PICKERING PAPEES. 



Board of War 

British vessels by Count d'Estaing's 
fleet ; question whether all such should 
not be delivered over to the Board. 39, 
150. 

Aug. 4, 1778. Protest against the 

arrest and imprisonment of Col. Benj. 
Flower. 5, 91. 

Aug. 21, 1778. To Marine Com- 
mittee of Congress. In regard to can- 
non imported from Spain ; immediately 
needed for defence of the Delaware. 
33, 205 [copy]. 

Oct. 5, 1778. Report to Congress 

on clothing for the army. 33, 206 
[copy]. 

Jan. 9, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Urging that all allowances engaged 
to the troops for deficiencies in bounty 
and clothing be punctually paid. 33, 
220. [Wash. Let. 92, 320 ; copy.] 

Mar. 2, 1779. To the President of 

Congress. Begging for a speedy deter- 
mination whether the supernumerary 
officers are entitled to one year's sub- 
sistence and pay, according to resolution 
of Congress. 33, 222. [Old Cong. 
Pap. 147, 3, 99 ; copy.] 

Mar. 9, 1779. To the President 

of Congress. Representation that the 
Board have contracted with M. Penet 
for 100,000 arms to be manufactured in 
the U. S., and urging that M. Wendel, 
coming from Prance as superintendent, 
be commissioned brevet Lieut.-Col. 33, 
222 [copy]. 

■ Mar. 13, 1779. Recommendation 

to Congress that the separate corps of 
light dragoons and artillery be annexed 
to the quota of the States in which they 
were raised, in order to obtain the benefit 
of the provisions made by the States for 
their soldiers ; disadvantages of inde- 
pendent corps. 33, 224. [Old Cong. 
Pap. 147, 3, 123 ; copy.] 

Mar. 27, 1779. To Hon. John 

Jay, in Congress. Transmitting Baron 
Steuben's System of exercise and dis- 
cipline to Congress ; highly approved by 
the Board. 33, 220. ' [Old Cong. Pap. 
147, 3, 143 ; copy ] 

Apr. 7, 1779. To F. L. Lee, in 

Congress. Blankets wanted for corps 
moving to the Susquehannah ; absolutely 
necessary that some person be appointed 



by Congress to attend to it. 33, 227. 
[Old Cong. Pap. 147, 3, 189; copy.] 

Apr. 9, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Shoes for the army, suggestion 
for the better supply of. 33, 228. 
[Wash. Let. 93, 82; copy.] 

Apr. 25, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Clothing and blankets for the 
army ; measures for their speedy sup- 
ply. 33, 230. [Wash. Let. 93, 108; 
copy.] 

May 7, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Recommendation that the corps of 
artillery for the laboratory be under the 
command of Col. Flower, commissary- 
general of military stores ; Col. F.'s claim 
to be appointed an artillery officer; his 
great merits in his department ; urgent 
need of regulations. 33,232. [Wash. 
Let. 93, 126 ; copy.] 

May 24, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. In regard to shoes, clothing, arms, 
and supplies for Gen. Sullivan's expedi- 
tion against the Indians to punish the 
massacre at Wyoming ; prospects of the 
expedition. 33, 234. [Wash. Let. 93, 
162 ; copy.] 

May < 26, 1779. To J. Jay, Presi- 
dent of Congress. About Mr. Dickin- 
son's house for the residence of the 
French minister. 33, 237. [Old Cong. 
Pap. 147, 3, 349 ; copy.] 

May 27, 1779. To President of 

Congress. Report on the inutility of a 
chaplain to the corps of light dragoons. 
33, 238.. [Old Cong. Pap. 147, 3, 
353 ; copy.] 

June 5, 1779. To President of 

Congress. Report recommending that a 
commission be made out for Lewis, a 
faithful Caghnawaga Indian. 33, 239. 
[Old Cong. Pap. 147, 3, 391 ; copy.] 

June 11, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Advances of pay made to Mr. 
Garranger ; request that he may be 
enabled to make his experiments as an 
officer of bombardiers as soon as possible 
to save further expense. 33, 240. 
[Wash. Let. 93, 206; copy.] 

June 14, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. With copy of letter to Col. White 
in regard to the pursuit of spies. 33, 
241. [Wash. Let. 93, 211 ; copy.] 

June 14, 1779. To Lt.-Col. White. 

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spies from New York. 33, 242. [Wash. 
Let. 93, 213 ; copy.] 

Aug. 4, 1779." To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Gen. Sullivan's complaints against 
the Board ; account of supplies furnished 
him; vagueness of Gen. S.'s informa- 
tion and impossibility of knowing how 
much he required. 33, 249. [Wash- 
Let. 93, 282 ; copy.] 

Aug. 14, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Distress of officers for clothing; 
request for information as to boots and 
shoes to be exchanged for hides. 33, 
201. [Wash. Let. 93, 293 ; copy.] 

. Aug. 27, 1779. To President of 

Congress. With Gen. Hogan's report on 
the complaint of Col. Conolly against 
Jos. Jewell ; considers Jewell a very 
necessary person in the prison, although 
it may be expedient to limit the jailer's 
power over prisoners of war. 33, 253. 
[Old Cong. Pap. 147, 3, 5S7; copv.J 

Aug. 28, 1779. To Gen. Washing. 

ton. Capt. Swan's exchange ; warm 
thanks for Gen. W.'s decided support of 
the Board in regard to Gen. Sullivan's 
complaints; shall take no further notice 
of them ; enclosing regulations on the 
subject of prisoners. 33, 254. [Bi. 1, 
240; Wash. Let. 93, 329; copy.]. 

Aug. 31, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. In regard to Mr. Hallet, formerly 
a chaplain, a dangerous person, who 
took an oath of allegiance with a mental 
reservation. 33, 256. [Wash. Let. 
93, 332 ; copy.] 

Sept. 6, 1779. Asking for directions 

from Congress on arms received from 
France, claimed by Virginia. 33, 258. 

Sept. 28, 1779. To President of 

Congress. Opinion on the necessity for 
separating the convention [Saratoga] 
prisoners in Virginia, in view of the re- 
ported embarkation of British troops 
from New York ; inexpedient; not at all 
probable the enemy will attempt to 
rescue them. 33, 260. 

Oct. 12, 1779. Report to Congress 

| of the method of employing British and 

Hessian prisoners of war for the public 
benefit. 33, 267 [copy]. 

Dec. 10, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Route agreed upon for the march 

t of Virginia troops to South Carolina. 
I 33 ; 269. [Wash. Let. 94, 106; copy.] 



Dec. 17, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Order given to Board of Admiralty 
for gunpowder for frigates Trumbull 
and Bourbon. 33, 270. [Wash. Let. 
94, 119; copy.] 

Dec. 20, 1779. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Clothing and horses required by 
Col. Sheldon ; applications for commis- 
sions from officers of horse ; request for 
opinion of the Commander-in-Chief. 33, 
270. [Wash. Let. 94, 121 ; copv.] 

Jan. 18, 1780. To President of 

Congress. Col. Armand's request to be 
promoted to brigadier-generalship ; his 
disinterested zeal and valuable services ; 
discontents likely to be raised by his 
promotion. 33, 273. [Wash. Let. 94, 
163; copy.] 

Feb. 12, 1780. Report on the pe- 
tition of President Wheelock of Dart- 
mouth College for a grant for the main- 
tenance and education of certain Indian 
youths ; that it is expedient such grant 
be made as a means of maintaining 
friendly relations with the Canada and 
other Indians. 33, 276. [Old Cong. 
Pap. 147, 4, 135 ; copy.] 

May 5, 1780. To President of Con. 

gress. Request that a committee may 
be appointed to examine the case of a 
gentleman wishing to transport his prop- 
erty from England to the U. S. 33, 
278. [Old Cong. Pap. 148, 1, 79 ; 
copy.] 

June 24, 1780. To President of 

Congress. Asking for $50,000 for a 
purpose not to be explained at present, 
but on the public service. 33, 279. 
[Old Cong. Pap. 148, 1, 121 ; copy.] 

July' 17, 1780. Report to" Con- 
gress on the state of the department of 
military stores at Springfield, Mass. ; 
much mismanaged ; recommendation that 
the present officers should be removed. 
33, 281. [Old Cong. Pap. 147, 4, 445 ; 
copy.] 

May 1,1781. To President of Con- 
gress. Recommendation of Sam'l Hodg- 
don for the post of Commissary-General 
of Military Stores. 39, 279 [copy]. 

Board of War. May 22, 1781. Pressing 
need of duck for tent cloth, wagon 
covers, and sails for Hudson River craft ; 
resolve of Mass. legislature to supply 
tents and knapsacks to their troops ; 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Board of War {continued). 

New Hampshire unable to procure any 
cloth at present ; meeting of the Con- 
necticut assembly called ; observations 
on the call for duck and means of pro- 
curing. 33, 373. [Old Cong. Pap. 
147, 6, 201; copy.] 

Board of War", Col. P. appointed to, 1778 
(H. Laurens), 17, 48, 70; to, 5, 62; 
(E. Gerry), 17, 45 ; gossip about (W. 
Pick man), 75 ; order for conveuing- 
(H. Laurens), 82 ; certificate of oath 
of allegiance, taken by T. P. as member 
of (T. McKean), 33', 182. 

Boats, arrangements for supply of, 1780 
{Gen. Washington), 33, 290 ;' {A. Ham- 
ilton), 292, 295 ; for military purposes 
(Gen. Washington), 39, 247 ; to, 33, 
307, 371 ; 34, 16 ; distribution of, to 
brigades, Aug. 17S2, 56, 304. 

Bolke, Dr., a German physician, sends 
medicine for yellow fever to Col. P. (/. 
Pitcairn), 11, 322 ; his motive in send- 
ing (B. Rusk), 12, 104; Dr. Rush re- 
fuses to use it, because ignorant of its 
composition (B. Rush), 25, 189 ; 
modesty of Dr. B. in proposing to come 
to the U. S. at the public expense (G. 
Washington), 12, 123. 

Bog, Capt. Archibald. July 16, 1776. 
Taken prisoner by an American priva- 
teer ; asks advice in regard to his claim 
for wages. 33, 157. 

Bogart, Cornelius, charges O. Wolcott with 
apostasy, to his face. 55, 270. 

Bolles, Capt. Benjamin. Feb. 6, 1805. 
Sloop Amelia on which apples from Col. 
Stevens for Col. P. were shipped run 
aground; afraid the apples are touched 
with frost. 53, 54. 

Bollmann, Dr. J. Eric, 1769-1821. Apr. 
1, 1796. To President Washington, giv- 
ing an account of Mme. de Lafayette's 
efforts for her husband's liberation, with 
extracts from correspondence. 20, 148. 

Bonamy, Alexis, of New York. Oct. 30, 
1798. Erom J. Wagner. Vessels obliged 
to take out passengers in order to bring 
back merchandise from French ports 
9,538. 

Nov. 7, 1798. From Jacob Wag- 
ner, concerning permit for brig Eglan- 
tine, the collector of N. Y. having refused 
to clear her. 9, 587. 

Dec. 5, 1798. Congress to con- 



sider the question of bringing home 
American property from French ports. 
10, 13. 

Bonaparte, Napoleon. See Napoleon I. 

Bonaparte, Madame Jerome, objections to 
allowing her to live in the U. S. 54, 
197. 

Bond, Phineas, British Consul at Philadel- 
phia. Aug. 21, 1795. The President 
waiting for counter representations of 
Capt. Home of the Africa, and Mr. 
Moore, in defence of their conduct ; the 
facts not understood by the government 
as Mr. Bond has stated them; Capt. 
Home's conduct inadmissible ; a perfect 
statement of the case hoped for. 35, 
215 [copy]. 

Aug. 31, 1795. Request to be in- 
formed whether Mr. B. has received 
from Capt. Home or Mr. Moore any ex- 
planations on the subject referred to 
in Col. P.'s former letters. 35, 226 
[copy]. 

Sept. 2, 1795. Account of the im- 
proper and insulting conduct of Capt. 
Home and Mr. Moore, and the measures 
to be taken by the U. S. in the failure 
of proper reparation being made. 6, 
105. [Bi. 3, 233.] 

Sept. 3, 1795. Enclosing statement 

of District Attorney as to proceedings in 
case of the Cassius ; circumstances of 
Capt. Home's conduct do not admit of 
any longer delay ; request to be favored 
with any further information Mr. B. 
may possess on the subject. 35, 230 
[copy]. 

Sept. 5, 1795. In view of the in- 
excusable conduct of Capt. Home, and 
the failure of any extenuating represen- 
tations on his part, all intercourse with 
him and his ship . is forbidden, and the 
exequatur of Mr. Moore, the British 
vice-consul at Newport, revoked. 35, 
232 [copy]. 

Sept. 5, 1795. Defect of evidence 

against the captain of the Cassius ; in- 
quiry if Mr. B. is possessed of any evi- 
dence. 35, 234 [copy]. 

Sept. 8, 1795. No statement of 

facts by Mr. Moore transmitted to the 
President by Gov. Fenner. 35, 239 
[copy]. 

Sept. 12, 1795. Gov. Fenner's 

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tion was offered to Capt. Home; im- 
possible that the proceedings should not 
be made public after Capt. Home's 
seizure of the Newport packet. 37, 251 
[copy] . 

Sept. 30, 1795. In regard to a 

brigantine, supposed to be illegally fitting 
out in New York ; the executive cannot 
interfere unless the judicial officer finds 
sufficient evidence against her. 35, 276 
[copy]. 

Oct. 5, 1795. The Cassius dis- 
mantled ; not sufficient evidence against 
the brigantine at New York. 35, 286 
[copy]. 

Oct. 12, 1795. On the case of the 

Pomona, captured and carried into Ber- 
muda ; untenable position of captors ; 
requests interference with government of 
Bermuda. 35, 294 [copy]. 

Dec. 1,1795. Remonstrance against 

the proceedings of the Admiralty Judge 
in Bermuda, in condemnations of Amer- 
ican vessels. 35, 321 [copy]. 

Feb. 16, 1796. Acknowledgment 

of the merchants of Philadelphia of Mr. 
B.'s friendly interposition in regard to 
their vessels and property carried into 
Bermuda; requests duplicates of Mr. 
B.'s correspondence with Gov. Craw- 
ford. 36, 25. 

Feb. 16, 1796. In regard to pro- 
ceedings to prevent the shipment of 
horses by the British consul at Norfolk ; 
the President's decision that such ship- 
ment was lawful and letters to the Gov- 
ernor of Virginia on the subject ; hopes 
no further embarrassments will arise ; 
persons who injured and detained the 
sloop Diana answerable to the ordinary 
laws. 36, 21 [copy]. 

Mar. 19, 179';. Requesting his 

interference for the release of Benj. Wor- 
rell, an impressed seaman ; indignation 
at outrages on American commerce by 
British naval officers. 36, 36 [copy]. 

Mar. 25, 1796. Impressment of 

American seamen ; Mr. Bond perfectly 
right in asking for definite proofs ; en- 
closes affidavits of Capt. Saunders and 
his mate as to impressment of Richard 
Eldridge ; testimony of the U. S. consul 
at Falmouth that in England American 
seamen are released on their own oath. 
36, 38. [Bi. 3, 335 ; copy]. 



June 9, 1796. Terms of Mr. Bond's 

commission to the British vice-consul in 
Maryland, inadmissible ; suggests altera- 
tions. 36, 104 [copy]. 

Oct. 12, 1796. Enclosing commis- 
sion, etc., for J. Wallace, British vice- 
consul for Georgia. 12. 174. 

July 27, 1798. Sending instruc- 
tions and despatches of envoys to France. 
9, 108. 

Sept. 28, 1798. Case of ship Niger. 

9, 401. 

Oct. 2, 1798. Orders from the 

Secretary of the Navy to ameliorate the 
condition of the officers and people of 
the Niger ; has ordered the trial has- 
tened by all possible means and a copy of 
the procedings laid before the President ; 
expects it to give occasion for a signal 
act of justice on the part of the TJ. S. 
37, 347 [copy]. 

Oct, 9, 1798. Evidence of Capt. Du 

Petit Thouars concerning the capture 
of the Niger. 9, 452. 

Nov. 24, 1798. Impossibility of 

buying ship Niger for U. S. 9, 649. 

June 20, 1799. Enclosing exequa- 
tur for Moodie. 11, 307. 

Boneset, virtues of. 55, 270. 

Bonnet, , a deputy to Paris from St. 

Domingo. Aug. 27^ 1798. To Gen. 
Rigaud. Calumnies circulated in Paris 
concerning Rigaud and the St. Domingo 
deputies; R.'s victory over the English 
at Aux Cayes ; Desfourneaux sent to 
Guadeloupe; arrest of Pellet ier; pro- 
posal to send all the black soldiers to 
India ; Gen. Rigaud's son. 42, 82 
[copy]. 

Books, lists of, lent, borrowed, and to be 
consulted, 1828. 55, 278, 318. 

Boote, W. R. Aug. 18, 1797- To J. 
Stagg. Giving history of his acquaint- 
ance with Odiorne. 7, 102. 

Boott, Kirk, of Boston. Dec. 30, 1808. 
Thanks for speeches on the embargo ; 
quietness and patience with which it is 
borne in New England, arising partly 
from the facility of evading it ; little in- 
convenience from it in England ; abun- 
dance of English harvests. 28, 437. 

Bordeaux, letter from an American in, 
describing sensation caused by the non 
reception by the Directory of the Ameri- 
can commissioners, 1797- 41, 3SS. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Bordley, John Beale, 1727-1804. June 
25, 1800. Enclosing samples of wheat 
from Mr. Singleton; thanks' for his share 
of Col. P.'s services to his country. 26, 
163. 

Bordley, J. Beale, praise of his treatise on 
agriculture (T. Williams), 11, 401; (J. 
Adams), 25, 78 ; (/. Pickering), 37, 
443. 

Boston, Committee of Correspondence 
in. See Committee of Correspond- 
ence. 

Boston, Inhabitants of. Nov. 5, 18,29, 
1773. Votes and proceedings of a town 
meeting on the subject of the tea tax. 
53, 16, 24 [pph. and broadside]. 

June 17, 1774. Votes and pro- 
ceedings of a town meeting in regard to 
the Boston Port Bill. 53, 33. 

July 26, 1774. Circular letter, 

asking advice and assistance from other 
towns and cities in the present crisis of 
affairs. 39, 60. 

Boston, Selectmen of. July 23, 1795. 
Draughts of an address from President 
Washington concerning the treaty with 
Great Britain. 6, 86, 88. [Bi.3, 191.] 

Oct. 26, 1799. Advices from the 

consul at Morocco, that brig Mary of 
Boston had shipped a cargo at Mogador, 
where the plague was raging. 12, 284. 

Boston, Brattle St. Church. Feb. 2, 
3 775. Letter signed by Rev. Sam'l 
Cooper in the name of the church, re- 
gretting that his health prevents attend- 
ance at the council in Salem called by 
T. Pickering, Jr., and others. 39, 98. 

Boston, First Church. Declaration of 
faith, April, 1809. 54, 189. 

Boston, First Church purchases its first 
organ, 1785 (Rev. J. Clarke), 18, 
275. 

Boston, New North Church. Jan. 30, 
1775. To T. Pickering, Jr., et al. 
Letter signed by Rev. Andrew Eliot, 
regretting that the ill health of the pastor 
prevents the church from joining the 
council in Salem, to decide on the dis- 
putes in the Third Church. 39, 96. 

Boston Marine Insurance Co., suit against, 
by Graves & Barnwell (T. Davis), 43, 
16, 22; 27, 109; to, 14, 91; (s! 
Cabot), 43, 56 ; judgment for company 
confirmed by Supreme Court, 43, 55. 

Boston Patriot, accusation in, against Col. 



P. of intriguing with Mr. Canning for a 
separation of the Union. 48, 56. 

Boston Port Bill, letter in regard to 
(Committee of Correspondence in 
Boston), 39, 45 ; votes of town meet- 
ing in regard to, 53, 33. 

Boston Post-Office, proposed removal of 
Mr. Hastings from, 1791 (Rev. J. 
ClXrke), 19, 225, 229, 231, 233, 248 ; 
to, 6, 39, 48 ; (S. Blanchard), 6, 43 ; 
(S. Osgood), 44; (N. Appleton), 45; 
{M. Williams), 47 ; (J. Hastings), 19, 
235. 

Boston Presbytery. Sept. 15, 1774. 
Resolutions that the fourteen aggrieved 
members of the Third Church in Salem 
be dismissed. 39, 78 [with copy at- 
tested by Dr. Whitaker as a true one, 
but containing matter interpolated by 
him, 80]. 

Boston Presbytery. Sept. 13, 1774. Let- 
ter from T. P. and others giving an ac- 
count of the attempt of Rev. Dr. Whit- 
aker to subject his congregation to Pres- 
byterian government. 33, 109. 

Boston, demand of commander-in-chief 
of provincial army that Gen. Gage allow 
the inhabitants to depart, 1775 (P. 
Wingate), 33, 123 ; scarcity of provi- 
sions in, 1779 (J. Orne), 17, 294; 
(Rev. J. Clarke), 303 ; Jacobins in, 
howl against Jay's treat v, 1795 (T. 
Williams), 20, 20 ; (T. Lyman), 22; 
tyrants while declaiming freedom and 
equality at the street corners (S. Hig- 
ginson), 57 ; meeting in, against rati- 
fving Jay's treaty with Great Britain 
(S. Higgtnson),' 20, IS ; (T. Wil- 
liams), 20 ; (T. Lyman), 22 ; mobs in, 
on account of ratification (S. Higgin- 
son), 57 ; protest of respectable mer- 
chants of, against proceedings of town 
meeting on the British treaty, 1795 
(S. Higginson),20, 27, 28, 30 ; yellow 
fever in 1798 (T. Pickering, Jr.), 9, 
308 ; (T. Williams), 315 ; procession of 
unemployed seamen in, to Gov. Sulli- 
van's house on account of the embargo, 
1808 (T. Williams), 28, 149 ; measures 
for the defence of, 1814 (I. Thorndike), 
30, 292; (C. Strong), 15, 3S ; (L 
Thorndike), 44 ; writers on the embargo 
attacked by Gov. Sullivan; justice and 
ability of their writings (G. Cabot), 28, 
167. 



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Bott, James. June 2, 1777. Bill for 
saddlery supplied Col. P. 56, 137|. 

Boudinot, Elias, Commissary of Pris- 
oners, 1740-1821. Oct 19, 1777. Re- 
port of the surrender of Burgoyne; 
requesting orders in regard to prisoners ; 
proposals for a tannery. 17, 37. 

Jan. 7, 1730. Miseries and suf- 
fering of the soldiers for want of provi- 
sions. 18, 5. 

Aug. 3, 1799. Has himself received 

too much injury from Judge Symmes's 
conduct, to be an unprejudiced source of 
information ; but possesses a letter from 
the N. W. territory which gives reliable 
information as to his character. 25, 70. 

June 3, 1808. Danger of attempt- 
ing to amend the Constitution ; distress 
of Federalists at Mr, Hillhouse's Propo- 
sitions. 28, 335. 

— — Nov. 5, 1819. Circular in regard 
to anti-slavery meeting at Trenton, N. J. 
44, 208. 

(See also President of Congress.) 

Boudinot, Elias. Aug. 4, 1778. In re- 
gard to the exchange of one Conolly, 
and other British prisoners. 33, 202. 

Sept. 10, 1795. Offer of Director- 
ship of the Mint. 6,114. 

Feb. 4, 1796. The President con- 
sents that the tools and materials of the 
U. S. shall be used in separating the 
bullion belonging to Mr. John Vaughan, 
on pavment of a reasonable compensation 
by Mr. V. 36,18. 

Aug. 2, 1799. Judge Symmes a 

reproach to the Bench ; requests evi- 
dence for his impeachment. 11, 537. 

Boudinot, Elias, hopes of his influence in 
securing better treatment of American 
prisoners in New York (J. Lawrance), 
17, 96 ; appointment to Directorship of 
Mint, 1795 (G. Washington), 20, 59; 
to, 6, 116-118. 

Boudinot, Elisha. Aug. 7, 1799. Gen. 
Collot in Newark ; Mr. Mercier's account 
of him, and his violent language against 
the government. 25, 84. 

Aug. 15, 1799. Measures to be 

taken by Deputy Marshal Stille in the 
arrest of Gen. Collot. 25, 102. 

Aug. 26, 1799. The other witness 

against Gen. Collot, visited by Gen. 
Doughty ; encloses his letter ; perhaps 
if we are going to return to our dear 



sister's embrace the arrest of her spies 
may be needless ; God guard us against 
her friendship, and we will take the 
consequences of her enmity. 25, 115. 

Feb. 24, 1807. Land in Maine for 

sale; invitation to Col. P. to visit him. 
28, 46. 

Boudinot, Elisha. Aug. 13, 1799. Meas- 
ures concerning Gen. Collot ; deposition 
of Mr. Mercier. 11, 607. 

Boulay de la Meurthe, his book on the 
revolution against Charles I. in England, 
and its reception in France (W. V. 
Murray). 11, 309 ; 24, 352. 

Boulton, Matthew, British copper coins 
manufactured by. 54, 20. 

Bourke, Theobald, his invention of a copper 
pump (T. Fitzsimons). 9, 67. 

Bourne, Benjamin, of Providence, R. I., 
1755-1808. Jan. 16, 1804. Mr. Tracy's 
speech received and circulated in the 
Federal newspapers in Rhode Island; 
little hope of the amendment to the 
Constitution being rejected in the R. I. 
legislature. 27, 31. 

Bourne, Benjamin. May 30, 1799. Noti- 
fying relatives of Cleveland of 

Compton, R I., of his death on a British 
man of war. 11, 182. 

Bourne, Benjamin, recommended for Dis- 
trict Judge in Rhode Island, 1796 (G. 
Washington). 36, 270. 

Bourne, Sylvanus, U. S. consul at Am- 
sterdam. Nov. 15, 1795. Letters to 
E. Randolph on a more liberal consular 
system ; application for post of minister 
at the Hague ; European affairs ; treaty 
crisis weathered by the President's firm- 
ness. 20, 99. 

Nov. 16, 1815. Necessity of better 

pay for U. S. consuls, and an organized 
consular system ; fallacy of the argument 
that consuls are compensated by greater 
commercial advantages. 31, 19. 

Dec. 6, 1815. Representing the 

urgent need of increase in the powers 
and emoluments of consuls. 30, 410. 

Bourne, Sylvanus. Mar. 21, 1797. No 
change in the consular department in 
Holland during the last session ; Mr. 
W. V. Murray appointed minister, to 
sail immediately. 37, 84 [copy]. 

Dec. 12, 1798. Answer to proffer 

of services in case of war with France. 
10, 43. 



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Bourne, Sylvanus {continued). 

July 30, 1799. Nothing likely to 

occur of enough importance to detain 
him in Holland. 11, 509. 

Mar. 10, 1800. Trade with Hol- 
land restored by the failure of the British 
expedition ; a consul to be appointed for 
Rotterdam ; Mr Murray's absence in 
Paris probably a short one. 13, 254. 

Bourne, Sylvanus, his property illegally 
captured by a British cruiser (R. King), 
7, 19. 

Bouvier, Dr. J. July 25, 1800. Expres- 
sions of gratitude for former kindness 
shown him by Col P. and acknowledging 
the great benefit derived from his letters 
of recommendation in St. Domingo. 
26, 181. 

Boucier, Dr. /. May 21, 1797. Answer 
to offer of services in attempting to per- 
suade Gen. Desfourneaux to stop priva- 
teering in Guadeloupe. 11, 130. 

Dec. 27, 1799. Prom J. Wagner. 

The Secretary of State will furnish pass- 
port to a gentleman going to St. Do- 
mingo, but without any particular recom- 
mendation. 12, 515. 

Bouvier, Dr. J., letter of recommendation 
(F Skipwith), 7, 492; (E. Stevens), 
13, 5. 

BoUVINGHAUSEN, ALEXANDER MAXIMI- 
LIAN Frederick, Baron de. June 10, 
1795. To Gen. Washington. In regard 
to legacies to Baron de B. and his sons 
in a former will of Baron Steuben. [In 
French] 41, 223 [copy]. 

Bouvinghausen, A. M. F. Baron de, certi- 
ficate concerning him (C G. G. Grimm). 
41, 208. 

Bowditcii, Dr. Nathaniel, 1773-1838 
Jan. 18, 1814. Mr. John Carlton's 
evidence that many of the sailors on the 
Constitution were British ; carelessness 
of recruiting officers ; and ease with 
which American protection can be ob- 
tained ; gives an instance of his own ex- 
perience at Lisbon. 30, 198. 

Doc. 19, 1815. In regard to the 

proportion of American and foreign 
seamen in our merchant service ; supe- 
riority of American seamen ; anecdote of 
Capt. Tuck ; suggests means for limiting 
the number of foreigners. 30, 415. 

Feb. 29, 1810. Criticises on Mr. 

.Dallas's proposed tariff. 31, 53. 



Dec- 24, 1816, Information in 

regard to the cotton trade beyond the 
Cape of Good Hope, and Calcutta trade 
in general. 31, 145. 

Bowdoin, James, Gov. of Mass.., 1727- 
1790. Feb. 7, 1787. To the President 
of Pennsylvania. Requesting that a 
proclamation be issued for the apprehen- 
sion of any persons who took part in 
Shays's insurrection, who may take 
refuge in Pennsylvania. 58, 331 [copy]. 

Bowdoin, James, Pres. of the Council of 
Mass. Bay. Sept. 18, 1776. In regard 
to Judge Weare's request that James 
Roby may be sent to Exeter as a wit- 
ness. 33, 165. 

May 3, 1785. Notice of Mr. B.'s 

election as an honorary member of the 
Philadelphia Agricultural Society. 5, 
357. 

Bowen, Ephraim, of Providence, R. I. 
Apr. 1, 1788. In regard to Mr. B.'s 
claim to a township in the Susquehanna 
purchase. 58, 24. 

Bowen, Oliver, U. S. Marshal of Georgia. 
Oct. 22, 1799. Fatal illness of Major 
Habersham, Collector of the Port of 
Savannah ; recommendation of James 
Habersham for the post. 25, 255. 

Bowen, Oliver. Jan. 7, 1800. Notice of 
removal from office of U. S. Marshal. 
13, 30. 

Bowen, Oliver, Marshal of Georgia, indicted 
for taking illegal fees ( — Patterson), 
12, 196; (./. Clay, Jr.), 97. 

Bowen, Richard, of Winchester, Va. Apr. 
27, 1799 From J. Wagner recom- 
mending' thicker paper for printing laws 
of U. S. 10, 641. 

June 29, 1799. Inquiries about 

Geo. Wilson as printer for laws of U. S. 
11, 344. 

Bowie, Thomas C. Apr. 16, 1810. Gra- 
tification in being able to expose some 
of the calumnies of Democracy in regard 
to Col P.'s public character ; account 
of being told by Robert Smith in 1800 
that Col. P. was to be dismissed ; had 
understood for some time that Mr. 
Adams was negotiating a coalition with 
the Democratic party ; Mr. B.'s reasons 
for supporting Adams's re-election. 43, 
297. 

Boicie, Thomas C. Apr. 9, 1810. Sending 
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to statement of Robert Smith concerning 
agreement of President Adams with the 
Democratic leaders in 1800 ; request for 
any further facts within Mr. Bowie's 
knowledge. 14, 293. 

Bowie, Washington. Feb. 16, 1814. 
Rates of insurance in 1798, and 1807. 
30, 223. 

Bowles, Gen. William Augustus, calling 
himself a Creek chief (D. Humphreys) , 
12, 456 ; in no credit among the Creek 
Indians ; called " the lying Captain " 
(C M. de Yrujo), 12, 516. 

Bowman, Ebenezer, of Wilkesbarre, Pa. 
Oct. 17, 1787. Mr- Gore shamefully 
abused by the half-share men ; Beach 
and McKinstry endeavoring to induce 
the people to sign the combination ; the 
idea of troops being sent is particularly 
disagreeable ; especially to those who 
have no just claims; election for militia 
officers postponed, otherwise Franklin 
would certainly have been colonel ; civil 
election peaceable. 57, 322. 

Oct. 21, 17S7. Col. P. not safe 

in returniug to Wyoming ; the determi- 
nation to elect Franklin colonel of militia 
should show how little dependence is to 
be placed on the people ; Beach's efforts 
to prevent troops from being sent ; 
doubts of Schott's honesty ; suspicions of 
his promising Beach to prevent the 
sending of troops. 57, 326. 

Nov. 12, 1787- Col. P.'s election 

to the State constitutional convention ; 
is sorry that Col. P. sent addresses to 
the people to be distributed, as they 
ought not to know that any one thought 
of opposing the ratification ; their per- 
verseness ; accusations against Sheriff 
Butler and defence of him; request for 
law books and forms. 57, 339. 

Mar. 2, 1793. Judge Jay doubtful 

about attending court [for trial of Con- 
necticut claims ?] ; should be induced to 
attend, if possible ; Robert Martin, Esq., 
suggested as a witness for Connecticut. 
58, 316. 

Mar. 24, 1793. Suggesting the 

names of witnesses in Hanover, Dauphin 
County, to be subpoenaed in Wyoming 
land trials. 58, 323. 

June 5, 1824. Asking for a copy 

of Col. P.'s Pieview ; Mr. B. knows no 
one of the five presidential candidates 



whom he would not prefer to J. Q. 
Adams. 44, 267- 
Bowman, Ebenezer. Oct. 10, 1791. An- 
swer to application for office. 6, 33, 36. 
[Bi. 3, 10.J 

June 10, 1824. Sending copy of 

Col. P.'s Review according to Mr. B.'s 
request; attacked but not controverted 
by newspapers and especially by the 
National Gazette ; the Review extended 
to a sort, of historical memoir; com- 
plained of by the opposition. 15, 356 

Bowman, Ebenezer, bond of (/. White- 
head). 7, 576. 

Bowman, Capt. Samuel. Apr. 17, 1791, 
Instructions for delivering Col. P.'s 
speech to the Six Nations to Gen. Chapin 
at Canandaigua, and measures to be 
taken in the absence of Gen. C. 60, 59. 

Bowman, Capt. Samuel, his report of his 
journey, with Col. P.'s message to the 
Six Nations. 61, 190. 

Boyd, Major Robert, of New Windsor, 
N. Y. Apr. 7, 1784. Certificate of sale 
of public wood on Jones's land, near 
New Windsor. 5, 331. 

Bracey, Thomas, an impressed seaman, 
application for release of {R. Liston). 
6, 392 ; 7, 73. 

Bracken, Christopher, account with 
Q. M. G. 1781-84. 56,414-417. 

Bradford, Alden, Sec. of State of Mass. 
1765-1843. May 31, 1817. Notifica- 
tion to Col. P. of his appointment to the 
Council. 31, 219. 

Nov. 12, 1818. In regard to con- 
veyances by the Seneca Indians, of land 
the right of pre-emption of which was 
granted by Massachusetts to Robert 
Morris. 31, 257. 

Nov. 22, 1826. Inquiry whether 

the bill for suspending the writ of habeas 
corpus in 1807 passed the Senate with- 
out opposition, and how Mr. J. Q. Adams 
voted. 32, 239. 

Nov. 30, 1826. On the bill for 

suspersion of the habeas corpus of 1807- 
32, 243. 

Bradford, Alden. Nov. 28, 1826. On 
the passing of the bill for suspending the 
writ of habeas corpus in 1807 ; have not 
the slightest doubt that Mr. J. Q. Adams 
voted for it. 16, 165 ; 38, 303. 

Dec. 9, 1826. The habeas corpus 

bill of 1807, and the undeserved adula- 



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Bradford, Alden {continued). 

tion of Jefferson by Federalists. 16, 
168. 

Bradford, David, of Washington, Pa. 
Oct. 4, 1794. To James Ross. In re- 
gard to the insurrection in Pennsylvania, 
called the whiskey insurrection ; irri- 
tated spirit of the people ; has done his 
best to reconcile them to the operation 
of the laws ; evil effects of sending a 
government military force. 41. 151. 

Bradford, Eliza. Dec. 10, 1795. Peti- 
tion to the President in behalf of her 
husband, David Bradford, oue of the 
Pennsylvania insurrectionists, 41, 259. 

Dec. 10, 1795. With petition to 

the President in behalf of her husband, 
begging Col. P. to present it. 41, 258, 

Bradford, John. June 16, 1778. Order 
from the Board of War in regard to 
arms to be delivered to the order of the 
Governor of Rhode Island. 33, 194. 

Bradford, Samuel, U. S. marshal in Mass. 
July 23, 1798. Suspension of corporal 
punishment, on John Scotchler, 9, 83 ; 
remitting punishment, 210. 

July 25, 1799. Remitting fine of 

John Scotchler. 11, 494. 

Aug. 7, 1799. U. S. marshals to 

be paid expenses actually incurred in dis- 
tributing proclamations, but for nothing 
else. 11, 579. 

Bradford, Thomas, Commissarv of Pris- 
oners, 1745-1838. July 18, 1778. To 
the Board of War. Concerning certain 
American deserters taken on board 
British ships by Count d'Estaing's fleet ; 
should be reclaimed from M. Gerard. 
39, 151. 

Bradford, Thomas. Sept 24, 3779. Ex- 
penses of Capt. Noble Caldwell as a 
prisoner. 5, 127. 

Bradford, William, Attorney-General of 
Pennsylvania, 1755-1795. Aug. 23, 
1788. With draught of a bill to be 
presented to the quarter sessions against 
the Luzerne rioters ; if it should be 
found, the proceedings to be removed by 
a certiorari to Philadelphia ; remark that 
all accomplices are principals in a riot. 
58, 118. 

Oct. 31, 1788. Request to pro- 
cure the attendance of witnesses able to 
prove overt acts of treason against John 
Franklin. 58, 145. 



Feb. ] 790 ? On the clause in the 

Pennsylvania constitution, allowing the 
removal of criminal trials from county 
courts. 19, 184. [Bi. 2, 430.] 

Bradford, William, corrects mistake in 
Fauchet's letter in regard to E. Ran- 
dolph (H. Knox). 35, 329. 

Bradford & Inskeep, Philadelphia. Sept, 
1, 1812, July 1, 1813. Bill for the 
Port Folio. 44, 32, 58. 

Bradford Sf Inskeep. Feb. 3, 1812. In 
regard to their bill for the Port Folio. 
38, 197. 

Bradley, Abraham, Jr. Oct. 20, 1791. 
Information in regard to affairs atWilkes- 
barre. 41, 28. 

Nov. 6, 1791. Affairs at Wilkes- 

barre ; elections ; plan of keeping a 
school ; method of teaching Col. P.'s 
sons; his marriage. 41, 33. 

Dec. 9, 1791, Question as to terms 

of sale of Col. P.'s law-books ; his 
marriage; court held by Mr Rush 41, 
37. 

Aug. 26, 1792. Application for 

employment. 41, 80, 

Aug. 24, 1797. Recommendation 

of Mr. Thomas Waterman as clerk. 41, 
372. 

Bradley, Abraham, Jr., recommendation of, 
for offices in Luzerne Co., Penn., vacated 
by P. (Gov. T Mifflin). 6, 30. 

Bradley, Philip B., U. S. marshal in Con- 
necticut. June 17, 1799. Mr. B. has 
no claim for compensation for distribut- 
ing Fast Day proclamations. 11, 294. 

July 10, 1799. Mr. B.'s explana- 
tion as to expenses incurred by him 
entirely satisfactory. 11, 451. 

Brandy belonging to U. S. taken from the 
Eliza, 1797 (T. Williams). 7, 425, 447. 

Brandywine, account of the battle of (/. 
Robertson), 15, 388 ; remarks on, 51, 
112; 52, 184 

Brant, Henry Young. Nov. 13, 1794. 
Speech in belialf of the Mohawk nation 
and their claim to land in the State of 
New York. 62, 99. 

Brant, Captain Joseph, chief of the Mo- 
hawk Indians, 1742-1807. Feb. 25, 1791 
To the Superintendent of Indian affairs 
for the northern district. Desire evinced 
by the act of Congress to regulate trade 
and intercourse with the Indians to do 
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done, if the acts and deeds of individuals 
are to be taken to represent the whole ; 
assumption of Cornplanter in imposing 
himself on the President as a represen- 
tative of the Six Nations ; his complaint 
of the injustice done the Indians by the 
Phelps purchase ; history of his conduct 
in both cases ; his motives proved to be 
those of self-interest, as he received a 
bribe in' one case, and did not in the 
other. 61, 197 [copy]. 

Mar. 8, 1791. To Rev. S. Kirk- 
land. Regret for Mr. K.'s discourage- 
ment in regard to the introduction of 
civilization among the Indians ; demon- 
stration that their treatment by the 
whites has not been such as to make 
them anxious to imitate their manners ; 
proposed Indian History ; must wait 
for more peaceful times ; his dream of 
uniting the Indians in one confedera- 
tion ; ideas in regard to peace with the 
U. S. ; the Indians should be treated as 
a free people and their land purchased, 
not conquered ; comparison of their 
treatment with that of the colonists 
taxed by Parliament. 61, 206 [copy]. 

Nov. 5, 1794. Col. P.'s letter of 

Oct. 13 [26 ?] received; is satisfied that 
the misrepresentation of Capt, B.'s let- 
ter was the work of unprincipled men 
in their own interest ; reasons for the 
refusal to come to Canandaigua ; Wil- 
liam Johnson iuvited to go to the Coun- 
cil, because the Indians have made it a 
rule to have always some of the British 
present, to show that they do not wish 
for secrets ; they are free and inde- 

; pendent, and can invite whom they 
I please. 60, 214. 

Brant, Joseph. Oct 26, 1794. Col. P.'s 
; defence of himself from the insinuation 
1 of misrepresentation of Brant's letter to 
| Gen. Chapin ; does not think he had 
seen the letter at the time of making his 
speech ; exclusion of Johnson from the 
councils ; Col. P. would not be dis- 
pleased if Johnson should repeat to 
Capt. Brant what Col. P. said about the 
intrusion of a British spy into the coun- 
cils of the U. S. ; perfidy, insolence, and 
duplicitv of British agents. 60, 210. 
— Nov. 17, 1794. With Col. P.'s 
speech delivered to the Six Nations ; 
object of the treaty not to drive a bar- 



gain, but to manifest the real desires of 
the U. S. ; the Western tribes, after 
causiug another campaign, cannot ex- 
pect such advantageous terms as before ; 
the idea of the Ohio boundary encour- 
aged by the British, to obtain the 
country for themselves ; Johnson and 
British agents. 60, 211. 

Nov. 20, 1794. On the claims of 

the Mohawk nation on the U.S.; sketch 
of the treaty made with the Six Nations 
at Canandaigua. 62, 10S. 

Brant, Joseph, dispositions of, in regard to 
peace with the U. S., 1791-92 (H. 
Aupaumut), 59, 12, 18 ; conversation 
with him in Phila. (J. Parish), 23 ; 
complaint of Col. Louis that he was the 
enemy of peace, 50 ; his account of Gov. 
Simcoe's advice to the chiefs, 257 ; his 
speeches at the council at Navy Hall, 
July 7, 1793, 60, 153; boundary line 
for the U. S. laid down by him, 187 ; 
his account of Wayne's victory, 205; 
his statement that British agents hin- 
dered the peace with the U. S., 236 ; 
his plan of an Indian confederation not 
for the advantage of the U. S. (H. 
Knox), 61, 214; sent by the Six Na- 
tions on a mission to the Western 
Indians, 222 ; his warning to the chiefs 
that they were invited to Philadelphia 
for another purpose than the ostensible 
one, 62, 10, 12 ; his interviews with 
Gen. Chapin on Indian affairs, and open- 
ness and consistency of his conduct (I. 
Chapin), 62, 210. 

Bray, Daniel, Jr. Apr. 16, 1828. Opin- 
ion in answer to Col. P.'s request, that 
the Greek people are capable of making 
clothes, if supplied with the cloth. 44, 
316. 

Breadstuff's, fearful scarcity of, in Mass., 
1779 (G. Williams), 17, 241, 253'; 
committee appointed by the General 
Court to go in search of, 241. 

Brearly, David, and others, Commis- 
sionerc. See Whipple, William, and 
others. 

Breckenridge, John, 1760-1846, his violent 
resolutions against the government, and 
the alien and sedition laws, moved in the 
Kentucky legislature, 1798 (A. Camp- 
bell). 23, 328. 

Brent, Daniel, clerk in State Dep't. 
Mar. 13, 1806. Answers to inquiries 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Brent, Daniel {continued.') 

of Col. P. as to sums of money paid 
under the Louisiana convention. 27, 
257. 

Apr. 18, 1810. Memorandum con- 
cerning President Adams's absences from 
the seat of government, 1797-99. 43, 
301. 

Brewster, Samuel. Apr. 30, 1790. Re- 
questing assistance in obtaining money 
due for damages by the army on his 
farm at New Windsor, N. Y. 40, 331. 

Bridges, ideas on the construction of (G. 
Clyjier), 20, 48 ; over Charles River 
and others, obstructions to navigation 
by (S. P. Gardner), 28, 89. 

Bright, Capt. Francis, of revenue cutter 
Virginia. June 30, 1797. Receipt for 
iron guns taken from ship Cassius, for 
use on the Virginia. 41, 360. 

Brigstock, William, accused of murder on 
board the frigate Hermione, reasons for 
refusing to deliver him up to British 
authorities {R. Liston), 8, 335 ; proved 
not guilty (L. H. Stockton), 532. 

Brinton, ji Aug. 10, 1798. Boxes for 
Wilmington, Del. 9, 188. 

Bristed, Rev. John, 1778-1855. Nov. 
30, 1809. Mr. B. recalls himself to Co). 
P.'s recollection, and requests acceptance 
and criticism of his book on the finances 
and resources of Great Britain. 29, 
183. 

Jan. 18, 1810. Thanks for Col. P.'s 

frankness in criticising Mr. B.'s book ; 
considerations on moral courage ; hints 
that it is greatly wanting in the U. S. ; 
alludes to questions discussed in the 
book ; request for books and public 
documents. 29, 234. 

Feb. 10, 1810. Answers to Col. 

P.'s criticisms on Mr. B.'s book ; gives 
reasons for settling in America. 29, 
264. 

Mar. 8, 1810. Mr. B. has made 

corrections in his book suggested by 
Col. P. ; false statement in newspapers 
regarding his interview with Dr. Logan ; 
the problem why Frenchmen individually 
are odious and insignificant, and yet 
France, as a nation, exercises such an 
influence; and how to bring it about that 
the talent, property, and character of a 
country shall govern it. 29, 293. 

Mar. 20, 1811. With a copy of Mr. 



B.'s book on the resources of Great 
Britain. 29, 440. 
Bristed, John. Jan. 8, 1810. Acknowl- 
edgment of Mr. B.'s book on British 
finances and resources ; Livingston's 
treatise on sheep ; mixing of wool ; 
pleasurable recollection of Mr. Bristed. 
14, 248. 

Feb. 2, 1810. A criticism of Mr.' 

B.'s book on the national bankruptcy 
of Great Britain. 14, 259. 

[Among the political measures con- 
sidered advisable by Col. P. in this letter, 
although he styles them "visionary 
ideas," are the separation of Hanover 
from the crown of England, and its occu- 
pation by Prussia, the neighborhood to 
France of a powerful government which 
might circumscribe her ambition, and 
the consolidation of Italy under one 
rule.] 

Feb. 15, 1810. Additional sugges- 
tions and remarks on B.'s book. 14, 
269. 

Bristol, England, Infirmary, subscription to, 
bv U. S. government {E. Vanderhorst). 
37, 140. 

British agents, interference of, with West- 
ern Indians to prevent peace being made 
with the U. S., 1793 (J. Heckewelder), 

59, 184; convincing evidence that the 
failure of the treaty was due to them 
(B. Randolph), 227 ; dissatisfaction of 
the Six Nations with influence of (J. 
Heckewelder), 251; their perfidy and 
insolence, and insulting duplicity toward 
the U. S. commissioners {Joseph Brant), 

60, 211 ; Brant's own statement as to 
their interference, 236 ; Col. P.'s speech 
to the Six Nations concerning them, 
235 ; messages sent Oneida Indians, and 
misrepresentations made them (S. Kirk- 
land), 62, 119. 

British and East India goods, draughts of 
agreements not to purchase or consume, 
1774 33,"95, 97. 

British army movements around Philadel- 
phia, June, 1778 (R. Peters), 17, 159, 
173; numbers of, Feb. 1, 1777, 56, 
134. 

British captures of American vessels in- 
creasing, and to be complained of, 1799 
{R.King). 10, 335; 12, 3. 

British Commissioners, to treat with the 
colonies, 1778 [Lord Carlisle, Gov. John- 



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stone, W. Eden] (R. Peters), 17, 159 ; 
(N. P. Sargeaxt), 177. 

British debts, Patrick Henry and. 50, 
206. 

British expedition against Louisiana and 
Florida, 1797, rumors of, and attempt 
to instigate. See Louisiana. 

British expedition to Holland, 1 799, under- 
taken for the benefit of the Dutch gov- 
ernment (B. H. Phillips). 12, 187. 

[British faction, Hamilton's remarks on the 

I cry against. 47, 147- 

JBritish fleet, damaged by Count d'Estaing, 

! 1778 (/. Pickering), 5, 100; plan to 
destroy in the Delaware, Jan. 1778 (L. 

' Fleury), 17, 78 ; blockading French 
ships at Norfolk, Ya., 1797 {Goo. of 
Virginia), 6, 331 ; (R. Liston), 333 ; 
(J/. Letombe), 335. 

•British goods, order of the French Directory 
to capture vessels carrying {W. Smith), 
8, 134; {W.V. Murray), 273. 

British influence, fears of, expressed by 

I John Adams, 1792. 53, 214. 

British insults, compared with French, 
1810; F. J. Jackson compared with 
Champagny. 54, 247- 

British naval officers, refusal of, to give up 
American seamen, considering them- 
selves above the law (S. Talbot), 6, 
J 395 ; extraordinary sagacity of, in dis- 
\ covering contraband of war, 1797 (R. 
Xing), 11, 77 ; greediness of, 77 '; more 
intent on gain than glory (R. Liston), 
37, 415 ; more active against American 
trading vessels than against the French 
and Spanish armaments (R. King), 11, 
139 ; in prize cases, exhibit the eager- 
ness and rapacity of privateersmen (R. 
King), 11, 534 ; repeated instances of 
insolence and oppression of (R. King), 
36. 226. 227, 254. 

ritish officers in New York, 1779, inter- 
cepted letters of (G. Washington). 33, 
262. 

ritish prisoners in Virginia (Board of 
War), 33, 260 ; employment and good 
behavior of (Board of War), 267. 
ritish privateers, Consular reports of dep- 
redations by. 7, 599 ; 8, 62. 
ritish prizes of French privateers, mode 
of proceeding to prevent sales of, in 
U. S. ports (O. Ellsworth), 36, 140; 
y. Lowell), 141; (H. G. Otis), 142, 
149; (G. Washington), 153; deceitful 



reasoning of Mozard, the French agent 
(B. Lincoln), 6, 235. 

British spoliations, course to be pursued 
in claims for (W. Reticle). 35, 289. 

British subjects, claims of, against the U. S. 
(-/. Adams), 7, 428 ; immense amount 
of claims, on inadmissible grounds (R 
King), 10, 332. 

Brodie, A. Nov. 22, 1798. To Wm. 
Bingham. Question why Chief Justice 
McKean has not been called on for an 
explanation of Logan's mission ; efforts 
for McKean's election, and to divide the 
Union ; measures to be taken ; anec- 
dote from Oldmixon's History of the 
Stuarts. 23, 325. 

Bronson, E. Jan. 11, 1809. Unable to 
find certain pamphlets desired by Col. 
P. ; William Duane, an arch-scoundrel 
and liar; convicted of libel on Gouv- 
erneur Morris ; any amount of proofs 
of the infamous lies of the Aurora to be 
had ; Duane's appointment to a military 
station by the government due to fear. 
29, 15. 

Jan. 13, 1810. Regretting the dis- 
continuance of Col. P.'s and Mr. Hill- 
house's subscriptions to the Select Re- 
view ; the withdrawal of two such names 
can only be considered one proof among 
many, that the work is not what it 
ought to be. 43, 268. 

Bronson, E. Dec. 31, 1809. Col. P. 
wishes to discontinue his subscription 
to the Select Review. 14, 245. 

Brooke, Robert, Gov. of Virginia. Feb. 
6, 1796. In regard to action of Gov. 
Brooke in detaining vessels with horses 
on board purchased for the British ; such 
a shipment neither repugnant to the law 
of nations, nor to the 28th article of the 
treaty with France; erroneous under- 
standing of the article by the executive 
of Virginia ; the President trusts that 
Gov. Brooke's order will be counter- 
manded. 36, 19 [copv]. 

Feb. 8, 1796. Sending translation 

of the letter of M. Adet, concerning 
shipment of horses from Norfolk by the 
British. 36, 22 [copy]. 
Brooks, Dr. Ebenezer, Extract from his 
Reply to Paine's Age of Reason, 21, 
307 ; dedication, 23, 358. 

Mar. 4, 1799. Dr. B. is willing 

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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Brooks, Dr. Ebenezer (continued). 
to Paine's Age of Reason, if inapplicable 
to present circumstances. 24, 169. 

Brooks, John, M.D., Gov. of Mass., 
1752-1825. Dec 28. 1813. In regard 
to Dr. B.'s report as Adjutant-General, 
on the militia law of Mass. ; requests 
opinion of Col P. on the probable effect 
of the modification of the U. S. law; 
good character of Mass. militia ; recom- 
mendations made in his report. 30, 
180. 

Aug. 18, 1814. Requesting Col. 

P 's attendance at the Adjutant-General's 
office in Boston. 30, 286. 

Nov. 26, 1814. Criticisms of Mr. 

Giles's militia bill ; it violates the spirit, 
if not the letter, of the Constitution ; 
desperate downward course of the 
country ; Massachusetts militia and their 
excellent condition ; asks for P. 's opinion 
on the measures of the General Court. 
20, 320 

Jan. 18, 1822 With report of 

Committee of the Council on the claim 
of Massachusetts against the U. S. 44, 
242. 

Sept. 3, 1823. Apologizing for 

delay h\ answering Col. P.'s letter of 
May 6, on account of illness. 32, 15. 

Sept. 6, 1823. On the Newburgh 

letters ; considers their authorship fixed 
on Armstrong beyond a doubt ; discus- 
sion of the probable consequences of 
their success, and recollections of the 
circumstances. 32, 17. [Biog. 1, 419, 
in part.] 

Brooks, Dr. John. Mar. 18, 1800. En- 
closing amount of Russell's bill for 
printing laws of U. S. 13, 291. 

Jan 13, 1814 Nothing has been 

done in Congress in regard to militia ; 
the President, mortified and vexed at 
the disobedience of the New England 
governors to his unconstitutional orders; 
he recommended Congress to enable him 
to command the service of the militia ; 
they will not do it as it would endanger 
their popularity ; scope of the militia 
bill of 1795 ; powers of governors. 
15, 2 

Apr. 16, 1816. Report of the Sec- 
retary of War on the claims of States to 
reimbursement for militia; facility given 
to Virginia ; expedient to wait until next 



session before pushing the claim 
Mass. 15, 115. 

Dec. 14, 1816. Observations on 

the compensation bill, suggested by the 
resolves of the Massachusetts legis- 
lature ; also remarks on the right of 
legislatures to instruct representatives. 
38, 218. 

Dec. 18, 1816. Private letter ex- 
plaining Col. P.'s reasons for wishing his 
official letter on the compensation bill to 
be published ; contemptible clamor ex- 
cited in the legislature by such men as 
Varnum for their own profit ; farther 
remarks on instructions to representa- 
tives. 38, 224. [This letter was not 
delivered to Gov. Brooks.] 

Nov. 3, 1818. In regard to pre- 
emption right of Massachusetts in land 
sought to be obtained of Seneca Indians. 
15,^165. 

Apr. 20, 1822. Qualifications of 

Octavius Pickering for the position of 
reporter of the Supreme Court. 15, 
278. 

May 6, 1823. Review of Johnson's 

Life of Gen. Greens in the U. S. Maga- 
zine ; the Newburgh letters ; review 
written by Armstrong, and no doubt of 
his being the author of the Letters; 
false statements in the review ; asks for 
Gov. Brooks's recollection of the facts. 
15, 303. 

Brooks, Peter Chardon, of Medford, Mass., 
1767-1849. Jan. 19, 1800. Letters 
concerning schr. Polly forwarded to St. 
Domingo. 13, 95. 

Apr. 10, 1S00. Case of schooner 

Polly; no means of communicating- with 
Petit Goave, unless through some Danish 
subject ; Dr. Stevens charged with the 
business. 13, 383. 

Broughton, Major Nicholas, recommended 
for emplovment (Col. J. Hatch, D. Q. 
M.). 33,' 373. 

Brown, Andrew, Ed. of Federal Gazette, 
Phila., 1744-1797. Mar. 2, 1786. Con- 
fession of lying, concerning Jedidiah 
Rogers, and business with him. 35, 
144. 

Feb. 10, 1792. Declaration that 

certificate and confession of lying signed 
by him, inserted by Col. P. in Dunlap's 
American Advertiser, is a forgery. 35, 
134. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



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Srown, Andrew, false statements of, about 
Col. P. (Dunlap's Amer, Advertiser), 
35, 133; his confession of lying (J. 
Rogers), 137, 141; to, 6, 61; (J. 
Loyett), 35, 139, 143. 
Iroiai, Clement C, Dep. Collector, Ches- 
ter, Pa. Sept. 13, 1798. Prom J. 
Wagner. Alien passenger reports. 9, 
822. 
frozen, Morgan, Collector at Palmyra. 
I Dec. 29, 179S. Returns of dangerous 
aliens. 10, 151. 

>rown, Capt. Moses, of Newburyport, 
1742-1304. June 8, 1785. Notice of 
shipment of a cargo of iron from Phila- 
delphia. 5, 365. 

kowx, Nathan, Jr. June 13, 1775. 
Certificate as to expense of refreshments 
supplied his company on their march to 
Cambridge by Jacob Newhall. 56, 36. 
rown, Dr. U. S. engineers. Jan 29, 
\ 1800. Requesting information about 
timber belonging to U. S. on islands in 
Lake Erie. 13, 138. 
own, Capt. W., instructions as assistant 
agent of confiscated estates in New York, 
17S1 (Udny Hay). 5, 219. 
rown and Ives, of Providence, R. L 
Aug. 29, 1793. Commission for private 
armed ship Ann and Hope. 9, 231. 
oicne, Barnard Clamouse, of Oporto. 
Mar. 3, 1798. Request to forward let- 
ters sent by a Danish ship. 8, 177- 
iowne, Dr. Peter, Director of the 
Pennsylvania Hospital. Oct. 24, 1803. 
Thanks for kindness to Dr. B 's son and 
enclosing report concerning bridge over 
the Schuylkill River. 26, 311. 

Dec. 10, 1807. Thanks for Col. 
P 's high opinion of Dr. B.'s services ; 
expressing pleasure in being able to 
(comply with Col. P.'s request. 28. 
106. ["William Pickering was sent to 
;he Penn. Hospital in Sept. 1307, and 
remained until his death.] 
oicne, Peter, of "Raleigh, N.C. Mar. 8, 
Nov. 4, 1814. Asking advice on the 
pubject of North Carolina lands, sold 
him by G. Shober. 15, 26, 61. 
|— Dec. 8, 1814. Character of Rev. 
\x Shober. 15, 69. 

win, Peter Bryan, of Natchez, Miss. 
Mav 11, 1798. Appointment as judge 
\n Mississippi territory. 8, 435. 
I^nswickers taken at Bennington, 1777, 



settled down into useful citizens (S. 
Phillips, Jr.). 17, 318. 

Brush, John C. Oct. 10, 1809 Re- 
questing Col. P.'s support to his preten- 
sions to the office of Chief Clerk of the 
Senate. 43, 257. 

Brutus, ship, prizes taken by, 1780 (G. 
Williams). 18, 47. 

Bryce, John, note of (— Walker), 5, 322; 
(T. Fitzgerald), 323, 359, 397 ; (Porter 
Sr bigraham), 6, 21 ; (G. Williams), 
18, 183. 

Buccalin, Jean Baptiste, passport for Cuba. 
13, 450. 

Buchanan, James, of Baltimore. Sept. 
5, 1799- Account of a project for a 
petition among the Baltimore merchants, 
on the subject of British depredations on 
vessels loaded with contraband goods ; 
criticisms on the frigate Maryland. 42, 
187- 

Sept. 7, 1799. Informs Col. P. 

that the other Secretaries are not pop- 
ular characters ; not to be compared 
with Col. P., etc. 42, 197- 

Sept. 6, 1799. Expressions of ad- 
miration for Col. P. ; mercenary char- 
acter of Baltimore merchants ; railings 
against Erench sympathizers ; dinner 
given to A. Hamilton Rowan ; dissen- 
sions in the South ; Mr. Harris had a 
penknife run into his eye for toasting 
President Adams. 42, 191. 

Buchanan, James, of Baltimore, ironical 
letter to him from R. Liston shown by 
him as serious; an incessant letter writer 
(/. Wagner), 13, 552 ; extract from 
letter concerning (R. King). 26, 61. 

Buchanan, Thomas, of New York. July 
29, 1784. Hon. John Jay arrived from 
London ; Miss White [Mrs. P.'s sister] 
not arrived; failures in Philadelphia. 
18, 203. 

Buck, Asahel, and Jenkins, John, Jr., 
agents. Aug. 28. 1775. Survey and 
boundaries of Ulster township, Pa. 
57, 27. 

Buck, Elijah. Apr. 23, 1787- Presen- 
tation of claim to land at Bowman's 
Creek, Wyoming 57, 205. 

Buffinton, Zadock. May 25, 1775. Order 
on selectmen of Salem to pay Jacob 
Newhall for refreshments for Salem 
militia on their march to Cambridge. 
56, 36 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Buford, William, of Baldwin Co., Miss. 
Feb. 10, 1.810. la regard to claim for 
extra services in the Revolution. 43, 
271. 

Bulkeley, John 8f Son, of Lisbon. Apr. 
14, 1800. Payments on account of the 
U. S. will be repaid, but no existing 
provision for cases like Mr. Wilson's. 
13, 271. 

Bulkeley, Thomas, U. S. consul at Lis- 
bon. Oct. 1, 179S. News of the battle 
of the Nile ; British secret expedition ; 
Lord St. Yincent allows American ves- 
sels to enter Cadiz. 23, 176. 

Oct. 4, 1798. To W. Smith. 

Further accounts of the battle of the 
Nile, with list of French and English 
ships. 23, 202. 

Bulkeley, Thomas. July 18, 1797. Min- 
isters to Spain and Portugal to draw 
upon Mr. B. for salaries. 6, 441. 

Sept. 23, 1797. Request to pay 

bills for freight on ship Newport. 7, 
224. 

Mar. 3, 1798, applauding Mr. B.'s 

determination to give certificates to 
American citizens without fee; B. C. 
Browne confirmed consular agent at 
Oporto. 8,178. 

Mar. 14, 1800. Commission of 

armed ship Rebecca issued by Mr. B. 
returned to the Secretary of State's 
office. 13, 270. 

Bulkeley, Thomas, appointed consul at 
Lisbon, 1797, (D. Humphreys), 6, 435; 
{W. Smith), 7, 347 ; charges against, by 
Portuguese minister {W. Smith), 8, 160. 

Bull, Col. John, recommendation for post 
of superintendent of U. S. arsenal at 
Harper's Ferry, 1798 (J. Nourse). 22, 
254. 

Bull, Marcus, experiments on fuel. 55, 
304. 

Bunbury, Capt., detailed by Gov. Simcoe 
to go with the Indian commissioners to 
Sandusky, 1793, 60, 149 ; conduct in 
objecting to let the Indian commissioners 
sail from Detroit to the Miami, 1793, 
59, 206 ; severely reprimanded by Gov. 
Simcoe (C. Storer), 229. 

Bunce, Mrs. Eve. Dec. 28, 1806. Claim 
of her father, Henry Sheaf, for Revolu- 
tionary services. 43, 94. 

Bunce, James, certificate of citizenship. 7, 
513. 



Buonaparte, privateer, fitted out in the 
Spanish port of Campeachy, 1797 (D. 
Humphreys). 11, 627. 

Burden, Henry. Feb. 15, 1821. Enclos- 
ing payment for plough ; General Beat- 
son's system of cultivation by scarifying. 
15, 249. 

Burgoyne, Gen. John, arrives at Cam- 
bridge a prisoner (J. Pickering), 17, 
50 ; transports for his men (G. Wil- 
liams), 76, 80 ; misconduct of his men 
at Cambridge (W. Pickman), 84; 
breaking by Congress of the convention 
made with him by Gates (R. Troup), 
32, 111, 123 ; remonstrance of Board 
of War in regard to escape of men. 33, 
193^ ; notes of letter to Salem Gazette 
concerning anecdote of the reception of 
news of his surrender, 55, 276. 

Burke, John Daly, d. 1808, author of a 
libellous article in the Time Piece to be 
prosecuted (R. Harison), 37, 315 ; let 
off on condition of leaving the country 
(R. Harison), 381; to go to New Or- 
leans and be rearrested if he enters the 
Mississippi territory (E. Dunscomb), 423 ; 
{W. Sargent), 424. 

Burke, Capt. William. Mar. 11, 1780. 
Memorandum of articles to be bought 
for Col. P. in the West Indies, and 
receipt for money. 53, 108. 

Burling ham, John, of New York. Apr. 10, 

1795. From J. Wagner. Answer to 
inquiry for papers in case of schooner 
Resolution. 10, 580. 

Burlington, Vt., address to President 
Adams (J. Adams). 9, 217. 

Burnaby, Capt., of H. M. S. Merlin. 
Aug. 9, 1775. Notification to the se- 
lectmen of Salem that several men have 
been seen on shore under arms ; and 
threat to fire on them if they do not 
disperse. 39, 120. 

Burnell, Joseph. June 6, 1797- Depo- 
sition in regard to the seizure of schooner 
Conception by privateer Springburn. 
6, 322. 

Burnet, Daniel, messenger from the Nat- 
chez, good character of (Col. A. Hutch- 
ins, 8, 121; passport, 131. 

Burr, Col. Aaron, 1756-1836. May 9, 

1796. Transmitting a note from Mr. 
Bond, British charge d'affaires, contain- 
ing representations, in regard to the 
explanatory article in the treaty which 






HISTORICAL INDEX. 



61 



Col. P. was empowered by the Presi- 
dent to negotiate. 36, 56 [copy]. 
>urr, Aaron, hopes of the Federalists of 
his election to be Governor of New York 
(T. Lyman), 14, 106 ; surrenders him- 
self to the Mississippi authorities (B. 
Goodhue), 164 ; obscurity and incom- 
prehensibleness of his conspiracy ( C. F. 
j Mercer), 15, 274; his projects have 
I more the appearance of land speculation 
than insurrection (F. A:ues), 28, 2; 
Truxtun's denial of any connection with 
(T. Truxtux), 7 ; Truxtun's account 
of B.'s overtures to him (T. Truxtun), 
13 ; opinions of his scheme (F. Ames), 
25; (J.McHenrt),30; (T. Truxtux), 
43 ; (li. Peters), 45 ; Jefferson's anger 
at his acquittal (C. F. Mercer), 15, 276 ; 
disgrace and danger of electing him 
President (A/ Haulltox), 47, 50, 52, 
125 ; Col. P.'s demonstration that he 
was less mischievous than Jefferson, 
53, 125 ; 52, 58 ; his character, drawn 
by Hamilton, 146 ; (T. Sedgwick), 
239 ; question of decision between him 
and Jefferson for the Presidency (J. A. 
Bayard), 47, 209-215 ; (T. Sedgwick), 
239 ; 52, 58 ; remarks on his valedictory 
address to the Senate, 54, 100. 
rrall, Charles. Oct. 24, 1793. Cow- 
rdice of Mr. Patton, the postmaster of 
Philadelphia, and his retreat from his 
office in fear of the yellow fever. 19, 
292. 

— Mar. 24, 1796. "Recommending an 
ncreased allowance to Alex. Campbell 

Ifor services. 41, 274. 
rrall, Jonathan, cashier of Bank of Dis- 
count and Deposit, N. Y. Sept. 24, 
1799. Enclosing check on Bank of 
U. S. to be paid in New York. 12, 105. 
Oct. 21, 1799. Requesting a sum 
Df French, Spanish, and Portuguese gold 
for envoys to France. 12, 207. 

— Feb. 8, 1SC0. Request to procure 
bills of exchange on London. 13, 161. 

rrill, Ebexezer. Feb. 25, 1809. 
Claiming relationship with Col. P., and 

nvitation to visit Mr. B. in New York, 
29, 115. 

(rrill, James, Jr. June 30, 1812. 
Racing his relationship with John Bur- 
rill, in answer to inquiry by Col. P. ; 
|xpressions of respect and admiration. 
!*0, 46. 



Sept. 2, 1813. Efforts made in the 

Assembly of Rhode Island to ascertain 
the number of impressed seamen, at- 
tended with unsatisfactory results ; re- 
markable fact that people who are 
willing to listen to reason in regard to 
other countries give themselves up to 
such senseless hatred of England. 30, 
157. 

Burrill, James, Jr. Aug. 27, 1S13. In- 
quiry concerning number of impressed 
seamen unreleased, from Rhode Island. 
14, 428. 

Burrows, Major W. W. Sept. 12, 1799. 
To Judge Peters. Will send a reinforce- 
ment of marines, all he can spare, to 
guard Northampton prisoners at Norris- 
town ; an infantry guard desirable to 
relieve them. 25,151. 

Bush, Major Solomon. Apr. 6, 1779. 
Requesting Col. P.'s assistance in ob- 
taining an appointment in the invalid 
corps. 39, 170. 

Butler, Anthony. June 23, 1796. Case of 
condemnation of ship Ocean ; cases be- 
fore the British Court of appeals in prize 
cases. 36, 128 [copy]. 

June 1, 1797. In regard to ship 

Argonaut. 6, 326. 

Butler, Gillam. Apr.-June, 1769. Re- 
ceipt for money paid by T. P. for in- 
struction of John Archer and Benj. 
Thompson [Count Rumfordr], fifers. 
55, 8. 

Butler, Col. John, British commandant at 
Niagara, d. 1794. June 30, 1791. Re- 
questing Col. B.'s assistance to Mr. R. 
Slack, in obtaining his niece from the 
Delawares at Grand River, among whom 
she is a prisoner. 61, 239. 

Butler, Col. John, concerned in the Phelps 
land purchase ; lies told the Western 
Indians by him in regard to Capt. Hen- 
drick's mission (/. Chapin). 62, 27. 

Butler, Lord, sheriff of Luzerne County. 
Oct. 5, 1787. Anger and disgust at the 
ungratefu 1 treatment of Col. P. by the 
people of Wyoming; impossible for 
Government authority to work at pre- 
sent ; is determined to hold the election, 
if there are but ten votes ; Swift and his 
friends appear to wish to compromise ; 
no harm will be done Col. P.'s family. 
57, 308. 

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Butler, Lord 

ably; the Franklin men joined in it; 
does not know what their object was ; 
they profess submission, but Mr. B. 
doubts them a little ; think the officers 
to be commissioned should be commis- 
sioned by Col. P. as before, to keep the 
wheels moving. 57, 318. 

Dec. 1, 1790. Col. P. appointed a 

commissioner to take the recognizances 
of sheriff and coroner of Luzerne County. 
58, 280. 

Mar. 11, 1795. Application for a 

lease of certain land belonging to Col. 
P. at Wilkesbarre. 58, 344. 

and 48 others, of Luzerne Co., Pa. 

Apr. 21, 1787- Declaration of desire 
that the elections for justices of the 
peace may take place, and the laws of 
Pennsylvania be submitted to. 57, 196. 

Butler, Lord, certificate of election as 
sheriff of Luzerne County, 1787. 57, 
121. 

Butler, Gen. Richard, refutation of charges 
made against him by Gen. St. Clair after 
disastrous battle with Miami Indians, 
1791 (S. Hodgdon). 41, 63. 

Butler, Richard, son of Gen. Richard 
Butler, citizenship of (T. Truxtun), 6, 
456 ; (R. Liston), 7, 1. 

Butler, Lt. Col. Thomas, 1754-1805. 
Mar. 21, 1800. Report to the Secretary 
of War, on a new road from South West 
Point to the Cumberland River, through 
land of the Cherokees. 13, 303. 

Feb. 26, 1801. Enclosing copy of 

his defence against charges before a 
court-martial, and requesting opinion. 
27, 70. 

Butler, T., and Norton, I. Sept. 18, 1798. 
From J. Wagner. Case of schr. Friend- 
ship. 9, 344. 

Mar. 2, 1799. Same subject. 10, 

433. 

Butler, Col. William, recommended to com- 
mand the Pennsylvania frontier, 1778 
(Board of War). 33, 191. 

Butler, Col. Zebulon, of Wyoming, 
1731-1795. Feb. 24, 1787. Bond of 
Mr. Asa Bennet. 57, 141. 

Butler, Col. Zebulon. July 10, 1778. In 
regard to the threatened Indian invasion 
of Wyoming; defensive measures to be 
taken. 5, 88. [Bi. 2, 221.] 

July 15, 1778. Regret at receiving 



the melancholy account of the fate [ 
Wyoming ; orders at last issued by Co 
gress for the moving of troops to tl 
spot ; arrival of a French minister a] 
fleet. 5, 89. [Bi. 2, 222.] 

Apr. 2, 1787. Remarkable th 

some people in Wyoming should ru 
to execute the unwarrantable resolvl 
of the Susquehanna Company, witho 
waiting for the result of the session 
assembly; lands to be confirmed to Co 
necticut settlers without price ; methJ 
of issuing patents ; Shays's insurrectiJ 
crushed.- 57, 153. 

Butler, Col. Zebulon, declaration of a 
probation of his conduct by people 
Jacob's Plains, Wyoming, 1787, 57, 9' 
equivocal situation of (W. H. Smith! 
331 ; representation of his unfitness ff 
the post of County Lieutenant, 17' 
(T. P. and O. Gore), 58, 286 ; his su 
mission to the claim of Pennsylvania | 
Wyoming lands, 57, 8. 

Butler, Wheaton, and Jackson. June 1 
1799. Cases of captures after date 
treaty with Great Britain, difficult 
bring before Court of Appeals. 11, 24 

Butter, extract from old French trans] 
tion of Pliny's Natural History. 5 
312. 

Byrd, Charles Willing. Mar. 30, 180 
Acknowledgments and thanks for C< 
P.'s exertions in procuring him the a 
pointment of Secretary of the N. T 
Territory. 26, 67. 

Byrd, Charles Willing. Jan. 20, 180 
Appointment as Secretary of North We 
Territory. 13, 96, 119. 

Byrd, Otway, Collector of Norfolk, V 
July 23, 1798. Permit for vessels 
convey French citizens to St. Doming 
9, 81; caution in regard to vessel! 
91. 

Aug. 13, 1798. Permit for schoom 

Fame. 9, 193. 

Sept. 22, 1798. Refusal to graij 

permit to schooner South Packet I 
suspicion of her being intended for 
French privateer. 9, 510. 

Oct. 6, 1798. Caution in regard II 

vessels bought to be sold for privateer. 
9, 440. 

Jan. 26, 1799. Inquiring aboi 

report that the Isle of France had d] 
clared itself independent. 10, 2S2. 



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Apr. 2, 1799. Order for money 

received of Capt. Joseph Israel, given to 
Secretary of Navy. 10, 560. 

July 19, 1799. About passport for 

St. Domingo for Justin Leveque ; pass- 
ports not to be issued indiscriminately ; 
not a part of a collector's duty to apply 
for them. 11, 453. 

July 20 3 1799. M. Paul to receive 



his passport, if of satisfactory character. 
11, 473. 

— Aug. 16, 1799. Passports to be 
issued to M. Vigneaux and M. Foulon 
to go to St. Domingo, if of satisfactory 
character. 11, 619. 

— Nov. 29, 1799. From J. Wagner, 
inquiring address of Josephine Chastel- 
lier in Norfolk. 12, 389. 



Cabell, Samuel Jordan, 1756-1818, a mem- 
ber of Congress from Virginia, presented 
to the Grand Jury for writing seditious 
letters to his constituents, 1797 (E. Car- 
rixgton). 21, 396. 

Cabinet officers, innocence of, and disgust 
at President Adams's nomination of a 
new minister to France, 1799 (67. Cabot), 
10, 401 ; unwilling to share any of the 
responsibility (67. Washington), 403. 

Cabot, Andrew. Feb. 8, 1779; Mar. 28, 
1787. In regard to goods and furniture 
in Mr. C.'s house in Philadelphia, oc- 
cupied by Col. P. 5, 116, 399. 

Cabot, Charles G. Apr. 10 ; 1808. En- 
closing copy of J. Q. Adams's letter to 
H. G. Otis; its "choking rage and an 
unjust cause will prevent its doing mis- 
chief ; J. Q. A. can no longer rank with 
Ben. Austin, for he has fallen into a 
'lower deep,' and Tom Webb may justly 
hail him friend " ; wide circulation of 
P.'s letter to Gov. Sullivan. 28, 287. 

>abot, Francis. Oct. 17, 1793. Applica- 
tion for postmastership at Philadelphia. 
19, 286. 

labot, Francis, Georgetown. May 2, 
1791. Enclosing letter to be delivered 
to President Washington at Mount Ver- 
non. 35, 121. 
!abot, George, of Boston, 1751-1823. 
Dec. 3, 1792. In regard to assistant 
postmaster in Boston. 19, 278. 

— June 22, 1796. Consul at Ham- 
burg; S. Cabot as agent for relief of 
seamen. 20 ; 226. 

— July 8, 1796. Recommendation of 
Samuel Williams of Salem for consul at 
Hamburg. 41, 2S7 [copy]. 

— Aug. 31,1796. Supposed baseness 
of Mr. Monroe ; his recall approved by 
all friends of government. 20, 344. 



Feb. 2, 1797. Thanks for and ap- 
probation of P.'s letter of instructions 
to Gen. Pinckney. 21, 26. [Bi. 3, 361.] 

May 22, 1797. Acknowledgment 

of documents received; praise of the 
letter of instructions to Pinckney and 
President Adams's message to Congress. 

21, 125. 

Jan. 9, 1798. With Lord Malmes- 

bury's Requisition ; news from Europe; 
expectations of further designs of France. 

22, 8. 

Feb. 9, 1798. Not much grieved 

at the attack upon P. in the Aurora ; 
" Improbis vituperari laudari est " ; gov- 
ernment has some weak sides ; proud to 
see the impervious texture of some of our 
public men. 22, 33. 

Mar. 23, 1798. Thanks for letters 

forwarded from R. King; Mr. K. is too 
desponding ; melancholy destiny of the 
country if England yields to France ; 
dividing policy of France. 22, 90. 

May 11," 1798. Declines office of 

Secretary of the Navy, 'as feeling his 
powers incompetent to the work. 22, 
154. 

Sept, 27, 1798. Gen. Knox would 

have acquiesced in the proposed order 
of seniority of generals, but for inter- 
ference of Geu. Lincoln and others ; 
Lincoln a heavy indorser of Knox's 
notes. 23, 159. 

Sert. 29, 1798. To President 

Adams. Excellent appointments of 
Major-Generals approved by all friends 
of government ; Gen. Knox would have 
acquiesced if he had been left to himself ; 
review of principles observed in granting 
military rank. 23, 161. 

Oct. 6, 1798. Mr. Goodhue re- 
quested to visit President Adams at 



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Cabot, George {continued). 

Quincy, on account of the Knox contro- 
versy ; Col Wadsworth might influence 
Knox • discussion of the question at Mr. 
Jeffreys's table; conflicting statements 
concerning Mr. Gerry's opinions. 23, 

204;. 

Oct 12, 1798. Enclosing copy of 

his letter to the President of Sept. 29 ; 
impropriety of the President's local sep- 
aration from bis Cabinet ; Mr. Adams's 
desire to palliate Mr Gerry's errors in- 
fluences him to put all the Envoys un- 
justly on the same footing. 23, 219. 

Oct. 26, 1798. Happy that the 

military business is to end so well ; Gen. 
Knox summoned to Boston by his cred- 
itors ; Gen. Lincoln's property attached; 
Mr. Gerry copious in his loyalty ; has 
defended Gen. Marshall's opinions, as 
far as possible, and had them defended 
in the Centinel ; the President's mistaken 
answer to the Machias address in merg- 
ing the great errors of a very little man 
with the little errors of great men ; Gen. 
Knox not thought suitable by the best 
New England men. 23, 265. 

Oct 31, 1798. Great pains taken 

in certain quarters to prejudice the 
public mind on the military appoint- 
ments ; immense good done by Gen. 
Pinckney's frank acceptance of the 
second rank ; Mr. Gerry's unequivocal 
expressions of respect for the govern- 
ment, and detestation of the French ; 
everything to fear from their wickedness 
and power, unless we are firm and 
united ; uneasiness at Mr Marshall's 
answers to Freeholder, which Mr. Gerry 
takes advantage of to enforce the belief 
that his politics are not sound according 
to New England ideas, which he holds 
in great contempt ; this not to be 
credited ; Gen. Knox declines to be 3d 
Major-General, and is seen much with 
Gerry ; unfortunate that three such men 
are authorized to quote the President as 
on their side ; Knox's and Lincoln's em- 
barrassments 23, 273. 

Nov. 7, 1798. Mr Gerry's unequi- 
vocal expressions of loyalty to the gov- 
ernment, and condemnation of France ; 
mockery of free election in France ; 
gloomy prospect of the U. S. following 
in the same course ; systematic method 



pursued by the Jacobins as to elections. 
23, 290. 

Nov. 17, 1798. Hopes that Col. 

P.'s letter to President Adams, of 
Nov. 5, may induce him to think more 
justly of his favorite Gerry ; Gerry's 
letter a tissue of miserable quibbles and 
wretched cavillings; will injure him as 
much as the letter which it proposes to 
answer , refers to a dispute with the 
President at Mr. Wolcott's table con- 
cerning Mr. Gerry's character, " where 
I was provoked to be rude " ; therefore 
dares not say anything himself; G.'s 
stipulation of secrecy with Talleyrand 
absolute treachery , but our feeble con- 
dition makes it expedient to avoid a 
public investigation ; Gen. Knox begin- 
ning to make insinuations against Ham- 
ilton. 23, 314. 

Nov. 24, 1798. Mr. Gerry's incon- 
sistencies perfectly intelligible to those 
who know him ; he wishes to capture 
both the Jacobin votes and the Presi- 
dent ; Gen. Marshall's value to the 
country ; rejoicing at the destruction of 
French naval power by Nelson. 23, 
333. 

Dec. 14, 1798. No time to be lost 

in amending the part of the Constitution 
relating to the election of President and 
Vice-President ; hopes that the Presi- 
dent will recommend closing of personal 
intercourse with France, and armed ves- 
sels be allowed to make reprisals. 23, 
369- 

Feb. 14, 1799. Praise of Col P.'s 

report on French affairs ; Mr Gerry 
"too great a fool to have been em- 
ployed" in such a business, and has 
done " essential mischief " ; bad effect of 
the damping of popular ardor ; nerves 
of iron required by Col. P. 24, 77. 
[Bi. 3, 389.] 

Feb. 15, 1799. Speech of Gov. 

Sumner, 'and answers of the legislature 
of Mass. ; endeavor to raise the public 
tone ; and reproof given to the Vir- 
ginia resolutions ; weakness of President 
Adams's speech. 24, 85. 

Feb. 21, 1799. The French afraid 

for their colonies as soon as they saw 
our naval armament and intercourse 
bills ; expected to influence us by work- 
ing on our avarice ; if Congress would 



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authorize vessels to make reprisals, 
avarice would traiu up a race of de- 
fenders of the country; advantages of 
occasional wars and disadvantages of 
continual peace to the national spirit ; 
Congress will be betraying the country 
by not giving authority to take all French ' 
property. 24, 101. 

- — Mar. 7, 1799. Indignation, grief, 
and disgust excited by the nomination 
of a new envoy to France ; satisfaction 
of the feeble who prefer peace to national 
dignity ; wrecks of European states to 
be taken for an example ; newspapers 
influenced by those who are attached to 
the President personally to refuse ar- 
ticles on the subject; extreme chagrin 
felt by the best men. 24, 140. 

— Mar 18, 1799. Transmitting let- 
ter from C Gore ; schisms among Fed- 
eralists, caused by President Adams's 
unaccountable conduct, a greater danger 
than the nomination itself; bad effect on 
the commissions on the 6th and 7th 
articles of the British treaty; conversa- 
tion with Mr. Liston, and his agreement 
on the great common interests of the 
U. S. and Great Britain ; necessity of 
Great Britain adopting a more flexible 
policy ; danger of the President's power 
of deciding without his cabinet. 24, 
179. 

— May 2, 1799. Visit made to Presi- 
dent Adams at Quiucy ; intended to 
speak on the subject of the embassy, but 
was carefully kept at a distance ; letter 
from Mr. Gore; his qualifications for 
minister to Russia. 24, 251. 

I July 8, 1799. Sending copy of 

Judge Lowell's Fourth of July oration ; 
disappointment at the giving up of Col. 
P.'s projected visit to Salem. 25, 19. 

Sept. 5, 1799. Alarm felt by all 

men of information and reflection at the 
attempt to renew negotiations with 

| France ; unfavorable effect on relations 
with allied powers, in case of a resto- 
ration of government in France. 25, 

( 130. 

Sept. 22, 179a Observations on 

the proposed mission to France. 25, 

■ 182. 

' — Sept. 22, 1799. Enclosing his ob- 
| servations on the mission to France; 
9 his motive in writing them to present to 



the President a view of the subject in 
the proper light. 25, 183. 

Sept. 23, 1799. Observations on 

the constitutional powers of the Senate 
and the President. 25, 185. 

Oct. 16, 1799. Pleasure of all 

thinking men from New York to Ports- 
mouth at the suspension of the French 
mission ; danger of a war with England 
and other powers if it should be sent ; 
cannot the President be made sensible 
of the importance of the crisis, and that 
the people of whom he is jealous have 
no views but public ones ? Ellsworth can 
do no more ; where is Judge Paterson ? 
Barlow's Address. 25, 230. 

Oct. 31, 1799. Deprived of sleep 

by the news that the mission to France 
had been ordered to proceed ; apprehen- 
sions of the consequences ; division of 
Federalists and triumph of Jacobinism 
in the U. S. ; the President's declining 
a re-election the only reparation to be 
made ; has flattered himself that Wash- 
ington might come upon the stage again ; 
predictions as to the duration of the 
French republic. 25, 261. 

Nov. 1, 1799. Cannot find Bar- 
low's Address ; thinks the President has 
it ; will find another ; a very contempt- 
ible performance, but may be of use in 
proving the connection between our 
Patriots and the Directory. 25, 263. 

May 26, 1800. indignation of 

every honest mind at the President's 
conduct toward Col. P. ; unnecessary 
that he should retire from society into 
the wilds ; some employment must be 
at hand, and his talents would not long 
remain unsought in Philadelphia; sug- 
gestion that the wild lands should be 
sold and the proceeds embarked in trade; 
a good opening for Col. P.'s sons ; the 
wilderness ought not to be tried until 
other resources fail. 26, 133. 

Feb. 11, 1801. Invitation to din- 
ner. 26, 254. 

March, 1801. Description of a 

farm at Little Cambridge belonging to 
the Estate of Marston Watson ; recom- 
mends Medford in preference. 42, 282. 

June 13, 1802. P.'s letter of June 

9, transmitted to the Governor ; publica- 
tions of the Mass. Society for promoting 
Agriculture. 26, 293. 



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Cabot, George (continued). 

Dec. 10, 1803. Col. P.'s objections 

to the Louisiana convention indisput- 
able ; not surprised at Mr. Crownin- 
shield's assisting to accommodate the 
Constitution to the views of the party in 
power ; obvious that the influence of our 
part of the Union must be diminished 
by the addition of more weight at the 
other end ; his own indolence ; arguments 
against the probability of an invasion of 

. England from France. 26, 339. 

Jan. 10, 1804. Death of Mr. C.'s 

son; Mr. Tracy's masterly speech on 
the amendment to the Constitution ; 
former opinion and instruction of Mass. 
legislature referred to by Mr. Adams, 
should not be considered at the present 
juncture. 27, 16. 

Jan. 14, 1804. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s letter on the death of his son. 27, 
28. 

Feb. 14, 1804. A separation of the 

States impracticable at present because 
the evils complained of are in our own 
political theories and ourselves ; a demo- 
cratic government a government of the 
worst; the duty of a just government 
to restrain men from their vicious incli- 
nations, and coerce them into good they 
are disinclined to, therefore a popular 
government is the one which indulges 
them; New England could not be 
brought to separate on principle alone, 
until she feels the inconveniences of 
Union with the South ; effects of demo- 
cratic government in Massachusetts, New 
Hampshire, and Connecticut ; a separa- 
tion perhaps practicable in the future. 
27, 53. 

Mar. 7, 1804. Mr. Ames's senti- 
ments on reading Col. P.'s letter in regard 
to a separation of the States ; the fi rst 
thought with all his friends, admiration, 
the second, doubt ; article in the Palla- 
dium probably written by Mr. Ames. 
27, 78. 

Nov. 30, 1804. Apologizing for 

neglect ; the result of the election shows 
how bad we are, and the power of the 
Democratic party; thanks for newspa- 
per ; the only arms left to punish wicked 
rulers; the time will come when we 
shall lose this too. 27, 105. 

Dec. 22, 1804. Against the cessa- 



tion of commercial intercourse with St 
Domingo, according to the order of the 
French government. 27, 113. 

— Feb, 10, 1806. Impossibility of 
separating ourselves from the effects of 
European wars ; belligerent rights and 
fallacies concerning them ; absurdity of 
trying to do all the harm we can to 
those whose safety is necessary to our 
independence ; ready to risk everything 
for a little longer enjoyment of the spoils 
won by the blood of the hated English, 
and while we ought to be considering 
the safety of the empire, we refer every- 
thing to the pence table. 27, 212. 

— Feb. 17, 1806. Read with a melan- 
choly pleasure P.'s gloomy letter to 
Ames [of Feb. 1 ?] and Mr. A.'s despond- 
ing answer [of Feb. 14 ?] ; agrees with 
everything except in regard to the inva- 
sion of Great Britain ; not satisfied with 
her military condition ; not surprised 
that Mr. A. [Adams ?] is an advocate 
for the absurd and childish scheme of 
non intercourse or non-importation; has 
often heard the father express his belief 
that by one or two short laws of that 
kind we could with ease and certainty 
ruin the naval power of Britain ; nothing 
like great philosophers to defend the 
most monstrous follies ; differences of 
opinion in regard to the belligerent 
rights of Great Britain ; projects of the 
ruling party would issue in war, only 
they have no idea of taking that conse- 
quence or spending a cent for anything 
but scarecrows. 27, 227. 

— Mar. 29, 1806. False reasoning of 
measures to coerce Great Britain, de- 
monstrated; inexpediency of passing 
Gen. Smith's Navigation Act; the pres- 
ent British ministry; expediency of 
delay. 27, 286. 

— Mar. 31, 1806. In regard to the 
commerce of the U. S. ; its enormous 
increase since 1791 to be attributed 
rather to the war in Europe than to 
duties on foreign goods and ships ; in- 
terests of commerce quite as much 
bound up with the landed and producing 
interests as with that of merchants and 
ship-owners ; question of relative rights 
of countries ; commerce more helped by 
negotiation than by prohibitory laws. 
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Dec. 24, 1306. Mr. Tracy's son ; 

ridiculous non-importation law sus- 
pended. 27, 338. 

Jan. 22, 1807. Mr. Tracy's son. 

28, 19. 

Feb. 11, 1807. Position for Mr. 

Tracy's son found with Mr. Thorndike, 
at Beverly. 28, 32. 

• Feb. 14, 1807. Mr. Ames's writ- 
ings ; should be free now from all party 
feelings ; hopes of certain persons from 
Bonaparte's last decree and the British 
negotiations ; if Great Britain were only 
supported by this country, nothing need 
be feared from France ; marine power 
of the two. 28, 36. 

Apr. 14, 1807. Enclosing extract 

of a letter [from England?] relating to 
new British treaty , immediate ratifica- 
tion desirable. 28, 52. 

Dec. 31, 1S07. Mr. Jefferson's 

hardihood; the embargo law passed to 
avoid a dilemma into which the French 
were pushing him, and hide from the 
country what would excite resistance to 
France, and favor peace with England ; 
evils of the embargo. 28, 133. 

— Jan. 20, 1808. Gov. Sullivan's 
speech ; no good to be expected from 
him ; although he does not dare to sup- 
port the embargo, he has taken the hint to 
attack the Boston writers ; they cannot 
be answered, therefore they must be 
silenced ; justice and ability of their 
writings ; proceedings in the Gen. Court; 
the pressure of the embargo itself will 
be more useful m disaffecting the people 
from war than anything else ; not a man 
of any party who vindicates it. 28, 
167. " 

Jan. 23, 1808. Motion to approve 

the embargo law will probably pass the 
Mass. legislature ; nineteen men in 
twenty detest it, but party feeling is too 
strong : secret session in the Senate ; 
fears Mr. Jefferson is employing it to do 
what he would not dare to do himself ; 
never approved of consulting the Senate 
before negotiation with a foreign state ; 
recall of Admiral Berkley ; Mr. J. Story. 
28, 173. 

— Feb. 10, 1808. Bad conduct of the 
Mass. legislature in approving the em. 
bargo ; disapproved by people in general ; 
despairs of accommodation with Eng- 



land ; foolish policy of Jefferson and 
Madison. 28, 199. 

— Feb. 17, 1808. List of Col. P.'s 
letters in his possession ; all possible 
caution used ; has for some time de- 
spaired of public affairs, but there seems 
to be a faint ray of hope ; the French 
decree of Dec. 17 ought to cause many 
men to blush. 28, 207. 

— Feb. 24, 1808. The embargo, posi- 
tion of the government. 28, 210. 

— Mar. 3, 1808. P.'s letter to Gov. 
Sullivan; nothing heard of it in the 
legislature ; doubtful whether it will 
be communicated ; if not, the press will 
give it to the people; will be read with 
great benefit ; will be soon little diversity 
of opinion about the evils of the embargo. 
28, 219. 

— Mar. 9, 1808. Gov. Sullivan dared 
not communicate P.'s letter to the legis- 
lature ; has been printed and distributed 
as a pamphlet ; if we were fit for any- 
thing but slavery, New England might 
be brought to act; unfavorable report 
of Mr. Ames's health ; " Improbis vitu- 
perari laudari est." 28, 227- 

— Mar. 12, 180S. Opinions on the 
probable relations between Great Britain 
and the U. S. in case of Mr. Rose's 
return without accomplishing his mis- 
sion. 28, 229. 

— Mar, 15, 1808. His letter on rela- 
tions with Great Britain ; Gov. Sullivan's 
letter contemptible ; the inference that 
lie grossly violated his duty iu refusing 
to receive P.'s letter is obvious. 28, 
232. 

— Mar. 18, 1808. Papers sent relat- 
ing to the Sullivanian controversy; the 
Governor's fatuity in publishing his own 
ridiculous letter; P.'s letter on the 
embargo distributed all over the country ; 
disapproved by some few Federalists, but 
admired by most. ; Mr. Ames's feeble 
state of health. 28, 235. 

— Mar. 20, 1S08. Col. P.'s letter to 
Gov. Sullivan read all over New Eng- 
land ; favorable change shown by elec- 
tions ; necessity of extreme caution in 
speaking and writing. 28, 250. 

— Apr. 2, 1808. Col. P.'s letter to 
Gov. Sullivan highly approved ; is drawn 
into the vortex of politics against his 
will; Massachusetts elections; Mr. Jef- 



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Cabot, George {continued'). 
ferson's message; if there is nothing 
alarming or insolent in the Frencli cor- 
respondence, how does he learn that 
France menaced ns? 28, 269. 

Apr. 5, 1808. Disappointment in 

Massachusetts elections ; degrading ten- 
dency of a popular government. 28, 
272. 

— - Apr. 9, 1808. Small Democratic 
majority in Mass. ; large Federal vote 
caused by alarm at the shameful and 
dangerous conduct of national affairs ; 
Mr. Adams's letter intended to counter- 
act the effect of Col. P.'s ; events prov- 
ing that peace with England is the best 
security against France. 28, 282. 

Apr. 11, 1808. Has received copy 

• of letter of M. de Champagny; sends 

copy of J. Q. Adams's letter ; a good 
deal of peremptoriness and a good deal 
of slang; criticises somewhat, but will 
not comment on what he has scarcely 
read, and turned from with disgust. 28, 
289. 

Apr. 15, 1808. Newspapers be- 
ginning to attack Mr. Adams's letter; 
its fatuities and fallacies ; Col. P. justi- 
fied in his present view of policy to be 
pursued toward Great Britain, although 
concurring in the resolution on which 
the non-importation act was based ; 
Baring's pamphlet. 28, 305. 

Apr. 20, 1808. Suggestion that 

an answer to Mr. Adams's invectives 
might be made in P.'s letter to Sullivan ; 
memorandum concerning Mr. Adams's 
words in voting for the embargo. 28, 
310. 

Aug. 10, 1808. Conference in New 

York on the subject of Presidential can- 
didates. 28, 346. 

Sept. 10, 1808. Dr. Mason's wish 

for copies of the correspondence relating 
to Gen. Hamilton's military appointment, 
also of P.'s letter to D. Foster on a 
Washington monument ; Stuart's por- 
trait of Col. P. 28, 348. 

Oct. 4, 1808. Mr. Gray's and Col. 

Thorndike's opinions on the embargo. 
28, 350. 

Oct. 5, 1808. List of " permitted " 

vessels ; efficacy of British blockade ; 
apprehensions in some quarters of a 
separation ot the States j expediency of 



Federalists passing some decided resolu- 
tion. 28, 352. 

Nov. 11, 1808. State of maritime 

insurance; of no avail that our state- 
ments are correct, if people prefer to 
believe otherwise. 28, 358. 

Nov. 23, 1808. Mr. Preble; Can- 
ning's masterly speech ; does not wonder 
at the rage of the friends of administra- 
tion ; mortifying to see how easily good 
men can be duped into lending support 
to bad measures ; hope that New Eng- 
land will steadily oppose a war with 
Britain. 28, 364. 

Dec. 13, 1808. Remarks on Wm. 

Gray, Esq. ; his political opinions greatly 
biassed by his private interest ; must not 
be allowed to produce or continue suf- 
fering that he may profit by it ; folly of 
placing the conduct of France and Great 
Britain on the same ground of injustice. 

28, 389. 

Dec. 15, 1808. The governing 

party compelled to abandon their defence 
of France ; dishonesty in placing France 
and Great Britain on the same level as 
aggressors ; analysis of the Despatches 
in the Centinel and Repertory of Dec. 
12-14, exposing the duplicity of the gov- 
ernment ; Mr. Gallatin's letter ; thanks 
for and admiration of P.'s speeches on 
the embargo. 28, 398. 

Jan. 7, 1809. To S. Putnam. Mr. 

W. Gray's denial of his statement con- 
cerning the amount of our foreign com- 
merce; as the statement was made to 
Mr. C. he is anxious that the fact should 
be established ; desires Mr. Putnam to 
remind Mr. Gray of the time and place 
where the statement mentioned by Col. 
Pickering was made. 38, 142^. 

Jan. 8, 1809. Mr. W. Gray's ex- 
planation of his denial of statement in 
regard to embargo ; gratification with 
speeches of Federal senators ; old com- 
mercial folly respecting sources of supply 
to Great Britain shown up by Mr. Lloyd. 

29, 5. 

■ Jan. 12, 1809. Unsatisfactory con- 
duct of Mr. W. Gray in regard to his 
denial ; a public exposure hardly worth 
the trouble unless to vindicate Col P.'s 
reputation, which is entirely unnecessary. 
29, 19. 

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Register. Statement in regard to Mr. 
William Gray's declaration concerning 
our foreign commerce, in case of the 
embargo being raised, which declaration 
was quoted by Col. Pickering and deuied 
by Mr. Gray. 38, 142 ; 48, 54 [news- 
paper cuttings]. 

— Jan. 18, 1809. Mr. Lowell's Ana- 
lysis ; Federalists in Mass. agree with 
Col. P. in his views of administration 
measures ; relations with England ; 
shall send his testimony on Mr. Gray's 
conversation to the Essex Register. 
29, 38. 

— Jan. 19, 1809. Explains reasons 
of Massachusetts Federalists for their 
course in regard to the embargo. 29, 
47, 

— Feb. 3, 1809. Alludes to the story 
of Moliere's always reading his literary 
efforts to an old woman ; acts the old 
woman himself so incessantly that he 
has had no time to reply to letters ; Mr. 
Gray will never be good for anything to 
the cause of our country; but still thinks 
it not worth while to expose him ; no 
man needs to be convinced of Col. P.'s 
honesty. 29, 83. 

— May 9, 1809. Mr. Du Buc's pro- 
position [for the fortification of the town 
of Boston r] the business of the general 
government and not the town or the 
State. 29, 129. 

— Oct. 31, 1809. Mr. J. Turner 
Sargent, a friend of Mr. Degen of Balti- 
more, likely to be able to procure infor- 
mation as to the bills of exchange pur- 
chased by the Smiths. 29, 175. 

— Jan. 20, 1810. Mr. Wm. King's 
declarations in regard to the embargo ; 
encloses letter from Mr. Gore on the 
same subject ; recommends a Letter on 
the genius and policy of the French 
government. 29, 238. ' 

— Mar. 28, 1810. In answer to Col. 
P.'s letter of Mar. 19 on the dishonesty 
and misrepresentations of the govern- 
ment on Mr. Jackson's business; its 
reasoning forcible and could not fail to 
satisfy honest doubt; but men are so 
determined not to read anything which 
proves the falsehood or fallacy of the 
government, that he thinks it best not 
to publish at present; sends paragraph 
from Boston Gazette, proving the mis- 



representation of our government. 29, 
313. 

June 11, 1813. Impossible to give 

any opinions on the repeal of the non- 
importation law ; conflicting opinions of 
others; indifferent to them himself; as 
the nation is so wicked and unjust as to 
enter on the war, it will do them good 
to suffer for it ; obeys the laws, but re- 
frains from any voluntary aid to the war. 
30, 83. 

Jan. 25, 1815. Enclosing Col. P.'s 

letter of Dec. 31, which has only just 
reached him; thinks it possible it may 
have been tampered with ; sends it to 
Col. P. that he may know precisely its 
contents. 30, 389. 

Dec. 20, 1815. In answer to Col. 

P.'s request for his views on the subject 
of prohibitory duties on cotton ; cannot 
add much to what P. has already sug- 
gested, but gives some additional opin- 
ions. 30, 413. 

and others. 1804. Subscription for 

the benefit of the children of Alexander 
Hamilton. 38, 85. 

Nov. 16, 1804. In regard to con- 
veyance of land to executors of Gen. 
Hamilton. 38, 92. 

Trustees. Nov. 16, 1804. To 

John B. Church and others, executors of 
A. Hamilton. In regard to conveyance of 
Pennsylvania lands for the benefit of 
Gen. Hamilton's family. 38, 93. 

Jan. 1, 1805. To J. B. Church 

et al. executors. Suggestions as to con- 
veyance of land to heirs of Gen. Hamil- 
ton. 38, 96 [copy]. 

Cabot, George. June 11, 1796. The Ham- 
burg consulate, and Mr. Parish ; salary 
of commercial agent at London. 6, 185. 

May 5, 1798. Mr. C's appoint- 
ment as Secretary of the Navy, 8, 408 ; 
letter urging acceptance, 409. 

Sept. 20, 1798. The Knox and 

Hamilton question ; inconsistency of 
Gen. Knox's professions and practice; 
Col. P. recommends an effort to prevail 
on President Adams "to acquiesce in 
the first arrangement." 9, 352. 

Oct. 20, 1798. Message from Gen. 

Pinckney to Hamilton; Mr. King's ac- 
count of Hauteval. 9, 493. 

Nov. 6, 1798. Money embarrass- 
ments of Gens. Knox and Lincoln ; 



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Cabot, George {continued). 
Pinckney's conduct with regard to Ha- 
milton contrasted with Knox's; Gen. 
Marshall, and the President's high opin- 
ion of him ; remarks on Mr. Gerry and 
his letter. 9, 574. 

Nov. 10, 1798. Gen. Marshall's 

high character; President Adams's weak- 
ness for Gerry; his high opinion of 
Marshall. 9, 614. 

Feb. 2, 1799. Remarks on passages 

in Col. P.'s Report on French affairs 
relating to Mr. Gerry struck out by 
President Adams ; the latter's plan of 
sending another envoy deplored ; no 
treaty with France to be hoped for. 10, 
316. 

Feb. 21, 1799. Ignorance of Cabi- 
net officers of President Adams's inten- 
tion to nominate a minister to France 
and their disgust therewith ; the nomina- 
tion referred to a committee, to endeavor 
to make it less mischievous ; the Presi- 
dent's character gone ; satirized in Por- 
cupine's Gazette and praised by the 
Aurora. 10, 401. 

Feb. 26, 1799. Mr. Murray's 

nomination negatived ; Oliver Ellsworth, 
Mr. Murray, and Patrick Henry ap- 
pointed a commission to treat with 
France ; seeds from Marseilles for Mr. 
C. and for Judge Lowell. 10, 417. 

Sept. 13, 1799. In regard to the 

Federalist principle that the Senate has 
no right to decide on a measure proposed 
by the President, but only on the men 
selected to carry it out ; Col. P. regrets 
that a stand had not been made in the 
matter of the mission to France. 12, 
47. 

Sept. 29, 1799. Further considera- 
tions respecting the controlling power 
of the Senate ; Judge Ellsworth's letter 
from the President, with prospect of the 
suspension of the mission to France ; the 
President's coming to Trenton a pro- 
mising circumstance. 12, 125. 

Oct. 22, 1799. The French mis- 
sion ordered to proceed; effect of the 
measure to change the administration ; 
Mr. Murray's prediction concerning the 
French republic, against President 
Adams's. 12, 260. 

Oct. 24, 1799. President Adams's 

decision concerning the mission to 



France made without consultation with 
the Cabinet ; his strange ideas as recited 
by Judge Ellsworth. 12, 276. 

— June 16, 1800. Gov. McKean's 
influence with President Adams for the 
pardon of the Pennsylvania insurgents ; 
Mr. Adams's contradictions in statements 
concerning Col. P. ; his removal of 
Jacob Mayer ; his remarks on Mr. Jef- 
ferson; Mr. Adams unfit for a public 
trust. 38, 34 [copy]. 

— Jan. 4, 1804. Letter of condolence, 
on the death of Mr. Cabot's son. 14. 
77. [Bi. 4, 88.] 

— Jan. 29, 1S04. On the reasons for 
the discontent of Federalists with the 
present times ; improbability of a much 
longer continuance of the Union, and 
expediency of secession and the forma- 
tion of a Northern confederacy. 14, 
93. 

— Oct. 8, 1805. On the cultivation 
of potatoes. 14, 129. 

— Mar. 11, 1808. In regard to Col. 
P.'s correspondence with Gov. Sullivan 
on the embargo ; Col. P. commits the 
question of publication to Mr. C.'s dis- 
cretion. 14, 195. 

— Mar. 13, 1808. Publication of cor- 
respondence with Gov. Sullivan ; regrets 
for Mr. Ames's feeble condition ; ami- 
able character of Mr. Rose, the English 
envoy ; Mr. King's letter on the impor- 
tance of peace. 14, 198. 

— Apr. 22, 1S08. Col. P. appalled 
at the length of his third letter to Gov. 
Sullivan ; importance of publication ; bill 
to suspend the embargo conditionally ; 
strange conduct of J. Q. Adams. 14, 
206. 

— Dec. 1, 1808. Mortifying situation 
of the administration in consequence of 
Mr. Canning's letter ; dishonesty of the 
administration exposed ; may have some 
effect on the Madison administration; 
absurd importance attached by Jeffer- 
sonians to P.'s letters on the embargo. 
14, 214. 

— Dec. 30, 1808. Mr. Wm. Gray's 
denial of statements quoted by Col. P. 
in his letter to Gov. Sullivan ; expedient 
that he should be either exposed or made 
to retract his denial ; proofs of the state- 
ment and motives of his denial. 14, 
219. 









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Jan. 11, 1809. Criticism of the 

idea in J. Lowell's Analysis of the cor- 
respondence with Great Britain and 
France, that the removal of the embargo 
will bring on war with Great Britain; 
the administration have no idea of war ; 
their gasconades are only intended to 
impose on the people and keep them 
qniet nnder the embargo ; popularity of 
the government would be destroyed by 
the immense expenses ; the possible an- 
nexation of Canada and Nova Scotia 
would only strengthen the Northern 
States, which is the last thing they wish 
to do. 14, 221. 

Mar. 19, 1810. Dishonesty and 

misrepresentation of the National Intel- 
ligencer ; history of the dismissal of Mr. 
Jackson, the British ambassador ; ma- 
noeuvres of Mr. Smith, the Secretary of 
State, to avoid any agreement. 14, 279. 

Dec. 31, 1814. Enclosing extracts 

from letter of Gouverneur Morris of Dec. 
22, coucerning the power of Congress 
to borrow money, the Hartford conven- 
tion and the Ghent negotiations ; at- 
tempt to pass the national bank bill in 
the House defeated by an adjournment ; 
attempt for a compromise probably in- 
effectual. 15, 78. 

Dec. 14, 1S15. Asking for infor- 
mation as to probable effect of prohibi- 
tory duties on cotton goods. 15, 102. 

Jabot, George, causes a vindication of 
Gen. Marshall to be written for Colum- 
bian Centinel (T. Sedgwick), 9, 572; 
character of (G. H. Rose), 14, 201; 
(W. B. Sprague), 16, 331 ; pessimistic 
views of the commonwealth (/. Lowell), 
15, 64; his objections to President J. 
Adams, 55, 208. 

^abot, Samuel. Feb. 16, 1S05. With draft 
for expenses of suit of Graves & Barnwell 
vs. Boston Marine Ins. Co. 43, 56. 

'Jabot, Samuel. June 29, 1796. Appoint- 
ment and instructions as agent to Com- 
missioners under the 7th article of the 
British treaty. 36, 136 [copy]. 

July 8, 1797. Answer to applica- 
tion for increase of pay. 6, 404. 

I Oct. 31, 1797. President Adams's 

| return to Philadelphia. 7, 406. 

Nov. 27, 1707. From J. Wagner. 

I Respecting papers in cases of condemned 
I vessels. 7, 474. 



r Jan. 1, 1798. Mr. C.'s allowances 

increased ; S. Williams appointed U. S. 
consul at London. 8, 8. 

Jan. 10, 1798. Schooner John and 

Mary condemned for irregular certificate. 
8, 37- 

Feb. 6, 1798. From J. Wagner. 

Ordering proceedings in case of schooner 
Farnham. 8, 113. 

Cabot, Samuel, value of his services to 
American claimants in London (S. Hig- 

GIXSON). 21, 160. 

Cabot et ah vs. W. Bingham, lawsuit of [J. 
Davis), 7, 172, 362; 10, 444; {W. 
Bingham), 7, 173. 

Cadwallader, Col. Lambert, 1743-1823. 
Dec. 30, 1803. Thanks and admiration 
for Mr. Tracy's speech ; contagion of 
innovation spreading in every direction ; 
Col. C. hopes that Col. P. may some 
time see some result of his labors. 26, 
368. 

May, 1822. Account of the loss of 

Fort Washington in 1776. 31, 382. 

Cadwallader, Col. Lambert. May 18, 
1822. Gen. Greene and Fort Washing- 
ton ; asks for statement of facts, Col. C. 
having been one of the garrison. 15, 
279. 

Caldwell, Elias B. Apr. 3, 1810. Mr. 
T. C. Bowie's account of the informa- 
tion obtained from Robert Smith in 
1800, that Col. P. was to be removed 
from office ; coalition between Mr. Adams 
and the Democratic party to support his 
re-election on condition of removing Col. 
P. and pardoning Fries, the Pennsylvania 
insurgent. 43, 294. 

Caldwell, John, chief clerk of War Depart- 
ment. July 16, 1798. Order for can- 
non-shot. 9, 54. 

Caldwell, John, recommendation of, for 
Treasurer of the Mint, 1797 (/. Adams), 
7, 168 ; (/. McBennj), 182. 

Caldwell, Capt. Noble, expenses of, as a 
prisoner of war, 1779 (T. Bradford). 
5, 127. 

Caldwell, Samuel. Sept. 23, 17S0. Com- 
plaint of non-payment for prize Hope 
and stores. 5, 185. 

Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850. 
Apr. 29, 1821. Satisfaction in Col. P.'s 
approbation of Mr. C.'s report on the 
reduction of the army; he will always 
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Calhoun, John Caldwell {continued). 
tion, to place our militia on the footing 
of regular troops ; further remarks on 
the subject. 31, 345. 

Calhoun, John Caldwell. Dec. 26, 1820. 
On the military peace establishment of 
the U. S. ; Mr. C.'s report as Secretary 
of War ; militia and the Swiss system. 
15, 237. 

Calhoun, John Caldwell, notes of his speech 
on the Rifle regiments bill, Feb. 8, 1814, 
55, 58; observations on his report on 
reducing the army, 1818, 169. 

Callbeck, P. Dec. 13, 1775. To Com- 
mittee of Safety of Salem. Request to 
be allowed to ship provisions for the 
island of St. John, for the use of his 
family. 39, 129. 

Callender, James T., d. 1813, author of 
The Prospect before us, containing cal- 
umnies against Washington and Adams ; 
paid by Jefferson for writing it (S. Hig- 
ginson), 14, 83 ; 46, 144 ; proof of his 
being employed and paid for writing 
calumnies in the Aurora (J. McHenry), 
28, 283 ; Jefferson's letters to him pub- 
licly exhibited (W. Golds borough), 15, 
376 ; history of his imprisonment and 
pardon (N. Paine), 16, 148 ; extracts 
from The Prospect before us (J. Mc- 
Henry), 28, 299. 

Calvinism, equally shocking and absurd 
(Rev. J. Clarke) 19, 39. 

Calwell, James. July 22, 1778. To 
Elias Boudinot. In behalf of fishermen 
from Staten and Long Islands carried 
off by French fleet. 39, 152. 

Cambauld, Richard, Vice-Admiralty Judge 
in West Indies, infamous character and 
decisions of (R. King), 8, 100,394; 
37, 250, 298; (A Hamilton), 8, 538; 
refusal to furnish copies of proceedings 
(R. Lislon), 7, 422, 451 ; (S. Sewall), 
584; (T. Smith), 8, 33; (R. King), 
37, 251 ; his arbitrary removal of Vice- 
Admiralty Court to St. Nicholas Mole 
(W.Rawle), 9, 194. 

Cambray, Col. Louis Antoine Jean Bap- 
tiste de, a French officer. Nov. 18, 
1797. Request and power of attorney 
to Col. P. to receive money due him for 
arrears of pay from the U. S. 41, 393. 

Cambray, Col. Louis Antoine Jean Bap- 
tiste de, means of remitting money due 
him (W. V. Murray). 11, 200. 



Cambreleng, Churchill C, 1786-1862. 
Mar. 18, 1828. Will examine the doc- 
uments relating to Gen. Hazen's claim, 
and will advocate it with pleasure, if 
possible. 32, 337- 

Cambridge, Mass., petition of, to be made 
a port of delivery, 1804 (N. C. Lee). 
43, 33. 

Camden, battle of, and retreat of Gates. 
51, 215. 

Cameron, Hon. Duncan, of Stagville, N. C. 
Dec. 8, 1814. Gottlieb Shober and his 
fraudulent sale to Col. P. of North Caro- 
lina lands ; thanks for information sent 
by Judge C. 15, 70. 

Camp equipage, cost of, 1780, 56, 182; 
returns of, in possession of different 
corps, 203; proposed allowance of, 1782, 
299. 

Campaign of 1782 ; preparations for (G. 
Washington). 34, 2. 

Campbell, Col. Arthur, of Washington, 
Va. July 29, 1797- Inquiries intended 
to put the administration on its guard, 
concerning Gov. Sevier of Tennessee, 
Gov. Matthews of Georgia, John Mc- 
Kee, an Indian agent, and others sus- 
pected of being concerned in Blount's 
plot. 21, 192. 

Aug. 7, 1797. More persons con- 
cerned in Blount's secret expedition ; 
Zach. Cox ; not probable that it is des- 
tined against Spanish settlements, but 
rather against the Indians. 21, 208. 

Sept. 26, 1797. Bloodshed saved by 

an energetic government; excellent effect 
of arrival of Col. Butler ; preposterous 
claims of Zach. Cox and Georgia people 
on Indian lands ; hopes of lenity for 
unconscious encroachments. 21, 263. 

Oct. 1, 1797. Election as Senator 

for Tennessee lost by Gov. Blount ; final 
overthrow of him and his plans. 21, 
277. 

Oct. 7> 1797- Satisfaction with 

P.'s letter to Chev. de Yrujo ; the latter 
the dupe of Gov. Blount ; Blount's am- 
bitions and character ; mischievous influ- 
ence of Paine's writings ; Dr. Brooks's 
answer to the Age of Reason. 21, 292. 

Oct. 20, 1797. Dr E. Brooks's 

answer to Paine's Age of Reason. 21, 
305. 

Oct. 22, 1797. Has presumed to 

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Adams as a thing of general utility; 
sends copy of letter from Gen. Washing- 
ton. 21, 311. 

— Oct. 27, 1797. Dr. Brooks's Reply 
to Paine; anxiety that it should be 
patronized by the President. 21, 321. 

— Dec. 8, 1797. Dr. Brooks's Reply 
to the Age of Reason. 21, 374. 

