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Concerning Vouchers and Certificates Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General concerning vouchers and certificates....
Delivery of Shirts & Shoes, Congressional Deliberations, and Illegally Sold Powder Asks that Wadsworth go ahead and deliver the troops' shoes and shirts that he had planned to, and promises that he will be paid. Asks if Wadsworth wi...
Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General; mentions auditors papers and Doctor Middleton. Pierce has written a favorable let...
Letter to the Governor of Virginia Letter to the Governor of Virginia; encloses the copy of a paper lodged by Mr. Pollard; mentions provisions....
Discussion of Condition of Military Stores in Rhode Island & Unauthorized Use of Powder Encloses return of public stores deposited in Rhode Island. Discusses discrepancies between previous returns of stores and the ones just completed, al...
Enclosed Copy of Account Informs Capt. Erasmus Gill that the office has received his letter; Pierce encloses a copy of his account; discusses depreciation....
Receipts and Wallace's Affairs Encloses Ensign's receipt for money, asks for a receipt. Encloses Wallace's affairs, to be delivered to Captain Mercer or a commanding officer....
Contracts for Cleaning & Repairing Arms, Provisions & Firewood Discusses the execution of James Manon's contract to repair and clean 1000 stand of arms, and his partial payment in weapons. Advises Knox on what ac...
Statement to the Board of Treasury Statement to the Board of Treasury from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General regarding public monies, certificates, and other fisca...
Giving Thanks to General Knox DuPlesses gives effusive thanks to Knox for his attentiveness and friendship during his time in America. Outlines the political situation in Europe....
Deputy Paymaster of the Southern Army Discusses Joseph Clay, the Deputy Paymaster to the Southern Army, and money which was lost, along with provisions and related acts of Congress; also m...
Enclosed Certificate Informs Captain White that there is a balance due him; also, encloses the certificate noting the closure of his account...
Letter to the Commissioner of Commissary Stores Letter from General Richard Butler to Samuel Hodgdon, the Commissioner of Commissary Stores. Mentions the problem of sending and receiving letters in ...
New Certificate for Payment Apologizes for the trouble he causes Howell by enclosing a certificate that should be made out to King. Also included the letter from the Treasurer i...
Letter to the Commissioner of Commissary Stores Letter to the Commissioner of Commissary Stores; discusses settlements and accounts....
Stores Ready to be Delivered Informs the Secretary at War that the stores which he inquired about are ready to be delivered to Captain Bradford....
Describes Activity Surrounding Fort Harmar, French Creek, Preparations for Indian Treaty Describes journey to French Creek and Captain Heart's work on his garrison and with the Seneca and Munsee. Describes geography. Discusses efforts to p...
Regarding the Forwarding of Stores, Equipment Alterations & Powder Cask Contract Reports forwarding of stores for New Jersey recruits and for Fourth of July celebration. Discusses alteration of bayonet belts and powder cask contra...
Acknowledging Receipt of Money in Gold and Bank Draft Acknowledges receipt of 150 pounds [weight or British currency is unclear] in gold, along with a draft on Richard Platt for $1000, brought from Hartfo...
Box of Clothing Received Informs the Secretary at War that he has received the box of clothing agreeable to the invoice....
[Estimate of Expenses for the Treaty with the Cherokees agreed to February 12, 1789.] List of items and their estimated values for a treaty with the Cherokee Nation....
Enclosed List of Errors in Printed Register Request to amend errors to Register of Certificates issued by John Pierce....
Federal Appointment Samuel Barrett solicits information regarding federal appointments from Knox. Mentioned losing his property to misfortune, and argues that he must pr...
Hodgdon Recommends Captain Rue Hodgdon recommends Captain Rue to Knox. Rue is seeking an appointment. Cited Rue's economic hardships as justification for the U.S. to employ him in...
Compiled List Bulleted list of questions and statements. Mentioned "hawk notes" and the Pioneer Association of Cincinnati, an essay or writing of some type on the...
Census of Six Nations Giving Numbers and Names of Tribes and Heads of Families at Grand River and on the Ohio Census, describes Six Nations population; describes Indian population. The total of the Six Nations population is listed at 3665...
Letter of Attorney Document certifying the service of Richard Savage, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line, and John Sagasue....
Regarding Massachusetts Troops to Be Raised, and the Convoluted Transportation of Clothing to Springfield Troops will be raised in Massachusetts and rendezvous at Springfield. No ships are traveling to Hartford before 1790, and states that he has had to p...
Forwarding Letters to Kentucky Due to no formal mode of mail delivery Knox enclosed public letters for people in Kentucky with request to forward and deliver....
Williams writes Knox from London Jonathan William writes Henry Knox from London to discuss the French Revolution. William believes the the French Revolution is a just war for freedom ...
Accounts of the Late Virginia Line Letter discusses the accounts of two members of the late Virginia line, Reverend John Hurt and John McGarragh....
Request for Camp Kettles and Straw Informs the Secretary at War Henry Knox that Lt. Privee has requested camp kettles and straw for his men at the garrison. Tells Knox that there are on...
Regarding Camp Kettles and Other Supplies Informs the Secretary at War that he has tried the tin intended to make camp kettles and that he has contracted with Mr. Morrow to make 40 of them. Te...
Accounts of the Late Army The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the General Board of Commissioners on the subject of allowances to divisions of the army by state;...
Report of the Secretary of War Regarding the Petition of Samuel Buffington Page 4 of doc 16. Report authorizing the adjustment of Debevere accounts. Debevere was a surgeon's mate who was taken prisoner by the British during ...
Statement on Service in the Revolutionary War Statement regarding the Revolutionary War service of Captain Samuel Treat of the Artillery....
Pay Due to Family of Deceased Continental Officers Discusses pay due to the heirs of deceased members of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War....
Dollar Amount of Certificates Commissioner of Army Accounts lists ten states and the appropriate dollar amount of certificates for each....
Examine the Subject of the Enclosed Letter Asks the Commissioner of Army Accounts to examine the subject of the enclosed letter, concerning a claim and vouchers....
Letter of Attorney Power of Attorney from Charles White to Robert Prise. Acts as certification of White's service in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Discussion of Pension Payment to Rhode Island Invalids Olney has received the list of pensioners from Knox. There is a discrepancy between it and the one which Olney prepared: Abiel Weaver is being overpai...
Return of Invalids of Rhode Island Paid Their Annual Pension Return of Invalids of Rhode Island paid....
Power of Attorney for John Nicholson Power of Attorney of John Nicholson, sergeant of the late first Pennsylvania regiment from the Revolutionary War, granted to William Irving, specifica...
Request to Examine Accounts Requests that Howell examine the accounts of the state of Connecticut in order to find whether there are any charges by that state against Capt. John ...
Payment of Invalids Invalids unpaid, requested a return of arrearages due the Invalids....
Power of Attorney for Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates Document grants General William Irvine power of attorney for a large number of officers, non-commissioner officers, and privates of the army residing ...
Request for Information on the Account of Captain Olie Request for information regarding the account of Captain Henry Olie which Sweir passed on to Howell....
Charges by Pennsylvania Against the United States On the subject of charges by the State of Pennsylvania against the United States, relating to certificates....
Compensating Virginia and North Carolina soldiers At the request of Congress, the Secretary at War announces that he will transmit to the governors of Virginia and North Carolina the names and sums du...
Claim for the Distribution of Certificates Howell does not know what steps have been taken with Patten's claim before the Board of Treasury, but notes that a similar claim was dismissed....
Regarding Payment of Invalid Pensions Letter, discusses payment of Invalid pensions....
Forwarding Returns of Ordnance and Stores Forwards the returns of ordnance and quartermaster stores for the month of March. Mentions that he had to have Mr. Morrow work on the carriages. Docto...
Orders Relative to the Protection of Frontier Inhabitants Knox gives Captain Burbeck detailed orders relative to his mission to Georgia to protect the frontier inhabitants of that state. He urges particular ...
Return of Subsistence Certified copy of return of subsistence due Virginia officers....
Extracts from the Lieutenants of Fayette, Woodford and Mercer to the Secretary of War Reports status of frontier; Indians from several tribes continue to attack settlers and steal property....
Morrow's Account and Wolfe's Demands James Morrow has submitted the enclosed account for repairing the carriages and camp kettles. The invalid soldier called Christian Wolfe, who departed...
Claim of Colonel Harrison Report upon the claim of Col. Charles Harrison. The claim is valid but may already have been settled....
Attendance at Meeting Believed there would not be a sufficient number of representatives of the Cincinnati at the meeting in Philadelphia to perform essential business. Kn...
Claims of General Hazen Transmits a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury regarding the account of General Moses Hazen and his several claims upon the United States. Acco...
Application for Pay Informs the Secretary at War that an application has been made to the office for the pay of John Kennedy, late a soldier in the Massachusetts Regiment...
Proof of Agression Murders by Indians related, with anger....
Indian Attacks Murder of several whites and Negros in Jefferson County by Indians related; many instances in numerous accounts that have occurred on the frontier....
Request for Submission of Pay Draft to Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney asks his cousin to submit a draft for payment to Henry Knox....
Concerning Depreciation Allowances The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs the Secretary at War that it does not appear from the accounts of Massachusetts against the United States th...
Commutation of Pay to Hospital Mates The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes War Secretary Henry Knox regarding commutation of pay to hospital mates....
Pay Due to Major Call Discusses the specie pay due to Major Richard Call...
Application by Capt. Jonathan Pearsee Letter to the War Secretary regarding an application made by Capt. Jonathan Pearsee to the Office of Army Accounts....
Report of the Petition of Henry Emanuel Lutterloh Reasons for receiving allowances listed in great detail. Lutterloh petitions for a pension and reimbursement of his passage to America. He left the Du...
Treaty Between Southern States and Indians, Goods Purchased by Commissioners Refers to previous resolutions of the "old Congress" on Indian affairs and direction of Indian Commissioners and funds and the difficulties they faced...
Report on the Petition of Thomas Simpson Report - New Hampshire allowed 1/4 to 1/2 full pay for Simpson due to his injuries. Duties of state and federal government discussed....
Regarding the Petition of Joseph Tucker and Others Report on the petitions of Joseph Tucker, Thomas Hollis Condy, Robert Williams, and Samuel Armstrong. The Sec. of War did not allow the further paymen...
[COPY] Report on the Petition of Stephen Moore Refers to a petition by congressman Stephen Moore of North Carolina referred to Secretary of Treasury regarding land at West Point New York, where Moo...
Discussion of Constitution & Revenue Appointment Letter, mentions Constitution; discusses Revenue appointment....
Deposition of Joseph Barnett taken before Michael Campbell Sworn testament of Indian attack with details on murder and capture....
Orders of Lieutenants Barclay and Johnston Encloses the orders of Lieutenants Barclay and Johnston for their months pay for the use of the Society of Cincinnati. Requests that Howell transmit t...
Examining Various Claims Knox asks the Commissioner of Army Accounts to examine the enclosed claims of William Taylor and Timothy Howner (or Hosmer)....
Enclosed Certificates The Commissioner of Army Accounts complies with Major Matthew McConnell's request for the two certificates of John Barclay and Andrew Johnston; mentio...
Application for Supernumerary Pay Discusses the application of Captain Daniel Baldwin, of the New Jersey Line, for supernumerary pay....
Petition of John Fitch Respecting His Steam-Powered Vessel Fitch petitions Jefferson, Randolph, and Knox for funds to cover his expenses in developing a prototype of a steam-driven vessel which he believes wil...
Report of the Secretary of War Regarding Petition Report - Virginia denied aforementioned officers half pay for life, Secretary of War concurs....
Hostile Indians Discussed dealing with hostile Shawnee Indians. Treaty at Fort Harmar, relations b/w settlers and Indians. Innes asserts Indians are aggressors and th...
Brett discusses war with Spain to Knox Letter, discusses prospects of war with Spain....
Measures for the Protection of the Frontier Knox discusses defensive measures for the protection of the frontier....
Secret articles of US/Creek Treaty of 07/04/1790. This treaty discusses the continuance of U.S. trade with the Creek Nation in the event of war with Spain. McGillivray is appointed U.S. agent to the ...
Speech of the Commissioners prior to Signing of the Treaty of New York This is the speech of the the Commissioners of the Southern Department prior to the signing of the Treaty of New York with the chiefs of the Creek Na...
Draft of the Proposed Treaty with the Creek Nation This is a draft of the proposed treaty with the Creek nation with an emphasis on the education of Creek children....
Comments on Western Border Incidents Appears to address various situations on the western boundary of the U.S., from Georgia to Detroit....
An Estimate of the Expense of Troops for an Expedition Against the Wabash Itemized list of expenses at contractors prices....
Instructions for Mounting Militia Against Wabash Militia to be raised in defense of frontier from raids by Wabash Indians. Politics with Great Britain addressed, regarding suspicions of US intention...
Speeches to Indians and Unnecessary Expenses Lists the Indian Nations and their reception of the speech given by St. Clair on behalf of the U.S. gov't. Supplies also discussed....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document certifying the service of Christopher O'Neal, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Explanation of Expedition to the Shawnees Discussion of protection of Russell County with the President. The President is anxious that an expedition to the Indians be completed properly and su...
Campaign Against Wabash Indians St. Clair's plan for campaign against Wabash approved by President, all materials afforded. Jealousy among militia and regular troops and consequence...
Preparations for Expedition Orders to prepare Commissary and Quartermasters line for supplying expedition. Colonel Samuel Smith has made financial arrangement. Therefore, there a...
Refers to Provisions for Upcoming Expedition against Indians Believes upcoming expedition expense will be great, but believes economic foresight will help. Discusses supplies provided by contractors who should p...
Payment of Arrears by State of Virginia to Invalids, Widows, and Orphans Request for information on arrears paid by state of Virginia to invalids, widows, and orphans....
Request for the Wyandot Nation to Join the U.S. in War Against the Shawnee Refers to an earlier meeting between the U.S. and several Indian tribes at Muskingum Falls [Ohio region], which apparently aimed at peace between the ...
Enclosed Letter to Governor of Virginia In absence of Sec. of War, Stagg enclosed letter from him to Randolph....
American Debt and Bondholders Letter, Businessman in Europe asks for Knox to exert his influence on Washington and Jefferson...
Regarding Carriage Accident & Vessel from Halifax Mentions a recent carriage accident, which the occupants escaped from unharmed; postscript appears to tell about a vessel which sailed from Halifax wh...
Regarding Receipt for Transport of Public Stores Letter, encloses receipt for transport of public stores....
Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may...
Request for Information on the Harmar Expedition There's been no news regarding Brigadier General Harmar's expedition against the Wabash Indians; the President requests the most recent information re...
Request That Cannons Be Left In Providence, Rhode Island Asks that two cannons remain in Providence for use by the Artillery Company there....
Expedition Against Wabash Indians Citizens of counties in Kentucky request an expedition against the hostile Wabash Indians and will supply men for the mission. Harmar authorized the ...
[Estimate of money requisite for the Department of War for the year 1791]. This document is a copy of Knox's December 4th document, which is an estimate of the money required for the War Department in 1791. Tallying both dir...
Subsistence Pay Application for three months subsistence pay...
Reports on Harmar's Expedition against the Hostile Western Tribes Knox's letter to the President includes the General Orders from General Harmer's expedition against the hostile western Indians....
Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of gove...
Notification of Cherokee Declaration of War & Estimate of the Situation Postscript on letter envelope, informs Knox of recent declaration of war by several Cherokee villages (on whom seems to be unclear). Against the poss...
Claims for Land Claims for land presented at the War Office by John Duncan, attorney to the following soldiers....
Examination of Account Informs John Lawrence that he has not yet had the time to examine the account of Mr. Smith for depreciation of pay, but that he will soon endeavor to ...
Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts Requests that the Commissioner of Army Accounts examine the account of Mr. Smith for depreciation of pay....
Prospects of Continuation in Office, Etc. Along with an assessment of Congressional matters, Livingston asks about his prospects of continuing in the office of Deputy Superintendent of Indian ...
On the Claims of George Smith The Auditor of the Federal Treasury on the claims of George Smith, late deputy judge advocate of the army. Smith was in fact overpaid....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document certifying the service of John Maddis, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document grants power of attorney from James McFarland, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War, to Robert Prise....
Commutation of Lieutenant Wilson Asks Stagg to inform the Secretary at War that he has examined the settlement of Lieutenant Willis Wilson of the Virginia Line....
Pension of Willis Wilson Thanks Randolph for forwarding a letter to Governor Blount. Discusses the commutation and pension of W. Wilson....
Discussion of Returns for Payment of Invalid Pensions Letter, discusses return of invalid pensions....
Discussion of Various Types of Pensions Relative to Revolutionary War Service Letter, alludes to Revolutionary War; discusses Invalid pensions; discusses widow and orphan pensions....
Petition of John Fitch Details of Fitch's character described. Went poor in public service, traveled to Kentucky at the personal request of the commissioners, no longer has...
Estimate of Supplies Furnished by Elliot & Williams Estimate of supplies furnished by Elliot and Williams in 1790, controverted by the Secretary of War but ultimately allowed. Lists accoutrements and r...
Respecting pay for discharged soldiers in absence of returns Howell expresses concern that paying men lately discharged would result in embarrassment and is strongly improper. Notes that many have already receiv...
Request to examine account of Lt John Belli of Kentucky Militia Stagg conveys Secretary of War request to examine account of Lieutenant John Belli paymaster of Kentucky Militia. He served in late expedition against...
Account of pay and commutation of estate of Ichabod Burnett Howell enclosed account of pay and commutation due the estate of Ichabod Burnett, who was the late Adjutant General to Major General Greene. Mentione...
On the Claim of William Cleveland Response to a verbal request for an examination into the claim of William Cleveland, who served in Col. Tyler's regiment and was a prisoner. Howell di...
Invoice of Pay and Pensions for Invalids The letter provides a list of pay and pensions due to military invalids in Delaware, with notation of those who have moved or are deceased. The second...
Statement of the Account of Hezekiah Wetmore Statement of the account of Hezekiah Wetmore - late Deputy Paymaster General - to the Comptroller of the Treasury....
Half-Pay Due Widows and Orphans The Secretary for the Department of War to whom was referred the petition of Anne Roberts and of the orphan children of the late Major Andrew Leitch a...
Claims of Major Woodson Informs the Attorney General that Major Tarlton Woodson did not make any claims to the last commissioner John Pierce....
Commissioner for settling Delaware accounts Writes that he has recovered from his illness and been appointed a commissioner to settle the accounts of the state of Delaware. He hopes he will be ...
View of the Present State of the Military Force of the United States Henry Knox provides an analysis of the United States' military force, detailing the number of troops provided by each state and the number of troops ...
Pay Rolls of Colonel Jackson Informs the Secretary at War that it appears that Capt. T. H. Condy has produced the pay rolls of Col. Jackson....
Decisive Action Against the Indians on the Frontier Henry Knox's report to the President discusses the coming year's goals of peace in the frontiers and explains in detail how best to meet those goals, ...
Account of John Sherman Discusses the account of John Sherman along with settlement certificates and appointing of regimental agents....
Petitions of Several Oneida and Tuscarora Indians List of names of Indian Chiefs loyal/sincere to United States, followed by a denial of half pay for Indians, with reasoning....
Information on Frontiers Addressed by Congress Papers presented to Congress. Congress to decide on action to protect frontier....
Enclosed Return of Monies Encloses a return of monies, including settlement of James Blanchard's account as regimental paymaster....
Results of Congressional Debate on the Protection of Frontier Rally of volunteers, repair of Fort Pitt, and protection against Indians alluded to in general terms....
Supplement Act Regarding Treasury Department and Compensation Outlined compensation for clerks within the treasury department and extended the regulations and laws from act that established Treasury Department to...
Payments Made by the Treasurer for the Use of the War Department, 3 March 1791 to 31 March 1792 Lists payments to various individuals by name, date, and amount; summarizes totals to each contractor and overall total at end of document. Concludes...
Wanted: An Appointment with the Western Army Since his zeal in attempting to invent a steam boat has reduced him to a state of penury, Fitch petitions Knox for a position with the Western Army. A...
Authorization for Use of Militia Presidential authorization for use of militia to protect Ohio relayed to Sheperd. Details of employment discussed....
Circular Letter from the Secretary of War to the County Lieutenants of the Frontier Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Authorization to employ militia in response to the situation in Ohio County. Enclosed pay and ration schedule for militia and rangers. Details on pa...
Authorization for the Lieutenants of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky to Raise Forces Authorized and instructed lieutenants of Washington, Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Pennsylvania, and Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Ke...
Certification of a True Copy Document certified the enclosed document was a true copy of Act to raising additional troops for the protection of frontier....
[Instructions to Colonel Thomas Procter] Commissioned Procter to act as an emissary to the Miami and Wabash Indians and provided detailed instructions on his role in getting the tribes to com...
Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts The bearer of the letter has applied for his pay as a soldier....
[No. 19] Regarding a Letter Sent to Pennsyvlania Counties Coverpage stating enclosure contains letters to Lieutenants of several Pennsylvania counties....
[Plan for the Corps of Levies] Document describes the manner in which two thousand recruits will be raised and arranged into two regiments for the purpose of protecting the frontier...
Power of Attorney for Various Soldiers Power of attorney for various soldiers and officers....
Status of Stores and Store House Enclosed return on stores that recently came to hand, barrel of powder damaged during transit. Store house is in a state of disrepair and cannot be m...
Regarding Appointment to Command Battalion of Levies Jackson reports that Secretary of War wished to be informed of Rawling's intentions relative to appointment to command battalion of levies. President ...
Delivery of Arms and Armaments Orders to deliver muskets, bayonets, musket powder, and lead to Clement Biddle, Quartermaster General for the state of Pennsylvania....
Purchase Supplies Orders to purchase items on enclosed list at lowest price possible....
Return of Brass Ordnance and Implements Captain Fleming's return of Brass Ordnance and implements, sent to the Honorable the Secretary of War by his order....
Request for Recommendation of Command & Supply Officers Letter, asks for recommendations for command and supply officers...
Balances Due the Soldiers Wolcott encloses a letter for Howell's perusal with a request to ascertain whether there are balances due the soldiers named therein. It is possible t...
Resolving Land Issues at the Legislature, Etc. The Chiefs discuss land-related concerns which they hope Fondie will resolve when the legislature meets during the winter months. Fondie was sick when...
Examination on the Claims of Various Officers The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes on his examination of the claims of Captains Watts and Fisk, along with Lieutenants Clayton and Green....
Request for Character Witness Concerning Officers Letter, discusses recommendations of character for officers....
Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts Encloses a statement on a particular account; mentions vouchers, bounties, pay, and subsistence. Colonel Stewart's vouchers for recruiting were lost o...
Supplies and Inspection Suits to be delivered by Hodgdon, Knox ordered muster and inspection of Major Clarke's battalion....
Preparations for the Expedition to the Westward Knox reports on the preparations for the expedtion to the western frontiers. Levies from Jersey and regulars from Delaware are on the march and suppli...
Supplies Request for fifty camp kettles to be made. Four companies to leave for Pittsburgh shortly....
Transportation and Costs Need for boats to transport men and supplies down the Ohio river. Expenditures for various missions discussed....
Character Recommendation for Officer Letter, asks for recommendation for Jeremiah Greenman to command....
Request for Payment for Services Rendered; Invalid Pensions Letter, asks for balance due him by the United States; mentions Invalid accounts....
Letters of Major General St.Clair to Secretary of War These are true extracts of the original letters of Major General St. Clair written to Henry Knox regarding the late Quartermaster General on file in t...
Uniform Accoutrements Sec. of War orders accountrements to be exchanged with Mr. Armstrong so all levies have matching uniforms....
Clothing and Accounting Enclosed Joseph Hunter's receipt for clothing due levies. If clothing is left in Carlisle, he is released from obligation to transport them....
Land Purchase Wendell has no idea on quality of his land in the Muscongus Tract. Writes to Knox, who also has land there, to tender the first offer and suggest a pr...
Poor Condition of Fort and its Structures Repairs and improvements to magazine complete, Gen. St. Clair believed it more appropriate to erect new store houses than repair the dilapidated struc...
State of the Creek Nation Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 pa...
Delivery of Supplies Enclosed invoice for private articles. Requested supplies for dragoons to arrive in next wagon....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document certifying the service of Denis McCarty, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Housing Housing and stores buildings to be constructed. Tents for levies....
Enclosed Duplicate Receipts Receipts for two loads of stores to be forwarded. Requests information of status of stores in Pittsburgh, specifically tea....
Enclosed Duplicate Fear of documents not reaching Craig prompted Hodgdon to send a second copy....
Discussion of Raising a Company of Troops Letter, discusses company to be raised....
Land for an Officer of the Hospital Department Writes that it is the opinion of the Secretary of War that the officer of the Hospital Department is entitled to a more fair proportion of land, equal...
Transporting Supplies "Bearer comes forward with stores answering for the enclosed invoice," Hodgdon requests inspection of pack saddles....
Indian Relations Indian relations and peace keeping efforts....
Treating with the Six Nations Knox discusses treating with the Six Nations and State government and laws respecting Indian affairs. He alludes to the planned embassy to the Western...
Delivery of Equipment and Supplies Instructions for outfitting recruits to rendezvous at Pittsburgh....
Possession of Fort Inquires about representation at Supreme Court to be held at Fort Pitt. Discussed possession of Fort being given by Sheriff to Messr. Turnbul and Man...
Account of Gideon Hawley Letter to the Comptroller of the Treasury on the account of Gideon Hawley, late of the regiment of light dragoons commanded by Col. Sheldon....
Account of Major Finley Encloses the statement of accounts for Major Samuel Finley of the late line of Virginia, concluding that Finley is entitled to pay....
Purchase of Horses, Supply of Troops Notification of contract with James Marshall for the purchase of horses. Updates on transport of troops and other horses to be purchased....
Discussion of Company to Be Raised Letter, discusses company to be raised....
Statement of the Claim of James White The United States in account with James White late a Corporal in the Virginia Line of Colonel Lee's Legion....
Land Purchase 2500 acre land sale discussed....
Supply of Stores Enclosed invoice of supplies shipped by wagoner. Advised examination of all items received....
Supplies for Major Clark Maj. Clark furnished with clothing, tents, accoutrements, and ammunition for his recruits. Knox applied to Governor Mifflin for allocation of ammunit...
Orders to Deliver Arms and Accoutrements Orders to deliver arms and accoutrements to Clement Biddle, Quartermaster General, and charge the amount to the state of Pennsylvania....
Clothing and Articles from Smith & Shepherd As inspector, Hodgdon has examined the clothing and other articles received from Smith and Shepherd under their contract with the public. He finds man...
United States Account with Smith & Shepherd Balance due Smith & Shepherd for clothing and articles delivered....
Delivery of Medicine Delivery of 3 chests of medicine. Hodgdon requested that Craig send him Regiment and Battalion information to prevent mistakes in delivery. Notificat...
Smith & Shepherd's Contract for Clothing Smith & Shepherd have completed their contact for the clothing for the levies and Mr. Hodgdon has receipted to them for same. Some of the articles wer...
Discussion of Expenses Surrounding Transport and Storage of Military Stores Letter, discusses sum charged for removal of stores; discusses monthly allowance to keep public stores....
Drafts in Favor of Four Officers Enclosed are four letters containing drafts drawn by the Treasurer of the United States in Howell's favor and endorsed by him in the following gentlem...
Enclosed Certificate Agreeable to Connolly's request, the Commissioner of Army Accounts has transmitted the foregoing certificate, enclosed....
Certified Balance of Pay Certifies the balance of pay for Frederick Perkhoff...
Loan of Arms and Accoutrements for Ohio County Major Craig ordered to provide supplies assigned from Fort Pitt to Ohio County....
Request for Arms Urgently requested transport and delivery of arms, bayonets, powder, and lead to Colonel Lane at Wheeling....
Request for Boats Reiterates request for boats to transport men and supplies down Ohio River....
New York Lottery, Etc. Howell wants Harmar to purchase for him ten tickets on his account in the New York Lottery and three on account of Howell, Harmar and Beatty. He pledg...
Pay of Invalids Notice to "All the military Invalid of the United States" that they are to be paid six months of their annual pension, with instructions on how to col...
Updates on Supplies and Contracts Preparations to travel to Pittsburgh. Troops have arrived in Philadelphia. Notification of contract with Marshall and Acheson for stores and boats....
Exchange and Disbursement of Supplies Cartouch boxes and belts exchanged with Armstrong. Enclosed returns and distribution information....
Travel Plans of Hodgdon Stagg answers instead of Hodgdon, who has left for Pittsburgh....
Letter from the Secretary of War Alerts Butler that Samuel Hodgdon is on his way to Fort Pitt and should be able to supply the campaign. There should be enough flour for Butler's post...
Repayment Notification that Hodgdon travels for Fort Pitt and carries means to reimburse Craig for all expenses he has accrued for public service....
You Must Work Double Tides! General Knox is pressing for the articles to be sent forward to the frontiers. He requests that William Knox lose no time in completing this task and ...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document certifying the service of James McFarland, late dragoon in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Safe Transport of Materials Speedy transport of building materials, workmen, horses, and men across river now safe for campaign on frontier....
Letter from the Secretary at War Henry Knox congratulates William Hull on the triumph of reason over passion. Also consoles Hull by stating the following: "no person acquainted wit...
Notification of Goods Ordered Now Ready Tents ordered by Hodgdon's assistant are ready. Captain Houdin to be sent to Hodgdon for employment....
Settlement of Accounts All accounts to be settled with Quartermaster's office. Knox pleased to learn of Major Clarke's successes....
Balancing Accounts Surrounding U.S. Military Stores in Rhode Island Letter, discusses balance of accounts re public stores in Rhode Island....
Update on Troops Troops are in position and are marching for western campaign or are defending frontier post of Fort Pitt....
Payment for Books and Ledgers A bill for ledgers and books purchased by Howell for use in the office....
Sending Forward Horses and Supplies Sent twenty-four horses to be used by the cavalry. Discussed sending additional horses and purchasing and forwarding goods if they were available. R...
Orders to Issue Overalls Delivery of overall, request for documentation of disbursement....
Provisions and Conduct Enclosed letter and contract for provisions. Purchase of pack-horses at Fort Pitt advisable with consent of Commander-in-Chief and Maj. Gen. Butler. ...
List of Articles to be Forwarded Itemized list of articles to be forwarded to the boats under Major Gaither's command. Special attention is to be paid to the horse boats....
Red Jacket's Speech In his speech, Red Jacket discusses the peace talks, the British forces on the frontier, British and Indian relations, and Indian independence....
Status of Offensive Troops Troops will rendezvous at Fort Washington for offensive action North-West of the Ohio River. Requests input from Randolf to increase efficiency of ca...
Instructions Itemized list of how Hodgdon wants goods and troops distributed on the boats and directions for outfitting the boats....
[No. 19] Clothing Account Orders to open a clothing account and keep receipts. Outfit two boats, one for forage immediately as they might be called up....
Garrisoning at Fort Washington Letter, discusses garrisoning Fort Washington....
Urgent Orders to Ship Guns to West Point Orders to send guns and bayonets to McHill of New York from thence to West Point....
Advances to Contractor's Agent Advised that all advances must be repaid by contractors. Expects the troops to move on the Fort Washington once they have reached Fort Pitt....
Request for Straw Straw in short supply, request for more to be delivered. Request to supply resident and incoming troops....
Information on Appointees The President asks for information on appointees. Habersham is mentioned....
Speech to the Northwestern Indians Speech delivered to the Indians concerning a letter from the Governor of the Northwestern Territory, Arthur St. Clair. Speech delivered by Lieutenant ...
Request for Help Hodgdon asks if Craig knows where something is, mentions writing the Secretary of War....
Return of Clothing Forwarded to Pittsburg Return of clothing includes hats, coats, vests, stocks, shirts, shoes, drilling overalls, sheeting, blankets, pouches and horns....
Additional Necessary Supplies & Inadequacy of Furnace; Order for Advance down the Ohio Informs Hodgdon that the bills he had drawn will be paid. Expresses dismay at a reported need for additional supplies, particularly for shells, which...
[PRIVATE] Appointment Discussed Willet's refusal of appointment to marshall for city and county of New York....
Payment Due a Detachment Artillerists and Engineers Stationed at Fort Whetstonepoint, Baltimore Maryland Certification of payment; detachment Artillerists and Engineers stationed at Fort Whetstonepoint, Baltimore Maryland; $238.73 for pay of Lieutenant S...
Message to Creek Indian Chiefs Secretary Knox offers protection for the Creek Nation by United States if the Creeks will not hold treaties with other states or Indian Nations. Nego...
Extract of Orders Given by St Clair Appointment of Dr. Allison to Surgeon General until further orders received....
Change in Rendezvous Location To expedite recruiting process, Pratt is authorized to change his rendez vous location from Middletown to Hartford. Noted that Mr. Colt will furnish ...
Order to Pay Invalid Pensioners Pay made out to Invalid Pensioners listed in previous letter. Other names of those to receive pay included in this letter....
Orders to Forward Troops to Defend Frontier Dates troops will arrive, advised that stores being transported be under guard....
[No. 26] Orders to collect items mentioned in previous memo and send on boats. List of items needed....
Stores Ordered Stores ordered, 5 1/2 shells to arrive shortly but won't be ready for campaign....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of Attorney. Certifying the service of James McFarland, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Request for More Cartridges Captain Patrick Phelon reports all men accounted for, but box of ammunition did not contain amount expected. Requests that Col Hodgdon send ammunition...
Horses and Transport of Supplies No one arrived to make arrangements for transportation of contractor's supplies, so the letter writer did it himself. Mr. Ernest appears to have dupli...
Troops to be Immediately Forwarded Request that troops are immediately forwarded upon arrival to Fort Pitt....
Copy of Colonel Doughtys letter to the Secretary of War Report by John Doughty to the Secretary of War on British forces and influence in the vicinity of Lake Champlain. [largely illegible burned fragment]....
Pack Horses Account, pay due Army officers....
[COPY] General Wilkinson's Expedition Enclosed documents detail Gen. Wilkinson's troops progress. Enclosed muster rolls sent via James Parker. Innes and Brown hope that Knox will authoriz...
Payment of Officers Major Craig to be paid. Advised Hodgdon to forward estimates and receipts if total cost exceeds estimate of cost. Expressed hope that troops would n...
Duty of Forwarding Troops Maj. Gen. Butler and Quartermaster descended Ohio River, duty to forward troops falls on Craig. Knox to notify Craig of troops movements....
Transportation to Head Quarters, Indian Activity Troops to descend Ohio River for Headquarters shortly. Indians are quiet, some are confirmed to "be in the neighborhood."...
Invoice and Bill of Lading Statement describing shipment of boxes of artillery clothing and bill of lading describing shipment of casks of powder to be shipped on Sloop Wilmingt...
Family News & Business Notes that Adams' steward has recovered from illness. Knox's son Marcus has died....
Power of Attorney for Elizabeth Robins Elizabeth Robins appoints Peter Manifold of New Town, New York as her lawful attorney. She asks to receive from the Commissioner of Army Accounts what...
Transportation of Troops, Stores Description of what companies arrived and when. Boats unloaded, stores present did not match invoice. Mentioned arrival of Kickapoo chiefs, visiting...
Forward of Ammunition to Fort Washington Know to forward lead, powder, and shells to Pittsburgh. Craig in turn to forward supplies to Fort Washington. Money to be given to Lieut. Jeffers at...
Enclosed Bank Notes Bank notes from Bank of North America enclosed, request to cash notes and transmit month to Lieut. John Jeffers....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document certifying the service of Adam Sheeman, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Duplicate Receipts, Troop Location Receipts from Armstrong's horse purchase. Troops encamped near Big Miami....
Bayer Dismissed Due to undesirable practices, Bayer dismissed. Hodgdon asked Craig to take responsibility for his safety. Complaints of stores not matching invoices...
Enclosed Return, Troops Arrived Return of stores, some have just arrived and will be included in next months return. Boats ready for Capt. Buell's embarkation....
Transportation of Stores Craig to send the majority of stores with Capt. Buell upon his departure....
Supplies and Clothing to be Forwarded All stores received at Fort Pitt and all clothing excepting 15 suits, should be forwarded to Fort Washington under escort....
Ration Order for Horses Return for two days rations for seven horses. C. Bolden notes he received rations in full....
Ration Order for Horses of the Light Horses. Return for two days horse rations for seven horses of the Light Horses...
Possession of Stores Messrs. Turnbull and Marnie informed Knox of their legal right to possession of all public stores in Pittsburgh. Knox ordered stores be given over to...
Request to Place Names on Invalid List Knox requested William Scott and John Witram to be placed on invalid list. Includes pay....
Delivery of Arms to West Point Notification that arms and other articles will be delivered to West Point by Capt. Freeman....
Update on Sons Military Whereabouts Letter, informs mother of son's march with army; discusses loss of Knox's son....
On the Sickness of Lucy Knox, & the Inadequacy of the Adams House in Philadelphia Admits that Adams' steward and his children have recovered, but that Lucy Knox is dangerously ill. Apologizes to Adams that the house Knox has procure...
Letter Received Notification that letter has been received....
Certificate of Protection Secured safe transport for Belli down Ohio River to Kentucky....
DUPLICATE: [Circular] Reminder that Baird could employ militia for 2 months to protect Washington County from Indians afterwhich they should be disbanded and records submit...
Request to Forward Letter Inquiry into missing clothing for Capt. Buell's company. Orders to forward enclosed letter to lieutenants of several counties....
Movement of Troops, Possession of Stores Updates and request for information in troops movement. Messrs. Turnbull and Marmie selling off stores, very ill natured about property rights....
On the Claim of Richard Varrick The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the War Secretary that he has examined the claim of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Varrick for an allowance of bo...
Application of Richard Varick Directed by Henry Knox to transmit the application of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Varick for examination. Varick is claiming an allowance of bounty lan...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of Attorney for Michael Faust to John Snell. Document certifying the service of Michael Faust, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the ...
Settlement of public account with waggoner William Knox informs McClure and Smith of Carlisle that money to waggoner George Hensar was stopped on information of the transaction from Major Hodg...
Supplies for Militia Newly arrived militia required supplies, specifics listed....
Ownership of Property Referred to previous order to turn over stores and magazine to Turnbull and Marnie. Authorized building or demolition if there were no additional cla...
Request to Forward Letters Duplicates of letters to Lieutenants of Alleghany, Washington, Fayette, Ohio counties and to several personal letters to be forwarded....
Errors on Ordnance Return Politics of officers and resignations. Apologies for mistakes in ordnance return. Letters forwarded to noted recipients....
Errors in Returns Noted receipt of letter addressing mistakes in ordnance returns and Craig's integrity in reporting errors....
Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia....
Pensions due Invalids, Listed by State Statement of arrearages of pensions due to the invalid pensioners of the undermentioned States through the 4th day of March 1789, according to the Act...
Forwarded Dispatches and Ammunition Dispatches, powder, shells, and lead to be forwarded with Lieut. Heartshon. Noted new buildings to house magazine and stores erected at expense of Un...
Defense of Russell County Request for militia to protect Russell County. Rations to be furnished by a Cherokee....
Family in Distress Since his family is likely to be distressed, Clarke has nobody else to turn to but Hodgdon. Clarke lives in the little hut near the slaughterhouse and...
Purchase of 200 Horses, Etc. Barr has noted the time the agent agreed to purchase 200 horses. After six days Barr is certain that no more than twenty horses have been purchased an...
Unsettled account Document concerning the unsettled account of Israel Shreve, of the late New Jersey line. There are not enough vouchers to account for all the monies c...
Request for Estimate Request estimate of possible revenue from sale of building materials used to construct new magazine and stores buildings....
Return of the New Contractor's Provisions on Hand A return of the provisions on hand at Fort Washington belonging to Elijah Williams, Contractor, as of the 5th of November 1791....
Account Received by Samuel Hodgdon as Paymaster to Troops Money received from Mr Howell in Samuel Hodgdon's capacity as Paymaster to the Troops....
Tents for the Troops Knox is directed to immediately provide the troops with 22 common and two horseman's tents along with the four that Knox reports that he already has o...
Updates on Troop Movement and Expenses Barracks in disrepair, housing must be rented to accommodate troops. Post to be established at junction of Mad River and Miami River. Theft of horses...
Report Concerning Indian Boundary Lines Jefferson delineates the boundaries of the United States and Indian Nations....
Transport of Supplies With some delay, woolen overalls and a medicine chest en route to Pittsburgh....
Accuracy of Records Omission of goods from some invoices and receipts but books of Knox's office contain accurate records. Knox attributes mistakes to the amount of work...
Complaint about Public Horses Feeding in Private Corn Field Complains that the public horses feed in his corn fields every night at a considerable loss to him. Requests assistance....
Estimate of Building and Equipping Ship of Forty Guns Rated at 1300 Tons Butler prepared an estimate for building a forty gun ship rated at 1300 tons. Included is an estimate of expenses in maintaining a crew of 350 for one...
Building a Flat, Etc. It seems proper to employ some person to build a flat which will be much needed since the river will not be fordable for the remainder of the season. ...
Treaty of Protection United States provides protection to the undersigned Creeks....
Suggests Purchase of Corn for Horses in Winter Reports that Mr. Ritchie has delivered a few barrels of corn. Suggests they buy more corn from him for horses during the winter months going to and fr...
Arrangements for Overalls Requesting a pair of overalls. Makes arrangements to deliver item and pay for them before Colonel Darke departs....
Report of Conditions at the Garrison Reports missing an important article (tar) and no corn, and they cannot proceed as planned, producing an insecure situation at the garrison. Notes nee...
Requests Two Wagons with Horses for Captain Mills Requests two wagons with four horses to convey the baggage of Captain Mills from Pittsburgh....
Requests Tents, Knapsacks, Overalls, Arms, and Accouterments The Secretary of War requests sufficient number of tents, knapsacks, and overalls for Captain Cass's detachment of new recruits in New Brunswick. Requ...
Assignment of Land Warrant Assignment of land warrant by John Williams, late a soldier belonging to Col. Butler in the Seventh Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line....
Power of Attorney Power of attorney for William Wyman of Suffolk, Massachusetts...
Orders Largely illegible document seems to contain orders from Knox to Pratt....
Arms & Supplies for Seventy Men Knox is directed to forward to New York, under the charge of Lt. John Heth, arms and accoutrements complete, and knapsacks for seventy men with a prop...
Account of Staats Morris According to Howell's books, Morris owes a balance $87.46 to the United States. Morris is asked to state his recruiting charges to the US with such su...
Twelve Tents Knox is to pack up twelve tents in a bale and forward them to New Brunswick by Lt. Heth who goes off from the Indian Queen at daylight the next day....
Certificates of John Bennett and John Strahan The certificates issued for John Bennett and John Strahan of Lee's Legion and issued to Mr. White are found to have been cancelled by the Treasury but...
Permission to Pass into Cherokee Nation Authorized Martin to pass through Cherokee territory safely....
Act for Raising and Adding Another Regiment to the Military Full title: An Act for raising and adding another Regiment to the military after establishment of the United States and for making farther provisions ...
Disputed Sum for Capt. Lilly The Secretary of War asks Howell to examine the enclosed letter and report his observations. The letter states that it appears that Gen. Knox or his A...
Examination of Several Accounts Howell is asked to examine the accounts of James Byers, Reuben Gilden, and Joseph Cook and report on them to the Secretary of War. Also a Power of Att...
Clothing for the Troops The Secretary of War encloses two boxes containing articles of clothing for the troops in the service of the United States on board the stage boat Amb...
Payment of Officers With some exceptions, officers are not to be paid until the time is expired....
Troops Must Move Immediately Troops must move to Fort Washington immediately. If ice inhibits their decent of the Ohio River by boat, they must march. Orders materials to be pro...
Clothing, Etc. Craig has forwarded care of Captain Cushing several articles, including clothing. Mentions a defeat, general panic, and the Northern Indians. No news ...
Maria Butler speaks of the death of General Butler to Washington Letter, discusses death of Butler; discusses pioneeers and frontier life; discusses militia and protection of the frontier....
Protection Capt. Cushing's troops ordered to remain at Fort Pitt to protect citizens who voiced fears to Governor of Pennsylvania. Reiterates need for immediate ...
No. 6 Warrant for Payment Approves payment to Joseph Howell Junior, Paymaster General, to be given to Samuel Meredith....
Guard for Survey Crew Alexander's request for guard to be assigned to survey crew can be honored if there are enough troops to spare the men....
Preparation of Fort Request to forward enclosed letters to lieut. in Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania; and Ohio County in Virginia. Urged...
Return of Clothing Wanting for Recruits of Captain Thomas Hughes. Return of clothing, arms and accoutrement used by Capt Hughes' troops of the Second [2nd] US Regiment. Includes woolen overalls, shirts, shoes, blanke...
Defense Knox believed Cornplanters fears were justified, request for militia to defend Fort Franklin. List of ammunition forwarded by the governor. Discusse...
Powder & Ball Knox should provide every assistance to Mr. Manning in having the powder and ball sent to the river....
This Unfortunate Affair, Etc. The only course to follow is to have Col. Darke represent the true state of the case to Congress and at the same time draw a draft for the appropriate...
Sketch of Block House Enclosed sketch of newly completed block house and other buildings with full description of size, location, and plan for additional buildings....
Supplies for Sedam Knox is asked to deliver to Lieutenant Sedam two sets of the following for recruits: woolen overalls, a pair of shoes, a pair of socks, a shirt, and a...
Powder to Cooper's Ferry Enclosed is a return of the powder forwarded from New York to Cooper's Ferry....
Requested Certficate Enclosed is the certificate requested that morning by Howell....
Claims for Land List of land claimants, provided by George Moore....
Comfortable Clothing for Abraham Springer Howell is directed to procure from the tailor, Mr. Springer, some comfortable clothing, at a cost of fifteen to twenty dollars, for the bearer Abraham...
Powder Casks As soon as possible, Knox should provide a wagon to transport powder casks. Knox should send a return for the quantity forwarded....
Invoices and Delivery Outlined discrepancies between the invoice and actual delivery of supplies and clothing. Hodgdon hopes to return to Philadelphia soon....
Supplies Needed at Fort Hamilton Captain Armstrong lists a number of articles needed for the use of the garrison at Fort Hamilton....
Box Marked No. 8 In the box marked no. 8 are woolen overalls and pattern suits of soldiers clothing....
Placement of Posts Details on supplying troops. Personal opinion on location of proposed post to defend frontier. Craig advised a post at Presquilles instead of Canagw...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Assignment and Power of Attorney for George Moore; Moore is making his son, John, attorney, to take out warrants specified in the document....
Request for Price List Requests explicit price list from Turnbull and Marnie for the cost of casting various arms. Urges speed in finishing work, asked for a detachment of ...
Items to Pittsburgh The Secretary of War requests that Knox forward to Pittsburgh, to the order of Major Isaac Craig, a number of items, including bullet moulds, boxes, h...
Getting to the Battleground Benham announces that he arrived at Fort Jefferson in the rain. The supplies are still about fifteen miles behind with a small escort. He believes tha...
Intelligence Report to the Secretary at War This letter is an anonymous intelligence report from the frontier to Henry Knox, asking him not to reveal the correspondence between them to Judge McC...
Keeping the Horses Well Smith announces that he has purchased the blades of five acres which when added to what he has at home will, with corn, keep Hodgdon's horses well. Th...
Cost of Supplies, Updates on Current Stores Cass finally arrived, now making arrangements to send reinforcements to Fort Franklin. Cost estimates by Turnbull and Marnie to be sent to Knox by th...
Care of Powder Notification of powder delivery, advised extreme care of delivery. Advised putting powder in flannel or canvas bags....
Memorandum of discharges for 1792 in the Hands of Robert Smith List of officers and soldiers discharged for services in the Western Territories....
Knox writes to William Tatham in Virginia Largely illegible letter in which Knox explains that he has been unable to address an issue of Tatham's, and refers him to someone else....
24 Horses Received Smith announced that he has received all 24 of Hodgdon's horses which seem to be hearty and doing well. He has heard that there are a number of horses...
Pennsylvania Governor's Authority Over Soldiers Responds to Mifflin's inquiry, saying that as governor of Pennsylvania he has the right to give orders to the scouts employed in the defense of the Pe...
The Coming Campaign Barr is going to Philadelphia soon and asks Hodgdon to give him whatever news he has on the operation of the coming campaign. He wants to be on his wa...
Accommodations and Supplies Accommodations for Capt. Cass. Orders to have contractor supply Fort Franklin. Capt. Baldwin sent on a mission to Cornplanter and other chiefs antic...
Claim of Captain Barnet Eichelberger Howell has examined records; found letter from brother of Captain Eichelberger who says he was authorized to settle accounts of his brother. Says the ...
[Oath of Alliegance] Oath of allegiance required for enlisted soldiers Andrew Blad and Robert Sutherland....
Received Estimate for Work at Fort Pitt Knox has received the estimate for the works at Fort Pitt. It looks to be more expensive than Knox was expecting, but he trusts that Craig will justif...
Protection and Building Flour to be forwarded now that snow has decreased. Collaboration with Cornplanters tribe; scouting around Fort Franklin to warn against approaching C...
The Cannon William Knox will receive the cannon....
Updates on Fort Franklin Goods forwarded to Fort Franklin, discussed financial situation and reparations due Cornplanter....
Stock Clasp Sheppard wants Knox to send him a stock clasp for a pattern suit for the War Office....
Letter of Administration Letter of administration of the estate of Alexander Warwick. The court does not find the account in question to the United States settled....
Compensation for Losses Sustained During the War In a Circular Letter, the Officers of the Massachusetts Line argue that they and their soldiers should be compensated for the losses they incurred dur...
[List of Invalid Pensioners who were not Paid by General Lincoln] Knox agrees that the list of names submitted all appear to be owed a complete year's pension. States that the Supreme Court has recently overturned a ...
Power of Attorney Power of attorney for David Cole, a late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line....
Enclosed Letter to be Forwarded Knox enclosed letter to Wilkinson, requests Craig forward document....
Subsistence Money due Mr. Greaton Sarah Greaton has written the Secretary at War, for the second time, concerning subsistence pay for her husband, Mr. Greaton. Sarah Greaton writes tha...
Certificate to transfer pay Authorization or order by Bantel for monies owed to him for service in the Revolutionary War in 1776 to be paid to Cornela Rosa, Elihu Benedict, or Mo...
Account of Captain Stevens Account current of Capt. William Stevens, agent of the late 2nd Regiment of Artillery...
Unauthorized Action Wilkinson never authorized the building of a government house by Col. Sargent....
Outfitting Troops Authorized outfitting McCully's troops with muskets and bayonets. Enclosed letter to be forwarded....
Supply Request From Fort Washington Wilkinson requests that several items be added to the previous order of supplies and two oxen be readied to move with the detachment....
[DUPLICATE] Request for Acceptance or Rejection of Promotion Secretary at War issues a warrant for Captain Burbeck's promotion to Major. Enclosed act of Congress that determined pay, rations, and emoluments for...
Regarding Claims, Payments, Residence on Banks of Monongahela River Discusses advances, certificates, payments and claims. Anticipates pleasure of Forest's company. Endeavors to render residence on banks of Monongahel...
Recommendations Notification that letters of recommendation were received and resulted in several appointments. reimbursement for defense of Kentucky to arrive with ...
Enclosed Letter for Colesworthy Enclosed letter to Colesworthy, clerk to Hodgdon. Urgency in getting letter to him immediately. Hodgdon's family and General Knox are anxious to hear ...
Bags & Other Articles Forwarded Moylan expresses surprise at Hodgdon's inquiry regarding bags and other articles that he forwarded to Col.Boone. He has the account receipt for same w...
Payment for Bills As soon as work is completed on repairs to Fort Pitt and proper receipts are transmitted, money for payment will be issued....
Assembly of Troops Permission to assemble commissioned officers and voluntary friendly Indians. Emphasized treating Indians with respect....
Enclosed Bank Notes By direction of the Secretary of War, Howell enclosed bank notes to Craig for appointments. Request correspondence on whether or not officers accept o...
Delivery to Ballard Smith Knox should deliver to Capt. Ballard Smith one hundred stand of arms and accoutrements complete along with five swords for sergeants. They should be t...
Recruiting Money and Instructions Knox forwards money to Benjamin Biggs for the purposes of recruiting a company of riflemen....
Secretary of War provides recruiting instructions to Benjamin Biggs Knox sends a signed copy of the War Department policy on recruitment to Benjamin Biggs. Biggs has been tasked to raise a company of riflemen. Blank ...
Enclosed Bank Notes Enclosed bank notes for Lieut. Cummings for recruiting....
Request for Resignation or Court Martial St. Clair discusses his willingness to resign or face a court martial, but not a public trial. He believes that only a military tribunal is appropriat...
Regarding Court of Inquiry & Resignation of General St. Clair Discusses a proposed investigation of St. Clair's conduct, which cannot occur; also mentions St. Clair's prior decision to retire from the army once t...
Claims of Virginia The enclosed papers were delivered to Davies by the Senators of Virginia who want Howell's opinion regarding the claims contained therein. The size of...
Circular To avoid unnecessary bloodshed, no hostilities are permitted. Messengers have been sent to Indian villages to offer one last attempt at peace....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document certifying the service of John McDermot, late soldier in the 3rd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War, and giving M...
Pay of Captain Savage's Company $1644 has been received by Porter for the completion of the pay of the officers and men of Capt. Savage's Company of Artillery through December 1791....
Ensuing Campaign The arrangements of the general staff for the ensuing campaign are not yet made but whoever is appointed Quartermaster General will be required instan...
Account of Abraham Springer The United States' account with Abraham Springer, Dragoon in the late 1st Regiment of Light Dragoons....
Bill of Lading from Melactin Smith Bill of lading from merchant Melancton Smith of New York to General Knox. Letter refers to a transaction of freight with Capt George Fleming....
Request to Contract with Turnbull and Marmie Remarks on high quality iron used by Turnbull and Marnie, requests contract with them....
Account of Captain Briscoe Account of Capt. Reuben Briscoe, 3rd Virginia Regiment, for supernumerary pay....
Account of Lieutenant Hungerford Account of Lt. Thomas Hungerford, 3rd Virginia Regiment, for one year's pay....
New Block House Hast informs Howell that he found it necessary, both for the necessary accomodation of his men and the strength of the works which were in a weak stat...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Document certifying the service of Thomas Williams, late a soldier in the 2nd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War. Power of...
Account of Francis Bevier Account of Francis Bevier, surgeon's mate in the 7th Massachusetts Regiment, for pay....
Account of Henry Ringlespaucer Account of Henry Ringlespaucer, late soldier in the Virginia Line under Col. Grayson, for pay....
Account of George Guthrie Account of George Guthrie, late of the 4th Regiment of Dragoons....
Receipt for the Notes Buell has sent Howell a receipt for the notes Howell sent. He has also sent a receipt from Major Franks that was not included in the last settlement i...
Appointment to Captain in the First Regiment of Infantry Appointment of Kingsbury to Captain in the First Regiment of Infantry....
Appointment to Surgeon's Mate Appointment letter to Surgeon's Mate of William McCroskey. Enclosed Act of Congress which described the rules and regulations governing the military ...
Appointment to Brigadier General Requests response to appointment of Brigadier General....
Account of William Brownlee Account of William Brownlee, Captain Lieutenant in the late regiment commanded by Col. Nathaniel Gist....
Account of William Barnett Account of William Barnett, late captain in Col. Sheldon's regiment of dragoons....
Receipt of Ninety Dollars Smith's late indisposition and business and the consequence of his brother's departure for London has prevented him from acknowledging the receipt of ...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney between Thomas Boyd, Revolutionary War Solider, and Samuel Maus....
Enclosed Bank Notes Enclosed bank notes from Bank of United States, remit receipts....
Colfax's Company Account Fleming has examined and found correct William Colfax's Company account for the transportation of shot and shells from Pompton Furnace to West Point w...
Notification to Pay Militia called up into service to be paid....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for James Dorren, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War....
Retirement and Appointment Discussed familial obligation of a captain and the appointment of another to take his place....
Account of Captain Chadwick Account of Capt. John Chadwick of the late 12th Massachusetts Regiment....
Monies Paid to Levies Allison is endeavoring to make a statement of the monies which ought to have been paid by Brigadier General Sevier to the levies from the territory so...
Account of Daniel Barnes Account of Daniel Barnes, late captain in Col. Bigetown's Massachusetts Regiment....
Account of Jonathan White Account of Jonathan White of the late 3rd Regiment of Dragoons....
Saddle & Bridle for Davidson Stagg directs Knox to let Lt. Davidson of the Cavalry have a saddle and bridle of those now in store, taking his receipt....
Cavalry Clothing for Sergeants Knox is asked to issue to Lt. Davidson two complete suits of cavalry clothing for sergeants and one trumpet, taking his receipt....
Five Hundred Dollars in Post Notes Carrington has received $500 in post notes of the Bank of the United States brought him by Capt. Smith whose indisposition detained him along the way....
Advances Made to the Militia Hopkins has received a Treasury draft for $1300 and bank notes in the amount of $3545.53 for the purpose of reimbursing the state of Virginia for adva...
Balance due the State of Virginia Lee reminded Knox of money owed state by treasury department....
Account of Cadwallader Jones Account of Cadwallader Jones, captain in the late 3rd Regiment of Dragoons, with the United States....
Receipt of Sherry, Payment of Officer Sherry and other goods received. Urgent request to pay Mr. Dorcey. Update from Hodgdon....
Capt. Hannah's Payroll Howell's clerk, Mr. Catlin, lent the payroll mentioned to Capt. Hannah to Mr. Webb who made out Capt. Hannah's payroll so the roll should still be in ...
Captain Hannah's Account It appears from Capt. Hannah's account that he didn't give credit for the money paid to his company at Winchester nor has he charged it in his account...
Pack Horses, Kettle, and Bridle Smith admits that he cannot do justice by Hodgdon's horses so he will send 16 along with the pack horses. He is also sending by the bearer the kettle ...
Proving Powder, Questions on Casting Arms Recommends proving each cask of powder as it arrives. Asks about Turnbull and Marnie casting a few tons of shot....
Account of William Campbell Statement by the Commissioner of Army Accounts regarding the account of William Campbell, for services in the Hospital Department; addressed to the Au...
Discusses Expense of Horses and Transportation in Kentucky Discusses number of horses required for the western counties of Kentucky and the expense of transportation....
Robertson Temporary Agent Mentioned President approving General Robertson as temporary agent for Chickasaws. Discussed conciliatory actions between Chocktaws and Chickasaws....
[Copy] Indian Hostilies and Travels Blount related interaction with Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Northern Indians. Treaty addressed, protection of residents in Hawkins and Cumberland Coun...
Iron and Supplies Turnbull and Marnie have inferior iron. Superior iron in Carlisle. Agues iron to be delivered to Pittsburgh. Items to be cast, and price listed. R...
Hodgdon Needed in Philadelphia, Clothing for Captain Haskell Craig insists that Hodgdon find someone to take charge of his business at Fort Washington so that no time is lost in returning by the quickest route t...
Visit of Captain Brandt to Philadelphia Knox expresses regret to Indian chief Captain Joseph Brandt that his visit to Philadelphia had to be postponed but assures him that he will be just as...
General Chapin appointed as agent to the Five Nations Knox informs Chapin of his appointment by the President as temporary deputy agent to the Five Nations....
Account of John Carlisle Account of John Carlisle, late captain in General Hazen's Regiment, for pay and commutation....
Letter of Administration Letter of administration for the estate of Nicholas Miller, late a soldier in the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment under the command of Col. Cook. Power of ...
Agreement Between Hodgdon & Miller The Secretary of War immediately wants the agreement between Mr. Hodgdon and Mr. Miller respecting the powder and wants it before half past four o'clo...
Account of William Langley Account of William Langley, late of the 3rd Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Col. Baylor....
Account of John Carlisle Account of John Carlisle, late captain in General Hazen's Regiment....
Account of John Satterwhite Account of John Satterwhite, late private in the Virginia Line....
Two Chests of Tea, Etc. Upon inquiry, Wilkins finds that Mr. Levy, one of the gentlemen that purchased the remains of Mr. Duncan's goods, has Hodgdon's two chests of tea in h...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Jacob Keller, administrator for the estate of Nicholas Miller, late a soldier in the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment....
Account of Nathan Hale Account of the estate of Nathan Hale, late of the New Hampshire Line. Hale died while in captivity in September 1780....
Account of Robert Provost Account of Robert Provost with the United States....
Lieutenant Little's Power of Attorney Enclosed is the Power of Attorney given by Lt. Little of the levies to Dayton. Howell is asked to place this business in such a train that Dayton may ...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Jacob Rouse, late a private in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment....
Suits of Clothing for Wells' Recruits Knox is asked to deliver to Ensign William Diven thirty full suits of clothing for Capt. Wells' recruits....
Marschalk's Resignation Having received and accepted an appointment as an ensign in a company of infantry, Marschalk resigns as Conductor of Military Stores. He expresses the...
Preparations at Marietta It took seventeen days for Haskell to travel from Fort Washington to Marietta. He has applied to Major Craig for clothing but has not received any. Ha...
No Stores or Baggage! Hamill expresses his disappointment at not receiving the stores and baggage that he had written for. When he left Fort Washington Hodgdon knew perfect...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Cornelius Brown, late a soldier in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment....
Special Instructions to General Israel Chapin Esquire Deputy Temporary Agent on civilizing the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians Following the visit of the Five Nations delegation to Philadelphia, Knox provides detailed instructions to Chapin on the appropriation of $1500 per ye...
Five Hunderd Dollars for Recruiting Winston has received Howell's letter of the 15th instant with $500 for the recruiting service. A receipt is enclosed for same....
Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. L...
Recommending William Mumford to Knox Letter recommends bearer, William Mumford, who had been employed in public service in Rhode Island but is now out of work....
Certificate of Service for Robert Coakly Certified service record of Robert Coakly, who served as private and corporal in 6th Regiment of Light dragoons and earned the approbation of his offi...
[PRIVATE] Appointment In the event that Brig. Gen. Morgan declines appointment, Knox hoped to appoint Otho Williams. Requests Williams acceptance or declination of possibl...
Knox Informs Williams of Promotion Letter, advises regarding appointment as Brigadier General....
Accounts Approval of various charges and accounts....
Requests Support for Firearms Experiment Letter, discusses rounds of cartridges; asks more guns ordered. Chambers proposes a firearms experiment whereby 60 rounds are fired in 3 minutes time...
Personal Sentiments Enclosed letter to his wife to be forwarded. Muses over friendship and personal matters....
Accounts of John Hamilton and Ormsby for Horses Ormsby has the Power of Attorney from John Hamilton, late horsemaster, relative to his account for the horses of his brigade and the amount due him. H...
Knox Informs Hull of Potential Candidacy for Promotion Letter, discusses Brigadier General commission; advises offer of commission to Hull should Brooks decline....
Employment Enclosed personal items for Craig's "amiable Lady" and request that the bearer of the letter, John, be employed by Craig....
Appointment Williams honored with Knox's opinion, but cannot accept appointment due to health problems and his current engagement taking care of orphan children....
Williams Declines Promotion on the Grounds of Health Letter, declines command commission; describes health as precarious over the past two years....
Recommendation for Morton Morton feels himself under obligation to Hodgdon and the other gentlemen who recommended him and trusts that his attention to Hodgdon's instructions ...
Arms for Wells's Recruits Knox is directed to have packed up and transported by water to Christiana bridge, in the care of Solaman Maxwell, one hundred stand of arms and accout...
Clothing for Elliott's Men Knox is directed to issue to Lt. Elliott , of the Artillery, two sergeants, and ten privates complete suits of clothing. He also needs a drum and fift...
Official Appointment Appointment to Brigadier General. Requests return with acceptance or non-acceptance. Enclosed Act of Congress regarding pay, rations, and emoluments...
Instructions to Capt. Hendrick Aupaumut The Secretary at War dispatches Captain Aupaumut, Chief of the Stockbridge Indians, to the Great Council of Indians at Lake Erie. Aupaumut is instruc...
Paper & Horses for Hodgdon Moylan bought a quantity of letter paper for Hodgdon in the belief that he was much in want of it. It has been forwarded by wagon in the care of Mr. T...
[PRIVATE] Appointment Despite poor health of Williams, President was forced to give him appointment to Brigadier General due to the end of Senate session. Knox requests Wi...
Shoes & Socks for Melcher Melcher asks Knox to send by his sergeant the shoes and socks necessary to complete his recent order. Likewise the woolen overalls should be sent to c...
Lamp Kettle Mechanics Knox is directed to immediately engage two or three mechanics who understand how to make lamp kettles and direct them to Pittsburgh to receive orders ...
Ammunition Manufacture More iron to arrive, furnace now casting shot. Powder to be sifted. Finished supplies will be sent forward without delay....
Troops to Fort Franklin, Supply Distribution Jeffers to march to Fort Franklin, Craig delivered provisions. Recently purchased boats are of high quality, will transport goods and people safely.l...
Staffing of Militia Discussed Biggs and militia....
Commission as Adjutant General to Colonel Winthrop Sargent Letter, encloses Adjutant General commission; discusses rank and commission. Appointment the rank of Lieutenant Colonel originally intended is left ou...
Contracting Work Crafting of cannons and camp kettles need workmen; orders to contract for labor. Finished items to be forwarded by Major Smiths detachment....
Money for Appointment Money intended for Capt. Biggs enclosed, but due to his refusal to accept appointment, money will be given to another officer pending their acceptance...
Declined Appointment With sincere regret Williams declined appointment to Brigadier General due to poor health....
Private Letter on Appointment Reassured Knox that Williams did not fabricate excuse for not accepting appointment. Noted that he held no personal ambitions to be second in command...
Return of Stationery by Lieutenant Joseph Elliot Stationery borrowed and returned by Artillery Lieutenant Joseph Elliott used by a detachment of artillery recruits in Philadelphia....
Indian Provocations and Hostilities Despite hopes for peace, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory sends Knox a letter describing the murder of two young boys by Indians and an ...
Sheet Iron Not Arrived, Causing Delays in Production Craig believed waggoners stopped over at their homes to plant corn while transporting cannons and sheet iron. Delay in transport has caused delay in ...
Purchase from James Morrow The Secretary of War requests that Knox purchase from James Morrow any of his armorer's tools that might be fit for service. They are to be appraised ...
Commission as Quartermaster General Discussion of commission as quartermaster. Provides inistruction....
Delivery of Corn to Kentucky from Fort Washington Discusses navigation and delivery of corn between Fort Washington and Kentucky....
Outlines Responsibilities as Clerk and Assistant Quartermaster Discussion of salary as clerk in the Quartermaster department, as well as rations and horses. Reminds him that his duties include clerk and assistant ...
Payments Made to Individuals and Agents Secretary Knox apologizes for not writing sooner, stating that he has been confined to bed due to an intermittent fever he contracted last year in Phi...
Receipt of Joseph Howell from John Crage John Crage received $5 from Joseph Howell for pay as soldier in Captain Haskell's company, 2nd United States Regiment....
Return of Military Stores Requested The Secretary of War requests a return of ordnance, arms, and military stores for the campaign, including those sent on to Pittsburgh. They are for Ge...
Letter from Knox to Craig Major Clarke will muster and inspect his riflemen. James O'Hara will set out today or tomorrow for Pittsburgh....
Updates on Supplies List of supplies forwarded under the care of the Quartermaster General. Major Smith in pursuit of Indians that crossed Allegheny River. Turnbull and...
Appointment and Defeated Riflemen Appointment made to position Capt. Biggs declined, money dispensed. Riflemen defeated and some killed by Indians at Beaver Creek....
Payment for Boats As the Quartermaster General does not have the money to discharge Craig's accounts, he requests to draw on Knox for money owed to boat wright for the ...
Furnish the Bearer The Secretary of War directs Knox to furnish the bearer a load to Pittsburgh if he knows of no objection against it....
Saddle for Wayne's Wagoner Knox is directed to furnish General [Anthony] Wayne's wagoner with a common saddle....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for James Davidson, late a soldier in the Pennsylvania Line....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Richard Ennis, late a soldier in the Canadian Regiment commanded by Col. Hazen, to Robert Ross....
Prove Shot Orders to prove shot to be delivered by Turnbull and Marnie. Clothing to be forwarded after recruits are clothed....
Preventing Future Disputes To prevent future disputes which may arise in the accounts of the War Department, certificates given by Knox should be on all occasions as full as pos...
Return of Stores and Report on Activities Forwards return of stores. Does not include boats. Mentions camp kettles. Dr. Hutcheson has set out for Fort Franklin with David Mead. Report of Major...
Pay of Howe's Company With assurance of getting money from Howell's office, Howe has made up so much of his company's pay through May 1st that he has denied himself money. ...
ENCLOSURE: Delivery of National Bank Notes Bpwyer eceived the $500 in National Bank notes from Hopkins in May. As his business does not allow personal application, asks Hopkins to deliver to Ar...
Successful Recruiting, In Need of Arms and Clothing Wayne is describing various recruiting successes throughout the northeast although there is still a lack of arms and clothing available for the new re...
Traveling Expenses Enclosed traveling expenses of the Secretary of War. Expenses incurred visiting military posts. Charges still pending;...