— Jan. 22, 1798. Steady support 
needed by the government to keep 
treaties with the Indians from being in- 
fringed ; persons eligible for Gov. of 
Natchez or Mississippi Territory ; Col. 
John Steele. 22, 17. 

— Peb. 5, 1798. Protesting against 
the seizure by U. S. troops of certain 
personal property in Tennessee ; U. S. 
forces to enforce claims of the govern- 
ment to real estate, not to descend to 
privateering. 22, 23. 

— Peb. 13, 1798. To Judge Joseph 
Anderson. In regard to the treaty about 
to be made with the Cherokees ; Dr. 
Brooks recommended as secretary. 22 ? 
42. 

— Feb. 14, 1798. In regard to com- 
missioners for holding a treaty with the 
Cherokees ; will give all assistance in his 
power. 22, 39. 

| Feb. 14, 1798. To Fisher Ames. 

Offer to supply provisions, etc., to the 
commissioners for making a treaty with 
the Cherokee Indians. 22, 40. 

— Mar. 17, 1798. Preposterous claim 
of Georgia to the Natchez and Mobile 
territory ; proper persons for governor; 
John Habersham ; merits of Col. Steele 
of Virginia. 17, 82. 

— June 26, 1798. Senator Anderson ; 
when Judge of the S. W. Territory, 
considered him a man of ability and in- 
tegrity ; duty of acquiescing in the 
voice of fair majority, and evils caused 
by discontented minorities. 22, 239. 

— July 30, 1798. With communica- 
tion to the Chemical Society of Phila- 
delphia, in regard to gunpowder. 22, 
329. 

— Oct. 16, 1798. Introducing his 
son-in-law, Mr. Macfarlane, as experi- 
enced in the construction and use of 
artillery. 23, 233. 

— Nov. 23, 1798. Enclosing letter 
from Col. Samuel McDowell ; violent 
resolutions in the Kentucky legislature 



against the measures of defence ; would 
spend every cent he has in taxes, rather 
than see the U. S. bow down to any 
nation on earth. 23, 328. 

— Dec. 4, 1798. Advantages of war- 
like preparations in the future, even 
without war ; defects in the founding of 
cannon ; Mr. Macfarlane's method ; Mr. 
Hall, the bearer; Col. McDowell's 
" wagon orator." 23, 349. 

— Dec. 8, 1798. Enclosing a letter 
to be forwarded to Lavater ; Brooks's 
Reply to the Age of Reason ; necessity 
for going on with warlike preparations ; 
violent resolutions of Breckenridge 
adopted by Kentucky legislature. 23, 
357. 

— Dec. 8, 1798. To J. G. Lavater, 
occasioned by reading his Remonstrance 
to the French Directory ; enclosing a 
copy of the dedication of Brooks's An- 
swer to the Age of Reason. 23, 358. 

— Dec. 23, 1798. George Nicholas's 
Letter to his friend in Virginia ; wide 
distribution of; character of Nicholas; 
chief characters of Tennessee ; admira- 
tion for President Adams. 23, 374. 

— Jan. 12, 1799. Mr. Macfarlane; 
his character and talents; suggestions 
for his advancement. 24, 17. 

— Jan. 18, 1799. Reasons for Dr. 
Brooks's dedication of his Reply to the 
French people ; thanks for detaining 
Col. C.'s letter to Lavater until the 
Reply is printed. 24, 25. 

— Feb. 28, 1799. Documents received 
and to be distributed ; absolute necessity 
of taking up arms and pusillanimity of 
preaching the advantages of peace. 24, 
117. 

— Mar. 10, 1799. Dr. Brooks's an- 
swer concerning the dedication of his 
Reply ; negligence of small postmasters ; 
petitions for the repeal of the Alien 
and Sedition Act. 24, 168. 

. — Apr. 22, 1799. The Rev. Mr. 
Bullen ; not the most competent person 
for a missionary to the Indians ; ob- 
stacles he will be likely to meet with. 
24, 234. 

— May 27, 1799. Federal elections 
in Virginia; Kentucky growing more 
moderate ; in Union alone is strength ; 
Mr. Giles's secession speeches ; Patrick 
Henry. 24, 279. 



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Campbell, Col. Arthur {continued). 

June 8, 1799. In regard to a con- 
tract to supply troops in the Western 
territories with rations ; Patrick Henry's 
objections to the Constitution. 24, 301. 

July 1,1799. Concerning proposals 

for contracts to supply the army ; death 
of Dr. Brooks. 25, 7. 

July 2, 1799. Patrick Henry and 

his change of opinion respecting the 
Constitution; his own pamphlet in de- 
fence of President Adams's administra- 
tion ; suggests expediency of gaining 
time by judicious negotiation. 25, 8. 

Aug. 2, 1799. His object in pro- 
posing for a contract, to influence his 
extensive acquaintance in Kentucky and 
Tennessee on the right side, and to assist 
the government in obtaining supplies 
advantageously. 25, 66. 

Aug. 5, 1799 Information in re- 
gard to secret societies in Kentucky and 
Virginia ; one leader, G. Nicholas, pro- 
videntially removed by death ; hopes 
from another drinking himself to death, 
and change in the anti-federal character 
of elections. 25, 74. 

Aug. 15, 1799. Hopes that the 

gentleman who obtained the contract for 
supplying the troops will be able to com- 
bine collections under the revenue laws 
with efficient supplies ; difficulty in en- 
forcing these laws arises more from a 
lack of the circulating medium than op- 
position to the government. 25, 101. 

Sept. 14, 1799. Opposition to the 

recruiting service of secret societies of 
Illuminati ; repels the idea of their being 
Freemasons ; ex-Gov. Brook at their 
head ; the present time advantageous for 
treating with France. 25, 155. 

Dec. 21, 1799. Pleasure in reading 

the President's speech ; wisdom and fore- 
sight of the government since 1789 ; re- 
•flections on the Almighty government of 
all nations and worlds sent for the 
President's benefit. 25, 315. 

Feb. 21, 1800. The new revolu- 
tion in France ; our best policy to meet 
Bonaparte on his own declaration, but 
not relax our measures of defence ; grief 
for the death of Washington and his 
eulogy concerning him. 26, 30. 

May 24, 1800. P.'s prophecy of 

another revolution in France a true one ; 



thoughts on that revolution; probabili- 
ties of a war with England in case of 
peace with France ; difficult position of 
the President. 26, 127. 
Campbell, Arthur, Asst. Q. M. Apr. 6, 
1784. In regard to stores at West 
Point. 5, 328. 

Apr. 7, 1784. Bateaux for Cana- 
dians. 5, 332. 

Nov. 8, 1792. Recollections of 

answers to questions concerning specie 
certificates. 35, 164. 

Aug. 18, 1797. Gov. Blount's en- 
terprises and conspiracies of French and 
Spanish agents against the U. S. and 
Great Britain. 7, 93. 

Aug. 25, 1797. Accomplices in 

Blount's plot, and traitors to the U. S. 
7, 120. 

May 21, 1798. Judge Anderson a 

constant opposer of government ; mis- 
chievous influence of opposition party 
on relations with France. 8, 461. 

— — June 5, 1798. Answer to applica- 
tion for a commission in the artillery by 
W. Campbell ; inquiries about an en- 
gineer to construct cannon. 8, 525. 

Nov. 1, 1798. With translation of 

Chauvet's letter to Mr. Gallatin. 9, 
548. 

Nov 29, 1798. Engagement of 

Mr. Macfarlane ; Chauvet's pamphlet \ 
Lavater's Remonstrance to the French 
Directory. 9, 658. 

Feb. 1, 1799. With report on 

French affairs for distribution. 10, 
308 

June 14, 1799. Demonstrating the 

inefficiency of treaties, or of anything 
but war, in dealing with France. 11, 
234. 

June 21, 1799. In reference to 

Col. C's proposals for contract to supply 
provisions for the army ; best method of 
proceeding. 8, 584. 

July 26, 1799. About his proposals 

for a contract. 11, 498. 

Aug. 16, 1799. Dr. Sprout's prayer. 

Spare useful lives ; dispositions of Pro- 
vidence quite as much to be admired in 
cutting short mischievous lives ; regrets 

• that Col. C. was underbidden in pro- 
posals for a contract. 11, 623. 

Mar. 17, 1800. Bonaparte's dis- 
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trusted than his integrity ; impotent cen- 
sures to be avoided ; France only at 
peace under a monarchy; orations on 
Washington. 13, 279. 
— Mar. 21, 1800. New French Con- 
stitution received ; an energetic mon- 
archy with Bonaparte its King. 13, 
280^ 

Campbell, David, of Abingdon, Ya. 
Dec. 8, 1825. Inquiries, on behalf of 
the Western Agricultural Society of 
Virginia, as to Col. P.'s management of 
cattle, etc. 32, 187. 

Campbell, David, recommended for District 
Judge of Tennessee, 1797 (fi. Washing- 
ton). 37, 19. 

"Campbell, Commodore Hugh George, 
1760-1820. Mar. 17, 1812. To Don 
Justo Lopez. The American naval 
force near Amelia Island not intended 
to act in the name of the U. S., but in 
support of those men who have thought 
proper to declare themselves indepen- 
dent ; hopes this will be accomplished 
without bloodshed. 55, 26 [copy]. 

Campbell, Commodore Hugh George, spir- 
ited conduct with a Portuguese man-of- 
war in reducing Tripoli to reason (W. 
Eaton). 13, 175 

ampbell, John, Dep. Asst. Q. M. Sept. 
1, 1787. Introducing persons visiting 
Luzerne county with a view to settling ; 
his accounts 40, 227. 

— Feb 20, 1792. To N. Quacken- 
bush. In regard to petition to Congress 
signed by himself and Messrs. Keese, 
Tillinghast, Wolfe, and Anspach, to be 
presented by Col. P. 41, 47 

— Mar. 19, 1792. Requesting infor- 
mation in regard to his accounts. 41, 
57. 

— Aug 29, 1792. Col. Pickering 
charged with being the cause of the re- 
fusal of Treasury officers to pay interest 
in cash on specie certificates ; Mr. C. 
urges Col. P. to see that they are paid, 
and compares him to a man who, having 
married a second wife, neglects the first 
wife's children. 41, 88. 

mmpbell, John. Nov. 22, 1792. Decision 
of the Secretary and Comptroller of the 
Treasury as to settlement of old accounts. 

' 35, 165. 

Umpbell, Pabker, U. S. Dist. Attorney 
in Kentucky. July 12, 1799. To Wm. 



Rawle. Enclosing copy of newspaper 
published in Kentucky, containing an 
address of "Aristides," urging separa- 
tion from the Union in case of a rupture 
with France. 25, 22. 

Campbell, S. L., postmaster, Lexington, 
Va. May 3, 1799. Date of Talley- 
rand's letter to Pichon ; no reliance to 
be placed on French observance of any 
treaty, unless we are fully prepared for 
war. * 11, 13. 

Campbell, William, of Charleville, Va. 
Jan. 16, 1809. Exhorting Col. P. to 
exert himself to reconcile discontents in 
the "respectable State of Massachu- 
setts " against the measures of the ad- 
ministration. 29, 32. 

Campeachy, protest against Spanish pri- 
vateer being fitted out by the principal 
officers and merchants at (D. Hum- 
phreys). 11, 627 ; 12, 454. 

Canada, attempt at exciting insurrection 
in, by French, 1797 (R. King), 6, 260 ; 
37, 190 ; {A. Ellirott), 37, 222 ; (W. 
Willis), 42, 44, 48 ; (S. Hathaway), 
46 , instructions for agent going to 
(CheV. de Yrtjjo), 41, 337 ; adminis- 
tration scheme of conquering, 1814 (G. 
Morbis), 30, 304 ; observations on the 
boundary line of Louisiana and (T. Jef- 
ferson), 38, 65 ; 51, 57. 

Canada Creek, N. Y., proclamation about 
lands at, 1788 (G. Clinton). 58, 10. 

Canada Indians. See Seven Nations. 

Canadians, order for bateaux for, 1784 
{A. Campbell). 5, 332. 

Canandaigua, N. Y., treaty held with the 
Six Nations at, 1794. 60, 198-241. 

Candor, affectation and excess of, in Fed- 
eralists. 47, 26. 

Canker-worm or cerambix (R. Peters). 
29, 134. 

Canning, George, comparison of his sen- 
timents in regard to slavery with those 
of Edward Everett. 50, 195; 55, 
265. 

Cannon imported from Great Britain for 
models for U. S., 179S (R. King), 8, 
567 ; 9, 62, 112, 113 ; successfully cast 
at Eagle Works (F. Da Costa), 9, 120; 
proper dimensions of {Lang Sf Salter), 
283 ; contracted for with individuals 
(G. North), 360; abundant supply of 
cannon and foundries in the U. S. (T. 
English), 10, 408. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Capitaine, Major, in regard to his being 
detached from M. de Lafayette's service 
(Marquis de Lafayette), 17, 139 ; his 
claim for maps made by him for Mar- 
shall's Life of Washington (R. Peters), 
27, 175. 

Captured goods reshipped to U. S., not 
legal to reclaim (Leffingwell 8f Pierpont), 
8, 446. 

Captures ; American captured vessels to 
pay salvage to British re-captors (W. 
Coif), 9, 589 ; of American goods in 
British vessels by French cruisers (/. 
Marshall), 7, 244; (0. Wolcott), 327; 
good eifect of security proposed to be 
given by the U. S. in cases of captures 
by British privateers (Jos. Ball), 20, 
90. 

Caracas, Intendant General of. July 23, 
1799. Requesting interference to obtain 
papers from the custom-house at La 
Guayra. 11, 480. 

Caradeux la Cave, L., passport to be deliv- 
ered (J". Simonds). 11, 614. 

Carbery, T., and Co. May 21, 1799. From 
J. Waguer, in regard to John Roche, 
an impressed seaman. 11, 137. 

Card-playing, against (T. Pickering, sen- 
ior, 1763), 39, 3 ; to, in defence of, 
33, 1. 

Carey, James, account of his connection 
with Gov. Blount (R. King). 37, 196. 

Carleton, Joseph, Paymaster Board of 
War. Aug. 5, 1780. Account with Col. 
P. as Commissioner of the Board of War, 
Jan. 21, 1779-Aug. 5, 1780. 53, 114, 
118. 

Jan. 28, 1781. Encloses account 

of Col. P. as Commissioner of Board of 
War. 18, 72. 

Carleton, Joseph. May 14, 1784. List of 
officers employed in Q. M. G. depart- 
ment ; returns of stores shall be sent 
soon. 34, 295. [Copy; Old Cong. Pap. 
192, 137.] 

Carlisle, John. Oct. 16, 1797- Means of 
obtaining money for Gov. Sargent's 
draft. 7, 310. 

Carlton, Samuel. Feb. 24, Apr. 22, 
1778. Sufferings of the army at Valley 
Forge, 17, 94 ; improved condition, 143. 

Apr. 22, 1778. Floating and con- 
tradictory reports in camp ; request for 
assistance in entering the sea service. 
17, 143. 



Aug. 9, 1778. The battle of Mon- 
mouth; arrogance and cowardice of 
British troops. 17, 200. 

Carmen elegans doctissimumque [on the 
state of affairs, 1800]. 54, 59. 

Carnatic, H. M. Ship, order to take out 
writs of habeas corpus for the release of 
American seamen on (1799, /. Munnik- 
huysen). 12, 183. 

Carney, William. July 29, 1788. De- 
position in regard to the kidnapping of 
Col. P. at Wyoming. 58, 68. 

Carnot, . Extract from his answer to 

Bailleul's Report on the conspiracy of the 
18th Fructidor, relating to despoiling 
the Pope of a part of his dominions for 
the King of Spain in exchange for Louis- 
iana and Florida. 23, 378 [copy]. 

Caro, Pedro Josef. May 10, 1798. 
Transmitting letter from Gen. Miranda 
to President Adams, with apologies for 
not delivering it in person. 22, 100 
[Spanish original], 102. 

Carondelet, Baron de, Spanish governor of 
Louisiana, proclamation and opinions 
respecting the evacuation of the Spanish 
forts on the Mississippi {A. Ellicott), 7, 
140; {W. Smith), 223, (7). W. Coxe), 
284; (C. C. Pinrkney), 320; (D. Hum- 
phreys),397; 54, 21; his removal to 
Quito (W. V. Murray), 243; (Z>. Hum- 
phreys), 397. 

Carrington, Col. Edward, of Virginia, 
1749-1810. Feb. 16, 1782. Concern- 
ing pay and emoluments of officers of 
quartermasters' department of the South- 
ern army. 40, 6. [Copy ; Old Cong. 
Pap. 192, 109.] 

Apr. 13, 1786. Claims of Carroll 

and Allen ; issue of certificates by dep- 
uty quartermasters. 19, 31. 

Apr. 16, 1786. Urging acceptance 

of commissionership on Virginia claims. 
19, 35. 

July, 14, 1786. His accounts as 

Assist. Q. M. 19, 66. 

Oct. 8, 1786. Forage accounts. 

19, 83. 

Dec. 27, 1786. Claim of E. Potter; 

accounts. 19, 87, 89. 

Aug. 5, 1787- Accounts. 19, 

107. 

Dec. 22, 1787. With copy of re- 
solve of Congress of July 23; his ac- 
counts. 40, 237. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



77 



Apr. 11, 1792. Request for infor- 
mation concerning money to be remitted 
in behalf of Q. M. G. department. 41, 

71. 

May 1,1792. Will honor Col. P.'s 

bill for money due to Q. M. G. depart- 
ment ; asks for advice in regard to satis- 
fying W. McCraw out of money yet to 
be paid. 41, 73. 

Nov. 1,1792. Money due the U.S. 

on bond of Gen. Greene, late Q. M. G., 
is lodged with Mr. R. Ward, New York ; 
money received from Mr. Webb ready 
for Col. P.'s draft. 41, 97. 

Mar. 15, Apr. 10, 1793. Anxious 

to be notified of the discharge of Gen. 
Greene's bond to the U. S. 41, 119, 
124. 

Dec. 30, 1793. In regard to claim 

of W McCraw for service under Major 
Claiborne. 14, 111. 

Feb. 14, 1797. Thanks for and ap- 
probation of the Letter of Instructions 
to Gen. Pinckney ; must .have effect in 
this country, and ought to in Prance; 
copies printed and circulated through 
Virginia, to counteract efforts of certain 
members of Congress. 21, 45. 

— Nov. 25, 1797. 
Gen. Stevens and his business ; dis- 
tinguished services of Gen. S. 21, 361. 

Dec. 29, 1797. Use made of Mon- 
roe's letter to Bache ; election of James 
Wood for governor, and antigovern- 
mental efforts in the legislature of Vir- 
ginia ; blow at the independence of 
juries ; seditious letters of Cabell and 
others presented to grand jury ; Virginia 
falling into contempt. 21, 395. 

— June 26, 1798. Himself, and Gen. 
Marshall's other connections, highly 
gratified by the President's approbation 
of Gen. M. ; praise of President Adams ; 
if the country escapes war, it will be 
owing to his manly conduct, and meas- 
ures suggested by him. 22, 241. 

— Oct. 30, 1798. Mr. Clopton's reply 
to the accusations of " Buckskin " ; de- 
clines to submit a special letter called 
for by him ; another person ready to 
swear to the letter ; the State of Virgi- 
nia full of even worse ones. 23, 271. 

— Apr. 3, 1806. Thanks for Report 
concerning the Ex-Bashaw of Tripoli, 
and Mr. White's speech; the Bashaw 



Recommending 



shamefully abandoned, and Capt. Eaton 
left to suffer the mortification. 27, 301. 

Eeb. 25, 1807. Mr. Lord and his 

corn-shelling machines; difficult this 
year to get corn to shell ; new British 
treaty ; European affairs ; measures for 
defence. 28, 48. 

Jan. 30, 1808. Democratic party 

in Virginia divided between Madison and 
Monroe for President ; Monroe most 
favored by Federalists ; his position with 
respect to the President ; effects of the 
embargo; relations with England and 
France. 28, 182. 

Dec. 23, 1808. Thanks for speeches 

on embargo ; published in Richmond 
papers ; delusion in Virginia impene- 
trable to any information or reasoning ; 
violence and inaccuracy of resolutions in 
the legislature ; Mr. Lord's business. 
28, 421. 

Feb. 23, 1809. In regard to Mr. 

Lord's business ; a file of the Recorder 
not to be found, and only one copy of 
The Prospect before us ; Calender's pa- 
pers were all taken possession of, and 
probably destroyed ; gives reasons for 
suppressing Col. P.'s letter to Mr. 
Davis ; gloomy public prospects ; sub- 
stitute for the embargo. 29, 113. 

Apr. 21, 1810. Mr, Lord's busi- 
ness ; disappointment in selling corn- 
shelling machines, owing to the disin- 
clination of the people of Virginia to 
shell corn by any other means than those 
used by their ancestors. 29, 328. 

Carrington, Col. Edward, June 21, 1785. 
Claims of J. Chesnut and L. Mertz for 
losses in the war. 5, 372. 

June 6, 1786. Claims of J. Car- 
roll for pay. 5, 390. 

June 20, 1792. In regard to settle- 
ment of certain accounts. 35, 154. 

Sept. 13, 1792. Order to pay one 

thousand dollars to A. Dunscomb. 53, 
215. 

Ap^. 29, 1793. Settlement of Gen. 

Greene's bond to the U. S. 35, 174. 

Jan. 27, 1794. Settlement of ac- 
counts. 35, 180. 

Dec. 9, 1797* James Monroe and 

his communications with Bache of the 
Aurora. 7, 530. 

Dec. 14, 1797. Request to sell horse 

bought by Major Hinson. 7, 543. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Carrington, Col. Edward (continued). 

July 24, 1798. Method of distrib- 
uting documents relating to the mission 
to France, 9, 97 ; forged letter in a 
Richmond paper purporting to be from 
President Adams, 99. 

Aug. 8, 10, 1798. Distribution of 

Instructions and Despatches in Virginia. 
9, 168, 179. 

Oct. 2, 1798. The improper and 

disrespectful address from Prince Ed-" 
ward County, Va., to President Adams. 
9, 411. 

Oct. 23, 1798. Libels on President 

Adams, written by John Clopton, M. C. ; 
accusations of " Buckskin " in a Rich- 
mond paper ; request to procure orig- 
inals of libellous letters. 9, 512. 

Jan. 11, 1800. Requesting copy 

of Judge Washington's Reports. 13, 
58. 

Jan. 30, 1800. Yolumes of Judge 

Washington's Reports received. 13, 
148. 

Mar. 22, 1800. Samuel Hogg to 

be identified as a Captain in the Virginia 
service, before he can receive land pa- 
tents. 13, 315. 

Apr. 25, 1810. In regard to ex- 
tracts from Col. P.'s letter to Capt. Shep- 
herd of Mar. 30, published in Richmond 
Enquirer ; the letter expresses his delib- 
erate sentiments ; points out alterations 
made to change the sense, for publica- 
tion. 14, 294. 

Carroll, Charles, of Carrollton, 1737- 
1832. Jan. 30, 1797. To James Mc- 
Henry. Mr. C. is delighted with Col. 
Pickering's letter of instructions to Gen. 
Pinckney ; hopes it will cause the French 
partisans to hold their tongues ; Adet's 
allegations unfounded ; U.S. cannot 
hope for redress, even if peace is de- 
clared. 21, 19. 

■ Dec. 31, 1808. Acknowledgment 

of receipt of P.'s letter to Gov. Sullivan, 
and the reply; opinion of President 
Adams; better for his reputation to have 
died, and for Jefferson never to have 
been Secretary of State ; Jefferson's pre- 
dilection for France; the embargo, a 
violation of liberty, and a truckling to 
the despotism of Napoleon ; Bonaparte's 
determination to conquer Spain ; hopes 
of his downfall. 28, 439. 



Mar 7. 1811. With an "Epistle to a 

great man [Jefferson] " in verse. 29, 432. 

June 29, 1828. Pleased and grati- 
fied by Col. P.'s interesting letter ; has 
read the Review of the Cunningham Cor- 
respondence with great interest; Col. i, 
P.'s expressions concerning Mr. Adams ■ 
not at all too severe, and are deserved by 9 
Mr. A.'s calumnies; meanness of his | 
stipulation that the correspondence i 
should not be published during his life ; I 
entirely disagrees with Mr. Adams's .' 
theory of the passions being unbounded I 
and unlimited ; they were given us to im- 
part energy to our actions, but to be 
under the control of reason ; parallel ! 
between the career of Napoleon, who | 
was overthrown by his own ambition, j 
and Mr. Adams, whose forced retirement !! 
from public life was brought about by 1 
his own selfishness and desire of power. !j 
32, 380, 16, 318. 

Carroll, Charles. Apr. 9, 1814. Has long 
desired the honor of a personal interview jj 
with Mr. C. ; as that may never be pos«JI 
sible, and as Mr. C. approved of his 
former efforts to diffuse useful informa- f 
tion, the enclosed copy of the speech on w 
the Loan Bill may not be unacceptable. j 
15, 34. 

June 17, 1828. Thanks for kind J 

inquiries ; history .of the origin of the | 
division of parties in the U. S. ; Patrick r 
Henry's opposition to the Constitution ; ;j 
Jefferson's machinations against Wash- : 
ington's administration ; account of Mr. | 
Adams's mischievous weakness ; the | 
Cunningham Correspondence. 16, 302. i 

July 7, 1828. Gov. Hutchinson's j 

estimate of the characters of John and *• 
Samuel Adams, as given in Vol. 3 of his J 
History. 16, 307- 

Carolina, reports of British surrender in jj 
(J. Pickering), 17, 275 ; good effect |h 
on money affairs (R. Derby, Jr.), 277- j ■ 

Carson [or Castwend ?], Lieut., accused of 
misusing New England sailors ; deposi- j 

tion of C. Wagner ( Montgomery)., j 

5, 122 ; (Jos. Rued), 17, 289. 

Cary, James. May, 1775. Bill against |v 
the town of Salem for gunsmith's work. . i 
56, 40. 

Dec. 16, 1 775. Receipt for money 1 1 

paid him by T. P. for repairing arms. m. 
56, 42. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



79 



Cary, Matthew, account of. 50, 211. 
Casey, William. Mar. 4, 1793. To Gen. 
R. Putnam. Account of the capture of 
Major Goodale by Indians at Bellepre. 
59, 59. 
Cashes, James, and others, inhabitants 
of Fernandina, Fla. Mar. 17, 1812. 
Testimony to the protest of Don Justo 
Lopez, commandant of Amelia Island, 
against being compelled by the insur- 
gents to surrender the island. 55, 32 
[copy]. 

Cassius, corvette, case of (P. A. Adet), 6, 
140; 35, 220; (W. Rawle), 35, 227, 
237,278; {J. Monroe), 36, 114, 164; 
(N. Letomde), 9, 646 ; 37, 169 ; order 
for rigging and sails of (W. Nichols), 
10, 57; for guns for Algerine frigate 
(0. WolcofA), 7, 250 ; for guns for re- 
venue cutter (F. Bright), 41, 360; 
certificate of sale, 1799, 10, 180. 
Dastle Island, Boston, cession to the U. S., 
1798 (/. Adams, I. Sumner), 9, 328, 
330 ; claim of Massachusetts for interest 
on money due from TJ. S. for military 
stores at (C. Strong), 26, 337 ; 27, 40 ; 
to, 14, 67, 75, 85. 

it ha Ian, Stephen, U. S. consul at Mar- 
seilles. Dec. 7, 1796. Thanks for 
humanity and friendship toward Ameri- 
can captives from Algiers at Marseilles. 
36, 319 [copy]. 

— Feb. 28, 1797. Arrival of the Al- 
gerine captives in the Jupiter from Mar- 
seilles ; exorbitant demand of Dr. Amet 
for services ; arrival of the Orleans 
princes in the same vessel and certificate ; 
thanks for kindness and attention to 
Algerine captives. 37, 57 [copy]. 

" Oct. 27, 1797. Dishonesty of Dr. 

Amet ; money expended for Capt. Smith ; 
death of M. Anglevs from yellow fever. 
7, 379. 

Dec. 15, 1798. Revocation of con- 

j sular commissions in France ; request to 
act as U. S. agent in case of war ; deaths 
by yellow fever ; cause and prevention, 
and request for information as to quar- 
antine hospitals. 10, 62. 
Iatttcart, James Leaxder, U. S. consul 
I at Tripoli. Sept. 18, 1819. His claim 
I on the TJ. S. for services as consul at 
I Tripoli and elsewhere. 31, 281. 
hthcart, James Leander. Dec. 20, 1798. 
I Instructions for behavior in regard to 



Tunis and Barbary powers ; good-will of 
Great Britain to be cultivated ; France 
the determined enemy of the U. S. in 
Barbary. 10, 101. 

Dec. 20, 1798. Instructions on 

matters concerning relations of the U. S. 
with Barbary powers. 37, 374. 

Dec. 24, 1798. Requesting par- 
ticular information concerning forces, 
harbors, etc., of Tripoli. 10,135. 

Jan. 15, 1800. Services of Dr. 

McDonogh in negotiating with the Bey 
of Tripoli ; no pre-eminence to be given 
to Algiers ; stores for Barbary states ; 
ship Hero; U. S. ships to be sent to 
the Mediterranean. 13, 66. 

Catlett, Charles I. Oct. 19, 1814. 
Great losses to commerce by the embargo 
bill and the war. 44, 88. 

Catlett, Charles I. Oct. 17, 1814. Inquiry 
as to rates of hire of vessels before the 
embargo of 1807 ; calculation of loss to 
the U. S thereby. 15, 54. 

Catlin, Putnam, of Wilkesbarre, Pa. 
Mar. 19, 1794. In regard to an ex- 
change of some of Col. P.'s land ; busi- 
ness of Wyoming land trials; anxiety 
to know whether Mr. Randolph will con- 
tinue to be counsel for Connecticut claim- 
ants ; doubts whether enough money can 
be raised. 58, 341. 

Catlin, Putnam. Dec. 27, 1800. Enclos- 
ing receipt for money spent in behalf of 
Connecticut claimants in Luzerne Co., 
and repaid by county commissioners. 
13, 571. 

Cattle, observations on native and imported 
(R. H. Goldsborotjgh). 32, 169. 

Causten, James H., of Baltimore, Md. 
Aug. 2, 1824. The French spoliations 
from 1793 to 1800 ; asking informa- 
tion relating to the striking out by the 
Senate of the clause concerning them 
in the convention of Sept. 30, 1800, 
32, 85. 

Oct. 23, 1824. Apologizing for in- 
attention in omitting to pay postage on 
his letter; imagined Col. P. must be 
acquainted with his name as the agent 
of his townsmen, signers of the memorial 
to Congress ; encloses letter of intro- 
duction ; merely wished to inquire, as a 
historical fact, whethei the U. S. did 
not assume or become responsible for 
merchants' claims for French spoliations, 



80 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Catjsten James H. 
by striking out the article in the con- 
vention. 32, 115. 

Nov. 29, 1824. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s letter ; full and satisfactory manner 
of disposing of the question ; copies of 
the letter sent to principal memorialists ; 
would be glad to be allowed to publish 
it; offers of reciprocal service. 32,119. 

Causten, James H. Sept. 1, 1824. Has 
no time or inclination to write such a- 
dissertation on the French spoliations 
as Mr. C. requires ; the persons who 
indorsed the mission to France which 
sacrificed the interests of the country 
should be made responsible for all claims ; 
suggests that it would have been proper,, 
before making such a request of an utter 
stranger, for Mr. C. to obtain some sort 
of introduction ; and also to pay the 
postage of his letter. 15, 414. 

Nov. 19, 1824. Col. P. regrets that 

the information conveyed in Mr. C.'s 
second letter was not in his first ; giving 
up by the U. S. government of the claims 
for French spoliations. 15, 430. 

Dec. 8, 1824. Advising Mr. C. 

against publishing any of P.'s opinions 
on the French spoliations ; the clearest 
reasoning and soundest opinions, pro- 
ceeding from him, would avail nothing 
but rather injure the cause. 15, 435. 

Cavalry, half the force of an undisciplined 
army should be (A. Hamilton). 21, 
119. 

Caveats in cases of land patents, observa- 
tions on {T. S. Davis). 13, 232. 

Cayashota, chief of the Six Nations, visit 
and speech to Col. P., 60, 61 ; his 
speech at Newtown Point, July, 1791, 
94 ; speech in behalf of the women com- 
plaining of Ebenezer Allen, 61, 251. 

Cayenne, sufferings of Ramel, Pichegru, 
Barthelemy, etc., French deportes in 
(/. Pit cairn). 12, 181. 

Cayuga Indians, copy of deed of land to 
New York, Feb. 25, 1789, 61, 160, 
260 ; copy of lease to John Richardson, 
July 16, 1791, 252, 254 ; protest against 
their right to lease (A. Hardenberg), 
257; instructions to remove intruders 
on the reservation (G. Clinton), 259 ; 
copy of act of the State of New York to 
prevent intrusion on land ; cause of 
Hardenberg's opposition to the lease 



(J. Richardson), 266 ; Col. P.'s reasons 
for ratifying the lease (H. Knox), 267 ; 
opposition to it part of a speculation of 
Gov. Clinton and others (B. Paine), 
273 ; the settlers driven off, and their 
houses burned by the sheriff (O. Gore), 
276 ; (J. Kinney), 278 ; the transac- 
tion of the lease disavowed by the Presi- 
dent, 280 ; discontent of the Cayugas 
with their treatment by New York (I. 
Chapin), 62, 58 ; speeches of Fish- 
carrier and others, expressing their desire 
to dispose of their land as they please, 
99, 102-105. 

Cazenove, Theophilus. 1798. Informa- 
tion of the state of affairs in France ; 
characters of members of the Directory. 
42, 143. 

June 12, 1799. Delayed in sailing 

for Europe; will still carry despatches 
if they can wait another vessel. 24, 303. 

Cazenove, Theophilus. May 23, 1798. Re- 
questing the return of the Geneseo 
treaty. 8, 468. 

Census, Circulars to U. S. marshals, with 
the Act of Congress prescribing the 
method of taking the census, and direc- 
tions, Apr. 12, 1800. 13, 438. 

Cents, on the coinage of (G. Washington), 
35, 324 ; reduction in weight of {Direc- 
tor of Mint), 331. 

Cevallos, Don Pedro de, Spanish Secre- 
tary of State. May 15, 1805. To J. Mon- 
roe and C. Piuckney. Impossibility of 
entertaining Mr. Monroe's propositions; 
the U. S. has no claim over territory 
west of the Mississippi proposed to be 
ceded, nor for indemnity for spoliations 
which she proposes to relinquish. 54, 
288 [copy]. 

Cevallos, Don Pedro de, pamphlet by, on 
the treaty of San Ildefonso, 54, 245 ; 
secret article claimed by him in treaty 
conveying Louisiana to France, 263; 
remarks on his letter of May 15, 1805, 
290. 

Chain, the great, at West Point (S, Eodg- 
don), 34, 191, 209 ; (G. Washington), 
40, 107- 

Challenging rounds, method of, in the 
British troops in America [no date]. 
56, 1. 

Championet, ■ , French dictator in 

Rome, U. S. decline to acknowledge 
(/. B. Sartori, 1799). 11, 250. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



81 



Cham plain's History of New France ; 
authority of, on the St. Croix boundary 
(R. King), 7, 333 ; (/. Sullivan), 333; 
8, 451 ; \w. V. Murray), 7, 345. 
<fhamplin, Christopher G., M. C. from 
| Rhode Island, 1768-1840. Jan. 13, 
1799. Request to consider the question 
of compensation for Mr. Ellery, clerk of 
the federal Court in Rhode Island. 
10, 243. 

Banning, Rev. William Ellery, 17S0- 
1842. June 14, 1S20. Returning 
Purves's Attempt, etc., and sending Dr. 
Worcester's Trinitarian Review. 31, 
317. 

Ihanning, Rev. William Ellery. Nov. 14. 
1527- Remarks on Dr. C.'s Review of 
Scott's Life of Napoleon; remarks on 
Napoleon and Washington. 46, 387. 

hanning, Rev. William Ellery, Remarks 
on his Review of Scott's Life of Napo- 
leon. 47, 28, 43, 74, 85. 

hapatanacook River, decided on for St. 
Croix boundary, 1798 (/. Sullivan), 9, 
540; (/. Adams), 667. 

hapin, Gen. Israel, U. S. Sup't. of 
Indian affairs. May 5, 179L Measures 
taken for assembling Indians at Painted 
Post ; Col. Procter still at Buffalo Creek ; 
hopes that neither Mr. Morris, nor any 
one else, will endeavor to purchase any 
land of the Indians at present ; it will be 

[attended with very ill consequences. 

j 61, 1S7- 

[— May 7, 1791. To Major Asa Dan- 
forth. Request to forward Coh P.'s 
speech to the Onondaga Indians. 61, 
ISO. 

— Feb. 26, 1792. Requesting Col. 
P.'s assistance in obtaining the U S. 
agency for the Six Nations; Messrs 
Smith and Fish desire a license to trade 
with the Indians ; refers to Messrs. 
Strong and Sedgwick in Congress. 
62, B. 

E June 2, 1792. Thanks for Col P's 
(favorable mention of him to the Presi- 
dent, and for account of conversation 
th the chiefs of the Six Nations in 
Col. P.'s letter of Apr. 29 ; regrets that 
Col P. went quite so far, in his indigna- 
tion . as Brant is now on his way to 
Philadelphia, and if the contents of Col. 
[P.'s speech come to his ears, the conse- 
Bencea may be very detrimental ; vio- 



lent opposition of the British to Brant's 
journey, and necessity for great delicacy 
and consideration in treatment ot him , 
plan for education of Indians received, 
but from Gen. C.'s personal experience 
of their character, he despairs of seeing 
it carried into effect; necessity of de- 
spatch in sending Capt. Hendrick Aupau- 
mut to the Western Indians ; has had 
reason to alter the good opinion once 
entertained of Capt. Hendrick; he is 
more desirous of pocketing the money 
of the U. S., than of executing the trust* 
committed to him; Gen. C.'s anxiety 
for the extinction of the Indian war. 
62, 49. 

— July 17, 1792. Account of coun- 
cil held with the Six Nations at Buffalo 
Creek ; discontent of the Cayugas with 
their treatment by the State of New 
York ; Gen. C.'s success in reconciling 
them to the government ; favorable pros- 
pect for the future. 62, 58. 

— Jan. 4, 1793. Proposed journey to 
Buffalo Creek, Niagara, and Grand 
River 59, 35. 

— Jan. 28, 1793. His journey to 
Niagara ; the treaty to be held at San- 
dusky in May. 59, 36. 

— Feb. 25" 1794. Council held with 
the Six Nations at Buffalo Creek ; Capt. 
Brant and British officials present ; no 
decisive result obtained ; but the Six 
Nations and Chippewas will probably 
agree to hold a treaty in the summer. 
62, 86. 

— July 9, 1794. Acquiescence in Col. 
P.'s settlement of his accounts ; never 
wishes for any more than an ample re- 
ward for his services ; his recent journey 
to Presqu' Isle ; discontent of the Indians 
with unreasonable encroachments on 
their land along Lake Erie ; this tract 
very dear to them ; they wish for more 
commissioners, Col. P. being one. 59, 
267. 

— Dec. 24, 1794. Thanks for Col. 
P.'s trouble in consulting a physician 
on his behalf; has. heard repeatedly from 
Brant, who is anxious to prevent a 
hostile campaign in Ohio ; begs Col. P. 
to give Capt. Chapin assistance in set- 
tling accounts, that he may return to meet 
the council at Buffalo Creek ; Gov, 
Simcoe. 59, 263. 



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Chapin, Gen. Israel {continued). 

Feb. 9, 1795. To the Secretary of 

War. Favorable disposition of the In- 
dians for a permanent peace ; excellent 
effect of the treaty with the Six Nations, 
and harmony and friendship existing 
between them and the settlers; inter- 
views with Brant ; this chief qnite as well 
disposed toward the U. S. as toward the 
British ; his principal object, the rights 
of the Indians ; openness and consis- 
tency of his conduct ; a council to be 

• held in the spring at Newton Village, 
and the Indians refuse to allow British 
agents to be present ; they regret their 
treatment of the U. S. commissioners, 
to which they were instigated by the 
British ; their anxiety for a speech from 
the President. 62, 210. 

Feb 9,1795. Thanks for Col. P.'s 

friendly attention and anxiety for Gen. 
C.'s health; his improved condition; 
Indian affairs ; the Indians beginning to 
see through the mist of British treach- 
ery, and sick of opposition to the U. S. ; 
the late treaty excellent in its effects ; 
Brant's reason for being absent from it ; 
his desire for some notice and recom- 
pense of the Mohawks, and probable 
good effect of a small present ; satisfac- 
tion at Col. P.'s appointment to the War 
Department, 62, 212. 

and Morrison, Thomas. Apr. 29, 

] 794. Proposal to make a mail contract 
for the Genesee country ; rumors of a 
British war, and confidence in the Six 
Nations. 19, 312. 

Chapin, Gen. Israel. Apr. 17, 1791. In- 
vitation sent to the Six Nations to attend 
a treaty at the Painted Post in June ; 
means of distributing the invitation. 
60, 58. 

Apr. 29, 1792. Permanent inter- 
preters more economical than temporary 
ones; enormous expenses of Smith and 
Jones ; recommendation of Jasper Parish ; 
suggestions as to the plan of introducing 
instruction among the Indians, the suc- 
cess of which largely depends on Gen. 
C. 62, 26. 

Apr. 29, 1792. Gen. Chapin ap- 
pointed Indian agent; the President 
anxious for an honest man who will 
not allow himself to be made a tool in 
the shameful impositions practised on 



the Indians ; Gen. C. will have occasion 
for great firmness ; substance of a con- 
versation with the chiefs of the Five 
Nations in Philadelphia, respecting the 
Phelps purchase ; Col. P. warns them 
against such friends as Col. John Butler 
and Mr. Street, who were themselves 
interested in the purchase; Butler's 
duplicity ; his misrepresentation to the 
Western Indians of Capt. Hendrick's 
mission to them, and his attempts to 
prevent it ; expense of carpenters and 
smiths for the Indians. 62, 27« 

May 14, 1792. The President* 

anxious to get the earliest possible no- 
tice to the Indian tribes of the pacific 
disposition of the U. S. ; Gen. S. will 
contribute greatly to this object by for- 
warding the departure of Capt. Hen- 
drick Aupaumut from Buffalo Creek. 
59, 22, 

June 13, 1794. In regard to his 

pay for attendance on the Indian com- 
missioners in the summer of 1793. 59, 
266. 

Chapin, Gen. Israel, high character of (/. 
McHenry), 62, 239; his death, 1795 
{G. Washington), 35, 199. 

Chapin, Capt. Israel, Jr. May 25. 
1793. Capt. Hendrick Aupaumut anc 
his friends passed through Canandaigua 
on their way to Buffalo ; arrival of Red 
Jacket and other Senecas, and their ex- 
actions in the matter of clothes. 59. 
160. 

June 8, 1793. Clothing for Onon- 
daga Indians going to the Treaty at San- 
dusky. 59, 173. 

June 8, 1796. Concerning the an- 
nuity for the Six Nations ; fort at Nia- 
gara being evacuated by the British. 
20, 206. 

Chapin, Capt. Israel, Jr. May 13, 1793! 
Request to supply Little Billy, an Indiai 
chief, with clothes, to enable him to go tfj 
the Treaty at Sandusky ; his worth and 
usefulness. 59, 151. 

Aug. 23, 1793. Request to for 

ward letter to Gen. Knox ; the West,' 
ern Indians refuse to make peace. 60 
182. 

Feb. 15, 1796. Project of the So! 

ciety of Friends for teaching the civilized 
arts to the Six Nations ; request fo| 
Capt. C.'s assistance. 62, 236. 



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HISTORICAL INDES. 



83 



Chapin, Capt. Israel, Jr., recommendation 
for the post of Indian agent, 1795 (G. 
Washington). 35, 199. 

Chapman, Ezekiel, and others. Sept. 7, 
1/99. From J. Wagner, in regard, to 
their patent for welding steel ; Mr. Pet- 
tibone's auger for boring gun-barrels. 
12, 32. 

Chapman, Dr. Nathaniel, of Philadel- 
phia, 1730-1853. July 22, 1809. In 
regard to Mr. Purviance's account of 
one Dashkoff, a Russian-French emis- 
sary. 29, 162. 

Charles IV., King of Spain. Oct. 15, 
1802. Order to deliver the Province 
of Louisiana to officers of the French 
Republic. 54, 273. 

Mar. 20, 1S08. Letter announcing 

his abdication in favor of his son, and 
wishing for a continuance of friendly re- 
lations with the U. S. 29, 156; 43, 
311 [copies]. 

Charles, Archduke, should have been re- 
inforced and advanced on Switzerland 
{W. Smith, 1799). 11, 382. 

(Charleston, S. C, military operations of 
Gen. Lincoln at, June, 1779 {G. Wash- 
ington), 33, 241 ; capitulation of, 1780 
{J.Pickering), 5, 173, 174; appointment 
of postmaster at, 1791 (/. Gardner), 6, 
40, 50. 

Charlotte, ship, captured as being bound 
to a blockaded port of Holland, 1799 
{Coster Brothers). 11, 470. 

Dhase, Haviland, patent for mill (W. 
Cooper). 10, 164. 

Phase, Samuel, Judge of U. S. Supreme 
Court, 1741-1811. Oct. 9, 1796. In 
regard to the study of law ; requirements 
of a lawyer ; sends copy of a course of 
law-study and reading for John Picker- 
ing, Jr., with wishes for his success. 
20, 388. 

Mar. 20, 1808. Enclosing letter 

from Wm. Cooke. 28, 248. 

Jan. 5, 1811. Anxious for the 

renewal of the charter of the U. S. 
Bank ; hopes Col. P. will not be ex- 
posed to the censure of the Senate - if 
he gives an opinion ; we have fallen on 
evil times, though the compatriots 6f 
Washington need never despair ; almost 
believes that war would relieve us from 
our present rulers; fears nothing else 
will. 29, 215. [Bi. 4, 182 in part.] 



Chase, Samuel. Oct. 25, 1797 ; Maryland 
bank-stock. 7, 363. 

Jan. 23, 1798. Maryland bank- 
stock in London; R. King appointed 
trustee. 8, 80. 

Dec. 6, 1799. Maryland Bank- 
stock. 12, 434. 

Jan. 7, 1811. The memorial of 

stockholders of the Bank of the U. S. 
unanswerable ; prospect of a favorable 
result. 14, 306. 

Feb. 9, 1811. Mr. Adams's letters 

to the Boston Patriot; proofs that P.'s 
dismissal from office in 1800 was the 
consequence of a coalition with the 
Democratic leaders ; Mr. Adams's apos- 
tasy and abuse of British partisans ; Col. 
P.'s plan for his Address to the people 
of the U. S.; asks for facts and informa- 
tion. 14, 325. 

Chase, Samuel, impeachment of (S. Higgin- 
son), 14, 83; (R. Peters), 103; pro- 
bably instigated by Mr. Jefferson. 47, 
58. 

Chastellux, Mme. Pltjnkett, widow of 
the Marquis F. J. de Chastellux. May 
6, 1795. To Gen. Washington. Peti- 
tion for relief as the widow of a friend. 
41, 213. 

Chateaubriand, Vicomte de, his visit to 
Gen. Washington, 46, 455 (Bi. 4, 486) ; 
his comparison of Washington and Na- 
poleon, 47, 1. 

Chauncy, Rev. Dr. O, his book on the Sal- 
vation of all Men (Rev. J. Clarke), 
18, 199, 201, 209, 230; his disserta- 
tions on the fall of Adam, 230, 287; 
his services rendered to pure Christianity 
(J. Clarke), 19, 39. 

Chauvet, D., his pamphlet on the treat- 
ment of Geneva by France (G. Washing- 
ton), 9, 522 ; (/. Johnson), 525 ; {A. J. 
Dallas), 636; {A. Campbell), 658; {A. 
Addison), 673 ; exceptions taken to its 
distribution to governors of States (A. 
J. Dallas), 23, 292; his letter to A. 
Gallatin {A. Campbell), 9, 548. 

Cheese-making (/. S. Skinner). 15, 
201. 

Cherokee Indians. Sept. 2, 1796. Talk 
of the President of the United States to 
his beloved Cherokees (draught made 
by Col. P. to supersede the one drawn 
up by Mr. McHenry). 36, 219. [Bi. 
3, 262.] 



84 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Ckerokees, treaty with and cession of land 
in Tennessee by, 1799 (W. V. Murray), 
10, 339 ; printed Talk intended for them 
written by J. McHenry, criticised and 
corrected (G. Washington), 36, 216 
[Bi. 3, 259] ; reports on a new road 
through their land in Tennessee (/. 
Adams), 13, 302 ; (/. McHenry), 303 ; 
treaty made with, by Gov. Blount, 1791, 
59, 14 ; objections to treaty and accusa- 
tions of treachery against Blount, 15 ; 
articles of a treaty with, Jan. 21, 1795, 
62, 209£. 

Chesapeake, frigate, affair of 1807, 52, 
306 ; (T. Fitzsimons), 14, 167 ; (S. P. 
Gardner), 38, 109, 114; (R. King), 
28, 267; (T. Trtjxtun), 28, 55, 117; 
never need have happened if Barron had 
been worthy the name of an officer (T. 
Trtjxtun), 73, 77', number of British 
deserters among the crew (J. Fox), 29, 
269; battle with the Shannon (J. Quincy), 
30, 75 ; account of repairs to, 1807 (J. 
Eox), 43, 270. 

Chesnut, John, claim for loss of wagons, 
1781 (E. Carrington). 5, 372. 

Chesterfield, sinking of mail of, by Cap- 
tain, 1799 (W. Smith), 10, 442; (R. 
King), 446 ; (S. Baumann), 455 ; (R. 
Harison), 37, 401. 

Cheves, Langdon, of South Carolina, 
1776-1857. Oct. 2, 1819. On some 
business of Col. P. [relating to the 
branch bank at Fayetteville, N. C.]; 
the inconvenience he suffers due to the 
monstrous system of banking prevailing ; 
Mr. C. hopes that in a short time the 
inconvenience will cease. 31, 287- 

Chickasaw Bluffs, Spanish military post 
there complained of as an encroachment 
(W. Short, 1795). 35, 223. 

Child, Capt. of captured ship St. Lucia, 
reasons for allowing him to purchase a 
vessel to return to England, 1776 (B. 
Greenleaf). 5, 37. 

Childs, Francis, appointed consul at Genoa, 
1797 (R. King). 37, 83. 

Chipman, Benjamin, an escaped prisoner, 
1780, assistance for (/. Pickering). 5, 
178. 

Chipman, Nathaniel, of Vermont, 1752- 
1843. Oct. 8, 1798. Gen. Ira Allen's 
detention in France. 9, 447. 

Chippewa Indians, unlawful purchases of 
land from, 1797 (W. Sargent). 6, 376. 



Chisholm, John. Oct. 29, 1798. Advice 
on going to the Indian country. 9, 
529, 532. 

Chisholm, John, implication in Gov. 
Blount's conspiracy, and proposal to the 
British minister of an expedition against 
Florida, 1797 (R. King), 7, 21, 62 ; (A. I 
Campbell), 93 ; (R. Liston), 41, 358 ; \ 
to, 6, 389 ; (S. Sitgr eaves et al), 6, 467. ! 
(See also Blount, William.) 

Chittenden, Martin, Chief Justice of Ver- ' 
mont, 1769-1841. Aug. 23, 1798. Re- 
ceipt of address from Burlington, Vt.,' 
to President Adams. 9, 218. 

Chittenden, Thomas, Gov. of Vermont, 
1730-1797. June 3, 1796. In regard' 
to the extradition of Barnes and Free- 
man, criminal fugitives from Canada. 
36, 85 [copy]. 

Choctaw Indians, annual presents for (W.\ 
Sargent), 12, 295 ; their wretched con- 1 1 
dition ; non-performances of promises . 
made them by Government (W. Sar- \ 
gent, 1799), 24, 273. 

Chovett, Dr. Abraham. July 12, 1785 ! 
Description of some anatomical wax j 
works, overtures for the purchase o I 
which had been made to him. 401 
168. 

Chovett, Dr. Abraham, his collection o 
anatomical wax figures (J.Lowell). 5 
372. 

Christian Register, Editor of. Nov. 22 
1828. On a letter to the Massachusett 
Journal, signed Novanglus, giving 
false impression of Col. P.'s letter t 
Mr. Jefferson on the subject of Chris! 
tianity ; reasons why that corresponded 
was not published. 16, 285. 

Christianity, spread and claims of liber; 
(T. Jeferson), 15, 243, 24S ; (/. Hai 
ward), 252 ; (Rev. J. Clarke), 18, B 
all corruptions of, perpetuated by coe 
cive jurisdiction (J. Lowell), 31, 29.; 

Church, , consul at Lisbon, complain 

of Americans against (W. Smith). 
347. 

Church, John B., and others, executo 
of A. Hamilton. Nov. 29, 1804. ' 
G. Cabot and others, trustees. Acknov 
edgments of and gratitude for gift 
land in Pennsylvania to Gen. Hamiltoil 



family. 38, 95. 
Church Philosophic, the (J. Adams). I 
117. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



85 



Churchman, John, d. 1805. July 29, 
1796. To President Washington. In 
regard to C.'s work on the variations of 
the compass ; would be glad of employ- 
ment, as surveyor in the N. W. terri- 
tory. 41, 292. 

Churchman, John, explains supposed tam- 
pering with despatch from Mr. Monroe 
(G. Washington), 20, 307 ; to, 6, 211. 

Cicero, Marcus Tullius, remark on his 
vanity, 47, 249 ; comparison with Presi- 
dent Adams, 255. 

Cicero, sloop, condemned for entering an 

I unauthorized port in St. Domingo (1799, 

. E. Stevens). 12, 393. 

Cilley, Bradbury. March 26, 1798. Ap- 

I pointment as Marshal in New Hamp- 

j shire, 8,252; Past-Day proclamations 

' to be distributed, 257; June 4, 1799. 
concerning his account for distribution, 

j .11, 213. 

Cincinnati, Order of, popular objections to 
(N. P. Sargeant), 18, 195 ; Col. P.'s 
own objections to (/. Marshall), 16, 
329 ; John Adams's letter to E. Gerry 
against (/. Marshall), 329; notice of 
meeting, 1826 (T. Jackson), 44, 289 ; 
remarks on, 52, 197. 

Cipher, table for writing in (0. Wolcott). 
41, 251. 

Circumnavigator, ship, captured by British 
privateer Scourge of .Regicides, 1797 
{Adams 8f Loring). 8, 379. 

3ist, Charles, printer, 1738-1805. Jan., 
1794. Account of supplies and printing 
for General Post-office, from May 3, 1792. 

, 53, 221. 

d May 4, 1795. Agreement with 

Col. John Steele to print Steuben's 

, Regulations, for the State of Virginia. 
53, 238. 

Sept. 14, 1795. Receipt for $1896. 

40, in payment for printing 3,000 copies 
of Steuben's Regulations, for the State 
of Virginia. 41, 242. 

Jist, Charles, recommended as printer to 

the U. S., 3785 (E. Gerry). 5, 375. 
,3laiborne, Major Richard. Nov. 23, 
. 17S5. Wishes to settle his accounts. 
• 18, 299. 

June 25, 1786. His accounts ; 

' plans for the future. 19, 62. 
"laiborne, William Charles Cole, of Ten- 
: nessee, 1775-1817. June 13, 1798. 
I Flour seized in the Natchez. 8, 556. 



Claiborne, William Charles Cole, recom- 
mended for District Judge of Tennessee 
by Gen. Marshall and Col. Carrington 
(67. Washington). 37, 19. 

Claremont Co., S. C, address to President 
Adams (J. Adams). 9, 156. 

Clark, Charles W. Jan. 20, 1813. 
Declaration in regard to attempt made 
to induce him to join the insurgents in 
East Plorida, and his subsequent im- 
prisonment and ill treatment by Capt. 
Ridgway. 55, 42 [copy]. 

Clark, Daniel, Jr. Dec. 31, 1799. Af- 
fairs on the Mississippi ; large gathering 
of Choctaw Indians at New Orleans ; 
possible secret motives [of Spaniards or 
French ?] in inducing it ; expedition 
against Bowles at Pensacola ; Col. Moor- 
house, an adventurer, representing him- 
self as interested in establishing emigrant 
settlements from the east on the Wash- 
ita ; requesting opinion as. to the pro- 
priety of favoring or discouraging these 
settlements. 25, 326. 

May 13, 14, 1803. Letters to James 

Madison on the recession of Louisiana 
by Spain to Prance. 54, 259 [copy]. 

Jan. 28, 1807. The word Balize 

signifying a pilot's mark in a channel ; 
passes of the Mississippi. 28, 20. 

Oct. 25, 1808. Begging attention 

to documents of Mr. Livingston con- 
cerning his right to alluvial land near 
New Orleans. 28, 354. 

Clark, Daniel. Aug. 2, 1813. Enclosing 
copy of a deposition of ex-Senator John 
Smith, which throws additional light on 
Jefferson, Wilkinson, and Burr; Burr 
now in New York, miserable and for- 
lorn ; insurrection in West Plorida pos- 
sibly instigated by our administration. 
14, 424. 

Clark, Gen. George Rogers, 1752-1818. 
Implicated in unlawful enlistments in 
Georgia, 1797 (/. Clay, Jr.), 7, 23 ; his 
correspondence with M. Genet (N. 
Webster\ 412. 

Clark, James, of Danbury, Conn. Sept. 
17, 1799. Enclosing statements in re- 
gard to yellow fever, and asking for the 
name of some person who may be relied 
on to assist in making experiments. 25, 
161. 

Clark, James, Danbury, Conn. Sept. 5, 
1799. Request to ascertain if Jonathan 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Clark, James (continued). 
Robbins, otherwise Thos. Nash, is a 
native of Danbury, 12, 20; Oct. 9, 
1799, requesting further inquiries, 167. 

Clark, John, of York, Pa. June 18, 
1811. Points out evidences in Mr. Jef- 
ferson's Notes on Virginia, that he en- 
deavored to benefit that State at the 
expense of the Northern States. 29, 463. 

Clarke John Innes, of Providence, R. I. 
Oct. 25, 1798. Case of ship Providence. 

9, 521. 

May 2, 1799. Case of the Provi- 
dence, and defence of Mr. King from 
the charge of want of energy. 11, 47. 

Clark, John Innes, case of his ship the 
Providence (R. King). 11, 44. 

Clark and Nightingale, Providence, R. I. 
Mar. 9, 1797- Mr. Liston's obliging 
offices in the case of ship Reemsdyke ; 
suggesting a present to British recaptors 
in case of -restitution. 37, 67 [copy]. 

Clark, Walter, imprisonment and illness at 
Fernandina, Ela., 1812 (J. F. Grant). 
55, 46. 

Clark, Col., commandant at Pittsburg, Pa. 
Aug. 23, 1793. Request to forward 
important letter with the greatest speed 
and certainty to Gen. Wayne. 60, 178. 

Clarke, Rev. Adam, D.D., remarks on his 
Discourse on the Love of God to a Lost 
World. 55, 203. 

Clarke, George, U. S. agent at Algiers. 
Dec. 4, 1797. Instructions for dispos- 
ing of schooner Hamdullah at Algiers. 

10, 5. 

Dec. 21, 1798. Exceptions to 

charges in his accounts for Algiers. 
10, 115. 

Clarke, Rev. John, pastor of the Pirst 
Church, Boston, 1755-1798. Mar. 25, 
31, Sept. 17, 1773, Mar. 7, 1774. To 
J. Pickering. Letters from Harvard 
College, in Latin. 39, 16-20, 29. 

June 17, 1774. Letter from Mr. 

C.'s ghost in answer to T. P.'s of June 
15, describing his residence in Elysium. 
33, 92. 

Nov. ? 1778. Regret at not hav- 
ing seen Col. P. on his journey through 
Boston ; apology for apparent neglect, 
and expressions of affection. 17, 222. 

Oct. 21, 1779. Anxiety of Col- 

P.'s friends for his welfare ; riot in Phila- 
delphia ; scarcity of provisions in Bos- 



ton ; general depravity of principles ; 
delight in his profession. 17, 303. [Bi. 
1, 241.] 

Mar. 6, 1780. Hopes that the next 

generation may see peace ; unhappy con- 
dition of seaport towns ; inhumanity of 
farmers ; religious considerations ; a lib- 
eral spirit increasing. 18, 11. 

Mar. 3, 1784. Loss of. his son; 

sermon on the death of Dr. Cooper. 18, 
191. [Bi. 1, 496.] 

Apr. 18, 1784. Death of Mr. C. 

son ; proposes a journey to Philadelphia. 
18, 193. 

July 14, 1784. Returned to Bos- 
ton ; Dr. Chauncy's book [on the Salva- 
tion of all Men]. 18, 199. 

July 26, 1784. Introducing Presi- 
dent Willard of Harvard College. 18, 
201. 

Aug. 30, 1784. Inquiries about! 

Dr. Chauncy's book. 18, 209. 

Jan. 8, 1785. Death of Mrs. Mary 

Pickering. 18, 221 ; introducing Mr 
Mather, 223. 

Apr. 21, 1785. 

book in great demand 
from him. 18, 230. 

Sept. 12, 1785. 

Eirst Church in Boston in providing afl 
organ ; advantages of the same ; Dr 
C.'s voice. 18, 275. 

Oct. 18, 1785. Introducing Mr. 

Woodard ; Dr. Chauncy's Dissertations . 
liberal Christianity on the increase ir. 
Boston ; family news. 18, 287 

Dec. 1785, Jan. 11, 1786. Illnesj 

of John Pickering. 18, 303 ; 19, 1 
[Bi. 2, 185.1 

Apr. 24, 1786. Praise of Join 

Pickering, Jr. ; services rendered 
liberal Christianity by Dr. Chauncy' 
writings ; horrors of Calvinism. 19, 39 

June 9, 1786. John Pickering 

health 1 ; Col. P.'s ideas on education 
John Pickering, Jr. 19, 59. 

Sept. 29, 1786. Urging Col. P. 

return to Salem. 19, 80. 

Oct, 26, Nov. 13, 16, 19, 1791 

In regard to postmaster of Boston ; Mi 
Sam'l Blanchard ; Jona. Hastings, 19j 
225, 227,229,231,233, 241. 

Oct. 27, 1791. To Geo. Williams 

in regard to postmaster of Boston. 19 
227. 



Dr. Chauncy' 
another expected! 

Liberality of the 



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87 



— Oct. 29, 1791. Introducing Rev. 
N. Thayer. 19, 228 [copy ; Bi. 3, 17.] 

[Original given in 1S37 by J. Picker- 
ing to Dr. Spragne of Albany, and by 
him presented to Xath. Thayer, Esq.] 

— Dec. 8, 1791. Public worship and 
lukewarmness of liberal Christians. 19, 
239. 

— Dec. 18, 1791. Boston Post-office ; 
lamentations on deterioration of men. 
19, 217, 248. 

— Mar. 5, 1792. About Col. P.'s 
" victory over A. Browne " ; Mr. S. 
Williams's visit to Col. P. in Philadel- 
phia. 19, 256. 

— Apr. 1, 1792. Recommendation of 
Jeremy Libby. 19, 264. 

Aug. 3," 1792. Col. P.'s visit to 

Salem; questions about John Picker- 
ing's stay in Philadelphia; Mr. Hast- 
ings. 19, 269. 

— Mar. 10, 1793. John Pickering, 
Jr., and Harvard University ; health of 
John Pickering, senior. 19, 283. 

— Oct. 19, 1793. Death of Edward 
Pickering by yellow fever; entreaties to 
leave Philadelphia. 19, 288. [Bi. 3, 
64.] 

— Nov. 23, 1793. John Pickering, 
Jr. ; rejoicing at subsidence of yellow 
fever. 19, 294. 

— Jan. 4, 1794. Introducing Dr. 
Appleton; John Pickering, Jr. 19,305 

— Peb. IP, 1794. Thanks for atten- 
tions to Dr. Appleton ; family news. 

19, 310. 

— Mar. 1, 1795. Promise to examine 
T. Pickering, Jr., in his studies ; Dr. 
C.'s work on the question, Why are you 
a Christian? 20, 6. 

— Aug. 21, 1795. Introducing Mr. 
John Davis; family news. 20, 35. 

— Nov. 3, 1795. Recommending 
Capt. Roberts for a naval command. 

20, 77. 

Dec. 3, 1795. 

i [James ?] Sullivan. 

Mar. 6, 1795. 

I Nazro. 20, 258. 

July 24, 1796. 

I ing, Jr., to whom his " Letters to a stu- 
I dent in college " were mentally addressed 

20, 2*7 

Oct. 13, 1796. Recommending Mr. 

' T. Barrell as consul at Demerara; T. 



Introducing Mr. 
20, 108. 
Introducing Mr. 

Praise of J. Picker- 



Pickering, Jr. ; despondency at the de- 
cline of religion in Boston. 20, 394. 

Mar. 3, 1797. Thanks for political 

communications ; T. P., Jr. ; questions 
about family and circumstances ; recom- 
mends Mr. Jacob Williams as agent for 
American seamen in London, 21, 53. 

Oct. 2, 1797. Enclosing S. Put- 
nam's letter recommendatory of J. S. 
Deblois. 21, 279. 

Oct. 12, 1797. Introducing Mr. 

Thos. Appleton. 21, 300. 

Clarke, Rev. John. June 15, 1774. Letter 
purporting to be addressed to Mr. C.'s 
ghost, urging him to quit Elysium and 
return to earth, as America will soon 
demand the genius, learning, and virtue 
of all her sons. 33, 90. 

Apr. 11, 1784. On the death of 

Dr. Clarke's son. 34, 289. [Bi. 1, 
496.] 

Apr. 16, 1785. Memorandum of 

letter about books. 5, 355. 

Oct. 11, 1786. Reasons for accept- 
ing office in Luzerne Co., Pa., and re- 
moval there. 5, 395. 

Nov. 28, 1791. Boston Post-office 

and N. Thayer. 6, 39. [Bi. 3, 18.] 

Dec. 1, 1791. Boston Post-office. 

6, 48. 

Jan. 1793 ? Requesting opinion as 

to the disposition of T. Pickering, Jr. 
35, 169. 

July 10, 1793. Col. P. at Niagara 

having made one treaty with Indians ; 
on his way to Sandusky to conclude an- 
other ; no fears to be entertained for his 
safety. 35, 175. [Bi. 3, 53.] 

Oct. 1, 1793. Yellow fever in Phila- 
delphia, and best method of treating it. 
35, 177. [Bi. 1, 55.] 

Mar. 5, 1794. No apology neces- 
sary for introducing Dr. Appleton ; civil- 
ity due to every one recommended by 
Dr. C; Judge Lowell's praise of Mr. 
Lvman. 35, 181. [Bi. 3, 170.] 

- July 22, 1796. Defending Col. P.'s 

prohibition of Erench prize sales at 
Boston. 6, 207. 

Mar. 13, 1797. In regard to Col. 

P.'s letter to Gen. Pinckney of Jan. 16 ; 
reproached by Jacobins with being so 
long in writing it, and with having it writ- 
ten by Hamilton ; difficulty of writing 
such a letter; John Pickering, Jr. ; his 



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Clarke, Rev. John (continued). 
promising character; precarkmsness of 
public office and penuriousness of Con- 
gress; desire for retirement. 37,72. 

Jan. 26, 3798. W. Smith's satis- 
faction with J. Pickering, Jr. ; libels on 
Col. P. in Bache's Aurora; dismission 
of clerks in State department for receiv- 
ing fees for passports. 8, 85 ; 37, 265. 
[Bi. 3, 307.] 

Clarke, Rev. John, called to the Old Brick 
[1st ] church in Boston, as colleague to 
Dr. Chauncy (G. Williams), 17, 76 (J. 
Pickering), 125 ; his death (/. Picker- 



387, 521 ; (T. Wil- 
; to, 6, 321 ; publica- 
(S. Hall), 12, 171; 
controversy respect- 
(/. Pickering), 



ing, Jr.), 8, 318, 
liams) 22, 96, 118 
tion of his works 
a principal in the 
ing universal salvation 
34, 94. 

Clarke, Capt. John, of Salem. Sept. 10, 
1780. Desire for position of purser on 
the Continental ship fitting out at Ports- 
mouth. 39, 190. 

Clarke, Capt. John, of New York, pro- 
vision for passage from Havana (R. 
Hanson), 6, 351 ; (0. W. Hoffmann) 355 ; 
sails on board the French privateer Re- 
venge as inspector of ship's papers (P. 
J. Pollock), 41, 353. 

Clarke, Mrs, Sarah, sister of Col. P. Aug. 
16, 1796. In regard to Mrs. C.'s anxi- 
ety about Col. P.'s land speculations; 
good prospects for sale of land. 36, 
199. [Bi. 3, 296] 

Clarke, William, U. S. District Attorney 
for Kentucky. Dec. 3. 1798. Chau- 
vet's pamphlet received ; will circulate as 
widely as possible in Kentucky ; experi- 
ment made with it on the boasted impar- 
tiality of the Mirror published in Mason 
Co. ; publication refused unless paid for. 
23, 345. 

Feb. 15, 1800. Importance of a 

proper person for District Judge of Ken- 
tucky, Tennessee, and the N. W. terri- 
tory ; difficulty of executing U. S. laws ; 
Mr. Wm. Murray recommended. 26, 
27. 

Clarke, William. May 30, 1799. Request 
for laws of Kentucky for Gov. Sargent. 
11, 179. 

Mar. 21, 1800. Laws of Kentucky 

received; laws of U. S. sent; new judi- 
ciary bill. 13, 310. 



Notice of having 
10, 



Clason, Isaac fy Co. Mar. 7, 1779. Case of 
ship Hope ; proofs required of corruption 
of colonial Admiralty courts ; purity of 
courts in Great Britain. 10, 458. 

Mar. 11, 1779. 

written to Mr. King. 10, 475 

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Feb. 5, 1828. 
Inquiry concerning a Report of the Com- 
missioners for running the boundary line 
between the U. S. and Florida in 1800. 
32, 323. 

Clay, Henry. Feb. 28, 1828. Mr. Elk 
cott's Report as Commissioner on the 
Florida boundary ; Mr. E. doubtless 
made one, but it was not given in while 
CoL P. was in office ; suggests applying 
to Judge Marshall; everything in it is 
probably contained in Mr. E.'s printed 
Journal. 16, 239. 

Clay, Henry, motion in the Senate for a 
vote of censure on Col. P., Jan. 1811 (A. 
C. Hanson), 29, 36, 368 ; (J.Wagner), 
207; (J. McHenry), 372; debate on 
his motion, 54, 309 ; threatens Mr. 
Madison if he sends a peace mission 
to England, 1812 (A. Shepherd), 30, 
227; his statement that "he and his 
party intended to have the war go on " 
(S. M. Hopkins), 245 ; his ambition (/. 
Nelson), 16, 10 ; (W. Coleman), 16, 20; 
accusations of George Kremer against 
(W. Coleman), 16, 20; remarks on his 
relations with J. Q. Adams, 47, 99 ; 50, 
208 ; notes of speech in favor of war, 
1810, 54, 218 ; notes of speech on West 
Florida bill, 54, 298 ; recommends that ' 
people of Atlantic States shall retire be- 1 
hind the Western mountains, 55, 71; 
notes of speech on the colonial trade, 
Jan. 31, 1817, 55, 160. 

Clay, Joseph, Jr., U. S. District Judge for J 
Georgia, 1764-1811. Aug. 5, 1797.! 
Unlawful enlistments in the South ; Gen. 
Clark's complicity. 7, 23. 

Oct. 18, 1799. Indictment of O. j 

Bowen, Marshal of Georgia, for taking 
illegal fees ; inquiry for a suitable per- ! 
son to succeed him. 12, 197 

Jan. 20, 1800. Concerning errors 

in returns of naturalization of aliens. 
13, 109. 

Cleaveland, Dr. Nehemiah, of Topsfield, 
Mass. Jan. 16, 1815. Thanks for let- 
ters and opinions ; our views coincide on 
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doned; conscription can never be car- 
ried into effect in New England, and 
your Troups, Eppeses, and Gileses have 
found that oat; the U. S. bank bill; not 
probable that direct taxes can be col- 
lected even if the State governments fail 
to interfere ; farmers think they have 
paid enough money to be squandered; 
asks for opinions. 30, 360. 

Gere, Abbe, passports for (/. Sands). 12, 
72. 

Clerk of Comniou Pleas for Essex Co., 
Mass., Col. P.'s application for office of, 
1774 {A. Oliver). 5, 1. 

Cleveland, Aaron, of Norwich, Conn., 
1744-1S15. Apr. 3, 1787. Regrets 
that Col. Franklin did not choose to sit 
as member of the Assembly, as he is a 
man of ability ; hopes Col. P will carry 
out his plan of removing to Wyoming, 
as good characters are much wanted ; 
proposes to settle there himself ; land 
and apple-trees. 57, 154. 

Oct. 13, 17S7. Request that Col. 

P. will assist him in securing his claim 
to land in Luzerne County ; does not 
know what chance he can have unless 
the Commission is somewhat enlarged. 

57, 317. 

Cleveland, Aaron. Mar. 20, 1787- Wyo- 
ming land. 5, 397. 

Clinton, George, Governor of New York, 
1739-1812. Mar. 9, 1786. Extracts 
from a speech to the Oneida Indians 
concerning their land ; disclaims any de- 
sire to obtain land. 62, 208 [copy]. 

Mar. 1, 17S8. Proclamation re- 
straining John Livingston and associates 
from entering on or settling lands at 
Canada Creek under leases obtained from 
the Six Nations and Oneida Indians, 
which leases are to be considered as pur- 
chases, and, as such, not valid. 58, 10. 

July 18, 1788. To civil officers of 

Chemung. With the Chief Justice's 
warrant for arresting perpetrators of the 
outrage on Col. P. at Wyoming, Penn. 

58, 59 [copv ; Penn. Arch. 11, 341]. 

Apr. 27, 1791. To Gen. H. Knox ; 

objections to the measure of attempting 
a convention of the whole Six Nations ; 
approves rather of disuniting them ; Col. 
Willett ; hopes of a conference with 
Brant, and means of obtaining it. 61, 
212 [copy ; L. & C. 4, 167]. 



May 17, 1791. To Major A. Har- 

denberg. Instructions to remove intrud- 
ers on the Cayuga reservation. 61, 259 
[copy]. 

Nov. 13, 1791. To Louis Cook 

Has ordered Col. Colbrath to remove 
persons intruding on Oneida lands, but 
does not wish to interfere with those who 
are there for the purpose of assisting 
the Indians, unless requested by the 
chiefs. 62, 209 [copy]. 

Clinton, George. Aug. 26, 1781. The 
West Chester forage question, and Col. 
Hay ; his behavior and probable motives. 
33^ 415. [Bi. 1, 335, copy] 

Mar. 5, 1783. Withdrawing cer- 
tain statements in letter of Aug. 26, 
1781, concerning Col. Hay ; and defend- 
ing his own course on the West Chester 
forage question. 34, 116. [Bi. 1, 344.] 

Clinton, George, reasons why he should 
not be supported as a presidential 
candidate, 1808 (C. W. Hare), 14, 
177 ; memorandum of land purchases 
made as Governor of New York, from 
the Six Nations, 61, 158; interested 
in opposition to the Cayuga land lease 
(B. Paine), 273 ; his conduct in regard 
to the settlers (J. Kinney), 278 ; ac- 
cuses Col. P. of an interest in the lease 
(S Kirkland), 62, 43. 

Clopton, John, M. C. from Va., d. 1816, 
his libellous letters concerning President 
Adams (E. Carrington), 23, 271 ; to, 
9, 512. 

Cloth, large supplies brought in by priva- 
teers, 1777 (J. Pickering) 17, 50. 

Clothing for the armv, 1777-7S (G. Wil- 
liams), 17, 44, 52, 60, 7Q, 108, 116 ; 
(J. Pickering), 50, 58 ; (J. Orne), 
121; (S. Fletcher), 189, 191, 20S ; 
(Otis & Andrews), 185, 225, 226; (A. 
Scammell), 223 ; (Board oe War), 33, 
199, 230, 251; (J. Powell), 33, 203; 
report on (Board of War), 33, 206 ; 
(G. Washington) 219, 251. 

Clugny, Marquis de, a French refugee 
from Guadeloupe. July 21, 179S. Ac- 
count of his sufferings from the French 
revolutionary government ; praying that 
he may not be considered a suspicious 
alien. 22, 311. 

Clugny, Marquis de. Aug. 8, 1798. In- 
formation in the Marquis's letter together 
with that of Judge Iredell ; proves that 



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Clugny, Marquis de {continued). 
he and his family are not the dangerous 
aliens referred to in the Alien Law ; be 
may lay aside all apprehension on that 
score. 37, 318 [copy]. 

Clymer, George, of Pennsylvania, 1739- 
1813. Mar. 15, 1788. Hopeless con- 
dition of the bill for settling the Wyo- 
ming controversy in the Assembly. 19, 
123. [Bi. 2, 376.] 

Feb. 23, 1790. Ineffectual attempt 

to find the recommendation of Commis- 
sioners concerning the Wyoming claims 
accompanying the decree of Trenton. 
58, 206. 

Mar. 6. 1790. Vindicating him- 
self from a libel ; his own lands lie far 
beyond the reach of the Susquehanna 
claims. 58, 216. 

Mar. 20, 1790. To William Rawle. 

Vindicating himself and other members 
of the Penn. Assembly from the charge 
of interested motives in passing the 
Wyoming confirming law. 58, 251 
[copy]. 

Sept. 10, 1795. On the construc- 
tion of bridges. 20, 47. 

Mar. 14, 1801. Asking for copy of 

bill prescribing the course to be taken 
to redeem land in Kentucky sold for 
taxes. 27, 87- 

Clymer, George. Nov. 1, 1787. Conspi- 
racy of J. Franklin and his adherents 
against the State of Pennsylvania ; their 
lies and misrepresentations to the people ; 
expediency of maintaining a body of 
troops in the disputed district, and 
calamities which would be caused by a 
repeal of the confirming law. 57, 332. 

Coal, as a manure (T. Ewell), 14, 162; 
to, 161. 

Coasting-vessels carrying mails, law in 
regard to {A. Hamilton, 1791). 6, 65. 

Coates, Dr. B. H., of Philadelphia. Apr. 
10, 1826. In regard to the authenticity 
of a manuscript signed by Hendrick 
Aupaumut, a Mohican chief said to have 
been with Col. P. in 1791. 32, 201. 

Jan. 10, 1827. Thanks for Col. P.'s 

letter on the subject of the Indian man- 
uscript ; would be glad to be allowed to 
publish some extracts ; pleasure in mak- 
ing the acquaintance of Dr. Charles 
Pickering. 32, 257. 

Coates, Dr. B. H. Apr. 15, 1826. Ac- 



count of Hendrick Aupaumut, who cer- 
tainly went on the mission to the Six 
Nations in 1791 ; a respectable man, 
much attached to the U. S., and his 
statements may be relied upon. 16, 
116. 

Coates, John R. Oct. 28, 1809. Copy 
of a letter from England to his father 
Samuel Coates, describing the powerful 
and prosperous condition of Great Britain 
and the inability of the embargo to in- 
jure her. 14, 242. 

Coates, Samuel. Dec. 14, 1807- In re- 
gard to Mr. C.'s claim on the U. S. in 
behalf of Capt. Wm. Vicary. 43, 135. 

Dec. 19, 1808. Thanks for speeches 

on the embargo ; disastrous effects of the 
latter in Philadelphia; distress and in- 
sanity among sailors, produced by. 28, 
404. 

Feb. 28, 1809. Thanks for speeches 

in Congress ; regrets for the preponder- 
ance of foreign influence in the country ; 
superiority of the legislative assemblies at 
the East attributable to the virtue of na- 
tive citizens ; no Paines, Duanes, Genets, 
Callenders, and other disturbers of the 
public peace, have public office bestowed 
on them there ; no such privileges granted 
in any country ; evil influence of V — a 
counsels ; appreciation of P.'s speeches. 
29, 118. 

Dec. 16, 1809. With letter from 

Mr. C.'s son, John R. Coates, on the 
state of Great Britain, dated Oct. 28, 
1809 [14, 242]. 43, 259. 

Jan. 10, 1815. Account of Joseph 

Caldwell ; the Bank bill ; failure of 
Moses Thomas and Bradford & Inskeep. 
44, 101. 

Coates, Samuel. May 25, 1798. Request 
to admit John Allen, a sailor, into the 
Pennsylvania Hospital. 8, 473. 

Aug. 10, 1816. In behalf of the 

admission to the Pennsylvania Hospital 
of the insane son of Rev. Mr. Andrews, 
of Newburyport, 15, 125. 

Coats, bills and papers relating to supply 
of, to Salem troops, 1775. 56, 63-71. 

Cobb, David, aid to Gen. Washington, 
1748-1839. Sept. 17, 1783. Col. Hum- 
phreys's severe illness ; Gen. Washing- 
ton's decision that Capt. Bushnell is 
entitled to forage for a horse. 40, 103. 
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Nov. 9, 1825. The Newburgli let- 
ters ; Gen. C. was absent at the time, 
but heard all the circumstances ; is con- 
fident that no such letter as Harvie's 
was ever mentioned ; the first letter was 
above Armstrong's mark; reports then 
in circulation of a plot to form a mo- 
narchical government ; thiuks the first 
Newburgh letter may be ascribed to 
Gouverneur Morris. 32, 183. 

Cobb, Col. David, A. D. C. Oct. 3, 1782. 
Reasons against moving the army down 
the river. 34,44. [Copy; Wash. Let. 
59, 242 ] 

Dec. 29, 1S03. On the amendment 

to the Constitution relating to the elec- 
tion of President ; Col. P. demonstrates 
the advantages of the constitutional 
mode. 14, 72. 

Oct. 24, 1825. Gen. Armstrong 

and the Newburgh letters ; his story of 
the Harvie letter to Washington ; re- 
quest for Gen. Cobb's recollection of the 
circumstances. 16, 72. 

Cobbett, William, 1762-1835. June 27, 
1798. Enclosing an anonymous French 
letter directed to " Mr. Porcupine," with 
the information that Dr. Logan was 
gone to Prance to obtain forces to excite 
a servile insurrection in the South ; also 
of one Serrie [Serrurier?] in Philadel- 
phia, who gave information to French 
privateers of the sailing of American 
ships. 22, 244. 
I Oct. 9, 1798. Col. P.'s polite let- 
ter received ; will publish to-day in Por- 
cupine's Gazette, and Bellamy's letter 
to-morrow; thanks for extract [from R. 
Gamble's letter ?] ; always tests the sin- 
cerity of contributors by making them 
pay for their papers. 23, 208. 

July 6, 1799. Returning a certain 

pamphlet as too bulky to print ; encloses 
one by Mallet du Pan. 25, 18. 

Aug. 12, 1799. The English copy 

of the British Mercury accidentally de- 
stroyed ; sends a French one ; abridg- 
ment of Carnot to be published. 25, 
96. 

thbbett, William. Feb. 3, 1798. Re- 
quest for information as to the American 
Society of United Irishmen. 8, 105. 

Aug. 19, 1799. Remarks on insin- 
uation in Mr. C.'s paper concerning the 
secession of American commissioners on 



the 6th article of the British treaty; 
statement of facts. 11, 629. 

Cobbett, William, his alleged libel on the 
Spanish government, 1797 (C. Lee), 6, 
459 ; (C. M. de Yrujo), 461 ; 7, 10, 64 ; 
(W. Rawle) 6, 480 ; his answer to T. 
Paine's letter to Washington (G. Wash- 
ington), 8, 92; his Porcupine's Gazette 
much deteriorated, 1798 (/. Steele), 9, 
258 ; his indictment for libel against the 
Spanish minister returned by the jury 
with Ignoramus (W. Rawle), 22, 123 ; 
depth of infamy to which his Register 
has sunk in England (J. Robertson), 
30, 387; remarks on Col. P. in his 
Register, Sept. 28, 1811 (O. Picker- 
ing), 38, 215. 

Cochran, Charles Burnham, of Charleston, 
S. C. Dec. 31, 1798. Appointment as 
U. S. marshal of South Carolina. 10, 
160. 

Cochran, Dr. John, Director of Military 
Hospitals, 1730-1807. Nov. 4, 1782. 
Reflections on Col. P. for quarters pro- 
vided for Dr. C. and opprobrious re- 
marks on Col. P.'s letter. 40, 56. 

Cochran, Dr. John, Direct. Mil. Hosp. 
Nov. 6, 1782. Letter in answer to Dr. 
C.'s letter of same date ; Col. P. denies 
that Dr. C. can injure his feelings ; pub- 
lic interest demands that they should be 
on civil terms. 5, 267^ ; 34, 51. [Bi. 
1, 383.] 

Cochran, Capt., R. N., of the Thetis; dec- 
laration that all ships from Havana are 
contraband (M. Myers). 22, 15. 

Cocke, William ; Anderson, Joseph ; 8f Clai- 
borne, W. C. C. Mar. 24, 1800. En- 
closing reports showing that a new road 
cannot be laid out through the Cherokee 
country without a negotiation with them. 
13, 328. 

Codman, John, of New York? May 9, 
1800. Enclosing duplicate of letter to 
R. King concerning his business of ship 
Elizabeth. 13, 491. 

Codman, Stephen, his properly captured by 
a Spanish privateer (J). Humphreys). 8, 
350. 

Cogswell, Major Thomas, 1746-1S10. 
Jan. 14, 1784. Bond to repay to Col. 
P. certain sums allowed Major C. in 
addition to pay as wagonmastei'-general, 
in case Congress does not allow such 
extra pay. 56, 411. 



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Cogswell, Major Thomas (continued). 

Apr. 11, 1794. Plan for an efficient 

system of militia. 19, 313. 

Cogswell, Major Thomas. Jan. 14, 1784. 
Letter of thanks for Major C.'s valuable 
services as wagonmaster-general. 34, 
275. [Bi. 1, 402; Uphani: Notice of 
J. Upham, p. 89.] 

Feb. 1, 1785. Advice in regard to 

studying law, for a new country. 5, 
348. [Bi. 1, 502.] 

Cogswell, Major Thomas, appointed wagon- 
master-general, 1780. 33, 2S8. 

Cogswell, Dr. William, of Atkinson, 
N. H.? 1760-1831. Apr. 18, 1810. 
Deposition in the suit of Col. P. against 
Josiah Smith for libel. 43, 303. 

Coit, Joshua. Peb. 7, 1798. Enclosing 
copies of proper form of passport. 8, 
115. 

Coit, William. Nov. 7, 1798. Case of 
brigantine Bedford ; British re-captors 
of American captured vessels entitled to 
salvage. 9, 589. 

Colbert, Chevalier de. Oct. 2, 1798. 
Arrival at Port Niagara; kindness of 
Major Rivardi, and British officers at 
Newark ; intends to go to Quebec and 
Montreal before returning to Philadel- 
phia. 23, 179. 

—. — Mar. 7, 1799. Concerning M. 
Morgue, a Frenchman, without visible 
business ; his conduct in Philadelphia 
may be worth observing : the Chevalier 
suspects him to be an emissary of the 
Directory. 24, 138. 

Colden, Cadwallader David, owner of brig 
Genius, suspected of piracy (/. Hun- 
tington). 11, 459. 

Coleman, William, ed. of N. Y. Herald 
and Evening Post, 1766-1829. Dec. 1, 
1802. Newspaper for T. P., Jr., sent to 
Canandaigua instead of Ocq uagah ; mis- 
take shall be corrected; requests Col. P. 
to read his articles on Committee of In- 
vestigation in the Herald. 26, 297- 

Dec. 14, 1808. Regret that Fed- 
eralists in Congress shrink from doing 
justice to England. 28, 396. 

Jan. 14, 1809. Disgust of O. W. 

[Oliver Wolcott ?] at C.'s remarks on 
J. Q. Adams in the Evening Post, and 
at not being able to prevent a public 
meeting ; not only firmness, but bold- 
ness required by the times ; unworthy 



timidity of the House; disapprobation 
of Mr. G. ( ?) condescending to an expla- 
nation to Mr. Eppes. 29, 21. 

Dec. 25, 1809. Division among 

Federalists in New York ; Mr. W.'s 
[Wolcott ?] disgust and toast given by 
him at New England dinner ; unavailing 
remonstrances directed to himself; the 
administration has been most egregiously 
wrong, and we should be blockheads if 
we did not avail ourselves of the proofs ; 
G. M. [Gouverneur Morris ?] and Mr. 
K. [King?] go all lengths with him. 
29, 196. 

— Mar. 14, 1813. Hearing that Col. 
P. is about addressing a series of letters 
to the public on the subject of the loan, 
wishes for the privilege of republishing 
them in New York. 30, 67- 

— Apr. 21, 1816. Defending resolu- 
tions of Federal meeting in New York 
on the compensation bill. 31, 105. 

— Oct. 30, 1823. Col. W. S. Smith ; 
his unprincipled and dissolute character ; 
questions whether it is worthy of Col. 
P. to remark him particularly ; rejoices 
that P. is to notice Mr. Adams's cor- 
respondence with Cunningham; Gen. 
Hamilton ; regrets misunderstanding 
respecting the compensation bill. 15, 
316. 

— Nov. 30, 1823. Enclosing copy of 
a letter giving an account of the career 
of Col. William S. Smith, as agent of 
Sir W. Pulteney and Gov. Hornby. 32, 
36. 

— Aug. 1, 1824. Earnestly dissuad- 
ing Col. P. from his determination to 
publish a series of essays respecting the 
genius and character of Washington ; 
would not be tolerated by the present 
race of Americans ; Gen. Hamilton's 
opinions; question of the Farewell Ad- 
dress having been written by Hamilton; 
irrefragable evidence that it was ; advises 
Col. P. against any contest with Walsh ; 
effect of Col. P.'s Review. 32, 83. 

— Nov. 21, 1824. Did not think much 
of the letter of Sulpitius after reading 
Col. P.'s essays ; Presidential candi- 
dates : Adams, Crawford, and Jackson ; 
Pv. King and his son devoted to the cause 
of Adams ; cannot believe that the 
Southern States will consent to have 
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a hypocrite; his own failing health. 
32/117. 

— Dec. 12, 1824. Thanks for Col. 
P.'s continued sympathy and regard; 
recollections of Col. Troup and another 
gentleman respecting the duel between 
Burr and Hamilton ; a ruthless murder ; 
Mr. Crawford's health too bad for the 
duties of the presidency; Jackson the 
most promising candidate ; Mr. Harper's 
letters; Mr. Otis badly treated by the 
" middling interest." 32, 121. 

— Feb. 13, 1825. Regrets on the re- 
sult of the presidential election; influ- 
ence of Rufus King and Henry Clay in 
producing it ; cannot believe that Adams 
will be elected for a second term, but 
whether Cheves, Calhoun, Clinton, or 
Clay will succeed him is beyond conjec- 
ture ; supposes Col. P. will stop the 
Evening Post now the election is over. 
32, 133. 

— Mar. 18, 1825. Mr. Adams and 
his Cabinet ; not one personal friend of 
the President in it ; Clay attributes Mr. 
A.'s election not to his own influence 
with Western people, but to their fear of 
Jackson ; Mr. Webster obtained an ex- 
plicit declaration from Mr. A. as to what 
would be his course in regard to Feder- 
alists before supporting him ; doubts of 
Mr. A.'s sincerity. 32, 143. 

— June 17, 1825. Account of sub- 
scription, set on foot by Webster and 
Hopkinson, to employ Mr. Walsh to 
write a history of the government; a 
suicidal measure for Federalists to em- 
ploy a man who will put Jefferson and 
Madison on the same level with Wash- 
ington and Hamilton ; W'alsh not want- 
ing in capacity, but in honesty and moral 
sense; dispute between Rufus Xing and 
the Hamilton family. 32, 149. 

— Sept. 24, 1826. Prevented from 
answering Col. P.'s letter by being laid 
up from an accident ; Col. P.'s remarks 
respecting a monument to Washington ; 
one attempted by an Italian named 
Causici in N. Y. which is a public laugh- 
ing-stock ; the Lafayette fever; amazed 
at Mr. Webster's praise of Jefferson; 
Mr. King's health ; the disputed manu- 
script of the Farewell Address. 32, 233. 

— Jan. 7, IS 27. On the question of 
Washington's Farewell Address ; Mr. 



King gave up the papers after Mr. Jay's 
letter, and Mr. C, with Col. Troup and 
James Hamilton, has examined them 
carefully; result equally honorable to 
Washington and to Hamilton; account 
of the letters. 32, 251. 

Feb. 11, 1827. Theory of Wash- 
ington's Farewell Address which explains 
the two sides of the argument ; course 
of Webster and Everett ; Mr. King's ill 
health. 32, 285. 

Apr. 25, 1827. Inquiry as to state 

of politics in Boston ; report that Mr. 
Otis is endeavoring to establish an Adams 
newspaper at Albany, and that Col. P. 
has given in his adhesion to Mr. Adams ; 
the latter's conduct in regard, to colonial 
trade an objection to his re-election ; this 
string to be harped on if Mr. C. lives ; 
Mr. Webster's letters ; an abortive at- 
tempt to make the worse appear the 
better cause. 32, 294. 

July 19, 1827. Suggests Col. P.'s 

coming to New York to meet Mr. J. A. 
Hamilton with reference to the life of 
A. Hamilton to be written by Col. P. ; 
question of compensation. 44, 302. 

July 26, 1828. Account of his ill- 
ness ; hopes of obtaining a report made 
to Congress on Gen. Jackson's Florida 
conduct ; articles preparing against Mr. 
Adams's re-election; shabby behavior of 
the King family. 32, 382. 

Feb. 15, 1829. To 0. Pickering. 

Regret for the death of Col. P. ; loss to 
the world by his failure to write the life 
of Hamilton; compensation agreed upon 
for the same ; apology to Mr. J. Pick- 
ering for neglect of a letter. 44, 332. 

Coleman, William. Nov. 20, 1802. News- 
paper for T. P., Jr., not received; re- 
quests direction may be changed. 14, 
31. 

Oct. 28, 1803. Request for copy of 

the Herald ; facts concerning the trans- 
mission of infection from poisonous 
planto and shrubs. 38, 62. 

Jan. 18, 1809. Mr. Wolcott's con- 
duct unaccountable and to be lamented ; 
Mr. Coleman's remarks on J. Q. Adams 
unnecessarily severe now that he is down ; 
intended to reply to his letter to H. G. 
Otis, but decided it was not necessary ; 
criticisms on the letter approved ; its 
faulty style. 38, 148. 



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Coleman, William {continued). 

Jan. 25, 1809. Information re- 
ceived from Capt. Lewis concerning 
Gen. Sam. Smith ; Mr. Wolcott ; Pink- 
ney's letter to Canning ; J. B. Cutting's 
claim on the U. S. and his forgery. 38, 
149. 

Sept. 29, 1313. John Pickering's 

list of Americanisms ; Mr. Coleman's re- 
mark that the American use of the word 
clever was to be found in the Freeholder 
and the Spectator ; request for the num- 
bers ; corrections in Col. P.'s articles on 
the Russian mission in the [Boston ?] 
Advertiser. 38, 201. 

Apr. 17, 1816. Hamilton and R. 

King authors of the letters of 'Camil- 
lus ' ; Federal meeting in N. Y. against 
the compensation bill ; very small game 
for Federalists to hunt, and just on a 
level with Democracy ; explains the bill 
and his reasons for voting for it. 15, 
116. 

Apr. 27, 1816. The compensation 

bill ; moved and supported by democratic 
members ; advantages of a yearly over a 
daily compensation. 15, 118. 

Dec. 5, 1816. New York Herald 

to be sent until the close of the session ; 
after that, Col. P. apprehends that " hav- 
ing ceased to be a public man, it will 
not comport with his situation to ex- 
pend either time or money on news- 
papers." 15, 128. 

Oct. 22, 1823. Col. W. S. Smith: 

request for information as to the source 
of his fortune • agency for Sir W. Pulte- 
ney ; inquiry as to Col. S.'s reputation 
in New York. 38, 276; rough draught, 
15, 333. 

Nov. 6, 1823. Col Smith; Col. 

P. wishes to be possessed of the facts, 
though he may make no more use of 
them than necessary to vindicate himself 
from Mr. Adams's charge of propagating 
scandalous falsehoods concerning him ; 
Mr. A. lias shown no mercy to him, or 
any feeling for his children in case he 
died before these calumnies were made 
public ; pain felt in exposing Gov. Sul- 
livan's character on account of his worthy 
sons; "the banished Aristides." 38, 
277 ; rough draught, 15, 334. 

Dec. 8, 1823. Thanks for copy of 

letter containing account of Col. W. S. 



Smith's fraud on Sir W. Pulteney ; can- 
not tell when Col. P.'s Review will be 
published, as great care and many docu- 
ments are necessary. 15, 318 ; 38, 281. 

— May 12, 1824. Review of the 
Cunningham correspondence finished at 
last ; sends two copies ; hopes Mr. C. 
will not find the time spent in reading it 
thrown away. 15, 347 ; 38, 284. 

— July 22, 1824. Thanks for notices 
of the Review in the Evening Post ; Mr. 
Walsh's threats of a publication from 
the Secretary of State [J. Q. Adams] j 
Mr. C. has too favorable an opinion of 
Walsh ; quite as ready as the Adamses 
to sacrifice everything to. his interest 
and ambition ; his criticisms on P.'s esti- 
mate of the talents of Washington ; that 
view supported by Hamilton and Ram- 
say. 15, 373 ; 38, 285. 

— Aug. 14, 1824. In regard to Col. 
P.'s opinion that many of Washington's 
official despatches were written by his 
aids ; opinion has been distinctly con- 
firmed by Col. Varick, lately in Salem, 
who was one of those aids ; Judge 
Washington's indignation natural ; Bur- 
net's description of Lord Russell appli- 
cable to Washington ; pamphlet of Ser- 
vius Sulpitius on J. Q. Adams's Fourth 
of July oration. 15, 408, 410; 38, 
287. 

— Oct. 14, 1824. Desiring the return 
of the pamphlet of Servius Sulpitius ; 
pamphlet published by the son of Col. 
W. S. Smith ; did not enter into details 
concerning him for the sake of his chil- 
dren ; Walsh's accusation of misrepre- 
sentation against P.; his insolent men-- 
tion of Mr. Coleman. 15, 422 ; 38, 291. 

— Dec. 2, 1824. Regretting Mr. C.'s 
ill health ; remarks on R. King ; reasons 
for his change of opinion to be found in 
his ambition ; queries as to his conduct 
in regard 'to Hamilton's duel with Burr. 
15, 433; 38, 294. 

— Feb. 23, 1825. Lamenting the re- 
sult of the Presidential election; hopes 
Mr. Adams may prove himself not wholly 
unworthy ; question as to Henry Clay's 
reward for his active assistance ; might 
be Secretary of State but for George 
Kremer's disclosures; likely that Mr. 
Webster may be Secretary of State ; 
agrees with Mr. C. in his estimate of R. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



95 



King ; affectation of Mr. Adams and of 
Jefferson. 16, 20 (rough draught) ; 38, 
294. 

July 1, 1825. Mr. Walsh's pro- 
posed history of the last three adminis- 
trations ; Judge Benson's and Mr. King's 
opinions of Dr. Franklin ; history of Mr. 
King's appointment to the British em- 
bassy ; his exertions for Mr. Adams's 
election ; Mr. Monroe's opposition to 
Madison and its withdrawal ; opinions 
of Virginia lawyers respecting John 
Tyler; "Webster's influence exerted on 
behalf of Adams; Mr. King and the 
Burr-Hamilton duel; Judge Marshall's 
introduction received. 16, 41 (rough 
draught) ; 38, 303. 

Aug. 8, 1826. Setting forth the 

reasons for the delay in erecting the 
equestrian statue of Washington voted 
by Congress in 1783 or 1784; Washing- 
ton's writings ; delusions respecting 
him ; Senex's estimate of Jefferson as a 
visionary. 16, 130. 

Oct. 5, 1826. On the authorship 

of Washington's Farewell Address. 16, 
158; 38,306. 

Jan. 19, 1827. Col. P.'s own the- 
ory in regard to the authorship of Wash- 
ington's Farewell Address ; originally 
written by Washington, and worked over 
and amended by Hamilton ; introducing 
Dr. C. Pickering. 38, 310. 

Apr. 30, 1827. State of Federalism 

in Boston ; attempt to deprive the 
Charlestown Bridge Co. of their prop- 
erty by building a free bridge close by ; 
made a political question in Mass. ; 
prospects of presidential election ; 
Messrs. Adams and Clay ; account of 
Judge Story's political career ; H. G. 
Otis ; John Lowell ; approval of Mr. 
Adams's presidential acts. 16, 207 ; 
38, 320. 

July 21, 1827- Appointment to 

meet Mr. James A. Hamilton in New 
York on the subject of the biography to 
be written by Col. P. 38, 324. 

Sept. 11, 1827. Everything should 

be collected concerning Hamilton's man- 
agement and pleadings at the New York 
bar; trial of H. Croswell for a libel on 
Jefferson. 16, 339 ; 38, 332. 

July 7, 1S28. Returning E. Liv- 
ingston's overwhelming answer to Jeffer- 



son's justification in the case of the New 
Orleans Batture; ignorant toasts to Jef- 
ferson's memory at public dinner to C. 
F. Mercer ; Jefferson's and Madison's 
hypocrisy; accounts of Jackson's de- 
fence of New Orleans ; accusations 
against him. 38, 338 ; memorandum 
for, 16, 309. 

Collectors of Customs. Mar. 25, 1796. Cir- 
cular to collectors of all the ports of the 
U. S. requesting that legal affidavits as 
to the facts may be taken in all cases of 
complaint of impressment of seamen by 
British officers. 36, 39 [copy]. 

Collet, John, certificate of citizenship. 6, 
350. 

Collier, Rev. William, ed. National Philan- 
thropist, 1771-1843. Feb. 19, 1827. 
Col. P. was importuned into takiug Mr. 
C.'s paper for a year, but wants it no 
longer ; does not require any lectures on 
intemperance ; impossibility of any great 
check on the consumption of liquor as 
long as a majority of the lawgivers like 
it. 16, 202. 

Collins, John, Governor of Rhode Island, 
1717-1795. May 3, 1785. With ad- 
dress of Philadelphia Agricultural Soci- 
ety, and suggestion that a like society 
be established in Rhode Island. 5, 
3381. 

Collot, Gen. Jean Baptiste, suit against 
{M. LUombe), 6, 474 ; 37, 172 ; a sus- 
picious character to be ordered out of 
the country (/. Adams'), 9, 426, 453 ; 
11, 526; his expedition to the Missis- 
sippi (T. Coxe), 21, 317 ; J. J. W. 
Rivardi), 368 ; deposition concerning 
him (J. A. Mercier), 25, 85 ; memo- 
randum in regard to his residence and 
remark to Mercier, a French stone- 
mason. 42, 91. 

Colman, Rev. Hexry, 1785-1849. Feb. 
4, 1820. Letter to the Committee of 
the North Church in Salem, in regard 
to an invitation to become their pastor. 
44, 215. 

Mar. 6-14, IS 20. Correspondence 

and proceedings on dissolving his con- 
nection with the Third Church in Hing- 
ham. 44, 223. 

June 4, 1S24. To E. H. Derby 

and others. Views and purposes in re- 
gard to the formation of a new religious 
society in Salem. 44, 265 [copy]. 



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Colman, Rev. Henry {continued). 

June 28, 1824. Is informed that 

Col. P. has given currency to a report 
that Mr. C. had said he would accept a 
call to the First Church in Salem if a 
majority in his favor could be obtained ; 
report has no foundation in truth. 
32, 64. 

Colman, Rev. Henry. June 30, 1824. 
Remarks on Mr. C.'s conduct with re- 
spect to the affairs of the First Congre- 
gational Church in Salem. 15, 359. 

Colman, Rev. Henry, sentiment given by 
him at ordination of C. W. Upham. 55, 
224. 

Colonial trade of Great Britain, injury to, 
by J. Q. Adams's proclamation, 46, 353 ; 
remarks on, 52, 347 ; 55, 103 ; speech 
of Henry Clay on, 1817, 159 ; circular 
letter addressed to American merchants, 
Dec. 9, 1816. 15, 130. 

Colonization, absurd to attempt, if slavery 
is to be admitted in new States (/. Ran- 
dolph), 15, 188; (C. F. Mercer) 199; 
supported by slaveholders to get rid of 
the free blacks, 199 ; report of com- 
mittee on, 55, 363; observations on, 
368, 370, 372. 

Columbia, 0., address to President Adams 
(/. Adams). 9, 140. 

Columbian Centinel, vindication of John 
Marshall's opinions in 1798 (T. Sedg- 
wick). 9, 572. 

Columbus, ship, captured by the Genius 
(/. Huntington), 11, 459; (J. Sands) 
476. 

Commerce, opposition to, of Napoleon and 
of Jefferson and other Virginians. 52, 
290. 

Commerce, ship, condemnation of {Murray 
8f Mumford),! , 533; (E. Vanderhorst), 
8, 81. 

Commercial liberality, no such thing as, in 
Great Britain (/. Q. Adams). 20, 119. 

Commissariats, economy of abolishing cer- 
tain, suggested, 1781 (President of Con- 
gress), 33, 321; enemies created thereby 
'■(£. Hodgdon), 408. 

Commission extraordinary to France, 
1797. See Pinkney, C. C., et at. 

Commissioners on the 6th article of treaty 
with Great Britain [T. Fitzsimons, S. 
Sitgreaves, et at.]. Nov. 21, 1797. No 
tice of the appointment of John Read 
as agent for the Commissioners. 7, 451. 



Sept. 21, 1798. Is informed of 

differences of opinion in the board, and 
probability of the secession of at least 
one of the Commissioners ; such an inci- 
dent much to be regretted ; requests a 
statement of the points in dispute with 
reasons for opinions. 37, 339 [copy]. 

Commissioners on the 6th article of the 
treaty with Great Britain, differences of 
opinion among them (R King), 10, 332 ; 
assumption of British members (R. King), 
37, 327 : secession of American mem- 
bers (/. Q. Adams), 11, 568; 12, 147; 
{W. Cobbett), 11, 629 ; articles on which 
separation took place (R. King), 11, 
570 ; (B. Pickman) 12, 311 ; differences 
of, to be settled in London (S. Hig gin- 
son), 11, 610; remarks on principles 
established by them (G. Evans), 42, 
173 ; correspondence between Mr. King 
and Lord Grenville, 26, 89 ; (S. Sit- 
greaves), 37, 361 ; business settled by 
the U. S. paying a definite sum (R. 
King), 26, 278. 

Commissioners on the 7th article of Brit- 
ish treaty [C. Gore, W. Pinkney etal.~], 
secession of British commissioners ; 
differences settled by negotiation (W. 
Cobbett), 11, 631 ; suspension of busi- 
ness on aecount of suspension of com- 
mission on 6th article (/. Adams), 12, 
311, 361 ; decisions by, and Mr. Gore's 
Considerations thereon (C. Gore), 
25, 1. 

Commissioners on 2W article of treaty with 
Spain. Dec. 2, 1797. Transmitting 
opinion of Attorney-General on the time 
of making awards. 7, 501. 

Sept. 16, 1798. From J. Wagner. 

Directions in case of schooner Hendrick 
de Leon. 9, 334. 

Commissioners on 21st article of treaty 
with Spain; award by (D. Humphreys). 
8, 326. 

Committee or Correspondence of Bos- 
ton. Nov. 23, 1773. Circular asking 
for the sense of the towns in the matter 
of the importation of tea. 39, 25. 

Dec. 1, 1773. Forwarding copy 

of votes and resolves at meeting at Fan- 
euil Hall on the tea tax. 39, 26. 

Mar. 21, 1774. To Committee of 

Correspondence in Salem. On the es- 
tablishment of a Colonial post. 39, 
38. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



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May 12, 1774. Letter in regard 

to the Act of Parliament for blocking up 
the port of Boston. 39, 45. 

June 8, 1774. Address setting forth 

the oppressions suffered by the colonies 
from Parliament and recommending a 
non-importation covenant. 39, 51. 

June 10, 1774. In regard to the 

non-importation covenant. 39, 53. 

Aug. 19, 1774. To Committee of 

Correspondence in Salem. Request for 
a meeting in Faneuil Hall, to decide on 
a plan of operations for the several coun- 
ties. 39, 67. 

Sept. 6, 1774. To Committee of 

Correspondence in Salem. Thanks for 
information concerning the arrival of a 
cargo of tea ; Gen. Gage has begun to 
fortify the Neck ; the event the occasion 
of much speculation : offers of assistance 
from Connecticut ; twenty thousand 
men ready to march ; disgust of Messrs. 
Smith & Atkinson at the tea being con- 
signed to them. 39, 76. 

Committee of Correspondence in Boston. 
Apr. 4 or 20, 1774. In regard to the 
establishment of a colonial post-office. 
33, 75, 86. 

Committee of Correspondence in Pal- 
mouth (Portland). July 1, 1774. 
Asking for the sense of the towns in re- 
gard to the Worcester non-importation 
covenant. 39, 57. 

Committee op Correspondence in 
Gloucester. Nov. 28, 1774. To Com- 
mittee of Correspondence in Salem. In 
regard to certificates for captains trading 
to Virginia. 39, 89. 

Committee of Correspondence in 
Haverhill. Nov. 16, 1774. In re- 
gard to executions issued by Harrison 
Gray, the province treasurer, against 
constables who have not paid in last 
year's taxes ; Mr. G. utterly unfit to be 
trusted with the public money ; recom- 
mendation that deputy-sheriffs having to 
serve executions shall resign. 39, 84. 

Committee of Correspondence in Mal- 
den. Apr. 24, 1775. To Committee 
of Correspondence in Salem. Inter- 
cepted letters brought by Mary Heth and 
seized ; letter concerning a commission 
to Brigadier Ruggles to raise a regiment 
to fight the rebels ; letter from Peter 
Oliver to Col. Frye. 39, 106. 



Committee of Correspondence in 
Marblehead. Aug. 16, 1774. Pro- 
posing a meeting of delegates from 
towns in Essex County to take measures 
for the relief of the province from the 
oppressive measures of the Boston Port 
Bill, the Murder Act, and the Act for 
altering the Constitution of the province. 
39, 63. 

Aug. 25, 1774. To Committee of 

Correspondence in Salem. Request for 
information concerning the attempt of 
Gen. Gage to prevent a town-meeting 
in Salem on the 24th of August ; assur- 
ances of support and assistance. 39, 70. 

Sept. 6, 1774. Information of a 

shipload of tea to be landed in Salem ; 
request for the sense of the county con- 
gress and the Boston Committee on the 
subject; are ready to afford assistance. 
39, 74. 

Nov. 25, 1774. To Committee of 

Correspondence in Salem. Recom- 
mending that certificates of well-deserv- 
ing be given to captains trading to 
Virginia and elsewhere. 39, 87. 

Committee of Correspondence in 
Newport. Peb. 9, 1775. To Com- 
mittee of Correspondence in Salem. 
Question in regard to the exportation of 
sheep from one colony to another. 39, 
100. 

Committee of Correspondence in 
Salem. Dec. 24, 1772. To Committee 
of Correspondence in Boston. On ques- 
tions of the rights of the colonies ; in- 
dependence of judges ; extensive influ- 
ence of the crown through its officers ; 
expressions of sympathy and approba- 
tion. 33, 14. 

June 7, 1773. To the Committee 

of Correspondence in Boston. Reasons 
for not calling a town-meeting before ; 
right of towns to call meetings and pro- 
test against grievances in their corporate 
capacity. 33, 16. 

Jnly 12, 1774. To Committee of 

Correspondence in Falmouth [Port- 
land]. Expedient to suspend the meas- 
ures for cessation of commerce with 
Great Britain until the result of deliber- 
ations of the general congress is known. 
33, 96. 

Aug. 19, 1774. Notification to 

freeholders of Salem to choose delegates 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Committee of Correspondence in 
Salem {continued). 
to meet other Essex County delegates at 
Ipswich to determine on such measures 
as the late Acts of Parliament render 
expedient. 33, 100. [Handbill.] 

Aug. 25, 1774. To Committee of 

Correspondence, Boston. Giving ac- 
count of an interview with Gen. Gage, 
regarding a town meeting called by 
the Committee. 5, 12. 

Nov. 30, 1774. Circular letter in 

regard to certificates for vessels. [Un- 
signed.] 33, 118. 

Feb. 22, 1775. To Committee of 

Correspondence in Newport. Sheep 
have been shipped to South Carolina ; 
which does not come under the operation 
of the non-intercourse agreement. 33, 
122. 

May 23, 1775. To Essex County 

Committee. Information as to the mil- 
itary equipment of the town of Salem 
and amount of money due to the prov- 
ince. 33, 126 [copy, 127 b]. 

Aug. 13, 1776. To the Council of 

the Massachusetts Bay. Representing 
the probable intention of Jonathan Dowse 
and John Lawless to leave the country 
for England and the inexpediency of al- 
lowing them to depart. 33, 158 [copy ; 
Rev. Counc. Papers, 2, 47]. 

Aug. 20, 1776. Certificate to en- 
able James Dillon to go to England. 
33, 160 [copy} 

Oct. 30, 1776. Petition to the 

Council to take measures for securing 
prisoners of war now resident in mari- 
time towns. 33, 169. [Rev. Counc. 
Papers, 3, 4; copy.] 

Committee of Correspondence in 
Worcester. June 13, 1774. Recom- 
mending a form of non-importation cove- 
nant as not inconsistent with that sent 
out by Boston Committee. 39, 54. 

Committee op Safety in Marblehead. 
Aug. 19, 1775. To Committee of Safety 
of Salem. Excusing conduct of Capt 
Mugford, complained of for assisting 
British frigate Merlin; Capt. M.'s pa- 
triotism. 17, 15. 

Committee of Safety of Salem. Apr. 
4, 1774. Advertisement concerning cer- 
tain suspicious persons from Nova Scotia. 
53, 25. 



July 17, 1775. Petition to the 

Provincial Committee of Safety against 
unjust accusations of supplying British 
forces with provisions. 33, 129 [copy; 
Re vol. Petitions, 1, 88]. 

Aug. 2, 1775. Warrant for charg- 
ing the night-watch in regard to their 
duties. 53, 61. 

Aug. 2, 1775. Petition to the 

General Court that the town may not be 
expected to provide for paupers quar- 
tered in the hospital at the request of 
overseers of the poor of Boston. 33, 
128 [copy], 

Nov. 30, 1775. To the Council of 

Mass. Bay. Certificate of prisoners taken 
by a privateer ; and asking for directions 
with regard to prizes taken by privateers. 
33, 138. 

Apr. 13, 1776. Petition to the 

General Court for the return of four 
pieces of cannon, sent from Salem to 
Cambridge. 33, 145. [Revol. Petit. 
1, 405 ; copy.] 

May 11, 1776. Petition to the 

General Court, setting forth the neces- 
sity of erecting a fortification on Nog's 
Head in Marblehead, and begging that 
the fifty sea-coast men from Salem may 
be released from service in Boston. 33, 
152. 

Committee of Correspondence op 
Salem and Marblehead. May 11, 
1776. Petition to the General Court 
that provision may be made for the 
defence by batteries of the sea-coast 
of those towns. 33, 151. 

Committee of Supply of Mass. Bay. 
May 18, June 21, June 28, 1775. To 
J. Gardner, Jr., and T. Pickering, Jr. 
Acceptance of blankets from Salem Hos- 
pital ; will have them cleansed at Rains- 
ford Island. 39, 113, 117, 119. 

Committee of the General Court for erecting 
fortifications at Boston. May 16, 1776. 
Representing the pressing need of de- 
fence of Salem, and requesting that the 
Salem sea-coast men may be released 
for home service. 33, 153 

Commutation of pay of Revolutionary 
officers, objections to (G. Williams), 
18, 175 ; (N. P. Sargeant) 195. 

Compensation bill, 1815 (W. Coleman), 
31, 105, 121; to, 15, 116, IIS; (P. 
Wingate), 31, 158; 38, 226; (/• 



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99 



Brooks), 38, 218 ; (Mass. Legisla- 
tive), 224; notes of Col. P.'s speech 
on, 55, 146 ; debate on, 148 ; estimate 
in regard to, 154; newspaper report of 
Col. P.'s speech on, 49, 240. 
Comptroller of Treasury. Aug. 21, 1797- 
Respecting the role d'equipage or crew 
list required by France. 7, 109. 

May 29, 1798. Answers to ques- 
tions concerning Hans Hey sell. 8, 498. 

July 12, 1798. In regard to brig 

Liberty. 9, 32. 

Comptroller of Treasury, duty of (J. 
Adams). 7, 524. 

Conant, Samuel S., of New York ? July 
10, 1820. Begging for Col. P.'s agri- 
cultural treatises or any others approved 
by him. 31, 319. 

Feb. 5, 1825. With prospectus of 

Mr. C.'s work on Indian Eloquence. 
44, 283. 

Mar. 13, 1825. No doubt that 

Indian genius has lost its energy and its 
noblest characteristics ; still Mr. C. will 
be able to gather evidence enough to 
interest posterity ; wishes to collect 
facts concerning Red Jacket, Corn- 
planter, and Skenandoah. 32, 141. 

Conant, Samuel S. Aug. 1, 1820. Send- 
ing two pamphlets on agriculture written 
by Col. P. ; the best publications on the 
subject ; ploughs and farming-tools. 15, 
223. 

Peb. 15, 1825. Mr. Conant's in- 
tention of collecting specimens of In- 
dian eloquence; Col. P. will look for 
some speeches of chiefs of the Six Na- 
tions received officially, and send them ; 
Mr. Du Ponceau might furnish some 
materials ; David Brown, a half-breed 
Cherokee, said to be collecting materials 
for the same end. 16, 19. 