Captain Kersey's Wagon Captain Kersey is waiting for the wagon for his detachment. It is absolutely necessary that he is furnished immediately because the Secretary of War o...
Account of Marquis De Britigny Regarding the account of Lieutenant Marquis De Britigny; addressed to the Auditor of the Treasury....
Account of William Lewis Account of William Lewis, private in the late 1st Virginia Regiment....
Escort to Fort Franklin, Carmichael's Subsistence, etc. Britt arrived in Pittsburgh in good order and and will proceed on to Fort Franklin to settle with Capt. Cass and the Indians. Lt. Jeffers' party of Ra...
Supply of Cannon and Shot Cannon and shot proved by Colonel Proctor, it will be sent forward and more will follow once it has been proved....
Request for Money Quartermaster General will not settle some debts, Craig applied for money to discharge debts for boats, workmen, and supplies. Success of recruiting ...
Money for Recruiting The Treasurer has placed in the hands of Richard Morris, Supervisor of New York, $400. Howe was told by him that the Treasurer would provide money for...
Greaton's Account Due to being unwell and forgetful, Greaton is just now sending the receipt for the $500 Mr. Brown brought him. In examining his account, he finds tha...
Cannon & Boxes, Etc. Col. Cuthbertson's letter relative to loading has been received. Parker immediately procured a wagon and went up and found the cannon and boxes. Parke...
Order of Arms for Pennsylvania Secretary Knox requests that Major Craig deliver two hundred stand of arms to Governor Mifflin or to Clement Biddle, the Quartermaster General of Pen...
Craig's Compensation Knox notes that Craig's conduct has been subject to the strictest examination and he is convinced that the compensation stipulated for Craig's service...
Request for Abstract of Accounts Requested abstract of accounts before William Knox sends post notes to settle Craig's accounts....
Reporting on the establishment of a garrison at Pittsburgh Wayne is reporting on the general status of the establishment of a garrison at Pittsburgh. He particularly asks that Knox begin sending him the troops...
Supply of Troops Describes obtaining supplies for troops, shortages, and payment. Craig thinks that the payment offered by O'Hara for his position is too low....
$110 to Joseph Lipling Express The enclosed account for $110 that has been paid to Joseph Lipling Express is forwarded so that Howell may remit the amount. The letter of the Secreta...
Spanish Arming the Creeks, Etc. In this deposition, James Ore describes his experiences while residing in the Creek nation. He testified that he believes the Spanish were arming the ...
Asheton's Receipt Enclosed is Major Joseph Asheton's receipt for $831 which Howell had charged to Morris. Morris asks therefore that Howell destroy his receipt for this...
Visit from Captain Joseph Brant Richard Varick discusses the arrival of Captain Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) of the British Army from Ontario to visit friends and acquaintances. Vari...
Compensation Compensation for additional service promised. Updates on forges and clothing....
Recommendation for Thomas Diver Letter, recommends Thomas Diver as clerk....
Units Recently Arrived and Precautions to Protect Settlers Wayne reports on the various military units that are now with him at Pittsburgh and the precautions he will be taking to protect the neighboring settl...
Money Received, Supplies Money received from William Knox, supplies from Turnbull and Marnie received as well....
Certificate and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Robert Chestnut, late a soldier in the old Canadian Regiment under Col. Hazen, to Robert Ross....
Enclosed several reports relative to removal of Indian tribes from land desired by the U.S. along with the offers made to them by Maj. Freeman....
Picture of Duplessis Presents Knox with a picture of the late Colonel Mauduit du Plessis, commissioned by Comte de Fernan Nunez, the Spanish Ambassador to France....
Knox's Invitation to a Chief of the Six Nations to the General Government The recipient, a chief of the Six Nations, is invited to the seat of the US Government to hear the US policy towards the hostile and non-hostile India...
Enclosed Appointment Due to the refusal of another officer, Knox enclosed the appointment of Capt. William Preston which Knox requested Moore give to him....
[Duplicate] Appointment to be Forwarded Capt. William Lowther declined appointment, therefore Knox enclosed appointment letter for William Preston with request for document to be forwarded....
Settlement of Accounts Preparing abstract to settle accounts, will work with Hodgdon to satisfy all debt....
Prove Shot Expressed disappointment in poor shot, advised proving shot before order is cast. Request receipts from order....
Defense of Frontier Fully complied with instructions issued by Knox. Wrote to county lieutenants on the frontiers of PA and VA regarding defense. Dispatched an express ...
Deployment of Troops to Prevent Indian Incursions Wayne discusses the deployment of some of his forces in order to prevent Indian incursions. Nothing of importance has occurred except the arrival of G...
Military Movements and Peace with Indians Militia ordered out by Governor of Virginia will be paid once the evidence has been reviewed by the Accountant. Riflemen are to meet at a rendezvous t...
Use of Money Redirected money intended for Capt. Biggs appointment (which he declined) to John Cummings and future expenses. Advised taking receipts for all expen...
Request for an Orderly Book John Stagg, chief war department clerk, notes that Captain Sedam wants an orderly book for his company and asks that he be delivered one....
Receipt of Ann Vorhees for Money Received of Husband's Pay Ann Vorhees received $2 from Joseph Howell on account of her husband's pay. Signed by Abram Vorhees of Captain Doyle's Company....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Daniel McMullan and Daniel Forbes, late soldiers in a Pennsylvania Regiment....
Complaints about Captain Olivar James Seagrove - Indian agent in the Southern Department - states that General McGillivray has removed himself from the Creek land, and that he has be...
[Power of Attorney of David Ripley to Ebenezer Farnham] Legally appointed E. Farnham attorney for D. Ripley which authorized Farnham to receive Ripley's wages in his sted....
Disposition of Indian Forces and Threat of Smallpox Wayne discusses a number of matters concerning the garrison at Pittsburgh, including the disposition of Indian forces and the threat of small pox. His...
Unfit Shot Knox wrote Campbell regarding shot cast at Chambersburg furnace Craig felt was unfit for use....
Request for Removal of Remainder of Public Stores Asks for Knox to remove remainder of stores. Olney finds that a considerable inconvenience arises in superintending the deposits of public stores yet ...
Receipt of Twelve Dollars Order and receipt for $12 to be paid to Captain Pratt as advanced pay for work on the recruiting service, that amount to be deducted from Allyn's wage...
Payment for Jurors The Comptroller of the Currency writes that compensation for jurors of the clerks of the circuit court traveling and issuing certificates for pensions...
Power of Attorney of John Robins to Moses Martain Power of Attorney of John Robins to Moses Martain....
Proper Use of Cavalry Horses Letter, discusses potential misappropriation of cavalry horses: one for the aide de camp, one for a servant. Knox is apt to think this is a mistake, a...
Regular Returns and Transport of Powder Advised regular communication on returns and ordered all powder to be encased in barrel to protect canvas from injury....
Quality of Shot, Clothing Delivered Discussed poorly made shot from Chambersburg furnace. Supplies sent to Gen. Wayne. Apology for not providing monthly return, will do so soon....
Forwarding of public stores to West Point; request for information regarding field pieces. Letter, in response to Olney's request, directs public stores forwarded to West Point by water, addressed to Captain George Fleming. Was not conscious...
Letter from Captain Nicholas Hannah, 3d U.S. Regiment regarding charge exhibited by Major Bedinger against Ensign Grayson Hannah discusses a pay charge exhibited by Major Bedinger against Ensign Grayson, formerly of his company, for one month's pay. He states that he does...
Report from Fort Washington on Supplies, Indian Attacks, and Court Martial Nobody has yet arrived to take charge of the stores. Business goes on as usual. Have furnished wagons for hauling hay from prairie to Fort Hamilton; w...
Letter to the Commissary of Military Stores Largely illegible letter from General Wilkinson to the Commissary of Military Stores. Mentions orders of iron....
Receipt for Land Warrants Receipt from John Schott confirming that he received Robert Ross's two land warrants, granted for Robert Chestnut and registered by John Stagg....
Power of Attorney to Moses Mortain Power of Attorney granted to Moses Martain by John Winter, specifically to secure arrears of pension owed Winter, who was wounded in the war. Witnesse...
Power of Attorney and Deed Poll Power of attorney for Richard Bishoff, late a soldier in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Thomas Tull, late a soldier in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment....
Missing Money Addressed missing money and noted that Craig acknowledged receipt of the full sum and it could not have been a mistake in the remittance of money to C...
Return of public stores Letter to Secretary Knox discussing the final return of public stores from Providence, Rhode Island to West Point, New York....
Payments Lists various payments made, promised receipts. Wayne satisfied with powder, much stronger than previous orders....
Laws of the United States Document largely illegible, references the laws of the United States....
Account of Bartholomew Von Heer Payment of $158.40 to Bartholomew V. Heer late Captain Light Dragoons. Includes pay as Brigade Major....
Return of public stores Letter to Secretary Knox. Directs public stores forwarded to West Point; discusses artillery field pieces. The artillery pieces were delivered to Colo...
Account of William Sims The United States in Account with William Sims, late a mattross in Proctor's Artillery, payment of $50....
Request for Assistance to Bearer of Public Letters The bearer has public letters to Pittsburg and Fort Washington. Hodgdon directs him to return a public horse. Asks Craig to provide assistance in prov...
Requests Answers from Benjamin Walker and William Duer Letter, Knox asks wealthy businessman William Duer and Benjamin Walker for explicit and immediate answers....
Request for Immediate Answer Knox requests protection of the enclosed and asks that Walker endeavor to obtain an immediate answer or write upon the subject mentioned....
Instructions Regarding Duties of the Paymaster of the Troops Swan had just been appointed Paymaster of the Troops of the United States. Steel sends him a lengthy letter with instructions regarding the forms for ...
Preventing desertion; providing medicine and saddles; distinctive hat insignia Knox discusses the problem of desertion and how best to prevent it. He talks of recruiting efforts and outlines several troop movements and talks of t...
Regarding Quality of Powder Forwarded Powder forwarded in point of strength is high quality. Some may not be fine as desired, or average more than double London proof. Some sufficiently fi...
Procedure for Advances in Western Territory Mr. Lanclive left for Philadelphia on previous day on return to Western Territory. Mr. Colesworthy made a mistake in accounting. Describes procedures...
Letters Forwarded Updates on all forwarded letter and the recipients. Enclosed copy of Kerry Bowyer's letter....
Regarding Accounts and Payments Mention William Knox, Mr. Colesworthy, and memorandum of two swords, which shall be attended to. Encloses a number of vouchers. Laments that present Q...
Settlement of Accounts, William Knox and Wagoners Mentions preparation of vouchers and settlement of accounts. Quartermaster General is displeased with William Knox for employing improper waggoners. J...
Official Reply to Captain Jacob of the Supeonea Nation U.S. agent informs Jacob that he is forwarding the Chief's message to President Washington....
Shipment Invoice Invoice of shipment of light dragoon saddles and accoutrement to be shipped on the New York to Philadelphia Packet. Money paid upon delivery $85.50 to...
Request to Pay William Clark's wages Letter from Joseph Simcocks to Henry Knox requesting payment of wages to William Clark. Receipt for payment November 9, 1792 from Samuel Hodgdon for f...
Letter of Administration Letter of administration on the estate of Barney Kain to Marius Kain, administrator of the former's estate....
Receipt of Joseph Howell on Account of Husband's Pay to Ann Vorhees Ann Voorhees received $1.50 from Joseph Howell on account of her husband Abram Voorhees' pay....
Appointment and Responsibilities as Conductor of Military Stores Appointment as conductor of military stores, with request to go immediately to Pittsburgh, headquarter of troops. Requested to receive and store all o...
Regulations for Furnishing Supplies for the Troops of the United States Document outlines regulations for furnishing supplies of forage, stationary, and wood for the troops of United States. Outlines oath to be taken by th...
Discussing Progress of Recruits, Allocation of Stores, and Indian Relations Knox talks of the progress of the movement of recruits and the allocations of stores and the procedures for strict accountability of all public proper...
Regarding the Weekly Return of Stores and Regulations Pertaining Knox hopes that Craig will continue to forward weekly returns of stores. Has written to General Wayne relative to regulations that will give direction...
Mistake in Transaction Expresses mortification that any mistake should arise from a simple transaction. The loss should fall on United States. Will settle matter with Samuel...
Regarding accounts and vouchers Discusses accounts. Will make last entries in general statement. Vouchers will arrive shortly; upon arrival will close accounts. Wrote previous day by...
Separating the Powder Using the Sieves Talks about using the sieves to separate the course from the fine grains of gun powder. Mentions using new casks. No stores have come to hand since la...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney of Charles White, late a soldier in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment, to Jacob White....
Regarding General Account on Basis of Vouchers Has make out general account from vouchers on hand. Balance against Craig until more of advances taken up by full settlement. Encloses current account...
Accounts of Capture by Indians & Rumor of Indian Attack on Detroit The letter begins by informing Knox that it is certain that Indians killed Colonel Harding and Major Truman. Two men who were taken prisoner by the...
Requesting Postponment of a Campaign and Lamenting the Death of Two Officers Knox wants to postpone the campaign until after winter unless the possibility of success is so high that the hardships to be endured would be justifie...
Western Lands Alludes to news from France; mentions appointment of Adjutant and Inspector General; discusses governor of the Western Territory....
On the Timing of Arrival of Goods at Pittsburg Knox says that a sufficient time has hardly elapsed for any articles sent forward to the arrived yet. Asks that Craig be particular in notifying of th...
Cover Letter for Gen. Wayne Extract Secretary of War is happy to meet with Hodgdon. Encloses a letter from General Wayne to Henry Knox....
Regarding Secretary of War Request for Vouchers and List of Outstanding Debts Secretary of War directs that vouchers be forwarded with list of outstanding debts....
Regarding Advertisement and Status of Requested Articles Has handed advertisement to Mr. Scull, who has inserted it in his paper. Craig has sent sundry articles by Sergeant Clarke....
Goods for General Sargent Daniel Sargent sends goods requested by his uncle, Winthrop Sargent (father of the general), on board the brig Swallow. Hodgdon is to forward the good...
Estimate for Purchase of Spades and Shovels From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for the purchase of 500 spades and the like number o...
Invalid Pensions in Massachusetts Secretary Knox directs payment of Invalid Pensions in Massachusetts. The total sum is $5,970....
Grand National Council, Indian Affairs Advises against disputes with neighboring Indians for fear it will spread to all southern tribes. Result of Grand National Council was peace among Ch...
Copy: Attack on Fort Hamilton Description of an attack on Fort Hamilton by Indians. After repelling the attack, some troops set out after them. Wilkinson has hired spies to infiltr...
Forwarding of Clothing Clothing has gone forward. Deficiency of blankets and shoes for old troops, which will be forwarded....
Money for Services Extract of letter from Sec of Treasury to Sec of War discussed, O'Hara believed Hodgdon should receive monetary compensation for his services....
Supplies Discusses accounts from Hodgdon's administration. Transport of supplies and wagoners to restock stores....
Discusses Appointment of Attorney in Philadelphia Discusses extract of letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of War about the appointment of an attorney or deputy in Philadelphia....
Letters and Powers of Attorney Letters and powers of attorney. Those granting power include Joseph McGibbin, Samuel Skinner....
Vouchers and a Report on Upcoming Shipments Requests vouchers for expenditures. Sends invoice of medicines. Chests of shoes to be loaded for the rifle corps. Clothing also soon to be shipped. Do...
Overtures of Peace with Indians Relayed rumors of peace, but any more mismanaged campaigns against Indians could be disastrous. Discussed current campaign against Indians and refere...
Account of John Senf Statement of the United States account with John Senf, Captain with the Corps of Engineers; addressed to the Auditor of the Treasury....
Request for shoes, clothing, epaulets, company books, and a cat Pike asks that Knox forward a supply of shoes, epaulets, company books, and a "cat."...
Wayne's Legion Ready in the Spring Wayne declares his readiness to confront the full force of Indians by the following Spring [1793] and expresses more confidence in his ability to defe...
Regarding Invoices, Shipments, Separation of Gun Powder; Level of Ohio River Reports on receipt of invoices and wagon shipments. Craig is working on separating different kinds of powder. A small proportion is fine enough for ri...
Return of Stores Secretary of War is absent for few days. Letter and returns received at Pittsburg last post....
Regarding the Receipt and Management of Clothing for the Army Discusses the procedures for disposition and accounting for clothing for army....
Account against the United States Encloses account against the United States to include public stores to be shipped to West Point, New York, with exception of cannon, which will be lef...
Offer of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army Knox makes offer of position of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army on the pay and emoluments of Lieutenant Colonel. Notes that Colonel Sar...
Enclosed Letter Forwards an enclosed letter which Hamilton might negotiate. Hamilton noted on the address leaf that the object of the letter "would be neither obtaina...
Regarding case of Michael Stevor Samuel Hodgdon will inquire into the case of Michael Stevor and will be punished if he deserves it....
Regarding Censure for Lack of Preparations and Tardiness of Stever Hodgdon notes that he is happy to state that no censure is due to any involved in preparing or transporting public stores. Stever alone was tardy, and...
Regarding Vouchers, Monies, Mr. Read, End of War Discussion on vouchers and monies drawn. All calls for monies must be very explicit and accurate. Hodgdon also wishes for end to the War. Mentions Tho...
Major Craig's Invoice of Military Stores The Commissary of Military Stores encloses Major Isaac Craig's invoice of military and Quarter Master stores to Secretary Knox. The invoice was said t...
On Disposal of Clothing, Vouchers, Abstracts Received instructions on disposal of clothing. Sent a number of vouchers for disbursement, together with abstract. Asks that they be examined and retu...
Letter from Knox enclosing list of invalid pensioners for Pennsylvania Letter, encloses Invalid Pensioner list....
Receipt for Pay Due to John Crage, Soldier Under Captain Haskell Receipt of Joseph Howell for $5 pay due to John Crage, soldier under Captain Haskell, 2d United States Regiment....
Regarding the Indian War McClure reflects on some of the effects of the Indian War, including the effect on emigration to the Western Territory. He worries that the pace of se...
Settler life on the western frontier Reverend McClure writes Secretary Knox on Arthur St. Clair's campaign. Discusses Indian warfare and frontier and pioneer life. The southern people tod...
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Jacob Doddrige, late a soldier in the Pennsylvania Line....
Assignment to Monitor Drivers of Public Loads When finding public loads on the road, note the driver name, place seen, and contents of load. Report back to Hodgdon. Payment of $24. Apply to Major...
Report from the Major General Commanding the Army Wayne complains that his men are not being paid as expeditiously as he would like. The rivers are so low that they are not navigable so supplies canno...
Accrual of Charges Since Colonel O'Hara's Appointment Encloses invoice of stores. Notes accrual of charges since Colonel O'Hara's appointment related to digging a well, building magazine and another barra...
Expenses for Erecting the Magazine and Barracks Expenses for erecting the magazine and barracks are to be paid by the Quarter Master General....
Perfecting the Troops for the Service Wayne discusses conflicts between various tribes of Indians and the need for probably twice the provisions than had been originally forecast. Training...
For God's Sake, Delay the Money no Longer Craig laments that Hodgdon has not sent money to discharge the engagements he is under during Hodgdon's administration. Note that for God's sake, he s...
Letter to Governor Blount from Cherokee Chiefs Chief Breath writes the Governor of the Southwest Territory, William Blount. Makes reference to a letter sent to Bloody Fellow. Insists that the chief...
On the Difficulty of Procuring Money Hodgdon notes difficulty of procuring money and apologizes for any delay, difficulty or embarrassment caused....
Resignations of Unfit Officers, Etc. Wayne says he is only too willing to accept resignations from officers who are either unqualified or have poor habits but he also has some names of fi...
Regarding issue of warrants Says he was assured by Colonel Hamilton that a warrant should issue for a part of the balance due. Has sent repeatedly....
Receipt for Pay to Margaret Green, wife of Peter Green Margaret Green received $2 on account of husband Peter Green's pay in company commanded by Captain Haskell....
Knox writes to Washington about Mr. Penn Letter, Knox informs Washington that Penn was well received....
Regarding Balances Due Provides instructions on how to reconcile balances due....
Receipt for Salaries of the War Office Account, War Office salaries paid for July, August, September 1792. Subscribers acknowledge amount of salaries....
Delivery of Sugar and Coffee, and Compliments Enclosed is Dorsey's bill for load of sugar and coffee, forwarded by Anderson, the bearer of the letter. Respectful compliments to General Nevil's fa...
Personnel and Equipment Issues Wayne discusses a number of personnel concerns including the discharging of men of no value and promoting those who are worthy. There are several vaca...
Returns, Powder, Return of Howitzers, Untimely Remittances Encloses return. Expects to receive powder. General Wayne ordered return of three of the small howitzers; trunnions are insufficient. Mentions settlem...
Inadequate Sums, Treasury, Disabled Howitzer Sum of $500 is inadequate and short of expectation. Will draw on Jeremiah Barker for same. Expresses mortification over issue with Treasury. Encloses...
Intent to Pay Salary and Expenses The Accountant's Office informs Jeremiah Olney that he will be paid $240 for salary and expenses regarding stores shipped to West Point New York....
Settlement of Accounts The Commissary of Military Stores writes Major Craig regarding the settlement of accounts. Hodgdon notes that if Craig is disposed to be angry, he wou...
Supplies Needed to Ease Shortages Wayne discusses the supplies he needs and the shortages he is experiencing. He talks of the deposition he took from William May regarding the death of...
Invoice of Stores, Shot and Shells, Captain Crawford's Receipt Encloses invoice of stores, part of which is shot and shell from Chamber's furnace. Vents of shells not yet bored. Captain Crawford's receipt for $200...
Public Clothing On Hand Hodgdon is directed to make out a "precise" statement of the public clothing on hand as it is presumed that it should be necessary to apply to the Sec...
Regarding Balances Due and Present Quarter Master General's Account Acknowledges receipt of letter enclosing money, which will release Craig from embarrassment. Discusses money being carried into the present Quarter Ma...
Dispatch about Food for Animals at Various Posts Refers to dispatches about horses and oxen. Reports that the Commander in Chief has ordered 50 bushels oats and corn in addition to previous orders. L...
Estimate of Expenses for 1792 Encloses estimate of expenses for 1792....
Articles Needed O'Hara asks that the following articles be purchased for the Quartermaster's Department: 40 dozen horse brushes; 40 dozen readying combs; 5 reams of ...
McClure Advocates Methods of Civilizing Indians to Knox Letter, discusses frontiers and pioneer life; discusses Indians and Indian life; mentions publication on moral law; discusses racial intermarriage and...
Contract for Supplying War Department with Clothing for the Army Copy of contract between Alexander Hamilton and William Young and George Dannacker, contractors, for supplying clothing to War Department for the Army...
[Circular] Notification of Pay Details of how scouts for Ohio County would be paid in the future with orders to pay scouts for previous service....
Coalescence of the Legion at Pittsburgh, Winter Encampment, and Stance Toward Indians Has returned from scouting a winter site for the army; must wait for water to rise (for ease of supply) before relocating there. Refers to retention ...
Winter Quarters, Etc. General Wayne and four hundred men have for several days been examining the Indian shore of the Ohio for a place for winter quarters. He will probably...
Receipt of Joseph Howell for Martha Facundis Martha Facundus received $3 on account of husband's pay as soldier in First Battalion Artillery....
Allison Reports Hostilities with Indians to Knox Letter, describes Indian aggression on frontiers of Cumberland....
Dr. Hammell Relieved from His Post, Etc. Dr. Hammell has been relieved from his post and therefore his feelings have been much wounded. He is on his way to Philadelphia so that he can find ou...
Sargent Discusses Indians Treaties with Knox Letter, discusses Indian treaty....
Protection of Frontier Congress to discuss war and peace with Chiccamagas. Only defensive action by state to be taken in dealing with Indians....
Horse Furniture Purchased The Secretary of War has received the estimate of horse furniture purchased by Hodgdon. He thinks it best that Hodgdon pay that amount out of the $35,...
Receipt of Ann Voorhees for Pay of Husband Ann Voorhees received $1.50 for a month's pay of husband, Mr. Voorhees....
Estimate for Articles Wanted in the Quartermaster General's Department at Pittsburgh From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for listed articles wanting in the Quartermaster Gen...
Sargent Recommends Sebastian for Judge Letter, discusses provision for Judge Advocate of the Army; recommends Sebastian for Judge of territory....
Wilkinson Sends Keg to Knox Sends Knox a keg of fish, responds to Knox's letters from august....
Clothing Received Slough has received Hodgdon's letter along with the clothing sent by James Marsh which is agreeable to the invoice....
Discusses Need for Horses and Oxen Encloses a return of horses, oxen, and wagon, which he believes will set to rest any concerns about extravagance. There are five teams currently worki...
Inspections and Rejections of Clothing Craig notes that, following a general order, he inspected the clothing. Several of the woolen overalls were found to be inferior. A further inspection...
Receipt of Payments Discusses payments and receipts. Mentions Captain Rickard, Lieutenant Samuel Vance, and Captain Biggs....
Articles Requested Articles requested, Knox will direct Samuel Hodgdon to forward without delay....
Consternation at Reports of Enemy Activity Near Fort Hamilton Discusses actions around Fort Hamilton -- Lt. Hartshorn left in command there, 3 men from the garrison captured by "the enemy" [presumably Indians], f...
Letter from Frenchman Letter from a Frenchman to Secretary Knox, regarding relations between the United States and France. Talks of their common "love of liberty." Predicts...
Receipt of Joseph Howell for Susanna Grenor Susanna Grenor received $4 from Joseph Howell on account of husband Jacob Grenor's pay as soldier in Captain Haskell's company, 2nd Regiment....
Equipping Private Burke Joseph Burke, a private in Capt. Hunt's Company of Infantry should be provided the following articles of clothing: one shirt, one pair of woolen overa...
Receipt for Payments: Captain Sparks, Lieutenant Vance, Captain Briggs Receipt for payments: Captain Sparks, Lieutenant Vance. This completes payments intended for Captain Briggs....
Regarding the Rejection of Woolen Overalls Knox expresses surprise over the rejection of woolen overalls, since he took measures to have them inspected. It had been reported to him that every a...
Powder & Lead for the Creeks in Georgia Hodgdon is directed to ship on board the sloop Sally, under Capt. Bethnel and now in the harbor, ten barrels of musket powder and a proportion of lead...
Send Mr. Park to the Western Country If Hodgdon has any business in the western country, Park wishes to be sent because he feels riding would be of service to him. He would not be gone mo...
Account of Henry Knox with the United States New account of Henry Knox that was adjusted from a summary account of errors....
Preparations for Winter, Placement of Fortifications, Soldiers' Pay, and Food Wayne explains his thinking on the placing of his fortifications and his preparations for the approaching winter. He talks of the absolute necessity o...
Hodgdon Thanks Fitzsimmons for Information Provided Thanks Fitzsimmons for letting him know that the committee was going to meet....
Accounts, movement forward of troops, respects to friends Read and Findley's accounts will be duly attended to, but part of subsequent settlement. Was glad to hear troops had gone forward. Pays respects to Mr...
King Requests Information from Knox Regarding Chapin Asks for information regarding General Chapin appointment, since he was employed by Knox in some transactions with Six Nations of Indians and has not...
Winter Quarters, Artificers, Log Town, and Cleaning of Shot Mentions preparations for winter quarters at Log Town; furnished with necessary implements and material for building; party of artificers followed. Mr...
Fitzsimmons Informs Hodgdon of Committee Meeting Informs Hodgdon that a committee of the House of Representatives will meet on Monday the 19th regarding Hodgdon's memorial....
Letter and Invoice of Stores Since Last Return Received letter and invoice of stores since last return....
Information of Movements & Situation in Northwest Indian Conflict, & Pension for the Family of Colonel Hardin Reports his situation -- he has recently gained knowledge of the size and population of all the nearby Omee River Indian villages and the location of ...
[Extract of a Letter] Inaccurate Vouchers Clothing received but vouchers are inaccurate and therefore all packages must be inventoried before Wilkinson knows if they received the proper number...
Regarding Letter from Captain William Preston Knox acknowledges receipt of letter of 14 November and will reply by next post....
No Rum for Indians Hodgdon has been directed not to ship the rum ordered for St. Marys for the use of the Indian Department. Mr. Seagrove, the superintendent, will be su...
Account of Charles Dunn Certification of pay and service for Charles Dunn, late private in the 6th Virginia Regiment. Dunn is owed 314 dollars....
Regarding Recruiting, Supplies, Rations Knox pleased to hear of Captain Preston's success in recruiting. Discusses supply of clothing to be shipped to Richmond and procurement of rations....
Thomas Fitzsimmons Provides Notes on St. Clair's Campaign Document, notes on interviews conducted with officers of St. Clair's campaign; describes deficiency of muskets; describes inferior quality of clothin...
Reed's & Finley's Account, Etc. Craig is sorry that Reed's and Finley's accounts did not reach Hodgdon but feels confident that no pains will be necessary to reach a final settlement...
Increased Troops Notification of letter from counties received and taken under advisement by President. Troops to increase in number for protection of frontier. Scou...
$1500 Bond for Mr. Allison Mr. Allison has executed a bond with security for $1500 to be advanced by Hodgdon to him on account of the Quartermaster's department. The Secretary o...
Missing Muster and Payroll Examined papers per request of Simmons, no muster or payroll for company under command of Captain Dethrick Hewett were found....
Enclosed Letter Per Martin's request, Knox returned letters from Gov. Blount....
Receipt of Joseph Howell for Margaret Green, wife of Peter Green Margaret Green received $2 on account of husband Peter Green pay....
Receipt of Joseph Howell for pay due to Ann Vorhees wife of Abraham Vorhees Ann Vorhees wife of Abraham Vorhees, received half a dollar on account of her husband's pay....
Account of Charles Erskine Certification of pay and service for Charles Erskine, late lieutenant of the Virginia dragoons....
Report from Pittsburgh Regarding Garrison at Fort Fayette Reports that a small garrison, artillery and infantry descended the Oteo River to Legionville. Cavalry crossed the Allegheny Mountains....
Cost Estimate of Providing Goods to the Six Nations Document, describes goods for Six Nations; describes annuity; discusses Indian castles; estimates Indian population by village....
Discharge of Militia Discharge of militia called into service for protection of Ohio County in Virginia. Maj. Gen. A. Wayne to provide necessary aid for Western frontiers...
Account of John Conklin Certification of pay and service for John Conklin, late artificer in Colonel Baldwin's Regiment. Conklin is owed 68 dollars....
On Money Forwarded, and the Beauty of a Particular Place Discusses the forwarding of money; should not suffer any inconvenience for want of money. Remembers the spot that O'Hara describes and notes its beaut...
Request that Infantry Clothing be Forwarded to Captain William Buchanan of Baltimore Stagg informs Hodgdon that Secretary of War requests delivery of 25 suits of infantry clothing for privates, to Captain William Buchanan at Baltimore...
Refers to Business among Various Officers Writes of receipts and money. Refers to Indian affairs. Lists boats and loads....
Desire to Meet Cornplanter; Unlikelihood of Congressional Action on Recruiting Knox wants to meet with the Cornplanter so that the latter can explain the communication received from the Six Nations in preparation for the next mee...
Request to Forward Clothing for Captain John Pratt's recruits A request to have articles of clothing forwarded to New Brunswick New Jersey for Captain Pratt's recruits of 1st Sub Legion. Also mentions sending woo...
Deliver Powder to Colonel Thomas Procter Hodgdon is to deliver cannon powder, blank cartridges, and hank of flow match, and port fires to Col Thomas Procter....
Notification of Delivery Box containing stationary and books to be delivered for Caleb Swan....
Request for Clothing Request for delivery of overalls for Captain Kerr's Company stationed in North Carolina....
Worthlessness of Peace Council; Necessity of Keeping Force in Readiness Wayne proclaims that the terms of the peace council were so demeaning as to render them worthless. More than ever he proposes a state of readiness tha...
Regarding Return of Shot and Shell; Reams of Paper; Need for Oil Encloses return of shot and shell received of Messieurs Patrick and Torrence Campbell. Reams of paper insufficient. Armorers are in need of oil, which...
Situation in Ohio Country: Indians Demand Withdrawal, Soldiers Need Pay, Shortage of Officers The Indians continue to demand that the United States withdraw to the south of the Ohio River. There is a severe shortage of officers; non-commissione...
Extracts from letters of Brigadier General James Wilkerson and Samuel Henley, commissary military stores Extracts from letters of Brigadier General James Wilkerson and Samuel Henley, commissary military stores and extract of General Wilkerson's orders. Ap...
Clothing for Troops in Carlisle Pennsylvania Orders to ship woolen overalls to recruits under Thomas Butler....
Receipt of Joseph Howell for Ann Voorhees Ann Voorhees received $1.50 on account of husband's pay....
Money Owed A. Scott and Co. Inquiry on purchase of 200 horses made allegedly under the direction of Hodgdon....
Rations for St. Clair's Army Hodgdon has many questions and comments regarding the accountability of rations during St. Clair's campaign against the Indians....
Regulations for Receiving, Distributing, and Accounting for Public Property Discusses regulations concerning the delivery of public stores to the U.S. army on the Ohio, with instructions to each department (Ordinance, Quarterm...
Request from Captain Pratt for Delivery of Clothing and Blankets; Refers to Pay Roll A clerk informs Hodgdon that Captain Pratt asks to deliver clothing. Refers to payrolls and blankets....
Order & Discipline in the Legion, and Reinforcements & Promotions Wayne hopes the Legion's officers' communique on rations does not injure its impression of order and discipline, as these have been trained into them ...
Forwarding of Nails, Iron, and Clothing At request of Quarter Master General, bearer brings iron, and nails. At Secretary of War's request, forwards remains of the hundred complete suits of ...
Delivery of Horses Bearer comes with public horses, which came hither with Indians. Others to be delivered by Ensign McCleary and Surgeon's Mate Strong....
Report from Fort Washington Harris reports that Indians remain peaceable. Mentions Mr. Colesworthy. Harris says he is very busy and does not have time to write him. Letter from M...
Receipt of Pay Due to Hannah Drane Wife of Soldier Hannah Drane received $1.50 on account of pay of husband....
Regarding Irregularities in Shipments of Clothing Craig details the shipment of clothing to recipients and addresses correspondence from Captain Henley and General Wilkinson on irregularities in packi...
Request to Forward Letter to Lieutenant Robert Thompson Request to forward letter to Lieutenant Robert Thompson at Pittsburg....
War Dept. Personnel Issues Knox addresses personnel issues including pay (the paymaster is finally on site), promotions, reductions in force, pay raises, and training. Several W...
Seizure of Foreign Shipping Knox discusses the seizure of a ship and foreign affairs with Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight of North Carolina. Specifically the Spanish....
Receipt of Joseph Howell for pay due to Susannah Grener, wife of Jacob Grener Susanna Grener received $2 on account of husband Jacob's pay....
Receipt of Joseph Howell for Martha Facundis, wife of Frederick Facundis Martha [Mary] Facundis received $3 twice on account of pay of husband Frederick Facundis....
Advances Made by Joseph Howell to Sundry Soldiers and Wives Numerous advances of payment. List includes soldier's name, company, to whom paid, voucher number, and amount. Sent to Caleb Swan, paymaster, followe...
Peace Mission of Cornplanter, Supplies & Artillery Needed at Legionville The Cornplanter's peace message should be laid before Congress as soon as possible as he and his nephew are on their way to Philadelphia. Various ite...
Invoice of Stores Received Encloses return of ordnance and military stores. Mentions Major Burbeck. Has made return of Quarter Master stores to Colonel O'Hara....
Payment of Legion Continues; Military Escorts for Officials & Apology for Slight The arrival of the Paymaster should expedite the payment of the troops although sublegionary paymasters should be appointed to aid the process. The Pr...
Account of John McChesney Payment of $16.66 to John McChesney private in Colonel Thompson's Rifle Regiment....
Returns of Ordnance and Military Stores; the Matter of Craig's Compensation Received returns of ordnance and military stores. Asks for monthly returns. Addresses Craig's rate of compensation. Does not believe Craig entitled to...
Quarter Master Stores and Clothing; Shortage of Musket Powder Encloses returns of Quarter Master stores and clothing. Discusses shortage of musket powder and the need for large supply prior to campaign....
Accountability for Legion Stores & Pay, Recruitment Issues Knox requests that all articles and stores sent to the Legion be strictly accounted for. This should not take time from training the marksmen but stri...
Regarding Suspicions of Double Dealings Colonel Nevil delivered documents necessary to procure payment of St. Clair's transportation. Discusses new home in Philadelphia, where he enjoys his...
Discusses Drafts, Returns, Construction of Boats, Forts, and Garrisons Discusses drafts and returns. Discusses loading of boats. References forts and garrisons and plans for boat building....
Regarding Accounts, Transactions, Indian Expenses Discusses accounts, transactions, Indian expenses. Mentions Colonel Nevill, Captain Prior, Fisher, and Mr. O'Hara....
Shipment of Powder Quantity of powder to be shipped immediately. Make return of quantity confirmed....
A Report on Status of Ammunition Shipments Reports on shipment of family stores loaded by Colonel Nevill, shipment of powder, fuses, paper for Mr. O'Hara, lead, and musket balls....
Journal of Commissioners of United States appointed to hold treaty at Sandusky for purpose of making peace with Western Indians Journal of the commissioners of the United States appointed to hold a treaty at Sandusky for the purpose of making peace with the Western Indians. Com...
Return of Powder, Arrival of Ammunition, Availability of Lead Encloses return of powder. Lead and musket ball sent to Legion Ville and will soon be worked up into cartridges. Mentions a Frenchman from Sandusky of...
Note from the Auditor in re Billington & Young Requests Hodgdon's opinion on the remnants of fabric offered by Billington & Young....
Cannon Manufacture Knox discussed faulty manufacture of munitions and the progress of ordered materials and equipment....
Forwarding of Ammunition to Pittsburg Will forward supply of flints, powder, military stores from Philadelphia to Pittsburg....
Unauthorized Sale of Indian Land Putnam explains that the chiefs did not express themselves clearly at the council. The alleged sale of land to Louis Viviatte was not valid because it...
Proposed War with the Creeks The Chickasaw chiefs blame the Creeks for the violence in the southwest and ask for the guns, ammunition, supplies, and food to go to war with them....
Resignation from the Army Due to age, fatigue, and ill health, General Putnam resigns from the army....
A Report on Returns of Ordnance, Clothing and Stores Reports on returns of ordnance, clothing and stores....
Defective Howitzers & Request for Replacement Wayne complains about the defective nature of his howitzers and asks for replacements of the same properties and caliber that are of better quality. P...
Regarding Indians O'Hara encloses an invoice, mentions Indian goods and the mercantile business. Encloses a draft on Captain Pryor for $100....
Requests Money; Refers to Distribution of Public Goods Requests money. Refers to the Secretary of War and the distribution of public property and the military and ordnance stores. Requests that Mr. Belli b...
Payment to Colonel Benjamin Holden Payment of $434.16 to Colonel Benjamin Holden of Massachusetts Line in Colonel Hutchinson's Regiment....
Payment to Lieutenant Thomas Wishart Payment of $320 to Lieutenant Thomas Wishart, Virginia Line....
Speech from the Henry Knox to the Northwestern Indians on Location of Next Council Fire Speech informs the Indians that, due to a translation error, the United States government misunderstood the intended location of the next council fire...
Delivery of Letters and Money Received letters, including those for General Wayne at Legion Ville. Mentions delivery of money and Doctor Carmichael. Reference to Colonel Procter an...
Hopes for Peace Conference & Preparations for Movement Should It Fail Knox talks about the coming peace conference with the Indians and hopes that the commissioners will be successful in achieving a satisfactory peace wi...
Orders to Receive Damaged Gun-Barrels Request to receive damaged supplies, enclosed letter from A.A. Muller on the subject....
Intends to Prove Ordnance; Request for Three Pound Balls Proctor intends to prove some ordnance and says he needs 25 three-pound balls....
Delivery of Public Horses Bearer will deliver two public horses....
Negotiations with Indians on Ohio River Boundary; Expectation of War Wayne discusses the meeting he had with the Corn Planter and other chiefs and warriors and expresses his belief that the Indians have established the ...
Regarding Knox's Request for Interpreters for Sandusky talks Provides recommendations on interpreters. The man Hodgdon recommended has gone to Kentucky. Mentions Joseph Nicholas, an interpreter of several Indian...
Certificate of William McGraw Estate Certificate of the estate of William McGraw, recently deceased....
Receipt of Account of Stores; Payment of Turnbull and Marmies Acknowledges receipt of account of stores. Has written to O'Hara to pay Turnbull and Marmies' account....
Purchasing of Rations; Need for Cessation of Movement During Negotiations, for Safety of Negotiators Rations should be purchased from Contractors near posts so that the prices will be reasonable. It is vital that no offensive actions or incursions int...
Settlement with Private John Cockley, 1st New York Regiment Settlement of account with Private John Cockley, 1st New York Regiment....
Preparation for An Aggressive Campaign Should the treaty negotiations be unsuccessful, Knox orders Wayne to be fully prepared for an aggressive campaign by August 1st at the latest. In an e...
Murder of Richard Thresher and family Extract of a deposition taken by Elihu Lyman, Justice of the Peace, of Michael Cupps and Nancy Smith. Cupps and Smith give account of the murder of R...
Regarding Accounts and Supplies Mentions bills and remittances; Captain Prior. Hopes that Doctor Brown's pay is agreeable to draft. Is preparing supplies for current year....
Killing and Scalping of William Pugh Extracts from the deposition of Benjamin Harrison and Francis Pugh, of Washington County. Describes the killing and scalping of William, the son of C...
Knox and Hamilton offer joint opinion to Washington Letter, encloses (originally) a joint opinion of Knox and Hamilton....
William Wilson, interpreter of Delaware and Shawanese tongues Interpreter Wilson was supposed to be at Philadelphia, but he has not arrived, nor is there any word. Commissioners have commenced journey and will r...
Legionville, Knox's Eastern tour, war in Europe, and Burbeck's rank Letter, mentions affairs in Legionville, Knox's Eastern tour, war in Europe, and Burbeck's rank....
Report on troops under Major General Wayne Troops under Major General Anthony Wayne embarked in good order for Fort Washington, in high spirits, with boats well fitted for transportation. Shoul...
Remittances, Payments, Shipments of Goods Reports on receipt of money and warrants. Makes mention of Captain Prior, Doctor Brown and Indian goods sent....
Washington speaks to the Miamis Washington awards medals to Miami Chiefs and asks them to wear these decorations as signs of their loyalty to the United States....
Delivery of Post Notes; Articles Wanting; Wabash Indians Send $5000 in post notes, part of $40,000 in requisition. Asks for articles wanting, so as to prioritize the shipments. Wabash Indians under Captain P...
Captain Prior's Expenses Encloses Captain Prior's duplicate receipt for horse, saddle, and bridal, used to attend Wabash Indians on return to their country....
Outfitting of Boats; the Work of Pilot Denis Ferris Reports on fitting of boats at Legion Ville. Mentions Major McCully and taking charge of the boats at Wheeling. Directed Major Finley to give Denis Fe...
Assignment of Brigadier General Posey Brigadier General Posey will set out for headquarters next Monday. Requests that Craig have boat ready for descending Ohio River, as soon as Posey arr...
Packet of Notes to be Delivered by Brigadier General Posey for Pay of Garrison at Fort Franklin Brigadier General Posey is to deliver packet to Craig containing notes intended for pay of garrison at Fort Franklin. Asks that Craig give Posey dupli...
Original Receipts Required Executive cannot reimburse Virginia without original receipts from the expenses accrued for the protection of the frontier....
Payment to Hopkins Acknowledges the receipt of information from Colonel Campbell regarding the Cherokee. Authorized payment to be made to John Hopkins....
Indian Interpreter Mr. Wilson; Packages; Recruits on the March to Pittsburgh Mr Wilson, interpreter, has set out for Niagara to attend the commissioners at proposed Indian Treaty. Asks that Craig forward packages containing Ind...
Boats for Brigadier General Posey; Interpreters to New York for Treaty Commissioners Will have boat fitted for General Posey. Major Hughes and detachment embarked for Fort Washington. Mr. William Williams set of for Niagara via Fort Fr...
Indians Under Captain Prior; Wagons; Mrs Craig Indians under Captain Prior will be with Craig; asks that Craig send the waggons back immediately. Respects to Mrs. Craig; her China shall command mor...
Mr. Williams and Henley; Contracts; Provisions and Accounts Mentions Mr. Williams and Mr. Henley, contracts and Quarter Master General. Mentions forage at Muskingum. Mentions money to discharge account; please ...
Interposing in Cases of Hostility Secretary Knox discusses a case in which an armed vessel of one of the powers engaged in the present war captured a ship in the Bay of Delaware that w...
Protecting foreign ships in our harbors Secretary Knox directs Governor Edward Telfair of Georgia to intercede to protect foreign ships in his harbors. Mentions the militia of the state of G...
Obtaining Money Instructions for St. Clair regarding Indian goods received and will be adhered to. Discussed methods of obtaining money, requests a sum of money imme...
Receipt of Letters Received letters and enclosures addressed to Secretary of War....
Bank notes; supplies; arrival of India Men Expresses satisfaction in finding that several packages of bank notes arrived to the Quarter Master General. Will mention situation to Secretary of Wa...
Commissioners Advise No Movement, Lest Indians Interpret it as Hostile Peace commissioners advise Knox that Wayne should not undertake any movement, lest it provoke the Indians....
Meeting at Sandusky Delayed The proposed meeting of the Indian chiefs and the Commissioners will take place at Sandusky. However, the date appointed by the US is too early for th...
Request for White Wampum On behalf of commissioners, Pickering laments that the white wampum has not arrived from New York or Albany. Therefore, ask Major Craig's help in obta...
Account of David Reese Certification of pay and service for David Reese, late private in the 3rd New Jersey Regiment. Reese is owed 280 dollars...
Regarding Drafts from Mr. McKinley Waiting on directions from Secretary of War regarding letter from Mr. McKinley, who presented drafts for $1104. Secretary of War has warranted accepta...
Expect to Hear Directly from Secretary of War Hodgdon had conference with Secretary of War who will contact Craig directly. System is now very rigid. The least departure therefrom, results in cens...
Travel from Pittsburgh Several officers leave for Head Quarters on Kentucky boat. The water is low which makes slows boat traffic. Cornplanter's nephew brought speech to Co...
Regarding the Defective Manner in which the Quarter Master General Left his Business Notes that Samuel Hodgdon, agent of Quarter Master General, has paid Craig's bill for $1100 and will write on subject of future drafts. Complains of t...
Delay of Movements by the Legion Knox instructs Wayne that, due to a postponement of the treaty negotiations, it is necessary to postpone any movements by the Legion that might be int...
Allocation of Money, Dispatches Estimate for cost of horses by Quartermaster General enclosed. Block house to be build at mouth of Wheeling, requests information on hostile Indians ...
Enclosed List of Sundry Articles, Indian Relations Enclosed list of sundry articles that must be purchase along with letter from Quartermaster General specifying the need to purchase items. Mentioned S...
Request for Cooperation from Royal Governor of Canada U.S. Indian Commissioners at Navy Hall request the cooperation of the British government in pursuing peace negotiations with the Western tribes....
British Assistance to American Commissioners during Sandusky Treaty Talks with Western Indians Assistance offered by British for peace negotiations with Western Indians....
Drafts; Captain Prior's Baggage; Newspapers Discusses draft in favor of Mr. Butler. Hopes Captain Prior's baggage will not long detain him. Mentions newspapers forwarded belong to James O'Hara. ...
Ship Capture Action relative to ship taken by French Frigate [burned fragment, in large part illegible]....
Placing the Cart Before the Horse Washington warns that the pending application should not be addressed until a survey, an essential document, is taken. Doing so would be like placing ...
Money to Quarter Master General; Wampum; Money for Captain Prior Quarter Master General's agent will transmit sum of $5000. Hopes interpreters Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ash answer purpose of commissioners. Asks about the w...
Travel Safety Remarks on traveling by river or by road to Wheeling. Safety of each mode of transportation discussed....
Money for James O'Hara William Knox writes on behalf on Hodgdon, who is out of town. Forwards money, for which James O'Hara, Quarter Master General, is accountable. Also sen...
Looting Looting of shot and shells documented, stated that it will continue until stores are gone unless they are secured....
Shipment of Clothing for Troops Requests immediate shipment of clothing to Pittsburgh for troops under Major General Wayne. Troops which marched this year have received clothing at t...
Report from the Territory of the South The Secretary of State has received from the Secretary of the Territory of the South a report on the activities of the territorial government to be pr...
Forecast of Indian Attendance at Sandusky, Etc. Federal commissioners for conference at Sandusky report that interpreter Parish is late, probably due to incessant rains. Moravian missionaries, John...
Situation of the Legion at Hobson's Choice Near Cincinnati; Anger at Proposal to Replace Legion with Militia Wayne continues to fret over the lack of supplies for his troops, a concern which is exacerbated by continued harassment by the Indians at the cost of...
Money and Indian Department accounts Received money in post notes. Will inform Quarter Master General. Encloses accounts for Indian Department....
Forwarding Money; Post at Wheeling; Indian Baggage Reports that $5000 sent as requested. Directs suspension of erection of post at Wheeling because of state of waters. Laments late arrival Indian bagga...
Forwarding of Money; Shipment of Stores Draft in favor of Mr. Butler paid; $5000 forwarded by last post. Many stores have been shipped....
Abstract of Pay Due Militia Southwest of the Ohio 1793 Abstract of pay due the militia called into service for the protection of the frontiers South of the Ohio by order of the Governor, William Blount in ...
Abstract of Pay Due the Militia Called into Service for the Protection of the Frontiers 1793 Abstract of pay due the militia called into service for the protection of the frontiers South of the Ohio by order of the Governor, William Blount in ...
Shipments of Clothing to Commanders of Corps Discusses contract for clothing. Gives recommendations on how to ship the clothing to its destinations, respective Corps, along with invoices. Wants ...
Distilled Spirits to be Issued to Troops Hamilton has concluded to have purchases of distilled spirits made on the accounts of the government for the use of the army....
Navigation of Ohio River and Construction at Wheeling Discusses navigation of Ohio River, population of Wheeling, Virginia [now West Virginia]. Mentions great danger on the road to Wheeling due to Indians...
Interpreters Arrival, Arrival of Moravian Missionaries, and Timing of Conference Federal commissioners for conference at Sandusky report that interpreter Jasper Parish has arrived with letters from Knox and wampum resupply. Other i...
Money Forwarded to Nicholas Hoffman for Purchasing Bricks Hoffman receives check for $1500 for purpose of purchasing bricks under orders of Secretary of War....
Receipt from Nicholas Hoffman to Samuel Hodgdon for purchasing bricks Hoffman received $1500 for bricks for the office under orders of Secretary of War....
Order for Legion to Hold Position; Report on Actions of Cherokees and Creeks Knox orders Wayne to remain on the margins of the Ohio in order to save rations, prepare for the coming campaign, and to avoid antagonizing the Indian...
Block house at Wheeling; Shipments of Clothing; Movements of Troops Has directed Colonel Clarke to proceed with the erection of block house at Wheeling. Asks that Craig lend support. Captain Pratt marched from Trenton...
Indian Accounts; Shipments of Clothing Will advise on what will be done with Indian accounts. Encloses invoice of clothing. Mentions shipment of cavalry and infantry clothing....
Insufficient Money Delivered Money sent was not enough to discharge all debt at Quartermaster's Department in Pittsburgh. List of remaining balances. Indian accounts transmitted....
Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Major Isaac Craig on interpreters, wampum, runners, and timing of Sandusky Conference ...
Letter from Canadian Colonel Alexander McKee to Federal Commissioners for Conference at Sandusky Commissioners note in 29 June 1793 entry above letter from McKee, that Captain Elliott arrived with deputation of twenty Indians for nations assembled...
Appoint Someone to Receive Spirits Secretary Knox is informing Quartermaster General James O'Hara that he is enclosing an extract of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, as well...
Schedule of Payments Made at the Requisition of the Quartermaster General. A schedule of the payments made at the requisition of the Quartermaster General....
Charges Related to Wabash and Seneca Indians; Captain Prior Encloses charges accrued from detaining Wabash Indians. Mentions amount of the Seneca Indians, advances to Captain Prior. General John Gibson setting...
Appointing a Confidential Agent of the Quartermaster's Department Craig must appoint a confidential agent of the quartermaster department if one does not already exist and balance [Lieutenant Colonel] Sprout in Marie...
Account of John Laurence, Judge Advocate General Account of John Laurence, Judge Advocate General; from Joseph Howell at the Accountant's Office to the Auditor of the Treasury....
Account of John Laurence, Judge Advocate General Statement of the account of John Laurence, Judge Advocate General; by Joseph Howell in the War Accountant's Office, to the Auditor of the Treasury....
Treaty Talks as Delaying Action; Desire for Offensive to Capture Supplies Wayne continues to believe that the treaty talks are simply the means by which the Indians and British seek to procrastinate until the military situat...
Account of Thomas Cheeke Certification of pay and service for Thomas L. Cheeke, late Sergeant in the 14th Virginia Regiment....
Council meeting in which the Commissioners of the United States, Colonel Simcoe, military officers and Indians from the council assembled Commissioners report that on 29 June 1793, they embarked at Fort Erie for Sandusky, but winds not favorable and returned. On 30 June, winds still unfa...
Request to Transmit Money to Major Craig at Pittsburg Transmit to Major Craig at Pittsburg $2500 for the Quarter Master General's Department....
Powder, Lead and Muskets to be Sent to Pittsburg Request to send musket powder, lead and 750 new muskets to Pittsburg....
Money Forwarded, Delivery Money requested by Craig is forwarded, other payments discussed. Knox mentions delivery of Indian baggage....
Account of Daniel De Benneville Certification of pay and service for Daniel De Benneville, late Sergeant in the 13th Virginia Regiment....
Payment for Transportation of Baggage to Pittsburg Payment of $25.13 to Andrew Michaux for transporting baggage to Pittsburg....
Delivery of Money, Clothing, Arms, Powder, and Lead Sends $2500 for public use in Quarter Master's Department. Provides guidance for drawing future sums. Reports on delivery of clothing, arms, powder, ...
Block House Construction; Captain Pike's Detachment; Payment of Boatmen and Boat Builders Will pay particular attention to instructions respecting erection of block house and store house at Wheeling. Will proceed to Wheeling to ascertain ma...
Indian Speech to Commissioners Indians apologized and provided reasoning for not meeting commissioners at Sandusky, requested to meet with "Governor of this Province" (John Graves S...
Commissioner's Notes on Treaty Proceedings Before arrival of commissioners at the council house from Navy Hall, while waiting for them, Captain Brandt spoke. He noted that it was agreed at the ...
Letter from the Secretary of War The men intended for a rifle company are to be mustered accordingly. Mentions the Secretary of the Treasury....
Account of Will Coulter Certification of pay and service for Will Coulter, late Corporal in the 1st Regiment of Light Dragoons. Coulter is owed 485 dollars...
Notice of Accounts Settled and Stores Forwarded Informs James O'Hara that he has received a warrant for the remaining amount drawn on him. Major Craig is informed of his authorization to draw on him...
Answer of Federal Commissioners for Conference at Sandusky to speech delivered by Captain Brant on behalf of western Indians Delivered by interpreter Captain Brant on behalf of Western Nations, Commissioners restate questions and issues presented by Western Indians previous ...
Indians' Speech Requested reasons for "warlike appearances" of the United States. Commissioners to answer the following day....
Response of Commissioners and Captain Brandt to Indian Speech of 07/07/1793 Regrets to hear reports of war, only peace intended by United States. Commissioners have authority from their government to negotiate....
Answer of the Commissioners to Captain Brandt's Speech Answer of the Commisioners of the United States to the speech delivered yesterday by Captain Brandt in behalf of the Western Indians....
Account of Hezek Edwards Certification of pay and service for Hezek Edwards, 2nd Regiment of Artillery;...
Warning that Wayne's Preparations Signal to Indians that U.S. is Preparing for War The Commissioners are warning Knox that Wayne's recent movements and provisioning send a strong signal to the Indians at the Niagara peace council tha...
Indians' Diversionary Tactics Wayne frets that a confederacy of southern and northern Indians is forming to enforce the Indians' boundary demands. Meanwhile the treaty negotiations...
Discusses Horses Refers to guide for the movement of the army and Wilkinson's superior knowledge of the local area. Worries that articles will fall short. Has instruct...
The Infamous Mr. Martin Wayne has been informed by Mr. Morrison, a gentleman of veracity, that he saw between twenty and thirty wagon-loads of public stores laying at Shippen...
Indian Land Treaty of 1783 Ownership of land near Great Lakes is erroneous. United States gained the right to claim land through the grant of the King of England, but the India...
Account of James Elliott Certification of pay and service for James Elliott, late matross in Harrison's Regiment of Artillery. Elliott is owed 134 dollars....
Account of John Mason Certification of pay and service for John Mason, late mattross in the Virginia Artillery....
Account of Jesse Armstrong Certification of pay and service for Jesse Armstrong, late private in the Virginia Artillery....
Account of John Alexander Certification of pay and service for John Alexander, late of Colonel Lee's Legion....
Account of James Stuart Certification of pay and service for James Stuart, late matross for the Virginia Artillery. Stuart is owed 134 dollars....
Account of Benjamin Lawson Certification of pay and service for Benjamin Lawson, late private in the Virginia Artillery. Lawson is owed 58 dollars....
Certification of Payment, Bounty for John Carmichael, Surgeon 4th Regiment Certification that $18 is due John F. Carmichael, Surgeon, being the bounty paid and premium allowed for enlisting one recruit....
Account of Joseph Scott Certification of pay and service for Joseph Scott, late Captain in Colonel Posey's detachment....
Shipments of Clothing for Troops Secretary of War requests that Craig send 110 suits of infantry clothing complete to Pittsburg and issued to troops at Fort Franklin, Pittsburg, Wheel...
Report on Movements of Troops and Expenditures Lieutenant Glenn with detachment of Rifle Corps and Cornet Brick with dismounted Dragoons, have embarked. Governor St. Clair has left. Mentions depar...
Preparations for Operations Against the Indians Knox assures Wayne that his orders are sufficiently broad to include whatever preparations are needed to execute successful offensive operations again...
Stores and Clothing Forwarded to Pittsburgh for Major General Anthony Wayne Knox directs that stores and clothing be forwarded to Pittsburgh for General Wayne's troops....
Colonel Strong's Movements Alarm Indians; Logistics & Personnel of Legion The peace commissioners are alarmed by Col. Strong's movements so they must be halted immediately. Various logistical and personnel matters are discus...
Preventing Possible Breaches of the Truce Knox orders Wayne to withdraw any forces whose forward movements might be considered a breach of the truce with the northern Indians....
Movement of Troops; Safeguarding of Letters for Commander in Chief Mentions his direction to Lieutenant Colonel Clarke to make provisions to send troops. Supposes that detachments at Marrietta and Gallipolis must have...
Account Adjustments and Peace with Cherokees Knox related troubles in obtaining account information from Virginia, problems with peace accord b/w U.S. and Cherokees....
Accounts Details of accounts current, enclosed. Repeated requests for money, Craig has been personally borrowing large sums from friends to meet demands on Qu...
Account of John Kelly Certification of service and settlement of pay for John Kelly, late of Captain Spencer's Regiment....
Post Notes and Arms Forwarded Per request, post notes forwarded. Requests communication on receipt of money. Arms and armaments forwarded. Cartouch boxes forwarded with all spee...
Vacancy in the Office of Adjutant General & Invoices for Stores Knox requests that Wayne fill the office of Adjustant General which is again vacant. Th case of Dr. Scott is referred to him to take whatever action h...
Delivery of Arms to Mud Island Secretary of War requests that Hodgdon deliver to General Lewis Nicolas, for the use of militia at Mud Island, Delaware River, forty stands of arms wi...
Transmittal of Money; Captain Pratt's Detachment Samuel Hodgdon will transmit $3000. In future, no money will be advance but upon previous estimate. Mentions holding part of Captain Pratt's detachmen...
Delay in Transmitting Dr. Strong's Receipt Being transmitted is an abstract of warrants drawn by the Secretary of War in continuation to July 27th. It is hoped that Swan will have sent the rec...
Speech from the Confederate Indians at Miami Rapids Speech of the Confederate Indians at the Miami Rapids to the U.S. Commissioners of Indian Affairs, where they ask if the United States government will...
Speech of the General Council to the Commissioners Speech of the Deputies of the Confederate Indian Nations, assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River, to the Commissioners of the United States....
Account of Edward Kelly Certification of service and settlement of pay for Edward Kelly, late private in Spencer's Regiment....
Incessant Harassment of the Executive Washington asks the heads of the department to reconsider the expediency of directing the Custom House officers to be attentive to arming and equippin...
Request for Report on Ship Repairs Orders to ascertain information on repairs made to British ship now in port of Philadelphia, to determine whether it is being fitted as a merchant ves...
Orders to Receive PublicHorses and Equipment Secretary of War requests that Hodgdon receive from Corporal Gallagher two pulci horse with equipment. Colonel Henley, going to Governor Blount's terr...
Provide Answers to Captain George Fleming Queries Captain George Fleming wants to know cost of carriages made in Philadelphia, for cannon sent from West Point, and what a carpenter would charge of mak...
Account of Nathan Scotton Certification of service and settlement of pay for Nathan Scotton, late private in Colonel Lee's Legion....
Account of Thomas Henley, Aide-de-Camp Statement of the account of Thomas Henley, Aide-de-Camp; from Joseph Howell at the War Accountant's Office to the Auditor of the Treasury....
Indian Council questions the authority of U.S. Indian Commissioners Speech, discusses boundary line re Treaty of Fort Stanwix; asks for intentions towards boundary line; alludes to White encroachment; questions authori...
Military Force Authorized Executive Dept. authorized an augmentation to vessels for increased military support against foreign war ships in U.S. ports....
COPY: List of Repairs Detailed list of repairs made to a merchant ship in port of Philadelphia....
Speech Regarding Possession of Land and Past Treaties with Indian Confederacy Commissioners agreed the boundary line set at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix between the Indians and the British colonies was the Ohio River, but future t...
Speech of the Commissioners of the United States Speech of the Commissioners of the United States to the Deputies of the Confederate Nations assembled at the Rapids of the Miami River. Mention disput...
Border Disputes and other issues Speech to be delivered to the Indians. Referring to the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the Indians have demanded that all whites be removed from the Indian ...
COPY Assurances Regarding British Vessel Bond replies to Knox's letter of July 31 on behalf of the British Minister. He assures Knox that he respects the US Government, and that the British v...
[COPY] Specifications for Removing Guns Repairs and modifications made to the merchant ship must be removed. Guns and port holes specified....
Notification of Appointment Henley temporarily appointed Agent for Dept of War in territory south of the Ohio. Information on pay....
Detained Frigate Discusses case of prize taken by French Frigate....
Captain Zebulon Pike's Detachment, Construction at Wheeling, Peace with Indians, Etc Reports on letters received. Captain Pike's detachment not yet arrived. Forwards packets addressed to President of United States and Secretary of War....
Payment of Invalids in Connecticut Secretary Knox directs payment of Invalid Pensioners in Connecticut....
Quarrels with Genet, Etc. Senator King states his objections to the actions of Citizen Genet who he believed was endangering US neutrality with regard to France's war with Spai...
Regarding estimates for expenses Acknowledges receipt of letters. Estimates will be taken into consideration and the result communicated....
Movement of Powder and Goods Has sent powder forward in carts. Asks that shoes for the 1st Sub Legion be packed and marked. Clothing is nearly all on the road. On one of carts is ...
Rules Governing Ship Building For foreign vessels, the purchase of arms and munitions to be shipped elsewhere for arming vessels is admissible, but modifying or building a ship of ...
Regulations for Preservation of Neutrality Itemized list by President of rules to promote neutrality of U.S. Requests the governor suppress any actions that are contrary to the above mentioned ...
Foreign Policy Letter, discusses policy concerning prizes allegedly taken with the limits of the protection of the United States....
Regulations for Preserving the Neutrality of U.S. Ports More formal list of regulations for preserving U.S. neutrality, based on Knox's letter of May 24 and drawn from international law. These deal with the...
Rules Governing French Vessels in U.S. Ports Explanation of rules regarding the arrival of "prizes" on French vessels in U.S. ports....
Discusses Estimates, Supplies, and Transportation Encloses extract of letter from the Secretary of the Treasury with a reply from Major Craig. Discussion of estimates and concern of Commander in Chief...
Debunking Indian Accusations of Aggressive Movement; Drilling, Equipping, & (Re)Enlisting Troops Wayne defends his preparations and provisioning as limited and un-aggressive. Dismisses Indian allegations of stockpiling food (as for a march) at th...
Enclosed Copy of Report on Accounting Copy of accounts for the defense of Virginia, amount owed to Edward Carrington....
Estimate of Expenses; Dispatches for General Wayne Estimate of expenses will be analyzed. Notes that expenses have already exceeded estimates. Asks that dispatches for General Wayne be secretly deliver...
Regarding Quarter Master General's Complaints Discusses arrival of money to Craig. Has not seen letter Craig sent to Secretary of War and wonders what Quarter Master General O'Hara complains of. ...
Invalids and the Pension List The Attorney General is trying to work with the Secretary of War to deal with the issue of invalids and the Pension List. Suggests writing a letter to...
Delivery of Letters to Fort Washington; State of the River; Attendance on Indians Lieutenant Tinley set of for Fort Washington with letters; he will take charge of stores forwarded there since Captain Pike's departure. Captain Prat...
Refers to Stores, Supplies, and Indian Goods Refers to correspondence. Reports receiving the first of the stores. Hopes to have Indian goods at Pittsburgh as soon as possible....
Deductions from the Estimates of the Pay of the Troops, Etc. Howell worries that public papers sent by Swan may have been lost or miscarried. He is transmitting the extract from the register of warrants in conti...
In the Case of No Peace Treaty; Forwarding of Money and Stores. Long time since hearing from O'Hara. Preparations made in case there is no peace treaty. Articles in estimate gone forward. Money remitted to Major Cr...
Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Captain Henry Ford, commanding the Dunmore on the late reply to speech of 31 July 1793 and decision to proceed to the Miami Federal Commissioners lament that they have been waiting twelve days for a reply to their 31 July 1793 letter. Have decided to proceed to the rapids o...
No Answer from the Indians Has Arrived Commissioners Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering express their disappointment that they have yet to receive an answer from the deputation of Indian Nati...
Account of Joseph Baker Certification of service and settlement of pay for Joseph Baker. Baker is owed $13.95....
Lord Dorchester speech to Indians Land rights and boundaries were previously determined by nations of Europe and do not hold now that the United States has possession of the land....
Arms for Vessels Describes new rules concerning the fitting and arming of ships by belligerent nations in ports or harbors of the United States....
Asylum Presidential decision not to grant asylum to any armed vessel or privateer. Requests Governor's assistance in enforcing this new mandate....
Procedure for Returning Ships Brought as Prizes into U.S. Ports By French Privateers Referring to the privateers mentioned in the U.S.-French agreement concerning French ships in U.S. ports, Knox directs that any prizes brought by Fren...
European Privateers Outfitted in America to Be Barred from Ports; List of Known Offending Ships Notes that the federal government has tried in vain to outlaw the practice of European nations outfitting privateers in American ports, and passes dow...
Privateers U.S. position of neutrality prevents any ships from being outfitted with weapons in U.S. ports, and no privateers or cruisers can be granted asylum....
Prizes Directs actions to recover captured prizes....
Warrant Drawn for Quartermaster's Department A warrant for $500.00 drawn in favor of Hodgdon from the Treasury. Money is for the Quartermaster's Department. Knox requested Hodgdon send money to...
Wayne to Continue War Preparations While Not Antagonizing Indians; Reasons for Not Launching Supporting Movement Wayne is to continue to make appropriate preparations for war without unduly alarming the Indians, thereby rendering the position of the peace Commiss...
Enclosed Money for Quartermaster's Department Enclosed money for Quartermaster's Department by order of Sec. of War. Details on shipping clothing and equipment for artillery and cavalry....
Money Required Craig uncertain of exact amount of money required to fulfill needed, lists various reasons for expenditure. Invoices enclosed. Location of various t...
U.S. & Indian Differences Regarding Ohio River Boundary Irreconcilable; War Will Continue The Indians have acknowledged the receipt of the recent treaty commissioners' speech, which declared that the U.S.-Indian Boundary could no longer be ...
Money Advances; Dispatches for General Wayne; Delivery of Stores for Army Has requested to Secretary of Treasury to advance $5000. Keep the Quarter Master General constantly informed of the sums drawn. Dispatches for General...
Privateer Prize Directs vessels returned to owners; discusses privateers....
Letter to Major General Anthony Wayne, Fort Washington from Federal Commissioners Sandusky Conference on Indian decision not to treat Commissioners report that they are returning from the mouth of Detroit River, where they waited for four weeks for Indians to close the council at rap...
Failed Attempts to Reach a Peace Agreement The Commissioners describe their attempts to reach a peace agreement that ultimately ended in failure....
"Ann and Susan" Taken by the "Little Diamond" Jefferson has learned that the ship "Ann and Susan," belonging to William Nelson, citizen of New York, with 100 passengers on board, has been taken by...