Conception, schooner, deposition in regard 
to capture (J. Blrnell), 6, 322 ; letter 
in regawl to (R. Liston), 391. 

Concord, Mass., attempt to prevent the 
court sitting in, and powerlessness of 
sheriff, 1774 (E. Bowman). 57, 340. 

Concord, prize ship, libel of, 1776. 5, 30. 

Condy, Jeremiah, of Georgetown, D. C. 
Sept. 18, 1800. Urging his claim to 
the sum paid as indemnification for the 
Wilmington Packet, and begging Col. 
P.'s influence with the Secretary of State 
to obtain it. 26, 207. 



Condy, J. W., of Philadelphia. Dec. 24, 
1805. Statement in behalf of merchants 
of Philadelphia, of' the grounds of their 
complaint of the refusal by the govern- 
ment of debenture for drawbacks on 
goods exported from the TJ. S. 27, 
162. 

Confirming law of Pennsylvania Assembly 
relative to Connecticut claims, petition 
for, 1787, 57, 127 ; notice of commis- 
sioners appointed under, 152; petitions 
against, 293 ; 58, 204, 205 ; suspension 
of, 58, 18 ; report of committee in favor 
of repeal of, 194; notes of debates in 
the Assembly on, 208-213 ; questions 
and answers relative to the commission 
for examining and confirming claims 
under, 220 ; its repeal inconsistent with 
justice, prudence, or sound policy (W. S. 
Johnson), 221 ; notes and memoranda 
of debate on, Mar. 8, 1790, 224-255 ; 
members who passed the law accused of 
interested motives (G. Clymer), 251; 
arguments against the repeal (R. Peters), 
256 ; minority report and protest against 
repeal, 262. 

Congress, Continental, resolutions cen- 
suring the Board of War for their pro- 
test in the case of Col. Plower, Aug. 4, 
1778. 5, 94. 

1781. Extract from instructions to 

commissioners for making peace with 
Great Britain, to undertake nothing 
without the knowledge and consent of 
Prance, and to be governed ultimately 
by her advice and opinion. 53, 127 
[copy]. 

Proceedings of. July 27, 1781. On 

the subject of forage for the army. 5, 
228. 

Congress, Continental ; Committee for ar- 
ranging Staff Departments. Apr. 27, 29, 
1782. Statement of objections to pro- 
posed arrangement. 5, 260. 

Committee of. Nov. 22, 1779. Sal- 
ary and expenses of a member of Board 
ofW-r. 5,129. [Bi. 1,243.] 

on Pay of Q. M. G. Apr. 

27, 29, 1782. Remonstrance against 
their resolutions reducing Col. P.'s pay. 
5, 260, 261. [Bi. 1, 389.] 

Congress, Continental, list of Committees 
of, 1774-75, 54, 251; petty jealousies 
and small politics in, 1778 (R. H. 
Harison), 33, ISO; inefficiency of, in 



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Congress, Continental 
the matter of taxation, 52, 63; an- 
swer of, to Lord Howe, 1778; an- 
ticipates everything British Commis- 
sioners could say (R. Peters), 17, 163 ; 
instructions to commissioners for peace 
with England in 1782, directing them to 
be in all things subservient to France ; 
protest of Mr. Jay (John Jay), 29, 260 ; 
contemptible and helpless condition of, 
in the face of the mutiny of 1783 (S. 
Hodgdon), 40, 96 ; old Congress dis- 
solved, Mar. 4, 1789 (S. Hodgdon), 
293. 

Congress, United States. Mar. 1, 1793. 
Act to regulate trade and intercourse 
with the Indians. 59, 58 [newspaper 
cutting]. 

Mar. 4, 1794. Amendment to clause 

of Constitution relating to suability of 
States. 7, 313. 

House of Representatives. Jan. 

16, 1806. Message transmitting to the 
Senate the bill to make appropriation for 
the purchase of West Florida. 54, 289 
[copy]. 

Mar. 1,1792. Petition for the 

payment of certain debts due by Q. M. G. 
department. 35, 146. 

Congress, U. S. ; Committee of, on the pro- 
mulgation of the laws. Feb. 8, 1799. 
On the best method of distributing the 
laws of the U. S. 10, 361. 

Congress, United States. Philadelphia the 
proper residence of (P. Wingate), 6, 8 ; 
penuriousness of, toward public officers 
(/. Clarke'), 37, 73 ; salaries of members 
and officers larger than the country can 
afford (P. Wingate, 1789), 19, 172; 
members of, supposed to be bribed by 
M. Adet to give the earliest news of 
Jay's treaty, 1795 (G. Washington), 9, 
521 ; (E. Car ring ton), 14, 295 ; business 
of, obstructed by Jefferson, Madison, and 
Gallatin, 1796 (O. Wolcott), 47, 191 ; 
unsatisfactory conduct of, in regard to 
defensive measures of President Adams, 
1797 (/. /• U. Rioardi), 6, 399; (D. 
Humphreys'), 436; (W. V. Murray), 7, 
241 ; (C C. Pinckney), 37, 193 ; safety 
of assembling at Philadelphia, on account 
of yellow fever, 1797 (/. Adams), 7, 
383 ; supineness of, in regard to French 
aggressions, 1798 (S. Rigginson), 7, 
657 ; wicked and vile spirit in, opposed 



to anything energetic or dignified (S. 
Higginson, 1798), 22, 223; fiddling 
while our Rome is burning (F. Ames, 
1798), 281 ; defensive measures taken 
by, 1798 (/. Q. Adams), 8, 323; (W. 
Smith), 328; divisions in, 1798 (/. 
Mayer), 8, 602 ; a vote of censure of 
the President the best means of coun- 
teracting the effect on other nations of 
the mission to France (F. Ames, 1799), 
25, 289 ; motion of Nicholas, in 1799, to 
disband the twelve new regiments neg- 
atived (/. Q. Adams), 13, 33 ; (0. Ells- 
worth et at.), 101 ; its constitutional 
powers to raise money {W. Alexander), 
15, 119; remarks on, 46, 428; 47, 
251. 

Connecticut General Assembly. May, 
1755. Assent to the grant to Samuel 
Hazard, by the Crown, of land west of 
Pennsylvania for a new colony. 57, 17. 

May, 1755. Assent to grant of 

land in Pennsylvania, by the Crown, to 
the Susquehanna Company, 57, 19. 

Connecticut, cession of western lands by 
(D. Humphreys), 13, 478 ; impossibility 
of induciug any one to act as Deputy 
Q. M. G. in, 1781 (N. Hubbard); 33, 
301a; jurisdiction of, over the Susque- 
hanna settlers (W. S. Johnson), 58, 
221 ; release of claim to the Western 
Reserve (J. Trumbull), 355 ; account 
of decision of Federal Court at Trenton, 
1782, relative to claims of, 358 ; form of 
declaration against holding Wyoming 
land under. 58, 365. 

Connecticut Claim, The [to Wyoming 
lands], pph. 57, 1. 

Connecticut Delaware Company, convey- 
ances of land to, by Delaware chiefs. 
57, 21, 23. 

Connecticut land controversy. See Wyo- 
ming. 

Connecticut, State ship of, captures Eng- 
lish packet, 1777 (G. Williams). 17, 
32. 

Connell, Gen. John. Feb. 3, 1817- On 
the best location for a military^road from 
Washington to the Ohio River. 31, 168. 

Conover, Dr., a candidate for office of 
Treasurer of the Mint (J. Adams). 7, 
167. 

Conspirators against the U. S., 1797, in 
the interests of France and Spain (W. 
Sargent). 6, 386. 



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101 



Constellation, frigate, her capture of L'ln- 
surgent {W. Smith), 10, 443 ; (R. King) 
448 ; (R. Gamble), 24, 134 ; engage- 
ment with the Vengeance (0. Ellsworth et 
al), 13, 244 ; (/. Pickering, Jr.), 247- 

Constitution, conventions for ratification of 
(/. Pickering), 35, 29, 31 ; (J. Gard- 
ner), 30 ; opinions on, 1787 (C. Til- 
linghast), 19, 115; to, 5, 412; (P. 
Wingate), 19, 126; (T. Coxe), 130, 
134; reasons for the opposition to its 
ratification (C. Carroll), 16, 302 ; differ- 
ent meaning conveyed by different punc- 
tuation of (J. Marshall), 32, 339 ; to, 
16, 249, 296 ; (/. Lowell), 16, 232; his- 
tory of, 46, 266, 363; powers given by, 
to Congress to raise money (W. Alexan- 
der), 15, 119 ; 46, 428 ; 47, 251. 

Constitution, frigate, captures ship Niger 
by mistake, 1798 (T. Nelson, Jr.), 9, 
386 ; general unfitness and wortblessness 
of officers of (S. Higginson, 1798), 22, 
194, 202 ; difficulty of manning from 
unpopularity of Capt. Nicholson (S. 
Higginson), 22, 173, 194; (T. Wil- 
liams) 187. 

Constitutional convention, 1787, notes on 
the Journal of. 53, 199. 

Consular convention with France, remarks 
on. 47, 44. 

Consular protections to seamen, dissatisfac- 
tion of British government with, 1797 
(R. King). 8,171,173. 

Consular system of the TJ. S., defects in 
(S. Bourne). 31, 19. 

Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the TJ. S. Feb. 
13, 1798. Instructions. 8, 133, 416. 

Mar. 29, 1798. Orders in regard 

to C. Humphreys and the Sophia. 8, 
281. 

Consuls, convenience of not exactly speci- 
fying the extent of their consulate (D. 
Humphreys), 12, 497 ; power of, to issue 
certificates to sailors (R. King), 36, 
286; abuse of certificates for foreign 
vessels by (W. Smith), 37, 274|; in- 
structions to, from State Department, 
1798, 8, 609; 10, 283, 286; standing 
instructions, Jan. 24, 1800, 13, 118 ; 
list of, in France, 1798, 8, 270; pro- 
vision for repaying sums expended for 
seamen (C. Humphreys), 279; not al- 
lowed by Great Britain in her West 
Indian colonies {W. Savage), 11, 20; 
entitled to claim effects of deceased citi- 



zens of nations appointing them {Jere. 
Smith), 11, 80; memorial to Congress 
for a fixed salary to. 44, 156. 

Continental navy, misfortunes to, 1778 (/. 
Pickering). 5, 82. 

Contraband of war, articles (R. King), 10, 
347; 11, 58, 77; 37, 298; {!). W. 
Coxe), 11, 72 ; (John Jay), 388 ; (E. 
Stevens), 438; (R. Liston), 441; (R. 
Johnston), 13, 225 ; criticism of J. G. 
Jackson's opinions, 53, 268. 

Contracts, only to be made by quarter- 
masters on a specie basis, 1780 (iV. 
Hubbard). 33,301a. 

Convoy, question of a neutral power ac- 
cepting from a belligerent (R. King). 37, 
144. 

Conway, Gen. Henry Seymour, his resolu- 
tions in Parliament against any further 
prosecution of the war in America, 1782. 
53, 130. 

Conway, Gen. Thomas, 1733-1800, his 
account with the U. S., 1780. 56, 
188. 

Conyngham, Gustavus, commander of the 
Revenge in the Revolution (E. Gilbert). 
32, 378. 

Cook, Jesse, of Torrington, Conn. June 
2, 1788. Asking for information and 
advice on the repeal of the confirming 
law on Wyoming claims. 58, 37. 

Cook, Stephen. May 19-Aug. 19, 1775. 
Bill against tbe Colony of Massachu- 
setts Bay for cartridge boxes and belts. 
56,37." 

Cooke, William. Mar. 19, 1808. To Hon. 
S. Chase. Col. P.'s letter to Gov. Sulli- 
van read with great pleasure ; letter of 
Mr. Armstrong withheld from Congress 
by the President containing Napoleon's 
condition that the U. S. should join the 
coalition against Englaud, in order to 
have property captured at Leghorn re- 
stored. 28, 244. 

Coolidge, Joseph. Nov. 24, 1828. With 
the correspondence between Col. P. and 
Mr. Jefferson on the subject of Christi- 
anity, with request to consult Mr. Jeffer- 
son's granddaughter, Mr. Coolidge's 
daughter-in-law, as to her willingness 
that it should be published. 16, 287. 

Cooper, Henry, TJ. S. consul at St. Croix. 
Nov. 12, 1799. In regard to appoint- 
ing C. Rodgers temporary agent in Mr. 
C.'s absence. 12, 325. 



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Cooper, Joseph, Cooper's Ferry, N. J. 
Apr. 9, 1814. Satisfaction derived by 
Col. P. and Mr. Hopkins from visit- 
ing Mr. Cooper; enclosing speech on 
the loan bill ; Col. P. has stated 
nothing but what he personally knew 
and on adequate . testimony. 15, 
33. 

Cooper, Rev. Samuel. See Boston, 
Brattle St. Church. 

Cooper, Samuel S. Aug. 3, 1799. In- 
structions as U. S. agent at the Isle of 
Prance. 11, 543. 

Cooper, Samuel S., recommended for U. S. 
agent at the Isle of Prance (/. Adams). 
11, 416. 

Cooper, Thomas, chemist, 1759-1840. 
Apr. 15, 1800. Request for certain 
papers to be used as evidence at his trial 
[for libel?]. 26, 83. 

Cooper, Thomas. Apr. 17, 1800. In re- 
gard to certain addresses to the Presi- 
dent in 1798, and answers ; none such 
deposited in Secretary of State's office. 
13, 399. 

Cooper, Thomas, mischievous address in 
Northumberland County, Pa., 1798 (/. 
Adams), 11, 524; account of him and 
his exertions in promoting election of 
Gov. McKean (C. Hall), 25, 58; ap- 
plication for an office unanswered by 
President Adams, and his libellous ad- 
dress written out of revenge (J. Adams), 
25, 99. 

Cooper, William, of Cooperstown, N. Y., 
father of James Fenimore Cooper. Jan. 
5,1798. Patent of ■ Haviland Chase for 
a mill with perpendicular stones. 10, 
164. 

Feb. 24, 1800. Masts for Algiers 

to be rafted down the Susquehanna. 
13, 218. 

Copeland, Asa. Aug. 22, 1786. Asking 
for certificate in regard to the time of 
his discharge, that he may be able to 
settle his accounts. 40, 195. 

Copper, English, for coinage (R. W. Fox), 

7, 403 ; for sheathing ships (R. King), 

8, 381 ; 10, 365 ; exportation from 
England stopped, 1799 (R. King), 10, 
624 ; (F. J. Wichelhausen), 11, 231 ; vast 
quantities of, at Lake Superior, 1816 
(S. Preston), 44, 132. 

Copper coinage, British manufacture of. 
54, 20. 



Corbin, Francis, of Caroline Co., Va. 
Mar. 1, 1799. Mr. Pendleton's letter 
to the citizens of Caroline Co., Ya., 
printed in the Aurora of Jan. 15 ; Mr. 
C. desires to answer it, and asks for 
accurate information; Caroline County 
the focus of sedition and insurrection. 
24, 119. 

June 11, 1809. To R. Beverley. 

In regard to early wheat sent Col. P. ; 
thinks it too tender to thrive in Massa- 
chusetts ; propriety Jdi Congress sitting 
until they hear from France, in order to 
act promptly and arm merchant ships in 
case the Corsican answer should be un- 
propitious ; our late great destroyer will 
use all his arts in the summer vacation. 
29, 142. 

Apr. 2, 1814. Letter addressed to 

Col. P. for publication, and signed Aris- 
tides, attacking the administration and 
its motives for making war ; admiration 
of Col. P.'s speech on the Loan bill. 
44, 84. 

Corbin, Francis. Apr. 4, 1799. The Au- 
rora for Jan. 15, 1799, not to be found 
in Col. P.'s file; Col. P. would be 
happy to furnish Mr. C. with facts, but 
is confident he requires no other assist- 
ance. 11, 559. 

Cornplanter [Obeale], a Seneca chief, 
1732-1836. Dec. 1, 1790. Speech of 
Cornplanter, Half-town, and Great Tree, 
Seneca Indians, to the President, com- 
plaining of the treaty of Fort Stanwix ; 
the unjust purchase of their lands by 
one Phelps, and the murders of their 
people, and begging for justice. 60, 8 
[copy] ; 61, 171. [L. & C. 4, 140, 206.] 

and others, Seneca chiefs. Oct. 

1790. Address to the Governor and 
Council of Pennsylvania, giving' a de- 
tailed account of outrages committed on 
their people by the whites. 61, 171 
[cutting from Dunlap's Advertiser, Feb. 
14, 1792.] 

Jan. 10, 1791. Second speech 

to the President ; complaining that the 
treaty of Fort Stanwix was extorted 
from them when their Great Father was 
angry, and therefore unreasonable ; 
thanks for other benefits promised in 
the President's letter. 60, 22; 61, 171. 
[L. & C. 4, 143, 208.] 

Feb. 7, 1791. Third speech of 



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103 



Seneca chiefs to the President ; the Sen- 
ecas are returning home, happy that 
they now know there is a country they 
may call their own ; they will persuade 
the Western nations to ask for a bed 
from the TJ. S. that will not slide from 
under them ; thanks for the President's 
promise of instruction in husbandry, and 
of an agent to live among them ; beggiug 
for an interpreter, and that it may be 
Joseph Nicholson, whom they know and 
who knows them; they will send nine 
Seneca boys, to be under the President's 
care for education, as an assurance of 
peace. 60, 28; 61, 171. [L. & C. 4, 
144, 209.] 

Mar. 17, 1791. Complaint of Sen- 

ecas to the President, that one of their 
wagons was stopped and taken away in 
Pennsylvania, and that some of the Sen- 
eca people have been murdered at Beaver 
Creek, and their possessions and horses 
taken by a party headed by Samuel 
Brady. 60, 46 [copy]. 

, New Arrow, and other Seneca 

chiefs. July 4, 1791. Letter to the 
chiefs and warriors of the Six Nations, 
assembled in council at Newtown Point, 
begging them to send warriors to assist 
the American forces under St. Clair ; 
Brant sent to make peace, but he has 
joined the Western Indians to make 
war. 61, 244. 

Complanter. Sept. 6, 1791. Requesting 
assistance in recovering the child of Mr. 
Fuller, taken prisoner by some Seneca 
Indians. 61, 269. 

, New Arrow, and other Seneca chiefs. 

July 17, 1791. Account of letter 
received at Newtown from Parmer's 
Brother and other chiefs of the Six Na- 
tions. 60, 62. 

May 21, 1793. Announce- 
ment of the arrival of the commissioners 
at Niagara, and invitation to the chiefs 
to accompany them to the treaty to be 
held at Sandusky in June. 59, 159. 

Complanter, his conduct in regard to the 
Phelps land purchase (Joseph Brant), 
61, 197 ; his ability and attachment to 
the U. S. (H. Knox), 216; information 
given by him concerning a probable out- 
break of hostilities (J. Adltjm), 62, 
87; memorandum of his treaties and 
speeches, 94. 



Correa, M., his quarrel with R. Walsh 
(Rev. H. Cumming). 15, 371. 

Corruption, general, of morals, 1778 (/. 
Orne). 5, 78. 

Corruption and bribery, alleged, of Feder- 
alists by Great Britain. 52, 292. 

Cosby, Overton, of Urbanna, Va. Oct. 
5, 1794. To Donaldson Yeates. Re- 
specting H. Walker's claim for ser- 
vices of sloop Despatch in 1781. 20, 
10. 

Cosperet, a paroled and escaped French 
prisoner, 1798 (W. Nichols). 9, 279. 

Coster Bros. 8f Co, July 20, 1799. In 
regard to case of their ship Charlotte 
captured when bound to a blockaded 
port. 11, 470. 

Cotton manufactures, Providence memo- 
rial in regard to, 55, 107, 109 ; duties 
on, 113. 

Cotton trade with India, 1816 (N. Bow- 
ditch), 31, 145 ; cost of cotton goods, 
55, 114-118. 

Council of Massachusetts Bay. Dec. 12, 
1775. Accepting judgeship of Admi- 
ralty Court. 5, 28. 

Aug. 6, 1776. Impracticability of 

drafting every twenty-fifth man of the 
Salem militia to march to Dorchester 
Heights ; if Boston should be threat- 
ened, the whole force will turn out. 33, 
156. 

May 6, 1777. Petition that linen 

taken from soldiers as being stolen may 
be sold, and that T. P. may be allowed 
to buy two pieces for shirts. 33, 174. 
[Bi. 1, 137; Rev. Counc. Pap, 3, 389; 
copv-] 

" June 25, 1778. Col. Armand's 

corps ; resolve of Congress allowing 
States to be credited with number of 
men enlisted by him whose additional 
bounty they shall pay ; great advantage 
to States of such an arrangement ; dis- 
interested zeal and activity of Col. Ar- 
mand. 33, 200. [Rev. Let. 7, 232 ; 
copy.] 

Council, method of appointing in a State 
(/. Lowell). 15, 235. 

Counterfeit money coined in London for 
shipment to America, 1798 (O. Wolcotf). 
8, 202. 

Countess of Leicester, British packet, out- 
sails a French privateer, 1797 (M. Le- 
tombe). 6, 472. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Couper, John, of St. Simon's, Fla. Mar. 
12, 1814. To Hazen Kimball. The 
Florida business ; Mr. C. had no high 
idea of the sincerity of our administra- 
tion, but could not have believed they 
would carry dishonesty so far; Europe 
has nothing worse, and the Copenhagen 
business is an honorable and manly 
transaction compared with it ; Col. Alex- 
ander's statement that he was acting on 
a line chalked out by the President ; 
could Spain do more if she encouraged a 
servile insurrection? 30, 262 [copy]. 

Coven, Capt. Isaac. Mar. 16, 1779. 
Recommendation of Simon Murry, tin- 
man, as an artillery artificer. 56, 178. 

Coventry, Dr. Alexander, of Utica, 
N.Y. May 15, 1819. With copy of ad- 
dress before the Oneida County Agricul- 
tural Society ; expressions of respect 
and esteem. 31, 267- 

May 8, 1820. Thanks for Col. P.'s 

agricultural address ; light thrown there- 
in on two important subjects ; Burden's 
plough; desire to hear from Col. P. 
again ; was at Canandaigua at the time 
of P.'s treaty with the Indians, and rode 
with him from Seneca to Cayuga Lake. 
31, 311. 

Aug. 9, 1820. One of Burden's 

ploughs forwarded to Col. P.; remarks 
on the construction of ploughs. 31, 
325. 

Coventry, Dr. Alexander June 3, 1820. 
On ploughs and mould-boards ; Col. P. 
desires a Burden plough to be sent him. 
15, 219. 

Nov. 20, 1820. On Burden's 

plough. 15, 231. 

Cowpens, Gen. Morgan's military skill at 
battle of. 52, 194. 

Cowper, John, of Norfolk, Va. [ ?] Aug. 
23, 1807. To Com. T. Traxtun. De- 
serters from English and French ships 
at Norfolk, Va. 54, 124 [copy]. 

Cox, Lieut., letter excusing conduct of, 
1775 (Gen. A. Ward). 5, 19. 

Coxe, Daniel W. July 31, 1797. Ex- 
tract of a letter to Tench Coxe about 
the Spanish military posts on the Mis- 
sissippi. 21, 198, 320. 

Sept. 29, 1797. Copy of a letter to 

T. Coxe, giving account of interviews 
with Governor Gayoso and Baron de 
Carondelet on the subject of the Spanish 



posts, and affairs on the Mississippi. 
21, 269. 

Oct. 27, 1797. Substance of a 

conversation with the Barou de Caron- 
delet as to evacuation of military posts 
on the Mississippi ; French sympathies 
of inhabitants of Louisiana. 21. 265. 
Coxe, Daniel W. Oct. 9, 1797. Request- 
ing information in regard to Spanish 
officials on the Mississippi, and the ced- 
ing of Louisiana to France. 7, 284. 

May 10, 1799. Affair of ship Gen. 

Washington ; distinction by Admiralty 
Courts between flat and square bar 
iron. 11, 72. 

June 13, 1799. Requesting affi- 
davit as to description of iron captured 
on board ship Gen. Washington. 11, 
266. 

Coxe, Daniel W., important intelligence 
brought by him from the Natchez, 1797 
(/. McHenry). 7, 226. 

Coxe, Tench, of Philadelphia, 1755-1824. 
Mar. 29, 1788. Roads at the Great 
Bend ; the repeal of the confirming law ; 
requests Col. P.'s opinion on the appear- 
ance of coal-bearing land at Wyoming. 
58, 20. 

May 22, 1788. Asking for advice 

and assistance to Major Smith in laying 
out a road near the Delaware. 19, 
132. 

May 28, 1788. Roads to be made 

through the Wyoming country; pros- 
pects for ratification of the Constitution. 
19, 134. 

June 25, 1788. Luzerne Co. affairs; 

prospects for ratification of the Consti- 
tution. 19, 130. 

Dec. 17, 1788. Election in Penn- 
sylvania ; sales of land owned by Mr. C, 
Col. P., and Mr. Hodgdon. 40, 273. 

Sept. 6, 1795. Suggesting the ne- 
cessity of ordering our ministers in for- 
eign countries to explain doubtful points 
in the British treaty ; dissatisfaction of 
Spain in regard to the Mississippi ; Mr. 
Monroe not to be relied upon to make 
satisfactory explanations. 41, 241. 

Nov. 3, 1795. With Gen. Rocham- 

beau's idea of a secret mission to France 
to obviate the impression produced by 
Jay's treaty. 20, 79. 

Oct. 4, 1797. Enclosing extracts 

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HISTORICAL INDEX. 



affairs on the Mississippi. [See 21, 
198, 269.] 21, 287. 

Oct. 24, 1797. Mr. C.'s brother 

D. W. Coxe, and opinions on relations 
with the Spaniards on the Mississippi. 
21, 316. 

May 24, 1813. Prospectns of the 

Gazette of the Union, to be devoted to 
an exposition of commercial affairs. 
44, 52. 

Dec. 11, 1821. Memorandum of 

articles written by Mr. C. for Rees's 
Cyclopaedia. 44, 239. 

Coxe, Tench. Sept. 30, 1795. Col. P. 
returns to Mr. C. the latter's paper on 
the subject of British debts, confessing 
that Mr, C.'s positions and distinctions 
have not brought conviction to his mind. 
35, 277. [Bi. 3, 169.] 

Sept. 30, 1797. Payment for 

parchment bought for the U. S. 7, 
216. 

Oct. 22, 1797. Inquiries as to 

D. W. Coxe ; information of the posts 
on the Mississippi being given up, etc. 
7, 356. 

May 11, June 18, 1803. Purchase 

of Mr. C.'s share of land at Starucca. 
14, 18, 19. 

and Hodgdon, Samuel. June 25, 

1800. Inquiring as to terms of sale of 
their land tracts at Great Bend ; if more 
eligible than Col. P.'s own. 13, 567. 

Coxe, Tench, unwillingness of Col. P. to in- 
terfere with appointment of (R. Peters), 
6, 23 ; appointed Assistant Secretary of 
Treasury (A. Hamilton), 40, 336; 
dismissal from office of Commissioner of 
Revenue for misconduct, by President 
Adams, and preposterous letter to the 
House (W. Smith), 37, 254 ; opinion 
on his controversy with Secretary of 
Treasury in regard to delinquency of 
Leonard Jarvis (•/. Adams), 7, 550; 
appointed by Gov. McKean, of Pennsyl- 
vania, to an office (W. Smith), 10, 372 ; 
his project for rendering the Susque- 
hanna navigable by means of a lock on 
the head-waters (Dr. B. Rush), 19, 
121; letter to him from John Adams, 
Expressing fears of British influence, 
1792, 53, 214 ; epigram on, 55, 379. 

Coxe, William, of Burlington, N. J. 
Apr. 27, 1808. Approval of Mr. Hill- 
house's resolutions [on the embargo ?] ; 



Knight's book on trees; apple-trees. 
28, 312. 

Peb. 27, 1816. On preserving the 

ends of fruit grafts ; wool and cotton 
manufactures ; the prospect of protec- 
tion to them appears to give general sat- 
isfaction ; has not heard any one say the 
duties on wool and cotton were too 
high. 44, 149. 

Coxe, Zachariah, his scheme for unlawful 
settlements in Tennessee (W. Smith), 7, 
257 ; (J. McHenry), 387 ; to be arrested 
and punished {W. Sargent), 10, 32 ; dis- 
charged (W. Sargent), 11, 126. 

Craft, Gershom. Mar. 23, 1799. Instruc- 
tions for printing laws of the U. S., 10, 
512 ; Apr. 2, suggesting more care in 
drying, 559. 

— ■ May 7, 1799. Prom J. Wagner. 
Errors and alterations in printing laws 
of U. S. 11, 54. 

Jan. 28, 1800. Prom J. Wagner. 

Request for opinion about method of 
printing the laws of the U. S. 13, 
134. 

Craft, Gershom, certificate of appointment 
to print laws of U. S., 1799. 10, 511 £. 

Crafts, Thomas. Dec. 5, 1797. Appoint- 
ment as U. S. Consul at Bordeaux. 7, 
514. 

Crafts, William, of Charleston, S. C. 
Jan. 22, 1800. In regard to suspicions 
expressed against Mr. C. in respect to 
administration on estate of the Due de 
Luxembourg in South Carolina. 26, 20. 

Crafts, William. Mar. 19, 1799. Re- 
questing Mr. C. to pay claim for collect- 
ing evidence relative to British debts. 
10, 492. 

Mar. 21, 1800. Explaining reasons 

for the confusion in requesting both Mr. 
Johnson and Mr. Parker to take charge 
of the claim of the Due de Luxembourg 
against South Carolina. 13, 306. 

Craig, Henry, U. S. agent at Martinique. 
Oct. 16, 1797. Prom J. Wagner. Ex- 
penses for releasing impressed Amer- 
ican seamen. 7, 325. 

May 24, 1798. Laws relative to re- 
lief of American seamen revised; Silas 
Talbot recalled, 8, 470. 

Dec. 13, 1798. Certificate of citi- 
zenship of T. Burton. 10, 50. 

Peb. 19, 1800. Request to obtain 

release of ship Richmond. 13, 200. 



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106 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Craig, Henry {continued). 

Mar. 22, 1800. Request to obtain 

discharge of Wm, Goddard, an impressed 
seaman. 13, 313. 

Craig, Major Isaac, commandant at Pitts- 
burg, Pa. May 15, 1793. William 
Willson and Sylvester Ash engaged as 
Indian interpreters. 59, 152. 

May 17, 1793. To Gen. H. Knox. 

Extracts of letters relating to William 
Willson and Sylvester Ash, Indian in- 
terpreters. 59, 166. 

June 8, 1793. To Col. P. and his 

associates, Indian Commissioners. In- 
dian interpreters sent to Niagara ; wam- 
pum ; Seneca Indians furnished with 
horses and an interpreter for the jour- 
ney. 59, 175. 

Oct. 12, 1798. Account of the dis- 
tribution of the Instructions and De- 
spatches ; Gallatin nevertheless elected, 
and the anti-Federal spirit still pre- 
vails in Western Pennsylvania. 23, 
217. 

Feb. 6, 1806. In regard to Major 

C.'s claim on the U. S. for services as 
Commissary of Provisions; enclosing 
copies of his appointment and instruc- 
tions from Gen. Knox when Secretary of 
War. 27, 205. 

Feb. 20, 1807. Major C.'s claim 

on the U. S. for services and proposals 
made to the Navy Department for build- 
ing gunboats, 43, 102. 

Craig, Major Isaac. May 26, 1793. Re- 
quest to obtain the services of Indian 
interpreters, especially of William Will- 
son, to" go with the commissioners to 
treat with the Western Indians ; and to 
procure wampum. 60, 140. [L. & C. 
4, 344; copy.] 

May 27, 1793. Wampum and in- 
terpreters. 60, 143. 

July 15, 1797- Arrangements for 

forwarding Robert Knox to the Natchez 
territory. 6, 417- 

July 15, 1797. Mr. Knox's horse. 

6, 425. 

■ Aug. 6, 1 798. Distribution of Acts 

and Laws of U. S. and Instructions and 
Despatches in the N. W. and Mississippi 
territories. 9, 152. 

Aug. 31, 1798. Packages for Mis- 
sissippi territory, and request to forward 
Capt. Tilton's journey. 9, 245. 



May 22, 1799. Letter for Gov. 

Sargent to be forwarded. 11, 141. 

Craig, Col. James Henry ? suspicions con- 
cerning his communications with the 
enemy, 1778. 56, 169. 

Craigie, Dr. Andrew. July 19, 1785. 
In reference to office of Treasurer of the j 
U. S. 18, 260. 

Craigie, Dr. Andrew. June 9, 1785. Col. 
P.'s candidacy for Treasurer of U. S. j 
5, 367- 

Apr. 28, 1786. Education and N. \ 

Webster. 5, 385. [Bi. 2, 165.] 

Craigie, Dr. Andrew, pecuniary embarrass- j 
ments of, 1803 {S. Hodgdon). 14, 15. | 

Cratk, George W., Secretary of President | 
Adams. Jan. 24, 1797. With letter 
of J. Innes to the President, who desires j 
Col. P. to furnish him a sketch of an I 
answer, or information to enable him to \ 
write one. 37, 12 [copy]. 

Craik, Dr. James, 1731-1814. Oct. 13, 
1777. Begging for blankets for the 
wounded. 17, 35. 

Crawford, James, Governor of Bermuda, j 
Apr. 21, 1796. Acknowledging papers j 
received from Gov. C. ; far from consid- 
ering him responsible for captures by 
Bermuda privateers, the American gov- 
ernment and people are sensible of his 
enlightened and liberal conduct ; their ! 
interests and good-will at hazard from i 
outrages of British naval commanders ; I 
scandalous conduct of Admiralty Judges 
in Bermuda. 36, 49 [copy]. [Bi. 3, 
336.] 

Crawford, William Harris, Secretary of ] 
the Treasury, 1772-1 834. Oct. 28, 1824. 
Recommendation of William W. Oliver 
for Collectorship of Salem. 15, 424. 

Crawford, William H., Col. P.'s opinion ! 
of, 49, 249 ; report of his speech on 
Mr. Hillhouse's resolution for repealing 
the embargo law, 54, 160 ; his views on 
the Navy bill, 1810. 211. 

Creditor Claming Intrest. Aug. 22, 
1791. Anonymous letter signed as above 
requesting Col. P. to inform the Secre- 
tary of the Treasury as to specie certifi- 
cates. 41, 23. 

Creek Indians, treaty with, in Georgia, 
1796 {R.King). 36,209. 

Creek and Chickasaw Indians, mediation 
between, ordered by Washington, 1795 
(G. Washington), 20, 54; Lieut. 



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107 



Dinsmoor's and Gov. Blount's concilia- 

i tory meeting with (S. Dinsmoor), 72 ; 

i bravery of, in battle with Gen. Jackson 

! (S. Dinsmoor). 30, 253. 

iCrenis, M. de, a French officer, recom- 

; mendation of, for employment, 1778 

i (F. W. von Steuben). 17, 152; to, 
5,84. 

Crescent frigate, safe-conducts and pass- 

: ports for (J. Adams), 7, 661, 662; in- 
surance on (T. Williams), 8, 83, 88, 
106, 112, 139. 

Cresson, Miss Annabella. Aug. 4, 1827. 
On the duty of a cheerful Christianity. 
[Written in an album.] 38, 329. 

\Cresson, Elliott. Aug. 24, 1827. On the 

! dangers of hero-worship and the abuse 
of eulogy. [Written in an album.] 38, 
331. 

Criminal law, glaring defects in, exempli- 
fied in Pennsylvania (R. Peters). 31, 
89, 100, 102. 

Criminal trials, opinion on removal of, from 
courts of oyer and terminer (W. Brad- 
ford). 19, 184. 

|"Crito," criticism upon, 1773 (P. Win- 
gate). 17, 1. 

•Croghan, Major William, of Pittsburg, 
Pa. Oct. 30, 1828. The copy of Col. 
P.'s Review of the Cunningham corre- 
spondence sent to him by Col. P. has been 
worn out with much reading ; begs for 
another. 32, 398. 

j Croghan, William. Nov. 7, 1828. Heavy 
postage on pamphlets , will send copies 
of the Review to Philadelphia ; Col. W. 
S. Smith ; Vol. 3 of Gov. Hutchinson's 
History of Mass. ; his estimate of Mr. 
Adams. 16, 320. 

Cromwell, Oliver, his ambition compared 
with that of Adams and Jefferson. 46, 
254. 

■ Croswell, Rev. Harry, 1778-1858. Sept. 
23, 1828. Thanks for Mr. C.'s obliging 
letter ; desirous of obtaining Hamilton's 
early political essays ; will be glad of 
other information in addition to that on 
Mr. C.'s own case. 16, 350. 

: Croswell, Harry, trial of, for libel on Mr. 

Jefferson, and speech of Alexander 

Hamilton (W. Coleman), 16, 339; (/. 

A. Hillhouse) 349. 

Crown Point, account of expenses, etc. on 

journey to, 1782. 53, 151-156. 
Cuba, Governor of. Aug. 10, 1798. No- 



tification of convoy for American ships 
at Havana. 9, 185. 

Cuba, most of its supply and carrying' 
trade done by Americans, 1799 (B. Stod- 
dert), 13, 418; expedition against, con- 
templated by Jefferson (C. F. Mercer), 
15, 276; Jefferson's plan for using the 
militia to conquer (/. Smith), 43, 245. 

Culnan, John, U. S. Consul at Teneriffe. 
Jan. 1, 1800. Requesting that Mr. C.'s 
accounts may be sent, and that he will 
continue to relieve American seamen. 
13, 3. 

Cumming, Rev. Hooper. July 19, 1824. 
Thanks for Fourth of July oration, and 
for flattering mention therein ; never 
courted public applause, but gratified 
with the approbation of the best men ; 
mankind too apt to form extravagant 
notions of the value and importance of 
men whom the world could get on just 
as well without; Jefferson and J. Q. 
Adams instanced ; talents and learning of 
little account compared with political in- 
tegrity and disinterestedness ; his Review 
and attacks upon it. 15, 370. 

Cumming, Gen. J. N. Dec. 2, 1807. In- 
troducing M. Du Buc de Marentille, who 
has some plans of harbor defence to lay 
before Congress. 43, 119. 

Cumming, Thomas, Mayor of Augusta, 
Ga. Apr. 5, 1799. Report on French 
affairs received and distributed ; new 
ideas obtained by reading the same, and 
value to the country of a man capable 
of writing it. 24, 202. 

Cumming, Thomas, Mayor of Augusta, Ga. 
Aug. 8, 1798. Distribution of instruc- 
tions and despatches in South Carolina. 
9, 166. 

Nov. 3, 1798. In regard to dis- 
tribution of the instructions and de- 
spatches in the southern part of Geor- 
gia : Chauvet's letter to Gallatin. 37, 
362 [copy]. 

Mar. 2, 1799. With instructions 

and despatches, and report on French 
affairs. 10, 431. 

Apr. 4, 1799. Concerning a respon- 
sible printer for laws of "U. S. in South 
Carolina. U, 560. 

Sept. 16, 1799. Col. P. entirely 

satisfied with Mr. C.'s agreement with 
J. S. Smith to print the laws of the 
U. S. 12, 73. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS, 



Cunningham, William, letters of President 
Adams to (R. Peters), 15, 333; {W. 

■ Coleman), 333, 334; {Jf. Rawle), 338 ; 
(R. King), 341; {W. Coleman), 347; 
(/. Robertson), 348 ; (/. Marshall), 354; 
\H. Knox), 357 ; (J. Lowell), 32, 30 ; 
(R. Peters), 32; (W. Rawle), 34; (N. 
Fish), 50; (R. Stockton), 62; (T. 
Pinckney), 91 ; (R. Troup), 101. 

Cups, bill of Benj. Burt for silver, 1781. 
56, 259. 

Curacao, members of the council of, own- 
ers of a privateer under French colors 
(H. G. Otis), 10, 158; (R. Van Po- 
lanen), 11, 621; (W. V. Murray), 12, 
5 ; fear of French privateers, and con- 
nection with them in {B. H. Phillips)^ 
11, 555 ; American consuls must be 
received at (W. V. Murray), 12, 6 ; 
TJ. S. naval ships sent to (B. H. Phil- 
lips), 185 ; Deveaux's plot against gov- 
ernment in (B. H. Phillips), 186. 

Currency, depreciation of Continental, 1779 
(/. Pickering), 5, 132; 33, 274; (R. 
Derby, Jr.), 5, 152 ; (A. Scammell), 
17, 223 ; G. Williams), 235, 247, 273 ; 
(W. Pickman), 237 ; (N.Frazier), 242; 
measures taken by Mass. Gen. Court 
in regard to (J. Pickering), 18, 91 ; 
plan for improvement of, 1780 (J. Pick- 
ering), 18, 8 ; entirely useless in re- 
gard to contracts (N. Hubbard, D. Q. 
M. G.), 33, 301b; exchange of, 1782 
(/. Pickering), 5, 257. 

Curtis, , U. S. printer, suicide of, 

1797 (Z. Swift). 7, 525. 

Curwen, Samuel, of Salem, 1715-1802. 
Dec. 22, 1784. Request for assistance 
in obtaining a box of papers left behind 
by him in Philadelphia in 1775. 40, 
144. 

Curwen, Samuel. Feb. 18, 1785. Mr. Cur- 
wen's box found, and will be sent as soon 
as possible. 5, 347. 

Cashing, George A. Mar. 22, 1800. Consul 
already appointed at Malaga. 13, 314. 

Cushing, Rev. John, of Ashburnham, 
Mass. Feb. 2, 1808. Falseness of the 
statement that opposition to the embargo 
arose only from the merchants in the 
seaports; universal unpopularity and 
irritation ; the administration must not 
reckon on fighters from New England 
for war with Great Britain; want of 
confidence in the executive. 28, 191. 



Mar. 30, 1808. Recalling himself 

to Col. P.'s recollection as of the next 
class in college ; admiration of his letter 
to Gov. Sullivan ; general dissatisfaction 
with the embargo ; talk of secession at 
New Ipswich ; unpopularity of a war ! 
with Great Britain; Mr. Adams's con- 
tradictory course ; has had a high 
opinion of him, and hopes we shall not 
have reason to lower it ; P.'s letter to 
Gov. Sullivan. 28, 261. 

Gushing, Thomas C, ed. of Salem Ga- 
zette. Aug. 8, 1808. To J. Pickering, 
Jr. Two of Mr. W. Gray's friends 
have called for the name of the author 
of the piece in the Gazette signed 
Cuesta, relating to Mr. Gray ; asks per- 
mission to give it. 43, 186. 

May 31, 1824. On the retail price 

of the Review of the Cunningham Cor- 
respondence ; Wells & Lilly think it 
excessive ; Mr. C. does not find this 
borne out by their own prices. 44, 
263. 

Cushing, Thomas C. 1818. With copy 
of Latin epitaph on the monument to 
Col. D. Humphreys in New Haven ; the 
original accords more than the transla- 
tion with the pompous character of its 
subject. 55, 168. 

Cusick, Nicholas, a Tuscarora Indian. 
Oct. 1, 1792. Account of expenditure 
of money given the Tuscaroras by Con- 
gress ; petition for allowance for suffer- 
ings in the Revolution. 62, 62. 

Gust, W. P., acting U. S. Consul at Lis- 
bon. July 18, 1796. Letter concern- 
ing forged U. S. certificates taken from 
foreign vessels. 6, 199. 

Cutler, Rev. Manasseh, D.D., 1742- 
1823. Oct. 29, 1805. Requesting Col. 
P. to obtain McMahon's work on gar- 
dening. 27, 146. 

Nov. 29, 1805. Requesting Col. 

P. to subscribe for the Federalist. 27, 
154. 

Jan. 14, 1806. In regard to a new 

corn-shelling machine ; the President's 
message. 27, 168. 

Feb. 15, 1806. Request to take 

charge of a packet from Sweden ; Dem- 
ocratic exertions in Massachusetts ; will 
probably get a number of unstable 
Federalists into their mill and grind 
them over ; no probability of equal ex- 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



109 



ertions made by their opponents ; rumor 
that Aaron Burr is going out to Lon- 
don and Paris ; scandalous, if true ; 
but doubts whether Jefferson ever made 
a better appointment as to ability. 27, 
223. 

— Oct. 31, 1807. Requesting Col. 
P. to subscribe to the Washington Fed- 
eralist for a friend. 28, 62. 

— Dec. 14, 1807. Gen. Barton's 
land claim. 28, 110. 

— Jan. 11, 1808. Barton's land claim ; 
the embargo. 28, 155. 

— Feb. 4, 1808. Gen. Barton's land 
claim ; the embargo ; anxiety respecting 
Mr. Rose's mission. 28, 188. 

— Dec. 3, 1808. Thanks for docu- 
ments ; never expected so much evi- 
dence of Jefferson's partiality for France 
from himself; cowardly and cringing 
spirit of Madison's letter to Armstrong 
compared with letters to Pinckney; re- 
sistance to conscription in Essex County. 
28, 377. 

Dec. 28, 1808. Speeches on the 

embargo ; exposure of Jefferson's du- 
plicity therein ; false statements in the 
Essex Register regarding Mr. W. Gray's 
opinion ; distress caused by embargo. 
28, 433. 

— Jan. 5, 1809. Propriety of a day 
of fasting and prayer ; difficulties in the 
way of its appointment, and measures 
to be taken to effect it ; suffering caused 
by embargo. 29, 2. [Life of Cutler, 
2, 314.] 

— Feb. 11, 1814. Thanks for Mr. 
Webster's speech ; discontent and pub- 
lic measures taken in Massachusetts 
against the war ; the spirit of '75 seems 
to be rising among the people; fears 
that the power of New England is pass- 
ing into the South and West. 30, 
215. 

— Nov. 28, 1814. The new U. S. 
Bank ; low state of public credit ; Mas- 
sachusetts militia employed by U. S. 
government ; paid only half their dues in 
cash, and offered Treasury notes; pay- 
ment declined, and many have not re- 
ceived a cent; congratulations on the 



result of elections; much expectation 
from the Hartford Convention ; land war- 
rants of Gen. Barton and Col. Ward ; 
earthquake in Massachusetts. 30, 323. 

Jan. 21, 1815. Gen. Barton's busi- 
ness; battle of New Orleans. 30, 
368. 

Cutler, Rev. Manasseh. Mar. 1, 1806. 
McMahon's book on gardening to be 
forwarded to Dr. C. ; probability of a 
late session of Congress ; Mr. Monroe 
probably to remain in England. 38, 
1031 [Life of Cutler, 2, 328 ; copy.] 

Mar. 21, 1806. Packet from 

Sweden forwarded to Dr. C. 38, 
104. 

Dec. 28, 1807. On Col. Barton's 

claim. 38, 129 [copy]. 

- — - Jan. 9, 1815. Gen. Barton's land 
warrant; probability of the capture of 
New Orleans by the British; conse- 
quences of the capture, the separation 
of the Union and repudiation of the 
war debt. 38, 210 [copy]. 

Cutting, John B. Aug. 10, 1798. En- 
closing draught of article for final settle- 
ment of Due de Luxembourg's business, 
with Chevalier de Freire. 23, 28. 

Nov. 12, 1798. Transmitting re- 
quest of Mr. Yznardy of Cadiz, for a 
portrait of President Adams. 23, 310. 

Cutting, John Brown, opinion on his claim 
for relieving impressed seamen (A. Ham- 
ilton), 41, 263 ; considered claim ex- 
orbitant and referred to Col. P. for 
report ; (T. R. Smith), 36, 75 ; reasons 
for postponing report {A. J. Dallas), 
37, 61 ; agency in the claim of the Due 
de Luxembourg (T. Parker), 7, 453; 
10, 165 ; (/. Steele), 9, 124, 641 ; {W. 
Johnson, Jr.), 10, 148; (H. W. De 
Saussure), 36, 132 ; contract with the 
Due de Luxembourg a forgery (T. 
Parker), 10, 324 ; 12, 490 ; false claim 
on the U. S. (T. Parker), 10, 419 ; 12, 
490. 

Cutting, Nathaniel. Dec. 15, 1798. Re- 
vocation of commission as U. S. Consul 
at Havre. 10, 69. 

Uybele, ship, case of, compared with the 
Chesapeake (J. Lowell). 28, 81. 



110 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



D. 



D., T. Mar. 28, 1797- Letter addressed 
to J. W. Eenno, purporting to be from a 
foreigner just leaving the country and 
giving information of a deep-laid plot 
among men high in office to undermine 
the government and erect the West into 
a separate country. 41, 320. 

Dabney, John, postmaster of Salem. Apr. 
17, 1799. Post-office order for I. Lovett. 
10, 597- 

Da Costa, Francis. July 28, 1798. 
Cannon casting successfully finished at 
Eagle works; inquiry if his services will 
be required longer by the U. S. 22, 
324. 

Da Costa, Francis. Sept. 5, 7, Oct. 5, 
1797, Mar. 19, 179S~. Guns cast for 
vessels of Dey of Algiers. 7, 154, 164, 
274; 8, 218. 

July 28, 1798. Cannon success- 
fully cast at Eagle works ; his services 
probably not longer necessary. 9, 120. 

Da Costa, a Portuguese gentleman, pro- 
vides for some unfortunate countrymen 
picked up at sea (/. Read). 13, 505. 

Daggett, David, Chief Justice of Conn., 
1764-1851. Oct. 14, 1816. Asking for 
chapter and verse of a marginal note 
concerning the resurrection, written by 
Mr. Jefferson in a book. 31, 115. 

Daggett, David. Oct. 19, 1816. Mar- 
ginal note by Mr. Jefferson was in 
Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts 
in his library, and was to the effect that 
the doctrine of the resurrection was too 
absurd for even a credulous Indian to 
believe; ideas on the resurrection; Mr. 
Jefferson's opinions. 15, 126. 

Da land, Benjamin, of Salem. 1775. 
Bill against the province of Mass. Bay 
for guns. 56, 50. 

Oct.31, 1775. Receipt for £49,718, 

monev paid him by T. P. for guns. 56, 
39. 

Dale, Capt. Richard, U. S. N., 1756-1826. 
Furlough granted to, for a voyage to 
China (G. Washington), 35, 193; to, 
193. 

Dalgleish, Andrew, of Salem. Apr., 
May, 1775. Bill against the town of 
Salem, for' blankets, etc, for soldiers. 
56, 53. 



Sept. 20, 1775. Bill against the 

Colony of Mass. Bay for cloth for sol- 
diers' coats. 56, 64, 67. 

Dallas, Alexander James, Secretary of 
State of Pennsylvania, afterward Secre- 
tary of Treasury, 1759-1817- Nov. 8,1 
1798. On the receipt of Chauvet's pam-j 
phlet, sent by Col. P. to Gov. Mifflin i 
inquiry whether sent in an official or' 
private character ; if official, it was no; 
part of the duty of the Secretary of State; 
if private, takes exception to expressions' 
in accompanying letter. 23, 292. 

Dallas, Alexander James. Mar. 3, 1797 ! 
Explanation of Col. P.'s reasons for 
postponing his report on the claim ol 
John B. Cutting. 37, 61 [copy]. 

Nov. 17, 1798. Reasons for dis- 
tributing Chauvet's pamphlet througl 
the U. S. ; France an object of disgust, 
but not of dismay, unless men who op-il 
pose essential measures of defence make 
her so. 9,636. [Indorsed, This answer 
suspended.] 

Dallas, Alexander J. On his plan o'jj 

a national bank (G. Morris). 44 

141. 
Dalton, Peter R. Dec. 23, 1797. Request 

for silver money to be sent to Ports' ' 

mouth. 7, 564. 

Dec. 29, 1797. Introducing Capti I 

O'Brien. 7, 673. 

Dalton, Thomas. Jan. 9, 1800. Erom J; 
Wagner. The TJ. S. cannot indemnifJ 
for losses by Spanish depredations, bull 
will furnish all possible assistance iij 
prosecuting claims. 13, 42. 

Dana, Erancis, Chief Justice of Massa 1 1 
chusetts, 1743-1811. Eeb., 1804. TJl 

5. Higginson. Tn regard to the cours 1 
of Col. P. and J. Q. Adams on thjl 
amendment to the Constitution. 271 
59. 

Dana, Francis. June 6, 1797. Informinj I 
him of his appointment as envoy extrs I 
ordinary to Erance. 6, 330. [Bi. Sj 
37L] 

Dana, Erancis, qualifications for speci;j 
commissioner to Erance (C. C. Pinckney\ 

6, 317 ; declines appointment of enve 
to Erance, 1797 {W. V. Murray). 
414. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



Ill 



Dana, Samuel Whittlesey, Senator from 
Conn., 1760-1830. Jan. 30, 1812. De- 
scribing and explaining the action of 
Federalists in Congress. 30, 7. 

Feb. 3, 1812. Gov. Griswold's ap- 
proval of action of Federalists in Con- 
gress. 30, 11. 

Dana, Samuel Whittlesey. Jan. 16, 1812. 
Criticising the action of some Federal 
members of Congress in voting for mil- 
itary measures proposed by the adminis- 
tration. 14, 374. 

Jan. 23, 1812. Requesting infor- 
mation on public affairs. 14, 380. 

Feb. 17, 1812. Gradual loss of 

independence of members of Congress 
under the influence of the administra- 
tion ; Mr. Jefferson ; consequences of a 
war and differences of opinion among 
members. 14, 383. 

Dana, Samuel Whittlesey, his vindication of 
Col. P. on the Senate motion for a vote 
of censure (A. C. Hanson). 29, 36. 

Dancing-lessons, notes of, received from 
Mr. Turner, 1768. 53, 13. 

Dandridge, Bartholomew, Secretary to 
President Washington. May 21, 1795. 
The President returns to the Secretary 
of War Col. Rochefontaine's report on 
the proper situation for a U. S. arsenal 
on the Potomac ; will be glad to con- 
verse with the Secretary on the subject 
as soon as he has collected all informa- 
tion to be had. 35, 205 [copy]. 
— Dec. 23, 1795. With memorial 
from merchants in New York to the 
President, who requests that Col. P. 
will answer it. 6, 158. 

| Jan. 28, 1796. Returning, by order 

of the President, Col. P.'s report on 
Harper's Ferry ; the President's decision 
on that site as most eligible for a U. S. 
arsenal, and request that Col. P. will 

j immediately take measures for the pur- 

■ chase of the land. 36,15. [Bi. 3,255; 
copy.] 

Feb. 28, 1796. Request of the 

President for Col. P.'s opinion on Gov. 
Blount's proceedings with the Southern 

i Indians, and that he will, in writing to 
! Gov. B., desire him to induce the chiefs 
' to postpone their visit to Philadelphia 
I until next September. 36, 28 [copy]. 
'Dandridge, Bartholomew. Feb. 27, 1795. 
i Request to ascertain whether the Presi- 



dent would approve of the enlistment of 
recruits from Gen. Morgan's command 
of militia. 35, 187 [copy]. 

Feb. 28, 1795. Letters and papers 

from Gen. Wayne to be communicated to 
the President ; information concerning 
the Miami Indians. 35, 188 [copy]. 

Apr. 13, 1795. Mr. D.'s note ex- 
pressing the President's desire for a 
report on Gov. Mifflin's letter ; Col. P. 
has been deeply engaged on the draught 
of a long treaty in aid of Gen. Wayne's 
negotiations, and did not suppose a re- 
port was expected so soon ; regrets the 
misunderstanding, but doubts whether a 
report could be made without a confer- 
ence with Gov. Mifflin. 35, 204 [copy]. 

Nov. 25, 1795. Requesting that 

certain enclosed instructions for the In- 
dian trading-store in Georgia, and Capt. 
Gaton, commanding troops at St. Mary's 
River, be laid before the President. 35, 
319 [copy]. 

Dec. 26, 1795. Enclosing proceed- 
ings from Winchester, with draught of 
an answer; also letters from Mr. Mon- 
roe, to be laid before the President. 35, 
328 [copy]. 

Dangerfield, Col. William. Jan. 25, 
1782. Requesting payment for govern- 
ment horses pastured by him. 40, 1. 

Danvers, North Parish in, vindication of, 
from charges of illiberality in their treat- 
ment of their minister. {Boston Post- 
Boy, May 9, 1768.) 33, 3. 

Dartmouth College, Indian charity school 
at (J. Wheelock). 18, 3, 21. 

Daschkoff, A. Mar. 22, 29, 1813. To 
R. Soderstrom. Letters giving some of 
the rumors of the day ; sent to the Brit- 
ish admiral on his own business ; Amer- 
ican government had nothing to do with 
it. 14, 435, 436 [copy]. 

Daschkoff, A. Appointed Russian charge 
d'affaires and consul-general in the U. 
S., 1808 (L. Harris), 54, 192 ; (N. de 
Romanzoff), 192 ; (J. Armstrong), 
193 ; question of his being officially au- 
thorized to make offer of Russian media- 
tion, 1813 (R. Soderstrom), 14, 437; 
30, 153 ; (T. Williams), 155 ; 55, 1. 

Davie, William Richardson, Governor 
of North Carolina, 1756-1820. Aug., 
1798. Instructions and Despatches to 
be distributed as widely as possible in 



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Davie, William Richardson {continued). 
North Carolina, to counteract the efforts 
of Jacobin members of Congress ; ex- 
ertions of the French faction in the 
Southern States. 23, 3. 

Nov. 24,1798. Chauvet's pamphlet 

received ; his plain tale is worth a thou- 
sand harangues on French perfidy ; 
copies will be distributed through the 
State as fast as possible. 23, 332. 

June 17, 1799. As Gov. D.'s ap- 
pointment as envoy to France is consist- 
ent with his duty to the State, Gov. 
Davie has no desire that it should be 
kept secret. 24, 330. 

Davie, William Richardson. Nov. 1, 1798. 
About box forwarded to Mr. Gibbon at 
Petersburg. 9, 552. 

Feb. 7, 1799. Laws of the U. S. 

for North Carolina. 10, 355. 

Apr. 2, 1799. In regard to for- 
warding laws of the U. S. and publish- 
ing in Hodge's paper. 10, 558. 

June 1, 1799. Notice of Mr. D.'s 

appointment as envoy to France. 11, 
193. 

Sept. 5, 1799. Application of Mr. 

J. Griffin for secretaryship to the French 
mission; change in the French Direc- 
tory ; murder of the envoys at Rastadt ; 
possibility of another revolution, and of 
the envoys' being received by a king. 
12, 14. 

Sept. 7, 1799. Dr. Tazewell's ap- 
plication for post of secretary to one of 
the envoys to France; favorable opinion 
of him. 12, 27. 

Feb. 18, 1803. Inquiry as to claim 

set up by Granville family to North 
Carolina lands. 14, 14. 

(See also Ellsworth, Oliver, et al., envoys to 
France.) 

Davis, Augustine, of Richmond, Va. 
Dec. 2, 1814. Requesting the return of 
the original letters from Jefferson to 
Callender concerning " The prospect be- 
fore us." 44, 90. 

Davis, Augustine. Feb. 12, 1798. Acts 
of Congress to be published. 8, 124. 

Apr. 6, 1799. From J. Wagner. 

In regard to printing laws of the U. S. 
10, 569. 

Davis, John, U. S. District Attorney in 
Mass., 1761-1847. Feb. 23, 1811. In 
regard to some undesirable appointment 



in the Circuit Court ; thanks for Col. 
P.'s good wishes. 29, 415. 
Davis, John. Sept. 12, Oct. 5, 25, 1797. 
Lawsuit of Cabot and others vs. W. 
Bingham. 7, 172, 262, 362. 

Nov. 20, 1797. In regard to Par- 

don Smith, counterfeiter. 7, 445. 

July 23, 1798. Suspension of cor- 
poral punishment on John Scotchler. 

9, 82. 

Mar. 5, 1799. Request to trans- 
fer case of Cabot et al. vs. Bingham to 
Federal Courts. 10, 444. 

Apr. 20, 1799. Requesting infor- 
mation on petition of John Scotchler. 

10, 645. 

Jan. 23, 1800. About lawsuit be- 
tween W. Bingham and the Cabots. 
13, 113. 

Davis, John, commissioned District Attor- 
ney of Mass., 1796 (G. Washington), 
20, 303 ; recommended for office (T. 
Williams), 41, 288; (S. Higginson), 
290. 

Davis, John, merchant, of New York. 
Oct. 6, 1798. From J. Wagner. About 
clearance of sch. Fanny for St. Domingo, 
9 ; 438 ; refusal to grant permit to clear, 
642. 

Nov. 28, 1798. From J. Wagner. 

In regard to the probability of a law be- 
ing passed allowing merchants to bring 
home property from France. 9, 657 ; 
[copy] ; 37, 368. 

Davis, Thomas, President of Boston Ma- 
rine Ins. Co. Jan. 16, 1804. In regard '< 
to suit by Graves & Barnwell against' 
the Boston Marine Ins. Co. ; request to! 
procure counsel to conduct the case on; 
the appeal by plaintiffs, to be tried ml 
Washington. 43, 16. 

Feb. 8, 1804. The Directors of the 

Boston Marine Ins. Co. are much in- 
debted to Col. P. for his exertions, and* 
have entire confidence in his judgment;, 
in the matter of selection of counsel 
Mr. R. G. Harper. 43, 22. 

Dec. 18, 1804. Money for expenses] 

of suit against the Boston Marine In- 
surance Co. ; desire that Mr. Ingersoll 
may be retained in the case. 5 
109. 

Davis, Thomas. Jan. 28, 1804. In re- 
gard to counsel in the case of Graves &\ 
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Co. ; reasons for preferring It. G. Har- 
per or Mr. Lewis. 14, 91. 

Davis, Thomas, death of, 1805 ; his virtues 
and talents (J. May). 43, 52. 

Davis, Thomas T, M. C. from Kentucky. 
Mar. 3, 1800. Answers to questions 
about caveats on land patents. 13, 
232. 

Mar. 31, 1800. New Orleans 

must continue the place of deposit for 
merchandise, until due notice by Spain 
to the contrary. 13, 342. 

Davis, William, of Plymouth, Mass. 
Feb. 3, 1807. Asking for Col. P.'s in- 
fluence to make Plymouth, Mass., a port 
of entry. 28, 24. 

Davis, Capt., of the Cassius, evidence 
against (W. Uawle) 35, 237, 278. 

Davy, Sir H., his mistaken theories of 
grasses and mildew in wheat {G. W. 
Featherstonhaugh). 16, 127. 

Davy, William. Aug. 7, 1797- With 
passport for J. B Durand. 7, 27. 

Dawes, Judge Thomas, 1757-1825, Aug. 
3, 1819. Mr. D. has received Col. P.'s 
letter of the 27th on the celebration of 
the Fourth of July, and, after reading it 
twice, has sent it to Dr. Worcester. 31, 
276. 

Sept. 5, 1820. Introducing Mr. 

Leonard Kip. 31, 329. 

July 23, 1824. Mr. Adams's state- 
ment in regard to having all the votes 
was made in 1797, and referred to the 
next election; no such interpretation 
could be put upon the remark as Col. 
P. supposes ; Mr. D. is sorry he ever 
mentioned the circumstance after so 
many years, and begs it may not be re- 
peated ; Col. P.'s character requires no 
new support. 32, 80. 

Dawes, Thomas. July 27, 1819. Consid- 
erations on the public sentiment toward 
England, and the injustice and dis- 
honesty of inculcating feelings of hatred 
in the rising generation; the Declara- 
tion of Independence, its language and 
Jefferson's share in it ; on the popular 
method of celebrating the Fourth of 
July ; Col. P. joins the Mass. Peace 
Society. 15, 171. 

July 21, 1824. Asking for infor- 
mation in regard to President Adams's 
remark, "Now I shall have all the 
votes!" 15,372. 



July 25, 1824. To ease Mr. D.'s 

mind in regard to his conversation with 
President Adams ; Col. P. wished to 
receive an exact statement but there will 
be no occasion for using it ; Mr. Walsh's 
threat of Mr. J. Q. Adams's answer; 
Mr. W. descends to abuse without deny- 
ing a single fact. 15, 377. 

Dawson, John, member of the Council of 
Virginia, 1762-1814. Apr. 13, 1798. 
Exceptions to items in Mr. Monroe's 
accounts, 8, 339. 

Apr. 13, 1798. In regard to the 

purchase of arms for Virginia. 8, 343. 

Dawson, John, suspected of unlawful cor- 
respondence with French government, 
1796 (G. Washington), 20, 265, 267 ; 
his pretended contract for arms for the 
State of Virginia (G. Washington), 6, 
200. 

Day, Edward, of Pittsburg, Pa. Aug. 
10, 1798. To S. Hodgdon. Prospects 
of Mr. Gallatin's election at Pittsburg ; 
two weak Federal candidates to oppose 
him. 42, 68. 

Dayton, Jonathan, U. S. Senator from 
New Jersey, 1760-1824. Aug. 27, 1798. 
Pamphlets received shall be distributed ; 
an excellent place for depositing small 
arms at Elizabethtown, and a proper 
person to take charge of them ; in- 
quiries about Francis Childs. 23, 88. 

Sept. 5, 1798. Protesting against 

Gen. White's commuting his brigadier- 
ship for a colonelcy as interfering with 
Col. A. Ogden ; more pamphlets could 
be advantageously dispersed; inquiry 
about the President's arrival. 23, 119. 

June 25, 1799. On the renewal of 

commercial intercourse with St. Do- 
mingo, and the destination of the Toulon 
fleet. 24, 362. 

■ Feb. 20, 1807. Grafts of the Lady 

apple for Col. P. ; invitation to Mr. D.'s 
house. 28, 42. 

Dayton, Jonathan. Aug. 22, 1798. Copies 
of" Instructions and Despatches sent Mr. 
D. ; question of a deposit of small arms 
at Elizabethtown, N.J. 9, 211. 

Jan. 27, 1804. Col. P.'s high opin- 
ion of Mr. D. Clark, of New Orleans ; 
surprise at a contrary report being cir- 
culated. 14, 90. 

Dean, James, Indian interpreter. Aug. 
22, 1796. Articles in the late treaty 



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THE PICKERING PAPEES. 



Dean, James 
with the Six Nations relating to murder; 
two cases related ; Mr. D.'s opinion at 
variance with that of the county authori- 
ties; request for payment for expendi- 
tures on Oneida saw-mills. 62, 246. 

Dean, Rev. Samuel, D.D. Feb. 1, 1809. 
Honored by sentiments contained in Dr. 
D.'s letter; the approbation of friends 
always grateful, and the slander of ene- 
mies not ungrateful, as it shows that 
one's efforts have not been in vain ; de- 
nies any idea of condescension as ex- 
pressed in Dr. D.'s letter. 14, 226. 

Deane, Samuel, of Portland, Me. Jan. 
24, 1809. Thanks for correspondence 
with Gov. Sullivan, and speech on the 
embargo ; the last deserves to be writ- 
ten in letters of gold ; discovery against 
wolves very valuable, but does not know 
of any in the district of Maine. 29, 
61. 

Deane, Silas, brings news of recognition 
of the independence of the colonies 
by Prance, 1778 (G. Williams), 17, 
147 ; his letter attacking Congress and 
foreign ministers, 1778 (J. Pickering), 
5, 115 ; (W. Pickman), 17, 237. 

Dearborn, Col. afterward Gen. Henry, 
1751-1829. Sept. 5, Dec. 17, 1792. 
Request to obtain money due Col. D. on 
certain accounts. 19, 272, 279. 

May 10, 1798. Regrets an appar- 
ent breach of friendship ; confesses to 
having been hurt at being considered a 
disorganizer for acting according to his 
own judgment ; is content to leave direc- 
tion to those who are at the helm. 22 3 
152. 

July 17, 1798. Although unable 

to avow approbation of all the conduct 
of Government, Gen. D. is not second to 
any man in zeal for defending his country 
from invasion by any power whatever. 
22, 301. 

Aug. 18, 1798. Gen. D. defends 

his course in opposing some measures of 
Government; conduct of Prance merits 
the detestation of every American ; a 
large navy not within our reach, but a 
hundred regiments necessary ; insuffi- 
ciency of militia; Hamilton the only 
Commander in Chief. 23, 45. 

Secretary of War. Aug. 12, ] 807. 

To M. Dubuc de Marentille. A de- 



mand of $60 000 for the communication 
of a plan of harbor defence, extraordi- 
nary ; the President has neither means 
nor inclination to comply with such a 
vague proposal. 43, 126 [copy]. 

Dearborn, Col. Henry. June 24, 1781. 
Ordering Col. D. to duty. 5, 215. 

■ Apr. 17, 1798. Regrets for an in- 
terrupted friendship ; dangers from 
Prench government; its unscrupulous- 
ness with respect to Holland. 8, 353. 

Aug. 1, 1798. General Dearborn 

an Independent-; argument for defen- 
sive preparations against Prance, and 
against the course of Republicans in 
Congress. 9, 127. 

Dearborn, Gen. Henry, calls himself an 
Independent, but is always in the oppo- 
sition (E. Dearborn, 1798), 9, 127; 
appointed deputy Q. M., 1781 (&. Wash- 
ington) , 33, 392 ; his reputed- misappli- 
cation of public funds as Secretary of 
War (H. Kimball), 29, 104; (N. 
Perley), 43, 241. 

Deas, William Allen, Secretary of Lega- 
tion in London. Sept. 14, 1795. Ag- 
gressions on the sovereignty of the U. S. 
made "by Capt. Home, R. N. ; his pur- 
suit of the Medusa. 35, 258. 

Sept. 15, 1795. In regard to cap- 
tures of American vessels carrying pro- 
visions to Prance. 35, 262. 

Nov. 10, 1795. Hints as to the 

proper manner of expression in official 
communications to a foreign court. 35, 
312. [Bi. 3, 240; copy.] 

Peb. 27, 1796. Non-arrival of the 

ratified British treaty ; embarrassment 
and disappointment of the President; 
additional mortification that a copy has 
arrived at Charleston, S. C, and been 
published in the newspapers. 36, 27 
[copy]. 

Mar. 9, 1796. No original ratified 

treaty yet arrived ; the President at last f I 
ordered its promulgation on the evidence! I 
of ratification; laid before Congress; 
warm opposition will be made to its exe-j 1 
cution ; the President will nevertheless; { 
do everything which depends on him.j 
36, 30 [copy]. 

De Bartsche, D. G., Indian interpreter 
June 25, 1791. Letters written at the 
request of Gen. Butler, of Pittsburg, to 
the chiefs of the Six Nations at Buftal 



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Creek, urging them to send some of 
their warriors to join Gen. St. Clair; 
letters sent by Cornplanter to Col. P. 
begging him to lay them before the 
Indians at the treaty at Painted Post ; 
Cornplanter and some others not able to 
come to the treaty; disposition to be 
made of goods intended for them. 61, 
235. 

July 4, 1791. Begging Col. P. to 

advise the chiefs of the Six Nations to 
send warriors to assist Gov. St. Clair 
and Gen. Butler ; reported that Capt. 
Brant is at the head of five or six hun- 
dred warriors. 61, 212. 

Debts and taxes, impossibility of escaping 
from (J.Adams). 47, 206. 

Decatur, Commodore Stephen, 1751- 
1808. Nov. 1, 1799. Thanks for 
friendly letter and advice ; surprise at 
some arrangement of the Secretary of 
the Navy with Capt. Truxtun. 25, 265. 

Apr. 23, 1800. Frigate Philadel- 
phia at New Castle ; T. Pickering, Jr., 
in good health ; Com. D. requests Col. 
P.'s intervention on his behalf in the 
event of five admirals being created. 
26, 93. 

■ Apr. 25, 1800. Arrived at Bombay 

Hook ; is confident that the Philadelphia 
will prove a fast sailer; gives account 
of gunnery experiments. 26, 100. 

Decatur, Stephen, captures a French priva- 
teer in the Delaware, 1798 (R. King). 
9, 19. 

, the younger, contemptuous opin- 
ion of British naval commanders ex- 
pressed in 1813 (A. C. Hanson), 44, 
70. 

Declaration of Independence, circum- 
stances of the draught and signing of, 
as related by President Adams to Charles 
Lee (C. Lee), 28, 280 ; (T. Dawes), 15, 
171 ; Mr. Adams's letter concerning, 31, 
387 ; 44, 245 ; Jefferson only a compiler 
(S P. Gardner), 38, 195 ; amount of 
credit due Jefferson for writing (R. Lee), 
14, 336; (T. Dawes), 15, 171; 52, 
144; remarks accompanying the reading 
of, July 4, 1823, 51, 1 ; 55, 214; [Bi. 
4, 463] ; suggestion that the reading of 
Washington's Farewell Address should 
be substituted, 52, 89 ; copy of Jeffer- 
son's original draught with erasures of 
Congress, 53, 81. 



Dedham, Mass., Gallicism in, perhaps the 
most malevolent that exists (Fisher 
Ames, 1798), 22, 256 ; Fourth of July 
dinner in, 22, 256 ; raising of a liberty 
pole by Jacobins (F. Ames), 23, 327; 
notes of case of First Parish in, 55, 264. 

Deerfield, Mass., instructs its representa- 
tive in the General Court to move for a 
negotiation for peace, 1781 (J. Picker- 
ing). 18, 75. 

Defence, measures of, authorized by Con- 
gress, 1798 (/. Q. Adams), 8, 323 ; {W. 
Smith), 328 ; {A. Ellicott), 385 ; (/. 
Pickering, Jr.), 389. 

Degen, C. F., Swedish Consul, passport 
for. 10, 590. 

Delacroix, M., French Minister of Foreign 
Affairs, his letter of complaint against 
the U. S. (/. Monroe), 36, 164, 200 ; 
(67. Washington), 266; letter to Barthe- 
lemy regarding captures of neutrals (R. 
King), 36, 284; (C. C. Pinckney), 288. 

Delancy, Gov., of Tobago, claim of British 
Consul for effects of {Jere. Smith). 11, 
SO. 

Delany, Sharp, Collector of Philadelphia. 
Apr. 12, 1798. Contents of box from 
Holland. 8, 338. 

Delany, Sharp, valuable services of (R. 
Peters), 19, 155 ; heavy debt due the 
U. S. from him (R. Peters), 29, 14. 

Delaplaine, Joseph, of Philadelphia, 
1777-1824. May 23, 1813. Inquiry 
for a portrait of Col. P., for Mr. D.'s 
series of portraits of eminent Americans. 
44, 47. 

Jan. 8, 1819. Requesting Col. P. 

to sit to Mr. Frothingham for a portrait, 
or to allow Mr. F. to copy Col. P.'s 
portrait by Stuart. 44, 202. 

May 8, 1819. Col. P.'s explanation 

with respect to the Repository entirely 
satisfactory; begging him to sit to Mr. 
Frothingham. 44, 203. 

Delaplaine, Joseph. May 28, 1813. In 
regard to Mr. D.'s desire for a portrait 
of Co 1 . P. ; the only one in existence 
was painted by Stuart. 14, 414. 

May 3, 1819. In regard to Dela- 

plaine's Repository. 38, 263. 

Delavan, Henry W., account of. 46, 201. 
Delaware Company, claim of, to lands in 

Pennsylvania {T. Pitkin), 26, 256; 

names of principal claimants under title 

from Connecticut, 57, 26. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Delaware, selfishness of people and con- 
travention of orders of Congress in the 
export of flour, 1780 (/. Pickering), 5, 
176 ; cowardice and misconduct of militia 
at the battle of Germantown (/. Picker- 
ing), 5, 51. 

Delaware, frigate, captures French privateer 
Incroyable, 1798 (R. King), 9, 19 ; (R. 
Howell), 36; (W. Smith), 50; captures 
Le Jaloux (M. Letombe), 451. 

Delaware River, proposed improvement of, 
at Philadelphia, 1799 (H. Pratt), 11, 
634; (G. Washington), 644. 

Demagoguism in the U. S., history of. 46, 
408. 

Democracy, in its natural operation, a gov- 
ernment of the worst (G. Cabot, 1804). 
27, 53. 

Demosthenes, remarks on, 47, 161 ; com- 
pared with Fisher Ames, 200. 

Denison, Nathan, of Wyalusing, Pa. 
Apr. 26, 1787. General inclination of 
the people of Wyalusing in favor of an 
election ; not more than a quarter of 
them entitled to any land ; has no doubt 
but most of them can be relied on to 
support government in case of a colli- 
sion ; has all proper election returns for 
the district. 57, 211. 

Sept. 12, 1787. Esquire Mead in 

Philadelphia, endeavoring to have his 
equivalent for land at Wyoming con- 
firmed in land at the West by the Board 
of Property ; the Board go into the 
business with almost as much reluctance 
as the Commissioners for inquiring into 
claims ; if the Commissioners can help 
to have justice done, it would have a 
good effect on other Pennsylvania claim- 
ants. 57, 286. 

Sept. 24, 1787. Business of Edger- 

ton's land patent and arrears of pay ; 
hope that the Assembly will come upon 
some way to relieve the Luzerne settle- 
ment. 57, 300. 

Denison, Nathan, certificate of his election 
as councillor from Luzerne County, Feb. 
1, 1787. 57, 121. 

Denmark, indemnity due from, for prizes 
of frigate Alliance, 1779 (P. Landais), 
8, 28, 72 ; decree of King, closing Dan- 
ish ports against privateers, 1799 (R. 
Soderstrom), 12, 164 ; (W. V. Murray), 
25, 93 ; consul-general from, to be re- 
ceived (R. King), 12, 309. 



Dennie, Joseph, Jr., journalist, 1768- 
1812. Feb. 10, 1799. Principally in 
regard to the offer made him by Col. P. 
of a position in a government office. 24, 
45. 

May 26, 1799. Acknowledgments 

of the offer of a position in State De- 
partment. 24, 275. 

June 1, 1799. Concerning the time 

of his arrival in Philadelphia ; unwilling 
to break a contract. 24, 287. 

June 19, 1800. With numbers of 

Fenno's Gazette containing articles re- 
lating to the death and funeral obsequies 
of Gen. Washington. 26, 148. 

Nov. 16, 1803. Illness and depres- 
sion a reason for not writing ; opinion of 
Gleig's Supplement to the Encyclopedia 
and Rees's Encyclopedia; disappointment 
at not seeing Col. P. in Philadelphia ; the 
Portfolio ; inquiries for John Pickering. 
27, 103. 

Dennie, Joseph, Jr. June 7, 1799. Ap- 
proval of Mr. D.'s unwillingness to break 
a contract for employment in State De- 
partment. 11, 233.' 

Feb. 16, 1806. Criticisms on a 

paper by Mr. D. in the Port Folio as 
being improper and immoral. 14, 
144. 

' Dec. 15. 1806. Enclosing amount 

of money due, and stopping subscription 
for the Port Folio. 14, 159. 

Dennie, Joseph, Jr., letters in regard to 
(L. R. Morris), 24, 232, 289 ; to, 10, 
644; letter of introduction.; his insati- 
able appetite for knowledge renders his 
services less productive than those of 
dull men (/. Marshall), 13. 557. 

Dennis, John, of New Brunswick, N. J. 
Apr. 1, 1808. Unfortunate and alarm- 
ing condition of the country excellently 
shown by P.'s letter to Gov. Sullivan ; 
general circulation of it in New Jersey ; 
unpopularity of the embargo ; admiration 
for Mass. representatives ; want of con- 
fidence in the administration. 28, 265. 

Denniston, George I., A. Q. M. Aug. 
2, 1785. Request to send back Major 
Doughty's forage account ; encloses copy 
of Instructions from War Office. 18, 

' 265. 

Sept. 10, 1785. Pay-roll for wag- 
oners and laborers at West Point, Aug., 
1785. 40, 178. 



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Mar. 1, 1792. Requesting assist- 
ance in causing his accounts to be settled. 
41, 51. 

Deputy Quartermasters for Massachusetts, 
importance of appointments of (J. Pick- 
ering), 5, 181; difficulty of finding in 
Connecticut (N. Hubbard), 186. 

Derby, Elias Hasket, of Salem, Mass. 
1739-1799. Dec. 7, 1779. No such 
man as John Pigeon to be found in 
Philadelphia. 17, 314. 

May 17, 1808. Invitation to a 

public reception and dinner in Salem. 
28, 323. [Bi. 4, 134.] 

Derby, Elias Hasket. Feb. 21, 1779. 
Money advanced Capt. Jos. Pratt, to 
buy iron. 5, 136. 

Dec. 23, 1779. Protested bill of 

John Pigeon. 5, 143. 

May 8, 1780. Accounts. 5, 153. 

July 21, 1797. Request for opin- 
ion of Salem merchants on appointment 
of John Moriarty to be keeper of Baker's 
Island light. 6, 446. 

May 18, 1808. Acceptance of in- 
vitation to a public dinner from citizens 
of Salem. 14, 208. [Bi. 4, 134.] 

Derby, Ezekiel Hersey. Mar. 22, 1825. 
On improving breeds of cattle. 16, 28. 

Derby, Richard, Jr. Mar. 14, 1775. 
List of men and their equipments in the 
2d company in Salem. 56, 17. 

Dec. 9, 1775. To Committee of 

Safety of Salem. Innocent of any idea 
of offending his countrymen in the 
voyage of the Kingston Packet ; has no 
intention of sending her again to Nova 
Scotia. 39, 126. 

May 4, 15, 1779. Request to pro- 
cure bills of exchange for transmission 
to Europe. 17, 262, 264. 

July 5, 1779. Bills of exchange ; 

good effect of news from Carolinas. 17, 
277. 

Nov. 18, 1779. Requests Col. P.'s 

good offices for Mr. Woodbury, a pris- 
oner on parole. 17, 307. 

' Apr. 18, 1780. Instructions for 

disposition of loan office certificates ; 
request that Col. P. will keep them in 
his hands and charge Mr. D. a com- 
mission for transacting his business ; 
Mr. D. is sick of the great world and 
prefers the retirement of the country, 
having breakfasted, dined, and supped 



on politics for ten years ; deterioration 
of men and manners since 1775. 18, 
13. 
Derby, Richard, Jr. July 18, 1776. Un- 
easiness of inhabitants of Salem on 
account of the danger of small-pox from 
Boston ; unguarded condition of that 
city ; requests that precautions may be 
taken, and that the paupers of Boston 
may be removed from the Salem hos- 
pital. 33, 155 (Mass. Rev. Letters 1776, 
p. 118). 

Dec. 2, 1776. Memorandum of 

loan office certificates. 5, 112. 

Eeb. 5, 1779. Loan office certifi- 
cates. 5,. 133. 

May 6, 1780. State of the country ; 

finances; future plans. 5, 151. 

8f Pickering, John, Representatives. 

Eeb. 7, 1774. Petition to General Court 
about small-pox hospitals in Salem. 5, 4. 

Derby, Samuel, clerk of 4th company in 
Salem. Oct. 18, 1768. Order from 
T. P. to pay wages of drummers. 56, 
10. 

Derby s of Salem, clandestine trade carried 
on by them with British dominions (M. 
Alcock), 17, 133 ; (G. Williams), 242; 
attempt of, to deprive small privateers 
of commissions as interfering with their 
trade, 133 ; brig belonging to, carrying 
two sets of papers, captured by Capt. 
Haraden, 242. 

De Saussure, Henry William, of 
Charleston, S. C, 1763-1839. Sept. 8, 
1797. Letters for W. Smith; election 
of Major. Thomas Pinckney to Congress. 
21 232. 

' Nov. 17, 1797- Mr. W. Smith 

arrived at Lisbon ; a new revolution in 
France ; American commissioners ; vigo- 
rous preparations for defence needed ; 
weakening of French influence ; P.'s 
letter to Che v. de Yrujo ; inquiry as to 
certificate to Thomas Thackam. 21, 
347. 

J-ne 29, 1798. Fortifications at 

Flint's Folly ; Lieut. Izard's plan being 
carried out with great spirit; his judg- 
ment supported by Gen. W. Washing- 
ton, Col. Rutledge and others. 22, 252. 

Nov. 10, 1798. Thanks for news 

of Gen. Pinckney's arrival ; excellent 
effect of the despatches in destroying 
French influence ; Federalists elected to 



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De Saussure, Henry William {continued). 
Congress in South Carolina ; admiration 
of P.'s answer to the Prince Edward 
Co. address. 23, 304. 

Nov. 26, 1798. Chauvet's pamph- 
let received and reprinted ; a lesson to 
every American; great effect will be 
produced by Gen. Pinckney's declaration 
for energetic action ; hopes of legisla- 
tive measures to second the general 
government. 23, 336. 

Feb. 5, 1799. Thanks for informa- 
tion of the expected arrival of the 
Minerva, and measures taken for de- 
tention of her passengers ; high char- 
acter and patriotism of Gov. Rutledge 
and confidence to be reposed in him ; 
Gen. Pinckney. 24, 53. 

Feb. 15, 1799. Excellent and 

cheap method of republishing public 
documents suggested by P.; Gen. Pinck- 
ney's undisguised language, and great 
weight of his opinion. 24, 87. 

June 20, 1799. To introduce Gen. 

McPherson and Mr. Ford. 24, 343, 344. 

Sept. 6, 1799. Thanks for letter 

concerning infamous character of W. 
Best ; has set up a private school ; ad- 
vantage of a law excluding foreigners 
from teaching the young or editing 
newspapers ; yellow fever in Charleston. 

25, 138. 

Apr. 7, 1800. About Capt. Geo. 

Izard ; his hopelessness of any service 
or promotion ; request for some exertion 
or explanation if only to comfort his 
father, Ralph Izard, a broken old man. 

26, 74. 

Aug. 12, 1800. Regrets at Col. 

P.'s removal from office, and that his 
eminent services should be so ill requited ; 
lamentable that passion and jealousy 
should be allowed to divide the Federal 
interest ; Col. P.'s delicacy in abstaining 
from all publication on the eve of the 
election; judicious appointment of Gen. 
Marshall; Mr. Jefferson's adherents very 
active and sanguine ; South Carolina 
Federal in character if the people were 
let alone ; Gen. Pinckney will have all 
the votes for President in any case ; 
Mr. Adams respected, but not popular, 
but delegates from S. C. will vote for 
him and Pinckney ; Mr. Jefferson's poli- 
tics. 26, 189. 



Feb. 26, 1804. Thanks for Mr. 

Tracv's speech ; fully demonstrated that 
the mode of choosing the President pre- 
scribed by the Constitution secures a 
good choice and protects the smaller 
States better than the alteration ; not 
much hope of the measure being resisted ; 
rumor of a special session of the South 
Carolina legislature being called to ratify 
the bill ; alarm felt concerning the repeal 
of the judiciary law. 27, 72. 

May 9, 1808. Sending copy of P.'s 

letter to Judge Bee on the subject of 
Thomas Nash ; rejoicing that P. has 
decided to take no farther notice of 
calumnies ; wholly unnecessary to vindi- 
cate his character by publication. 28, 
317. 

Be Saussure, Henry William. June 25, 
1796. In regard to the claim of the 
Prince de Luxembourg against South 
Carolina; questions concerning agency 
of J. B. Cutting. 36, 135 [copy]. 

June 14, 1798. Fortifications at 

Shute's Folly ; employment of Col. 
Senf. 8, 558. 

Sept. 13, 1798. Guns at Halifax 

taken from South Carolina by the Brit- 
ish, to be granted to the U. S. as a loan 
9, 313. 

Oct. 13, 1798. News of Gen. 

Pinckney's departure from France. 9, 
461. 

Aug. 17, 1799. Enclosing letter 

showing base character of W. Best. 11, 
624. 

Jan. 4, 1799. Information received 

from consul at Hamburg of Matthew 
Salmon, a mulatto emissary from the 
Directory, coming to Charleston in the 
Minerva with concealed despatches. 37, 
382 [copy]. 

Apr. 24, 1800. Capt. G. Izard, his 

talents and education ; expediency of 
separating the engineers and artillery; 
transfer of the U. S. laws from Freneau 
and Paine's paper to Timothy's. 13, 
414. 

I)esdoity,JohnB. Nov. 9, 1798. Refus- 
ing to grant permit to schooner Fox. 
9, 607. 

Apr. 8, 1800. A public vessel be- 
ing employed to carry government de- 
spatches to France, his pilot-boat is not 
wanted. 13, 372. 



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119 



Deserters, American, captured by Count 
d'Estaing in British ships, 1773 (T. 
Bradford), 39, 151 ; (Board of 
War), 150 ; ideas of Board of War 
and Congress on enlistment of, 1778 (J. 
Reed), 5, 104; to, 102, 103, 105; 
British right of reclaiming discussed (J. 
Lowell), 28, 127 ; opinion against 
their delivery (L. W. Tazewell), 43, 
105 ; difference of conduct toward 
French and British vessels in regard to 
(S. P. Gardner), 38, 110; (T. Trux- 
tun), 43, 115 ; opinions in cases of (C. 
J. Tilghman), 54, 122, 123 ; (J. Cow- 
per), 124 ; dilemma of the government 
between English and French (Jackson's 
Register, 1807), 124. 

Desertions, great number of, from army, 
1778 (A. Scammell). 17, 86. 

Besfourneaux, Gen. Etienne, Governor of 
Guadeloupe. Mar. 16, 1799. Commer- 
cial intercourse only to be renewed with 
French ports on the suppression of 
privateering. 10, 488. 

Desfburneaux, Gen. Etienne, conduct of, 
in disseminating printed letters over the 
country (R. Leblanc), 10, 398; de- 
mands the surrender of the Insurgent 
from Capt. Truxtun (W. Smith), 10, 
532; too much like his masters to like 
peace and an honest commerce {W. 
Smith), 11, 36 ; prefers plundering 
neutral nations to commerce, 130; (/. 
Bouvier), 130 ; absurd declaration of war 
against the U. S. (R. King), 138. 

Detroit, establishment of civil government 
at, 1796 (W. Sargent), 6, 215 ; annoy- 
ances in, caused by British colonists and 
French emissaries (J. J. TJ. Rivardi), 
21, 190. 

Deveaux, , plot against government 

of Curacao (B. H. Phillips). 12, 
186. 

Dewees, William. Jan. 20, 1817. On 
Revolutionary claims before Congress. 
31, 160. 

DeWitt, Simeon, geographer to the army, 
1750-1834; letter of recommendation 
(S. Body don). 34, 196. 

Bexter, Samuel, of Massachusetts, 1761— 
1816. May 15, 1800. From Charles 
Lee, acting Secretary of State. Ap- 
pointment as Secretary of War. 13, 
511. 

Dexter, Samuel, his unpopularity an ob- 



jection to appointing him Attorney-Gen- 
eral, 1795 (G. Washington), 20, 62 ; 
his fitness for the post of Attorney-Gen- 
eral (67. Washington), 6, 121; appointed 
Secretary of War in the room of Mr. 
McHenry, 1800 (J. Wagner), 26, 144; 
his views on the prospect of Mr. 
Adams's election in 1800 (T. Sedg- 
wick), 47, 237. 

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808. Mar. 30, 
1793. It gives Mr. D. very particular 
■ pleasure that he has found the commis- 
sioners' letter referred to in Col. P.'s 
letter of the 25th ; he encloses it trusting 
that it will be immediately delivered 
to the supreme executive. 58, 328 
[copy]. 

Dickinson, John. Mar. 25, 1793. Re- 
questing information concerning the 
letter of the commissioners on the Con- 
necticut and Pennsylvania boundaries to 
the executive, recommending a quieting 
law for the Wyoming settlers. 58, 
327. 

Dickinson, John, account of, 51, 236 ; his 
letters, signed Fabius, 239 ; his remark 
that the world was indebted to Great 
Britain for all the liberty it possessed, 
55, 176. 

Dickinson, Philemon, New Jersey, 
1739-1809. Dec. 18, 1803. Request- 
ing particular information as to repeal of 
the bankrupt law. 26, 353. 

Jan. 15, 1806. Inquiry in regard 

to reported plan of the Secretary of the 
Treasury for changing 3 per cent and 
old 6 per cent and deferred stock into 
new 6 per cents. 27, 170. 

Jan. 30, 1806. Intentions of the 

Secretary of the Treasury have had an 
effect on the 6 per cents ; if it were pos- 
sible for the President to act with pro- 
priety, our differences with England and 
Spain would long since have been ad- 
justed; if he had wisdom enough to send 
Mr. King to England, a successful issue 
might be hoped for ; truly sorry for the 
degraded state of the country ; Gen. 
Moreau and his wife in Philadelphia. 

27, 190. 

Dill, John, Deputy Asst. Q. M. June 

28, 1786. Begging for a part, at least, 
of money due him from the TJ. S., that 
he may be enabled to go into business. 
40, 193. 



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Dill, John. Apr. 6, 1784. Orders to 
West Point. 5, 328. 

Diman, Jonathan, of Willingboro', Pa. 
Dec. 22, 1808. Requesting Col. P. to 
use his influence to have a post road es- 
tablished from Chenango Point through 
Willingboro' to Newburgb, N. Y. 43, 
228. 

Dinsmoor, Lieut. Silas. Oct. 26, 1795. 
Account of meeting with Creek and 
Cherokee Indians ; attack by Creeks on 
the Chickasaws ; clothing for Cherokees. 
20, 72. 

Mar. 24, 1814. Bravery of the 

Creek Indians in battle with Gen. Jack- 
son. 30, 253. 

" Diplomacy of the U. S." by T. Lyman, 
Jr. ; thoughts suggested by Pitkin's re- 
view of. 46, 246. 

Diplomatic intercourse, appropriation for 
maintaining, disputed by Democrats in 
Congress, 1798 (R. King), 8, 102; (W. 
V. Murray), 104. 

Dishonesty of American merchants as 
exemplified by Gen. S. Smith of Balti- 
more, 1798 {A. Hamilton). 8, 537. 

District Attorneys of Mass , New York, 
and South Carolina. May 6, 1799. 
Circular in regard to an association of 
forgers and false coiners. 11, 40. 

District Attorneys of North and South Caro- 
lina, Georgia and Tennessee. Aug. 3, 
1797. Circular respecting unlawful en- 
listments in their respective States. 7, 
16. 

Disunion, first attempt at, by Virginia and 
Kentucky, 1798 (R. King), 10, 349, 
533 ; the object of the Republicans of 
Virginia {E. Stevens), 11, 70 ; prophecy 
of, between the North and South, 1803 
{R. Peters), 14, 68 ; between the East 
and West (/. Marshall), 16, 84 ; (M. 
Cutler), 38, 210 ; sentiment in Con- 
necticut (T. R.), 43, 21 ; necessity of 
(S. Blanchard), 43, 320. 
(See also Secession.) 

Dixon, Captain, of the Nautilus, murder of, 
at Curacao by crew of a French privateer 
(B. H. Phillips), 11, 555 ; (R. Van 
Polanen), 620. 

Dobree, P. F., U. S. Consul at Nantes, 
France. June 1. 1798. Bequest for 
account of expenditures. 8, 511. 

■ June 30, 1798. Acknowledgment 

of attention to claims of owners of cap- 



tured vessels; the time coming when 
the violence of the Prench government 
will be seen in the true light ; absurdity 
of putting Liberty and Equality on pub- 
lic documents ; prospect and reasons of 
war; preposterous demands made on 
the envoys; enclosing despatches and 
instructions. 37. 313 [copy]. 

Dec. 15, 1798. Requesting Mr. 

D. to act as U. S. agent in case of war. 

10, 71. 

June 19, 1799. Abolition of U. S. 

consulships in France ; prospect of re- 
newal of intercourse with St. Domingo. 

11, 290. 

Dodge, G., Jr. Dec. 11, 23, 1779, May 8, 
1780. Accounts and prizes. 5, 142, 
143, 153. 

Dodge, Israel. May 4, 1784. Schooner 
Hawk's cargo of rum and sugar. 5, 
337. 

Dodge, Jacob, of New Boston, N. H. 
Apr. 6, 1812. In reply to Mr. Dodge's 
account of falsehoods spread abroad in 
New Hampshire concerning Col. P., 
the latter sends copy of his correspond- 
ence with Gov. Sullivan and gives ac- 
count of his Revolutionary services. 14, 
355. 

Dodge, Pickering. Mar. 24, 1808. 
Request to Col. P. to present a petition 
to the President begging permission to 
despatch a vessel in ballast to Havana. 
43, 165. 

Dodge, Pickering. June 28, 1799. Case 
of capture of brig Alert. 11, 332. 

Dollars, to be embarked on Algerine fri- 
gate Crescent, 1797 (P. R- Dalton), 7, 
565 ; (T. Newman), 567 ; (R. O'Brien), 
577. 

Dolsan, Tunes, of Tioga, Pa. Sept. 4, 
1787. Deposition in regard to treason- 
able acts of John Franklin and others. 
57, 274. 

Dominica; reports of cases of captured 
vessels in (/. Sands). 8, 25, 55. 

Donaldson, John J., of Baltimore. Dec. 
6, 1821. Anxiety as to the state of 

• health of Mr. Dorsey, Col. P.'s son-in- 
law ; and request for information ; en- 
closed letter to be delivered to Mr. J. 
Wagner. 15, 262. 

Feb. 18, 1823. Mr. B. R. Nichols, 

appointed guardian of Mary Elizabeth 
Dorsey, Col. P.'s granddaughter; re- 



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121 



questing statement of Mr. Dorsey's 
affairs. 15, 328. 

Donaldson, Joseph. Mar. 6, 10, Apr. 3, 
1796. To D. Humphreys. Vitupera- 
tive letters in regard to Col. H.'s action 
relating to money for Algiers. 20, 
229. 

Apr. 25, 1796. To D. Humphreys. 

Gives account of interview with the 
Dey of Algiers ; farther vituperations 
for want of confidence in sending Joel 
Barlow to co-operate with D. 20, 
233. 

Donaldson, Joseph, recommendation of 
'(/. C. Mountflorence) . 8, 75. 

Donate, Joseph, and Co. of Philadelphia. 
Oct. 29, 1798. From J. Wagner. 
American vessels obliged to take out 
French passengers to French ports in 
order to bring back merchandize. 9, 
530. 

Dorchester, Lord (Sir Guy Carleton). 
Aug. 1, 1791. To Major Smith. More 
than a usual supply of provisions neces- 
sary for the Indians, being called to- 
gether for the purpose of making peace 
with the U. S. 60, 188 [copy]. 
— Aug. 15, 1791. Speech at Quebec 
to a deputation of confederated tribes of 
Western Indians ; denying that the 
King has given away any of the Indian 
lands ; he is not able to begin a war, 
but will assist the Indians in obtaining 
peace with the U. S. 60, 183 [copy]. 

Dorchester, Lord, remarks on his speech 
to the Seven Nations of Canada, Feb. 

1794, encouraging them in hostilities to 
the U. S., 59, 258 ; compared with his 
former speech of 1791, 259. 

porrance, John, vs. Van Home, case of, 

1795. 57, 6, 8, 9. 

Dorse?/, John, of Philadelphia. Aug. 18, 
1798. Request for the release of Robert 
Worrall from prison, 9, 196. 
Dorsey, Mary Elizabeth Pickering, grand- 
I daughter of Col. P. (/. /. Donaldson), 
\ 15, 328; (D. Murray), 32f9. 
Dorton, William, and 65 others of Lu- 
\ zerneCo., Pa. Apr. 21, 1787. Decla- 
1 ration of a desire that the elections for 
I justices of the peace may take place, 
i and the laws of Pennsylvania be sub- 
1 mitted to. 57, 183. 
poroiiTY, Gen. Z. Aug. 22, 1799. To 
Elisha Boudinot. Mr. Boisobier, the 



other witness against Gen. Collot, afraid 
• to appear against him, his relatives being 
in the power of Desfourneaux, Governor 
of Guadaloupe, an intimate of Collot. 
25, 116. 

Dowdeswell, , Governor of the Baha- 
mas. July 20, 1799. Correcting mistake 
in understanding the proclamation for re- 
newal of intercourse; innocence of Capts. 
Laskey and Mugford of the charge of 
breaking open English letters from the 
Bahamas. 11, 466. 

Dowse, Thomas, letter of introduction of 
(Fisher Ames). 24, 57. 

Draining, remarks on (W. Bartlett). 15, 
323. 

Drake, Dr. Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820. 
Account of his interest in Unitarian 
Christianity (J. Hayward), 44, 231; 
31, 339, 343; to, 15, 252; as related 
by Mr. Wolcott, 55, 175. 

Drayton, John, Governor of South Carolina, 
1766-1822. Apr. 16, 1800. The arrival 
at Charleston of a British transport with 
armed negroes on board from Jamaica, 
of no political consequence. 13, 398. 

Drinker, Henry. Aug. 14, 1788. Con- 
gratulations on Col P.'s release from 
captivitv ; money for J. and B. Ellicott. 
19, 138". [Bi. 2, 401.] 

Sept. 3, 1789. Questions in regard 

to the manufacture of potash and of 
maple sugar in the Luzerne district. 58, 
190. 

June 11, 1791. Desire of John 

Parrish, a Friend, to attend the treaty 
at Painted Post ; his interest in the In- 
dians and desire for their peace and wel- 
fare ; his visit will be purely on a reli- 
gious ground; recommends him and Mr. 
Sansom to Col. P. 61, 227. 

Drinker, Henry. Dec. 20, 1800. No com- 
promise should be made of the impudent 
claim of the remnant of the Delaware 
Land Co. to Mr. D.'s lands. 13, 570. 

Apr. 29, 1801. In regard to land, 

and letter from Mr. Pitkin respecting 
Susquehanna claims. 14, 9. 

Drummers' wages, deductions from, 1767, 
55, 7 ; order on S. Derby for, 7 ; re- 
ceipts of drummers for, 1770, 9. 

Duane, William, editor of the Aurora, 
1760-1835 ; history of (/. Adams), 11, 
488 ; prosecuted by U. S. attorney for 
libel on the government (J. Adams), 



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122 



THE PICKERING PAPEES. 



Duane, William {com 

527; an arch-scoundrel and liar, con- 
victed of a malicious libel on Gouver- 
neur Morris (E. Bronson), 29, 15 ; 
abusive letter to President Washington 
signed Jasper D wight (C. Carroll), 
21, 19 ; his appointment to command a 
regiment considered an outrage in Vir- 
ginia, 1808, 54, 248 ; abstract of letters 
to the Senate against his nomination. 
43, 5. 

Du Buc de Marentille, Abraham. Aug. 
1807. To Gen. H. Dearborn, Secretary 
of War. Defending his project of har- 
bor defence from the charge of being 
vague or visionary ; cites examples of 
other great discoverers who were thought 
mad ; money not to be paid unless the 
plan is adopted. 43, 126 [copy]. 

Dec. 4, 11, 28, 1807, Jan. 8, 1808, 

Feb. 23, Mar., 1809. In relation to his 
plan for coast and harbor defence. 43, 
120, 129, 139, 144, 244, 248. 

Dec. 7, 1807- Credentials from 

French noblemen in office in the West 
Indies. 43, 123. 

Dec. 27, 1807. Memorial to Con- 
gress and proposed agreement in regard 
to his plan for harbor defence. 43, 140. 

Du Buc de Marentille, Abraham. Dec 
7, 1807. Would cheerfully aid in the 
adoption of any practicable plan for 
the defence of all ports of the coun- 
try ; but advises Mr. D. to seek some 
other patron if he hopes for suc- 
cess; Col. P. does not belong to the 
ruling partv ; recommends Gen. S. 
Smith. 38," 111. 

Dec. 22, 1807. On the discour- 
teous answer of the Secretary of War to 
M. Du Buc's proposal; it would probably 
meet with no better success in Congress; 
but public affairs are approaching a crisis, 
and when real danger threatens, such a 
project may be welcome; the alarm so 
industriously propagated of late is per- 
fectly artificial, and the attack on the 
Chesapeake was merely seized as a po- 
litical engine to work upon Great 
Britain ; if M. Du Buc had sent to Mr. 
Jefferson a description of a bird of ex- 
traordinary plumage, a singular fly, or 
uncommon worm, natives of Louisiana, 
he would have received a courteous an- 
swer. 38, 126. 



Apr. 5, 1808. Opinion that it is 

inexpedient at present to make an appli- 
cation to Congress on his proposition for 
harbor defence. 38, 139. 

May 12, 1809. No State or town 

likely to adopt Mr. D.'s plan for defence. 
38, 154. 

Duchaleillier, M., of Port Republicain. 
Jan. 21, 1800. Regretting Mr. D.'s 
misunderstanding of Col. P.'s assurance 
of protection; inability of the U. S. 
government to assist in a commercial 
transaction. 13, 106. 

Duck for tents, etc., letter about {Board of 
War). 33, 373. 

Dudley, Anna, of Meshoppen, Pa. Aug. 
20, 1788. Deposition as to the en- 
couragement and approbation given by 
Darius Parks to the project of kidnap- 
ping Col. P. 58, 114. 

Dudley, B. W, M. D., of Fayette Co., 
Ky. Oct. 23, 1816. Certificate in 
regard to wound of Commodore Richard 
Taylor, received in the U. S. service. 
44, 161 [copy]. 

Duelling, absurdity and viciousness of {T. 
Pickering, Jr.), 13, 363 ; 34, 73 ; Gen. 
Greene's opinion on, 52, 196. 

Duer, William, appointed Assistant Secre- 
tary of the Treasury, 1789 (S. Hodg- 
don). 58, 195. 

Duffy, Peirce. June, 1793. Account 
of the attempt of Gov. Simcoe to seduce 
him from Col. P.'s and the U. S. service 
at Niagara. 59, 191. 

Bugan, Cumberland, of Baltimore. Mar. 
7, 1799. Packet to be taken to Ham- 
burg by Mr. D.'s son. 10, 460. 

Dumas, Hippolyte, a French deserter, case 
of(F. de Beaujour), 54, 121; (C.J. 
Tilghman, et al.), 122. 

Dummer Academy, Newbury, Mass., Col. 
P. elected a trustee of, 1818 (J. An- 
dbews). 31, 253. 

Dunbar, Rev. Asa, of Salem, Mass. 
Mar. 11, 1774. Excuses for late rising. 
17, 2£. 

Mar. 15, 1774. Letter to the 

Essex Gazette, signed A Friend to the 
Public, on Dr. Latham's impostures. 
33, 59 [newspaper]. 

Feb. 24, 1778. A friendly, merry 

letter, giving reasons for not writ- 
ing on any particular subject. 39, 
141. 



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June 3, 1778. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s letter and compliments contained 
therein ; beneficial effect of compliment ; 
reasons for not serving his country in 
any more active manner. 39, 146. 

Aug. 10, 1778. Wickedness and 

immorality of envy ; the post of honor 
always attended with, adversity ; where- 
fore Mr. D. does not envy Col. P. his 

• numerous advancements and honors. 
39, 160. 

Dunbar, Rev. Asa. Mar. 14, 1774. Ad- 
vantages of truth and honesty. 5, 9. 

Mar. 24, 1778. In answer to Mr. 

D.'s letter of Feb. 24 ; despair of writ- 
ing one so good ; Gen. Ephraim Ewen, 
Commissary-General of Hides ; the title 
of General; value of services of able 
men to the country. 5, 72. 

Duncan, James, of Haverhill, Mass. Mar. 
14, 1800. A bond for a private armed 
vessel, being a public record, cannot be 
cancelled. 13, 272. 

Duncan, W., his nail-making machine (J). 
Foster). 11, 443. 

Dunkin, Robert, engagement to serve Col. 
P. as hostler, 1782. 56, 292. 

Dunlap and Claypoole. 1794. Remarks 
on a speech of Lord Dorchester to 
the Seven Nations of Canada; evident 
design on the part of the British gov- 
ernment to provoke another war with 
the U. S., and regain possession of the 
Northwest Territory. 59,258. 

Dunlap' s American Advertiser. Eeb. 1, 

I 1792. Article on newspaper postage. 

; 35, 131 [newspaper cutting]. 

. Eeb. 7, 1792. On the false state- 
ments of Andrew Brown, editor of the 

! Federal Gazette, with regard to news- 
paper postage. 35, 133. 

'Dunn, Robert, of New York. May, 

1 1826. Requesting Col. P.'s certificate 
as to his services as director of expresses 

' in the Revolution. 44, 293. 

[Dunn, Robert. May 26, 1806. Col. P. is 
sorry to say that he does not remember 

1 Mr. Dunn as a director of expresses in 
the Q. M. G. department, and has no 

( documents which can support an appli- 

I cation for a pension. 16, 125. 

Dunscomb, Andrew, Asst. Q. M. Nov. 
26, 1782. In regard to rations drawn 
for Q. M. G. and family. 56, 320. 

Nov. 21, 1783. Doings of the 



Yirginia Legislature; new State west 
of the Ohio. 18, 179. 

May 6, 1784. Requesting letter of 

recommendation, and assistance in ob- 
taining arrears of pay. 40, 133. 

June 24, 1785. Rapid growth of 

Richmond, Ya. 18, 247. 

Feb. 21, 1786. Claims of A. Wag- 
goner on the U. S. 19, 11. 

Mar. 19, 1786. Land patents. 

19, 17. 

Mar. 28,1786. With land patents ; 

one for T. Pickering, Jr. 19, 25. 

Aug. 24, 1791. Congratulation on 

Col. P.'s appointment to office ; recom- 
mending himself to Col. P.'s good offices 
for employment. 19, 208. 

Feb. 18, 1795. Requesting Col. 

P.'s influence in procuring the appoint- 
ment of Superintendent of the Arsenal 
in Virginia. 20, 4. 

• ■ Mar. 28, 1795. Requesting an- 
swers to his letters. 20, 8. 

Dunscomb, Andrew. Oct. 10, 1791, Apr. 
2, 1795. Answers to application for 
office. 6, 34, 83. 

Dunscomb, Andrew, order for money to be 
paid to (E. Carrington). 53, 215. 

Dunscomb, Edward, Clerk of Circuit Court, 
N. Y.? May 22, 1799. From J. 
Wagner. John D. Burke, prosecuted 
for a libel against the President, was let 
off on condition of leaving the country ; 
is going to New Orleans ; request for 
copies of the indictment and proceed- 
ings against him to be forwarded to the 
Governor of Mississippi territory that he 
may be prosecuted if he ever appears 
there. 37, 423 [copy]. 

Du Petit, Thouars, Capt. of ship Niger, 
declaration concerning humane treatment 
of him by officers of frigate United 
Slates (P. Bond). 9, 452. 

Duponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844. 
Oct. 28, 1817. With copies of Mr. 
D.'s pamphlet on the pronunciation 
of English ; has read John Pickering's 
works with great pleasure and would be 
glad to receive his criticisms. 31, 229. 

Nov. 20, 1821. With pamphlet 

for John Pickering. 31, 359. 

Dec. 1, 1827. To John Pickering. 

Expressions of contentment with his 
situation after living fifty years in Amer- 
ica ; intention of celebrating the fiftieth 



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Duponceau, Peter Stephen {continued). 
anniversary of his landing by a supper 
party. 44, 308 [copy]. 

Duponceau, Peter Stephen. Nov. 6, 1821. 
Memorandum in regard to remark made 
by M. Politika, the Russian minister, on 
the Emperor Alexander. 15, 260. 

Mar. 1, 1824. Requesting Mr. D. 

to pay taxes on Pennsylvania lands ; 
money entrusted to Thomas Peters and 
appropriated by him ; Judge Peters de- 
clines to re-imburse Col. P. 15, 346. 

Duponceau, Peter Stephen, account of. 
46, 454. [Bi. 4, 486.] 

Dupont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel. 
June 11, 1798. To Sir Joseph Banks, 
requesting his influence to obtain pass- 
ports for the vessel taking a scientific 
mission from the French Institute to the 
U. S. 23, 5. 

Dupont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, emi- 
grates to America to find true liberty 
{W. Smith), 13, 319; (V. Dupont), 
26, 58 ; recommended by Pinckney to 
Hamilton (C C. Pinckney), 26, 49 ; 
proposed scientific mission to the upper 
Mississippi (/. Adams), 37, 335. 

Dupont de Nemours, Victor. Jan. 22, 
1800. To the editor of the Aurora, 
coutradicting the statement that he had 
come to America as agent of the French 
Republic. 26, 51 [copy]. 

Mar. 20, 1800. Presenting his 

respects to Col. P. and asking for an 
interview for himself and his father. 
26, 58. 

Dupont de Nemours, Victor, calumny 
against the U. S. in his letter to the 
Directorial Commissary (J?. Skipwith), 
11, 247; explained (A. Hamilton), 
26, 47; note relating to his alleged 
denial of God, 53, 215. 

Du Pre, Lewis, of Charleston, S. C. Apr. 
7, 1800. From J. Wagner. Applica- 
tion for patents defective in formalities. 
13, 362. 

Dutch artillery officers, advantages of, to 
the U. S. in case of war with France 
(W. V. Murray, 1798). 22, 148. 

Dutch colonies, power of Governors to 
receive a U. S. consul (T. Tufts). 11, 
228. 

Dutchess county, New York, decisions as 
to damages for wood, forage, etc., taken 
by U. S. in. 56, 347-389. 



Duvall, Gabriel, Comptroller of the 
Treasury, 1752-1844. Jan. 25, 1805. 
In regard to copy of the Comptroller's 
Report on the claim of Comfort Sands 
and others. 27, 123. 

Apr. 5, 1810. Statement concern- 
ing the settlement of Col. P.'s accounts 
as Secretary of State. 38, 187. [Bi. 
4, 165.] 

Dec. 5, 1810. Col. P.'s accounts 

as Secretary of State finally closed on 
the Treasury books. 38, 190. 

Duvall, Gabriel. Mar. 1, 1810. In re- 
gard to letters from F. D. St. Hilaire 
and secret service money expended by 
Col. P. when Secretary of State. 38, 
165. 

Apr. 8, 1810. Request for a copy 

of Mr. D.'s letter respecting Col. P.'s 
accounts as Secretary of State. 38, 
186. 

Duvall, Robert,, of Baltimore. Oct. 17, 
1797, enclosing passports. 7, 323. 

Nov. 23, 1798. Refusal to allow 

vessel to be cleared for St. Domingo, 
unless French passengers are taken. 9, 
647. 

Duvall, Robert, passports for (M. Letombe), 
7, 299 ; (R. Liston), 301. 

Dwight, Rev. Sereno Edwards, D.D., 
1786-1850. Mar. 20, 1814. In regard 
to publishing in London his father's [T. 
Dwight's] Travels in New England and 
New York; requesting assistance of 
Col. P. and his nephew, Mr. S. Wil- 
liams. 30, 251. 

Dwight, Rev. Sereno Edwards, D.D. Apr. 
3, 1814. Col. P. cannot conscientiously 
undertake to assist the publication of 
President Dwight's Travels without his 
knowledge and approbation ; demon- 
strates the inexpediency of such a trans- 
action. 15, 95. 

Dwight, Rev. Timothy, D.D., 1752-1817- 
Nov.* 8, 1805. Requesting letter of 
introduction to Mr. S. Williams for Mr. 
Junius Smith. 27, 148. 

Dec. 21, 1808. Thanks for speeches 

on the embargo ; an edition printed and 
circulated in Connecticut ; conjectures 
that the embargo is not quite such a 
favorite measure at the South, as it 
was; hopes it will remain until it 
has thoroughly done its work. 28, 
418. 



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Dwight, Rev. Timothy, D.D. Mar. 7, 
1806. Enclosing a copy of Mr. Bar- 
low's Project for a National Academy; 
remarks on the use of the aspirate h. 
14, 154. 

— Mar. 24, 1808. Expediency of the 
publication of P.'s correspondence with 
Gov. Sullivan in Connecticut; impor- 
tance of publishing Mr. Hillhouse's letter. 
14, 203. 

Dwight, Rev. Timothy, his century sermon, 



1809, ambiguous, and might be an argu- 
ment for secession from the Union (R. 
Peteks). 29, 84. 

Dyer, Eliphalet, of Eairfield, Conn. 
1721-1807. Aug. 18, 1787. Claim of his 
son, Col. Thos. Dyer, to land on Lehigh 
River; suggestion that time allowed 
for examining Connecticut land-claims 
shall be extended. 57, 259. 

Dyer, Col. Thomas, his claim to land at 
Wyoming (E. Dyer). 57, 259. 



E. 



Earl, Benjamin, of Putnam, Pa. July 
19, 1788. Deposition concerning the 
kidnapping of Col. P. at Wyoming, at 
the advice and instigation of John Jen- 
kins and others. 58, 61. 

Earl, Daniel, of Putnam, Pa. Aug. 
1788. Unable on account of some par- 
ticular affairs to come to Wilkesbarre 
immediately ; will come as soon as pos- 
sible. 58, 73. 

Sept. 13, 1788. Testimony con- 
cerning the complicity of John Jenkins, 
Stephen Jenkins, Elisha Satterlee, Darius 
Parks and others, in the outrage on Col. 
P. at Wyoming. 58, 134. 

Sarl, Daniel and Solomon, and Cady, 
Zebulon. July, 1788. Begging for- 
giveness of Col. P. for outrage com- 
mitted upon him ; promise to inform 
against the other offenders ; treachery 
of Gideon Church. 58, 57. 

Karl, Jephthah. Aug. 19, 1788. De- 
position as to the disapprobation of 
Stephen Jenkins of the project of kid- 
napping Col. P. 58, 110. 

Cist, W. P., acting U. S. consul at Lis- 
bon. July 18, 1796. In regard to 
forged U. S. certificates and sea-letters, 
taken from foreign vessels. 6, 199 
[copy]. 

]aton, Francis, connection with the Haver- 

j hill plot against Col. P. See Haverhill 
Plot. 

Lton, Capt. William, 1764-1811. Sept. 
13, 1796. Recapitulation of and an- 
swer to charges against Capt. E. insti- 

i gated by Col. Gouther, commandant of 
Federal troops in Georgia. 20, 352. 

— June 7, 3797. To Gen. Tichenor. 
Regular troops, especially cavalry, neces- 



sary for frontier protection in Georgia. 
21, 141. 
— — Sept. 30, 1797. In regard to one 
Ripley, a tool and false witness of the 
Chevalier de Yrujo. 21, 275. 