Money Forwarded; Dispatches for General Wayne; Forwarding of Stores Forwarded packet for commander in chief with security detachment on small boat. Will inform Quarter Master General regarding receipt of sum and all ot...
Valentine Pancake & Hogshead No. 23 Valentine Pancake has arrived with hogshead no. 23 of cavalry clothing and a few other packages. Some of the wagons lost their shafts on the way....
Money, Invoice of Clothing, Arrival of Valentine Pancake, Condition of Wagons, Additional Transportation Charges Received $5000 and invoice of clothing for 2d Sub Legion. Valentine Pancake arrived with cavalry clothing and suits. Mentions broken shafts and gumbr...
Receipt of letter and copy of return Received letter and enclosures. Requested return shall be copied and returned next post....
Clothing Shipped; Fever Rages in City Clothing for 3rd Sub Legion is on the road. A wasting and destructive fever rages in the city. Before this reaches Craig, Hodgdon comments that he sha...
Abstract of Pay Due the Militia Called into Service for the Protection of the Frontiers South of the Ohio by Order of the Governor William Blount in the Year 1792 Abstract of pay due the militia called into service for the protection of the frontiers South of the Ohio by order of the Governor, William Blount in ...
Account of Aaron Rhea Certification of service and settlement of pay for Aaron Rhea, lieutenant....
Instructions Respecting Paying the Troops Henley, appointed as Agent of War Department in territory of United States South of Ohio, receives instructions respecting his duties paying troops of...
Letters; Boat Loads; Construction at Wheeling Has sent forward letters to Headquarters by express for Fort Washington. On board he has sent wagons, their apparatus, and pack saddles. Harness's mad...
Failure to Secure Peace With Northwest Indians; Discussion of Militia Informs Wayne that the Indian commissioners have failed to establish peace with the Indians north of the Ohio. Describes the commissioners' travels t...
Negotiations Have Failed, Wayne to Commence Offensive; Problem with Infected Clothing The treaty negotiations have failed so Wayne is ordered to begin the campaign against the hostile Indians. There is a possibility that some of the clo...
Protection for Bearer of Money Requests protection for Jacob H[a]deman who was entrusted with transporting money down the Ohio River for army....
Letters, Stores Forwarded, Request for a Cask of Sherry Wine Received sundry letters. Barrel of sugar for Colonel Sergeant will go forward. Mentions providing gears for the trumbels. Is sending forward stores an...
Swedish Neutral Vessel Knox argues that the Swedish neutral vessel brought into U.S. ports before August 5th is not included in the rule to restore vessels taken by privatee...
$100 to John Ross Jefferson promises to pay to John Ross one hundred dollars for value received....
Request for a safe conveyance Thomas Jefferson with compliments to Mr. Sterrett will thank him for giving a safe conveyance to inland, which he prefers making from Baltimore. Ment...
Communication Between Philadelphia, New York, & Baltimore, Etc. The Letters which you will receive herewith are all that have come to the Office since your departure. I have not yet received an answer from Genl. M...
Information on Negro Rebellion Secretary Knox was informed by Thomas Holt of Virginia that some Negros planned to "rise in rebellion." Conveys this information to Governor Lee of Vi...
Copy of a Letter from the Secretary of War To the Governor of Virginia Information from Thomas Holt on possibility of Negro uprising. Offered guard over small magazine in New London, Virginia and all expenses related to ...
Delinquent Deliveries and Accounts; Absent Secretary of War Provides summary of deficient deliveries. Discusses balances and estimates. Secretary of War will be absent at least for a month. Mentions stationary,...
Philip Audebat letter; Lieutenant Colonel Clarke; Stores Gone Forward Received Philip Audebat letter. Lieutenant Colonel Clarke has set off for Fort Washington with Lieutenant Reed's detachment. Has sent stores forward....
Disbursements for the Pay of the Army It is expected that all disbursements for the pay of the Army will be made on settled payrolls according to the instructions of the Comptroller of the...
Arrival of Letters; Guidance Requested Regarding Quarters for Officers' Families Boat arrived from Fort Washington with several large packets addressed to Secretary of War, and Oliver Wolcott, Junior, Esquire. Encloses letter from ...
Whether Officers' Families Entitled to Quarters Has not heard from Major General Wayne. Mentions dispatches borne by Ensign Morgan. It would afford satisfaction to be able to legally direct that off...
Status Report from Fort Pitt Major Craig informs Secretary Knox that his returns will be sent by next post and that shipments of lead and clothing have arrived. Craig also inform...
Letter Citation Cited in St. Clair to Knox, 99/99/1793. Copy of letter from Knox to governor of Northwestern Territory enclosed, President requested St. Clair follow ...
Movement of Detachment; Descending Ohio River Before the Ice; Letter for Governor of Kentucky Detachment has marched from Carlisle to Pittsburgh. Hopes they arrive in season to descend Ohio River before onset of ice on the river. Light boat we...
Whereabouts of Knox; Troop Movements; Yellow Fever Epidemic Secretary of War remains in the countryside. Mentions army's movement. Discusses accountability for damaged goods. Discusses effects of yellow fever e...
Concern about Kentucky Troops Extract from General Anthony Wayne to Secretary Knox. Discusses late arrival and concern about General Scott's Kentucky troops....
Evidence of Sedition Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Secretary Knox describing evidence of sedition....
Clothing, Stores, Disbursements, Pay Problems Lieutenant Whistler left with his detachment in charge of clothing and stores. Mentions abstract of disbursements, shipment of clothing, Captain Crawf...
Boat in Readiness; Dispatches to Major General Wayne; Pay Matters Have boat in constant readiness to receive dispatches for Major General Wayne. Captain Crawford to provide guard for boat. Discusses Joseph Howell an...
Lost convoy and military defeats in Europe Forwards requested money to the Quartermast General. Mentions loss of a convoy laden with whiskey. In Europe reports on retreat at Dunkirk by British ...
Boats to Carry Dispatches, Indian Attacks and General Engagement Knox apprehensive that detachment will come too late to descend Ohio River. Orders a light boat to be prepared to carry dispatches. Letters for Govern...
Forward Payroll with Security Provided Enroute from Pittsurg Colonel Mentges will bring money for the army to Pittsburg. Must be sent off in armed boat. Either Major Winston, Major Cass or Captain Crawford is to...
Money forwarded by Colonel Mentges The Commissary of Military Stores informs the Quartermaster General that he has forwarded money via Colonel Mentges. Hopes they go speedily and safely...
Major Winston; letters for St. Clair and Shelby; Title to Lots at Fort Fayette Major Winston set off for Fort Washington. Letters for Governor St. Clair and Governor Shelby sent forward. St. Clair is at Marietta. Discusses necess...
Major Cass' Baggage and Delivery of Sherry Wine James Hamilton left Philadelphia for Pittsburg with Major Cass's baggage and quarter cask of sherry wine....
Letter to Quarter Master General with money enclosed Encloses letter to the Quarter Master General containing $10,000 in post notes. Directs that it be quickly transported to destination....
Genet affair Letter from John Jay to Alexander Hamilton. Asks that Hamilton and Knox have a certificate concerning Genet's statement printed in the Philadelphia pa...
Dispatches for Major General Wayne; Pay Matters Dispatches for Major General Wayne will be sent forward upon arrival. boats are ready to carry the troops on the march from Carlisle. Will pay attenti...
Pleading for Orders, Backpay & New Recruits; Defenses at Greeneville Complete, and Expectations of Indians to Fight or Deal Laments lack of word from Knox, which he attributes to an epidemic in Philadelphia; also laments continued unreliability of contractors. Reports defe...
Dispatches for Major General Wayne Directs Craig to forward dispatches for Major General Wayne. Requests report on state of Ohio River. Detachment ordered from Carlisle has not commence...
Regarding the cost of shipbuilding materials Requests the cost of shipbuilding materials, including equipment and labor....
Muster, Payrolls and Detention of Pay Discusses officers at the Upper Posts of Ohio River. Should be enabled to make out authentic muster and pay rolls. Wants to put that part in train wi...
Captain Crawford's Descent; Detachment of Recruits Marching Pleased to hear that Captain Crawford has descended Ohio River. Detachment of 45 recruits under Captain Cook, marched from Carlisle to Pittsburg....
Money Requested; Proper Estimates Will attempt to obtain money requested by Craig, but notes that Craig did not provide a precise estimate of objects requested. Captain Cooke's detachm...
Money; Requested Supplies Has applied for money requested and has no doubt of receiving it. Is sorry the Army has made so little progress-the season was too far advanced. Has s...
Correspondence for General Wayne and Officers; Ohio River Ice; Buildings at Wheeling Will forward letters for Commander in Chief General Wayne and officers. At present Ohio River obstructed by ice. Captain Cook not yet arrived; expecte...
Money Forwarded and Newspapers Enclosed Forwards $5000 in post notes to close up accounts to the first of ensuing year. Newspapers enclosed....
Payroll Procedures Clarifies meaning of letter respecting William Sample's business. Describes payroll procedures. Regrets that he cannot arrange the business to Mr. Sam...
Doctor Wallace's Account; Pay and Muster Rolls Encloses Doctor Wallace's account. Asks for examination and instructions. Has already advanced a part of sum. Garrison at Fort Franklin paid. Muster a...
Biddle makes recommendation to Knox Letter, advises on civil appointment...
Settlement of Leitheiser's Account Leitheiser's account cannot be settled until he transmits his vouchers. How much was paid John Lander who is waiting for a settlement of his account?...
Money Arrived; Ohio River may be Navigable Happy that $5000 reached Craig. Delaware river navigable again; Captain Cook with recruits may descend Ohio River. If Major Cass has not resigned, ask...
Letters; Ohio River Iced Up; Garrison Musters and Pay Rolls Received letters, including one to Lieutenant Robert Thompson. Weather has unexpectedly changed and prevented Major Cass from embarking; Ohio River fu...
Funding and Currency Major Craig discusses the muster and pay rolls for Forts Fayette, Wheeling, Franklin, and Beaver Blockhouse with Joseph Howell....
Acknowledgment of Receipt Letter and enclosures received by Secretary of War...
Not Authorized to Pay Troops without Settled Pay Rolls Received pay rolls. Not authorized to sanction payments to to troops without filling out pay rolls....
Letters; Major Cass and Captain Cook; Captain Crawford Per instructions from Major Craig, who is at Wheeling, Read acknowledges receipt of letters and enclosures. Major Cass and Captain Cook's detachment s...
Invalid Pension List Secretary Knox encloses the Invalid Pension list....
Pension list and warrants from Secretary of War from September 1793 to March 1794 Transmits list of invalid pensioners for state of Connecticut...
Recommendation of Mr. Barbier Hopes for the appointment of Mr. Barbier, includes supporting evidence of his good character....
Account of Isaac Jackson Certification of service and settlement of pay for Isaac Jackson, late private in the Virginia Line....
Pay roll of the militia guard at New London from December 12, 1793 to February 1, 1794 Lists names, enlistment dates, and time served at arsenal in New London, Virginia....
[PRIVATE] Meeting with King and Jay Discusses offensive correspondence and possibility of meeting with King and Jay to discuss its contents....
Account of William Ware Certification of service and settlement of pay for William Ware, late Sergeant in the Virginia Line....
Acknowledge Receipt of Packets for Major Isaac Craig Jones instructed by Major Isaac Craig, who has set off for Philadelphia, to acknowledge receipt of packets....
Claims for Services of Negroes in the Rhode Island Line Howell encloses a list of all claims for services of Negroes in the Rhode Island line, the amount of each to average about $330....
Packets and Letters Addressed to Major Craig Jones received packet addressed to Major Isaac Craig enclosing letters for Major General Wayne and sundry officers. Captain Crawford hourly expected t...
Unpaid Invalid Pensioners Secretary Knox encloses a list of Invalid Pensioners to the Commissioner of Loans for Massachusetts. The pensioners were not paid by General Benjamin...
Request for assistance in resolution of pay matters William Morton has had a long standing difficulty with Major Caleb Swan over receiving payments. Swan declined to receive monies from Morton. Requests...
Receipt of Packets and Letters for Major General Wayne Received packet addressed to Major Craig enclosing letters for Major General Wayne. Captain Crawford not yet arrived by hourly expected....
State Accountability for Receipts Howell asks whether it is requisite to require a State to produce receipts in response to a demand by the State for pay due to her militia....
Enclosed receipts, excepting those of deserters Howe encloses pay receipts for the recruits under his command, with the exception of men who deserted....
Supplies Arrived Jones acknowledges receipt of powder and files from Charles Anderson and Alexander White....
Governor Blount's Observations on the Rolls of Seven Officers Blount sends Henley the muster rolls of seven officers, but he argues that the service of the named officers was so brief that paying them is not just...
Regarding Accumulated Expense by the Retail Purchase of Medicines Regarding accumulated expense by the retail purchase of medicines, where no provision is made. Has consulted with Doctor Balfour and Messrs Jackson an...
Hamilton's Receipt for his Wagon Load Encloses receipt of Hamilton's wagon load. Is to give Hamilton two certificates. Gives instructions for delivery of stationary. Reports on delivery of...
Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs Fortifications of Baltimore harbor required, authorized the hiring of laborers and the acquisition of materials. Advised on keeping accounts of expen...
Important Dispatches for Major General Wayne to be Delivered Without Delay Mr. Carpenter bears important dispatches for Major General Wayne. Secretary of War requests a boat immediately, with guard, to take bearer down Ohio R...
Recount of Pay Due Captain Sedam Captain Sedam laments the lack of timely pay as a great detriment to the recruiting service. On the reverse side is a memo by Howell disputing Sedam'...
Protection of Districts Secretary Knox informs Governor William Blount that he is authorized by President of United States to make arrangements for the protection of district...
Requests List of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies Requests list of military, naval, and Indian supplies. Outlines procedures....
Copy of the Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs Received at Knoxville April 16, 1794 Copy of the report of the Committee on Indian Affairs received at Knoxville April 16, 1794, forwarded for the information of Mero District. Discusses ...
Detainment by French Status of detainees reported as settled between Sec. of State and British Minister....
Embargo upon vessels bound to foreign ports President Washington has directed Secretary Knox to inform Governor Samuel Huntington of Connecticut of the continuance of an embargo upon vessels bou...
Request for Boat for Lieutenant Campbell Smith Requests that Craig furnish boat for Lieutenant Campbell Smith to convey him to Headquarters. Captain Crawford will furnish escort....
Delivery of Money for Pay and Forage of Troops of Upper Parts of Ohio River Lieutenant Campbell Smith has charge of $4881.50 for pay and forage of troops of upper parts of Ohio River....
Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793. Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793....
Estimate of Pay & Forage Due the Detachments Howell lists estimates of pay & forage due the detachments of Fort Fayette & Big Beaver Block House, Fort Franklin & Wheeling....
Estimate of the Pay & Forage of the Troops Estimate of the pay & forage of the Troops at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver Block House....
Request for Information on Pay of Militia in Public Service Before Wolcott would give his opinion on subject mentioned in March 17th letter from Howell he needed more info on what monies were paid to States for...
Delay in the Pay of Lieutenant Staats Morris Lieutenant Morris expresses to Howell his distress at having not been paid for seventeen months, a delay that has so exhausted his feeble resources th...
Craig and Bissell Receipts; Shipment of Foods and Money on Colonel Culbertson's Wagon Quartermaster General will honor drafts mentioned by Craig. Bissell's receipt will be attended to. Reports on contents of Colonel Culbertson's wagon. ...
Enclosed Letter Notification that letter enclosed was received by Ensign Campbell Smith at Lancaster....
Compliance with Directions from Secretary of War Notification that the letter sent by Howell that contained instructions from the Sec. of War will be immediately complied with....
Obtaining Current Notes Notes made out to Caleb Swan, therefore Howell advised that Craig apply to Lieut. Smith for current bank notes to pay troops. Noted transportation of...
Quality Control Stated that if an inspector violates his oath to inspect the quality of goods he is offending his morals and religion. Believed Gen. Wayne's objectio...
Invoice of Military Stores Accompanies a shipment of cartouch (cartridge) boxes to be deposited in the public stores....
Shipping Information Relative to Embargo Shipping fleets in St. Domingo, and along east coast uphold embargo....
Supplies and Store Sent to Fort Washington Hospital stores and stationary supplies sent forward to Fort Washington. More pack horses and drivers to be sent soon....
Requested Shipment Requested 9 eigtheen pounders and their carriages be shipped to Norfolk, VA to Capt. Hannah or Maj. Bedinger. Also requested shot, powder, and cartri...
[Copy No. 8] Providing Hands Orders to provide hands (assistance) to Officer of Revenue....
General Bookkeeping General accounting, supply information. Knox wants the system of delivering the whiskey to be examined; he thinks there is something defective in the ...
Notes Intended for the Troops of the Upper Posts The Notes intended for the pay of the troops of the upper posts have mistakenly been made payable to Caleb Swan; provisions should be made to correct ...
Knox forwards Joshua Humphreys' recommendations and estimates on the costs of procuring white oak timber and planking; includes principal dimensions of several French and British war ships Secretary of War Henry Knox forwards Joshua Humphrey's estimate of the probable costs of timber for a ship of 44 guns to the Secretary of Treasury Ale...
Problems with Accounts Submitted Settlement of account of defense militia stationed on the frontiers of Virginia. Irregularities in receipt of vouchers prompted Howell to allow for a...
Requests Information about Timber Costs Requests estimate of prices for timber to build a frigate. Needs to know if the molds have been finished....
Certification of John Sullivan as Quartermaster Certification that Ensign John Sullivan assumed the duties of Quartermaster to the garrison at Fort Franklin for eight months in 1792 and 1793....
[No.1] Arrival of Stores Will send along general return for stores that recently arrived to Craig. Applauded Craig for his decision to have Lieut. Campbell supervise and prot...
Delivery of Silver Lieut. Campbell asked to wait for delivery of silver money, which should arrive in a few days. Cases addressed to Caleb Swan will be forwarded with c...
Bank Notes Bank notes can be cashed, no need to apply for exchanges. Muster and pay rolls for Wheeling attached, others not completed. Requests information on ...
Attaching Chickasaws to the United States Robertson has engaged Robert Thompson, a Chickasaw who speaks some English, to accompany the three Chickasaw warriors who will visit Wayne's camp. The...
Pay and emoluments Secretary Knox informs Major General Charles Scott that in consideration of the sums of money Scott has taken in his special charge to Fort Washington...
Transport of Stores Request stores at Pittsburgh be forwarded to Fort Washington immediately....
Furnish Major General Charles Scott with means to descend Ohio River to Fort Washington Furnish Major General Charles Scott with a good keel boat and two sets of good hands in order to descend the Ohio River to Fort Washington. Scott is t...
Supplies for New Posts Forward howitzers and grape shot to Nashville for General Robertson who will establish posts in the West....
Delivery of Supplies Howitzers and grape shot to be delivered to General Robertson. He will use supplies at posts he will establish in the western territories....
[No. 12] Accomodations and Transport Orders for accommodations and boat for Colonel Edwards prior to his defense of the Ohio river....
Request for Supplies KMC Sedam successfully recruiting in New York. He requested additional clothing and arms for the recruits....
[No.13] Transport Orders to transport Colonel Greenup on any public vessels and protect him during his travels....
Copy of Invoice of Stores Ensign McClair to escort stores to be transported. Enclosed copy invoice of stores sent forward with Collins and Campbell....
Account of William Groom Certification of service and settlement of pay for William Groom, late private in the 5th Virginia Regiment. He was captured and put on board a Britis...
[No. 184] Accounts and Money Delivered Matters of money required and money allocated by Quartermaster General....
Interactions of British, Spanish, and Indians; Plans for Fort at Greeneville Cites possibility of British assisting Indians in attacking Legion posts, but admits lack of intelligence. Mentions latest intelligence on Spanish mo...
Transportation of Troops Some troops prepared early, took keel boats intended for Maj. Gen. Scott and traveled downriver. Invoices of supplies that traveled with troops to be...
Notification of Receipt Letter and enclosures from Craig received....
Expenses Cost of care of horse should be paid by Mr. Semple who did not travel with his animal but instead left it in the care of Capt. Sparks. Enclosed paper...
Services of Mr. Parker When Butler was in Philadelphia earlier in the year Mr. Parker applied for pay due him for services to the public in the Quartermaster Department. Bu...
Enclosed Muster, Inspection, and Provisions Information Supplies yet to arrive, lists required items, and action taken to acquire goods....
[No. 189] Quartermaster's Department Discussed defending charges accrued by Quartermaster's Department. Horse sent under care of Mr. Semple still unwell....
Transportation and Supplies Col. Edwards and QMG decend river on stores boat. Invoice of stores enclosed. Commissioners appointed to set up town in Presquille to travel tomorro...
Limited Action Against British Authorized, Though Peaceful Resolutions Still Being Sought Knox tells Wayne that the President has authorized limited action against the British at the Rapids of the Miami if such action is needed and success ...
Indians Now Assembing to Engage Americans; Request for Hurons to Assemble As Well Informs the Hurons that the Chippewa, Poutawatomie, Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, and Miami are assembling after hearing cannon fire near a Chippewa settl...
Travel of Troops, Seneca Attacks Unknown arrival date of Capt. Heath's detachment from Winchester. Attacks of Seneca Indians on troops at Fort Franklin prompted request for reinforce...
Avoiding a General Indian War Discusses how a proposed move against "the more Western tribes" might provoke the Six Nations; notes that these factors, in addition to "precarious" r...
Enclosed Set of Receipts, Request for Update on Mr. Craig's Receipts Sent from Pittsburg Sent letter with receipts from Caleb Swan regarding charges made by Smith. Notification that letter from Isaac Craig sent from Pittsburgh. Smith req...
Letter Citation Cited in Howell to Pike 06/19/1794...
Articles for a 44-Gun Frigate Document reporting on the dimensions of materials for a 44-gun frigate, and fittings and stores for same. Joshua Humphreys is a reputed shipbuilder....
Forwarded Letter Letter to Gen. Wayne received, will be forwarded on well armed light boat. It is expected to reach Fort Washington shortly due to rain swollen rivers...
Council Meeting at Vincennes First day of Council at Vincennes, speech by Captain Pasteur on the protective relationship between the United States and the Indian Nations. Several ...
Missing Documents Requests if box addressed to Treasury Department reached Pittsburgh to forwarded it. Howell believed it contained papers of sundry receipts....
Shipment of Supplies Ammunition shipped via J. Henderson's wagon. Authorization to retain horse as public property....
Money Transmitted by Direction of Howell Notification that Gale sent money to David Thompson of Alexandria per Howell's request....
[172] Results of Indian Council at Buffalo Orders to reinforce garrison received by Crawford, but due to age and health, Butler ordered Capt. Heath and his garrison to provide support. Indian ...
[173] Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls Enclosed muster and pay rolls for Fort Fayette, summary of charges listed in letter. Request for money to dispense to settle debts. Capt. Crawford i...
Transport of Supplies Request for special solder, and amounts of money required to purchase necessary Quartermaster General's stores. Notification that a number of loaded ...
Receipts to be Transmitted Transmits receipts for money disbursed to Lt. William B. Smith and Ensign David Thompson....
Receipt of Money through John Chester, Supervisor of the Revenue of Connecticut Letter received regarding providing John Chester $500.00 which will be used for recruiting services in Connecticut. Agreeable to Howell's advice, pro...
Extension of Ban on Foreign Ships' Mounting Arms in American Ports Discusses a uniform policy on belligerent nations' ships equipping themselves in American ports. Notes that the mounting of new guns and/or carriages...
Illegal Actions for Belligerent Ship Outfitting in American Ports, to Extend to Neutral Nations & Most American Ships Establishes a uniform principle of what outfitting actions taken by belligerent European ships in American ports are illegal. Any alterations to guns ...
Augmentation of force in foreign vessels Issues direction pertaining to the arming of foreign vessels in U.S. ports, which Knox considers unlawful augmentation of force....
Violations of Neutrality Act Secretary Knox writes Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight of North Carolina concerning rules for arming vessels of belligerent powers, in light of the Neut...
Enclosed Receipt for John Parker Hale Sends a receipt for the $250 paid to Lt. John Parker Hale....
Allocation of Money and Supplies Money for clothing dispensed. Arms, powder, and clothing forwarded....
Care of Powder, Travel Plans of Officers Assured Knox that forwarded powder would be stored properly and in a secure location. Travel plans of Capt. Heth and Winthrop Sargent....
[No.21] Acknowledged Receipt Receipt of letter to Secretary of War acknowledged....
[No.200] Receipt of Rolls Muster and pay rolls received from Craig. Documents will be examined and passed to credit of Craig. Box of papers from Hodgdon received....
Request for Information on Promotion to Capt. and Closure of Accounts Request for verdict on whether Tillinghast will be allowed Captain's pay from the date he was promoted to the present. Hopes his accounts will be clo...
Report of Battle at Fort Recovery; Supposition of British Involvement Report of battle at Fort Recovery, on the site of St. Clair's Defeat, with the Indians driven off after 2 days. Reports loss of officers; believes In...
Account Updates for Wentworth and Henton Received Howell's circular which Hale promised minute attention. Hale also received money from John Wentworth which was advanced pay. Hale unsure of...
Payment of Lieut. Hale Reported, Agreeable to Request of Howell Received letter regarding remittance, as a result, Wentworth paid Lieut. Hale. Receipt of payment enclosed....
[CIRCULAR] Pensioners and Invalids Secretary of War notified Hamilton that more pensioners were to be added to pension list. Hamilton notified Gardner that Gen. Knox will write Gardner...
Expenses Enclosed invoice of goods that came to hand since last post. Noted mounting expenses of unpaid bills for hospital stores. Craig allocated money inte...
[No. 201] Delivery of Accounts Mentges ordered to deliver charges/accounts to Craig for which he is to be held accountable. Howell requested receipts....
Orders to Return Horses Mentges has horses rented for $1.00/day. To prevent accruing additional costs, Hodgdon ordered horses returned. Advised returning accoutrements from...
Acknowledged Receipt of Letter Ordering Payment by Secretary of War Received payment directed by the Sec. of War from Mr. Gale. Notification he signed the duplicate receipts....
Hospital Stores Medicine and hospital stores to be transported to Pittsburgh immediately. Previous shipment must not have reached Pittsburgh due to insufficient mark...
Transport and Packaging Noted better packaging of goods in the future to prevent problems with ants. Promised discussion with Stagg about forwarding newspapers....
Regarding Federal-State Relations and the Establishment of a Settlement at Presqu'ile Reassures Mifflin that the suspension of establishing a settlement at Presqu'ile is temporary, and was not meant (by the President) to supersede the p...
Receipts Enclosed Notification that Gale transmitted money to Mr. Dodge agreeable to Howell's request. Enclosed receipts for Dodge, Mr. Blackburn, and John Vermonnet....
Post Notes and Remittance of Money Methods of payment addressed in detail. Post notes remit in lieu of branch bank notes....
Enclosed Receipts for Capt. Cornelius Lyman Enclosed receipt for money paid to Capt. Cornelius Lyman, agreeable to the request made by Howell for the receipt....
Instructions for Commissioners of Presqu'ile Regarding Six Nations Treaty Encloses correspondence with the President and Secretary of War on the proposed treaty with the Six Nations; asks that at least one of the commissione...
[No. 24] Happiness Letter to be forwarded to President. Lamented happiness is sacrificed for the "black p[ers]ons". Hopes just and right actions will be taken. Noted m...
Finances and Destruction of Property Charges of Hospital Department to be examined and paid, other regular finances discussed. Noted the destruction of officers property by insurgents an...
Payment by Treasurer Received, Receipts of Joseph Whipple Enclosed Money received from treasury paid to Joseph Whipple. Enclosed receipt relative to payment made to Whipple....
Requested Receipts Enclosed Notification that requested receipts from John Randall were enclosed....
Mail Robbery Package from Head Quarters delivered by boatman, now sent forward in the care of Ensign Sample under safe guard due to robbing of mail at Pittsburgh r...
Power of Attorney Reminded Ross he has power of attorney over Sinclair's accounts. Sinclair looked for updates as to the proceedings his attorney engaged in on his beh...
[No. 25] Notification of Receipt Letter containing list of stores, abstract of expenditures, and dispatches from Major Gen. Wayne arrived. Nothing received from Major Butler....
Orders for Organizing Militia Enclosed proclamation regarding the governing of the western parts of Pennsylvania, includes rules on militia....
[No. 26] Protection of Western Counties Assured Craig that the residents of the western counties were protected by the law from the insurgents, who recently staged an uprising. Noted govern...
Mail Returned Packet of vouchers returned safely after being stolen from the mail carrier. Craig to forward them to the comptroller's office immediately. Mail add...
[No. 27] Scouts Intelligence Scouts intelligence forwarded to Hamilton because of Secretary of Wars absence. Details on movement of insurgents, and advised on importance of conve...
Peace Settlement Offered by George Washington to Indians North West of the Ohio Major General Wayne offered an honorable peace from George Washington to the Chippawas, Delawares, Shawnese, Wyandots, Miamis, Tawas, and Potawatomis....
No. 33 Extract from a Major General Anthony Wayne's letter Notification that Wayne's army took control of post at Grand Glaize. Enemy abandoned all settlements the evening prior to U.S. military arrival. Bel...
Disarming Privateer Vessels in U.S. Ports Due to the recent events surrounding a privateer vessel, President issued proclamation that ordered all privateer vessels now in port to be stripped o...
[No.39] Orders to Make Musket Cartridges Orders to manufacture musket balls to fit French muskets. Apply to Thomas Butler for assistance as needed....
Council and Defending Fort Fayette Letters from Sec. of Treasury and Jonathan Staggs received. Results of conference between commissioners and deputies of western counties not yet known...
Payment Heffernon traveling by Kentucky boat loaded with oats to settle debts owed. Inclosed invoice for oats. Orders to pay R. Graham, hand of board boat....
[No. 30] Safety and Threats of Insurgents Will not send money to finance additional fortifications at Fort Fayette for fear the money will fall into the hands of the insurgents. Urged confide...
[No.29] Method of Mailing Inquiry into how packages for officers are sent down river in regarding to the cost of postage....
Orders to Command Militia Militia called up from Virginia to deal with insurgents in Western Pennsylvania....
Virginia Will Do Her Duty Carrington assures Hamilton that Virginians will do their part in supporting the government's stand against the Pennsylvania insurgents. [Whiskey Rebe...
Report of Battle at Fallen Timbers, and Subsequent Destruction of Indian Property Reports victory in battle with Indians and British (Canadian) militia on Aug. 20 [Battle of Fallen Timbers]. Describes battle in detail, including tac...
Cost of Postage, Housing Troops Billing of postage on Gen. Wayne's dispatches mentioned. General meeting at Redstone held, results not yet known. Garrison at Fort Fayette to receiv...
Payment of Troops Enclosed muster and pay rolls for Fort Franklin. Captain Heth and How making out rolls for payment at Pittsburgh office....
ENCLOSURE: On Enforcing Submission to Constitution Discussed act of "misled citizens" and use of militia to suppress unruly residents of Virginia....
Pay and Receipt Rolls Statement of pay and receipt rolls, lists names of officers and detachments under their command....
Enclosed Letter Enclosed a copy of a letter from the Comissioner of Revenue. Stagg requested Hodgdon's answer to the commissioner's questions....
Contractor Secured Notification that Mr. Francis contracted with government to provide canteens and lead. Purchase of lead from Nicholas Hoffman & Co.. Francis requested...
Stabling HorsesKMC Slough was not privy to which Nation would receive horses from the U.S. Discussed stabling cost of post horses....
Forwarded Letters Letter from Major Stagg received along with packet of letters to various troops which will be forwarded. Prospect of peace fading....
Delivery of Articles Account of articles sent by Capt. Douglas matched the invoices included with them. Some articles put into the Continental store, the remainder into t...
[No. 33] Building Barracks at Fort Fayette No permanent arrangement for additional troops at Fort Fayette, advised best judgment in determining if building additional barracks is necessary. If...
Indian Goods There remain fourteen packages of Indians goods which will be delivered to Capt. John Chisholm to be sent on to Knoxville by Governor Blount....
Barracks at Fort Fayette Butler urged the building of additional barracks at Fort Fayette due to current and anticipated problems in the area surrounding the fort. Craig noti...
America as an Asylum to the Oppressed of Europe John Jay reflects on the war, discord, and oppression he witnesses while in London and hopes that America might become an asylum to the oppressed peop...
Request and Instructions for Sending Rifles Request to forward rifles to Carlisle, addressing the shipment to Richard Parker, public storekeeper. If Parker is absent, shipment should be directe...
Hamilton Volunteers to Fight the Insurrection Hamilton expresses his wish to join in the effort to combat the insurrection in western Pennsylvania. [Whiskey Rebellion]...
Plea for Peace This is a plea for peace after five years of war. It has been the misfortune of the peaceful Wyandots to have been displaced from their land during t...
Verification of Charges Enclosed account of Joseph Cranach for repairing arms at West Point. Howell requested Hodgdon examine the account and return it with his comments and ...
Appointment Appointed Bryd in Carrington's sted. Included additional recommendations for appointments....
Enclosed Account and Certificate for Rand for Wages and Rations List of expenses related to pay and rations, request that the money related to the expenses be forwarded as soon as possible....
Enclosed Orders Enclosed copy of a letter from the Commissioner of Revenue. Requested orders within letter be followed....
Reports Communication with Various People; Describes Journey to Georgia Copy of letter from Samuel Hodgdon. Expresses eagerness to assist Major Stagg in any way. Concerned that the business expectations of him are not sati...
Receipts Hodgdon believed yellow fever was returning to Philadelphia. Return of Butler enclosed, request to return remaining balance. Expenditures of Quarter...
[No. 34] Apprehension of Man Under O'Hara's Employ Enclosed in confidence, an extract of a letter from Gen. Wayne regarding Robert Newman of Kentucky. Newman stated to Col. Hamilton that he was captur...
Amount of Each Parcel Sent Request for blankets and an account of each parcel sent....
Thompson's Appointment and Submission of Muster Rolls Submits muster rolls and inquires about whether his new pay grade started at the date or appointment or the date of acceptance....
Transport of Prisoner, Provisions for Troops Upon receipt of letter from Knox, Craig applied to Butler for an escort to Newman, a prisoner, to Fort Washington for further transport to Head Quarte...
Receipt of Letter on Payment of Mr. Minon Details on who the money in account belongs. Twelve dollars of which Martin received from Richard Call....
Contract to supply provisions to the Western Army for 1795 John Stagg sends true copy of a formal agreement for rations to Major Isaac Craig, Deputy Quartermaster General. The agreement is between Tench Coxe ...
Enclosed Muster Rolls for Aug and Sept. Sedam sends the muster rolls for August and September, and states he will be obliged should Howell send the pay....
Notifcation of Payment Owed, Deserter Captured Money drawn in favor of Jeremiah Barkey, the bearer of the letter. Deserter Robert Newman apprehended this morning, to be transported to Fort Fayette...
Discussion of Frigate Timbers & Drafts, And Slave Labor Letter, discusses cutting timber for Frigates; mentions slaves; discusses Frigate drafts....
Notification of Delivery Fisher to delivery money to pay troops stationed in the upper parts of the Ohio river....
[No. 37] Enclosed Money Due Troops Muster and pay rolls received, to be examined and passed to Craig's credit. Fisher to deliver money due troops at Fort Fayette. Pay due Heth, Howe, ...
[No. 38] Enclosed Account Enclosed account of David Fero, orders to pay Fero from accounts in Craig's possession. List of notes sent via Samuel Fisher for the payment of troop...
Mistaken Account Returned and Enclosed Mistakenly received enclosed letter and account. Fish returned them to Knox....
Enclosed Receipts of J. Habersham Encloses two receipts for $9 for duties on imports and tonnage....
Reports On Insurrection; Requests Clothing and Rifles Craig reports that the government has taken control over the Whiskey Rebellion. Insurrection leaders are retreating to Kentucky. They need clothing an...
[No. 40] Transportation of Deserter Orders to transport R Newman, captured deserter, down river at the first opportunity to Fort Washington. From the post he will be escorted to Head Qu...
Construction and Insurrection Agreeable to orders, musket cartridge making will commence with expediency. Updates on building/ construction taking place under T. Butlers direction...
Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls Enclosed muster roll for Capt. Howe's detachment at Fort Fayette. Request for credit to Craig's account....
Post Notes Received Post notes and packet of newspapers received. Plans to send a sketch of improvements made to Fort Fayette. Request for clothing due T. Butler's deta...
No Material Derangement of the General Plan Hamilton reports that the expedition is moving forward as planned despite a day's delay in Berlin....
Notification of Receipt of Money Due Received letter with enclosed pay bill. Also received pay from Nicholas Fish, and pay for recruits. Thompson created triplicate receipts and disburs...
Request of Secretary of War to Furnish Detailed Information on All Non-Commissioned Officers Stagg wrote on behalf of the Sec. of War requesting a return of all the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates specifically for the month ...
[Answer to question regarding the Indian War] Gave reasoning for pursuing the present Indian War. Discussed the preservation of society. Details on how society has united to provide cohesive, su...
[No.41] Account Information Capt. Howe's muster and pay rolls received, noted inadmissible expenses. Howell enclosed account of Doctor VanDyke to be paid by Craig....
No Disgraceful Insults or Injuries to the Inhabitants Along with a discussion of events in Europe, especially relative to the war between Britain and France, Washington discusses some recent political mat...
Supplies Received, Request for Supplies Packet containing invoice for clothing and a letter for Capt. Howe received. Appealed for payments to be made for services and goods purchased and fo...
Speculation Relative to Hamilton's Presence with the Army, Etc. Along with a discussion of the submission by the insurgents in western Pennsylvania and whether or not the houses of Congress will meet, Washington in...
Preparation for Return of Troops following Whiskey Rebellion Insurrection In preparation for the return of the army from western Pennsylvania, supplies should be provided for the return of the troops to the following locatio...
Investigations to Apprehend the Guilty Along with military matters, Hamilton discusses the ongoing investigations to determine who is responsible for the insurgency in western Pennsylvania....
Notification of Receipt Notification that letter to Secretary of War was received....
Establish Magazine and Arsenal in South Carolina Proposed purchase of land to build arsenal and magazine. Requested Moultrie obtain the necessary permission from the state legislature....
Letter Citation Cited in Coxe to Knox 11/15/1794...
[No. 43] Movement of Troops Captain Lyman and his detachment to remain in Pittsburgh and not descend Ohio river this season. Hutchins detachment to march from Pittsburgh and wil...
Difficulties in Obtaining Saltpeter Wolcott discusses a letter from the bankers in Holland which describes the unfavorable prospects of obtaining significant quantities of saltpeter in E...
Content of Packet Delivered to Constant Freeman Discussed Received letter containing packet from Howell regarding John Matthews. Matthews attorney, John Berrien, opened the packet and found pay for troops. ...
Estimate of Expenses of the War Department for 1795 This is an estimate of the expenses of the War Department for the year 1795, made by the Secretary of War, and dated in his office the 18th of Novembe...
[No. 44] Accountant Office Policy Receipts rolls for troops in upper Ohio area arrived. Summarized office policy on returning receipts and that Colonel Butler still stands charged....
Questions about Wood used in Ship Building Requests note about pitch pine beams for the lower deck of a ship built in Philadelphia. Notes dimensions furnished by the War Department with referen...
Discussion of Drafts & Models of Frigates Letter, discusses masts re draft of 44 gun Frigate; mentions India cloth; asks for draft to scale....
Delivery of Contracted Goods, Suppression of Insurgents Notification that Craig drew on Hodgdon in favor of contractors, and others to settle accounts. Noted militia successfully convinced "deluded multitu...
Movement of Troops Detachments arrived and residing in Pittsburgh. No news on Governor Lee's on removing troops to post on Monongahela river, but presumed it would be s...
Request for Check Carried by Col. Fish for Balance Due Muster Roll Requested answer on mistake in pay rolls that Sedam discovered and previously reported to Howell, but did not receive a reply. Sedam believed that hi...
Departure of Col. Nichols Announces departure of Col. Francis Nichols to provide aid to the Pennsylvania divisions of the militia army. Requests directions for his brother Col....
Receipt of Advanced Pay Note acknowledging receipt of Warrant No. 1268 for husbands pay....
Enclosed Receipt of Capt. Donald Mitchell Agreeable to the directions sent by Howell, Chester enclosed the receipt of Capt. Donald Mitchell....
[No. 47] Dispatches for General Wayne Directs boat in readiness to carry dispatches to General Wayne; asks for decision on offer of the position of Commissary General....
Enclosed Receipts of J. Habersham for Warrants to be Issued by Sec. of War Enclosed receipts of John Habersham for expenses related to imports and tonage. Orders to issue warrants in his favor for the aforementioned expenses...
Boats for Transport Directs readiness of boats for detachment going down Ohio. Mentioned Commissary's post....
Money Due Troops Notification that Fisher transporting money due troops for pay, subsistance, and forage at Head Quarters and the lower parts of the Ohio river. Reque...
Extract of a Letter Isaac Craig to Henry Knox dated 3rd December 1794 Discussed offer of head of Commissary but declines, recommends Abraham Kirkpatrick....
Encloses letter from Paul Revere; Raising Prices of Howitzers Encloses letter from Paul Revere. Contractors Revere and Byers are raising their prices for howitzers....
Gratitude for Assisting in the Suppression of the Insurrection Knox extends the President's gratitude to Governor Mifflin and the Militia of Pennsylvania for their support of the General Government's suppression o...
James Brunson's Receipt Enclosed Enclosed receipt for payment of James Brunson who could not obtain his pay due to being with his detachment, under the command of Capt. Lyman, at Tren...
Acknowledged Receipt Was away in Alexandria until today and therefore was unable to respond to Howell's letter. Vermonnet sends his respect. Noted he received money from ...
Request for Pay of Soldiers Sent along muster rolls, but uncertain if his method and format for submission were correct as Frye never received blank rolls or instructions on how ...
Enclosed Account of Cavalry Equipment Enclosed account of cavalry equipment (account annexed), which was forwarded to Maj. Habersham. Hodgdon is unsure if the equipment he lists is that H...
Clothing and other articles due Secretary Knox informs the Commissary of Military Stores that John Fogas - lately discharged as a matross - is entitled to arrears of clothing. Reques...
Pay and Muster Rolls with Details Notification that Samuel Fisher delivered letters, noted specifically packets marked D and E containing several thousands of dollars addressed to Cale...
[No. 52] Declined Appointment Regrets that Craig declined appointment to Principal Commissary. Noted Craig's suggestion of Major Kirkpatrick but the Sec. of the Treasury had previo...
Money Forwarded, Request for Instructions Notification that packet containing money for the pay of troops in the lower part of the Ohio has been forwarded in the charge of Daniel Bissel on boa...
Forwarded Money, Delivery of Supplies Packet of letters and money to QMG O'Hara forwarded via Lieut. Bissel. General return of stores for militia army sent to Secretary of War, Craig reque...
Letter from the Revenue Office concerning naval armament This letter notifies the Secretary at War that public advertisements have been issued for the procurement of naval armaments. The letter also outline...
Apppointment of Kirkpatrick, Movement of Troops Copy, discusses movement of two detachments, mentions appointment of Kirkpatrick....
Debts Unsettled Expressed disappointment that he did receive requested cash to discharge debts....
Orders to be Paid, Colonel Sproat's Account, Indian Goods Kirkpatrick is to fulfill the duties of Commissary, instructions will be sent soon. Governor Lee's orders are to be paid. Colonel Sproat's account has...
[Copy] Supplies and Employment Enclosed invoice for clothing delivered to Pittsburgh. There now is a "super abundant quantity" of clothing on hand. Advised rigid adherence to rules ...
Requests Last Minute Treasury Information for the Department of War before Knox Retires As Knox is ready to retire, requests any further treasury information to transmit to the Department of War....
Commendation for Unit in Fallen Timbers Campaign; Comments on Payroll Extends gratitude of President and House of Representatives to Scott's corps of mounted Kentucky volunteers in the late campaign under Anthony Wayne [...
Reassures that the President Loves His Red Children Wants to reassure the chief that the President heard him talk, and that the President's door is always open to the just complaints of his red children...
Account of Articles returned by the Militia on the late Expedition against the Insurgents. Stores, list of articles returned by the Militia after the expedition against the Whiskey Rebellion Insurgents....
Enclosed Sundry Financial Papers Ames requests money if accounts are to be settled. Methods for paying men discussed....
Recommendation for Peace Treaty to be Signed by the Sachams and War Chiefs of Sandusky Promises of peace by war chiefs of Sandusky and the U.S. military. Promises of protection by U.S. for Indian Nations who act peacefully but are attac...
Mischief Related to Construction at the Port of Charleston Hamilton expresses concern about construction at the port of Charleston which has not been pursued according to the rules established by the President...
Muster and Pay Rolls for August & September Enclosed muster roll and receipts....
Hospital for Militia Estimate to be obtained regarding services provided by Colonel Sproat. Hospital established to tend to sick militia. Governor Lee neglected to estab...
Enclosed Accounts Received Howell's letter, in response McClellan enclosed a muster roll under cover to the Secretary of War. McClellan was under the impression that n...
Knox has Resigned Informs that Knox resigned and Pickering will replace him....
Letter to Naval Constructor George Claghorne on Construction of Frigate Keel Clerk John Stagg on behalf on late Secretary of War Henry Knox. Knox consulted with Joshua Humphreys and the later has no objections to the frigate ke...
Payment Request, Translated from French Dransy requests $300 payment for allowance. His request was translated from French by Mr. Pourcheresse....
Enclosed Accounts, Request for Pay Enclosed account for salary, which he requested be paid. If the method in which Quincy submitted his accounts for payment, he requested Simmons make ...
Arrival of Mrs. Pike and Goods Mrs. Pike and children arrived by wagon. Receipt and black horse returned with waggoner; John Poor. Request to pay Barker brothers receipt and charg...
Request for Pay Ball asks Hodgdon to forward Ball's pay, as well as the pay of Colonel Henley if that has not already been done....
Pay of the Men on the Upper Parts of the Ohio Fisher leaves this morning with $3,630, being the pay of the troops on the upper parts of the Ohio for the last quarter of 1794. Mr. Fisher will deliv...
Payment of Militia for Protection of Indians Requests receipts for all payment made to militia or their representatives for their service in guarding Cherokees during travel. Instructions on how...
[No. 56] Delivery of Money Notification that Samuel Fisher was en route to deliver money due to troops in the upper parts of the Ohio for pay and forage. In the event of Howell...
Status of John Nicholson Simmons had been paying Nicholson's salary, assuming he had been properly appointed as an inspector. However, it turns out that Nicholson was not fulf...
Reports Completion of Iron Wheels for Cannon Carriages Reports Samuel Richards's report of order of iron wheels for cannon carriages are ready for delivery. Refers to contract made through the Revenue Offi...
Concerning Payments and Vouchers Letter from the War Accountant's Office concerning payments and vouchers in relation to Nehemiah Freeman....
Certification of Payments; Private Walker, Deceased Certification that $7.36 is due the estate of Private Daniel Walker, late of Captain Patrick Phelan's Company 2nd Regiment, being the pay due him from...
Payment of Troops Enclosed pay and muster rolls for Capt. Crawford's detachment. Capt Heth and Capt. Howe's rolls to be transmitted. Requests to pay officers in the up...
Raises Questions about Provisions Contracts for 1795 Refers to contract for provisions for 1795. No discussion has occurred with former contractors regarding supplies on hand. Will communicate to the Sec...
Congratulations on Appointment Received Maj. Stagg's letter notifying Craig of Knox's resignation and Pickering appointment to Secretary of War. Congratulations on appointment. No...
Hayes Account and Payment for People of Cumberland Enclosed account of Robert Hayes. Difficulties for people of Cumberland obtaining payments and payment of Kerrs of Salisbury, NC noted....
Reviews Activity with Ships for Georgia Expresses concern that the Secretary of the Treasury had not been apprised of Coxe's business, and communication should be forwarded to Mr. Francis. R...
Bryant Writing Hodgdon about Howitzers Bryant encloses the return of ordnance and military stores for December. He informs Hodgdon that the carriages for the 5.5 inch howitzers are nearly ...
Funds for Mrs. Roberts from her Husband's Pay War Accountant writes Mrs. E. C. Sophia Roberts, informing her that she will receive from Nicholas Fish the sum of $115, being on the account of pay o...
Money, Accounts, Pay S. Fisher arrived with two packets containing money due troops on the upper parts of the Ohio river for pay and forage. Heths subsistance account enc...
Repair of the Armorer's Shop Bryant informs Hodgdon that he felt he could not take the carpenters and wheelwrights from carriage work because he would hinder the blacksmiths; Brya...
Ohio River Mail Boats and Rations Putnam to superintend matters related to mail system in Ohio. Crews of mail boats paid off through the end of the year. Discussed arrangements for a...
[Copy of James Davidson's talk to John McKee delivered by runner] Scalp taken reasons for Indian warfare and killing. Requests opinion of United States on his actions. Noted council being held by Indian chiefs and ...
Delivery of a Land Warrant Richard Lush requests from Pickering - interim Secretary of War - the delivery of a land warrant to Henry Glen for 100 acres of land....
Paying the Virginia Militia Wolcott informs Pickering that a warrant will be placed in the hands of the Treasurer for the sum of sixty thousand dollars to be used for the pay of ...
Money Received, Update of Accounts Paid Received money for payment of recruits, only has $0.50 remaining in his possession. W. Rice deserted and has yet to be apprehended. Frye advertised ...
Strength of Character, Quality of Pay Pickering stated pay should be fixed, pay should be equal to that they received from previous contractors. Mentioned integrity of Major Craig. Reques...
Establishing Responsiblity for Damage to Arms McLean and Van Emburgh cite their contract with the United States, the theme of which is that if any damage was done to the arms while in their care, ...
Enclosed Financial Documents Enclosed pay roll for Capt. Crawford's detachment. Enclosed receipts of William Lollar of Toomy's company that were previously omitted. Request for ...
Purchase of Land Bryant informs Hogdon he received a letter from the Secretary of War directing him to determine what quantity of land is necessary to maintain the pub...
Letter from the War Department Accountant Letter from the Accountant of the War Department in compliance with a request from Aaron Burr on certain dollar amounts....
Enclosed Financial Documents Enclosed general return, statement of whisky received, abstract of expenditures of Quartermaster's Dept., and other abstracts. Vouchers for expenses ...
Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Regarding Peter Davis' Request for Clothing Bissell informs Hodgdon that Peter Davis, of the late artificers, requested clothing for which he possesses Hodgdon's signature. Bissell wishes Hodgd...
Agreement to Peace Talks at Time Appointed by Indian Tribes Notification of acceptance to peace talks between several tribes and the United States. Notes on 22nd February the Wayandots, by Chief Middle Sky, si...
Receipt of Unexpected Items Dayton notes in his letter to Hodgdon that in the hogshead of artillery clothing he received there were forty pairs of shoes that were not mentioned i...
Payment and an Advance Dayton sends Hodgdon a bill of exchange and duplicate for $1500 from a Mr. Ludlow. Dayton requests an advance of half this sum, and comments that he ...
Certification For The Death of Angus McPhail Nathan Hill certified that Angus McPhail, officer in McRee's company died on February 4th of "pleurisy"....
Notification of Power of Attorney for Late Husbands Account Notification that Hannah sent along the notification that Mr. Harrison received power of attorney in order to settle her late husbands accounts with t...
Receipts Enclosed, Notification of Money Forwarded Money sent for payment of Yelverton Peyton and David Thompson, but no receipt has yet to arrive for Peyton. Enclosed in this letter is the receipt of...
[COPY] Protection of Frontier Proposal of military guard for the protection of the frontier from Indian attacks at the expense of the Federal government. Requested reimbursement fo...
Status of Supplies Indian goods for peace treaty on hand in stores. Mentioned condition army uniforms and specific types of materials and supplies delivered to be forw...
Enclosed Receipt for 11 Months Pay of David Whetstone Enclosed David Whetstone's receipts for 11 months pay. Hoped that once Howell received the receipts, Lewis would be credited for Whetstone's pay. Re...
Delivery of Indian Goods and Other Financial Instructions to deliver Indian good received and will be attended to. Pay and subsistence for mail boat crews enclosed. Requested accounts to be sen...
Mitchell to Apply to Chester for Pay, Will Submit Susistance Account Soon Mitchell has not yet applied to Col. Chester for a part of his pay. Will forward subsistence account shortly....
Indian Relations and Peace on Frontier Sections of letters from Gov. Blount were given to Congress for informative purpose. President awaits results of deliberations regarding trade with I...
Enclosed Receipts Enclosed receipts of Yelverton Peyton and James Bruff....
Use of Supplies Money received was only a small amount of total required. Addressed cordage production for limited uses. Noted the liberal use of public money by Ge...
[DUPLICATE] Allegations of Unlawful Seizure Referred to international relations with British. Noted complicated demands made regarding Capt. Home's reassignment due to his "unlawful" detention ...
Discussion of Naval Constructor & Construction of Frigates Letter, discusses Naval constructor; discusses frigate construction....
Enclosed Muster Roll, Acknowledged Receipt of Letter Regarding Pay for Recruiting Services Letter regarding money for recruiting services due Nicholas Fish arrived, notification that muster rolls were enclosed in letter to Howell....
Request for Back Pay Houdin requests six month's back pay, at the rate of thirty dollars per month, as promised him by the Henry Knox as Secretary of War....
Workmen Regarding Lengthy Periods Without Pay This letter, from armorers at New London, discusses problems caused by the fact that they do not receive pay when it becomes due. They are owed pay f...
Transportation of Goods Notification that Indian goods were forwarded to Fort Washington by boat, invoice of goods on hand. Quartermaster General will submit invoice to Pick...
Carriage Wheels and Buildings in Need of Repair Bryant's letter to Hodgdon contains the return of ordnance and stores for the month of March, noting that all the unfinished wheels have been taken ou...
Request for Settlement of Accounts Incloses his receipts for himself and his company for the last quarter of 1794. His accounts for the trip from New York to Pittsburgh are with Major C...
Indian Goods to be Forwarded Letter regarding clothing at Galliopolis received. Will attempt to forward personal property to Lieut. Monnet. O'Hara advised sending Indian goods t...
Letter and Receipts Received William Simmons confirms receipt of Captain Eaton's pay records....
Supplies for Recruits Gen. Morgan finished recruiting with tolerable success. Clothing for recruits requested....
Accounts and Expenses Enclosed records of expenditures. Major Howe appointed Mr. Barnes, merchant, as his personal lawyer to secure final settlement of accounts....
Pay and Forage Enclosed list of expenditures; notification that Craig paid DeButts for the pay and forage of the troops in the upper parts of the Ohio river....
Forwarded Supplies, Contracts Announced Quartermaster General's arrival in Philadelphia. "Seale beams" and stationary arrived, will be forwarded with other articles in the care of...
Discussion of Frigate Bolting Timbers Letter, discusses bolting timbers in 44 gun Frigates....
Indian Hostilities Opinion on Indian hostilities and white hunters invading Indian hunting grounds on the north west side of the Ohio River....
Forwarded Supplies and Enclosed Returns Medicine chest on hand to be delivered to Col. Biddle. Enclosed returns and abstracts. Encampment set for recruits and supplies forwarded to Fort Was...
Extract of a talk from the Chief of the Oaksuskies to James Seagrove This document is a copy of a talk between White Lieutenant, Chief of the Upper Creeks, and U.S. Indian Commissioner, James Seagrove. The date of the ...
Recruitment Matters Letter from the interim Secretary of War on the subject of recruiting. Makes mention of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut....
No Funds for Recruiting All money expended, Eaton described his post as destitute....
Muster and Pay Rolls Pay roll of artillerists received. Muster and pay rolls for Capt. Heths and Maj. Howes detachments enclosed....
Indian Goods Quoted speech made by the Sec. of War to Chickasaw chiefs in Philadelphia regarding Indian goods given to promote/negotiate lasting peace....
Hostilities Between Chickasaws and Creeks The interim Secretary of War faults the Chickasaws for the last conflict between the Chickasaw and Creeks. The U.S. will not support the Chickasaw. Tr...
George Allan's Horse Davis writes Hodgdon to inform him that George Allan refuses to part with the horse that belongs to Hodgdon's department. Davis' attempts to retrieve...
Recommendation of Josiah Fox as Assistant Naval Constructor Letter, recommends Fox as assistant constructor; mentions Navy Department....
Pay, Finance and Accounting William Simmons informs Daniel Stevens that he is to receive money for payment to Paul Hyacinte Perrault, temporary engineer at Charleston....
Invoices and Indian Goods Plough irons to be provided for the Chickasaws. Details of invoices submitted....
Verification of Records Apologized for errors in payments but believed those made were not serious. Believed pay rolls were examined with muster rolls and was of the opinion...
Pay for Captain Eaton and Company William Simmons informs Captain Eaton that John Chester will disburse his pay....
Discussing Ship Construction Stodder is discussing ship modeling and ship construction with Pickering. He recommends improvements in design and structure as well as evaluating th...
Regarding Salary Houdin has been writing to Howell for his salary but has received no response. He hopes that Simmons will send him his pay for October 1794 - May 1795...
Debiting and Crediting the Smith for Copper Worked Doughty wishes to know if it is proper for him to debit and credit the smith in his day book and ledger for the copper he receives from and returns to...
Forwarding Stodder's Letter Regarding Construction of the Frigates Pickering forwards David Stodder's letter regarding construction of the frigates. Pickering wishes all the builders to freely communicate their ideas,...
Pay, Finance and Accounting William Simmons informs Major Craig of errors in his pay rolls....
Returns of Arms and Clothing for One Man Belonging to the 2nd United States Regiment Inventory of arms and accoutrements belonging to one man of the 2d United States Regiment. Signed by Captain Greaton...
Appointment as Clerk of the Navy Yard and Receipt of Pay Gibbs wants to know from whom his cerification should come; he has accepted the position of clerk at the Boston Navy Yard and expects pay....
Enclosed Pay Roll, Troops Mustered by Capt. Russell Bissell Miller has enlisted men mustered by Captain Bissell in April. He incloses the pay rolls for the men retained at the most recent rendezvous....
Logistics and Disbursement Advised troops arriving at Rock Landing on the Oconee river near the location of the future boundary as designated by "the treaty". Clothing requeste...
The Pay of Charles Brown Stevens has received the $42 remitted to him by the Treasurer and has paid same to the agent at George Town, Charles Brown....
Recruiting and Pay Pay and clothing for Rickard's company are on their way. Men whose term with the military ends and who do not renew their contract are to receive civi...
Request for Instructions and Blank Muster Rolls Trigg requests of Pickering some blank muster rolls as well as instructions on the correct procedure for paying his men....
Delivery of Goods and Indian Affairs Delivery of wampum and 2 wagon loads of goods too insignificant to make a full boatload to deliver. Craig will wait for the remaining Indian goods to...
Pay and Recruits Pay and muster rolls of Capt. Crawford's detachment enclosed. Request for blank muster and pay rolls. Recruits for militia formed into two detachmen...
Enclosed-Tingley's Return for the Month of May Tingley encloses his return for May along with the constructor's receipt for the articles issued to him for the use of the Naval Department. He also ...
Enclosed Receipt Roll Enclosed receipt rolls; awaiting instruction on balance of pay....
Request for Instructions on Certifying Payroll Mitchell forwards a muster roll and pay roll, and requests blank muster rolls....
Pay Rolls Received William Simmons confirms receipt of Major Craig's pay rolls....
Outfitting Troops Notification that all troops fit for duty descended the Ohio under the command of Richard Sparks, who was also charged with transporting all Indian go...
Quincy's Return for May Quincy encloses his return for May 1795, as well as James Hackett's constructor's receipt for sundries delivered to him by Quincy from December 20th 1...
Enclosed Muster & Payroll Thompson encloses musters and pay roll of the company under his command....
Certificate of Jailer Nicholas Robertson Refering to the Escape of James Chamber. Certificate, Nicholas Robertson's report regarding James Chambers escape from jail....
Sudden Succession of Unforeseen Occurances Haragan is apprehensive that Hodgdon will be inconvenienced by the need to pay off unforeseen bills but a sudden succession of unforseeable occurences...
Credit of Forty Two Dollars William Simmons confirms receipt of financial records sent by Daniel Stevens....
Pay Rolls Received William Simmons confirms receipt of Lt. Hale's pay rolls....
Stores and Indian Goods Military stores removed from militia encampment to Fort Fayette except for essential items required by men currently being inoculated for small pox. I...
Enclosed Documents Packets containing muster and pay rolls. Pay and schedule enclosed....
A Return on Ordnance and Supplies for May and an Update on the Gun Carriages Bryant encloses the return on ordnance and supplies for May. The carriage bodies for the 28 six-pounder guns are all finished except for the side box...
Extracts from a Conference Held with the Creeks in Savannah Lists proceedings of various treaties between Indian tribes and between tribes and United States related to hunting ground rights....
Certificate of Discharge for John Smith by George Gillaspy Certificate, surgeon's mate certifies that John Smith is unfit for military service because of lameness and impaired vision....
Final Shipment of Shoes Beach notifies Pickering, the Secretary of War, that he is ready to make his final delivery of shoes, and asks the Secretary to send an inspector the ...
Invoice of Stores, Attack on Ohio Mail Enclosed invoice for sundry articles requested with prices list. Report of an attack on the mail boat by Indians, the commander of the boat was killed...
Enclosed Money Enclosed advanced money due Colonel Thomas Butler for use by the Indian Department. Money drawn for Francis D'hebecourt...
Disputes Among Indians Enclosed copies of Creek talks submitted to Pickering. Disputes between tribes discussed....
Copy of Proclamation Regarding Cherokee Territory Copy of document drawn up in presence of Cherokee commissioners regarding boundary lines of Indian and U.S. land. Outlines boundary lines based on to...
Request for Information on Balance of Account of Soldier to be Discharged Gibson requests the balance of pay and clothing for two soldiers who are leaving the service....
Return for June and an Update on the Carriage Works Bryant sent return for the month of June along with his vouchers and receipts to the War Office, and provides another report on the work being done by...
Indian Goods Notification of shipment of Indian goods and Quartermaster's articles. Enclosed invoice....
Expenses Incurred in the Pursuit of Deserters, Etc. Wadsworth encloses the muster and payroll of the recruits enlisted by him through May 1795. Since some of his men have been absent, it was not practic...
Land Claims and Other Matters Letter, directs Chapin re proposed New York treaty; discusses State rights and Federal Government; informs re opinion of Attorney General; discusses c...
Instructions for Pay Roll and Recruiting William Simmons discusses the proper procedure for mustering and paying troops with Lt. Trigg....
Bills in Hodgdon's Favor Being Settled Dayton mentions to Hodgdon,a letter from Israel Ludlow which informs him that the bills drawn in Hodgdon's favor for $1500 have been presented and pai...
Forwarded Materials William Simmons forwards blank pay and muster rolls to Caleb Swan, Paymaster General....
Muster and Pay Roll for Battalions of Artillerists and Engineers Officers of the Second, Third, and Fourth Battalions of Artillerists and Engineers requested Freeman represent their grievances regarding lack of pay ...
Balance Due on Account of Bills Dayton thanks Hodgdon for covering the cost of a post note for the balance due Dayton on account of his bills upon Israel Ludlow. He is returning the...
Problems Issuing Land to Soldiers Obligation of state or Congress to issue land grants to soldiers and officers explained in detail. New rules issued in letter....
Money Delivered Woodson delivered money for pay and forage of troops stationed at the upper posts of the Ohio....
Demand for Hats Bryan writes Hodgdon to complain about an apparently insistent claim by Hodgdon for a large number of hats. Bryan claims that this is a significant i...
Inspection of Shirts Pickering requests Meigs evaluate the goods bought by Colonel James O'Hara intended for the Indians, determining the value of the items based on their...
Monthly Reports of the Secretary of War Day is sending Hodgdon the monthly reports of the Secretary of War and informs Hodgdon that postage is avoided by sending these reports under cover to...
Keg of Vermilion In the urgency of loading Slough's wagon, a keg of vermilion was overlooked. It is now delivered by the bearer of the letter, Matthew Doughty. Doug...
Proposal for Improving Defenses at Newport, Rhode Island Contains plans and cost estimates for improving the defenses of Newport, Rhode Island. These include mounting additional cannon at Fort Wolcott and s...
Goods and Invoices Forwards invoices and returns and summarizes the state of the stores, particularly goods intended for Indian tribes....
Return and the Receipt of Colonel Hackett Quincy is transmitting his return for June 1795. He cannot at this time send Colonel Hackett's receipt for the articles that were delivered to him, b...
Certificate For John Carroll Certification by Samuel Bell that officer appearing in front of him was fit for duty....
Certification For Thomas Morriss Certification by Samuel Bell that officer appearing in front of him was fit for duty....
Certification For John McCoy Certification by Samuel Bell that officer appearing in front of him was fit for duty....
Certification For James McDonnell Certification by Samuel Bell that officer appearing in front of him was fit for duty....
Receipts Transmitted Sends Constant Freeman's duplicate receipts. Provides a summary of all receipts he has sent to the office of the accountant....
Receipt and Return for James Hackett Quincy notes his previous letter enclosed his return for June 1795. This letter contains the receipt and return of Colonel Hackett for articles deliv...
Request for Pay Advance Request for advanced pay, matters of delicacy and motivation from Mrs. Lynch induced Lynch to write Simmons....
Mistaken Information Regarding Indian Land Negotiations Secretary Pickering discusses mistaken information about negotiations for Indian land with Governor John Jay of New York....
Delivery of Rations Stated intention to facilitate works at Presque Isle and to offer transportation of goods. General Wilkins agreed to deliver rations to posts....
Expenditures and Accounting Enclosed muster and pay roll for several detachments at the upper posts of the Ohio and vouchers of expenditures related to the transportation of dese...
Sums needed for ensuing year Treasury Security Oliver Wolcott, Jr. requests the sums necessary for the War Department in the ensuing year, 1796. Goes into detail of the informatio...
Northwest Territory and Indians One hundred Indians are at Greenville awaiting the completion of the treaty. As some appear to be of a hostile disposition, Smith doubts that there wi...
Guns and the Progress on the Gun Carriages Enclosed in the letter is a return for ordnance and stores for June 1795. Bryant found a significant amount of extra gun parts in perfect condition....
Hamilton's Financial Affairs Hamilton asks Troup to be the executor of his will and then provides the details of his financial affairs. He laments the necessity of omitting his S...
Regarding debt and record keeping Informs George Fleming of the extent of his debt and urges better record keeping....
Request for Further Pay as Naval Constructor Hackett received an order for payment as a Naval contractor but has not received remittance. He is not sure where to apply for the money, and hopes th...
Warrant to Pay Invalid Pensioners signed by Timothy Pickering. The letter authorizes the $774 payment of invalids for the period beginning March 5th, 1795, and ending September 4th of the same year....
Return for Logs Tingley writes Pickering to inform him that the oak and pine logs issued to the constructor have been sawed into planks and are ready for seasoning. ...
Transportation of Mail Craig advised that mail to Presque Isle should be sent by land and ordered the immediate purchase of thirty pack horses. Advised purchase was made un...
Treaty of Greenville Peace treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian Confederacy, comprised of the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Kickapoos, Weas, Ottawas,...
Instructions to pay Ensign Thompson Directs John Kilty to pay Ensign David Thompson at Winchester....
Provisions and Housing for Supplies Disappointed with quantity of provisions delivered by Gen. Wilkins, since beef on hand was in state of putrification. Craig was forced to purchase go...
Money paid Notification that has made the payment to Ensign Thompson directed by Simmons...
Desirability of presidential speech Letter, discusses desirability of Presidential speech opposing unidentified concern....
Account Information and Payments Pay for officers at West Point to be paid to Freeman by Nicholas Fish. Money received from Fish, receipt rolls that specify payments to be transmitte...
Foreign Relations Statements of Home and Moore required for investigation into the capture of British seamen....
Valuable Lands Someone has been marking public land, in an attempt to make a claim on it. Meigs alerts Sargent to this illegal act....
Impaired State of the Arms Forwards a letter for Captain Suijdam.They state that the arms were in an impaired state when they received them....
Horse, Saddle, & Bridle for Mr. Crosby Request to provide Mc. Crosby with a horse, saddle, and bridle so he can travel on public business....
Letter Citation Cited in Simmons to Freeman 08/29/1795...
Seventeen Boxes of Rifles Sends Hodgdon seventeen boxes of rifles....
Letter from Oliver Wolcott to Secretary of War with recommendations on how to handle finances between departments Letter from Oliver Wolcott to Secretary of War, with recommendations on how to handle finances between departments. In particular, provides recommenda...
Provisions Cash delivered by Charles Anderson for the pay and forage of troops stationed at the upper posts of the Ohio river to be forwarded by mail boat. Crai...
Receipt of John Weaver Receipt for articles received from Garretson for the frigate....
Return for July and the Progress on the Gun Carriages The letter encloses a return for ordnance and stores for July, and the vouchers for stores delivered. Bryant hoped the work on the 6 pound carriages ...
Cession of Indian Lands Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of New York, discussion the cession of Indian land to the United States via treaty....
Informations & Advice for Representing United States in Upcoming Treaty With St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians Relays some information received from Governor Jay of New York concerning the upcoming treaty negotiations with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians, name...