Aug. 24, 1798. At Springfield, 

Mass., all ready for embarkation for 
Tunis; can enlist men here for armed 
ships if necessary. 23, 73. 

Sept. 4, 1798. Draft on Col. P. 

for money to enable him to purchase 
and demolish a disreputable house in 
Springfield ; death of the Dey of Algiers ; 
publication of Talleyrand's letter to 
Gerry. 23, 109. 

Nov. 28, 1798. To John P. Rip- 
ley. Copy of letter calling R. to ac- 
count for false statements concerning 
charges against Col. P. of having been 
engaged in Blount's conspiracy to invade 
the Spanish territories. 23, 340. 

May 13, 1800. Money affairs as 

consul at Tunis ; salaries of foreign con- 
suls in Tunis ; expenses of living ; ob- 
jections to a consul's engaging in trade ; 
reasons of his desire to return home ; 
baseness of M. Famin; satirical poem 
on him. 26, 112. 

June 23, 1800. Demand on the 

U. S. by the Pacha of Tripoli for regalia 
e'qual to those of the Bey of Tunis; 

'nothing will satisfy these begging 
thieves ; demand of the Bey of Tunis 
for a cruiser; Capt. Eaton's refusal; 
negotiations with these people have been 
badly managed and there is nothing but 
terror to be used against these pirates ; 
degrading slavishness practised toward 
them. 42, 234. 

July 21, 1800. Concerning pur- 



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Eaton, Capt. William (continued). 
chase of captured Danish vessels. 26, 
171. 

Nov. 4, 1800. Danish ships bought 

by Capt. E. redeemed by Danish com- 
modore; thinks of buying another to 
take some Barbary livestock to Amer- 
ica; commerce threatened by the un- 
pardonable delay of peace presents by 
the U. S. ; desire to return home; ques- 
tions and conjectures as to P.'s removal 
from office ; suspicion that he was sacri- 
ficed to secure the election ; if so, the 
measure will defeat its own object ; ex- 
pressions of interest and affection. 26, 
219. 

Dec. 23, 1808. Slavish truckling 

to the despotism of France exhibited by 
Mr. Giles's bill for enforcing the em- 
bargo ; encloses letter written by him- 
self to Col. D wight on the subject. 28, 
435. 

■ Jan. 2, 1809. To Gen. Bradley. 

In behalf of Hamet Caramelli, called 
Hamet Bashaw ; his application for re- 
lief from the U. S. government. 29, 
12. 

Jan. 10, 1809. In regard to let- 
ters from himself to Thomas Dwight 
and Gen. Bradley ; pension paid to 
Hamet Bashaw. 29, 10. 

Jan. 10, 1810. Request for return 

of Capt. E.'s letter to Thomas Dwight ; 
Mr. Bradley's and Mr. Giles's resolu- 
tions ; Giles should be put in to succeed 
the Barrons as admiral of our fleets ; 
how England would tremble ! hates the 
cackling of ganders. 29, 229. 

Baton, William. Sept. 19, 1797. False 
evidence of Ripley and Odiorne in regard 
to Col. P.'s complicity in the plot 
against Spanish possessions in Florida. 
7, 196. [Bi. 3, 403.] 

June 12, 1798. On the question 

whether Capt. E. wishes to retain his 
consulship at Tunis. 8, 551. ■ 

Oct. 31, 1798. Notice of depart- 
ure of vessels for Algiers. 9, 541. 

■ Dec. 24, 1798. Requesting par- 
ticular information about forces, harbors, 
etc., of Tunis. 10, 135£. 

Jan 11, 1800. Ratification of treaty 

with Tunis ; stipulat ions of the Bey 
extremely burdensome ; expediency of a 
U. S. fleet in the Mediterranean ; advan- 



tages of a peaceful commerce to be 
urged on the Bey. 13, 49. 

■ Jan. 13, 1800. Barbary wheat and 

sheep sent home by Capt. E. ; compensa- 
tion of consuls to Barbary States should 
be increased, but they should not engage 
in trade; French Military successes. 13, 
61. 

Jan. 17, 1800. In regard to the 

present of jewels demanded by the Bey 
of Tunis ; to be avoided if possible ; if 
not, to be procured in England rather 
than in Tunis. 13, 89. 

Feb. 11, 1800. Lumber to be 

shipped in the Hero for Tunis; gun- 
powder to go in an armed vessel; 
spirited conduct of Commodore Camp- 
bell in reducing Tripoli to reason ; mu- 
tual dislike of Capts. O'Brien and Cath- 
cart. 13, 174. 

Ebeling, Prof. Christoph Daniel, of 
Hamburg, 1741-1817. May 28, 1798. 
Thanks for laws of North Carolina; 
admiration for P.'s State papers ; offers 
a copy of Prof. E.'s Description of 
United States. 22, 175. 

Ebeling, Prof. C. D. Mar. 28, }798. 
Sending Laws of North Carolina. 3, 
262. 

Ebeling, Prof. C. D., answers calumnies 
on the U. S. written by one Bulow (S. 
Williams), 21, 21 ; his character and 
list of American books desired by him 
for his History of the U. S. (S. Wil- 
liams), 83. 

Eddy, E. July 26, 1797. To W. Rawle. 
Suggesting that important facts relating 
to the Southwest may be discovered by 
tracing the connection between Oliver 
Phelps, Gen. Matthews, and a New Eng- 
land Judge. 41, 367. 

3.1 ie, John, Clerk of Common Pleas, York 
Co., Pa. Sept. 2, 1799. From J. Wag- 
ner returning alien certificates for addi- 
tions. 12, 2. 

Education, observations on (N. Webster) 
5, 376 ; (Dr. Craigie ?), 385 ; (/. Pick- 
ering'), 35, 4 ; and instruction of youth 
an art yet in its infancy (C. F. Mercer, 
1827), 32, 290. 

Edwards, Enoch. Aug. 21, 1796. Cor- 
respondence between Mr. Monroe and 
the French government on its way 
state of French affairs. 20, 336. 

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P. to stay at Mr. E.'s house during the 
absence of Col. P.'s family at Trenton. 
41, 374. 

Edwards, Joshua, certificate authorizing 
him to receive books and information 
relating to Q. M. G. department. 12, 
287. 

Eelking, Baron d', Syndic of Bremen. May 
20, 1797- Appointment of F. J. Wich- 
chausen as U. S. Consul at Bremen. 37, 
162 [copy]. 

Eglantiue, brig, must be proved not a fast 
sailer before being cleared for a French 
port, 1798 {A. Bonamy). 9, 587. 

Egleston, Azariah. Paymaster, 1st Mass. 
Reg. Aug. 23, 1783. Receipt for 
money taken from Paymaster-General 
to deliver to Col. P. 56, 407. 

Ejectment, opinion as to sheriff's obliga- 
tion to serve writs of (W. Lewis), 58, 
296 ; opinions of Miers Fisher and 
Roger Sherman (0. Gore), 298. 

Mired, Capt. Thomas. Sept. 11, 1798. 
In regard to his command of the Sally, 
and complaint against Mr. Montgomery, 
consul at Alicante. 9, 296. 

— Oct. 21, 1798. Necessity of prov- 
ing his citizenship. 9, 500. 

Electricity, used for Gen. Hazen in paraly- 
sis (XL Hay). 19,46. 

Eliot, Rev. Andrew, 1718-1778. See 
Boston. New North Church. 

Eliot, Samuel Atkins, 1798-1862. Oct. 
26, 1827. Acknowledging receipt of 
Col. P's Review of the Adams-Cunning- 
ham correspondence ; interest inspired 
by the subject. 32, 312. 

Eliza, brig, account of case of capture by 
Barbary corsair (G. Parsons), 8, 568; 
directions for disposing of (G. Parsons), 
7, 417 ; 9, 409 (T. Williams), 410. 

| Eliza, ship, captured by the Thetis, 1796, 
and recaptured (Lieut Gov. of Va.), 
36, 212; (W. Rawle), 258; (R. Liston), 
262. 

•Elizabeth, ship, Great Britain had no right 
to capture for contravening laws of the 
U. S. (R. Kino). 13, 453. 

JEUery, Christopher, M. C. from Rhode 
Island, caned by John Rutledge of 
South Carolina, 1802. 26, 298. 

\Ellery, Edmund T., Clerk of U. S. Court 
in Rhode Island. Jan. 18, 1799. Erom 
J. Wagner. Mr. E 's case referred to 
Mr. Champlin. 10, 249. 



Ellery, William, Collector of Newport. 
June 28, 1799. Returning money sent 
to pay for protest of sea-captain against 
impressment of men. 11, 336. 

Sept. 13, 1799. Proofs of citizen- 
ship of James Simmons, an impressed 
seaman. 12, 55. 

Ellicott, Andrew, civil engineer, 1754- 
1820. Aug. 8, 1788. Congratulations 
on Col. P.'s return to his family after 
being kidnapped ; lukewarm council at 
Wilkesbarre ; illness of John Eranklin. 
19, 70. 

Nov. 14, 1797. Information in re- 
gard to a conspiracy for forming a new 
empire on the Mississippi, in which Gen. 
Wilkinson was implicated. 21, 341. 

Dec. 27, 1803. Thanks for Mr. 

Tracy's speech [on the amendment of 
the Constitution relating to the election 
of President] ; is opposed to it, as lead- 
ing to a consular government or mon- 
archy; laments the torrent of innovation ; 
firm stand against it made by the gov- 
ernor of Pennsylvania, Mr. W. Barton, 
and Mr. E. himself; unpopularity and 
abuse obtained thereby ; Mr. Barton's 
work on innovations ; necessity of union 
among Federalists ; sends copies of ad- 
dress to the citizens of Lancaster, and 
asks for copy of Burr's vindication. 
26, 361. 

Eeb. 15, 1805. Acquittal of Judge 

Chase ; the election of Duaue and Henry 
into the direction of the Bank one of the 
last dying struggles of demagogism in 
Pennsylvania ; constitutionalists stand 
firm. "27, 128. 

April 13, 1808. Satisfaction with 

Col. P.'s letter to Gov. Sullivan ; Mr. 
E.'s cipher despatches respecting Gen. 
Wilkinson have been withheld, and he 
would be unable to make copies from 
memory ; the present administration was 
minutely informed of the whole transac- 
tion in "the year 1801 ; though Mr. Jef- 
ferson denies it, it is nevertheless true. 
28, 297. 

March 12, 1811. Helvetius and 

Montesquieu the sources of some of 
Mr. Jefferson's writings. 29, 436. 

May 17, 1812. Money supplied by 

the U. S. government to Gen. Matthews 
to be used in assisting the insurrection 
in Florida; if Mr. Henry's reputed 



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Ellicott, Andrew (continued). 

mission was an outrage, is this any less 
so ? Means taken to increase the effect 
of the Henry disclosures in the South ; 
false statements made to the people by 
Democratic papers in regard to the de- 
pression in cotton, to inflame them 
against Great Britain. 30, 43. 

Ellicott, Andrew. Sept. 14, 1796. In- 
structions to Mr. E. as commissioner 
for running the boundary line between 
the U. S. and Florida. 36, 238 [copy]. 

Sept. 17, 1796. Farther instruc- 
tions ; in regard to Indians on the 
Florida boundary line. 36, 243 [copy]. 

June 10, 1797. Natchez territory; 

introducing Gen. Matthews. 6, 345. 

June 11, 1797. French affairs and 

spoliation. 6, 347. 

June 16, 1797. Expenses of 

Robert Knox for bringing despatches 
from Natchez. 6, 428. 

July 14, 1797. Letter of Chevalier 

de Yrujo, attacking the U. S. govern- 
ment ; affairs of the Natchez district. 
6, 411. 

July 28, 1797. Gov. Blount and 

his plots ; not a shadow of foundation 
exists for the report of a British expedi- 
tion against Florida; attempt of Mr. 
Adet to excite insurrection in Canada; 
some symptoms of a change for the 
better in France. 37, 219 [copy] . 

Aug. 10, 1797. Enclosing letter 

for J. Elliott. 7, 66. 

■ Aug. 30, 1797. Affairs on the 

Mississippi ; treachery of the Baron de 
Carondelet and other Spanish officers; 
prospects of peace in France ; yellow 
fever in Philadelphia. 7, 133. 

Feb. 12, 1798. Natchez territory; 

dissensions to be avoided ; commission- 
ers sent to France ; necessity for econ- 
omy in running boundary line. 8, 128. 

Mar. 27, 1798. Temporary gov- 
ernment for Natchez territory ; slavery 
clause; forts to be evacuated. 8, 255. 

Apr. 1, 1798. Spanish orders to 

evacuate Mississippi forts counter- 
manded ; Natchez government ; U. S. 
envoys in France. 8, 301. 

Apr. 26, 1798. Mississippi forts 

evacuated ; government of Mississippi 
territory ; slave trade abolished ; effects 
of publication of despatches from the 



envoys to France; defensive measures 
of. Congress. 8, 382. 

May 11, 1798. Organization of 

government of Mississippi territory. 8, 
431. 

June 1, 1798. Departure of en- 
voys from France ; Switzerland and 
Rome revolutionized; intercourse with 
France stopped by Congress. 8, 505. 

Aug. 30, 1798. Col. John McKee 

had no connection with Gov. Blount's 
plot, and possessed the confidence of the 
government; consul and vice-consul at 
New Orleans ; new government of 
Mississippi territory ; tents for Mr. E.'s 
use, and excessive expenses incurred by 
him ; criticisms of his letter concerning 
the Choctaws, and regret at differences 
with military officers. 37, 331 [copy]. 

Oct. 4, 1798. Boundary line be- 
tween Georgia and Florida ; news from 
Europe ; French capture of Malta ; new 
coalition against France ; England re- 
mains firm and undaunted ; change of 
political sentiment in the U. S. 37, 
349 [copy]. 

May 20, 1799. Requesting ex- 
planation of the enormous expenses of 
running Florida boundary line. 11, 
120. 

Jan. 30, 1800. Best method of trans- 
mitting money to the commission for 
running the Florida boundary line; 
guard and laborers purposely withdrawn 
by Gov. Gayoso. 13, 144. 

Dec. 19, 1803. On the proposed 

amendment to the Constitution relating 
to the election of President and Vice- 
President. 14, 59. 

Jan. 3, 1804. Extract from a letter 

on the amendment to the Constitution. 
14, 76. 

Ellicott, Andrew, his Indian mission to 
Presqu' Isle, 1790 (S. Hodgdon), 35, 
102 : ,his report on Presqu' Isle, 196 ; 
notes on his journal, 54, 242 ; appointed 
commissioner for running the boundary 
line between the U. S. and Florida, 36, 
238 ; complaints of Baron de Carondelet 
that he incited the Natchez insurrection 
(J. Mc Henry), 6, 343; (J. Adams), 7, 
342 ; complaints against him by T. 
Freeman {W. Sargent), 11, 113': (T. 
Freeman), 115. 

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7, 17S3. Road opened by them through 
wild lauds iu Pennsylvania. 19, 136. 

Elliot, Simon, of Boston. Mar. 18, 
1809. Invitation to a public dinner in 
Boston, given to Federal members of 
Congress. 29, 126. 

Elliott, James, surveyor in the Spanish 
service, inquiry for (A. Ellicott). 7, 66, 
145. 

Ellsworth, Oliver, Chief Justice of the 
U. S. Supreme Court, 1745-1807- Dec. 
12, 1798. Thanks for, and approval of 
Judge Addison's Charge on Liberty of 
Speech ; ideas on the sedition act, and 
repeal of the same; congratulations on 
the British successes; "not that they 
had not power enough, but the French 
had too much." 23, 362. 
'- — Sept. 19, 1799. Col. P.'s letters 
received, and not answered on account 
of pressure of Circuit Court business ; 

i has written very plaiuly to the President 
concerning suspension of mission to 

I France, but endeavored not to give 
offence. 25, 171. 

— Sept. 20, 1799. Remarks on Col. 
P.'s draught of instructions to envoys ; 
the style in some instances is more spir- 
ited than is perhaps necessary, or would 
be evidential of a conciliatory temper. 

25, 177. 

Sept. 26, 1799. Letter received 

from President Adams expressing his 
intention to postpone the mission to 
France. 25, 191. 

Oct. 1, 1799. Returning "evi- 
dences of Mr. Cabot's forecast and zeal ; 
the President says you will furnish me 
with some letters to amuse me ; he does 
not know how highly I have been fav- 
ored already." 25, 198. 

Oct. 5, 1799. Agreeing with Judge 

Marshall's views as to the rdle cP equi- 
page; inexpediency of insisting on our 
construction ; extract from letter written 

; to the President approving the suspen- 
' sion of the mission to France. 25, 206. 

Oct. 16, 1800. Driven from pub- 

1 lie life by illness ; Mr. E.'s best efforts 
1 have not obtained in France what justice 

required, but have accomplished some- 
thing ; hopes Col. P. will think what 
they have obtained better than nothing. 

26, 216. 

— ■ Oct. 31, 1803. Thanks for the 



President's message and copies of treaty 
with France; the Louisiana business 
strikes Mr. E. much as it does Col. P. ; 
invitation to visit him. 26, 317. 

Ellsworth, Oliver. June 30, 1796. Ques- 
tions in regard to method of proceeding 
to prevent sales in American ports of 
British prizes taken by French priva- 
teers. 36, 140 [copy] 

Sept. 11,1799. Submitting draught 

of Instructions to envoys to France, for 
Mr. E.'s consideration. 12, 43. 

Sept. 13, 1799. Communicating 

reasons laid before the President for the 
suspension of the mission to France, on 
account of the unsettled state of affairs. 
12, 52. 

— — Sept. 16, 1799. Enclosing letter 
from W. V. Murray, of May 28 ; re- 
markable that Mr. Murray expresses no 
doubts as to the expediency of the mis- 
sion to France; Mr. M.'s delight at 
being appointed; Judge Davie's satis- 
faction. 12, 69. 

Sept. 28, 1799. In regard to Mr. 

E.'s doubts as to the ultimatum con- 
cerning the role a" equipage ; Gen. Mar- 
shall's opinion ; expected arrival of the 
President. 12, 118. 

Oct. 4, 1799. Arrival of Gov. 

Davie at Philadelphia; inauspicious 
time to negotiate with France. 12, 
152. 

Oct. 16, 1799. Enclosing letter 

from President Adams. 12, 190. 

Oct. 22, 1799. In regard to sup- 
plies of money; wishes that Mr. E. 
might be spared crossing the Atlantic. 

12, 259. 

Oct. 28, 1799. Enclosing letter for 

Wm. Smith; a favorable circumstance 
for the mission to France, that it is re- 
gretted by the Democrats. 12, 294. 

— — Jan. 6, 1800. Reception of the 
President's speech relating- to the mis- 
sion to France in Congress ; disappro- 
bation oi the Senate; St. Domingo news. 

13, 23, 24. 

Ellsworth, Oliver, nominated by President 
Adams one of three commissioners to 
treat with France, 1799 {G. Cabot), 
10, 417 ; accepts to avoid a greater evil, 
417 ; public mind composed by his nomi- 
nation {W. Smith), 443; his patriotism 
in accepting the mission to France (G. 



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Ellsworth, Olliver (continued). 

Cabot), 12, 50; encourages President 
Adams's inclination toward a suspension 
(G. Washington), 162; alternative of 
his refusal, the appointment of Madison 
or Burr (G. Cabot), 260; suggested, 
with C. C. Pinckney, as Presidential 
candidates, instead of Adams and Jef- 
ferson (S. Higginson), 12, 375. 

Ellsworth, Oliver, and Davie, William Rich- 
ardson, envoys to France, 1799. Oct. 
21, 1799. Information as to foreign 
ports and consuls. 12, 205. 

Oct. 23, 1799. About Joseph 

Sands, arrested and imprisoned in 
Prance. 12, 266. 

Oct. 26, 1799. Instructions for 

proceedings on first arrival ; Col. P. re- 
commends reserve. 12, 288. 

Oct. 26, 1799. Instructions ; Col. 

P. advises waiting at some port out of 
Prance, until assured of the disposition 
of the government ; money affairs. 12, 
291. 

and Murray, Wm. V. Oct. 22, 1799. 

Instructions. 12, 209. [Bi. 3, 394.] 

Jan. 6, 1800. Death of Gen. 

Washington ; universal funeral honors ; 
proposal in the House of Representa- 
tives to disband the twelve new regi- 
ments ; negotiations for an explanatory 
article on the British treaty. 13, 25. 

■ ■ Jan. 20, 1800. Proposal of Mr. 

Nicholas in Congress for disbanding new 
regiments negatived ; death of Gov. Rut- 
ledge of South Carolina; resolutions of 
1799 in Virginia and Kentucky legis- 
latures persisted in. 13, 101. 

Jan. 20, 1800. Commission con- 
firming Gov. Davie's appointment sent 
by Mr. Lague ; request for interference 
to obtain certificates for Mr. Holker. 
13, 102. 

Feb. 14, 1800. Although accredited 

to the Directory, the envoys are em- 
powered to treat with the existing gov- 
ernment of France. 13, 193, 195. 

Mar. 7, 1800. Report that the 

envoys had arrived at Lisbon; naval 
news ; engagement between the Con- 
stellation and a French frigate ; renewal 
of law prohibiting commercial inter- 
course with France ; suspension of en- 
listments. 13, 244. 

Apr. 9, 1800. Though accredited 



to the Directory, the envoys are em- 
powered to treat with the existing gov- 
ernment without new letters of credence; 
U. S. S. Portsmouth sent to bring them 
back. 13, 378. 
Mmslie, John, U. S. Consul at Cape of 
Good Hope. Feb. 24, 1799. Instruc- 
tions for consuls. 10, 411. 

Dec. 18, 1799, request for exertion 

to obtain release of Richard Butler, an 
impressed seaman, 12. 485. 

Mar. 18, 1800. Frigate Congress, 

ordered to convoy East India ships, put 
back dismasted; case of the Pacific; 
question of condemnation of re-captured 
vessels for salvage. 13, 289. 

Elphinstone, Capt. Thomas, R. N. Aug. 
2, 1797. To James Simpson. Respect- 
ing American seamen impressed by order 
of Earl St. Vincent; only those having 
protections will be released. 8, 69. 

Elster, Casper, of Luzerne Co., Pa. 
Feb. 1, 1787. Oath of allegiance to 
the State of Pennsylvania. 57, 108. 

Emancipation, sudden, a greater evil than 
slavery (C. C. Pinckney). 37, 54. 

Embargo on American vessels in France 
taken off, 1798 (T. Pinckney), 9, 455 ; 
1799 (J. Adams), 12, 200. 

Embargo law, passed Dec. 1807 (T. Fitz- 
simons), 28, 121, 170; (J. McHen- 
ry), 125; (T. Truxtun), 129, 303; 
(G. Cabot), 133, 167, 178, 210, 219, 
350, 390; (T. Williams), 139, 149; 
(W. Rawle), 143; (W. Gray), 147; 
(J. Hopkinson), 158,331; (B. Good- 
hue), 165; (R. King), 176, 224; (E. 
Carrington), 183 ; (J. Cushing), 191, 
261 ; (R. Peters), 205 ; (J. Sullivan), 
236; (G. II. Rose), 344; (J. For- 
ward), 385; (J. Marshall), 412; in- 
sanity among sailors produced by (S. 
Coates), 404 ; letter to the Governor of 
Massachusetts on (/. Sullivan), 14, 181 ; 
inability of, to injure England or any 
one but the U. States (J. R. Coates), 
14, 242; resolutions of Mass. legisla- 
ture in regard to, and reasons for delay 
by Mass. senators in acting thereupon 
(C. Gore), 272; feeling in Mass. in re- 
gard to (I. Thorndike), 29, 79 ; pro- 
ceedings in Congress on (T. Williams), 
38, 122 ; its advantage to Great Britain 
(T. Williams), 131; 138; remarks on, 
47, 101 ; notes on, 54, 131, 134, 135, 






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162, 169 ; effect produced in Amster- 
dam by notice of, 138 ; speech, Nov. 
30, 1808, on Mr. Hillhouse's motion for 
repealing, 48, 33 ; in answer to Mr. 
Anderson on, 43; on bill for farther 
enforcing, Dec. 21, 1808, 49 ; report 
of Mr. Crawford's speech on Mr. Hill- 
house's resolution for repealing, 54, 
160 ; extracts of letters from J. Adams 
on, 161, 163; meeting in Beverly 
against, 179 ; recommended by Mr. 
Madison, 1813, 55, 5 ; information of 
J. B. Bond as to, 10 ; notes of debates 
on Webster's resolutions on, 1813, 55, 
11. 

Emerson, Rev. Brown, of Salem, Mass., 
1778-1872. July 27, 1815. Error in 
the election of officers of the Salem Bible 
Society, by which J. Pickering was made 
a trustee instead of T. Pickering, as was 
intended. 44, 118. 
Emerson, Joseph, of New London, Conn. 
Jan. 10, 1800. Erom J. Wagner, in 

relation to his son, Emerson, an 

impressed seaman. 13, 45. 
Smery, Nathaniel. See Joy, Timothy 
Medey. 

Emigration, immense, from Europe to 
America, 1801 (S. Hodgdon). 42, 
302. 

^mmerton, Jeremiah. June 22, 1775. 
Certificate as to money due Jacob New- 
hall for refreshments for Salem troops 
on their march to Cambridge. 56, 37. 

mott, James, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
1771-1850. Apr. 3, 1810. In regard 
to handbill charging Col. P. with mis- 
appropriation of public money. 38, 185 ; 
48, 62 [newspaper cuttings]. 

$mott, James. Apr. 6, 1810. In regard 
to Col. P.'s accounts as Secretary of 
State, and the handbill mentioned by 
Mr. E. 38, 185; 48, 62 [newspaper 
cuttings]. 

England, extreme difficulty of a Erench 

i invasion of, demonstrated (T. Truxtun, 
1803), 26, 318 ; Col. P.'s reasons for 
thinking an invasion likely (T. Trux- 

i tun), 14, 49. 

English, Thomas, St. Petersburg. Eeb. 23, 
1799. Answer to offer of services to 
erect cannon-foundries in the U. S. 10, 

* 408. 

Inlistment agreement, forms for. Eeb. 

11775. 56, 25, 26. 



Enlistments, in the South for unlawful set- 
tlements, 1797 (J. Sitgreaves), 7, 3; 
{Governors of N. C, S. C, Georgia and 
Tenn.), 13 ; (U. S. Hist. Attorneys), 16 ; 
{J. Adams), 17; (/. Clay), 23; in Mas- 
sachusetts, Mar. 1778 (W. Wetmore), 
17, 126. 

Envoys to France, second commission, 
1799, ordered to prepare for the voyage 
(W. V. Murray), 12, 6 ; (J. Adams), 
191. See Ellsworth, Olivier, et al. 

Epaminondas, parallel between Washing- 
ton and. 46, 400. 

Eppes, John Wayles, son-in-law of Mr. 
Jefferson, attack on Col. P. in the House 
of Representatives, 1809 (Rev. /. Ma- 
son), 14, 176; (/. Jay), 122; (T. Wil- 
liams), 29, 44; (J. Wagner), 331; his 
expressions of hatred for Scotchmen, 
55, 82. 

Erie Canal, its preposterousness demon- 
strated, 1816 (S. Preston). 44, 138. 

Erskine, David Montagu, 2d Baron 
Erskine, 1776-1855, British minister to 
the U. S. Aug. 1, 1809. Letter to a 
friend in regard to the formal recogni- 
tion of him required by Mr. Canning, 
38, 146 ; 43, 255 [copy]. 

Erskine, David Montagu, 2d Baron, his 
weakness and credulity as British minis- 
ter to the U. S. 46, 338. 

Erskine, Robert, 1735-1780, geographer 
to the army, pay and allowances of (G. 
Washington). 39, 274. 

Erskine, Thomas, Lord, his letter to Wash- 
ington, expressing reverence for his char- 
acter. 46, 339. 

Esmenard, . July 1, 1798. Letter 

to his uncle, describing a journey to 
Knoxville, where he was taken for an 
emissary of the Erench Directory. 23, 
31. 

Essex Bar, application of T. P. for ad- 
mission to. Dec. 31, 1768. 33, 4. 

Essex County Committee of Safety. 
May, 1775. Registry of Deeds to be 
removed l:o Topsfield ; request for infor- 
mationfrom the Committee of Correspon- 
dence in Salem as to amount of money 
due from the town of Salem to the 
Province. 33, 127 [copy]. 

Essex County Convention, July 21, 1812, 
draught of address at. 50, 146. 

Justices of Peace. June, 1777- 

Notification that warrants have been 



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! 



Essex Justices of Peace {continued). 
issued for the election of a Register of 
Deeds in place of T. P. 53, 100. 

Essex County, Selectmen of towns in. June, 
1777. Warrant from county judge to 
convene freeholders for the election of a 
Register of Deeds. 53, 98. 

Mar. 20, 1786. In regard to office 

of Register of Deeds in case of death of 
John Pickering. 5, 383. 

Essex First Regiment. Apr. 13, 1776. 
Petition to the General Court of field 
officers, setting forth the evils of so 
extensive an exemption from military 
duty as is allowed. 33, 146. [Rev. 
Pet. 1, 402.] 

Essex First Regiment, Officers of. Dec. 
26, 1774. Necessity of conscientious 
military drill. 5, 16. [Bi. 2, 6.] 

May 30, 1775. Notice of trans- 
ports off Salem harbor; unless more 
vessels of force should appear, it will be 
best for the militia now marching in to 
return home. 5, 24. 

Essex First Regiment, order to organize, 
56, 76; list of officers in, 78, 101^; 
returns of companies of, 106-126. 

Essex Freeholders. Sept. 27, 1774. Cir- 
cular in regard to office of Register of 
Deeds, 5, 14 ; 33, 114. [Bi. 1, 58, 59 ; 
Printed bills, 116, 117-] 

Sept. 27, 1774. Letter of W. 

Pickman and others [unsigned], recom- 
mending T. P. for office of Register of 
Deeds. ' 5, 15 ; 33, 115. [Bi. 1, 59.] 

May 31, 1777- Being obliged to 

resign the post of Register of Deeds for 
that of Adjutant-General, Col. P. begs 
that his brother John Pickering may be 
elected in his stead. 33, 176. [Bi. 1, 
139.] 

Essex Gazette. Nov. 22, 1773. Dr. 
Latham and the Suttonian method of 
inoculation. 33, 34 [newspaper]. 

Mar. 8, 1774. Letter in regard to 

inoculation of Rev. S. Occum. 33, 56 
[newspaper]. 

Apr. 5, 1774. Letter signed P. H., 

in defence of Dr. Latham and attacking 
the Lover of Truth. 33, 76 [news- 
paper]. 

Essex Junto, reproached by President John 
Adams (C. C. Pinckney), 13, 524; {G. 
H. Rose), 14, 202; Mr. Adams's affec- 
tation of believing it a mischievous 



faction, while he knew better (S. Hig- 
ginson), 26, 15 ; meaning of the term 
perverted to signify those Federalists 
who disapproved of the war of 1812 
(C. P. Mercer, 1827), 32, 289 ; origin 
of the term {the same), 16, 205 ;. re- 
marks on, 51, 323. 

Essex Register, Mar. 28, 1812, cutting 
from, in regard to the Haverhill Plot, 
showing that Messrs. Eaton and Win- 
gate were victims of an impostor. 44, 
23. 

Essex Register of Probate, candidates for 
office of, 1804 {C. Strong). 14, 109. 

Essex Registry of Deeds, business of, 1791 
(J. Pickering). 19, 212. 

Estaing, Charles Hector Theodat, Count d', 
1729-1794, sails from Newport, 1778 
(B. Goodhue), 17, 206 ; reported suc- 
cess in the West Indies, 1779 (G. Wil- 
liams), 287 ; condemned at Martinique, 
as not fit to command a fleet (/. Pick- 
5, 115 ; sends special sloop of 



war to America with news of peace, 
1783 (President of Congress), 34, 
158. 

Estrada, Juan Jose, Governor of St. 
Augustine. May 9, 1812. To Gov, 
ernor Mitchell of Georgia. It having 
been loudly proclaimed that the govern- 
ment disapproved the hostile conduct of 
Gen. Matthews and Com. Campbell in 
East Florida, Don Juan had flattered 
himself that the U. S. troops would have 
been withdrawn ; until that is done, he 
can enter into no treaty, and acknowl- 
edges no other authority south of the 
dividing line of the treaty of 1795. 55, 
34 [copy]. 

Etiquette, Col. P. appealed to in a dispute 
on, between Mr. Jefferson's administra- 
tion and the British minister ; Mr. J.'s 
departure from the courteous custom of 
Washington {R. Peters). 14, 68. 

Ettwein, John, Moravian bishop and 
President of United Brethren, 1721- 
1802. Mar. 11, 1797. Request to as- 
sist J. Heckewelder in procuring Acts] 
of Congress relating to grants of land,] 
to the Society. 21, 57. 

Europe, effect in, of warlike preparation 
in America, 1798 {W. V. Murray), 10,lj|| 



45 ; infatuation of nations of, in not 
combining to resist France {B. Goodhue) 
11, 206; increasing importance of the 






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U. S. in (£. Washington), 10, 365; 
dignity of the U. S. lowered in, by the 
nomination of a new minister to Prance 
(R. King), 391, 394. 
Eustace, Gen. John Skey, 1760-1805. 
May 29, 1798. Brings despatches from 
Mr. Murray ; packets seized and opened 
by officer of a British frigate; offers 
copy of the new Batavian constitution. 
22,"l83. 

— Oct. 23, 1798. Concerning a pam- 
phlet written by Gen. E. on the late rela- 
tions with France, containing a letter to 
Col. P. 23, 258. 

— Nov. 1, 1798. Transmitting printed 
letter from himself to Col. P. cut from 
a newspaper. 23, 279. 

— Feb. 9, Apr. 1, 1799. Requesting 
return of his works, borrowed by Col. 
P. 24, 67, 200. 

— Extracts from work published in 
1798. 9, 554. 

Eustace, Gen. John Skey. Oct. 30, 1798 
Requesting a copy of printed letter ad- 
dressed to Col. P. 9, 533. 

— Apr. 8, 1799. Returning papers. 
10, 574. 

Eustace, Gen. John S., unprincipled char- 
acter of {W. V. Murray), 8, 491 ; efforts 
of W. V. Murray for his reformation, 
491 ; remarkable statements of, concern- 
ing Col. P. (A. Hamilton), 10, 575; 
W. V. Murray's opinion of him, 22, 71. 

Sustis, Dr. William, Governor of Massa- 
chusetts and Secretary of War. 1753- 
1825. Oct. 29, 1800. Letter to 
Columbian Centinel denying charges 
alleged to have been made against him, 
with notes on his letter. 54, 68 [copy]. 

— [No date]. Suggestions as to 
Q. M. G. department. 54, 341. 

ijVans, Griffith, of Philadelphia. 1797- 
1799 ? Questions to be put to Mr. 
James Monroe, relative to his conduct 
while minister to Prance. 42, 175. 

— ■ June 28, 1799. Remarks on the 
principles established by the Commis- 
sioners under the 6th article of the 
British treaty. 42, 173. 

— Dec. 24, 1808. Thanks for speeches 

| on the embargo, and for Col. P.'s exer- 
tions on behalf of the country ; singu- 

j larity of public delusions ; compared to 

i those of the schismatics of old ; Mr. 

' Jefferson has persuaded his followers 



that they are suffering a political martyr- 
dom. 28, 423. 

Dec. 12, 1809. Misrepresentations 

of the National Intelligencer as to the 
diplomatic correspondence with Mr. P. J. 
Jackson ; popular prejudice ; defection 
of Jackson and Relf's newspaper ; 
Bronson and a few other advocates of 
common sense, all who are left to op- 
pose the storm ; uncertain what will be 
done in Washington, and asks for infor- 
mation. 29, 188. 

Dec. 30, 1809. Enclosing return 

of captures of American vessels insured 
in Philadelphia since the raising of the 
embargo. 29, 203. 

Mar. 13, 1816. On the national 

bank bill; demoralization of Philadel- 
phia banks. 31, 63. 

Evans, Griffith, expenses as Secretary to 
Commissioners under the 6th article of 
British treaty (O. Wolcott). 6, 328. 

Evans, Oliver, 1755-1819. Dec. 10, 
1805. Account of machines invented 
bv Mr. E. ; observations on patents. 
43, 71. 

Evans, Samuel. Jan. 5, 1814. Recall- 
ing himself as an old Revolutionary offi- 
cer to Col. Pickering's remembrance ; 
inquiries for Messrs. Lutterloh and 
Anspach. 30, 184. 

Eveleigh, , of South Carolina, ap- 
pointed Comptroller of the Treasury, 
1798 (S. Hodgdon). 58, 19. 

Everett, Alexander Hill, 1792-1847. 
Author of anonymous article in Boston 
Patriot, Sept. 14, 1824, on P.'s Brief 
Remarks {John Jay), 15, 419 ; his ac- 
cusations against Col. P. of intrigue 
with Mr. Canning, 48, 56. 

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. Mar. 17, 
1815. Intends going to Europe, and 
requests a letter of introduction to* Mr. 
Liston in Constantinople, and to Mr. 
G. H. Rose. 30, 389. 

Sept. 27, 1827- Asking for infor- 
mation iix behalf of an old Revolution- 
ary soldier entitled to a pension. 32, 
310. 

Everett, Edward, letters of introduction 
(R Liston), 15, 96, 97 ; (G. H. Rose), 
98 ; opinion respecting his views on 
slavery, advanced to conciliate slave- 
holders (J. Lowell), 32, 207, to; 16, 
120; compared with Canning's views, 



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Everett, Edward {continued). 

50, 195 ; 55, 265 ; fallacy of his ideas 
{A. Stevenson), 16, 106 ; extensively 
noticed in newspapers (/. Lloyd), 119 ; 
character of (/. Marshall), 16, 328 ; 
remarks on his Review of Austin's Life 
of E. Gerry (/. Marshall), 328. 

Ewell, Dr. Thomas. Jan. 20, 1807. 
Pit-coal as a manure ; if its cohesion be 
properly destroyed, it must act as a 
valuable one on worn-out farms. 14, 
162. 

Ewell, Dr. Thomas. Jan. 15, 1807. In 
regard to his experiments on pit-coal as 
a manure. 14, 161. 

Ewing, John. Mar. 11, 1809. In com- 
pliance with Mr. E.'s request to Col. 
P. for speeches to be published ; Col. P. 
will not be offended at any being 
omitted because thought wanting in 
merit. 14, 235. 

Ewing, Rev. John, D.D., notes of his 
speeches against the Wyoming confirm- 
ing law in the Assembly of Pennsyl- 
vania, 1790, 58, 208 ; his false repre- 
sentations, 225. 

Ewing, Samuel, anecdote of President J. 
Adams's remark to him concerning Dem- 
ocrats. 55, 208. 

Ewing, William, of Geneseo River. Oct. 
24, 1790. Offer to supply provisions 
for Indians on their journey to Tioga, to 



prevent their distressing the inhabitants. 
61, 49. 

Oct. 24, 1790. To Col. William 

Wilson. Expediency of supplying the 
Indians with provisions which Mr. E. 
will furnish; Horatio Jones ill used in 
not being employed at the conference at 
Tioga. 61, 49. 

Ewing, William, his scheme for detaining 
the Indians at Geneseo River, 1790, 
exposed by Col. P. 61, 111. 

Exemption from military duty, 1776, pro- 
test against (Essex First Regiment). 
33, 146. 

Expresses, arrangements for, between head 
quarters and Boston, Aug. 1782 (J. 
Mix), 56, 308 ; account of payments 
for, 394. 

Extradition, question of (R. Liston), 36, 
84; (T. Chittenden), 85; (67. Washing- 
ton), 86; in case of T. Nash {W. V. 
Murray), 13, 259. 

Eyeglasses, remarks on (Dr. I). Hosack). 
16, 94. 

Eyerman, Jacob, an insurgent German 
preacher in Pennsylvania, arrest of (/. 
Jay), 11, 136; 37, 421 ; arrested (/. 
S. Hobart), 11, 242 ; 37, 422. 

Eyres, Major Benjamin. Apr. 14, 1778. 
Regretting a dispute between Major 
Eyres and Col. Hartley's men, arising 
from a mistake in orders. 33, 186. 



F. 



Faesh, John Jacob, of Mount Hope. Apr. 
18, 1784. Inquiries as to price of pig- 
iron. 5, 335. 

Fairfax, Thomas, 3d Baron, Parliamentary 
general, compared with Washington. 
52, 133. 

Eairlie, Capt. James, of New York. 
Mar. 22, 1784. Notification that Col. 
P. has been balloted for and elected a 
member of the Whig Society. 40, 129, 
130. 

Fair lie, Capt. James. Apr. 9, 1784. In 
answer to letter informing Col. P. of 
his election to be a member of the Whig 
Society. 34, 288. 

Falconer, Capt. Nathaniel, of Philadelphia. 
Oct. 12, 1797. Payment of advances 
made by Capt. E. during Col. P.'s ab- 
sence at Trenton. 7, 294. 



Falmouth (Portland), Committee op 
Correspondence in. See Committee 
of Correspondence. 

Family expenses, estimate of, 1778 (U> 
Laurens). 5, 109. 

Famin, Joseph Etienne, merchant of Tunis. 
Dec. 20, 1798. Difficulties of negoti- 
ating treaty with Tunis ; reasons for not 
appointing M. Famin U. S. consul. 10, 
107. 

Famin, Joseph Etienne, an enemy to 
America ; obnoxious clauses in Tunisian 
treaty introduced by him (R. O'Brien), 
10, 153; {W. Smith), 374; ill-spoken 
of by French consul-general (W. Smith), 
10,341, 374. 

Farley, Brig. Gen. Michael, 1719-1789. 
May 7, 1776. Order to make return of 
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ammunition in the First Essex Regi- 
ment ; and to cause every fourth man 
to be equipped to march at short notice. 
56, 79. 

May 20, 1776. Order to the First 

Essex Regiment to be in readiness to 
march at a moment's warning. 56, 84. 

June 15, 1776. Orders as to the 

holding in readiness of one-fourth of the 
First Essex Regiment for immediate 
service. 56, 92. 

July 11, 1776. Order to make re- 
turn of number of men in the First Essex 
Regiment, distinguishing the alarm list. 
56, 95. 

July 21, 1776. Order for the draft- 
ing of one man in twenty-five of the 
First Essex Regiment for service within 
the Commonwealth. 56, 100. 

Sept. 14, 1776. Order for the draft 

of every fourth man from the First Essex 
Regiment ; with copy of the Resolves of 
the General Court. 56, 128. 

Farmer's Brother (Oghmareyeawas), 
Fish Carrier (Ojighte), Clear Sky 
(Oyehrewane), and Cayoshota, chiefs 
of the Six Nations. May 28, 1791. The 
chiefs are uneasy and their heads intoxi- 
cated by the different messages sent 
them; were preparing themselves accor- 
ding to the message of the Great Chief 
to accompany Col. Procter, when they 
received Gen. St. Clair's message calling 
them to war with their own flesh and 
blood, and contrary to Col. Procter's 
mission; determined first to attend Col. 
Pickering's invitation to a treaty where 
these things may be explained to them. 
60, 63. 
Farmer's Brother, a Seneca chief, examina- 
tion of, as to Hendrick Aupaumut's 
negotiations with Western Indians, 59, 
45 ; speeches at the treaty at Tioga, 
1790, 61, 62, 64, 69, 80, 84, 95 ; cer- 
tificate of character, 102. 
Farmer s Weekly Museum, Walpole, N. H. 
Dec. 13, 1797- Sending amount of 
subscription to. 7, 540. 

1 Farrar, Samuel, of Andover, Mass., 1784- 
1864. Dec. 11, 1824. Sending copies 
of Review of the Cunningham corre- 
spondence for professors in the Andover 
Theological Seminary. 15, 436. 

i Farrouith, J. A. V., passport. 13, 435. 

I Fast-Day, National, appointed by President 



Adams, May 9, 1798 {Gov. of Tennes- 
see), 8, 230; (W. Sargent), 234; 
{Marshal of Kentucky), 235; (D. Hen- 
ley), 236; appointed, 1799 (Govrs. of 
States), 10, 495. 

Fauchet, Jean Antoine Joseph, Min- 
ister of France in the U. S. Oct. 31, 
1794. Intercepted despatch No. 10; 
on the state of parties in the U. S. and 
the excise rebellion in Pennsylvania, 
41, 153; translations, 163, 179; 52, 
361. 

■ Feb. 4, 1795. To the Commissioner 

of Foreign Affairs. Intercepted des- 
patch No. 16; relating to the treaty 
with Great Britain of 1794 ; its effect 
on France, and suggesting the re-acqui- 
sition of Louisiana from Spain as a means 
of counteracting that effect. 41, 190. 

Feb. 16, 1795. To the Committee 

of Public Safety. Intercepted despatch 
in regard to the treaty between the U. 
S. and Great Britain of 1794; com- 
plaints made to Mr. Randolph, and his 
evasive answers; urging that a treaty 
be sent from France to anticipate Mr. 
Jay ; suggesting the acquisition of Louisi- 
ana and complaining of neglect and want 
of orders. 41, 198. 

Fauchet, Jean Antoine Joseph, account 
of the translation of his intercepted 
despatch No. 10 (A. Hamilton), 20, 
103; to, 6, 156; his assertions un- 
worthy of contradiction ( G. Wash- 
ington), 8, 201; extracts from his 
despatch in regard to E. Randolph (P. 
Wing ate), 35, 314 ; his opinion of Ran- 
dolph as " a false man" (/. Swan), 330; 
seizure of his baggage by British frigate 
(G. Washington), 20, 45; no money 
applied by him to bribing members of 
Congress, though he intimated that they 
had their tariffs (Mem. of statement by 
J. Swan), 35, 330 ; account of his pam- 
phlet on American affairs (67. Washing- 
ton), 37, 252, 261 ; date of his arrival, 
Feb. 21, 1794, as Minister of France 
(G. Meade), 10, 434 ; subscribes for 800 
copies of the Aurora (S. Rochefon- 
taine), 20, 109. 

Fayette County, Kentucky, resolutions 
passed at a meeting of persons opposed 
to government measures, Aug. 1798 
("enclosed in an anonymous letter to 
President Adams]. 42, 62. 



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FEATHERSTONHAUGH, GEORGE WlLLIAM, 

of Duanesburgh, N.Y., 1780-1866. Aug. 
27, 1826. Copies of Memoirs of N. Y. 
Board of Agriculture sent to both Col. 
P. and Mr. Powell ; dissents from theo- 
ries of Sir H. Davy and Sir J. Banks, 
respecting mildew and blight; Sir J. 
Banks, though a theorist, deserving of 
much honor ; Col. P. rather hard upon 
him ; gentlemen who stir in agricultural 
matters deserve to be cherished rather 
than criticised. 32, 221. 

Featherstonhaugh, George William. July 
25, 1826. Mistaken theories of Sir 
Humphry Davy, with regard to grasses, 
and mildew in wheat ; Sir Joseph Banks 
undeserving of the title of a man of 
science. 16, 127. 

Febiger, Christian, Colonel 2d Virginia 
Regiment, 1746-1796. Aug. 2, 1778. 
Begging for supplies of clothing. 17, 
195. 

Apr. 19, 1790. Requesting, as 

Treasurer of Pennsylvania, a copy of 
accounts of government revenue in 
Luzerne County, Pa. 6, 24. 

Febiger, Christian. Sept. 3, 1790. Gov- 
ernment revenue in Luzerne County, Pa. 
6, 24. 

Federal Balloon, absurdity of name for 
Major McFarlaud's exercising machine 
(/. Russell), 12, 103. 

Federal Farmer. See Lee, R. H. 

Federal majorities, caused by publication 
of despatches from France, 1798 (/. Q. 
Adams). 8, 323. 

Federal measures, history of opposition to, 
by the JefFersou party. 47, 221. 

Federalism, defined as the solid principles 
of government applied to a federate re- 
public (G. Cabot), 14, 94; Federalism 
and Republicanism, 46, 337. 

Federalist, writers of different numbers 
of (J. Story), 44, 299; to, 16, 326; 
47, 119; different editions of (G. I. 
Hopkins), 44, 307 ; 47, 257. 

Federalists, the enlightened, strongly disap- 
prove of President Adams's determina- 
tion concerning mission to France, 1799 
(R. King), 10, 395 ; 12, 315 ; peculiar 
propriety of the name applied to the sup- 
porters of government (E. Stevens), 11, 
69 ; reasons for their discontent with the 
times, 1804 (G. Cabot), 14, 93; unac- 
countable behavior of, in the election of 



Consul at Leghorn 



1828 (F. Baylies), 32, 407; and Re- 
publicans, remarks on, 51, 293 ; 52, 45, 
55 ; and Antifederalists, 47, 187 ; char- 
acterized by Ames, 1805, 199. 

Felichi, , U. S 

(W. Willis), 8, 114; (W. Seton), 156. 

Fellows, Nathaniel. Aug. 9, 1798. Com- 
mission for armed ship Nancy. 9, 173. 

Fell's Point, brigantine, released by French 
Consul at Corunna, 1798 (R. Furivance). 
9. 618. 

Feltus, Rev. Henry J., of Swedesboro', 
N. J. Nov. 9, 1803. Expressions of 
friendship ; describing the town of 
Swedesboro', and asking for a visit from 
Col. P. ; New Jersey under Democratic 
rule; swarms of judges created; re- 
gret at the absence of religious feeling. 
26, 329. 

- Jan. 31, 1804. Letter of condolence 

and sympathy on the mental derange- 
ment of William Pickering. 43, 19. 

Fendall, Philip Ricord, 1794-1868, criti- 
cism signed Servius Sulpitius, on J. Q. 
Adams's Fourth of July oration, 1821 
(W. Coleman). 15, 409. 

Fenner, Arthur, Governor of Rhode Island, 
1745-1805. Aug. 21, 1795. With 
copies of letters to British charge d' af- 
faires on Capt. Home's conduct at New- 
port ; Gov. Fenner's letter a new ground 
of accusation; request for affidavits of 
facts therein stated. 35, 216 [copy]. 

Sept. 5, 1795. Although the Presi- 
dent cannot directly use the military 
force of the U. S. to compel the Africa 
to depart, he authorizes the use of the 
militia of Rhode Island to restrain all 
intercourse with her. 35, 235 [copy]. 

Sept. 5, 1795. Determination of 

the President on measures to vindicate 
the sovereignty of the U. S. insulted by 
Capt. Home ; request that the Governor 
of Rhode Island communicate to Capt. 
H. the President's orders to depart from 
the jurisdiction of the U. S. 35, 236. 
[Bi. 3, 238 ; copy.] • 

■ Sept. 20, 1796. Request to name 

a candidate for District Judge of Rhode 
Island. 6, 227. 

July 25, 1799. Acknowledging 

the receipt of Laws of Rhode Island. 
11, 492. 

Dec. 3, 1799. Notification of forr 

warding Acts of Congress. 12, 419. 



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Fenno, John. June 17, 1797. In regard 
to the publication of the Acts of Con- 
gress in Mr. F.'s Gazette. 6, 364. 

Sept. 5, 1797. Concerning copies 

of Col. P.'s letter to Chevalier de Yrujo. 
7, 153. 

» — 1798 ? Letter to Fenno's paper 
defending Col. P. from misrepresen- 
tations in the Aurora respecting the 
capture of the French corvette L'Esper- 
ance, by H. M. S. Argonaut. 54, 23 
[copy]. 

Fenno, John, his paper furnished by gov- 
ernment to officials (W. Sargent), 9, 
256 ; his death from yellow fever, 1798 
(S. Hodgdon), 42, 92. 

Fenno, John Ward. Oct. 16, 1799. 
Federal defeat in Pennsylvania; McKean 
elected governor ; the President's nom- 
ination of an embassy to France used 
with great effect against Mr. Ross, the 
Federal candidate. 25, 232. 

Fenwick, Joseph, U. S. Consul at Bor- 
deaux. Dec. 5, 1797- "Removal from 
consulship at Bordeaux. 10, 9. 

- Jan. 22, 1798. Notice of Mr. F.'s 
removal from office. 8, 76. 

- — Dec. 15, 1798. Revocation of Mr. 
F.'s commission as consul at Bordeaux. 
10, 61. 

Fenwick, Joseph, principal owner of a 
privateer to capture American ships (S. 
Blanchard), 21, 289, 355 ; declaration 
in regard to (H. Cozens et al), 299, 357- 

Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias (Ferdi- 
nand VII. of Spain). Mar., 1808. Let- 
ter announcing his accession to the 
throne and hoping for a continuance of 

\ friendlv relations with the U. S. 29, 
157 ; 43, 312 [copies]. 

Ferrers, John, of New York. May 1, 
1799. Thanks for tender of informa- 

j tion. 11, 5. 

May 2, 1799. Requests informa- 
tion concerning brig Hope. 11, 7. 

■ July 24, 1799. Case of condemned 

' brig Nancy of New York ; neutral ves- 
j sels carrying from one enemy's port to 
i another, liable to condemnation. 11, 
483. 

Feb. 4, 1800. Articles contraband 

of war excepted from agreement for 

' renewing trade with St. Domingo • tin 
: plates to be considered contraband. 13, 
t 155. 



Mar. 22, 1800. Case of ship Pa- 
cific, and question of condemnation for 
salvage. 13, 320. 

Fessenden, Thomas Green, editor of the 
New England Farmer, 1771-1837. Nov. 
13, 1822. Col. P. has mistaken Mr. 
F.'s intention in sending him a copy of 
the N. E. Farmer ; Mr. F. desires Col. 
P. to accept it as a mark of esteem and 
appreciation of his services as a public 
character, and in the cause of agricul- 
ture. 15, 289. 

Fessenden, Thomas Green. Nov. 14, 1822. 
Desires to subscribe for the paper ; ad- 
vantage of inserting a summary of gen- 
eral news in farming papers ; sends 
communication on the construction of 
gates. 15, 288. 

-— Aug. 16, 21, 28, Sept. 5, 1825. 
Letters on Mr. J. H. Powel's Reply, 
and with articles for N. E. Farmer on 
improving native cattle. 16, 52, 58. 

- Sept. 20, 1825. Sending last 
papers on improvement of cattle ; is 
weary of the subject; anecdote of Dr. 
Johnson. 16, 64. 

May 1, 1826. Enclosing account 

of Knight's theory of varieties in fruit ; 
theory disputed by a writer in the Essex 
Register; Mr. Lowell's opinion. 16, 
122. 

Finn, Rev. James, and 38 others of 
Luzerne Co., Pa. Apr. 21, 1787. 
Declaration of a desire that the elec- 
tions for justices of the peace may take 
place, and the laws of Pennsylvania be 
submitted to. 57, 193. 

Fish, Col. Nicholas, 1758-1833. Sept. 
24, 1822. In regard to the life of Ham- 
ilton; Mr. Coleman not of high stand- 
ing or elevated character enough; Col. 
P. the only man to whom the task can 
be committed ; delight of Mrs. Hamilton 
at his undertaking it. 31, 395. 

Dec. 26, 1823. Rejoiced that the 

Cunningham correspondence is not to be 
palmed ^ff on the public without a denial ; 
baseness of an attempt to vilify charac- 
ter by a posthumous publication ; for- 
tunate it was brought to light ; a public 
vindication authorized, and an exposure 
of the views and motives of the calum- 
niator justified; General Hamilton; in- 
formation furnished by Mr. Coleman. 
32, 42. 



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138 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Fish, Col. Nicholas (continued). 

Nov. 30 3 1825. The Newburgli 

letters; never heard of any such letter 
as Harvie's ; impossible that such a 
thing should have been forgotten ; no 
officer of the time has ever heard it 
mentioned ; controversy between Mr. 
King and the Hamiltons respecting the 
MS. copy of Washington's Farewell 
Address. 32, 185. 

Fish, Col. Nicholas. July 30, 1822. In 
regard to a biography of Hamilton ; 
William Coleman recommended as biog- 
rapher ; question of Washington's Fare- 
well Address being written by Hamilton. 
15,279 a. 

Dec. 5, 1823. The Cunningham 

correspondence ; Mr. Adams's attacks 
upon Hamilton ; facts of Hamilton's 
life ; begs for information ; Col. W. S. 
Smith's career. 15, 338. 

Oct. 24, 1825. General Armstrong 

and the Newburgh letters; asking for 
Col. F.'s recollection of the circum- 
stances ; Washington's Farewell Ad- 
dress. 16, 73. 

Fish-Carrier, a Cayuga chief. Speeches, 
Nov., 1794, in regard to the disposition 
of their land. 62, 99, 102-105. 

Fisher, Major H. Oct. 9, 1778. Method 
of escorting prisoners taken in prizes. 
5, 141. 

Fisher, Dr. Joshua., of Beverly, Mass., 
174S-1833. Dec. 14, 1816. In regard 
to Dr. F.'s dividends on U. S. Bank 
stock ; thanks for Col. P.'s attention. 
44, 168. 

Oct. 12, 1826. Is unable to give 

Col. P. any information about Dr. Joseph 
Orne, as he left Beverly before Dr. F. 
came there. 32, 235. 

Fisher, Miers. Apr. 5, 1817- Barrel of 
ale sent from Philadelphia to Col. P. ; 
Dr. Logan's pleasure in P.'s society; 
Mr. Cheves's regret at not being better 
acquainted; farewell wishes. 31, 217. 
[Bi. 4, 311.] 

Fisher, Miers. Feb. 7, 1811. Inquiry as 
to the assertion of Mr. Hale of Ports- 
mouth, before the Revolution, concern- 
ing the inordinate ambition of Mr. 
Adams; and as to Mr. Fisher's own 
conjecture respecting the effect on 
France of the success of our Revolu- 
tion. 14, 324. 



May 5, 1817. Thanks for barrel 

of ale; Mr. Cheves; regretted his ap- 
proval of the war. 15, 152. [Bi. 4, 
313.] 

Fisher, Redwood S., statistician, 1782- 
1856. Jan. 6, 1822. Regret at not 
finding Col. P. at home; invitation to 
visit him at New Hope, N. Y. 44, 240. 

Fisher, Robert, application to the Presi- 
dent for a nolle prosequi for crime com- 
mitted in Cuba (/. Adams), 13, 211 ; 
granted (Z. Hollingsworth), 214. 

Fisher, Thomas. Apr. 17, 1793. Re- 
ceipt for money paid for subpoenaing 
witnesses in Wyoming land trials. 58, 
337. 

Fisheries of New England, 1816 (W. 
Reed). 31, 30. 

Fisk, Capt. John, and others. June 2, 6, 
1780. Prizes of the Jack. 5, 161, 162. 

Fisk, Capt. John, prizes taken by, 1777 
(G. Williams), 17, 29 ; recommended 
for command of a frigate, 1778 ( W. Wet- 
more), 128. 

Fiske, Dr. Oliver, of Worcester, 1762-1836. 
July 30, 1825. Alluding to strictures 
on Col. P.'s views in regard to improv- 
ing the native breed of cattle ; inquiry 
as to oxen exhibited in Worcester county. 
16, 49. 

Filch, Jabez G. June 29, 1798. Appoint- 
ment as marshal in Vermont. 8, 612. 

Fitch, Timothy, of Boston. Sept, 7, 1779. 
Account of sale of coffee ; and remit- 
tance of proceeds. 5, 141. 

Fitzgerald, Col. John, of Alexandria, Va. 
Dec. 1, 1784, May 21, 1785, June 23, 
17S6. Note of John Bryce. 5,323,359, 
397- 

Aug. 24, 1797. Boxes for Gen. 

Washington, to be forwarded to Mount 
Vernon. 7, 116. 

July 30, 1799 Passport for St. 

Domingo to be delivered to F. G. Mar- 
chal, if of satisfactory character. 11, 
512. 

Fitzsimons, Thomas, of Philadelphia, 
1741-1811. Sept, 20, 1787. Inquiry 
how far the confirming law is answering 
its purpose, and whether it may not be 
construed to admit claims to a much 
greater extent than was originally in- 
tended ; virulence of Pennsylvania land- 
owners ; petition to appoint persons to 
view the lands and determine on com- 



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139 



pensation; hope of passing the bill for 
the elections, securing prisoners, etc. 
57, 298. 

Aug. 13, 1791. In behalf of Mr. 

Patten, Postmaster at Philadelphia, that 
he may be retained in his position. 19, 
198. 

Sept, 3, 1799. Surprise at the em- 
barkation of the British commissioners, 
under the 6th article of the treaty, with- 
out notice to their colleagues ; a paper 
prepared giving account of the subject. 
25, 128. 

Nov= 7, 1803. Asking for infor- 
mation in respect to the construction 
of the article of the convention with 
Prance relating to indemnification for 
spoliations. 26, 327= 

Jan. 13, 1804. Thanks for letters ; 

internal affairs of Pennsylvania ; mis- 
chievous change in judiciary; alteration 
of the Constitution ; St. Domingo com- 
merce; difficulty of obtaining informa- 
tion from representatives. 27, 34. 

Jan. 26, 1804. Gen. Smith's bill 

for the protection of American seamen ; 
surprise and alarm excited by the power 
therein given to the President ; must be 
regarded by Great Britain as an indica- 
tion of a very unfriendly spirit ; impress- 
ment of our seamen better provided 
against by negotiation ; justice of light 
and harbor dues ; friendly spirit lately 
shown by Great Britain, and increase of 
American tonnage ; Mr. Monroe holding 
a high tone at a time when every aggra- 
vation has double force. 27, 47. 

Feb. 22, 1804. Not much to be 

hoped from convention with Spain; 
American vessels flocking to St. Do- 
mingo, and captures by French priva- 
teers ; against bills for suspending com- 
mercial intercourse, and Gen. Smith's 
bill ; question of impressments. 27, 64. 

Feb. 23, 1804. Resolutions pro- 
posed by John Randolph on the subject 
of Georgia claims, an outrage on com- 
mon honesty ; begs for information. 27, 
63. 

Nov. 23, 1804. Representation to 

Congress preparing in the Chamber of 
Commerce in Philadelphia, on oppressive 
import and collection laws ; hopes of 
finding an advocate in Col. P. ; the 
present a favorable time for renewing 



the commercial arrangement with Great 
Britain ; little knowledge of the subject 
at headquarters ; increasing American 
trade to India, and jealousy of British 
merchants; demand made on Portugal 
by France to exclude the British from 
her ports. 27, 99. 

Feb. 3, 1806. In regard to the Act 

of Congress prohibiting the importation 
of goods from Great Britain. 27, 203. 

— — March 4, 1806. Painful uncertainty 
with regard to our position toward Euro- 
pean powers ; Great Britain at a loss 
how to proceed ; our vessels continually 
detained and released; anxiety as to a 
rupture with Spain on account of Mi- 
randa's expedition ; evil consequences of 
non-intercourse with St. Domingo; the 
blacks likely to become the Algerines 
of the West Indies if their trade is 
stopped; our commerce has experienced 
no protection nor attention from govern- 
ment 27, 244. 

March 6, 1806. Opinion on Gen. 

Smith's non-intercourse bill; folly of 
such a measure at the present time ; 
injury to ourselves as much and more 
than to the British colonies ; Gen. Arm- 
strong. 27, 246. 

Mar. 22, 1806. Mr. Smith's and 

Mr. Nicholson's non-importation bills ; 
will injure Great Britain only a little, 
and decrease the revenue of the U. S. 
27, 272. 

Apr. 12, 14, 1806. On the U. S. 

funded debt, and the plan of the Secre- 
tary of the Treasury for extinguishing 
the old 6 per cents. 27, 316, 318. 

Feb. 17, 1807- Dr. Logan's mo- 
tion, and its disastrous effects on com- 
merce; design of the administration to 
destroy the commerce of the U.S.; begs 
for information. 28, 40. 

Nov. 27 1807 News from Europe ; 

Bonaparte's decree to exclude British 
manufactures from the colonies ; con- 
sequeaces of a war. 28, 83. 

Dec. 21, 1807. Extreme anxiety 

as to the issue of our dispute with 
Great Britain; Bonaparte's blockading 
decree, with a like one from England, 
would, if carried into effect, put a stop 
to our commerce ; demonstration of this 
principle; effects of an embargo. 28, 
119. 



140 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Fitzsimons, Thomas (continued),. 

Jan. 21, 1808. Mr. Adams's mo- 
tion [for a committee to consider when 
the embargo might be taken off?] ; ef- 
forts in Philadelphia, to provide for 
unemployed seamen; British order in 
Council less rigorous than was expected, 
and no more than necessary to meet the 
Trench decree ; effect of the embargo 
on elections in Pennsylvania ; the Presi- 
dent losing confidence fast; efforts to 
bolster up his character ; Mr. Rose ; 
who is to be appointed to treat with 
him? 28, 170. 

■ Feb. 1, 1808. Contradictory re- 
ports from Washington ; begs for infor- 
mation ; East India vessels to arrive ; 
more wisdom required to meet the occa- 
sion than the government possesses ; 
deputation of influential men from 
Boston on their way to Washington ; 
New England looked to to save the 
country from ruin ; Pennsylvania legis- 
lature. 28, 184. 

Mar. 1, 1808. Hopes of adjust- 
ment of difficulties with England disap- 
pointed; assertion of the Aurora that 
England had determined on hostilities ; 
uneasiness in London in regard to war ; 
apprehension that vessels will be de- 
tained in English ports until the result 
of Mr. Rose's mission is known. 28, 
218. 

Apr. 5, 1808. Designs of Erance; 

people who truckle to her ; the East 
India fleet, and its dangerous position ; 
elections in Pennsylvania; Mr. Gallatin's 
resignation. 28, 270. 

Jan. 19, 1809. On the embargo, 

and the probabilities of increase of 
duties ; provision for destitute seamen ; 
public meetings. 29, 40. 

Feb. 24, 1809. Invitation to Fed- 
eral members of Congress to a public 
dinner, from citizens of Philadelphia. 
29, 111. 

■ Feb. 1, 1810. Opinions on Macon's 

bill [for repealing the non-intercourse 
act?]; the most offensive measure yet 
adopted. 29, 252. 

Feb. 13, 1810. Opinion on the 

bill for preventing unregistered vessels 
from obtaining sea-letters ; disadvan- 
tages of it ; advantages of a legislature 
sometimes asking the opinion of com- 



mercial people on commercial subjects. 
29, 271. 

Mar. 21, 1810. Macon's bill de- 
stroyed; commercial affairs; anxiety as 
to the Bank of the U. S. 29, 306. 

■ Feb. 21, 1811. In regard to pecu- 
niary amount of French and English 
captures; loan afforded by France in 
1787. 29, 405. 

Fitzsimons, Thomas. Nov. 28, 1791. In 
regard to time required for carrying 
mails between New York and Philadel- 
phia. 6, 42. 

May 13, 1792. In answer to Mr. 

F.'s recommendation of N. Fitzsimons 
for the Charleston post-office ; Col. P. 
does not know whether Mr. Bacot in- 
tends to resign. 6, 64. 

May 10, 1796. W r ith letters from C. 

Gore and S. Higginson, representing the 
importance of attaching a commercial 
character to the commission under the 
7th article of the British treaty to inves- 
tigate spoliations on our commerce by 
British vessels ; requests Mr. F.'s opin- 
ion on the subject. 36, 58 [copy]. 

Sept. 21, 1797. In regard to re- 
commendations of Mr. O'Mealy for 
U. S. Consul at Bordeaux. 7, 210. 

- Oct. 16, 1797. From J. Wagner. 
Request to furnish information concern- 
ing Dominica and St. Kitt's papers. 7, 
316. 

July 19, 1798. Recommends the 

purchase of a copper pump made by T. 
Bourke for one of the public ships. 9, 
67. 

Aug. 23, 1798. Transmitting a 

contribution from Pittsburg to the mer- 
chants' fund for building a frigate. 9, 
219. 

Sept. 11, 1798. Processes in Brit- 
ish Court of Appeals to be sent directly 
to the West Indies. 9, 294. 

Nov. 15, 1803. Information in re- 
gard to schedule of claims for French 
spoliations. 14, 40. 

Nov. 19, 1803. No detailed list of 

French claims, and no guide by which 
the meaning of the Convention may be 
ascertained. 14, 41. 

Dec. 3, 1807. Rumors of war 

with Great Britain ; affair of the Chesa- 
peake ; the seamen demanded, far from 
being impressed citizens, were vile ras- 



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cals, undeserving the protection of any 
country ; President Jefferson's object in 
his proclamation. 14, 167- 

Dec. 4, 1807. Indiscretion of Mr. 

Erskine, the British minister, in laying 
all the correspondence between Canning 
and Monroe before the President ; hopes 
that Sir John Borlase Warren may be 
the new minister; none better could 
judge of the affair of the Chesapeake 
than a distinguished naval officer; the 
weakness of Erskine and Merry has 
encouraged the superciliousness of the 
Executive ; regretting the reproaches 
against Monroe ; never considered him 
wanting in probity; although an enrage, 
relative to Prance, no one could behave 
more properly in London ; anxious for 
his return, and new developments ; has 
no doubt the President has misrepre- 
sented his conduct. 14, 171. 

Aug. 10, 1811. Request to obtain, 

from Don Luis Onis, information in 
regard to proposals made by Spaiu to 
cede Florida to the U. S. 14, 370. 

Fitzsimons, Thomas, and Innes, James. 
July 17, 1797. Requesting information 
as to time when their salaries as com- 
missioners, under the 6th article of Brit- 
ish treaty, commence. 20, 273. 

Flagg, Lt.-Col. John, of Lynn, Mass. 
1776. In regard to officers of the Lynn 
company of militia. 56, 103. 

Aug. 18, 1776. Return of draft 

of men from Lynn company. 56, 104. 

- — Sept. 14, 1776. In regard to offi- 
cers for the 6th [Lynn] Company of the 
1st Essex Regiment. 56, 129. 

Flanders, insurrection in, against the 
French, 1798 (W. V. Murray). 23, 
268. 

Fletcher, Samuel, of Boston, Commis- 
sary of Clothing. July 29, 30, 1778. 
In regard to magazines of clothing for 
the army. 17, 189, 191. 

Aug. 20, 1778. Clothing and shirts 

for the army. 17, 208. 

Fletcher, Theodore, of Owingsville, Ky. 
Oct. 18, 1S24. Asking for a copy of 
Col. P.'s Review of the Cunningham 
correspondence. 44, 271. 

Fletcher, Theodore. Nov. 15, 1824. Send- 
ing copy of the Review; Col. P. has 
given the copyright to Cushing and 
Appleton; inquiry whether copies could 



be disposed of in Kentucky. 15, 
426. 
Fleury, Lt.-Col. Louis de, b. 1740. 
Jan. 20, 1778. Plan for destroying 
British ships in the Delaware. 17, 78. 

Feb. 14, 1778. Requests Col. P.'s 

interest in procuring an appointment. 
17, 90. 

Apr. 1, 1778. To Col. R. Peters. 

Asking for employment. 17, 135. 

Aug. 1, 1778. Account of mili- 
tary and naval operations in Rhode 
Island by Count D'Estaing. 17, 193. 

Mar. 30, 1779. Entrusting a packet 

of valuable papers to Col. P.'s care. 17, 
251. 

Apr. 19, 1779. Recommendiug 

Mr. M'Carty, and desiring employment 
for him. 17, 261. 

Nov. 4, 1780. Desires to procure 

a boat for Comtes de Custine and Deux- 
Ponts, Marquis de Laval, and himself, to 
wait upon Gen. Washington. 18, 59. 

Nov. 10, 1782. Remitting price of 

certain tents taken by the Saintonge 
Regiment at Yorktown. 40, 65. 

Nov. 12, 1782. Thanks for kind- 
ness and remembrances on leaving 
America. 40, 67. 

May 25, June 1, 1796. Asking 

for Col. P.'s friendly offices to secure his 
arrears of pay, 20, 173, 183; copies of 
necessary papers, 184. 

Feb. 21, 1797. With documents 

necessary to obtain money due him from 
the U.S.; gratitude to Col. P. for ex- 
ertions in his behalf. 41, 313. • 

Nov. 9, 1797. Anxiety at delay of 

sum due him by the U. S. ; new power 
of attorney. 41, 389. 

Jan., 1798. No news from Col. P. 

for many months ; anxiety concerning 
power of attorney to receive money due 
him, sent under cover to Mr. Hamilton. 
42, 5. 

Fleury, Col. Louis de. Sept. 24, 1796. 
State c f Col. de F.'s claim on the U. S., 
and means of obtaining money. 6, 229. 

Mar. 30, 1798. Col. de F.'s claim 

on the U. S. paid. 8, 276. 

Apr. 5, 1798. Remitting the sum 

due Col. F. for arrears of pay for ser- 
vices to U. S. ; Col. F.'s letter over- 
looked and forgotten for months by Col. 
Hamilton ; has never received letter 



142 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Fleury, Col. Louis a 

sent by Mr. Monroe ; recommending 
Mr. Murray to Col. F.'s acquaintance. 
37, 291. 

May 8, 1798. Bills of exchange 

forwarded; letter sent Col. P. by Mr. 
Monroe never received. 37, 306. 

Fleury, Col. Louis de, silver medal granted 
him for capture of Stony Point, 1779, 
dug up at Princeton, N. J., 1850. 8, 
275 [newspaper cutting, Boston Journal, 
May 8, 1850]. 

Flint, Rev. Abel, of Hartford, Conn., 
1765-1825. June 3, 1799. Mr. F. in- 
quires as agent of the Connecticut Mis- 
sionary Society, as to the best field for 
missionary work among the Indians. 24, 
293. 

Sept. 5, 1799. Thanks for infor- 
mation conveyed in P.'s letter ; regrets 
that so many obstacles exist to the estab- 
lishment of a mission to the Indians, 
and hopes for the future. 25, 132. 

Flint, Rev. Abel. June 29, 1799. Opin- 
ions in regard to the establishment of 
missions among the Indians. 11, 346 
[letter almost entirely illegible]. 

Flint, Royal, recommendation of (J. 
Wadsworth). 39, 176. 

Flint's Folly, S. C, fortifications at, 1798 
(H. W. De Saussure). 22, 252. 

Flouting battery, Bloodgood's {John Jay). 

6, 361. 

Florida, alleged British expedition against 
Louisiana and, 1797. See Louisiana; 
reports of cession of, by Spain to France, 
1793 (W. V. Murray), 8, 273; (G. 
Washington), 286; instructions to com- 
missioner for running boundary line {A. 
Ellicott), 36, 238 ; delay in appointing 
Spanish commissioners (C. Rutledge), 
290; memorandum of complaints of the 
Chevalier de Onis of the base conduct of 
the U. S. administration in attempting to 
excite insurrection, 30, 270 ; represen- 
tations of Spanish consul in regard to 
(J. B. Bernabetj), 43, 310, 313 ; boun- 
dary line begun upon, 1797 (W. Smith), 

7, 258; running stopped on account 
of trouble with Indians caused by 
Spanish misrepresentations (C. M. De 
Yrujo), 9, 271 ; begun again, 1798 (/. 
Q. Adams), 582 ; enormous expense of 
(A. Ellicott), 11, 120 ; nearly completed 
(R. King), 12, 310 ; running of boun- 



dary line purposely obstructed by Span- 
ish agents (/. Adams), 12, 363; (D. 
Humphreys), 455 ; (A. Ellicott), 13, 
146 ; letter on the conduct of the Jeffer- 
son administration in regard to the ac- 
quisition of (F. Ames), 14, 152, 155^; 
(J. Smith), 43, 253; bill called the 
West Florida bill, 1810 (R. Peters), 29, 
350; (T. Williams), 352; (J. Hill- 
house), 356; (J. Ross), 360; (G. Mor- 
ris), 362 ; (S. P. Gardner), 38, 194 ; 54, 
254 ; MS. of speech on, Dec. 31, 1810, 
52, 211 ; Democratic logic in regard to, 

54, 242; notes of distances on boun- 
dary line of U. S. and Florida, 245; 
papers relating to insurrection in 1812, 

55, 16-57 ; aid supplied by U. S. gov- 
ernment to insurrection in (A. Elli- 
cott), 30, 43 ; (G. Logan), 141, 364 ; 
(H. Kimball), 145 ; proofs of insur- 
rection being promoted by the U. S. 
(H. Kimball), 176, 201, 260; (S. 
Taggart), 44, 3 ; proposal of accommo- 
dation between Spain and the so-called 
patriots (B. Harris), 30, 205 ; corres- 
pondence of Monroe and Foster on 
West Florida, 54, 329; East Florida 
bill, Jan. 7, 1811, 54, 257 ; resolutions 
in regard to, 258 ; West Florida com- 
prised in the cession of Louisiana (R. 
R. Livingston et al.), 264 ; right of the 
U. S. to, denied by Spain, 268 ; not in- 
cluded in the cession (C. M. de Talley- 
rand), 283; resolutions of the House 
appropriating money for purchase of, 
294 ; Mr. Bradley's positions in regard 
to, 296 ; notes of speeches of Pope, 
Horsey, and Clay, 297; narrative of 
treaties referring to, 301. 

Flour, free exportation of, on armed ves- 
sels allowed by Congress, 1779 (J. Pick- 
ering), 5, 125; admission of our flour 
into Portugal to be desired {W. Smith, 
1797), 6, 419. 

Flournoy, Gen. Thomas, U. S. A. Dec. 
23, 1812. Order that a corporal and 
three men from St. Augustine, taken 
prisoners by American forces, shall be 
released. 55, 40 Tcopy]. 

Flournoy, Gen. Thomas, his conduct in 
the East Florida insurrection, 1812. 55, 
20. 

Flower, Col. Benjamin. Aug. 28, 1780. 
Thanks for services rendered Col. F. in 
representations to Congress ; congratula- 






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tions on Col. P.'s appointment as Q. M. 
G. 18, 34. 

Jan. 10, 1781. Recommendation 

of S. Hodgdon for Commissary General 
of military stores. 39, 262 [copy], 

Apr.?, 1781. Extract from bis will, 

leaving certain articles to Col. P. in tes- 
timony of his esteem. 53, 125 [copy]. 

Flower, Col. Benjamin, order for his arrest, 
Aug. 3, 1778 (Secretary op Congress), 
17, 197; proceedings in case of (Board 
of Wae), 5, 91, 93 ; to, 91 ; {President 
of Congress), 98 ; (R. Peters), 32, 
28 ; necessity for his having control over 
artillery officers (Board of War), 33, 
232 ; resolutions of Congress in regard 
to him (S. Hodgdon), 39, 213 ; his 
death (S. Hodgdon), 278 ; to, 33, 358. 

Flucker, Thomas, Secretary of Gen. 
Gage. June 28, 1771- Inviting Col. 
P. to meet the Governor to show him 
the Solemn League and Covenant. 
17, 7. 

Aug. 24, 1774. Summoning Col 

P. to meet the Governor with the rest 
of the Committee of Correspondence. 
17,5. 

Plying Fish, French privateer, depreda- 
tions by, 1796 (67. Washington), 36, 119, 
125; (P. A. Adet), 120; (C. 31. de 
Yrujo), 175. 

Follensbee, Joshua, of Salisbury, Mass. 
Dec. 4, 1814. Inquiry concerning the 
present place of abode of Fulwar Skip- 
with, who absconded, being $3,000 m 
debt to Mr. F. 44, 91. 

Folwell, Richard. Sept. 22, 1796. Di- 
rections for printing the laws of the 
TJ. S. ; spelling to be in accordance 
with the usage of the classic authors, 
though not agreeable to Dr. Johnson. 
36, 249 [copy]. 

Fontaine, M., agent of St. Domingo, irreg- 
ular proceedings of (E. Stevens'). 11, 
69. 

Fooks, Paul, Interpreter to Congress. 
Nov. 21, 1780. Happy to have been of 
any use to Mrs. P. ; illness ; left almost 
without support by the late action of 
Congress in regard to currency. 39, 
208. 

Jan. 22, 1781. Col. P.'s lottery 

tickets. 39, 232. 
j Foote, Ebenezer, Clerk of Delaware Co., 
N. Y. Jan. 29, 1800. Volume of U. S. 



laws concerning naturalization of aliens 
has been forwarded. 13, 140. 

Forage, Act of N. Y. Legislature concern- 
ing, 5, 219; Col. Hay's behavior (S. 
Hodgdon), 33, 408 ; (President of Con- 
gress), 412 ; (Gen. Beville), 34, 6 ; im- 
press warrant for (G.Washington), 39, 
334; difficulty of obtaining (A. Scam- 
mell),17, 218; (H. Hughes), 18, 63, 
65 ; (H. E. Lutterloh), 77, 114, 115 ; 
means of economizing (President of Con- 
gress), 33, 395; distresses and embar- 
rassments for want of (G. Washing- 
ton), 40, 70 ; returns of, issued to 2d 
Mass. Brigade, Sept, 1780, 56, 212; 
returns of, received at Newburgh, 1781, 
56, 224, 225, 246, 247 ; extract from 
general orders relating to the issue of, 
Nov. 21, 1781, 270 ; issued to 2d Conn. 
Brigade, Apr., 1782, 300; to 1st Mass. 
Brigade, May, 1782, 301 ; July, 1782, 
303 ; return of, received and issued at 
Newburgh, Sept.-Oct, 1782 (W. Sprat- 
brow), 56, 316; rations of, to which 
officers are entitled (S. Hodgdon), 34, 
190. 

Forbes, John, correspondence relating 
to negroes of, 1813, (Don Seb. Kurde- 
lan), 55, 54; (T. Pinckney), 56. 

Ford, Mrs. Henry. Nov. 8, 1793. Re- 
gret at the news of the death of Capt. 
Ford, and offer of services. 59, 243. 

Foreign ministers, instances of their dis- 
missal by the President of the U. S. 
(G Cabot), 14, 283 ; bill providing for 
their being sent away, Dec, 1S09. 54, 
196. 

Foreign seamen, proposal for exclusion 
of, from the merchant service (N. Bow- 
ditch), 30, 415; (T. Lyman), 417; 
(I. Thorndike), 419. 

Foreigners, advantage of a law excluding 
them from teaching the young or edit- 
ing newspapers (H. W. De Saussure, 
1799). 25, 138. 

Forestry, reckless disregard of, by our fore- 
father? (Col. R. K. Meade). 40, 241! 

Forged U. S. certificates taken from for- 
eign vessels (W. P. East), 6, 199 ; (R. 
W. Fox), 813;. (M. Morphy), 7, 234 ; 
(J. Adams), 430; (E. Livingston), 536 ; 
means of preventing (E. Livingston), 
1, 537. 

Forgers and false coiners (U. S. District 
Attorneys, 1797). 11, 40. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Forman, Aaron. Oct. 20, 1780. In re- 
gard to the appointment of an assistant 
quartermaster ; Mr. Stiles. 5, 190. 

Forman, Col. Jonathan. June 4, 1788. . 
Requesting assistance in obtaining money 
due on forage account. 40, 249. 

May 22, 1792. In regard to ar- 
rears of forage money. 41, 75. 

July 18, Sept. 6, 1792. Pressing 

for explanation of the delay in satisfying 
Col. F.'s claim for forage money. 41, 
78, 93. 

Forman, Joseph. Aug. 3, 1799. About 
his protest against customs officers in 
Baltimore; sent to Secretary of Treas- 
ury, who is too vigilant to suffer any 
officers to abuse their trust. 11, 542. 

Forman, Mrs. Rebecca. Dec. 10, 1785. 
Inquiry concerning her husband's papers 
and accounts. 18, 304. 

May 14, 1786. In regard to ac- 
counts of her husband, Aaron Forman. 
5, 387. 

Forman, Mrs. Rebecca. Dec, 1785, June 
8, 1786. Accounts of Aaron Forman. 
5, 379, 387. 

Forrest, Col. Uriah, of Maryland, 1756- 
1805. Feb. 26, 1800. In regard to a 
house for Col. P. in the city of Wash- 
ington. 26, 35. 

Forrest, Uriah. Feb. 13, 1800. Inquiries 
concerning houses in Washington City. 
13, 188. 

Mar. 11, 1800. Idea of engaging 

a house given up for the present. 13, 
267. 

Forrester, John, of Salem, Mass. Jan. 
2, 1809. With petition to the Secretary 
of the Treasury for permission to send 
ship Endeavour out of the U. S. for a 
cargo of salt. 43, 237. 

Jan. 2, 1809. To A. Gallatin, Sec- 
retary of the Treasury. Request for 
permission for ship Endeavour to leave 
the U. S. to obtain a cargo of salt. 43, 
236. 

Forrester, Simon, of Salem, and others. 
Feb. 6, 1508. Memorial of himself, 
Pickering Dodge and D. L. Pickman, 
praying relief in case of some silk goods 
seized in New York under the non- 
importation act. 43, 154. 

Forrester, Capt. Simon, of ship Rover. 
Nov. 12, 1776. Demanding justice for 
Lopeno, an Italian plundered by crew of 



Capt. F.'s ship ; Capt. F. answerable on 
his bond for all such misconduct. 5, 38. 

Forsyth, Major Robert. Feb. 28, 1778. 
Army movements, northern ; expedition 
by Gen. Greene's force. 17, 100. 

Fortitude, brig, in behalf of (R. Liston). 
6, 407. 

Fortune, ship, claim of the Bacris of 
Algiers against the U. S. on account of 
her capture while sailing under U. S. 
flag (W. Eaton), 10, 155 ; (W. Smith), 
374 ; (D. Humphreys), 376 ; (/. L. Cath- 
cart), 37, 377. 

Forward, Rev. Justus, of Belchertown, 
Mass. Dec. 9, 1808. Inquiries and 
opinions on political affairs; opposition 
in northern Massachusetts to the em- 
bargo and the military call ; fears of an 
outbreak of the people ; hopes of better 
times under Madison. 28, 385. 

Jan. 25, 1809. Thanks for speeches 

on the embargo ; gloomy aspect of pub- 
lic affairs ; rumored secret expedition 
from New Orleans ; feeling among 
northern people; danger of disunion; 
recommends faith and patience to Col. 
P. 29, 62. 

Fosdick, Nathaniel F., Collector of Port- 
land, Me. May 6, 1799. From J. 
Wagner. Request to transmit original 
applications for commissions for private 
armed vessels monthly to State Depart- 
ment. 11, 43. 

— — June 4, 1799. Request to pay 
money to Mrs. Arundel for R. O'Brien. 
11, 215. 

July 26, 1799. Inquiries concern- 
ing money. 11, 497. 

Foster, Alfred Dwight. Mar. 10, 1823. 
Ill health of his father, Hon. Dwight 
Foster; Col. P.'s statement of circum- 
stances of Mr. Goodrich's appointment 
correct; has no recollection of the 
caucus ; Theodore Foster's account of 
the proposal of friends of Mr. Jefferson 
to leading Federalists to support Jeffer- 
son afterward if Democrats voted for 
Adams in 1800, and their refusal. 
32, 3. 

Foster, Dwight, of Brookfield, Mass., 
1757-1823. Oct. 12, 1798. Concern- 
the Abbe Lambin's letter, sent to Mr. 
F. by mistake for his brother Theodore 
Foster. 23, 213. 

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from Col. P. ; regret and agitation of 
all Col. P.'s friends at his removal from 
office ; an ili-timed indulgence of passion 
and a very unfortunate event for the 
country ; unaccountable policy of the 
Executive, and degradation into which 
it has pluuged the country ; the present 
Executive, with its divisions, discontents, 
and confusion, contrasted with the pru- 
dence, firmness, and decision of Wash- 
ington's administration ; the ill-timed 
mission to Erance has produced a con- 
vention which it is impossible to ratify 
without a sacrifice of principle ; amaze- 
ment that a man like Judge Ellsworth 
should have been induced to agree to it ; 
account of opinions in the Senate as to 
its ratification ; considered best to accept 
it with amendments and limitations ; 
influence exerted " from a quarter 
whence I should have expected better 
things [i. e. President Adams?] to have 
it unconditionally accepted ; motion to 
accept rejected, and, as it is, it cannot be 
accepted by a constitutional majority, 
the President did not expect there was 
firmness enough left in the Senate to 
make this stand ; thank Heaven we are 
not yet in absolute slavery " ; hopes 
that wisdom will not yet forsake us. 
26, 210. 

Feb. 4, 1801. The convention 

with France ratified with expunging of 
articles and limitations as to time, 
which it is hoped will counteract its 
most mischievous effects ; Mr. F. him- 

I self voted against it ; new nominations 
• by the President ; question between 
1 Jefferson and Burr; efforts against the 
bill for a mausoleum to Washington suc- 
i cessful ; a monument substituted ; new 
i judiciary bill; Mr. Wolcott's resigna- 
| tion much regretted ; Massachusetts 
' elections. 26, 250. 

Dec. 29, 1801. Enclosing a report 

; on the finances calculated to reflect 

honor on the gentlemen who have here- 
» tofore conducted this part of the gov- 
I ernment. 26, 272. 

Dec. 24, 1805. Thanks for copy 

] of President's message ; remarks thereon ; 
j request for a copy of the portrait of Col. 

P. by St, Menin. 27, 160. 

Jan. 19, 1809. Circumstances of 

the appointment of Mr. Goodrich to the 



collectorship of New Haven, and his 
subsequent removal by Mr. Jefferson. 
29, 45 [copy] ; 32, 7. 
Foster, Bwight. Oct. 6, 1798. Hon. 
Theodore Foster's letter from the Abbe 
Lambin, probably a decoy of Hedouville. 
9, 436. 

July 15, 1799. From J. Wagner. 

Requisites for obtaining patent for 
Duncan's nail-making machine. 11, 
443. 

Chairman of Committee on Claims. 

Mar. 22, 1800. Remarks on claim of 
Joshua Johnson for services as U. S. 
consul at London. 13, 322. 

Jan. 8, 1801. Observations on the 

bill for a mausoleum to Washington; 
estimate of his character ; it was rather 
an assemblage of virtues than any par- 
ticular features of greatness which dis- 
tinguished him; Gen. Hamilton's esti- 
mate of him ; such an ostentatious 
display, entirely repugnant to the mod- 
esty of his character ; suggestion that a 
university should be endowed with the 
appropriation to be called by his name. 
14, 2; 15, 384. 

Jan. 30, 1823. In regard to the 

statement of Alexander Smyth, that 
Democratic Presidents have made ap- 
pointments from all parties ; inquiry as 
to Mr. Foster's recollection of the re- 
moval of Elizur Goodrich, collector of 
New Haven; also of the reasons why 
the Federal caucus in 1798 decided 
against declaring war with France. 15, 
320. 

Foster, Robert. Nov. 25, 1778. Re- 
ceipt for money paid by Col. P. for a 
horse. 56, 174. 

Foster, S., and Read, J. K., Aldermen of 
Norfolk, Va. Dec. 9, 1797- Joseph 
Robinson, a counterfeiter; the presi- 
dent of the U. S. Bank notified of his 
escape from Norfolk. 7, 529. 

Foster, Theodore, of Providence, R. I., 
1752-1S28. Oct. 8, 1796. About ap- 
pointmsnt of a District Judge in Rhode 
Island ; sentiments of the people of 
New England in regard to Washington's 
Farewell Address. 20, 386. 

Dec. 21, 1797- Soliciting appoint- 
ment of Judge in the N. W. Territory 
for his brother, Peregrine Foster. 21, 
381. 



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THE PICKERING PAPEES. 



Foster, Theodore (continued). 

Sept. 24, 1798. Enclosing letter 

from the Abbe Lambin relative to cor- 
respondence to be opened with Gen. 
Hedouville on the independence of St. 
Domingo. 23, 155. 

Sept. 29, 1798. Another letter re- 
ceived from Abbe Lambin, sent by mis- 
take to Dwight Poster. 23, 167- 

Oct. 4, 1798. Suspicious overtures 

made by Abbe Lambin ; would suit the 
machinations of the French Directory; 
begs that no answer may be sent to 
Lambin's letter. 9, 421. 

Oct. 19, 1798. With second letter 

from the Abbe Lambin ; the Abbe not 
quite so much of a knave as a fool, 
but a dangerous correspondent ; Mr. 
F. will not answer his letter. 23, 
245. 

Dec. 11, 1822. Inquiry as to the 

removal of Elizur Goodrich from the 
collectorship of New Haven by Presi- 
dent Jefferson. 15, 291. 

June 21, 1823. In regard to a 

proposed compendium of agriculture to 
be called the Farmer's Guide ; Col. P. 
cannot undertake to recommend sub- 
scriptions by anticipation. 15, 307. 

Foucault, Michel, his affairs in St. Do- 
mingo recommended to Dr. Stevens 
(E. Stevens), 10, 638 ; his usefulness in 
the manufacture of gunpowder, 1779 
(S. Phillips, Jr.), 17, 317 ; his treat- 
ise on powder making (Board of War), 
33, 259. 

Fourth of July, on the proper method of 
celebrating (T. Dawes), 15, 171; (<?. 
Carroll), 16, 306; suggestion that the 
day of the adoption of the Constitution 
should be substituted. 52, 89. 

Fox, Charles James, his History of James 
II. applicable to the Constitution and 
government of the U. S. 52, 123. 

Fox, Josiaii, naval constructor. Oct. 16, 
1796. Report on the frigate for the 
Dey of Algiers building at Portsmouth, 
N. H. 20, 400. 

Feb. 14, 1810. Account of repairs 

made by him on the frigate Chesapeake 
in 1807, after the engagement with the 
Leopard. 43, 270. 

Feb. 15, 1810. Memoranda in re- 
gard to the affair of the frigate Chesa- 
peake ; giving account of the great 



number of British deserters among the 
crew. 29, 269. 

Feb. 22, 1813. Has seen in the 

public prints that the Massachusetts 
legislature have a resolution before them 
to build a 74-gun ship ; offers his ser- 
vices as naval constructor ; has been 
passed over by the government as a 
Federalist. 44, 40. 

Fox, Robert W., U. S. Consul at Falmouth, 
Eng. June 29, 1796. Thanks for Mr. 
F.'s constant attention and services in 
behalf of impressed American seamen ; 
agents appointed by Congress will not 
supersede consuls in their duties ; right 
of foreigners other than British to pro- 
tection under American flag. 36, 138 
[copy]. 

Oct. 31, 1797. Oppression of 

American commerce from belligerent 
cruisers ; inquiries concerning copper 
coinage. 7, 403. 

Jan. 2, 1798. Reduced postage on 

pamphlets and newspapers. 8, 18. 

Apr. 14, 1798. Enclosing a letter 

to be sent to Lisbon, etc. 8, 351. 

Foxall, Henry. Feb. 29, 1820. Mr. 
F. was employed in 1797 by the U. S. 
to found cannon ; account of mill built 
for boring them ; is now called upon to 
pay all the expenses of erecting that 
mill under the accounts of Tench Fran- 
cis ; asks for Col. P.'s assistance and 
recollections. 44, 229. 

Foxall, Henry. Mar. 16, 1820. Recollec- 
tions of the terms on which Mr. F. 
manufactured cannon for the U. S. in 
1797-98. 15, 215. 

France, Consuls of the Republic of. 
Dec. 4, 1799. Arret substituting the 
title of Commissary for that of Consul, 
for French foreign agents. 26, 7 [copy]. 

France, news of recognition of the inde- 
pendence of the Colonies by, 1778 (G. 
Williams), 17, 147 ; rejoicings at 
Washington's headquarters (A. Scam- 
mell), 148; conduct of, in regard to 
negotiations for peace with England in 
1782 (John Jay), 29, 262 ; to, 14, 255; j 
(R. King), 29, 25 ; (S. Adams), 54, 
149 ; state of affairs in, 1795 (J. Mon- 
roe), 41, 229; 1797 (/• /. U. Riv- 
ardi), 1, 200; (W. V. Murray), 241? 
cannon founder and engineers to be sent 
from, 1796 (G. Washington), 6, 200; 



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national flag of, presented by the Con- 
vention to the U. S., 1796 (P. A. Adet), 
41, 267 ; to, 36, 1 ; (/. Monroe), 36, 2 ; 
commercial and political state of, de- 
scribed in letters of Jan. and May, 1796, 
20, 125 ; opinion of heads of depart- 
ments on relations with, 1796 (G. Wash- 
ington), 6, 193 ; on the machinations of 
(67. Washington), 6, 206 ; observations 
on relations with, 1796 (67. Washingto?i), 
6, 191, 267; (A. Hamilton), 249; (W. 
Sargent), 376 ; (S. Rochefontaine), 381, 
451; 1797 (C. C. Pinckney), 7, 357, 
410; (/. Q. Adams), 464; 1798 (W. 
Smith), 183; (C. C. Pinckney, et at.), 
231 ; (V. Adams), 9, 659 ; dispositions 
toward the U. S. (67. Washington), 1 , 
104; (W. Smith), 222; (/. Adams), 
384; her treaty with Portugal, 1797 
(W. Smith), 256 ; measures to be recom- 
mended in regard to, 53, 341 ; argu- 
ments for and against a commission ex- 
traordinary to, 1797 (A. Hamilton), 21, 
74 ; to, 6, 264 ; questions and answers 
in regard to a commission (/. Adams), 
267 ; assumption and rapacity of (S. 
Higginson), 8, 187 ; (W. Sargent), 196; 
(/. Fenwick), 206 ; {A. Hamilton), 244 ; 
(/. Tilton), 315 ; unscrupulousness of, 
in regard to Holland (H. Dearborn), 8, 
354 ; loud complaints of wrongs, and 
refusal to hear our answer or enter on 
any discussion of subjects of complaint 
(A. Hamilton, 1797), 37, 89 ; shameless 
abuse of power (G. Washington), 176; 
maritime aggressions only held in check 
by England (•/. Q. Adams), 8, 486; 
conduct of, 'defended by the opposition 
in Congress, 1798 (A. Hamilton), 8, 
311; (John Jay), 312; (W. Smith), 
328 ; all treaties with, annulled (/. Q. 
Adams), 9, 22; commercial intercourse 
with, stopped, 1798 (A. Ellirott), 8, 
505 ; (/. Pickering, Jr.), 519 ; (I). 
Humphreys), 37, 307 ; ignorance of the 
people of the U. S. in regard to the 
insolence of (W. V. Murray), 8, 273; 
(N. Webster), 20, 420; change of 
sentiment in regard to, 1798 (/. Q. 
Adams), 9, 39; general public feeling 
against (D. Humphreys), 9, 47; defen- 
sive measures the only way of obtaining 
the friendship and confidence of (G. 
Washington), 21, 145 ; prospects and 
preparations for a war with, 1798 (/. 



Pickering, Jr.), 8, 581; an object of 
disgust, but not of dismay (A. J. Dallas), 
9, 637; wish of a majority of the As- 
sembly for reconciliation with the U. S. 
(/. Adams), 37, 245 ; her policy to habit- 
uate independent states to her inter- 
ference, that they may learn to pursue 
her will ; parallel drawn with the Roman 
Senate (W. V. Murray, 1798), 24, 14; 
Dutch offer of mediation between the 
U. S. and, accepted by Talleyrand, 1799 
(W. V. Murray), 23, 65 ; energy more 
to be depended on than prudence in a 
war with (H. Dearborn), 45 ; war with, 
not to be declared by the U. S. (/. 
Adams), 9, 664; Report of Secretary 
of State on relations with, Jan. 16, 
1799 (J. Adams), 10, 188; 51, 487; 
passages struck out by Mr. Adams, 54, 
35 ; the determined enemy of the U. S. 
in Barbary (/. L. Cathcart), 10, 103 ; 
a respectable treaty with, not to be 
hoped for (G. Cabot, 1799), 10, 318 ; 
estimate of the expense of a treaty with, 
1799, 10, 422; memorandum of condi- 
tions of a new treaty with, 1799, 10, 
467 ; 54, 36, 37 ; law allowing renewal 
of commercial intercourse with certain 
ports at the President's discretion, 1799 
(R. King), 10, 334; law prohibiting, 
renewed, 1800 (<9. Ellsworth, et al), 
13, 246; hopes of the suspension of 
mission to, 1799, and probable suspen- 
sion of (G. Washington), 12, 123 ; (67. 
Cabot), 126 ; (/. Q. Adams), 147 ; obser- 
vations er. (G. Cabot), 25, 182 ; ac- 
count of, 46, 85, 98 ; 47, 112 ; a most 
embarrassing and ruinous measure (T. 
Sedgwick), 235, 236 ; accounted for by 
the intrigue with Democrats, 52, 93 ; 
the unsettled condition of affairs in, an 
urgent reason for suspending the mission 
of Mr. Ellsworth (S. Higginson), 12, 
44 ; (G. Washington), 123 ; awkward 
position of envoys accredited to the 
Directory, and finding a king (S. Hig- 
ginson), 45; instructions to envoys to, 
1799 ; ultimata (/. Adams), 12, 41 ; in- 
demnification of citizens of the U. S. for 
spoliations by privateers, an ultimatum 
of treaty with (/. Adams), 12, 41 ; 10, 
467 ; likely to make a treaty as a pre- 
text for inducing the U. S. to disarm 
(S. L. Campbell), 11, 14 ; strange torpid- 
ity of other nations with regard to (/- Q. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



France {continued). 
Adams), 11, 52 ; inefficiency of treaties 
in dealing with {A. Campbell), 11, 238 ; 
treaty with, 1800, objections to ratifica- 
tion in the Senate (D. Foster, 1801), 
26, 241; "if the battle of Marengo 
had been fought against the Americans 
with the like results, I should not have 
expected a treaty more objectionable " 
(D. Foster), 241 ; Constitution of 1799 - 
criticised (W. Smith), 26, 14 ; remarks 
on revolutionary France, 46, 408 ; re- 
flections on the aid afforded by, in the 
Revolution, 55, 176 ; absurdity of 
speaking of the sovereignty of the 
people in {F. Skipwith), 11, 248 ; free- 
dom and peace for, only to be found 
under a monarchy {W. Smith), 383; 
{W. V. Murray), 12, 141; {A Camp- 
bell), 13, 280 ; end of the Great Re- 
public a consummation devoutly to be 
wished (E. Stevens), 11, 458 ; prospect 
of at least one more revolution in, to 
land her in her former condition {E. 
Stevens), 12, 12; {W. R. Davie), 16; 
a constitutional monarchy, resembling 
the English, the best government for her 
(W. V. Murray), 12, 141 ; secret of 
the attachment of Mr. Jefferson and his 
adherents to (S. Williams), 14, 249 ; 
change in the government predicted, 
1752, 47, 21 ; observations on subservi- 
ency to, 188, 194 ; decline of the popu- 
larity of France in the U. S. after the 
fall of Bonaparte, 55, 261. 

France, Directory of, decree of July 31, 
1798, concerning privateering in the 
West Indies ; attributing all depreda- 
tions on commerce to foreigners and 
pirates, 23, 22; law of, for capturing 
every vessel having British manufactures 
on board, Jan., 1798 {W. Smith), 37, 
275; corruption of (A. Hamilton), 8, 
244, 248; (J. Parrish), 9, 115; de- 
fended by Jefferson and Bache (A. Ham- 
ilton), 8, 311 ; (/. Jay), 312; unscrupu- 
lousness of {H. Dearborn), 354; pros- 
pect of its coming to terms with Amer- 
ica, 1798 (/. Adams), 9, 181 ; object of, 
in pretending conciliatory measures {R. 
King), 595 ; character of members of, 
1798 (T. Cazenove), 42, 143; must 
be subverted before the world can enjoy 
peace {W. V. Murray), 11, 200, 279; 
desire of, to get the decision in prize 



cases into their own hands (F. Skipwith), 
11, 246 ; change in the, could not be 
for the worse {W. R. Davie), 12, 15, 16; 
remarks on its abolition by Bonaparte 
{W. Sargent), 13, 151. 
Francis, Mrs. Anne, widow of Tench 
Francis. June 27, 1800. Enclosing 
power of attorney; warm wishes for 
Col. P.'s health and happiness. 42, 
236. 

Nov. 8, 1802. Begging for settle- 
ment of a debt due to the estate of her 
husband. 42, 334. 

Francis, Mrs. Anne. Apr. 26, 1801. 
Remittance of money. 14, 8. 

May 6, 1801. Respecting land 

held by Mrs. F. in the Great Bend. 14, 
10. 

Francis, Capt. Eben. Sept., 1776 1 Ac- 
count of men of the 1st Militia Com- 
pany of Beverly, and their equipments. 
56, 119. 

Francis, Tench, U. S. Purveyor, 1730- 
1800. Apr. 30, 1793. To Gen. B. 
Lincoln. With list of silver medals 
and ornaments for the Indian treaty. 
59, 135. 

June 7, 1793. List of medicines 

sent to Indian commissioners at Niagara. 
59, 169. 

Francis, Tench. Feb. 26, 1788. Business; 
Pennsylvania new lands. 35, 38. 

Mar. 14, 1796. Transmitting list 

of military and maritime stores to be 
provided for Algiers, and requesting an 
exact estimate of their cost ; variations 
in original list to be made. 36, 36 
[copy]. 

Sept. 22, 1796. In regard to arti- 
cles stipulated to be delivered to the 
Dey of Algiers. 36, 250 [copy]. 

' Dec. 8, 1796. In regard to E. 

Rose, mate of the Sophia ; as he lost his 
arm in the public service, the expense of 
his'passage home should not be charged 
to him. 36, 319 [copy]. 

Aug. 16, 1797. Order for supplies 

for Capt. Maley of the Sophia. 7, 84. 

Sept. 5, 1797- Concerning guns 

for Dey of Algiers. 7, 160. 

Oct. 5, 1797. Provisions for Al- 

gerine frigate Crescent. 7, 260. 

Oct. 13, 1797- Stores and guns 

for Algerine frigate Crescent. 7, 308. 

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to sail for Tripoli, 7, 457; Nov. 24, 
message in regard to ship, etc., for Dey 
of Algiers, 458 ; Dee. 1, money for pro- 
visions, etc., 491. 

Nov. 27, 1797. List of supplies 

to be procured for Joseph Cowen Bacri 
& Co., of Algiers, to pay indebtedness 
of U. S. government. 7, 472. 

Dec. 24, 1797. Expenses of 

schooner Lelah Eisha, 7, 571 ; guns for 
Dey of Algiers, 572. 

Mar. 15, 1798. Guns for Crescent . 

frigate. 8, 207- 

Mar. 17, 1798. Increased allow- 
ances to- Col. T. Thompson. 8, 222. 

June 12, 1798. Inquiries concern- 
ing vessel for Algiers. 8, 552. 

Aug. 8, 1798. Requesting state- 
ment of articles ordered for Algiers. 9, 
165. 

Oct. 5, 1798. Vessels loading for 

Algiers. 9, 433. 

Oct. 18, 1798. Arming of brig 

Sophia for Algiers ; vessels for Algiers 
to be hurried. 9, 479. 

Oct. 22, 1798. Expense of send- 
ing the Sophia to Algiers. 9, 509. 

Oct. 31, 1798. Capt. Robinson to 

command ship Hero for Algiers. 9, 
542. 

Nov. 9, 1798. Schooner Lelah 

Eisha, to sail for Algiers. 9, 606. 

Nov. 10, 1798. Commission for 

Capt. Maley ; ship Hero to be commis- 
sioned as an armed vessel. 9, 627. 

Nov. 30, 1798. Requisitions of 

shot for the Sophia and Hassan Bashaw. 
9, 676. 

Dec. 22, 1798. Request to pur- 
chase cloth for Algiers. 10, 130. 

Jan. 2, 1799. In regard to masts 

and planks to be loaded at Havre-de- 
Grace for Algiers. 10, 162. 

Mar. 3, 1799. Capt. Male/s ac- 
counts. 10, 438. 

Aug. 31, 1799. Request to pay off 

Capt. Penrose and crew of the Skjolde- 
brand, and Capt. Geddes and crew of 
the Sophia. 11, 653, 654. 

Sept. 6, 1799. About timber 

spoiled on board ship Hero, for Algiers. 
12, 24. 

— - Oct. 1, 1799. Capt. Maley's and 
Capt. Geddes's accounts ; rotten timber 
on board the Hero. 12, 132. 



Nov. 8, 1799. Necessity of in- 
specting timber before shipping ; timber 
for Algiers. 12, 318. 

Nov. 13, 1799. Request to pro- 
cure gunpowder on account of Barbary 
States. 12, 329. 

Nov. 20, 1799. About powder, 

cables, and cordage. 12, 357- 

Dec. 9, 1799. Requisition for ar- 
ticles to be sent to Algiers as presents 
for different officers. 12, 450. 

Jan. 16, 1800. Inquiries concern- 
ing insurance on U. S. brig Sophia, 
spikes and lumber for Algiers. 13, 81. 

Feb. 25, 1800. Masts for Algiers 

rafted down the Susquehanna. 13, 220. 

Francis, Thomas [Tench?]. Jan 29, 1800. 
About two seamen confined in Chester 
jail ; lest they should be forgotten and 
suffer. 13, i37. 

Frankfort, Me., superior advantages as a 
port of entry ( W. McGlathrey). 31, 
61. 

Franklin, Dr. Benjamin, President of 
Council of Pennsylvania, 1706-1790. 
Apr. 11, 1787- To Lord Butler, 
Sheriff of Luzerne County, with copies of 
the Act of Assembly respecting Con- 
necticut claims, and orders for their dis- 
tribution ; hopes that the efforts of some 
restless individuals will have no effect 
in disturbing the peace. 57, 157 [copy]. 

Franklin, Dr. Benjamin, President of Penn- 
sylvania. Oct. 8, 1786. Notice of Col. 
P.'s application to be appointed to offices 
in Luzerne County. 5, 394. 

July 29, 1788. Enclosing petition 

of rioters for pardon ; attempt to arrest, 
defeated by publicity given in news- 
papers ; hopes that the outrage on him- 
self may urge the government to such 
decisive measures as stationing troops at 
Wyoming, or the establishment of the 
confirming law; secret of the attach- 
ment of the settlers to John Franklin 
lying in self-interest ; Col. P.'s own 
expectrtions disappointed by inaction of 
government. 58, 64. [Perm. Arch. 
11, 353.] 

Franklin, Dr. Benjamin, his mistaken ad- 
vice in the matter of the treaty with 
England in 1783 ; " determined to please 
the court of France " ; called " an old 
rascal" by James Lovell, in 1761 {John 
Jay), 14, 255 ; anecdote of the ques- 



150 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Franklin, Dr. Benjamin {continued). 

tion of a Quaker, " Friend Joseph, did 
thee ever know Dr. Franklin to be in a 
minority ?" (Joseph Hopkinson), 16, 213; 
his proposal to Lord North, that if he 
could be appointed one of the Lords of 
Trade, he would return and endeavor to 
appease the rancor of the colonies 
(Chris. Gore), 32, 279 ; anecdote con- 
nected with mission of Col. Laurens, 
47, 208 ; his approval of N. Webster's 
plan of a reformed alphabet (N. Web- 
ster), 19, 64 ; considered unprincipled 
by Judge Benson and R. King (W. 
Coleman), 16, 41 ; his extravagant fond- 
ness for chess, 51, 245. 

Franklin, John, of Pennsylvania, 1749- 
1831. Feb. 24, 1787. To the General 
Assembly of Pennsylvania. Is sen- 
sible of the honor done him in his elec- 
tion as representative from Luzerne 
County ; will be happy if he can be in- 
strumental in promoting peace and tran- 
quillity ; but desires on account of 
domestic affairs to be excused from at- 
tending at present. 57, 143 [copy]. 

Apr. 19, 1787. Notes of a speech 

made by him at ForCy Fort, Pa., against 
the measures of Pennsylvania with re- 
gard to Wyoming lands. 57, 173. 

* June 26, 1787. Certificate as Com- 
missioner of the Susquehanna Company, 
of liberty given William Patterson to 
take up land in the town of Hamilton. 
57, 232 [copy]. 

July 14, 1787. Receipts as com- 
missioner of the Susquehanna Company, 
for money paid for taxes on land at 
Wyoming. 57, 235. 

Sept. 25, 29, 1787. To Jehiel 

Franklin. Order to give notice to all 
half-share men, to meet in arms at cer- 
tain places in Wyoming for the purpose 
of preventing the organization of the 
Pennsylvania militia. 57, 303 [copy]. 

, and Jenkins, John. Aug. 10, 

1786. To Dr. B. Franklin. President 
of the Council of Pennsylvania. Ex- 
tract of a letter expressing thanks for 
the attention of the President and Coun- 
cil to the case of the Wyoming settlers, 
and praying that their counsels may be 
directed by Divine wisdom in future. 
57, 30 [copy]. 

Franklin, John, submits claim of private 



right in Wyoming land, 57, 8, 9 ; proof 
of his submission against his own asser- 
tions, 9 ; certificate of his election as 
representative from Wyoming, Feb. 1, 
1787, 57, 80 ; certificate of election, 
120 ; information as to his designs, 205 ; 
his trial for conspiracy under the Intru- 
sion Act (S. Hodgdon), 42, 326 ; his 
plan of carving an independent State 
out of New York and Pennsylvania, 57, 
262 ; 58, 160 ; warrant for his arrest 
(T. McKean), 57, 271 ; depositions in 
regard to his schemes for opposing the 
execution of the law, 274, 277 ; his 
arrest, 307, 310 ; conclusion of some of 
his adherents that his arrest was desir- 
able, 58, 16 ; question of bail, 16, 22, 31 ; 
recognizance for bail, 33 ; bill found 
against him for high treason by grand 
jury of Luzerne County, 146 ; his trea- 
sonable proceedings at Tioga (J. Shep- 
herd), 147 ; his illness in prison (A. 
Ellicott), 19, 70; finally admitted to 
bail, 58, 178 ; account of his treason- 
able acts (/. Pickering), 35, 45 ; his 
election as Councillor, 1789 (Col. Spald- 
ing), 6, 15. 

Franklin, brig, captured by privateer Buo- 
naparte, fitted out by Spanish merchants 
at Campeachy (/. Sands), 11, 596 ; (D. 
Humphreys) , 627. 

Franklin, Fort, Commandant at. Nov. 13, 
1794. The treaty with the Six Nations 
finally signed at Canandaigua ; land se- 
cured to the U. S. ; treaty signed by 
Cornplanter, which will be satisfactory 
to the people on the Alleghany ; request 
to make known the news to the settlers 
on the N. W. frontier of Pennsylvania. 
60, 209. 

Frazer, Dr. James, case of (R. Liston). 
36, 264. 

Frazier, Nathan, of Salem. Aug. 25, 
1775. Bill against the town of Salem 
for blanketing supplied to soldiers. 56, 
54. 

Feb. 28, 1779. Count d'Estaing; 

the King's speech ; depreciation of cur- 
rency alarming ; effect of calling in by 
Congress ; hopes of future improve- 
ment ; declines thanks for kindness 
shown Mrs. Pickering. 17, 243. 

Frederic II., the Great, King of Prus- 
sia. Mar. 4, 1769. Answer to appli- 
cation of Lieut, d' Uggla, for employ- 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



151 



ment in the Prussian army. 53, 14 
[copy]. 

Frederick William II., of Prussia, death 
of, 1798 (/. Q. Adams). 8, 483. 

Frederick, Md., public dinner given to 
Col. P. at, 1813. 55, 13. 

Free letters, allowances to postmasters for 
(JT. r. Murray). 6, 71. 

Free trade, throughout the world; the idea 
as visionary as that of the perfectibility 
of human nature, as it relates to gov- 
ernment (B. Goodhue, 1806). 27, 294. 

Freedom of debate, observations on (V. 
Maxcy). 16, 161. 

Freeholder, A., anonymous letter in re- 
gard to the Marshal of District of New 
York. 8, 97- 

Freeh an, Constant, Jr., of Philadelphia. 
Feb. 1, 1792. Application for employ- 
ment as deputy postmaster. 19, 251. 

Freeman, Rev. James, D. D., 1759-1835. 
Jan. 29, 1819. Acknowledgment of 
Matlack's letter to Findley on Negro 
Slavery in Pennsylvania, presented to 
Mass. Historical Society; will appear in 
next volume of Collections. 31, 263. 

Freeman, Samuel, clerk of Cumberland 
County, Me., 1743-1831. Sept. 6, 
1799. From J. Wagner. No provision 
made for compensating clerks of courts 
for transmitting alien certificates. 12, 
26. 

Freeman, Thomas. May 20, 1799. Mr. 
F.'s complaints against Andrew Ellicott, 
and Mr. Ellicott's against him. 11, 
115. 

Freeman's Journal, Philadelphia. Apr. 
27, 1810. Article taken from Pough- 
keepsie Journal, in defence of Col. P. 
against the slanderous handbill respect- 
ing his accounts. 38, 185. [Bi. 4, 
163.] 

Freemasons?, or Illuminati, letter of a 
lodge at Portsmouth, Va., to one at 
Philadelphia, 1798. 42, 38. 

Freire, Chevalier de, Portuguese min- 
ister in the U. S. Aug. 9, 1796. With 
Italian and Spanish dictionaries for John 
Pickering, Jr.; also returning Portu- 
guese papers translated. 20, 328. 

Sept. 13, 1797. Congratulations 

on having removed from Philadelphia ; 
his own situation; approbation of P.'s 
letter to the Chevalier de Yrujo ; invita- 
tion to dinner. 21, 238. 



Oct. 7, 1799. Friendly letter an- 
nouncing his arrival in London. 25, 
208. 

Freire, Chevalier de. Feb. 23, 1798. In 
regard to charges of seditious and dan- 
gerous practices against the U. S. Con- 
sul at Lisbon ; Col. P. thinks there must 
be some mistake in its being Mr. Bulkley, 
and desires to wait until the Consul de- 
nominated shall be named. 37, 273 
[copy]. 

June 6, 1798. Grants of land in 

Washington City to the Queen of Portu- 
gal. 8, 526. 

Dec. 13, 1798. Enclosing copies 

of the President's speech. 10, 47. 

Apr. 27, 1799, Col. P.'s and Presi- 
dent Adams's respect and good wishes 
on his departure from the U. S. 10, 
642. 

May 6, 1800. The President happy 

to see M. de F. in his new character of 
Minister Plenipotentiary of Portugal. 
13, 466. 

Freire, Chevalier de, his application in be- 
half of the Due de Luxembourg (T. 
Parker), 7, 453; his complaints of the 
U. S. Consul at Cadiz (W. Smith), 8, 
165 ; leaves the U. S. (G. Washington), 

10, 366; («/". Adams), 528; passport, 

11, 12. 

Freire, Madame de. Mar. 26, 1798. De- 
clining invitation. 8, 254. 

French agents in West Indies, villany of, 
1798 (/. C. Mountflorence), 8, 75 ; 
and Spanish machinations in the West 
against the U. S. and Great Britain, 

1797 (A. Campbell), 7, 94, 95 ; captures 
sent into Spanish ports (S. Kingston), 
21, 167 ; consul at Corunna releases a 
captured American vessel, 1798 (R. 
Purviance), 9, 618 ; consuls' certificates 
not necessary for American vessels (0. 
Wolcott), 7, 327 ; exequaturs revoked, 

1798 (W. r. Murray), .9, 38; sugges- 
tion to order away (J. Adams), 453 ; 
consul^' condemnations of vessels in 
Spanish ports without recourse to the 
higher authority (M. Irwin), 37, 14; 
claim of, to have their judicial decrees 
executed by officers of the U. S. (31. Le- 
tombe), 172 ; arrival of fleet under 
Count d' Estaing, 1778 (Z. Butler), 5, 
89 ; fleet from Brest, pursued into the 
Mediterranean by Lord St. Vincent, 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



French agents (continued). 

1799 (E. Stecens), 11, 457; arrives at 
Toulon (/. M. Yznardi), 500 ; passes 
through Straits of Gibraltar (/. Read), 
12, 85 ; Ireland probably its object, 86 ; 
conjectures about it (J. Dayton), 24, 
362; (J. Read), 25, 193; fraternity, 
the greatest curse which Divine provi- 
dence ever permitted for the punishment 
of man (R. Van Polanen), 10, 396; 
much worse things than war to be feared 
by nations within reach of (W. V. 
Murray), 11, 279 ; frigates blockaded 
by British squadron at Norfolk, Va., 
1796 (Governor of Virginia), 6, 331 ; 
(R. Liston), 333 ; (M. Letombe), 335 ; 
immigrants from St. Domingo in New 
York, 1798 (22. Harison), 8, 597 ; not to 
be prevented landing (R. Liston), 9, 3 ; 
(T. Miffiin), 4 ; on the probability of 
invasion, 1798 (A. Hamilton), 8, 542; 
the nation pests of the human race {TV. 
V. Murray), 11, 285 ; general inutility 
of officers in the Revolution (Board of 
War, 1778), 33, 179; called "Con- 
gress's hard bargains " (M. de Lafayette), 
16, 310; party in the U. S., 47, 33, 
43 ; intrigues and influence, 191, 207 ; 
list of, and safe conduct for passengers 
embarking in cartel James for Guade- 
loupe, 1799, 11, 305 ; prisoners taken 
by the frigate Delaware, 1798 (R. How- 
ell), 9, 36 ; by the Favourite (R. Ham- 
ilton), 189; brought to Newburyport by 
snow Prudence (D. A. Tyng), 11, 143 ; 
privateers taken by Decatur, 1798 (R. 
King), 9, 19 ; privateer hoisting the 
pirate's flag, saluted by a Dutch frigate, 
and protected by the government of 
Curacoa (R. Van Polanen), 11, 620 ; 
consular reports of depredations by (S. 
Sewall), 7, 605 ; 8, 58 ; audacity of (/. 
Q. Adams), 8, 482; £JV. V. Murray), 
493 ; convoy ordered for American ships 
watched by, at Havana, 9, 146 ; order of 
Congress for capturing (D. Humphreys), 
37, 307; (S. Talbot), 8, 490; (W. V. 
Murray), 493 ; Sanspareil and Jaloux 
captured by the United States and Dela- 
ware, 1798 (M. Letombe), 9, 451; 
cleared off the coasts of the U. S. (/. Q. 
Adams), 10, 632 ; spoliations in the 
West Indies, 1796, 97 5 (/. Q. Adams), 
37, 3, 82; (R. King), 5, 31, 83, 102; 
(C. C. Pinc/cney), 10, 26, 10 1 ; 6, 252; 



(/. Me Henry), 6, 23S ; (B.H. Phillips), 
37, 164, 191 ; (D. Humphreys), 40 ; 
claims for spoliations (T. Fitzsimons), 
26, 327 ; 29, 405 ; to, 14, 40 ; (J. H. 
Causten), 32, 85, 115 ; to, 15, 257, 
430 ; (F. Baylies), 16, 173 ; 46, 255, 
436 ; schedule of amount of, 54, 83 ; 
illustrations of bribery and corruption 
in tribunals (J. Wagner), 31, 364 ; (/. 
Randolph), 16, 262 ; barbarous pro- 
ceedings of inhabitants of Marblehead in 
regard to wreck off M., 1777, 5, 46. 

Frenchmen, not prohibited, but not to be 
encouraged in coming to the U. S., 1799 
(D. Hawley), 10, 281 ; a faithless, vola- 
tile, intriguing race ; honor and honesty 
are not to be found among the ingredi- 
ents composing the man -monkey-tiger 
(Jacob Read, 1798), 23, 244. 

Freneau, Philip, 1752-1832. Sept. 13, 
1792. Col. Forman's claim on the U. S. ; 
interest not allowed by the Treasury. 
35, 162* 

Freneau, Philip, appointed by Jefferson- in- 
terpreter to the State Department, 
though by his own confession incompe- 
tent (G. Taylor, Jr.), 29, 50 ; employed 
by Jefferson to write against the gov- 
ernment, 55, 86. 

Freneau 8p Paine, Charleston, S. C. From 
G. Taylor, Jr., Dec. 21, 1797- Request- 
ing that weekly may be substituted for 
daily paper for the State Department. 
7, 563. 

Feb. 12, 1798. Acts of Congress 

to be published. 8, 124. 

Frey, George, of Middletown, Pa. May 
23, June 20, 1787. List of goods for 
Wyoming. 5, 401. [Bi. 2, 271, 281.] 

Dec. 28, 1791. Accounts. 6, 52. 

Friend, A,, to the Public. See Dunbab, A. 
Friends, Society of, plan for sending men 

to live among the Six Nations, to teach 
them the arts of civilization (/. Parish), 
62, 235 ; (/. Chapin), 236. 

Friendship, brig, case of, 1797 (R- King). 
37, 112. 

Fries, John, Pennsylvania insurgent, trial 
of (R. King), 11, 140 ; (/. Adams), 37, 
41 7 ; tried and sentenced to deatli ( W. 
Smith), 13, 482 ; pardoned by President 
Adams (S. P. Gardner), 13, 551 : 
Hamilton's remarks on the pardon {W> 
Rawh), 15, 337 ; facts in regard to his 
trial (II. Peters), 27, 44. 



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153 



Fruit, observations on Knight's theory of 
the limited duration of individual varie- 
ties of (J. Lowell). 32, 205. 

Frye, Peter, Justice of the Peace, of 



Salem. 



25, 1774. Certificate of 



recognizance of T. Pickering to answer 
to a warrant. 53, 38. 
— Sept. 8, 1774. Declaration that he 
has delivered up the bonds of T. P. and 
others ; arrested for causing the inhabi- 
tants of Salem to assemble, and that he 
will no longer accept a commission 
under any act of Parliament. 33, 107. 
[Bi. 1, 57; copy.] 
Fete, Simon, of Fryeburg, Maine. Mar. 
28, 1808. Sincere thanks for Col. P.'s 
letter to Gov. Sullivan; hope that it 
will be of public utility; rejoices that 



there are still men who dare to speak 
out in these times. 28, 257. 

June 25, 1808. Satisfaction in 

reading Col. P.'s Correspondence with 
Gov. Sullivan ; pleasure at public recep- 
tion given Col. P. 28, 338. 

Dec. 28,1808. Thanks for speeches 

on the embargo ; distress at proceedings 
of the government, and alarm for the 
consequences. 28, 432. 

Fuel, result of Marcus Bull's experiments 

on. 55, 304. 
Fugitive slaves, remarks on abuses of laws 

concerning. 52, 253. 
Funding system, Democratic opposition to, 

a mere pretext. 54, 73. 
Funeral orations, remarks on. 46, 405. 



G. 



Gage, Gen. Thomas, 1721-1787. July, 
1774. Address from justices of the 
Court of Common Pleas of Essex 
County, Mass. 5, 3. 

Gage, Gen. Thomas, interview of the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence of Salem with 
him, 1774 {Committee of Correspondence 
in Boston), 5, 12 ; (T. Flucker), 17, 5. 

Gallatin, Albert, Secretary of the Treasury, 
1761-1849. Apr. 3, 1810. With copy 
of handbill in circulation, to the effect 
that $75,000 of public money remain 
unaccounted for by Col. P. ; request for 
a certificate to the contrary. 38, 174. 
[Bi. 4, 162] 

— Apr. 2, 1817. Letter of introduc- 
tion for Theodore Lyman, Jr. 15, 148. 

Gallatin, Albert, one of the opposition in 
Congress, 1798 (/. Jay), 8, 312; dis- 
cussion of his plan for reloaning the 
public debt, 1806 (T. Fitzsimons), 27, 
316, 318 ; his letter on the embargo (G. 
Cabot), 28, 398 ; an involution of char- 
acter, and a subtlety of mischief in him, 
that defies all comparison (T. R. Gold, 
1811), 29, 438 ; the arch juggler of 
administration (W. Reed, 1812), 30, 
17. 
jamble, Capt. James, U. S. A. May 22, 
1795. To Gen. Peter Muhlenberg. 
Capt. G. is surprised at the charges 
against Lieut. Muhlenberg ; has inquired 
into the insinuations against him, and 



found them highly exaggerated. 41, 
218. 
Gamble, Robert, of Richmond, Va. Mar. 
20, 1798. Requests that Col. P. will 
forward money to Gov. Geo. Matthews ; 
regrets the gloomy aspect of affairs and 
hopes it may be a lesson to French sym- 
pathizers. 22, 88. 

May 9, 1 798. Thanks for Col. P.'s 

offer of remitting money to Gov. Mat- 
thews; change in popular sentiment 
effected by publication of the Instruc- 
tions and Despatches ; observation of 
the fast-day ; want of energy of promi- 
nent men in putting down yelpers. 22, 
150. 

July 12, 1798. Bills for remittance 

to Gen. Matthews ; high character and 
valuable services of the General ; Wash- 
ington's appointment to the chief com- 
mand worth an army ; subscriptions in 
Virginia for a frigate ; not a dollar sub- 
scribed by a Democrat, though loud in 
professions. 22, 288. 

July 12, 1798. Embarrassment of 

the Governor of Virginia as to convening 
the legislature ; an attempt suspected of 
Democratic members to hurry the as- 
sembling, to exclude Federalists, and pass 
a vote of disapprobation of the Pres- 
ident's measures. 22, 290. 

Sept. 15, 1798. Experiences of 

popular spirit in Tennessee ; citizens or- 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Gamble, Robert {continued). 
derly and ready to receive candid repre- 
sentations of public affairs ; detestation 
of the French and disapprobation of Gov. 
Blount ; expediency of sending there a 
sound newspaper, like Fenno's Gazette. 
23, 140. 

Mar. 4, 1799. Sends extract from 

a letter describing the capture of the 
French frigate Insurgent by the Con- 
stellation. 24, 134. 

Apr. 3, 1800. Request for letters 

of introduction and advice for Mr. G.'s 
son, on a journey to the East. 26, 71. 

Gamble, Robert. Apr. 28, 1798. Col. P. 
offers to remit money to Gen. Matthews. 
8, 393. 

June 28, 1799. Enclosing land- 
patents ; doubt as to validity of patents 
between the forks of the Scioto River. 
11, 334. 

Garanger, Capt., a French officer. July 22, 
1779. Asking assistance in exchanging 
condemned for current money. 17, 279. 

Ganges, U. S. ship, convoys U. S. consul- 
general to St. Domingo, 1799 (R. King). 

10, 561. 

Gardiner, Rev. John Sylvester John, 
1765-1830. Dec. 21, 1808. Thanks 
for speeches on the embargo ; calumnies 
against Col. P. only what every honest 
man must expect ; quotes Milton's 
" Paradise Regained " on the approba- 
tion of the mob. 28, 419. 

Gardiner, Rev. John Sylvester John. Dec. 

11, 1808. Thanks for Mr. G.'s Thanks- 
giving sermon; sends speeches on the 
embargo; Mr. Dana's expression "the 
troops of the palace " ; conjectures in 
Col. P.'s letter to Gov. Sullivan proved 
to be facts. 14, 218. 

Gardiner, William. July 6, 1798. The 
President having deemed it expedient to 
appoint a successor to Mr. G. in the 
office of Commissioner of Loans in New 
Hampshire, John Peirce, Esq., has been 
chosen. 9, 13. 

Gardiner, Rev. William C, of Dover, 
N. H. ? Aug. 10, 1799. Request to 
forward letter to Capt. Willis, consul at 
Barcelona; expressions of respect for 

, the administration and adherence to its 
measures. 25, 87. 

Gardner, Abel, certificate as to character, 
1808 (Salem Selectmen). 44, 277. 



Gardner, Mrs. Elizabeth. Nov. 22, 
1789. To Mrs. Mary Sargeant. La- 
menting the embarrassed condition of 
Col. P.'s affairs and his residence at that 
vile place, Wyoming. 40, 318. 

Gardner, John, of Charleston, S. C. Oct. 
26, 1791. Recommendation of Mr. 
Bacot as Postmaster of Charleston. 19, 
221. 

Gardner, John. Jan. 27, 1786. In regard 
to a consignment of indigo ; illness of 
J. Pickering. 5, 381. [Bi. 1, 534.] 

Mar. 9, 1786. Mr. Goodhue's un- 
derhand endeavors to supplant John 
Pickering in his office of Register of 
Deeds; Mr. P.'s remarkable revival; 
the Wyoming land controversy. 35, 3. 

July 4, 1786. Mr. Noah Webster's 

lectures ; his merits, vanity, and egotism. 
35, 6. [Bi. 1, 535, copy.] 

Dec. 11, 1787. Pennsylvania con- 

vention for ratifying the Constitution ; 
Col. P. member from Luzerne ; ratifica- 
tion by Delaware ; opposition mostly 
from interested or party motives. 35, 
30. 

Nov. 28, 1791. Appointment of 

Mr. Bacot to Charleston post-office. 6, 
40. 

Dec. 27, 1791. The' Charleston 

post-office. 6, 50. 

Gardner, Samuel. Oct. 14, 1791. An- 
swering questions concerning an ineffi- 
cient postmaster at Charleston, S. C, 
and recommending T. W. Bacot for the 
place. 19, 217. 

Gardner, Samuel Pickering. Aug. 1, 
1796. Letter of introduction of John 
Lowell, Jr. 41, 294. 

Dec, 1797. Recommendation of 

Theo. Peters for consul at Bordeaux. 
41, 398. 

June 15, 1800. Regret at Col. P.'s 

perseverance in his plan of going into 
the -woods ; arguments against it ; con- 
versation with Mr. Cabot and Mr. Hig- 
ginson; opinion that some other em- 
ployment will offer. 26, 146. 

Mar. 6, 7, 1801. Account of Col. 

Wood's farm in Andover ; advises post- 
poning the purchase of a farm at present, 
on account of the high price of real 
estate, which must come down. 42, 
278, 280. 

Nov. 30, 1807- With newspapers 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



155 



containing accounts of transactions relat- 
ing to snip Cybele. 28, 87. 

Dec. 1, 1807- In regard to bridges 

about Boston; with a well-constructed 
draw, they do not impede navigation. 

28, S9. 

Feb. 6, IS09. Opinion on Mr. 

Gray's denial of Mr. Cabot's certificate; 
not advisable to pursue the matter any 
farther ; Col. P. should reserve himself 
for more important subjects. 29, 87. 

Dec. 28, 1809. In regard to copy 

of a letter written by Col. P. to Wash- 
ington relative to Col. Hamilton's ap- 
pointment as inspector-general, in 1798. 

29, 201. 

Sept. 27, 1822. Alluding to Col. 

P.'s rumored plan of writing some work 
in the form of political annals ; fears of 
his not doing justice to the character of 
Washington ; gives reasons at length for 
the common estimate of Washington's 
character; any attempt to change this 
estimate would only react on the writer ; 
alludes to Dearborn's attack on Putnam 
in his account of Bunker Hill. 31, 
398. 

Gardner, Samuel Pickering. June 21, 
1800. Thanks and acknowledgments 
for Mr. G.'s and other friends' solicitude ; 
not a rash or obstinate but a well con- 
sidered plan to settle on new lands ; no 
public office in Massachusetts desirable ; 
none possible under Jefferson; Mr. 
Adams; prospects for the future. 13, 
551. [Bi. 4, 11.] 

I Feb. 14, 1807. Remarkable inter- 
pretation by the French minister of 
marine, of Bonaparte's decree declaring 

I the British Islands in a state of blockade ; 
some of our good Republicans mightily 

I pleased with his principles of maritime 

1 law. 38, 106 [copy]. 

Oct. 29, Nov. 17, 1807. Congress 

assembled prematurely for no legitimate 
purpose ; not probable any measure of 
importance will be passed ; the Potomac 
bridge bill; questions in regard to the 
passage of bridsre-draws by vessels. 38, 
106, 107 [copy]. 

' Nov. 18, 1807. Coleman's review 

of Mr. Lowell's pamphlet " Peace with- 

I out dishonor " ; affair of the Chesapeake ; 
Commodore Truxtun's opinion ; differ- 
ence in conduct toward French and 



English officers demanding deserters. 
38, 109 [copy]. 

— Dec. 10, 1807. Mistaken idea of 
most people about the. affair of the Ches- 
apeake ; Mr. Lowell's labors may pro- 
duce some good result in New England ; 
in Washington they do not wish to be 
enlightened ; Mr. Jefferson's unreason- 
able demands on the British government 
merely a bid for popularity ; Great 
Britain is ready to render any reasonable 
satisfaction ; no secrets in the despatches 
which were read with closed doors ; but 
the alarm and fearful suspense of the 
nation were kept up, and the hostile 
spirit toward Great Britain increased ; 
the reason for Mr. Jefferson's mysterious 
conduct explained. 38, 114 [copy]. 

— Jan. 10, 1809. Request to obtain 
from Mr. Jonathan Jackson information 
relative to the prevalence of French in- 
fluence in the old Congress, and the 
conduct of Mr. Madison ; also from Mr. 
Cabot of a remark of Mr. Jefferson to 
Mr. Livermore that we must take 
Canada and Nova Scotia, and that Eng- 
land would unavoidably be subdued by 
France. 38, 146 [copy]. 

— Feb., 1809 ? Bonaparte may allow 
Mr. Jefferson to repeal the embargo, as 
the least of two evils ; Mr. Armstrong 
not trusted with the communications 
with the French government ; cautious- 
ness and timidity of Federalists, and 
worship of Bonaparte by Democrats. 
38, 143 [copy]. 

— Dec. 19, 1809. Request for copies 
of Col. P.'s letter to Gen. Washington, 
concerning President Adams's dislike 
of Hamilton, and of memorandum con- 
cerning M. Letombe's complaint of the 
amount of money spent in bribing mem- 
bers of Congress. 38, 147 [copy]. 

— Dec. 22, 23, 1809. Dr. Leib's 
villany ; copy of Mr. Erskine's letter of 
Aug. 1, to be at Mr. Lowell's service 
for his history of the Jefferson adminis- 
tration ; Mr. Erskine's vagueness ; Ma- 
con's opposition to Giles's resolutions; 
weakness of the Senate; its six years 
term a rotten part of the Constitution. 
38, 147, 161 [copy]. 

— Jan. 5, Feb. io, 1810. Desire for 
a copy of Col. P.'s letter to Gen. Wash- 
ington of July, 1798, to see what his 



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THE PICKETING PAPERS. 



Gardner, Samuel Pickering {continued). 
sentiments were in regard to the war 
then in prospect ; fraudulent packet sent 
through the post-office. 38, 162 [copy]. 

- Dec. 19, 1810. Bill for taking pos- 
session of West Florida, reported by Mr. 
Giles ; we have not a shadow of claim 
to any portion of it; object of the bill 
uncertain; remonstrances of England 
and Spain. 38, 194. 

Jan. 23, 1811. Opinion that almost 

every fact and sentiment expressed in the 
Declaration of Independence had been 
exhibited in political publications before 
1776; Suffolk Resolves of 1774; Jef- 
ferson only a compiler. 38, 195. 

- Nov/9, 23, 24, 1814. Mr. Giles 
and his Conscription Bill ; miserable con- 
dition of Virginia militia, and heavy State 
debt; death of Mr. Gerry; Col. P.'s 
refusal to make a motion of condolence 
in the House ; falsehood and hypocrisy 
of official expressions of reverence. 38, 
206, 207. 

- — - Nov. 26, 1814. Results expected 
from the Hartford Convention; pam- 
phlets and letters concerning it; criti- 
cisms on letters ascribed to H. G. Otis. 
38, 209. 

Dec. 17, 1816. With copy of letter 

to Gov. Brooks on the subject of Col. 
P.'s agency in the compensation bill, etc., 
with private letter to the Governor to be 
delivered at Mr. G.'s discretion ; official 
letter to the Governor to be published. 
38, 222. 

Jan. 25, 1817. Compensation bill 

finally decided ; remarks on Dr. Bigelow's 
and Dr. Gorham's inaugural addresses. 
38, 228. 

■ Sept. 23, 1819. With plan and 

proceedings of the American Coloniza- 
tion Society, for publication ; virtues of 
Rev. William Meade, and his father Col. 
R. K. Meade. 38, 264 [copy]. 

Mar. 26, 1828. Returning P. C. 

Lowell's Narrative of the British expedi- 
tions in 1814 ; excellence of Gen. Jack- 
son's military methods in the defence of 
New Orleans ; comparison with Revolu- 
tionary methods ; likeness to the affair 
of Fort Washington, but with a different 
result owing to the quick decision of the 
general. 16, 256. 

Aug. 29, IS 28. Directions for pre- 



paring an engraving of the celebrated 
Oakes Cow, for premium certificates of 
the Essex Agricultural Society. 16, 
280. 

Garrard, James, Governor of Kentucky, 
1749-1822. Dec. 7, 1799. Notifica- 
tion of forwarding Acts of Congress. 
12, 441. 

Garrick, David, his advice to Dr. Stone- 
house, on preaching. 55, 345. 

Gaston, William, M. C. from North Caro- 
lina, his speech against the loan bill, 
1816, clear, pertinent, and convincing 
(J. Quincy). 31, 48. 

Gates, Gen. Horatio, 1728-1806. Nov. 
26, 1782. Recommendation of John 
Sullivan, a sutler. 56, 318. 

Jan. 27, 1783. Disappointment 

and distress at not hearing from home ; 
repeated delay of the mails ; request to 
lend [Pennsylvania ?] papers. 18, 140. 

May 19, 1783. Illness of Mrs. 

Gates ; ill-treatment of officers by Con- 
gress ; Major Armstrong's report of 
Col, Brooks's unaccountable behavior. 

18, .161. [Bi. 1, 465.J 

Apr. 11, 1784. Certificate in re- 
gard to official journey of Major Charles 
Magill, from Hillsboro', Va., to Phila- 
delphia, and back to Richmond. 56, 
209 [copy]. 

May 18, 1785. Urging payment of 

Major Magill's account. 18, 244. 

May 17, 1786. Gen. G.'s claim on 

the TJ. S. for money paid Major Magill. 

19, 52. 

Gates, Gen. Horatio. July 31, 1780. Re- 
commendation of Col, H. E. Lutterloh 
to service as Dep. Q. M. Gen. under 
Gen. Gates. 5,171. 

May 28, 1783. Expressions of 

sympathy for illness of Mrs. Gates ; dis- 
banding of the army; explanation of 
Col. Brooks's conduct. 5, 313. 

Gates, -Gen. Horatio, he should not be ex- 
alted at Washington's expense (W. 
Pickman), 5, 73; called an old woman 
(G. Washington), 9, 312 ; account of 
his character and advisers in the Revolu- 
tion (R. Troup), 32, 110; conspiracy 
to exalt him and overthrow Washington, 
52, 188 ; not so much entitled to credit 
for the victory over Burgoyne as Arnold 
{W.Johnson), 16, 22; Gen. C. Lee's 
opinion of him, 51, 272; 46, 156. 






HISTORICAL INDEX. 



157 



Gates, on the construction of (T. G. Fessen- 
den). 15, 289. 

Gavino, John, U. S. consul at Gibraltar. 
Dec. 30, 1797. Letter of recommenda- 
tion of Capt. O'Brien, U. S. Consul- 
General for Algiers. 7, 677. 

July 21, 1798. Commissions for 

armed ships Washington and Mercury. 
9, 76. 

— July 28, 1798. Illness of the Dey 
of Algiers. 9, 114. 

— Nov. 8, 1798. Case of American 
purchasers of prize vessels ; charges 
against Mr. G. by Mr. Pintard. 9, 600^. 

— Dec. 22, 1798. Sailing of Algerine 
fleet ; friendly conduct of Earl St. Vin- 
cent in the Mediterranean. 10, 132. 

— Dec. 20, 1799. Expressions of 
approval; death of Gen. Washington. 
12, 494. 

— Jan. 25, 1800. Cases of obstinate 



refusal by British commanders to release 
impressed seamen to be referred to D. 
Lenox, in London. 13, 126. 

Gayoso de Lemos, Gen. Manuel, Governor- 
General of Louisiana. May 18, 1799. 
Notice of appointment of Evan Jones as 
U. S. consul at New Orleans. 11, 105. 

iGayoso de Lemos, Gen. Manuel, anony- 
mous account of his instigating an agent 
to inflame the Natchez Indians against 
the U. S. 41, 363. 

{See also Mississippi Territory). 

JGavtnn, Brigantine, case of (W. Pickman). 
17, 187. 

jGazette de Prance, extract from, Jan. 30, 
1799, concerning the- debates on priva- 
teering on neutral property ; Jan. 31, 
Dutch complaints of privateers ; Peb. 
11, President Adams's letters of marque, 
and his speech at the opening of Con- 
gress ; Peb. 14, censures on Dr. Logan 
by the Senate, and Gen. Smith's elec- 
tion, 24,159 ; Peb. 8,1799, extract from, 
giving discussion in the Conseil des An- 
ciens, concerning the decree condemning 
all ships carrying English goods, 24, 
130 ; extracts copied from, in regard to 
the United States, St. Domingo, and the 
Congress of Kastadt, Jan. 7-20, 1799, 
24, 61-64; Feb. 10, 1799, in regard to 
the President's speech, 24, 128. 
Sazette Nationale, severe editorial in, on 
Mr. Monroe's vindication, 1797 (G. 
Washington). 37, 262. 



Gazette of the Union, prospectus of (To 
Coxe). 44, 52. 

Geddes, Capt. Henry. Mar. 29, 1798. In- 
structions to Capt. G. as commander of 
vessel taking C. Humphreys to Prance, 
as messenger to recall the envoys. 8, 
267. 

Dec. 20, 1798. Appointment as 

commodore of the Algiers fleet, and 
master of brig Sophia.- 10, 95. 

Dee. 21, 1798. Sailing orders for 

brig Sophia and Algerine fleet. 10, 
126. 

Sept. 14, 1799. In regard to Capt. 

Edmonson's application to take tem- 
porary charge of the Sophia; inquiries 
as to her value. 12, 56. 

— - Oct. 1, 1799. Capt. G.'s accounts 
to be speedily adjusted ; Barbary wheat 
and sheep to be sent to R. Peters. 12, 
131. 

Gen. Greene, frigate, friendly reception of, 
by the Governor of Cuba, 1799 (/. M. 
Yznardi). 11, 499. 

Gen. Mifflin, privateer, prizes taken by, 
1777 (G. Williams). 17, 60. 

General officers, question of seniority of, 
1798 (G. Washington), 22, 284 ; 23, 
133, 169; to, 9, 7, 261, 309, 339; (A. 
Hamilton), 23, 94; to, 9, 55, 202, 
207, 209; (R. Peters), 23, 97; (B. 
Goodhue), 115 ; to, 9, 302, 381, 435 ; 
(G. Cabot), 23, 159, 161 ; to, 9, 352 ; 
G. C. Hume's remarks on the characters 
of, 52, 133. 

Gen. Washington, ship, seized by British 
cruisers, 1799 (R King), 11, 57 ; (/. 
Jay), 264; (D. W. Coxe), 72, 266; 
(R. Liston), 37, 414 ; condemnation of 
her cargo of nails as wrought iron (R. 
King), 436. 

Gen. Wolfe, schooner, case of. 39, 157, 
159, 172, 173. 

11 General welfare," notes on term in the 
Constitution. 55, 140. 

Genet, Edmond Charles, Prench minister 
to the U. S., 1765-1834, uses his in- 
fluence against the treaty of 1794 with 
Great Britain (S. Higginson), 20, 31 ; 
his refusal to restore American goods 
seized on British vessels, 1793 (/. Mar- 
shall), 7, 244; secret negotiations with 
Gen. Clarke (N. Webster), 412. 

Genius, brig, suspected of piracy (/. Hun- 
tington), 11, 459 ; (/. Sands), 476. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Gentil, Col. A. Perret. Aug. 3. 1795. 
Exalted apostrophe to Washington, in 
French. 53, 252. 

Georgia, form of certificate of grant from, 
8, 109 ; observations on sea-coast defence 
of (/. Jackson), 37, 323 ; remarks on 
claim for pay of militia for services in, 
1793, 53, 254; Col. P. and O. Wol- 
cott appointed a commission to adjust 
conflicting claims of U. S. and, 1800 
(</. Ross et al.), 13, 370 ; memorial of 
the people of Massachusetts on their 
claim for land in, 1808 (J. Sullivan), 

14, 173; resolutions proposed by John 
Randolph (T. Fitzsimons), 27, 68. 

Gerard, Conrad Alexandre, French min- 
ister to the U. S., d. 1790, swindling 
money transaction of, 1779 (R. Peters). 
17, 246. 

Gerbier & Co., Cap Francois. Aug. 10, 
1798. To A. Vasse, Philadelphia. Bills 
drawn on Mr. V., and sugar belonging 
to him. 42,113. 

Germantown, battle of (W. Johnson), 44, 
296, 301; to, 16, 4; (J. Sparks), 32, 
219 ; (Gen. J. E. Howaed), 32, 270 ; to, 
16, 181; (A. Hoops), 32, 306; (/. 
Kemper), 16, 235; (C. C. Pinckney), 
44, 297 ; {N. A. Review), 38, 313 ; 50, 
219 ; 51, 17, 23, 116 ; 52, 186. 

Germany, muskets from, not worth their 
freight (R. King, 1799). 10, 625. 

Gerry, Mrs. Ann, wife of Elb ridge. May 

15, 1798. In answer to Mrs. G.'s re- 
quest for information concerning the 
envoys in France ; their remaining dif- 
ficult to account for. 8, 448. 

Aug. 8, 1798. Remittance of 

money. 9, 159. 

Gerry, Mrs. Ann, money for (T. Williams), 
8,' 205. 

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814. Nov. 17, 
1777- Requesting accurate returns of 
the Adjutant-General's office ; notice of 
appointment of Col. P. to the Board 
of War. 17, 45. 

Jan. 15, 1778. Propositions for 

reimbursement for supplies to Gen. Bur- 
goyne, etc., necessary ; Col. P.'s ap- 
pointment as commissioner to visit the 
army. 17, 72. 

Nov. 6, 1780. Copy of letter to 

James Lovell, concerning Gen. Warren's 
account with Congress. 18, 60. 

Feb. 26, 1784. In regard to the 



office of Secretary of War ; account with 
Mr. Willing. 18, 190. [Bi. 1, 495.] 

Dec. 31, 1784. Introducing Mr 

Elkanah Watson. 18, 220. 

Mar. 4, 1785. With report respect- 
ing Land Office. 18, 225. 

Sept. 2, 1785. To S. Hodgdon. 

Money due him to be paid ; Col. P. 
may be assured of the support of Massa- 
chusetts if Mr. Hillegas resigns. 40, 
176. 

Jan. 26, 1786. Recommending Dr. 

Lynn ; inquiring about lawsuit with Mr. 
Willing. 19, 8. 

Nov. 12, 1795. About a revolu- 
tionary monument. 20, 92. 

Declarations : in 1787, that he could 

not sign the Constitution because it did 
not secure our liberties ; and in 1789, 
that there would be no government of 
the U. S. unless the Constitution were 
supported ; quoted by W. Smith, 1798. 
22, 299 [copy]. 

Apr. 20, 1798. To C. M. de Tal- 
leyrand. Declines any separate official 
action. 8, 359 [copy]. 

May 12, 1798. Explaining reasons 

for remaining in France. 8, 443. 

- June, 1798. To C. M. de Talley- 
rand, giving up the names of X., Y., and 
Z. 54, 200 [copy]. 

Oct. 20, 1798. To President Adams. ( 

Attempts to explain his behavior in re- j;Ge 
gard to his alleged breach of trust, and 
to refute Col. Pickering's statements. 
9,489; 23, 247- 

Gerry, Elbridge. Feb. 20, 1784. Applica- 
tion for appointment of Secretary of 
War. 5, 320. [Bi. 1, 494.] 

Mar 9, 1784. Affair of Mr. Wil- 
ling, and Secretaryship of War. 5, 325. 

Mar. 1, 1785. Locating and pur- 
chasing public lands. 5, 347^- [Bi. 1, 
504.] 

= Sept. 29, 1785. Memorandum of 

purchase of books ; Sir J. Stewart's Poli- 1 
tical Economy. 5, 374. 

Oct. 13, 1785. Recommendation 

of Charles Cist, as public printer. 5, 374. 

June 23, 1797. With commission 

as Envoy Extraordinary to France. 6, 
371. 

July 7, 1797. Recommending Mr. 

G.'s sailing from Boston for France. 6, 
403. 



HISTORICAL INDEX. 



159 



— July 17, 1797. Salary and ex- 
penses of Envoy Extraordinary. 6, 430. 

— July 19, 1797. Notification of send- 
ing of credentials and money. 6, 445. 

— July 22, 1797. Letter of credit on 
Amsterdam bankers. 6, 448. 

— June 25, 1798. Letter of recall, 
with reflections on the want of dignity 
of Mr. G.'s remaining in Paris, after his 
insulting treatment by the Directory. 
37, 311 [copy]. 

— Oct. 8, 1798. Remittance of money, 
9, 446. 

— Nov. 7, 1798. Requesting origi- 
nals of French despatches. 9, 591. 

— Nov. 9, 1798. Remitting money. 
9, 604. 

— Nov. 12, 1798. Erom J. Marshall, 
criticising prevarications in Mr. G.'s 
letter to President Adams ; impudence 
of Talleyrand. 9, 630 ; 23, 308 [copy]. 

— Dec. 10, 1798. Col. P. gives his 
reasons for refusing to publish G.'s letter 
to President Adams. 10, 30. 

— Jan. 16, 1799. Remittance of 
money. 10, 242. 

— June 20, 1799. Mr. G.'s salary; 
Col. P. considers that as Mr. G.'s stay 
in Erance after May 12, 1798, when the 
letter of recall was delivered to him, 
was entirely gratuitous, his salary ceased 
on that day. 37, 437 [copy]. 

perry, Elbridge, letters received from (/. 
Adams), 9, 141, 146; duped by Talley- 
rand; had neither spirit nor penetration 
to cope with the Directory (J. Q. 
Adams), 54, 29 ; attempts of Talleyrand 
to detach him from his colleagues (C. C. 
Pinckney), 22, 60, 62; 3, 151; {T. 
Pinckney), 562 ; his unpardonable con- 
duct in delaying the return of the en- 
voys (R King), 37, 312; 8, 520; (T. 
Pinckney), 533 ; specially recalled by a 
messenger (/. Mayer), 603 ; (B. Good- 
hue), 9, 224; (T. Pinckney), 315 ; called 
f a contemptible animal " (B. Goodhue), 
305; (T. Pinckney), 316; his treachery 
and cowardice worthy of impeachment 
(/. Marshall), 9, 487, 577 ; (J. Adams), 
565 ; his letter to the President, 565, 
577; his despatches to be laid before 
Congress (W. Smith), 9, 593; his 
wrong-headedness, folly, meanness, and 
ery (R. King), 11, 259 ; opinions 
of R. King, Marshall, and Pinckney, 



concerning him, 288 ; great court paid 
him by American Jacobins in Paris (C. 
C. Pinckney), 21, 385; reasons for 
censuring him publicly (/. Jay), 10, 
311 ; professes faith in the sincerity of 
Talleyrand (J. Marshall), 9, 467; (G. 
Cabot), 614; Col. P.'s defence of por- 
tions of Report on French affairs relat- 
ing to him (/. Adams), 10, 245 ; (67. 
Washington), 314 ; (G. Cabot), 316 ; Col. 
P.'s expectation of a paper war with him 
(B. Goodhue), 9, 561; puffed by Boston 
papers (6?. Washington), 463; his panic 
on his voyage home, and terror of being 
pursued by the Directory (R. King), 9, 
413; (H. M. Rutledge), 23, 193; 
(J. McHenry), 47, 110; (G. Wash- 
ington), 23, 227 ; his vanity and du- 
plicity (G.Washington), 263; "never 
met with a man so destitute of candor 
and full of deceit" (C. C. Pinckney, 
1798), 22, 106; owing to his" weakness 
that the envoys were not received (R. 
King, 1798), 22, 214; account of his 
efforts to induce Gens. Marshall and 
Pinckney to offer a loan to the Directory 
(C. C. Pinckney), 22, 76, 111; "de- 
fective in judgment and wanting in 
patriotism" (T. Pinckney, 1798), 250; 
a timid, unsettled man, whose over- 
weening desire for peace blinds him to 
everything else (W. Smith, 1798), 22, 
297 ; his own dignity and the national 
honor shamefully committed by him (W. 
Smith), 297; "never had any opinion 
of him since the Congress of 1782 ; a 
second Monroe, — more honest, but 
equally subject to gullibility" (R. 
Peters, 1798), 23, 96 ; criticism on his 
farewell letter to Talleyrand (W. Smith, 
1798), 111; "nothing in his conduct 
but the greatest timidity, basest servility, 
and total prostration as well of personal 
honor and respect as of national faith" 
(Jacob Read, 1798), 23, 243 ; copious 
loyalty of, 1798 (G. Cabot), 23, 265, 
290 ; unequivocal in his commendation 
of the government, and detestation of the 
French; says we have everything to 
fear unless we are firm and united 
against them (Geo. Cabot, 1798), 273, 
290 ; " led astray by his own Vanity and 
self-importance, without enlargement of 
mind or manliness enough to confess 
that he had been practised upon " (G. 



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Gerry, Elbridge (continued). 
Washington, 1799), 24, 69; remarks 
on his breach of the faith pledged by the 
envoys in giving up the names of X., Y., 
and Z. (J. Read), 9, 460 ; (G. Wash- 
ington), 464 ; 54, 199, 244 ; his speech, 
Jan. 25, 1811, 251; criticisms on his 
Fast-Day proclamation, 1811, 327; 
sketches of his public character, 50, 1 ; 
he and his guides affect to be the only 
supporters of the Constitution, 52, 297 ; 
compared to the bramble of Judges, ch. 
ix., 306; his sketch of a plan for the 
militia, 53, 202 ; remarks on Everett's 
Review of Austin's Life of (/. Marshall), 
16, 328 ; Col. P.'s refusal to make a 
motion of condolence in the House on 
his death (S. P. Gardner), 38, 207- 

" Gerrymander" used as an illustration of 
the looseness of the term " contiguous 
territory " (/. Quincy). 15, 107- 

Ghent, peace negotiations at, 1814 (C. 
Strong), 30, 294, 298, 329; to, 15, 
49; (G. Morris), 30, 296, 339; to, 
15, 56; (J. Lowell), 30, 300; (J. 
Jay), 302 ; (J. Robertson), 311, 382; 
notes on, 49, 235. 

Gibbes, William Hasell, of Charleston, 
S. C, 1754-1831. June 23, 1799. En- 
closing letters to be forwarded to Wm. 
Smith. 24, 358. 

Glbbs, Major Caleb. July 16, 1785. Loan- 
office certificates. 5, 373. 

Apr. 19, 1788. Officers' forage 

accounts. 5, 355. 

Gibbs, George, of Rhode Island. Sept. 20, 
1796. Candidates for District Judge of 
Rhode Island. 6, 228. 

Gibbs, George, Jr., 1776-1833, letter of 
recommendation of (R. King). 12, 
482. 

Gibbs and Channing, Newport, R. I. Feb. 
5, 1799. Abuses in construction of 
prize laws to be corrected. 10, 329. 

Gibson, Lieut. Francis. Dec. 25, 1798. 
To J. McIIenry. Account of the con- 
duct of Archibald Hamilton Rowan, in 
endeavoring to communicate with French 
prisoners at Wilmington. 42, 141. 

Gibson, Gen. John, Pittsburg, 1740-1822. 
May 26, 1793. Requesting assistance 
in obtaining interpreters for the Com- 
missioners to treat with the Western 
Indians. 60, 141 [copy; L. & C. 4, 
344]. 



Gilbert, Daniel. Jan. 11, 1817. In 
regard to a claim on the U. S. for manu- 
facturing muskets. 44, 174. 

Gilbert, Ebenezer. June 10, 1828. Ask- 
ing for evidence in regard to the armed 
cutter Revenge being a Continental 
vessel in the Revolution, to substantiate 
a claim for compensation as surgeon of 
the vessel. 32, 378. 

Gilchrist, Robert, of Morganfield, Ky. 
Aug. 20, 1823. Inquiry for the name 
of the author of the History of Jeffer- 
son's administration ; expressions of ad- 
miration for Col. P. ; has heard the work 
attributed to him. 44, 256. 

Gile, Rev. Samuel. Aug. 2, 1826. Send- 
ing a copy of the Review of the Cunning- 
ham Correspondence, that in these times 
of eulogy of President John Adams, 
Mr. G. may have an opportunity of com- 
paring praise with facts ; great merit 
and talents of Mr. Adams ; downfall of 
an ambitious citizen whose ambitions 
are selfish ; de mortuis nil nisi bonum 
should be changed to de mortuis nil nisi 
verum. 16, 128. 

Giles, Aquila. June 5, 1799. Col. P. 
regrets the publication of his note to 
Collector Sands, respecting persons sent 
home prisoners by Lord St. Vincent, 
who might feel himself improperly treated 
by the publication; Lord St. Vincent 
acted in the interest of the U. S. 11, 
225. 

Giles, Capt. Ebenezer, misrepresentations 
about ill-treatment by Admiral Harvey 
and Capt. Matson (B. Goodhue). 25, 
142 ; to, 11, 622. 

Giles, William Branch, M. C, his speech 
in favor of a separation of the States, 
1799 (W. Smith), 10, 533; (R. King), 
553 ; his denial (R. King), 11, 19, 34; 
his denial contradicted by Mr. Burwell, 
19 ; called by Patrick Henry " a bob- 
tailed politician " (A. Campbell), 24, 
279 ; his bill for the enforcement of the 
embargo, 1809, criticised (B. Washing- 
ton), 28, 430; (W. Eaton), 435 ; (I. 
Thorndike), 441 ; account of its being 
pushed through Congress without dis- 
cussion (/. Jay), 14, 230 ; his political 
disquisitions and disappointed ambitions 
(J. Marshall), 16, 86 ; sentiments on 
impeachment, 54, 98 ; his solemn revo- 
cation of confidence in the disinterested- 



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ness of J. Q. Adams, 46, 185 ; notes of 
his speech on his Resolutions for Non- 
intercourse, 1809, 54, 182; notes of 
speech on the Yolunteers Bill. Feb. 5, 
1810, 215 ; notes on his bill for drafting 
the militia, Nov. 5, 1814, 55, 61. 

Gill, Moses, Lieutenant-Governor of Massa- 
chusetts. Dec. 3, 1799. Notification 
of forwarding of Acts of Congress. 12, 
421. 

Gilmax, John Taylor, Governor of New 
Hampshire, 1753-1828. Nov. 19, 1798. 
Mr. E. S. Livermore, of Boston, desirous 
of having the post of naval officer in 
N. H. ; unjust to the people of N. H. 
to appoint a resident of another State. 
23, 318. 

Gil man, John Taylor. Aug. 13, 1798. 
Distribution of instructions and des- 
patches of the envoys to France in N. H. 
9, 192. 

— Dec. 5, 1799. Notification of for- 
warding of Acts of Congress. 12, 
428. 

— Dec. 20, 1803. Concerning the 
proposed amendment to the Constitu- 
tion, relating to the election of President 
and Vice-President, and remonstrating 
against its being adopted unadvisedly by 
the New Hampshire Legislature. 14, 
65. 

jGilman, Joseph, recommended for Judge 
in the Northwest Territory {G. Washing- 
ton), 6, 233; (R. Putnam), 234; ap- 
pointed Judge in the N. W. Territory 
(E. Tiffin), 7, 563£. 

( Giiard, — ■ — , appointed French consul in 
Boston (/. Adams). 9, 345. 

\Girard, Stephen, of Philadelphia, 1750- 
1831. Jan. 21, 1799. From J. Wagner. 
Urging action in case of claims of P. 
Lemaigre. 10, 266. 

jGirard, Stephen, passport for vessel of, 
9, 37; interested in cases before British 

j Court of Admiralty (S. Williams). 10, 

, 330. 

Glen, Henry, of Schenectady, N. Y. May 

| 27, 1808. With letter of the Federal 
committee of Schenectady on the sub- 
ject of Col. P.'s letter to Gov. Sullivan. 

i 28, 327. 

\Glen, Henry. Dec. 9, 1808. Acknowl- 
edgment of address from Schenectady ; 
transmits debates on the embargo. 14, 
216. 



Gloucester, Mass , Committee of Cor- 
respondence in. See Committee op 
Correspondence. 

Glover, Jonathan, of Marblehead, Mass. 
May 11, 1776. With two libels which 
the masters are desirous to have tried 
as soon as possible. 56, 82. 

1776. Libel of prize ship Concord. 

5, 30. 

Goddard, Calvin, of Norwich, Conn., 
1768-1842. Oct. 6, 1823. Introduc- 
ing Major Wolcott Huntington, son of 
Gen. Huntington, employed by Col. 
Trumbull to distribute prints of his pic- 
ture of the signing of the Declaration of 
Independence. 44, 258. 

Gold, Thomas R. Mar. 5, 1811. Mr. 
Barlow's nomination as minister to 
France ; suggestions that the Baltimore 
papers should divert some of their at- 
tacks from the Smiths to Gallatin. 29, 
438. 

Gold coins, clipped for overweight (S. 
Hodgdon, 1782), 40, 68 ; to, 34, 61 ; 
annoyance of varying weight in, 122. 

Goldsborotjgh, Charles, of Cambridge, 
Md., 1760-1834. Jan. 2, 1810. To 
J. Wagner. Acknowledges receipt of a 
letter to be delivered by Mr. G. to the 
President, but declines to deliver it until 
better apprised of Mr. W.'s motives ; 
will retain it, or place it in Col. Picker- 
ing's hands. 29, 208. 

Goldsborough, Charles. Aug. 7, 1827. 
Rumors of the withdrawal of Gen. Jack- 
son's name from the list of Presidential 
candidates ; Mr. R. Walsh and his 
attacks on Col. P. 16, 209. 

Goldsborough, Robert Henry, of 
Easton, Md., 1780-1836. Mar. 9, 1819. 
Recollections of information derived 
from Gen. S. Smith, that President 
Adams's sending the second mission to 
France, and the removal of Col. P. and 
Mr. McHenry, were the result of a com- 
promise with the Democratic leaders. 
31, 26^. 

Sept. 24, 1825. Has read Col. P.'s 

articles on improving cattle with great 
interest ; regrets that so valuable a dis- 
cussion should become personal ; ob- 
servations on imported and native cattle ; 
the great want in Maryland of good 
dairy-maids, who cannot be found among 
slaves. 32, 169. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Goldsborough, Robert H. Sept. 7, 1825. 
With newspapers containing articles on 
the improvement of cattle. 16, 61. 

Goldsborough, Robert H., told by Gen. 
Sam. Smith of the compromise made 
by President Adams with Democratic 
leaders, in 1799. 55, 170. 

Goldsborough, William, of Frederick, 
Md. July 12, 1821. Gratification in 
reading Col. P.'s Review of the Cun- 
ningham Correspondence ; Jefferson 
placed in the proper light ; many people 
believe Jefferson utterly incapable of 
hiring Callender to traduce the character 
of Washington ; the original letters, prov- 
ing his guilt, are in the possession of a 
gentleman of Frederick. 32, 70. 

Goldsborough, William. July 22, 1824. 
Satisfaction in Mr. G.'s approbation of 
the Review ; Mr. Jefferson, having no 
offices to bestow, is left to himself; 
reproaches against Col. P. from ad- 
herents of J. Q. Adams for exposing his 
father's character ; Mr. Walsh ; Jeffer- 
son, and the letters to Callender. 15, 
375. 

Goodale, Nathan, of Salem, Mass., 1741- 
1806. 1774. Account of a meeting of 
Dr. Whitaker's church, where T. P. was 
refused a dismission because suspected 
of approval of Mr. Nelson's writings. 
39, 33. 

Goodale, Nathan. June 1, 1780. Prizes 
of the Jack. 5, 160. 

Goodale, Nathan, and others. Aug. 4, 
1774. From the session of the Third 
Church in Salem, desiring that their 
complaints against Dr. Whitaker may 
be laid before the presbytery. 39, 61. 

Goodale, Major, captured by Indians at 
Bellepre, 1793 (W. Casey). 59, 59. 

Goodhue, Bknjamin, of Salem, 1748- 
1S14. Dec. 15, 1777. State money 
called in by Massachusetts ; taxes levied ; 
Burgoyne's army on Winter and Pro- 
spect Hills. 17, 64. 

Aug. 20, 1778. American forces 

on the Rhode Island expedition. 17, 
206. 

Apr. 17, 1798. In regard to an 

engine ; the people almost weaned from 
French influence and ready to support 
the measures of Government. 21, 89. 

Sept. 1, 1798. In regard to vessel 

to be built for the U. S. at Salem ; sub- 



scriptions of Messrs. Derby and Wm. R. 
Gray. 23, 107. 

— Sept. 4, 1798. Fears that Gen. 
Knox, instigated by Dr. Eustis, may 
persuade the President to make Hamilton 
only third or fourth of the generals; 
nothing can save us but a decided letter 
from Washington; rebellion in Ireland. 
23, 115. 

— Sept. 17, 1798. It was certainly 
the intention of the Senate that Hamil- 
ton should be second in command ; not 
supposed that the President could do 
otherwise ; they will be less delicate in 
restraining him in future ; Gen. Lincoln 
making himself busy with the President. 
23, 144. 

— Oct. 3, 1798. Mr. G. will be glad 
if military arrangements succeed ; the 
only reason suggested for Gen. Lincoln's 
intimacy with Jacobins, that he wants to 
keep well with both sides ; Mr. Gerry 
arrived; subscriptions for the frigate 
progressing ; Gen. Knox's embarrass- 
ments. 23, 197- 

— Oct. 12, 1798. Happy to hear that 
the President was prevented from making 
ruinous arrangements ; Mr. G. was re- 
quested to talk with the President him- 
self, .but knew it would do no good; 
Mr. Cabot's plain letter; large amount 
of Gen Lincoln's indorsements of Knox. 
23, 222. 

— Oct. 26, 1798. Success of sub- 
scriptions for building the new frigate at 
Salem ; the Directory now trying wheed- 
ling and flattery; Gen. Marshall's sur- 
prising conduct in opposing the Alien 
and Sedition Bill ; Virginia Federalists 
little better than half-way Jacobins. 26, 
218. 

— Apr. 13, 1799. Requesting infor- 
mation as to St. Domingo and European 
affairs ; Massachusetts elections ; neces- 
sity of declared hostility to France. 24, 

224: 

— May 28, 1799. Requests early in- 
formation of opening the ports of St. 
Domingo ; gloomy prospects in Europe ; 
the whole continent likely to be revolu- 
tionized ; hopes that America will face 
every danger rather than submit. 24, 285. 

— Sept. 9, 1799. In regard to Capt. 
Giles's complaints of ill-treatment by 
Capt. Matson, R. N. 25, 142. 



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163 



Sept. 13, 1799. Enclosing paper 

containing Capt. Giles's protest ; rejoices 
in the downfall of the French diabolical 
system, but laments the degradation of 
the U. S. by the absurd and obstinate 
nomination of new envoys. 25, 153. 

Oct. 5, 1799. Enclosing papers 

containing P.'s letter to Capt. Giles and 
Giles's reply ; no advantage in pursuing 
the matter, Giles being an ignorant, 
abusive man who deserved what he re- 
ceived ; outrageous anger of Federalists 
at the mission to France, and excuses of 
toadeaters; President Adams's re-elec- 
tion very doubtful ; story that he was 
not invited to the launch of the Essex 
frigate, because of sending the mission, 
entirely true. 25, 204. 

May 19, 1300. Indignation at Col. 

P.'s removal from office ; it will occasion 
a new departure among the Federalists, 
and President Adams will be allowed to 
retire into private life ; hopes P. will 
indulge no passion but that of contempt ; 
inquires respecting his future occupation, 
and suggests the office of Judge of the 
Supreme Court of Massachusetts, which 
Gov. Strong will willingly bestow upon 
him. 26, 124. 

May 26, 1800. Agrees with all 

arguments against Col. P.'s removal to 
the woods ; urges liis acceptance of a 
seat on the Supreme Court Bench ; Mr. 
Williams and Mr. Putnam to set out for 
Philadelphia ; rejoicings of the Jacobins 
at P.'s removal; P.'s unpardonable sin, 
his opposition to the appointment of the 
President's son-in-law ; universal con- 
demnation of the President when this is 
known ; inquiry as to new Secretary of 
State ; if Gerry is appointed, it will 
give the highest satisfaction to reject 
him in the Senate. 26, 131. 

June 2, 1800. Account of an inter- 
view with President Adams, when the 
latter, " in a perfect rage of passion," 
denounced the action of the Senate in 
negativing his nominations of members 
of his family to important posts, as done 
for the sole purpose of wounding and 
injuring him and his family, and insti- 
gated by " a damned faction," to injure 
his feelings and character. 26, 142 ; 
42, 232. 

Feb. 12, 1806. Disgust at the 



conduct of Great Britain relative to 
our commerce; is far from thinking 
war the greatest calamity that can be- 
fall a country ; recourse should be had 
to arms rather than that our national 
rights should be trampled on; such 
cowardly measures as embargoes, non- 
intercourse bills, etc., to be abhorred ; 
fallacy of an embargo, and impolicy 
of confiscation of British debts; sym- 
pathy with the situation of his Con- 
gressional friends. 27, 214. 

Mar. 31, 1806. Gen. Smith's Na- 
vigation Bill ; a very improper time to 
be trying commercial projects such as 
this ; discussion of the bill ; Gen. Smith 
a visionary ; necessity of caution. 27, 
294. 

Jan. 19, 1808. Has been able to 

find very few seamen who have been 
impressed ; expects that much good will 
come from the embargo from the suffer- 
ing caused by it rousing the people out 
of their torpor ; the country will bear 
it only a little while ; idea that we must 
take sides with either France or Eng- 
land. 28, 165. 

Goodhue, Benjamin. Aug. 25, 1798. In- 
quiries and suggestions as to guns of 
frigate to be built in Salem ; Mr. Gerry ; 
Gen. Pinckney. 9, 222. 

Sept. 11, 1798. Question of prior- 
ity of Knox or Hamilton. 9, 302. 

Sept. 24, 1798. Arguments against 

Gen. Knox's pretensions ; vanity of Lin- 
coln and Knox ; Mr. Wolcott's letter to 
the President. 9, 381. 

Oct. 6, 1798. Excellence of Capt. 

Decatur ; Washington's appointments 
confirmed by the President. 9, 435. 

Nov. 3, 1798. Remarks on Mr. 

Marshall's observations on the Alien 
and Sedition laws ; remarks on late 
elections: expectation of being drawn 
into a paper war with Gerry. 9, 553, 
558. 

June 3, 1799. Advices from St. 

Domingo; Toussaint more indifferent 
toward Great Britain and cautious to- 
ward France than was expected ; 
remarks on European affairs. 11, 204. 

Aug. 16, 1799. Concerning Capt. 

Giles's unfounded complaints against 
Admiral Harvey and Capt. Matson. 11, 
622. 



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Goodhue, Benjamin {continued). 

Sept. 16, 1799. Capt. Giles's com- 
plaints ; the mission to France, and hope 
of its suspension ; prospect of a mon- 
archy in France. 12, 63. 

Oct. 22, 1799. Mission to France 

ordered to proceed by the President 
without consulting cabinet officers ; all 
responsibility disclaimed by them. 12, 
258. 

May 26, 1800. In reference to 

Col. P. 's removal from office ; attribut- 
ing it to his former opposition to Col. 
Smith's nomination ; the President sus- 
pected of a coalition with the opposition ; 
prospect of improving wild lands. 13, 
526. 

May 31, 1800. Horrors of Col. 

P.'s Massachusetts friends in regard to 
his wild lands thrown away; advantages 
of developing them ; is not qualified for 
a seat in the Supreme Court ; Mr. Wol- 
cott ; Gen. Marshall. 13,538 a. [Bi. 
4, 9.] 

Jan. 16, 1801. Inquiries as to re- 
sults of the doubtful Presidential elec- 
tion. 13, 1. 

Dec. 22, 1803. Sending copies of 

Mr. Tracy's speech on the proposed 
constitutional amendment ; Mr. J. Q. 
Adams votes against it. 14, 66. 

Feb. 19, 1807. Differences with 

Great Britain adjusted ; Bonaparte's 
decree declaring Great Britain in a state 
of blockade ; surrender of Aaron Burr. 
14, 164 [copy]. 

Feb. 26,' 1807. Proceedings of the 

Seriate and House in regard to the duties 
on salt. 14, 165 [copy]. 

Goodhue, Benjamin, scolded by President 
Adams for voting against Col. Smith 
and Joshua Johnson (D. Humphreys), 
11, 165 ; (T. Williams), 13, 515, 516 ; 
reproached by Mr. Adams with having 
" crammed Hamilton down his throat " 
(C. C. Pinckney), 524. 

Goodhue, Jonathan, son of Benjamin, 
1733-1848. Nov. 21, 1822. Books 
and papers belonging to B. Goodhue, 
and apples, sent Col. P. from New York. 
44, 247. 

Goodrich, Elizur, 1761-1849. Proof of 
President Jefferson's bad faith in his 
removal from the collectorship of New 
Haven (D. Fostetl). 29, 45. 



Goodwin, Samuel, of Dresden, Me. May 
27, 1795. Asking for compensation for 
plans and services to Gen. Arnold on the 
Canada expedition in 1775. 20, 104. 

Gooll, Mrs. Lois. May 17, 1784. Account 
of Col. P.'s family; water-biscuit sent 
to Salem ; Miss Lydia Williams. 34, 
296. 

Gordon, Ambrose. Jan. 7, 1800. Appoint- 
ment as U. S. Marshal for Georgia. 13, 
32. 

Gordon, Peter. Dec. 19, 1803. On the 
proposed amendment to the Constitution 
relating to the election of President and 
Vice-President. 14, 57. 

Gordon, Samuel, of Wyalusing. Oct. 
15, 1787. To O. Gore. Capt. Schott 
and others engaging themselves to ob- 
tain a grant of land for the half-share 
men ; injustice done to the old settlers 
and sufferers ; efforts of British emis- 
saries at Genesee ; expediency of inter- 
ference by New York ; desire that old 
settlers should be allowed to locate a 
new tract. 57, 320. 

Nov. 12, 1787. Boasts of the op- 
posers of government at Wyoming that 
the Commissioners will never come back ; 
anxiety of friends to government, and 
petition to the assembly to lengthen the 
time for receiving claims ; not many 
open opposers of government, but many 
undecided. 57, 337- 

Gordojj, William. Feb. 9, 1798. To 
Dobbin. With copy of proclama- 
tion of Victor Hugues relating to the 
alleged insolence of certain American 
shipmasters ; not one word of truth in 
the whole. 42, 10 [newspaper cutting]. 

Gore, Christopher, 1758-1827. July 
4, 1796. To S. Higginson. Interview 
with Lord Grenville ; Dr. Nichol, one 
of the British Commissioners ; prospects 
of equitable decision ; conduct of some 
American consuls; demoralization of 
Americans by France. 20, 252. 

Dec. 8,' 1798. To Geo. Cabot. 

Suggestions as to wording the terms of 
article relating to indemnification, in 
case of a new treaty with France, in 
order to avoid the contradictions and 
embarrassments to which Mr. G. has 
himself been subjected as a commis- 
sioner on the 7th article of the British 
treaty; commerce with St. Domingo; 






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105 



suggestion of profitable commercial com- 
munications with Turkey. 24, 181. 

July 1, 1799. Considerations on 

the 7th article of the British treaty, and 
decisions thereunder. 25, 1. 

May 27, 1800. About to embark 

for England ; will take any letters ; 
hopes that Col. P. may find solid reasons 
for altering his determination of going 
into the woods ; begs him not to decide 
hastily, and to regard his friends' opinion. 
26, 138. 

Aug. 8, 1800. Expressions of in- 
terest and good wishes ; negotiations not 
yet completed at Paris ; not much reli- 
ance to be placed on reports ; Danish 
convoy resists a search ; Erench priva- 
teers still taking American vessels, and 
insurance premium raised. 26, 185. 

Jan. 12, 1802. Congratulations on 

the termination of the business of the 
6th article of the British treaty ; the 
article to be abolished, and the U. S. to 
pay a definite sum of money in full of 
all claims ; the 7th article to be retained, 
and the awards to be paid in three equal 
instalments. 26, 276. 

July 4, 1803. Business of claims 

under the 7th article of the British 
treaty approaching a close ; intention of 
Mr. G. and Mr. Pinkney to claim 
allowance for outfit ; can be defrayed 
from sums now in the hands of the 
U. S. agent, which will never be claimed ; 
Messrs. Livingston and Monroe exalted 
over their great achievement in the 
Louisiana convention, considering it evi- 
dence of the greatest skill ever displayed 
in diplomatic life ; does not assent to all 
this merit himself, and doubts the value 
of any acquisition of territory west of 
the Mississippi. 26, 302. 

Dec. 20, 1808. Thanks to Fede- 
ralists in Congress who have exposed 
the motives of the administration in the 
embargo ; strength of public sentiment 
in Massachusetts against the administra- 
tion ; uncertainty as to proper measures. 
28, 416. 

Dec. 27, 1809. Mr. G.'s accounts 

, as Commissioner under the 7th article of 

j the British treaty. 29, 358. 

Jan. 5, 1810. Asking for copy of 

journal of proceedings of Commissioners, 
under the 7th article of the British 



treaty ; also for information as to manner 
of making out account of his own ex- 
penses. 29, 214. 

Jan. 6, 25-27, 30, 31, 1810. In 

regard to his accounts as Commissioner. 
29, 220, 246, 249, 255-258. 

Feb. 21, 1810. Disappointment at 

the decision of Congress on his accounts. 

29, 275. 

Mar. 26, 1810. Satisfaction, as 

Governor of Massachusetts, with the 
reasons which induced the Massachu- 
setts representatives to delay acting 
on the resolutions of the Legislature 
respecting the embargo. 29, 308. 

June 5, 1813. Information in re- 
gard to the proffered mediation of 
Russia between the U. S. and England. 

30, 79. 

June 15, 1813. Asking for Col. 

P.'s opinion on bills for imposing duties 
on salt and on foreign tonnage; Mr. 
Madison's delusion that Mr. Gallatin 
can be Secretary of the Treasury and 
Envoy to St. Petersburg at the same 
time ; each of the Cabinet pursuing his 
own schemes ; considers them as foolish 
as they are corrupt ; does not know 
whether they are greater fools or knaves. 
30, 89. 

Mar. 11, 1825. Account of an 

English bull ; Devonshire cattle ; Gen. 
Hull, and Gov. Brooks's advice to him ; 
Gen. Hull a disgraced man, and it would 
only add to his obloquy to make Gov. 
B.'s opinion public. 32, 139. 

Feb. 3, 1827. Col. Hamilton; 

Rufus King's remark on hearing a 
debate between Pitt and Fox, that 
Hamilton would have managed it better ; 
anecdote of Dr. Franklin's proposition 
to Lord North to make him one of the 
Lords of Trade, that he might return 
and appease the rancor of the colonies ; 
Strahan, the King's printer, conveyed 
the proposition to Lord North. 32, 
279. 

Gore, Christopher. Apr. 6, 1796. Notifi- 
cation of Mr. G.'s appointment as Com- 
missioner under the 7th article of the 
British treaty of 1794. 36, 40 [copy]. 

Jan. 3, 1800. Incompatibility of 

agreement among the Commissioners on 
6th article of the British treaty due to 
Mr. Macdonald. 13, 14. 



166 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Gore, Christopher (continued). 

June 9, 10, 1800. Account of Col. 

P.'s accepting the office of Secretary 
of State under Washington ; reasons for 
his removal by Adams ; dinner of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Com- 
pany in Boston ; pardon of the Penn- 
sylvania insurgents ; future plans. 13, 
547 ; 38, 30. 

Jan. 8, 1S09. The President's ob- 
stinate persistence in a measure which 
has so impaired his popularity incom- 
prehensible, unless he is under secret 
engagements with France ; even Arm- 
strong outraged by Bonaparte's cap- 
tures and confiscations ; even he can- 
not be acquainted with the President's 
French negotiations ; baseness of mes- 
senger chosen by the President ; expe- 
diency of a convention of delegates from 
the States to enter a strong and solemn 
protest against the conduct of administra- 
tion. 14, 220 ; 38, 135. 

Feb. 14, 1810. In regard to Mr. 

Gore's salary as Commissioner; conver- 
sations with the President and Secretary 
of State. 14, 267. 

Mar. 5, 1810. Reasons presented 

to the Governor of Massachusetts for 
delay by senators from Massachusetts in 
acting on the resolutions of the legisla- 
ture respecting the embargo. 14, . 
272. 

Mar. 6, 1825. Request for anec- 
dote respecting Gov. Brooks's advice to 
Gen. Hull, to decline the command 
offered him by Madison before the War 
of 1812. 38, 296. 

Mar. 21, 1825. Mr. John Hare 

Powell, and his opinions with regard to 
cattle ; Gen. Hull an injured man, and 
his defence satisfactory ; Dearborn the 
man who should have been on trial in- 
stead of being President of the Court 
Martial. 38, 298. 

Jan. 31, 1827. Inquiry concerning 

Dr. Franklin's being induced by S. 
Adams to sign the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence ; his appointment as Commis- 
sioner to France ; his always espousing 
the strongest side ; question concerning 
Mr. King's exalting Hamilton above 
Pitt or Fox in debate ; opinion that 
Hamilton was equal to Washington in 
integrity, and superior in talent ; Dr. 



Franklin. 38, 316 [rough draught of 
Mr. G.'s answer on the back]. 

Gore, Christopher, Col. P.'s objections to 
him for Attorney- General (G. Washing- 
ton), 6, 116 ; opinion of him as Com- 
missioner on 7th article of the British 
treaty (T.Lyman), 20, 138; recom- 
mended for the mission to Constanti- 
nople ; his patience, diligence, and ability 
as Minister to Russia (R. King, 1799), 
24, 173 ; his character and exhaustive 
study of politics (G. Cabot, 1799), 251; 
great value of his services as Commis- 
sioner on the 7th article of the British 
treaty, and claim for allowance (S. Hig- 
ginson), 26, 341 ; (R. Smith), 14, 262 ; 
(S. Pleasanton), 264; (C. Gore) 
267. 

Gore, Christopher, and Pinkney, William, 
Commissioners under 7th article of 
British treaty. July 27, 1796. Request 
to decide and advise Mr. Bayard, the 
U. S. agent, in all cases of policy and 
expediency, without delaying to consult 
the State department. 36, 172 [copy]. 

Nov. 15, 1796. Satisfaction of 

Americans in the choice of Col. Trum- 
bull for fifth Commissioner, and the 
characters- of the British members ; im- 
possible that any of its decisions should 
excite a murmur; equally fortunate in 
the St. Croix commission. 36, 296 
[copy]. 

Apr. 4, 1797. Minutes of proceed- 
ings of Commissioners received; satis- 
faction that the objections made by 
British Commissioners for revision of 
cases decided by the Court of Appeals 
were overruled ; would be glad to see 
opinions and arguments on each side; 
suggestion as to ruling minutes. 37, 
95 [copy]. 

Oct. 2, 1797- Details for prose- 
cuting claims of American citizens. 7, 
251. 

Oct. 27, 1797. Sending copies of 

accounts, etc. 7, 382. 

Jan. 1, 1798. Increased compensa- 
tion of American agent ; S. Williams 
appointed. 8, 16. 

Aug. 29, 1798. In regard to doc- 
uments about French privateers and 
claims of British on U. S. ; threatened 
secession of British Commissioners. 9, 
228. 



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167 



Gore, Daniel. May 22, 1809. Request- 
ing Col, P.'s assistance in obtaining a 
pension. 43, 251. 

Gore, Obadiah. Apr. 17, 1787. Appli- 
cation for the post of Clerk to the Com- 
missioners for examining Connecticut 
claims at Wyoming. 57, 169. 

Apr. 17, 1787. Acts of Assembly 

received ; is happy in the prospect of 
having the dissensions terminated by 
a lasting peace ; is determined to hold 
the election for justices ; has had no 
great opposition, and believes there will 
be none of any consequence. 57, 170. 

Apr. 20, 1787. Has succeeded in 

holding the election without opposition ; 
John Jenkins came down to prevent it, 
but could get only six to listen to him ; 
friendly interview with those six, and 
recantation of Phineas Stevens, who has 
taken the oath of allegiance. 57, 177. 

Oct. 6, 1787. Agreeably surprised 

on returning to Wilkesbarre to find Col. 
P.'s family safe ; is assured by Swift and 
Baldwin that they will not be removed, 
and that the election will be allowed to 
proceed ; thinks no further opposition 
will be made, and the Commissioners 
can pursue their work. 57, 312. 

- Nov. 12, 1787- Notice to Col. P. 
of his election to the convention for rati- 
fying the Constitution; Col. P. much 
wanted at Wyoming ; business accumu- 
lating for the Commissioners ; Col. Dyer 
and Col. Gray, and their interview with 
Major Judd ; threats from the half-share 
men. 57, 335. 

■ July 30, 1788. Rejoices that Col. 

P. has been released by his captors ; 
John Jenkins at the bottom of it ; at- 
tempt to arrest John Hyde and Frede- 
rick Budd ; desire for some of the pro- 
clamations of the Council to post up ; 
skirmish between militia and insurgents. 
58, 70. 

Feb. 28, 1789. Wyoming land- 
claims; method of compensation; Gen. 
Washington to have the unanimous vote 
for President. 19, 153. 

Mar. 14, 1789. Delay in settling 

Wyoming land-claims ; Pennsylvania 
claimants circumvented. 19, 154. 

Sept. 20, 1790. Result of inquiries 

for flour and beef for Col. P.'s mission 
to the Senecas. 61, 25. 



Oct. 9, 1790. Has heard of a new 

electoral ticket, with another represen- 
tative ; cannot learn the objections to 
himself, but people must act their own 
judgment ; requests that Col. P. will 
supply himself with wheat for the In- 
dians at Shepard's mill; cattle to be 
had in abundance. 61, 34. 

Feb. 20, 1791. Opinions of W. 

Lewis, Miers Fisher, Roger Sherman, 
and Dr. W. S. Johnson, as to writs of 
ejectment ; changes in State offices ; 
hopes of assistance from the Assembly 
toward the new road to the Wind Gap. 
58, 298. 

Oct. 22, 1791. Distress of the 

settlers on the Cayuga reservation sub- 
jected to a fiery process by the Governor, 
and their houses burned ; asks advice 
and assistance for Capt. Roswell Frank- 
lin. 61, 276. 

Gore, Obadiah, and Hollenback, Mat- 
thew. July 3, 1787. Request for ad- 
vice and assistance in regard to John 
J. Acmoder, who is endeavoring to ex- 
cite resistance to the law in Tioga; a 
warrant desired for his arrest. 57, 
233. 

Gore, Obadiah, and others, judges of 
elections for Luzerne County, Pa. Feb. 
2, 1787. Certificates to the General 
Assembly of Pennsylvania, in regard to 
the persons elected to office in Luzerne 
County. 57, 120-122. 

Gore, Obadiah. Apr. 12, 1787. With 
copies of laws of Pennsylvania, confirm- 
ing the Connecticut settlers in their pos- 
sessions ; happy to find that Mr. G. has 
advertised the election of justices ; sur- 
prised that Mr. Hurlbut has not notified 
it ; if he still declines, some other person 
will be appointed ; Col. P. is determined 
the election shall be held. 57, 164. 

Feb. 2, 1791. Declarations of eject- 
ment sent to the sheriff against Con- 
necticut claimants ; the sheriff will send 
them uack unserved unless bound to 
serve them; request to deliver letter 
to Mr. Lewis asking advice, also to ask 
opinions of Mr. Sherman and Dr. John- 
son. 58, 290. 

Gorham, Benjamin, M. C. of Massachu- 
setts. Speech Mar. 1, 1828, on internal 
improvements. [Newspaper cutting.] 
16, 299. 



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Goulding, John. Feb. 26, 1807. On 
the advantages of a trade between the 
Eastern States and Georgetown, D. C. 
43, 104. 

Goumerin, Mons. Nov. 7, 1799. From 
J. Wagner. Impossible to issue a pass- 
port for Jeremie, it not being one of the 
ports to which the renewal of intercourse 
was extended. 12, 312. 

Gouverneur 8f Kemble, of New York. Sept. 
27, 1799. Check on Bank of the U. S. 
on account of J. M. Yznardi. 12, 116. 

Gouvion, Col. Jean Baptiste, a French 
officer, 1747-1792. Mar. 26, 1783. 
Thanks for wagon ; rejoicing at some 
good news [overtures of Great Britain 
for peace?]. 18,185. 

Gouvion, Col. Jean Baptiste, endeavor to 
remit arrears of pay due him {W. V. 
Murray). 11, 200. 

Government, duty of a just, to restrain 

* men from exercising their evil inclina- 
tions, and coerce them into good to 
which they are disinclined (G. Cabot, 
1804), 27, 53 ; extracts from Locke on, 
55, 301. 

Government Gazette and printer, request 
for opinion on (J. Adams). 26, 95. 

Governor of Maryland. Dec. 7, 1798. 
Distribution of laws of U. S. 10, 19. 

Governor's Island, Boston, purchase of, 
by the U. S., 1798 (J. Sumner). 9, 
330. 

Governors of States. Aug. 2, 1797. Cir- 
cular requesting evidence of ratification 
of amendment, concerning suability of 
States. 7, 12. 

Mar. 23, 1798. Enclosing the Pres- 
ident's proclamation for a national fast. 
8, 230, 234-236. 

Oct. 27, 1798. Circular accom- 
panying Chauvet's pamphlet relating to 
France. 9, 525. 

June 27, 1799. Circular concerning 

the President's proclamation for renewal 
of trade with St. Domingo. 11, 331. 

Dec. 19, 1799. Accompanying 

copies of Laws of New Hampshire, sent 
for distribution by Gov. Gil man. 12, 
492. 

Governors of North Carolina, South Caro- 
lina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Aug. 3, 
1797. Circular concerning enlistments 
for unlawful settlement in Indian Ter- 
ritory. 7, 13. 



Grade, Archibald, of New York. Apr. 
11, 1798. Money captured on board 
Lovely Lady. 8, 331. 

Graham, Robert, Chairman of Committee 
of Refugees of Westchester Countv. 
July 30, 1781. Complaint of Col. P."'s 
action in regard to forage, with Resolu- 
tions. 5, 230 [copy ; Bi. 1, 320]. 

Graham, Robert. Aug. 3, 1781. Col. P.'s 
defence of himself against the charges 
and calumnies of Mr. G. and Col. Hay. 
5, 234. 

Granger, Gideon, 1767-1822. Feb. 25, 
1805. Printed letter in vindication of 
his conduct as agent of the New England 
Co. in the Georgia grants. 43, 60. 

Grannis, Lieut., director of artificers, pav 
roll (S. Hodgdon). 34, 280. 

Grant, Hary. July 22, 1798. Appoint- 
ment as U. S. Consul at Leith. 9, 79. 

Sept. 2, 1798. Requesting official 

aid in case of Kincaid & Co. 12, 1. 

Grant, Dr. Joseph F. June, 26, 1813. 
Declaration concerning the illness and 
death of Walter Clark, which was caused 
by imprisonment and cruel treatment by 
Capt. Massias at Fernandina, Fla. 55, 
46 [copy]. 

Grant, Col., appointed British agent in 
St. Domingo, 1799 (G. Washington), 
10, 473 ; (R. King), 478 ; arrives in 
Philadelphia (R. King), 561 ; not al- 
lowed to remain openly in St. Domingo 
as British agent (/. Adams), 11, 
315. 

Granville family, claim of, to land in 
Stokes and Surry Counties, N. C. (W. 
R. Davie). 14, 14. 

Grasse, Francois Joseph Paul, Comte de, 
brass guns to be presented to (S. Hodg- 
don). 34, 257. 

Gray, Rev. Thomas, D.D., of Roxbury, 
Mass., 1772-1847. Jan. 8, 1827. Re- 
quest to be allowed to publish in the 
Christian Register Col. P.'s letter to 
Jefferson on the subject of Christianity. 
32, 253. 

Jan. 29, 1827. Mrs. Randolph 

(Mr. Jefferson's daughter) unwilling to 
have her father's letter to Col. P. on 
Christianity published for fear of injury 
to her interests in the present embar- 
rassed state of his property, Unitarians 
being regarded, in that part of the 
country, as complete infidels. 32, 275. 






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169 



Gray, Rev. Thomas. Jan. 10, 1827. Col. 
P. cannot consent to have his letter to 
Mr. Jefferson on the subject of Chris- 
tianity published by itself; Col. P.'s 
object in writing to Mr. J. was to de- 
monstrate for the benefit of Mr. J.'s 
admirers that he was not an infidel ; 
disgusting panegyrics indulged in with 
regard to a mau whose character was 
lately reprobated by every right-minded 
Federalist. 16, 172. 

Gray, Rev. Thomas, anecdote of President 
Adams's expression of contempt for 
Washington. 55, 222. 

jftAY, William, Jr., 1750-1S25. Mar. 
12, 1801. Request that Col. P. will re- 
tain the management of Pennsylvania 
lauds lately purchased of him, as long as 
he shall have health and opportunity. 
38, 51. 

Mar. 31, 1806. Gen. Smith's Navi- 
gation Bill ; not the time for such an 
experiment ; practice of nations of 
Europe in regard to their colonial trade ; 
against the interest of the U. S. to pass 
the bill. 27, 296. 

— Jan. 8, 1808. In answer to P.'s 
inquiry ; cannot find a single instance of 
complaint against Great Britain for 
taking seamen out of merchant ships 
since affair of the Chesapeake ; has had 
many vessels arrive and made many 
inquiries ; thinks we ought to be satis- 
fied on that head ; presumes the cause 
of the embargo was Bonaparte's threat ; 
cannot believe we shall be mad enough 
to go to war. 28, 147 ; 43, 146. 

— Aug. 13, 1808. To S. Higginson, 
Jr. Referring to Mr. H.'s statement 

I that he had his information concerning 
Mr. G.'s interest in the embargo from 

1 gentlemen of respectability ; calls upon 

I him to give up the names of those, per- 
sons, or be considered the author of the 

j reports. 43, 190 [copy]. 

— Aug. 15, 1808. To S. Higginson, 
[ Jr. Mr. H.'s statement that he is al- 
ways willing to make reparation for 
unfounded charges against another; the 
charges in the article signed Cuesta are 
entirely unfounded, and the only repara- 
tion Mr. H. can make is to give up the 
tauthors of the reports; what he has 
pTered as an apology is only a repetition 

||of the injury. 43, 190 [copy]. 



Jan. 19, 1809. To Editors of Salem 

Gazette. Mr. Cabot's statement relative 
to Mr. G.'s declaration concerning our 
foreign commerce ; thinks Mr. Cabot 
must have misunderstood him, as he has 
never formed such an opinion. 38, 
142 [newspaper cutting]. 

Gray, William, Jr. June 12, 1799. En- 
closing complaint from the British Min- 
ister against Capts. Mugford, of Mr. 
G.'s ship William, and Laskey, of Mr. 
Hooper's ship Polly, for breaking open 
English letters from the Bahamas. 11, 
257. 

— — Apr. 30, 1800. Inquiry for a suit- 
able person to accept the post of U. S. 
Consul at Calcutta. 13, 436. 

Dec. 30, 1808. In regard to a 

paragraph in the Essex Register of Dec. 
21, concerning Mr. Gray's denial of 
statements imputed to him regarding the 
embargo ; Col. P. requests to be in- 
formed whether the paragraph was auth- 
orized by Mr. G. 38, 142. 

Jan. 23, 1809. Mr. G.'s denial of 

statements of opinion made by him 
respecting the embargo ; proves the 
falsity of denial, and calls on Mr. G. to 
make public the truth. 14, 224. 

Gray, William, of Salem, the first merchant 
in U. S. ; a cool, discerning man, 
strongly attached to government (E. 
Stevens), 12, 391 ; letter to the Salem 
Gazette concerning his interest in the 
embargo (S. Higginson, Jr.), 43, 181, 
189, 190, 191, 193, 196 ; remarks on 
(G. Cabot), 28, 389; his denial of 
statements quoted by P. in regard to 
the embargo (G. Cabot), 14, 219 ; denial 
explained, 29, 5 ; (G. Cabot), 38, 142 ; 
character of (W. Reed), 14, 386. 

Gray, William, 3d, Commission as 2d 
Lieutenant, 1776. 56, 86. 

Graybell, Jacob. Dec. 31, 1798. Appoint- 
ment as Marshal of Maryland. 10, 159. 

Graydon, Alexander, 1752-1818. Dec. 
17, 1808. Bill before Congress for 
remuneration for losses to revolutionary 
officers by commutation for half-pay ; in- 
justice to officers not entitled to half-pay 
by reason of retirement. 28, 400. 

Grayson, Col. William, d. 1790. Apr. 
27, 1785. Gen. Knox appointed Sec- 
retary of War; difficulty of disposing of 
Western territory. 18, 234. [Bi.l, 511.] 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Grayson, Col. William {continued'). 

May 1, 1785. Graham's affair; 

negotiations between the Emperor of 
Russia and the Elector of Bavaria for 
exchanging Bavaria for the Low Coun- 
tries. 18, 236. 

Great Britain, subtlety of; when she can- 
not bite she will sting (W. Pickman, 
1779), 17, 270 ; opinion on peace with, 
1783 (8. Hodc/don), 34, 113; claims 
of Americans against, decided by 7th 
article of treaty of 1791 (/. Adams), 7, 
428 ; relations with, 1798 {A. Hamil- 
ton), 8, 241 ; probable relations with, 
in case of a war with France, 1798 (R. 
King), 8, 299 a; {A. Hamilton), 542; 
her navy the only check on French ag- 
gression, 1798 (/. Q. Adams), 8, 481 ; 
willing to be at peace with Holland 
without a Stadtholder, 1799 (R. Van 
Polanen), 10, 398 ; independence of St. 
Domingo advantageous to (R. King), 10, 
476 ; harmony of views with the U. S. in 
regard to renewal of commercial inter- 
course with St. Domingo (R. King), 
10, 561 ; commercial interests in the 
West Indies closely interwoven with 
those of the U. S.' (R Stevens), 10, 
609 ; the protector of the whole com- 
mercial world (H. R. Saxby), 10, 172 ; 
(JS. Stevens), 611 ; concurrence with, 
essential to the utility of resuming com- 
merce with St. Domingo, 1799 (B. Good- 
hue), 11, 204 ; purity of Chancery and 
Common-Law Courts of justice in (/. 
Clason), 10, 458 ; as distinguished by 
the culpability and incompetence of her 
Vice- Admiralty Courts as by the talent, 
learning, and rectitude of those of Chan- 
cery and Common-Law (John Jay), 11, 
338; 25, 16; selfish commercial policy 
of (J. Q. Adams), 20, 119 ; observa- 
tions on her conduct toward neutral 
nations (F. Ames), 27, 150, 156 ; to, 
38, 101, 102; convention with, for 
settling boundaries, 1804; difficulties 
put in the way of its ratification by Mr. 
Jefferson (R. King), 14, 99 ; the only 
power which protects any part of the 
civilized world from the despotism of a 
tyrant (J. Marshall, 1808), 28, 412; 
toasted as "the world's last hope — 
Britain's fast-anchored isle," by Col. P. 
at dinner to Mr. Jackson, 55, 266 ; de- 
clared in a state of blockade by Bonaparte 



(B. Goodhue), 14, 164; remarkable 
interpretation of the Berlin decree as 
regards the U. S. (S. P. Gardner), 38, 
106 ; John Randolph's views on relations 
with, 1814, 55, 89; considerations on 
the absurdity of fostering hostile senti- 
ments toward, 1819 (T. Dawes), 15, 
171; (R. Walsh), 312; (J. Lowell), 
31, 331 ; (N. Worcester), 32, 11 ; 
treaty of peace with, 1783, remarks on 
(A. Hamilton), 47, 130 ; (John Jay), 
130 ; the merit chiefly Mr. Jay's, 52, 
93 ; information concerning (S. Adams, 
pseud.), 54, 149 ; (Jay's) treaty with, 
1794 ; its effect on France and means of 
counteracting (J. Fauchet), 41, 190, 
198 ; embarrassments, and disappoint- 
ment caused by its non-arrival (T. 
Pinckney), 36, 26 ; (W. A. Deas), 27, 
30 ; delay in executing from opposition 
in House of Representatives (C. Gore), 
36, 40 ; (H. Knox), 41 ; (/. Innes), 42 ; 
(T- Pinckney), 50, 54; demand of the 
French Committee of Safety for a copy 
before ratification (N. Webster), 20, 
414 ; addresses and observations on (G. 
Washington), 6,86,88; to, 91, 94; 
(J. Jay), 20, 33, 201 ; to, 6, 99 ; (S. 
Higginson), 20, 18, 27, 28, 30, 40 ; to, 
6, 85, 89, 96, 102 ; (T. Williams), 20, 
20 ; (T. Lyman), 22 ; (C. Strong), 37 ; 
(J. Ross), 39; (A. Wayne), 52; (M. 

DE ROCHAMBEAU), 80; (P. WlNGATE), 

85 ; (R. King), 205 ; (/. Q. Adams), 
6, 110; (T. Pinckney), 125; (G. Wal- 
ton), 137; treaty with, 1795, instruc- 
tions for ratification (/. Q. Adams), 35, 
217; explanations of (/. Monroe), 241 ; 
effect in France (J. Monroe), 41, 231£; 
notes on Jay's treaty with, 46, 128 ; 
John Randolph's remarks on, 52, 293 ; 
request from the House for papers con- 
cerning [refused by the President], 259; 
Hamilton's notes on supplementary i?e- 
gotiations, 260 ; instructions for farther 
negotiations on the 3d, 12th, and 13th 
articles (R. King), 36. 88; President 
Washington's disapproval of Mr. Mon- 
roe's course in regard to (/. Monroe), 
36, 115 ; salaries of Commissioners to 
adjust debts and spoliations under, 53, 
329 ; memoranda in regard to carrying 
out of articles of, 332 ; observations on 
draught of instructions to Mr. King on 
the 6th article (B. Stoddert), 54, 31; 



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171 



memoranda of cases recovered by Amer- 
ican claimants under Jay's treaty, 54, 
85 ; not to be interfered with by nego- 
tiations with France, 1799 (R. King), 
12, 314 ; Monroe's treaty with, 1807, 
copy of a private letter giving an account 
of, 28, 53 ; Mr. Jefferson's motive for 
sending it back without laying it before 
the Senate (/. Marshall), 16, 88. 

Great men, characters of. 47, 159, 171 • 

Greece, letter to the inhabitants of Salem 
in behalf of the suffering people of, 16, 
257 [Bi. 4, 317]; resolves at public 
meeting for, 258 ; circular on the present 
state of, 1828, 44, 311 ; notes of criti- 
cisms of article in American Quarterly 
Review on, 55, 275. 
J Green, Andrew, testimony of, as to ill- 
treatment on board ship Gen. Greene, 
1779. 5, 123. 

| Green, , Vice-Admiralty Judge in 

Bermuda, a Philadelphia refugee (T- 
Pinckney), 35, 304 ; remonstrance 
against his proceedings (P. Bond), 
321. 

Green, , Postal Contractor, on the 

OhioCS. Putnam). 6,247. 

Greene, Gen. Nathanael, 1742-1786. 
May 9, 1780. Orders as Quarter-Mas- 
ter General respecting the issuing of 
stores. 56, 185 [copy]. 

Greene, Gen. Nathanael. May 3, 1785. 
Notice of Gen. G.'s election as honorary 
member of the Philadelphia Agricultural 
Society. 5, 358. 

Greene, Gen. Nathanael, the only great 
soldier in the Revolutionary War, 15, 
175, {W. Rawle), 336; remarkable 
ability of (W. Johnson), 16, 2; (R. 
Peters), 16, 17 ; settlement of his bond 
to the U. S. (S. Ward & Brother), 41, 
116 ; (R. Ward), 35, 170 : (E.Carring- 
ton), 41, 97, 119; to, 35, 174; state- 
ment of his bond, 53. 219 ; Hamilton's 
high opinion of him, 50, 202; notes on 
Johnson's Life of, 52, 177, 200; Wash- 
ington's dependence on, and attachment 
to, 192 ; his early opinions on indepen- 
dence and the power of Congress, 195 ; 
his challenge from Capt. Gunn, and 
opinion on duelling, 196 ; compared with 
Washington, 199. 

reenleaf. Mrs. Ann. Oct. 30, 1802. Mrs. 
G.'s bill for advertising in her late hus- 
band's paper, in 1795-96, received ; 



Col. P. never advertised on his private 
account ; bill should be presented to the 
government. 14, 32. 

Greenleaf, Benjamim, and Holten, Samuel. 
Oct. 28, 1776. Requesting permission 
for Capt. Child of ship St. Lucia to buy 
a schooner to take him to England. 5, 
37. 

Gregory, Patriarch of Constantinople. 
Sept. 2, 1798. Character of the French 
nation; more capable of wickedness than 
any other. 54, 28 [copy]. 

Grenville, William W^yndham, Baron. 
Apr. 9, 1800. To Rufus King. Pro- 
posals in paper sent him by Mr. K. not 
explanatory of the 6th article of the 
treaty, but in manifest contradiction to 
it; treaty faithfully executed by the 
British ; if the Rules have reference to 
the points of objection, they cannot be 
consented to. 26, 89. 

Apr. 16, 1800. To Rufus King. 

Returns answer to propositions which 
cannot be acceded to, in justice to a 
most injured class of the King's subjects. 
26, 90. 

Grenville, William Wyndham, Baron, his 
rigorous construction of the article of 
the Treaty of 1795 relating to contra- 
band of war (/. Jay). 11, 265. 

Griffin, Cyrus, District Judge of Vir- 
ginia, 1749-1810. Sept. 15, 1796. To 
Barnabas Bidwell. Concerning the de- 
cision of the Commissioners on the Penn- 
sylvania and Connecticut boundaries at 
Trenton, in 1782 ; the opinion was that 
the decision was not to reach the right 
of property in the soil which should be 
held sacred as derived from Connecticut. 
58, 350 [copy]. 

Griffin, Cyrus, and others, Commis- 
sioners. See Whipple, William, and 
others. 

Griffin, Cyrus. Mar. 8, 1792. Request- 
ing information in regard to the contents 
of the letter addressed by the five Com- 
missioners, of whom Mr. G. was one, to 
the Executive of Pennsylvania, after the 
Trenton decree of 1782 concerning 
Wyoming lands. 58,318. 

Feb. 11, 1797. Request for ex- 
amination of the muiderers of Capt. 
Peyton of brig James brought to Nor- 
folk by French frigate Medusa. 37, 23 
[copy]. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Griffin, Cyrus (continued). 

Aug. 17, 1797. Request for return 

of examinations respecting murder of 
Capt. Peyton. 7, 88. 

Mar. 20, 1799. Request for copies 

of evidence in case of ship Niger. 10, 
498. 

Griffin, John. Sept. 5, 1799. Advice to 
apply to Mr. Davie himself for post of 
Secretary to Gov. Davie. 12, 23. 

Griffin, John, application for post of Sec- 
retary to the Envoys to Prance, 1799 
(W. R. Davie). 12, 14. 

Griffith, Thomas Waters. May 20, 
1798. To John Marshall. Soliciting 
office of U. S. Consul-General at Paris. 
22, 166. 

July 29, 1800. Inquiry as to how 

an address of the merchants of Balti- 
more, banded in by Gen. Knox when 
Secretary of War, is to be found ; ex- 
pressions of respect, and appreciation of 
P.'s public services. 26, 183. 

Griffith, Thomas Waters, letter of recom- 
mendation for (R Stevens). 13, 71. 

Griffith, William. Aug. 18, 1788. 
Deposition as to men concerned in kid- 
napping Col. P. at Wyoming. 58, 101. 

Grimm, Christian Gottfried George, 
Notary Public of Stuttgart. Apr. 30, 
1795. Certificate in regard to the sons 
of the Baron de Bouvinghausen, claim- 
ing a legacy under the will of Baron 
Steuben. [Original, in German, and 
translation.] 41, 208. 

Griswold, Roger, of Connecticut, account 
of fracas in the House of Representatives 
with M. Lyon, of Vermont, 1798 {W. 
V. Murray). 8, 164. 

Griswold, Stanley, and Audrain, Pe- 
ter, Commissioners of Land Board of 
Michigan. Nov. 2, 1807. Requesting 
the support of the Senators from Massa- 
chusetts in the confirmation of James 
Abbott as Receiver of public moneys for 
the Land-office at Detroit. 43, 109. 

Grosvenor, Thomas P. Sept. 16, 1813. 
Question concerning the propriety of 
writing to Judge Yan Ness, about his 
hearing John Nicholas recite the Demo- 
cratic intrigue of which President Adams 
was the dupe, in 1799, which led to his 
second mission to France ; is induced to 
pursue the inquiry, because Mr. Adams 
has made it the occasion of much self- 



approbation, and much malicious re- 
proach against Hamilton and others. 
14, 432. 

Grove, William Barry, M. C. from North 
Carolina. Peb. 13, 1799. Statement 
of facts concerning sums allowed as 
outfit to J. Q. Adams, when appointed 
minister to Prussia. 10, 384. 

Grundy, Pelix, of Kentucky, 1777-1840, 
his statement in regard to the Russian 
offer of mediation, 1813. 55, 1. 

Guadeloupe, overtures from Governor to re- 
open commercial intercourse with, 1799 
(D. Humphreys), 10, 588 ; (/. Adams), 
12, 359 ; dependent for provisions on 
the prizes of L'Insurgent (W. Smith), 
533; proclamation of French agent at, 
concerning alleged insolence of American 
shipmasters. 42, 10. 

Guenet, Jean Etienne, report against grant- 
ing his petition for pardon (67. Washing- 
ton). 36, 13. 

Guerlain, Lewis H., of New York. Sept. 
14, 1799. In regard to disbursements 
of Mr. Bachmann at Stockholm in behalf 
of American seamen. 12, 59. 

Guest, Henry, of Brunswick, N. J. Mar. 
20, 1806. In regard to his invention 
for preserving wood by means of oil. 
27, 266. 

Dec. 2, 1807. Col. P. the only 

gentleman, except the President, who 
acknowledged Mr. G.'s pamphlet on the 
sheathing of vessels ; thanks for the 
politeness ; promises to send other in- 
formation. 28, 93. 

Guest, Henry. May 22, 1799. In regard 
to Mr. G.'s invention for saturating 
leather with oil as a substitute for copper 
sheathing. 11, 142. 

Aug. 17, 1799. Requisites for ob- 
taining patent. 11, 625. 

— - Jan. 25, 1800. Mr. G.'s invention 
for preparing leather as a substitute for 
copper sheathing ; patent fees not ex- 
cessive for a useful invention ; suggests 
experiment for testing. 13, 124. 

Jan. 4, 1806. Thanks for Mr. G.'s 

pamphlet received ; ideas on the subject 
of timber. 14, 141. 

Guillemard, John. Dec. 11, 1797- July 
27, 1799. Respecting Mr. G.'s salary as 
5 th Commissioner under the 6th article 
of the British treaty. 7, 532; 11, 
490. 






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173 



Nov. 9, 1799. In regard to the 

loss of the Susanna; proposal to dis- 
solve the Board of Commissioners on the 
6th article of the British treaty. 12, 
320. 

May 5, IS 00. Misunderstanding 

attaching to everything relating to com- 
mission on 6th article of British treaty ; 
Mr. King instructed to propose a new 
commission; Mr. Sitgreaves being in 
England, and Mr. Fitzsimons having re- 
signed, business is impossible. 13, 456. 
uillemard, John, his slavish subservience 
to Mr. Macdonald (R. King). 11, 
572; 12, 3, 149. 

juillemat, J. B., passport. 9, 323. 

juion, Capt., U. S. A., his march down 
the Mississippi, 1797 (W. Smith), 7, 
257, 391 ; (/. Adams), 429 ; (D. W. 
Coxe), 21, 198, 269. 



Gunboats, observations on (T. Truxtun). 
28, 34, 61, 103 ; 43, 223. 

Gunn, Capt., his challenge to Gen. Greene. 
52, 196. 

Gunpowder, method of manufacturing 
(S. Phillips, Jr.), 17, 317 ; to supply 
Gen. Gates, must be carefully proved, 
318. 

Guns at Halifax taken from South Caro- 
lina (R. King), 8, 557, 566; to be 

. loaned to the U. S. (H. W. De Saussure), 
9, 314 (/. Read), 318 ; (R. Liston), 
419; (R.King), 602; given back to 
South Carolina (E. Rut ledge), 10, 
592. 

Gypsum as manure for grass-land (R. 
Peters), 28, 66, 71; 30, 126; trade 
in, between the U. S. and Nova Scotia 
(J. Yard), 31, 124 ; (/. Pickering), 
35, 80. 



H. 



t, ideas on the aspiration of the letter 
(T.Dicight). 14,154. 

^abeas corpus, writ of, suspended in 
Jamaica by Sir Hyde Parker, 1797 (S. 
Talbot) ; 6, 393 ; bill for the suspen- 
sion of, 1807 (A. Bradford), 32, 239, 
243; to, 16, 165, 16S, 
ibersham, Major John, Collector of 
Savannah, 1754-1799. June 8, 1797. 
In regard to schooner Conception. 6, 
339. 

Nov. 11, 3797. Certificate of ir- 
regular sea-letter. 7, 435. 
ibersham, John. Aug. 8, 1798. For- 
warding Instructions and Despatches. 
9, 167. 

Oct. 15, 1798. Circular concern- 
[ng vessels cleared and sold for priva- 
teers, 9, 473 ; caution in regard to 
ressels carrying French passengers, 
1-76. 

i— Oct. 22, 1798. In regard to vessels 
bringing back merchandise from French 
torts. 9, 514. 

h Dec. 10, 1798. Distribution of 
Instructions and Despatches in Eastern 
feeorgia. 10, 25. 

■- Mar. 30, 1799. Bonds for private 
rmed vessels. 10, 526. 
||- Apr. 19, 1799. Inexpedient, in 
iew of the prospect of renewal of com- 



mercial intercourse, to issue permit for 
a vessel to the West Indies. 10, 600. 

May 29, 1799. Requesting copy 

of laws of Georgia. 11, 176. 

Hackett, Phillips W., of Sandown, 
N. H. June 15, 1811 . Interest in P.'s 
address to the people ; publication of 
the Exeter Constitutionalist stopped; 
begs for any papers, pamphlets, or 
sources of information, especially com- 
munications from Gen. Washington. 14, 
340. 

Hackett, Phillips W. June 26, 1811. 
Gratification at every evidence of atten- 
tion to the interests of the country; 
impossible to comply with Mr. H.'s 
request, as all sources of information 
are needed for Col. P.'s own use. 14, 
340. 

Hadfield, George. Nov. 3, 1798. Com- 
missioners of Washington City consider 
Mr. H. incompetent as an architect. 9, 
557. 

Feb. 16, 1799. Impossible to inter- 
fere in Mr. H.'s contract with Washing- 
ton City Commissioners. 10, 388. 

Hadfield, George, inquiry into causes of 
dissatisfaction with (Washington City 
Commissioners). 8, 591. 

Haga, Godfrey, of Philadelphia, 1745- 
1825. May 11, 1803. Remittance of 



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Hag a, Godfrey (continued). 

money ; North Carolina lands. 14, 
17. 

Haga, Godfrey, his claim on British gov- 
ernment for supplies to Cornwallis's 
army (R. King). 36, 286. 

Hagemcm, John, of Wilkesbarre. Apr. 
25, 1787. Warrant to preside at the 
coming election, in case of any inter- 
ference with Christopher Hurlbut witli _ 
a view to prevent such election. 57,. 
209. 

Haines, Reuben. Sept. 5, 1825. Misre- 
presentations of Mr. J. H. Powell; 
straw and hay-cutters. 16, 55. 

Jan. 30, 1826. Hay and straw- 
cutters ; the Pennsylvania and the Phila- 
delphia agricultural societies ; John Hare 
Powell ; Alderney cattle and butter. 
16, 92. 

Hale, Nathan, of Boston, 1784-1863. 
Mar. 27, 1828. Dr. S. G. Howe's 
address at New York in behalf of the 
Greeks ; account of Dr. Howe. 44, 314. 

Half-pay establishment, advantages of (A. 
Scammell, 1778), 17, 113; claims for, 
of artillery officers, considered, 1799, 
10, 289; 37, 384; objections to Act 
for commutation of, and plan for amend- 
ment (G. Williams), 18, 175 ; in- 
justice to officers not entitled to, by 
bill brought before Congress, 1808 (A. 
Graydon), 28, 400 ; reason for proposi- 
tion being unpopular, 52, 62. 

Hall, Charles, of Northumberland, Pa. 
July 26, 1799. Enclosing T. Cooper's 
seditious address to the public, with 
Mr. H.'s own observations thereon; 
account of Cooper, as a tool of Judge 
McKean ; industry of Dr. Priestley in 
having the address printed and cir- 
culated. 25, 5S. 

Hall, Charles. July 15, 1797. Notifica- 
tion of Mr. H.'s appointment as agent 
for U. S. before the Commissioners under 
the 6th article of the British treaty. 6, 
416. 

■ Aug. 17, 1797. Request for Mr. 

H.'s decision in regard to the appoint- 
ment of U. S. agent. 7, 89. 

Aug. 1, 1799. Mr. H.'s observa- 
tions on Cooper's address, to be printed 
and distributed; indecency of Dr. 
Priestley, an alien, meddling with the 
government. 11, 528. 



Hall, Dr. Jacob. Mar. 22, 1799. Will 
receive Col. P.'s sons, William and 
George, into his school at Harford, 
Md. 42, 146. 

Apr. 3, 1799. Accident to William 

Pickering ; electricity recommended ; 
list of books required for him and his 
brother. 42, 149. 

June 10, 1799. Account of the 

progress and behavior of William and 
George Pickering. 42, 170. 

Sept. 2, 1799. Thanks for the 

gift of Rev. J. Clarke's book ; Dr. H. 
has introduced it into his school; con- 
siders that he has received a powerful 
reinforcement in his Christian warfare ; 
account of Col. P.'s sons. 42, 186. 

Oct. 30, 1799. Money received 

from Col. P. ; Dr. H. has kept his sons 
until sure he had returned to the city; 
thanks for Rumford's Essays ; a bene- 
volent and useful work. 42, 211. 

Dec. 23, 1799. To Dr. Benj. Rush. 

In regard to blankets; complaints by 
some boys of their accommodations. 
42, 215. 

May 26, 1800. Sending William 

Pickering home from school; expres- 
sions of affection and approbation, and 
suggestion as to his education ; grati- 
tude and affection toward Col. P., and 
prayers for his future prosperity. 26, 
135. [Bi. 4, 2.] 

Hall, Dr. Jacob. Oct, 23, 1799. In- 
quiries concerning George and William 
Pickering; remittance of money. 12, 
265. 

Apr. 1, 1800. Respecting Col. P.'s 

sons William and George. 13, 349. 

May 20, 1800. Col. P.'s removal 

from office obliges him to take his son 
William from school; arrangements for Ife^ 
his return home ; prospects for the I ^ 
future. 13, 519. j Q 

Hull, Dr. James, recommendation for | j^ 
office of Treasurer of the Mint (/. 
Adams). 7, 188, 202, 211. 

Hall, John, Marshal of Pennsylvania. 
Dec. 30, 1803. Requesting assistance | 
in obtaining allowance for certain items I,/, 



of his accounts as U. S. Marshal. 26, 
366. 
Hall, John. Dec. 9, 1799. Appointment 
as U. S. Marshal for Pennsylvania. 12, jj.. 

447. k 



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HISTORICAL INDEX. 



175 



Hall, Col. John Carvill. May 8, 1780. 
Address to the public concerning Col. 
H.'s controversy with Gen. Smallwood. 
56, 184 [broadside]. 

Hall, John E., of Philadelphia. Apr. 
27, 1805. In regard to suit by the 
government against John Hall, former 
Marshal of Pennsylvania, for money 
paid for expenses in trial of Pries and 
other Northampton insurgents. 27, 
138. 

Hall, John E. May 16, 1805. In regard 
to suit by the government against Mr. 
H.'s father for sums expended by him 
while Marshal of Pennsylvania ; Col. P. 

I has no doubt that the judges were fully 
competent to decide. 14, 125. 

JHall, Samuel, Printer, of Boston, 1740- 
1807. Apr. 1, 1774. To Rev. N. 

1 Whitaker. Reflections on Dr. W. for 

I refusing to pay for printing his article 

I in the Essex Gazette. 39, 42. 

— Apr 23, 1799. In regard to print- 
ing Rev. J. Clarke's Answer to the 
question, Why are you a Christian ? 24, 
238 

Aug. 2, 1799 Copies of Dr. 

Clarke's works forwarded to Col. P. 
42, 179. 

Jail, Samuel. June 8, 1785. Memoran- 
dum about publishing Ferguson's His- 
tory of Rome. 5, 365. 

— Oct. 12, 1799 Copy of Dr. J. 
Clarke's works received ; inquiry con- 
cerning his sermons to young persons, 
12, 171. 

all, Thomas Sept. 17, 1799. To 
Jacob Read. About Thomas Jervey, an 
impressed seaman. 25, 217. 

all, , Postmaster at Charleston, S. C. 

(/. Gardner, 1791). 6, 40, 50. 

alio well, Capt. Benjamin, R. N., his gal- 
lantry at the battle of the Nile; his 
hopes that " the French have squeezed 
Jonathan hard enough to rouse his meek 
spirit, and make him take up arms ; if 
they do not, I shall feel it a reflection 
on me to be called an American " (W. 
\Smith). 23, 294. 

\thted, John. June, 1797. In regard 
po claim for property at Quebec. 6, 
'373. 

listed and Mercier, claims on Great 
pritain for property at Quebec (R. 
mtton). 6, 353. 



Hamburg, Burgomaster and Senate 
of. Jan. 28, 1797. Exequatur of 
Samuel Williams as U. S. Consul. 41, 
330 [copy]. 

Hamburg, inquiry for suitable U. S. Consul 
at {G. Cabot), 6, 185 ; reports of pro- 
ceedings of French at, 1798, 54, 6-17. 

Hamdullah, schooner, request for passport 
for (R. List on), 7, 508 ; passport, 509 ; 
instructions to commander {A. Mont- 
gomery), 510; detained by ice (J). 
Humphreys), 675 ; (G. Clark), 10, 5. 

Hamet, Bashaw, otherwise Caramelli, his 
application for relief (W. Eaton), 29, 
12 ; Mr. Lear's treachery toward him 
(P. Wingate), 38, 105. 

Hamilton, Col. Alexander, 1757-1804. 
Nov. 20, 1780. Gen. Washington's 
orders to have carriages sent to bring 
boats from King's and Dobbs' Ferries 
without delay. 39, 206 [copy; Wash. 
Let. 12, 348]. 

June 1, 1783. Extract of a letter 

to Gov. Geo. Clinton on the treaty of 
peace with Great Britain. 47, 130 
[copy]. 

Jan. 7,1785. Mr. Holt's business ; 

apologizing for delay. 40, 145. 

Nov, 19, 1789. Requesting in- 

formation as to draft of $50,000 issued 
to Col. P. as Q. M. General ; also con- 
cerning claims settled by State Commis- 
sioners. 40, 317. 

Dec. 5, 1789. To P. Anspach. 

Request to forward a statement of debts 
of the Quartermaster-General depart- 

% ment intended to be provided for by the 
anticipation made for the use of that de- 
partment ; also of debts settled by State 
Commissioners. 40, 319. 

1790 Public debt not a public 

benefit; the creation of debt should 
always be accompanied with the means 
of extinguishment. 53, 206 [copy]. 

May 13, 1790. In regard to' office 

vacated by Mr. Duer [Assistant Secre- 
tary of Treasury] ; reasons for appoint- 
ing Mr. Tench Coxe ; shall take pleasure 
in the future in promoting Col. P's 
views as to public office. 40, 336. [Bi. 
2, 445.] 

Aug. 5, 1790, Communication 

from the Secretary of the Treasury to 
the House of Representatives regarding 
debts due from departments of Quarter- 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Hamilton, Col. Alexander (continued). 
master-General and Commissary of Pris- 
oners ; opinion that they should be paid 
in specie. 40, 345 [copy]. 

Aug. 13, 1791. Requesting in- 
formation as to average product of farms 
in the vicinity of Wilkesbarre. 19, 200. 
[J|i. 2, 490.] 

Dec. 5, 1791. Extracts from his 

report on manufactures. 53, 209 
[copy]. 

Mar. 12, 1792. Approval of some 

arrangement proposed by Col. P. in 
regard to the contingent expenses of 
the post-office department. 19, 260. 

Aug. 30, 1794. Draught of a 

letter to Gov. Mifflin of Pennsylvania 
relative to the late Whiskey Insurrection, 
and the power of the President to order 
out the militia. 19, 296. 

Nov. 20; 1795. Difficulty of re- 
placing Col. P. as Secretary of War; 
parsons eligible to the office must come 
from the South ; Lee, Howard, Winder, 
Pendleton ; will revise translation of " a 
certain paper," [probably the Eauchet 
letter]. 20, 102. 

Dec. 26, 1795. Mr. J. B. Cutting 

asks for professional opiuion as to valid- 
ity of his claim for relieving impressed 
seamen ; impossible to give it as Mr. H. 
was a member of the administration when 
the question was pending; will say to 
Col. P. that the claim seems a meritorious 
and just one, and it is better to err on 
the side of liberality in rewarding such 
services. 41, 263 [copy; Ham. 6, 80]. 

May 10, 1796. Thomas Pinck- 

ney's return from England; Rufus King 
recommended to succeed him. 20, 
166. 

July 21, 1796. Concerning the 

commission to settle the St. Croix 
boundary line. 20, 281. 

Sept. 21, 1796. Mr. Pitcaim ; no 

objection to his exercising his office of 
consul, though prevented by Mr. Mon- 
roe. 20, 380 

Jan. 23, 1797. French decree made 

early in the day, violating the principle 
oil free ships, free goods : rescinded as to 
America, then revived and then again 
revoked ; requests copies of these de- 
crees. 21, 14. [Ham. 6, 198.] 

Eeb. 6, 1797. Pleasure in reading 



Col. P.'s Letter of Instructions to Gen. 
Pinckney; should not merchants be 
called upon to furnish proofs of Erench 
spoliations, as well as of English ? 21, 
28. [Ham. 6, 205.] 

Eeb. 10, 1797. Requests state- 
ment of facts relating to vote of censure 
of the Commissioners for peace with 
Great Britain, in 1783 ; urging effectual 
measures to bring on an issue with 
Erance. 21, 33. [Ham. 6, 205.] 

Mar. 22, 1797. Gen. Pinckney re- 
fused with indignity by the Erench 
Directory ; suggestions as to measures 
to be pursued. 21, 67. [Ham. 6, 213.] 

Mar. 29, 1797. Arguments in favor 

of a commission extraordinary to Erance. 
21, 73. [Ham. 6, 216.] 

Apr. 1, 1797. Inexpediency of 

publishing information received from 
Gen. Pinckney at present. 21, 75. 

May 11, 1797. The commission 

extraordinary to Erance ; Jefferson or 
Madison suggested as a member; plan 
of a provisional army ; armed merchant 
vessels; cavalry. 21,117- [Ham. 6, 
246.] 

May 13, 1797- News from Eng- 
land of peace between the Emperor of 
Germany and France ; necessity of main- 
taining a firm and erect attitude in 
negotiation with Erance ; honor only to 
be found in uniting energy with modera- 
tion; better death than disgrace. 41, 
347 [copy ; Ham. 6, 249.] 

Aug. 27, 1797. With rules to be 

pursued in prosecuting appeals in British 
Admiralty Courts. 21, 222. [Ham. 6, 
264.] 

Jan. 1, 1798. Enclosing packet 

from Col. L. Eleury, and apologizing for 
delay. 22, 1. 

Mar. 17, 1798. Opinion on the 

present crisis ; communication should be 
made by the President to Congress, and 
active defensive measures adopted ; bold 
language and bold measures indispen- 
sable. 22, 84. [Ham. 6, 269.] 

Mar. 23, 1798. Senate calls upon 

the President for papers; everything 
possible should be communicated. 22, 
65. 

Mar. 27, 1798. Against an im- 
mediate alliance with Great Britain; 
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to terras with France ; British minister 
might have discretionary powers ; would 
take Louisiana if offered. 22, 92. 

June 7, 1798. Requesting atten- 
tion to pretensions of Capt. Van Rens- 
selaer to a commission in the navy ; the 
Alien Bill; the mass of aliens should 
leave the country, but an exception be 
made in favor of merchants, and some 
others. 22, 196. 

June 8, 1798. Capt. Cochran, R. 

N. ; hardly possible that the British 
government should have given such 
orders [to consider all ships from Ha- 
vana contraband ?] ; the British minister 
should be questioned, and his answer 
made public ; the same measure meted 
to G. B. as to Erance ; one of them will 
quickly come to terms. 22, 198. 

July 17, 1798. Is willing to rank 

under Gen. Knox if it is indispensable ; 
but is not willing that every Revolu- 
tionary general who may be appointed 
should be above him. 22, 299. [Ham. 6, 
326.] 

Aug. 29, 1798. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s high opinion ; not surprised at the 
President's course; Gen. Washington 
will not relinquish his arrangements ; 
Gen. H. will show every deference for 
Gen. W.'s wishes, but it is important 
he should know it, if New England 
would rather see high command in H.'s 
hands than in Knox's. 23, 94. 

Feb. 9, 1799. The U. S. must not 

be committed on the independence of 
St. Domingo; a verbal assurance to 
Toussaint will suffice, that upon his de- 
claration of independence and protection 
to property, commercial intercourse will 
be renewed. 24, 65. [Ham. 6, 295.] 

Feb. 21, 1799. Scheme for the 

organization of government of St. Do- 
mingo ; a military government indispen- 

j sable. 24,103." 

Apr. 4, 1799. Despatches of Mr. 

Rozier carried into Gibraltar; Mr. R. 
will furnish cipher to them, if sent here, 

i to prove that they contain nothing 
| against the U. S. 42, 150 [copy ; 
Ham. 6, 107]. 

May 13, 1799. Report of peace 

I made between Russia and France ; in 
I which case a farther attempt to negotiate 
D might be expedient ; but firmness and 



23 



vigor of preparations must be main- 
tained ; death before dishonor. 24, 259. 

Mar. 15, 1800. Letter of recom- 
mendation of M. Victor Dupont de 
Nemours. 26, 47. 

Apr. 25, 1800. Enclosing para- 
graph from Connecticut paper in regard 
to great numbers of vessels and seamen 
captured in the West Indies by the 
British ; hopes it is an electioneering 
lie. 26, 97. [Ham. 6, 435.] 

May 10, 1800. To T. Sedgwick. 

Against supporting Mr. Adams for the 
Presidency, unless in combination with 
Gen. Pinckney. 47, 49 [copy]. 

May 14, 1800. Is not informed 

why Col. P. and Mr. McHenry have 
quitted the administration, but can con- 
jecture ; suggests that all 'documents 
that will enable Col. P. to explain both 
Jefferson and Adams should be pre- 
served ; refers to a journal of Adams ; 
" a tissue of weakness and vanity." 26, 
118. 

Nov. 13, 1800. On his own pam- 
phlet on the conduct and character of 
President Adams ; replies filling the 
press ; more information wanted for a 
second edition; asks for copy of his 
letter to Col. P. respecting an alliance 
with Great Britain. 26, 221. [Ham. 6, 
477.] 

— — Dec. 22, 1800. To T. Sedgwick. 
Danger of supporting Burr for the Pres- 
idency ; Jefferson to be preferred ; the 
convention with France. 47, 50 [copy]. 

Jan. 21, 1801. To T. Sedgwick. 

Begging Mr. S. to reconsider his opinion 
in favor of Burr as President. 47, 52 
[copy]. 

Sept. 16, 1803. Referring to his 

propositions in the General Constitu- 
tional Convention. 26, 305. [Ham. 6, 
556.] 

Hamilton, Alexander. Nov. 6, 20, 1780. 
Gen. Washington to be informed of ar- 
rangements made for a supply of boats. 
33, 292, 295 [copy; Wash. Let. 43, 
166, 330]. 