Location of Supplies, Charges, and Debt Breed was provided with Hodgdon's letters of August 20th and informs Hodgdon, the Superintendent of Military Stores, of the shipment of a large quanti...
Confirms receipt of pay and muster rolls Confirms receipt of a letter from Ensign Charles Martin that contained receipt, pay, and muster rolls. Also informs Martin that soldiers in prison are...
Enclosed Receipts and Request for Information on Account Encloses duplicate receipt rolls for Isaac Craig. Asks if the balance of money due him will soon be sent....
Return for August and Constructor Receipt for the Same Time Enclosed with the letter is Quincy's return for August 1795 as well as James Hackett's receipt for articles delivered from July 31st to August 31st 17...
Purchase of Supplies at Presque Isle Money received and will be forwarded to Captain Bissell at Presque Isle. Enclosed list of article purchased at Presque Isle along with Col. Reed's li...
Politics Surrounding Capture of U.S. Seamen Secretary Pickering discussed politics and supposed lies surrounding the aggressions of Captain Home against U.S. seamen....
Transmission of Warrants From Greenville report from Caleb Swan, paymaster of troops of United States, to William Simmons with transmission of warrants with muster and pay ro...
Messrs Bell and Given discuss payment for shipping parcels of clothing....
Provisions for Forts and Defense of Frontier General Wayne is glad to hear that the President ratified the Treaty of Amity Commerce & Navigation between His Britannic Majesty & the United States ...
Acknowledged Receipt of Post Notes In absence of Maj. Craig, Park acknowledged receipt of post notes in twenty dollar increments for use by Quartermaster's Department....
Information Regarding the Recent Indian Treaty [Treaty of Greeneville] Forwards to Washington the details of Anthony Wayne's recent treaty with the Indians [the Treaty of Greeneville], noting that he obtained more land by...
Request for Orders of Payment Encloses accounts of pay due September 30 and asks that orders for payment be forwarded....
Indian Speech at Treaty Negotiations Between Iroquois & State of New York Discusses Indian land claims in the state of New York; says that certain members of the Iroquois Confederacy were expected to attend, but did not. Ap...
Funds for Sophia Roberts on Account of her Husband's Pay Mrs. Roberts will receive $115 from Nicholas Fish on account of her husband's pay....
Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George During Treaty Negotiations of 09/26/1795 to 10/02/1795. States wish that contentment and goodwill remain between the two negotiating parties, despite differences over the land claims. Says that the Indian ...
Receipt from Pickering for State of Virginia to defray expenses of transporting and supplying Chickasaw and Choctaws from Richmond to Knoxville Ambler received $1000 by hands of Edward Carrington Supervisor of Virginia to reimburse Commonwealth Virginia like sum advanced John Chisholm by Gover...
Transportation of Supplies Upon examining original invoice delivered by M. Slough, discrepancy in number of blankets and cavalry stockings was made when numbers were copied from...
Notification of Drawn Pay John Brook, Phineas Lupton, and Charles Stratton of the corps of artillerists and engineers drew pay and are on the temporary Paymaster General's must...
Vouchers Enclosed, Request to Send Sum to Col. Fish Sends vouchers for his salary and asks that the payment orders be sent to Colonel Fish....
A New Treaty of Commerce Mr. Randolph has agreed to meet with Mr. Adet to "digest" a new treaty of commerce between the United States and France with the understanding that th...
Enclosed Rolls and Estimate of Work with Accounts Current Expenses have occurred which were not included in the estimates for the project. Holt would like to have them paid....
Oblige a Distressed Female She has been deprived of her small stipend in order to pay Mr. Greaton's debts, which has been extremely difficult for her. She asks that Pickering gi...
Construction and Supply of Troops Assisted Col. Butler in laying out building plan for fortifications at French Creek. As all materials are on hand, Craig believed all building will b...
Joseph Perkins Made Superintendent of the Armory by Holt Holt is taking a two month leave of absence and has deputized Joseph Perkins to act for him while he is gone....
Supply of Upper Posts of the Ohio River Acknowledged receipt of letters containing post notes and money that were received by Mr. Park in Craig's absence. Wagons containing hospital stores ...
Remitting Troop Payments Informs Major Craig that Major Haskell will remit funds for payment to the troops at the upper posts of the Ohio. "Cancelled" is written in the margin...
Recruitment at Governor's Island Conveys the Secretary at War's concern about recruiting men into service from Governor's Island. Directs Major Tousard to supervise Lt. Dayton's effo...
Instructions to pay Mrs. Greaton Directs Nathaniel Gorham to pay Mrs. Greaton, wife of Capt. Greaton....
Money to Be Paid Informs Mrs. Greaton that Nathaniel Gorham will provide her money from her husband's pay....
Discussion of Commissioners' Powers to Settle Damage Claims Arising from Jay Treaty Negotiations Letter, discusses the powers and aims of commissioners in deciding claims for losses or damages relative to the Treaty of Peace [apparently referring ...
Directions for Ship Building Offers suggestions for measurements related to frigates....
Request for Relief or Winter Clothing and Construction Notification that the term of active duty for Joseph McCutcheon and the men under his command will expire in January, and wish to be relieved or furni...
Notification of Payment by Joshua Wentworth, Request for Quarterly Pay Hackett has paid Joshua Wentworth as instructed in a letter in August. He requests his pay....
General correspondence Encloses the schedule taken from the warrant books. Discusses Captain Greaton's pay; he had been setting aside $30 per month for his family, but this ...
Regarding payments Informs Capt. Greaton that the Secretary of War has advanced his wife 90 dollars on account of his pay....
Financial Documents for Presque Isle Enclosed pay and muster roll and voucher of expenditures for troops stationed at Presque Isle. Also enclosed pay advance for Capt. Crawford, authoriz...
Violation of Neutrality Deposition of Joseph Williams, captain of the schooner Charlotte, enclosed. Request that Matthews takes proper executive action against two privateer...
Enclosed Receipts for Exoneration Encloses a receipt from Ensign Martin for $350. Haskell is detained by bad roads. He makes a practice of keeping the War Department money under his pi...
Authorization for Governor to Transmit Papers to Secretary of War Authorizes the Governor of Kentucky to contact the Secretary of War directly for assistance in instances where no provision has been made for the defe...
Bill of Exchange to Nathaniel Shaw Hodgdon is directed to pay Haragan's bill of exchange and a second for the same amount should go to Nathaniel Shaw by Quartermaster's order and charge...
Expenses Enclosed abstract of expenditures of Quartermasters Department and expenses at Wheeling. Breaks down expenses and who is accountable by department. ...
Request for Information Regarding Payments Acknowledges receipt of Simmons' letter of October 24 saying that her portion of her husband's pay will be given to her again. She wants to arrange to...
Incomplete vouchers Informs Major Carson that his vouchers did not follow requirements. Discusses at length the claims of scouts on the North Carolina frontier regions....
Supplies and Trade Letter regarding muster, pay, and dismissal of militia to be forwarded to Col. Butler. Expressed desire to send forward winter supplies on hand inste...
Acknowledged Receipt Letter received, one believed to be a duplicate of one by Haskell, due to arrive in a few days....
Credits to Wadsworth's Account Simmons received Wadsworth's paperwork and has applied credit to his account. His contingent account has been credited with a smaller amount until Sim...
Account of the Recent Treaty Negotiations at Fort George Between the Iroquois & New York Describes the recently concluded negotiations at Fort George, including the Seven Nations Indians' description of the land they claimed. States that ...
Receipt Rolls for the Credit to Account of Frye Frye encloses receipts for himself and recruits; the muster and pay rolls were sent to the Commandant at West Point....
Arrival at Fort, Further Travel Unsafe Haskell has arrived at Pittsburgh. He expects to be detained as not only is the water too low for most boats but there are not sufficient men to form ...
Confirms Receipt of Letter Acknowledges the receipt of Mrs. Greaton's letter concerning her husband's pay....
Payment Due Troops, Construction, Hospital Stores Troops all located at Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, and Fort Franklin therefore mustering them at Pittsburgh must be postponed. Money due troops at Presque...
Money Paid to Director of Artillery Artificers Stevens has received $362 from the Treasury and paid it to the Director of Artillery Artificers....
Confirms Delivery of Receipts Acknowledges receiving Gorham's letter enclosing the receipts of Captains Frye and Nicholson, Lt. Hale, and Mrs. Greaton....
Appropriations for the Naval Department Wolcott discusses the appropriations for the Naval Department including sums for the building of frigates and the equipping of gallies. Considering th...
Order and Receipts for Ensign Remington Held for Bail Eaton notifies Simmons that he is holding Ensign Remington's receipt for pay as bail in a special action....
Murder of Peaceful Indians News of Creeks murder relayed, details supporting the Indians innocence included. Demands murderers to be brought to trial....
Provisions and Transportation Sent beef cattle to Presque Isle, noted boats should be built to transport provisions. Saw mill neglected at Buffalo Creek and could not be repaired ...
Services of the Horses Belonging to the Quartermaster's Department, Etc. Numbered answers to questions Harrison asked in his last letter. Estimated cost of supplies that were lost by the contractor and that the government ...
Confirms delivery of receipt Acknowledges receiving the receipt of :Lieutenant Horatio Dayton....
Financial Reimbursement for State Expenses The Secretary at War discusses the protection of the Kentucky frontier with Governor Shelby. Kentucky is seeking financial reimbursement from the fed...
Warrant issued by the War Secretary Informs Capt. James Bruff that the War Secretary has issued a warrant in his favor for the amount of 5000 dollars....
Legal inquiry regarding incursions into Spanish territory in Florida Some Spanish subjects, along with Americans from Georgia made expedition into Florida, took a Spanish fort, killed Spanish soldiers, stole property. S...
Estimate of the expenses of the war department for the year 1796, made by the Secretary of War. List of estimated expenses for War Department. Includes salary, pensions, and compensation....
Account information Acknowledges the receipt of Ensign Thompson's letter enclosing muster rolls, recruiting accounts, accounts current, and vouchers. Proceeds to inform h...
Master of Trade House to Serve the Creek Indians of Georgia Secretary Pickering appoints Edward Price as the factor of a trading house on the St. Mary's River, GA, which has been established by Congress to supp...
Instructions to Edward Price, Factor for Georgia Pickering provides instructions governing trade with the Creek Indians in Georgia to Edward Price, the Factor appointed for this purpose....
Master of a Trade House to Serve the Indians of the Southwestern Territory Secretary Pickering appoints James Byers as the factor of a trading house in the Southwestern Territory, which has been established by Congress as the...
Documents Refuting Claim of Seizure Bond noted his possession of documents that refuted claims that Captain Home detained U.S. seamen unlawfully....
Supplies and Payment Arrival and departures of several detachments. Noted happiness in paying for horses destroyed during transport. Notification that he has drawn on Ho...
On the legality of Colonel Reed selling liquor to troops On behalf of Captain Bissell, commander at Presque Isle, Pickering requests legal opinion from the US District Attorney on what legal measures can be ...
Report on A. Hunn Delivery of muster and pay roll by Adrian Hunn, with list of detachments included in rolls. Noted Hunn's role in militia that fought against "western...
An act to ascertain and fix the military establishment of the United States. Enacted into law standing outfit of dragoons, engineers, and artillerists. Describes in detail the governance and organization of this section of the ...
Payment and Estimate of Expenditures Payment of Sproat for his work at Assistant Quartermaster General discussed. Enclosed estimate of expenditures requested money to be forwarded soon t...
Enclosed Receipts to Settle Account of Haskell Haskell sends Simmons documents which should help speed up the settlement of his accounts....
[Report on measures taken for opening trade with the Indians] Enclosure to Vice President's office. Discussed opening trade with Indians to provide them with cheap provisions. Methods of supplying provisions to I...
Report of the Secretary of War on the measures which have been taken to replenish the magazines with military stores. Delivery of saltpetre detailed....
[Report of the Secretary of War of the measures taken for opening a trade with the Indians] Political climate with British in Canada and Indian alliances for peace in northwestern territories in state of negotiation. Trade with southern tribe...
Edmund Randolph's Printed Vindication Pickering discusses Edmund Randolph's written vindication following his forced resignation from the office of Secretary of State. Fauchet's letter, wh...
Request for Wages Due Workmen Requests that pay be sent for the workmen since they buy their own provisions and it is "market season"...
Resolution of the South Carolina Legislature Regarding the Fontier South Carolina's legislature passes a resolution supporting the placement of troops under Major General Andrew Pickens in order to insure protection o...
Shipment of Supplies, Violence due to Alcohol Craig sending keel boat with small load of powder and lead with hopes it will reach Fort Washington in a few days. Other military supplies sent to Pre...
Letter from the War Department Accountant Testy correspondence with Ensign Thompson; mentions receipts, bounty and muster rolls. No receipts, no settlement....
Enclosed Accounts Gibbs sends his account of pay as clerk of the Boston Navy Yard and hopes to receive his pay soon....
Enclosed Receipt Rolls Miller sends the receipt roll for himself and his recruits. He has detained $93 due to a desertion....
Estimate of expenditures in Quartermaster's department, Pittsburg Ledger style list of expenditures from the Quartermaster's Department at Pittsburgh during the first quarter of 1796....
Estimate of Ordinance and military stores for the legion of the U.S. for 1796 Estimate of ordnance and military stores wanted for the Legion of the United States for 1796 showing the parts per returns on hand and the articles to...
Vouchers, Muster Rolls, and Pay Rolls Received Informs Fleming that the War Accountant's Office has received from the Secretary of War vouchers, muster rolls, and pay rolls for West Point....
Muster and Payroll for Detachment at Governor's Island Dayton notes that he has enclosed muster and payroll for detachment under his command at Governor's Island for December 1795....
State of Wages Auguste de Grasse DeGrasse reports that he has enclosed state of his wages for last three months of 1795....
Financial Documents Receipt and shipment of financial documents. Request to forward letter to Colonel O'Hara. Craig anxious to finish his work soon in order to spend so...
Prepared to Cut Cedar Timber if Terms Are Agreeable Letter, informs availability to cut cedar for Frigate frames; asks for written instructions re procedures....
Complaints of Discharged Soliders Addresses complaints made to the War Accountant's Office from discharged soldiers concerning pay....
Instructions to Pay Caleb Gibbs Informs Gorham that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 187 dollars for the pay of Caleb Gibbs, clerk of the Naval Yard at Boston....
Payment for Service in Naval Yard Informs Caleb Gibbs, clerk at the Naval Yard in Boston, that Nathaniel Gorham will pay him the sum of 187 dollars for his salary....
Payment for Services Informs Cheesman that he will receive the sum of 500 dollars from Nicholas Fish....
Instructions to Pay Forman Cheeseman Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 500 dollars to pay the constructor of a frigate building in New York....
Discussion of Materials for Frigate Construction, Referring to Frigate Constellation at Baltimore Truxton and others at the navy yard in Baltimore responded to the report of the Marine Committee of the US House by sending lists of materials needed ...
Discussion of Inflammatory Article Supposedly Published by Benjamin Stoddert Letter, discusses article in the Maryland Journal regarding the raising of a Frigate, claiming Stodder [Stoddert] wrote the anonymous article....
Payment for Services Informs Lt. Dayton that he will receive the sum of 107 dollars from Nicholas Fish....
Instructions to Pay Lieutenant Dayton Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 107 dollars to pay Lieutenant Horatio Dayton....
Return for December 1795 and James Hackett constructor's receipt Shipyard clerk Quincy encloses return for December 1795 and includes constructor James Hackett's receipt for articles delivered him....
Payment for Service as Engineer Informs the temporary engineer at Charleston that Daniel Stevens, Supervisor of South Carolina, will pay him the sum of 230 dollars....
Regarding Payment for Estimate Holt notes that he requested that Simmons pay Hodgdon for estimate of $1667.73. He has purchased iron from William Wilson and does not have money to p...
Forwarded Message from Congress and Request for Information on Shipbuilding Materials Letter, encloses message from Congress; asks for information on materials for the frigates now being constructed....
Accounts and Certificates Discusses various accounts and certificates. Mentions Captain Tinsley and Colonel Carrington. Major Roberts has an order for $115 to be paid to his wi...
Orders Paid and Future Payment of Estimates Discusses various accounts and estimates. Simmons wants to know if he can send money to Holt via Supervisor of Virginia Edward Carrington....
Accounts, Payment, and Request for Supplies Enclosed letter to Butler within letter, will be forwarded and accounts will be adjusted. Money lent to Capt. Lewis so he can continue on march. Ge...
Report of the Committee of Claims Committee of Claims report on Jacob Beck and thirteen others serving under Colonel Benjamin Flowers, who claim they were underpaid while in service. O...
Receipt Rolls Received Informs Capt. Bissell that the office has received his receipt rolls....
Notification of Compliance with Request in Regards to the Remittance of Payment Stevens agrees to send half yearly accounts to Simmons....
Statement of the Application of Monies Appropriated for the Use of the Naval Department. List of names, monetary amounts and reasons for advances....
Enclosed Muster Roll and Report Encloses muster roll and report of recruits....
Receipt and Pay Rolls Received Informs Capt. Miller that receipt and pay rolls have been received by the office....
Salary for Frigate Constructor Informs Claghorn that he will receive the sum of 500 dollars from Nathaniel Gorham for his salary as constructor of the frigate in Boston....
Pay and Subsistence Informs Capt. Nicholson in Boston that he will receive 335 dollars for pay and subsistence from Nathaniel Gorham....
Receipt Received Acknowledges receiving an enclosed receipt of Capt. Miller for 85 dollars....
Instructions to Pay Assistant Storekeeper Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 75 dollars to pay the assistant storekeeper at West Point....
Pay for Services as Assistant Storekeeper Informs the assistant storekeeper at West Point that Nicholas Fish will pay him 75 dollars for services....
Commissioners' allowance for treaties Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of New York. Secretary Knox discusses the allowance paid commissioners for holding treaties with the ...
Answer to Question About Standard Payment for Indian Commissioners Responding to Governor John Jay's inquiry about the allowance given to Indian commissioners, Pickering states that U.S. policy since 1790 has been $8 ...
Report on the State of Naval Equipment and Frigate Construction to House Committee Estimate is signed by Humphreys, Francis, Truxton and Fox. Exclusive of men and provisions, estimate $453,272 to complete six frigates. Estimate $120 ...
Receipt for Contingent Expenses Lewis received $250 from Simmons as contingent expenses of War Department....
Pay for the Georgia Militia Informs Stevens that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of over 22,000 dollars for the pay of the Georgia militia....
Instructions to Pay James Hackett and Edmund Quincy Informs Wentworth that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 500 dollars for the pay of James Hackett, constituting his salary for constructing the ...
Enclosed Receipt Rolls and Georgia Militia Encloses receipt rolls for the part of the Georgia militia and scouts deemed authorized by President Washington. The balance comes to over $22,000 and...
Payment for Services Informs the constructor of the frigate at Portsmouth that he will receive payment of 500 dollars from Joshua Wentworth....
Payment for Service Informs Quincy that he will receive the sum of 187 dollars from Joshua Wentworth....
Instructions to Deliver Funds to West Point Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 207 dollars to be delivered to George Fleming at West Point....
Instructions to Pay Artillerists and Engineers Informs Carrington that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 114 dollars to deliver to William Graves at Norfolk for the pay of a detachment of art...
Pay for Detachment of Artillerists and Engineers Informs Graves that he will receive the sum of 114 dollars from Edward Carrington for the pay of a detachment of artillerists and engineers at Norfolk...
Pay for Detachment Informs Fleming that he will receive the sum of 267 dollars from Nicholas Fish....
Pay of Captain Edward Miller & His Men at Middletown Connecticut Simmons certifies that $103.09 is due Captain Edward Miller and the men under his command at Middletown, Connecticut, being his and their pay for Dece...
Account Enclosed Carrington encloses accounts to Simmons for money which passed through Carrington's hands between August 1794 and July 1795....
Accounts of John Stille and Thomas Ewing as Inspectors of Clothing Ferall submits accounts of Stille and Ewing for their pay as inspectors of clothing in 1795....
Payment to Nathaniel Shaw Assistant Quarter Master General From Fort Washington, Haragan pays Nathaniel Shaw $2000....
Outstanding Balance of Debt Packet containing post notes for Maj. Kirkpatrick received and will be forwarded. Special request for attention to accounts and outstanding balance w...
State of the Fortifications of the United States. Updates on the progress made to building fortifications from Maine to Georgia, with a summary for each location and and estimate for cost to complete ...
John Harris Certificate Respecting Saltpetre Received of Samuel Hodgdon from Ship Bacchus, Captain Richard George, casks of salt petre. Casks deposited at magazine Frankford....
Instructions to Pay Captain Miller Informs Chester that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 103 dollars for Capt. Miller in Middletown, Connecticut....
Pay For December, Mustered Soldier Informs Capt. Miller that John Chester will deliver him the sum of 103 dollars for the pay of himself and his men. Miller has mustered a man with the ...
Receipt for Supply of Salt Peter Receipt of salt peter into stores at Frankford. No record of supply made by Harris b/c it was not under his direct oversight....
Account of Berry Shields Certification of service and settlement of pay for Berry Shields, late private in Lee's Legion....
Receipts Received Acknowledges receiving Fish's letter enclosing receipts of Lieutenants Dayton and Cheesman....
Report on Loss of Contents of Boat, Prices of Goods Overton reports that a boat containing goods was lost on the Mississippi River. Notes that some goods intended for the Chickasaws....
Instructions to Deliver Funds to West Point Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 3000 dollars to send to George Fleming at West Point. Also instructs Fish to pay Mrs E. C. S...
Money for Mrs Roberts Informs Capt. Morris that the Treasurer has remitted Col. Fish the sum of 115 dollars to pay to Mrs. Roberts on account of her husband's pay....
Funds for the Springfield Armory Informs Ames that the public armory at Springfield will receive the sum of 1837 dollars from Nathaniel Gorham....
Funds for the Ordnance Department at West Point Informs Fleming that the Ordnance Department at West Point will receive the sum of 3000 dollars from Nicholas Fish....
Respecting the Costs and Expenditures for Frigates The total cost for one 44 gun and one 36 gun frigate is $365,520. Because money spent so far has been in conjunction with other projects, it is hard t...
Regarding Henry Glen Charges for Storage Simmons reports that Henry Glen, member of congress from New York, sent charges to accountant's officer against United States for storage of military ...
Charges by Henry Glen for Storage Concerning a charge that U.S. Congressman Henry Glen of New York made against the United States for storing military stores....
Pay of James Voorhis, Deceased, of Captain A. Prior's Company 1st Sub Legion Simmons certifies that $72 is due James Voorhis, a Sergeant in Captain A. Prior's Company 1st Sub Legion, being his pay from August 1, 1793 to August ...
Purchase of Land Purchase of lots at Le Boeuf underway, notification that Hodgdon received request to facilitate payment since transaction will take place in Philadelp...
Use of Recruiting Funds by Captain Blackburn Pickering discusses the case of the late Lieutenant Grayson who was given recruiting money by Captain Blackburn but never acquired any recruits. It a...
Pay of Cadet James Triplett, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Simmons certifies that seven dollars is due James Triplett, Cadet in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being his pay for December 1795....
Accounts Settled Informs William Cox that his accounts have been settled in the office, leaving a balance in his favor of 36 dollars....
The Case of Capt. Blackburn and the Loss of Recruitment Money Wolcott discusses the case of Lieutenant Grayson who was advanced $150 for recruiting and failed to enlist recruits prior to his death. Captain Blackb...
Account for Disbursements as Agent of Quartermaster General Davis reports on Hodgdon's account of disbursements as agent for the Quarter Master General....
Financial Updates Letters to be forwarded. Notification that Craig will draw against Hodgdon until he obtains necessary quantity of money owed him. Request for Seine ...
Receipt Received Acknowledges receiving Craig's letter enclosing the receipt of Major Howe. Requests that Craig submit account information on purchases in the last yea...
Receipts Received Informs Col. Rochefontaine at West Point that the office received his letter enclosing the receipts of Nehemiah Freeman, George Fleming, and Capt. Wad...
Money Due from the Office Informs Wentworth that the War Accountant's Office has found that he is due 300 dollars, to be remitted by the next post....
Confirms Receipt of Letter Informs Capt. Morris that the office has received his letter and that funds have been sent to Sophia Roberts....
Request for Standardization of Dimensions for Masts, Yards, & Other Ships' Components Discusses the masting of the frigates currently under construction, recommends that the building superintendent of each ship be allowed to judge for t...
Concerning Estimates and Account Information Sends a copy of his last letter in reply to Holt's estimates for November and December 1795. The duplicate enclosed post notes and Hagner asks for con...
Accounts of David Thompson and Yelverton Peyton War Accountant transmits to the Paymaster General the accounts of David Thompson and Yelverton Peyton up to the time each arrived in Pittsburgh with t...
Account and Balance of Yelverton Peyton War Accountant informs Peyton that his account with the United States has been stated to the time of his arrival at Pittsburgh with his recruits. Ther...
Account and Balance of David Thompson War Accountant informs Thompson that his accounts have been received by the office, with a balance against him of $301, exceeding the balance Thompson...
Letters Received Acknowledges receiving enclosed receipts from Freeman's last letter....
Request for Pay to be Forwarded Perrault sends his latest accounts and asks that the money be delivered to Messers. Carascon and Journel....
Confirms Receipt of Vouchers Acknowledges the receipt of Fleming's letter enclosing vouchers....
Enclosed Vouchers from Fleming Encloses the vouchers of George Fleming to the Auditor of the Treasury....
Account Received Informs Chester that the War Accountant's Office has received his letter enclosing his account as Agent of the War Department....
Confirms Receipt of Letter Informs Carrington that the War Accountant's Office has received his letter enclosing his account on commissions....
Assignment and Power of Attorney Power of attorney of William Reed - soldier in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment during the Revolutionary War - for Christopher Ottinger....
Court Martial at West Point Discusses with the Secretary of War the sentence at a court martial for three men at the garrison at West Point, whereby they will be required to reim...
Request for Prices of Clothing, Arms and Accoutrements Lieutenant Freeman requests the prices of articles of clothing, arms and accoutrement in order to make pay stoppages of deserters. Asks for a list of...
Enclosed Expenditure Accounts Encloses account of expenditures in Philadelphia to the Secretary of War....
Vouchers from West Point Encloses additional vouchers received from George Fleming for the purchase of firewood for the Corps of Artillerists & Engineers at West Point....
Payment for Fortifications Engineer Informs De Leyritz that he will receive the sum of 357 dollars in compensation for his services as assistant engineer of the Baltimore fortifications....
Instructions to Pay Assistant Engineer Informs Kilty that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 357 dollars for the compensation of Alexander De Leyritz, an assistant engineer of the fort...
Regarding Claims of Artillery Artificers Letter to the Secretary of War, concerning various claims. Simmons responds that the office does not have any record of these individuals applying for...
Query on Payment of Deserter Captured by Enlisted Men Hale sends his recruiting account, and hopes to pay the men their full bounties once mustered. He asks whether he should pay the full bounty on a dese...
Answer on Petitioners Requests opinion on whether or not petitioners have right to complain....
Enclosed Receipts, Updates to Accounts Enclosed sundry receipts, noted enclosed vouchers and requested accounts be updated....
Following Prices are Fixed by the Secretary of War for a Stand of Arms Describes and fixes prices for arms to be sold or reimbursement....
Letter to a Congressional Committee Regarding Motion to Increase Accountant's Salary Writes a Congressional committee regarding a motion lately proposed to increase the salary of the Accountant. Simmons describes the Accountant's job a...
Request for Accounts and Vouchers Requests from David Ames at the Springfield armory that he forward his accounts and vouchers....
Funds to be Delivered Informs Kilty that he will receive from the Treasurer the sum of 35 dollars, being the amount on his account....
Monies to be Delivered Informs Chester that the Treasurer will deliver him the sum of 92 dollars, being the balance on his account after examination....
Monies to be Delivered Informs Carrington that he will receive from the Treasurer the sum of 167 dollars, being the amount on his account after examination....
Monies to be Delivered Informs Gorham that he will receive from the Treasurer the sum of 109 dollars, being the amount on his account after examination....
Pay Rolls Examined, Subsistence Accounts of Officers Informs Freeman that the pay rolls of the Corps of Artillerists & Engineers has been examined by the office, the amount due being 3534 dollars - to be...
Receipt for Money to Transmit to Thomas Butler for Recruiting Service Lewis received $250 from Simmons to be transmitted to Lieutenant Colonel Butler at Pittsburg for the recruiting service....
Embarrassment in Not Closing Accounts Lack of efficiency in responses bemoaned. Craig seeking to close his accounts by the end of last year. Craig hoped to travel to Philadelphia but doe...
Plans for Travelling to Philadelphia Mr. Chase is extremely pleased with his appointment and will set out by stage for Philadelphia soon. Despite a bad cold, McHenry plans to travel by ho...
Monthly Return of Men Employed at the New York Navy Yard Weekly return for the men employed at the naval yard and the wages paid to them; no new materials for the construction of the frigate have arrived....
Financial Information Enclosed general return of stores and abstract of expenditures, vouchers sent to Treasury under cover of packets addressed to Sec. of War....
Discussion of Instructions to Navy Yard Clerks Letter, discusses instructions to Clerks of Naval yards. Encloses extract of a letter dated 20 May 1795 between John Hamilton and Samuel Hodgdon, to ...
Promises to Gather Information Park writes in absence of Craig, noted receipt of letter regarding Mr. Ro. Ground. Information requested to be gathered immediately....
Delay of Submission of Monthly Returns from Navy Yard Caleb Gibbs, clerk at Charlestown Navy Yard, reports that an injury to his hand prevents his transmittal of monthly returns....
Regarding Duplicate Bills One of the letters enclosing a bill was a duplicate. Asks Hodgdon to inform how the affair appears after examination of the bills paid....
Invalid Pensioners from Virginia Timothy Pickering, acting as Interim Secretary of War, encloses a list of invalid pensioners from the state of Virginia for September 1795 - March 179...
Referring to Statement of the Military Force Employed Against Insurgents Settlement of pay due militia still in the process of being closed due to the departure of the men before receiving money due them for their service....
Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Agents Ordering a Stop to the Reduction of Copper Bolts Pickering orders that the reducing of copper bolts be stopped. He asks for an accounting of copper bolt reduction in the past from the respective nava...
Receipt Received Informs Chester that the office has received his letter enclosing the receipt of Capt. Miller for 103 dollars....
Confirms Receipt of Muster and Pay Rolls Informs Capt. Kalteisen at Charleston that the office has received his muster and pay rolls. Also informs Kalteisen that he will receive 716 dollars f...
Instructions to Pay Captain Kalteisen Informs Stevens that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 716 dollars for the pay of Capt. Kalteisen....
Receipts Received Informs Gorham that the office has received his enclosed receipts for Gibbs, Claghorn, and Nicholson....
Receipts Received Simmons has received Gorham's letter of January 25 and the money will be credited per the receipts....
Pay of Private Samuel Tyler Simmons certifies that $26 is due Samuel Tyler, Private of Captain Lyman's Company, 2nd Sub Legion, being the balance of his pay up to Jan. 31, 1796....
Returns from Portsmouth New Hampshire Navy Yard Quincy reports that he has submitted his shipyard returns for January 1796....
Barnhardt Hudson Account Barnhardt Hudson transmitted account charging his pay and subsistence as military storekeeper at Fort Rensselaer. Simmons asks whether Barnhardt makes...
Bernhardt Hudson Account Informs the Supervisor of Military Stores that Barnhardt Hudson - military storekeeper - has transmitted an account to the office....
Account of Isidore Stouf Informs the Secretary of War that Isidore Stouf - temporary engineer at Savannah - has transmitted his account for pay to the office....
Instructions to Pay Lieutenant Dayton Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 107 dollars, to be paid to Lt. Dayton and his men at Governor's Island, New York....
Muster and Pay Roll Received Informs Lt. Dayton that he will receive the sum of 107 dollars from Nicholas Fish, for himself and his men at Governor's Island, New York....
Regarding Account of Mr. Greaton Mrs. Greaton follows up on her correspondence with William Simmons, trying to secure herself a regularly paid portion of her husband's pay....
Pay & Subsistence of Bernhardt Hudson Simmons certifies that $172 is due Barnhardt Hudson, military storekeeper at Fort Ransalear, being his pay and subsistence for the year 1795....
Reimbursement for Sundry Expenses Informs Fish that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 377 dollars for the amount of sundry expenses Fish made for Henry Abeel, a Seneca Indian....
Receipts Received Informs Wentworth that the office has received his letter enclosing the receipts of James Hackett and Edmund Quincy....
Account of Lt. Nanning Vischer Discusses the account of Lieutenant Nanning J. Vischer with the Secretary of War....
Request for Advanced Salary Request for warrant to be issued to Anthony Foster (of this territory) to receive Henley's pay as agent of War Department....
General Account of Clothing Delivered From West Point, Rochefontaine reports that he is forming a general account of clothing delivered to Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. Laments tha...
Keeping Accounts Langham favored sending accounts for settlement through Hodgdon, rather than Simmons. Asks about arrangements for the arsenal on Potowmack....
Clothing Clothing stores at Fort Washington accounted for in detail....
Account of Charles Campbell Discusses the account of Charles Campbell, Brigade Inspector of Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania....
Receipt of Lewis for Recruiting Service Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Butler received $650 from Lewis for the recruiting service at Pittsburg....
Enclosed Act Regarding Pay of Militia Kentucky State Legislature passed act regarding pay of militia, as a consequence Shelby enclosed pay rolls for state militia. Details on rations supp...
Payment for Services Informs Isidore Stouf that John Mathews - Supervisor of the Revenue at Savannah - will pay him the sum of 244 dollars....
Confirms Receipt of Letter Acknowledges the receipt of Craig's letter by the War Accountant's Office....
Order for Payment of John W Blake Turner requests payment of $200 to John William Blake....
Receipt of Pay Matthew Ernest Matthew Ernest, acting Quarter Master General of militia under appointment of General Miller receipt for compensation 3 per cent on all his disburseme...
Discussion of Newspaper References to Frigate Building Letter, describes article on Frigate building at Baltimore; informs Fox re false newspaper article....
Details on Accounts Requested Daniel Haragan's 2nd of exchange addressed, discrepancies in cashing the account. Request for information....
Monthly Return of New York Navy Yard Talbot encloses a return for the men employed in the naval yard over the past month....
Forwarded Rolls and Estimatesn Holt forwards rolls and estimates for January and asks that money be paid to Samuel Hodgdon....
Payments Holts asks Hodgdon to make payments out of money that Hodgdon will receive from Simmons. New London is nearly out of gun locks, and need to know wheth...
Documents Stolen Saddle bags of courier were broken into, and bills stolen. Advises suspending payment of bills in order to foil "villains" who stole bills during tran...
Pay & Forage of Major Lewis Tousard Simmons certifies that $65 is due Major Lewis Tousard, being his pay and forage for January 1796....
Bill of Exchange Second request to pay John Bustard, or transfer the sum to Swan's account so he may pay Bustard....
Account of Lieutenant Lee Encloses to the Secretary of War the account of Lt. Lee in Pennsylvania....
Receipt Received Informs Gorham, Supervisor in Massachusetts, that the office has received his letter enclosing the receipt of David Ames....
Confirms Receipt of Vouchers Informs Lt. Hale at West Point that the office received his letter enclosing vouchers. Discusses a deserter who has been apprehended....
Confirms Receipt of Letters Acknowledges the receipt of Col. Rochefontaine's letters enclosing regulations of the Corps of Artillerists & Engineers and accounts. Also discusses p...
Muster and Payroll of D'Hebecourt's Detachment D'Hebecourt encloses muster and payrolls of his detachment of militia from October 1795 to February 1796. The money should be delivered to Messrs Whee...
George Ingersoll's Account of Pay 1795 Ledger-like account of Ingersoll's pay and subsistence for 1795....
Funds to be Delivered Informs Capt. McRea at Wilmington that he will receive the sum of 350 dollars from James Reed for the pay of himself and his recruits....
Instructions to Pay Captain McRea Informs James Reed - Collector at the port of Wilmington - that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 350 dollars for the pay of Capt. McRea and his...
Status of Bills Macdonald clarifies the confusion over two bills, one of which had been thought to be paid in error but was in fact valid....
Confirms Receipt of Enclosures Informs Major Haskell that the office has received his letters enclosing the receipt of Caleb Swan and Haskell's account current....
Receipts Received Informs Fish that the office has received his letter enclosing the receipts of Mrs E.C.S. Roberts, George Fleming, Frederick Sprigg, and Horatio Dayto...
Receipt Rolls Received Informs Capt. De Hebecourt in the Northwest Territory that the receipt rolls for him and his men have been received....
Statement of Number of Office Clerks Encloses a statement of the number of clerks employed in the War Accountant's Office and their salaries, at the request of the Secretary of War....
Requested Information Forthcoming Note to inform Mr. Holdick information requested would be obtained....
Returns of Stores and Items Needed Enclosed annual account of stores, includes supplies required. Has not been able to see Governor for approval of Hodgdon's order. Specific request for...
Discussion of Supplying Live Oak Timbers for Frigates Letter, discusses supply of live oak for Frigates; mentions Congress....
Adopt the Useful Ways of the White People Pickering advises the Indians to "adopt the useful ways of the white people." He admits that it will not be easy for them to abandon their hunting cul...
Pay, Muster, and Receipt Rolls Informs Freeman that Lt. Geddes has in his possession five packages containing pay, muster, and receipt rolls....
Discussion of Frigate Timbers, Strength, Dimensions, & Performance Letter, discusses cedar toptimbers re Frigates; discusses Frigate performance; describes strength of Frigates; describes dimensions of Frigate....
Enclosed Duplicate Account Fear of mislaid account led Wentworth to enclose duplicate copy of account requiring adjustment. Account included in document file. Officers pay....
Sum Received from Treasurer Stevens has received money form the Treasurer, updates Simmons on the whereabouts of Major Freeman....
Sum Received from Treasurer Stevens has received the $2,000 from the Treasurer....
Sum Received from Treasurer Stevens has received money from the U.S. Treasurer, per Simmons' letters. He intends to follow Simmons' advice in the requisitions and expects to pay ...
Augusta DeGrasse, Temporary Engineer, Paid Stevens has paid Augusta De Grasse $230 per Simmons' instructions....
Jerome Mirthie, Director of Artillery Artificiers, Paid Per instructions, Stevens has paid Jerome Mirthie his salary....
Bounties Due to Soldiers Requests from West Point's Col. Rochefontaine the names of the soldiers who have bounties due to them. Briefly discusses the duties of the Paymaster, ...
Receipt Received Acknowledges receiving Matthews's letter enclosing the receipt of Isadore Stouf for 486 dollars. Matthews is the Supervisor at Savannah, Georgia....
Payment to Captain Theodore Sedgewick, 2d Sub Legion United States Captain Sedgewick requests payment of $120 as his pay for months of October, November, December 1795....
Discussion of War Office Affairs & Temporary Halt to Frigate Construction Letter, alludes to Marine committee halting Frigate construction; discusses post in War office; mentions War office salaries; mentions peace....
Regarding Marine Committee & Building of Frigates Letter, asks for information regarding Marine committee; mentions Congress; alludes to raising Frigates....
Delivery of Return Return submitted to Hodgdon supposedly not delivered due to carrier selling his discharge papers and traveling elsewhere....
Notification of Returns Returns of Quartermaster stores to be delivered....
Discussion of Ship Timbers & Construction Letter, discusses timber & frigate construction....
Confirms Receipt of Account Informs Daniel Stevens, Supervisor at Charleston, that the letter enclosing his account current has been received by the office....
Additional Pay of John Bartlet Simmons certifies that $20 is due John Bartlet, being his pay as late Corporal in Captain Jonathan Heart's Company 1st US Regiment from Jan. 1 to Apri...
Pay of John McGee, Deceased, late a private in Captain James Gamble's Company Simmons certifies that $7.73 is due John McGee, late a private in Captain James Gamble's Company, being his pay from Nov. 1 to Nov. 28, 1795 the day o...
No Returns of Ordnance Notification of no returns of ordnance for Fort Mifflin currently on file....
Receipt Received Informs Thomas Holt that his letters enclosing his receipt for $3,103 has been received by the office....
Orders to Prove Powder for Gen. Wayne In anticipation of Gen. Waynes campaign, McHenry ordered casks of powder to be proved and forwarded....
Regarding a House Report on Naval Armaments and the Treaty with Algiers Fox writes that the House of Representatives wrote a report stating it thought only two frigates were necessary. Also, Fox notes that the demands of ...
Request for Information Charges of monies against Elias Longhorn to be reported....
Banking Bank notes, wages owed Clark, and return of articles noted. Price of provisions addressed, Holt requested a reduction for the benefit of the people....
Pay Relinquished by Captain Zebulon Pike Simmons certifies that $300 is due Captain Zebulon Pike, being the balance of his pay relinquished from Aug. 1, 1793 to Aug. 31, 1795, which sum is pa...
Transmit the Amount to the Supervisor at Baltimore de Leyritz has only been paid up to November third. He suggests that Simmons send the money to the Supervisor at Baltimore....
[Copy] Rules Governing Presidental Visit with Indians Treaty with Creeks to be held at Colerain, President to speak at council. Discussed details of President's attendance and hopes of accomplishing at c...
Account Current for Ensign Hugh McCall, Paymaster at Fort Pickering A three-page listing of the accounts of Ensign Hugh McCall, paymaster....
Completing the Arms, Responsibility for Repairing Them Wolcott points out that the payment to the purveyor should include the cost of completing the arms but the cost of repairing them constitutes a separa...
Pay of Corporal William Hays & Corporal Fielding Harding, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Simmons certifies that $24 is due William Hays and Fielding Harding, corporals in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being their pay for Novembe...
Pay, Subsistence, & Forage of Lieutenant William K. Blue, of the Cavalry Simmons certifies that $119.07 is due William K. Blue of the cavalry, being his pay, subsistence, and forage as a lieutenant from Dec. 1, 1795 to Feb....
Dispute over Superior Officer Freeman thanks Simmons for information regarding his duties as paymaster. He says that the Commandant at his post has ordered him to follow the direct...
Muster and Pay Rolls Enclosed Dayton sends Simmons the muster and pay rolls for the detachment under his command....
Request to Pay Merchants John Guier, James Smith, Thomas Howard Bill from Caleb Swan, Gregg requests payment of $700 to John Guier, $400 to James Smith, and $100 to Thomas Howard, all merchants....
Requests Payment of Bills Gregg asks that Hodgdon pay the enclosed bills from various merchants....
Payment Forthcoming Two hundred dollars will be paid by Hodgdon on the amount owed by Gregg. He is sorry it has taken so long for the army to have the funds to pay the d...
Sends Money; More will Come from Hodgdon Gregg sends $20 to Joseph Simmons with note that Hodgdon will be paying more soon....
Promises Payment from Hodgdon; Explains Late Payment from Army Hodgdon will pay $150 of the amount due; Gregg apologizes for the delay in payment....
Letter from James McHenry to Andrew Pickens regarding the Creek Nation Secretary of War James McHenry writes Major General Andrew Pickens on Pickens' recent appointment as commissioner. As commissioner, McHenry writes, Pi...
Enclosed Pay Roll for Recruits Encloses pay roll for the recruits at Middletown rendezvous....
Encloses Letter from Simmons Explaining Suspension of Advance Encloses a letter from William Simmons explaining why he denied the advance Hodgdon requested....
Suggestion for Conveyance of Money to West Point Rochefontaine suggests that Mr. Main would make a safe carrier of any money which might need to be brought from Philadelphia to West Point....
Estimate of Quartermaster's Stores Wanted for Army for 1796 Estimated number of items wanted for the Quarter Master's stores for the army for 1796 to be purchased in Philadelphia....
Receipt of Simmons on Account of Indian Department Stagg received $400 on account of Indian Department....
Return of Labor and Live Oak Timber at New York Navy Yard Return for the labor at the naval yard, as well as a return of live oak received since Talbot's last report....
Remarks on Received Returns Returns received by Hodgdon discussed, if Hodgdon wished any alterations Hunt requested he be informed....
Questioning the Need for Completing the Frigates Refers to a contract for supplies in Georgia related to the proposed Indian treaty. Since the Treaty with Algiers has been completed, the Act for prov...
Remarks on Accounts and Charge Peyton has left his vouchers with Ensign Thompson. He believes there may be some errors with Simmons' accounting. The bounty for recruits he and Thomp...
Request for Credit to Account Received letter noting acquisition of accounts current. Requested a sum be passed to Stevens' credit....
Discussion of Relations With Barbary States & Congressional Halt on Frigate Building Letter, alludes to treaty with Dey of Algiers; mentions Frigates; alludes to Congress halt on Frigate building....
Discussion of Naval Matters Pertaining to the New Frigates, Especially Congressional Intentions Asks for information regarding Congressional intentions towards Navy. Asks after Captain Dale. Mentions the business of continuing construction of fri...
Enclosed Receipt of Captain McRee for the Post Roll Letter encloses Captain Griffith J. McRee's receipt for the post roll for $350....
Request for Clarification of Instructions of Previous Secretary of War Regarding Indian Trade Regarding advances laid on goods distributed for the Indian trade to the purveyors. Refers to explanations given by late Secretary of War. Describes...
Requests a Copy of Instructions Requests a copy of the instructions cited by George Fleming as justification for the amount he paid an inspector....
John Ogburn, Discharged for Being Under the Age Required by Law Sealed authorized warrant for S. Lewis lately reimbursed by J. Osborn for his bounty and clothing. Osborn was discharged due to his age and therefore...
Enclosed Receipt of Mr. Stouff Encloses receipt for $244 for Mr. Stouff....
William Hunt Receipt of Warrant Drawn on Caleb Swan for Pay of Army Hunt received $6000 from Caleb Swan, paymaster of army under Major General Wayne on account of pay of army....
Request for Information on Types of Lumber for Shipbuilding Requests clarification on the use of deadwoods and white oak in ship construction....
Regarding White Oak Timbers for Frigate Construction at Baltimore Letter, discusses white oak for Frigate at Baltimore....
Discussion of Treaty With Great Britain & Supply of Timber for Frigates Letter, mentions British treaty; discusses live oak timber for Frigate; discusses timber cutting in Georgia....
Drawing Pay for the Current Month In order to make up the balance he owes the United States, Rivardi has omitted his name from recent payrolls. However, the state of his affairs will ...
Discussion of Timber Supply for Frigate Construction Letter, discusses timber for Frigates....
Submission of Accounts Hale submits his accounts starting from May of 1795. He explains in the letter what he has included and omitted, and why. Despite a lack of vouchers, ...
Daniel Harragan Requests for Payment of Exchange to Mr Kimberley From Ft Washington Daniel Harragan requests that Hodgdon make payment of $500 to Mr. Kimberley....
Enclosed Account for Commission Monies Mathews sends his account for commissions on monies received and paid....
Form Letter: Set of Bills Drawn on the Sec. of War for Pay of Army Pursuant of Simmons letter, Swan has drawn on the Secretary of War, warrant No. 13, to Thomas Hart & Son....
Enclosed Accounts Enclosed account of pay for the clerk of the Navy, requested orders for payment to be sent by the next post....
Request for Order to Pay Nicholson Nicholson asks that Simmons send an order so he can receive his last pay and ration....
Discussion of Equipment & Rigging of "Algerian Frigate" Letter, discusses equipping & rigging the "Algerian Frigate" for sea....
Compensation of John James Seris Simmons certifies that $183 is due John James Seris, Sub-Engineer and Interpreter, for his compensation from December 1795 through April 1796....
Account of William Stevenson Account of the United States with the estate of William Stevenson of Harrison's Artillery....
Cover Letter for Accounts Transmitted salary account up through March 31, 1796....
Receipt of Simmons, War Department Contingent Expenses Lewis received $300 on account of contingent expenses of War Department....
Petition of Monsieur Poirey McHenry discusses the petition of Monsieur Poirey, former secretary and aide de camp to the Le Marquis de LaFayette. It appears that General LaFayette...
Underage Soldier Taken by Civil Authority Enclosed muster and pay rolls, no new recruits. One soldiers father made oath that his son was underage and was taken from Springer by civil authorit...
Bounty Due Sergeant Morrell Captain Morris has settled his account with the paymaster and requests bounty for Sergeant Indah Morrell who has applied for it on several occasions....
Pay of Ensign Torrance, Captain Kalteisen & Recruits Simmons certifies that $460.26 is due Ensign Robert Torrance and Captain Michael Kalteisen and the recruits under his command, being their pay through...
Notification of Receipt of Letter Regarding Jerome Mirthie Notification that Stevens received Simmons acknowledgement of receipt of J. Mirthie's accounts....
Enclosed Duplicates of Muster Roll, Two New Recruits Enclosed muster roll of recruits, since Springer last wrote he acquired two additional recruits....
Seeking an Office as Surveyor General Williamson writes of his son's fever, and says that he would like to put the boys in school, somewhere near him, which he cannot do in the city due to...
Request for Assistance in Settling Account With War Office Letter, asks for assistance regarding a War Office account....
Request for Payment for Exchange for John Brown Haragan requests that Hodgdon pay John Brown $700....
Account of Lieutenant William Henry Harrison, for pay Simmons certifies that $17.59 is due Lieutenant William Henry Harrison, being his his pay as Ensign, Lieutenant, and Aide de Camp through Oct. 1793 an...
Cost of Equipment for the Dragoons Sends Jones an estimate of the cost of equipment for the Dragoons...
Estimate of expenditures in Quartermaster's department, Pittsburg for second quarter of 1796 Estimate for expenditure in the Quarter Master's Department at the Port of Pittsburgh and its dependencies during the second quarter of the year 1796....
Account of Isaac Artis Certification of service and settlement of pay for Isaac Artis, late private in Colonel Grayson's Regiment in the Virginia Line....
Pay of Augustus De Grasse, Sub Engineer at Charleston South Carolina Simmons certifies that $227.50 is due Augustus De Grasse, Sub Engineer at Charleston South Carolina, being his pay from January through March 1796....
Pay of Captain Uriah Springer's Men at Fayette County, Pennsylvania Simmons certifies that $251.73 is due the men commanded by Captain Uriah Springer at Fayette County Pennsylvania, being their pay from the dates of th...
Pay of Private George Carson, of Captain Pierce's Company Simmons certifies that $9.29 is due George Carson, late a private in Captain Pierce's Company, being his pay from June 1 to August 10, 1795, the day o...
Commissions of Nicholas Fish, Supervisor of New York Simmons certifies that $150.70 is due Nicholas Fish, Supervisor of New York, being the amount of his commissions on receiving and paying sundry sums f...
Pay of the Corps of Artillerists & Engineers at West Point New York Simmons certifies that $3226.74 is due the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers stationed at West Point, New York being their pay, subsistence, and for...
Receipt of Warrant on Account of Ordnance Department Lewis received warrant for $500 on account of ordnance department....
Pay of Private David Jones, 2nd Sub Legion Simmons certifies that $22.97 is due David Jones, a private of the 2nd Sub Legion, being his pay as a waiter to Lieutenant Peter Shoemaker from Oct. 9...
Requests Payment of Exchange to William Wilson From Fort Washington, Haragan requests that Hodgdon pay $200 to William Wilson....
Account of Lieutenant Peter Shoemaker Simmons certifies that $104.79 is due Lieutenant Peter Shoemaker, being the balance of his account for recruiting and for his pay and subsistence from...
Pay of Private Casper Schemeg, 4th Sub Legion Simmons certifies that $24 is due to the late Private Casper Shemeg of Captain Maxwell Bene's company, 4th Sub Legion, being his pay from August 1793...
Payment for Salary as Constructor of the Frigate Building at Baltimore Request for payment to Mr Samuel Sterett of $1000, Stodder's salary as constructor for frigate building Baltimore Maryland....
Requests Payment to William Kirkland, Merchant Hawkins requests $200 for William Kirkland, merchant of Georgia on his way to New York. The sum Hawkins intimated in letter to McHenry 20 March 1796....
Account of Ingersoll, with details Enclosed accounts for February and March, requested a draft against Mr. Gorham to settle Ingersoll's accounts. Plans on leaving town for West Point, ...
Account of Captain Donald Grant Mitchell, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Simmons certifies that $41.62 is due Captain Donald Grant Mitchell of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers being for bounty paid and for premiums f...
Pay, Subsistence, & Forage of Lieutenant Blue Simmons certifies that $52.64 is due Lieutenant Blue for his pay, subsistence, and forage for March 1796 and for subsisting his waiter, Private John V...
Matters before the Court and Local Politics James Winchester writes from Baltimore regarding a court case, and General Smith's conduct, which opposes the sense of his constituents. He writes of ...
Forwarding of Money for Pay of Militia Regarding directions to Mr. Wheelen and Mr. Miller to forward money of militia. Will set out to Gallipolis to pay men; receipts to be forwarded....
Account of Ingersoll for pay, January to March 1796. Enclosed account, requested Simmons drawn against Mr. Gorham. Details on money....
Pay of Private John Martin, in Captain Thomas Lewis's Company 3rd Sub Legion Simmons certifies that forty dollars is due John Martin, a private in Captain Thomas Lewis's Company 3rd Sub Legion, being his pay from June 1795 thro...
Pay of John Veizy, Dragoon Simmons certifies that forty dollars is due John Veizy, a dragoon, being his pay from June 1795 through March 1796....
Soldiers from Philadelphia Transfered to 2nd Comp. 4th Bat. at West Point Enclosed letter from Wilson to Slaughter that shows Slaughter is due money by his county. Included soldiers on payroll who were brought to Philadelph...
Return of New York Public Yard Return of the men employed at the naval yard from March 9th through April 23rd; return for timber and plank at the yard....
Night Heads Raised with Frigate's Stern Some man had reported that the night heads were not raised with the stern of the frigate, but Truxton assures Fox that they were bolted to the apron a...
Pay of Private John Lease, Captain Porter's Company Simmons certifies that $19.74 is due John Lease, late a private in Captain Porter's Company of Artillery, being his pay from Jan. 1 to May 29, 1795, t...
Pay & Subsistence of Captain Robert Thompson Simmons certifies that $174.60 is due Captain Robert Thompson for his pay and subsistence, and for subsisting his waiter, from January through March 1...
Pay of Sergeant Jeremiah Holwell of Captain Butler's Company Simmons certifies that $28.45 is due Jeremiah Holwell, late a sergeant in Capt. Butler's Company 4th Sub Legion, being his pay from April 1 to August ...
Pay of Detachments of Kentucky Militia Simmons certifies that $405 is due the detachments of militia protecting the counties of Franklin and Shelby in Kentucky under the command of Lieuten...
Pay of Private James Lewis, Deceased Simmons certifies that $4.40 is due James Lewis, late a private in Capt Robert Leman's company of Kentucky Militia, being his pay from Sept. 22 to No...
Discussion of Frigate Building and Mail Letter, asks for info regarding the building the Frigates; discusses mail....
Enclosed Forwarded Accounts of Rations and Wood Per Request of Sec. of War Discussed reimbursement and accounts for rations,wood, and forage. Enclosed accounts....
Requesting All Relevant Statements Regarding the New York Frigate for Congress McHenry requests every relevant statement regarding what articles have been received by the New York naval yard for the frigate for the "naval busines...
Discussion of Frigate Affairs Regarding supplies for frigates, discrepancy in the number of pegs....
Account of John Dexter, Superintendent of Rhode Island Simmons certifies that $27.04 is due John Dexter, Superintendent of Rhode Island, being the amount for commissions of one percent on monies received a...
Accounting Changes Hodgdon requests that the previous quarter master general's accounts be made up to April 1, 1796. Any monies or bills received after that date will be...
Pay & Forage of Major Lewis Tousard, Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Simmons certifies that $65 is due Maj. Lewis Tousard of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers for his pay and forage for April 1796....
Enclosed Pay Roll of Recruits Enclosed payroll of recruits at "this rendez vous" (Middletown)....
Elected official not Representing his Electorate James Winchester writes of an unnamed politician who is acting in opposition to the desire of the electorate. There is a committee that has called upo...
Pay, Subsistence, & Forage of Lieutenant William K. Blue Simmons certifies that $45.50 is due Lieutenant William K. Blue for his pay, subsistence, and forage, and for subsisting his waiter, during April 1796...
Pay of Francis Mentges, Inspector of Troops and Garrisons Simmons certifies that sixty dollars is due Francis Mentges for his pay as Inspector of Troops and Garrisons for April 1796....
Pay, Subsistence, & Forage of Surgeon's Mate Joseph Strong Simmons certifies that $100.30 is due Joseph Strong, Surgeon's Mate, being his pay, subsistence, and forage from January through April 1796....
Pay of John Steel & the Men at Mud Island Simmons certifies that $104 is due John Steel, Coxswain, and the men on the public barge at Mud Island, being their pay for April 1796....
Pay & Forage of Surgeon's Mate George Balfour Simmons certifies that $72 is due George Balfour, Surgeon's Mate, being his pay and forage for March and April 1796, payable to Elizabeth Balfour, his...
Pay of the Scouts of Green County Simmons certifies that $200 is due the Scouts of Green County, being their pay from July 9 to September 7, 1794....
Pay of George Hardwick & William Long Simmons certifies that $100 is due George Hardwick and William Long, Scouts of Clark County Kentucky, being their pay for July and August 1795....
Pay of John Matthews Simmons certifies that $212.12 is due John Matthews, Supervisor of Georgia, being the amount of his account for commissions of one percent of monies p...
Account of David Jones, Chaplain in the Army Simmons certifies that $563.58 is due David Jones, Chaplain in the Army of the US, being the balance of his account for pay and forage from June 1795 ...
Pay of Joseph Francis Morgan, temporary engineer Simmons certifies that $1,124 is due Joseph Francis Morgan for his pay as a temporary engineer from August 1, 1795 to May 7, 1796, the day his service...
Pay & Subsistence of Captain Thomas Lewis Simmons certifies that $116.60 is due Captain Thomas Lewis, being his pay and subsistence, and the subsistence of his waiter, for March and April 1796...
Pay of Private Joseph Walcutt, Captain Jonathan Heart's Company Simmons certifies that $23.07 is due Joseph Walcutt, late a private in Captain Jonathan Heart's Company 1st Regiment, being his pay from January 1 to ...
Pay of Detachment of 1st Sub Legion at West Point, New York Simmons certifies that $73 is due a detachment of the First Sub Legion stationed at West Point for the service of the Ordnance Department, being their...
Pay of Philip Landais, Cadet Simmons certifies that seven dollars is due Philip Landais, Cadet, being his pay for April 1796....
Request for Increased Salary for Josiah Harmar Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar requests increased salary to compensate for the high expenses at his post. Reminds him that Harmar has no desire to t...
Rules to be observed by Persons Entitled to Lands Rules regarding land ownership. Approval needed by notary or magistrate to certify ownership....
Pay & Passage of Nicholas De Finiels, Temporary Engineer Simmons certifies that $47.50 is due Nicholas De Finiels, temporary engineer, being the balance of his pay for March and April 1796 and his passage fr...
Continued Commission & Instructions for Resolution of Seven Nations of Canada Land Dispute Official certificate granting Wadsworth continuing position as Indian commissioner for the Iroquois-New York land dispute. States that the sole object...
Copy of Authority Sent to Governor of New York; Regarding Cotton Proposal McHenry states that he has sent to Governor Jay of New York a copy of Wadsworth's formal authority to act as Indian commissioner in the ongoing Cohnaw...
Remitting Pay for Troops in Middletown Chester will receive funds and should send them to pay Captain Miller and his troops in Middletown....
Pay Forthcoming Simmons notifies Miller that John Chester will bring payment for him and his men....
Receipt of J. Mitchell on Behalf of Michael Kalteisen Receipt for money received of David Stevensfor Captain Kalteisen....
Developments with Spain General Wilkinson writes Capt. Zebulon Pike on the various issues affecting the western part of the Northwest territory. Lt. Thomas Underwood has rece...
Receipt of Auguste DeGrasse, Temporary Engineer Receipt certifying that DeGrasse received $227.50 from David Stevens....
Return and Sale or Preservation of Materials at New York Navy Yard Providing the return of the articles received into the naval yard; providing recommendations to prevent the sale or rot of unused materials. Talbot is...
Request for Information on Shipbuilding Materials Following information that construction has stopped on the frigate at Gosport, asks if any of the materials for the ship will be sold....
Account of John Habersham, Collector of the Customs in Savannah, Georgia John Habersham, Collector of the Customs in Savannah, Georgia, is to be held accountable for the sum of $7.50, the amount he discounted from the monie...
Payments Made to M. Kalterien, A. DeGrasse, Receipts Enclosed Stevens made payments per Simmons' instructions and encloses receipts documenting the payments....
The duty of this post is considerable... Captain Kalteisen discusses his many burdonsome responsibilities at Fort Johnson and advises Hodgdon that he has been sick and absent from his post so...
Bills Drawn by Abraham Kirkpatrick & Daniel Haragan McHenry instructs Hodgdon to pay bills due to Kirkpatrick and Haragan, and to tell them any further bills should be drawn on the Secretary of War....
Orders Copied and Transmitted Details of treaty recently signed, orders copied and enclosed....
Geddes Left Yesterday for West Point, Etc. Dayton encloses the pay and muster rolls for his men. Lieutenant Geddes left for West Point....
Bill of Exchange Financial transaction document from Daniel Harragan to Samuel Hodgdon, describing payment associated with Thomas Gibson. Signed by Harragan...
Oath of Enlistment of Johnathon Parsons Authorization of voluntary enlistment as soldier in corps of Artillerists and Engineers....
Report of a commitee upon the plan of an improvement for a windless, presented by Americanus. Document, report describes plan of a pull lever or windless....
Travel Plans Informs McHenry that he arrived at New York at eight o' clock this morning, but is going "onto the stage for Albany, as there is little appearance of ...
Discussion of Financial Disputes Letter, discusses receipt for articles; discusses Pennock refusal to issue receipt; asks for forward of pay....
Acknowledged Receipt of Permission to Make an Application for Money Encloses his account for four months wages and acknowledges receipt of notice that he can apply to Nathaniel Gorham for additional money....
Oath of Alliegance to the United States of Johnathon Parsons Written statement of allegiance to United States. Witnessed by Rochefontaine and one other....
Account of John Clary Certification of service and settlement of pay for John Clary, late private in the 2nd Virginia Regiment....
Estimate of the Rent of Stores in the City of Philadelphia and its Vicinity for the Use of the United States for the Year of 1796.] Estimate of cost to rent various magazines, warehouses, a church, and store room....
Request for Inlistments by Lieut. Grundirs Saunders requested records. Mitchell enclosed the bounty receipts on the back of the recruiting forms....
Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States Created standing army of artillerists and engineers. Outlines number and type of officers in each unit. Pay, clothing, food, supplies,...
Accounting Changes in the Quarter Master's Office Hodgdon explains the manner in which the business of the quartermaster department of the United States War Office will be conducted in the future....
Suspension of Request to Send Live Oak for Frigate Construction at Philadelphia Requests cancellation of previous request to ship live oak from New York to Philadelphia until contents of cargo is known from vessel from Georgia lad...
Receipt of Wittlefield Acknowledged receipt of partial bounty due, witnessed by Robert Barnet....
Money from John Chester Received, Receipt Roll Enclosed Notification of receipt of money from John Chester money due Miller. Miller herewith transmitted receipt rolls....
Request for Representation at War Office Regarding Greaton's Account Mrs. Greaton has not received money for three months and asks Simmons to act on her behalf to see if she cannot again receive some money of her husban...
Account of the Corps of Artillerists & Engineers at West Point New York Simmons certifies that $3,255.61 is due the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at West Point, being their pay, subsistence, and forage for April 1796...
Discussion of Frigate Timber & Proposed Closing of Navy Yard Letter, discusses timber for Frigates; discusses timber for futtocks & floors; discusses closing Naval yard....
Compensation of Nathaniel Folsom, Superintendent of the fortifications at New Castle, Portsmouth New Hampshire Simmons certifies that $316 is due Nathaniel Folsom for his compensation as Superintendent of the fortifications at New Castle, Portsmouth New Hampshi...
Submission of Receipt Roll of Detachment of Militia Sends receipt and rolls of detachment militia under his command....
Bills Drawn by Me while at George Town, Kentucky, Etc. When Kirkpatrick traveled to Kentucky for Gen. Wilkinson, the returns had not arrived by mail. Therefore he enclosed them in this letter along with a...
Enclosed Letter from Capt. Turner Relative to My Land, Etc. Sargent is missing a trunk and asks for Hodgdon's help to find it. He encloses a letter from Captain Turner relating to land purchased....
Pay & Subsistence of Lieutenant William Morris of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Simmons certifies that $76.08 is due Lieutenant William Morris of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being his pay for April 1796 and subsistenc...
Pay of Lieutenant Horatio R. Dayton & His Men Simmons certifies that $178 is due Lieutenant Horatio R. Dayton and the men under his command at Governors Island New York, being his and their pay th...
Captain Price Has Not Settled His Accounts Simmons complains that Captain Price has not submitted a single voucher or attempted to settle his accounts for years, despite being stationed very cl...
Notification of Muster and Pay Rolls Sent by Freeman Rochefontaine notifies Simmons that Freeman sent the muster and pay rolls to Philadelphia before he left West Point....
Settlement of Accounts and Purchase of Land Draft in favor of Henry Miller who drew from J. Nevill. Transport of bar iron noted. Charges for printing advertisements of land on Ohio river to be...
Account of Captain Asa Hartshorne Deceased Simmons certifies that forty dollars is due Captain Asa Hartshorne, deceased, late of the 1st Sub Legion, being the balance of his account of recruiti...
Pay to the Wife of an Officer Notifies Gorham that he will receive money to pay to Mrs. Greaton on the account of her husband's pay....
Account with the Department of War David Henley's record of an account with the War Department, 10/21/1794 to 06/05/1795....
Cash Account with the War Department List of account expenditures, June 12, 1795-April 26, 1796....
Cash Account with the War Department Account of expenditures, October 21, 1795 to June 5, 1796....
Request to Forward Enclosed Letter to Capt. Russell Bissell from Lieut. D. Bissell Miller encloses a letter from Lieutenant D. Bissell to be forwarded to Captain Russell Bissell....
Suggesting Like Oak be Unloaded in New York Instead of Philadelphia Talbot suggests that a shipment of like oak that was to be sent along to Philadelphia be unloaded in New York because of unfavorable winds and the rec...
Matter of Accounts, Expenditures, Cash Forward statement of accounts and expenditures of cash for dates ranging over the last two years. Discusses vouchers, receipts, and balance of account...
Account of Dealings with Rinker and Shaffer; Facts pertaining to land warrant Issued by Mr. Stagg and stopped by Simmons. May relate to conflict between Hubbert and "that infamous rogue" Rinker. ...
Directing the Live Oak to Move on to Philadelphia McHenry considers Talbot's suggestion but orders the shipment of lumber to proceed to Philadelphia instead of be unloaded at New York....
Payment of McKee Notification of payment made to John McKee, temporary agent to Cherokees....
Capture of the "Mount Vernon", Recommendation of William Smith, Etc. There is concern about the entry of the prizes of French Privateers into American ports. Action on this matter will requre congressional and executive...
Certificate that Joseph Cone is a Soldier and Refugee Certifies J. Cone's service in military, refugee status, and that he's entitled to rations and pay....
Congressional Resolve & Instructions for Physical Examinations of Invalid's Pension Claimants from Massachusetts Forwards a Congressional resolution to send to district judges the cases of men who have applied for invalid's pensions but not been adequately examin...
Expenses of John F. Carmichael, Surgeon Simmons certifies $53 is due John F. Carmichael, Surgeon, being his traveling expenses and stage fare from Philadelphia to West Point and returning, ...
Clothing has Saved the Lives of Many Soldiers Lt. Col. Henry Gaither informs the Commissary of Military Stores that the shipment of clothing, arms, and accoutrement was timely in its arrival since...
Pay & Expenses of Francis Da Costa Simmons certifies that $753 is due Francis Da Costa, his pay for directing the making of cannon from Nov. 22, 1795 to May 20, 1796 and for expenses tr...
Enclosed Returns and Advice on Storage Enclosed return of stores at the Quartermaster's and Ordnance Department. Other financial documents enclosed. Advised sale of Kentucky boats and con...
Discussion of Frigate Timbers Discusses timber for masts, and planks and scantling. Hopes that construction on the frigates will continue. Captain Dale returns to India....
Pay of John & David McElmurry, Scouts of Logan County Kentucky Simmons certifies that $101.66 is due John and David McElmurry, Scouts of Logan County Kentucky, being their pay for protecting the frontier of that c...
Regarding the Account of Captain De Butts Captain De Butts has submitted an account for compensation for his work as a secretary to General Wayne. Simmons does not think it should be paid beca...
Regarding Cessation of Frigate Building at Gosport Discusses the proposed cessation in the building of the frigate at Gosport Navy Yard....
Request for a Copy of Orders and Letter Bourne requests copies of an order and letter from Peter Hazard to Israel Pearce....
Lawsuit Pending Involving Account of C. Burlingham The account of C. Burlingham was rendered for settlement but never finalized; it included an order of Peter Hazard in favor of Israel Pearce. Pearce a...