Jan. 17, 1781. Condition of mas- 
ters of vessels employed in public 
service ; begs that the Commander-in- 
Chief will allow rations to be drawn 
for them and their families. 33, 308 
[copy; Wash. Let. 45, 216]. 



178 



Hamilton, Alexander 

Jan. 18, 1781. Inquiry concerning 

the time when ox-teams will be required 
for service of the army. 33, 309 [copy ; 
Wash. Let. 45, 214]. 

- Apr. 20, 1781. In regard to ap- 
pointment of Barrack-master-general ; 
Col. P. does not feel himself justified in 
appointing one to be paid by the U. S. ; 
should suppose there would be no ob- 
jection to the Count de Rochambeau's 
appointing Col. Champlin ; encloses 
warrant for approval by Gen. Washing- 
ton. 33, 316 [copy; Wash. Let. 48, 
191]. 

Nov. 19, 1789. Requesting assist- 
ance for Messrs. Anspach and Wolfe to 
enable them to settle Q. M. G. accounts ; 
congratulating Mr. H. on his appoint- 
ment to the Treasury. 35, 78. 

Nov. 25, 1789. Mr. Anspach's 

business. 35, 79. 

Apr. 6, 1790. Application for the 

vacant office of Assistant Secretary of 
the Treasury ; repeal of the Wyoming 
confirming law. 35, 88. [Bi. 2, 441.] 

July 20, 1790. Thanks for Mr. 

H.'s letter, and acquiescence in his ap- 
pointment of Mr. T. Coxe to the va- 
cant Treasury office. 35, 92. [Bi. 2, 
445.] 

Aug. 28, 1790. Method for pay- 
ment of creditors of Q. M. G. depart- 
ment. 35, 94. 

Oct. 13, 1791. Value of Wyoming 

farms. 6, 37- [Bi. 2, 491.] 

Mar. 9, 1792. In regard to a 

house in Philadelphia. 6, 60. 

May 8, 1792. Account of Col. 

P.'s share in negotiations with Indians 
of the Five Nations, lately in Philadel- 
phia ; requests opinion whether Col. P. 
is entitled to any compensation. 35, 
151 [copy]. 

July 20, 1792, In regard to a law 

to compel coasting vessels carrying let- 
ters to deliver them at the post-office. 
6, 65. 

Nov. 17, 1795. The Secretaryship 

of State, and inquiries about Col. W. 
North. 6, 150. [Bi. 3, 249.] 

Dec. 14, 1795. Publication of E. 

Randolph's Vindication, and account of 
the translation of Fauchet's letter. 6, 
156. 



THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



— Mar. 22, 1796. In regard to the 
President's nomination of Judge Benson, 
of New York, as Commissioner under the 
6th article of the British treaty ; con- 
siderations for Mr. B. 36, 37| [copy]. 

— July 16, 1796. Questions raised 
by Mr. Howell with regard to the choice 
and decision of Commissioners on the St. 
Croix boundary ; vicious principle main- 
tained by Mr. Barclay ; question of 
unanimity or majority of the Commis- 
sioners ; requests that Mr. H. will con- 
verse with Gov. Jay on the subject. 6, 
196 [copy] ; 36, 154. 

— Sept. 24, 1796. In regard to Mr. 
Pitcairn ; recommended to Gen. Pinck- 
ney as a valuable Vice-Consul for Paris. 
36, 257 [copy]. 

— Jan. 30, 1797. With copies of 
Prench decrees, violating the treaty with 
the U. S., asked for by Mr. H. ; those 
of May 9 and 28, 1793, made to suit 
the views of captors of certain vessels, 
after the capture. 37, 15 [copy; 
Ham. 6, 204]. 

— Mar. 26, 1797- Argument against 
a commission extraordinary to Prance ; 
statement of information furnished by 
Gen. Pinckney to be published. 6, 249, 

— Mar. 30, 1797^ Enclosing a sketch 
of the state of facts relative to Gen. 
Pinckney's mission, written for publica- 
tion, in the hope of showing the people 
the true character of Prance, and con- 
trolling certain men who wish to chain 
us to her ; scruples which induced Col. 
P. to postpone publication ; request for 
opinion. 37,89 [copy; Ham. 6,219]. 

— Apr. 5, 1797- Prench relations and 
treaty with Great Britain of 1795. 6, 
253." 

— Apr. 29, 1797. Rights of search 
of armed merchant ships ; Prench affairs, 
and provisional military establishment. 
6, 263. 

— Jan. 3, 1798. Regretting the long 
delay in Mr. H.'s hands of letter from 
Col. Pleury, with power to receive 
money due him. 37, 254-| [copy]. 

— Mar. 25, 1798. Instructions to 
Ministers in France ; relations with 
Great Britain, 8, 241; measures to be 
taken in regard to foreign relations, and 
corruption of the French Directory, 
243. 






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179 



Apr. 7, 1798. Despatches from 

the Envoys published ; French Directory 
defended by Jefferson and others. 8, 
311. 

June 9, 1798. British instructions 

in regard to American commerce mis- 
understood ; British interference greatly 
due to dishonesty of American mer- 
chants ; uselessness of a merely provi- 
sional army; probability of a French 
invasion. 8, 536. 

July 16, 1798. .Gen. Washington's 

reasons for giving Gen. Pinckney the 
secoud command. 9, 55. 

July 18, 1798. Gen. Washington's 

acceptance of the command of the 
armies ; his nominations for Major- Gen- 
erals ; President Adams's unfortunate 
nomination of Wm. S. Smith for Adju- 
tant-General. 37, 316 [copy; Ham. 6, 
327] 

Aug. 21, 1798. In regard to Gen. 

Knox's claim for precedence; estimate 
of Gen. Knox. 9,202. 

— Aug. 22, 1798. Expressing opinion 
of Mr. H.'s character ; Mr. Jay's opin- 
ion ; consequences of Knox's having the 
second command. 9, 207. 

— Aug. 23, 1798. In regard to the 
question of precedence ; Gen. Washing- 
ton determined to appoint Hamilton ; 
President Adams's support of Knox. 
9, 214. 

— Sept. 4, 1798. Putnam Catlin re- 
commended as land-agent in Luzerne 
County ; derivation of the name Wilkes- 
barre; Mr. Catlin an advocate of the 
Connecticut settlers; Charles Hall as 
agent in Northumberland County. 37, 
332 [copy]. 

— Eeb. 9, 1799. Commerce with St. 
Domingo was the object in modifying 
the law stopping commercial intercourse 
with French ports ; Toussaint will de- 
clare independence if assured of com- 
mercial intercourse; requests Mr. H.'s 
opinion on the system of government to 
be recommended. 10, 368. 

— Feb. 25,1799. Regret of the Cabi- 
net and supporters of government at 
nomination of a new minister to France; 
inconsistent with nomination of minis- 
ters to Russia and Turkey. 10, 412. 

Apr. 8, 1799. Gen. Eustace, and 

his remarkable statements. 10, 575. 



June 18, 1799. Mr. Rozier, and 

information given by him to Talleyrand 
about the U. S. 37, 436 [copy]. . 

July 1, 1799. With copy of letter 

from Major Mountflorence to Gen. 
Pinckney. [See 24, 299.] 37, 441 
[copy]. 

May 15, 1800. Account of Col. 

P.'s removal from office by President 
Adams; Mr. H.'s letter to Col. P. 
opened by Mr. Lee, but not read. 38, 
23 [copy; Ham. 6, 443]. 

Dec. 14, 1800. Refers to H.'s 

pamphlet concerning President Adams ; 
neither Mr. H. nor Col. P. ever wished 
to bring about an alliance with Great 
Britain, except as against France. 13, 
570. 

Apr. 5, 1803. Assertion at a 

Jacobin meeting in Salem that Mr. H. 
had proposed in the General Constitu- 
tional Convention, that the Presidents 
and Senators should be chosen for life ; 
that this was intended to lead to a 
Monarchy, and that the Essex Feder- 
alists had adopted the plan. 14. 305. 

Oct. 18, 1803. Concerning pro- 
positions made by Mr. H. in the Gen- 
eral [Constitutional?] Convention, rel- 
ative to the Governors and laws of 
individual States. 38, 61 [copy ; Ham. 
6, 558]. 

Hamilton, Alexander, appointed Secretary 
of the Treasury, 1789 (S. Hodgdon), 
58, 195 ; nominated as one of the Com- 
missioners on the 7th article of British 
treaty, 1796, and refuses (T. Lyman), 
20, 127 ; appointed Inspector-General, 
1798 (J. Jay), 9, 70 ; his plan for pro- 
viding and issuing military supplies (J. 
McHenry), 25, 49 ; his qualifications 
for the second command (G. Washing- 
ton), 9,7; (G. Cabot), 357; disliked by 
President Adams (B. Goodhue), 304 ; 
(R. King), 238 ; (G. Washington), 310 ; 
(G. Cabot), 358 ; the only man in the 
country in whom the important points 
of a great military commander are to be 
found (H. Dearborn, 1798), 23, 47 ; 
his appointment supported by McHenry 
and Wolcott (J. Hamilton), 9, 214 ; 
general approval of his appointment (G. 
Washington), 261, 268 ; (B. Goodhie), 
305 ; appointment confirmed, with a bad 
grace, by the President (B. Goodhue), 



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Hamilton, Alexander (continued). 

435 ; becomes Commander-in-Chief by 
Washington's death (/. Q. Adams), 13, 
33 ; question of his being the real writer 
of Washington's Farewell Address (R. 
Peters), 14, 304 ; (N. Fish), 15, 279 a ; 
32, 83 ; (/. A. Hamilton), 16, 59, 176 ; 
(W. Coleman), 32, 234, 251, 285 ; to, 
16, 158 ; 38, 306, 310 ; his estimate of 
the character of Washington, 49, 245 ; 
{D. Foster), 14, 3 ; claim of Hamilton's 
family for commutation of half-pay as 
Washington's aide-de-camp (R. Peters), 
29, 279, 285, 287 ; to, 14, 271 ; Col. 
P. urged to write his biography (N. 
Fish), 31, 395 ; subscription for bene- 
fit of his children (G. Cabot and 
others), 38, 85 ; (R. King), 88 ; Rufus 
King's account of his duel with Burr 
(W. Coleman), 16, 43; 38, 305; the 
draught of Washington's Farewell Ad- 
dress in the possession of Mr. King, a 
subject of controversy with his family 
(W. Coleman), 32, 149 ; (J. A. Ham- 
ilton), 157; to, 16, 59; (N. Fish), 
32, 185 ; his argument in the trial of 
H. Croswell for a libel on Jefferson (W. 
Coleman), 16, 339; talents as an ad- 
vocate (/. A. Hamilton), 342 ; letters 
signed Phocion in behalf of the loyalists 
(/. A. Hamilton), 343 ; his construction 
of the Constitution with regard to a 
tariff for protection (H. Clay), 16, 229 ; 
claims on his country's gratitude (M. de 
Lafayette), 16, 312 ; remarks on his 
biographers (R. Troup), 38, 334; his 
services, 46, 359 ; his disinterested patri- 

, otism, 51, 210; weight of his opinion 
in the measures of Washington, 51, 
233 ; birth and strong likeness to Dr. 
E. Stevens, 250, 302; his testimony to 
the conduct and exertions of Massachu- 
setts in the Revolution, 47, 19 ; his 
ability discovered by Gen. Greene, in 
1776, 70 ; his opinion on Col. P.'s letter 
to Gen. Pinckney, 1797, 124; notes on, 
for Col. P.'s Memoirs, 52, 25 ; called 
by John Marshall the greatest man that 
had appeared in the U. S., 46, 361 ; 54, 
252, 313 ; his exertions for the rati- 
fication of the U. S. Bank Bill, 385 ; 
Col. Wadsworth's anecdote of his influ- 
ence with Gen. Knox, 50, 207 ; parallel 
between him and Washington, 52, 85 ; 
his letters in the hands of Jud^e Wash- 



ington, 101 ; his objection to the election 
of President Adams, 55, 208 ; assertion 
of mutual friendship with, by Jefferson, 
46, 375 ; 55, 268 ; agreement of Col. 
P. with Mrs. E. Hamilton to write his 
life, 55, 269 ; grounds of Col. P.'s ad- 
miration for him, 305. 

Hamilton, Mrs. Elizabeth (Schuyler), 
1757-1854. June 10, 1810. Thanks 
for Col. P.'s exertions in behalf of her 
claim for Gen. Hamilton's half-pay. 29, 
337. 

■ Aug. 1, 1827. Agreement with 

Col. P. on the terms on which he is 
to write the life of Alexander Hamilton. 
55, 269. 

June 21, 1828. Introducing a 

young friend to Col. P. 44, 322 
[copy]. 

Feb. 3, 1829. To J. Pickering. 

Introducing Mr. P. Hamilton to take 
charge of Gen. Hamilton's papers ; deep 
regret for the death of Col. P. ; question 
of compensation for his work on Gen. 
H.'s biography. 44, 327. 

Hamilton, Mrs. Elizabeth. Dec. 14, 1827. 
Sending original letters of Washington 
to be delivered to Mr. Sparks. 16, 
340. 

Hamilton, James, of South Carolina, his 
mistaken ascription of the Treaty of] 
Ghent to the military prowess of the 
U. S. 47, 97. 

Hamilton, James Alexander, 1788- 
1878. May 26, 1824. Satisfaction in read- 
ing Col. P.'s Review of the Cunningham 
letters ; due to posterity that Col. P.'s-i 
vindication should be recorded, although 
the charges against him cannot affect the 
present generation; gratitude of Alex- 
ander Hamilton's family for P.'s defence 
of his character. 32, 52. 

July 18, 1825. Pennsylvania lands 

account of papers belonging to Alex- 
ander Hamilton, in the hands of 
King, who refuses to deliver them ; ask 
advice. 32, 157. 

Aug. 27, 29, 1827. Proposal to ; 

travel from New York to Boston with 
Col. P. 44, 304, 306. 

Dec. 3, 1827- Request to select a« 

few letters of Gen. Washington from the 
papers of A. Hamilton, for Mr. JT 
Sparks, to be distributed in England 
44, 309. 



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Mar. 19, 1828. Money to be de- 
posited to Col. Pickering's credit ; mar- 
riage of Miss Frances Morris. 44, 312. 

- — June 13, 1828. Box of papers of 
A. Hamilton shipped to Col. P. 44, 
318. 

Hamilton, James Alexander. Sept. 5, 1825. 
Papers in the hands of R. King ; Hamil- 
ton's draught of Washington's Farewell 
Address among them; it was put out 
of Hamilton's own hands to prevent 
publication by his family or friends ; ad- 
vises waiting until Mr. King's return 
from England. 16, 59. 

— Jan. 16, 1827. The Snake Creek 
lands ; the question of authorship of 
Washington's Farewell Address. 16, 
176. 

-^— July 27, 1827. On the question of 
compensation for writing the life of A. 
Hamilton; the question requires con- 
sideration; Col. P. has written much 
for public information, but never re- 
ceived a cent for his labors ; the ques- 
tion may be settled later. 38, 328. 

j Mar. 31, 1828. In regard to money 

placed to Col. P.'s credit for writing the 
life of A. Hamilton ; Col. P. will con- 
sent to take only half the sum, as he 
has been unavoidably detained ; pro- 
poses to pursue the business with dili- 
gence in future. 16, 340. 

— May 19, 1828. Mr. Sparks not 
disposed, in noticing Washington's Fare- 
well Address, to introduce the name of 
Gen. Hamilton, for fear of offence to 
Judge Washington ; the truth might be 
told in a way to give no just cause of 
offence, and Hamilton's family are en- 
titled to all the riches of his fame ; no 
question of dulling the lustre of Wash- 
ington's fame ; Hamilton's own letters 
to W. ; Mr. Gore's anecdote of Mr. 
King's exalting Hamilton above Pitt or 
Fox ; his practice at the bar ; letters of 
Phocion in behalf of the Loyalists; 
papers relating to his death ; suggests 
application to Mr. Madison. 16, 341. 

— June 2, 1828. Mr. Coleman's col- 
lection of proceedings relative to the 
duel between Hamilton and Burr ; let- 
ters from Hamilton to G. Cabot. 16, 
344. 

— June 30, 1828. Chancellor Kent's 
mention of Alexander Hamilton; will 



apply to him for information ; Pennsyl- 
vania land business ; request for Mr. 
H.'s impressions of Gen. Jackson. 16, 
345. 

Hamilton, Mrs. James A. Dec. 15, 1827- 
With letters of Washington to Gen. 
Hamilton, selected for Mr. Jared Sparks, 
38, 333 ; request to submit to Mrs. E. 
Hamilton for approval ; 38, 333. 

Hamilton, John, British Consul at Nor- 
folk, Ya. Feb. 26, 1810. Account of 
the enlistment of deserters and mutineers 
from the British fleet in the U. S. service, 
in 1807, and the refusal of the civil and 
naval authorities to restore them ; Ad- 
miral Willaumez's letters ; parade of 
the circumstance of war at the time of 
the affair of the Chesapeake, only in- 
tended for effect. 43, 276. 

Mar. 12, 1810. Farther remarks 

on the question of British deserters in 
Norfolk, in 1807. 43,287. 

Hamilton, John. Feb. 17, 1810. Re- 
quests information as to the official 
demand of deserters from our govern- 
ment in the affair of the Chesapeake ; 
asks for copies of the letters of Admiral 
Willaumez, and for information in regard 
to the parade of war at Norfolk, in 
1807. 38, 163. 

Mai. 6, 1810. Thanks for papers 

received ; requests a copy of Mr. Taze- 
well's opinion that deserters could not 
be restored; sends extract from Mr. 
Cowper's letter to Com. Truxtun, on the 
subject of deserters. 38, 164. 

Hamilton, John Church, 1792-1882. Feb. 
21,1815. Pennsylvania lands ; expres- 
sions of interest in all Gen. Hamilton's 
family. 15, 93. 

Hamilton, Dr. Joseph, of Hudson, N. Y. 
Apr. 19, 1786. To Z. Butler, John 
Franklin, and others. Gen. Ethan Allen's 
intention to settle in Wyoming ; recom- 
mends that provision be made for him 
at the public cost, if necessary. 57, 
28 [copy]. 

Sept. 8,1787. To Col. John Frank- 
lin. The town of Strong & Company to 
be given up to the Commissioners of the 
Susquehanna Company ■ the other towns 
to be surveyed and plotted, and they 
shall be instantly filled with settlers ; 
defends the company from F.'s charge 
of being discouraged ; no effort to retain 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Hamilton, Dr. Joseph {continued). 
their lauds has been omitted. 57, 278 
[copy; Penn. Arch. 11, 182]. 

Sept. 10, 1787. To Col. JohnFrank- 

lin. Endeavoring to incite F. to some open 
act of forcible opposition to the laws; 
comparison with a timid physician who 
dares not let blood; reasons for not 
being himself a fighter. 57, 284 [copy ; 
Penn. Arch. 11, 185]. 

Sept. 10, 1787. To J. Franklin. 

Leading characters will never believe 
that Col. P. can do anything energetic 
until he has really done it, and will 
venture no more money ; further com- 
parison to the timid physician. 57, 285 
[copy; Penn. "Arch. 11, 185]. 

Hamilton, Dr. Joseph, his complicity in 
the design of the Susquehanna Company, 
to erect a new State in Pennsylvania 
(J. J. AcModer), 58, 160 ; arrested for 
treason and committed to jail, 1787 (S. 
Hodgdon), 57, 328. 

Hamilton, Robert, U. S. Marshal of Dela- 
ware. Aug. 10, 1798. French pris- 
oners on board the Favourite and Abi- 
gail. 9, 189. 

Hampton, Gen. Wade, 1754-1835, his 
disturbance at the increasing wealth of 
the Northern States. 55, 70. 

Hammond, George, British Minister to 
the U. S. Apr. 28, 1793. With letter 
for Gov. Simcoe for the Indian Commis- 
sioners ; Mr. H. will be happy to make 
any alteration in it which Col. P. and 
Mr. Randolph may think proper. 59, 
91. 

Hancock, Israel, of Wyalusing, Pa. 
Sept. 27, 1790. Proposal to supply 
beef cattle for Col. P.'s mission to the 
Senecas at Tioga. 61, 29. 

Hancock, John, Governor of Massachu- 
setts, 1737-1793. Dec. 1, 1780. An- 
swer to the congratulatory address of 
the general and field-officers of the Mas- 
sachusetts troops. 53, 122, 123 [copy]. 

Apr. 10, 1793. Certificate as Gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts, that John Avery, 
Jr., is Secretary of the Commonwealth. 
58, 332. 

Hancock, John. Nov. 12, 1780. Con- 
gratulatory address from the general and 
field-officers of the Massachusetts troops, 
on Mr. H.'s election as Governor of 
Massachusetts. 53, 121. 



June 25, 1781. Circular addressed 

to the Executives of States by the Q. 
M. G., begging that the work of trans- 
portation of supplies of provisions may 
be pushed forward as rapidly as possible, 
in accordance with the recommendation 
of Congress. 33, 389 [copy; Mass. 
Rev. Let. 11, 339]. 

Hanson, Alexander Contee, of Mary- 
land, 1786-1819. Jan. 10, 1809. In 
regard to printing of Col. P.'s speeches 
in Baltimore ; desire for speech in reply 
to Anderson; speeches translated into 
German. 29, 8. 

Dec. 11, 1809. Correspondence 

between R. Smith and the British min- 
ister ; Mr. Madison, to assume his 
present attitude, must trust to the length 
of the documents preventing men from 
reading them ; defection of the Political 
Register; hopes that Giles's resolution 
may raise active opposition in the 
House ; a field for Mr. Quincy ; animated 
speeches needed to dispel popular apathy. 
29, 188. 

Jan. 7, 1811. Mr. Clay's motion 

of censure of Col. P. ; efforts to set the 
public of Baltimore right on that score 
effectual ; provoked that Col. P.'s friends 
did not bring up a resolution censur- 
ing Clay ; exultation of the Smiths ; 
request for Col. P.'s West Florida 
speech for publication. 29, 368. [Bi. 
4, 182.] 

Jan. 17, 1811. Debate in the 

Senate on Mr. Clay's motion of censure 
of Col. P. ; P.'s dignified conduct ; Mr. 
Dana's vindication ; Gen. Smith will not 
forget the gentleman from Connecticut 
shortly; Smith's sensitiveness under 
Federal strictures not indicative of any 
reformation, but only of dread of ex- 
posure ; some pleasure in lashing a 
knave who feels every cut of the whip ; 
his vile character ; surprised at the 
silence of the Federal papers, which 
ought to be set upon Smith ; Mr. Quin- 
cy's noble stand in the House on the 
West Florida Bill ; if Eppes's Bill passes, 
shall be sick of the Union ; considers 
it no crime to desire a dissolution ; prob- 
ability of the New England States 
dropping off. 29, 36. 

Oct. 16, 1813. Invitation to Eliza- 
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Georgetown ; the War becoming more 
popular every day ; common people be- 
lieve that Perry has annihilated the 
whole British navy ; low opinion enter- 
tained of the British admirals. 44, 70. 

May 14, 1815. In regard to a 

portrait of Col. P. ; description of Mr. 
JEL's Maryland farm ; death of Mr. J. 
H. Thomas ; Bonaparte's return from 
Elba, and his desperate prospects ; Mr. 
H.'s own indifference as to public affairs ; 
elections in Virginia; Federalists are 
like Pompey's army, patricians against 

, plebeians. 30, 396. 

Sept. 30,1815. Desire for a visit 

from Elizabeth Pickering; dangerous 
illness of Mr. H.'s sister, Mrs. Gros- 
venor ; family afflictions ; Col. P.'s por- 
trait ; exultation of Jacobins at the 
calamity of Boston ; Virginia elections. 

30, 399. 

Dec, 1815. Extreme illness of 

Mrs. Grosvenor ; Elizabeth Pickering. 
44, 119. 

May 16, 1816. Eamily affairs; 

anxiety for the time of Elizabeth Picker- 
ing's marriage to Mr. Dorsey to arrive. 

31, 111. 

Hanson, Alexander Contee. May 29, 1815. 
Belmont and Mr. and Mrs. Peters ; Col. 
P.'s portrait by Stuart; diffidence in 
sending it ; pleasure in reading Mr. 
H.'s account of his farm ; the astonish- 
ing revolution in France; hopes that 
Bonaparte's fate will be soon decided. 
15, 99. 

Sept. 22, 1815. In regard to Eliz- 
abeth Pickering's proposed visit to Mr. 
and Mrs. H. 15, 101. [Bi. 4, 263.] 

June 7, 1816. List of farming 

tools shipped from Boston to Mr. H., 
and directions as to their use. 15, 121. 

Hanyost, Kanaghwanegeagh, an Oneida 
Indian, his valuable services to the 
U. S. in the Revolution (S. Kirkland), 
62, 221. 

Happart, Joseph Leger d'. Apr. 15, 
1797. Desiring to obtain a commission 

1 in the army. 21, 85. 

IHaraden, Capt. Jonathan, commanding 

| the Pickering privateer of Salem, 1745- 
1803. Oct. 1, 1779. Account of his 
capture of the Royal George cutter of 
New York. 39, 179, 178 [copy]. [Bi. 

I 2, 148.] 



Haraden, Capt. Jonathan, valuable prizes 
taken by (G. Williams), 17, 29, 309, 
312 ; (J. Pickering), 315 ; his bravery 
(G. Williams), 18, 38 ; captures brig 
of Richard Derby, of Salem, bound to 
Antigua, with two sets of papers (G. 
Williams), 17, 242. 

Harbor defence, plan for (A. Dubuc de 
Marentille), 43, 120, 129, 139, 140, 
144, 244, 248 ; to, 38, 111, 126, 139, 
154; (H. Dearborn), 43, 126; to, 
126; circular with Act of Congress for, 
1797, 6, 380. 

Hardenberg, Major Abraham. July 22, 
1791. Protest against the validity of 
the lease granted to John Richardson by 
the Cayuga Indians ; Richardson an in- 
truder on the Cayuga reservation, con- 
trary to the cession to the State of New 
York, and liable to be removed; dan- 
gerous for the Indians to expect a yearly 
payment from him. 61, 257. 

Harding, Chester, appointment to sit to, 
for a portrait, 1827 (G. W. Pratt), 38, 
319. 

Hare, Charles W. Jan. 10, 1808. Ask- 
ing for advice and information to enable 
Federalists in Pennsylvania to decide on 
Presidential electors and candidate for 
Governor. 28, 151. 

Hare, Charles W. Jan. 16, 1808. Reasons 
for refusing Federal support to George 
Clinton and James Madison, as Presi- 
dential candidates, and for giving it to 
Monroe; importance of the State of 
Pennsylvania ; monstrous and mischiev- 
ous ascendency of Virginia. 14, 177. 

Harison. Richard, District Attorney of 
New York. Mar. 13, 1798. Knows 
nothing against the U. S. Marshal 
charged by Freeholder with misconduct, 
but will investigate. 22, 78. 

July 7, 1798. Enclosing vouchers for 

sums due Mr. H. by the U. S. 22, 271. 

Apr. 10, 1800. Advising the dis- 
continuance of certain government pro- 
secutions for libel, in view of the poverty 
and insignificance of the culprits. 26, 77. 

May 25, 1800. In regard to Mr. 

H.'s account against the State and War 
Departments ; conjectures and falsehoods 
concerning Col. P.'s removal ; no im- 
pression can be made by them on any 
one whose esteem is worth cultivating ; 
expressions of respect. 26, 140. 



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Hanson, Richard. Feb. 14, 1792. Re- 
quest for the examination of Col. Udny 
Hay's forage accounts. 35, 145. 

Oct. 1, 1795, Request to pursue 

all practicable measures to obtain evi- 
dence in case of brigantine alleged to be 
illegally fitting out; also in case of 
French privateer La Vengeance. 35, 
279 [copy]. 

Dec. 10, 1796. Request for an 

account of the case of the privateer La 
Vengeance, to vindicate the government 
from Mr. Adet's accusations. 36, 321 
[copy]. 

- Dec. 15, 1796. Thanks for in- 
formation in case of La Vengeance ; Col. 
P. never entertained a doubt of the 
propriety and fairness of the proceedings. 

36, 328 [copy]. 

June 13, 1797- Request to pay 

passage money of Capt. J. Clarke from 
Havana. 6, 351. 

June 17, 1797. In regard to cer- 
tificate of U. S. Consul at Cadiz, as to 
the cruelty of ship-captains. 6, 368. 

Feb. 17, 1798. Enclosing letter 

from Freeholder, and inquiring into 
character of the U. S. Marshal for New 
York. 8, 141. 

June 25, 1798. In regard to 

French immigrants from St. Domingo in 
New York ; request for information of 
measures taken by the city government 
to prevent their becoming a charge. 8, 
597. 

June 28, 1798. Inquiry concern- 
ing libellous matter in the Mount Pleas- 
ant Register. 8, 604. 

July 7, 1798. Request to prosecute 

John D. Burke for a libellous article in 
the Time Piece, if a citizen, or to put the 
alien law in force against him, if an 
alien. 37, 31 5 [copy]. 

Jan. 1, 1799. On the prosecution 

of John D. Burke for a libel ; the Pres- 
ident thinks it expedient to let him off, 
on condition of his leaving the country. 

37, 381 [copy]. 

Jan. 30, 1799. Final settlement of 

Col. P.'s accounts as Quartermaster- 
General. 10, 300. 

Mar. 2, 1799. In regard to the 

sinking of the mail of the Chesterfield, 
and the commitment to jail of the cap- 
tain ; request to inquire into the circum- 



stances, and take measures to have the 
captain set at liberty. 37, 401 [copy]. 

June 5, 1799. Innocence of Mr. 

Lenormand of any evil designs, and re- 
commendation that he be discharged. 
11, 221. 

Aug. 12, 1799. Time that pub- 
lishers of libels on the government 
should be prosecuted ; request to exam- 
ine the New York Argus, and prosecute 
for all libels. 11, 599. 

Apr. 22, 1800. The President 

directs that William Durell shall be 
pardoned, that prosecution against Mr., 
Peck be left to Mr. H.'s discretion, and 
a nolle prosequi be entered in the case of 
Mrs. Greenleaf. 13, 406. 

May 27, 1800. In regard to Mr. 

H.'s account against the State and War 
Departments; lies and ridiculous con- 
jectures as to Col. P.'s removal from 
office, in the newspapers, especially the 
New York Advertiser of May 26. 13, 
530. 

Harper, James J., of Philadelphia, certi- 
ficate of citizenship. 7, 512. 

Harper, Robert Goodloe, 1765-1825, 
Jan. 3, 1804. Acceptiug case of Graves 
& Barnwell vs. Boston Marine Insur- 
ance Company. 27, 1. 

Jan. 3, 1805. Received papers in 

case of Graves & Barnwell vs. Boston 
Marine Insurance Company. 43, 39. 

Aug. 8, 1809. Writ issued against 

the editor of the Baltimore Whig, for 
libel on Col. P. 29, 164. 

Mar. 31, 1810. Mr. Williams's 

letter; Mr. Pinkney's declaration that 
it was impossible to doubt or question 
the correctness of the British rule of 
1756 ; no good would result from mak- 
ing it public ; he would probably deny 
it ; opinion of his sincerity ; among Fed- 
eralists he spoke like one, and among 

- Democrats hoisted Democratic colors; 
deserted his old friend Chase for fear of 
giving offence to the reigning party. 

29, 316. 

Feb. 27, 1812. In regard to Col. 

P.'s libel suit against Irvine of the Balti- 
more Whig; commission to Paris re- 
turned re infecta ; no testimony obtained. 

30, 19. 

May 26, 1812. Irvine, the, libeller 

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made a full retractation, and paid all 
costs of suit, which is therefore with- 
drawn; more gratifying than to obtain 
a verdict against him. 30, 45. 
Harper, Robert Goodloe, Chairman of Com- 
mittee of Ways and Means. Jan. 17, 
1798. Pay of clerks in State Depart- 
ment. 8, 70. 

Feb. 23, 1799. Expenses of treat- 
ies with Barbary States. 10, 504. 

— Mar. 1, 1799. Requesting pro- 
vision for an appropriation for the carry- 
ing out of the 6th article of the British 
treaty. 10, 430. 

— Mar. 21, 1799. Information of the 
expedition planned by Hedouville to at- 
tack the Southern States from St. Do- 
mingo. 10, 502. 

Mar. 30, 1799. Mr. Grant's ap- 
plication to be made U. S. Consul at 
Glasgow. 10, 522. 

Apr. 14, IS 00. In regard to ex- 
penditures for relieving American sea- 
men, and prosecuting claims for captures 
before foreign tribunals. 13, 391. 

— Apr. 24, 1800. Case of the schooner 
Susanna; suit to be brought rather 
against the officers of the Arab, than the 
British government, and in London 
rather than Jamaica. 13, 410. 

July 29, 1809. Bequest to examine 

and prosecute for libel against Col. P. 
in Baltimore Whig of July 14. 14, 
240. 

— June 12, 1812. In reference to 
Col. P.'s suit against Irvine of the Bal- 
timore Whig for libel ; difficulty of ob- 
taining damages in a libel on a Feder- 
alist by a Democrat. 14, 369. 

— Mar. 7, 1814. The President's 
message relative to the orders of Gen. 
Prevost ; inquiry concerning Gen. Arm- 
strong's declaration that we ought to 
have resisted the Berlin decree by arm- 
ing, and that the administration had 
kept back important communications 
which should have been made public ; 
Armstrong's book to expose the admin- 
istration. 15, 25. 

Karper, Robert Goodloe, notice of his ob- 
servations on the dispute between the 
j TJ. S. and France in the Monthly Mag- 
l azine, vol. 5, 1798. 23, 113. 
fcarper's Ferry, as a site for a TJ. S. 
I arsenal (G. Washington), 41, 249 ; to, 



36, 9; (T. Lear), 6, 160; operations 
begun, 1796 (G. Washington), 20, 
137; (B. Dandridge), 36, 15; land 
purchased on original terms (G. Wash- 
ing toil), 29. 

Harriet, ship, falsely registered and de- 
tained by U. S. Consul at Madeira, 
1796 (J. M; Pjntard). 6, 168. 

Harms, Levett, U. S. Consul at St. 
Petersburg. July 19, 1808. To J. 
Madison, Secretary of State. With let- 
ter of Count Romanzoff, announcing ap- 
pointment' of Mr. Daschkoff as Consul- 
General of Russia in the U. S., and 
hoping for diplomatic relations. 54, 
192 [copy]. 

- Sept. 22, 1808. To J. Madison. 
In recommendation of Mr. Daschkoff; 
attachment of the Emperor of Russia 
to the American nation. 54, 192 
[copy]. 

Dec. 23, 1822. Reasons of the 

enmity of J. Q. Adams toward Mr. H. ; 
owing to Mr. H.'s exertions for a high 
diplomatic mission to Russia, that Mr. 
A. had his appointment. 31, 409. 

Harris, Levett. Dec. 27, 1822. Account 
of the circumstances of J. Q. Adams's 
appointment as Minister to Russia; 
nomination of Mr. Short by President 
Jefferson negatived ; Mr. Adams's polit- 
ical apostasy and its reward ; a Minister 
to Russia not considered necessary. 15, 
298. 

Harris, Mr. , Military storekeeper. 

Mar. 10, Apr. 4, 1800. In regard to 
water casks and beef from polacre Dey. 
13, 261, 360. 

Harris, Lieut., R. N., atrocious cruelties 
of, to American seamen in the West 
Indies, 1799 (R. King), 11, 574; (R. 
Liston), 591. 

Harrison, R., Auditor of the Treasury. 
Jan. 11, 1804. To G. Duvall, Comp- 
troller. Certificate that Mr. H. has 
examined the claim on the TJ. S. of Dr. 
E. Stevens, and that there is due to him 
the sum of $27,325. 44, 286. 

Harrison, Col. Robert H., 1745-1790. 
Feb. 28, 1778. Acknowledgment of 
letter. 17, 102. 

Apr. 23, 1778. Hopes of a satis- 
factory military establishment by Con- 
gress ; discontent of officers ; insidious 
overtures of Great Britain. 17, 145. 



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Harrison, Col. Robert H. (continued). 

Apr. 2, 1781. Requesting use of 

a cart. 18, 87. 

Harrison, Col. Robert H. Feb. 20, 1778. 
In regard to accusations against Gen. 
Mifflin that he was manoeuvring to sup- 
plant Washington ; believes there was 
no ground for suspicion ; disgust and 
discontent of Gen. Mifflin, and injudicious 
behavior of Congress in regard to him 
and in other respects ; exchange of pris- 
oners with Gen. Howe ; suggestions in 
regard to them. 33, 180. 

Harrison, William Henry, 9th Presi- 
dent of the U. S., 1773-1841. May 26, 
1798. To R. G. Harper. Soliciting 
office of Secretary of North-West Ter- 
ritory. 22, 179. 

Harrison, William Henry. July 6, 1798. 
Appointment as Secretary of North- 
West Territory. 9, 11. 

Aug. 27, 1798. President Adams's 

answer to address from Cincinnati. 9, 
405. 

Harrison, William Henry, nominations of, 
for offices in N. W. Territory (/. Adams), 
13, 496 ; his unjust and oppressive 
treatment of the Indians, which led to the 
war on the Wabash, in 1811 (R. Put- 
nam), 30, 91 ; (a Strong), 15, 49. 

Hart, Rev. Seth. Aug. 20, 1798. From 
J. Wagner. In regard to patent for 
nail-making machine. 9, 200. 

Hartford Convention, 1814 (M. Cutler), 
30,323; (J. Lowell), 325; to, 15, 
63, 67, 87; (G. Morris), 30,339; (G. 
Logan), 364; (R. Beverley), 374; 
(F. Baylies), 32, 408; misrepresenta- 
tions concerning, 55, 247, 249. 

Harvard College, Col. P.'s reminiscences 
of, 53, 1 (Bi. 1, 9) ; bond to steward, 
1759, 2 ; steward's accounts and board 
bills, 5-11 ; account of expenses at, 
1759-63, 11 ; in regard to tutors (S. 
Phillips, Jr.), 5, 371 ; absurd prin- 
ciples of exhibitions at (T. Pickering, 
Jr., 1798), 8, 253 ; indebted to Fisher 
Ames for its escape from the absurdity 
of yoking Col. P.'s name with Gerry's 
for the degree of LL.D. (F. Ames), 25, 
244 ; to, 12, 275 ; high character of the 
college, 1811 (/. Hopkins), 14, 344. 

Harvey, Benjamin D., exorbitant bill as 
counsel in Bermuda, 1798 (W. J.Perot), 
8, 439. 



Harvie, Col. John, of Virginia, d. 1807. 
Oct. 13, 1785. Conditions of payments 
on new lands in Virginia. 20, 70. 

Harvie, Col. John. Apr. 8, 1784. About 
grant of new land in Virginia, offered 
by Col. H. to John Pickering, Jr. 5, 
334. 

Hassan Bashaw, schooner, passport for. 
10, 114. 

Hastie, Capt. George. Oct. 4, 1799. Re- 
questing names of American seamen 
brought in ship Hope from Cadiz. 12, 
151. 

Hastie, James. June 12, 1775. Bill 
against the Colony of Massachusetts Bay 
for duffel. 56, 55. 

Oct. 9, 1775. Bill against the 

Colony of Massachusetts Bay for cloth 
for soldiers' coats. 56, 64. 

Hastings, Jonathan, Postmaster of Bos- 
ton. Nov. 20,1791. To Geo. Williams, 
protesting against his removal from the 
postmastership. 19, 235. 

Nov. 23, 1791. Enclosing testi- 
monial from citizens of Boston as to 
his competency as Postmaster. 19, 
236. 

Hastings, Jonathan. June 23, 1797. He- 
quest to forward commission as Envoy 
to France to Mr. E. Gerry. 6, 372. 

Mar. 6, 1798. Acknowledging re- 
ceipt of letter from the Envoys in France, 
forwarded from Boston to Philadelphia 
by Mr. H. ; no prospect of an amicable 
adjustment of differences with France. 
8, 186. 

Hastings, Jonathan, Col. P.'s determina- 
tion to remove him from Postmastership 
(/. Clarke), 6, 39 ; inquiry concerning 
(S. Osgood), 44 ; reasons for removal 
(iV. Applet on), 45 ; suspension of re- 
moval (/. Clarke), 48; letters. in regard 
to (Rev. J. Clarke), 19, 231, 233, 
241 ; (Theodore Lyman and others), 
237 ; (S. Higginson), 243. 

Hatch, Col. Jabez, Deputy Quartermaster- 
General. Feb. 4, 1781. Remittances 
and drafts. 5, 167. 

May 21, 1781. Recommending 

Major Brawden [Broughton ?] of Mar- 
blehead, for employment. 33, 372. 
[Old Cong. Pap. 41,' 1, 353 ; copy.] 

Hatch, Col. Jabez, fortunate appointment 
of, as Deputy Quartermaster (/. Pick- 
ering). 5, 187- 



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187 



Hathaway, Silas. May 12, 1798. To 
P. A. Adet. Inquiry whether the pro- 
jected land business [?*. e. the attempt 
at exciting an insurrection in Canada] 
is to go on; great losses of Col. David 
McLane in the venture. 42, 46 
[copy]. 

Eaugwitz, Count, his foolish plan for com- 
bining the northern maritime powers 
with the U. S. against England, 1798 
(/. Q. Adams). 8, 481. 

lauteval, , the Agent employed by the 

Erench Directory to demand a bribe and 
loan of the U. S., 1797, known as Z. 
(J. Marshall), 9, 488; (G. Washing- 
ton), 497 ; his statement to .Col. Trum- 
bull (J. Adams), 12, 203 ; his name 
given up to Talleyrand by Mr. Gerry 
(/. Read), 9, 460; (G.' Washington), 
461. 

avana, notice of convoy for American 
ships at, 1798 (Governor of Cuba). 9, 
185. 

ayerhill, Mass., Committee of Cor- 
respondence in. See Committee of 
Correspondence. 

laverhill plot, of Moses Wingate and 
others against Col. P., 1812, papers re- 
lating to. 44, 5-28. 

Uwkesbury, Charles Jenkinson, 
Baron. May 19, 1803. To R. King. 
Satisfaction of King George III. with 
the news of the signing of the treaty 
ceding Louisiana to the U. S. ; and with 
the care taken not to infringe upon the 
rights of Great Britain ; Mr. K.'s con- 
duct an additional proof of the cordial - 

] ity and confidence toward Great Britain 
manifested in his whole career. 54, 278 
[copy]. 

awkins, Major Benjamin, U. S. Indian 
Agent for the Southern department, 
1754-1816. Sept. 5, 1796. With plan 
for the regulation of the affairs of the 
four Southern tribes of Indians ; re- 
quests Col. P.'s opinion. 41, 298. 
p— Jan. 23, 1800. Introducing W. 
Hawkins; prosperous condition of the 
Creek Indians; their reliance on the 
government. 26, 21. 
[jwkins, Major Benjamin. May 14, 1800. 
From C. Lee, acting Secretary of State. 
Bequest to inquire into disposition of 
jCherokee Indians to cede certain lands 
in Georgia to the U. S. 13, 507. 



Hawkins, Benjamin, his valuable services 
(W. Sargent), 8, 456 ; 9, 252 ; state- 
ments regarding him, by Methlogy, all 
false (/. Adams), 11, 430 ; his appoint- 
ment a fortunate one for the U. S. (/. 
Seagrove), 432 ; high in the confidence 
of the Creeks (/. Seagrove), 502. 

Hawley, Daniel, U. S. Consul at Havana. 
June 29, 1798. The Consulship at 
Havana ; inquiry into a fugitive-slave 
case; active defensive measures of Con- 
gress ; relations with Spain. 8, 606. 

Aug. 4, 1798. A convoy is to be 

sent for American ships watched at 
Havana by Erench privateers. 9, 145. 

Dec. 21, 1798. In regard to high 

charges of John Adams for services, as 
bearer of despatches from Havana. 10, 
109. 

Jan. 25, 1799. No law against 

Frenchmen coming to the U. S., but they 
are not to be encouraged. 10, 281. 

Apr. 16, 1799. Inquiring concern- 
ing Mr. H.'s substitute in his absence 
from Havana. 10, 586. 

May 1, 1799. Mr. H.'s character 

unfavorably affected by information re- 
ceived concerning proceedings in the 
case of brig Hope at Havana and New 
York ; encloses a copy of the representa- 
tion made to the Secretary of State. 
11, 6. 

June 28, 1799. Mr. H. is removed 

from Consulship at Havana ; Mr. John 
Morton, of New York, is to succeed him. 
11, 338. 

Hawley, Daniel, appointment of, as TJ. S. 
Consul at Havana, 1798 (C. M. de 
Trujo),8, 24; (D. Humphreys), 327; 
' conduct with regard to the Hope, and 
unfitness for his position (J". Adams), 
11, 133 ; charges against him confirmed 
(/. Adams), 217. 

Hawley, John. Oct. 25, 1800. Account 
of the proceedings of the Federal Court 
at Trenton, which decided the question 
of jurisdiction over the Wyoming lands, 
in 1782. 58, 358. 

Hawley, Major Joseph, of Massachusetts, 
1723-1788. Feb. 3, 1775. Urging 
publication of Col. P.'s plan of military 
discipline. 17, 8. 

Hay, Col. Udny. July 5, 1781, introduc- 
ing Capt. W. Brown, 5, 219 ; Aug. 16, 
1781, forage, 5, 250 [copies]. 



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Hay, Col. Udny {continued'), 

-__ j u l y 25, Aug. 8, 11, 14, 16, 1781. 
West Chester forage question. 5, 220, 
233, 246, 250. [Bi. 1, 333.] 

Aug. 1,1781. Observations on Col. 

P.'s letter of July 26, 1781; refusal to 
admit P.'s arguments on the subject of 
forage taken for the army. 39, 315. 

Aug. 11, 1781. To Chaudinet and 

others. Forage. 5, 245. 

— . Jan. 15, 1783. Calliug on Col. P. 
to furnish proof of aspersions on Col. 
H.'s character in P.'s letter to Gov. 
Clinton, or to make atonement in some 
other way [presumably a duel]. 34, 70. 
[Bi. 1, 341.] 

- May 25, 1784. Prices at which bar- 
rels for powder may be obtained. 40, 135. 

Mar. 6, 1786. Pay of himself and 

assistants. 19, 13. 

~ May 4, 1786. Gen. Hazen struck 
with paralysis ; benefited by electricity ; 
his business. 19, 46. 

Apr. 11, Aug. 12, 1788. Forage 

accounts. 40, 258, 259. 

Jan. 19, 1792. With warrant for 

claim against the late Quartermaster- 
General Department; proposal for a 
mail contract between the U. S. and 
Canada. 41, 43. 

Mar. 20, 1792. Col. H.'s note paid 

by Mr. Anspach to Baron Steuben; 
accounts. 41, 60. 

Way, Col. Udny. Nov. 25, 1780. From 
Col. H. Hughes about forage, and an 
assistant. 18, 65. 

July 26, Aug. 8, 15, 16, 1781. 

West Chester forage question. 5, 223, 
233, 248, 249. [Bi. 1, 333, 334.] 

May 16, 1786 ; settlement of forage 

cases. 5, 379*. 

Oct. 8, 1788. Obliged by Col. 

Hay's congratulations on Col. P.'s de- 
liverance from violence ; Col. H.'s claim 
for compensation for services in Quarter- 
master Department. 35, 47. 

Hay, Col. Udny, account of his behavior 
in regard to forage (S. Hodgdon), 33, 
408 ; {President of Congress), 412 ; (G. 
Clinton), 415 ; memorandum of Col. P. 
in regard to letter from Hay, and his 
conversation with Majors Fish and Arm- 
strong, 34, 72 [Bi. 1, 342] ; withdrawal 
of statements concerning (G. Clinton), 
116. 



Hays, Judah, of Boston. Sept. 5, 1799. 
No arrangement made with St. Domingo 
for compensating claims on account of 
captures. 12, 17. 

Hayward, Prof. James, 1786-1866. Feb. 
7, 1821. Account of Dr. Drake's con- 
version to Unitarianism. 44, 231. 

Mar. 19, 1821. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s letter with account of Dr. Drake 
and Mr. Jefferson; scepticism much 
encouraged by the names of Franklin 
and Jefferson ; a countervailing influence 
in liberal Christianity ; the story of Dr. 
Drake would probably influence many 
young men. 31, 339. 

- Mar. 31, 1821. With extract from 
Mr. Townsend's letter in regard to Dr. 
Drake and the effect on his mind of the 
"Unitarian Tracts. 31, 343. 

Hayward, James. Mar. 11, 1821. Anec- 
dote of Dr. Drake sent, with Mr. Chan- 
ning's sermon, to Mr. Jefferson ; satis- 
factory reply ; Mr. J. seems certainly 
now to be a believer in Christianity; 
liberal religion spreading. 15, 252. 

Haywood, Sherwood, of Raleigh, N. C. 
Jan. 11, 1800. Requesting a copy of 
decisions of Supreme Court of North 
Carolina. 13, 57. 

Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817- Jan. 3, 
1782. Recommendation of Mr. Meng 
as Postmaster with the army, to succeed 
Mr. H. 5, 276. 

July 22, 1799. Case of ship Argo- 
naut. 11, 474. 

Hazard, Samuel, grant of land to, in Penn- 
sylvania. 57, 17. 

Hazard, Massachusetts State ship, battle 
fought and prizes taken by, 1779 (J. 
Pickering), 17, 257 ; (G. Williams), 
259. 

Hazen, Gen. Moses, 1733-1802. Apr. 
15, 1783. Concerning land on the 
Miami River petitioned for, for Canadian 
refugees, and land in Ohio proposed to 
be settled by army officers. 18, 157. 

Mar. 19, 1786. Requesting copy 

of Col. P.'s award, in the dispute be- 
tween Gen. H. and Major Trescott. 
19, 19. 

Apr. 10, 1786. Request to act as 

Gen. H.'s agent in Philadelphia. 19, 29. 

Hazen, Gen. Moses, his troublesome in" 
stigation of Gen. Heath's garrison 
orders, 1780 (G. Washington), 33, 302; 






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189 



copy of Col. P.'s award as referee in 
Gen. H.'s controversy with Major 
Trescott, 53, 132. 

JHazlehtjrst, Isaac. Mar. 15, 1792. 
Agreement to rent bis bouse in Second 
Street, Philadelphia, to Col. P., for six 
hundred dollars a year. 41, 55. 

Hazlehurst, Isaac. Mar. 13, 1792. Col. 
P. desires to rent Mr. H.'s house in 
Philadelphia. 6, 62. 

ELead, Joseph, of Boston. Jan. 25, 1 804. 
Request to be informed whether the 
recent convention with Spain embraces 
cases of neutral vessels captured by 
French privateers within Spanish ter- 
ritory. 43, 18. 

leath, James, Auditor of Virginia. Jan. 
19,1821. Taxes on Virginia lands. 15, 
343. 

flJEATH, Gen. William, of Roxbury, 
Mass., 1737-1814. Feb. 5, 1782. Re- 
quest for returns of horses and cattle of 
the French army, which consumed forage 
in "Westchester County. 40, 3 [copy; 
Wash, Let. 56, 321.]" 

— May 23, 1782. To Gen. Washing- 
ton. Difficulty in obtaining returns of 
forage consumed in Westchester County 
by the allied army ; no return of number 
of horses given by the French Quarter- 
master-General ; the State of New 
York anxious for a settlement. 40, 18 
[copy ; Wash. Let. 56, 320]. 

— July 23, 1783. Request to Col. 
P. to sell a horse belonging to Gen. H. 



Heckewelder, John (Gottlieb Ernes- 
tus), 1743-1823. June 17-23, 1793. 
Information given the Indian Commis- 
sioners, derived from different sources, 
concerning the interference of the British 
agents with the Western Indians, to pre- 
vent peace being made with the U. S., 
except with the boundary line of the 
Ohio. 59, 184 [copy]. 

Jan. 4, 1794. Information from 

Moravian missionaries of the dissatisfac- 
tion of many Indians at the clandestine 
proceedings of the councils in respect to 
the treaty; the Six Nations especially 
indignant at being ruled by people who 
did not want the Indians to make peace ; 
talk of applying to Congress for a new 
treaty. 59, 251. 

Heckewelder, John, his estimate of white 
settlers north of the Ohio, 1793. 59, 31. 

Hedouville, Gen., French Directorial 
Agent, sent away from St. Domingo by 
Toussaint (/. Mayer), 9, 671 ; expedi- 
tion planned by him against the Southern 
States, 1799 (R. G. Harper), 10, 502 ; 
declaration in his proclamation that the 
U. S. had intrigued for the revolt of St. 
Domingo from France (R. King, 1799), 
10, 621 ; remark made about him by 
Toussaint, " c'est une mouche " (W. 
Smith), 11, 36. 

Heer, Capt. Bartholomew von. Oct. 
25, 1780. Return of horses belonging 
to his troop of light dragoons. 56, 218. 

Oct. 8, 1781. Receipts for horses 

and buckskin breeches for his dragoons. 
56, 264. 

Hemphill, Joseph, of Philadelphia, letter of 
introduction (G. H. Rose). 16, 170. 

Hendrick de Leon, schooner, case of {Com- 
missioners under ^\st article of treaty 
with Spain). 9,334. 

Hendricks, James, of Wilkes County, 
Ga. Oct. 25, 1798. Convinced that 
the President has no undue leanings to- 
ward Great Britain ; hopes that no man 
will now Le found to advocate the views 
of France ; Mr. Baldwin's efforts for 
election ; application for post of Com- 
missioner under the tax law. 23, 261. 

Hendricks, James. July 27, 1798. Ad- 
dress from inhabitants of Wilkes County, 
Ga., to the President; the country at 
last awake to the designs of France. 9, 
107. 



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Hendricks, James (continued}. 

Sept. 28, 1798. Calumnies against 

President Adams invented by hangers- 
on of France. 9, 395. [Bi. 3, 381.] 

Henley, Col. David, U. S. Agent at Knox- 
ville, Tenn., 1748-1823. Feb. 7, 1798. 
Horse lost by Major Hinson ; inflam- 
matory address by a Judge Campbell in 
Tennessee, accusing the executive of 
using moneys for bribery. 22, 27. 

Oct. 3, 1798. Inquiry concerning 

a bill drawn by John A. Schaeffer ; 
treaty with Cherokees concluded ; in- 
structions and despatches of the Envoys 
to France not yet received. 23, 195. 

Oct, 22, 1798. John A. Schaeffer's 

bill a forgery. 9, 507. 

Henley, Col. David. Dec. 14, 1797. Re- 
quest to take measures for finding a 
horse lost by Major Hinson. 7, 544. 

Mar. 23, 1798. With copies of the 

President's proclamation for a general 
fast, for distribution in Tennessee. 8, 
236. 

Henley, Col. David, and Butler, Thomas. 
Feb. 16, 1798. Requesting them to 
nominate a U. S. District-Attorney for 
Tennessee. 8, 140. 

Henry, J., gives information of an attempt 
of the Governor of Canada, through him, 
to divide the United States, 1812 ( W. 
Reed), 30, 22; (R. Peters), 25; a 
pitiful electioneering manoeuvre (R. 
Peters), 28 ; papers relating to the 
plot, 54, 332. 

Henry, Patrick, of Virginia, 1736-1799. 
Jan. 8, 1799. To Archibald Blair. In 
regard to the Democratic statement that 
Mr. H. was opposed to Gen. Marshall's 
election ; has the highest possible opin- 
ion of Gen. M. in all capacities ; tactics 
of the opposition ; fatal results of Jacob- 
inism in France and America ; admirers 
of France in this country. 31, 201 
[copy]. 

Henry, Patrick. Mar. 25, 1799. Mr: 
Henry commissioned as Envoy Extra- 
ordinary to France. 10, 516. 

Henry, Patrick, appointed by President 
Adams one of three Commissioners to 
treat with France, 1799 (G. Cabot), 10, 
417; declines appointment (/. Adams), 
64<7 ; a candidate for Congress from Vir- 
ginia, 1799 (W. Smith), 11, 34; his 
death (G. Washington), 11, 365 ; Wirt's 






account of, 46, 157 [Bi. 4, 4S0] ; his 
views on British debts, 50, 206 ; dissent 
from Wirt's opinion of his eloquence, 
47, 22; 73, 87; (G. Morris), 245; 
his opposition to the Constitution and 
subsequent generous support, 47, 71; 
(A. Campbell), 25, 8; (C. Carroll), 
16, 303 ; anecdote of his saying that he 
could forgive Jefferson anything but liis 
corruption of Madison (T. Turner), 15, 
137; (J. Marshall), 16, 327. 

Henry, Mrs. Rosanna. Oct. 26, 1799. 
From J. Wagner. Orders issued by the 
Admiralty for release of James Henry, 
an impressed seaman. 12, 283. 

Henry, Dr. Thomas, letter of recommenda- 
tion of (Governor of Porto Rico). 9, 30. 

Hepburn, James, of Northumberland, 
Pa. Aug. 30, 1788. Judgment against 
Robert Falkner not to be pressed ; re- 
commendation of Mr. Cook ; pleasure 
at Col. P.'s release from captivity ; good 
effect of the outrage in clearing the 
rascals out of the settlement. 58, 124. 

Jan. 1, 1790. Mr. H.'s brother 

indicted for selling liquors at Tioga; 
he is a stranger in the country, unac- 
quainted with the laws, and would not 
wilfully violate them ; request for assist- 
ance in obtaining a license. 58, 200. 

Hepburn, James, license to keep a public 
house, with bond. 58, 215. 

Herculais, , French Consul- General at 

Algiers ; his low opinion of Mr. Famin ; 
a pair of them (W. Smith, 1799), 10, 
342, 374. 

Herington, Reuben, and others, of 
Tioga, Penn. Dec, 1787. Excusing 
themselves for having signed the Com- 
bination, so called, on the plea of artful j^ 
misrepresentations made to them. 57, 
343. 

Hermione, frigate, evidence against mur- 
derers on (C. Lee), 8, 203 ; (R. Liston), 
335 ; outrage on American vessels com- 
mitted by captain of, 1795, (/. Q> 
Adams), 35, 256 ; question of deliver- 
ing up the murderers to British author j 
ities (/. Adams), 37, 419. 

Hero worship, the abuse of (E. Cresson) 
38, 331 ; remarks on, 47, 42. 

Hessian prisoners, good behavior and faith' 
fulness of, 1778 (Board of War). 33 
267. 

Heth, Col. William, 1735-1808. Feb 



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191 



13, 1786. Concerning appointment of 
Col. P. as Commissioner on Virginia 
claims. 19, 10. [Bi. 1, 515.] 

— Jan. 5, 1798. In regard to an ab- 
surd law imposing a certain duty on 
shipmasters, for breaking which no pen- 
alty was prescribed. 22, 2. 

— June 17, 1798. The duty of every 
man in the present crisis to speak out ; 
offers services in any military capacity ; 
old companions ready to join him ; the 
President imposed upon by members of 
Congress in some late recommendations. 
22, 217. 

— June 24, 1798. Recommending 
Messrs. John Davidson and Robert Car- 
rington for commissions in the provi- 
sional army. 22, 233. 

Apr. 6, 1806. Documents received ; 

read with abhorrence and indignation 
Capt. Eaton's letter to Secretary Smith 
[concerning the Bashaw of Tripoli, and 
his abandonment by Mr. Lear] ; Lear's 
reported treachery in delivering certain 
of Gen. Washington's papers to Jeffer- 
son; Eaton's statement that Jefferson 
dared neither to censure nor recall Lear, 
to be easily understood, in this case ; 
Col. H.'s views on St. Domingo entirely 
changed by Mr. White's speech. 27, 
313. 

Apr. 19, 1806. In regard to allu- 
sion made in his last letter to the sup- 
posed abstraction of some of Washing- 
ton's papers by Col. Lear. 27, 320. 

— Oct. 23, 1806. In regard to re- 
imbursement by Collectors of Ports for 
expenses of suit defended by Col. H. 
against the government. 27, 332. 

peih, Col. William. Dec. 11, 1797. Re- 
specting Capt. Reaquick ? and impressed 
seamen. 7, 539. 

July 28, 1798. Col P. will take 

an opportunity of speaking to Col. Ham- 
ilton about Col. Heth's application for 
military employment, and hopes that 

| Col. Heth's great military qualifications, 

I joined with his integrity and fidelity, will 
introduce him to a satisfactory post. 11, 

I 503. 

■ — Aug. 8, 1798. Eorm of application 
for commission for private armed vessel. 

I 9, 162. 

let.l), Col. William, qualifications for Ad- 

I jutant-General (G. Washington). 9, 269. 



lleysell, Hans, appointment as U. S. Con- 
sul on the coast of Barbary {Comptroller 
of Treasury}. 8, 498. 

Hibberson, Joseph, and Arredondo, 
Joseph M. Mar. 17, 1812. To Don 
Justo Lopez. Account of interviews 
with Gen. Matthews and Major Laval, 
on the subject of the American invasion 
of Elorida; Commissioners to be ap- 
pointed to treat with Gen. Matthews for 
surrender of ilmelia Island. 55, 24 
[copy]. 

Hichborn, Benjamin, his arrival at Ham- 
burg, 1798; his character (W. V. Mur- 
ray). 23, 35. 

Hide, Jedediah. Mar. 20, 1787. Offer 
to purchase Wyoming land belonging to 
Mr. H. 5, 397. [Bi. 2, 269.] 

Higgins, Nathaniel, of Perth Amboy, N. J. 
Apr. 14, 1798. Declines to interfere in 
case of James Higgins, detained on 
board a British vessel ; his detention 
owing to his own misconduct. 8, 347- 

Higginson, John, account of T. P. with 
estate of, 1774. 53, 41. 

Higginson, John, son of Stephen, a candi- 
date for the TJ. S. Consulship at Paris 
(T. Lyman). 6, 226. 

Higginson, Mehetabel, Executrix. Oct. 
27, 1774. Power of attorney to T. P., 
Jr., to receive money due to estate of 
John Higginson. 53, 40. 

Apr., 1775. Defence of loyalist 

ideas. 5, 22. [Bi. 1, 84.] 

May 3, 1775. Expressing her de- 
termination to go to Halifax ; thinks 
Col. P. would do more service as a medi- 
ator than a soldier ; requests his in- 
fluence to have the friends of government 
used with tenderness. 39, 108. 

May 6, 1775. Begging Col. P.'s 

influence for her friends, and that he 
will reconsider his decision to obtain a 
military post ; wishes for his happiness. 
39, 110. 

May 12, 1775. Account of an un- 
comfortable voyage to Halifax. 39, 112. 

Sept. 26, 1775. Letter of friendship ; 

directions for the disposal of her effects. 
39, 122. 

Mar. 13, 1781. Account of her- 
self and daughter, and wish to return to 
Massachusetts. 18, 81. 

May 28, 1782. Her arrival in 

Salem from Halifax, and removal to 



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Higginson, Mehetabel {continued). 

Beverly ; asking advice. 18,134. [Bi. 

1, 362.] 
May "19, 1783. Account of her 

settling in Salem ; Dr. Whitaker's abuse 

of refugees. 18, 159. 

Mar. 15, 1785. Request for Col. 

P.'s testimony in case against Warwick 
Palfray; disappointment at not hearing 
from Col. P., and wishes for his return 
to Salem. 40, 147- 

Higginson, Mehetabel. May 2, 1775. De- 
fence of patriotic ideas, and assurance 
of friendship. 5, 23. [Bi. 1, 84.] 

Dec. 5, 1779, family affairs, 5, 131. 

June 9, 1782, advice, 5, 265 [Bi. 

1, 363]. 

June 15, 1783, feeling toward re- 
fugees, 5, 316 [Bi. 1, 469]. 

Higginson, Stephen, of Boston, 1743- 
1828. Dec. 14, 1791. In regard to Mr. 
Hastings, Postmaster at Boston. 19, 
243. 

July 14, 1795. Meeting in Boston 

against ratifying Jay's treaty with Great 
Britain; a Jacobin measure, opposed 
by all men of reputation. 20, 18. [Bi. 
3, 177.] 

Aug. 3, 1795. Messrs. Langdon 

and Bache the instigators of the tumult 
against the treaty ; protest against the 
town meeting signed by merchants ; 
people coming to their senses. 20, 27. 
[Bi. 3, 193.] 

Aug. 13, 1795. Regret at delay in 

the ratification of the treaty, and at 
popular interference ; fears of the suc- 
cess of Jacobins; protest of merchants. 
20, 28. [Bi. 3, 194.] 

Aug. 16, 1795. Protest of mer- 
chants of Boston, against interference 
with the treaty ; schemes and tactics of 
the Jacobins ; opposition due to French 
agency ; letter of J. Q. Adams on 
European politics ; anxiety for the fut- 
ure. 20, 30. 

Aug. 29, 1795. Resignation of 

Edmund Randolph ; conjectures as to its 
cause ; John Rutledge ; opposition to 
the treaty dying out ; prospect of the 
Jacobins worrying their way into power. 
20, 40. 

Sept. 21, 1795. Col P.'s transfer 

to State Department ; resignation of Ed- 
mund Randolph ; mobs in Boston and 



Portsmouth ; Jacobin machinations ; ad- 
vantage to the Federal cause of Ran- 
dolph's defection. 20, 57. 

Dec. 30, 1795. On the office of 

Secretary of State ; Randolph's vindi- 
cation. 20, 120. [Bi. 3, 252.] 

July 1, 1796. British courts will 

not give up their assumed right to re- 
strain trade of neutrals ; relief only to be 
obtained from the Commissioners under 
the 7th article of the treaty. 20, 249. 

July 23, 1796. Recommendation 

of John Davis for U. S. District-At- 
torney ; Judge Lowell's high opinion of 
him ; the public mind more at ease ; 
rejoicings at the termination of the late 
session of Congress ; mouths of the 
Jacobins stopped by Marbois's report on 
treaties. 41, 290 [copy]. 

Sept. 3, 1796. Mr. Monroe's re- 
call; what becomes of Mr. Skipwith 
[Consul-General in Paris] ? wishes John 
Higginson to be considered a candidate 
for office. 20, 348. 

Sept. 28, 1796. Behavior of Mr. 

Skipwith ; propriety of his removal ; 
favorable news from England ; Mr. Fen- 
wick's exposure of himself. 20, 383. 

Oct. 14, 1796. Story of the be- 
havior of Mr. Monroe and Mr. Skipwith 
at a Fourth of July dinner at Paris; 
French fleet off Newfoundland and Hali- 
fax. 20, 396. 

Oct. 30, 1796. Mr. H.'s son 

George just arrived from Holland and 
France, directed to call upon Col. P. 
20, 411. 

Feb. 17, 1797. Col. P.'s letter to 

Gen. Pinckney has opened the eyes of 
many French sympathizers and gone far 
to convert them ; French influence in 
Massachusetts much weakened ; Madame 
de Neufville. 21, 47. 

Mar. 25, 1797. Enclosing declara- 
tion in regard to French depredations on 
commerce ; loss by French spoliations a 
cheap price to pay for liberation from 
French influence. 21, 69. 

Apr. 20, 1797- Recommending 

Mr. J. L. d'Happart for a commission 
in the armv. 21, 94. 

May 11, 1797. Mr. d'Happart; 

no Frenchman to be trusted; Fislier 
Ames poorly succeeded by H. G. Otis 
in Congress; treacherous, weak, and 



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ambitious character of Otis ; anxiety 
respecting the decisions of Congress. 
21, 115. 

— May 27, 1797. Excellent effect of 
President Adams's message; Mr. An- 
drews ; John Higginson. 21, 133. 

— July 1, 1797. Value of Mr. S. 
Cabot's services to Commissioners on 
American claims in London ; weakness 
and imbecility of Congress. 21, 160. 

— Aug. 25, 1797. Suppression of the 
mutiny in the British fleet at the Nore ; 
probable effect on peace ; French friend- 
ship more to be dreaded than their en- 
mity ; the Chev. de Yrujo in Boston. 
21, 221. 

Nov. 18, 1797. Introducing Mr. 

Adam Babcock. 21, 351. 

— Jan. 2, 1798. Report of orders to 
French cruisers in the West Indies to 
capture American ships indiscriminately ; 
asking for information. 21, 5. 

Jan. 10, 1798. Appointment of 
S. Williams to the London consulate ; 
Mr. H. was importuned into recommend- 
ing Joseph Ingraham in a manner, but 
considers him destitute of integrity ; 
uch recommendations very wrong. 22, 
12. 

Feb. 13, 1798. Attack on Col. P. 
in the Aurora received ; if Col. P. stands 
in the gap and keeps off the Jacobins, he 
must expect their hatred and abuse; 
new edition of Scipio on Monroe to be 
distributed ; sale of prizes stopped in 
Spanish ports. 22, 37. 
JE- Feb. 22, 1798. Information from 
Spain of orders to give up the Missis- 
sippi posts ; discussions in Boston as to 
celebrating Washington's birthday. 22, 
44. 

Feb. 26, 1798. Private accounts 
from France ; attempts of Talleyrand to 
I divide and govern " ; indignities upon 
Gens. Marshall and Pinckney, and atten- 
tion shown Mr. Gerry; his character 
known to Talleyrand; hope that his 
appointment may not be regretted. 22, 
46. 

B Mar. 16, 1798. Information of 
fcvaeuation of Mississippi forts not so 
authentic as was supposed ; decree of 
French to take all neutrals with British 
pods, and declaration that England is 
In a state of blockade; determined to 



force us into a war ; advantages of small 
brigantines over frigates. 22, 80. 

— May 23, 1798. Mr. H. would ac- 
cept office [of Secretary of Navy] for 
a short time, at a pinch; small vessels to 
protect commerce more needed than 
large frigates ; smart officers needed ; 
character of the captain of the Constitu- 
tion [Nicholson]. 22, 173. 

— ■ June 6, 1798. Men are easily 
drawn in to sign recommendations which 
they do not approve, but are unwilling to 
sign anything which criminates ; unfit- 
ness of Capt. Nicholson and other officers 
of the Constitution. 22, 194. 

— June 9, 1798. Great caution ne- 
cessary in appointing navy officers ; they 
are mostly people who cannot make a 
living anywhere else ; plan for appoint- 
ing ; expulsion of aliens ; spirit and firm- 
ness of the President ; men-of-war fitting 
at Boston. 22, 202. 

— June 11, 1798. Better prospect of 
manning men-of-war; operations ham- 
pered by not hearing from government ; 
plan of appointing officers urged ; news 
of Gens. Marshall and Pinckney at 
Nantes ; Mr. Gerry still at Paris. 22, 
204. 

— June 12, 1798. Frigate Constitu- 
tion ; Capt. Nicholson doing better than 
was expected ; Capts. Sever and Chap- 
man; the Herald excellently well ap- 
pointed ; Congress should adopt Mr. 
Foster's motion for open war. 22, 206. 

— June 19, 1798. In regard to offi- 
cers for the men-of-war at Boston; 
public interest often conflicts with pri- 
vate schemes ; wicked and vile spirit 
in Congress ; unpleasant news of Mr. 
Gerry's remaining in France. 22, 
223. 

— June 25, 26, 1798. French pass- 
ports brought from Talleyrand by Mr. W. 
Lee, directed to Jefferson, Monroe, 
Genet, Randolph, and other prominent 
Jacobins ; propriety of Lee and his 
papers oeing seized in N. Y. 22, 235, 
237. 

— Sept. 23, 1798. Impropriety of 
recommending the President to ask for 
a British convoy as proposed by Admiral 
Vanderput, as destroying commercial 
self-reliance ; merchants who choose can 
make use of it informally. 23, 153. 



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Higginson, Stephen (continued). 

Jan. 1, 1799. Tenders of service 

by Gen. Hull and the officers of his divi- 
sion, dangerous ; the most inveterate 
grade of Jacobins ; fears that the Pres- 
ident has committed himself; better an 
open war than to be excluded from a 
sudden peace. 24, 1. 

■ ■ Jan. 20, 1799. Recommending Mr. 

Erancis Cabot for a commission in the 
army ; was Gen. Lincoln's aid in Shays's 
Rebellion, and highly spoken of by him. 
24,27. 

Jan. 31, 1799. Mr. Gerry's silly 

communication; might be entitled "the 
Envoy duped, or the folly of Gerry- 
ism " ; recommending Mr. Phelps for a 
military commission ; anxiety that Con- 
gress should declare war; we must be 
a party to the war, in order to join in 
the general peace. 24, 47. 

Mar. 3, 1799. Release of ship 

Pattern at St. Domingo; satisfaction 

• that the Senate has declined to confirm 
the President's nomination of a new 
Envoy to E ranee, and disgust of every 
sound man from Maine to Georgia at the 
President's action; a severe blow to 
foreign countries' confidence in us ; the 
President duped by the wiles of French 
diplomacy and the folly of Mr. Gerry ; 
hopes that Col. P. and Mr. Wolcott will 
remain at their posts to guard the 
country against his follies. 24, 156. 

July 30, 1799. Mr. Wynkoop's in- 
vention of a ship- ventilator; merchants 
generally have no fondness for such ; 
difficulties in recovering ship Pattern ; 
enclosing Paine's 4th of July oration, 
and suggesting that our separation from 
Erance as a dependent and ally be also 
celebrated. 25, GO. 

Aug. 7, 1799. American ships cap- 
tured under Sir W. Scott's new doctrine; 
suspension of business of Commissioners 
under the 6th article of British treaty ; 
Erench defeats, and expediency of the 
U. S. joining in the war to have a voice 
in the peace. 25, 82. 

Aug. 22, 1799. Vessels captured 

under Sir W. Scott's decision ; evident 
that the British and their allies will not 
be tender toward neutral nations not 
making common cause with them ; un- 
accountable persistence of the President 



in sending Envoys to treat with Erance ; 
direful consequences to be expected i 
the negotiation goes on, in the resent- 
ment of the allies and divisions at home; 
inconsistencies in President Adams's 
statements and practice. 25, 109. 

Sept. 20, 1799. Plan for shipping 

arms to St. Domingo; useless to en- 
deavor to work on the President. 25, 
179. 

Oct. 3, 1799. Has decided it to be 

inexpedient at present to send arms to 
St. Domingo ; the President's sudden 
departure for Trenton ; the suspension 
of the Erench mission highly mortifying 
to him and a confession that he was in 
the wrong, after quarrelling with and in- 
sulting his best friends who disapproved 
of it ; every facility should be given him 
for suspending it on whatever pretext. 
25, 202. 

Oct. 17, 1799. Has sent Col. P. 

a quintal of salt fish by sea ; hopes that) 
the mission to Erance is suspended sine\ 
die ; inconsistency of President Adams's 
private speech and public action. 25,1 
234. 

Nov. 24, 1799. Barlow's pamphlet j 

the remarks by John Gardner ; the Pres 
ident imagined he could use Barlow'fj 
letters to justify the mission; proofi 
that they were instigated by the Direct 
tory, and have succeeded in entrappinjj 
the President ; opinions of Otis, Dextei 
and Gordon in regard to the missiorj 
25,290. 

Jan. 12, 1800. Means of restrain 

ing H. G. Otis from his mischievori 
exertions ; self-interest his most powerful 
incentive ; the President's affectation i 
belief in the Essex Junto as a faction' 
he knows better ; his vanity and jealousj 
prospects for the next Presidential elel 
tion, and the consequences to the count] 
of President Adams's quarrelling wij! 
his friends ; prospects for Ellsworth aij 
"Pinckney as candidates. 26, 15. 

- Apr. 16, 1800. Christopher Go| 
and Mr. S. Cabot to sail for horn! 
useful to see Mr. Gore before he se 
the President, that he may know 
state of things ; Massachusetts election 
Gerry running Strong very close ; h 
up as the friend of Adams and of pea(, 
Jacobin influence rising ever since 



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195 



nomination of the Envoys; Otis to re- 
sign bis seat, in expectation of an 
opening in France under the treaty ; 
condemnation of ship Barbara; fraud- 
ulent condemnation of the Pattern. 26, 
85. 

Dec. 18, 1801. Invitation to a 

public dinner on Forefathers' Day; 
holds out as an inducement the pleasure 
of meeting President Adam's. 26, 270. 

Oct. 12, 1803. Requesting informa- 
tion as to various questions of public 
policy ; these will determine the course 
of Massachusetts politics ; character of 
Jacob Crowninshield ; P.'s colleague in 
Congress. 2S, 307. 

Nov. 22, 1803. Col. P.'s views on 

the Louisiana question coincide with 
those of his friends in Massachusetts; 
Louisiana must again be purchased or 
defended at a great expense, in a few 
years ; extending the territory and creat- 
ing new States a part of the plan of the 
Virginia faction to depress the North ; 
that the strength of the nation lay in the 
Northern Stftt.es was proved by the 
Revolution ; the views of that faction 
must be opposed with vigor and firm- 
ness, but how ? popularity of Jacobinism 
in Massachusetts. 26, 333. 

Dec. 12, 1803. Request to take 

charge of treasury certificates ; Mr. Gore 
and Mr. Pinkney to return ; great value 
of their services ; their petition for al- 
lowance of outfit; request that Col. P. 
will support it, if he considers it proper ; 
Col. P.'s colleague [J. Q. Adams]. 26, 
341. 

Feb. 15, 1804. Enclosing letters 

from Judge Dana and Fisher Ames ; Col. 
P. correct in sentiment and conduct 
[in regard to the Amendment to the 
Constitution?] and Mr. J. Q. Adams 
has acted like himself; comparison of 
Mr. A. to a kite without a tail; his 
aristocratic feelings and habits at great 
variance with the means he must 
take to accomplish his ends ; his 
scheme of a third party ; democracy 
gaining ground ; movements aimed at 
the independence of the judiciary; 
amendment to the Constitution rejected 
in Massachusetts ; they will not dare to 
carry through the bill for protecting our 
seamen, as it amounts to an act of hos- 



tility to Great Britain ; from its igno- 
rance and impudence it must have orig- 
inated with Sam Smith. 27, 57. 

Mar. 17, 1804. Gen. Smith's bill 

for the protection of American seamen 
rejected ; never thought they intended, 
or would dare to pass it; it was only to 
bully the British and gain popularity; 
the British have always denied the right 
to throw off allegiance or to refuse 
services to the country, and it is very 
hard to say where their rights end and 
ours begin ; the question of separation 
a very delicate and important one ; can 
be no doubt of its being desirable, but 
very doubtful of the expediency of even 
suggesting it in the present popular 
temper and the efforts of " our former 
great man " and his friends to divide the 
Federal party ; increase of democracy 
and tendency toward revolutionizing 
measures ; Federalists can only stand at 
their posts. 27, 89. 

Jan. 27, 1806. Gen. Armstrong's 

letter respecting claims on the French 
government under the late convention, 
an infamous letter ; knowing the interest 
the Livingstons and Swan had to acquire 
a commanding influence in the adjust- 
ment, and being known to Marbois and 
Skipwith, Mr. H. expected to be un- 
fairly treated but not to have his whole 
claim struck out ; secret debates in Con- 
gress ; conjectures as to questions under 
discussion ; as to England, it may be the 
lesser evil to deny her right to depredate 
at will, and take measures for obtaining 
restitution hereafter ; the claim of France 
to restrain us from supplying Hayti is 
not unfounded ; Boston Phalanx con- 
trols the Democrats in "the General Court 
as yet, but expects to be outvoted later. 
27, 181. 

Feb. 2, 1806. Tn regard to Mr. 

H.'s claim for loss of ship Pattern, 
struck off the list of French claims by 
American Commissioners. 27, 201. 

Hir/ginson, Stephen. Apr. 7, 1783. Col. 
P.'s plans for the future. 5, 286. 

■ July 20, 1795. Mr. H.'s letter 

respecting the town meeting in Boston 
on the treaty with Great Britain for- 
warded to the President ; public senti- 
ment in Philadelphia much the same as 
in Boston; the people least interested 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Higginson, Stephen (continued). 

are opposed to it, while the merchants 
of information and most interested are 
satisfied. 6, 85. 

- — July 27, 1795. Town meeting in 
Philadelphia against the treaty with 
Great Britain ; false report of its being 
a general and numerous meeting of the 
citizens; most of the persons entirely 
ignorant and unqualified to judge of the 
treaty ; Judge McKean present, influ- 
enced by men whom he would not allow 
on a jury. 6,89. [Bi. 3, 184.] 

Aug. 8, 1795. Mr. H.'s letter con- 
taining proceedings of Boston merchants 
on the treaty with Great Britain to be 
used at meeting of Philadelphia mer- 
chants ; requests that, as the President 
has been beset from so many quarters 
by the enemies of the treaty, the Boston 
proceedings may be forwarded to him 
without delay ; a train to blow up the 
treaty laid from Savannah to Ports- 
mouth. 6, 96. [Bi. 3, 187.] 

- — Aug. 22, 1795. Treaty with Great 
Britain ratified ; resignation of Edmund 
Randolph ; the President's addresses to 
the dissentients and Chamber of Com- 
merce forwarded. 6, 102. [Bi. 3, 
198.] 

■ ■ Sept. 22, 1795. Reports of Col. 

P.'s being made Secretary of State un- 
founded ; has only been doing the work 
of the office temporarily at the Presi- 
dent's desire, who would not be so 
unwise as to appoint him; Edmund 
Randolph, and his vindication and in- 
sinuations, a worthless, unprincipled 
man. 6, 124. [Bi. 3, 229.] 

Dec. 12, 1795. Col. P.'s acceptance 

of the Secretaryship of State ; accepted 
it from necessity, not from choice. 6, 
155. [Bi. 3, 251] 

Sept. 10, 1796. Removal of Mr. 

Skipwith, Consul-General at Paris, as . 
necessary as Mr. Monroe's ; but as Mr. 
S. lias the claims and much of the prop- 
erty of American citizens in his hands, 
Col. P. has considered it necessary in 
the first place, only to vest Gen. Pinck- 
ney with authority to call him to account. 
6,'225. 

Apr. 19, 1797. Affair of Mr. 

Durivage's ship Recovery. 37, 122 
[copy]. 



Dec. 28, 1797. Samuel Williams 

appointed American Agent at London; 
allowance to S. Bayard; supineness of 
Congress in regard to French aggres- 
sions. 7, 657. 

Jan. 13, 1798. French decision in 

St. Domingo regarding neutral vessels. 
8, 64. 

Mar. 6, 1798. French assumption 

and rapacity; news from the Envoys 
gives no hope of an amicable adjustment 
of difficulties with the Directory; the 
villains think America will not dare to 
appeal to arms against them. 8, 187. 

June 7, 1798. Expediency of re- 
moval of Capt. Nicholson from command 
of the Constitution; requests opinions 
of Boston merchants. 8, 529. 

Mar. 15, 1799. In regard to Mr. 

H.'s ship Pattern; prospect of inter- 
course with St. Domingo being re- 
opened. 10, 485. 

June 24, 1799. Enclosing copy of 

proceedings in case of ship Pattern, ac- 
quitted at city of St. Domingo. 11, 
320. 

Aug. 14, 1799. Extraordinary 

doctrine of Sir W. Scott in regard to 
neutrals approaching a blockaded place ; 
wonderful effect of power in constituting 
right ; schism among the Commissioners 
on 6th article of the British treaty ; must 
be settled in London. 11, 609. 

Sept, 12, 1799. Vessel sent to the 

Isle of France with a special passport ; 
expediency of suspending the mission 
to France on account of the unsettled 
state of affairs to be urgently recom- 
mended to the President ; an opinionist 
of inordinate vanity the most dangerous 
as a public man. 12, 45. 

Sept. 27, 1799. Impossibility of 

shipping arms and lead to St. Domingo ; 
although we wish Toussaint to obtain 
a supply we cannot implicate the U. S. 
government. 12, 113. 

Dec. 23, 1799. Object, character, 

and misrepresentations of H. G. Otis ; 
his declarations concerning the next 
election, and their mischievous effects ; 
Ellsworth and Gen. C. C. Pinckney sug- 
gested as substitutes for Adams and 
Jefferson. 12, 371. 

■ Apr. 9, 1800. Mr. H.'s account foi 

supplies furnished brig Sophia. 13, 375. 






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197 



Jan. 6, 1804. Discussion of the 

amendment to the Constitution and 
criticism of J. Q. Adams's opinions ; 
mistaken eulogy of Jefferson by Mr. 
Tracy ; impeachment of Judge Chase ; 
Calleuder paid by Jefferson for writ- 
ing the " Prospect before Us " ; power of 
Congress to tax Louisiana ; unconsti- 
tutional stipulations in the treaty. 14, 
81. 

Jan. 16, 1804. In regard to the 

diversity of opinion between Mr. J. Q. 
Adams and Col. P. on the subject of 
Louisiana; differences adjusted by con- 
versation. 14, 89. 

Higginson, Stephen, his objections to Pres- 
ident John Adams. 55, 208. 

Higginson, Stephen, Jr., 1770-1834. 
Aug. 3, 1808. Letter to the Salem 
Gazette [signed Cuesta], concerning 
William Gray and his interest in the 
Embargo. 43, 181. 

Aug. 8, 1808. To T. C. Cushing. 

No question as to the propriety of pub- 
lishing Mr. H.'s name as the author of 
article signed Cuesta ; has never wished 
it to be concealed; reasons for exposing 
Mr. William Gray's probable motives 
for supporting the embargo. 43, 189 
[copy]. 

Aug. 9, 1808. To J. Pickering, Jr, 

With answer to the editor of the Salem 
Gazette concerning authorship of the 
article signed Cuesta ; Messrs. Lowell, 
Cabot, and Jackson agree with Mr. H. 
43, 188. 

Aug. 10, 1808. To J. Pickering, 

Jr. Account of attempts made by friends 
of Mr. William Gray to disprove state- 
ments in article of Cuesta ; they must 
be careful, or they will draw down some- 
thing else on their heads ; query as to 
sounding Mr. Story about supporting a 
petition [for repeal of the embargo?]. 
43, 191. 

Aug. 13, 1808. Paper to be given to 

the friends of Mr. William Gray, deny- 
ing that the object of the article signed 
Cuesta in the Salem Gazette was to im- 
peach Mr. G.'s moral character ; it was 
to destroy the influence of his opinions 
concerning the embargo by showing that 
they were governed by his interest. 43, 
189 [copy]. 

Aug. 13, 1808. To William Gray. 



Whenever Mr. H. publishes anything 
against the character of another, he 
always holds himself responsible for the 
consequences ; the observations alluded 
to by Mr. G. were intended to show that 
Mr. H. was actuated by no malicious 
motives; does not feel himself called 
upon to give the names of the gentlemen 
from whom he had the reports, or to 
give any account of them whatever. 
43, 190 [copy]. 

Aug. 20, 1808. To J. Pickering, 

Jr. With copy of correspondence with 
Mr. W. Gray ; the last letter requires 
no answer; Mr. G. cannot hurt Mr. 
H.'s feelings until he convinces him that 
he was wrong ; opinions of other gentle- 
men on the matter. 43, 193. 

Oct. 7, 1808. Article for the Salem 

Gazette, entitled Losses by the Embargo, 
and signed Detector, stating the amount 
of profit made by Mr. William Gray on 
Calcutta and Russian goods in conse- 
quence of the law. 43, 196. 

Oct. 7, 1808. To J. Pickering, Jr. 

With article for Salem Gazette, signed 
Detector, relating to Mr. William Gray ; 
if the author's name is called for, Mr. 
H. is the author and Messrs. Joseph Lee, 
Jr., and Francis his informants. 43, 
195. 

Oct. 10, 1808. To J. Pickering, 

Jr. The exposure of Mr. Gray may be 
stopped, as Mr. T. Williams says he 
will sink if left alone, and Henry G.'s 
and Mr. Swett's feelings must be con- 
sidered. 43, 198. 

Jan. 14, 1809. Various inquiries 

as to probabilities respecting the em- 
bargo law. 29, 23. 

Higginson, Stephen, Jr. Jan. 24, 1809. 
Absolutely unable to give any informa- 
tion concerning the embargo; no report 
coming from friends of the administra- 
tion entitled to the slightest credit ; the 
only way of accounting for the President's 
persistence, is, that the embargo was a 
concerted measure with Erance and he 
dares not repeal it, for fear of an ex- 
posure of his secret overtures ; all mea- 
sures are so governed by temporary 
expediency that a month may see an 
entire change. 14, 225. 

Hill, Aaron, a Mohawk Indian, recom- 
mendation of (O. Phelps). 59, 25. 



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Hillard, David. Dec. 11, 1767. Re- 
ceipt for wages as drummer in 4th Com- 
pany of Salem. 56, 9. 

Hillegas, Michael, of Philadelphia, 
Treasurer of the U. 8., 1728-1804. Oct. 
10, 1782. Thanks for fish sent; Col. 
P.'s family recovering. 40, 45. 

Hiller, Joseph, of Salem. Sept. 26, 
1780. In reference to an appointment 
[Assistant Quartermaster ?]. 18, 40. 

Mar. 13, 1809. To J. Pickering, 

Jr. Account of movements of Essex 
militia, Apr. 19, 1775. 53, 57; 14, 
236 [copy ; Bi. 1, 542]. 

Hitter, Joseph, Collector of Salem. Oct. 
21, 1798. Commission for ship America. 
9, 499. 

Hillhouse, James, of Connecticut, 1754- 
1832. June 11, 1808. Pamphlets [Pro- 
positions for amending the Constitution?] 
forwarded from New Haven to Boston ; 
the amendments liked by the most dis- 
cerning men in Connecticut ; pleasure at 
result of Massachusetts elections, and re- 
ception given Col. P. 28, 337. 

June 3, 1810. Mr. H.'s intention 

of leaving Congress to become Treasurer 
of the school fund of Connecticut; as- 
surances of continued friendship. 29, 
335. [Bi. 4, 207.] 

Sept. 21, 1810. Trunk of papers 

sent to Mr. H.'s care by Mr. Wolcott 
for Col. P. 29, 343. 

Dec. 23, 1810. As to Col. P.'s 

change of lodgings in Washington ; West 
Florida ; the ready and tame acquiescence 
of our government in the prompt and 
peremptory decision of Bonaparte ; Spain 
being now the ally of England, B. hopes 
that we may be involved in difficulties 
with her. 29, 356. 

Eeb. 17, 1811. Clay's motion for 

a vote of censure of Col. P. ; remarkable 
nomination for Judge of the Supreme 
Court ; trunk left by Mr. H. in Wash- 
ington ; messages to friends. 29, 400. 

■ Jan. 5, 1814. With Result of the 

Hartford Convention, as the best answer 
to be made to Col. P.'s invaluable letter 
[of Dec. 16?] which was read by Mr. 
H. and his associates with much pleasure. 
30, 344. 

Feb. 7, 1815. Rejoiced to find 

that the doings of the Hartford Conven- 
tion met general approbation, and espe- 



cially Col. P.'s; Mr. H. has not altered 
his opinion of ' the evil consequences of 
making the President's election depend 
on the people. 30, 378. 

May 13, 1815. Answer to Col. P.'s 

inquiries as to the method of disposing 
of new lands. 30, 394. 

Hillhouse, James. Aug. 9, 1798. Instruc- 
tions and despatches of the Envoys in 
Prance, for distribution in Connecticut. 
9, 177. 

Dec. 16, 1814. The Hartford Con- 
vention; importance of the interests 
depending on its proceedings ; little fear 
of anything to be apprehended from the 
most imbecile of governments, or the 
other States ; exhausted condition of 
Virginia ; danger of capture of New 
Orleans; speculations on the conse- 
quence of its possession by the British. 
15, 71- 

Feb. 18, 1823. Death of Mr. H. 

Dorsey ; inquiry as to circumstances of 
the appointment of Elizur Goodrich to 
the Collectorship of New Haven and his 
removal ; also as to the Federal caucus 
of 1798 ; loving correspondence between 
Adams and Jefferson ; curiosity as to 
the effect on the sage of Quincy of the 
complaints concerning the independence 
of judges of his Monticello friend; 
monstrous principles and sentiments of 
J.'s letter to Barry. 15, 331. 

Hillhouse, James, on his propositions [for 
amending the Constitution, 1808] (R. 
Peters), 28, 307; (W. Coxe), 312; 
(J. Wagner), 321; (E. Boudinot), 
335 ; uprightness of character and politi- 
cal sagacity (R. Peters), 14, 200; (J. 
Murdoch)', 29, 70; (J. Jay), 71; 
speech on his motion for repealing the 
embargo. 48, 33. 

Hillhouse, James Abraham, 1789-1841. 
Nov. 9, 1818. Requesting a letter of 
introduction to S. Williams in London. 
44, 201. 

Feb. 5, 1822. Requesting letters 

of introduction to senators in Washing- 
ton; health of his father, James Hill- 
house, who is living in a log-cabin, in 
the western part of the State, on busi- 
ness of the school fund. 31, 371. 

Hillhouse, James A. Sept. 6, 1828. Speech 
of Alexander Hamilton on the trial of 
H. Croswell for libel ; request to call on 



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Mr. Croswell and obtain an account of 
the trial, to be used in writing the biog- 
raphy of Hamilton. 16,349. 

Hillhouse, Miss Mary. July 24, 1820. 
Written on her request for some memo- 
rial of Col. P. 15, 222. 

Hiltzheimer, Jacob, of Philadelphia. 
Aug. 23, 1780. Request to pay A. 
Hunt for a horse. 56, 206. 

Hind man, William, M. C, of Talbot Co., 
Md. 5 1743-1822. Aug. 30, 1798. Box 
containing the instructions and des- 
patches of the Envoys in Prance for- 
warded, 9, 247; received, 291. 

History, on the art of writing. 47, 173 ; 
52, 52. 

Hitchcock, Rev. Enos, Chaplain to the 
army, 1744-1803. May 21, 1778. 
Bundle for Col. P. arrived at Valley 
Forge from Massachusetts ; requests 
Col. P.'s aid in securing to Mr. H. the 
benefit of certain lottery tickets stolen 
from him. 39, 143. 

Hitchcock, Samuel, of Vergennes, Yt. Apr. 
24, 1799. Laws of the U. S. to be 
printed by Samuel Williams, of Rutland. 
10, 637. 

Hobart, John Sloss, U. S. District- 
Judge in New York, 1738-1805. Feb. 
19, 1800. Total insufficiency of Mr. 
H.'s salary as District-Judge. 26, 29. 

Hobart, John Sloss. Apr. 16, 1798. Ap- 
pointment as District- Judge in New 
York. 8, 352. 

Apr. 18, 1798. Request for the ex- 
amination of seamen of British frigate 
Hermione, arrested in New York. 37, 
295 [copy]. 

May 21, 1799. Information re- 
ceived that Jacob Eyerman, a preacher, 
one of the Pennsylvania insurgents, was 
at Schoharie, N. Y. ; request to have 
him arrested ; the fellow as corrupt in 
his morals as his politics. 37, 422 
[copy]. 

■ June 8, 1 799. Request to order Eyer- 
man, the German insurgent preacher, to 
be removed to Philadelphia. 11, 242. 

Hodgdon, Alexander. Feb. 25, 1792. 
Introducing Mr. John Dorr; Col. P.'s 
claim on the State of Massachusetts 
41, 50. 

Hodgdon, Major Samuel. Sept. 25, Oct. 
5, 7, 24, 1780. Business ; Col. Palfrey 
and his Hope ; anxiety for settlement of 



the accounts of the Hope. 39, 193- 
199. 

Nov. 18, 1780. Mrs. Pickering 

about to set out on her journey from 
Philadelphia to Newburgh ; Mr. H. has 
bought a neat wagon for her use. 39, 
203. 

Nov. 20, 1780. Attack by Rusli 

on Congress ; Mr. Hiller receives the 
pay of Major. 39, 207. 

Nov. 28, 1780. Resolves of Congress 

in regard to abolishing Col. Flower's 
command ; injustice to himself of dis- 
membering the department. 39, 211. 

Dec. 26, 1780. Reproaches Col. 

P. for not sending him word whether 
Mrs. P. reached Newburgh in safety ; 
is ashamed to inform inquirers that he 
does not know. 39, 215. 

Jan. 1, 1781. Business and ac- 
counts. 39, 219. 

Jan. 3, 1781. Supplies for next 

campaign ; distress at the idea of Mrs. 
P.'s passing the whole night with her 
children in a wagon on her journey to 
Newburgh ; his own claim for the com- 
mand of Col. Flower's regiment. 39, 
224. 

Jan. 11, 1781. Mr. R. Derby's 

loan office certificates ; remodelling by 
Congress of the different boards. 39, 
227. 

Jan. 27, 29, 1781. Business and 

accounts. 39, 236, 238. 

Feb. 15, 1781. Business ; Col. P. 

spoken of for Secretary of War under 
the new arrangement. 39, 251. 

Apr. 9, 1781. In regard to appoint- 
ment of Commissary-General of military 
stores ; asks for Col. P.'s influence ; 
Gens. Wayne and Lafayette gone to the 
southward. 39, 258. * 

Apr. 16, 1781. Business ; horses ; 

Col. P.'s plan [of retrenchment?] not 
approved of by his Excellency. 39, 
265. 

Apr. 23, 1781. Business ; remarks 

on Col. P.'s letter of Apr. 15. 39, 268. 

Apr. 30, 1781. Death of Col. 

Flower ; money supplied to Capt. Holmes 
to take him to Massachusetts. 39, 
278. 

May 4, 1781. Remarks on Col. 

P.'s letter of Apr. 25 ; regrets for his 
distresses ; Col. J.'s [Jordan's ?] in- 



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Hodgdon, Major Samuel {continued) 
trigues for the post of Commissary-Gen- 
eral; extract from Col. Mower's will. 
39, 280. 

May 15, 1781. Business; Col. 

Flower's mare ; efforts of Col. J. [Jor- 
dan ?] to obtain office ; request that Col. 
P. will procure Gen. Washington's rec- 
ommendation for Mr. H. 39, 288. 

May 27, 1781. Betsy prize money. 

39, 290. 

June 3, 1781. Request to find a 

Mr. Latta at New "Windsor for the ad- 
dress of Mr. Dereya, of New York, who 
has a quantity of lead for sale. 39, 293. 

June 8, 1781. Anxiety for the 

safety of letters ; regret for losses of Col. 
P.'s relations at St. Eustatia, and that 
his services to his country have remained 
unrecompensed ; capture of a mail over 
the mountains ; slaves taken in a prize, 
and disposition to be made of them. 
39, 296. 

June 12, 1781. Requisition from 

Board of War for swords and pistols for 
Southern army ; business ; looking for 
a clerk for Col. P. 39, 299. 

June 17, 1781. Col. P.'s letter of 

the 13th ; account of commissions ; Col. 
P.'s objection to employ a slave girl; 
Mr. Nourse as Col. P.'s- clerk. 39, 
303. 

July 14, 1781. Mr. Nourse not fit 

for Col. P.'s assistant; thanks for offer 
of position ; appointed at last Commis- 
sary-General of Military Stores ; com- 
missions attended to. 39, 308. 

Aug. 2, 1781. Commissions ; Mr. 

Morris, with a committee of Congress, to 
set out for camp to confer with Gen. 
Washington on retrenchment ; no suit- 
able person found for Col. P.'s clerk; 
Col. P. again spoken of for Secretary of 
War. 39, 317. 

■ Aug. 14, 1781. Indignation at Col. 

Hay's conduct in regard to the forage' 
claim ; commissions ; pleasure in taking 
trouble for Col. P. ; Col. Flower's be- 
quest. 39, 320. 

Aug. 16, 1781. Commissions. 39, 

322. 

Oct. 1, 1781. Thanks for informa- 
tion of military operations in Col. P.'s 
letter of Sept. 21 ; satisfaction in the 
1 ite British reverses. 39, 328. 



Dec. 5, 1781. Account of Mr. 

H.'s journey to Boston; embarrassments 
for want of money ; intended journey to 
Salem and Portsmouth ; ill health of 
Mrs. Hodgdon. 39, 337. 

Sept. 4, 1782. Illness of Col. P.'s 

family with fever and ague. 40, 28. 

Sept. 14, 1782. Health of Col. P.'s 

family improving; nothing done in re- 
spect to Quartermaster Department ; 
conflicting reports about British and 
French forces. 40, 31. 

Sept. 23, 1782. Col. P.'s family; 

unhealthiness of the locality ; shall take 
it upon himself to procure another house 
for them in town ; Quartermaster De- 
partment under consideration in Con- 
gress. 40, 33. 

Sept. 28, 1782. Capt. Dench's 

conduct extraordinary in regard to some 
missing leather ; regrets that the service 
has become so distasteful to Col. P., and 
exhorts him to patience ; health of the 
Pickering family. 40, 35. 

Oct. 1, 1782. Condition of Col. 

P.'s family; advises their removal to 
the city ; no report yet presented on the 
Quartermaster Department ; articles sent 
Col. P. 40, 37. 

Oct. 2, 1782. Mrs. Pickering still 

very ill ; will take measures to have her 
removed to the city for better attention. 
40, 39. 

Oct. 5, 1782. Col. P.'s family 

mending. 40, 41. 

Oct. 9, 1782. Mrs. Pickering's 

health ; condition of the rest of the fam- 
ily; satisfactory report made on the 
Quartermaster Department ; leather be- 
longing to the government. 40, 43. 

Oct. 10, 1782. Col. P.'s family; 

pay of Quartermasters. 40, 47. 

Oct. 16, 1782. Mrs. Pickering's 

illness ; health of the rest of the family. 
40, 49. 

Oct. 22, 1782. Mrs. Pickering 

able to drive out a little ; the rest of 
the family still suffering. 40, 51. 

Oct.* 31, 1782. Regulations for 

Quartermaster-General's Department ; 
blunders in printing ; Col. P.'s family ;j 
the Civil List ; report of the evacuation; 
of Charleston. 40, 53. 

Nov. 6, 1782. Mrs. Pickering's 

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Discontent and de- 
s servant, Robert. 

Satisfactory con- 



tion of Drs. Clarke and Redman ; desir- 
ability of Col. P.'s coming to Philadel- 
phia. 40, 60, 61. 

Dec. 23, 1782. French gold to be 

left for exchange in Philadelphia; the 
overweight guineas must be clipped; 
and as a penny apiece for clipping cannot 
be allowed, Col. P. will be obliged to do 
it himself. 40, 68. [Bi. 1, 387-] 

Jan. 19, 17S3. 

parture of Col. P. 5 
40, 74. 

Feb. 18, 1783. 

ference with the Superintendent of Pi- 
nance ; Mr. H. has obtained all he asked, 
and in the way asked for. 40, 81. 

Mar. 26, 1783. Business; thanks 

for communications ; proceedings on the 
Newburgh addresses; the addresses 
themselves read with admiration; Gen. 
Washington's letter to Congress a great 
performance ; Col. P.'s family; Mr. Mor- 
ris insists upon a settlement of accounts. 
40, 84. 

Apr. 3, 1783. Quartermaster busi- 
ness ; inquiry concerning Vermont lands ; 
suggestion that Col. P. should see the 
graut. 40, 86. 

Apr. 7, 1783. Ordnance stores ; 

standards sent some time ago ; Dr. 
Smith's claim ; the Secretary of War 
going to camp to confer with Gen. 
Washington on the reduction of the 
war establishment; the rays of peace 
enlarging. 40, 88. 

Apr. 22, 1783. Highly pleased 

with the result of Col. P.'s letter to R. 
Morris ; has drunk a dish of tea extra- 
ordinary with Mrs. P. on the occasion ; 
plans for business on the establishment 
of peace ; the proposition for settling a 
new State by officers. 40, 90. 

■ Apr. 23, 25, 1783. Quartermaster 

business ; horses ; moving of prisoners. 
40, 92. 

June 22, 1783. Account of mutiny 

of troops in Philadelphia ; horses for the 
President of Congress. 40, 94. 

June 23, 1783. Mutiny in Phila- 
delphia; pitiable and helpless condition 
of Congress ; mutiny attributed by them 
to the officers of the line; business. 
40, 96. 

Sept. 1, 1783. Preparations for 

celebration of peace at West Point; 



Gen. Washington's Farewell orders and 
the answer; rejoices that a stop is put 
to the northward march; forage and 
other accounts. 40, 105. 

Nov. 21, 1783. Mrs. Pickering 

going with Major H. to New York for 
the peace celebration. 40, 123, 125. 

Mar. 11, 1784. Mr. Spratbrow; 

lodged at Col. P.'s the night before, the 
ladies being terrified by a midnight 
prowler. 40, 127. 

Apr. 13, 1785. Ordinance for dis- 
posing of land of N. W. Territory, un- 
finished and absurd ; Mr. Osgood would 
have given place to Col. P. with pleasure 
in Commissionership of Treasury Board ; 
Gen. Howe obtains a grant of seven 
thousand dollars to relieve his distresses ; 
the Cabal in Congress endeavoring to 
remove it once more to Philadelphia. 
40, 149. 

Apr. 20, 1785. Purchase of land 

certificates. 40, 153. 

Apr. 21,1785. Business with Gen. 

Knox; Miss White; Col. Gridley's 
claim ; the report on the N. W. Terri- 
tory. 40, 155. 

May 22, 1785. Business with Gen. 

Knox. 40, 162. 

May 27, 1785. Col. P.'s position 

as Quartermaster-General and his own 
as Commissary of Military Stores ; ordi- 
nance in regard to N. W. lands fiuished. 
40, 164. 

Aug. 2, 1785. With letter from 

J. Russell ; thinks it damns the charges 
brought against Mr. H. in toto ; recom- 
mends Col. P. to apply for vacancy in 
the Indian Commission; alludes to 
smiles of a certain great man [Gen. 
Knox ?] as being cheap. 40, 172. 

Aug. 6, 1785. In regard to some 

vacant post in the Treasury ; perceives 
Col. P. has given up the idea of the 
Indian Commission ; has no doubt Col. 
P.'s reasons are good. 40, 174. 

Apr. 19, 1787. Business and land ; 

Messrs. Cleveland and Hide will not sell 
their land in Wyoming, but will settle 
on it themselves; Col. P.'s going has 
determined them. 57, 171. 

May 21, 1787. In regard to Mr. 

H.'s return to Philadelphia from Dover; 
will accompany Col. P.'s family to 
Wyoming if necessary. 40, 203. 



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Hodgdon, Major Samuel 

June 16, 1787. Every effort being 

made in Philadelphia to embroil Wyo- 
ming affairs and stir up the dispute 
afresh ; so far with no evil effeet ; much 
expected from the general constitutional 
convention. 57, 231. 

July 21, 1787- Letter written on 

his journey back from Wyoming to Phil- 
adelphia ; superior comfort of riding to 
travelling in a carriage over such dismal 
roads. 57, 236. 

July 25, 26, 1787. Gen. Heister 

resigned as Wyoming Land Commis- 
sioner; W. Montgomery elected in his 
place; rumored that Mr. Baliot will 
either resign or serve as he finds Mont- 
gomery disposed, and that the business 
is managing to prevent any execution 
till the Assembly meets ; division of 
land at the Great Bend. 57, 239, 241. 

July 27, 1787- Col. P.'s goods to 

be sent to Wyoming as soon as possible ; 
Mr. ilea's brother as clerk to Col. P. ; 
sales of land. 40, 218. 

July 30, 1787. Goods to be for- 
warded to Wyoming; resignation of 
Gen. Heister and doubt as to Mr. Bal- 
iot; something wrong in the matter, 
and delay probably intended until the 
Assembly meets ; the Rev. Dr. [Smith ?] 
the spring of the whole machine ; busi- 
ness ; doubts concerning the confirma- 
tion of land claims. 57, 243. 

Aug. 3, 1787. Ordinance concern- 
ing land beyond the Ohio ; appointment 
of officers; report that the choice for 
Governor lies between Col. P. and Gen. St. 
Clair ; Gen. Parsons's offer to purchase 
all the land between the Muskingum 
and Scioto ; Col. P.'s goods. 40, 223. 
[Bi. 2, 299-] 

Aug. 4, 1787- Wagons for Col. 

P.'s goods ; arrangements made for 
them. 40, 220. 

Aug. 16, 1787. Mr. Montgomery's 

appointment ; Mr. J. Franklin's machina- 
tions ; commissions executed for Col. 
P. ; division of land at the Great Bend ; 
the resignation of Land Commissioners 
severely censured ; the whole part of an 
infernal plan to delay matters ; intrigues 
in New York State. 57, 253. 

Aug. 31, 1787- Commissioners on 

the Connecticut land controversy in 



session ; the greatest firmness necessary ; 
Col. Zebulon Butler appointed County 
Lieutenant ; reported that the confirm- 
ing law will be repealed ; Col. P.'s 
affairs in Wyoming. 40, 225. 

Sept. 1, 1787. Articles sent Col. 

P. ; warlike reports from Europe ; Wyo- 
ming affairs. 40, 229. 

Sept. 8, 1787. Business and land ; 

the Assembly highly pleased with Col. 
P.'s conduct at Wyoming. 57, 280. 

Sept. 17, 1787. The new Constitu- 
tion read in the Assembly; generally 
approved ; asks for Col. P.'s opinion on 
it ; stolen goods recovered ; memorial 
of the Pennsylvania proprietors asking 
for compensation for lands taken from 
them, coldly received in the Assembly ; 
it does not ask for a repeal of the con- 
firming law. 57, 288. 

Sept. 24, 1787. Commissions at- 
tended to for Col. P., and goods sent to 
Wyoming ; business ; petition from 
Northampton County praying for the 
repeal of the confirming law to the Con- 
necticut claimants ; prospect of its being 
treated as the last effort of an expiring 
faction. 57, 290. 

Sept. 29, 1787. Doings in the 

Pennsylvania legislature on the ratifica- 
tion of the Constitution ; arrest of con- 
tumacious members by the Sergeant-at- 
arms ; ratification recommended by Con- 
gress ; Col. P.'s affairs. 40, 231. [Bi. 
2, 299.] 

Oct. 4, 1787. Col. P.'s affairs; 

doings of the House of Assembly ; de- 
fence of the abandoned nineteen mem- 
bers for their secession ; Whitehill the 
Jesuit ; land sales ; goods sent to Wyo- 
ming; Mr. Hollenback's underhand 
dealings. 40, 233. [Bi. 2, 300.] 

Oct. 5, 1787. John Franklin brought 

to Philadelphia and lodged in jail ; his 
violent resistance to capture ; triumph 
at his arrest and hopes of peace ; his 
plan for an independent State the heaviest 
charge against him ; the adjustment of 
claims the only thing now required for 
peace. 57, 310. 

Oct. 25, 1787. Col. P. blamed by 

his friends for going back to Wyoming 
without proper support ; officers of the 
Assembly; business; prosperous condi- 
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their returning to Wyoming ; Dr. Hamil- 
ton arrested, and in jail at York ; im- 
portant discoveries said to be made. 

57, 328. 

Jan. 12, 1788. Hopes that every- 
thing is quiet in Wyoming ; Col. P.'s 
children ; Col. Carrington's accounts ; 
a general statement of Col. P.'s accounts 
must be rendered before March; Col. 
P. cannot possibly have any more im- 
portant pursuit ; the Constitution gain- 
ing ground. 40, 239. 

Jan. 30, 1788. Business and com. 

missions ; Col. Denison thinks the Com- 
missioners will not be allowed to continue 
receiving claims under the old law ; Col. 
P.'s accounts as Quartermaster-General 
to be rendered ; Col. Carrington's settled 
on the most liberal principles with a 
balance remaining; prices of goods. 

58, 8. 

Mar. 15, 1788. Unsatisfactory 

state of Wyoming land business ; im- 
possible to content the Pennsylvania 
claimants ; business ; subscriptions for 
new roads at the Great Bend. 58, 14. 

Mar. 20, 1788. Suspension of the 

confirming law ; design supposed to be 
to cheat the Pennsylvania claimants out 
of all compensation ; the interest of all 
parties to unite to obtain justice ; hopes 
that the people of Wyoming will remain 
quiet and defeat the machinations of 
their enemies. 58, 18. 

Apr. 21, 1788. Col. P.'s account; 

his worthless mulatto servant ; messages. 
40, 244. 

May 3, 1788. "Ratification of the 

Constitution by different States ; Col. 
P.'s letters retained by the Council until 
the return of the Chief Justice. 58, 
25. 

May 8, 1788. Western land and 

roads ; the Constitution adopted by 
Maryland ; articles for Wyoming ; Col. 
P.'s servant George ; rapturous accounts 
of emigrants to Kentucky. 40, 245. 

May 10, 1788. John Pranklin's 

application for farther indulgence re- 
jected; Col. P.'s troublesome servant, 
George, finally disposed of and sent to 
sea; ratification of the Constitution in 
South Carolina, Virginia, and New York ; 
business. 58, 29. 

May 31, 1788. Land and other 



business ; proceedings of Council on Col. 
P.'s letter ; imagines John Franklin will 
not be set at liberty at present ; ratifica- 
tions of the Constitution. 58, 35. 

— June 20, 1788. John Pranklin's 
bail thought insufficient, and he will 
remain in prison ; new road at the Great 
Bend. 58, 43. 

— June 26, 1788. Prospect of Vir- 
ginia accepting the Constitution; new 
road in Luzerne County. 40, 254. 

— July 1, 1788. To Mrs. R. Pick- 
ering. Expressions of sympathy [after 
the kidnapping of Col. P.] ; will hasten 
to Wyoming as soon as the despatching 
a body of men to the West will allow; 
government doing all that is possible, 
and Col. P.'s enemies will bitterly re- 
pent ; exhortations to patience and firm- 
ness. 58, 49. 

— Aug. 7, 1788. On his way from 
Wilkesbarre to Philadelphia with Mrs. 
P. ; Continental troops at Easton ; a 
new road to be surveyed and opened to 
Wyoming. 58, 89. 

— Aug. 11, 1788. To John Pickering, 
Mrs. Rebecca Pickering about to sail 
from Philadelphia for Salem. 40, 257. 

— Aug. 14, 1788. Arrival with Mrs. 
P. at Philadelphia; her intention of 
sailing for Salem ; interview with the 
Council; Col. P.'s disapprobation of 
their letter to Col. Butler; troops at 
Easton ordered to Ohio; prospect of 
troops at Tioga ; opinions of some persons 
that the riot at Wyoming originated in 
Philadelphia ; the rejection of the Con- 
stitution by North Carolina ; paper 
money and a heavy debt may account 
for it ; question as to the seat of govern- 
ment ; New York, Philadelphia, Balti- 
more, Wilmington, and Lancaster talked 
of; land business. 58, 94. 

— Aug. 19, 1788. To J. Pickering. 
With deed of land. 40, 260. 

— Aug. 20, 1788. The Chief Justice 
to visit Luzerne County in October ; his 
advice to prosecute the insurgents for a 
high-handed riot ; the information ob- 
tained from Col. P. to be laid before the 
Assembly ; if they do not adopt Col. P.'s 
measures, the Chief Justice advises Col. 
P.'s retiring, and letting them take the 
consequences ; Mrs. P.'s voyage to 
Salem. 58, 115, 117. 



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Hodgdon, Major Samuel (at 

Nov. 17, 1788. Land business; 

elections ; hopes that the confirming law 
for Wyoming will be revived ; members 
frightened by the necessity of com- 
pensating Pennsylvanians. 58, 152. 

Dec. 17, 1788. Land business ; 

Mr. Denison's vote in the Assembly; 
the complexion of the new government 
federal; North Carolina and Rhode 
Island not yet joined ; the latter drowned 
in sin and misery. 58, 158. 

Dec. 22, 1788. Death and will of 

Mr. Doz ; election in Pennsylvania ; 
success of the Federal ticket ; politics 
in North Carolina and Rhode Island. 
40, 275. 

Feb. 11, 1789. John Franklin still 

in jail, but endeavoring to get liberated 
on bail ; it is thought that if he quits 
the State until called for, he will obtain 
it and never be called for. 58, 167. 

Mar. 10, 1789. Papers sent for by 

Col. P. not to be found ; two new com- 
panies of soldiers to be recruited; the 
old Congress dissolved Mar. 4 ; theatre 
bill passed and the College restored to 
its former trustees ; test law repealed. 
40, 292. 

Mar. 30, 1789. Col. P.'s books 

and papers sent to Mr. Anspach ; the 
Wyoming business still unsettled ; news 
from Europe; Mr. Delany's office. 40, 
296. 

May 22, 1789. Business diffi- 
culties ; prospect of selling land in the 
Bend to a new settler, Mr. Humphreys. 
40, 302. 

June 10, 1789. Failure of land 

sale to Mr. Humphreys ; other land 
sales ; Col. P.'s papers sent to Mr. Ans- 
pach. 40, 305. 

Sept. 21, 1789. Committee of the 

Assembly have reported a total repeal of 
the confirming law ; land business ; a 
convention to be held ; appointment of 
cabinet officers by the President. 58, 
194. 

Sept. 25, 1789. Reported that the 

Pennamites will send John Franklin to 
represent Luzerne County in the As- 
sembly. 58, 196. 

May 28,1790. Application from Mr. 

Barton for land near Tioga ; appointment 
of Mr. Coxe ; resignation of Postmaster- 



General; Congress still agitated on the 
question of residence ; will probably ad- 
journ to Philadelphia. 40, 338. 

Sept. 23, 1790. Indian goods for 

the Seneca mission forwarded to Middle- 
town. 61, 27. 

Nov. 1, 1790. To Mrs. Rebecca 

Pickering. With articles requested by 
her ; Col. P.'s return [from mission to 
the Indians]. 40, 355. 

Feb. 15, 1791. The Excise Bill, 

Bank Bill, and Act for additional duties 
passed Congress ; hopes that Col. P. 
may be appointed to the Post-office; 
the President said to be dissatisfied with 
the present Postmaster-General [Mr. 
Osgood]. 58, 292. 

Feb. 25, 1791. In regard to the 

post of Quartermaster-General to the 
Western army, offered Col. P. by Gen. 
Knox. 41, 2. 

Apr. 9, 1791. Has accepted the 

post of Quartermaster to the Western 
army refused by Col. P. ; account of 
referees' meeting to settle with Mr. 
Baldesque. 41, 11. 

Apr. 10, 1791. Has been asked 

whether Col. P. will undertake a second 
mission to the Indians, and has accepted 
for him. 41, 13. 

Aug. 18, 1791. Preparations for 

campaign against Western Indians nearly 
finished; army preparing to go down 
the Ohio from Pittsburg. 41, 22. 

Mar. 14, 1792. Rapid passage of 

boats down the current of the Ohio; 
congratulations on Col. P.'s present; 
situation ; depredations of Western In- 
dians ; new post to be erected by Col. 
Wilkinson. 41, 53. 

Mar. 27, 1792. Refutation oi 

charges made by Gen. St. Clair against 
Gen. Richard Butler of withholding im- 
portant information. 41, 63. 

May 8, 1795. Statement of ac- 
count with the U. S. as Quartermaster 
of the Western army. 41, 215. 

Dec. 28, 1795. About closing hisj 

agency to the late Quartermaster-Gen-j 
eral Department; asks for Col. P.'s 
opinion as to pay for the same. 41, 265. 

Jan. 1, 1796. In regard to pay as 

agent of Quartermaster- General Depart-) 
ment ; leaves rate of compensation toj 
Col. P.'s judgment. 41, 269. 



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Feb. 17, 1797. Weight of military 

shoes, 17 ounces, though usually esti- 
mated a pound. 41, 310. 

Sept. 1, 7, 14, 1797- Business; 

yellow fever in Philadelphia ; new lands. 

41, 376-379. 

Sept. 19, 1797. Note to be re- 
newed ; yellow fever ; " Dear Carey " 
on the road coming to the committee. 
41,380. [See Gov. Blount's letter, p. 331.] 

Oct. 13, 1797. Hard frosts in 

Philadelphia, and the yellow fever rap- 
idly decreasing ; people returning to the 
city. 41, 381. 

Mar. 20, Apr. 5, 18, 1798. To D. 

Humphreys. Letters in regard to award 
made by Spain, to be received by Col. 
Humphreys. 38, 177-179 [copy]. 

Aug. 15, 1798. Articles belong- 
ing to Col. P. sent to Trenton ; yellow 
fever in Philadelphia. 42, 57. 

Aug. 16, 1798. Persons ill and 

dying with yellow fever in Philadelphia. 

42, 63. 

Aug. 17, 1798. Yellow fever in 

Philadelphia ; Dr. Rush behaving like a 
man escaped from Bedlam, advising 
people to fly for their lives ; quack rem- 
edies for the fever. 42, 64. 

Aug. 20, 1798. With letter from 

Edward Day relative to Gallatin's elec- 
tion at Pittsburg ; urges Col. P. to use 
his influence to induce some Federalists 
to unite on an opponent; yellow fever 
in Philadelphia. 42, 66. 

Aug. 27, 29, 1798. Gloomy con- 
dition of the city; ninety-nine persons 
buried within twenty-four hours ; fine- 

i spun theories of the faculty, who them- 
selves now stand aghast ; is entirely 
alone at his office and glad of employ- 

j ment to divert his mind. 42, 74, 75. 

Aug. 31, 1798. Has read Gerry's 

letter and heartily despises him; the 

: communications of the other Envoys did 
■ the country honor ; Gerry's disgraces it ; 

he had better bury himself in the ocean; 

forty-five dead of fever in twenty-four 

hours. 42, 77. 

- Sept. 4, 1798. Col. P.'s house; 
danger of an outbreak of convicts in the 
jail ; no men, arms, or ammunition to 
preserve order ; the bank robbed ; noth- 
ing but hearses and Frenchmen in the 

' streets. 42, 87. 



Sept. 5, 1798. Death of Dr. 

Cooper ; state of the city. 42, 89. 

Sept. 15, 1798. Apprehension 

that bills of exchange forwarded to Col. 
Humphreys have not arrived ; question 
as to letters by the same conveyance; 
death of Mr. Fenno ; derangements in 
business on account of yellow fever. 42, 
92. 

Sept. 22, 1798. Happy to hear 

from Col. P. that the bills of exchange 
reached Col. Humphreys safely ; cannot 
believe that Spain will be so mad as to 
go to war with this country, French 
influence notwithstanding; she has 
everything to lose and nothing to gain ; 
hopes for the payment of his claim 
against her ; state of the yellow fever in 
Philadelphia. 42, 93. 

Sept. 26, 1798. Bills of exchange ; 

melancholy state of the city. 42, 95. 

Oct. 16, 1798. Pleasure in the 

prospect of payment of his claim on 
Spain, and thanks to Col. P. for his 
exertions ; yellow fever abating ; Gen. 
Pinckney's arrival ; Col. P.'s letter [of 
instructions to Envoys] read and highly 
approved; one set of people ready to 
scalp him, but they dare not complain ; 
excellent effect produced. 42, 96. 

Oct. 18, 1798. With letter from 

Mr. Phillips [Consul at Curacoa ?] ; puri- 
fication of Col. P.'s house. 42, 97. 

Oct. 19, 1798. Uncertainty as to 

who should send the Algerine ships to 
sea; the business at a standstill and 
officers anxious for their sailing orders ; 
Gen. Pinckney to be honored ; poor 
Gerry in the background. 42, 98. 

Oct. 24, 1798. Measures taken to 

prepare Col. P.'s house for his reception. 
42, 127. 

Oct. 26, 1798. Dr. Logan's peace 

mission to France ; called the peace- 
giver by the Democrats ; should have 
been seized. 42, 128. 

Oct. 1, 1799. Col. P.'s warrant 

for $10,000 received; has read with 
pleasure Col. P.'s letter to Capt. Giles ; 
he may expect a torrent of Democratic 
abuse and bawling about an English 
Secretary of State. 42, 202. 

Oct. 9, 1799. With certificate con- 
cerning Thomas Eastburn, an impressed 
seaman; such conduct in the British 



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Hodgdon, Major Samuel {continued). 
injures their name and cause incalculably. 
42, 206. 

Oct. 14, 1799. Business of Col. 

P. shall be attended to ; wishes from his 
soul that the embassy may be suspended ; 
every one wondered what good was ex- 
pected from it, and was alarmed when 
they found the Envoys assembling for 
departure. 42, 208. 

July 8, 1800. Commissions ex- 
ecuted for Col. P. ; great news in papers 
of the day; Mr. Condy desires to be 
useful to Col. P , ; Yanco ver a visionary 
wanting brains. 42, 237, 238. 

July 10, 1800. Commissions for 

Col. P. ; heat of the weather ; no pros- 
pect of fever; Capt. Maley's praise- 
worthy conduct; capture of a slaver 
from South Carolina to Africa, with 
eighty-five slaves; their disposal a curi- 
ous case, not provided for by law; 
Poulson's new paper ; editorship offered 
to Mr. Dennie. 42, 239. 

July 14, 1800. Capt. Maley sent 

to sea again on a special errand ; books 
sent Col. P. by Mr. Meredith ; nothing 
yet heard from the Commissioners to 
France ; expectations of peace ; high 
spirits of the Democrats ; suggestions 
for a caucus of New England States 
against the election of Jefferson ; wishes 
for the pen of a Junius, a Hamilton, or 
a Marshall. 42, 242. 

July 16, 1800. Mr. Moyes will 

make Col. P.'s shed tent without charge 
except for the cloth ; happy to contribute 
his mite for Col. P.'s service ; Mr. 
Meredith offers a compass for Col. P.'s 
acceptance, also some books on agri- 
culture ; accounts from New England, 
that people are so afraid of Jefferson, 
that they will unite on Pinckney and 
Adams. 42, 244. 

July 26, 1800. Mr. Dennie super- 
seded in the State Department Clerkship 
by Mr. Brent ; commissions ; land busi- 
ness ; news from Commissioners, but 
nothing yet effected ; they are confident 
of an eventual adjustment. 42, 248. 

July 29, 1800. In regard to salt- 
spring on land in Pennsylvania. 13, 
566. 

July 31, 1800. Salt-spring on his 

lands ; recommendation of Mr. Cist ; 



Gen. Marshall directs the sale of brig 
Sophia. 42, 252. 

Aug. 5, 1800. Barbary wheat and 

barley, also a Barbary-made rifle mounted 
in tortoise-shell and gold, sent to Col. I 
by Capt. Smith of the Sophia. 42, 254! 

— Aug. 14, 1800. To Mrs. Rebeca 
Pickering. Articles forwarded to Easton 
Mr. Liston's inquiries after Col. P.'; 
family ; fine harvests and health of tin 
city of Philadelphia. 42, 256. 

— Aug. 28-Nov. 20, 1800. To Mrs|: 
R. Pickering. Friendly letters written t 
Mrs. P. at Easton, Pa., during Col. P.'jj 
absence on his wild lands; principahY 
concerning letters forwarded, commh! 
sions attended to, and the health of fa 
two families. 42, 257-266. 

— Dec. 1, 1800. Land business ; lib' ( 
suit against Dr. Reynolds ; Mr. Raw .1 \ 
thinks it will be dismissed unless Cojj 
P. is present; death of Mrs. Rufljj 
prospect of election of Adams and PincI 
ney ; Wolcott's resignation ; Mr. Stoiji 
dert thinks the business of Secretary 
the Navy is too much for one man. 
269. 

— Dec. 15, 1800. Libel suit again 
Reynolds ; land business. 42, 271. 

— Dec. 23, 1800. Business; specu.' 
tions as to who will be President, Jeffe 
son or Burr ; Democrats say they woi 
rather have Adams than Burr; ne\ 
were a people so divided ; the distracti 
and all its consequences are chargeal 
on the Quincy Hero, who will eat \ 
fruit of his own doings. 42, 272. 

— Feb. 19, 1801. The Virginia P 
losopher elected to the Presidency; 1 
Reynolds libel suit. 42, 275. 

— Feb. 27. 1801. Col. P.'s sale 
lands [to his friends in Massachusetts 
Reynolds libel suit. 42, 276. 

— Mar. 18, 1801. Has been sutj- 
seded as Superintendent of Militi 
Stores, and Gen. William Irvine 1 
pointed. 42, 283. 

— Mar. 23, 1801. Long silenceB 
Col. Pickering; anxiety for account!* 
his land sales. 42, 287. 

— April 25, 1801. With letter f|T 
Tench Coxe; T. P., Jr., fourth on 
list of Capt. Decatur's midshipm 
Capt. Decatur anxious to have 
again. 42, 289. 



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Apr. 28, 1801. Land business and 

decision of T. P., Jr., to take a farm of 
new land; considers that his residence 
will enhance the value of Mr. H.'s own 
lands. 42, 290. 

May 6, 1801. Land business. 42, 

292. 

May 13, 1801. The Comstock farm 

business; accounts of T. P., Jr. sent to 
Washington; the land committee [on 
Connecticut grants ?] busy and success- 
ful ; sales of land. 42, 294. 

May 21, 1801. Business of land 

committee; Mr. Harris [clerk in State 
Department ?] has his quietus for being 
connected with Mr. H., who himself 
was superseded for his connection with 
Col. P., who may behold how much mis- 
chief he has occasioned. 42, 296. 

-June 10,1801. Concerning wagon 

and horses for Col. P. ; Gov. Sargent ; 
land business ; Col. P.'s servant, Isaac, 
will leave his present place and follow 
Col. P. anywhere. 42, 298. 

June 10, 1801. Mr. Burrell's busi- 
ness adjusted ; would otherwise have 
given a fine handle to Democratic rant ; 
Duane, the apostle of licentiousness, safe 
in the stone ketch ; the court behaved 
with great information and firmness. 
42, 300. 

June 10, 1801. Mr. T. Coxe's 

Report to the new Commissioners on 
the old business of intrusion; copies 
forwarded to Col. P. ; Mr. H.'s inten- 
tion of coming to the Great Bend ; John 
Pickering supposed to have returned 
with Mr. Sitgreaves; rumors of Mr. 
Madison's resignation. 42, 301. 

July 2, 1801. Committee on land 

claims ; great immigration from Europe ; 
Gen. Miller and Gov. Sargent removed ; 
wagon for Col. P. ; many submissions 
received by the land committee, but 
Franklin, Jenkins and Hyde, at their 
old work of stirring up the people ; the 
Governor means to pursue the business 
to the end. 42, 302. 

July 31, 1801. Mr. Joseph Parker, 

an intending land purchaser; Welsh 
immigrants ; the public mind agitated 
over the President's answer to the Con- 
necticut remonstrance; much more in- 
dignation excited by the manner of 
removals from office, than by the re- 



movals themselves; riots in Luzerne 
County. 42, 305. 

Sept. 16, 1801. The Reynolds libel 

suit; expects to hear that Messrs. Brown 
& Relf have been committed to prison 
for libel in declaring that everybody 
laughed at Mr. Dallas's opinions; the 
Court thinks they should make an ac- 
knowledgment, but they refuse. 42, 
307. 

Dec. 1,1801. Return from Wilkes- 

barre ; Mr. Ross; articles forwarded 
to Boston ; partnership with Mr. Har- 
ris. 42, 310. 

Dec. 28, 1801. Happy to hear 

that Col. P. has at length found a resting 
place ; health of his family ; Luzerne 
land business ; petition to Congress for 
repeal of the Intrusion Law. 42, 312. 

Feb. 2, 1802. Luzerne land busi- 
ness ; Franklin, Jenkins, and others 
undoubtedly guilty of conspiracy ; peti- 
tion to Congress will be rejected; altera- 
tions in lines of Wayne County, and 
proposed improvements ; business plans 
and prospects. 42, 314. 

Mar. 2, 6, 1802. Land business ; 

T. P., Jr., in Philadelphia. 42, 316, 
317. 

Mar. 10, 1802. Business partner- 
ship with Mr. Harris ; begs for Col. P.'s 
recommendation. 42, 318. 

Mar. 29, Apr. 7, 1802. Luzerne 

land business. 42, 320, 322. 

Apr. 16, 1802. Meeting of land 

committee ; Luzerne business ; Franklin 
and others to be tried for conspiracy. 
42, 324. 

May 13, 1802. Relating to the 

settlement of Col. P.'s accounts as Sec- 
retary of State ; controversy between 
Col. Humphreys and Mr. Yznardy ; trial 
of Franklin and others for conspiracy 
under the Intrusion Act; constitution- 
ality of the Act to be decided by the 
judges. 42, 326. 

June 15, 1802. Land business and 

sales; Connecticut claimants. 42,328. 

June 21, Sept. 22,1802. Land; 

Mr. Ross's bond; dispute with Com- 
stock ; letter from T. P., Jr., concerning 
it ; Connecticut land claims ; ill health 
of Mr. J. Wagner. 42, 330, 332. 

Jan. 13, 1803. Case with the Corn- 
stocks decided in favor of Col. P. ; sum 



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Hodgdon, Major Samuel (continued). 
mary measures to be taken; riot in 
Luzerne County; Franklin declared 
guilty under the Intrusion Act ; motion 
to expel him from the legislature of 
Pennsylvania. 43, 1. 

Mar. 24, 1803. Taxes on Potter 

lands ; the Luzerne intruders. 43, 3. 

Apr. 13, 1803. Pennsylvania lands ; 

Luzerne shows signs of resistance. 
43, 4. 

Nov. 26, 1803. Small visitation of 

fever in Philadelphia; the Louisiana 
purchase ; supposed to be a political 
juggle and that it will return to Prance 
after the war ; salt merchants alarmed ; 
the committee of Pennsylvania land- 
holders doing their best to quiet the 
Connecticut intruders. 43, 9. 

Dec. 16, 1803. Land business ; 

settlement of Connecticut claims by the 
Committee of Pennsylvania landholders. 
43, 11. 

Peb. 15, 1804. Petitions by Com- 
mittee of Pennsylvania landholders to 
the Pennsylvania legislature ; query con- 
cerning draft in Mr. Stille's hands. 43, 
23. 

May 10, 1804. Letter from Lord 

Butler respecting claim laid to a house- 
lot at Wilkesbarre ; Mr. Williams started 
for Boston with two wagon-loads of 
dollars. 58, 370. 

Sept. 21, 1804. Potter and Snake 

Creek lands looking up ; increase of 
settlers; affliction in Judge Peters's 
family. 43, 31. 

Nov. 19, 1804. Business of bond 

of William Ross. 58, 372. 

Jan. 21, 1805. In regard to land 

sales and taxes ; cases of intruders on 
Luzerne County lands again coming 
before the legislature ; Connecticut titles 
nearly abandoned, though the Franklins, 
Jenkinses and Hydes struggle hard to 
keep the claim alive. 43, 40. 

July 10, 1805. Mr. Tench Coxe's 

letter about Col. P.'s North Carolina 
lands ; his proposals are always specious, 
but not always disinterested ; still they 
should be candidly considered ; question 
of taxes on land conveyed to heirs of 
Gen. Hamilton. 43, 6]. 

Oct. 29, 1805. Business; Federal 

majorities in Pennsylvania. 43, 65. 



— Mar. 12, 1806. Business of Con- 
gress seems to drag heavily; the man Col. 
P. mentions [Gen. Armstrong ?] greatly 
depreciated in Philadelphia ; not at all 
fit for his station ; business of the ship 
New Jersey ; a hard case ; told by Mr. 
Nicklin that Col. P. voted with the 
majority ; begs for information on public 
affairs. 43, 78. 

— Mar. 21, 1806. Not Gen. S. Smith 
who gave information of votes in case of 
Nicklin & Griffith ; report grossly inac- 
curate as regards Mr. Tracy; division 
of the Potter lands called for. 43, 80. 

Mar. 28, 1806. Tax business al- 
luded to by the Judge [Peters ? see 27, 
268] attended to long since ; why could 
not he do it himself; suspect bethought 
there would be something to pay, and he 
is not good at that. 43, 81. 

— Dec. 31, 1806. Col. Burr's con- 
duct surprising; his murder will yet 
overtake him ; Potter land taxes ; use- 
less debates in the House. 43, 96. 

— Nov. 2, 1807. Inquiry respecting 
Senator John Smith of Ohio; under- 
stands the imputation relative to Burr 
did not attach to him, the bill notwith- 
standing. 43, 111. 

— Nov. 13, 1807. Anxiety and alarm 
of merchants, at the news that the treaty 
was sent back; war or humiliation 
awaits us ; Senator Smith ; apprehen- 
sions of a stormy session in Congress ; 
the powers that be cannot remain in case 
of a war. 43,112. 

— Nov. 20, 1807. Anxiety for news 
concerning Senator Smith and public 
measures ; questions whether a general 
embargo would not have a good effect. 
43, 116. 

— Dec. 14, 1807. Anxiety for infor- 
mation in regard to Senator J. Smith's 
affairs ; deeply engaged for him in the 
contract business. 43, 133. 

— Jan. 1, 1808. Rumor of the return 
of Congress to Philadelphia; distress 
caused by government measures [the 
Embargo'?]. 43, 142. 

— Jan. 15, 1808. Agitation of the 
public mind ; conjectures concerning the 
Embargo ; Senator Smith's defence has 
the boldness of conscious innocence ; 
Mr. Adams's Report considered in an 
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a persecuted man ; Mr. Bayard more 
than a match for the trimming Reporter ; 
talk of Congress returning to Philadel- 
phia. 43, 149. 

Jan. 24, 1808. The date of the 

royal proclamation respecting the block- 
ade gives room for the President's 
frieuds to declare that he was in posses- 
sion of it when he recommended the 
Embargo ; all agree to prefer war with 
France to war with England ; Senator 
Smith's defence ; anxiety to be informed 
of his movements; business distresses 
from the Embargo. 43, 151. 

Jan ; 25, 1808. Senator Smith's 

contract business. 43, 153. 

Feb. 11, 1808. Pennsylvania lands ; 

return of Congress to Philadelphia much 
wished for. 43, 157. 

Feb. 26, 1808. Senator John Smith 

and business with him ; deatli of Capt. 
Hodgdon; business distresses. 43, 158. 

Mar. 7, 17, 25, Apr. 4, 6, 18, 1808. 

Letters relating to Senator John Smith, 
and contract business with him ; claims 
of Hodgdon & Harris. 43, 161, 163, 
166, 168, 170, 172. 

Jane 13, 1809. Taxes on Penn- 
sylvania lands ; Jacobins disconcerted at 
prospect of peace with England ; curses 
heaped on the Embargo. 43, 252. 

Jan. 4, 1810. Sales of Snake Creek 

lands ; map to be made ; the popular 
voice for peace ; enterprise and activity 
in commerce ; the minority in the Senate 
deserve well of their country. 43, 265. 

Jan. 26, 1810. Not a little sur- 
prised to find a balance due to the U. S. 
from Col. P. and himself on the business 
negotiated by Col. Humphreys ; copies 
of all the correspondence can be pro- 
duced. 43, 269. 

Feb. 24, 1810. With oration by 

Dr. Caldwell on the celebration of Wash- 
ington's birthday; thoughts on the pres- 
ent situation. 43, 275. 

Apr. 3, 1810. With copies of let- 
ters written to D. Humphreys in 1798, 
respecting award from Spain to Mr. H., 
to be received by Col. Humphreys. 38, 
176 [copy], 

Apr. 9, 1810. Land tax business; 

the Humphreys accounts. 38, 189. 
Sept. 21,' 1811. Mr. Fitzsimons's 

papers in the hands of the Marshal ; as 



soon as letters of administration are 
taken out, will endeavor to obtain the 
papers Col. P. wants; electioneering busi- 
ness ; himself up for the Assembly ; 
mercantile distress. 43, 330. 

May 28, 1813. Criticisms of the 

speeches of the President and Vice- 
President; Mr. Madison's undignified 
and obscure ; Mr. Gerry's full of fulsome 
nonsense ; T. Coxe's prospectus of the 
Gazette of the Union. 44, 51. 

June 1, 1813. Anxiety concerning 

the continuance of the war ; depression 
in business. 44, 55. 

June 11, 1813. Another attempt 

to obtain Maunie's patent; anxiety of 
the people for peace ; Commissaries of 
Military Stores. 44, 57. 

Aug. 26, 1813. With abusive edi- 
torial, cut from the Voice of the Na- 
tion, in regard to Mr. Quincy ; Bickley, 
the editor, partially insane. 44, 61. 

Dec. 13, 1813. On the importance 

of extending the time of payment for 
public lands. 44, 72. 

Dec. 17, 1813. Conjectures and 

wild reports set on foot by speculators ; 
solid politicians wait for correct informa- 
tion from the Russian Ambassador; 
sends Poulson's paper containing an 
article from the Columbian Centinel on 
taxing whiskey. 44, 73. 

Jan. 5, 10, Feb. 5, 1814. Rumors 

of peace ; bill for extending time of pay- 
ment for public lands ; death of R.Patton, 
Postmaster of Philadelphia. 44, 76-78. 

Dec. 20, 1814. Public land pay- 
ments ; report of the Commissioner. 
44, 97. 

Dec. 30, 1814. Much alarmed by the 

conclusions in Col. P.'s letter regarding 
the consequences of the capture of New 
Orleans by the British ; land business. 
44, 100. 

Jan. 15, 1815. Regrets that the 

talent and force of some oration sent 
him by Col. P. should be thrown away ; 
Col. P.'s prophecy relating to the cap- 
ture of New Orleans about to be real- 
ized ; in daily expectation of hearing of 
its fall; bills before the Pennsylvania 
Assembly. 44, 103. 

Feb. 14, 1815. News of the battle 

of New Orleans; Smith's Ohio lands. 
44, 110. 



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Hodgdon, Major Samuel {continued*). 

Mar. 8, 18, 1815. Land business; 

John Smith again appears as a soldier at 
Mobile ; hopes his conduct will reconcile 
the government to him, and him to the 
government ; revival of trade. 44, 111, 
113. 

Jan. 5, 1816. Land business ; 

Philadelphia representatives to Congress, 
Messrs. Sargent, Hopkinson and Milner ; 
Duane's opposition to a national bank. 
44, 134. 

Dec. 30, 1816. In behalf of Mr. 

Simpson, Cashier of the Bank of the 
U. S. ; land business. 44, 170. 

Jan. 14, 1817. Land business; 

memorial of sugar refiners to Congress ; 
Mr. Simpson's claim; all others alike 
circumstanced have been paid ; a heinous 
crime to be a Federalist in these days ; 
information on public affairs desired. 
44, 176. 

Jan. 17, 1817. Mr. Wheeler's 

request to call Col. P.'s attention to 
the ironmasters' application for a farther 
duty on imported iron, which costs 
much less and is better adapted to 
many uses ; it has given a great spring 
to smith's business ; Col. P. may be 
trusted to do what is right by the com- 
munity in general ; death of Mr. Dallas. 
44, 180. 

Feb. 4, 1817. The direct tax mak- 
ing great ravages in real estate ; a detest- 
able tax and very unequal. 44, 185. 

Apr. 28, 1817. Plants of fiorin 

grass from Judge Peters shipped for 
Boston; printing of the laws of the 
U. S. in the hands of one Colvin, a 
drunken fellow, who pays little attention 
to business ; Col. P.'s copy shall be 
sent as soon as received ; death of Mr. 
T. P. Grosvenor. 44, 191. 

Hodgdon, Samuel, and Pickering, T. 
May 10, 1783. Partnership agreement. 
53, 149. 

Hodgdon, Samuel, and Tilghman, Ed- 
ward. May 18, 1801. To E. Bowman. 
Letter from a committee of Pennsylvania 
landholders, relative to the sale of lands 
in the Wyoming district. 58, 364 
[broadside]. 

Hodgdon & Harris. Mar. 10, 1802. 
Business circular; announcement of 
partnership. 42, 319. 



Hodgdon, Samuel, Commissary-General of 
Military Stores. Apr. 12, 1781. Re- 
quest to negotiate bills of exchange in 
Philadelphia, and pay debts; horses. 
33, 338. 

Apr. 15, 1781. Orders for flints 

forwarded; Gen. Knox's decision on 
certain stores ; Mr. Jones's merits ; 
writing paper to be forwarded to New- 
burgh. 33, 341. 

Apr. 15, 1781. In regard to Mr, 

H's prospect of success in obtaining 
appointment of Commissary-General of 
Military Supplies; worthlessness of a 
wagon repaired in Philadelphia ; horses 
for Col. P. and Mr. H. ; bills of ex- 
change. 33, 343. 

— — Apr. 22, 1781. Wagon boxes 
wanted ; request to furnish old cannon, 
out of which more boxes may be made. 
33, 349. 

Apr. 22, 1781. Horses; in regard 

to the rejection of some plans [T. P.'s 
of retrenchment ?] ; Col. P. would have 
considered two hundred thousand dol- 
lars a year worth saving, and would 
stand in the way of no man who would 
undertake it. 33, 350. 

Apr. 25, 1781. Memorandum of 

articles to be procured in Philadelphia ;, 
distress for want of money, and inability 
to have provisions transported even, 
short distances ; no prospect of relief 
Gen. Knox's disapproval of Mr. H.' 
competitor for office ; bills to be ne, 
tiated. 33, 351. 

May 5, 1781. Impossibility o 

negotiating bills of exchange in Phil 
delphia; Col. P. will send a messenge 
to Salem for hard money ; Col. Plower 
death ; call from Mr. Adams. 33, 35 
358. 

May 6, 1781. Arrival of har 

money from Salem; disposition to bj 
made of it. 33, 359. 

May 8, 1781. News from Salem 

misfortunes of Mr. Gardner and M 
Williams in losing ships; in consequen 
Mrs. Pickering will not go to Salem, bi] 
remain at Newburgh ; Col. P. obligej 
himself to mortgage land for suppor 
commissions for Mr. H. 33, 362 

May 14, 1781. Mare intended 1 

Mr. H. decided to be hopelessly lam 
son of Count Rochambeau arrived fr 



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France ; Mrs. P. to stay in Newburgh 
instead of going to Salem. 33, 369. 

May 16, 1781. Money of the new 

emission sent from Massachusetts. 33, 
370. 

May 22/1781. Thanks for exer- 
tions in Col. P.'s behalf; will not buy 
Col. Flower's mare, as Col. P. may be a 
private citizen before he receives her; 
alludes to exertions made by enemies to 
remove him ; has done his best to per- 
form his duty, and removal will not 
mortify him; money received from 
Salem ; business of the prize Betsy. 33, 
375. [Bi. 1, 290.] 

May 25, 1781. Mr. H.'s qualifica- 
tions for aud claims to the post of Com- 
missary-General of Military Stores ; his 
services; doubts the propriety of asking 
the support of Gen. Washington, who 
could only know Mr.. H. through Gen. 
Knox; Col. P.'s own indorsement would 
only injure Mr. H. with certain members 
of Congress who wish to be courted and 
flattered ; approves Mr. H.'s resolution 
of remaining independent. 33, 377 ; 5, 
212. 

■ May 30, 1781. Sending money by 

Lieut. Carleton, to pay debts in Phila- 
delphia; Messrs. Sherman and Ellsworth 
from Connecticut dined with Col. P. 
who spoke to them of Mr. H.'s appoint- 
ment. 5, 169 ; 33, 379. 

June 4, 1781. No letters received 

from Mr. H. ; letters not to be sent by 
post, as the post riders are often cap- 
tured in coming over the mountains ; 
Lieut. Carleton is on his way to Phila- 
delphia, with wagons containing public 
property, and will take money. 33, 381. 

- — June 8, 1781. Mr. Partridge and 
Mr. Osgood stayed at Newburgh on 
their way to Congress, and Col. P. has 
spoken to them of Mr. H.'s business ; 
very little doubt of his election ; offers 
Mr. H. the post, in case of failure, of 
Auditor- General of Accounts to Quarter- 
master Department. 33, 382. 

June 13, 1781. Business, and Mr. 

H.'s appointment ; Mrs. P. would be 
glad of a negro girl if a good one can 
be found ; may be bound for a term of 
years and then be free ; will not have a 
slave ; Dilworth's spelling-book for John 
P. 33, 385. 



June 22, 1781. Mr. Nourse's 

brother as Auditor of Accounts; Col. 
P. does not know him, and should not 
wish him to come from Virginia merely 
for experiment ; something more than a 
mere clerk needed ; duties of an Auditor ; 
items to be allowed in accounts. 33, 386. 

June 23, 1781. Muskets and other 

arms shall be forwarded as fast as pos- 
sible. 33, 388. 

July 15, 1781. Questions on mat- 
ters of Mr. H.'s department; Col. P. 
prevented from going home by the south- 
ward march of the army ; again disap- 
pointed in an Auditor of Accounts ; 
Major Piatt ; request for articles to be 
bought in Philadelphia. 33, 401. 

July 25, 1781. Accounts and com- 
missions ; happy that Mr. H. has finally 
been appointed to his office; Col. 
Elowers's legacy; U. S. lottery. 33, 
405, 406. 

Aug. 8, 1781. Enemies created by 

Col. P.'s propositions for abolishing cer- 
tain commissariats ; Col. Hay's behavior 
in regard to the question of forage on 
refugee lands in Westchester County. 
33, 408. [Bi. 1, 329.] 

Aug. 12, 1781. Bequest to have 

silver cups made ; report that vessels 
with Cornwallis's troops have arrived 
in New York. 33, 411. 

Sept. 9, 1781. Sending, various 

kinds of money ; about to set out from 
Head of Elk for Williamsburgh, Va. ; 
troops embark the next day. 33, 416. 

Sept. 21, 1781. Military prospects 

at Yorktown ; situation of Cornwallis's 
army ; hardly a possibility of their escap- 
ing. 33, 417. [Bi. 1, 300.] 

Oct. 11, 1781. Journal of military 

operations at the siege of Yorktown ; 
death of Col. Scam rnell; destruction of 
British frigates ; our cannonading too 
heavy and ineffectual at so great a dis- 
tance ; Cornwallis prudently reserving 
his fire until we are nearer. 33, 421. 
[Bi. 1, 304] 

Oct. 24, 1782. Mrs. Pickering's 

return to Newburgh ; ingratitude and 
injustice of Congress in their treatment 
of the Quartermaster- General Depart- 
ment ; if Col. P.'s salary is enough, that 
of certain individuals high in office is 
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Hodgdon, Samuel (continued'). 

three offices in the country involving 
more labor and responsibility; com- 
parison with duties and pay of the 
French Quartermaster- General. 34, 46. 
[Bi. 1, 381.] 

Dec. 24, 1782. In regard to gold ; 

Trench gold to be left at the bank; the 
rest to be brought with clipping ap- 
paratus; clipping a shameful business 
for a public officer. 34, 61. [Bi. 1, 
388.] 

Jan. 1, 3, 1783. Journey from 

Philadelphia to Newburgh ; stationery ; 
newspapers. 34, 62, 63. 

Jan. 8, 1783. Directions as to sell- 
ing dragoon horses unfit for service; 
Mr. Hodgdon authorized to do Quarter- 
master business in other States beside 
Pennsylvania; payment for rations at 
the rate of ^-f of a dollar. 34, 65. 

Jan. 8, 1783. Mr. H. requested 

to assume duties of Quartermaster in 
States south of Pennsylvania. 34, 66. 

Jan. 12, 1783. Clamors on the 

forage question neither new nor extra- 
ordinary ; unwillingness of farmers to 
draw forage over bad roads ; question 
of advances of money ; value of rations 
of forage ; military stores removed from 
Fishkill to West Point. 34, 68. 

Jan. 20, 1783. Money urgently 

wanted for wagoners' and forage bills ; 
wagoners have taken ox-teams for part 
of their wages. 34, 76. 

Jan. 21, 1783. Suits brought 

against Col. P. for public debts ; will 
rather go to jail than show any public 
property. 34, 77. 

Jan. 22, 1783. Bills and papers 

received ; writing paper ; Capt. Dench 
apologizes for his conduct about the 
leather; no remedy for officers who 
keep horses at Philadelphia, but paying 
for them ; considers them kept more for 
pleasure than duty; sleighs for head- 
quarters. 34, 79. 

Jan. 26, 1783. Money required for 

a supply of forage from a distance; 
farmers grown saucy and keeping back 
their supplies for higher prices; forage 
prices in general. 34, 80. 

Jan. 27, 28, 1783. Quartermaster's 

business; Col. P.'s servant Robert; 
Lieut. Heard's accounts. 34,82-84. 



— Jan. 30, 31, 1783. Quartermaster's 
business. 34, 86, 87. 

— Feb. 6, 1783. Disappointment at 
not receiving pecuniary relief from Phil- 
adelphia ; urgent need of money for 
forage to save exorbitant prices here- 
after. 34, 91. 

— Feb. 18, 1783. Quartermaster's 
business, and concerning a house near 
Philadelphia for Col. P.'s family. 34, 
102. 

— Feb. 20, 21, 1783. Delaware River 
so high as to be impassable for horses ; 
Col. P. detained at Trenton Ferry; 
Quartermaster's business. 34, 104, 105. 

— Feb. 25, 1783. Mr. Forman rec- 
ommended to Mr. H.'s attention. 34, 
106. 

— Feb. 25, 1783. Directions for for- 
warding silver, gold, and notes ; dragoon 
saddles; Mr. Dangerfield's business, and 
plaster of paris for Gen. Washington. 
34, 107. 

— Feb. 26, 1783. Reasons for altera- 
tions desired in the report on changes 
in Quartermaster-General Department, 
to be communicated to Gen. Lincoln; 
comparison of Quartermaster-General 
with Medical Department; reports in 
regard to a peace. 34, 109. 

— Mar. 6, 1783. Opinion on the 
prospect of peace ; impetus given to 
commerce by Great Britain agreeing not 
to capture unarmed vessels ; no treaty 
possible without the concurrence of 
France. 34, 113. [Bi. 1, 403.] 

— Mar. 10, 1783. Gold received from 
Philadelphia ; dragoon, saddles ; four 
portmanteau saddles to be made directly 
for Gen. Washington; Col. P. would be,, 
pained if they were not ready when the ij 
General asked for them; forage and 
wood for Sheldon's corps contracted 
for in Connecticut. 34, 117. 

— Mar. 11, 1783. Quartermaster's 
business ; removal of Col. P.'s family 
to Philadelphia; reports about peace 
Parson Walter; Major Upham; GenJ 
Lincoln will soon report about the Quar-j 
termaster Department. 34, 119, 120. 
[Bi. 1, 405.] I 

— Mar. 14, 1783. Light gold to ■ 
exchanged. 34, 122. 

— Mar. 16, 1783. Account of meet 
ing of officers of the army on the New 



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burgh Addresses ; question as to the 
author ; favorable construction to be put 
upon the letters. 34, 145. [Bi. 1, 437.] 

Mar. 18, 19, 1783. Expresses; 

Gen. Reed's two pamphlets wanted; 
duck for tents ; plank and timber wanted 
by Geu. Knox for gun carriages. 34, 
150-153. 

Mar. 26, 1783. Col. P. caUed up in 

the night by the joyful news of peace ; 
Gen. Washington's saddles wanted im- 
mediately ; hopes soon to come to Phila- 
delphia. 34, 155. 

Apr. 2, 1783. Quartermaster's 

business ; plan for going into the com- 
mission business in Philadelphia ; opin- 
ions and advice of Col. P.'s friends in 
Salem ; large trade of Nantucket with 
Philadelphia; plan of measures to be 
taken with regard to business. 34, 160. 

Apr. 5, 1783. Farther supplies of 

money wanted ; heavy expenses for wood 
and forage ; a regular weekly supply 
would be most convenient. 5, 282; 
34, 164. 

Apr. 6, 1783. Mr. Gilman, of New 

Hampshire, spoken to about the commis- 
sion business ; Col. P. has written to 
other gentlemen in New Hampshire; 
farther suggestions as to obtaining busi- 
ness ; if this plan does not succeed Col. 
P. will settle in a new country that he 
may leave a plantation to his children. 
34, 165. 

Apr. 7, 1783. Letter received from 

Mr. R. Morris, containing expressions of 
confidence. 34, 167. 

Apr. 7, 1783. Money; quills; 

forage rations for horses ; rations to 
officers on duty at Philadelphia ; letters 
from Mr. Morris about payment for 
horses killed in action. 34, 168. 

Apr. 7, 1783. Project for obtain- 
ing grant of land in Vermont given up ; 
plan of forming a new State west of the 
Ohio, to be settled by army officers ; en- 
closes rough draught of propositions 
respecting it; horses and wagon to be 
sold. 34, 170. 

Apr. 14, 1783. Business to be 

done in regard to arrearage of pay pro- 
mised by Mr. Morris ; better to embrace 
his offer before another Pharaoh arises 
who knows not Joseph; some to be 
invested in public bank stock. 34, 175. 



Apr. 14, 1783. Dr. Smith impor- 
tunate for his house-rent; proceeds of 
sale of horses and wagon to be applied 
to paying him ; anxiety for official reports 
of peace to arrive, that the celebration 
may be held at Newburgh ; cannot leave 
the army until then ; Gen. Putnam. 34, 
176. 

Apr. 15, 1783. Examination of 

Mr. H.'s accounts. 34, 178. 

— — Apr. 18, 1783. Partnership busi- 
ness ; extracts from letters of G. Wil- 
liams; suggestions in regard to early 
and accurate communications to corres- 
pondents; prospects of peace. 34,179. 

Apr. 20, 1783. Prisoners of war 

to be released; wagons to be provided 
for baggage and invalids; care to be 
taken that they do not set the woods on 
fire while cooking. 34, 182. 

Apr. 29, 1783. Intention of going 

to Philadelphia ; disposition to be made 
of public horses and stores ; advan- 
tageous to sell dragoon horses to infantry 
officers to return home on ; more money 
wanted; wagoner's accounts. 34,185, 
186. 

May 17, 1783. Amount of forage 

rations to which officers are entitled. 
34, 189, 190. 

May 22, 1783. Stores in Mr. 

Eorman's care ; disposition to be made 
of harnesses, scythes, and iron ; the great 
chain at West Point. 34, 191. 

May 23, 1783. Wagoner's ac- 
counts ; great inquiry for the pamphlet 
published by Congress relative to the 
public debt. 34, 193. 

May 27, 1783. Introducing Mr. 

De Witt, geographer to the army. 34, 
196. 

May 27, 1783. Money wanted for 

forage contracts ; horses sold. 34, 197. 

May 28, 1783. Drafts for money ; 

directions for buying a horse. 34, 198, 
200. 

May 29, 1783. Cables and anchors 

to be soid. 34, 201. 

June 1, 1783. Gun carriages for 

Count de Rochambeau ready to send to 
Philadelphia ; directions for drivers. 34, 
202. 

June 3, 1783. Called on for an 

express to take Gen. Washington's let- 
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Hodgdon, Samuel {continued). 

money enough to pay him; money 
■wanted for the march of Maryland and 
New Jersey detachments, and for forage 
accounts. 34, 203. 

— — June 5, 1783. March of the Mary- 
land line ; directions for providing 
wagons. 34, 205. 

June 7, 1783. Col. Villefranche's 

baggage; the army disgusted by the 
way in which they are sent about their 
business, without even thanks for their 
long services. 34, 207- 

June 12, 1783. Disposal of the 

great chain at West Point ; horses for 
the President of Congress ; money. 34, 
209. 

June 12, 1783. Horses ; disgust 

of the army at being sent home without 
a word of acknowledgment from Con- 
gress or the Commander-in-Chief; offi- 
cers of the New York line present a 
manly and affectionate address to Baron 
Steuben, without taking leave of Wash- 
ington ; Washington's farewell address 
to his officers and the answer expected. 
34, 211. [Bi. 1, 473.] 

June 15, 1783. Directions about 

horses; movements of army. 34, 213. 

June 19, 1783. Execution of orders 

of the Secretary at War respecting 
magazines and arsenals entirely inex- 
pedient, if not impracticable ; the method 
of presenting the matter to Mr. Morris 
on whom the burden will come ; advices 
from Mr. Williams in regard to the 
commission business ; movements of 
troops. 34, 216. 

— — June 25, 1783. Mutiny among 
Pennsylvania troops ; only thing to be 
feared that Congress will be frightened 
into granting these raw troops more 
than has been done for the veterans ; 
money affairs ; horses ; proper way of 
erecting magazines is by contract, with s 
an officer to superintend ; nothing done 
relative to them. 34, 218. 

July 4, 1783. Provisions for troops 

must be weighed out to them regimen- 

• tally or by companies ; request that some 
one may be sent with large scales and 
weights sufficient for the business. 34, 
221. 

July 21, 1783. Forage accounts; 

Gen. Howe's claim. 34, 223. 



Aug. 27, 1783. Gen. Washington 

to come to Newburgh to celebrate the 
treaty of peace ; a large building being 
erected ; hopes that the winter will not 
demolish it before the treaty arrives ; 
Baron Steuben not allowed by Gen. 
Haldiman to see the frontier forts, he 
saying that the war was not over ; glad 
that this turn has stopped expensive 
proceedings ; accounts ; clothes. 34, 
226. [Bi. 1, 476.] 

Sept. 8, 1783. Proposed journey 

to Albany and Ticonderoga ; Mr. Sprat- 
brow's accounts ; letters for southern 
friends. 5, 284 ; 34, 230. 

Oct. 1, 2, 1783. Money for wood 

wanted ; property of Capt. Woodberry 
to be sent to Salem ; is afraid the treaty 
will not arrive until too late for Mr. H. 
and Mrs. P. to come to Newburgh ; ill- 
ness of Mrs. Stevens. 34, 234, 236. 

— - Oct. 3, 1783. Mrs. Stevens's ill- 
ness hopeless ; prospect of a celebration 
at West Point ; advice as to the best 
road. 34, 238, 239. 

Oct. 7, 1783. Estimate of money 

required ; wood for West Point ; silver 
and gold to be sent back in wagon tak- 
ing officers' baggage. 34, 240. 

Oct. 8-10, 1783. Mrs. Stevens's 

illness ; anxiety for Col. P.'s own family ; 
damages for wood taken by army; 
wagons to be sent to Lancaster ; Mrs. 
Stevens's death. 34, 242-246. 

Oct. 13, 1783. Wagons to be sent 

to Virginia with Gen. Washington's 
papers; accounts of Martin Roberts, 
Gen. W.'s forage master and wagon 
contractor. 34, 247. 

Oct. 16, 23, 1783. Proposed in- 
crease of garrison at West Point from 
500 to 2500 troops ; increased estimate 
necessary; pleasure at hearing of Mr. 
Morris's assent to Col. P.'s demands; 
hopes that the money is now on its way. 
34, 249, 250. 

Oct. 29, 30, 1783. Quartermaster's 

business ; notes exchanged for cash by 
the Governor of New York. 34, 252, 254. 

Oct. 31, 1783. Gen. Howe's ex- 

penses ; if his demands are granted, 
there will be no end to them ; Mr. H. 
desired to be very explicit with him ; 
doubt if he starts out of Philadelphia 
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Nov. 5, 1783. MaH lost; Col. P. 

delayed in visiting Philadelphia ; would 
not be away when the British evacuate 
New York ; Gen. Washington's Farewell 
orders ; some zealous devotee will de- 
clare that they proceeded from the direct 
inspiration of Heaven ; wishes they 
better corresponded with such an answer 
as might be given; desired by Gen. 
Knox to go to West Point to consult 
on the answer ; guns for Count de 
Grasse. 34, 256. [Bi. 1, 482.] 

Nov. 5, 13, 1783. Sergeant Searl 

takes guns for Count de Grasse and Mr. 
H.'s negro boy to Philadelphia; dis- 
charge of Brigade Quartermasters ; 
Major Bochefontaine's horse ; letters 
and papers for Mr. Morris ; just going 
to West Point to present an answer to 
Gen. Washington's address. 34, 258- 
260. 

Nov. 13, 1783. Estimates for 

money ; forage ; Mr. Billings's account 
for engraving brass guns ; wood cut by 
soldiers to be sent to New York. 34, 
261. 

Nov. 16, 1783. Money wanted for 

march of troops to New York, and for 
celebration of the peace ; Gen. Washing- 
ton has borrowed subsistence money for 
officers of the Governor of New York ; 
troops to take possession of the posts 
as the British relinquish them; direc- 
tions for printing answer to Gen. Wash- 
ington's Address ; the celebration in 
New York. 34, 264, 265. [Bi. 1, 485.] 

— - Nov. 17, 1783. Quartermaster's 
business ; account of the answer to Gen. 
Washington's Farewell Address. 34, 
267. [Bi. 1, 487.] 

Dec. 25, 1783. Difficulty of ex- 
changing notes for cash in New York ; 
detachment of troops left there ; Col. P. 
desirous to purchase new lands through 
Gen. Muhlenberg. 34, 270. 

— - Jan. 12, 1784. Col. P.'s intended 
journey to Boston ; wagoners' clothing 
accounts ; money. 34, 272, 273. 

Mar. 15, 18, 1784. Business; 

Miss White's passage from London. 
34, 277, 279. 

Apr. 3, 7, 1784. Pay roll of Lieut. 

Grannis, director of artificers; under 
control and pay of Quartermaster de- 
partment ; baggage and effects of depart- 



ment being removed to New York. 5, 
326 ; 34, 280-283. 

Sept. 22, 1784. Bequest to dispose 

of whatever public property belonging 
to Quartermaster department Mr. H. 
may meet with on a journey. 34, 300. 

Apr. 13, 14, 1785. Prices of land 

certificates. 34, 304, 305. 

Apr. 17, 1785. Land certificates; 

ordinance for disposing of new lands 
and exclusion of slavery. 34, 306. 

Apr. 19, 1785. Land certificates ; 

the report on the Western Territory; 
Col. P. still thinks it the most eligible, 
and if it be thrown aside, will think it 
done in the interest of land-jobbers. 
34, 307. 

— - May 29, 1785. Business ; the land 
ordinance ; Mr. King's motion to ex- 
clude slavery after 1800. 34, 313. 

Aug. 5, 1785. In regard to Col. 

P/s application for the office of Treasurer 
of the U. S. ; will not accept the post 
of Indian Commissioner. 34, 320. 

Aug. 8, 1785. On the office of 

Treasurer; candidates for Indian Com- 
missioner. 34, 322. 

July 4, 9, 1786. Business and 

accounts. 35, 8, 9. 

Apr. 5, 1787. Col. P. within seven 

miles of Wilkesbarre is induced to believe 
he will not meet with much difficulty 
from Franklin ; requests invoice of salt 
forwarded. 57, 158. 

Apr. 8, 1787. Bequest to pay bills 

and attend to business of land of Jed. 
Hide and A. Cleveland. 57, 162. 

Apr. 28, 1787. Elections held in 

Luzerne County ; John Franklin's career 
at an end ; money due Mr. Hollenback. 
57, 215. 

May 29, 1787. The first courts in 

Luzerne County held in tranquillity ; 
John Franklin no longer in the settle- 
ment ; lies told the people in regard to 
the coming of the Commissioners ; bills 
drawn. 57, 224. 

Aug. 9, 1787. Trouble and dis- 
trust caused by delay of the meeting of 
Commissioners of land claims ; lies cir- 
culated by John Franklin ; story of a 
new State authorized by Governor of 
Connecticut ; settlement at Newtown 
in New York by Franklin's adherents ; 
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Hodgdon, Samuel (continued). 

Pennamites should equally aim at ob- 
structing any peaceable solution of diffi- 
culties ; affair of Mr. Marcy ; expediency 
of establishing a store at Wyoming; 
workmen wanted; experiences of a 
. sheriff in serving a capias; effect of 
meeting of the Commissioners in settling 
doubts. 57, 245. 

Aug. 12, 1787. Goods ordered 

from Philadelphia; approval of the 
ordinance of Congress for the govern- 
ment of the Western Territory ; Col. P. 
has no desire to go there, if he can live 
peaceably in Wyoming ; land at Great 
Bend ; reports of disturbances intended 
by Franklin ; delay in Mr. Montgomery's 
appointment caused by F. ; advertise- 
ment of the Susquehanna County as to 
land in Newport ; threats against Col. 
P. 57, 249. 

Aug. 26, 1787. Work of examin- 
ing claims begun ; a terrible blow to 
John Franklin; credulity of people in 
believing his absurd statements ; offence 
given by Col. P. in refusing to listen to 
them; Col. P. prepared for all events 
and determined to shoot down any one 
who molests him ; plans of Franklin for 
an independent State ; unreasonableness 
of claimants. 57, 261. 

Aug. 26, 1787. Information re- 
ceived by Council of a conspiracy [for 
an insurrection ?] probably true ; ex- 
pedient to organize the militia and 
appoint Col. Z. Butler to command it ; 
matter of a store at Wyoming ; Col. P.'s 
house ; lands at the Great Bend ; com- 
missions. 57, 263. 

Sept. 6, 1787. Goods arrived from 

Philadelphia; three axle-trees broken in 
the swamp ; a peaceable court held ; the 
Grand Jury found two bills against Frank- 
lin for breaches of the peace. 57, 275. 

Sept. 15, 1787- Tract of land , 

for sale, discovered by E. Marcy ; busi- 
ness ; in regard to a store at Wyoming. 
35, 19. [Bi. 2, 289.] 

Sept. 17, 21, 1787. Articles to be 

procured in Philadelphia, and means of 
transportation. 35, 21, 23. [Bi. 2, 290, 
292.J 

Oct. 19, 1787. Business commis- 
sions for Wyoming. 35, 25. [Bi. 2, 
314.] 



Oct. 19, 1787. Col. P. has returned 

as near Wyoming as Easton ; affairs at 
Wilkesbarre quiet ; Col. P. much urged 
to return, and has decided to do so ; his 
children sent too hastily to Philadelphia 
by Mrs. P. ; the outrage on Mr. Gore ; 
everything expected to remain quiet 
until the sheriff goes to turn out the 
half-share men; absolute necessity of 
troops being maintained by Pennsylvania 
and New York. 57, 324. 

Jan. 16, 1788. Col. P. will be in 

Philadelphia for the settlement of his 
accounts ; all quiet in Wyoming ; desire 
that children should be sent home. 35, 
33. [Bi. 2, 369.] 

Jan. 22, 1788. Directions for Col. 

P.'s children's return from Philadelphia ; 
request for articles wanted. 35, 35. 
[Bi. 2, 370.] 

Feb. 29, 1788. Account of Col. 

P.'s journey back to Wyoming. 35, 
39. [Bi. 2, 375.] 

Mar. 10, 1788. County courts per- 
fectly quiet ; Franklin's adherents behav- 
ing perfectly well as jurymen ; believe 
they mean to submit to the law ; busi- 
ness ; request for goods to be sent, coarse 
woollens and linens, to exchange for 
lumber. 58, 11. 

Mar. 16, 1788. Commissions; 

rumor of the repeal of the Confirming 
Law ; opinion of some of Franklin's ad- 
herents that it was time he was arrested ; 
vigilance necessary to prevent his escape. 
58, 16. 

Apr. 25, 1788. Sending deed to 

be recorded ; settlers on some new lands 
returned discouraged. 35, 41. 

Apr. 27, 1788. Johnson's deed; 

measures to be taken with George, a 
mulatto servant. 35, 43. 

May 18, 1788. In regard to the 

sale of new lands ; a little patience neces- 
sary until new roads are opened ; people 
nocking into Tioga from all quarters 
and the half-share men taking posses- 
sion ; indecision of the government the 
same as for the past eighteen years and 
injustice done thereby; Col. P.'s debts 
and embarrassment for money. 6, 1. 

May 30, 1788. Request to be in- 
formed, if certain letters, entrusted to 
Mr. Jenkins, have been delivered; 
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to obtain possession of lands ; Mr. Jen- 
kins justifies the use of force ; the wish 
of all honest men that Franklin should 
not be admitted to bail. 58, 22. 

Aug. 10, 1788. Papers of location 

of land of Ebenezer Marcy. 58, 93. 

Aug. 17, 1788. Account of Col. 

P/s letter to Council [P. Muhlenberg, 
Aug. 9] ; recommends its not being 
made public; if troops are sent, it 
should be promptly ; advice of the 
judges that the insurgents should be 
indicted only for riot. 58, 98. 

Aug. 19, 1788. Request for blank 

recognizances ; more evidence appearing 
against the old men of Wyoming ; the 
line of Northumberland and Luzerne 
Counties settled. 58, 107. 

Aug. 26, 1788. More of the rioters 

giving themselves up ; attempt of Hol- 
lenback to arrest John Hyde. 58, 122. 

Nov. 9, 1788. Account of the trial 

and sentences of rioters at Wilkesbarre : 
the Chief Justice told them that in any 
European country, they would all be 
hanged for treason ; Franklin not ready 
for trial and taken back to Philadelphia ; 
satisfaction of judges with the conduct 
of juries and people. 58, 149. 

Nov. 15, 1788. Money wanted to 

purchase a cow; the Federal election. 
35, 51. 

Dec. 10, 1788. Cloth to be sent; 

anecdote of Councillor Dennison; Mr. 
Wilson for prothonotary of Philadelphia 
County. 35, 53. 

Jan 11, 1789. New lands ; not to 

be brought into cultivation by Pennsyl- 
vanians; New Englanders must settle 
the country; the election in Luzerne 
County ; commissions for purchases. 
35, 55. 

Jan. 13, 1789. Commissions. 35,57. 

Jan. 20, 1789. Col. P. has sent to 

Mr. Clymer a draught of a new bill for 
confirming Wyoming lands; has pro- 
posed that claims to land acquired since 
the Trenton decree, shall be ascertained 
only, but not. confirmed until the As- 
sembly see their extent. 58, 165. 

Jan. 24, 1789. More land bought ; 

Col. P. expects to pay for most of it 
with liis crop of hemp; progress of 
house; commissions. 35,58. [Bi. 2, 
426.] 



Jan. 31, 1789. Request to find 

money to pay Mr. Hollenback's debt ; 
Mr. H. is a good neighbor and has acted 
genteelly ; hopes that merchandise asked 
for can be sent while sleighing lasts. 
35, 59. 

Feb. 3, 1789. Business ; commis- 
sions ; brickmaker wanted. 35, 61. 

Apr. 28, May 3, 15, 1789. Busi- 
ness ; scarcity of grain ; what there 
was, the whiskey distillers have con- 
verted into poison. 35, 68-71. 

July 27, 1789. Mr. Cooper's sales 

of land for Mr. Morris and others ; iron 
ore discovered in many places. 35, 
73. 

Apr. 12, 1790. Recommending 

Ephraim Sandford and his business. 
35, 90. 

Apr. 16, 1790. New road to Wyo- 
ming ; some people in the county alarmed 
over the repeal of the Confirmation Law ; 
Franklin and his party rejoice because 
they expect the Susquehanna claim will 
be tried in a Federal Court; believe the 
people will remain quiet. 58, 272. 

June 21, 1790. No prospect of 

any interruption of the peace of the 
county; the spirit of improvement 
seems not at all abated by the repeal of 
the Confirming Law. 58, 276. 

Sept. 8, 1790. Directions for Ind- 
ian goods ; tin plate to be sent to Wyo- 
ming. 35, 98, 100. 

Nov. 11, 1790. Col. P. waiting 

for the assembling of the Indians at 
Tioga ; Mr. Ellicott's mission to Presqu' 
Isle ; attempts by the British agents at 
Niagara to prevent the Indians attend- 
ing the treaty ; Pennsylvania lands. 35, 
102. 

Jan. 20, 1791. Sleigh, harness and 

saddle to be sent from Philadelphia ; 
petition of inhabitants of Northampton 
County against the excise. 35, 107. 

Feb. 28, 1791. Col. P.'s reasons 

for declining the post of Quartermaster- 
General in campaign against the North- 
west Indians ; opinions of Indians ; mis- 
representations concerning them made 
by land-jobbers. 35, 109, 112. [Bi. 
2, 484.] 

Sept. 20, 1797. Business ; North- 
umberland County lands taxed; yellow 
fever in Trenton, N. J. 7, 203. 



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Hodgdon, Samuel (continued). 

Sept. 21, Oct. 9, 1797. Concerning 

supplies, guns, colors, etc. for Algerine 
frigate Crescent. 7, 209, 286. 

Oct. 12, 1797- Request to receive 

box for Col. P. from brig Cicero. 7, 
298. 

Oct. 20, 1797. Approving claim of 

B. H. Phillips for relief of American 
seamen. 7, 351. 

Aug. 8, 1798. Order for cannon 

belonging to corvette Cassius. 9, 163. 

Aug. 29, 1798. Order for articles 

to be forwarded to Mississippi territory. 
9, 241. 

Sept. 25, 1798. Death of Mr. 

Graydon, clerk to the Treasurer, of 
yellow fever ; he has lived close to the 
landing place, at Lamberton, of persons 
and goods from Philadelphia. 9, 385. 

Oct. 5, 1798. Business. 9, 428. 

Oct. 19, 1798. Letter of B. H. 

Phillips ; the Dutch entirely subject to 
Prance as regards neutrals. 9, 485. 

Sept. 30, 1799. Warrant for money 

remitted by Jos. Yznardi to D. Hum- 
phreys. 12, 130. 

Oct. 12, 1799. Notes at the Bank 

of the U. S. ; arrival of the President; 
illness of Mrs. Pickering. 12, 172. 

July 5, 6, 1800. Memorandum of 

commissions to be attended to. 13. 
560. 

July 26, 1800. In regard to a salt- 
spring on Mr. H.'s laud. 13, 564, 566. 

Apr. 26, 1801. Desiring to make 

an exchange of lands, owned by Mr. H., 
Col. P., and Mr. T. Coxe, in order to 
make a farm for T. P., Jr. 14, 7. 

Jane 7, 1801. Request to go with 

Col. P. to examine lands at the Great 
Bend ; directions for buying a wagon 
and horses to take Col. P.'s family to 
Boston. 38, 57- 

Nov. 19, 1802. Concerning Col. 

P.'s transfer of Starucca land to his son, 
T. P., Jr. 14, 12. 

Nov. 21,1802. Pennsylvania lands ; 

remittance to T. P. , Jr. ; mistake in 
post-offices ; stock in public funds. 14, 
13. 

Feb. 18, 1803. Malice and mis- 
representation of report of Committee 
of Congress in regard to payments and 
negotiations with Yznardi and D. Hum- 



phreys; Dr. Craigie and his embarrass- 
ments ; inquiries about Pennsylvania 
lands, and other business. 14, 14. 

Apr. 6, 1803. Approaciiing journey 

with William Pickering to Starucca, 
through Concord, Lancaster, Stock- 
bridge, and Hudson ; affairs of T. P., Jr. 
14, 16. 

May 11, 1803. Return from Sta- 
rucca ; Pennsylvania lands ; renewal of 
difficulties with Connecticut claimants; 
hopes that the State of Pennsylvania 
will act with decision against them. 
14, 18. 

June 18, 1803. ^ Providing for pur- 
chase of Mr. Tench Coxe's share of 
Starucca land. 14, 19. 

Mar. 15, 1806. In regard to Col. 

P.'s vote on the ca§e of Nicklin and 
Griffith's ship America; Gen. S. Smith 
and his dishonesty ; anecdote in regard 
to the memorial of the merchants of 
Baltimore. 14, 155. 

Apr. 5, 1810. Land tax business 

with Col. Carrington; accounts of D. 
Humphreys. 38, 180. 

Dec. 25, 1814. Col. P. is willing 

to sell his Sugar Creek lands, but will 
not exchange them for certificates of 
war loans ; will have nothing to do with 
war loans ; the war would have been 
ended in 1813, but for three foreigners, 
Parish, Girard, and Astor, who sub- 
scribed to war loans when native capi- 
talists refused ; probable British expedi- 
tion against New Orleans ; consequences 
of the capture of that place. 15, 75. 

Jan. 19, Peb. 12, 1824. Taxes on 

Virginia lands. 15, 342, 345. 

Hodgdon, Samuel, recommendation of, for 
office of Commissary-General of Military 
Stores, 5, 205 ; (H. Knox), 39, 261 
(B. Flower), 262 ; (Board op War), 
279 ; his valuable services to the armies, 
1777, 1778 (S. Hodgdon), 33, 377. 

Hodge, Abraham, of Halifax, N. C. Apr. 
2, 30, 1799. In regard to publishing 
the laws of the U. S. in Mr. H.'s paper, j 
10, 556, 646. 

Aug. 13, 1799. Laws of this ses- 
sion of Congress not to be published in 
Raleigh newspaper. 11, 605. 

Hodge, Dr. Hugh Lenox, of Philadelphia, j 
1796-1873. Mar. 27, 1823. Answer i 
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before the Philadelphia Medical Society. 
32, 5. 

Hodge, Dr. Hugh Lenox. Mar. 16, 1823. 
Thanks for copy of address sent him ; 
criticisms of some sentiments advanced 
therein ; claims of liberal Christianity. 
15, 300. 

Hodges, John, and Manning, Richard, 
of Salem. Aug. 11, Dec. 4, 1778. Re- 
quest to inquire for and dispose of 
schooner Gen. Wolfe, of Salem, left at 
Philadelphia. 39, 157, 159. 

May 17, 1779. Business of schooner 

Gen. Wolfe. 39, 172. 

Hodges, John. Sept. 7, 22, 1779. Ac- 
counts and remittance. 5, 141. 

Hodges 8f Manning. Sept. 6, 1779. Ac- 
counts of schooner Gen. Wolfe settled. 
5, 138, 139. 

Hodgkinson, Capt. Peter. Dec. 19, 1785. 
Commissions for purchases in China. 
5, 378. 

Hoffman, Jacob, of Alexandria, Va. 
Jan. 13, 1804. In regard to a sailor 
named Chester, who had stolen Col. P.'s 
hat. 43, 15. 

Hoffmann, Joseph Ogden, of New York. 
June 15, 1797- Business of Capt. J. 
Clarke. 6, 355. 

Hoffman, Nicholas, & Co., of New York. 
Aug. 18, 1794. Certificate of delivery 
of Indian goods to Col. John McKinstry. 
62,141. 

Hoge, John, of Washington, Pa., 1760- 
1824. June 28, 1798. In regard to 
aliens holding commissions in the militia, 
and the danger to be expected in the 
western part of Pennsylvania and Vir- 
ginia from certain Irishmen, especially 
one John Connell, in case of a rupture 
with Prance. 22, 246. 

Holker, . Jan. 15, 1800. Begging 

for assistance in obtaining certificates 
from the offices of the French Navy 
Department in regard to his accounts. 
13, 104. 
Holker, privateer, owned by B. McClenag- 

han (/. Pickering). 5, 125. 
Holland, Col. [Samuel ?], taken in chains 
from Boston to Exeter, 1777 (N. P. 
Sergeant). 17, 22. 
Holland, memoranda concerning the repre- 
sentations of its dissatisfaction with the 
treaty with Great Britain of 1794, made 
at the instance of the French govern- 



ment, 37, 158 ; 41, 348 ; account of the 
dictation of a constitution to, by France 
{J. Adams), 37, 244 ; state of the gov- 
ernment of, under the French partv, 
1798 (W. Y. Murray), 22, 262; un- 
founded complaints of, against the U. S. 
government, for publication of Mr. J. Q. 
Adams's letter, 1798 (R. G. Van Pola- 
nen), 8, 305; (W. V. Murray), 324; 
existing relations with other nations to 
be maintained, 344 ; French Directory 
in (H. Dearborn), 354 ; resentment of 
French government that the U. S. would 
not be treated like (/. Q. Adams), 37, 
106 ; a Stadtholder not necessary in, 
for peace with Great Britain (R. G. Van 
Polanen), 10, 396; arret of the Dir- 
ectory of, to put an end to outrages of 
French privateers, 1799 (B. H. Phil- 
lips), 11, 556 ; secret expedition to, 
from England, 1799 (TV. V. Murray), 
12, 7 ; (/. Q. Adams), 176 ; surrender 
of Dutch fleet (B. H. Phillips), 186 ; 
government of, indefatigable to prevent 
a rupture between France and the U. S. 
(W. V. Murray), 24, 73; to, 11, 278 ; 
offer to mediate between the U. S. and 
France, 1798 (W. V. Murray), 23, 15 ; 
to, 10, 303 ; not in a situation to medi- 
ate impartially, and offer to be refused 
(W. V. Murray), 23, 16 ; new constitu- 
tion of, 1799 (R. G. Van Polanen); 
24, 93 ; observations on the war be- 
tween Great Britain and, 1664-5, 46, 47. 

HOLLENBACK, JOHN, AND OTHERS, of 

Luzerne County, Pa. Jan., 1787. Oath 
of allegiance to the State of Pennsyl- 
vania. 57, 97. 

Hollenback, John, of Wilkesbarre. Sept. 
11, 1789. Although Col. P. has en- 
trusted the people with ten dozen scythes 
to be paid for after harvest, he now 
wants bread himself; request for a 
bushel of wheat and two of rye on ac- 
count. 58, 193. 

Hollenback, Matthias. Aug. 15, 1788. 
Account of an attempt to arrest John 
Hyde, one of the persons who kidnapped 
Col. P. 58, 96. 

Hollenback, Matthias. May 18, 1795. Ac- 
knowledgement of payment of counsel 
fees in Wyoming laud cases by Mr. H 
58, 349. 

Nov. 21, 1797- Capt. Seely and 

I lands on Sugar Creek. 7, 450. 



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Hollingsworth, Col. H, of Elkton, Md. 
Aug. 30, 1798. Regretting inability to 
supply more copies of Instructions and 
Despatches. 9, 249. 

Hotting sworth, Zebulon, U. S. District- 
Attorney, Baltimore. May 17, 1799. 
Requesting instant attention to case of 
Charles Willcocks, an American, guilty of 
assisting French privateers. 11, 94. 

May 30, 1799. About M. Lenor- 

mand and Charles Willcocks ; Lenormand 
to be discharged. 11, 186. 

Aug. 12, 1799. Request to ex- 
amine the Baltimore American and pro- 
secute for libels on the government. 11, 
603. 

Feb. 22 1800. Application for 

nolle prosequi in case of Robert Fisher 
granted. ■ 13, 214. 

Hollens, John. July 20, 1798. From J. 
Wagner. About property on board 
privateer Incroyable, plundered from 
American ships. 9, 68. 

Holmes, Rev. Abiel, 1763-1837. May 
15, 1826. Asking Col. P.'s acceptance 
of Mr. H.'s Memoir of the French 
Protestants. 32, 209. 

Holmes, John, of Baltimore. Feb. 7, 1799. 
No vacancy in consulship at Havanna 
for Capt. De Butts. 10, 357. 

■ Apr. 10, 1799. Regretting wrong 

idea conveyed to Mr. Lague by letter 
of Nov. 17, 1798 ; ship Harmony cannot 
be restored. 10, 579. 

Holmes, William, a Stockbridge Indian. 
Dec. 2, 1794. Request for assistance 
in obtaining Revolutionary bounty 
money. 62, 110. 

Holt, William, of Williamsburg, Va. 
Sept. 14, 1784. Request for assistance 
in regard to estate of his brother, John 
Holt. 40, 140. 

Holt, William. Feb. 3,1785. With letter 
from Col. Hamilton, in regard to the 
estate of John Holt. 5, 347- 

Holten, Dr. Samuel, of Danvers, Mass., 
1738-1816. May 24, 1775. Decision 
of the Committee for Essex County that 
the Registry of Deeds shall be removed 
from Salem to Topsfield ; request of the 
Committee to be informed how much 
money is due from the town of Salem to 
the Province. 39, 114. 

Nov. 3, 1775. Miss Ellery's negro; 

congratulations, on P.'s appointment as 



Judge of Court of Common Pleas 
in the militia. 5, 27. [Bi. 1, 91.] 

Dec. 4, 1784. Inquiry whether 

Col. P. would accept a seat at the Trea- 
sury Board. 18, 215. 

Dec. 11, 1784. In regard to the 

Treasury Board and Secretaryship of 
War. 18, 216. 

Dec. 16, 1801. Advising Col. P. 

to close the bargain for the lease of a 
farm in Danvers. 26, 268. 

Feb. 13, 1804. Satisfaction with 

decisions of Massachusetts and Delaware 
in regard to so-called amendment to the 
Constitution; popularity gained by the 
government by the peaceful acquisition 
of Louisiana ; New England's influence 
lost. 27, 52. 

Jan. 30, 1805. In regard to farms 

in Danvers. 27, 125. 

Holten, Dr. Samuel. Oct. 16, 1775. Col. 
P.'s defence of himself against attack for 
opinions given on militia affairs. 5, 25. 
[Bi. 1, 89.] 

Nov. 15, 1775. In answer to Dr. 

H.'s letter of Nov. 3 ; thanks for con- 
gratulations. 5, 27. [Bi. 1, 92.] 

Dec. 7, 1784. In regard to appoint- 
ment at Treasury Board. 5, 341. [Bi. 
1, 499.] 

Jan. 26, 1785. Declining seat at 

Treasury Board. 5, 343. [Bi. 1, 
501.] 

Oct. 4, 1806. Letter from T. P., 

Ebenezer Marsh, and John Tread well, 
Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, 
setting forth, in a friendly manner, Dr. 
Holten's unfitness for a seat on the 
bench, on account of deafness. 14, 
157 [copy]. 

Holten, Samuel, Jr. May 1, 1775. Re- 
signation of his office as Major in Col. 
P.'s regiment, on account of ill-health. 
56, 28. 

Holyoke, Dr. Edward Augustus, of 
Salem, 1728-1829. Feb., 1826. Mem- 
orandum concerning the weather of 
1762-3. 16, 103. 

Oct. 28, 1826. On the character of 

Dr. Joseph Orne. 32, 237. 

Holyoke, Dr. Edward A. Feb. 10, 1826. 
Request for information concerning the 
weather from 1760-63; account of the 
attempt to raise wheat in Salem, and its 
destruction by mildew. 16, 102. 






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Home, Capt. Rodham, R. N., outrages on 
U. S. sovereignty in Rhode Island by 
the Africa, 1795 (P. Bond), 6, 105 ; 
35, 215, 232, 251; (A. Fenner), 35, 
216, 235, 236 ; (/. Q. Adams), 254 ; 
(W. A. Deas), 258; (R. King), 36, 
294. 

Hoomes, John, of Bowling Green. Mar. 
25, 1800. Requesting passport and 
letters of introduction to Envoys in 
Trance for his son. 26, 63. 

Hoops, Major Adam. Apr. 23, 1822. Re- 
collections of the battle of Monmouth, 
and Gen. Lee's censure of Gen. Scott. 
44, 244. 

July 14, 1827- Recollections in 

regard to the battle of Monmouth, and 
Gen. Lee. 32, 300. 

Sept. 13, 1827. Farther recollec- 
tions of the battles of Monmouth and 
of Germantown. 32, 306. 

Hope, Prize, case of, 1780 (W. Pal- 
frey), 18, 42, 51; to, 5, 189; (G. 
Williams), 17, 309, 311, 313 ; to, 5, 
146; (S. Hodgdon), 39, 197, 199; 
(Mease 8f Caldwell), 5, 184, 188 ; (S. 
Caldwell), 185. 

Hope, ship, taken at Cape of Good Hope, 
by British cruisers, 1798 (I. Clason), 10, 
458; (R. King), 474; (/. Ferrers), 
11, 6. 
■ Hopestill, sloop, illegally condemned for 
want of sea-letter, 1799 (W. E. Rulings), 

11, 106. 

Hopkins, George P., Printer, of New 
York. Sept., 1827. Whitney & Wat- 
son's edition of the Federalist; correc- 
tions in later editions. 44, 307. 

Hopkins, George F. Oct. 6, 1828. Col. 
P. only undertook to write the life of 
Hamilton, because two attempts had 
failed ; it would be premature to make 
any arrangements as to printing. 16, 
318. 

Hopkins, G. F. & Co , New York. Peb. 

12, 1798. From J. Wagner. Circular 
in regard to Acts of Congress to be 
published. 8, 124. 

Hopkins, John, of Richmond, Ya. Apr. 
8, 1808. Jefferson's letters to Callender 
in Mr. Wolcott's possession ; a copy of 
The Prospect before us to be procured 
of Judge Chase or Mr. Harper; the 
letters very important and should be 
preserved with great care. 28, 276. 



Jan. 30, 1809. Asking for the loan 

of Jefferson's letters to Callender; and 
inquiring the reason of Mr. Harrison's 
being rejected as loan officer of Virginia. 
29, 67. 

June 28, 1811. in regard to doc- 
ument giving account of the affair of 
Mr. Jefferson and Col. and Mrs. Walker. 
29, 465. 

July 15, 1811. Transmitting Col. 

John Nicholas's account of the affair of 
Mr. Jefferson and Col. and Mrs. Walker. 
29, 471. 

Feb. 9, 1812. In regard to Jeffer- 
son's flight before Tarleton and his 
resignation of the governorship in 1781 ; 
has good reason to think he tried to 
make his peace with Great Britain, but 
no proof of it can be found ; affair of 
Mrs. Walker; Mr. Giles's profligate 
character ; ordinary intellect of Mr. 
Monroe. 30, 15. 

Apr. 22, 1812. Jefferson's letters 

to Callender; they were given by Cal- 
lender to Augustine Davis, who lent 
them to Mr. Randolph ; Mr. H. has the 
originals in his own possession at pres- 
ent; Massachusetts and Virginia elec- 
tions. 30, 35. 

Feb. 27, 1817. Patrick Henry's 

opinion of Jefferson ; cannot remember 
his making remark alluded to by Col. 
P. ; Mr. Henry has seen letter written 
to Archibald Blair, and will obtain it if 
possible. 31, 191. 

Mar. 11, 1817. With copies of 

letters from Washington and Patrick 
Henry to Archibald Blair; Henry's 
opinion of Jefferson; expressions of 
respect and affection on Col. P.'s retire- 
ment to private life. 31, 197. 

Sept. 3, 1819. Account of his own 

life ; his health ; degeneracy of the 
times, when a man like Monroe can be 
the successor of Washington. 31, 279. 

Hopkins, John. June 27, 1811. Request 
for facts as to the reported flight of Mr. 
Jefferson from Richmond before the 
British army, also in the affair with Col. 
and Mrs. Walker ; subscriptions for 
Gen. Lee's History. 14, 342. 

July 11, 1811. Thanks for atten- 
tion to Col. P.'s request ; directions for 
forwarding papers ; praise of Harvard 
College. 14, 344. 



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Hopkins, John (continued'). 

■ Jan. 23, 1812. Request for infor- 
mation in regard to Mr. Jefferson's 
reputed flight before the British army in 
Virginia and resignation of the Governor- 
ship ; Gen. Lee's book ; asks for opinion 
of Mr. Monroe. 14, 379. 

Feb. 26, 1817. Inquiry as to Mr. 

H.'s having been the person who re- 
peated Patrick Henry's remark concern- 
ing Jefferson's corruption of Madison ; 
M. considered a greater hypocrite than 
Jefferson by Mr. Wagner, when Chief- 
Clerk of the State Department ; desire 
to obtain copy of Henry's letter to 
Archibald Blair, giving his opinion of 
Jefferson. 15, 139. 

Feb. 28, 1817. Thanks for prompt 

reply to letter of the 26th; Col. P.'s 
inquiries made in the interest of truth ; 
desire to obtain Patrick Henry's letter 
to Archibald Blair; health and mental 
condition. 15, 141. 

Mar 31, 1817. Thanks for Mr. 

H.'s kindness in obtaining copies of 
letters from Washington and Patrick 
Henry to Archibald Blair ; Mr. Jeffer- 
son's religious opinions. 15, 145. 

Aug. 21, 1819. Copy of pamphlet 

containing Col. P.'s experiences at Wy- 
oming committed to Mr. Lee for Col. 
Ho ; death of Elizabeth (Pickering) 
Dorsey. 15, 180. 

Hopkins, John, removed by President Jef- 
ferson from the office of Commissioner 
of Loans of Virginia, to make way for 
Meriwether Jones (J. Nicholas). 29, 
473. 

Hopkins, Samuel Miles, of New York, 
1772-1837. Mar. 12,1814. Mr. Clay's 
remark that " he and his party intended 
to have the war go on." 30, 245. 

Mar. 17, 1814. Account of a visit 

to Philadelphia ; was unable to find Mr. 
Rawle at home, it being Court time ; - 
Judge Peters returning to the old sub- 
ject of the mangel-wurzel root ; his ad- 
miration of florin grass, and his beautiful 
hemlock hedges ; Col. P.'s name an ex- 
cellent introduction to Mr. Joseph 
Cooper ; the national loan will not fill 
up and no money will be obtained. 30, 
249. 

Aug. 28, 1824. Inquiries in regard 

to maize, or Indian corn. 32, 95. 



Hopkinson, Joseph, of Philadelphia, 
1770-1842. Jan. 13, 1808. Perilous 
condition into which the country is 
brought by Jefferson's cowardly and 
secretive policy ; indignation excited by 
the Embargo ; Gen. Wilkinson ; Mr. 
Adams's attack on the judiciary disap- 
proved. 28, 157. 

May 25, 1808. Satisfaction on 

reading Col. P.'s correspondence with 
his " very learned and genteel Gov- 
ernor"; who is this Gov. Sullivan? 
what assemblage of workmen put to- 
gether such a Governor ? where was he 
educated as a scholar and a gentleman ? 
P. must not presume to despise and 
pity Pennsylvania and her Irishmen, 
while Massachusetts has such a Gov- 
ernor; the Embargo. 28, 33L 

■ Jan. 29, 1827. In answer to letter 

of Col. P. in regard to an error in Mar- 
shall's Life of Washington concerning the 
battle of Princeton ; is surprised at the 
accuracy of Col. P.'s recollection; dem- 
onstrates Gen. W.'s movements in that 
attack ; Col. P.'s grandson, Dr. Charles 
Pickering. 32, 277. 

Hopkinson, Joseph. May 5, 1798. In- 
structions for treaty with Oneida Indians. 
8, 405. 

Sept. 2, 1827. Question as to the 

authenticity of a Quaker's remark about 
Dr. Franklin, "Friend Joseph, did 
thee ever know Dr. Franklin to be in 
the minority ? " Dr. F.'s behavior at the 
Constitutional convention illustrates the 
anecdote. 16, 213. 

Hopkinson, Joseph, a candidate for agency 
to Commissioners under the 7th article 
of the British treaty, 1797 (/. Adams). 
7, 97. 

Hops, on the cultivation of (V. Maxcy). 
16, 161. 

Horn, William. Oct. 9, 1791. Request 
for assistance in obtaining arrears of 
pay as wagoner. 41, 26. 

Hornell, George, of Newtown Point, Pa. 
Oct. 28, 1790. Offer to supply provi- 
sions for Seneca Indians on their journey 
to Tioga, to meet Col. P. 60, 52. 

Horry, Charles L. Pinckney. Sept. 26, 
1799. To Jacob Read. Asking for as- 
sistance in obtaining the post of Secre- 
tary to the Embassy to France. 25, 
212. 



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Horses, difficulty of obtaining for the 
public service, 1781 (67. Washington), 
33, 397; number required for campaign 
of 1782 (67. Washington'), 34, 7; return 
of, Oct, 1780, 56, 217, 218 ; list of, of 
officers entitled to forage, 309 ; attempt 
of Erencli Consul at Norfolk to prevent 
shipment of, by British, 1796 (6?. Wash- 
ington), 36, 17; (Robert Brooke), 19, 
22 ; (P. Bond), 24. 

Horsey, Outerbridge, of Delaware, 1777- 
1842. Notes of his speech on the West 
Florida Bill. 54, 298. 

Horsfield, Joseph, of Bethlehem, Pa. 
Oct. 9, 1788. On a new road from 
"Wind Gap to Luzerne ; request for Col. 
P.'s observations on the subject. 6, 3. 

Eorsfield, Joseph. Jan. 13, 1798. Ac- 
counts, 8, 67 ; Nov. 27? about suit with 
W. Ross, 9, 652. 

Hosack, David, M.D, of New York, 
1769-1835. Jan. 13, 1814. Col. P. 
elected an honorary member of the New 
York Historical Society ; thanks for Col. 
P.'s exertions in procuring the printing 
of supernumerary copies of U. S. doc- 
uments, and inquiry into the possibility 
of having duplicate copies of all medals 
struck off. 30, 190. 

■ Mar. 23, 1814. Public documents 

for New York Historical Society ; re- 
quest to have them separately packed; 
thanks for criticism on Dr. H.'s intro- 
ductory discourse. 30, 257. 

Eowck, Dr. David. Jan. 18,1814. Thanks 
for and criticisms of Dr. H.'s intro- 
ductory discourse ; Dr. Rush ; apology 
for criticisms ; acknowledgment of noti- 
fication of Col. P.'s election to the New 
York Historical Society ; public doc- 
uments for the Society. 15, 3, 4. 

Feb. 6, 1826. Remarks on vision 

and eyeglasses. 16, 94. 

Feb. 8, 1826. On the cultivation 

of vegetables, landscape gardening, 
flowers, and gooseberries. 16, 96. 

Hosmer, Dr. Timothy, of" Farmington, 
Conn., 1740-1820. Feb. 2, 1787. To 
John P. Schott. Movements of the 
Regulators of Shays's insurrection ; the 
confusion of New England advantageous 
to the Susquehannah settlement in any 
event ; prospect of a monarchical govern- 
ment and the extinction of all State 
lines ; would rather have a trial before 



majesty, though he were a Nero or Calig- 
ula ; remonstrances against allowing 
Col. P. to persuade the people to hold 
an election at Wyoming, and to submit 
to the laws of Pennsylvania ; counselling 
resistance and an appeal to Congress. 
57, 123. 

Houdin, Capt. Michael Gabriel, a French 
officer, appointed to accompany Col. 
Procter on his mission to the Western 
Indians, 1791. 60, 35- 

Hough, George, Printer of Concord, N. H. 
Apr. 3, May 7, 1799. About printing 
the laws of the U. S. 11, 53, 557. 

Jan. 2, 1800. Printing of laws of 

U. S. should be given to a Portsmouth, 
rather than a Concord, paper, Ports- 
mouth being more of a commercial town. 
13, 9. 

Mar. 11, 1800. Laws of U. S. 

relating to commerce to be printed at 
Portsmouth ; all others at Concord. 13, 
262. 

Houston, William C, and otheiis, 
Commissioners. 
{See Whipple, William, and others.) 

Howard, John, his account of Col. P.'s 
exertions in raising and drilling a com- 
pany in Salem, 1774. 53, 60£. 

Hovey, Joseph, of Haverhill, Mass. ? 
Mar. 25, 1812. Account of being shown 
the certificate signed by T. M. Joy with 
the false name of Nathaniel Emery, accus- 
ing Col. P. of treasonable practices. 
44, 17, 27. 

Howard, Gen. John Eager, of Baltimore, 
1752-1827. Jan. 29, 1827. On the 
battle of Germautown ; correcting some 
inaccuracies in statements of the different 
historians. 32, 270. 

Aug. 13, 1827. Will be glad to 

answer any further questions in regard 
to the battle of Germantown ; hopes Col. 
P. will visit Mr. Chew there before leav- 
ing Philadelphia. 32, 302. 

Howard, Gen. John Eager. Mar. 13, 1S00. 
Letters to be delivered to Mr. Reddel- 
moser, and by him forwarded to Sir 
Hyde Parker, respecting impressed sea- 
men. 13, 268. 

May 10, 1800. Right of William 

Finnie to patent of land in Virginia 
defective. 13, 494. 

Feb. 10, 1827. In answer to Gen. 

H.'s letter on the battle of Germantown ; 



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Howard, Gen. John "Eager {continued'). 
Judge Johnson's account of the miscon- 
duct of Pulaski in going to sleep ; for- 
tunate that Judge Johnson published 
Gen. Pinckney's letter, which although 
intended to substantiate the charge, 
completely vindicates Pulaski; further 
remarks on the battle. 16, 181. 

Howe, Gen. Robert, of North Caroliua, 
1732-1785. His unreasonable claim for 
private expenses, 1783 (£. Hodgdon). 
34, 223, 255. 

Howe, Dr. Samuel G., account of, 1828 
(N. Hale). 44, 314. 

Howe, Sir William, 1729-1814. Sept. 
12, 1777. To Gen. Washington. 
About American prisoners and wounded 
who need more attention than he is able 
to afford them ; any surgeons Gen. W. 
may send will be permittted to attend 
them. 39, 138 [copy]. 

Howe, Sir William, movements of, in New 
Jersey, 1777 (/. Pickering). 5, 49, 
60, 63. 

Howe, Lieut., Brigade Quartermaster. 
June 8, 1781. Tent-poles to be properly 
made, and always removed with tents. 
5, 254. 

Howell, David, of Rhode Island, 1747- 
1826. Oct. 1, 1796. Application for 
office of U. S. District Judge in Rhode 
Island. 41, 304. 

Jan. 3, 1799. Concerning his sal- 
ary as Commissioner on the St. Croix 
boundary. 24, 3. 

Howell, David. May 27, 1796. Appoint- 
ment as Commissioner to decide the St. 
Croix boundary ; suggestions as to Mr. 
T. Barclay, the British Commissioner; 
Judge Sullivan appointed Agent ; rec- 
ommends expedition in concocting a 
plan of action. 36, 69 [copy]. 

May 28, 1796. Appointment of a 

scientific man on the St. Croix commis- 
sion, and instruments required. 36, 
70 [copy], 

Aug. 2, 3, 1796. In regard to the 

choice of the third Commissioner on the 
St. Croix boundar}', and the question of 
unanimity or majority. 36, 181, 186 
[copy]. 

Aug. 6, 1796. Statement by Judge 

Sullivan that Mr. Barclay, the British 
Commissioner on the St. Croix boundary, 
is a large proprietor of the very land in 



question ; impossibility of his remaining 
a Commissioner under those circum- 
stances ; question of the astronomer and 
surveyor going to Halifax. 36, 190. 

Nov. 25, 1796. Results of the St. 

Croix commission highly satisfactory; 
fortunate that one of our own citizens was 
chosen the third Commissioner; what- 
ever their decisions, Americans will have 
no right to complain. 36, 300 [copy]. 

Aug. 1, 1797. In regard to salary 

as Commissioner on the St. Croix 
boundary. 7, 5. 

July 28, 1798. Question of Judge 

H.'s salary not yet decided. 9, 121. 

Howell, David, recommended for Commis- 
sioner on the St. Croix boundary (G. 
Washington), 36, 64; question of his 
salary (/. Adams), 7, 8 ; (/. Sullivan), 
24, 337. 

Howell, Reading. May 19, 1788. 
Requesting geographical materials for 
his map of Pennsylvania. 40, 248. 

Howell, Richard, Governor of New 
Jersey, 1753-1802. Dec. 4, 1798. Con- 
cerning cannon; doubtful if the parsi- 
mony of the State will allow its being 
cast ; brass guns preferable ; the navy, 
artillery, and cavalry, most important in 
dealing with France. 23, 347. 

Howell, Richard. July 13, 1798. French 
prisoners taken by the Delaware. 9, 36. 

Dec. 2, 1799. Notification of send- 
ing of Acts of Congress. 12, 410. 

Hoyt, Gen. Epapheas, of Deerfield, Mass., 
1765-1850. Mar. 4, 1799. Submitting 
his work on military discipline for Col. 
P.'s approbation. 24, 136. 

Hoyt 8f Tom, of New York. Jan. 24, 1800. 
Their claim for condemnation of schooner 
Nymph to be entered in Court of Ap- 
peals at Madrid, but not much justice 
to be expected. 13, 121. 

Hubbard, Nehemiah, Deputy Quarter- 
master. Jan. 13, 1781. Regretting Mr. 
Hubbard's unwillingness to serve longer 
as Deputy Quartermaster ; great diffi- 
culty in finding one to act in Con- 
necticut, occasioned by a misunderstand- 
ing as to the conditions of contracts ; 
explains the system of specie certificates ; 
Col. P. would resign his commission if 
obliged to do business on any but a 
specie basis ; injustice of expecting it, 
in making contracts. 



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225 



Hubbel, W. £., of Hudson, N. Y. ? May 
1, 1800. From J. Wagner. Applica- 
tion Las been made for the release of 
Ephraim Hubbel, an impressed seaman. 
13, 446. 

Hubley, Bernard, Jr., Lieutenant, of 
Northumberland County, Pa. Sept. 9, 
1790. Advice given Mr. King; the 
President's messenger to the Senecas, to 
proceed to Tioga by way of Wyoming, 
rather than by Mancey, as he was in- 
formed that the Walkers talked of put- 
ting him out of the way, as a witness 
against them for the murder at Pine 
Creek, and he might be waylaid. 61, 21. 

Huger, Francis Kinloch, of South Caro- 
lina, 1773-1855. June 24, 1795. Ac- 
count written to his mother of his 
unsuccessful attempt to assist La Payette 
to escape from Olmutz. 20, 75. 

Huger, Francis Kinloch, a prisoner in 
Austria with M. de Lafayette (F. Kin- 
loch). 35, 275. 

Huger, Mr., a candidate for the Treasurer- 
ship of the Mint, 1797 (/. Adams). 7, 
167. 

Hughes, Col. Hugh. Oct. 28, 1780. Ex- 
plaining his letter of Oct. 23, and asking 
for explanation of Col. P.'s of the 27th. 
18, 53. 

Nov. 5, 1780. Dr. Thorn's house 

at New Hackensack for Col. P.'s family, 
18, 57. [Bi. 1, 270.] 

■ Nov. 17, 1780. Stores for house. 

18, 61. 

Nov. 25, 1780. To Col. Udny 

Hay on the question of forage, and the 
need of an assistant. 18, 65. 

Nov. 26, 1780. Transfer of stores 

to new Quartermaster-General Depart- 
ment ; forage. . 18, 63. 

Apr. 23, 1781. To Capt. Dennis 

Maguire, Superintendent of King's 
Perry. Instructions as to the Perry, 
enlisting ferrymen, rates of ferriage, 
etc. 56, 243. 

Sept. 22,1781. To Mrs. Pickering. 

Reports of defeat of Admiral Graves off 
the Chesapeake, and of Cornwallis's 
surrender. 18, 106. 

Oct. 9, 1781. News of the birth 

of Col. P.'s son Henry ; report of Gen. 

| u Riedesel having crossed the Lakes ; fire- 
ships fitting out in New York; Gen. 
Greene. 18, 108. 



Nov. 10, 1781. To Mrs. Rebecca 

Pickering. Account of provisions laid 
in for her. 39, 335. 

Jan., 1782. To Sickles. With 

Col. P.'s promise to be personally re- 
sponsible for payment for forage at Fish- 
kill. 56, 290. 

Sept. 27, 1785. Requesting specie 

certificates for his pay. 18, 281. 

Apr. 6, 1792. Col. H.'s ill health ; 

congratulations on Col. P.'s appointment 
to public office. 41, 66. 

Peb. 19, 1799. Requesting aid in 

pressing Col. H.'s claim on government. 
24, 97. 

Mar. 30, 1799. Thanks for letter 

about Col. H.'s claim on the U. S. ; has 
sent Gen. Hamilton transcripts of papers 
required. 26, 69. 

Apr. 14, 1800. In regard to claim 

on the U.S. 26,79. 

Hughes, Col. Hugh. Oct. 27, 1780. On 
manners ; suggested by a letter from 
Col. H. of Oct. 23. 5, 192. 

Oct. 30, 1780. Correcting misap- 
prehensions in Col. H.'s letter of Oct. 
28. 5, 197. [Bi. 1, 269.] 

Oct. 30, 1780. In regard to a 

house for Col. P.'s family. 5, 197 a. 
[Bi. 1, 269.] 

Nov. 7, 1780. Domestic arrange- 
ments. 5, 199. [Bi. 1, 271.] 

Apr. 17, 1781. Absolutely neces- 
sary to sell part of the provisions for the 
army to raise money to transport the 
remainder; directions for the proper 
management of the business. 33, 345. 
[Wash. Let, 48, 259 ; copy.] 

Jan. 22, 1782. Pledge of Col. P. 

to be personally responsible for payment 
for forage at Pishkill. 56, 290. 

Mar. 26, 1782. Defence of Col. 

H. against unjust accusations of denying 
his signature, etc. 5, 204. 

Mar. 26, 1800. Advice to refer 

Col. H.'s claim for services to Gen. 
Hamilton, to whom it was referred by 
Congress. 13, 330. 

Hughes, Col. Hugh, recommendation of 
claim of (R. King), 5, 384 ; his request 
for an inquiry into his conduct (R. Bal- 
lard), 17, 68 ; new arrangement of his 
department, 1781, 33, 426. 

Hughes, Samuel, of Cecil Furnace, Md. 
Aug. 27, 1797. Introducing Capt. 



29 



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THE PICKERING PAPEES. 



Hughes, Samuel (continued}. 

O'Brien, and urging expedition in finish- 
ing guns for the Dey of Algiers. 7, 129. 

Hughes or Virginia crab-apple, history of, 
(R. Peters). 15, 29. 

Hugues, Victor, 1761-1826, seized and sent 
home from Guadeloupe by Desfourneaux, 
1799 (W. Smith), 10, 381; immense 
sums plundered from American com- 
merce, as French agent, 381. 

Hidings, William Empson, U. S. Vice- 
Consul at New Orleans. Sept. 18, 1797- 
Notification of forwarding of certain 
papers. 7, 193. 

Mar. 19, 1797- Instructions of the 

Secretary of State to Consuls and Vice- 
Consuls. 8, 219. 

Mar. 26, 1797. Appointment as 

Consul at New Orleans. 8, 251. 

Sept. 4, 1798. Enclosing bonds for 

Vice-Consul; in regard to American 
vessels navigating the Mississippi. 9, 
280; 37, 333. 

May 18, 1799. Sloop Hopestill; 

want of a sea-letter not sufficient to con- 
demn a vessel, 11, 106 ; appointment of 
E. Jones as U. S. Consul at New 
Orleans, 109. 

Nov. 14, 1799. Order of Spanish 

Intendant revoking permission to neu- 
trals to trade with New Orleans sus- 
pended ; Mr. H.'s exequatur as Vice- 
Consul revoked. 12, 310. 

Hulings, William Empson, letter of intro- 
duction of (O. Pickering). 38, 325, 
327. 

Hull, Gen. William, of Massachusetts, 
1753-1825. Feb. 4, 1792. Application 
for Postmastership at Boston. 19, 253. 

Apr. 14, 1792. Circular to army 

officers in regard to petitioning Congress 
for farther compensation. 19, 266. 

Feb. 6, 1793. To A. Hamilton, 

Secretary of the Treasury. Interview 
with Gov. Simcoe at Niagara, and ob-. 
jections made by Gov. S. to the U. S. 
furnishing supplies to the Indians at the 
coming treaty ; cost of a ration, delivered 
at the treaty, about fourteen cents ; con- 
tracts can be made at Canandaigua. 59, 
47. 

Hull, Gen. William. Dec. 29, 1803. With 
Mr. Tracy's speech on the amendment 
of the article in the Constitution relating 
to Presidential elections ; had the article 



been understood before, it never would 
have been altered ; its meaning very ob- 
scure ; had the vote in Congress been 
taken by ballot, the amendment would 
have been rejected. 14, 71. 

■ Nov. 14, 1825. The Newburgh 

letters ; Gen. Armstrong's account of 
Harvie's letter; asking for Gen. Hull's re- 
collection of the circumstances. 16, 76. 

Hull, Gen. William, insidious tenders of 
service by him and his officers a Jacobin 
scheme (S. Higginson, 1799), 24, 1; 
a disgraced man (C Gore, 1825), 32, 
139 ; advice of Gov. Brooks to decline a 
command (C. Gore), 38, 296 ; his de- 
fence satisfactory (same), 298. 

Humphreys, Mrs. Ann F. Nov. 18, 1823. 
Begging for the loan of his own letters 
to Col. Humphreys while in Madrid as 
Minister. 15, 337- 

Nov. 18, 1823. Col. P. acknowl- 
edges Mrs. H.'s obliging offer of the use 
of Col. Humphreys's papers for Col. P.'s 
proposed memoirs ; would be glad to 
see his own and Judge Marshall's letters 
to Col. H., when U. S. Minister to 
Spain, with Col. H.'s answers. 15, 337. 

Dec. 6, 1823. On the demand made 

for the settlement of Col. Humphreys's 
accounts as Commissioner to the Creek 
Indians in 1789 ; unreasonableness of 
such a demand after thirty-three years; 
suggestion that Mr. Otis should repre- 
sent the case to Mr. Webster in Con- 
gress. 15, 339; 38,279. 

Humphreys, Clement, 1777-1803. Nov. 
19, 1798. Account of the ship Eagle 
sold at Havre, and the crew turned adrift ; 
the ship a fast one and presumably sold 
for a French cruiser. 23, 316. 

Humphreys, Clement. Mar. 29, 1798. In- 
structions as special messenger to U. S. 
Envoys in France, 8, 265, 269; 37, 
283 ; orders to collect and bring home 
American seamen, 8, 277 I 37, 280. 

Humphreys, Daniel, of Portsmouth ? July 
15, 1799. From J. Wagner. Papers 
for Thomas Remick, an impressed sea- 
man. 11, 444. 

Humphreys, Col. David, Aide-de-camp to 
Gen. Washington, 1752-1818. Nov. 6, 
1780. Request of Gen. Washington to 
furnish carriages for transportation of 
boats. 39, 201 [copy ; Wash. Let. 12, 
313]. 



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227 



Dec. 16, 1780. Gen. Washington's 

orders to collect all boats belonging to 
the army, and transport them to Mur- 
derer's Creek to be laid up there. 39, 
214 [copy ; Wash. Let. 12, 410]. 

Jan. 3, 17S1. Flour at Ringwood 

waiting for transportation to camp ; ir- 
regular employment of bateauxmen; 
boats to be brought forward. 39, 223 
[copy; Wash. Let. 13, 36]. 

Jan. 14, 1781. Gen. Heath's gar- 
rison orders explained by a request of 
the Commander-in-chief, not designed 
for Col. P.'s department ; advices that 
the Pennsylvanians are on their march 
to Trenton. 39, 229 [copy; Wash. Let. 
13, 67]. 

Jan. 15, 1781. Gen. Washington 

much engaged in making despatches for 
Col. Laurens, departing for Prance; 
will take up Col. P.'s letter [about camp 
equipage, etc. ?] as soon as possible ; has 
requested Gen. Heath to suspend the 
execution of his garrison orders; Penn- 
sylvanians have arrived at Trenton and 
given up the spies, who will be executed. 
39, 230 [copy ; Wash. Let. 13, 70]. 

Jan. 22, 1781. Gen. Washington 

entreats Col. P. not to remit his en- 
deavors to have artillery horses ready as 
soon as possible ; also tents, entrenching 
tools, etc. 39, 234 [copy; Wash. Let. 
13, 84]. 

Peb. 2, 1781. Chain of expresses 

to be established from headquarters to 
Rhode Island ; riders from Litchfield to 
Pishkill to be furnished from Quarter- 
master-General Department. 39, 241 
[copy; Wash. Let. 13, 109]. 

Peb. 5, 1781. A large quantity of 

flour reported at Morristown ; Gen. 
Washington requests that Col. P. will 
take advantage of the excellent condition 
of the roads for sleighing, to have it 
transported with all possible expedition. 
39, 243 [copy; Wash. Let. 13, 118]. 

Peb. 9, 1781. Request of Gen. 

Washington that logs may be trans- 
ported for rafts to support the great 
chain at West Point. 39, 245 [copy; 
Wash. Let. 13, 130]. 

Apr. 20, 1781. Gen. Washington 

desires information as to transportation 
of provisions ; also pasture for his 
horses ; much distressed for paper and 



wax. 39, 267 [copy; Wash. Let. 13, 
296]. 

— Apr. 24, 1781. Gen. Washington 
very averse to military impressment of 
teams for transportation, if it can be 
avoided ; his reasons ; but if there is no 
other way will order it to be done ; in- 
vitation to dinner from Gen. W. 39, 
271 [copy ; Wash. Let. 13, 305]. 

— Apr. 25, 1781. With letter for Col. 
Hughes containing power to impress 
teams for transportation of flour ; should 
be executed immediately ; anxiety of 
Gen. Washington respecting the sup- 
plies. 39, 273 [copy; Wash. Let. 13, 
312]. 

— Aug. 5, 1781. Gen. Washington's 
orders in regard to tents. 39, 319 
[copy; Wash. Let. 14, 119]. 

May 13, 1782. Hospital tents to 



40, 



Wash. 



16 [copy. 

To Gen. Washing- 



be furnished. 
Let, 15, 114]. 

July 15, 1782. 

ton. With reports on forage and plan 
for obtaining it ; great evils of the pres- 
ent mode of obtaining wood for garri- 
sons, by employing soldiers to cut and 
haul it ; diminution of the army in con- 
sequence. 40, 23 [copy]. 

Aug. 24, 1782. Troops to be em- 
ployed in cutting wood for the garrison 
at West Point ; sloops and water craft 
to be provided to convey it. 40, 25 
[copy ; Wash. Let. 15, 284]. 

Aug. 25, 1782. Desired by Gen. 

Washington to inform Col. P. of the 
march of the York and Jersey brigades 
to King's Perry ; Gen. W. desires Col. 
P. will accompany him to Yerplanck's 
Point; signal flags for the boats to be 
provided. 40, 26 [copy; Wash. Let. 
15, 291.] 

Aug. 29, 1782. Notification of 

alteration made by Gen. Washington in 
the disposition of brigades. 40, 27 
[copy; Wash. Let. 15, 305]. 

Veb. 10, 1783. Gen. Washington's 

ideas on the subject of the consumption 
of wood. 40, 80 [copy ; Wash. Let. 16, 
115]. 

Aug. 12, 1783. Information re- 

quested by Gen. Washington of the 
exact number of boats ready for service 
on Western waters. 40, 102 [copy; 
Wash. Let. 16, 266]. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Humphreys, Col. David 

Sept. 8, 1795. To Joseph Donald- 
son, Jr. Mr. Joel Barlow sent to Al- 
giers to co-operate with Mr. D. in 
negotiating a treaty. 20, 236. 

- — - Mar. 14, 1796. Congratulates Col. 
P. and the country on his appointment 
as Secretary of State ; the right man in 
the right place; request for constant 
information. 20, 140. 

June 4, 1796. To Joseph Donald- 
son, Jr. Explaining an apparent want 
of confidence in Mr. D. in the matter of 
the transfer of funds for negotiations 
with Algiers. 20, 192. 

June 24, 1796. Enclosing and 

explaining correspondence with Mr. 
Donaldson. 20, 227. 

July 17, 1796. With extract from 

a letter of Joel Barlow, refusing to 
accept appointment of U. S. Consul at 
Algiers, except so long as necessary to 
negotiate a treaty. 20, 269. 

Aug. 5, 1796. In regard to Mr. 

H.'s removal from Lisbon to Madrid; 
friendly interview with Foreign Secre- 
tary, and excellent disposition of Portugal 
toward the U. S. ; request for instruc- 
tions as to receiving presents. 20, 311. 

Jan. 1, 1797. Immense expenses 

of travelling to and living at Madrid ; a 
foreign Minister's usefulness depends on 
the appearance he makes. 21, 1. 

Feb. 10, ] 797. Expediency of form- 
ing a treaty with the Porte ; offers of 
letters and assistance from the Dey of 
Algiers; Mr. Barlow the best person 
to be entrusted with the business; offer 
of Col. H.'s own services, if no one else 
can be found. 21, 35. 

Apr. 20, 1797. In regard to dis- 
satisfaction of the Portuguese govern- 
ment with Mr. Church, U. S. Consul at 
Lisbon ; Mr. Rutledge, Charge-d'affaires 
at Madrid, and his expenses. 21, 95. 

May 18, 1 797- Mr. Thomas Bulke- 

ley recommended as U. S. Consul at 
Lisbon. 21, 121. 

Aug. 15, 1797. In regard to Mr. 

Charles Rutledge, Charge-d'affaires at 
Madrid ; detrimental to the public 
service to have him remain in it. 21, 
212. 

Feb. 5, 1799. Extract from a let- 
ter, repeating advice given Col. H. by 



the Spanish Consul-General in Tripoli, 
in regard to the Barbary States ; great 
advantage of having a few armed vessels 
in the Mediterranean. 24, 129. 

— Mar. 2, 1801. Col. P.'s letter, giv- 
ing the causes of his removal from office, 
received; Col. H. almost envies him the 
sweets of retirement; every one who 
has tried it in our republic knows the 
bitterness of public life ; will not disturb 
Col. P.'s retreat with reflections on pol- 
itics, but only mention the separate 
peace in Europe, change of Ministers 
in England, and war between Spain and 
Portugal; allusion to Col. P.'s military 
character in one of his poems. 26, 258. 
urnphreys, Col. David. Jan. 22, 1781. 
Measures taken to impress horses for 
moving artillery. 33, 311 [copy ; Wash. 
Let. 45, 256]. 

— Apr. 13, 1781. Measures taken to 
obtain and forward provisions for the 
army. 33, 339 [copy ; Wash. Let. 48, 
88]. 

— Jan. 23, 1796. Treaty of peace 
negotiated with Algiers ; proceedings of 
Messrs. Monroe and Barlow; Mr. Bar- 
low's expectation of the consulate ; prior 
claims of Mr. Skjoldebrand ; his exer- 
tions for the release of captive American 
citizens. 36, 7 [copy]. 

— Apr. 13, 1796. Col. H.'s des- 
patches all received ; impossibility of 
procuring Spanish money for the Dey 
of Algiers in London ; untoward events 
interfering with the execution of the 
Algerine treaty ; delay arising from Col. 
H.'s journey to Paris; greater expense 
of military stores than was estimated ; 
heavy expenses of treaties ; request to 
make proper representations to the Dey. 
36, 46 [copy]. 

— June 11, 1796. Difficulty of ful- 
filling stipulations in treaty with the 
Dey of Algiers relating to a frigate and 
naval supplies ; actual cost of articles 
greatly exceeds Mr. Donaldson's esti- 
mate ; desirability of a treaty with other 
Barbary States, and of Mr. Barlow's 
prolonging his stay in Algiers. 36, 108 
[copy]. 

— June 11, 1796. Col. H. appointed 
XL S. Minister to Spain, but desired to 
continue his attention to the affairs of 
Algiers ; J. Q. Adams appointed to Lis- 



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229 



bon ; the President's appreciation of 
Col. H.'s long and faithful services to 
his country. 36, 111 [copy]. 

June 18, 1796. In regard to present 

to be given to the Dey of Algiers with 
the President's letter ; difficulty of find- 
ing a Consul for Algiers ; Mr. Barlow 
to be urged to remain longer; watches 
for consular presents ; preliminary mea- 
sures taken for building the frigate for 
the Dey ; Capt. O'Brien going in com- 
mand of the Sophia ; his pay. 36, 121 
[copy]. 

Dec. 7, 1796. Mr. Barlow and his 

negotiations with Barbary powers ; his 
compensation should be that of a Min- 
ister not that of a Consul ; Mr. John 
Montgomery ; French inconsistencies in 
regard to treaties, and depredations in 
the West Indies ; Gen. Rochambeau 
calls French Agents a set of rascals ; 
forgeries of American papers by foreign 
ships. 36, 313 [copy]. 

Feb. 1, 1797. In regard to the 

rumored re-cession of Louisiana to 
Prance ; an event much to be depre- 
cated ; Col. H. to study to prevent it if 
possible by pointing out the immense 
advantage to Spain of retaining it. 37, 
16 [copy]. 

Peb. 17, 1797- With commission 

and letter of credence as Minister Pleni- 
potentiary ; the President desirous that 
Col. H. shall still attend to negotiations 
with Barbary powers ; delay in appoint- 
ing Commissioners on the part of Spain 
to examine American claims ; boundary 
line to be run between the U. S and 
Florida; French aggressions on com- 
merce ; vessels taken into Spanish ports ; 
Col. H.'s salary ; arrival of Algerine 
captives and Orleans princes ; Adams 
and Jefferson elected. 37, 39 [copy]. 

May 5, 1797. Request that the 

documents in Mr. Rutledge's hands, re- 
lating to American claims against Spain, 
may be forwarded, as a Spanish Com- 
missioner has been appointed. 37, 143 
[copy]. 

July 15, 1797- Case of ship 

Levant, belonging to S. Codman of 
Boston, captured and taken into Ceuta. 
6, 422. 

July 18, 1797. With letter of 

Chev. de Yrujo, containing complaints 



against the U. S. government, and Col. 
P.'s answer. 6, 439. 

■ July 18, 1797. Appointment of Mr. 

T. Bulkeley as Consul at Lisbon ; rela- 
tions with Spain; departure of John 
Pickering for Lisbon ; disappointment 
at the inaction of Congress. 6, 435 ; 
37, 216. 

July 18, 1797. Account of ships 

building for the Dey of Algiers. 6, 443. 

Sept. 23, 1797. Money for Barbary 

States ; frigate for the Dey of Algiers 
nearly finished ; yellow fever in Philadel- 
phia; Chev. de Yrujo's insolent letter 
to be communicated to Spanish court 
with the answer ; insurrection at the 
Natchez ; attempt of Spaniards to 
entice Indians into hostilities against 
the U.S. 37, 236 [copy]. 

Oct. 3, 1797. Money will be sent 

for payments to Barbary States as soon 
as possible. 7, 254. 

Oct. 19, 1797. Requesting inter- 
ference in a suit against Spanish govern- 
ment. 7, 344. 

Oct. 31, 1797. Money to be paid 

to the Barbary powers; ships for the 
Dey of Algiers ; affairs on the Mississippi ; 
Consuls to Barbary States. 7, 395. 

■ Dec. 2, 1797. Yrujo correspondence, 

and affairs on the Mississippi. 7, 498. 

Dec. 7, 1797. Letter of recom- 
mendation for R. Stevenson ; request 
that the Yrujo correspondence be laid be- 
fore the Spanish government. 7, 518. 

Dec. 7, 1797. Sailing of schooner 

Hamdullah, for the Dey of Algiers ; 
severity of winter. 10, 11. 

Dec. 28, 1797. Capt. O'Brien's 

mission to Algiers. 7, 650, 651. 

Dec. 30, 1797. Crescent frigate, 

and other vessels for the Dey of Algiers, 
to sail directly. 7, 675. 

Mar. 3, 1798. Tunis treaty, and 

objectionable articles in it; money 
shipped on board the Crescent ; efforts 
to relieve commerce from Spanish spolia- 
tions ; Mississippi forts to be evacuated. 
8, 179. 

Apr. 10, 1798. The Prince of 

Peace's order to evacuate Mississippi 
forts ; award by Commissioners on the 
treaty with Spain. 8, 326. 

Apr. 13, 1798. Amendments to 

the treaty with Tunis ; effect produced 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



/s, Col. David 
by despatches; Natchez territory. 8, 
340. 
— — Apr. 14, 1798. Recommendation 
of case of barque Pomona, 8, 348 ; cap- 
tured property belonging to Stephen 
Codman, 350. 

Apr. 19, 1798. Mississippi forts 

evacuated; boundary line to be run. 8, 
356. 

June 2, 1798. Report that Spain 

lias resisted the demands of France not 
credited; Congress authorized U. S. 
armed vessels to capture and bring in 
French privateers ; bill for suspending 
commercial intercourse with France and 
her colonies ; indignation excited by the 
publication of despatches from the En- 
voys ; remarkable that they should have 
continued so long in France. 37, 307- 

June 18, 1798. Retirement of the 

Prince of Peace ; his unsatisfactory an- 
swer to claim for damage to ship Inde- 
pendent; memorial of the Envoys and 
Talleyrand's answer ; the latter sent to 
be published in the Aurora by Talley- 
rand himself; Mr. Gerry's mistaken de- 
termination to remain in Paris ; prospects 
of war. 37, 310 [copy]. 

July 16, 1798. Increase of the 

army ; general feeling against France ; 
war-vessels built by merchants for the 
U. S. ; French privateer captured ; 
arrival of Gen. Marshall ; Gen. Pinck- 
ney ordered out of France. 9, 46. 

Nov. 30, 1798. Gerry's and Lo- 
gan's individual negotiations with France 
end in smoke ; political news from the 
South ; coasts free from French cruisers. 
9, 674. 

: Feb. 11, 1799. Reasons for delay 

of the Algerine fleet ; Chev. de Yrujo ; 
Mr. Smith's appointment to Constantin- 
ople ; increase of the navy ; opposition 
in Virginia and Kentucky to the alien 
and sedition laws. 10, 376. 

Apr. 1, 1799. Request for in- 
formation in regard to claim of Philip 
Sloan ; war in Naples ; misfortune to 
ship Hero of the Algerine fleet ; capture 
of the Insurgent. 10, 537. 

Apr. 16, 1799. Award of Com- 
missioners on claims against Spain to be 
employed in public service ; prospect of 
intercourse with St. Domingo; over- | 



tures from the Governor of Guadeloupe j 
jealousy of negroes with regard to French 
government. 10, 587. 

May 4, 1799. Concerning award 

in favor of David Ingersoll. 11, 22. 

Aug. 17, 1799. Representations 

concerning brigs Franklin and Nancy 
captured by privateer fitted out at Cam- 
peachy ; a long account running up by 
Spain ; case of privateer owned by an 
advocate of the Royal Council. 11, 
627.. 

Dec. 11, 1799. Complaints against 

Spaiu, not to be relinquished without 
redress ; fitting out of privateer at Cam- 
peachy, and obstructions to the running 
the Florida boundary line. 12, 454. 

Dec. 11, 1799. Recommending 

case of F. Tombarel, and Capt. Dutton 
of the Cerf; compensation for injury 
done them to be demanded from Spain 
and insisted on. 12, 457. 

Dec. 20, 1799. Request to obtain 

royal exequaturs for U. S. Consuls at 
New Orleans and Havana ; convenience 
of not defining exactly the territory of a 
Consul ; the Sophia to sail for Algiers. 

12, 496. 

Apr. 29, 1800. Mr. Cuban not 

recognized as U. S. Consul at Teneriffe ; 
request to apply for an exequatur for 
him, and for Evan Jones and W. E 
Hulings, U. S. Consul and Yice-Consul 
at New Orleans. 13, 431. 

May 7, 1800. Stores for Tunis and 

Algiers; timber soon to be shipped; 
transactions of Congress ; conviction and 
sentence of Pennsylvania insurgents; 
grant of western lands to Connecticut. 

13, 476. 

May 28, 1800. Letter concerning 

Col. P.'s removal from office by Presi- 
dent Adams ; causes of the President's 
resentment against him. 11, 165. 

May 28, 1800. Points to be rep- 
resented to the government of Spain 
concerning claims for unwarrantable and 
illegal captures of Americans by Spanish 
vessels. 11, 167- 

Humphreys, Col. David, award received 
by him from Spain for S. Hodgdon, 1798 
(S. Hodgdon), 38, 176-179; abstracts 
of his letters, 1796, 53, 330 ; copy of 
Latin epitaph on his monument at New 
Haven, 55, 168. 



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Humphreys, Joshua, Naval Constructor. 
Sept. 14, 1798. Respecting a person 
bringing despatches from England. 9, 
325. 

Sept. 15, 1798. Request for shot 

for U. S. cutters. 9, 326. 

Oct. 9, 1798. Arrival of Clement 

Humphreys ; vessels fitting out for Al- 
giers. 9, 450. 

Oct. 22, 1798. Ships to sail for 

Algiers. 9, 505. 

Oct. 31, 1798. Arming of ship 

Hero. 9, 543. 

Mar. 2, 1799. Request for r pinion 

of contract prices of lumber for Algiers. 
10, 435. 

Hunt, Abraham, of Trenton, N. J. Aug. 
9, 1798. Instructions and Despatches 
of the Envoys to be distributed in New 
Jersey. 9, 172. 

Hunter, Rev. Andrew, D.D., of Woodbury, 
N. J. Jan. 12, 1795. Character of 
Henry Abeele, an Indian youth ; request 
to Dr. H. to receive him into his family 
for education. 62, 204. 

Hunter, James, of Philadelphia. Oct. 
7, 1822. Thanks for copy of P.'s cor- 
respondence with Gov. Sullivan ; amaz- 
ing that the Governor of a State should 
have thought it worth while to issue 
such falsehoods ; hopes that Col. P. in- 
tends writing his life. 31, 404. 

Hunter, James. Aug. 19, 1822. History 
of Col. P.'s correspondence with Gov. 
Sullivan on the Embargo. 14, 283. 