Requests Settlement of Accounts Hunt is about to leave town and asks that Hodgdon forward the accounts or have them settled....
Pay of 1st Sub Legion for the services of the Ordnance Department Simmons certifies that $73 is due a detachment of the 1st Sub Legion for the services of the Ordnance Department at West Point, being their pay for Ap...
Expenses of Captain James Taylor Simmons certifies that $142.33 is due Captain James Taylor, the sum he paid for the expenses of Eneas Coon, an Indian, while in Philadelphia....
Enclosed Opinion of the Attorney General Enclosed the Attorney General's opinion regarding the claims of General Wayne and Captain De Butts....
Attachment of Pay for a Discharged Soldier The attorney general is writing to McHenry with regard to a case of a soldier who used his pay arrearage as a guarantee. Lee is attempting to clarifyi...
Pay of Richard Maddox, Quartermaster Sergeant in the 1st Troop Light Dragoons Simmons certifies that $35.61 is due Richard Maddox, being his pay as Quartermaster Sergeant in the 1st Troop Light Dragoons from January 1 until May ...
Proclamation Referencing Treaty of Greeneville A proclamation or official document referencing the Treaty of Greeneville concluded by General Wayne in August 1795....
Detachments to Oswego and Niagara Capt. Lewis is asked by James McHenry and George Washington to deliver a letter to Governor-General Lord Dorchester in Canada. Lewis is to inform Lord...
Pay & Subsistence of Captain Staats Morris Simmons certifies that $72.94 is due Captain Staats Morris, being his pay for May 1796 and subsistence for April and May 1796...
Pay, Subsistence, & Forage of James Taylor Simmons certifies that $185.40 is due Captain James Taylor for his pay, subsistence, and forage for March through May 1796....
Compensation of Francis Mentges, Inspector of the Troops and Garrisons Simmons certifies that $62 is due Francis Mentges, Inspector of the Troops and Garrisons, being his compensation for May 1796....
Pay of John Steel, Coxswain, & His Men Simmons certifies that $104 is due John Steel, Coxswain, and the men on the public barge at Mud Island Fort, being their pay for May 1796....
Contract beween Wolcott and O'Hara Contract betwen James O'Hara and Oliver Wolcott Jr relating to supplies for the Army. Lists prices for supplies at various posts....
Pay of Nicholas de Finiels, Temporary Engineer Simmons certifies that forty dollars is due Nicholas De Finiels, temporary engineer, being the balance of his pay for May 1796....
Pay of Captain Michael Kalteisen & His Men Simmons certifies that $465.02 is due Captain Michael Kalteisen, Ensign Robert Torram, and the men under Captain Kalteisen's command, being their pay...
Pay & Subsistence of Lieutenant Robert Lee Simmons certifies that $45.20 is due Lieutenant Robert Lee, being the balance of his account for pay and subsistence through April 1796, payable to Ro...
Muster & Pay Roll Through June 1, 1796 Dayton sends Simmons the muster and pay rolls for the detachment under his command, correct up to June 1....
Regarding Naval Shipments Letter, discusses cargo and vessel....
Pay of Lieutenant Horatio R. Dayton & His Men Simmons certifies that $112 is due Lieutenant Horatio R. Dayton, and the men under his command at Governor's Island, New York being his and their pay...
Pay of Sergeant John Chew Buckney Simmons certifies that $34.77 is due Sergeant John Chew Buckney, enlisted by Lieutenant Stephen Trigg, for his pay from March 2 to July 31, 1795, paya...
Pay & Subsistence of Lieutenant William Morris of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Simmons certifies that $35.30 is due Lieutenant William Morris of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers for his pay and subsistence for May 1796....
Compensation and Payment of Accounts Requested attention to drafts to be made on accounts, noted lack of money available to settle accounts due to expenses of contractors and transportati...
Informing Talbot of the Cancellation of his Frigate McHenry informs Talbot that Congress has decided to limit the number of frigates to be built to three, and not made any provision to continue the pay ...
John Willkins Appointed Quarter Master General to Legion of United States. Appointment as Quarter Master General to Legion of United States. Upon acceptance join Army as an officer....
Pay, Forage & Subsistence of Major John Buell Simmons certifies that $156.60 is due Major John Buell for his pay, subsistence, and forage for April and May 1796....
Pay & Subsistence of Lieutenant Peter Shoemaker Simmons certifies that $70.30 is due Lieutenant Peter Shoemaker for his pay and subsistence for April and May 1796....
Account of Silas Dinsmoor, Deputy Agent of Indian Affairs Simmons certifies that $794.23 is due Silas Dinsmoor, of New Hampshire, agent of the United States to the Choctaws, being the balance of his account, ...
Enclosed Receipt Roll for Recruits Miller encloses a receipt roll for recruits as well as a pay roll for May 1796....
Pay of Private John Lowry & Private William Davidson Simmons certifies that $40 is due Private John Lowry, private of Captain Van Rensselaer' s Company 4th Troop, and Private William Davidson, of Captain...
Account of Robert Hays, muster master of the militia of a district in the territory south of the Ohio Simmons certifies that $716.64 is due Robert Hays, being the balance of his account for his pay as muster master of the militia of a district in the t...
Pay of Lieutenant Peter Tallman & His Men Simmons certifies that $176.55 is due Lieutenant Peter Tallman and the men under his command, being his and their pay through May 1796....
A Talk from the Mad Dog to the Chickasaw Nation Talks received with happy hearts, Mad Dog's tribe now sends its strength to the Chickasaws....
Pay of Cadet James Triplett of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers and His Men Simmons certifies that $30 is due Cadet James Triplett of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers and the men under his command, being his and their p...
Pay & Subsistence of Captain Cornelius Sedam Simmons certifies that $53.95 is due Capt. Cornelius Sedam, being his pay and subsistence for May 1796....
Pay & Subsistence of Captain Robert Thompson Simmons certifies that $116.60 is due Captain Robert Thompson for his pay and subsistence, and subsisting his waiter, for April and May 1796....
Accounts for Military Stores and Comments Regarding Settlement of Accounts Hodgdon submits his accounts for expenditures. He is of the opinion that every item listed in his accounts is valid, and hopes that there won't be too...
Receipt Rolls for May Not Forwarded Due to Furlough of One Man Dayton encloses several receipt rolls, holding back the one for May as he needs a signature from a furloughed man....
Acceptance of Appointment as Quartermaster General Wilkins accepts his appointment as Quartermaster General in the Legion of the United States. Refers to the money arrangements of that department....
Enclosed Muster Roll, Four Additional Recruits Encloses a muster roll which includes four new recruits....
Documents Received Acknowledged receipt of muster and pay rolls and Act of Congress....
Account of Major Thomas Cushing Simmons certifies that $321 is due Major Thomas Cushing for his pay, subsistence, and forage from January through May 1796 and subsisting his waiter f...
Account of John Habersham, Collector of the Customs for Savannah in Georgia Simmons certifies that John Habersham, Collector of the Customs for Savannah in Georgia, has discounted the monies arising from Duties, Imposts, and T...
Pay of Jerome Merlbrie, Director of Artillery Artificers at Charleston South Carolina Simmons certifies that $304 is due Jerome Merlbie for his pay as Director of Artillery Artificers at Charleston, South Carolina from December 1795 thr...
Credit to Gorham's Account A receipt from Mrs. Sally Greaton will be credited to Gorham's account at the War Department....
Receipt Reimbursement received....
Enclosed Receipt of Isidore Stouff for Compensation as Temporary Engineer Acknowledges Simmons' of May 17, encloses a receipt from money paid Isidore Stouff for compensation as a temporary engineer....
Enclosed Receipt Mathews encloses a receipt per Simmon's request of May 2....
Enclosed Inlistment of J. Parsons Cover letter enclosing enlistment of soldier with pledge of allegiance. Bounty advanced....
Accurate Accounting of the Indian Trade In order to provide an accurate accounting of the Indian trade, McHenry directs Byers to provide him a copy of his day-book which should contain all i...
Informing Hackett that Pay will Cease Letter informs James Hackett, Naval Constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire that because of congress decision to build three frigates, his pay will ce...
Pay of Private Lewis Wise Simmons certifies that $19.09 is due Private Lewis Wise of the 1st Troop of Light Dragoons, being his pay from January 1 to May 24, 1795, the day of h...
Pay of Private George Gale Simmons certifies that $22 is due Private George Gale, of Captain William McRae's company, being his pay from January 1 to June 15, 1795, the day of ...
Settlement of accounts of militia who served on expedition against Cherokee Indians in 1794 Congress passed Act authorizing settlement of account of militia on expedition against Lower Cherokee Indians 1794....
What to Do with Books and Papers of New York Naval Yard Talbot asks what he should do with the books and papers that belong to the naval yard now that he has received orders for his discharge and has plans ...
Receipt Rolls for May 1796 Encloses receipt rolls for Dayton's unit for May 1796....
Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls with Abstract Enclosed muster and pay rolls with abstract....
Documentation of Supplies Received Post notes received, more details on packages and supplies not contained on return noted. Craig asks several questions regarding submission of proper...
Balance Due Lieutenant William R. Blue Simmons certifies that $6.05 is due Lieutenant William R. Blue, being the balance of his pay, subsistence, and forage for May 1796 and stage hire and ...
Account of Chaplain David Jones Simmons certifies that $154.01 is due David Jones, Chaplain, being the balance of his account for pay and forage for April and May 1796 and his subsis...
Account of Samuel Dodge, Superintendent of Fortifications Simmons certifies that $585.49 is due Samuel Dodge, Superintendent of Fortifications at Whetstone Point Baltimore Maryland, being for sundry materials...
Discussion of Frigate Components & Existing Timber Supplies Letter, asks for list of timber at Naval yards; asks for dimensions of rudder; discusses Frigates; discusses seasoning plank....
Regarding Frigate Construction (4) Letter, discusses composition work for Frigate; recommends Revere....
Legal Business and Politics Sargent has not received papers from the 4th of May, and hopes to have them soon. He prefers having laws, etc, on file as it makes them easier to refe...
Power of Attorney from Samuel Chapman to John Brady Document assigns John Brady as attorney to Samuel Chapman....
Pay & Subsistence of Lieutenant David Bissell Simmons certifies that $175.60 is due Lieutenant David Bissell, being his pay and subsistence for January though May 1796....
Pay of Detachment of 1st Sub Legion for the Services of the Ordnance Department Simmons certifies that $71.06 is due a Detachment of the First Sub Legion for the service of the Ordnance Department at West Point, being their pay fo...
Account of John Habersham, Collector of the Customs for Savannah in Georgia Simmons certifies that John Habersham, Collector of the Customs for Savannah in Georgia, has discounted the monies arising from Duties, Imposts, and T...
Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War to David Henley Notes protocol to be followed regarding compensation for injuries sustained due to interaction with Indians. Enclosed copy of act "to regulate trade ...
Account of Nicholas Francis Martinon, Temporary Engineer Simmons certifies that $1,247.99 is due Nicholas Francis Martinon, being the balance of his account for compensation and expenses as Temporary Enginee...
Pay & Forage of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at West Point New York Simmons certifies that $2,336 is due the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at West Point, being their pay and forage for May 1796....
Sale of Spiritous Liquors to the Indians, Etc. McHenry informs Byers that he has ordered the Commanding Officer at Tellico to put an immediate stop to the sale of spiritous liquors to the Indians. ...
Receipt for Account of Pay, Forage, and Subsistence of Troops at Upper Ports of the Ohio Lewis received $3390.96 on account of pay, subsistence and forage of troops of upper parts of Ohio River. Promises to transmit to Isaac Craig at Pitts...
Regarding enforcement of treaties between United States and foreign powers and the matter of France selling prizes in port of Boston Asks about legal right of preventing the sale of French prizes being carried into port of Boston. Refers to some other accounts he has read in the new...
Discussion of Financial Dispute Arising from a Refusal to Sign a Receipt Discusses the affair of an official's refusal to sign an expense receipt....
Dispute between Wilkinson and Wayne Discussed methods of addressing charges brought against Gen. Wayne by Wilkinson, how to proceed with a formal court process....
[PRIVATE] Reliability of Mail, Visitors to Mount Vernon Discussed speed of mail and various possible visitors to Mount Vernon. Requests McHenry to ascertain if Adet would visit....
The Responsibilities of the War and Treasury Departments Wolcott expresses in some detail the differences in responsibilities of the Department of War and the Treasury Department. He also describes the dutie...
Transportation of Supplies Enclosed receipt of S. Lewis for troops stationed at upper posts of the Ohio river. Mentioned that A. Wayne expected the arrival of the Indian goods ...
Notification of Office of Acting Deputy Quartermaster General for Pittsburgh Directs that the estimates of Major Isaac Craig, Acting Deputy Quartermaster General for Pittsburgh, be honored....
Request for Order to Pay Nicholson Nicholson asks that Simmons send an order that he be paid his pay and rations for the last quarter....
Request for Salary of April, May, and June to be Remitted via N. Fish Spring encloses his account for salary for April, May and June 1796. He asks to be paid via Nicholas Fish....
Payment of Troops Notification of receipt of blank rolls and letter from S. Lewis containing money for pay, forage, and subsistence. Craig noted that the money arrived...
Shipment of Goods Irregularities in general return submitted by Craig will be attended to, noted shipments of goods via barge. Noted General Wayne's astonishment in th...
Receipt for Pay for Troops at the Upper Posts of Ohio Major Craig's, Deputy Quarter Master General receipt of $3390.96 to Samuel Lewis Senior for pay of troops at Upper Posts of Ohio River....
Power of Attorney Power of Attorney for John Corigill, late soldier in the New York Line....
Discussion of Hemp for Frigate Rigging Letter, discusses hemp for rigging for Frigates....
On Personal Enemies, Especially James Wilkinson Reports to Wayne on Wayne's personal enemies, especially including Gen. James Wilkinson....
Enclosed Accounts and S. Larkins Bill for Stationery Quincy encloses his account for salary and a bill from Samuel Larkin for stationery....
Account of Salary from April through June 1796 Claghorn received money from Gorham, detailed in enclosed account, and asks for direction....
Ministers Setting Out for Mount Vernon, Etc. Several ministers of France are setting out for Mount Vernon. It might be proper to be more particular with Mr. Adet especially respecting Mr. Pickeri...
Fireplaces and Square Bolts Presumably from Joshua Humphreys. Enclosed is a draught of one of the small fireplaces used under the cistern for boiling the plank at the Philadelphi...
Pay Due for Negotiations with Creeks Bill of exchange paying Edward Price, commissioner, for negotiating treaty with Creek Indians....
Submission of List of Officer Appointees for 9th, 10th, 14th, & 15th Regiments McHenry submits a list of candidates for appointment to officer vacancies in the 9th, 10th, 14th and 15th Infantry Regiments. Expresses doubts about ...
Forwarded Orders Delivery of package to A. Wayne. Orders sent forward to commanding officer at Fort Washington....
Power of Attorney Power of Attorney for John Brady...
Power of Attorney Power of Attorney for Peter Dumas, late private in the New York Line....
Power of Substitution John Young appoints James Humphries his lawful substitute for the powers of attorney for soldiers who served in the Pennsylvania line....
Appointment Confirmed, Request for Quartlery Estimates McHenry acknowledges receipt of letter from Wilkins accepting commission as Quarter Master General. Directed to appoint an agent to accept bills and r...
Receiving Supplies Late Quartermaster Gen. gave Craig letter of credit prior to departing for Head Quarters. Requests instructions on how to obtain cash. Noted contrac...
Payment of Men Discussed method of paying Ensign Thompson. Noted Dr. Balfour only relinquished part of his pay, now requests he be paid with the garrison at Presque...
Regarding Additional Transport for Quartermaster Stores & Indian Goods Wilkins has been directed to request additional transport for quartermaster stores and Indian goods, including corn. Mentions raising money in Kentuck...
Forwarded Rolls and Estimates, Holt sends his rolls and estimates, totaling $1644.69....
Inspection and Classification of Stores at Three Naval Yards Fox is to visit the naval yards at Boston, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Boston, to examine the stores. He is to class the timbers according to direc...
Discussion of Shipbuilding Timbers & Lost Statement Letter, discusses timbers for shipbuilders; discusses lost statement....
Request for Information Regarding Correspondence Concerning Frigate Draft Concerned that a plan he sent the Secretary of War has not arrived, asks to be informed when they come....
Scarcity of Officers at West Point Rochefontaine submits the muster and pay rolls for June. Due to the low number of officers at West Point, he has appointed Cadets as quarter master an...
Receipt of Simmons for Travel Expenses to Navy Yards Fox received $300 on account of his expenses to Navy Yards at New York, Boston, and Portsmouth New Hampshire....
Regarding the Procurement of Ship Timbers for Frigates Directs Fox to find sources for masts, spars, and planks of specific dimensions....
Power of Attorney Power of Attorney for Allyn Fox, late soldier in the Connecticut Line. Fox is a hair dresser by trade....
Payment of Troops Muster and pay rolls enclosed, Craig will transmit appropriate paperwork necessary for payment of troops....
Can the President Declare a Court Martial? He believes the President ex officio as Commander in Chief has the power to order a court martial. But it seems like a bad idea. Offers a suggestion o...
Payment to Adrian Van Sinderen for Treaty Negotiations with Creeks Requests payment of $100 to Adrian Van Sinderen for treaty negotiations with Creeks....
Payment to Adrian Van Sinderen for Treaty Negotiations with Creeks Exchange for $100. Pay Adrian Van Sinderen $100 for negotiating treaty with Creeks....
Request for Naval Supplies, Including Live Oak Timbers for Frigates Encloses a statement of timber wanted for frigate construction at Baltimore, needed as soon as possible....
List of Timber Needed to Complete Construction of Frigate at Baltimore List of live oak timber need for the frigate under construction at Baltimore....
Request for Live Oak Timbers for Frigate Construction Letter, asks for live oak to complete Frigate frame....
Compensation and Clothing Payment of waggoners discussed. Armourers can manufacture bayonets in Pittsburgh therefore they do not need to be sent from Philadelphia. Again requ...
Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls, Etc. Gibson certifies receipt of money for the recruiting service, encloses his muster and pay rolls. He asks that Simmons pay a Philadelphia merchant for ...
Accounts of Hugh McCall Freeman submits the accounts of Ensign Hugh McCall, paymaster....
Discussion of Funds Necessary for Quartermaster Department Appears to address the exact sums of money allocated by the War Department to the Army Quartermaster's Department. Specifically mentions an "absolutel...
Recruiting Instructions for Captain William Preston of the 4th Sub Legion at Lynchburg Virginia Preston is to commence recruiting at Lynchburg, Virginia. Contractor will be appointed to provide assistance. Discusses the standards for recruiting; ...
Boundary Lines Problems defining boundary between U.S. and Cherokee land. No commissioners have been appointed to task. Boundary must be run immediately in order to ...
Receipt of William Simmons to Samuel Lewis of Use of the Ordnance Department Receipt of William Simmons for $500 for use of ordnance department....
Report on a Suspicious Person St. Clair reports on the activities of a person suspected of disloyal activities in the West....
Discussion of Location & Lease for Navy Yard Letter, describes location for Navy yard; discusses lease for Navy Yard; mentions Frigates....
Enclosed Accounts, Notification of Detainment at Garrison of Norfolk Saunders has received orders from McHenry to remain at Norfolk for further orders. He sends his accounts so that they can be settled, and asks that mo...
Notification of Payment to Jerome Mirthie Following Simmons' instructions, Stevens has paid Jerome Mirthie $304....
Auguste DeGrasse Paid, Receipts Enclosed Stevens has paid Auguste DeGrasse $227.50....
Forwarding of Statement of Timber Desired for Baltimore Frigate Letter, encloses letter & statement of timber wanted for Baltimore frigate [Constellation]....
Regarding Claim of Samuel Hull for Pension Forwards a letter regarding the claim of Samuel Hull, former soldier, whose application for a pension has apparently been suspended. Dayton asks to be...
Regarding Ship Timber for Frigates, Especially New York Frigate Letter, advises ship timber be kept at hand; discusses timber for New York frigate....
Request for Correct Accounting to the Quarter Master Hodgdon requests that the previous quarter master general's accounts be made up to April 1, 1796. Any monies or bills received after that date will be...
Referral to Frigate Building Operations At Boston & Portsmouth; Detailed Discussion of Ship Timber Letter, directs Fox to Boston & Portsmouth; discusses timber for Frigates; discusses storing and selling timber; discusses live oak timber....
Request for Information on How British Caulk Their Warships Letter, directs Fox to describe British caulking on ships of war; alludes to frigates....
Pay of Captain Uriah Springer's Troops Hagner certifies that $232.49 is due the troops under the command of Captain Uriah Springer at Union Town, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, being their p...
Land Acquisition and Negotiations Between Georgia Commissioners and Creek Chiefs Treaty between Commissioners from Georgia and Creek Indians did not end favorably. Western territories to be under U.S. possession shortly....
Enclosed Document Plans to discuss enclosed document when Chase meets McHenry at future date....
[Copy Private] Algiers Frigate Construction No delays found in construction of Algiers frigate construction....
Discussion of Timber for Ship Masts & Spars; Discussion of Navy Yards Letter, describes timbers available for masts & spars; discusses Navy yards....
Request for Procurement of Shipbuilding Materials: Masts, Spars, Planks, & Scantling Asks for information on how certain shipbuilding materials, with precise measurements be obtained: masts, spars, planks, and scantling....
Discussion of Caulking and Frigate Timbers Describes the method of caulking ships used in the English dock yards, and discusses timber for frigates....
Payment to Samuel Sterett as Naval Constructor Payment of $500 to Samuel Sterett as naval constructor for United States....
Discussion of Estabilshment of Shipyard & of Frigate Construction Letter, directs Fox to procure Ship yard; discusses Frigate construction; discusses timber for Frigates....
Discussion of Yellow Fever Letter, discusses yellow fever....
Regarding the Movement of Frigate Timber to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor Discusses the relocation of frigate timber to Corlear's Hook in New York harbor. Requests that Fox coordinate the relocation of timber with naval cons...
Description of Specifications for Building of 36-Gun Frigate Letter, describes terms to build 36 gun Frigate....
Regarding Frigate Timbers Letter, discusses timber for Frigates....
Warrant for Pay, Subsistence and Forage of Corp of Artillerists and Engineers at West Point Addressed to Captain Daniel Britt, payment to Samuel Meredith, Treasurer of United States from War Department. Balance of monies regarding pay, subsis...
Supplying Kalteisen's Wants, Etc. Enclosed is the Secretary's order for clothing which will take all the artillerists' coats in store. The contractor should be able to meet Kalteisen's...
Account of Dr. Benjamin Barton Hagner certifies that $16 is due Dr. Benjamin Barton, being the amount of his account for inoculating Eneas Hasting, a Wyandot Indian and for medicine...
Request to Deliver Warrant to Bearer Mr Dristeau Hagner requests that Hodgdon deliver Hagner's warrant to Mr Dristeau....
Request for Navy Yard Information & Discussion of Budget Letter, asks for information regarding Navy yard; discusses budget....
General Wayne Describes Intrigues Wayne thanks McHenry for his recent letters and for providing him with information regarding statements made against him. Wayne also mentions the box ...
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Samuel Nicholson Per Hagner's letter, Jackson has paid Samuel Nicholson $334.20....
Employing More Hands, Etc. Ames has located a vessel on which he will send the musket pattern. He asks permission to employ four more hands which will enable him to keep the wor...
Accurate Information about the Northwestern Frontier & the Mississippi River Wolcott is preparing a report for the House of Representatives on the establishment of districts for the collection of duties upon the Mississippi Riv...
Receipt of Simmons for Transmittal David Ames at Springfield Armory Lewis received warrant for $1284 to be transmitted to David Ames, superintendent at armory at Springfield Massachusetts....
Claim of Samuel Hull Letter from Peter Hagner to Jonathan Dayton regarding the claim of former soldier Samuel Hull. Insufficient number of witnesses to confirm that Hull's...
Invalid Pensioners from Virginia War Secretary encloses a list of invalid pensioners from the State of Virginia, with monthly allowances to each, to the Commissioner of Loans in Virgi...
Discussion of Navy Yard & Shipbuilding Letter, discusses Navy Yard at Corlear's Hook; describes terms of ship builder....
Recommendation for a Building in Which to Store Government Military Stores Hodgdon recommends building a store for nitre alongside an existing store in Campington rather than continuing to store it in the magazine which belon...
Monies Expended for the Military Establishment Based on an examination of the records of the Treasury, Wolcott is to provide information required by the House of Representatives on the monies expen...
Regarding Construction Costs for 36-Gun Frigate Letter, discusses construction cost of 36 gun Frigate....
Discussion & Statement of Timber Wanted for Various Frigate Components Letter, asks for terms regarding timber for Frigate. Letter includes a statement of masts, spars, planks and scantling wanted for use of the United S...
Settlement with Commissary with Use of Forms from Dept. of Treasury Rochefontaine details how he came to be in possession of the the bills of the commissary, which he submits with the letter....
Request for Pay Gibbs expected his pay and is disappointed that he has not yet received it. He asks to be paid as soon as possible....
Request for Wages Hazard complains that other men on the same footing as him have received their wages and that, by rights, should receive his as well....
Explanation Letter Mentions several letters to Howell and explanatory letters which were enclosed, but are no longer attached to letter....
Discussion of Forwarded Mail Letter, discusses forwarded mail....
Discussion of Specifications for 36-Gun Frigate Letter, discusses terms to build 36 gun Frigate....
My Great Astonishment! Houdin expresses his astonishment that Hodgdon's letter was not forwarded to Mr. Dickenson. He had asked the stage driver if he knew Mr. Dickenson and...
Power of Attorney Power of attorney for William Code, late soldier in the New York Line....
Regarding Frigate Construction & Navy Yard Clerk Duties Letter, mentions construction of Frigates; discusses Navy yard clerk's duties....
Instructions and Reimbursement Letter containing bank notes issued by late Quartermaster General received. Requests Secretary of War's decision on being compensated for additional ...
Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Joseph Roberts to Ebenezer Bailey....
No Certain Intelligence from the Governor, Etc. He has had no news from the Governor, only a rumor that he is very sick. Sargent is at Fort Miami, near Detroit. Updates Hodgdon on the prices of good...
Enclosed Statements for North Carolina Polk encloses an account of money he has paid per instruction....
Horse, bridle, and saddle Letter, mentions horse, bridle and saddle for Stephen Hillis...
Request for Terms to Supply Needed Materials for Frigate Construction Letter, asks for terms regarding masts & materials for Frigate....
Urgently Requesting Instructions Reiterated request for instructions on receiving flour from contractor, Matthew Ernest....
Notification of Pay Forwarded to Connecticut Supervisor Mitchell arranged to have his pay for August through November forwarded to Connecticut; he now requests to have July's pay forwarded as well....
Peace on Frontier Views of Sevier in line with those proposed by Congress and the President for seeking peace among the frontier inhabitants. Mentions militia....
Regarding Frigate Construction & Frigate for Mediterranean Service Letter, directs query re construction time of Frigate; discusses Frigate for Mediterranean service....
[Copy of Instructions from the Sec. of War to Stephen Hillis Deputy Paymaster and Storekeeper in the State of Tennessee south of the Ohio] Divides various departments and describes respective duties....
Instructions to Deputy Paymaster & Storekeeper for Tennessee Appoints Hillis as deputy paymaster & military storekeeper for Tennessee. Instructions from the Comptroller of the Treasury and the Accountant of the...
Regarding Instructions for Cooperating with Stephen Hillis, New Tennessee Paymaster & Storekeeper Attaches a copy of the instructions to Stephen Hillis, new paymaster & military storekeeper for Tennessee. Asks Henley to inventory all public stores ...
Certificate of Samuel Hodgdon Regarding his Account with Whelen and Miller for Gunpowder Stores, informs gun powder furnished by Whellen & Miller, contractor....
Enclosed Receipts Irvine encloses duplicate receipts for money advanced to recruits....
Discussion of Construction Costs for 36-Gun Frigate Letter, discusses construction cost of 36 gun Frigate....
Enclosed Record of Enlistments and Request for Forwarded Pay Morris encloses enlistment for two recruits. If his paperwork is correct, he asks Simmons to send the recruiting bounty....
Request for Payment Asks Simmons to facilitate another payment to her, and to clarify if she should apply to Jackson, who has succeeded Gorham as Supervisor at Boston....
Discussion of Timber Needed for Frigate Frame Letter, discusses timber for Frigate frame....
Enclosed Receipt of Caleb Gibbs Jackson encloses a receipt for money paid to Caleb Gibbs....
Mislaid Payment to Taylor and Newbold from Samuel Hodgdon Taylor and Newbold noted that they received from Samuel Hodgdon eight hundred and fifty five dollars. This bill had been mislaid at the Department of ...
Discussion of Availability of Live Oak for Frigate Timbers Letter, discusses availability of live oak for Frigate....
Acknowledged Receipt of Letter Regarding Accounts of DeGrasse and Mirthie Acknowledged receipt of Hagner's letter and receipts of J. Mirthie in the absence of the Accountant....
Charges Against Captain Eaton, Etc. Gaither observes that the soldiers are healthy and living in peace and friendship with their Indian neighbors but that is not true of the officers' r...
Record Keeping Attempting to ascertain how many stores in 1794 were in the public arsenal. Requests a return of stores received by Craig. Notification that Hodgdon...
Discussion of Spars & Availability of Timber for Frigate Construction Letter, asks for size of spars at top end; discusses availability of timber for Frigate....
Financial Documents Mailed Four packets containing vouchers mailed today addressed to Secretary of War. List contents. Requests instructions on how to classify items in retur...
Regarding Funds & Expenditures for Quartermaster & Other Army Departments Further addresses the obtaining of funds and transportation required by the Army Quartermaster Department. Details why he has been unable to move on t...
Compensation & Expenses of Benjamin Hawkins Simmons certifies that $936.92 is due Benjamin Hawkins, being the balance of his compensation and expenses as Commissioner for negotiating a treaty wi...
Examination of Ohio Company's Books, Credit to Account of Col. Sproat Putnam has completed a full examination of the books and vouchers of the Ohio Company, and duly submits pay and subsistence abstracts to Hagner....
A Request for Horseman's Pistols, Etc. While discussing many other matters, Houdin notes that he has furnished Major Peters and Major Kersey with tents and other articles he is sure they wi...
Agents of Georgia Refuse to Sell Lands The agents of the State of Georgia appointed to attend the meetings with the representatives of the Creek Nation have refused to sell any of their lan...
Detailed Instructions for Commander in Georgia to Dispose Troops to Keep Peace Between Creek Indians & Georgians Notes that a treaty has been concluded with the Creek Indians reaffirming desires to live in friendship with the United States; however, asks Gaither ...
Discussion of a Speech to Encourage the Cherokee to Higher Civilization Encloses a draft of a speech to the Cherokeeswhich is designed to encourage their civilization and make its management [by the U.S.?] more economical....
Pay for Mrs. Greaton Notifies Mrs. Greaton that she will receive the pay from the account of her husband, Captain Greaton, from Mr. Jonathan Jackson, federal supervisor at...
Power of Attorney Power of attorney for Amos Frost, to Joseph Whitton....
Appointment at Gosport Yard, Timbers and Construction Pennock pleased with appointment at the Gosport Yard. Pennock has contracted for almost all the plank, and expects delivery soon....
Discussion of Live Oak Timbers for Frigate Building Discusses live oak timbers for ships' frames, and the completion of a number of such material components for the building of a frigate....
Extract of Letter on Subject of Location for Block House and Barracks Craig strongly recommends lots No. 37 and 38 in the town of Waterford for the barracks and block house. The lots are to be sold at auction, and cannot...
Financial Documents Enclosed vouchers of provisions issued to militia, will include expenditures for the third quarter by the next post....
Standardized Classification Hodgdon will send Craig a list of how he classifies items in returns and what departments those items belong to. Discussed Sec. of War's decision on ...
Transportation of Stores Notification that stores of various types transported to Pittsburgh of Doctor [Fiffer]. Discussed cost and payment of transportation....
Delayed Recruiting Account & Receipt Rolls Gibson apologizes for the delay in submitting his account which is due to the poor state of his health. He had recruited most of his men before he lea...
Request for Pay Requested payment of Montgomery & Newbold who are occasionally requested to credit Gibson money....
Detailed Instructions for the Execution of the Plan for Civilizing the Cherokee Attaches speech, approved by the president, to the Cherokees. Laments that recent attempts to civilize the Indians have failed; states that the key i...
On the Appointment of an Envoy to Trade, Negotiate & Civilize the Creek Indians Informs the president that the Creek Indians now in negotiations with U.S. commissioners desire a representative to arrange trade, explain boundaries ...
Dragoons, Troop Movements, Creek Hostility In a largely illegible letter, Wayne seems to be reporting on the state of the military deployment in the southwest that is a response to the hostile ...
Interception of French Documents, Sale of Information to British Lieut. Taylor returned from trip to Fort Knox with letters from France that had been intercepted on en route to Fort Vincennes. Some object/document s...
Account of Aaron Dunham Simmons certifies that $19.73 is due Aaron Dunham, Supervisor of New Jersey, being the amount of his account for receiving and paying monies from the ...
Enclosed Receipts and Account of Deserter William Seward Enclosed muster roll along with A. Canfield's statement on the deserter W. Steward. Requested information on the "present arrangement of the Army."...
Abstract of Provisions Issued at the Post at Lormies to Sundry Detachment of the Army Abstract of provisions issued at the post at Lormies to Sundry detachment of the army of the United States Major general Anthony Wayne Commanding agre...
Request for Payment to Gano and Stanley Caleb Swan paymaster of troops of United States makes payment to Gano and Stanley for $700....
Enclosed Muster and Pay Roll Robeson encloses muster roll for August and a copy of the July pay roll....
Money to Be Paid Toward Debt Encloses a draft to be paid toward their debt. Business has been poor....
Paperwork and Authorization Packet of vouchers received which were sent to Hodgdon through the War Office. In explaining how he classifies articles listed in returns Hodgdon not...
Estimated Costs per Quarter and Auction Estimate of first two quarters exceeded actual expenses, balance remains with Craig who is waiting to find out total costs of transportation to Detroi...
Letters Concerning Money Sent to Col Chester Received Received money due Col. Chester, thanked Simmons for his directions regarding payment. Mitchell will advise him monthly of accounts. Enclosed ration...
Request for Monthly Stoppages of Pay to Balance Debt to United States Rivardi owes $420 to the United States. He would like to have $25 held back from each paycheck and credited towards that debt....
Regarding the Equipping of the Kentucky Volunteers, & Recent Bills Drawn Refers to an order from General Wayne to see to the equipping of the Kentucky volunteers; comments on expenditures & recent bills drawn. An accounting...
Submission of Receipts Enclosed receipt rolls for pay, forage, and subsistence for troops under R. Butler. Requests acknowledged receipt and credit to account....
[PRIVATE] Enclosed Instructions Enclosed instructions approved, notes on tone used to address the agent....
Forwarding of Cost Estimates for Quartermaster, Hospital & Indian Departments for September 1796 Forwards September expenditure estimates for the Quartermaster, Indian & Hospital Departments. Comments on the impossibility of extremely accurate es...
Letter to Blacksmiths Concerning Iron for Frigates Letter, asks for terms regarding iron for Frigate...
Instructions to Army Officer Commanding In Georgia, Relative to Relations with the Indians Instructs the presiding U.S. Army officer in Georgia (Major Constant Freeman) in his powers, relating to the sending of a new Indian agent to manage t...
Instructions to Army Officer Commanding in Tennessee, Relative to Relations to the Indians Instructs the U.S. Army officer commanding in Tennessee in how to coordinate enforcement of the recent act to regulate trade and intercourse with the ...
Letter from Detroit Largely illegible letter mentions estimate and information....
Statement of Terms for Ironwork Aboard Frigate Letter, describes terms for iron work on Frigate currently under construction....
Accounts for Butler and His Men Craig forwarded Butlers receipt rolls. Account for pay, forage, and subsistence of Butler for six months also included....
Military Stores and Shipment Major Craig discusses the following items with Samuel Hodgdon: makes request to be sent block and tackle; informs that he provided boats for Mr. Ellic...
Discussion of Expenditures in Quartermaster, Indian & Hospital Departments Mentions making up a list of probable expenditures in the Quartermaster's Department for July-September 1796, as well as those in the Indian and Hospi...
Terms for the Ironwork on Frigate Letter, discusses terms of iron work for small frigate; mentions cost of iron....
Transportation of Frigate Timbers from Norfolk to Boston George Claghorn naval constructor at Boston authorized to select timbers for shipment from Norfolk to Boston. Request to Secretary of Treasury for ass...
Discussion of Timber Supply for Frigate Construction Letter, discusses timber supply at yard; discusses live oak for Frigates....
Request for Advanced Pay Due to Departure for West Point Robeson submits his muster and pay roll for August. He requests an advance of one month's pay as he is about to leave for West Point....
Affirming Arthur St. Clair's Position in the Northwest Territory McHenry confirms St. Clair's official position with Indian affairs in the Northwest territory, and states he expects St. Clair to personally attend th...
Discussion of Selection & Supply of Timber for Shipbuilding Advises Fox regarding Claghorne visits to select timber; discusses timber for Frigates; mentions Naval yards....
Terms for Contract for Cannon for Frigate Destined for Mediterranean Request for contract for manufacture of 26 nine pounders and 12 six pounder. Manufacturer specifications are listed. Cannons will be cast solid and bo...
Enclosed Receipt for Credit to Account Hillis encloses a receipt of David Henly for $4932.52 to be credited to Hillis' account....
Discussion of Different Woods for Different Ship Components, & Placing of Guard at Shipyard Letter, directs yellow pine for quarter deck forecastle; discusses timber for Frigates; discusses guard hired to prevent theft & fire....
Regarding Receipts for Money Paid to Transportation Contractor Hodgdon encloses receipts for money paid to a now-deceased Mr. Dannaker, who had been contracted to transport items for the Army. The receipts are no...
Discussion of Frigate Ironwork Asks Fox to clarify with the Hills the cost for them to procure the iron; the United States will not furnish the iron....
Regarding Masts, Spars & Timbers for Frigate Letter, discusses terms for masts and spars; discusses timber for Frigate....
Regarding Frigate Timber & Frigate for Dey of Algiers Letter, discusses timber for Frigates; discusses shipping timber to Boston; mentions Frigate for Dey of Algiers....
Regarding Artist for Figurehead for Boston Frigate Rush has recommended an artists for the figurehead of the frigate under construction in Boston. Letter request Wolcott to give orders so that the figu...
Should Evidence of Treason be Made Public? McHenry believes that the secret did not escape from his office since none of the clerks could have obtained the secret except by way of false keys. N...
Order for Selection of Timber & Planks for Frigate Orders, directs selecting timber & plank for proposed Frigate....
Money to be Sent by Mail Agreeable to Order of Supervisor in Boston Encloses his account for May to September 1796 and asks to be paid by mail if possible....
Recent Injuries from the Creek Indians Governor Irwin reports on the disquietude felt by his citizens in consequence of the recent injuries from the Creek Indians. Neither the punishment of...
Regarding Ironwork for Frigate & Payment For That Service Letter, encloses terms regarding iron for Frigate; asks for information regarding payments for iron work....
Sale of Jackets and Trousers Craig will publish public advertisement of sale of round jackets and trousers for "ready money" in October....
Bill for Payment to Major Isaac Craig Request to pay $100 to Major Isaac Craig on account of Wade's pay as sub legionary Major in United States Army...
Payment of Troops Enclosed muster and pay rolls for garrison at Fort Randolf with request to play amount to the credit of John Toomy's account. Craig hoped to pay troo...
A Speech by the President The address of the President he has seen from Annapolis raises concerns about who will replace him....
Enclosed Receipt Rolls and Letter Encloses a receipt roll and a letter for Captain Bissell from his brother Lieutenant Bissell....
Indians Have Received More than Their Share, Etc. In a discussion of many other matters, Houdin regrets the mistake that was not his own but resulted in the Indians receiving more than their share of ...
Shipment of Spars and the Pricing Thereof A shipment of spars is being delivered via the schooner Columbia. They will be priced by an independent agent and sold in Philadelphia. The proceeds s...
Request for Order to Pay Nicholson Requests his pay and subsistence for the last quarter....
Enclosed Receipt of Sally Greaton, Money Paid on Account of Her Husband Encloses a receipt for $90 paid to Sally Greaton of her husband's account....
Pitch Your Tent with Me While You Remain in Our City Jackson invites General Lincoln to stay with him when he visits Philadelphia during the winter. Jackson has enjoyed Lincoln’s hospitality and friends...
Receipt of John Blakely Transmitted Under Cover with Receipts Polk informs Simmons that the receipt of John Blakely was transmitted to the Commissioners of the Revenue enclosed in a letter, along with receipts fo...
With the President Declining, Who is to Succeed Him? Apologizes for not having written but he has been busy with work. Asks for news regarding the succession of the President and hopes that it will not b...
Letter from Blacksmiths Concerning Cost & Specifications for Frigate Ironwork Procurement, describes terms of iron work for Frigate; asks for advance of money to purchase iron....
Enclosed Receipts of G. Ingersoll Encloses George Ingersoll's receipt for $150....
Want of Medicines that are Necessary but not in the Chest The medicine chest sent with Captain Strong arrived, as has the clothing. Doctor Dalcho will write separately to state which medicines are needed but ...
Pay Received, Request for Pay Due be Transmitted to Col. Chester Mitchell received his pay for Augusts; he now requests his pay for September be sent to Colonel Chester as Mitchell is still sick....
Report on Elections, Russia Murray is addressing the current standings in an election; he goes on to discuss the character of society, and savage and refined nations. He also see...
Enclosed Muster Roll for Recruits Encloses muster rolls for the recruits for the month of September....
Enclosed Accounts Gibbs encloses his accounts for the last quarter. He asks for the money as soon as possible, as he has a family to support....
Request for Salary as Assistant Stores Keeper Sprig encloses his account for salary for July through Setpember. He asks that payment be remitted to Nicholas Fish....
Enclosed Muster Roll for September Encloses muster roll for September 1796....
Record of Enlistments and Information on Oliver Thornton Morris received the money Simmons sent. He sends receipts for the bounty for enlisting two more recruits and the deposition of Oliver Thornton....
Articles Very Necessary for the Indians, Etc. Among other concerns, Chapin mentions a quantity of powder and lead that is to be forwarded to his post. So far he has received some powder and flints...
Memorandum of Armorers in New London and Springfield Memorandum, monthly pay at New London and Springfield Armories....
Discussion of Pine Planks for Frigate, & Contract for the Same Letter, discusses contract to supply pine plank; discusses plank for Frigates....
Lieut. Guimpie to Transmit Muster and Receipt Rolls Robeson encloses receipts for the pay for himself and his men for August and September. Pay and muster rolls will be transmitted by Lieutenant Guimpie...
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Letters; Bills shall be Accepted Acknowledgment of receipt of letters; bills shall be accepted and paid when presented....
Compensation of Caleb Gibbs Clerk of the Navy Yard at Boston Simmons certifies that $187.76 is due Caleb Gibbs, being his compensation as Clerk of the Navy Yard at Boston from July 12 to September 30, 1796....
Enclosed Receipts for Maj. Thomas Hunt and Capt. Samuel Nicholson Jackson encloses receipts from Major Thomas Hunt and Captain Samuel Nicholson....
Payment of Troops Notification that Craig must obtain money to pay troops but cannot obtain required sum from merchants and requests it from Simmons. Craig advanced J. ...
Regarding the Teaching of Artillery & Engineering Principles at West Point Refers to incident at West Point which resulted in a court of inquiry for the commandant and the resignation of a subordinate officer; McHenry notes t...
Instructions & Order for Delivery of Uniform Clothing to the Garrisons Encloses instructions for the immediate selection and delivery of uniform clothing to the garrisons, ordering Wallington to carry them out, as Col. Me...
Asks for Housing, General News Murray writes a friend letter to McHenry, discussing his need for a boarding house during the session, as well as political news from Baltimore, Frenc...
News of the Day Murray writes a breezy, friendly letter to McHenry, in which he discusses local politics, and general news....
Claghorne's Salary as Constructor for September 1796 Claghorne forwards his account for his salary....
Regarding an Election Murray writes of the election results for members of Congress, and fears what will happen if the next President is not a Federalist....
Sale of Provisions and Clothing Simmons asked Craig to draw on McHenry for the payment of the troops of the upper posts of the Ohio. Discussed using the flour on hand as quickly as ...
Enclosed Receipts of Pourchesse, Stubbins, Gibbs Jackson encloses an order by Pourchesse to pay Stubbins, a receipt from Stubbins, and a receipt from Gibbs....
Receipt of Payment for Troops at Upper Posts of Ohio River Lewis receipt of William Simmons for $2600 on account of pay, subsistence and forage of troops of Upper Posts of Ohio river....
Request for Job as Adjutant Dransey requested the recently vacated position of adjutant in the corps if Rochefontaine felt Dransey's skills were sufficient....
Transportation and Forwarded Materials Packet of letters sent forward to War Office under care of W. Christy. Notification of Quartermaster General's resignation....
Loan Paid to Major Roberts Major Roberts has requested a loan of $100; Haberham encloses an order on Simmons in Habersham's favor for that amount....
Military Stores and Shipment Major Craig informs that the newly arrived Quartermaster General from Detriot reports that the troops of that garrison are sickly. Discusses shipment ...
Regarding Frigate Construction Letter, discusses construction of Frigate....
Orders to Pay Nevill to pay Samuel Meredith, Treasurer, for account balance owed United States. With seal....
Receipts Received, Money Credited to Account Simmons received Jackson's receipts from Hunt and Nicholson; the money will be credited to Jackson....
Estimate of Clothing contracted for the year 1797 Estimate of clothing contracted for the year 1797 received from the War Office...
Discussion of Ironwork & Bolts for Frigate, & Frigate for Dey of Algiers Procurement, discusses terms of iron work for Frigate; discusses Frigate for Dey of Algiers; discusses charge for cutting bolts....
Goods Have Arrived with Additional Powder & Flints The goods consigned to Chapin have arrived with additional amounts of powder and flints. He has no knowledge of Captain Hand but the goods have arrive...
Power of Attorney Power of attorney granted to John Winnins by George Cavinder....
Power of Attorney Power of attorney given to John Winnins by Joshua Ball....
Certificate of Joshua Ball Certification of Joshua Bale's character and act of power of attorney....
Certification of Joshua Ball's Power of Attorney Certified John Lea a justice of the peace....
Certifying Cavinder's Power of Attoreney Draft document certifying power of attorney given by George Cavinder....
Statement by Jacob Peters Certification that Jacob Peters appeared before Lea. Lea provided substantiation of Peters character regarding power of attorney....
Certification of Power of Attorney Certification of John Lea's position as Justice of the Peace....
Travel of Officers and Indians Post notes received and will be transmitted to troops in upper posts of the Ohio for pay, forage, and subsistence. Travel plans of several officers a...
Payment and Accounts Payment for Jesse Lukens for his travel to Philadelphia enclosed. Notification that draft made in favor of James Ross will leave a considerable amoun...
Receipts, Debts, and Lots in Town of Erie A number of people have passed through Pittsburgh on the way to Philadelphia, including Captain Heth with a number of Indian Chiefs. Mentions a number...
Advance Received Notification of pay received for interpreters and seven Chickasaws en route to visit President of U.S. in Philadelphia....
Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 Oc...
Account of Samuel Beaver Letter to the Secretary of War concerning the balance due Samuel Beaver, deceased, late of Captain Richard Blackburn's company of artillery....
My Respects to Your Family, Etc. Sargent pays his respects to Hodgdon's family. He has only just arrived in Cincinnati. He mentions a book or other publication by a McKerrie who has t...
Pay and Forage of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at West Point New York Simmons certifies that $1951.89 is due the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers stationed at West Point, being their pay and forage for September 1796....
Order to Pay Samuel Sterett Orders to pay Samuel Sterett $500.00 who will collect pay for David Stoddert....
Whereabouts of the Powder Intended for the Six Nations, Etc. It is a mystery to Houdin that the order from the War Office respecting the powder for the Six Nations of Indians in 1794 remains unsatisfied but he a...
Certificate of John Lea Two powers of attorney with Lea's signature contain names he does not recollect. Unknown Captain sought money owed him by the State of Virginia. Pos...
Pay and Forage for the Corps at West Point Fish is sent $1951.89 to distribute as pay to the Artillerists and Engineers at West Point....
Due to Health, Request for Pay Through Irregular Channel Mitchell plans to visit West Point when his furlough ends. He asks Simmons to send his pay and subsistence to Colonel Chester....
Enclosed Receipts for George Claghorn Enclosed G. Claghorn's receipt for payment that he received agreeable to Simmons letter....
Accounts of Contractor and Settlement with Treasury Department. Accounts of contractor must be settled in the Treasury Department. Will submit that part of letter relative to aid afforded in transportation of provi...
About Their Correspondence Murray makes his apologizes to McHenry for the volume of his correspondence; he's a great talker, and he finds it agreeable to hold these soliloquies ...
Transportation Money to be applied to pay for troops on upper posts of the Ohio river. McClary's detachment furnished with one year's worth of clothing and traveled...
Receipt of Payment from Samuel Lewis for Use of Springfield Armory David Ames, Superintendent, received $1500 from War Office for use of United States armory at Springfield....
Receipt of Warrant on Account of Contingencies of War Department Receipt for warrant of $1000 on account of contingencies of War Department....
Enclosed Receipt Roll Miller sends Simmons receipt roll for recruits at the Middletown rendezvous for September....
Regarding Frigate Inspection Appointment Letter, discusses appointment to inspect Frigate....
Regarding Construction Materials for Frigate Letter, discusses timber & other materials for Frigate....
Secretary of War to Quartermaster General Requesting Account Against Contractor for Transportation Expenses Secretary of War to Quartermaster General requesting account against contractor for transportation expenses to enable contractor to fulfill terms; tra...
Request to Forward White Oak Timbers and Knees to Boston for Frigate Construction Request to Naval Agent Jacob Sheaffe at Portsmouth New Hampshire, that he forward white oak timbers and knees to Boston for the frigate building....
Charging Contractors for Transporting Stores The Quartermaster General should be directed to render the specific amount of those expenses associated with the transportation of contractors' stores...
Certificate of Theophilius Beckman Confirms that a certificate relating to a power of attorney is a forgery....
About Southern Elections Discusses elections, and the nature of them, and how he has never known of such an election of principles before. He asks that his regards be given to...
Receipt for Shipbuilding Materials for Frigate Fiscal, receipt for shipbuilding materials; describes materials for Frigate at Portsmouth Navy yard....
Regarding Blacksmiths' Work Aboard Frigate Letter, describes terms of blacksmiths helping construct elements for a frigate....
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Richard H. Greaton Encloses a receipt from Richard H. Greaton for $53.50....
Required Mode of Keeping Accounts McHenry directs Byers to make out an inventory of all the goods on hand and debts due to and by the factory and remit it to the Secretary of War. All ...
Payment of Troops Notification that draft will be made on Secretary of War to pay the troops at the upper posts of the Ohio river and the troops that descended the Ohio...
Stores, Shipments, and the Boundary Line with Spanish Territory Major Craig discusses the large clothing issue for the guard force detached from Fort Pitt. These guards are to accompany the surveyor of the boundar...
Examination of Casper Iserloan Iserloan attests that the two annexe powers of attorney are those described by him in his deposition. He states that the big man he mentioned in his d...
Duties of A Superintendent of Construction For A Frigate Letter, describes superintendent's duties in the construction of Frigate....
Enlistment Receipts and Request for Sum to be Remitted through Col. Fish Morris encloses papers for the enlistment of a recruit, which combined with two previous recruits brings him a bounty of $48. He would like to have th...
Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls, Letter from Lieut. Bissell to Capt. R. Bissell Enclosed muster and pay rolls for recruits at Middletown, delay was due to poor health. Also enclosed letter from Lieut. Bissell who requested it be ...
Discussion of Frigate Construction at Portsmouth New Hampshire Navy Yard & Inspector For Its Materials Letter, discusses Frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire Navy yard; discusses timber & other materials for Frigate; discusses temporary inspecto...
Certificate of William Bleecker Bleecker attests to the authenticity of three powers of attorney. Verified his signature and seal are genuine, but the bodies of the documents contain...
Certificate of Thomas Smith Smith verified his signature and seal, but stated he did not write the body of power of attorney document, nor is the information familiar to him....
Certificate of Jasper Hopper Four certificates W. Simmons believed to be forged enclosed, Hopper verified his signature and seal, but the body was not written by him. Genuine cert...
Report on Frigate Construction at Portsmouth Letter, discusses Frigate building at Portsmouth; asks for position on Frigate....
Enclosed Account of Bounty Advanced to John Garrett Bounty advanced to John Garrett for enlistment, account enclosed. Requested sum be forwarded to West Point or New York City....
Delays in the Delivery of Vouchers Invoices of goods, including those from Hodgdon, Colonel Henley, and Colonel Pickering, have not been arriving in a timely manner. Byers attributes th...
Duties With Respect to the Indian Trading Houses Instructions given by McHenry to John Harris that define Harris's duties as Keeper of Military Stores, particularly as they relate to the Indian Tradi...
Instructions for Keeper of Military Stores Appoints John Harris Storekeeper of articles pertaining to the Department of War [military stores], and transmits regulations for that office. These a...
Receipt from William Simmons Notation that Lewis received Warrant No. 1615 for transmission to Alexander Gibson in Staunton Virginia....
Pay of Captain Miller, Lieutenant Bissell & His Men at Middletown, Connecticut Hagner certifies that $111.54 is due Lieutenant Daniel Bissell and Captain Edward Miller and the men under his command at Middletown, Connecticut, bei...
Accounts and Expenditures Transmitted Informs the Secretary that he has just submitted muster and pay rolls for several detachments, as well as an account of expenditures for various depar...
Enclosed Receipts of the Agent for the Dept. of War Hillis encloses a duplicate receipt from the Agent of the War Department....
Payment of Troops Enclosed muster and pay rolls for the troops stationed at upper posts of the Ohio along with receipts from Toamy's pursuit of deserters. List of doll...
Accompanying Troops on Their Way to Fort Fidius, Etc. Gillaspy's baggage has been sent with Captain Eaton and he asks Hodgdon to keep it safe in his store until he arrives in March. He will accompany a de...
Colonel Hayes Accounts Reasons for Colonel Hayes not settling accounts with Henley as Muster Master. Henley thinks Hayes has been overpaid for that work....
Accommodations Not as Desired He thanks McHenry for his letter, and tells him the lodgings he found for him will not do. He needs something with a little downstairs parlor and a be...
McHenry's Case with the State; Election News Winchester refers to a case between McHenry and the state, but tells him they are loathe to do anything that diminishes their revenue. He refers to po...
Treasurer Remit Sum for Lieut. Guimpe Notification that the Treasurer remit Kilty money for the payment of an officer. Receipt will be forwarded once Kilty obtained it....
Finding My Brother Dead, Etc. Among other matters, Langham notes that on his way to the western country at Cumberland he found a cache of public stores. They had been lodged there ...
Regarding Method for Creating Cost Estimates, Recent Bills Drawn, & Sloop Detroit Comments on the method of tracking expenditure estimates; mentions receiving instructions on this topic. Lists recent bills drawn; refers to expenditu...
Delivery of Munitions Directs delivery of paper cartridges to hold sixteen pounds of cannon powder....
Military Stores, Bills, Elections Major Craig reports a post office blunder to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also requests funds and hospital stores from Hodgdon. The popularity of the Democra...
Charges Against General Wayne Attorney General Lee writes to McHenry regarding his opinion of a court martial for General Wayne, based on charges brought forth by General Wilkinson...
Dispatches and Accounts Craig provided horses to Ensign Lewis who arrived at Detroit with despatches from Commander-in-Chief to Secretary of War. G. Stevenson arrived in Phi...
Ensign Lewis Carrying Dispatches Ensign Meriwether Lewis arrived from Detroit with dispatches from the Commander in Chief to the Secretary of War which should be forwarded immediately...
Ensign Lewis' Receipt for Horse and Pistols Meriwether Lewis' receipt for a horses and a pair of pistols and holsters....
Conspiracy Intelligence on a conspiracy masterminded by Israel Loan. Sought to clear the name of Hubbard with information on his character. The conspiracy invol...
Authorization to Remove Rigging Permission for Mr. Frances to remove rigging from frigate and place on another ship....
Report from Hopewell Hawkins reports on his plans for surveys to establish boundary lines between the Creeks, the Cherokees, and the United States. Reports on his plans fo...
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Richard H. Greaton Encloses a receipt for $53.95 paid to Captain Richard H. Greaton;...
Concerning the Delivery of Stores & Medicines for Transport to Knoxville Letter, directs delivery of stores and medicines to Samuel Hodgden, for transport to Knoxville. Subscript by Hodgden, asking that the above be delive...
Enclosed Receipt of Lieut. Robinson, Muster Rolls of Five Companies Ordered to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk and Charleston Enclosed "note" for Mr. Robinson for money along with his request to have that money transmitted to Rochefontaine. Enclosed muster rolls of companies...
Enclosed Receipts for Pliny Brewer on behalf of John Bryant Enclosed receipt of P. Brewer on behalf of J. Bryant that were signed by P. Hagner....
Directing Harris to Deliver Indian Goods to Hodgdon McHenry directs Harris to deliver Samuel Hodgdon the Indian goods that are slated for transport to Tennessee....
Request for Marking of Boundary Between White & Indian Lands The chiefs of the Chickasaw have assembled to receive word from the president of the United States, as directed. They also express worry over settler...
Delivery for Troops Southward Bound Order to deliver uniforms to Samuel Hodgdon for troops stationed in New York....
Confronting Intruders on Indian Land, Etc. Sparks is directed to assume whatever position on the frontier, or in Indian Country, that he and Mr. Henley feel is best calculated to cover the most...
Shipment of Indian Goods Invoice of Indian goods arrived from Hodgdon with expectation that they will be forwarded to Fort Washington. Notification that Craig will not send g...
Shoes & Blankets to be Forwarded to Pittsburgh, Etc. As ordered by the Secretary of War, the shoes and blankets at Shepherds Town will be transported to Pittsburgh, a journey that will consume 12 - 20 da...
Order to Deliver Cartidges to DaCosta Delivery of paper cartridges that will hold twelve pounds of cannon powder....
Regulations for the Delivery of Supplies, Etc. Among a number of other concerns, Rochefontaine suggests the adoption of regulations for the delivery of public stores to the officers recruiting or c...
Recruiting Services and Desertions Captain Thompson discusses the recruiting services and desertions. He also alludes to sundry legal proceedings....
Delivery of Clothing Orders to deliver uniform items to soldier....
Estimate of Ordnance and Supplies Hodgdon sends Fox a revised estimate of ordnance and related stores for ships....
Osborn explaining his submission of his commission for resignation Discussing and explaining Osborn's submitting his commission for resignation, primarily the perceived injustice of Col. Rochefontaine's behavior....
Enclosed Receipt of Mr. Robeson Notification that Mr. Robeson's receipt was enclosed and that McRee now signed of responsibility....
Washington's Speech to the Indians on How to Honor the Treaty of Greeneville Address to the [Northwest] Indian Confederacy comprised of the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Wea, Ottawa, Chippewa, Putawatomie, Miami, Kaskas...
Conference with the Several Indian Chiefs Assembled, & Washington's Reply Various Indian chiefs speak on rights to land, inclinations to peace over war, and a recent treaty. Tribes represented: Wiandots [Wyandots], Delaware...
Delivery of Lead for Ammunition Letter, directs delivery of lead for balls to prove new gun barrels....
Discussion of Construction & Craftwork on Frigate, & Possible Suspension of Construction Letter, discusses progress on Frigate; asks for money to retain employees at yard; discusses suspending operations on Frigate; mentions British Navy; ...
Enclosed Muster and Receipt Roll, Posted Late due to Missing Receipt of Lieut. Bissell Submits receipts for money received from Chester. Cannot submit receipt for Bisseel since he is absent. Request for information on the "deranged" sta...
Enclosed Accounts and Request for Information for his Mother Greaton encloses accounts for November for himself and his servant. He conveys a request from his mother for information on how to receive lands due h...
Clothing for the Two Companies Going to the Southern Captain Frye has informed Rochefontaine of the arrival of the clothing needed to complete the supply of the two companies going south. The garrison at...
On Breaking Alliance with British, and Establishing Friendship with United States Indian chief Blue Jacket, of the Shawnees, relates how he and his people once fought for the British, having been urged to do so by them; now cites de...
Speech to the Indians from the Secretary at War, Urging Peace into the Future, and Replies Speaking for Washington, McHenry urges the Indians to maintain peace with the U.S. and each other, and to settle all intertribal disputes peacefully. ...
Transcript of Talks Between Different Indian Chiefs & Secretary of War on Necessity of Peace Between Tribes McHenry, on behalf of President Washington, advises all the Indians assembled to not go to war with each other. The representatives of the tribes the...
Estimate of the Expenses of the War Department for the Year 1797 Official list of expenses for War Department including salaries of officers and cost of maintenance of buildings...
Transfer of Captain Wade to Tennessee, Issue of Horses & Equipment Letter, directs transfer of Captain Wade...
Deposition regarding Blair, Shaffer, etc In a statement made under oath to Alderman Howell, Power reveals all that he recollects about Blair, Shaffer, and Israel and offers his assurance that...
Accounts of the Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes Enclosed are forms established by the Treasury Department for the governing of agents or factors in keeping their accounts, specifically those appoint...
Account of Ensign Meriwether Lewis Simmons certifies that $20.56 is due Ensign Meriwether Lewis, being the balance of his account of the expenses for himself, a Dragoon, and a Servant ...
Discussion of Horse, Sword and Pistols to Be Issued Letter, discusses horse selected for him and asks for sword and pistols....
Recent Bills Drawn Lists recent bills drawn....
Transporting Stores to Pittsburgh Langham has drawn $500 in favor of William Davidson & Company to be charged in the expense of transporting the stores from Shepherds Town to Pittsburg...
Extract of Letter from the Secretary of War to Major Freeman Requesting Appointment Extract of a letter from the Secretary of War to Major Constant Freeman requesting appointment of proper person to execute orders given to Freeman dur...
Pay of Lieutenant Guimpie's Men at Whetstone Point, Baltimore Maryland Simmons certifies that $71 is due the men under the command of Lieutenant Joseph Guimpie at Whetstone Point, Baltimore Maryland being their pay for No...
Treaty of Greeneville Cannot Be Amended; Regarding Gifts & White Presences on Indian Land Addressed to the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanees, Ottawas, Chippewas, Poutawatomies, Miamis, Eel River, Weas, Kickapoos, Piankashaws and Kaskaskias. Tr...
Speech at Conference with Indian Chiefs, Treaty Cannot Be Amended McHenry's speech to the assembled chiefs, on behalf of the president. Tribes represented: Wiandots [Wyandots], Delawares, Shawanees [Shawnees], Ottaw...
Enclosed Receipt Roll Enclosed receipt roll of D. Bissell....
Talk of the Chickasaws Held with the Secretary of War According to the treaty, the Chickasaws want to know when the Spanish will evacuate the post and the post will be destroyed to prevent further occupat...
Pay & Subsistence of Captain Richard H. Greaton, 2nd Sub Legion Simmons certifies that $67.15 is due Captain Richard H. Greaton of the 2nd Sub Legion, being his pay and subsistence for November 1796 and the subsist...
Use of Post Notes or Silver for Currency Post delivered five packages from Fort Franklin. Believed it best not to intervene with Treasurer issues relative to the money in the hands of Gen. Ne...
Regarding Recent Bill Drawn for $400 Discusses recent bill drawn in favor of John Levine for $400....
Travel on Ohio River Enclosed general return of ordnance, Quartermaster, and Hospital stores and clothing . Weather conditions on the Ohio river have prevented over 100 b...
Bills, Stores Shipped, Returns of Stores Major Craig acknowledges the receipt of money from Hodgdon. Craig informs Hodgdon that a general return of ordinance, hospital stores, and quartermas...
Winter Clothing Needed at West Point, Etc. Rochefontaine transmits a return of clothing needed immediately at West Point. The weather has become so inclement that the men are actually suffering...
Proper Clothing for the Corps at West Point, Etc. The inclemency of the season requires that the men remaining at West Point be furnished with the proper clothing, including woolen overalls, shoes, sh...
List of contract prices for rations for the year of 1796 List of contract prices of rations for the year 1796 received from the Comptroller of Treasury. Locations include Grenville [Greenville], Fort Wayne, ...
Discussion of Cables, Rigging, Hemp & Sailmakers Relative to Frigate Construction Letter, discusses estimate of cables & rigging for Frigate; mentions hemp used for cordage; discusses sailmakers....
General Anthony Wayne's Death, Etc. It was known that General Wayne had arrived in Presqu'Isle eleven days ago with the gout but now Balfour announces that he has died. He will receive a...
Protest Against U.S. Encroachment of Territory at Chickasaw Bluffs Chickasaw delegation continues to protest the U.S. plans to install a garrison at Chickasaw Bluffs after the Spanish garrison is evacuated from that p...
Forwarded Muster Roll of Fleming's Men Forwarded muster roll of G. Fleming's men. Noted in post script that Rochefontaine received Simmons note to transmit money to N. Fish which would the...
Bill of Exchange for Charles Selleck Bill of exchange for $280 to Charles Selleck for the charter of his sloop to transport troops, signed by John Bruff. Endorsed on back....
Payment to Charles Selleck for Charter of Sloop on Lake Ontario Informs McHenry that he has written a bill for payment to Charles Selleck for charter of Sloop employed to transport detachment of troops and baggage ...
Choctaw Chiefs' Objections to U.S. Encroachment Wishes to renew friendship with U.S., and profess that the Choctaw have never broken any faith with the Americans. Discusses the exact parameters of t...
Bills and Vouchers Major Craig forwards vouchers of issues of provisions to Hodgdon along with a general return of stores....
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Richard Greaton Enclosed receipts of Capt. R. Greaton, submitted agreeable to Simmons requests....
Arrearages for Men Discharged in 1796, Etc. Among other pay matters, Swan notes that money has been put in the hands of the paymasters for the purpose of discharging the arrears due to all disch...
Statement of the Account of Lieutenant Devin This is a statement of the account of Lieutenant Willimam Devin which shows that $670 is still unaccounted for. Swan notes that he called on Devin in ...
Regarding Treaty of friendship, navigation and limits between United States and Spain Writing from New Madrid on the Mississippi, Lieutenant Charles De Hault de Lassus, commander of the post of New Madrid, Missouri, refers to treaty of ...
Movement of Commissioners, Troops and Equipment following Treaty of Madrid From the port of New Madrid, DeLassus, referring to Treaty of Madrid between United States and Spain, requests that movement of commissioners, troops...
Secretary of War McHenry to Chickasaw Chiefs on Boundary Disputes and Presents Representatives of the Chickasaw nation who have traveled to Philadelphia are reassured about the efforts of their "Father" (the President, George Was...
The President's Response to Chickasaw Concerns Over Boundaries, Garrisons, and Various Issues McHenry transmits the president's thoughts about the concerns expressed by the Indians in the conference of November 24, 1796. He says the president w...
Frigate Pumps McHenry informs Wolcott that Captain Barry, Captain Truxton, and Joshua Humphreys think that a patent pump is preferable to chain pumps and asks for a...
Pay of a Detachment of the 1st Sub Legion Simmons certifies that $100.47 is due a Detachment of the 1st Sub Legion for the service of the Ordnance Department, being their pay for October and N...
Frigate Patent Pumps Letter, recommends Burke's patent for Frigates....
Only One Pair of Woolen Overalls for Each Man, Etc. After receiving the invoice of the articles sent forward for the use of his Company at Fort Mifflin, Morris notes a deficiency in the order in that mo...
President's Reply to Concerns of the Choctaw Delegation of December 16 James McHenry responds on behalf of the president, saying that he does not know if the boundaries described by the Choctaw chief are the same ones dec...
I Need Additional Pay to Support Myself, Etc. Amidst a discussion of a number of supply matters, Houdin entreats Hodgdon to make his case before Congress for additional pay without which he will f...
Pay, Subsistence, & Forage of Lieutenant William K. Blue Simmons certifies that $85.96 is due Lieutenant William K. Blue, being his pay, subsistence, and forage, and the subsistence of his waiter, for Octobe...
Regarding Timber & Cannon for Frigates; Discussion of Politics Letter, encloses statement of timber at Boston yard; discusses iron work for Frigate; discusses supply of live oak timber; mentions cannon for Frigate...
Extract of warrants drawn by the Secretary of War on the Treasurer of the United States. Summaries of warrants drawn by the Secretary of War on the Treasurer of the United States in September 1795 and December 1796. In favor of: Edward Car...
Pay Matters Settlement of accounts. The claim of Major Farragut presented by Congressman Jackson. A deed for land at location of a barracks. Mentions Indians bein...
Frigate Building at Portsmouth; Qualifications of Capt. Thompson Articles for the frigate building at Portsmouth have been ordered from the Purveyor. Wolcott has no notion of the qualifcations of Captain Thompson so...
Regarding Recent Bill Drawn for $400 Informs of a recent bill drawn upon McHenry for $400....