Huntington, Gen. Ebenezer, of Nor- 
wich, Conn., 1754-1834. Dec. 28, 
1825. The Newburgh letters ; Gen. H. 
was absent at the time ; never heard of 
any plot to overturn the republic ; and 
regrets that gentlemen of the character 
of the Morrises and Hamilton, should 
ever be imagined capable of such a crime. 
32, 189. 

Huntington, Gen. Ebenezer. Aug. 12, 
1796. Col. P. is unable to send copy 
of patent granted to Roswell Saltonstall 
for the manufacture of sumac ; it is for- 
bidden by rules of the office. 36, 193 
[copy]. 

Dec. 14, 1825. The Newburgh 

letters and Gen. Armstrong's account of 
Harvie's letter ; asks for Gen. H.'s re- 
collections of the circumstances. 16, 
79. 



Huntington, Gen. Jedidiah, 1743-18] 8. 
Apr. 7, 1783. In regard to the proposi- 
tions for settling a new State ; it would 
be easier to make a plan, if we could 
know how far Congress will meet our 
wishes ; will postpone his observations 
until he receives Col. P.'s propositions. 
53, 142. 

Huntington, Gen. Jedidiah, Collector of 
New London, Conn. July 20, 1799. 
Request to detain brig Genius, suspected 
of piracy on the Columbus. 11, 459. 

Huntington, Samuel. See President 
op Congress. 

Hurlbut, Christopher, of Wyoming. 
Feb. 23, 1787- Gives reasons for not 
signing the petition to the General As- 
sembly ; it appeals to men's pity and not 
to their reason, and its benefits only in- 
clude the actual settlers before the decree 
at Trenton, which excludes himself. 57, 
40. 

Apr. 15, 1787. Has posted notices 

of elections in different places. 57, 168. 

Jan. 27, 1792. The committee of 

the Connecticut claimants propose to 
send an agent to Connecticut to collect 
documents in support of their claims ; 
inquiry as to authentication necessary 
for votes of the Susquehanna company ; 
happy that Mr. Lewis will undertake to 
advocate their cause ; 'they propose to 
employ Pierrepoint Edwards and Mr. 
Parsons of Massachusetts ; request to 
Col. P. to communicate with the latter. 
58, 309. 

Hurlbut, Christopher, and others, 
Judges of elections. See Gore, Oba- 
diah. 

Hurlbut, Christopher. Apr. 12, 13, 1787. 
Col. P. has received Mr. H.'s letter of 
Eeb. 23 ; is informed that Mr. H. has 
omitted to post notices of the election, 
which Col. P. regrets, as it will cause 
delay ; encloses a copy of the confirming 
law, which he trusts will give satisfac- 
tion ; formal request to give notice of 
the election to be held on a certain day. 
57, 165, 166. 

Hurlbut, Christopher, license to keep a 
public house, with bond. 58, 198. 

Huron, Agatha, certificate to enable her to 
go to France. 8, 497. 

Huron, Lawrence, of Philadelphia. Sept. 
1, 1798. From J. Wagner. Case of 



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Huron, Lawrence (continued). 

brigantine Betsy ; can be transferred 
from the U. S. Agent at London to a 
private agent, at Mr. H.'s pleasure. 9, 
276. 

Hussey, Stephen, Collector of Nantucket. 
Aug. 24, 1798. From J. Wagner. In 
regard to returns of seamen registered. 
9, 220. 

Hutchins, Anthony, of Natchez. Feb. 12, 
1798. Memorial in regard to dissensions 
in the Natchez district ; improper to be 
presented to Congress ; invectives therein 
against Messrs. Ellicott and Pope ; Mr. 
Burnet advisee to return ; his excellent 
behavior. 8, 121. 

Hutchins, Thomas, Geographer, his de- 
scription of Louisiana. 54, 271. 

Hutchinson, Gov. Thomas, account of, 
(C. Carroll), 16, 307; publication of 
Yol. 3 of his History (/. Marshall), 
322 ; his estimate of John Adams, 307, 
322; observations on his History, 47, 
111. 

Hutchison, Thomas. Sept.-Nov., 1775. 
Bill against the town of Salem for iron 
and gunsmith's work. 56, 41. 

Hutting tools, list of, for one regiment, 
Dec, 1779. 56, 180, 181. 



Hyde, Elisha. Sept. 16, 1799. From J. 
Wagner. Measures in operation for dis- 
charge of David Wedge, an impressed 
seaman. 12, 71. 

Hyde, John, Jr., and others. July 15, 
1788. Confession of the crime of which 
they have been guilty in seizing on the 
person of Col. P., begging for forgive- 
ness, and engaging to keep the peace as 
good citizens in future. 58, 54. 

July 15, 1788. Petition to the 

Council of Pennsylvania for pardon for 
outrage committed on Col. P. in order 
to secure the release of Franklin ; con- 
fession of guilt, and engagement to be- 
come good citizens. 58, 55. 

Hyde, John, Jr., account of his arrest, 
1788 (M. Hollenback). 58, 96. 

Hyde de Neuville, Jean Guillaume, 
French Minister. Mar. 3, 1817. Friendly 
letter on departing from the U. S. ; 
sends documents addressed to him by 
Sir Sidney Smith ; intends to write on 
the subject of impressment and asks for 
information from Col. P.'s experience. 
31, 195. 

Hyndman, Michael, a prisoner of war. 
Oct. 7, 1779. In regard to his release 
from jail on parole. 17, 297. 



Ice-boat, patent for, applied for, 1797 (M. 
La combe), 7, 432. 

Imlay, Robert, certificate of citizenship, 
1797. 7, 511. 

Impeachments, Mr. W. B. Giles's senti- 
ments on, 1805. 54, 98. 

Imports, interstate duties on, 1785 (G. 
Williams). 5, 365. 

Impost of 5 per cent, 1783, 47, 129 ; op- 
position of Rhode Island to, 52, 121. 

Impress warrants, necessary to obtain 
transportation teams, 1780 (D. Hum- 
phreys), 39, 271; to, 33, 311; (G. 
Washington), 39, 272; to, 33, 354, 
364. 

Impressment of American seamen, efforts 
against, 1797 (S. Talbot), 6, 393; 
(D. Lenox), 7, '402; of seamen who 
have lost their protections by shipwreck 
(R. King), 11, 436 ; British right of, to 
be continually protested against (R. 
King), 11, 434 ; the right of, reciprocal 



(R. King), 10, 327; remarks on im- 
pressments, 50, 237, 238, 239, 240; 
52, 273, 274, 290 ; 54, 95 ; 55, 2, 
307; Mr. Madison's views on, 55, 3, 
4. 

Inches, Henderson, of Boston. Apr. 7, 
1828. Provisions, clothes, etc., for the 
suffering Greeks. 44, 315. 

June 19, 1828. In regard to a 

vessel to convey supplies to Greece. 44, 
320. 

Inches, Henderson. Apr. 4, 1828. Inquiry 
of Col. P. as chairman of the Greek 
Committee of Salem, what contributions 
will be most useful to the suffering 
Greek population. 16, 260. 

Incroyable, French privateer taken by 
Capt. Decatur, 1798 (W. Smith), 9, 50; 
(R. King), 19; (R. Howell), 36; 
called the Retaliation and recaptured by 
French frigates, 1799 (R. King), 10, 
332. 



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Independent Chronicle, Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 
IS 12, cuttings from, in regard to the 
innocence of Haverhill Democrats of any 
plot against Col. P., and that they were 
victims of an impostor. 44, 23, 27. 

India, trade of U. S. with, 1816 (N. Bow- 
ditch), 31, 118 ; cotton goods, cost of, 
55, 114-118; letter in regard to duties 
on, 119. 

Indian dialects, notes on, for Mr. Dupon- 
ceau. 62, 259. 

Indian goods, list of prices of, in Phila- 
delphia, 1793. 59, 288. 

Indian treaties, 1792-1796, account of ex- 
penses of. 53, 325. 

Indiana, western part of Northwest Ter- 
ritory called, 1800 {W. Smith). 13, 
482. 

Indians, invasion of Pennsylvania by, 1778 
(Col. Z. Butler}, 5, 88,^89 ; Gen. Sul- 
livan's retaliatory campaign against (</. 
Pickering), 5, 124; (Board of War), 
33, 234 ; their affairs under oversight of 
the War Department (W. Sargent), 9, 
254 ; in regard to a proper U. S. Agent 
for them, in the Northwest Territory 
(A. St. Clair), 7, 190 ; in the Mississippi 
Territory {W. Sargent), 9, 253; (/. 
McHenry), 10, 23; unlawful settle- 
ments on their territory projected by 
Zach. Cox, 1797 (/. Sitgreaves), 7, 3; 
{Governor of North Carolina, etc.), 13; 
(U. S. District- Attorneys), 16; (/. 
Adams), 17; (/. McHenry), 247; (W. 
Smith), 258; misrepresentations to, and 
attempts to entice them from their al- 
legiance to the U.S. by Spaniards (/. 
McHenry), 7,204; (R Morris), 205; 
(/. Adams), 211; (C M. de Yrujo), 9, 
271; (Anon.), 41, 363; neglect of, .by 
government (W. Sargent), 26, 40 ; 
religious missions to them discouraged 
(J. Belknap), 6, 187 ; {A. Flint), 11, 
358 ; proceedings in case of offences by 
(W Sargent), 8, 455 ; report on Presi- 
dent Wheelock's petition for a grant for 
their education (Board op War), 33, 
276 ; plan for the regulation of their 
affairs (B. Hawkins), 41, 298 ; favor- 
able opinions of them from the Seneca 
mission; no more fierce or revengeful 
than the white frontier savages (iV. P. 
Sargeant), 35, 106; their bad name 
greatly the work of land-jobbers (S.Hodg- 
don), 109 ; "nothing but a Chinese wall 



30 



or a line of troops will restrain land- 
jobbers and squatters from their terri- 
tories " (G. Washington), 20, 254; 
propositions of the English Commis- 
sioners at Ghent concerning them, 1814 
(C. Strong), 15, 49 ; suggestions for 
their protection from land speculators 
(T. Stewardson), 135 ; transactions in 
regard to their lands, as related by Good 
Peter, an Oneida chief, 60, 121-133 ; 
by other Oneidas, 220 ; impositions on 
the Indians in bargaining for land (I. 
Chapin), 62, 27; Gen. Knox's estimate 
of number of them in the U. S., 1791, 
59, 7; unhappily influenced by the 
whites to suit their own interests (Jo- 
seph Brant), 60, 215 ; regulations of 
the President for, 1790, 61, 4 ; explana- 
tion of the Act of Congress for regulat- 
ing trade and intercourse with, 78 ; 
questions to Gen. Knox in regard to 
conduct to be pursued as to education of 
the Indians ; Dr. Rush's medical ques- 
tions concerning ; devices of, to obtain 
rum, 302 ; suggestions for introducing 
civilization among them (67. Washington), 
61, 164; a college education not pro- 
ductive of any good (G. Washington), 
168 ; to, 164 ; observations on the in- 
struction of {S. Kirkland), 304 ; drunk- 
enness their great enemy (H. Aupatj- 
• mtjt), 62, 202. 

Industry, schooner, her register altered by 
British officers in order to procure her 
condemnation, 1797 (R- Liston). 6, 410. 

Informing, against malefactors, the duty 
of good citizens (N. Ward). 9, 643. 

Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862, his 
extravagant pamphlet exalting Prance 
and attacking England criticised, 1808 
(R. Peters). 28, 381. 

Ingersoll, David. Dec. 27, 1798. On Mr. 
I.'s claim for sloop Polly. 10, 140. 

Apr. 5, 1799. Award by Commis- 
sioners of amount of his claim against 
Spain, and instructions for obtaining 
payment. 10, 566. 

Ingersoll, Jared, 1749-1822. May 10, 
1800. Appointment as U. S. District- 
Attorney for Pennsylvania. 13, 495. 

Ingham, Samuel Delucenna, Secretary 
of the Treasury, 1779-1860. Jan. 21, 
1818. Charges in certain newspapers 
against the Committee on the fiscal con- 
cerns of the Post-office 1815-16 ; inquiry 



234 



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Ingham, Samuel Deltjcenna {continued). 
if Col. P. recollects any of the facts. 
31, 237. 

Ingham, Samuel Delucenna. Feb. 12, 1818. 
Col. P. has been so long used to news- 
paper slanders that he is utterly indif- 
ferent; libellers sometimes prosecuted 
and always made to confess ; lies, how- 
ever often overthrown, are renewed 
whenever they are supposed to serve a 
party ; Col. P. is perfectly sure that the 
charges against the Committee are false, 
but does not recollect facts. 15, 159. 

Innes, Col. James, of Virginia. Apr. 6, 
1796. Mr. Innes's appointment as Com- 
missioner under the 6th article of the 
British treaty; delay in carrying the 
treaty into effect from the conduct of 
certain persons here and the opposition 
in the House of Representatives ; deliv- 
ery of the posts delayed ; advice not to 
accept appointment until it is certain 
that the treaty will be executed. 36, 
42 [copy]. 

Innes, Col. James, death of, 1798 (/. 
Adams). 9, 140. 

Insanity, among sailors, produced by 
embargo, 1808 (S. Coates). 28, 404. 

Instructions from constituents to their 
representatives (B. Goodhue), 9, 559; 
(./. Brooks), 38, 220, 224 ; (P. Wingate), 
226; remarks on, 52, 245 ; 55, 91, 
152, 153. 

Insurance, rates of, 1798 and 1807 (W. 
Bowie). 30,223. 

Insurgent, French frigate, captured by the 
Constellation, 1799 {W. Smith), 10, 
443 ; (R. King), 446 ; (D. Humphreys), 
539 ; her prizes the only dependence of 
Guadeloupe for provisions (W. Smith), 
532 ; equipped as an American cruiser, 
532 ; (if. Morphy), 602. 

Interlocutory decrees of Bermuda Court 
(T. Pinckney), 35, 304; {S. Bayard), 
310. 

Internal improvements, power of the na- 
tional government to raise money for (J. 
Marshall), 32, 339 ; to, 16, 250, 297 ; 
Mr. Gorham's speech on (newspaper 
cutting), 16, 299 ; notes on, 55, 142, 
144. 

Intrusion Act in Pennsylvania legislature) 
1802, 42, 323 ; constitutionality of (S. 
Hodgdon), 326. 

Ipswich, Mass., petition for erecting bea- 



cons and buoys at, 1807 (A. Andrews, 
et at.), 43, 125. 
Iredell, James, U. S. District-Judge in 
North Carolina, 1750-1799. Oct. 7, 
1797. With packet to be forwarded to 
R. King. 21, 291. 

Nov. 15, Dec. 9, 1797. In regard 

to Laws of North Carolina for Professor 
Ebeling. 21, 349, 376. 

June 16, 1798. Thanks for care of 

a letter for Judge Iredell ; Laws of North 
Carolina will be sent if possible ; floods 
in South Carolina ; change worked there 
by the unveiling of French insolence ; 
hopes of Federal members being elected ; 
indifferent men will be marked forever. 
22, 215. 

Dec. 1, 1798. Chauvet's pamphlet 

on Switzerland received ; no safety for 
this country but in supposing the French 
will act in the same way with us ; con- 
cern that Mr. Gerry should have been 
their dupe ; North Carolina decidedly 
Anti-Gallican ; Virginia resolutions not 
countenanced. 23, 344. 

Iredell, James. Nov. 2, 1797- Request 
for a copy of the Laws of North Caro- 
lina for Professor Ebeling. 7, 431. 

May 19, 3 798. Copy of Laws of 

North Carolina received. 8, 458. 

Ireland, rebellion in, 1798 (R. King), 22, 
213; 23, ]15 ; emigration of leaders of, 
to America to be discouraged (R. King), 
22, 309 ; Mr. King to interfere to pre- 
vent their emigration (R. King), 10, 
330. 

Iron discovered in Luzerne County, Penn., 
1789 (S. Hodgdon). 35, 73. 

Iron, price of, 1787 {S. Phillips, Jr.), 5, 
319; (S. Williams), 403; its manufacture 
in Luzerne County {W. Bingham), 6, 6 ; 
absurd distinction made by British Ad- 
miralty Courts between flat and square 
bar iron as contraband of war (J). W. 
Coxe), 11, 72; (R. King), 77, (J. Jay), 
11, 388 ; 25, 16 ; to, 11, 263 ; petition 
of ironmasters for increased duty on im- 
ported, 1817 (S. Hodgdon), 44, 180; 
irregularity of certificates made a pre- 
text by British cruisers for condemning 
vessels (O. Wolcott), 7, 671 ; (S. Cabot), 
8, 37. 

Irwin, John, letter to the Treasurer of the 
Cincinnati in regard to him (R. Pat ton). 
6, 149. 



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235 



Irwin, Matthew, Recorder of Pbiladelpliia, 
1740-1800. Jan. 30, 1797. Letter 
from the Governor of Porto Rico, sent 
by the Spanish Minister ; Col. P. is con- 
vinced that any application to the Gov- 
ernor of Havana in behalf of Mr. I.'s 
ship would be ineffectual ; Trench Con- 
suls in the Spanish ports condemn vessels 
for being merely bound to or from a 
British port. 37, ] 1 [copy]. 

Isle of Prance, report of the independence 
of (0. Byrd), 10, 282 ; renewal of in- 
tercourse to be proposed (/. Adams), 11, 
416 ; 37, 434. 

Italian language, more useful in Constan- 
tinople and Barbary States than Prench 
(/. Pickering, Jr.). 10, 568. 

Italy, war in, 1799 (W. Smith), 10, 531; 
(D. Humphreys), 537; bitter revenge 
felt by the people against the Prench 



(W. V. Murray), 12, 65; 24, 244, 

281. 
Izard, Mrs. Elizabeth. Sept. 18, 1797. 

With letter for Gen. Pinckney, to be 

forwarded by Col. P. 21, 245. 
Oct. 26, 1798. Enclosing a letter 

to Mrs. C. C. Pinckney. 23, 335. 
Izard, Capt. George, 1777-1828, desired 

by W. Smith to succeed John Pickering 

as his secretary {W . Smith), 10, 370; 

appointed (/. Pickering, Jr.), 13, 248 ; 

his talents and military education {W. 

Smith), 317; (H. W. De Saussure), 

414. 
Izard, Ralph, of South Carolina, 1742- 

1804. Mar. 24, 1797- Letters to be 

forwarded to Gen. Pinckney. 21, 259. 
Izard, Ralph. Mar. 31, 1800. Capt. 

Izard already sailed ; will forward packet 

to Lisbon. 13, 341. 



Jack, privateer, prizes of, 1780 (N. 
Goodale), 5, 160 ; (/. Fisk), 160, 161, 
162; (T. Holland), 163. 

Jacking for cartridge boxes, preparation 
for. 56, 5. 

Jackson, Gen. Andrew, 1767-1845, general 
impression of his character at the North 
(E. Livingston), 16, 223 ; (J. Randolph), 
253; (F. Baylies), 301; account of his 
character (P. Baylies), 32, 408 ; com- 
parison with Adams as a Presidential 
candidate (Z. Williams), 16, 247; high 
order of military talent displayed in the 
defence of New Orleans (/. Randolph), 
16, 255 ; (S. Gardner), 256 ; (P. Fan 
Cortlandt), 16, 293. 

Jackson, Charles, U. S. District-Attorney 
for Georgia. Mar. 23, 1797. With let- 
ter from the Spanish Minister of Jan. 
11, and Col. P.'s answer ; request to 
prosecute William Jones for a violation 
of Spanish territory as therein set forth. 
37, 86 [copy]. 

May 24, 1798. Mr. J.'s resigna- 
tion as District-Attorney for Georgia. 
8, 469. 

■ Aug. 8, 1798. Remittance of money 

due Mr. J. 9, 161. 

Jackson, Dr. David, 1747-1801, a candi- 
date for Treasurership of Mint, 1797 
(/. Adams). 7, 158. 



Jackson, Francis James, British Envoy 
to the U. S. Jan. 10, 1810. To J. 
Teackle. The party in the U. S. who 
wish for war will not be among the 
first to share the dangers ; Federalists 
should be as active in averting war as 
they would be sincere in regretting it ; 
the executive does not mean war. 43, 
267 [copy]. 

Feb., 1810. Extract of a letter to 

Mr. Soderstrom, relating to Dr. Logan, 
and the new British administration ; 
Mr. J. would hate himself if he allowed 
the treatment he has received here, 
scandalous as it is, to interfere with the 
interests of peace. 43, 274 [copy]. 

Feb. 27, 1810. To R. Soderstrom. 

The Embargo Bill about to be repealed ; . 
nobody can now pretend that we ought 
to have given up our Orders in Council 
as the price of that repeal, when it was 
to be had for nothing ; the law altogether 
ineffectual; Liverpool full of American 
vessels ; Dr. Logan made himself 
supremely ridiculous in New York ; Mr. 
J. refused him letters of introduction to 
Mr. Canning and Lord Wellesley ; hopes 
of a good understanding between the 
countries ; anxiety to know what pro- 
duced the repeal of the Embargo. 43, 
281 [copy]. 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



Jackson, Francis James {continued). 

Mar. 5, 1810. Col. P. will be glad 

to know that Mr. J.'s conduct has been 
approved in England ; expects in a few 
days to receive his final orders ; has no 
doubt that the future proceedings of 
Great Britain will be marked by a spirit 
of forbearance. 43, 285. 

Mar. 14, 1810. Extract of a letter, 

to some person unknown, after the rup- 
ture of negotiations with Secretary 
Smith ; misrepresentation in Mr. Pink- 
ney's despatches that Mr. J.'s conduct 
is disapproved, and he is to be recalled; 
recalled, indeed ! Mr. J. would not stay 
here for the whole fee-simple of the city 
of Washington. But it seems Lord Wel- 
lesley was polite ; Lord Wellesley is a 
gentleman, and gentlemen behave with 
courtesy even to people for whom they 
have no respect; it is wonderful, that 
after so much deceit in a certain quarter, 
there should still be so much readiness to 
be deceived ; the trick thought in New 
York a clumsy electioneering manoeuvre. 
29, 304 [copy]. 

Mar. 16, 1810. Extraordinary news 

said to be contained in a private letter 
from Mr. Pinkney, concerning Mr. J.'s 
disapproval by his government ; false- 
hood of the intelligence ; the administra- 
tion put to miserable shifts ; it may be 
relied upon that things are in a good 
train. 43, 291. 

Apr. 24, 1811. Statement of the 

policy adopted by the U. S. toward 
England; peaceable disposition of Eng- 
land toward the U. S. ; situation of 
European affairs. 29, 446. 

Jackson, Francis James. Apr. 8, 1812. 
In answer to Mr. J.'s letter of Apr. 24, 
1811; opinions on^the relations between 
U. S. and Great Britain; inquiry re- 
specting negotiations between Bonaparte 
and the Prussian Minister Haugwitz ; 
Col. P. unable to understand the policy 
of the British government toward the 
Irish Catholics. 14, 359. 

Oct. 8, 1812. Introducing Theo- 
dore Lyman, Jr. ; rejoicing in the success 
of the allied armies in Spain and Por- 
tugal, and hoping for the like defeat and 
destruction of the French in Russia. 
14, 408. 

Jackson, Francis James, history of his at- 



tempts at negotiation with Mr. Madi- 
son's administration {G. Cabot), 14, 
279 ; (B. Stoddert), 29, 185; attempt 
of Secretary Smith to make it appear 
that Mr. J.'s conduct was disapproved 
by his own government (J. Laird), 29, 
297; (F.J. Jackson), 304; (J. Mc- 
Henry), 302; (T. Williams), 305: 
dinner given him at Boston, 1810, 55, 
266. 

Jackson, Henry, of Boston. June 22, 
1798. Defence of appointment of T. 
Williams as U. S. purchasing agent. 8, 
586. 

Jackson, Dr. James, of Boston, 1776- 
1866, in London, 1800 (J. Pickering, 
Jr.). 42, 229. 

Jackson, James, Governor of Georgia, 
1757-1806. June 17, 1798. With copy 
of revised Constitution of Georgia; 
power given to the legislature to dispose 
of land west of the Chattahoochee to the 
U. S. 22, 219. 

Jackson, James. Aug. 22, 1798. Observa- 
tions on defensive measures for the 
State of Georgia in case of war ; large 
galleys, manned by negroes, the most 
effective coast defence ; the President's 
approbation of Gov. Jackson's measures 
to discover persons who burned a 
Spanish schooner at Savannah. 37, 
322 [copy]. 

Dec. 2, 1799. Notification of the 

sending of Acts of Congress. 12, 409. 

Jackson, James, of Baltimore, claims for 
captured vessels {Collector of Baltimore), 
8, 503 ; {Commissioners on %\st article 
of treaty with Spain), 9, 334. 

Jackson, Jonathan, of Boston, 1743- 
1810. Jan. 26, 1809. Mr. Madison's 
subserviency to France ; gives Mr. J.'s 
own recollections and those of S. Hig- 
ginson, of Mr. M.'s conduct in endea- 
voring to prevent Mr. Jay's treaty from 
being ratified independently of the 
French court. 29, 65. 

Jackson, John George, of Virginia, 1774- 
1825, opinions on treaties and contra- 
band of war, 1796, 53, 268 ; notes of 
his speech on a three-sided war, 1808, 
54, 159. 

Jackson, Thomas, of Boston. Jan. 19, 
1829. Account of meeting of the Cin- 
cinnati, and applications* for aid an- 
swered. 44, 325. 



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237 



Jackson, Major William, of Philadelphia, 
1759-1828.' June 22, 1809. Enclosing 
copies of letters of King Charles IV. of 
Spain to the U. S. announcing his ab- 
dication in favor of his son Ferdinand ; 
suggesting that they were suppressed 
by the administration, and asking for 
advice as to publishing. 29, 154. 

Jackson, Major William. Sept. 2, 1827. 
Begging Major Jackson to commit to 
paper his recollections of the mission of 
Col. John Laurens to France in 1781; 
also to prepare an account of the 
speeches in the General Constitutional 
convention, from notes taken at the 
time. 16, 214. 

Jackson, Major William, a candidate for 
office of Director of Mint, 1796 (G. 
Washington), 6, 121 ; his account of 
interview with him in regard to Hamil- 
ton's agency in the framing of the Con- 
stitution, 50, 211, 

Jackson & Smith, Apothecaries, Phila- 
delphia. Apr. 27, 1793. Account of 
medicines furnished Col. P. for his ex- 
pedition to the Northwest Indians. 59, 
286. 

Jacob Naunaumputonky and Hendbjck 
Skeaheakanawok, Stockbridge Indians. 
June 4, 1792. Appeal against the dis- 
honest conduct of Capt. Hendrick Au- 
paumut in sending them home insuffici- 
"ently paid from Fort Niagara. 62, 51. 

Jacobin & Co. Nov. 13, 1803. Letter 
with the above signature warning Col. 
P. to "remember the seen at Trenton 
when he endeavourd to betray the in- 
terests of his country, when he and 
others were enacting High life below 
stairs ; from one who had lost his all by 
Col. P.'s perfidity." 43, 7. 

Jacobinism in the U. S. 47, 232. 

Jacobins, opposition of, to the ratification 
of Jay's treaty with Great Britain, due 
to French policy and agency (S. Hig- 
ginson), 20, 31; doings of, in Boston, 
with respect to the treaty (T. Wil- 
liams), 20; delight of, at President 
Adams's nomination of a new Minister to 
France, 1799 (R. King), 10, 395 ; con- 
founded by Bonaparte's revolution (W. 
Smith), 13, 318; advantages over the 
Federalists in being less scrupulous ; 
on the increase of, 1799 (W. Smith), 
13, 541. 



Jamaica, arms and cannon in, offered by 
Lord Grenville to the U. S., 1799 (E. 
Stevens), 12, 11 ; projects for invasion 
of, by forces of St. Domingo (M. Besse), 
54, 39 ; (G. Sasportas), 43. 

James, flag of truce, list of French pas- 
sengers in, for Guadeloupe, 1799, and 
passport. 11, 305, 306. 

James II., comparison of his arbitrary 
measures toward the colonies with those 
of Parliament {Essex Gazette, Sept. 6, 
1774). 33, 105. 

James, Dr. Thomas Chalhley, of Philadel- 
phia, 1766-1835. Dec. 21, 1821. In- 
quiry as to Memoirs written by some 
Frenchman, in which Mr. Jefferson is as- 
serted to have been the originator of the 
Berlin Decree. 15, 263. 

Janin, M., Missionary to the Illinois In- 
dians. Nov. 21, 1795. Petitioning for 
arrears of pay. 41, 256. 

Jaques, Col. Samuel, of Charlestown, Mass. 
July 30, 1825. In regard to fattening 
cattle. 16, 48. 

Dec. 20, 1825. Inquiries as to Col. 

J.'s method of managing stock. 16, 78. 

Jar vis, Leonard, Inspector of lie venue in 
Massachusetts, delinquency of, 1797 
(/. Adams), 7, 550. 

Jaudenes, 31., Commissioner of Spain. 
Oct. 1, 1795. No necessity for the 
President to interfere in the case of 
schooner St. Joseph ; it is impossible 
that she could have been condemned in 
a U. S. Court. 35, 280 [copy]. 

Dec. 31, 1795. In respect to cer- 
tain citizens of the U. S. who, probably 
enticed by certain subjects of his Cath- 
olic Majesty, have committed depreda- 
tions in Florida; proper efforts will be 
made to bring them to justice ; the 
President does not think proper to com- 
ply with M. J.'s demand for the sur- 
render of certain Spaniards, as no treaty 
exists on the subject. 35, 333 [copy], 

Jaundice, recipe for (N. P. Sargeant). 
17, 1?3. 

Jay, John, of New York, 1745-1829. 
Nov. 17, 1782-July 10, 1783. Letters 
remonstrating against the instructions 
of Congress to make no treaty without 
the knowledge and consent of France, 
and giving account of the intrigues of 
Count de Vergennes against the treaty. 
54, 152-156 [copy]. 



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Jay, John 

I July ^12, 1794.' To Edmund Ran- 
dolph, Secretary of State. Extract from 
a letter concerning negotiations with the 
British government in regard to Gov. 
Simcoe's hostile measures; agreement 
that affairs shall remain in statu quo 
and orders given against encroachments 
on either side. 62, 93 [copy]. 

Aug. 17, 1795. Thanks for Col, 

P.'s letter concerning the treaty ; as to 
the expediency of an address from the 
President to the people ; confidence in 
Washington's firmness. 20, 33. [Bi. 
3, 196]. 

June 6, 1796. Suggestions in re- 
gard to certain articles of the British 
treaty [in view of Mr. King's departure 
for England]. 20, 201. 

July 20, 1796. In regard to Com- 
missioners to settle the St. Croix boun- 
dary line. 20, 279. 

Jan. 31, 1797. Col. P.'s letter of 

instructions to Gen. Pinckney read with 
avidity; Adet's indiscreet letter gave a 
fair opportunity; refers to Mr. Jay's 
own letters from Spain showing the 
views and designs of Prance early in the 
Revolution. 21, 23. [Bi. 3, 360.] 

Eeb. 24, 1797. In regard to annu- 
ity stipulated to be paid to Seneca In- 
dians ; Massachusetts assumed the busi- 
ness when New York granted her the 
right of pre-emption ; will consult agree- 
ment. 21, 49. 

Apr. 19, 1797. Enclosing para- 
graph from New York Journal contain- 
ing a false statement, made for election 
purposes, of the expenses of the British 
treaty ; with real statement. 21, 91. 

May 27, 1797. Mr. Sartoris ; 

approbation of President Adams's mes- 
sage ; discussions in the House in- 
auspicious ; P.'s answer to Spanish com- 
plaints ; instructions to Pinckney, and the 
President's message should be widely 
circulated. 21, 135. 

July 5, 1797. Requesting a copy 

of the Convention of armed neutrality. 
21, 168. 

■ July 15, 1797. Opinion in regard 

to the Convention of armed neutrality. 
21, 179. 

Sept. 11, 1797. High approbation 

of P.'s letter to Chev. de Yrujo ; grati- 



fying to see American Ministers act like 
Americans. 21, 234. [Bi. 3, 407.] 

Nov. 12, 1797. Treaty between 

Russia and England; policy of Great 
Britain ; Talleyrand to be trusted as far 
as his convenience goes ; a complete state 
of defence the best dependence. 21, 
338. 

Dec. 23, 1797. Opinions on points 

of law referring to claims under 6th 
article of British treaty. 21, 391. 

■ Mar. 26, 1798. To the Legislature 

. of New York. With Col. P.'s com- 
munication of Mar. 15, concerning the 
Tuscarora Indians, and the request of 
the Secretary of War for the loan of 
thirty pieces of cannon. 22, 121° 

Apr. 10, 1798. Tuscarora and 

Oneida Indians ; great speculation ex- 
cited by publication of the Despatches 
from France ; delicate handling required. 
22, 120? 

Apr. 13, 179S. Instructions and 

Despatches received; demands and 
language of the French will form an 
extraordinary page in history; leaders 
of the opposition impelled by private 
interests ; and err with their eyes open. 
22, 139. 

May 13, 1798. Suggests amend- ] 

ment to Naturalization Act, that no 
foreigner shall hold office, but that the 
President may appoint to military office. 
22, 158. 

July 18, 1798. Rejoicing that 

Washington has accepted the supreme 
command ; importance of other appoint- 
ments ; anxiety that Hamilton should 
be brought forward ; gratifying that 
President Adams stands high in the 
public confidence. 22, 305. 

July 26, 1798. Hamilton's rank 

still open to doubt ; should be abso- 
lutely decided ; acknowledging the im- 
propriety of putting a certain candidate 
[Col. W. S. Smith] into office [of Ad- 
jutant-General] ; the President must 
have been ignorant. 22, 320. 

Nov. 27, 1798. Enclosing letter 

to R. King, requesting him to purchase 
arms for the State of New York; 
Chauvet's pamphlet a lesson to other 
states against allowing foreign inter- 
ference ; danger of relaxing under polit- 
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only one proof of their sincerity. 23, 
338. 

Dec. 21, 1798. Thanks for ad- 
dresses in reply to the President's 
speech, and for Judge Addison's Charge ; 
sends extract of letter from a United 
Irishman. 23, 372. 

Feb. 25, 1799. Documents re- 
ceived; Mr. Gerry's conduct in giving 
up the names of X., Y,, and Z. inexcus- 
able ; it would have been honorable to 
him to be sent to the Temple ; P.'s 
Report ably written, but rather caustic 
for a State paper. 24, 115. 

July 5, 1799. Opinion concerning 

articles contraband of war; absurdity 
of considering bar iron and osnaburgs 
as such. 11, 388 ; 25, 16. 

June 19, 1800. Hopes of showing 

Mr. Williams and Mr. Putnam civilities 
in Albany ; P.'s removal no less unex- 
pected than regretted ; curiosity as to 
the cause ; shall converse with the Presi- 
dent on the subject. 26, 153. 

Aug. 26, 1800. To A. Hamilton. 

With copy of the Instructions to the 
Commissioners for making peace with 
England in 1783, to submit everything 
to the French government. 47, 130 
[copy] 

May 24, 28, 1808. Has read P.'s 

pamphlet [letter to Gov. Sullivan ?] ; 
his sentiments in regard to Col. P.'s 
character have uniformly been the same ; 
a virtuous man, and a firm, able, and 
valuable patriot. 28, 325, 328. [Bi. 
4, 129]. 

Dec. 24, 1808. Thanks for speeches 

on the Embargo ; Mr. Jay's retirement 
from public affairs ; opinion of popular 
convulsions ; republics more often to be 
pitied than blamed ; approbation of P.'s 
speeches. 28, 425. 

Jan. 30, 1809. Thanks for letter 

and speeches ; value of such men as Mr. 
Hillhouse in public life; recommends 
delay in the preparation of an address, 
that it may be made more perfect. 29, 
71. 

Mar. 24, 1809. Uncertainty of the 

Post-office ; inquiries for Mr. Jay's 
letter of Jan. 30 ; thanks for and ap- 
probation of speeches ; approval of the 
idea of the information conveyed in 
them being embodied in a pamphlet; 



the policy of France cannot be too well 
or extensively understood ; and no better 
person for the task than Col. P. 29, 
127. 

— Feb. 7, 1810. Mr. Jay's health ; 
copies of instructions from Congress to 
the Commissioners for peace with Great 
Britain in 1782, and of Mr. Jay's reply; 
negotiations with Spain ; demonstration 
of the secret attempts of France against 
the treaty. 29, 260. 

— Feb. 9, 1810. Farther account of 
negotiations for peace with Great Britain 
in 1782, and Mr. Jay's success in 
counteracting the intrigues of the Count 
de Yergennes against the treaty. 29, 
262. 

— Feb. 26, 1810. The whereabouts 
of the secret journals of the first Con- 
gress. 29, 282. 

— Feb. 12, 1811. In regard to aids 
furnished by Spain to the U. S. in the 
Revolution. 29, 397. 

— May 30, 1814. Thanks for docu- 
ments and regrets at not having re- 
ceived a visit from Col. P. ; desirable 
that tracts explaining and elucidating 
national measures should be substanti- 
ated and recorded, a selection of them 
bound and placed in town libraries. 30, 
278. 

— Nov. 1, 1814. On the negotiations 
for peace ; would be more easily accon> 
plished if we could fill the places of our 
rulers with men free from blame ; ne- 
cessity for vigilance in watching, and 
boldness in exposing the conduct of the 
administration ; great culpability in the 
public expenditures ; necessity for in- 
vestigation; Mr. King's speech. 30, 
302. 

— May 17, 1819. Acknowledgment 
and praise of J. Lowell's Review of 
Hay's treatise on expatriation ; expres- 
sions of interest in Mr. L. ; Mr. Jay's 
family ; and pleasure derived from Col 
P.'s last visit ; wishes that an expecta- 
tion could be indulged of seeing him 
frequently. 31, 268. 

— June 8, 1824. Acknowledgment 
of P.'s Review of the Cunningham cor- 
respondence ; deep regret for the circum- 
stances which occasioned it ; the friend- 
ship shown Mr. Jay by President 
Adams has always interested him in Mr. 



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Jay, John 

A.'s welfare ; Mr. Jay's invariably high 
opinion of Col. P.'s rectitude, patriotism, 
and valuable services. 32, 58. 

Oct. 12, 1824. Although Walsh's 

publications may give Col. P. trouble, 
they need not excite any anxiety ; P. has 
nothing to fear from any investigation ; 
community of sentiments respecting 
Judge Marshall ; credit due to Mr. Otis 
for exposing the errors which have pre- 
vailed respecting the Hartford conven- 
tion and Mr. Cabot ; advisable for Col. 
P. to write memoirs of his own time ; 
Mr. Jay surprised to find him older than 
himself. 32, 105. 

Jay, John. Aug. 14, 1795. Announce- 
ment, to relieve Mr. Jay's natural anx- 
iety, that the treaty will be ratified by 
the President; suggestion of the pro- 
priety of a solemn declaration by the 
President of the principles of his ad- 
ministration. 6, 99. 

Oct. 10, 1795. Opinion of Messrs. 

Lewis and Rawle on the 7th article of 
the British treaty ; it does not cor- 
respond with Col. P.'s own ideas ; re- 
quests an explanation of the subject from 
Mr. Jay; case of the Betsy. 35, 292 
[copy]. 

June 4, 1796. Asking for informa- 
tion in regard to certain articles stipu- 
lated to be added to the British treaty, 
in view of the near departure of Mr. 
King as Minister to England. 36, 87 
[copy]. 

July 16, 1796. Doubts having 

arisen as to the proper method of ex- 
ecuting the 5th article of the British 
treaty relating to the St. Croix boundary, 
Col. P. has requested Col. Hamilton to 
confer with Mr. Jay on the subject; 
Mr. Howell will be happy to receive 
Mr. Jav's mature ideas. 6, 195. 

Jan. 23, 1797. With the Presi- 
dent's message on relations with Prance, 
and Col. P.'s letter of instructions to 
Gen. Pinckney ; Col. P. has made use 
of Mr. Jay's name in investigating the 
causes of the French claims to our grati- 
tude; he has long thought that our 
Revolutionary transactions with France 
should be made known, to guard against 
false demands. 6, 236. 

Mar. 11, 1797. In regard to 



appointment of a commission to treat 
with the Mohawk Indians for their 
lands; the President could only make 
an informal appointment ; Judge Smith 
appointed; necessity of agents of the 
State of New York being present. 37, 
70 [copy]. 

Mar. 14, 1797. Judge Smith on 

his way to New York, to hold treaty with 
the Mohawk Indians. 37, 76 [copy]. 

June 8, 1797. Transmitting copy 

of agreement between New York and 
St. Regis Indians. 6, 340. 

June 8, 1797. Col. P. accused by 

the opposition in Congress of misrepre- 
sentation in his letter to Gen. Pinckney, 
with respect to the convention of armed 
neutrality ; singular construction of the 
9th article ; request to Mr. Jay to ex- 
amine the convention and favor Col. P. 
with an opinion. 6, 341. 

June 15, 1797. Bloodgood's float- 
ing battery. 6, 361. 

■ July 10, 1797. The armed neu- 
trality convention ; clauses in it contra- 
dictory; Col. P. sends the book from 
which he drew the history of the con- 
vention. 6, 406. 

Mar. 15, 1798. Plea for a grant 

of land to the Tuscarora Indians. 8, 211. 

Mar. 27, 1798. Lighthouse on 

Eaton's Head, L. I. ; question of forti- 
fying New York Harbor. 8, 258. 

Apr. 7, 1798. Publication of the 

despatches from the Envoys ; opinions 
of opposition in Congress. 8, 312. 

May 5, 1798. Treaty with Oneida 

and Mohawk Indians. 8, 412. 

July 20, 1798. Hamilton appointed 

Inspector-General ; Gen. Pinckney ; the 
President's nomination of Col. Smith to 
be Adjutant-General negatived by the 
Senate ; character of Col. Smith. 9, 
70. 

Aug. 6, 1798. Distribution of in- 
structions and despatches in New York. 

9, 149. 

Feb. 1, 1799. With Report on 

French affairs ; remarks on the same ; 
Mr. Gerry's attempts to excuse his beha- 
vior; Col. P.'s reasons for censuring 
him publicly. 10, 309. 

Mar. i8, 1799. Enclosing copy 

of convention with Oneida Indians. 

10, 491. 



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241 



May 21, 1799. Has received Gov. 

Jay's letter, aud procured depositions 
against, and description of, Eyerman, the 
insurgent German preacher, which will 
be sent to Judge Hobart, with request 
to arrest him. 11, 136; 37, 421 [copy]. 

June 13, 1799. Requesting opinion 

on the subject of articles contraband of 
war, especially iron and osnaburgs ; 
great need of both by Mississippi plan- 
ters. 11, 263. 

Sept. 21, 1799. Request to for- 
ward documents to Mr. Liston. 12, 100. 

Dec. 2, 1799. Notification of for- 
warding of Acts of Congress. 12, 412. 

Jan. 29, 1800. Failure to natu- 
ralize an alien in Delaware Co., N. Y., 
for want of latest law concerniug natu- 
ralization. 13, 136. 

May 5, 1800. In regard to forti- 
fying the city and harbor of New York, 
and frontier posts. 13, 460. 

Dec. 10, 1808. Apologizing for in- 
truding on Mr. Jay's retirement by 
sending debates on the embargo ; Mr. 
Hillhouse's and Mr. Giles's speeches ; 
the embargo maintained to save Jef- 
ferson's reputation. 14, 217- 

Jan. 13, 1809. Sending Mr. Hill- 
house's speech on the Giles bill ; 
Messrs. Eppes's and Jackson's attacks 
on P., and accusation of keeping back 
despatches when Secretary of State ; 
these attacks show that P.'s javelin 
has reached Jefferson; shall answer 
them to the nation ; only regrets his 
want of ability to do justice to the sub- 
ject. 14, 222. 

Feb. 23, 1809. Col. P. deterred 

by want of time from presenting to the 
public an account of the conduct of the 
administration for the last eight years ; 
account of the pushing through Con- 
gress of the Giles bill; P.'s speech in 
reply to Anderson ; French intrigues of 
1781 and 1782 ; discretionary clause in 
Giles's bill rejected; the whole bill 
fraught with mischief. 14, 230. 

' Apr. 25. 1809. Satisfaction in the 

approval of Mr. Jay and Col. P.'s other 
friends; impossibility of making any 
impression on the common herd by 
mere reason ; P.'s motive for addressing 
letter to Gov. Sullivan. 14, 239. 
[Bi. 4, 190] 



Jan. 24, 1810. Recapitulation of 

circumstances connected with the sign- 
ing of the treaty of 1783 with Great 
Britain; Mr. Moylan's account of Dr. 
Franklin's false prophecies ; machina- 
tions of Count de Vergennes ; Dr. 
Franklin's double-dealing; request for 
correction of errors. 14, 255. 

Feb. 13, 1810. Thanks for infor- 
mation, and regrets for Mr. jay's ill 
health ; essays which have been written 
exposing the nakedness of the country 
in the administration of its great inter- 
ests ; " Ten Hints to Wise Men " the 
best ; something more is wanted in the 
way of " Plain Hints to Men who are 
not Wise"; to such, hopes P.'s own 
little light may be useful. 14, 266. 

Feb. 4, 1811. Inquiry as to the 

truth of the assertion that Spain was 
the first European power to afford aid 
to the colonies in the Revolution. 14, 
323. 

Apr. 9, 1814. Col. P. has long 

intended to wait on Mr. Jay at Bedford ; 
but the hurry of his journeys always 
prevented; sends speech on loan bill; 
necessity of diffusing correct public in- 
formation. 15, 35. 

Apr. 27, 1819. With Mr. J.Lowell's 

review of Hay's treatise on expatria- 
tion ; Judge Marshall's praise of it ; 
high character of Mr. L., both as a 
writer and a man ; friendly recollection 
of Col. P.'s visit to Mr. Jay. 15, 160. 

Sept. 23, 1824. Newspaper con- 
troversies called out by the review; 
Mr. Walsh ; account of acquaintance 
with him ; answer to his calumnies in the 
Salem Gazette ; J. Q. Adams's Appendix ; 
essay in the Boston Patriot written by 
Alexander Everett ; account of the two 
Everetts ; Dr. Franklin's pretensions. 
15, 418. 

May, 1826. With copy of Rev. 

Dr. Holmes's Memoir of the French 
Protestants at Oxford, Mass., presented 
to Mr. Jay by the author. 16, 121. 

Jay, John, his high opinion of Hamilton 
{A. Hamilton), 9, 209; Jay's treaty 
with Great Britain. See Great Britain, 
Treaty with (Jay's). 

Jay, William, son of John Jay, 1789- 
1858. May 4, 1820. Thanks for Col. 
P.'s agricultural address ; valuable facts 



31 



242 



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Jay, William 

and information contained therein; most 
of snch addresses abound more in eulo- 
gies on agriculture in general, than any 
useful particular information; Governor 
Jay's health, and invitation to Col. P. to 
visit him again. 31, 309. 

■ June 24, 1826. Acknowledgments 

of Hon. John Jay, whose health prevents 
his writing, of Dr. Holmes's memoir of 
the French Protestants, and CoL P.'s 
remarks on Knight's theory of fruits. 
32, 211. 

Jealousy and envy, remarks on, in reference 
to Washington, 47, 15 ; as to Adams 
and Hamilton, 46. 

Jefers, Lieut., U. S. A., at Port Franklin, 
Pa. July 11, 1791. Letter introduc- 
ing Capt. Hendrick Aupaumut ; his 
high character, meriting all the confi- 
dence of government, and his peace mis- 
sion to the Western Indians. 60, 96. 

Jefferson, Thomas, 3d President of the 
U. S., 1743-1826. July 8, 1776. To 
Richard Henry Lee. With copy of his 
draught of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence, showing the parts expunged by 
Congress. 53, 84 [copy], 

Dec. 17, 1790. To J. B. Cutting. 

Acknowledgment, as Secretary of State, 
of Mr. C.'s exertions for the relief and 
protection of impressed American sea- 
men. 41, 134 [copy]. 

Dec. 17, 1790. To Joshua John- 
son, U. S. Consul in London. Orders 
for forcible representations to the British 
government in regard to impressed sea- 
men; case of Hugh Purdie. 41, 134 
[copy]. 

Aug. 14, 1791. Notification to 

Col. P. of his appointment as Postmaster- 
General. 41, 21 [copy; Old Cong. 
Pap. 120, 4, 276]. 

Mar. 28, 1792. Invitation to din- 
ner, in order to consider the possibility^ 
of sending forward mails at the rate of 
100 miles a day. 41, 65 [copy ; Old 
Cong. Pap. 120, 4, 365 ; Bi. 3, 4]. 

Oct. 12, 1792. To Thomas Pinck- 

ney, U. S. Minister to England. Be- 
quest to ask explanation, and satisfaction 
from the British government for the 
taking of seamen from American ship 
David and George. 41, 137 [copy]. 

Nov. 6, 1792. To T. Pinckney. 



Enclosing letter from J. M. Pintard, 
U. S. Consul at Madeira, concerning an 
attempt to impress seamen from Amer- 
ican ship Illustrious President, by British 
frigate Hyaena; representation to be 
made to British government. 41, 137 
[copy]. 

— Mar. 16, 1793. To T. Pincknev. 
Hopes that Mr. P. will be able to make 
some satisfactory arrangement for pro- 
tection of our seamen from impressment ; 
Lord Grenville's observations merely 
imply that, if they should abstain from 
injuring us, it might be attended with 
inconvenience to themselves. 41, 138 
[copy]. 

— May 7, 1793. To T. Pinckney. 
Mr. P. desired to persevere in his efforts 
to obtain a regulation to guard our ves- 
sels ; the only practicable rule, that the 
vessel's being American shall be evidence 
that the crew are so to a number pro- 
portioned to the tonnage. 41, 139 
[copy]. 

— June 4, 1793. To T. Pinckney. 
Mr. P.'s information that we are not 
likely to obtain protection for our sea- 
men, is of a serious nature; contrasts 
remarkably with the repeated applica- 
tions of the British Minister for protec- 
tion to their vessels in our ports and 
bays. 41, 139 [copy]. 

— Translation of his letter to Mazzei 
on American affairs; also the French 
original published in the Moniteur Uni- 
verse!, Jan. 25, 1796, with remarks. 

41, 306 ; 50, 71. 

— Feb. 12, 1798. To Hon. John 
Wise. In answer to a letter inquiring 
whether Mr. J. had, as reported, spoken 
of Mr. W. as being of tory politics; 
explains the word tory in its English 
sense as being a supporter of the execu- 
tive rather than the legislative branch, 
and makes it appear that it was not in- 
tended as a term of reproach. 42, 7- 

— Sept. 6, 1799. To James T. Cal- 
ender. Money to be paid to Callender 
on account of his book, The Prospect 
before Us ; the Richmond Association on 
the Alien and Sedition Bill. 28, 285 ; 

42, 195 [copies]. 

— Oct. 6, 1799. To James T. Cal- 
lender. Information as to the immense 
cost of a treaty with Turkey and the 






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243 



Barbary States ; also as to method of 
choosing Presidential electors. 28, 
285 ; 42, 203 [copies]. 

Jan. 13, 1804. Returning Huteh- 

ins's works, with remarks on Louisiana 
and Northeastern boundaries. 27, 24. 
[Bi. 4, 85.] 

■ Jan. 15, 1804. Sending copy of 

Louis XIV. 's charter to Crozat [Louis- 
iana]. 27, 30. [Bi. 4, 86.] 

Jan. 19,1804. Returning Col. P.'s 

paper on the subject of boundaries; 
acknowledges its ingenuity and points 
out where his own ideas differ. 27, 
38. 

Dec. 6, 1805. Acknowledging Col. 

P.'s offer of Knight's book on the cul- 
ture of the apple-tree. 27, 158. 

Dec. 6, 1805. Confidential mes- 
sage to Congress, respecting Louisiana. 
54, 103, 281 [copy]. 

Dec. 30, 1808. Notice convening 

the Senate on March 4, 1809, to receive 
and deliberate on such communications 
as shall be made to them. [Indorsed 
by Col. P. : " Jefferson's answer to his 
neighbour's address. Canting hypo- 
crisy."] 43, 235. 

Feb. 24, 1809. Message nominat- 
ing William Short Minister to Russia. 
54, 187 [copy]. 

Feb. 5, 1813. To Dr. Morrell. 

Expressing horror at the abominations 
of Napoleon, comparing him to Car- 
touche, and calling him the Scelerat of 
France. 38, 204; 44, 39 [copy]. 

Oct. 3, 1813. To G. Logan. Re- 
presentation of the wicked conduct of 
Great Britain in provoking a war and 
refusing mediation ; expressing detesta- 
tion of Bonaparte ; but wishing to see 
England shut out of the continental 
armistice until she renounces her views. 
30, 403 [copv]. 

Feb. 27," 1821. Thanks for Mr. 

Channing's discourse; satisfaction in the 
spread of a liberal and simple Christian- 
ity; if there had been no commentators 
and religion builders, there would have 
been no infidels ; expressions of friend- 
ship. 15, 246 [Bi. 4, 327] ; 44, 233 
[copy]. 

Jefferson, Thomas. Apr. 26, 1784. In- 
formation respecting the nature and 
circumstances of the contracts fo* hire 



of ox-teams in Massachusetts in 1781. 
34, 290. [Old Cong. Pap. 137, 353.] 

Feb. 11, 1797. Informing Mr. J. 

of his election as Vice-President. 6, 
240. 

Apr. 25, 1798. In reference to 

claim of Mr. Short, late Minister to 
Spain; sum to be credited to Mr. Ran- 
dolph. 37, 297 [copy], 

Jan. 24, 1799. Returning volumes 

of L'Escarbot and Champlain. 10, 

m. 

— *- Feb. 25, 1799. Fiat against Ed- 
mund Randolph for money due by him 
to the U.S.; claim of Mr. Short. 10, 
414. 

Jan. 16, 1804. Returning Mr. J.'s 

memoir on the northern boundary of 
Louisiana ; Col. P.'s first idea incorrect ; 
the 5th article of the British convention 
is all the U. S. could desire. 14, 87. 
[Bi. 4, 86.] 

Jan. 16, 1804. Transmitting to 

Mr. J. the results of Col. P.'s inquiry 
about the northern boundary of Louis- 
iana and Canada. 14, 88. [Bi. 4, 87.] 

Dec. 5, 1805. Offer of Knight's 

book on the apple and pear tree. 38, 
100. 

Feb. 25, 1806. On the bill before 

the House of Representatives for the 
stopping of commercial intercourse with 
St. Domingo ; remonstrating against its 
approval by the President, and pointing 
out the disastrous consequences to com- 
merce and to the national honor. 14, 
146. 

Feb. 12, 1821. On the Christian re- 
ligion; enclosing Mr. Channing's sermon 
at the ordination of J. Sparks, and ad- 
vocating the claims of liberal Christianity. 
15, 243 ; 38, 271. [Bi. 4, 324.] 

Jefferson, Thomas, his defence of the ac- 
tion of the French Directory, 1798 (A. 
Hamilton), 8, 311 ; (John Jay), 312 ; 
attempts made in Virginia and Pennsyl- 
vania to secure his election, 1799 (W. 
Smith), 10, 371; (/. Pickering, Jr.), 
13, 249 ; his mould-board for a plough 
(T. Williams), 11, 401 ; estimate of his 
character and abilities (R. Liston), 14, 
123; his political hypocrisy (F. Ames), 
155£; (G. Logan), 15, 11, 20; his 
want of judgment, superficial knowledge, 
and lack of discernment (G. Logan), 



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Jefferson, Thomas 

15, 80; (W. Coleman), 16, 139; reli- 
gious opinions (D. Bag get), 15, 126 ; 
(/. Hopkins), 145; his share in writing 
the Declaration of Independence (H. 
Lee), 14, 336; (T. Dawes), 15, 171; 
52, 141 ; asserted to have been the 
originator of the Berlin Decree (M. 
Levy), 15, 266; his unprincipled and 
dangerous policy (G. Cabot), 14, 93; 
corruption of his administration (R. 
King), 100 ; detestable from the prof- 
ligacy of his character and his hypocrisy 
(R. Peters), 200 ; development of his 
measures will exhibit him as an impos- 
tor of no ordinary size (/. Jay), 222 ; 
his artfulness ; the class of citizens 
deeply indebted to British merchants 
used by him in promoting his personal 
ambition (R. Beverley, Jr., 1798), 22, 
171 ; his contemptible position, at once 
threatening and pusillanimous, described 
(J. McHenry, 1806), 27, 233; sus- 
pected of not being ignorant of Mir- 
anda's expedition against Caraccas (O. 
Wolcott, 1806), 27, 233 ; his feeble, 
hypocritical, and mean proceedings (R. 
King, 1806), 260 ; the more his char- 
acter and principles are developed, 
the more of hypocrisy, pusillanimity, 
and weakness do we see (W. Heth, 
1806), 27, 313 ; his wisdom is mystery 
and his weapons, deception (J. Mc- 
Henry, 1808), 28, 141; his cowardly, 
treacherous, and secretive policy (Jos. 
Hopkinson, 1808), 157; intercedes to 
have the Chev. de Yrujo reinstated after 
he was dismissed by the U. S. govern- 
ment (J. Wagner), 29, 213 ; President 
Adams's delusion respecting him in 
1800 ; " Jefferson has no idea of com- 
petition ; he does not aim to be higher 
than my lieutenant !" (H. Lee), 29, 
395 ; (T. Sim), 30, 331 ; account of 
his affair with Col. and Mrs. Walker 
(J. Nicholas), 473; story of his flight 
before the British army and resignation 
of the Governorship of Virginia, in 
1781 ; also of his attempt to make 
terms for himself with Great Britain (J. 
Hopkins), 30, 15 ; to, 14, 379 ; his com- 
plicity in sending Dr. Logan on a pri- 
vate mission to Prance, 1799 (J. Read), 
23, 244 ; his employment of Duane, 
Bache, Callender, and Freneau, to cal- 



umniate the government, 55, 86 ; proofs 
of his having paid Callender for writing 
The Prospect before Us (S. Higginson). 
14, 83, 119 ; (W. Goldsborotjgh), 32, 
70 ; his original letters to Callender (J. 
Hopkins), 28, 276; 29, 67; 30, 35; 
(A. Davis), 44, 90 ; the letters on public 
exhibition in Washington and Richmond 
(T. Williams), 14, 119; Mr. Tracy's 
mistaken eulogy of him (S. Higginson), 
14, 82; Patrick Henry's opinion of him 
(J. Hopkins), 31, 198 ; his absurd and 
visionary notions on the judiciary (S. 
Smith), 15, 327 ; (/. Hillhouse), 332 ; 
{A. Stevenson), 16, 105 ; (/. Marshall), 
325 ; proposal of his adherents to 
friends of John Adams, that if they 
would support Jefferson afterward, Mr. 
Adams should be supported in 1800; 
proposal refused (A. D. Poster), 32, 3 ; 
proposition for the respective naturaliza- 
tion of Prench and American citizens 
(J. McHenry), 28, 290; anecdote of 
his remark to Mazzei, that a dilapidated 
church was "good enough for one who 
was born in a manger " (Rev. S. 
Smith), 28, 388; Gen. Washington's 
denial of any friendly intercourse between 
himself and Mr. J. after the letter to 
Mazzei (D. Stuart), 29, 57 ; his machi- 
nations against Washington's administra- 
tion (C. Carroll), 16, 303 ; method of 
screening himself from responsibility (F. 
Ames), 38, 102^ c; disingenuous policy 
toward England in the affair of the 
Chesapeake (S. P. Gardner), 114; (T. 
Williams), 116, 118 ; his desire to gain 
favor with Bonaparte, by going to war 
with England (T. Williams), 38, 119 ; 
dishonesty of his government (T. Wil- 
liams), 121 ; order to Gen. Wilkinson 
to press the recruiting service, as we 
shall have war immediately (J. Wil- 
kinson), 43, 180 ; notes of his reports 
and letters, principally on navigation of 
the Mississippi, 1792-95, 53, 248 ; con- 
clusion of his address to the 1 Senate, 
March 4, 1797, 337; question of publish- 
ing his correspondence with Col. P. on 
the subject of Christianity (T. Gray), 
32, 253, 275 ; to, 16, 172; {Christian 
Register), ' 5; (J. Coolidge), 287; J. 
and John Binns, 50, 216; remarks on 
Biddle's eulogy of J., 50, 216; Adams 
and J., and their eulogists, 220; re- 



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marks on his character as a public man, 
46, 222 ; mistaken eulogies on, 234, 
399 ; credit due him as founder of the 
University of Virginia, 276 ; small 
foundations for his popularity, 371 ; his 
claim to be the friend of Hamilton, 375 ; 
55, 268 [Bi. 4, 482] ; question of his 
being under French influence, 47, 207 ; 
decision between him and Burr for the 
Presidency (J. A. Bayard), 47, 209- 
215; (T. Sedgwick), 239; 52, 58; 
history of opposition instigated by him 
to all the Federal measures of Washing- 
ton, 47, 221 ; M. Genet's charge against 
him, that he had one language official 
and another language confidential (T. 
Trtjxtun), 28, 370; on the sincerity 
of his professions (R. King), 29, 73 ; 
instances of deceitfulness, 51, 279 ; his 
power founded on popularity, 52, 50; 
deposition in regard to his plan for 
seizing Cuba and West Florida, and his 
dishonesty concerning Senator Smith 
(J. Smith), 43, 245, 247 ; criticisms of 
his letter to Lieut.-Gov. Barry of Ken- 
tucky (7. May), 38, 274 ; 52, 42, 55 ; 
and Adams, their dissensions and recon- 
ciliation, 47, 17; 50, 220; 52,119; 
J.'s passion for power, 47, 28 ; com- 
parison with Burr, 53 ; his objection to 
the independence of the judiciary, 59 ; 
party principles as exemplified, by him, 
179 ; examination of his claims to 
literary and scientific eminence, 52, 
110, 119 ; not one of his political meas- 
ures had the true interest of the U. S. 
for its object, 115 ; inconsistencies of 
his writings and practice, 135 ; con- 
trasted with Washington [two portraits 
with quotations from Hamlet], 54, 120 ; 
remark to Dr. Thornton [Logan ?] con- 
cerning a treaty with Great Britain, 54, 
125, 324 ; his embargo message, 126 ; 
his opinion in 1807, that Great Britain 
would not last six months longer, 127 ; 
instances of his insincerity, 132 ; re- 
marks on the subject of the embargo 
and the Orders in Council, 1808, 147 ; 
minutes of an address on his proposal 
to Great Britain to remove the embargo, 
204 ; remarks on his message of Dec. 
6, 1806, 292 ; his ingratitude toward 
Gabriel Jones, 55, 84 ; report of the 
library committee of Congress on pro- 
viding a room for his library, 94; ob- 



servations on bill of exchange drawn by 
him in 1789, 212 ; reasons for mention- 
ing him in the Review of the Adams- 
Cunningham correspondence, 55, 260 ; 
cane bequeathed by him to Mr. Madison, 
267 ; on his political creed, 308 ; his 
remark on the resurrection, 310. 

Jeffrey, Francis, Lord, his marriage, and 
his amiable character. 55, 270. 

Jenkins, John, his objections and opposi- 
tion to elections under the law of Penn- 
sylvania,' 1787, 57, 53, 60 ; depositions 
as to his instigation and support of the 
project of kidnapping Col. P., 1788, 
58, 103, 120, 127, 134; Chief Justice's 
warrant for his arrest, 164. 

Jenkins, Stephen, memorandum of exami- 
nation of, for complicity in the outrage 
upon Col. P., June, 1788 (W. H. 
Smith), 58, 108 ; his disapprobation 
of the project, 109, 110 ; remission by 
Council of his imprisonment for riot, 
1789, 58, 174; bond for payment of 
fine, 176. 

Jervey, James, a boy 12 years old. Sept. 
24, 1799. To Jacob Read, entreat- 
ing his assistance in obtaining the re- 
lease of his brother, Thomas Jervey, an 
impressed seaman. 25, 218. 

Jewels demanded by the Bey of Tunis as 
indispensable for peace (/. Adams), 
13, 84; to be procured in England 
(W. Eaton), 89. 

Joel, Capt. B. July 17, 1780. In regard 
to a proposed expedition against Ber- 
muda. 56, 190. 

Johnson, Rev. Jacob, of Wilkesbarre, 
Feb. 7, 1787. Is fully persuaded of the 
right of Connecticut to the Susquehanna 
lands ; but for the sake of peace, advo- 
cates an equitable division by a line 
drawn between the East- and West 
Branch. 57, 131. 

Johnson, Joshua, U. S. Consul in Lon- 
don. Mar. 27, 1791. To T. Jeffer- 
son, Secretary of State. Case of Hugh 
Purdie ; a worthless man, unworthy of 
protection ; Mr. J. has heard no farther 
complaints of impressment. 41, 135 
[copy]. 

Johnson, Joshua. May 10, 1800. Notice 
of appointment as Superintendent of 
Stamps. 13, 493. 

Johnson, Joshua, remarks on his claim on 
the U. S. for expenditures as Consul at 



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Johnson, Joshua {continued). 

London (Z). Foster), 13, 320 ; appoint- 
ed Superintendent of Stamps because 
his daughter married President Adams's 
son (T. Williams), 13, 516, 534 a; un- 
favorable reports as to his character 
(&. King), 534 a; departure from Lon- 
don, leaving his creditors in the lurch 
(R. King), 21, 340. 
Johnson, Thomas, of Frederick, Md., 
1732-1819. Oct. 5, 1808. Mr. J/s 
recollection of Mr. Madison's uphold- 
ing, in the first Congress under the 
Constitution, the doctrine that the Pres- 
ident could remove officers holding 
places during pleasure ; article in Cheet- 
ham's paper, the American Citizen, 
signed Sam. Adams, showing Mr. Madi- 
son's subserviency to French influence, 
must have been written by President 
Adams. 29, 107. 
Johnson, Thomas. Apr. 9, 1814. "With 
Col. P.'s speecli on the loan bill ; fortu- 
nate that " plain truth requires no flow- 
ers of speech " ; all Col. P.'s public 
labors intended merely to impart infor- 
mation. 15, 34. 
Johnson, William, of South Carolina, 
1771-1834, author of the Life of Gen. 
Greene. Feb. 12, 1825. Thanks for 
pamphlets; the battle of Germantown; 
has relied as far as possible on the au- 
thority of Gen. Pinckney ; attacks on 
Mr. J.'s book; wilful misrepresentation 
by an author in the North American 
[E. Brooks ?] ; is prepared to defend 
the fidelity of his narrative in a court of 
justice; delicate matter of a compari- 
son between Washington and Greene; 
inquiries respecting Gen. Conway's 
affair and the Newburgh letters. 32, 
129. 

June 27, 1825. Gen. Armstrong 

and the Newburgh letters ; letter from 
Gen. Washington probably a fabrica- 
tion ; question of authorship of the first 
letter; Gen. Armstrong's design in the 
letter of John Montgars, to test the 
strength of Col. P.'s memory; did not 
dare to venture on any thing which could 
be contradicted. 32, 153. 

Nov. 1826. Remarks on Col. P.'s 

letter to the North American Review 
on the battles of Brandy wine and Ger- 
mantown, with letter from Gen. C C. 



Pinckney. 44, 297- [Newspaper cut- 
ting, National Intelligencer, Dec. 5, 
1826.] 

Feb. 14, 1827. Farther remarks 

on the battle of Germantown. 44, 301. 
[Newspaper cutting, National Intelli- 
gencer, Feb. 24, 1827.] 

Johnson, William, of South Carolina. Nov. 
20, Dec. 29, 1798. Request to take 
charge of claim of the Due de Luxem- 
bourg against South Carolina ; Mr. Cut- 
ting's exorbitant claim. 9, 639; 10, 
147. 

Jan. 5, 1799. In regard to Mr. 

T. Parker's undertaking case of the 
Due de Luxembourg. 10, 163. 

Jan. 24, 1825. Mr. J.'s Sketches 

exhibit Gen. Greene as a statesman as 
well as a soldier ; this opinion of him 
entertained by Hamilton ; allusion to 
Col. P.'s Review and Correspondence 
with Gov. Sullivan ; opinion of Wash- 
ington's indecision of character enter- 
tained by Reed and Greene ; Greene's 
remarkable abilities ; thought of by Con- 
gress for Commander in case of any 
accident to Washington. 16, 2. 

Jan, 25, 1825. Account of the 

battle of Germantown and other circum- 
stances to prove Washington's depen- 
dence on the opinion of his generals ; 
success of the action at Princeton due 
to the proposal of Gen. St. Clair; con- 
duct of Gen. Charles Lee at Monmouth 
justified by Gen. H. Lee. 16, 4. 

Mar. 9, 1825. Affair of Gen. Con- 
way, and the Newburgh letters ; Gen. 
Gates ; never knew that any question 
existed as to Gen. Armstrong's author- 
ship of the Newburgh letters ; account 
of the letter of John Montgars ; forged 
letters to Lund Washington; Gen. 
Washington's freedom from nepotism. 
16, 22. 

July 12, 1825. Gen. Armstrong 

and the Newburgh letters. 16, 44. 

Johnson, William. Notes on his Life of 
Gen. Greene. 52, 177, 200. 

Johnson, William, son of Sir William, 
British interpreter, Col. P. orders his 
exclusion from the council at Canan- 
daigua as a spy, 1794 (H. Knox), 60, 
206; (Joseph Brant), 215, to, 211, 
212 ; Col. P.'s speech excluding him, 
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from which he was excluded, taken from 
Ketchum's History of Buffalo, 241 a. 
Johnson, Dr. William Samuel. Mar. 6, 
1790. History of the jurisdiction of 
Connecticut over the Susquehanna set- 
tlers ; the confirming law of the nature 
of a treaty, and its repeal inconsistent 
with justice, prudence, or sound policy. 
58, 221 [copy]. 

Mar. 22 1790. Concern at hearing 

that the confirming law is likely to be 
repealed; the repeal both unjust and 
impolitic ; hopes that the Assembly will 
yet see the matter in its true light. 
58, 252. 

Apr. 7, 1792. Defence of claim- 
ants to land under the Connecticut title 
to be found in the records of the trial be- 
tween Pennsylvania and Connecticut; 
also papers to be obtained from the gen- 
tlemen of the Susquehanna company, 
the laws of Connecticut, and the pro- 
ceedings of the Trenton trial ; considers 
that the confirming law was of the na- 
ture of a contract, and the attempt to 
repeal it void. 58. 312. 

Johnson, Dr. William Samuel. Apr. 2. 
1792. Actions instituted against land- 
holders in Wyoming claiming under 
Connecticut, in consequence of the re- 
peal of the confirming law ; asks for 
advice as to documents required for de- 
fence, and means of obtaining them ; 
Col. P. particularly interested in the 
claims, as he ventured to pledge the 
faith and honor of Pennsylvania for their 
confirmation, and trusting in that faith, 
himself acquired lands. 58, 311. 

Apr. 25, 1792. Asking for brief 

of the Connecticut case, for the use of 
Mr. Lewis. 58, 314. 

May 19, 1792. Introducing Mr. 

Abraham Bradley, who will wait upon 
Dr. Johnson, to receive information ne- 
cessary for the defence of the Connec- 
ticut claims. 58, 315. 

Johnston, Col. Prancis. Oct. 1, 1787. 
Promising assistance in obtaining Mr. 
0. Gore's appointment as District Sur- 
veyor ; account of the secession of nine- 
teen members of the Assembly to avoid 
acting on the Federal Constitution; 
irritation of the public mind caused 
thereby. 57, 304. 

Johnston, Peter, of Parmville, Va., 



1763-1841. Aug. 21, 1798. With 
address from Prince Edward County, 
Virginia, and request to deliver it to the 
President. 42, 69. 

Oct. 26, 1798. Animadversions on 

Col. P.'s letter to Mr. J. in returning 
the improper address to the President 
from Prince Edward County, Va. 42, 
130. 

Johnston, Peter. Sept. 29. 1798. An- 
swer to improper address to the Presi- 
dent from the freeholders of Prince 
Edward County, Va. ; declines to pre- 
sent it to the President, and returns 
with severe animadversions. 37, 344. 
[Newspaper cutting, Massachusetts 
Mercury, Oct. 16, 1798.] 

Johnston, Robert, & Co., of New York. 
Feb. 27, 1800. Tin plates to be consid- 
ered contraband of war, as being a very 
material article of military use. 13, 
225. 

Johonnot, Col. Gabriel, recommended to 
command the fort at Marblehead, 1795 
(T. Robie). 41, 233, 243. 

Johonnot, Mrs. Sarah. Sept. 14, 1795. 
Begging Col. P. to use his influence to 
procure the command of the fort at 
Marblehead for her husband, Col. Jo- 
honnot. 41, 245. 

Jones, Rev. Daniel, of Mount Prospect. 
Dec. 24, 1792. Distress at the tenor of 
Col. P.'s letter of Dec. 15, and Mr. J.'s 
own inability to pay his debt to Col. P. ; 
has been confined by illness, and un- 
able to take measures for selling any of 
his land. 41, 102. 

Apr. 20, 1793. Is still incapaci- 
tated by ill health from attending to the 
sale of his land; prospect of disposing 
of some of it, at the falls of Nescopeck. 
41, 129. 

Jones, Rev. Daniel. Dec. 15, 1792. Re- 
questing payment of a debt. 35, 167- 

Jones, Edward. Nov. 20, 1799. Prom 
J. Wagner. An application to the 
Che\. de Yrujo on the subject of the 
non-reception of Mr. J.'s brother as 
Consul at New Orleans would be fruit- 
less ; that and other unfriendly acts a 
subject of negotiation with Spain. 12, 
358. 

Jones, Evan, U. S. Consul at New Or- 
leans. Oct. 5, 1804. Letter of recom- 
mendation of Messrs. Destrehan, Sauve, 



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Jones, Evan (continued). 

and Derbigny, bearers of a memorial to 
Congress from the inhabitants of Louis- 
iana. 27, 97- 

Jones, Evan. May 20, 1799. American 
vessels must enter New Orleans under 
American and not Spanish colors. 11, 
118. 

Nov. 14, 1799. Doubts of Mr. 

J.'s being allowed to exercise his office 
at New Orleans; the Yice-Consul's 
exequatur revoked; citizenship of a 
person once expatriated only to be 
renewed by going through the forms 
for- the naturalization of aliens. 12, 
342. 

Dec. 20, 1799. Desiring Mr. J. to 

exercise the functions of a United States 
agent, even if not accepted as a consul ; 
and to take notice of all contraventions 
of the treaty with Spain. 12, 499. 

Jones, Evan, recommended as Consul at 
New Orleans, 1799 (/. Adams), 10, 
' 546 ; appointed (M. Gayoso de Lemos), 
11, 105 ; Chev. de Yrujo's reasons for 
his not being received, absurd (C. M. 
de Yrujo), 13, 38. 

Jones. Gabriel, ungrateful treatment of, 
by Jefferson. 55, 84. 

Jones, Horatio, Indian interpreter. Oct. 
24, 1790. Claim for payment for 
trouble in notifying Seneca Indians of 
the treaty at Tioga. 61, 49. 

Oct. 24, 1790. Is requested by 

the Sachems of the Senecas to write to 
Col. P. that they are coming on as fast 
as they can, and hope he will not be 
tired of waiting ; that they will not de- 
tain him longer than to settle the busi- 
ness of the murdered Indians, and desire 
that provisions may be provided along 
the road. 61, 50. 

Jones, Horatio, joins in a scheme to detain 
the Indians at Geneseo River, 1790, and 
is exposed by Col. P. 61, 111. 

Jones, John. Nov. 3, 1808. Certificate 
as to the misconduct and frauds of Dr. 
Benjamin Waterhouse as physician of 
the Marine Hospital, Chelsea. 44, 275 
[copy]. 

Jones, John Coffin, of Boston. July 21, 
1795. Instructions for filling out bonds 
for armed ships Washington and Mer- 
cury. 9, 74. 

Jones, John Coffin, his suit against the 



French Consul-General, 1798 (M. Le- 
tombe). 1, 483. 

Jones, John Paul, appointed agent to de- 
mand indemnity from Denmark, 1787 
(P. Landais). 8, 72. 

Jones, Joseph, of Fredericksburg, Va., 
1727-1805. June 1, 1796. Money be- 
longing to J. Monroe. 41, 281. 

Jones, Capt. Levin, charged with murder 
in attempting to quell a mutiny ; opinion 
on his case (J. Adams'). 13, 335. 

Jones, Meriwether, editor of the Richmond 
Examiner, appointed to office of Com- 
missioner of Loans of Virginia by Presi- 
dent Jefferson (J. Nicholas). 29, 
473. 

Jones, Samuel. Nov. 13, 1775- Re- 
ceipt for money paid him by T. P. for 
repairing arms. 56, 42. 

Jones, Sir William. Prayer, written 
Jan. 1, 1782. 55, 283. 

Jones, Sir William, opinions on government 
by the people, 47, 126 ; on Robertson's 
History of Charles V., 160 ; memoranda 
from his life, 162,169. 

Jones, William, of London. Mar. 1, 
1798. To Andrew Ellicott. Notice of 
surveying instruments sent. 22, 50. 

Jones, Capt. of the Chesterfield, rash con- 
duct of, in sinking mail (JF. Smith), 
10, 442 ; (R. King), 446. 

Joubert, Marshal, report of the defeat and 
death of, at Novi (/. Q. Adams), 12, 
176 ; only a stock-jobbing story (G. 
Cabot), 261. 

Jourdan, Marshal, his want of military 
genius (R. King), 11, 226; defeat and 
disgrace of {W. Smith), 11, 381. 

Journey from Salem to Philadelphia, 1778, 
account of (/. Pickering). 5, 113. 

Joy, Benjamin, of Boston. Jan. 24, 
1796. To Geo. Cabot. Reasons for 
resigning his Consulship in India, and 
why Mr. Miller should not be appointed. 
20^ 123. 

Joy, Charles, letter of recommendation 
\W. Sargent). 9, 170. 

Joy, Timothy Medey, calling himself 
Nathaniel Emery. Mar. 20, 1812. Copy 
of certificate that he, being an officer in 
the British army, knew of a treasonable 
correspondence of Col. P. with Col. 
James Hamilton, in which P. expressed 
his expectation and wish of a separation 
of the Union. 44, 7. 



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Joy, Timothy Medey, connection with the 
Haverhill Plot (J. Varnum), 44, 5, 6 ; 
(J. Pickering, Jr.), 7. 

Judd, Major William, of Farmington, 
Conn. Jan. 11, 1787- To Col. Z. 
Butler. Measures taken by Commis- 
sioners of Susquehanna company ; alarm 
at Col. P.'s coming to Wyoming to hold 
an election ; recommendation that he 
should be played off for a while, and 
hindered until the force for resistance 
is stronger ; the Federal government on 
its last legs. 57, 89 [copy]. 

Apr. 13, 1787. Address to the 

people of Wyoming, exhorting them 
against submission to the laws of Penn- 
sylvania, or being deceived by that art- 
ful man Col. P. ; and counselling reliance 
upon Col. Franklin. 57, 167 [broadside]. 

Feb. 3, 1794. Papers sent from 

Farmington, Conn., to be used as evi- 
dence in Wyoming land trials. 58, 
340. 

Mar. 24, 1794. Is anxious to 

know whether the Wyoming land trial 
will come on at the next court ; believes 
it for the interest of Connecticut claim- 
ants that it shall be postponed ; settlers 



are daily nocking into the country and 
strengthening the claim, if numbers give 
any increase of strength. 58, 342. 

Judd, Major William, plan formed by him 
and others for a new State to be carved 
out of Pennsylvania. 57, 226. 

Judge, Col. P.'s reasons for not desiring 
office of, 1780 (G. Williams). 5, 144. 

Judiciary, on the independence of the, 55, 
272 ; (/. Marshall), 16, 325 ; Mr. Jef- 
ferson's opposition to independence of, 
47, 59, 136; (S. Smith), 15, 327; (/. 
Hillhouse), 332 ; {A. Stevenson), 16, 
105. 

Juliana, ship, case of acquittal of, at Havre 
and reversal of decree, by departmental 
tribunal (/, Adams). 37, 246. 

Jumeaux, Les, French privateer. See 
Cassius. 

Jungmann, Gottlob, of Reading, Pa. Apr. 
18, 1793. In regard to witnesses sub- 
poenaed in Northumberland, with bill 
of Christian Madeira. 58, 338. 

Jupiter, ship, freighted with U. S. stores for 
Algiers, 1797 (0. Wolcott), 6, 327; 
(/. Barlow), 37, 150; (P. E. Skjolde- 
brand), 154; (O. Schale), 156; (S. 
Williams), 157. 



K. 



Kalteisen, Capt. Michael. May 9, 1796. 
Congratulations to Col. P. on his present 
appointment ; thanks for past kindness ; 
praises of Mr. De Grasse. 20, 164. 

Kalteisen, Capt. Michael, his objections to 
Lieut. Izard's plan for fortifying Shute's 
Folly, S. C, 1798 {H. W. DeSaussure). 
8, 558. 

Karnes, Lord, his remarks on the absurdity 
of keeping the colonies in subjection, 
1779 {J. Marshall). 16, 84. 

Kanaghsolage [Kanaghsorage] Creek as 
boundary of land of Oneida Indians (S. 
Kirkland), 62, 121 ; sketch of creek, 
174. 

Kane, John, 8f Bros., of Albany, N. Y. 
Jan. 24, 1794. Mr. John Richardson's 
lease from the Cayugas; Col. P.'s rea- 
sons for his wording of the certificate of 
lease. 62, 80. 

Keese, John, Assistant Quartermaster- 
General. Nov. 30, 1791. Claim against 
the U. S. for services; difficulty of ob- 



32 



taining money due ; appeal for assistance 
in settling his accounts. 41, 35. 

Mar. 17, 1792. Requesting assis- 
tance in having his accounts allowed. 
41, 56. 

Nov. 5, 1792. Recommendation 

of R. Norwood, and Mr. K.'s claim 
against the U. S. for arrears of pay. 41, 
99. 

Feb. 15, 1799. Mr. K.'s claim on 

the government for Revolutionary ser- 
vices. 24, 79. 

Keese, W., Deputy Commissary of Forage. 
Oct. 4, 1790. Requesting assistance in 
obtaining interest on his claim for ser- 
vices. 40, 352. 

Keese, William, his account with U. S., 
1783. 56, 401. 

Kelly, James, of York, Pa. Mar. 30, 
1812. Accounts ; ridiculous farce being 
played off in Congress in regard to war ; 
conjectures of its being all an electioneer- 
ing scheme to make the President 



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Kelley, James 

odious ; conjectures quite as reasonable 
as going to war without men or money ; 
will fight on the last stump sooner than 
put his neck under the yoke of France ; 
intrigues of France to excite rebellion 
in 1795. 30,30. 

Kelsal, Judge, decision at New Providence 
that bar iron is not contraband of war 
(R. Lis ton), 12, 92 ; his rigorous deci- 
sion, that any contraband article con- 
demns a whole cargo (R. King), 12, 136. 

Kelso, . Oct. 28, 1780. Answer to 

disappointed applicant for employment. 
5, 193. 

Kelso, Mr., character of (J. Stiles, Jr.). 
18, 48. 

Kemper, Rev. Jackson, Bishop of Wis- 
consin, 1789-1870. Jan. 14, 1828. 
Asking for Col. P.'s evidence in regard 
to services of Mr. K.'s father at the 
battle of Cermantown. 32, 321. 

Kemper, Rev. Jackson. Jan. 17, 1828. 
Col. P. has no recollection of Mr. K.'s 
father at the battle of Germantown ; 
only knew him as an officer in the 
clothing department. 16, 235. 

Kent, James, Chancellor of New York, 
1763-1847. Apr. 26, ]814. Thanks 
and approval of Col. P.'s speech on the 

' loan bill ; Mr. K. always has held the 
opinion that the orders in council were 
justifiable on principles of public law. 
30, 274. 

July 17, 1828. Will endeavor soon 

to furnish Col. P. with some memorials 
of the professional life of Gen. Hamil- 
ton; rejoices that the task of writing 
the biography is in Col. P.'s hands. 44, 
323 [copy];' 16, 348. 

Kent, James. July 14, 1828. Alluding to 
Chancellor Kent's eulogium of Hamil- 
ton ; Col. P. begs for any information in 
regard to H. which may be of use in the 
biography which Col. P. has undertaken 
to write. 16, 346. 

Kent, James, his opinion on the British 
rule of 1756 concerning neutrals. 46,319. 

Kent, Edward, Duke of, consents to lend 
to the U. S. guns taken from South 
Carolina by the British {H. W. Be 
Saussure). 9, 314. 

Kentucky, seditious handbill against gov- 
ernment measures addressed to citizens 
of, 1798, 42, 61 ; seditious resolutions 



of the Legislature, 1799 (S. McDowell), 
23, 328; reprobated by other States 
{W. V. Murray), 10, 339; (D. Hum- 
phreys), 378 ; persisted in (0. Ellsworth 
etal.), 13, 101; suggestions of seces- 
sion in, 1798 (P. Campbell), 25, 22; 
obstacles to executing U. S. laws in, 
more than all the other States together 
(William Clarke, U. S. District At- 
torney, 1800), 26, 27; resolutions of 
Legislature approving of the war, pre- 
sented to the House, Feb. 16, 1814, 
55, 60. 

Key, Philip Barton, of Maryland, 1757- 
1815. Feb. 16, 1810. To R. Soder- 
strom. Account of decisions in case of 
the Mercator ; no stronger claim than 
Mr. S.'s could exist. 29, 273. 

Kilborn, Aaron. Aug. 20, 1788. Depo- 
sition in regard to information given by 
Ephraim Lewis to the Commander of 
Pennsylvania militia, about men con- 
cerned in kidnapping Col. P. 58, 112. 

Killin, Edward. Aug. 3, 1775. Bill 
against the Salem Committee for cloth 
for soldiers' coats. 56, 65. 

Kimball, Hazen, 2d Clerk in State De- 
partment. May 16, 1800. Warrants of 
the Secretary of the Navy for reimburs- 
ing Col. P. for payment of drafts of 
B. H. Phillips. 42, 231. 

Jan. 2, 1801. Announcing the 

final adjustment of P.'s accounts as 
Secretary of State ; asks explanations on 
some points of the Barbary accounts; 
many inquiries about Col. P. from his 
friends; expressions of respect and at- 
tachment. 26, 233. 

Jan. 29, 1801. Accounts of the 

fire in the Treasury Department at 
Philadelphia much exaggerated ; papers 
relating to Col. P.'s accounts all safe ; it 
would be highly gratifying to the editor 
of the Aurora if they had been burned ; 
Auditor's papers mostly burned; Gen. 
Marshall appointed Chief- Justice, and R. 
Griswold Secretary of War; Mr. K. 
understands it is not pleasing to Mr. G. ; 
supposes he considers the old man as 
trifling with him ; Federalists will vote 
for Burr. 26, 248. 

Dec. 29, 1803. Declaration, that 

in July, 1800, he heard Elias B. Cald- 
well say, that in a public room in Anna- 
polis he heard Mr. Smith, afterward 



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Jefferson's Secretary of the Navy, de- 
clare, in May, 1800, that inquiry had 
been made from Philadelphia, to know 
on what terms the Democratic party 
would support Mr. Adams in the coming 
presidential election. They replied mak- 
ing Col. Pickering's removal from the 
office of Secretary of State one of their 
conditions. "Put," said Mr. Smith, 
* he delayed it until he lost all hope of 
election by his own party, and now we 
do not thank him for it." This declara- 
tion shown to Mr. Caldwell who testifies 
to its correctness, and adds, that Mr. 
Smith said in the same public manner, 
that he knew Col. Pickering was to be 
dismissed some time before it took place. 
43, 13 [copy]; 26, 365 J. 

Dec. 1, 1808. In behalf of Mr. 

"Wall's appointment to the Collectorship 
of Savannah. 28, 373. 

Feb. 17, 1809. Thanks for speeches 

on the Embargo ; much to be regretted 
that the mass of the people are incor- 
rigible in their obstinacy ; bill in the 
House for the repeal of Embargo law, 
due probably to the exertions of New 
England; little inconvenience from it 
felt in England or in the South ; price 
of cotton; P.'s inquiries into case of 
Gen. Dearborn. 29, 103. 

Sept. 1,1812. Sympathy with pro- 
ceedings of county and town meetings 
in New England ; worse things there 
are than a dissolution of the Union; 
New England never will bow down to 
Napoleon. 30, 54. 

July 25, 1813. Restoration of 

peace depends on Bonaparte's being 
overthrown, or the administration being 
able to raise money ; influence of " the 
great monster " in our affairs ; mass of 
documents to be sent Col. P. relating to 
the insurrection in East Elorida ; Gen. 
Matthews's threat to blow up the whole 
administration; his verbal orders. 30, 
145. 

Dec. 25, 1813. Will forward papers 

relating to Elorida; province still in- 
fested by people calling themselves 
patriots ; their leader claims to be acting 
in conformity with the wishes of the 
President ; low prices oi cotton and high 
freights in expectation of an Embargo. 
30, 176. 



Dec. 28, 1813. With papers relat- 
ing to transactions in East Elorida. 55, 
15 [copy]. 

Jan. 12, 1814. Congratulations on 

the signal defeat of Napoleon ; depreda- 
tions of the so-called patriots in Elorida. 
30, 188. 

Jan. 22, 1814. Depredations by 

so-called patriots in East Elorida ; wan- 
ton duplicity of our government toward 
that province ; the rebellion directly 
promoted by them ; answers to ques- 
tions, in evidence of the fact. 30, 
200. 

Eeb. 8, 1814. A vessel from London 

at Amelia Island with reports of a revolt 
against Bonaparte in Holland ; the Dutch 
fleet given up to the British by the 
sailors; hopes that the scourge of man- 
kind is to be humbled. 30, 213. 

Apr. 5, 1814. Opinion, supported 

by other evidence, that our government 
have constantly aided and encouraged 
the Elorida insurgents ; Gen. Matthews 
made to do things the effects of which 
he did not appreciate ; desire for Col. 
P.'s speech on the Loan Bill ; Messrs. 
Eorsyth and Cuthbert. 30, 260. 

Mar. 22, Sept. 10, 1817. Prize 

money of U. S. S. Wasp. 31, 209, 225. 

Kimball, Hazen. Jan. 17, 1801. Sending 
copies of papers necessary for settling 
Col. P.'s Barbary accounts. 14, 6. 

Jan. 5, 1814. Thanks for docu- 
ments relating to invasion of Elorida; 
the overthrow of Bonaparte will compel 
our rulers to make peace with Great 
Britain on any terms she may dictate ; 
that they will be only such as her safety 
and dignity may require, Col. P. is led 
to believe by a long acquaintance with 
her conduct ; if mercenary men will lend 
money, it will be difficult to find men 
for an army. 15, 1. 

Kindelan y Ore g an, Don Sebastian, 
Governor of St. Augustine. June 11, 
1812. To D. B. Mitchell, Governor of 
Georgia. Notice that Don Sebastian 
has been appointed to command the 
post ; hostile acts committed on Spanish 
territory by U. S. gunboats and troops 
in support of a body of insurgents ; in- 
vites Gov. M. to withdraw U. S. forces, 
or be responsible for the consequences of 
a refusal. 55, 35 [copy] . 



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Kindelan y Oregan, Don Sebastian 
(continued). 

June 23, 1812. To Gov. Mitchell. 

Explanation of the alleged attack on 
U. S. troops at Mossey Creek; that 
they were a party of rebels who had 
taken possession of a house from which 
it was desirable to dislodge them ; it 
would be insulting to the U. S. to sup- 
pose that any of its troops were among 
them ; hopes that this explanation will 
be considered a proof of Don Sebastian's 
desire to clear up all misunderstanding; 
it now only remains for Gov. Mitchell, 
conformably to his promise, to order the 
immediate evacuation of East Florida 
by U. S. troops, a measure which must 
precede farther communication ; and its 
failure be attended with fatal conse- 
quences. 55, 38 [copy]. 

Mar. 15, 1813. Amnesty proclama- 
tion to the East Florida insurgents, de- 
creed by the Cortes of Spain. 55, 49 
[copy]. 

Mar. 15, 1813. To Gen. Thomas 

Pinckney. With copy of amnesty pro- 
clamation ; amnesty has been duly ful- 
filled and Don Sebastian will be happy 
to confer with Gen. Pinckney ; but it 
will not be decorous to enter upon any 
other points as long as U. S. troops 
occupy Spanish territory. 55, 48 [copy]. 

Apr. 16, 1813. To Gen. Thomas 

Pinckney. Requests to be informed of 
the day on which it is intended to with- 
draw U. S. troops from East Florida, 
that their place may be immediately 
supplied by Spanish forces, to prevent 
any excesses on the part of the in- 
surgents ; also that Gen. Pinckney will 
use his influence to prevent any ill condi- 
tioned persons from the State of Georgia 
from uniting with the malcontents, under 
the new order of things. 55, 50 [copy], 

Apr. 26, 1813. To Gen. T. Pinck- 
ney. Request for the restoration of 
negroes belonging to John Forbes, an 
English merchant, seized at the time of 
the surrender of Amelia Island. 55, 
54 [copy]. 

Apr. 26, 1813. To Gen. Thomas 

Pinckney. Has agreed with Mr. Morris, 
Gen. P.'s aide-de-camp, that the troops 
on the St. John River shall be with- 
drawn by the 29th of April, and those 



on Amelia Island on the 6th of May. 
55, 53 [copy]. 

Apr. 26, 1813. To Gen. Thomas 

Pinckney. In regard to Gen. P.'s pro- 
posal concerning the amnesty ; it being 
general, and without any restriction 
whatever, every one who may desire to 
avail himself of it will be protected, with 
full oblivion of the past ; no one who re- 
fuses to avail himself of it, can be allowed 
to reside in the country at all ; but Don 
Sebastian will take upon himself the 
responsibility of allowing such persons 
to appoint suitable agents in whom the 
government can place confidence, to 
take care of and attend to their crops, 
and remit the proceeds, on their paying 
the usual export duty. 55, 53 [copy]. 

- Apr. 28, 1813. To Gen. T. Pinck- 
ney. The U. S. troops at the St. 
John's River evacuated the post on the 
27th, leaving it in ashes ; should not 
think this worth mentioning, but that 
the gin and other houses of Messrs. 
Hollingsworth & Craig were also burned ; 
which forces Don Sebastian to bring the 
matter to Gen. Pinckney's attention. 
55, 55 [copy]. 

King, Joshua. Sept. 1, 1798. From J. 
Wagner. Capture of sloop Rosetta in 
a Swedish port; liability of Sweden. 
9, 274. 

King, Robeiit. Nov.-Dec, 1790. Jour- 
nal of his journey from Tioga to Painted 
Post, to supply provisions to the Seneca 
Indians, and back to Wilkesbarre. 61, 
145. 

King, Robert. Sept. 4, 1790. Orders to 
proceed with letters to the Seneca In- 
dians and return by the way of Tioga 
to Wilkesbarre. 63., 14. 

King, Rufus, U. S. Minister to England, 
1755-1827. Apr. 15, 1785. Report 
and ordinance of Congress respecting 

- Western territory ; exclusion of slavery 
from new States ; claim of Connecticut 
on Pennsylvania. 18, 226. [Bi. 1, 
511.] 

May 8, 1785. Appointment of Com- 
missioners to decide on the claims of 
Virginia for payment of expenses of de- 
fending the Western territory ceded by 
her to Congress ; if Col. P. can serve on 
the board, it will remove an apprehen- 
sion that the U. S. may be charged with 



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a very enormous sum to pay for Gen. 
Clarke's campaign against the Kaskas- 
kias; pay and allowances of Commis- 
sioners; the land ordinance not yet 
through ; the township plan must be 
given up to a certain degree. 18, 240. 
[Bi. 1, 514.] 

May 30, 1735. In regard to aboli- 
tion of Quartermaster-General Depart- 
ment; Western territory. 18,246. 

June 17, 1785. In reference to 

Col. P.'s succeeding to the office of 
Treasurer of the U. S. in case of Mr. 
Hillegas's resignation. 18, 251. 

Aug. 31, 1785. Thanks for Col. 

P.'s offer of loan of money ; pamphlet 
entitled Considerations on the Bank of 
Deposit ; the author seems to prove 
more than he would wish to on the prin- 
ciples he lays down ; right of Congress 
to transfer the bank. 18, 270. 

June 1, 1796. Opinion that Mr. 

Parish, U. S. Consul at Hamburg, 
should be removed, as having violated 
the law of nations. 20, 188. 

June 7, 1796. Opinion in regard 

' to the 12th article of the British treaty. 

20, 205. 

Sept. 8, 1796. On the question of 

protections granted by Consuls to sea- 
men ; Mr. K. is informed that they have 
been efficacious ; in cpnsequence of 
certain abuses, they have sometimes been 
disregarded; Lord Grenville's dissatis- 
faction with the practice. 8, 171 [copy]. 

Mar. 12, 1797. With packet of 

French papers and pamphlets by Lord 
Lauderdale, Mr. Burke, and Mr. Erskine. 
31, 59. 

Apr. 2, 1797. Arrangement in re- 
gard to mail matter ; request for opposi- 
tion newspapers, pamphlets, and reports ; 
accounts. 21, 79. 

Apr. 13, 1797. Lord Grenville's 

dissatisfaction with the practice of grant- 
ing protections to seamen by Consuls ; 
notice given that it must be discontinued, 
and that all applications for release of 
impressed seamen must come through 
the American Minister instead of Con- 
suls ; importance of the subject ; number 
of such applications made by Mr. K. 
8, 173 [copy]. 

Apr. 29, 1797. Repeating sugges- 
tions of his last letter about mail matter 



and newspapers ; requesting copies of 
state papers for distribution among 
foreign Ministers ; general approbation 
of Col. P.'s letter of instructions to 
Gen. Pinckney ; American claims for 
captures ; Mr. Bayard. 21, 111. 

June 10, 1797- Introducing Gen. 

Kosciusko. 21, 143. 

Nov. 13, 1797. Money matters; 

fund for the relief of Lafayette ; a Con- 
sul for London wanted; Mr. Joshua 
Johnson's departure from the country 
leaving his creditors in the lurch, causes 
much conversation. 21, 339. 

Dec. 23, 1797- Mr. K.'s cor- 
respondence with the Envoys ; his ex- 
pressions of a desire for peace made too 
much of, and treated with more respect 
by Mr. Gerry than they deserved ; en- 
closes a confidential letter received from 
Gen. Pinckney. 21, 385. 

Jan. 6, 1798. Euglish packet con- 
taining letters from the Envoys to Col. 
P. taken by a privateer in November 
and carried into France ; encloses letter 
from Gen. Pinckney ; the President's 
speech received with applause in Eng- 
land. 22, 4, 6. 

Feb. 7, 1798. Account of a letter 

written by Mr. K. to Gen. Pinckney and 
Gen. P.'s answer; embarrassments of 
the Envoys not overstated. 22, 31. 

Apr. 2, 1798. Introducing Senor 

Caro, the bearer of a letter from Gen. 
Miranda to President Adams. 22, 98. 

Apr. 7, 1798. Enclosing letter re- 
ceived by Mr. K. from Gen. Pinckney. 
22, 109, 112. 

Apr. 9, 1798. Enclosing letter 

from Gen. Pinckney ; Mr. K.'s disgust 
and indignation on reading it; opinion 
that France has a settled plan regarding 
America, and will not depart from it. 
22, 114, 116. 

Apr. 16, 1798. With letter from 

Gen. Pinckney ; schism in the mission to 
France ; Mr. Gerry determined to sep- 
arate from his colleagues ; no doubt can 
be entertained as to President Adams's 
course. 22, 127, 129. 

Apr. 17, 1798. Recommending 

Mr. Henry Preble for U. S. Consul at 
Marseilles. 22, 134. 

June 14, 1798. The Toulon ex- 
pedition ; rebellion in Ireland ; probable 



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THE PICKERING PAPERS. 



King, Rtjftjs (continued). 

emigration to the U. S. in case of its 
suppression ; not for our advantage to 
have malcontents of any nation ; false 
statements concerning the negotiations 
with France in the Bien Informe. 22, 
213. 

July 19, 1798. Mr. Gerry still in 

Paris ; his remarkable conduct, con- 
trasted with that of the President, a 
great puzzle to foreign Ambassadors ; 
anxiety concerning Irish emigration and 
disfigurement of national character by 
foreigners. 22, 309. 

Aug. 3, 1798. Enclosing copy of 

letter from Dupont de Nemours to Sir 
J. Banks ; exile of leaders of the Irish 
rebellion, and their probable emigration 
to America ; request as to mail matter. 

i 23, 1. 

Aug. 16, 1798. To W. V. Murray. 

Mr. K. is empowered to say that the 
abolition of the Stadtholderate will not 
impede friendly relations between Eng- 
land and Holland. 23, 52, 55. 

Aug. 20, 3798. Intimations, re- 
ceived through Mr. Murray of the wishes 
of the Dutch government in regard to 
England, in case of Holland's throwing 
off the .French dominion ; Mr. K.'s an- 
swers. 23, 51, 53. 

Oct. 12, 1798. Letter introducing 

Mr. [Dr.?] Tazewell; his claim for ser- 
vices as Mr. Gerry's secretary. 23, 
220. 

Oct. 20, 1798. Mr. K. would not 

have believed that Gen. Knox would 
have made and persisted in an objection 
to Hamilton's being placed above him ; 
is glad that we are not likely to be de- 
prived of his services ; inquiry about the 
South American expedition. 23, 249 ; 
25, 249. 

Dec. 7, 1798. Anxiety about the 

question of military rank ; Gen. Pinck- 
ney's noble character and conduct; Mr." 
K. concerned at the result of elections 
and anxiety for the country's future ; 
Mr. Liston's gloomy picture of our af- 
fairs. 23, 355. 

Dec. 8, 1798. Count Rumford and 

his proposed residence in America. 25, 
310. 

Mar. 9, 1799. Forwarding des- 
patches from Berlin and the Hague; 



anxiety to know the causes of the schism 
in the commission under the 6th article 
of the British treaty ; hesitation, jealousy, 
and ruinous temporizing policy among 
European powers ; increased expense of 
postage for foreign Ministers ; no change 
on the part of France ; vessels still cap- 
tured and condemned ; some ships con- 
trive to have safe conducts from the 
Directory. 24, 146. 

— Mar. 16, 1799. Recommending 
Christopher Gore for the mission to Con- 
stantinople, if one should be sent ; talk 
of a mission to Russia rather pre- 
mature, though one would probably be 
received. 24, 173. 

— Mar. 16, 1799. It would have 
been agreeable to Mr. K. to have John 
Pickering, Jr., to succeed Mr. Dan- 
dridge'as his secretary, had the latter 
decided to resign; as it is, Mr. K. 
would be delighted to have J. P. as a 
member of his family. 24, 175. 

— Mar. 22, 1799. Transmitting copy 
of memorial from Gen. Miranda to Wil- 
liam Pitt concerning assistance hoped 
for in achieving the independence of the 
Spanish-American colonies. 24, 148. 

— June 5, 1799. The new mission to" 
France ; Sieyes ; idea of a general peace ; 
England against it, except with the re- 
storation of the monarchy ; the Emperor 
of Russia ; Commissioners under 7th 
article of the British treaty ; commercial 
treaty with Russia ; Mr. Smith and J. 
Pickering, Jr. 24, 297. 

— July 5, 1799. Col. P.'s silence in 
regard to suspension of business of the 
Commissioners on the 6th article of the 
British treaty ; hopes that some arrange- 
ment is making ; vessels stopped between 
Holland and the U. S. ; Mr. K.'s exer- 
tions in their behalf and in behalf of 
his countrymen in general ; case of the 
Providence ; European affairs. 25, 14. 

— July 16, 1799. J. Pickering, Jr., 
undecided respecting his visit to Eng- 
land ; advantages of Mr. Smith's visiting 
London, and of a suspension of the 
Turkish mission on account of absence 
of the Grand Yizier ; value of Major 
Lenox's services and smallness of his 
salary. 25, 40, 159. 

— July 20, 1799. Critical position of 
Moreau and Macdonald in Italy ; Eng- 






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lish expedition fitting ont ; rumors of 
Russian assistance; Jacobin Clubs 
again opened in Paris ; French and 
Spanish fleets ; Lord St. Vincent re- 
signs his command on account of ill 
health ; death of Patrick Henry ; an in- 
auspicious time for sending out a new 
embassy. 25, 43. 

— Nov. 7, 1799. Mr. K. expecting 
John Pickering ; excellent accounts of 
him from Mr. Smith ; contradictory and 
embarrassing reports about the Envoys; 
hopes for instructions respecting the 
Commissioners under the British treaty. 

25, 276. 

— Dec. 31, 1799. New constitution 
of Prance ; the mission to Prance ; 
probable effects on England not difficult 
to foresee ; two great objects of Prance 
in negotiating, to obtain the aid of our 
flag, and embroil us with England; 
J. P., Jr., to succeed Mr. Dandridge as 
Mr. K.'s secretary. 25, 330. 

— Peb. 25, 1800. Par from being an- 
noyed or dissatisfied at Mr. Sitgreaves's 
being sent to England ; Mr. K. shall 
rejoice to see him ; not probable there 
will be occasion for minute information ; 
whatever is done must be effected by a 
general view of the subject, as those who 
are to be treated with may have leisure 
or inclination to consider; Mr. Gore 
taking the opportunity to go home ; 
recommends that packets of despatches 
be sent by private ships ; Col. P.'s last 
cost forty guineas postage. 26, 33. 

— Peb. 26, 1800. Requesting a copy 
of the Laws of the last session of Con- 
gress. 26, 34. 

— Mar. 24, 1800. Extraordinary let- 
ters written by Mr. Liston to James 
Buchanan, an adopted American; ex- 
tract from one of them sent ; grave 
charge of vanity and falsehood to be 
preferred against Mr. L. 26, 60. 

— Mar. 25, 1800. European news ; 
a new campaign expected to begin; 
the Envovs presented to Bonaparte. 

26, 65. 

— Apr. 8, 1800. To Lord Grenville. 
Concerning new rules for the govern- 
ment of new Commissioners on the 6th 
article of the treaty; Mr. K. has no 
authority to agree to the appointment of 
such Commissioners, and can only trans- 



mit his Lordship's communication to 
his government. 26, 87. 

— Apr. 11, 1800. To Lord Grenville. 
Regrets the wide difference between 
Lord Grenville' s opinion and that of the 
U. S. government ; no change of Com- 
missioners could make any difference ; 
request for an answer to propositions. 
26, 90. 

— Apr. 22, 1800. Enclosing copies 
of correspondence with Lord Grenville ; 
favors the proposal for settlement of the 
claims of British creditors of the U. S. 
by the payment of a gross sum to their 
government; it might afford an oppor- 
tunity to obtain the Maryland Bank 
stock. 26, 87- 

— - July 25, 1800. Mr. K.'s regrets 
at Col. P.'s removal from office ; hopes 
that something may occur to change his 
plan of going to the woods ; praise of 
John Pickering ; advantage to him of a 
journey to Prance and Germany. 26, 
179. 

— : Sept. 2, 1800. Not a line received 
from the State Department since Col. P. 
left it; without P.'s letters Mr. K. 
would be entirely ignorant of his coun- 
try's affairs; extraordinary situation of 
the government, and perplexity as to 
future policy ; difficulties of the Envoys 
in Prance ; no certain or satisfactory 
European news ; desire that Col. P.'s 
correspondence should be continued ; 
Mr. Liston's imprudence and indiscre- 
tion ; expressions of interest in P.'s 
affairs. 26, 205. 

— Jan. 26, 1801. John Pickering in 
Prance ; great changes on the continent; 
England will be excluded everywhere ; 
the U. S. will be courted to join in the 
league, but our advantage, in any result, 
is in adhering to an impartial neutrality. 
26, 246. 

— Aug. 16, 1801. Letter in praise 
of John Pickering, Jr. ; Mr. K. regrets 
to part with him as an instructive com- 
panion and a prudent friend. 26, 234. 

— Jan. 12, 1802. Settlement of the 
difficulties respecting the 6th and 7th 
articles of the treaty of 1794; Great 
Britain to accept a definite sum in satis- 
faction of all claims under the 6th ar- 
ticle; Commissioners under the 7th 
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King, Rufus 
Amiens, things are going on as fast as 
is nsual ; the treaty will appear in due 
time. 26. 278. 

May 7, 1803. To Messrs. Living- 
ston and Monroe, at Paris. Informa- 
tion of the intention of Great Britain 
to send an expedition against New 
Orleans, in case of war with France; 
suggestion that early information of the 
cession of Louisiana to the U. S. should 
be sent to London. 54, 276 [copy]. 

May 15, 1803. To Lord Hawkes- 

bury. Information that a treaty has 
been signed ceding Louisiana to the 
U. S., and that the same has been 
framed so as not to infringe upon the 
rights of Great Britain in the navigation 
of the Mississippi. 54, 277 [copy]. 

Nov. 4, 1803. Question of the 

admission of Louisiana ; inequality aris- 
ing from the representation of slaves; 
the provision of the Constitution on this 
subject, one of its greatest blemishes; 
representation and taxation should be 
confined to free inhabitants. 26, 319. 

Mar. 9, 1804. Col. P.'s letters 

received [concerning separation of the 
Union]; they merit the attention of all 
lovers of their country ; protection of 
American seamen ; little difficulty in ob- 
taining it for native Northern seamen ; 
Great Britain cannot be expected to 
spare her own citizens in the service of 
the Southern States; it should be left 
to the friends of the present government 
to do what they can ; Federalists can 
only oppose improper acts without origi- 
nating; Mr. Monroe; N. Y. elections. 
27, 79. 

Mar. 10, 1804. Farther opinions 

respecting the protection of American 
seamen; limits of the "narrow seas." 
27, 81. 

Mar. 1804. Extracts from a letter 

to the Secretary of State, concerning ne- 
gotiations for the protection of Ameri- 
can seamen, attempted by Mr. K. while 
Minister to England. 27, 83. 

Oct. 10, 1804. Gen. Hamilton's 

estate barely sufficient to pay his debts ; 
subscriptions for the benefit of his fam- 
ily. 38, 88. 

Dec. 9, 1804. Extracts from let- 
ters to the Secretary of State respecting 



Desire that gentle- 
has sent a copy of 
may be disabused 

being the author. 

The Miranda ex- 



the ratification of the convention with 
Great Britain in regard to boundaries. 
27, 84. 

Feb. 18, 1805. Expression of sat- 
isfaction with Judge Chase's defence; 
rude and disorderly debate in the House 
respecting the Georgia claims ; inquiries 
about various public measures. 27, 132. 

Dec. 26, 1805. Relations with 

Spain; anxiety of merchants in regard 
to commercial affairs with England; 
the pamphlet "War in Disguise." 
27, 340. 

Feb. 7, 1806. Uneasiness at the 

weak and dilatory policy of the Execu- 
tive ; idea that Col. Burr will avail him- 
self of this state of things to decide for 
the President and provide for himself. 
27, 208. 

— Feb. 17, 1806. 
men to whom Mr. K. 
"War in Disguise" 
of the idea of his 
27, 225. 

— Mar. 13, 1806. 
pedition ; Bonaparte master of the con- 
tinent ; John Randolph's denunciations 
of the President; no advantageous or 
honorable measures expected ; every 
one seems ashamed of the feeble, hypo- 
critical, and mean proceedings of the 
Executive. 27, 260. 

— Mar. 20, 1806. Extraordinary state 
of Europe ; spirit of the English people ; 
heavy losses sustained by the country 
in the deaths of William Pitt and Lords 
Cornwallis and Nelson. 27, 270. 

— Mar. 22, 1806. The President's 
message on the discoveries in Louisiana ; 
the House very noisy over Armstrong's 
appointment, which is regarded as a jus- 
tification of his conduct ; asks for infor- 
mation about him, and the treaty with 
Tripoli ; British affairs ; hopes of a vig- 
orous administration ; danger of rash- 
ness at Washington. 27, 276. 

— Mar. 25,1806. Advising delay in 
Congress with regard to measures to- 
ward Great Britain, until advised of 
temper of the new ministry; Gen. 
Smith's Navigation act. 27, 284. 

— Dec. 31, 1807. Great anxiety as 
to public affairs ; distressing conse- 
quences of the Embargo ; apprehension 
that demands have been made by France 



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to join in war against England ; expose 
by the National Intelligencer, and anxi- 
ety excited thereby. 28, 131. 

— Jan. 7, 1808. Serious regrets at 
J. Q. Adams's Report on the case of 
John Smith; it is no time to express 
slight opinions on the forms and inde- 
pendence of the judiciary ; distress 
produced by the Embargo ; will be inter- 
preted by England as compliance with a 
French demand. 28, 145. 

— Jan. 19, 1S08. Messrs. Dearborn's 
and Gallatin's statement that the affair 
of the Chesapeake was to be kept sepa- 
rate, proved to be false, and they knew 
it to be so ; Mr. Rose undoubtedly has 
it in his power to separate it ; the recent 
Order in Council; would never have 
appeared had the President taken proper 
measures on the Berlin Decree. 28, 
163. 

— Jan. 24, 1808. Mr. Pendleton's 
conjectures concerning British negotia- 
tion; unpopularity of the Embargo ; the 
government will not risk another elec- 
tion with it in force ; effects of it ; dis- 
approval of the Order in Council, as it 
has the interested motive of benefiting 
their merchants at the expense of ours ; 
Democratic revision af the Naturaliza- 
tion law. 28, 176. 

1 Feb. 5, 1808. Importance of a 

good understanding between the U. S. 
and England ; if England sinks, her fall 
will be the grave of our liberties ; impos- 
sibility of remaining neutral ; suggests 

|j that Armstrong's despatches should be 
called for in the Senate, that the real 
condition of affairs with France may be 
known. 28, 189. 

— Feb. 16, 1808. On the proposed 
treason bill ; already settled by the Con- 
stitution ; in any case the law ought not 
to be changed while the government is 
in a state of irritation ; Mr. Jefferson, if 
forced by France to the alternative of 
her or England, will choose war with 
England ; Armstrong's despatches should 

! be called for now. 28, 202. 

| — Mar. 4, 1S08. Negotiations with 
England ; easier to deceive the mob of 
Congress than the people in general ; 

: peace can no longer be maintained with 
both France and England ; and war will 

j be preferred with England ; negotiations 



hanging on the amount of the reparation 
demanded for attack on the Chesapeake ; 
failures in consequence of the Embargo. 
28, 228. 

— Apr. 2, 1808. Correspondence 
concerning the Chesapeake received; 
deeply regrets that the affair was not 
adjusted; Mr. Madison's best policy 
would have been to waive all other mat- 
ters and accept the reparation offered ; 
thanks to P. for his letter to Gov. Sul- 
livan. 28, 267- 

— Apr. 12, 1808. Mr. Baring's pam- 
phlet on the commercial relations be- 
tween the U. S. and Great Britain ; 
construction of the Berlin Decree inde- 
fensible ; Order in Council respecting 
the taxation of our merchandise a most 
impolitic measure. 28, 296. 

— Dec. 1, 1808. Mr. Madison's state- 
ment that the Berlin Decree did not 
violate neutral rights ; definition of 
neutral rights ; the Decree should have 
been resisted ; the Embargo. 28,375. 

— Jan. 5, 1809. Thanks for speeches 
on the Embargo ; request for more 
copies ; alarming rumors from Washing- 
ton ; intended to increase the public 
anxiety and prepare us for the events 
which our rulers have resolved to bring 
about. 29, 1. 

— Jan. 15, 1809. Answer to inquiries 
respecting the conduct of France at the 
time of our negotiations for peace with 
England, with abstract of negotiations 
by Mr. Jay. 29, 25. 

— Jan. 31, 1809. Mr. K.'s attempt 
to settle with England an article respect- 
ing the impressment of seamen ; time of 
peace the best for making a commercial 
treaty ; Mr. Jefferson's sincerity in seek- 
ing a good understanding with England 
proved not to exist ; danger of disunion ; 
prospect in Spain. 29, 73. 

— Feb. 7, 1809. A majority of the 
House h* favor of repealing the Em- 
bargo; folly of requiring ships to arm 
and resist visit and search; this con- 
stitutes war ; the Embargo cannot long 
be maintained ; and the Executive dare 
not, if they would, substitute war. 29, 
89. 

Dec. 25, 1809. Giving reasons for 

objecting to Mr. Jackson's mission to 
the U. S and for preferring Mr. Merry ; 



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King, Rufus (continued). 
principle on which the English govern- 
ment place their justification of their 
licenses in time of war. 29, 197. 

Jan. 26, 1810. Impossible to divine 

the views of Congress ; if the object is 
to temporize, or to league with the con- 
tinental powers of Europe, and if Mr. 
Adams's mission to Russia has this pro- 
ject in charge, their proceedings would 
be just what they have been ; Mr. Bur- 
well's project, the same ground which was 
taken by Sweden and Denmark in 1801 ; 
belligerent rights of England ; ideas on 
a combination with the northern powers. 
29, 244. 

Mar. 5, 6, 1810. Mr. Jackson's 

despatches ; news from England ; noth- 
ing decisive or warlike in Mr. Jackson's 
despatches; his dismissal regarded as a 
proof that our administration do not 
wish to settle differences, and that his 
dismissal was agreed upon with France ; 
probabilities as to Great Britain's future 
course ; European affairs ; trade going 
on between France and England. 29, 
290, 291. 

Feb. 24, 1811. Mr. Main's book, 

and hedge plants ; the country in a worse 
state than Mr. K. has known it ; if the 
Bank was to be dissolved, it is better 
this President should have done it and 
shown what he was ; the Non-intercourse 
Act ; wild proposals in the New York 
Legislature. 29, 424. 

Apr. 11, 1816. Note with sugges- 
tions in regard to a proviso in the tariff 
bill in regard to Indi