Blankets, Shoes, Etc. Among a number of supply matters, Langham notes that he forwarded to Major Craig 615 good blankets and fifteen damaged ones that he did not separate f...
Purchases by Byers, Need for Regular Inventories McHenry discusses the pricing of goods, profits, and the need for conducting regular inventories of the factories, stating their value and deducting t...
Authorizes Advance of Salary If McKee needs any advance on his salary, McHenry authorized its issue....
Last Quarter's Quartermaster Department Expenditure Estimates; Impossibility of Accurate Estimates for Indian & Hospital Departments Mentions recent bills drawn; discusses estimate of the expenditures of the quartermaster department in the months of October-December of 1796. Commen...
Regarding Timber Supply for Frigates Letter, discusses timber supply re Frigates....
Discussion of Foreign Affairs Relative to Barbary States & Naval Power Letter, discusses Barbary States; discusses Foreign Affairs; discusses Mediterranean politics; discusses necessity of a Naval Force; alludes to Barbar...
Payment to Isaac Craig for Extraordinary Expenses Requests payment to Isaac Craig $50 for conducting Indians from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh....
Duplicate letters including abstracts taken from the warrant books at the office of payments Duplicate letter including abstracts taken from the warrant books at the office of payments for Chisholm and other agents of Indian Department. Simmon...
Returns and Stores Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that he can expect to receive an explanatory abstract to accompany the previous return of stores. Langham has sent ...
Death of General Wayne, Dangerous Navigation Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon of the death of General Anthony Wayne. Craig also acknowledges the receipt of funds. Describes the danger of naviga...
Osborne departs for Governor's Island The letter informs Jones that Osborne is setting off this day for Governor’s Island....
Forwarding Documents Encloses asked-for papers [not included], and informs Wadsworth of the health of a mutual acquaintance....
List of the Officers in the U.S. Army; Regulations for Recruitment A copy of the roster of all U.S. Army officers, divided into categories of general officers, dragoons, artillerists & engineers, 4 regiments of infant...
Extract Regarding Artillery Suggests submitting an extract from Chapin's letter regarding movement to the British side of Niagara to Fenno's paper for inclusion, provided that th...
Soldiers and Officers Paid with Money Due Deserters Enclosed muster roll. Martin deserted, his pay was used to pay two other soldiers for expenses related to travel to George Town and "the Federal City...
John Heth Travelling With a Number of Indian Chiefs, Etc. General Wilkerson has arrived on his way to Philadelphia and Captain John Heth is expected on his journey to the same city with a party including a nu...
Undated Enclosure Appears to be a list of goods, possibly requested by Sargent from Hodgdon in Philadelphia....
Request for Gun Barrels to Be Delivered to Musket Maker Request that 100 gun barrels be delivered to Owen Evans, musket contractor....
Expresses Concern about Indian Trade Announces arrival from Savannah. Expresses concern for Indians at Colerain waiting for supplies under Colonel Hawkins. Fears for the Indian trade....
Enclosed Accounts Account for pay, recruiting, and subsistence enclosed. Mentioned account information for a J. Ramsey....
Discussion of Discrepancies in Treasury Accounting Mentions execution of power of attorney; main topic is a plea to rectify the accounts with the Treasury Department, there being a a vast difference of...
Report on Indian Affairs in the Southwest Hawkins reports on his tour through the Southwest frontier, including trading affairs and his observations on the Upper Creeks and Cherokees and the ...
Weather, Supplies, and Payment Noted severe weather and conditions on river related to ice. Arrival of newspapers, Indian baggage, and other supplies described. Enclosed estimate ...
Regarding the Pay of John Lane Freeman discusses the pay of John Lane, Wilson's servant; for April and May. He suggests a way for Lane to receive the pay....
Extract of Warrants for Colonel Henley's government drawn by Secretary of War on the Treasurer Extract of Warrants for Colonel Henley's government drawn by Secretary of War on the Treasurer. Warrants favor Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, Indian Ag...
Abstract of Warrants drawn to be transmitted to David Henley Extract of Warrants drawn by the Secretary of War on the Treasurer of United States to be transmitted to David Henley, agent for War Department. Payme...
Pay of Greaton and his Servant Notification that he will receive his and his servant's pay and subsistence from Jonathan Jackson, federal supervisor of Massachusetts....
Regarding Lots Purchased The Secretary at War informs Major Craig that the purchase of lots for public use does not require the attention of the President....
Extract of a Letter from the War Office to Major Craig Purchase of two lots for government at Le Boeuf did not warrant attention from Executive. Authorized payment for land....
Forwarding of Cost Estimates & Recent Accounting Encloses a set of cost estimates for the Quartermaster Department for January and February 1797 [included]. Explains certain accounting which he has ...
Enclosed Receipts for Capt. Samuel Nicholson Enclosed receipt of S. Nicholson agreeable to Simmons letter....
Request to Advance Money to Col. Rochefontaine Request to transmit money to Lieut. Col. Rochefontaine who should be reimbursed for the advanced pay he issued to J. Lynch....
Muster and Pay Rolls Enclosed muster and pay rolls, noted enclosed of Maj. Toamy. Additional rolls from Fort Franklin, Le Boeuf, and Presque Isle to arrive soon....
Advanced Money and Refunds Apologies for difficulty in obtaining a refund for the money advanced Maj. Langham. Weather prohibits travel of Indians to Fort Washington. Advised ...
Enclosed Receipt of Caleb Gibbs Enclosed C. Gibbs receipts for payment made to him agreeable to Simmons letter....
Rights of Indians Indians and Indian warfare; describes 1706 treaty with Chickasaws; United States responsibility to Indians; mentions White encroachment....
Estimate of the sums necessary to complete and equip the Frigates United States and Constitution, of fortyfour guns and Constellation, of thirty six guns. Reported list of necessary costs relative to maintenance of frigates in U.S. Navy....
Regulations Respecting Salutes James McHenry details the number of guns with which to salute officers of different ranks among foreign navies....
Letter to the Secretary at War Letter, asks for consideration of widow's claim....
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Richard J. Greaton Enclosed accounts of R. Greaton and George Claghorn's receipts both agreeable to letters sent by Simmons....
Notification of Forwarded Receipts to Mr. S. Lewis, at War Office Notification that Habersham forwarded receipts to S. Lewis from Maj. Roberts draft against Simmons in favor of Habersham....
Sundries Received by the Builder of the Frigate for the Mediterranean Service Enclosed return of sundries received from the contractor, James Hackett, for the construction of a frigate built for Mediterranean service. Notificat...
A Deed in the Name of the President For Lots 37 & 38 Near Waterford Most eligible lots for erecting barracks at Le Boeuf were lots 37 and 38 located in the town of Waterford. Land lots went up for auction by commissio...
Petition of Michael Van Kleek and Mary Hibbern Petitions to Congress related to service in Revolutionary War....
Estimate of Quartermaster Generals Expenses in 1797 Hodgdon provides a statement of the likely disbursement of sums by the Quarter Master's Department in 1797....
[Petition of Mary Hibborn] Requests land promised those in military service due her deceased husband....
Invalid pensioners from Virginia War Secretary encloses a list of invalid pensioners from the State of Virginia, with monthly allowances for each, to the Commissioner of Loans in Virg...
New Regulations and Burned Printer's House Notification that Craig will comply with new regulations. Disbanding cavalry and a note from the House of Representatives. Mentioned the burning of ...
Weather Inhibited Travel Turner submitted his most recent subsistence account to Isaac Craig. The river is completely blocked with ice, and he intended to go overland but the ...
Transportation of Provisions Orders to deliver oakum to E. Kirk for boat building. Requested Lang send a Kentucky boat loaded with oats and corn as soon as ice permits. Requeste...
Personal Explanation for Sundry Charges Gibson explains the nature of charges which were denied payment by the War Department. He also requests $800 from his accounts so he can repay debts i...
Return of Public Stores and Request for Personal Items Rochefontaine submits the return of public stores at West Point. He also requests that Hodgdon retrieve articles from a boarding house in Philadelphia...
Transmission of Returns for October, December 1796 Quincy sends his return for October and December 1796....
Enclosed Receipt Roll for the Pay of Sergeant Philip Williams and His Men Read encloses receipt rolls for Sergeant Philip Williams and his men, covering January through November 1796....
Extra Expense for Boring Cannon from the Solid The contract between the United States and the proprietors of the Hope Furnace in Rhode Island states that an allowance will be made for boring the ca...
Transportation on River River becoming navigable will ship off stores shortly. Mentioned death of Red Pole....
Forwarded Receipt of Pay of Capt. Brown Guimpe forwards Captain Brown's receipt of pay for November 1796....
Enclosed Account of Capt. Greaton, with Details Greaton encloses accounts for himself and John Ramsey for January 1797....
Military Hospital of the Southern Department Discusses the Military Hospital of the Southern Department. Also mentions election for the presidency....
Accounts of Capt. Staats Morris Capt. Staats Morris submitted his accounts that show that he is owed $89 which he has requested due to the recent policy allowing officers to paid for...
Discussion of U.S. and British Land Claims Around Detroit Discusses use of land at the site of the town of Detroit, including original British plans for the site. Discusses a shipyard there, etc....
Receipt of Pay Due George Farragut Receipt of pay due George Farragut as Assistant Store Keeper at Knoxville....
Cover Letter for List of Invalid Pension Applications Cover letter to Vice President. Enclosed lists pensioners in New Jersey with amount of disability pay awarded....
Enclosed Letter from Freeman on Payment of John Lane, Waiter Wilson applies for pay due his servant, John Lane. Freeman had suggested one method of applying, but Wilson chose to write directly to Simmons....
Appointment to examine settlements over Indian lands and threats by settlers List of inquiries to be made to ascertain the hostility of settlers. Gordon reports that the people over the lines of the Indian lands have given some...
Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury on the bolt ropes for the sails required for frigate building for Dey of Algiers Estimate for the bolt rope for the sails for frigate building Dey of Algiers. Recommend contract be entered under, either at Portsmouth New Hampshire...
Indians Travelling to Fort Washington Notification that Indians will travel by boat to Fort Washington under the charge of Capt. Britt. Good relations b/w U.S. and Shawnee....
Request for Monies Due Ebenezer Wood for Services in the American War Keteltas submits Ebenezer Wood's claim for money due him for serving the American War. Among his claims are request for compensation for his horse, fu...
Discussion of Frigate Timber & Construction Letter, discusses construction of Frigate; discusses timber for Frigate....
Summary of intelligence gathered on a British post Informs the Secretary of State of the erection of a British post on American lands; requests that the evacuation of the post by the British appear vol...
Memorandum on the construction of a British block house Memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory....
Enclosed Memo Letter, encloses memo re British block house....
Enclosing a memorandum on British block house Encloses a memorandum on the construction of a British block house in American territory....
No Duplicate Receipts Thompson encloses the original receipt rolls for his company. He does not have duplicates and therefore entrusted the receipts to Captain Fleming rath...
Recommendation of Timothy Banger for Employment Nourse recommends Timothy Banger for employment somewhere in the country either with the Quartermaster or in the Commissary of Military Stores. He is ...
Recommendations for Property Use at Detroit United States succeeded to a great deal of property around Detroit previously occupied by the British. Wilkins advised the United States act quickly ...
Labor for Road Repairs Authorized a tomb stone for Red Pole's grave. All letters addressed to A. Wayne to be transmitted to McHenry. Road to Le Boeuf and Presque Isle requ...
Accounting Craig unable to accompany Commissary General and contractor on their travel to "the city" (presumably Philadelphia). Requested notification of the en...
Appropriations for the MIlitary Establishment 1796 Wolcott offers a summary of the appropriations for the military for 1796 and the views of the Treasury Department on military appropriations in genera...
Indian Goods and Construction of Barracks Letter that arrived at Pittsburgh for E. Turner will be forwarded to his destination, Fort Washington. Indians goods for Chickasaws addressed to Quart...
Accounts for January and February Greaton never received his pay for January and assumes that the letter with his account was not delivered. He resubmits his January accounts with his ...
Supplying the Troops at the Western Posts Wolcott wants to know the supplies that will be required at each of the western posts so he requires information on the number of men stationed at eac...
Report on the Creeks Hawkins reports on the situation among the Creeks, their intentions, and their complaints. Also discusses the necessity of regulations for Indian trad...
Regarding Frigate for Dey of Algiers & Navy Yard Materials Letter, mentions Frigates for Dey of Algiers; discusses materials in naval yards....
When European Powers are at War, We Are Subject to Insults & Depredations Truxton, while discussing the frigate building at Baltimore, makes a strong case for instituting a navy, with trained officers and seamen, to protect ...
Construction at Presque'isle Enclosed return of various stores. Requests instructions on proposed buildings to be constructed at Presque Isle....
Received: Blank Rolls, Notification of Pay Stoppage List of items received by Stagg. Included blank muster, pay, and receipt rolls. Notification about the payment of J. Kilty, Morris. H. Bayford curr...
Returns and Death Has not transmitted returns to Hodgdon b/c Craig assumed those sent to War Office would be copied to Hodgdon. Notification of two deaths due to the c...
Forwarding the protection of John Cunningham MacCreery sends a letter with an enclosed protection of John Cunningham, who is currently detained on a frigate. McHenry is asked to forward the prot...
Recollection of Accounts Kept by Mr. Swan Expressed disappointment that his application for his account information to J. Howell and request for money (to replace that which was stolen from th...
Reason for Late Submission of Accounts: Termination of Office Held by Mr. Wilkins Letters received, apologies for the lack of promptness in Hodgdon's response, he anticipated Wilkins being in town. Noted the termination of his offi...
Quartermaster Harragan Safe, Recovered by Indian Harragan found after being lost on Glazie River. Wilkins stated he would happily continue on at his current post, providing the new military bill adm...
Payment and Settlement of Accounts James Hamilton arrived with two wagon loads of supplies for officers. Payment of Hamilton discussed. Requested that Hodgdon appeal claims of Polhemu...
Permission of Power of Attorney Enclosed power of attorney for Simmons who obliged Rochefontaine's request to receive "publick securities" due him. Rochefontaine requested Simmons f...
Indian Gifts Arrived Letter containing enclosures to Lieut. Wright received. Indian gifts arrived, Henley seeks to immediately send the presents on so as to prevent damage...
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Richard J. Greaton Enclosed R. Greaton's receipts....
Copies of letters from the Secretary of War to the Quartermaster General Discusses use of sloop Detroit to transport troops. Encloses copy of Act of Congress continuing Quarter Master General. Discusses future contracts for...
Instructions for Escorting Indians to New Lands According to instructions, Wolcott has written to the Surveyor General to determine the proper location for Indian relocation under the treaty with Ge...
Enclosed Return Enclosed general return of commissary stores. Noted Mrs. Butler dangerously ill....
Running the Lines Agreeable to the Treaty of August 1795 McHenry discusses the process by which the surveyors will run the lines on the lands northwest of the Ohio River according to the treaty negotiated by...
Indian Agent Report from Hopewell in Georgia Hawkins' report on his activities as Indian agent at Hopewell in Georgia and general observations on his travel through Georgia....
Hodgdon's Deed Is Without Value Hodgdon's deed to certain land appears to have no value. Josiah Stoddard, the grantor, has been dead for eighteen years and Darcius Stoddard died bank...
Instructions to General Wilkinson Concerning the Administration & Disposition of the Army Gives instructions for General Wilkinson concerning the Army, including the following subjects: evacuating some frontier posts in order to fill others...
Delivery Notice, Medicines and Hospital Stores Hodgdon informs Henley of the medicine and hospital stores sent to him and that waggoner John Snap will be delivering them....
Illness and Use of Stores Expressed regrets for Col. Butler, detained in Pittsburgh due to his ailing wife. Colonel Rochefontaine is under inquiry for his use of the public hor...
Payment for Troops Letter regarding claim of militia at Gallipolis for rations and provisions delivered by Doc. Petit. Craig will settle accounts with Capt. D'Hebecourt...
Settlement of Accounts Letter regarding post notes received, Craig anticipates a settlement of Doc. Balfour's accounts....
Regarding the sheer draught of Algerine frigate The sheer draught of the the Algerine Frigate has been sent to Portsmouth New Hampshire. The inboard draught will be forwarded upon completion....
Regulations for Commanders of Frontier & Maritime Posts Regulations for maritime and frontier forts & posts, which address post security, not divulging fort layouts and garrisons, record-keeping of visitors...
Repair to Artillery Documentation of receipt of various vouchers and returns. Hopes to transmit vouchers from Pittsburgh by next post. Requests new carriages for cannon...
Insecure State of the Post of New York, Etc. Schuyler laments the military vulnerability of the city of New York and expresses alarm at the possible election of Aaron Burr to the state assembly a...
Requests for Cabinet Guidance on State of the Union Speech & Other Issues Asks Secretary of State and Attorney General to find a precedent for the State of the Union speech, as none has ever before been given [to Adams' know...
Transportation of Goods T. Martin and J. Hamilton transporting Indian goods for Chickasaws and supplies for cavalry. Instructions to forward goods to Fort Washington....
Statement of Brass Howitzers and Carriages Statement of brass howitzers and carriages as they appear in the Intendant of Stores' books....
Statement of Brass Cannons and Carriages Statement of brass cannons and carriages on books of intendant of stores...
Statement of Cannons and Sea Carriages Statement of iron cannons and carriages on books of Intendant of Stores...
Discussion of Hostilities With France & Shipbuilding for Warships Letter, alludes to Quasi War with France; asks for terms to build ships of war....
Indian affairs Hawkins discusses various matters concerning Efau Tustunnagau's nation, including a survey of boundary lines and Efau Tustunnagau's trip to see the U....
French policy and Construction at Mount Vernon Request simple report from McHenry's office. Conduct of French. Notes on construction of his house. Requests forwarding of letter to Messr. Read an...
Arrangement of Salaries in the War Department, Etc. Although the law authorizes specific amounts for the compensation of clerks in the War Department for the year 1797, it is Wolcott's opinion that the ...
Reports Involvement in Indian Arrangements; Concern for French Reports summon of General Gibson to discuss Indian arrangements. Expresses concern about the French crossing borders. Ross recommends General John Gib...
Questions Proclamation, Treaty, and Embargo Requests information about proclamation. Questions need for embargo as well as petty details of the treaty....
Reports Conditions at Colerain Encloses report of the state of Indian business. Recommends shipping goods by way of Savannah. Mentions local blacksmith who performs well. Tim Barnar...
Printed list of the officers of the army enclosed Clerk John Stagg submits list of officers of the army for Colonel David Henley. Requests that Henley deliver or forward accordingly....
Transport of Clothing for Troops at Niagara Outlines packaging of items to prevent theft and damage by water....
Powder, Ball, and Lead to Meet Events, Etc. In order to do the repairs and alterations to the works and barracks a horse will be needed in addition to a number of building materials. Five tons o...
Description of Frigate Construction & Contracts, and of Foreign Affairs Relating to Algiers & France Letter, discusses Frigate for Dey of Algiers; discusses Foreign Affairs; alludes to Quasi War with France; discusses Norfolk re shipbuilding; discusse...
Reimbursement McHenry received the request for reimbursement of militia for goods not supplied while in service at Gallipolis and has made a settlement with Doc. Pe...
Cherokee boundary line survey Report on the status and progress of surveying and marking the boundary line between the United States and the Cherokee Nation....
Account information, Bounty Due Men Enclosed statement of bounty due men enlisted by Wilson. Wilson has money on hand to balance this account....
Obtaining a Leave of Absence to Go to Kentucky, Etc. Enclosed is a report relative to such stores that have come to hand since Langham's last return. Langham wants to go to Kentucky on business and asks ...
Items for Algerine Frigate Orders to deliver Russian duck and cordage for Algerian frigate being built in Portsmouth, N.H....
Forwarding of Recent War Department Correspondence, with Table of Contents Informs President Adams, shortly after his inauguration, of the various affairs involving the War Department by forwarding War Department corresponden...
Financial and Arrival of Wilkinson Vouchers received. Draft on Hodgdon will be honored. Noted Wilkinson's talents, expects him to be a good Commander in Chief....
Discussion of Algerian Affairs, Algerian Frigate, Frigate United States, & Assorted Frigate Equipment Letter, describes masting of Algerine Frigate; discusses Algerian customs and sailing; mentions former captive; describes provisions aboard Algerian v...
Request for Supplies Vouchers for Le Boeuf enclosed. Notification that powder and lead held by Col. McClary was sold and stolen. The remainder will be sold to the Secreta...
Lieutenant Cudworth's Affairs Discusses payment of balance due from the estate of Lieutenant Cudworth. Requests that Hale pay any balance due to Mrs. Nichols, a widow. Cited in Hal...
Request to Settle Accounts of Public Monies Lewis cannot comply with Simmons' request to settle his public accounts because he does not have all his vouchers with him and some were burned....
Enclosed Receipts of Caleb Gibbs Enclosed receipt for payment of Caleb Gibbs....
Blankets for Chickasaws and Location of Post Mentioned blankets on hand and their possible use in supplements the allotment of goods supplied to the Chickasaws. Noted moth infestation as probabl...
Deceptive Plans Regarding Land Purchase Secretive plans discussed. Action supported by Indian friends. Location of Chisholm unknown. Land purchase discussed....
Plans Between British and U.S. Regarding Indian Relations Regrets over not relaying information of discussion between Captain Chisholm and the British Minister. Brief synopsis of plan related. Politics of In...
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Richard Greaton and P.S. on Capt. James Sever Jackson encloses receipts from Captain Richard Greaton and Mr. George Claghorn. In a post script he notes that Captain James Sever has not requested t...
Detailed Response to Several Inquiries from Adams Regarding Relations with France Renders suggestions to the president, answering questions posed in a letter from Adams to McHenry on April 14, 1797. Subjects addressed include: when...
Meeting with the Indians The Indians have only just arrived. The Commissioners plan to meet them in the morning. Hawkins notes some of the concerns of the commissioners and as...
Nature of Money Received from John Polhemus Simmons asks Craig to explain why Polhemus refunded $78....
Settling Captain Thompson's Account Acting in the absence of William Simmons, Hagner discusses the steps Captain Thompson must take to settle his account....
Recommendation for George W. Tew Captain Perry asked Olney to recommend Colonel Tew's son George for an appointment as Lieutenant in the Navy. Olney is happy to oblige....
Enclosed Signed Receipt Roll for Pay of Philip Williams Read encloses a receipt roll for Sergeant Philip Williams and the men under his command....
[Inclosing Statement Estimate of Services Account of monies advanced to Colo. Hayes Muster Master] Details pertaining to accounting process, forwarded accounts, and payment of militia under Col. Hayes....
Rules & Regulations Relating to Maritime & Frontier Posts or Fortified Places. McHenry explains the rules and regulations pertaining to maritime and frontier posts or fortified places. For example, the President forbids the admit...
Money and Transportation of Package Vowed to find Polhemus and get Craig's money. Mentioned package addressed to Col. Sargent contained a delicate thermometer and hoped it would reach C...
Quartermaster Department Affairs: Recent Disbursements & Kentucky Expenses Informs McHenry of recent disbursements made by the Quartermaster Department, and of expenditures related to Kentucky....
Transportation of Provisions Cavalry equipment and Indian goods to be transported to Fort Washington by Van Rensselaer. Informed McHenry that Wilkinson ordered blankets to be sen...
General Returns and Transportation of Indian Goods and Cavalry Equipment General return of stores enclosed. Mentioned the labor that was invested in its production and asked that Hodgdon forward it to the Secretary of War....
Should the U.S. Send another Minister to France after the treatment M. Pickney received [?] Document, discusses whether or not the United States should send another minister to France, after the ill treatment Mr. Pinckney received from the Di...
Defense Against French Depredations Discusses the likely need to hold a session of Congress to pass resolutions relating to the defense of trade and the coast against French depredations...
Draft letter regarding political situation with France....
Enclosed Account of Capt. Greaton, with Requests Greaton submits his accounts for pay and subsistence. There is no contract in Boston, and he wants to know how to receive rations for his servant. He ...
Report on conferences with Cherokees and his boundary surveys Hawkins reports on his conference with the Indians at Tellico, his plans to lay out small towns and trading posts at the sites of new military posts i...
Transportation of Indian Goods and Cavalry Equipment General return of stores received, mentioned that making copies of the return for the War Office wouldn't serve a purpose because they are not used....
Pay for Troops and Compensation for "Deranged Officer" Enclosed muster and pay rolls along with updates of several companies. Discussed compensation for Polhemus as a "deranged officer". List of vouchers...
Rigging a Frigate The writer responds to Thompson's proposal for rigging a frigate by offering terms of a contract and clearly specifying the work to be done....
My Invention Merits Adoption, Etc. Colonel Gurney is anxious to try Leacock's machine in his store because he believes Leacock's invention merits adoption. Leacock laments that old age ...
Following the Principles of the Late Administration McHenry discusses President Adams recent speech which seems to indicate that Adams will continue the policies of the Washington administration....
Delivery of Annuities to North West Indians Orders to deliver annuities to Hodgdon for dispersal to the North Western Indians....
Samples of Gunpowder for Adjusting the New Pendulum In order to adjust the new pendulum, Leacock is applying to Hodgdon for samples of domestic and imported powder from several casks. The samples should...
Estimate of Stores Required by David Henley Estimate of stores required by David Henley, an agent of the War Department....
Pay received by Capt. Daniel McLane, 1791 Nov 4-1792 Dec 31 Abstract of pay received by Daniel McLane. Note stating that McLane has received the sum specified and that Simmons has extra money in his possession...
Value of Buildings and Forwarded Supplies Recounted the construction of buildings at Fort Pitt. Buildings were made of logs and are decayed, in addition they were built on private land which ...
Enclosed Order from John Bryant and Zebina Stebbins also Receipts of Capt. Greaton Enclosed orders from John Bryant, and a receipt from Zebina Stebbins for pay. Also enclosed receipts from R. Greaton....
Authorization and Deranged Pay Enclosed two extracts of letters from Quartermaster General authorizing Craig to proceed with his estimates for May. Requested trunk forwarded to Mr....
Doctor Scandella Mentioned arrival of Doctor Scandella, notable scientist, who will replace Doc. Brown who is detained in Canada with a broken leg. Orders to sell pac...
Military & Quartermaster's Stores for the Post at Niagara This is a list of eighteen military and quartermaster's stores, including the amounts required of each, that must be furnished to the post at Niagara....
Examination of Casper Iserloan Addendum to deposition given by Iserloan to the Commonwealth on the false powers of attorney documents. Iserloan declares that two annexed papers are ...
Description of Attack on Indians Description of attack on Indians on 22 December 1797. One Indian was killed; two others were seriously wounded, one of which was Bird Trail, an influe...
Muster Rolls Required for Settlement Forwarded Upon settlement of his accounts, there was a remaining balance due Lukens for his services in the sublegion. Was not paid out due to "want of evidenc...
Settlement and President's Speech Enclosed Settlement of McLeans account to be transmitted to Simmons....
Deposition of George Gordon in Commonwealth v. John Shaffer et al Deposition of George Gordon in the case of the Commonweatlh of Pennsylvania versus John Shaffer et al....
Guns Wanted for the Revenue Cutter In July 1794 Hodgdon was directed to receive from Captain Dale nine six-pounders and one four-pounder, with their carriages, that were taken from the ...
Discussion of Launching of Frigate United States Letter, discusses launching Frigate United States....
Recommendations & Suggestions Concerning French Hostility Discusses current poor relations with France, the poor effect of this on trade. Advises that the wisdom of all the governmental branches may be neede...
Statement of Muskets On Hand Statement of muskets on hand as of April 1, 1797, per the books of the Intendant of Stores....
Disposition of Military Accounts Hamilton issues detailed instructions regarding the disposition of military accounts....
Request for Items, Indian Goods Upon Wilkinson's arrival at Fort Washington he sent a request for a large quantity of ordnance and Quartermaster General's stores, but only some of th...
Request for Estimate to Complete Frigate United States Letter, asks for estimate to complete Frigate United States....
Estimate of the Cost of Articles for the Frigate Constellation An estimate of the cost of goods for the Frigate Constellation, primarily arms and ammunition....
Request for Stagg to Settle Accounts in Philadelphia in sted of Haskell Requested Stagg settle Haskell's accounts with Simmons in his sted due to Haskell's obligations that keep him from traveling to Philadelphia....
Cash Invoices Received, Transportation of Merchandise Discussion of location/status of Shawnee, Ottawa, Miami, Wyandot, and Delaware Indian goods. Requested assistance with J.Heath's account, mentioned W...
James McHenry forwarding letter concerning orders to Isaac Guion McHenry forwards to Guion letters written 9th and 10th of June to General Wilkinson, presumably concerning Guion's deployment to make the rounds of po...
Military Stores Required for Three Frigates Enclosed is a statement of the military stores required for the frigates. McHenry wants to know what part can be drawn from the stores of the United S...
Military Stores Wanted for Three Frigates McHenry provides a list of the military stores required for the three frigates and directs Hodgdon to determine what can be drawn from the stores of t...
List of Stores Needed for Three Frigates Enclosed is a list of the military stores required for three frigates. McHenry wants to know which part may be drawn from the military stores of the U...
Balance of Accounts for Fort Wayne Noted enlistments since last correspondence with Simmons and monetary expenditures related to recruiting....
Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury with statement of stores and articles for Algerine frigate Comprehensive list of stores for "Algerine Frigate."...
Letter to the War Accountant Letter from Constant Freeman, promoted Major in 1798, to William Simmons, the War Department accountant....
Reports Indian Trading Since arriving, they have been busy engaging shipping of supplies to Philadelphia and seeking Indian goods. Discusses shipping. Writes about Indian ha...
Delivery of Dispatches Dispatches to be sent via confidential hand to Fort Washington within 2 hours time anticipates it will take less time by land than by boat on the Ohio...
Estimate of the Costs of Gun Carraiges Estimate of the costs of various kinds of gun carriages....
Discussion of Substitute Naval Constructor Letter, discusses substitute Naval constructor; encloses extract of letter, Knox to Pennock, 08/08/1794....
Report on Suspicious Activity by Thomas Powers and General Wilkinson Newman gives an account of the efforts of Judge Sebastian, Thomas Powers and General James Wilkinson to use him to their advantage against General Way...
Stands of Arms Stands of arms at various military installations in the United States as of April 1, 1797....
Accounts to be Forwarded by Next Post Hillis intended to send along the accounts of W. Rickard via Lieut. Davidson, but urgent business has prevented it thus far. Intended to mail account...
Condition of Old Fort and Storage of Powder Status of magazine at old fort no longer appropriate for storage of powder. Advised the storage at Fort Fayette and notified McHenry he will attempt ...
Estimate of Arms and Armaments Costs Estimate of the costs of cannons, shot, and other ordnance....
Letters and Provisions Received, Documentation to Follow Letters to several officers received. Noted all provisions received for Fort Pitt and for surrounding posts. Provisions distributed to contractor's ...
Letter to the Secretary at War Letter in French from St. Hilaire to McHenry. Mentions papers and money owed by St. Hilaire to McHenry....
Letter to the Secretary at War Letter in French from St. Hilaire to McHenry. Details the comings and goings of certain persons. Papers in an iron box....
Report of the Secretary of War to the President in Report of the Secretary of War, Accompanying a Confidential Message from the President of the United States. Cover letter detailing contents of report regarding the causes of Indian attacks and murder on Western frontier. Report contains extracts of letter f...
Payment of Officers Enclosed schedule for muster and pay of Capt. Bissell's company along with amounts of pay given to Charles Martin and Ensign Rosecrantz. No news on P...
Report on Suspicious Activity by Thomas Powers and General Wilkinson Newman describes the man from whom he received papers (meant for Canada) at Greenville and reveals further details regarding the Wilkinson intrigue, i...
Forwarded Sundry Receipts Belonging to Ensign McCall Habersham forwards vouchers for McCall's payments to the troops....
Disposition of the Spanish Commandant The author dispatched Ensign Scott to the Spanish Commandant at New Madrid to learn his disposition regarding General Wilkinson's letter describing th...
Intercepted Letter and Misconduct "Nefarious" conduct of late governor and senator discussed. Subject of his investigation involved private gain from public funds at "the expense of i...
Inquiry Into Cannon for Algerian Frigate Letter, asks for inquiry regarding guns for Algerian Frigate....
Arrival of Trunk Captain Lyman's trunk received, but Lyman did not make any provision to pay for the receipt. Therefore Craig paid for its delivery and now enclosed r...
Enclosed Accounts of the Expenses of the Indians Conducted by Col. J McRee Hillis encloses receipt of expenses of Indians conducted by Colonel John McRee....
Brass Ordnance at New London List of brass ordnance on field carriages at New London which have been ordered to Knoxville....
Request for Rank and Command of Officers Listed Freeman and Ingersoll want to know if any of the officers or men they have listed as being attached to West Point are now attached to other companies....
Regarding the Launching of Frigate Constitution Letter, discusses launching Frigate Constitution; advises Fox regarding rank in Marine Department....
Requests Delivery of 20 Yards of Flannel for Cartridges to Prove Powder McHenry asks Harris to deliver to Hodgdon twenty yards of flannel to be used in proving powered expected from Wheelin and Miller....
Statement of Powder at Various Places Statement of the quantity of powder at various places....
Extract of a General Return Extract of a general return of public property sent to the Office of the Intendant of Military Stores in September 1793....
Request for Delivery of Uniforms & Knapsacks Directs issue of clothing and knapsacks to W. Boote and those infantry in his company....
Ordnance & Military Stores to be Transported to Fort Massac McHenry lists the ordnance and military stores that should be forwarded from Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, and Carlisle, to Major Craig at Pittsburgh an...
Letter of introduction regarding William Simmons' brother Lt Stephen Simmons Simmons introduces his brother Lieutenant Stephen G. Simmons of the Light Dragoons attached to Captain Van Rensselaer's troop. Requests any friendly a...
Return of Ordnance and Stores for Fort Massac A list of ordnance and stores to be sent to Pittsburgh, and then on to Fort Massac, from Philadelphia, Fort Mifflin, and Carlisle....
Accounts Current and Abstracts of Payment made by Capt. W. Richard Hillis encloses William Rickard's accounts for acting as paymaster. The Tennessee accounts have been delayed because of the amount of work involved in...
Invalid pensioners from Virginia War Secretary encloses list of Virginia invalid pensioners, with warrants and monthly allowances, to the Virginia Commissioner of Loans....
Request of Payment to be Forwarded Samuel Heath, attorney for Captain Greaton, requests that $30 of Captain Greaton's pay be fowarded to Heath....
Extract rules and regulations relative to maritime, frontier posts, or fortified places Extract on rules and regulation relative to remittance and frontier posts or fortified places. Discusses methods for security and safeguarding plans f...
Request for Explicit Instruction on Method of Payment Freeman encloses several accounts. He asks Simmons for explicit directions in dealing with these accounts....
Notification of Desertions, Muster Rolls Enclosed Frye encloses his receipt, muster, and pay rolls, and lists soldiers who are on furlough or have deserted. One of the deserters is in fact believed to...
Deposition of James Humphreys Discussed employment of Humphreys by John Connor in "speculating in soldiers rights." Forgery of powers of attorney discussed....
Transportation of Provisions and Land Purchase Craig to provide transportation for Ordnance stores to be sent forward to Massac. Craig requested weight of stores so as to provide appropriate trave...
Estimated Cost for Making Various Stores A ledger-like estimate for making stores, primarily ordnance....
New Commissioner Butler appointed Commissioner to reopen negotiations with Cherokees for peace treaty and land rights....
State of Stores for Captain Nicholson's Ship Per Nicholson's request, Fox has made inquiries regarding which stores have been purchased for Nicholson's ship. He reports back on what is ready and ...
Enclosed Copy of Waste Book of the Agent for the Dept of War Hillis encloses a copy of the records of the Agent of the War Department of payments made in July 1797. Items include payments for goods and services ...
Notification of Payment Notification that Simmons will receive via Col. Henley's waggoner vouchers and abstracts of payments made by Capt. W. Rickard [Richard] while he was p...
Facts Sufficient for His Conviction Wigginton suspects James Perkins of malfeasance with respect to cannon shot purchased for the United States and believes he can gather enough proof to...
Records and Transportation Number of returns processed by the Quartermaster General's office seen as numerous, expressed possibility that returns requested by E. Turner might no...
Accounts and Transportation of Supplies Ton of powder will be sent forward to Fort Washington. Requests clarification for request of "strapt shot". Noted need for sugar. Enclosed packets ...
Enclosed Muster Roll for Capt. Fleming's Detachment of Infantry Encloses a muster roll for the detachment under Captain Fleming for July 1797, follows up on an account with a printer in Newburgh for advertising des...
Lost Mail Draft against Hodgdon in favor of M. Castner for the payment of T. Byerson, merchant never delivered via post office. Craig requested that money be p...
Transportation of Howitzer Howitzer to be shipped with other guns and supplies to Fort Massac via boat....
Transportation of Provisions Letter with invoices for stores at Fort Massac received. Powder sent to Fort Washington and have boats ready to transport stores to Massac. Box cont...
Their Situation is Deplorable, Etc. Sevier reports that the Commissioners will soon finish the boundary line. However, a number or respectable inhabitants have the misfortune of being le...
Uniformity of Dress on Ships of War Enclosed are the regulations establishing uniformity of dress by the officers, Marines, and others on board the ships of war in service of the United ...
[Uniforms for the United States Navy] [possibly a journal entry] Noted visit of Mary Logan and other visitor. Discussed the "coloured gentry". Attached newspaper article pertaining to ri...
Uniformity of Dress on Ships of War Regulations establishing uniformity of dress by the officers, Marines, and others on board the ships of war in service of the United States....
Notification of Letter to General Wilkinson; Move Out of Philadelphia Due to Disease Notifies Adams that he has written to Gen. Wilkinson concerning "the mission of Mr. Powers," and encloses a partial copy [not included]. Mentions tha...
Payment for Services Notification that Craig will be paid for his military service, possibly referring to the extra time he gave the Ordnance and Clothing Departments. Re...
Settlement of Accounts Accounts of expenses received, Craig will try to settle accounts, however J.Toomy descended Ohio river to Spanish Territory leaving several debts....
Matters of Paymaster Vance advises McHenry on his actions regarding the settling of his accounts....
Extract of Warrants drawn by Secretary of War on treasurer of United States Extract of Warrants drawn by Secretary of War on treasurer of United States in favor of William Meeker, Seth Craig and Samuel Lewis....
Urging of Careful Inspection of Officer Applications; Notification of Worthless Private Urges McHenry to carefully consider those who have applied for commissions in the army, that the force's respectability be maintained. Mentions a Lev...
Approval of Correspondence with Wilkinson John Adams approves James McHenry's correspondence to General Wilkinson....
Request for Credit to Account Frye sends the receipt roll for July 1797, and the muster and pay rolls for August....
Notification of Receipt of Money for Recruiting Service from Col. James Read Williams sends Simmons a receipt for money for the recruiting service and pay. He encloses muster and pay rolls for July and August....
Removal to the Country Until It Is Subsided Because of the agony and anquish caused by the fever, it is foolish to risk valuable men and therefore indipensably necessary to remove them to the co...
Offer to Pay Remaining Balance from Expenses on Mounting Artillery and Cost of Fortifications at Port of Salem Received money from Mr. Gorham for the "purpose of mounting artillery", which was purchased. Hiller will now submit vouchers to Simmons. Hiller has b...
Contract for the Guns of the Algerian Frigate Since Wolcott has no confidence in Mr. Hughes, the guns for the frigate will either be detained or obtained from some other quarter....
Cornplanter's Opinions on the Iroquois-New York Land Dispute Cornplanter speaks of Mr. [Robert?] Morris' continual attempts to continue negotiations with the Indians; opines on U.S.-Indian relations since the wa...
Explanation for Forwarded Copies of Waste Books Hillis clarifies that the accounts in the waste book and vouchers previously sent were not intended to be entirely settled by Simmons' office. He encl...
Pennsylvanians Know that They are not Entirely Governed by Military Law, Etc. Letter concerns the land rights of Pennsylvanians and Indians....
Inquiry into Health of Mr. Stagg and Status of Account Informed Simmons that Haskell wrote J. Stagg with power of attorney to settle his accounts and send Haskell the balance due him. Haskell verified he ...
Maritime Fortifications Letter, discusses work on maritime fortifications....
Information Regarding Diplomatic Situation Surrounding Enforcement of Treaty of Madrid (U.S.-Spanish Florida Border) James McHenry expresses hope that Isaac Guion has distributed annual presents to the Chickasaws; notes that Spanish officers have obstructed enforceme...
Obtaining the Articles Required by the Algerian Treaty, Etc. Wolcott wants a report on the preparations for obtaining the articles required by the Algerian Treaty. Can anything be done to accelerate the producti...
Account Balance and Request to Forward Letters Greaton clarifies the balance of his accounts. He has told his mother and sisters to send their letters via Simmons....
Balance from Port of Salem Forwarded to Accountant's Office Notification of forwarded expenditures for mounting cannons; unsure of how to submit information due to the different "channels" from which the money,...
McHenry Chastises Guion, Comments on Situation in U.S.-Spanish Florida Border Region James McHenry chastises Capt. Isaac Guion for not executing his orders in the Natchez-Chickasaw Bluffs region more effectively. Notes he will be more...
Obtaining Guns for the Algerian Frigate The guns on board the revenue cutter will be returned unless they are taken for the Algerian frigate. Worries it is possible that in all the public ma...
Request for Advice on Payment of Justices of Peace Enclosed accounts current accompanied by vouchers. Notification that applications were made to repay Justices of the Peace for their service in provi...
Indian Treaty Proceedings, 1795-1797 Seems to mostly contain expressions of friendship and fair dealing....
Speech to Indians at Treaty Negotiations. Appears to be the opening speech in a treaty negotiation between Jeremiah Wadsworth, US Commissioner, and the Seneca Nation. Makes references to desir...
Speech at Treaty Negotiation, August-September 1797. Discusses terms of treaty. Makes several references to the President of the United States. Requests discussion about trade and supplies....
Farmer's Brother Speech possibly made at Treaty of Seneca or Big Tree treaty negotiations in September 1797. Farmer's Brother wants all of the annuities at once. He expects that surveyors will survey the lands, and hopes the U.S. will send a surveyor they can...
Rejected Claims for Repayment Account vouchers to be examined, results communicated to Freeman. Simmons denied repayment of officers for justices fees incurred during administrati...
Helping to Enforce Local Laws, Etc. The Comptroller of the Collector at Charleston has commented on the application of William Smith of that city. Capt. Kalteisen has expressed alarm at ...
Request for Information on Pertinent to Congress, Especially Regarding Sickness in Philadelphia Informs McHenry that the Adams family will be at either East Chester or New York until the next meeting of Congress; tells McHenry how to address lett...
Replying to Leith, Shepherd and Duff's petition Wilkinson responds to Leith, Shepherd and Duff’s petition to be able to continue trade in the Ottawa towns. Wilkinson notes that recent military regu...
Monies advanced to paymaster Presley Nevill paymaster general to militia Monies advanced to paymaster Presley Nevill paymaster general to militia called out to suppress an insurrection in Western Counties of Pennsylvania in...
Request for Account Information or Refund Simmons urgently requests account details regarding monies advanced to Armstead by Pressley Neville for pay of militia to suppress an insurrection in ...
Returning Originals of Forwarded Correspondence Adams writes to enclose all the originals of letters McHenry had sent to him, that McHenry may have them for his records. Expresses concern over McHe...
Notification of Forwarded Sundry Receipts of Posts Saint Tammany & Pickering Submission of receipts from posts Saint Tammany and Pickering received and approved by H. McCall. Details of the receipts included....
Report on National Defense Reports on salient issues of national defense, that the president may include them in his upcoming State of the Union address to Congress. Advises th...
Causes of the Delay in the Chief's Arrival, Etc. Among other matters, Captain Guion discusses the delay of the chiefs in arriving at Fort Adams to receive their annuities. The delay is due to several...
Forwarding of Affidavits Surrounding Burning of British Ship Oracabessa [Aracabessa] in U.S. Waters By French Privateer Submits affidavits concerning the burning of a British ship, the Oracabessa [also spelled Aracabessa] by a French privateer, and the failure of a U.S....
On the Safety of Philadelphia for Congress, and Why France Will Continue to Plunder American Shipping While Her War With England Lasts Wolcott advises the president on the safety of Philadelphia as a place for Congress to convene, given its recent outbreak of sickness; Wolcott assures...
Receipt of W.H. Harrison Form letter notifying McHenry that Swan drew against War Department for the payment of W.H. Harrison for recruiting services....
On Defending the Constitution Praises Walter's defense of the Constitution....
Accounts and Receipts Enclosed Grayson replies to Simmons' request for an account of payments made at Wheeling. He owes the United States $51.80 and has it on hand to pay to whomeve...
Family News Exchanges news of family and happenings in Philadelphia....
On Family Matters, and Appointment to the Legation to Berlin (Copy 2) Adams mentions that he has only learned of his son's marriage through newspapers, but nonetheless wishes him and his bride a happy life together. Exp...
Regarding the President's Box at the Theater Comments on the fact that the president seems to have requested a box at a theater in Philadelphia; [goes on at some length, but is largely illegible ...
Regarding Philadelphia's Recovery from Sickness Wolcott informs Adams that the city of Philadelphia is returning to life after the recent outbreak of sickness there....
Request for letter of recommendation for service in Navy on a United States Frigate Has written to Secretary of War soliciting appointment to one of the United States frigates. Is anxious to be in Navy; asks Henley for a letter of rec...
Happy Accommodation of All Past Differences Among the Four Nations Speech of the Cussetahs and lower towns to the Chickasaws in reply to an address....
State of Foreign Negotiations Refers to ongoing foreign treaty negotiations and forms of government....
State Department Preparation for State of the Union Address Confirms that he is forwarding some of Adams' correspondence to its recipients; also informs Adams that he is preparing "business to lay before Congre...
Receipt Transmitted, Cancelled Habersham to Daniel Stevens Habersham sends a receipt of money paid Captain A. Y. Nicoll, which cancels Habersham's to Daniel Stevens....
Dispute over Account, Money Due United States Henley is upset by the suggestion that he owes the War Department money. He carefully lays out his accounts since 1792, and asserts he only ever recei...
Regarding Foreign Affairs, Including War Between France & England Concerns foreign affairs, such as arrival of John Quincy Adams as a minister to Berlin, as well as the war between France and England, and how it rela...
Mr. King's Secretary Letter, encloses letters for Washington and Adams; discusses Mr. King's hiring of secretary....
Payment, Discharge, and Reenlistment Updates Frye sends the muster, pay, and receipt rolls for his detachment. He requests money for enlistment bounties, as he has enlisted more men than he has m...
Enclosed Receipts from Indian Goods Enclosed receipts for annuities and returns of clothing and Indian goods. Bemoans lack of system for maintaining accurate accounts of dispensation an...
Citation Only Citation only. Cited in Craig to Simmons, 11/16/1797....
Abstract of Pay Accounts Letter, encloses abstract of pay accounts....
State of Progress of Constructing & Equipping Frigate United States Describes state of progress on frigate United States, including carpentry and blacksmithing remaining to be completed, the state of ballast & water ca...
Extra Pay for the Treaty of Greenville, Etc. Dr. Brown reports that the elegant fox skin intended for Mrs. Hodgdon has been lost to the depredation of the moths. The enclosed account would have b...
Proper Dispositions in the War & Treasury Departments Hamilton recommends the process by which the speedy discharge of the troops and the redistribution of supplies and equipment may be accomplished....
Land Purchase and Accounts Found letter covering Col. Forrest's duties and receipt of S. Hulings for coopering. Requested additional records on Hulings from Hodgdon. Requested ...
Update on Recruiting Under Col Rochefontaine Frye encloses recruiting account and vouchers for Governors Island. He has insufficient money to pay full bounty to some of the men. He will send othe...
Indian Affairs Hawkins reports on meetings with the towns on the river. The Indian nation is not interested in selling land to Georgia. Hawkins relates the state of ...
Delivery of Goods, Notification of Submission of Receipts Receipts and returns for goods dispensed to the Southwest of troop location which delayed their receipt and the subsequent submission of returns. Goo...
Meetings with the Agents to Receive the Stipend Hawkins encloses notes and transcriptions of his meetings with the agents appointed to receive the stipend. He thinks that St. Mary's might be a suita...
Statement of Powder On Hand Statement of powder on hand at various places per the books of the Intendant of Military Stores....
Enclosed Vouchers with Signatures of Scouts "After repeated applications and alterations in payrolls and certificates," D. Ganoaz drew on Pemberton for money to pay scouts. Referenced enclosed ...
Enclosed Receipt for Capt. Daniel Tilton Pryor Senator Langhorn of New Hampshire delivered money owed the Treasury by Capt. Daniel Tilton Pryor as a favor for Wentworth who now enclosed receipts fr...
Bills Drawn for George Wallace & David Wallace Discusses patents for land, and recent bills drawn in favor of the two Wallaces....
Land Purchase Thanked Hodgdon for supervising Col. Forrest during land purchase. Requested result of application to Congress for resurvey of land on the Ohio river...
A More Formal Power of Attorney for Mr. Wilkins Wolcott questions the legality of the informal Power of Attorney Samuell Hodgdon received from Mr. Wilkins. The Comptroller of the Treasury recommends...
Notification of Makeshift Hospital Due to Crowded Barracks Enclosed receipts, requested credit to account. Notification that quarters were crowded, Frye commissioned the use of an out building for barracks an...
Medals for Indians, Request for a Book, Etc. The Secretary at War mentions the following to Rufus King: Indians are asking for medals that have been promised to them; discusses the design of the ...
Estiamte for Supplies to the Marines Estimate for supplies to the Marines, sent to Josiah Fox....
Regarding defects of power of attorney to Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of Treasury writes to Secretary of War regarding defects in Wilkins' power of attorney to Samuel Hodgdon. Power stated as not retrospective ...
Submitted Vouchers to the Credit of Deceased Soldier Eaton submits a request for final settlement on behalf of the estate of Peter Frothingham, deceased....
Settling the Account of James Seagrove Steele wants to know whether the books of the Superintendent show James Seagrove of St. Marys as a debtor to the United States for money owed the publ...
Sales of Furs and Skins by James Seagrove Sales of furs and skins by James Seagrove, Superintendent of Indians Affairs to the Creek Nation, being on account of the United States the same havin...
Charges of Illegal Activity Surrounding War Department Accounts Office Simmons wishes to address charges that he has committed "reprehensible conduct." Charge appears to have arisen from Simmons refusing to sign a warran...
Letter of Introduction for Robert McCormick Oliver provides a letter of introduction for Robert McCormick, who plans to established manufactories near Philadelphia....
Extract of Warrants for David Henley Extract of Warrants issued by Secretary of War in favor of Samuel Meeker, Samuel Meredith, Daniel McMahon, William Chancellor, Alex Cain....
Forwarded Copy of Waste Book Hillis forwards Simmons a copy of the November waste book for Knoxville....
Supply Order for Tench Francis Order for armaments and ammunition to be delivered to Tench Francis, Purveyor....
Acknowledgement of Letter Received and Update on Accounts Habersham acknowledges receipt of a number of letters from Simmons, and has disbursed payments as instructed by some of the letters....
Enclosed Committed to Your Protection Marschalk sends the enclosed to Simmons for his protection....
Advice Regarding the Mounting of 24 Pound Cannons Craig advised Hodgdon that the "24 Pounders" should not be mounted on ship or garrison carriages. Craig requested Hodgdon forward iron trunks for pro...
Accidental Omission in Pay Roll Copy Morris confirms that the original of the November pay roll includes John Joyce, and says he must have left Joyce out when making a copy for Simmons....
Receipts for Bounty Enclosed Muhlenberg sends the receipts for bounty paid to recruits....
Report to the President from the Departments of War, Treasury and State on a Treasury & Revenue Dispute Analyzes complaints of the Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., against a Mr. Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue. These are: a complaint of...
Request for Directions on Proper Method of Signing Muster Rolls Freeman is having difficulty getting the muster rolls signed. He will send his accounts in a few days....
William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Ensign Lewis William Simmons informs Ensign Lewis that Edward Carrington will pay him....
Certification of payments; account of Meriwether Lewis Certification that $291.08 is due Ensign Meriwether Lewis of the United States 1st Regiment, being the balance of his pay from January through Novembe...
Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Edward Carrington William Simmons directs Edward Carrington to pay Ensign Meriwether Lewis at Charlottesville....
Paymaster General under Examination Letter directs Dallas to War Office; advises accounts of pay master general under examination....
William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Ensign Lewis William Simmons informs Ensign Lewis that Edward Carrington will pay him....
Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Edward Carrington William Simmons directs Edward Carrington to pay Ensign Meriwether Lewis....
Request for Payment, Draft in favor of Joshua Coit Enclosed account that Watrous filled out more completely and submitted a second copy of accounts. Since Watrous was unable to obtain the price of rat...
Defending Myself Against Malicious Implications Fearing that he may be the object of a personal attack by the Democrats, Heth provides a detailed explanation of his accounts....
Muster, Pay, and Receipt Rolls for Detachments Craig sends muster, pay, and receipt rolls for the detachments and recruits recently arrived at Pittsburgh....
Request for Pay Nicholson requests an order for pay and rations for the last quarter....
Land Purchase Due to ice on the river and other matters in the Quartermasters Department, Craig cannot meet Addison near Dorsey. Craig reserves right to lots in to...
Payment of Armourer Directs that Bently, the armorer at this post, receive his pay....
Abstract of Payments Abstracts of payments made by David Henley agent of the Department of War in the state of Tennessee for services performed and for other contingent ex...
Noted that issuing warrants for additional pay of clerks should be done by Sec. of Treasury, and that Simmons had no problems complying with the Secre...
Supplies Recieved and Requested Letter, mentions delivery of goods and Colonel Butler's request for sheet iron to make one hundred kettles for the camp. Butler preferred his soldier...
Deposition of John Shannon Testament of illegal impersonation of soldiers by John Hindman and John Connor....
COPY: Deposition to Jury Threat to good name and soul if account given to Thomas the Constable is not repeated word for word before the jury....
Discussion of Masting, Launching, & Coppering of Frigate Letter, describes masting Frigate; discusses launching frigate; describes coppering Frigate....
Letter Regarding Testimony Sends copy of letter regarding forgery and fraud, offers original copy for Rawle's perusal....
Request for Document Request to transmit book left by Mr. Smith with McHenry with the title on the back,"Negotiations," but inside is, "Introduction to Public Law of Europ...
Request for Order to Pay Nicholson Requests an order be issued for his pay and rations for the last quarter....
Certification of payments; account of Nathaniel Gorham, Deceased Certification that $56.59 is due the estate of Nathaniel Gorham, late Supervisor of Revenue at Boston, being the amount of his account of commissions ...
Articles of Clothing Sent as Inserted in the Enclosed Invoice By order of the Sec. of War Hodgdon sent Shoemaker articles of clothing requested. Hodgdon asked Shoemaker to receive the items and notify him if the...
Reports Indian Affair; Seeks to Provide Supplies for Indian Agents with Creek Nation Responds to Col. Hawkins's request about information of the unfortunate affair with Indians on December 22. Forwards a transcript of Hawkins's diary, ...
Enclosed Estimate of Pay - Received from Ensign McCall Habershan has received the estimate of pay of Georgia troops from Hugh McCall....
List of Virginia invalid pensioners War Secretary encloses list of invalid pensioners to the State of Virginia, with monthly allowances, to the Commissioner of Loans in Virginia....
William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with John Jennings William Simmons scolds a former clerk named John Jennings....
Discusses Indian Affair, Travel of Agents through Creek Nation Abstract of letter from Col. Hawkins, agent of the 4 Nations south of the Ohio. Requests an official report of the Dec. 22 affair. Announces trip for ...
Suggested Changes to Regulations Hamtramck returns changes he made in the regulations sent by McHenry....
Compensation account of William Heth Compensation as agent for paying militia of Virginia employed against the Pennsylvania Insurrection of 1794....
Return of Items Wanted at West Point Return of clothing, accoutrements, and stationery...
Vessels Will Greatly Increase the Expenditures at Pittsburgh, Etc. Craig discusses a number of accounting and supply issues, and expresses his mortification regarding the orders of the Secretary of War relative to his...
Trial of Murderers and Pay of Militia Expressed importance of apprehending murderers of Creek Indians and Commissioner. Pay of militia to be deposited into the Branch Bank of Charleston....
Stationery Wanted for the Army Stationery wanted for the Army in 1798...
Wilkinson & McHenry Correspond on Regulations for Insubordination & Discipline (2) Wilkinson mentions requisitions for the Army, and promises his frank opinion on the insubordination and discipline of the troops in a future letter. R...
Estimate of Ship of War to Be Built at Portsmouth, N.H. Estimate of Ship of War to be built at Portsmouth....
Reports Treaty Negotiations; European Attitudes toward America Apologizes for not writing earlier. Discusses the status of treaty negotiations. Mentions his state of health. Speaks of attitude toward America and a...
Notification of Payment Remit by Treasurer as Draft from the Cashier of the Office of Discount and Deposit Notification that the Treasurer has made a draft on the Bank of the United States in favor of Habersham. Money will be paid to H. Gaither for his wor...
Receipt of Samuel Henley Payment made to Henley did not cover cost of subsistence. Recounted details of expenses accrued and how they were submitted. Request Henley be paid ...
Request for Credit to Account, Receipt Rolls Enclosed Frye encloses a number of receipts. He asks that Simmons credit his account $134.07. He encloses the muster and pay rolls but no receipt roll....
Capt. Shaumburgh Advanced Money to Capt. Marten Hiller for Recruiting Conveys a request by Captain Shaumburgh for credit to his account for money advanced for the recruiting service....
Certification of payments; account of Captain Donald Grant Mitchell for expenses accompanying Little Turtle, Chief of Miamis Certification that $676.15 is due Captain Donald Grant Mitchell of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, being the balance of his account for the e...
Money for Troops Pay Received Under Cover from Treasurer of United States Notification that Habersham received money from the Treasurer for the payment of troops, for which he enclosed a receipt....
McHenry Gives Guion Specifications for a Report on Possible Fort Sites on Southern Border of U.S. McHenry comments that while he does not know the President's wishes on establishing a new fort on the 31st line of north latitude, the boundary line e...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons confirms that Meriwether Lewis' receipts for bounties paid have come to hand. Simmons also mentions the component parts of a ration....
Request for Estimate of Cost of Military Stores for Ships The writer requests estimates of the kind and costs of stores for a six month cruise for: one ship of 22 nine pound guns; one ship of 20 nine pound gu...
Estimate for Dragoon Accoutrements Estimate for Dragoon accoutrements for a complete company....
Estimate of Military Stores for a 22 Gun Ship of War Estimate of military stores for a ship of war carrying 22 guns, based on the usual allowance....
Estimate of Military Stores for a 20 Gun Ship of War Estimate of military stores for a Ship of War with twenty 9 pound guns, based on the usual allowance....
Estimate of Building, Rigging and Equipping three Ships of War to carry 22, 20 and 16 guns together with the cost of Manning and victualling the same for 12 months. Document, estimate for building, rigging and equipping three ships of war to carry 22, 20 and 16 guns, and of the cost of manning and victualling the ...
[Confidential] Mississippi Territory Discussed military presence in Mississippi territory, approval of President for more troops, orders to prepare troops. Also expresses concern about th...
Enclosed Receipts for Recruits, Names Included Receipts for payment made to recruits. Details and names of payment amount and recruits....
Request for Pay to be Forwarded Before Travel to Pittsburgh Sterret has not yet received the pay and forage due him for January and February. He is only staying in Carlisle until the next post, at which point h...
Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has ...
Request to Ship 12 Pounders to Philadelphia for Capt. John Barry Captain Staats Morris will deliver twelve 12 pounders to the Sterrets; they are to ship them to Philadelphia to John Barry for the frigate United Stat...
Is Dayton Authorized to Muster Recruits The accountant inquires whether Lieutenant H. R. Dayton is authorized to muster his recruits....
Contract Price for Rations at the Natchez Notification that the Accountant of the War Department (Simmons) would like to know the contractor price of rations at "the Natchez" between April and...
Estimate of Articles Wanted for the Georgia Frontier Estimate of articles wanted for the troops and garrisons on the Georgia frontier for 1798....
Estimate of Articles Wanted for the Tennessee Frontier Estimate of articles wanted for the troops on the Tennessee frontier for the year 1798....
Estimate for Transportation of Ordnance and Stores Estimate for the transportation of ordnance and stores from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and seaboard posts....
No Clothing Receipts for bounty paid recruits are enclosed in the amount of $18. No clothing has arrived as yet....
Statement of Ordnance at Various Locations List of ordnance belonging to the United States at forts and major cities....
Spanish Have Evacuated Their Posts, Etc. Among other matters, Captain Guion announces that the Spanish troops have evacuated their posts at Walnut Hills and Natchez. The buildings and posts w...
Receipts for Bounty Paid Enclosed is a receipt for a bounty paid in the amount of $4....
[A talk from the Mad Dog and Big Warrior of the Tuckabatcet in behalf of the Creek Nation to James Seagrove] Advice from U.S. on peace between tribes to save land was good. Noted killing of Creek hunters by Chickasaws, Creeks will transport prisoners and pro...
Request for Information on the State of Accounts for the Port of Salem Simmons had recommended that the accounts for Salem be examined. Hiller replied but has not heard back and asks for information....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons informs Lt. Dayton that his bounty receipt has come to hand....
Creation of a Manufacturing Facility on the James River Letter to the Secretary of War, discussing the creation of a manufacturing facility on the James River....
Receipt for Bounty Paid Enclosed is a receipt for four dollars bountry paid since last week....
Updates on Muster and Request for Information on Personal Letter Frye encloses muster and receipt rolls for his detachment and others. He hopes to send receipts soon. He has daily applicants for recruits but no recr...
Absence from Muster Roll Explained Saunders explains that he missed the last muster due to very important personal business and asks to be considered as present....
Citation Only Citation only....
Order for the Sending of A Recruiting Officer from the Frigate United States to New York Directs Barry to order a lieutenant of the frigate United States to New York City, to recruit seamen there. Orders Barry to provide the lieutenant wi...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons informs Freeman that pay for the militia and scouts of Georgia has been placed in branch bank of Charleston....
Enclosed Account of Clerk Garretson submits his account for salary as clerk of the Navy Yard at Baltimore....
Refers to Opposition among Troops and Officers for Factory Goods Includes extracts of letters to the Secretary of War regarding cooperation of factory officers. Reports opposition of officers to troops purchasing ou...
Bounty for the Army An estimate of bounty for the army, calculated at $8 for non-commissioned officers and privates....
Summary of Estimates for the Army Summary of estimates for an army of 20,000 men....
Estimate of Quartermaster Supplies for Army of 20,000 Men A thorough estimate of the supplies needed for an army of 20,000 men, not counting contingent expenses such as repairs, transportation, etc....
Estimate of Clothing for an Army of 20,000 Men Detailed estimate of clothing needed for an army of 20,000 men....
Enclosed Payroll, John Welsh Omitted Tousard sends the payroll for March, including correction for the prior omission of John Welsh....
Ordnance Concerns at West Point Amidst a detailed discussion of ordnance matters, Fleming notes that the cannons and carriage have been boarded on a sloop that sailed that morning wi...
Cover Letter: Enclosed Certificate of Clerk's Salary Stretch encloses a certificate relating to the salary of the clerk of the Navy Yard....
Certificate Verifying Clerk's Salary Stretch certifies that Isaac Garretson was paid on June 30, 1797....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons informs Henley that he has forwarded a letter to Moses Fisk of New Hampshire....
Mounting of Howitzers on Galleys, Etc. Major Craig discusses the mounting of howitzers on galleys with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also informs that the first gally will be launched the next day...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons explains to Fisk that the enclosed letter is from David Henley for Andrew Jackson....
Four Receipts Have Been Received Simmons replied to Lewis' letter of May 12. He has received the four receipts for payments totaling $40, and they will be filed in the Accountant's Of...
Update on Delivery to Constellation Fox wrote on behalf of Sec. of War who inquired into the progress Harris made regarding the delivery of supplies to S. Hodgdon that will be transporte...
Notification of Ensign McCall's Sundry Vouchers to be Transmitted Habersham encloses vouchers for payments made by Ensign McCall for the troops in Georgia....
Letter from the War Office to Daniel Rodney, Henry Neale, and Mr Thompson requesting pilot boat to deliver dispatches to Captain Richard Dale, Commander of Warship Ganges On the date of the initiation of the Quasi War with France, the War Office requisitions a fast sailing pilot boat for relaying naval dispatches to Cap...
Receipt for Payments from Jonathan Jackson Duplicate receipts for pay received by Hale from Jackson in May 1798....
Forward the Enclosed Speedily Mrs. Murray wrote copiously in response to Hodgdon's letter and asks him to forward the enclosed as speedily as possible....
Request on Behalf of Gassaway Sprigg requests information about the accounts of the late Lt. Gassaway, on behalf of a relative of the deceased....
List of Supplies to be Transported from Springfield to Frigate Constitution at Boston McHenry asks Hodgdon to order 160 barrels of cannon and 8 barrels of musket powder transported from Springfield to Boston for the frigate Constitution...
Assurance Statement is Correct, Enclosure to Support Correct Balance Hale encloses a letter and receipts relating to his pay. He is uncertain why there is such a difference between his record of his balance and the reco...
Enclosed Receipt of Lieut. Rodgers Kilty encloses Lieutenant Rodgers' receipt for $500....
Estimate of Clothing for an Army of 20,000 Men Estimate per item of clothing needed for an army of 20,000 men....
Estimate of Pay, Rations, and Forage for the Troops Estimate of pay, rations, and forage for troops of infantry for one year....
Estimated Pay, Rations, and Forage for Regiments of Horse Estimated of pay, rations, and forage for four regiments of horse for one year....
Estimated Pay, Rations, and Forage for Regiments of Artillerists Estimate of pay, rations, and forage for sixteen companies for one year....
Comptroller's Office Requests an Explanation for Purchase Price of Sloop Under consideration is the account of John Wilkins, Quartermaster General for disbursements made in Philadelphia by Hodgdon as his agent between July ...
Pay, Subsistance, and Nurse's Pay Frye encloses vouchers for money to be credited to his account. Neither he, Lt. Wilson, nor Doctor Osborn received their subsistence for January despi...
Citation Only Citation only....
My Willingness to Serve Should an emergency arise, Hamilton expresses his willingness to serve in an army under Washington's leadership so long as the service he renders is p...
Request to let Mr Hollenbach go out of town without signing the deed Request to Samuel Hodgdon to let a Mr Hollenbach go forth without signing the deed. Hollenbach says he can put settlers on the lands. There is a conce...
Indiscreet Instructions from the President to the New Jersey Commander-in-Chief Hamilton takes issue with the uncharacteristically indiscreet passage contained in a recent letter from President Adams to the New Jersey Commander in...
Implementing new dress, regulations, and merit Secretary McHenry discusses new military dress and regulations....
Request for Issue of Tents to Smallpox Inoculation Site Directs issue of 4 tents for use at smallpox inoculation site....
Enclosed Receipts Roll and Notification of Payment by Samuel Lewis Gibson has been absent hunting deserters but has received both Simmons' letter and the money from Samuel Lewis. He encloses receipts....
Enclosed Receipts of Lieut. Rodgers Kilty sends John Rodgers' receipt for $200. A letter for Mr. Yates was delivered by the one for Lt. Guimpe has not reached him....
Letters regarding resignation of Jonathan Meigs Wilkinson confirms Meigs' resignation. He had hoped to see Meigs to say goodbye, and regrets that he was unable to do so....
Delivery for the Ship of War Ganges Harris is to deliver to Josiah Fox a French Jack, ensign, and pendant...
Land Contracts Cost of land survey and land discussed....
Articles to Deliver to Lt. McKnight on the Ship of War Delaware McHenry gives Harris a list of articles to deliver to Lieutenant McKnight on board the Delaware. If he is missing any of the items in the list he shou...
Request for Issue of Muskets to Eli Whitney, as Models Letter, directs delivery of US made musket to Eli Whitney as model....
Readiness for Sea Captain Truxton discusses his readiness for sea as he awaits the arrival of the "Mayflower" from Philadelphia with the shot....
Claghorne's Responsibilites and Salary Claghorne received the letter of McHenry, the Secretary of War, informing him that his duties as a contractor have ceased for some some time and that ...
Send Guns from Providence to Portland Hodgdon asks Elliot to send four 24 pound guns to Lemuel Weeks in Portland. Mr. Weeks has a brig currently at Providence bound for Portland which can ...
Enclosed Accounts Current Limited, with explanation Houdin has only just received Simmons' letter of March 22. He explains the limited nature of his enclosed account current: he had been informed that h...
Suggested Improvements for the Military Extract from a longer letter. McHenry lays out reasons why it would benefit the armed forces for the officers to receive education on certain aspects,...
Lt. Mullowney's Account McHenry explains five principles that should be applied in settling Lt. Mullowney's account including expenses for recruiting to and from New York, ex...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons provides the Secretary at War an abstract of the costs associated with the his office staff....
His Excellency Should Cause Me to be Arrested, Etc., Etc. Sargent provides exhaustive, and legible, details regarding an incident in which His Excellency caused him to be arrested for his own suit for the sum...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons discusses with the Secretary at War the compensation to be allotted to Mr. Gale....
Pay and Muster Rolls, Pay for Discharged Soldiers Encloses muster and pay rolls for the garrison. Some men recently discharged from the army have settled near the Fort and asked Vischer to have their ...
Transport and Delivery of Stores [Assumed to be Hodgdon's] letter of [20-29th?] of June for the Sloop Herald with case and shot and sundry hospital stores has been received, together ...
Articles Wanted for Macpherson's Blues. Directs issue of weapons, instruments, and cannon implements to the unit MacPherson's Blues (7/2/1798); a return for the same is included....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons discusses the payment of Capt. Edward Miller's recruits with the Secretary at War....
Receipt, Muster, and Pay Rolls Enclosed Frye sends receipt roll for May, muster rolls, pay rolls, and pay and subsistence receipts for various individuals....
Enclosed Subsistence Account Vischer encloses his subsistence account with a request that it be paid to the order of Messrs. Bleeckers of Albany....
Demand for Goods, Indians to be Present at Treaty Mentions receipt of goods and that three to four thousand Indians will attend the treaty....
Certification of payments; account of Lieutenant Franklin Wharton Certification that $25.82 is due Lieutenant Franklin Wharton of the Marines on board the frigate "United States", being the amount of his account for ...
Mrs. General Butler's Claim Ross thanks Simmons for his efforts on behalf of Mrs. Butler's claim. She will shortly draw the money and Ross will advise her on who to manage it onc...
Request to Attend to Returns for Rations Owed Hyde Hyde believes he may have left a return for provisions and a ration order on Simmons' table and asks that Simmons complete the work for him if possibl...
Order for USS United States to Patrol Off Delaware Orders Barry to patrol off the coast of Delaware; refers to new acts of Congress which will affect naval operations....
Recommendation for Employment in Public Works Recommends Jonathan Phillips for employment in public works....
Receipts for Bounty Paid and State of Accounts Simmons has received Boote's receipts for bounty paid. Boote's accounts are in the same state as the last time Simmons and Boote discussed them....
Notification of Payment by Treasurer Habersham has received from the Treasurer of the United States $3,777 on account of the pay of the Troops in Georgia....
Request for Letter to be Forwarded to Col. Hamtramck Sands asks that Simmons forward a letter to Colonel Hamtramck, as the War Department knows where the Colonel is. Sands also asks Simmons for help nego...
Concerning the Storekeeper for Naval Stores Advises that Captain Gill be the storekeeper for naval stores and requested Stoddert show Gill the knowledge his possesses on the occupation....
Clothing and Supplies for Recruits Mentions arrival and forwarding of clothing for Lieutenant Dayton, along with the willingness to contract supplies for recruits....
Sundries for the Frigate "United States" A ten-page list of sundries for the Frigate "United States," commanded by Captain John Barry....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons informs Wilkinson of the anticipated Congressional actions to address the impending military contingency with France....
Washington's Appointment as Commander in Chief Washington discusses his appointment to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Provisional Army and how pleased he is with the public's confidence in h...
Decision of Court Martial Effects on Payment The June pay roll for West Point included two soldiers who were past their service time, but who have been detained due to a court martial. The decisi...
Cruise of the USS Constellation along the southeastern coast Describes cruise of USS Constellation off the southeastern coast of the United States....
His Services Ought to be Procured at Almost Any Price Pickering quotes a letter from General Washington arguing that, despite the inevitable opposition of General Pinckney, Hamilton should be given the of...
Regarding Errors on Vouchers for Pay of Troops Habersham explains in part the reasons for the errors on the pay vouchers. Habersham had remitted payment to McCall in October 1797 and charged the sa...
Transportation Problems, Unfriendly Indians in the Northwest Territory While discussing a number of transportation and supply matters, Bedinger expresses his concern that Major Elias Langham has not returned. He hopes tha...
Request for Appointment as Major in Provisional Army Huntington writes of his desire to be appointed a major in the infantry regiments recently sanctioned by Congress [the provisional army], citing his k...
Request for Favor Regarding Government Incentives Freeman has heard that Congress is in the process of increasing the establishment. He hopes Simmons will support him in the effort to secure an office...
Report of the state of clothing at West Point Report, of the deficiency of clothing received from Philadelphia. Also noted that a lot of the clothing delivered was damaged....
Transport of Supplies to Portland Advises that ordnance stores should be sent to Portland by a vessel that is soon to depart from Philadelphia....
Condition of Clothing Encloses report of the Quartermaster of the garrison at West Point regarding the condition of packages of clothing forwarded by Melancton Smith from N...
Payment of Recruits Henry expressed disbelief that the two men he recruited in Philadelphia would recruits so many men. In hindsight he said he would have paid for their...
Delivery of Sundries and Articles to the Secretary of Navy Harris is asked to deliver the listed articles to the order of the Secretary of Navy....
Enclosed Receipts for Bounty Knight encloses receipts for bounty money advanced recruits....
Receipt of Goods Letter, mentions that a few of the bales of goods received from Mr. Hamilton's teams were wet because of the continual rains....
Nominations for Military Posts in the Augmented Army Washington assesses the nominations of officers for the various posts in the augmented army and recommends that an officer other than Colonel Smith be...
Enclosed Returns of Ordnance and Military Stores Notification of enclosed returns of ordnance, military stores, quartermaster stores....
Enclosed Receipts of Lt. Dyson and Account Information on Lt. Knight Kilty sends the receipts for Lieutenant Dyson. The money for Lieutenant Knight was forwarded to Chester Town care of James Arthur, but Kilty has not h...
Recommendation for Employment in Public Works Seeks favorable attention to job application of Jonathan Phillips for a public position....
Transport and Delivery of Stores Mentions shot sent with the teamster and price for hauling shot, balls, and shells....
Transport and Delivery of Stores Discussed shipments of goods on the Sloop Sally sailing out of Albany, NY. Enclosed receipts for the cost of transportation and travel. Delivery of ...
Quantity of Stores on Hand Details of quantity of powder and other supplies on hand and discussed shipments of military stores to different named locations....
Delivery of Supplies for Recruits Orders to deliver uniforms, arms, etc for recruits....
Encounter with a French Privateer, Etc. A French privateer began firing on a ship off the shore of this island. Some passengers managed to get to shore on a boat while others swam ashore. Pe...
Resolves of the Cincinnati Troop of Horse Expresses at greater length the sentiments sent in the secretary's cover letter, expressing outrage at the French, support for the president, and reso...
Relative Qualifications of Major Generals, Etc. Presents the case for his superior qualifications in relation to General Pinckney and warns Washington of the insufficiency of McHenry in the post of ...
Reports No News from Europe Refers to letter received, and will follow through with most of the recommendations. Reports no late news from Europe....
Clothing, Muskets and Accoutrements Hodgdon sends clothing, muskets and accoutrements, per an enclosed invoice, for 50 men. He asks to be informed when the goods arrive and if they match...
Credentials of Mr. Macharg Discusses applicant to War Department; encloses Macharg application....
Accounts and Commission Hale transmits his account for May. His commission is currently with the Secretary of War. Any money due him should be sent to Mr. Jackson....
Notification of Payment Received from Treasurer Habersham has received money from the Treasurer of the United States per Simmons' letter and will pay it to Ensign McCall so it can be disbursed to th...
Accounts and Instructions Dismissal of Hillis, current accounts, and request for instructions on how to proceed with enlistments....
List of Books and Articles for James Wilkinson. This is a list of books for James Wilkinson that includes "Adams's Lectures on Natural Philosophy" and a list of articles that includes mustard, cough...
Amount Received on Judgement Against John Duncan, Deceased Van Rensselaer has received the judgment in Hodgdon's favor against John Duncan deceased. The money will be paid when Van Renssalaer arrives in Philad...
Letters of Recommendation Enclosed Levy encloses letters of recommendation for himself for a commission as an officer in the Army....
Drafts Without Stamps Hodgdon discusses letters and drafts with and without stamps. Drafts without stamps will not be received by the banks....
Request for Settlement of Accounts of Capt. Greaton, Request for Money Heath asks for the money that he advanced for Captain Greaton....
Receipt, Pay, and Muster Rolls Frye encloses the receipt roll, receipts of Lt. McCallen and Dr. Osborne, muster and pay rolls. He explains some of the measures he has taken in the p...
Proposed Plans & Preparations for Raising 12 New Regiments of Infantry McHenry states that the provisions for raising the 12 new regiments of infantry will be too time-consuming if orchestrated from one central location; ...
Recommendation of Major Landon Van Schaak recommends Major Landon for admission into the provisional army....
Request for Transportation Due to yellow fever, transportation is required for the baggage in order to move camp a safe distance from the city....
Movement of Troops Mentions Meminger sent an escort consisting of a sergeant, corporal and eighteen men with the marshall; a request for two nine pound guns is also made...
Recommendation of Philip Lightfoot Marshall recommends that Philip Lightfoot, a young gentleman of excellent character, be given a commission as a captain among the 10,000 men being rai...
[PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL] Communication and Role of Commander-in-Chief Prefaces communications with assumption that he, Commander-in-Chief, would receive particular attention from the Sec. of War. Washington is frustrate...
Request for Issue of Musket Stocks to Eli Whitney Letter, directs provision of 4,000 musket stocks to Eli Whitney....
Bounty for Apprehending a Deserter Read transmits a receipt for six dollars for the bounties awarded to Alexander Jamison and John Sliter for the apprehension of Woods, a deserter....
Representative Hindman writes to the Secretary at War In this letter William Hindman, Congressman from Maryland, makes recommendations for military commissions to the Secretary at War. Hindman states tha...
List of Recruits Duncan sends Simmons the list of recruits and their receipts for bounty....
What is to be said to General Knox? McHenry notes that he has had to leave Philadelphia for reasons of health, but inquires as to Hamilton's response to General Knox's letter regarding t...
Request to Deliver Letter, directs public buildings and property at Portland to be delivered to Captain Amos Stoddert....
Regarding Treaty Negotiations with the Cherokee Refers to the cessation of treaty negotiations with the Cherokee, which took place in July 1798. Peace in Tennessee said to be contingent upon these ...
Appointments of Adjutant General and Gift Mentioned previous letter sent by Washington to McHenry regarding lack of communication to Washington on all military decisions. Thanked McHenry for ...
Samuel Lewis receipt from William Simmons warrant for contingent expenses removing books, papers of War Department Lewis received $2000 from William Simmons on account of contingent expenses removing books and papers of the War Department....
Regarding General Washington, Ranking of General Officers, & Readiness of New England to Provide Troops Asks that McHenry inform George Washington that he is considered fully in the public service, may appoint aides and secretaries as he sees fit, and ma...
Letter of Gratitude & Reassurance to Militia of Rensselaer County, New York Thanks a group of New York militiamen for their praise; assures them that he has the safety and interests of the country as his first priority. Thank...
Stewart to Heed Directions Asks that directions be forwarded to Mr. Stewart in the Accountant's Office....
Enclosed Return of Indian Dept. Letter, discusses enclosed return of the Indian Department; mentions items received from Savannah on account of the United States Factory in Georgia....
Enclosed Receipt of Lieut. Jonathan Robeson Kilty encloses the receipt of Jonathan Robeson, as mentioned in Simmon's letter of August 10....
Travel and Employment Prospects Perkins travel plans to recruit carpenters and brick layers for construction of buildings at the armory at Harper's Ferry; mentions yellow fever in Ph...
Request for Dimensions Discusses order for ordnance stores, requested dimensions of cartridges;...
Correspondence on Military Matters and Artillery Officers President Adams addresses McHenry on some "very unpleasant information" coming from Benjamin Brooks, one of the majors of a new artillerist corps. Ada...
Unknown Cost of Transportation Unsure of cost for transporting supplies through various cities. Will consult owner of the waggon that transported the supplies....
Descrepancy in Billing Discusses differences and deficiencies in his account. Houdin apologies for the problems....
Abstracts for Disbursements with Packets Wilkins sends five abstracts for disbursements of cash to various departments, including the hospital, Indian, provision, ordnance, and Quartermaster'...
Pained Reaction to Knox's Refusal, Etc. Among other matters, Hamilton expresses dismay at General Knox's negative response to his subordination to Hamilton in the Provisional Army and voices...
Submission of Bill from Cutter Under Command of Chapman Letter, encloses quarter bill, watch bill, boarding, and mess lists of the officers and crew of the United States Cutter Pickering; mentions the vesse...
Order for Musicians Apparel Order submitted to Mr. Harris for musicians suits; drum and fife. Requests enclosed letter regarding blank enlistments be sent to Mr. Ormrod; alludes...
Request to Forward Letter Requests enclosed letter relating to the removal of his sister from Yellow Springs be forwarded to Dr. Stafford; mentions that post boys no longer car...
Grade of the Generals McHenry expresses concern related to the attempt to establish the relative grade of Generals Hamilton, Knox, and Pinckney. He also notes that he must ...
Forwarding of Correspondence from Maryland Militia Officers Encloses an address from the brigadier and field officers of the 3d Brigade of Maryland Militia, along with an accompanying letter from Brigadier Gene...
Enclosed Receipts for Bounty Money Shoemaker encloses receipts for bounty paid to three men and a receipt for other money paid a fourth....
Enclosed Receipts for Bounties Paid Henry encloses receipts for bounties paid to recruits....
Transportation of Supplies to Baltimore Transfer of muskets and cartouche boxes to Baltimore. Requested information on payment of Messr. Baker & [Connygs]....
Advice on Name Encloses invoice for goods for Lieutenant Leonard, Windsor, Vermont. Requested advice on the Lieutenants last "name" (referring to Windsor). Hopes ...
Received Invoice for Fort Mifflin Hopes received the invoice for sundries at Fort Mifflin....
Calling You and General Knox Into Immediate Service Pickering reaffirms his support of Hamilton's position as second in command of the Provisional Army despite the opinions of some that the post should ...
Request for Payment Cochrane and Thursby send Simmons another request for payment for $6,130 owed....
My Situation Has Become Disagreeable, Etc. Because he has received no letters, intelligence, or information, Phillips complains that his situation has become very disagreeable. Still he will en...
Warrant for Payment of People in Philadelphia Describes arrangement for the payment of warrant which will pay people in Philadelphia....
Forwarded Money Due Staats Morris, Receipt Enclosed Kilty has received the order from Simmons to remit $100 to Captain Morris. He has advanced the money to Morris and encloses the receipt....
Appointment as Paymaster and Storekeeper for Springfield Massachusetts Williams is appointed Paymaster and Storekeeper for the armory and magazine at Springfield, Massachusetts. The main text of the document are his instr...
Lack of Tradesmen Letter, discusses constructing public buildings; mentions that tradesmen in the area are under-employed and that they would complete the work speedily...
Articles of Agreement Articles of agreement outlining agreed prices on rations and other articles, outlining expectations for both parties. Contractor to deliver articles ...
Contract on the distribution of rations Articles of agreement between Secretary of War James McHenry and James O'Hara for the provision of rations....
Articles of agreement regarding supplies between James McHenry and James O'Hara Articles of agreement for the provision of supplies between Secretary of War James McHenry and James O'Hara....
Outrage at Intrigue Surrounding Relative Rank of Generals; Assumption of Responsibility for Issue by President Adams Adams states that he cannot share McHenry's stated sentiments on relative rank to General Knox, as he cannot agree with them. Affirms his belief that...
Proposed Arrangement for the Pay of the Troops They have heard that the troops in New York State are complaining that they do not receive their pay. As the firm has successful business in Canada bu...
Articles Sent via Boston Hodgdon has sent articles to Duncan via Boston. He asks for an acknowledgement of receipt of the goods....
Request to Suspend Pay of Lieut. Triplett Until Account Settled Charge due Lieut. Triplett that Garretson believed was more than the pay and rations due him for his time on board the USS Constellation. Garretson r...
Books to be Procured for the Wives, Etc. Major Craig discusses the return of Yellow Fever to Philadelphia, books to be procured for the wives, and drafts made on Hodgdon's account....
Regarding Issue of Relative Rank Between Washington, Knox, Pinckney & Hamilton Weighs the idea of presenting the names of the general officers of the army (Washington, Knox, Pinckney, and Hamilton) to Congress, specifically the i...
Recommendation for a Nephew of Mine Livingston requests a recommendation from Hamilton for his nephew Robert to command a company of the troops to be trained to defend American independe...
Accept and Return Draft Forwards an enclosed letter and requests return receipt. Requested money as well....
Stationery to be Procured for Winthrop Sargent Memorandum of stationery to be procured for Winthrop Sargent, Governor of the Mississippi Territory, for the use of that government. (Lists the sundry...
Enclosed Accounts and Pay of Troops in Geogia McCall and Freeman have completed a statement of McCall's accounts with the United States, in his position as paymaster. McCall plans to leave Savanna...
Cover Letter & Additional Accounting for Funds Necessary to Supply Troops Now Being Raised McHenry submits a detailed accounting of expenditures for the War Department in "this and the six months of the ensuing year" [unclear whether he is r...
Appointments and Military Business No news from the Secretary of State. Adams discusses Hamilton's recommendation for Inspector of Artillery and other matters of appointments and the ma...
Discussion of Officer Appointments Discusses the appointment of a man suggested by General Hamilton as a candidate for Inspector of Artillery. Adams also comments on the nomination of ...
Muster and Pay Rolls for Niagara Rivardi encloses muster and pay rolls for the garrison at Niagara. The men need to be paid, especially those who have been discharged. Rivardi asks fo...
Contract between Wolcott and Welton for muskets. Contract for fabricating 1000 muskets by Mr. Welton at Waterbury Connecticut....
Contract between Wolcott and Brown for manufacture of muskets Articles of agreement between Oliver Wolcott and Elisha Brown of Rhode Island for manufacture of 1000 stands of arms or muskets, complete with bayonet...
Accommodation for the Company McHenry authorizes Weeks to purchase a building to house his Company, as the current public building is too small. The suggested repairs on the fortif...
Letters of Recommendation Enclosed Adams forwards letters of recommendation for commissions in the Army....
Notification of Drawing Bills of Exchange Drew bills of exchange in favor of Joseph Huston, for pay....
Enclosed Records for Settlement Enclosed accounts that have not been examined or settled....
Instructions on Obtaining Feed Miller requests to be informed of the preferred method for obtaining feed for a public horse....
Contract Letter, mentions Mr. Robert Chapman is desirous of obtaining a contract for horseman's caps for the public....
Mistaken Returns to be Submitted Rivardi indicates a mistaken exchange of returns on stores submitted by the doctor of the garrison at Niagara....
Transfer of records Simmons transfers records and accounts pertaining to the Navy Department to the Accountant of the Navy....
Enclosed Bills of Exchange Encloses bills of exchange. Noted Meeker had authority to endorse bills which was given by Hunter....
Defense of Ports and Hamilton's Role Letter; mentions defense of ports and Hamilton's role; mentions volunteer companies and appointments to command....
Appointment as Commandant of Massachusetts Recruiters; Duties & Regulations for That Office Appoints Jackson as commandant of recruiting parties in Massachusetts; orders him to inspect Castle Island and report on its readiness to receive recr...
Certification of payments; Ensign Meriwether Lewis Certification that $200 is due Ensign Meriwether Lewis, of the 1st Regiment of Infantry, being his pay for December 1797 through July 1798....
"Remarks on the abstract for the year 1793, contigent expenses. Notation that vouchers for "this abstract" were submitted to the War Department. Related to contingent expenses....
Mailing Check in Next Post Lewis notifies Hodgdon of impending settlement of bill of exchange. Lewis also requests information regarding the deaths of Fenno, Bache, and Thompso...
Notification of Mustered Recruits Recruits were mustered by "old Continental officer" who followed instructions that were sent by the War Office and were received by Brig. Gen. Dayton....
Suspension of Settlement Order that suspended the settlement of Capt. Miller's personal accounts until the Secretary of War can determine if sums equal to the bounty due Maj. ...
Rations and Records Triplett discuss the procurement of rations for the Navy and records of disbursement. Mentioned that the manner in which Triplet will receive rations...
Caring for Philip Church McHenry tells Hamilton to assure Philip Church's mother that he will take the same care of Philip that he would of his own son....
Order of Commissions Adams felt that McHenry believed the unanimous opinion of the public and the Federalists was that Hamilton should be appointed first. Adams negated t...
Letter confirming shipment of military articles; and reference to Yellow Fever epidemic Ebenezer Stevens confirmed shipment of military stores on board the Sloop Hercules. In writing to Samuel Hodgdon, Stevens notes that he is sorry to he...
Regarding Military Stores Sent to Georgia, Major Brooks Affair, and Merits & Use of Foreign-Born Engineers Vs. Natives Comments that it seems hard to please the governor of Georgia. Notes that substantial shipments of cannon, arms & ammunition have been sent to Savann...
Examination of Letters for Settlement of Accounts McHenry notified Simmons that "it would be proper" for him or for the Chief Clerk to examine letters from Col. Stevens and determine which letters or ...
Enclosed Receipt of S. Morris, Money Received in Yesterdays Post Encloses Captain Morris' receipts for the money paid by the Treasurer....
Inquiry on Cannon Letter, inquires on status of cannon....
Application & Recommendation for Officer Appointment Encloses a letter from John Hampden Palmer, the grandson of Revolutionary War General Joseph Palmer, who is seeking an appointment to the army. Adams...
Draft on Hodgdon Letter, informs Hodgdon of a draft for two thousand dollars drawn by Isaac Craig in favor of Jonathan Nevil....
Ebenezer Stevens to be Held Accountable for Articles Purchased Acknowledged receipt of abstract from Hodgdon of articles purchased by E. Stevens at New York. Simmons noted that he will make the appropriate entrie...
Thompson Added to Pay Rolls, Pay Received Dayton has added Thomas Thompson, a deserter who turned himself in, to the pay rolls. Dayton also notes that he has received his pay and subsistence f...
Commissions for the Major Generals & Inspectors of the Army of the U.S. Enclosed are commissions for the Major Generals and Inspectors of the Army of the United States which have been delayed due to the insistence of Mr. W...
Sickness in Philadelphia and Newport Tousard encloses his account of pay and forage and petitions for an advance. He shares information about illnesses in Newport, and expresses concern f...
Deposit Enclosed Money Requests Hodgdon deposit enclosed money to the credit of Montgomery in the United States Bank. Montgomery wishes Hodgdon good health....
Missing Stores Notes discrepancy between invoice and items received. Missing items listed. Mentioned that if items were lost by the boatman that transported them h...
Letter from the Accountant's Office Simmons encloses a letter from Lieutenant James Tripplett; in it is a statement of disbursements said to have been paid by him out of monies received ...
Receipt to Settle Account Enclosed Encloses a receipt for money paid during the week, for recruiting....
George Salmon on Maryland's Congressional Elections of 1798 George Salmon surveys the impending Congressional elections of 1798 in Maryland for James McHenry. Salmon notes that "party spirit rages every where ...
Satisfying Mr. McHenry Annexed is what the Clifforts presume is sufficient to satisfy Mr. McHenry. If anything else should be required by him, the Cliffords stand ready to r...
Shipment of Clothing to West Point Enclosed an estimate and return of clothing sufficient for 1798 and 1799 for the garrison at West Point. Ingersoll reminds Hodgdon of the necessity o...
Enclosed Remittance of Money Encloses a draft remitted by Isaac Craig and requests Hodgdon’s acceptance of this transaction....
Commissions for Three Generals Are Enclosed Adams encloses the commissions for the three generals, signed and dated with the same day....
Accounts Sending a return for the stores at Shepherdstown and accounts since January 1st. The whole money will be paid to Hodgdon. Also included is an estima...
Certification of payments; William Wilson, Lieutenant, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers Certification of payments; $145.60 to William Wilson, Lieutenant, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers for expenses in attending a court martial...
Receipt of Morris Enclosed Kilty encloses Morris' receipt for $300....
Record of Stores for Several Departments Enclosed are returns of ordnance, quartermaster, and military stores for Fort Wolcott. Littlefield’s recruits are wanting for proper uniforms. He in...
Enclosed Letter from the Purser of the USS United States In the enclosed letter, Wadsworth transmits the subsistence accounts and contingent account of the USS United States. He also wishes for his respect...
Concerning an Order from the Secretary of War Concerning an order from the Secretary of War; says that the absence of Mr. Meredith has prevented him from completing the job, but that it will be fi...
Settlement of Accounts Sands thanks Simmons for having forwarded a letter to Hamtramck and asks if he has made any reply....
Receipts Forwarded to Commanding Officers Per Regulation of War Office Enclosed receipts for bounty paid. Regulations of War Office state that recruiting office should submit receipts, however since there is no one in th...
Recommendations for the Position of Aide de Camp Carroll recommends the Comte De Moelien to be one of Hamilton's aides de camp and encloses two testimonials....
Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls, Results of Court Martial Freeman encloses his muster and pay rolls; his duplicate receipts have gone to the Supervisor of New York. The general court marital has sentenced des...
Enclosed Certificate for Appointments to Company Under Restrictions of Secretary of War Henry encloses a letter as proof that he made appointments in his company under the restrictions established by the Secretary of War....
Affirmation of Appointment of Non-Commissioned Officers Hoops would have given Henry a certificate of concurrence with his appointment of non-commissioned officers if he had know it was required....
Settling the Relative Rank of the Three Major Generals General Washington has agreed to accept his commission as Commander in Chief so long as Alexander Hamilton is appointed Inspector General and Charles ...
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Commission as Major General Acknowledges receipt of commission as inspector and major general; states that he will defer his journey until late October, so as to arrive [presumab...
Apology Regarding Kilty Expenditure Knight did not realize he needed to show that the money from Mr. Kilty was paid as intended. He has been unable to enlist a dummer or fifer....
Receipt for Simeon Smith Transmitted Encloses the receipt of Simeon Smith....
Controversy Surrounding the Relative Rank Status of Generals Hamilton & Knox Among other topics, McHenry consults with the president regarding how to resolve the controversy as to who is the most senior general, Hamilton or Kno...
Opinion of Officers Outlines possible officers to file the command and positions on the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. Makes note of desirable characteristics of c...
Enclosed Receipts, with Details Habersham encloses his accounts current as well as Constant Freeman's accounts....
Request for Materials from Military Stores Francis requests drawing paper and cartridge paper be sent to the military store for the Mississippi. The document is annotated with a note from Samue...
McHenry Expresses Embarrassment McHenry expresses embarrassment about being presented papers from a subject he wished to avoid renewing....
Size of Military to be Raised Detailed description of military forces to be raised. Amount of troops from each state relative to population....
Defense of the State of New York The legislature of New York has appropriated $150,000 to provide for the defense of that state and Hamilton is asked to work with Governor Jay in layi...
Further Defense of the State of New York Adams acknowledges the $150,000 appropriated by the legislature of New York for the defense of the state and assures Governor Jay that he will coopera...
Election of Gallatin & Smiley to Congress, Etc. Major Craig announces the arrival of the Quartermaster General and mentions the election of Democrats Gallatin and Smilie to Congress....
Forwarding of Correspondence from North Carolina Volunteer Company Adams forwards a previously overlooked set of correspondence from a volunteer "corps of troop of horse" from Warren County, North Carolina, for McHenr...
Report from London on French Intentions King warns Hamilton of his suspicions regarding French intentions with respect to the American navy and the potential for war with France....
[PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL] Appointment of Officers Requests letter and enclosure be "burnt as soon as they are read". Contents relative to the appointment officers to Cavalry and McHenry's lack of com...
Relative Rank of Major Generals Washington assures Hamilton that he has made his sentiments clear regarding the relative rank of the three major generals of the Provisional Army. Sin...
Fortifications of Governors, Bedlows, and Ellis's Islands McHenry notes that Colonel Stevens should contract for additional barracks on Governors Island and should have the buildings on Ellis's Island prepare...
Adams Submits to Judgment of Cabinet & Generals on Military Appointments; Gloomy Appraisal of Military Preparations Adams addresses the relative rank of the major generals, saying that when he chose to sign them all on the same date, he decided to abide by either an...
Receipts of Staats Morris Discussed Kilty will transmit receipts of Staats Morris, receipt of Knight will be forwarded once Kilty obtained it....
Knox Declines Appointment to Major General Knox refuses his commission, based on his being ranked below both Alexander Hamilton and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, his "juniors." States that sinc...
Forwarding & Discussion of Correspondence from Volunteer Companies Forwarding and discussion of several volunteer companies' offers of service to the federal government....
Discussion & Judgment of Issues Arising from Adams' Approval of the New York Defense Plan McHenry begins a discussion of Adams' handling of the plan proposed by New York for the development of its own defenses, with Alexander Hamilton in co...
Enclosed Receipt of De Leyritz Kilty encloses a receipt from Mr. De Leyritz....
Appointment of Officers, Etc. Adams has consented to the appointment of Captain Church and Lieutenant Hamilton as officers. He has also received from Lucien Hauteval a packet of ad...
Forwarding of Letter from General Pinckney regarding General Officer rank Forwards to Adams a letter from General Pinckney, concerning Pinckney's attendance at the planned War Department meeting to discuss officer appointmen...
Certification of Payments Certification of payments; $53.33 to Walter Livingston Cochran, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, for his pay....
Inclosed Receipts Leonard encloses receipts for money paid on behalf of the United States....
Notification of Bounty Paid Hancock encloses receipts and a list of men who have been paid bounty....
Fortifying the Port of New York Relative to the plan for fortifying the port of New York, Jay has provided $500 for the perfecting of a survey of the shores and waters. After the sur...
Discontent & Disgust in This Territory Wilkinson comments on the discontent in the southern territory evidenced by the withdrawal of several notables to the adjoining Spanish Territory. He ...
Error in Muster and Pay Roll, Receipt Roll Correct The Accountant's Office has examined the Muster and Pay Roll for October 1798 and the receipt for pay that Boote submitted at the beginning of the mon...
Information Required of the Secretaries of State & Treasury General Washington requires certain information to be communicated to him by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretry of State. This information...
Notification of Payment to Lieut. George Izard, 1st Reg. Artillerists, Receipts Enclosed Stevens has, per Simmons' instructions, paid Lieutenant George Izard $200, receipt enclosed....
Notification of Receipt of Letter, Balance Still Due Izard Izard has received $200 due him from the Supervisor of South Carolina. His account carries a balance in his favor which he would like to have paid....
Orders to Deliver Muskets Delivery of four thousand well seasoned muskets to Capt. William Wallace....
[Copy] Acceptance of First Lieutenant Appointment After being at sea for eight months, Preble responded to nomination request with acceptance. Requested time off to settle his affairs....
Legal Appointment to Rank Lee has reviewed congressional documents and is of the opinion that only a Captain or Subaltern of the line can be appointed a Brigade Major or Inspec...
A View of the Public Finances Lists the revenue of the United States for 1795-1798 that was the result of the duties on imports and tonnage. Not withstanding the depredations on US...
Additional Orders for Muskets Follow up letter regarding an order for muskets place several days prior....
Payment to George Walton for holding and concluding a treaty with the Cherokee Nation Payment of $500 as salary to George Walton as commissioner for holding and concluding a treaty with the Cherokee Nation 1798....
Notation only notation in appendix only....
Late Receipts of John Knight Enclosed Kilty encloses receipts from Lieutenant Knight; they were delayed because Knight had not come in to sign them....
Notification of Payment by Treasurer Received Habersham has received from the Treasurer the $8,175 for pay of the troops, per Simmons' letter of November 1....
Outlines Proper Procedures, Forms Refers to contractors who supply troops on the frontier and the removal of offices from Trenton to Philadelphia, as well as pending legislation regard...
Recommendations Relative to the Quasi-War with France McHenry provides detailed advice to the president as to whether he should seek from Congress a declaration of war against France....
Receipt of Abstract of Articles Purchased by E. Stevens Enclosed an abstract of articles purchased by E. Stevens, agent at New York, Hodgdon notified Simmons he would make the appropriate entries in his boo...
Concerning public expenditures and balances Discusses debt, rents, and the store owned by James Caldwell. Encloses a request to William Simmons - accountant at the Treasury - to pay to Hodgdon a...
The People Appear to be Losing Their Dread of War Generals Washington, Pinckney, and Hamilton are in Philadelphia to form a good selection of officers for the new army and assist in the arrangements c...
Weather Conditions and River Transportation Water conditions, completing construction of vessel, and movement of troops....
Receipt of Staats Morris Enclosed, Reminder of Remittance Kilty encloses a receipt for Captaim Morris' remittance of $541.31....
Enclosed Receipt of Campbell Smith Encloses receipt for sum remitted to Lieutenant Campbell Smith....
Response to Information that Inferior Muskets Distributed Hodgdon responds to Williams' letter stating the that muskets delivered are not the same as the pattern muskets examined and approved by Hodgdon and t...
Muskets Shipped In response to letter from Whitney, Hodgdon shipped muskets for Whitney and Nathan Elliot together in one order....
Application for Command of an Artillery Regiment Hoops seeks command of an Artillery Regiment and includes a letter from General Washington....
Certification of payments; Tobias Lear, Secretary to Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General George Washington Certification of payments; Tobias Lear, Secretary to Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General George Washington, the sum of $359.28, being for his pay a...
Expenses, Pay, Vouchers Hillis forwarded abstracts, officers paid, mention of Captain Butler traveling with a Cherokee....
Unfounded Suspicions of Colonel Smith An alternative to William Smith has been presented for the post of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant. Apparently Smith has been charged in the opinion of ...
Enclosed Receipt of Staats Morris Kilty transmits Morris' receipts for two remittances....
Application for a Commission North recommends a relative for a commission as a captain in the Provisional Army....
Your Country Needs You! Hamilton enlists General Gunn's service in the Provisional Army....
Hamilton's Pay & Emoluments, Etc. McHenry assures Hamilton that he will address the question of Hamilton's pay and emoluments as early as possible. He intends to follow the English sys...
Extra allowances to officers Regulations outlining extra allowances in cases where officers are detached on service, which oblige them to incur expenses on the road and at places ...
Regulations Respecting Extral Allowances to Officers Five regulations relative to extra allowances to Officers are explained....
My Infinite Pleasure To Do You All the Service in My Power While denigrating the abilities of the President of the United States and the Secretary of War, Gunn declares his availability to serve in the Provisi...
Inspectorship of Artillery, Etc. Hamilton provides an enthusiastic recommendation of Lewis Tousard for the position of Inspector of Artillery....
Capture of Alexander Jamison Description of Alexander Jamison for apprehension. Jamison guilty of fraudulent recruiting activity....
Clothing Returns and the Situation of the Quarter Masters Department Hodgdon has received Craig's request for clothing, but the stores at Philadelphia are too poorly stocked for him to ship many articles of clothing nee...
Shipment of Stores Stranded on the Ohio Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that sudden cold weather has likely stranded a shipment of stores on the Ohio....
Muskets Arrived Three thousand muskets stocks arrived safely. Whitney will send for the remaining one thousand in the spring....
My Ideas on Military Arrangements Due to the current state of international affairs, especially the temporizing conduct of France, Hamilton advises against any immediate augmentation o...
A Report to the President Relative to the Military Establishment The report suggests ways to improve the management and operations of the military. The report is partly inspired by the prospect of war with France an...
General Huntington Is Displeased, Etc. Hamilton notifies McHenry of the displeasure of General Huntington at not receiving notice of his appointment and he expresses alarm and suspicion reg...
My Ideas on the Subject of Your Letter Along with an exteract explaining many of his thoughts on internal defense, Hamilton includes additional observations regarding the reduction of milit...
Receipt of clothing for the use of recruits Receipt for articles of clothing for recruits, including artillery hats, private coats, overalls, shoes, shirts, socks, and blankets....
Message from the President of the United States Accompanying a Report to Him from the Secretary of War Adams transmits a copy of a report by Secretary of War James McHenry discussing the military establishment of the United States....
Memorandium Regarding Ship Construction Memorandum, discusses the construction and equipping Frigate Chesapeake at Portsmouth, Va....
Charges Due the Accountant of the War Department Account for money paid and due, involving the Quarter Master and the Accountant of the War Department...
Proceedings of a Garrison Court Martial Held on Governors Island The transcipt of the trials of two soldiers both of whom were found guilty....
Indian Department to the United States Factory A ledger or account of goods and services exchanged between the Indian Department and the United States Factory....
Worthiness of Captain Robinson Stoddert seeks Hamilton's assessment of Capt. Robinson as a potential commander in the Navy....
Abstract of payments made by the agent of the Department of War in the State of Tennessee Stephen Hillis forwards abstract of payments made by the agent of the Department of War in the State of Tennessee on account of the recruiting servic...
Commencement of Pay & Emoluments McHenry assures Hamilton that his pay and emoluments will commence immediately. Therefore, he is to proceed with his duties including the development ...
Uniforms for the Army of the United States Describes the uniforms of officers in order of descending rank: the Commander in Chief; other General officers; Major Generals; Aides of the Commander...
Commencement of Pay & Emoluments McHenry informs Hamilton that his pay and emoluments as Inspector General began on the first day of November, 1798....
Certification of payments; Major Lewis Tousard, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers Certification of payments; $57.08 Major Lewis Tousard, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers for settlement of account, recruiting account, and c...
Forwarding Plan for English & American Interests Relative to Saint-Domingue [Haiti] Encloses a plan for the mutual commercial interests and safety of English Caribbean possessions and the southern American states in relation to Saint-...
General Washington's Expenses A letter from Lt. General George Washington indicates that his expenses exceed the pay and emoluments provided for his recent journey from Mt. Vernon...
Appointment of Officers, Etc. McHenry has ordered that the month of October be added to Washington's expenses. Letters advising gentlemen of their appointments by the Senate will g...
Usurping the People of Illinois Jones writes concerning the state of those living in the Illinois country, explaining the conditions that aided in the area's decline. Jones cites the...
Delay of Stores Destined for Natchez Major Craig reports to Samuel Hodgdon that the stores destined for Natchez have arrived safely at the falls of the Ohio. However, due to ice on the r...
Relative Rank of Captains in the Navy Talbot complains to Hamilton about his placement in the relative rank of Captains of the Navy. He is particulaly displeased with the placement of Capt...
Receipt for Mary Murphy Payment in full for room and board of Whitner Knaggs and five Indian Chiefs....
Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman Account of John Hills, temporary engineer and draughtsman, for credit for work on fortification of harbors and for debts for payments made to him. The...
Certificate of the register to be transferred to George Fleming’s account as agent for purchases West Point Certificate of the register to be transferred to books of War Department accountant regarding agent George Fleming’s purchases of wood for the troops ...
[PRIVATE] Regulations on Uniforms Enclosed letter for Washington's tailor regarding fixed style of uniforms for varying grades of officers. Specifics on Washington's desires for the s...
Appointment of Master Armorer Informs recipient of appointment as master armorer at Harpers Ferry....
Balances Withheld by Officers All persons accountable for monies owed the War Department are to settle their accounts in a speedy manner. If balances are withheld by officers subje...
Report from the Western District General Wilkinson gives his interpretation of the affairs of the Western District during the latter part of 1798....
Promotions Frequently Prove More Injurious than Advantageous Due to the unsettled state of the military establishment, Hamtramck does not want to be promoted if it is only a temporary measure that could harm his...
Deposition of Jane Vander Heyden, supporting claim of Abraham Livingston Certified employment of Livingston and that he did not return to "the domains of his Britanick Majesty"....
Arrangement of Subdivisions Advised current legion be divided. Requested official letter regarding the reorganization if approval was given. Discussed promotion of officers, du...
Insufficient Quantity of Gold Thread, Etc. McHenry has learned that there is not a sufficient quantity of gold thread in Philadelphia and New York to complete the enbroidery of the coats. Produ...
Certification of payments; Israel Chapin, Deputy Agent for the Six Nations of Indians Certification of payments; $250 to Israel Chapin, Deputy Agent for the Six Nations of Indians, salary....
US Flag for the Cherokee Nation Letter directs that a US flag be given to the Cherokee Nation....
Novels and Essays Hodgdon read a collection of essays and plays titled "The Gleaner" by Mrs. Murray, sister of Gov. Sergeant. He believed it to be on agreeable subjects...
Refers to Essays, Novels for Family Reading Reports that Mr. Owner set off for Pittsburgh and found McHenry's folks in the humor for reading. Sends volumes of the Gleaner by Mrs. Murray, sister ...
Circular letter to the Officers commanding posts on the Sea Coast. Letter, informs re superintendance of coastal posts; directs report re state of post works & euipment; describes importance of military discipline....
John Middleton's Service Record McHenry asks Simmons to check the records and determine if John Middleton served in Lee's Legion during the war....
Statement of Saltpetre and Powder in Hands of Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Miller Statement of saltpetre and powder for Mr.s Wheeler and Miller, the property of the United States. Reports damaged saltpetre...
Certification of payments; Private John Watkins in Captain Greaton’s Company, 2d Sub Legion, following time he was taken prisoner by Indians Certification of payments; $97 pay Private John Watkins in Captain Greaton’s Company, 2d Sub Legion, following time he was taken prisoner by Indians; ...
Certification of payments; Major Thomas H. Cushing, 1st Regiment of Infantry and Inspector Certification that payment of $122.72 is due Major Thomas H. Cushing, 1st Regiment of Infantry and Inspector for pay, subsistence, and forage for Febr...
Receipt to Hodgdon for transportation of War Department papers and furniture to Trenton as part of estate of David Park. To Estate of David Park, from John Park for hire of sloop to carry papers and furniture of War and Auditor's Office from Philadelphia to Trenton....
Receipt of payment on account of making and delivery of iron cannon Receipt of payment of $13,000 on account of making and delivery of iron cannon agreeably to contract....
General Orders Regarding the Issuance of Stores to Military Units This is Hamilton's General Order regarding the specific amounts of stores to be issued (bread, flour, meal, beef, etc.) including the amounts of arden...
Letters from General Wilkinson, Etc. Enclosed are two letters from General Wilkinson, one dated Nov. 6th, 1798 and the other dated Dec. 6th, 1798, along with a copy of the deposition of W...
Certification of payments; Ensign Meriwether Lewis, 1st Regiment of Infantry Certification of payments; Ensign Meriwether Lewis, 1st Regiment of Infantry, $259.10 for pay and subsistence....
Instructions to General MacPherson These are McHenry's orders to General MacPherson respecting the suppression of the insurrection in the Counties of Northhampton, Montgomery, and Bucks...
Receipt of Tench Francis on account of the annuities for the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Creeks and Five Nations Tench Francis received $12,450 from Simmons on account of annuities for Cherokees, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Five Nations of Indians....
Private Letter Regarding Commissions and Recruiting Friendly, private letter regarding discontent with the delay commissions and recruiting services. Many men have put their lives on hold in expectation...
Instructions for the New Factor at Fort Wilkinson McHenry's instructions to Wright, the new factor of the Indian Trading House near Fort Wilkinson on the Oconee River. It includes matters such as sett...
Order: Hold Yourself in Readiness This a circular letter to officers to hold themselves in readiness until specific orders are issued and, since the appointment of officers in North Ca...
Certification of payments; John Sergeant, Missionary to the Oneida Nation of Indians for erecting two mills at Stockbridge Certification of payments;$1490.11 to John Sergeant, Missionary to the Oneida Nation of Indians for erecting two mills at Stockbridge....
Regarding a Confrontation between Vance and Simmons Following a February confrontation between the two, Vance is responding to Simmons regarding his accusations and behavior. Vance demands satisfaction ...
Sundries Purchased for McPherson's Family McPherson submits an account listing sums spent on sundry articles for his family on the expedition to Northampton....
Launch of the Galley Senator Ross Major Craig expresses pride in launch of the Galley "Senator Ross" and further opines that the American Galley will far exceed the Spanish naval capab...
Accounts and Ranking System Notification that E. Turner wished to forward money to his brother William Turner of Boston. Craig requested that Hodgdon allow Turner to draw agains...
Request for Blank Forms Vance requests instructions and blank pay and receipt rolls following his appointment by General MacPherson to paymaster....
Receipt for providing wagons Samuel Fisher is owed four dollars for providing wagons for forwarding baggage and stores of Army against insurgents in April 1799....
Additional Funds Necessary for Completion of Works at Fort McHenry Acknowledges arrival of Mr. Foncin, the superintendent engineer for Fort McHenry's construction; inquires whether the Baltimore Naval Committee is res...
Deposition by Joseph Bindon in Favor of Edward Chinn Testament that Chinn abandoned his home and profitable trade business in Canada due to invading American troops and now lives poorly....
Negotiations Between Hawkins and the Creeks Hawkins outlines the negotiations between Hawkins and the Creeks. Hawkins proposes that the chiefs elect two representative chiefs and ten hunters and...
Movements & Actions of Troops Suppressing Revolt in Pennsylvania MacPherson describes the recent movements of his troops in suppressing the current insurrection in Pennsylvania, as they attempt to arrest individuals...
Request for Instructions Vance is clearly frustrated by the lack of instruction he has received regarding the number of officers, etc. which are permitted on the muster rolls....
Forwarding of Court-Martial Reports, Advice on the Effects of Executions Forwards reports of 2 courts martial. First discusses the charges of Andrew Anderson, a soldier: that he deserted, freed prisoners at the fort, and l...
Robbery of bills of exchange by Indians or white men near Tennessee River Hunt reports that express rider Robert McCrea was robbed of bills of exchange en route from Natchez to Cincinnati to Lexington. Robbery of $25,000 was...
Certification of payments; Major Lewis Tousard, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers Certification of payments; $195 to Major Lewis Tousard, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers, for pay and forage....
Posting of a Galley Regarding the galley "Senator Ross," Hamilton recommends to Colonel John Francis Hamtramck that the boat destined for Fort Massac go instead to the lo...
Certification of payment; Alexander Hamilton, Major General of the Army of the United States for pay, subsistence, forage and compensation as Inspector General Certification of payment; $839 to Alexander Hamilton, Major General of the Army of the United States for pay, subsistence, forage and compensation as ...
Reports Conditions of South West Point Ferry, where Indians Will Pass for Free Agree to hire the ferry at South West Point. Mr. Clark is to build house and cut timber to accommodate travelers. Indians will pass free....
Posting of a Galley Refers to troops of Colonel Hamtramck with recognition of their correspondence. Refers also to General Wilkinson and his responsibilities. Although Ha...
Copy of contract made with Jeremiah Buck for supplying the troops of the US with rations in the counties of Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May New Jersey Copy of contract made between Jeremiah Buck of Bridgetown New Jersey and Jonathan Rhea of Trenton New Jersey, on behalf of Secretary of War for supply...
Pleased with Indian Translator Mr. Thompson and Efforts to Restore Horses in Possession of Little Turkey; High Hopes for Meeting of Creek Nation Approves Mr. Thompson as interpreter to Mr. Maclin. Hopes talk will have good effect and that Little Turkey will restore stolen horses. Hopes that all...
Reports Interactions with Indian Agents Reports letter from Cherokee chief, Doublehead. Mr. Mitchell, resident agent for the Chactaw, reports that all is well. At his death, chief Appomingo ...
Officers Proposed to Fill Regimental Vacancies Submits a list of names proposed to fill officer vacancies in the 16th Regiment, as well as the post of Major in the 12th Regiment, along with the rec...
Possibility of Additional Funds for Fort McHenry Addresses Foncin's new plan for Fort McHenry, and the additional funds needed to execute it. McHenry regrets that Tousard's original plan was not suf...
Receipt for transportation of bar iron from Philadelphia to Harper's Ferry Receipt for transportation of bar iron to Harper's Ferry. Payment in full made to John Glendining by Samuel Hodgdon....
Requests Attention to Money for the Indian Department Requests payment to John Hooker to pay inspectors in the Indian Department....
Certification of Payment; Troops Stationed at West Point Hagner certifies a payment due the Troops at West Point under the command of Captain Ingersoll of $1343.20 for pay and forage....
Requests Money to Pay for the Treaty of Tellico Requests money to be able to pay the balance of James O'Hara's account for the Treaty at Tellico....
Certification of payment to Edward Carrington Certification of payment; $1009.01 Edward Carrington, Agent for paying sundry detachments of Militia in Maryland and Virginia called out to suppress a...
Certification of payment to Lieutenant Meriwether Lewis Certification of payment; $72.20 to Lieutenant Meriwether Lewis, 1st Regiment of Infantry, balance of contingent and recruiting account....
Disposition of Two Regiments of Artillerists & Engineers Explains the disposition of two regiments of Artillerists and Engineers. Of the First Regiment, the battalion commanded by Major Rivardi is assigned t...
Appointment & Recommendations of Officers from Massachusetts Volunteers Notifies McHenry of the appointment to a regular army officer's post a Captain Chandler and Lieutenant Flagg of the Massachusetts volunteers, and reco...
Baltimore Declines McHenry's Plan of Funding, Asks for Officer to Re-Determine Estimate for Completion of Fort McHenry Happily agrees with McHenry that the defense of Baltimore is of interest to both the government and the Baltimoreans, relating the ways in which Balti...
Certification of payment to detachment of recruits under command of Lieutenant Meriwether Lewis, 1st Regiment of Infantry Certification of payment; $1403.56 to detachment of recruits stationed at Charlottesville, Virginia under command of Lieutenant Meriwether Lewis, 1st ...
The House of Panton and Leslie of Pensacola Requests Hamilton to issue orders to military stationed near the recently vacated lands of the Spanish that allow traders to peaceably collect debts o...
Instructions to pay Surgeon's Mate Informs the Supervisor at New York that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 174 dollars for pay, subsistence, and forage of George Davis, temporar...
Certification of payment; Private Thomas Smallwood, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers Certification of payment of $32.98 due to Thomas Smallwood, recently discharged from the 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers....
Estimate by Thomas Holt of rents due to James Callaway Holt forwards an estimate of rents due to James Callaway until the 30th of May, 1799 amounting to $185 to be paid to Mr Hodgdon....
Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies to 12th Infantry Regiment at New York Directs issue of arms & accoutrements, tents, & equipment to the 12th Regiment of Infantry at New York....
Books Balanced According to Your Plan Miller admits that he does not understand how the books of the Quartermaster's department for the public stores balances with Hodgdon's plan.He would ...
Major Ford's Subsistence Account As commanding officer of the North Hampton expedition, Major Ford certifies that he has drawn 216 rations over the course of 54 days (four rations per...
Notification of Commissioning of Three Officers Acknowledges receipt of Adams' order for the commissioning of several individuals -- one captain, one first and one second lieutenant -- and states th...
Pay to Evans for purpose of joining Captain Bishop’s Company, Winchester Virginia Evans makes $100 payment to Mr. Murdoch MacKenzie at Fayetteville....
Payment to Mr Fisher for services carrying orders for General Macpherson Payment to Thomas Fisher for services carrying orders of General Macpherson to sundry officers on the Northampton expedition....
Regarding Cartridge Box Order Discusses order of cartridge boxes for 13th Regiment....
Forwarding Report of Court-Martial, with Consideration of Execution for Desertion as an Example Forwards the proceedings of a court-martial held in April at New York City, convened by the order of General Hamilton. Sgt. Richard Hunter, of the 2d ...
Methods Proposed for Reducing Desertion Forwards correspondence detailing the recommended appointment of one man to a post which may soon be declined by another. Reports "ruinous" desertion...
Inquiry on the whereabouts of overdue articles shipped to Niagara Rivardi acknowledges receipt of invoice of medicines. Although many boats have passed, he hears nothing yet of these articles. Has transmitted surplus...
Regarding Laws Concerning Military Courts Martial Forwards the proceedings of a court martial convened on the Natchez in July 1798. Ensign David Fero has been sentenced to dismissal from the service,...
Contract for erecting and repairing works at Fort Johnston, between Griffith J. McRee and Benjamin Smith Signed at Wilmington North Carolina, contract for erecting and repairing works at Fort Johnston North Carolina, between Griffith J. McRee agent for Wa...
Regulations Respecting Extra Allowances for Officers This is an explanation of the regulations regarding extra allowances for officers who have been detached on duties that oblige them to incur expenses ...
Return of Public Stores Encloses a return of public stores that may be wanted for the department, including tents, kettles, knapsacks, canteens, cartridge boxes, etc. Reminds...
Rules & Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service Explains the rules and regulations regarding the recruiting service with emphasis on those who are eligible for enlistment. Only citizens can be enlis...
Appointments in the Provisional Army Washington assesses the qualifications of a number of officers from Virginia whose names have been put forward for appointments in the provisional arm...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons informs Ingersoll that his returns on supplies were received. Simmons also inquires about expenditures for the use of a barge....
Detailed Discussion on the Fabrication of Various Kinds of Clothing, Etc. Bruff complains that the articles forwarded to his company are less than those listed on the invoice and he goes into much detail on the articles he s...
Certification of payment; Lieutenants Francis Gibson and Charles Wolstoncraft, and 2d Lieutenant Zebulon Pike Certification of payment; $90.65 to Lieutenants Francis Gibson and Charles Wolstoncraft, and Second Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, for subsistence....
Certification of payment; Major Phillip Pancake Certification of payment; $38 to Major Philip Pancake 1st Regiment Philadelphia militia commanded by Colonel Francis Gurney, called out to suppress an...
Correspondence with the War Department Agent in New York Writes that he is in want of the articles of war"and other supplies including axes, bowls, camp kettles, tents, stationary, and wagons. Complains that...
Certification of payment; Major General Charles Pinckney Certification of payment; $1302 to Major General Charles Pinckney, for pay and forage....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons responds to an inquiry made by John Bray on behalf of the widow of Capt. Andrew McMyers (killed at Germantown in 1777)....
Discussion of Military Positions to Be Offered to Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford Reminds Adams of the wish of the American-born Count Rumford to return to America; forwards some correspondence with him, noting that he has applied f...
Certification of payment; Company of 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers Simmons certifies payment of $394.75 to a company of Artillerists and Engineers under the command of George Ingersoll for pay and forage....
Pay Roll Errors Corrected Lewis' pay roll was incorrect but Simmons has made up a proper one. The receipt for hired music will be filed for future examination. Blank muster and...
Regarding Duties & Definition of Officer Appointments & Commissions, in Relation to a Military Death Sentence Returns various officer recommendations, with approvals, as well as the report of a court-martial of a deserter. Writes that he believes that strong ...
Receipt of equipment, shoddy weapons Harris received a shipment of saddles, uniforms, and weaponry. The cannon received held up to a test firing, but the muskets show inferior quality an...
Request for Issue of Armorer's Tools to Knoxville Directs issue of armorer's tools & supplies to Knoxville....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department In order to expedite the settlement of claims, Simmons requests that Major General Alexander Hamilton consider directing the Paymaster General, Caleb ...
Certification of payment; detachment 1st Regiment of Infantry Certification of payment; $188 to for pay to detachment 1st Regiment of Infantry stationed at Camp near Staunton Virginia under the command of Captain...
Certification of payment; Doctor William Shippen for examining invalids Certification of payment; Doctor William Shippen for examining invalids and for taxing claims against the United States....
Certification of payment; John Scull, Printer Certification of payment; $18.29 to John Scull, Printer for publishing in the Pittsburg Gazette, a law of the United States for the relief of the refu...
Regarding Hamilton's Plan for Military Supply, with Consideration of the Measure of a Powerful Nation in the Eyes of the World Forwards General Hamilton's plan for connecting the U.S. military supply system. McHenry recommends it as taking into account regulations, examples f...
Count Rumford's proposed visit to the US, etc Responds to the request from Count Rumford to visit the United States, where he was born, if possible, for the purpose of donating his collection of m...
Secretary of the Treasury's Opinion Regarding Presidential Power Over Officers' Commissions, Relative to the Court Martial of Richard Hunt Regarding the issue of officer appointments, Wolcott believes that the laws dictates that officer appointments are made by the concerted action of bot...
Accounts Received Swan's letter with enclosures has arrived. They Pay Master General has not yet arrived in Philadelphia, and so Swan's accounts will be suspended until...
Certification of payment; Elisha Hall Certification of payment; $1387.26 to Elisha Hall as late Secretary to the commissioners appointed to hold a treaty in the year 1798 with the Cherokee...
Certification of payment; Estate of Ensign Aaron Higgins in Captain Bush’s Company of Kentucky Militia on General Josiah Harmar’s Expedition, killed in action 22 October 1790 Certification of payment; $14.36 to estate of Ensign Aaron Higgins in Captain Bush’s Company of Kentucky Militia on General Josiah Harmar’s Expedition...
Secretary of the Navy's Opinion Regarding Presidential Power Over Officers' Commissions, Relative to the Court Martial of Richard Hunt The Secretary of the Navy expresses his opinions on the matter of presidential power of military appointment, and its relation to the recent court mar...
Forwarding of Correspondence, Including Proceedings of a Court Martial Forwards the proceedings of a court martial of Private Joseph Perkins, along with a letter from General Hamilton and two forms, one for a pardon, one ...
Letter from Hartford (2) illegible text, possibly relating to supplies....
Letter to the Accountant of the War Department Letter from George Fleming to William Simmons, War Department Accountant. Citation only....
Question of Payment for those Not Authorized by Law Vance is handing over vouchers for the payment of the volunteers on the Northampton Expedition. He notes that the muster contains a surgeon, quarterma...
Certified Money Due John Walback Certified that John Walback was due pay for his services as Lieut. of Cavalry....
Quarterly Returns of the Clothing and Indian Commissary Departments Encloses duplicates of the Quarterly Returns of the Clothing and Indian Commissary Departments. Cannot, as of yet, send copies of the vouchers. Indian...
Response About Status of Officer Who Refused to Lodge a Plea Responds to Adams' request for McHenry's opinion on the matter of Ensign David Fero, who was sentenced to dismissal from the army some time before, an...
Certified Payment of Gibson Certified the payment of Francis Gibson for his services in the corps of artillerists and engineers....
Procuring Workers for the Canal, Etc. Mackey complains that there is such a habitual laziness of the poor in the county that it is difficult to procure workers for the canal. Nevertheless,...
Foreign Affairs McHenry discusses the situation in Europe and notes that negotiations between the Emperors of Germany and Prussia respecting preparations to meet the ...
Clothing request for troops in Portland Commanding from Portland, Maine, Captain Stoddard asks what channel he must go through to submit an application for clothing: Hodgdon, the War Depart...
Report of Friendly Indians Major Craig relays report of friendly Indians to Samuel Hodgdon. Major Kingsbury is taking a furlough....
Concerning Additional Companies of Cavalry Stresses the need of clothing and other supplies for new recruits and asks why no issues have yet been ordered to Major General Hamilton to raise six ...
Certificate of John Dyer Mercier Certificate respecting John D. Mercier, formerly of Canada, asserting that he was a successful merchant in Canada before siding with the Americans dur...
Consideration of Creek Indians' Refusal to Allow Running of Line Between U.S. & Spanish Florida Quotes a recent letter from General Pinckney reporting that the Creek Indians are reneging on their promise in the Treaty of Coleraine to allow the ru...
Certification of payment; Major Thomas Parker, Aide Decamp to Major General Daniel Morgan Certification of payment; $34.20 for retained rations and servants to Major Thomas Parker, Aide de Camp to Major General Daniel Morgan, Commandant of ...
Quarterly Returns Major Craig forwards a quarterly return of military stores to Major General Hamilton....
Money due Doctor Scott Money furnished to Craig for payment of Dr. Hugh Scott for the cost of medicine for Fort Fayette....
Dismal State of U.S. and European Fiscal Affairs Adams waxes depressedly about the state of U.S. financial affairs, comparing them to the similar dismal state of "debt and taxes" in Europe....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Hagner confirms receipt of pay and muster rolls. Hagner also discusses the status of Mr. Davis' receipt and Lewis's promotion....
Contract between James McHenry and Rufus and Sylvanus Hopkins for supplying iron cannon Articles of agreement between James McHenry and Rufus Hopkins and Sylvanus Hopkins of Providence Rhode Island for and on behalf of Hope Furnace to fur...
Discussion of Appointment of Officers, Medical Staff, & Chaplains; Disposition of Old and New Regiments Forwards letters concerning General Pinckney, as well as the issue of appointing surgeon's mates for Hunnewell and Rice's regiment. Advises against r...
Balance of Joseph Keeper's Pay to His Father Elias Langhan has transmitted a Power of Attorney to Hodgdon from Joseph Keepers whose son Joseph, Jr. died while serving as a soldier in Captain Biss...
Request to Deliver Fire Engine for Harper’s Ferry, Virginia Directs issue of a fire engine for use at Harper's Ferry Virginia, presumably for the armory there....
Ill-Judged and Unlucky Mission Harper provides his assessment of American-French relations....
Political Views of the Local People Major Craig discusses the political views of the local people with Samuel Hodgdon. Notes that a shipment of money is on its way from Presquisle....
Statement of Differences Between Major Rivardi's Returns of Military and Quartermaster's Stores Seeks to compare balances of stores and charges between Rivaldi and McNiff, 1797-1798, and returns 1798-1799. Includes list of damaged items....
Notification of Resignation Extensive explanation of reason for resignation given as degradation. Cited superiority over Talbot, who was promoted ahead of him, and rank of commis...
New York Appropriations Not to Be Used for Fortifications Letter, advises Hamilton that appropriations by the New York Legislature are not to be used for the construction of fortifications. The legislature h...
Forwarding Pinckney's Recommendation for an Officer Appointment Substitute Forwards an officer recommendation from Pinckney, as an appointee as a lieutenant has refused to accept the post....
Proposed Treaty with France McHenry warns that a great change has taken place in the affairs of Europe since the U.S. mission was undertaken. A treaty with France cannot, with re...
Delivery of Stationery Orders to deliver office supplies to paymaster on western frontier....
Continued Peace with Creek Indians; Funds & Plans for Fortifications at Baltimore & Boston Adams is pleased to learn from Colonel Hawkins that peace with the Creek Indians is still assured. Inquires about the state of fortifications in Balt...
Letter to the Secretary at War John McHenry, writing from the Hague, discusses the new American Navy, the Jacobins in France, the prospects of war in Europe, the French seige of Man...
Samuel Vance, Paymaster Description of Samuel Vance having been paymaster for a militia expedition; 3,201 dollar balance remains in his hands. They have already used some of ...
Receipt for delivery of fire engine to Harper’s Ferry Glendening received fire engine from John Wilkins Jr., Quarter Master General per agent James Miller. Glendening promises to deliver a carriage to Joh...
Compensation of Samuel Vance Capt. Samuel C. Vance acted in the capacities of Deputy Paymaster and Deputy Quartermaster General on the recent expedition to Northhampton. Simmons s...
Recommendation of Mathematics Instructor for Artillerists & Engineers School Recommends Mr. Consider Sterry as a mathematics instructor for the Military School of Artillerists & Engineers, based on the recommendations of others...
Appropriations for Fortifications and Expenditures Lists "Monies Paid on Account of the Fortifications" by city, state, and amount; also lists appropriations by month, "repayments" by individuals, and ...
Convention Washington thanks McHenry for forwarding a copy of J.B. Bordley's Essays and Notes on Husbandry (1799). Discusses the complications of international p...
Request for Pay Hutchinson claimed he wasn't paid for his service to the U.S. as a sergeant in the military. He is now requesting payment....
Public Claim of the Channel on the Spring The deed is not currently recorded in this county so it would be proper to have it forwarded for that purpose. Both Colonel Postletwait and Colonel Al...
Abstract of articles purchased by Joseph Williams at the armory at Springfield Massachusetts Abstract of articles purchased by Joseph Williams, paymaster at armory Springfield Massachusetts....
Management of Indian Relations in Western Territories Orders on how to interact with Indians that respect the treaty signed regarding borders and hunting grounds. Protocol of an Indian Agent outlined....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons discusses with Henley the fraudulent claims made by John Chisholm....
Confusion Over Location of Reading Corrects a mistake he made in a previous letter concerning clothing - his clerk had believed that Reading was a town in Massachusetts, when in fact it...
Settlement of the Commissary Account Major Craig discusses settlement of the commissary accounts and the distribution of provisions with Samuel Hodgdon....
Explanation & Accounting for Defenses of Baltimore & Boston An explanation of measures taken for constructing defenses at Baltimore and Boston. Includes an estimate of the expense for the construction of a for...
Description of Payroll Discrepancy Vance asks why his official pay period starts after the date he considers his appointment. He explains the discrepancy between the muster rolls and a...
Eligibility of Mr. Francis, Poor State of Supply System and Other Matters Hamilton discusses the employment of Mr. Williams and the incompetency of Mr. Francis. He expresses concerns about the inadequate nature of the supply...
Details Surrounding Construction & Naming of Fort [Pickering] at Salem Acknowledges receipt by the Salem Board of Selectmen of federal money for the strengthening of fortifications at Salem, Massachusetts; discusses detai...
Critique of Simmons Regarding Capt. Vance's Pay The appointment of Capt. Vance and the duration of his office were wholly beyond Simmons' competency. Vance was appointed by special authority and was...
Query: Expenses to move the Accountant's Office to Trenton Simmons should inform McHenry of the sum needed to move him and the gentlemen in his office from Philadelphia to Trenton to avoid the present epidemic...
Removal of offices from Philadelphia to Trenton States that it is proper - in light of the fever - to temporarily remove the offices of the War Department from Philadelphia to Trenton....
Receipt for shoes delivered by Caleb Swan Paymaster General From Simmons to Hodgdon indicating that Caleb Swan paymaster general has received a credit on the books for the purchase of shoes for delivery to men ...
Approval of the Conduct of Colonel Hawkins Asks McHenry to convey his satisfaction regarding the conduct of Colonel Hawkins....
Notification of Bad Fever at Philadelphia, War Office's Move to Trenton McHenry compares this year's fever to the bad ones of certain past years. Notifies Adams that his offices are moving to Trenton, and laments both the...
Alarm at the Conduct of the Indians Craig discusses his returns and notes his awareness of the fever in Philadelphia. Colonel Hamtramck is on his way to Pittsburgh and will stay through ...
Procuring a Further Supply of Water He needs another water supply to accommodate the engine in case of fire, it might be necessary to dig another well and sink two large cisterns.Hodgdon...
Request for Investigation of Fee to Be Paid to the Captor of An Army Deserter Hugh McAlister asks that Adams bring his case directly to the accountant in the War Office, for investigation. McAlister claims a Congressional bounty...
Complaint Regarding Obsorne's Court Martial Obsorne complains of the delay and manner of his court martial. He complains about the behavior of Major Hoops, saying he prevented Osborne from mount...
Continuing Operations during Yellow Fever Epidemic R McCormick unsigned query to Samuel Hodgdon regarding his contract for arms. He asked what arrangements have been made during the Yellow Fever for p...
Memoir of the New Bavarian Field Pieces Rumford describes the new Bavarian field pieces which were constructed under his direction. He explains various design elements, such as a mode of car...
Forwarding of Correspondence Regarding Fort at Salem, & Its Naming Forwards correspondence with Jonathan Waldo, representative of Salem, Massachusetts, regarding funds for the defenses there, as well as the renaming o...
Certification of payment; R. and George Webster for advertising notices to pensioners entitled to lands respecting bounty lands, and a law for the relief of Nova Scotia refugees Payment Charles R. and George Webster $27.00 for advertising notices to invalid pensioners, persons entitled to land, persons respecting bounty lands,...
Recommendation of Doctor for 6th Regiment Recommendation of Dr. Rover Cutler for the post as surgeon of the 6th Regiment, based on his experience and his education at Edinburgh...
Discussion of Envoys to Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, & of Treaty Negotiations Adams is pleased that the instructions for envoys will be prepared in a few days; asks McHenry's advice on the deployment of them and the frigate that...
Approval of War Office Evacuation to Trenton & Request for Judgment on McAlister Payment Dispute Approves the removal of the War Office to Trenton due to the Philadelphia yellow fever; forwards correspondence concerning Hugh McAlister's claim for ...
Apprehension Respecting Indian Hostilities Major Craig makes Samuel Hodgdon aware of popular apprehension regarding Indian hostilities. Craig hopes the distribution of the Indian annuity will ...
Complaints About New System Swan notes that new regulations requiring him to reside in Philadelphia makes it impossible for him to carry out his duties which require daily contac...
Refers to Claim for Pay as Adjutant for Mustering Troops The accountant has not approved Sedgwick's accounts because he says there is no proof that Sedgwick was ever mustered as Adjutant. Sedgwick says that ...
Request for Ruling on Pay Discussion, with exceprts from letters between McHenry and Hamilton, of whether to compensate members of the military who serve on courts martial as j...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Fever in Philadelphia causes the Accountant's Office to relocate to Trenton. Simmons discusses relocation of public offices....
Furnishing coats and vests to troops Writes that the War Secretary asked him to procure suits for the artillerists in New York. Adds that General Hamilton has been asking him to furnish c...
Recommendations of Thomas Pinckney as Lieutenant in 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers McHenry forwards a letter from General Pinckney, recommending his nephew Thomas Pinckney for a lieutenancy in the 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engin...
Drawing Money for Bills and Yellow Fever in Philadelphia Swan has not disposed of the $4,000 and cannot provide Hodgdon with a draft. In the final paragraph, Swan is referring to yellow fever, raging in Ph...
Death Can Run Faster Than He Can, Etc. Murray expresses his concern for Banger who ran away from death not realizing that, when commissioned to take him, death can run faster than he can. T...
Forwarding Recommendation for a Chaplain Forwards recommendation of Mr. Samuel as chaplain....
Certificate of merchants who examined damaged shoes Heogg, Coman and Porter were called upon by Carleton Walker, paymaster to the 6th Infantry Regiment to examine damaged shoes. They reported that some,...
Request for Issue of Clothing & Blankets to Charleston Troops; 6th Regiment Packages Directs issue of clothing and blankets to troops in Charleston, SC. Also refers to stores for the 6th Regiment....
Discussion of Two Courts Martial Appears to forward proceedings and sentencing of the court martial of an officer of the 1st Regiment of Infantry, Lt. Jacob Krumer [?]. Reminds Adams...
Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the movement and reassignment of officers with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions local political sentiments and election resu...
Approval of Recommendation & Anger at Postal Service Approves Pinckney's recommendation of a man; expresses anger over the letter apparently being lost in the postal system [see McHenry to Adams, Sept. 2...
Enclosed passport from Secretary of State Encloses a passport by the Secretary of State. Had hoped that the recipient could enjoy his farm in Hartford County....
Discussion of New Supply System for the Army, and Review of the Current System Discusses a new system of military supply for the armies of the United States, proposed in a previous letter by Alexander Hamilton. Notes problems wi...
Reasons for Discontinuance of Augustus de Grasse, Engineer; Explanation for Letter Supposedly Lost in Postal System, & Recommendations for 6th Regiment Ensign Lists reasons for Augustus de Grasse being "left out of the service" after being employed as an engineer, citing gambling with government money and la...
Military Discipline Transmits regulations, asks that an immediate stop be put to the practice of distributing rations to the children of soldiers....
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons informs Ingersoll that receipts for bounty were received....
Clothing to be Forwarded by way of New Orleans Amidst a discussion of other shipping concerns, Miller notes that General Hamilton has directed that the clothes for the posts of Fort Adams, Fort McH...
Request for Advice on Construction of Washington Navy Yard & Wharves There Calls Humphreys' attention to the Navy Yard at Washington, where Navy agents are apparently awaiting Humphreys' input before beginning construction; a...
Certification of Payment; Joseph Campbell, Contractor Simmons certifies that $121.70 is due Joseph Campbell for fuel and straw furnished recruits....
Correction of irregularities in accounts Miller apologizes for irregularities in accounts, submitted them at the request of General Wilkins. Also asks that his separate accounts be examined s...
Speech to the Indians Regarding Disputed Land & Other Affairs Between Indians & Whites Discusses hopes for a personal meeting with the Indians soon, as well as the threat of unscrupulous individuals encroaching on Indian land; despite su...
Salaries of clerks and messengers employed in office of Caleb Swan Salaries of clerks and messengers employed under Caleb Swan, paymaster general's office....
Local Political Sentiments, Etc. Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that shipped stores will likely not reach Fort Wayne until winter. Craig also mentions local political sentiments....
Enclosed Check to Complete Payment Enclosed payment to settle account....
Carpenters Tools Needed Regiments in New Jersey need carpenter's tools and other supplies, pre the attached list....
Land Warrant for an Enlisted Soldier, Etc. Major Craig seeks Hodgdon's assistance in obtaining a land warrant for an enlisted soldier. Craig also mentions local elections....
Discussion of Hugh McAlister & Issue of Citizens Entitled to Reward for Returning Deserters Quotes a letter from General Hamilton, who agrees with McHenry that soldiers who apprehend deserters should be rewarded for doing so, as it would make...
Request for Stationery Winthrop Sargent, Governor of the Mississippi Territory requested from Samuel Hodgdon to be delivered stationary....
Discussion of Bounty System for Citizens or Soldiers Apprehending Deserters, & Grounds for Rejection of Hugh McAlister's Certifiate for Payment Under This System Discusses the payment of bounties to citizens or soldiers apprehending deserters. Reports that it has been the practice of the War Department Account...
Election for State of Pennsylvania Certificate to be printed the remnant will be forwarded to Craig. Fears gubernatorial election is against "us" (Federalists) in "this city" (Philadel...
Report on Military Matters for Use in State of the Union Address Asks McHenry for a report on all things military, especially the Indian department and the Mississippi region, that Adams may use in his address to Co...
Explanation of Actions in Hugh McAlister Affair, with Accusation of McAlister as Fraudulent Government Agent Simmons explains his actions in and view of the Hugh McAlister case, quoting McHenry's inquiry to him and then his reply -- in brief, that McAlister t...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons answers to the President regarding a complaint made by a private citizen. The citizen complained to the President that he was denied the rewa...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons informs Glenn that settlement was delayed because of the disorganized nature of his record keeping....
Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers Regarding a letter written by Captain Elliott concerning his future command at the laboratory and his desire that men presently under his command be s...
Certification of payment; Thomas and Thomas for advertising Certification of payment; $14.93 to Thomas and Thomas for advertising "act for relief of the refugees from the British Provinces and Nova Scotia" and ...
Required Documents to Settle Accounts with Quartermaster General Northern posts will receive clothing before winter. Advised store account must be "fair and clear". Hodgdon would like to settle accounts with Quarter...
Sundry returns from General Hamilton Encloses sundry returns from General Hamilton. Hamilton wishes particular attention be paid to Fort Niagara, which needs quarter master stores supplie...
The Democrats Have Prevailed in the Election, Etc. Craig laments the victory of the Democrats in the recent election and discusses various supply concerns. Encloses a draft on Caleb Swan in favor of Ro...
Report for Congress on Military Matters, Emphasizing Foreign Relations As requested, details military matters pertinent to lay before the next session of Congress. Believes the country to generally be in a fine state of ...
Vouchers and disbursements on the expedition to Northhampton James Miller, agent to John Wilkins, Quarter Master General, sends sundry vouchers of disbursements in the Quarter Master Department on the Expedition...
Vouchers for cash expended by Captain Vance on the expedition to Northampton Sundry vouchers for cash expended in Quarter Masters Department by Captain Vance on the Expedition to Northampton. These are sent separately from the ...
Military stores to be sent to New Orleans States that he is ordered to charter a vessel and load it with military stores for New Orleans within four days....
Certification of Payment; James Leaky, Contractor Certification of payment; James Leaky, contractor, for rations, quartermaster, and hospital stores furnished recruits of Lieutenant Hancock, Kempsvill...
Furnishing military stores States that he has furnished the powder; adds that he can also supply General Wilkinson with his demands....
Unfavorable Opinion of the Muskets of Mr. Peck, Etc. Amidst a general assessment of the operations of the Springfield Armory, Wiliams notes that there is an unfavorable opinion of the quality of the musk...
Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers McHenry encloses an extract of a letter from Captain James Taylor....
Returns of clothing and quarter master stores Encloses two returns of clothing and quarter master stores wanted for the 15th Regiment of Infantry. States that there are considerable deficiencies o...
Speech to the Indians Apology for death of solider. Peaceful relations between white people and Indians recounted. Topic of revenge addressed....
Request to pack up woolen overalls for use of Company of Artillerists and Engineers at Baltimore under command of Lieutenant Muhlenberg Request to transport woolen overalls for full company for use of Captain Bruff's Company of Artillerists and Engineers at Baltimore at present under c...
Delivery of Overalls Ammended Orders to deliver sixty-two rather than seventy pairs of overalls....
Estimate of expenditures at New London, Virginia Holt sends Simmons estimate of expenses, amounting to $184, to be paid to Samuel Hodgdon....
Estimate of expenditures at New London, Virginia Estimate of expenditures on account of United States at New London in Virginia to James Callaway for rent of sundry houses for military stores and as ...
Troop Clothing Matters Major Craig discusses troop clothing matters with Samuel Hodgdon; clothing is on its way to the northwestern posts....
Securing the Appointment for Dr. Buchanan Dr. Buchanan is going to Philadelphia to solicit an appointment as a surgeon in the Army or Navy. His friends have a vey high opinion of his talents. ...
Clothing Should be Forwarded Immediately Jackson sent his returns for clothing wanted for for his battalion of Artillerists and Engineers to Ebenezer Stevens in New York. He urges Hodgdon to ...
Submission of Tumbrils and Traveling Forges belonging to the United States Sent by Frederick Rupp, tumbrils and traveling forges. Tumbrils contain ammunition and artillery accoutrement....
Enclosed Returns for Detroit Encloses the returns for Detroit for the month of October....
Receipt of Valentine Boyer Receipt for fifteen shillings paid to Valentine Boyer...
Bill of Exchange from David Henley Pay James Cowan $2,750, it being for value received of him in specie for paying artificers....
Sundry returns for Detroit and Fort Niagara Encloses sundry returns for the posts of Detroit and Fort Wayne....
Request for supplies to a Regiment of Infantry A request for supplies for a regiment of infantry. Makes reference to knapsacks, canteens, General Hamilton and a paymaster of the regiment. Notes th...
Payment to William Bingham for fortifications Whetstone Point, Baltimore Payment to William Bingham for $2400 for fortifications at Whetstone Point in Baltimore...
Return of clothing for Captain Littlefield Encloses return of clothing wanted for Capt. Littlefield's company to be sent to Savannah, Georgia. Mentions that Littlefield and his troops are curre...
Draft on Huron's Account; Supply of Clothing Acknowledges the receipt of Hodgdon's enclosure of a draft on the Bank of the United States for $2,000; mentions Lawrence Huron and supplies of clothi...
Delivery of Clothing Orders to ship uniforms for Littlefield's Artillery company....
Bill fo Exchange for Tousard's Traveling Expenses Request to pay Messrs. Gibbs and Channing $400 for Tousard's traveling expenses....
Want of clothing for Capt. Stilles' company Writes that he has been requested by Col. Stevens to inform him that Capt. Stilles' company of artillerists and engineers is in want of clothing, list...
Receipts of Frederick Razz for Use of Teams For use of three teams to bring two tumbrils and one traveling forge with its contents from Reading to Philadelphia, agreeable to contract with Lieute...
Travel from Philadelphia to New York Writes that sister Lucy is desirous of returning home from Philadelphia and asks Hodgdon to find someone who may be coming to New York to accompany he...
Request for Aid Request for assistance offered to refugees of Canada and Nova Scotia. Cited patriotism and support for American cause against Great Britain in Revolut...
Deposition of Attwood Fales on behalf of John Pascell Sworn testimony of Pascel's bravery and patriotism....
Deposition of Samuel Fales on behalf of John Pascell Affirmed acquaintance with John Pascell during their time at Fort Cumberland....
Keeping the Southern States in Good Humor Sitgreaves is involved in court during the week but will reflect on the theory of the Constitution and laws in favor of the claim once the court oblig...
Clothing to be Delivered to the Garrison and Fort Jay Orders to deliver uniforms for Artillery company at Fort Jay with list of required items....
Order in Favor of Joseph Wheaton Dayton requests payment of $10,000 in favor of Joseph Wheaton....
Cost of Powder Rising States that the cost of powder is rising and the government should make a purchase as quickly as possible....
Funds Granted for Paying Shoe & Cartridge Box Contractors Informs Wadsworth that the Secretary of War has issued a warrant for $2000 to him, that he may pay the shoe & cartridge box contractors. Says Wadswor...
Delivery of Muskets Orders to deliver to Charleville muskets for patterns....
On the assignment of a Clothier General to the Western Army Copy of document from Alexander Hamilton to General Wilkinson. Hamilton says that until the office of Clothier General shall be appointed, his duties ...
Certificate in favor of John McGown McGown served the United States during the Revolutionary War, lost his property, and is a refugee of British provinces in Canada....
Office of Clothier General Until the office of Clothier General has been appointed, the Deputy Paymaster General will perform his duties....
Delivery of Clothing Orders to deliver uniforms and blankets for Infantry company....
Delivery of Camp Kettles Orders to deliver camp kettles for recruiting party....
Return for Winter Clothing for one Sergt. & one private of the First Regt. of Infantry for the ensuing year Stores, return for winter uniforms for a sergeant and private....
Procuring a Large Iron Press of Suitable Construction Ames observes that a large iron press of suitable construction would be useful in punching locks and mounting and patterns might be cut with less trou...
Sister Safely Arrived, Ship Bound for Algiers Happily informs him of his sister Lucy's safe arrival from Philadelphia to New York. The business with the powder continues, prices are in flux. Write...
Winter Billeting of Troops, Etc. Major Craig discusses winter billeting of troops and clothing shipments with Samuel Hodgdon. Mentions the recent marriage of Captain Lyman to Susana R...
Certificate in favor of John McGown Certified McGown's role in the storming of Fort Cumberland and the seizure of some British troops. Supporting his claim for compensation for loss of c...
Huron's Draft, Powder, and Cannon Shot Writes that Lawrence Huron has settled the amount of his acceptance on the draft. In a postscript, he notes that he has received an order from Mr. Fra...
Byers' Complaints, Etc. Amidst a discussion of sundry accounting matters, Langham apologizes if Mr. Byers had any cause for complaint but it was no fault of Langham's.The bla...
Powder and Timber Regarding purchase of powder. Stevens has spoken with General Hamilton regarding the Algiers business. The plank which rotted so quickly much have bee...
Conducting Indians to & from Their Country Prior wrote to Capt. Mills with whom he left his instructions from General Knox to conduct the Indians from Philadelphia and deliver presents to the f...
Copy of public books for month of October and a reference to Indian claims Henley encloses copy of public books for month of October. Major Lewis, agent to Cherokees was at Knoxville to settle Indian claims, and those of the ...
Delivery of Medicine and Hospital Stores Letter, directs purchase of medicines and hospital stores and subsequent delivery for transportation to Massac and Chickasaw Bluffs....
Clothing Shipped, Thinking of Resigning Major Craig discusses clothing issues with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions that he is thinking of resigning from the service due to unresolved co...
Enclosed Invoice for Stationery Enclosed invoice for stationary sent to Capt. Harrison of the North Western Territory. Requests Craig copy the invoice and send it to Cincinnati....
Delivery of Clothing Orders to deliver uniforms and shoes....
Request for Issue of Artillerists' Clothing, With Return Thereof Directs issue of artillerists' clothing. A short note by Samuel Hodgdon is appended, which refers to an enclosed return for clothing sent by the unit...
Conspiracy to Get Rid of Me Perkins discusses a man who looked upon him with an evil eye and influenced another man named Small to bear false witness against him. He asserts that...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons confirms receipt of Hamilton's letter and expresses his intent to comply with the General's instructions....
Transmittal of abstracts Wilkins transmits abstract for settlement in Quarter Master, Ordnance, Hospital, and Indian Departments....
Request for Issue of Clothing & Equipment to Troops at Eastern Ports Directs issue of clothing & equipment to troops at Savannah, Georgia; Newport, Rhode Island; and Wilmington, North Carolina....
Forwarding of Instructions relative to taking vouchers Regarding accounts received from the Quarter Master's Department on the Mississippi. Wilkins informs that these accounts were made before receipt of S...
Regarding clothing and uniforms Writes that a major of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists wrote General Hamilton that his men were "almost naked" and that they needed clothing forwarde...
Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Simmons asks the Secretary at War to provide notification of any deeds of conveyance received by Tobias Lear. Lear is the agent for the purchase of l...
Quarterly returns of clothing and Indian goods Encloses duplicate quarterly returns of the clothing and Indian goods. Governor St. Clair's non-attendance at a conference at the Miamis has caused co...
Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Stevens notifies Hodgdon that he has drawn on him for the sum of $895.83 in favor of Messrs John Hollingsworth & Co. Stevens also requests a reply to ...
Request for Issue of Powder for Proving of Musket Barrels Directs issue of powder for proving musket barrels....
Memorandum of supplies wanted at Detroit Encloses memorandum of supplies wanted; requests that the articles be forwarded to Detroit early in the spring....
Request for Issue of Artillerists' Hats & Shoes for New York Shipment Directs issue of artillerists' hats and shoes for transport to New York....
North Carolina Officers for the Provisional Army Sends a list of officers applying for commissions in the Provisional Army being raised for the Quasi-War with the French with his comments on each off...
Account of Springfield Armory The statement of expenditures made on account of the armory at Springfield should exhibit the charges made to same since it was considered an armory u...
Receipt for payment for furnishing supplies to United States troops in New Jersey Request to pay Jonathan Dayton $8000 on account of Elias Dayton contract for furnishing provisions to the troops of United States for state of New Jer...
Accepting Hunt's resignation McHenry apologizes for forgetting to mention it in his previous dispatch but notes that the President has accepted Hunt's resignation of his commissio...
Reimbursement for Services Supposed Col. Hamtramck's information regarding clothing allocation for recruits to be correct. Remarked on Pickering's disposition, but said that Cr...
Enclosed return of coats and vests supplied Encloses a return of the coats and vests to which he has supplied; mentions that there are about three hundred artillery coats on hand....
Clothing, General Hamilton's Impending Arrival Major Craig discusses clothing issues with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions General Hamilton's impending arrival in Philadelphia....
Necessity of clothing for Capt. Stilles' company States that he is disappointed to discover that Hodgdon has not supplied his company with the ample amount of clothing requested in his return. Reques...
Sundry returns for Col. Stevens Encloses sundry returns of ordinance on behalf of Col. Ebenezer Stevens...
Report on Hodgdon's Land Meigs could not get any information about Hodgdon's lands. Hodgdon's name is not in the land register books....
Deliver Goods to Colonel Mentges for Indians Requests Harris deliver shirts, blankets, and shoes for the use of the Indians now in town....
Request for Transportation to Knoxville of Items belonging to Lieutenant John Porter Request to furnish transportation to Knoxville Tennessee for trunk and small box belonging to Lieutenant John Porter of 4th Regiment of Infantry....
Enclosed Return Discusses yearly allowance of stationary for regiments....
Separate Duties of the Paymaster & the Accountant The duties of the Paymaster General and the Accountant of the War Department are distinct from one another and nowhere does the law state that one can...
Power of Attorney from Martha Ridgway to Ebenezer Hilyard Martha Ridgway, widow and sole administrator of all the singular goods of Aquila Ridgway, appoints Ebenezer Hilyard, bricklayer in Philadelphia, power...
Request for Issue of Writing Materials for 10th Regiment Directs issue of writing materials to the quartermaster of the 10th Infantry Regiment....
Account of Dr. Charles Brown Dr. Charles Brown, Surgeon of the First Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, should be instructed as to what vouchers or evidence is necessary for ...
Account of John Woodward John Woodward should be furnished with the forms necessary for maintaining his account. The Secretary of War wants it to be understood that whenever m...
Clothing for Captain Stille's Company Colonel Stevens states that he will forward necessary clothing to Capt. Stilles' company at Fort Jay. Mentions that he has not yet received the chest ...
Alterations at Posts to be Submitted with Returns, Etc. Hodgdon has directed that when alterations are made at any of the posts, the documents associated with them should accompany the returns. Wilkins poin...
Letters from the Comptroller Whatever communications to McHenry from the Comptroller relate to the Simmons' office, the appropriate parts of those letters will be sent on to Simmo...
Claim and Reduction of Military Clothing will be attended to. Hamilton arrived, Hodgdon will bring his attention to Craig's claim for compensation, noted Stevens claim being denied ...
Craig's Armorer's Accounts Major Craig complains to Samuel Hodgdon regarding the quartermaster general's rejection of his armorers' accounts....
Request for Issue of Powder & Lead for Proving Gun Barrels Directs issue of powder & lead for proving gun barrels....
Return of Clothing and other supplies Encloses returns of clothing; discusses the supplies of coats and other articles....
Certificate in Favor of John McGowen, Nova Scotia Refugee Certification of John McGowen's loss of property in Nova Scotia, and his patriotism and support of Americans in Revolutionary War....
Request for Issue of Drum Components for 10th Regiment Directs issue of drum cords & sticks to the 10th Regiment....
Delivery of Tables Orders to deliver tables....
Request for Issue of Clothing, Equipment & Swords to Ports North of New York Directs sending of numerous military stores to New York, in parcels marked for transport to Boston, Mass.; Newport, RI; and Portland, Mass [now Maine]...
Reprehensible Actions of U.S. Consul in Relation to Morocco Reports on the case of Mr. Pintard, a U.S. consul to Madeira, who apparently continued trade with parts of Morocco after being informed that it would ...
Request for Issue of Clothing to Various Units in Georgia Directs issue of clothing to troops in Georgia, listed as recipients are cavalry, the 1st Regiment of Artillery, and the 4th Regiment of Infantry. Th...
Commission for Purchasing Powder Following a reference to a shipment of military stores to Governors Island, Stevens notes that the Secretary of the Treasury has ordered that he shoul...
Reports Cherokee Accounts, Returns for Aug-Sept Will forward account of delivery of Cherokee goods according to the treaty. Has forwarded returns for August and September to the War Department with ...
Payment and Death of Washington Assured Craig that payment of the Armourer will fall under settlement with the Quartermaster General. Remarked on the extraordinary nature of troops ...
Clothing Received, Ammunition Needed Reports that the clothing issued to several companies has been successfully received. Mentions a request for ammunition by the 12th Regiment....
Shot and Clothing Discusses clothing and other articles. Shot bring produced at Hope's furnace but not yet in sufficient quantities. Mentions vessels headed to Savannah...
Letter from Isle of France Hodgdon departs soon for Batavia. Has sent items from France, including handkerchiefs....
Fencing Off the Public from the Water, Etc. Parker notes that there have been no stores received at Carlisle since his last return and not many delivered. The troops need cartridges and other ar...
Purchase of Two Horses While he was quartermaster at Niagara, McClallen purchased one horse from Mr. Clinch at that place and one from Doctor Coffin at Oswego. He does not r...
Request for Issue of Cannon Implements for Fort Mifflin Directs issue of cannon powder & implements for use by the garrison of Fort Mifflin....
Authorization Authorized Isaac Craig, of the Department of the Quartermaster General to receive money and give orders regarding the agent James Miller....
For the sake of ease and retirement Swan relates business matters relating to his eventual retirement....
Muskets from Hamburg Muskets from Hamburg delivered to Ebenezer Stevens....
Ceremony of Remembrance for George Washington Mentions plans for a ceremony of remembrance of George Washington; Gouverneur Morris will be one of the speakers. Also gives Hodgdon the compliments o...
Letter of Introduction Introduces to Hodgdon a good friend and colonel; also mentions Timothy Pickering and supplies of powder....
Death of Washington Major Craig laments the death of Washington in a letter to Samuel Hodgdon....
Withdrawal of vouchers Request to withdraw vouchers sent sometime ago....
Stores and Contracts Discusses business with the Superintendent of Military Stores; packages at Mr. McDaniel's store....
Vouchers Expresses indebtedness for sending of vouchers and now returns them....
Value of Articles Delivered from the Public Store. Estimation of the value of articles delivered from the Public Store to the order of David Ames, Superentendant for the use of the Armory since Decembe...
Estimation of Tools and Utensils On Hand Estimation of all tools and utensils on hand at the Armory in Springfield as returned by the Superintendent per his return, December 31st 1799....
Estimation of the Value of Gun Barrels Estimation of the value of gun barrels burst in proving, scrap iron, old files and turned into the public store since December 31st 1798....
List of documents belonging to the Office of the Accountant of the Department of War Itemized list of muster and pay rolls, sundry receipts, and other accounting documents....
Unsigned Presidential Endorsement of Capital Punishment for Andrew Anderson States the particulars of the court martial and conviction of Andrew Anderson, and affirms his sentence to hang, in the name of "the beneficial influe...
Account for Salaries of Clerks Lists salaries totaling $700 for clerks employed in Caleb Swan's office for one quarter....
Balances Due the United States, 1st of January 1800 This is a 37 page list of those who have balances owed to the United States....
Request for Issue of Powder for Proving Gun Barrels Directs issue of powder for proving gun barrels....
Guardianship Letter Guardianship of Gideon De Lesdernier and his estate is given to Lewis Frederick De Lesdernier by Judge of Probate of Wills. Gideon has been declared a...
Request for Temporary Issue of Arms & Accoutrements for Recruits Directs temporary issue of arms & accoutrements to a company of recruits in Philadelphia, to be returned before they depart....
Settlement of Accounts If adjustments to accounts cannot be made with the Quartermaster General, Hodgdon will complete the necessary adjustments. Hodgdon anxious to settle ...
A Report on the Secretary of War, On certain measures which appear to him to be necessary for the improvement of our Military System. Report detailing necessary improvements to the current military system. Advocates for a standing army and necessary fortifications and education syst...
Recommendations for Improving the Military System Secretary McHenry requests action from President Adams respecting certain measures and assignments which he deems indispensable to the improvement of ...
Report on the National Armory McHenry transmits a report of the expenses of the National Armory at Springfield, Massachusetts....
Report of the Expenses of the National Armory The Secretary of War lays before the Senate of the United States an exhibit of the expenses of the National Armory at Springfield Massachusetts with t...
Disposition of Charles Wright's Pay, Etc. Wright asks that the one hundred dollars owed to the late Lieutenant Charles Wright be paid to his order despite the policy that prohibits sums less t...
Lists Bounties for Troops Notification that each private received twelve dollars for bounty. The recruiting officer received two dollars for each man he recruited....
Payment to Edward Wright From the Creek Agency, Hawkins makes payment of $1656.80 to Edward Wright, United States factor, expenditures in the Creek Department for final quarte...
Request to pay John W. Hooker for money paid Barclay McGee Request to pay John W Hooker $585 for so much he paid Barclay McGee for waggoning for the garrison....
Payment to Benjamin Smith for Purchase of his lots in Smithville, Fort Johnston McRee requests payment of $210 to Benjamin Smith for purchase of his lots in Smithville at Fort Johnston....
Payment to Benjamin Smith for purchase of his lots in Smithville McRea request for payment of $200 to Benjamin Smith for purchase of his lots in Smithville falling within the plan of Fort Johnston....
Purchase of office supplies Received at Philadelphia from John Wilkins Quarter Master General and Mr James Miller Agent, $4.37 for stationary delivered....
Receipt for supplies furnished to United States troops in New Jersey Request to pay $5000 to Jonathan Dayton for Elias Dayton's use for supplying provisions to the troops of United States within state of New Jersey....
Request for Translation & Printing of French Military Text on Horse Artillery Directs McHenry to have translated and printed portions of a French military engineering text which concern horse artillery. Adams requests that copi...
Bill of William Buck for Carriage Hire Account information and expenses related to W. Bucks travel and transportation to Fort Mifflin. Appended note mentioned G. Washington's death....
Submission of Proposed Amendments to U.S. Military Establishment Submits proposed amendments to the military establishment of the United States, aimed at refining the system while maintaining U.S. security....
Superintendent's Estimate is Too High Williams contends that the Superintendent's estimate of tools and utensils is too high by several thousand dollars. He bases his contention on documen...
Message from the President of the United States, transmitting a Report of the Secretary of War, On certain measures which appear to him to be necessary for the improvement of our Military System. Official report addressing recommendations for improving the U.S. military. Argued for a well funded standing army....
Request for Issue of Powder for Proving of Musket Barrels Directs issue of powder for proving musket barrels....
Enclosed Report from Secretary of War President John Adams sends the Congress a copy of a report made by the Secretary of War, James McHenry, regarding various military affairs....
Request for Issue of Clothing to Artillerists, Engineers, & Artificers Directs issue of clothing & blankets for troops of the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers, as well as clothing for artificers employed at Fort Mi...
Request for Issue of Sergeant's Sword & Belt, & Return for the Same Directs issue of one sergeant's sword & belt to the bearer. A return for the same is included....
Instructions Before Disposing of Refuse Articles Williams has disposed of scrap iron and refuse of barrels and bayonets and authorized their sale to the credit of the United States after having them ...
Invalid pensioners from Virginia War Secretary encloses list of invalid pensioners belonging to the State of Virginia, with the monthly allowances to each, to the Commissioner of Loan...
Submission of abstracts of disbursements Encloses abstracts of disbursements and purchases made in Quarter Master Department by John Wilkins during December 1799....
Rent Etc. Due J. Seagrove Paperwork submitted by McHenry show claims of J. Seagrove against U.S. for rent due on lands and buildings occupied by the government. McHenry author...
Approbation for Clothing Discussed providing clothing for cadets and non-commissioned officers as specified by law. Because of this law, McHenry did not believe that a specia...
Stores for the Ohio and the Mississippi, Etc. Major Craig reports to Samuel Hodgdon that stores for the Ohio and Mississippi are received. Craig also mentions the on-going business of settling the...
Appraisal of Three Public Horses In addition to enclosing the return for military stores for the last quarter of 1799, there is an appraisal of the three public horses by Captain Harr...
Receipt of Louis Severe Payment in full made to Severe for services as interpreter, with enclosed document certifying Severe's service....
Request for Issue of Clothing to Staunton for 4th Infantry Regiment Directs issue of clothing to Staunton, VA for use by a company of the 4th Regiment of Infantry....
Payment for Expenses Related to Expedition Williams is retiring and requested Simmons submit balance due Williams for "the Expedition" to the Secretary of War for his approval....
Request for Price of Bricks and Lime Requested prices Mr. McCrary charged for bricks and lime which were purchased for the fortifications at Rhode Island....
Arms Contracts for Rhode Island and Attleborough Refers to the correspondence with contractor Elisha Brown about arms fabrication for the use of the public in Rhode Island and at Attleborough in Mass...
Double Rations Steele did not communicate instructions to the paymaster as he does not approve of establishing general rules that might be disadvantageous to the pub...
Rules on Double Rations Enclosed letter addressed Secretary of War's opinion on uniform rules in allowing double rations and what to do when the request for double rations is...
Request for Issue of Powder & Lead for Proving Gun Barrels Directs issue of powder & lead for proving gun barrels....
Request for Payroll and Muster Roll of mounted infantry under command of Cornet George L Davidson Application made to Mr Claiborne of Congress regarding claims of detachment of mounted infantry under command of Cornet George Davidson. Simmons canno...
Transportation of Provisions and Payment Weather has proved to be favorable, no interruption to navigation of the Ohio river. Hospital stores have gone forward. Parker has made multiple requ...
Inadequate Compensation Major Craig complains to Samuel Hodgdon of not being compensated for acting as the commissary of miltary stores and clothing. Craig suggests that he ...
Appropriate Response to Indian Plunder Mr. Smith wrote St. Clair requesting partial stoppage to the annuity due the Potowatamie Indians because of their assault on him while he descended th...
Payment of regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler Henley requests payment of $412.12 to John Wilkins Jr for regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler....
Protecting Bills from Villains $1500 in post notes on account of the armory have been received. Williams recommends cutting bills into halves as a safe way of ensuring that they wou...
Large Wood Screws for Heel Plates of Muskets, Etc. $1600 in post notes on account of the Armory have been received. Williams is disappointed that he has not been able to procure large wood screws suita...
Allowed Expenses Discussed expenses related to the board of troops at taverns and the cost of entertaining citizens at the Captain's table. McHenry believed that the ...
One-Story Building Recommended, Etc. Williams has received from the Superintendent of the Armory the plans, and request for materials, for buildings he wants erected immediately. The Supe...
Request for Issue of Cannon Implements & Ammunition for Proving a Cannon Barrel Directs issue of various ammunition & cannon implements for testing a three-pounder cannon at Foxall's Furnace....
National Defense Letter from the Sec. of War to the Chairman of the committee on national defense. Discussed the radical changes to current militia that would create ...
Acceptable Charges for Indian Agents Requested Simmons examine the accounts and vouchers of I. Chapin, deputy agent for the Six Nations of Indians. Mentioned Simmons previous judgement o...
Certification of Payment; Gillaspy and Strong Certification of payment; $71.34 to Gillaspy and Strong for medicines and attendance on sundry officers and privates in service of United States, agre...
River Is Closed with Ice Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that the river is closed with ice and all western shipments of stores are halted. He discusses accounts of Captain ...
Returns of Quarter Master's Stores issued in the month of January at the Post of Southwest Points Tennessee Returns of Quartermaster stores for month of January 1800 from the War Department of Tennessee, specifically at Southwest Point. This includes receipt...
Order for saltpeter for manufacture of gunpowder for Navy Thomas transmits order from Secretary of War on Samuel Hodgdon for 20 tons of salt petre for manufacturing gun powder for Navy....
Request for Shipment of Shoes to New York Directs transport of 800 pairs of "the largest shoes you have" to New York....
Certification of payment; Doctor James Lindsay for medicine and attendance on recruits of Captain Edmond Taylor’s Company, 8th Regiment Infantry Certification of payment; $20 to Doctor James Lindsay for medicine and attendance on recruits of Captain Edmond Taylor’s Company, 8th Regiment Infantr...
Accounts Bills received and paid. Notification that upon receipt of minute list of required materials, requested materials for Creek Factory will be forwarded ...
Accounts for Supplying the Troops in Connecticut Simmons informs Elijah and Simon House that their accounts for supplying the troops in Connecticut were received. Simmons also provides an account ba...
Request to Assign a Proxy Enclosed account given to Hodgdon by P. Hagner. This letter is a notification that Miller never identified a person to receive and sign receipts for ...
Notification of Mailed List List of required materials mailed, request for blank books....
Duplicate Returns (issued) of QM Stores. Copy of returns of Quartermaster stores for month of January 1800 from the War Department of Tennessee, specifically at Southwest Point. This includes...
Letter on accounts and request for use of a public horse Enclosed bill from McGhee for the Secretary of War. Requested a public horse for his use as Hooker's horse "kicked the bucket". Mentioned health of ...
Allowances to be Made to General McPherson McHenry directs Simmons to put the sundry expenses for Brigadier General McPherson on the public expense, and lists previous officers such as Washingt...
Allowance for Clerk McHenry gave his approval for the employment of a clerk to assist E. Stevens. Authorized allowance to pay said clerk equal to salary given in New Yor...
Unlawful Charges by Doctor The last letter from Simmons instructed Dr. Brown what vouchers were necessary for submitting for reimbursement. Discussed Dr. Brown's request for co...
Contract for pistols between McHenry and Simeon North Articles of Agreement between James McHenry and Simeon North of Berlin, Connecticut, for furnishing 1500 pistols....
Cords of Wood for Major Tousard Tousard received four cords of wood per instructions from the Secretary of War....
Nathaniel Smith request for payment to Mr Sturges Nathaniel Smith request for payment to Mr Lewis B. Sturges $4000 and place the same to Smith's account so much advanced towards cartouche boxes....
Lack of Respect from the Secretary of War Major Craig laments to Samuel Hodgdon regarding the lack of respect shown to him by the Secretary at War. Craig mentions appealing to Congress to obta...
Pestilence that Has Ravaged Philadelphia, Etc. Amidst a discussion of a number of matters, Sargent warns Hodgdon that in the summer he should be in the country, rather than stay in the city. Sargen...
Request for Issue of Steuben's Regulations Directs issue of one copy of Baron von Steuben's regulations to Lewis Tousard. A note from Tousard is appended....
Proposed Foundry on the Potomac Johnson believes that the proposed foundry should be established on the Potomac above the Great Falls at the mouth of the Virginia Catoctin, rather th...
Receipt of William Simmons to Elias Dayton contract for supplies to United States troops Request from Elias B. Dayton to pay Jonathan Dayton $10,000 on account of contracts for supplies to troops of United States....
Amount Due Me for Repairing Arms Byers has drawn on Hodgdon in favor Abraham Shepherd for $79.85. This is the sum due Byers for the repair of arms under an agreement with Major Langh...
Enclosed Account of Contractors Encloses a copy of a letter from Messrs. Phelps and Sanford related to expenditures against the U.S. government. Asks Simmons to examine the account a...
Issues Related to Land Warrants Major Craig discusses issues related to land warrants and the Secretary at War with Samuel Hodgdon....
Supply Order for Indian Goods Commissary for Indian goods in the Detroit region; mentions a funeral for a Potawatomi chief....
Certificate of Post Notes of 500 dollars each Two Post Notes of 500 dollars each in the name of Joseph Williams payable in seventy days. Signed by Samuel Hodgdon...
Request for Issue of Clothing & Blankets Directs issue of clothing & blankets for use by John Vincent, a Huron Indian....
Commissary of Indian goods Request that the Commissary of Indian Goods issue textile goods for a party of Indians from St. Josephs....
Accounts of Samuel Lewis Request for information on accounts of S. Lewis and the names of the people to receive money that Lewis held....
Court Martial of Individual Officers and Soldiers Encloses the proceedings of a court martial in the case of Lieutenant Hoffman and asks it be passed along to the President so that he may approve the ...
Assurances of Rights to Claims Recounts evidence of support for American cause in Revolutionary war and property losses sustained entitling McGown to compensation for refugees....
Expedited Submission of Accounts McHenry urged Simmons to write various government officials and contractors to submit their accounts for settlement with reasonable hast. If there wa...
Forwarding Proceedings of Court Martial of 12th Regiment Lieutenant Forwards proceedings of a court martial against Lt. Samuel Hoffman of the 12th Infantry Regiment, along with a letter from General Hamilton concerning...
[EXTRACT] Settling Accounts and Expense of Clothing Rivardi approved of Hamilton's method of payment for clothing. Rivardi wrote Sec. of War regarding expenses of transporting the clothing from Oswego ...
Request for Issue of Clothing for 1st & 4th Regiments Near Staunton Directs shipment of clothing for members of the 1st and 4th Regiments to Staunton, VA....
Request for Issue of a Shovel to the War Office Directs issue of a shovel to the bearer, for use by the War Office....
[COPY] Enclosed AccountsKMC Enclosed account of barge builder and the original order of Hamilton to build the barge. Requested Miller make a draft on the Branch Bank so Morris c...
Receipt and Payment for Freight Alexander Hamilton indicates that Ebenezer Stevens will pay the sum agreed upon in New York for freight associated with Captain Littlefield's company....
Refusal to Admit Accounts of the Ordnance Department Craig discusses the implications of the Quartermaster General's refusal to admit the accounts of the Ordnance Department. The QMG says that since has ...
Enclosed Contracts for Rations Enclosed contracts for rations for South Carolina and Georgia. Requested necessary paperwork that verified the expenses....
Use of Quartermaster to Settle Accounts Enclosed letter from Maj. Rivardi regarding clothing for troops at Niagara, discussed having a quartermaster at each post to handle expenses and settl...
Requested Advice on Method of Charging U.S. for Expenses Phelps and Sanford enclosed bill related to the storage and maintenance of arms and clothing for U.S. They were uncertain on how to charge the govern...
Affadavit in favor of Lewis Frederick Delesdernier McGown's testifies in support of the De Lesdernier's claims as Canadaian refugees. He certifies their losses and current residence in the United State...
Accounting and Contract Matters Simmons is to settle the account of the Department with John and Amos Woodward. The barge or boat at Fort Trumbull should be noted as part of the Quar...
Request that Major Tousard be supplied with sundries Tousard has been charged by General Alexander Hamilton with certain duties relative to formation of a code of exercise, maneuver and regulations of th...
Charges for Rent of Rooms in Warehouse for Deposit of Public Stores Payment for rent for rooms in warehouses for the deposit of public stores....
Regarding Replacement of a Commission Plate Refers to the replacement of a commission plate and a print struck from it....
Bill of Exchange for Purchasing Forage for Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel Butler in Tennessee Request for $200 to be appropriated to Amos Bird for the Quarter Master's Department for purchasing forage for cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel Butler...
Bill of exchange for payment of troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler Requests payment of $1650 to Henry & Boggs for pay of regular troops under Lieutentant Colonel Butler in Tennessee....
Assistance in Obtaining Public Employment Since Waters has made progress in bringing forward a farm in the County of York District of Maine, it would now be agreeable for him to obtain public ...
Evaluating the Indian Trading House at Georgia McHenry wants to be furnished with information that will enable him to evaluate the Indian Trading House in Georgia. He requests inventories, accounts...
Evaluating the Factory Under Hooker's Supervision McHenry asks to be furnished with inventories, accounts, and statements that will enable him to ascertain if business has diminished or improved at th...
Bill of exchange for payment of troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler Requests payment of $1000 to Black and Williams for paying regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler in Tennessee....
Letter from Return Jonathan Meigs Mentioned obtaining a furlough to visit his family, and while Meigs was away returns would be made by I. Shieffelin who was appointed assistant. Ment...
Poor Performance of the Postal Department, Etc. Major Craig thanks Samuel Hodgdon for administering to his land warrant. Craig also reports the poor performance of the postal department....
Commissary of Indian goods Asks for issue of coating for an Ottawa Chief and blankets for the use of the laboratory....
Vouchers for services performed in the Indian Department Acknowledges receipt of vouchers said to be for contingent expenses for services performed in the Indian Department....
Regulations Regarding Certain Supplies and Respecting Objects of Special and Extra Expense Regulations respecting certain supplies and objects of special and extra expense. Contractors supply rations, ardent spirits and vinegar, quarters, tr...
Request to Pay George Sears, Account of Fortifications at Baltimore Harbor Request to pay $2000 to George Sears on account of fortifications for defense of harbor at Baltimore....
Request for Issue of Powder & Lead for Proving Gun Barrels Directs issue of powder & lead for proving gun barrels....
Accounts from Major General Hamilton Discusses claim for expenses by Captain McClellan, incurred in attending court martial. Also encloses account for expenses pursuing deserters....
5000 Bushels of Coal for the Armory, Etc. Williams wants to know how much it would cost to deliver five thousand bushels of coal from Virginia to Hartford, Connecticut. This is the quantity ca...
Request for Issue of Shoes for 10th Regiment of Infantry Directs issue of 17 pairs of shoes to an officer of the 10th Regiment of Infantry....
List of Materials for Factory Required List yet to be received; urgently required in order to request materials from agent in London. Request for ruling on whether or not Negro woman was p...
Captain Bowman's Rank Communicates appointment authorized by the Secretary of War....
Construction of Defenses on Beacon Island Capt. James Taylor is authorized to construct certain works and defenses on Beacon Island, North Carolina. Simmons should transmit to Taylor the neces...
Vouchers and disbursements on the expedition to Northampton Miler transmits vouchers in order to answer Simmons' query regarding amount disbursed in the Quarter Master's Department on the expedition to Northamp...
Military Land Lottery Major Craig discusses the military land lottery with Samuel Hodgdon....
Organizations of regiments of artillery and engineers Discusses the organization of regiments of artillery and engineers, enclosed a draft of a Bill that will support the proposed changes....
Request for Purchase of a Steel Spring Truss Directs purchase of a steel spring truss for use by a private of the Fort Mifflin garrison....
Request for Military Bounty Land Denied Request for Lieutenants share of Continental Military Bounty Land denied because McPherson quit the service prior to the end of the war....
Claim for extra compensation; Doctor Brown Claim for extra compensation; $815 to Doctor Charles Brown for attendance on sick Indians, and for rent of a house to treat sick Indians, with an extr...
Wood for Union Camp Hamilton orders a delivery of wood to Union Camp....
Extracts from Henley's books for the month of December 1799 Encloses copy of entries of books for month of December 1799. Laments his workload and explains delays in getting accounts forwarded....
Duplicate Returns for the Quarter Master Stores in February 1800 Returns of Quartermaster stores for month of February 1800 from the War Department of Tennessee, specifically at Southwest Point. Includes an order fo...
Abstracts and vouchers of payment made by David Henley Hillis encloses abstracts and numbers of payment made by David Henley, agent for Department of War, Tennessee....
Anxiety Regarding Money Transactions, Etc. Williams feels that the mode adopted by Hodgdon of remitting one thousand dollars at a time will, despite the risk, enable him to meet his payments. H...
Enclosed Report on Silas Dinsmoor, Temporary Indian Agent Simmons enclosed the final report on the claim of Silas Dinsmoor, Temporary Indian Agent, and sent it directly to Adams because he and the Secretary o...
Regulations Respecting Certain Supplies Enclosed are regulations respecting certain supplies and objects of extra expense. Simmons should communicate these regulations to the parties affecte...
Particular Modes Adopted for Transmitting Returns, Etc. After submitting a return of clothing due Captain Kalteisen, Freeman inquired as to the particular modes required for transmitting returns. Since he h...
Issues Related to Armorers Major Craig discusses issues related to armorers and the Secretary at War with Samuel Hodgdon. He commiserates with Hodgdon over the state of his appl...
Regarding draught on Secretary of War and receipt of money Discusses draft on Secretary of War and receipt of money....
[Certificate in favor of William Torrey.] Described loss of Torrey, an importer of British dry goods, due to the American invasion of Montreal and his subsequent service in the U.S. military....
Sale of Land Discussed property values and the sale of land warrants....
Request from Mr Lyman to have Mr Williams' duties and power more strongly defined at Springfield Armory Lyman conveyed Mr. Williams' request for more strongly defined powers. The superintendent, Mr. Ames, indicated that Mr. Williams has no authority rega...
New Book Keeper and Status of Furs for Transport Mr. Elliot's travel plans. Opinion of Wright - that Elliot was acceptable but would have preferred a man who could keep accounts in a more agreeable ...
Rations for South Carolina & Georgia Enclosed is a contract with Dandridge Crocker and Daniel Elam for supply of rations in South Carolina and Georgia....
Request for Issue of Parts for Armory Fire Engines Directs issue of parts for the fire engines at the Springfield and Harper's Ferry armories....
Extra allowances for expenses to officers Enclosing regulations adopted at the War Office relative to extra allowances for expenses to officers....
Certification of service of John Delesdernier Certification of service of John Delesdernier, who was a private in the Rhode Island Regiment....
Seeks Information on Payment for Officers attending a Court Martial Comments on pay for officers attending court martials, hoping that reasonable expenses should be paid. Requests information on how this is handled in ...
Payment to Dayton for Supplies Elias Dayton requests payment of $10,000 to Jonathan Dayton on account of contract for supplies to United States troops in New Jersey....
Ammunition Ordered by General Hamilton Sundry ammunition ordered by General Hamilton for Harpers Ferry, Jersey, and Massachusetts....
Concerning naval expenses In response to a request for information regarding the expenditures and other charges for vessels before the establishment of the Navy Department....
Requests Information about Department Costs The Secretary of the Navy has requested an estimate of the cost and equipment of all vessels in the service of the Navy. Requests amount charged in Si...
Selling Military Land Major Craig asks Samuel Hodgdon about selling military land....
Request for Issue of Powder & Portfires for Cannon Testing at Cecil Furnace Directs issue of cannon powder & portfires for use in proving a cannon at Cecil Furnace....
Request for Issue of Cannon Cartridge Paper Directs issue of two reams of cannon cartridge paper to Captain Joseph Elliott....
Request for Issue of Medicine for 10th Regiment of Infantry Directs issue of medicine for use of the 10th Infantry Regiment....
List of Articles for the Dey & Ministry A list of articles wanted for the Dey and Ministry with the commission for timber on the annuity, i.e., to launch and pave the way for said timber to ...
Cover Letter of Supporting Documents on Refugee Status Explains that his health and remote residence are the reason why his request for compensation offered by Congress to refugees from Canada is submitted...
Timber from Algiers A list of items to be provided to the Dey in Algiers in exchange for timber for the United States. 400 yards of cloth are to be handed to Secretary of...
Articles Needed for the Dey & Ministry in Algiers A list of articles wanted for the Dey and Ministry with the commission for timber on the annuity, i.e., to launch and pave the way for said timber to ...
Memorial of John Torrey, Canadian Refugee Torrey is a native of Boston who was in St. John's and Montreal. Recounts his service to the American troops after they captured St. Johns. Requests c...
Dr. Brown's Traveling Expenses Dr. Brown is entitled to one servants, thus he should be allowed to include his servant in his traveling expenses from Detroit....
Request for Issue of Powder for Proving Gun Barrels Directs issue of powder for use in proving gun barrels....
Refusal of Recommended Furlough; Rule on Communication Between Sec. of War and Subordinate Officers Rejects Ellicot's request that a Captain Bowyer be given furlough, recommending that Bowyer address the issue through normal channels to General Hamil...
Armorer's Tools Necessary for a Regiment A list of armorer's tools essentially necessary for a Regiment....
Account of Lt Ross, 1st Regiment of Artillery and Engineers Alexander Hamilton notes that Lieutenant Ross was detached by order of Major General Pinckney and that the service is of a nature as to come under the...
Request for payment to Captain Josiah Hazard, sailing master, whose family is in distress Request for payment of $100 to sailing master Captain Josiah Hazard whose family is in distress and this sum will aid in their relief....
Enclosed Deposition Cover letter enclosing deposition of John Star in favor of McGowen's claim as a refugee from Canada. Another deposition to be forwarded later....
Procuring Clothing for John Strong Enclosed is a paper signed by Captain Nicholls certifying one suit of clothes due to John Gold and a Power of Attorney from Gold to John Strong. Churc...
Regarding Discharge of Clothing States that clothing cannot be distributed without a signed discharge for the individual....
Letter of Introduction for Mr. Bertholet Mr. Bertholet, a Canadian, is on his way to Greenville on business for his uncle. Hamtramck asks Mills to provide assistance to him if possible....
Claim of Cornet Davidson and His Militia Regarding the claim of Cornet Davidson and detachment for militia services. Simmons informs that no money has been paid; therefore the claim should be...
Enclosed Affidavit of Joseph Cove Cummings submits Cove's claim for relief as a refugee. Cove was injured by frostbite and cannot make the journey to submit the papers himself....
Stores Received and Issued, Etc. Major Craig forwards abstracts of stores issued and received to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also reports that the Quartermaster General will allow payment ...
Forwarding Swords & Belts Mr. Orr has stated that he gave the necessary certificates of inspection to the manufacturers of the swords and belts and had them boxed and marked US...
Request for Issue of Cannon Shot for Christiana Bridge, Delaware Directs issue of 4-pounder cannon shot for use at Christiana Bridge, DE....
Officers Who Have Delayed Sending Their Vouchers Swan lists a number of officers who have delayed sending their vouchers and the amounts for which they are responsible....
Account of John Mackey In settling the account of John Mackey, lately the paymaster and storekeeper of the armory at Harpers Ferry, he should be given credit for the money h...
Inquiry into Whether All Officers' Commissions Have Been Sent Inquires whether all officers' commissions have been sent, and if not, how many remain to be sent....
Desire for Assistant Laments lack of assistant, Wright's only help was what he brought with him from Maryland....
Enclosed Certificate of Land Rights Certificate of land rights enclosed, as granted by Congress to refugees from Canada....
Clothes to be Forwarded to the 2d and 3d Infantry Request to deliver to John Wilkins complete sets of clothing for the Second and Third Regiments of infantry to be transported to Bennington to the add...
Officer Commissions During Congressional Recess Reports that commissions have been sent to all the officers who have been approved by the Senate. Says it would have been useless to write out or send...
The Case of Beal and Hopkins McHenry advises that it would be a mistake to depart from the rules regarding relative rank, even though in the case of Beal and Hopkins, Beal is the ...
[CONFIDENTIAL] Status of Military Discusses the power of the President to dismiss military officers and instances where such action is or has been appropriate. Also considers the attit...
Forwarding returns and vouchers Forwards the returns and vouchers from the previous three months....
Procuring a Vessel Bound for New Orleans There is only one vessel that may proceed to New Orleans but her owners are waiting on the decision of Congress relative to the drawback on goods. Sev...
Pay Bill of exchange drawn on Harris in favor of Nathan Wright. Money is salary of E. Wright for 3 months of service as factor at Creek Factory in Georgia...
Deposition of Mathais Halsted Attests to locations of John Halsted during American invasion of Canada during Revolutionary War....
Request for Issue of Clothing & Equipment for Fort Mifflin Troops (2) Directs issue of clothing and equipment to garrison of Fort Mifflin for three convicts....
Request for Issue of Marquee Tent for 7th Infantry Regiment, Richmond Directs issue of a marquee tent, with poles, to the 7th Infantry Regiment at Richmond, VA....
Documents Supporting Location of John Halsted Enclosed depositions of Aaron Burr and Mathias Halsted supporting John Halsted's residence in Canada during American Revolution. These and other docum...
Copy of David Henley's wastebook. Extracts from the wastebook of David Henley, Agent for the Department of War Tennessee for month of February 1800. Records accounts and expenditures f...
Orders to take action to supply troops in the district allotted Colonel Ogden, Deputy Quarter Master General ordered by Hamilton to take the necessary measures to supply troops in district allotted with articles sp...
Names and appointments in the United States Army Names and appointments in the Army of the United States...
Request for Issue of Artillerists' Clothing for 3 Companies Near New York Directs issue of artillerists' clothing for 3 companies, via New York....
Lead and Sulphur to Captain Robert Gill Request to deliver to Captain Robert Gill, naval storekeeper, 10 tons of lead and 5 tons of sulphur....
Account for salaries of clerks employed by paymaster general Caleb Swan Salaries of the clerks employed in the office of Caleb Swan paymaster general....
Request That Purchased Shoes be Shipped to Philadelphia Directs that a recently-procured order of shoes manufactured on a new pattern be shipped to Philadelphia....
Vouchers of Issues and Shipments Major Craig forwards vouchers of issues and invoices of shipments to Samuel Hodgdon....
Received the Returns of Quartermasters Supplies McHenry acknowledges receipt of letter covering returns of Quarter Masters' supplies issued for month of February....
Deposition in favour of his Claims Cover paper regarding supporting documents for claims by refugees Lewis Frederick Delesdernier and his parents....
Letter to the Secretary at War Letter to the Secretary at War, mentions the Navy [highly illegible document]...
Request to pay William Edmond for Contract Smith requests payment of $500 on account of cartouche boxes which he contracted by McHenry's direction....
[Articles of Agreement] Jonas Wade Contract Contract for 10,000 pair of shoes--McHenry with Jonas Wade. Detailed contract that stipulated inspection for quality, specific sizes, delivery dates,...
Payment to Joseph Habersham for Contingent and Incidental Government Expenses Henley requests payment of $125.39 to John Crozier, postmaster at Knoxville, to be appropriated to the contingent and incidental expenses of governmen...
Expenditures of the Indian Department Respecting McHenry's request requiring statements of expenditures of the Indian Department, Simmons stipulates that he needs to know the specific peri...
Letter from Hartford May be claiming deference as he has recently been ill....
Letter from the Commander at Detroit Letter from John Francis Hamtramck, Commander at Detroit, to General James Wilkinson. Image not available....
Request to pay bill out of public monies Requests that Stevens pay out of public monies the amount of enclosed bull for $150 related to service mentioned in account annexed. Bill may be sent ...
Payment Alexander and James Fulton for Paying Regular Troops Henley makes payment of $2000 to Alexander and James Fulton for paying the regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler in Tennessee....
Request for Issue of Bridle and Saddle to Quartermaster's Agent Directs issue of a bridle and saddle to an agent of the quartermaster general....
Receipt of Regulations on Matters of Supply Acknowledges receipt of regulations regarding barracks and regulations respecting certain supplies; respecting objects of special and extra expenses a...
Abstracts of Disbursements and Purchases made in Quartermaster’s Department Wilkins encloses abstracts of disbursements and purchases made in the Quarter Master's Department by John Wilkins from 1 January to 21 March....
A Marquee & Baggage Wagon for General Hamilton, Etc. General Hamilton will soon take the field and his first rendezvous will be at Union Camp Scotch Plains. He will want his marquee and the Adjutant Gene...
Suspension of the Recruiting Service Colonel Moore has not received Hamilton's orders suspending the recruiting service for the twelve new regiments because some of the southerly regiment...
Request to Sell Bayonets and Ramrods Directs Harris to sell bayonets and ramrods to Robert McCormick, and turn the funds over to the Treasury Department....
Account of Phelps & Sanford According to the Accountant, the amount due Phelps & Sandford, which includes storage and a commission of five percent, is $274.39. A warrant has been...
Letter to the Secretary at War Letter from U.S. Senator Uriah Tracy (Connecticut) to the Secretary at War regarding a crime at a saltworks....
Payment Henry & Boggs value received in specie of Nathaniel Shaw for paying regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler Henley makes payment of $700 to Henry & Boggs for paying regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler in Tennessee....
Payment Lieutenant John Wallinton for Paying Subsistence Accounts of Regular Officers Henley makes payment of $300 to Lieutenant John Wallington to be appropriated for paying subsistence accounts of regular officers under Lieutenant Co...
Bill of Exchange for Edward Butler for Specie Received of Samuel Chew Hall Henley makes payment of $1000 to Captain Edward Butler, it being value received of Samuel Chew Hall in specie, for pay of regular troops under Lieuten...
Moving the Military Stores to a State Arsenal, Etc. Military stores belonging to the United States are kept in a wooden building along with combustible articles for which the rent is $500 per annum. Ste...
Notification of 4th Regiment Returns Sent & Orders Received Gaither's surgeon's mate plans to leave the service as soon as a replacement can be found. His unit is now part of the Fourth Regiment and he hopes a ...
Additional Papers Documents regarding refugees from Canada annexed....
Instruction for Shoes to Be Shipped to Philadelphia, & That More Be Contracted For Directs that two thousand pairs of shoes be shipped to Philadelphia and that an additional two thousand pairs be contracted for....
The Unfortunate Situation of Major Jeremiah Fisher Major Jeremiah Fisher, keeper of the Powder Magazine at Philadelphia, is in an unfortunate situation is due to non-payment of a demand on the Purveyor...
Appointment of Lieutenant William Porter as assistant to the Deputy Quartermaster General Lieutenant Porter of 11th Regiment of Infantry having been appointed provisionally as assistant to the Deputy Quarter Master General under command of ...
Stoppage of Pension Erroneous payment of pension to James Dole discussed. Dates of resumption of pension listed....
Capturing of merchant vessels Letter to the President of the United States regarding the belligerent capture of neutral merchant vessels, particularly by Great Britain. The letter ...
Account of Lieutenant McDermott Statement of the account of Lieutenant McDermott....
Request for Post Notes for Joseph Williams Request from Samuel Hodgdon to prepare $1000 in post notes for Joseph Williams payable twenty days after date....
Pay Jonathan Dayton for Supplies to United States Troops in New Jersey Request to pay $10,000 to Jonathan Dayton on account of Elias Dayton's account of contract for supplies to troops of United States in state of New Jer...
Conduct of the Courts of Maryland Ash requests that McHenry allow him to make use of his library in Baltimore and discusses his recent unpleasant experiences in the Baltimore County Co...
Abstract and account of the purchases made in the name of John Wilkins Jr Because of indisposition of Mr Francis, the purveyor, Secretary of War has requested that Quarter Master General make purchases on the account of Unit...
Certification of payment; William Cobbett, printer for advertising sundry deserters from Fort Mifflin by order of Major Lewis Tousard Certification of payment; $21.12 to William Cobbett, printer for advertising sundry deserters from Fort Mifflin....
Stop Payment of Pension Notification that the pension payments to James Dole were stopped due to erroneous payments. Described the amount of pension actually due Dole....
Request for Issue of Arms & Cartridge Boxes Directs issue of arms & cartridge boxes to Basil Wood; a note and return concerning the items, by Wood and his representative John Krips respectively,...
Account of John Woodward John Woodward is to be allowed two dollars per day for his superintendance of the works and laborers at Fort Trumbull and two and a half percent on th...
Letter from the Secretary at War Fragmentary letter from the Secretary at War; mentions the Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott...
Entitlement of Ration Allowance Discusses Colonel Butler, having received from Mr Chandler the paymaster certificates forwarded rations as commandant. Simmons considers him not entit...
Joseph Miller is Not to be Regarded a Purveyor or Agent to a Purveyor Conversation with Secretary of War confirms opinion stated to Simmons; that Miller not to be considered a purveyor or agent to a purveyor. Discusses S...
Concerning Stores of Blankets Notes receipt of Harris' letter of the same day. The blankets currently in stock are to be used to fill current and future orders....
Difficulties Adjusting Accounts Details on difficulties adjusting accounts per order of Hodgdon....
Request for Issue of Clothing to Savannah Troops Directs issue of clothing to troops at Savannah, GA....
Regarding Shoe Shipment Discusses the upcoming shoe shipment, and whether it should be shipped to Philadelphia or New York....
Enclosed Letter Encloses a letter and deposition from John McGown, refugee from Nova Scotia....
Information About Willing Shoe Contractor Informs Wadsworth of an offer from a shoe-maker to manufacture shoes for the Army...
Certification of payment; John Wilkins and James Miller, for purchases for armory at Harpers Ferry Virginia, and the armory at Springfield Massachusetts Certification of payment; $2829.16 to John Wilkins for purchases for armory at Harpers Ferry Virginia, and the armory at Springfield,Massachusetts, pa...
Proposing the Establishment of a National Gazette Adams wrote the heads of the departments about the need for a gazette similar to those in France and Britain, provided justification for the use of th...
Need for a Presidential Printer and Gazette President Adams discusses the need for an official President's printer and a government gazette.....
Request for Issue of Artillery Materials to Major Lewis Tousard Directs issue of cannon, with carriages, implements, and ammunition, to Maj. Lewis Tousard....
Colonel Butler's Payment Discrepancy Discusses letter from Mr. Chandler enclosing certificate for payment regarding Colonel Butler. Certificate first forwarded was erroneous....
[COPY] Transportation of Stores Clarification and standard policy requested for the transportation of private stores for officers to the post at which they are stationed....
Scale of Transportation for Officers to Remote Posts Tabulation of expenses required to transport officers' private stores to remote military posts....
General scale for transport of officers stores Supporting documents on the approved scale for annual transportation costs of private stores belonging to officers at remote posts. Addressed extendi...
Request for Issue of Twine, Sail Needles, & Tents for 10th Infantry Regiment Directs issue of twine, needles, & tents for the 10th Infantry Regiment....
Request for Issue of Clothing, Equipment, & Tents for 1st Infantry Regiment at Norfolk Directs issue of clothing, equipment, and tents for use by the men of the 1st Infantry Regiment stationed at Norfolk, VA....
Enclosed Letters on Indian Affairs McHenry enclosed copies of agreement with Indians (Indian Intercourse Act) for keeping peace, request for documents to be forwarded....
Compensation of Officers of the Quartermaster's Dept. In order to make a determination regarding the compensation of officers and agents employed in the Quartermaster's department, McHenry will need the R...
Changes to Quartermaster's Department, Power of Attorney Mentioned changes to tasks and processes in the Quartermasters Department and to the present arrangement of the army. Discussed method to transfer po...
Abstracts of Stores Major Craig sends abstracts of stores to Samuel Hodgdon, notes some errors in previous invoices and returns....
Additional Instructions for Shipping of and Contracting for Shoes Directions for shipping new shoes. Clarification on instructions for an additional order of shoes....
Certification of payment; Sergeant Christopher Tobias, deceased, 2d Regiment Artillerists and Engineers Certification of payment; $41.80 to Sergeant Christopher Tobias, deceased, 2d Regiment Artillerists and Engineers, to be paid to Lieutenant Ferdinand ...
Request for Issue of a Box of Cartridges Directs issue of a box of cartridges to General William McPherson; McPherson's order for the same is also included [his order also has its own documen...
Order for Box of Cartridges General MacPherson's order for a box of cartridges; the request to fill the order, by James McHenry, precedes the order....
[Confidence] Opinion regarding an official printer for the president Asked for opinion concerning the appointment of a printer to the president....
Request for Ammunition & Cannon Implements for Proving Cannon at Foxall's Furnaces Directs issue of powder, cartridges, and cannon implements to Maj. Lewis Tousard, for use in proving a cannon at Foxall's Furnace....
Interim Purveyor; Accounting for Cloth for Making Uniforms Informed Harris that the purveyor of military stores was ill, and that the interim purveyor should be respected accordingly. Directed issue of cloth ...
Opinion regarding an official printer for the president Discussed question of appointing an official printer for national gazette. Stated Constitution authorized the President to nominate a printer. Chase...
Appointment of a National Printer Discusses the legality of the President hiring a printer. He says that if a permanent, paid position serving all the government departments is contem...
Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin Applauded Chapin for his endeavors to stop the proposed visit to the Indians....
Deposition of James Rouse Rouse certified Joseph Luvetne's residence in Albany, Philadelphia, and Boston....
Request for Issue of Medicine for Fort Mifflin Garrison Document signed by James McHenry and Samuel Hodgdon, requests that John Harris be pleased to deliver to John Steele medicines now in store that have b...
Expenditures of the Ports & Harbors of the US McHenry needs information related to the amount of monies expended or disbursed on account of the fortifications of the ports and harbors in the US si...
Account of Joshua Orne Joshua Orne, who was appointed by Major Tousard to superintend the workmen and fortifications at Marblehead, is to be allowed two dollars per day in ...
Articles Shipped, Money Due N. Wright Enclosed invoice of merchandise shipped on the sloop Independence, N. Wright to receive salary for E. Wright....
Powder and Nitre in Store Statement of quantity of powder and nitre in store, from the Intendant's Office to the Secretary at War...
Request to send accounts up to the present day Asks if proper to send account up to present day. Refers to Colonel Stevens' accounts....
Duplicate Returns for Quarter Masters' Stores Department of War in Tennessee Duplicate returns of quartermaster stores issued in the month of March 1800....
Appointments for the United States Army Promotions and appointments for the Army of the United States; includes chaplains, regiments of infantry, artillerists & engineers. [Majority of names...
Enclosed Estimate and Claims Holt sends estimates including the claim of Colonel Callaway. He hopes to receive his vouchers and accounts soon....
Estimate of Expenditures at New London, Virginia Estimate of expenditures on account of the United States at New London, Virginia for rent of sundry buildings for storage and clerk's office....
Order for Payment to James Callaway Holt authorizes payment of $185 to James Callaway for rent of buildings at New London Virginia....
Difficulties in Obtaining Clothing Frye complains that in 1798 he was directed by the Secretary of War to make a return of clothing which he did for 66 suits and Hodgdon did not send hi...
Account of Ebenezer Stevens The reference in Col. Stevens account to overalls may be adjusted without McHenry's intervention. During an inclement season, soldiers were destitute ...
Death of Public Purveyor Informs Adams of the death of Tench Francis, Purveyor of Public Supplies; notes that a replacement is needed as soon as possible. Recommends Jonathan...
Recommendation for Officer Appointment to U.S. Navy Recommends William Roberts as a candidate for appointment in the U.S. Navy, based on his good character and education. Roberts asks for a position as...
Transferred Accounts The accounts listed have been closed on the books of the Treasury and should be transferred to the accounts in Simmons' office....
Claim of Baylor Hill Letter to the War Department Accountant concerning a claim by the attorney of Baylor Hill, who allegedly served as a Captain of Cavalry in the 1st Vir...
Health of Troops Discussed passage to Harper's Ferry; mentioned health of troops and lack of medicine and medical supplies. Requested details on how a relation to Hod...
Debtors Prison Former clerk of the War Department, Samuel Lewis, writes from debtor prison to James McHenry. Lewis sadly reflects on his current state, asserts that ...
Passing Through the Small Pox, Etc. Freeman has received the General Orders relative to the clothing. He hopes that Hodgdon's children have passed through the smallpox safely. Freeman's ...
Questions Respecting Captain Frye's Clothing, Etc. Reqarding the questions about Captain Frye's clothing, Freeman declares that when Frye's company arrived at Fort Johnson he had a large quantity of cl...
Power of Attorney for James Byers Jr. Byers of Springfield in the County of Hampshire in the State of Massachusetts appoints Samuel Hodgdon of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania his...
Payment to John Devereux for expenditures on the works to be erected at Beacon Island, North Carolina Captain Taylor of 6th United States Regiment makes payment of $500 to John Devereux for expenditures on works to be erected at Beacon Island....
Payment from James Taylor, Captain 6th United States Regiment to Pierce Manning for expenditures on the works to be erected at Beacon Island, North Carolina Taylor makes payment of $500 to Pierce Manning to account for expenditures on works to be erected at Beacon Island....
Enclosed Letter Concerning Contractors McHenry encloses to Alexander Hamilton the letter of E.B. Dayton to his brother, Senator Jonathan Dayton. Discusses the demands of Colonel Smith and h...
Resignation as Secretary of War McHenry asks for permission to resign his position as Secretary of War, effective June 1. He promises to answer any inquiries about the activities an...
Request for transportation of baggage of Dr Joseph Philips from Philadelphia to Knoxville Doctor Joseph Phillips of 4th Regiment of Infantry has been directed to go to Headquarters of Regiment of Tennessee. Request for transportation of one...
Hiring Israel Whelen as Purveyor Describes an interview with a representative of Israel Whelen, considering Whelen for the position of purveyor at Philadelphia. Also discusses salary ...
Supplies Requested by Governor Sargent Sargent requests a cask of madeira and a cask of sherry which should be selected by Henry Scheaff who is a accomplished judge of wines. He also wants ...
Ames' Attempts to Exonerate Himself, Etc. Williams considered it his duty to exhibit the complaints against Mr. Ames and hoped that a fair and candid investigation would have taken place on th...
Appointments Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States concerning appointments. Post script note from President regarding the content ...
Enclosed letters The Secretary of War encloses letters received in his office that day....
Claim of Silas Dinsmore Encloses a letter from General Henry Knox concerning the claim of Silas Dinsmore....
Acceptance of McHenry's Resignation Adams approves of the requests in McHenry's letter of the previous day, ie, McHenry's resignation from office of the Secretary of War....
Duplicate Returns (issued) of QM Stores Return for sundry articles wanting in the Quartermaster's Department at the post of Southwest Point. Documents note return of wagon wheels and ploughs...
Certification of Mr Richard Thomas’ employment as copyist Certification that Richard Thomas employed as copyist in Tousard's office for 74 days in prosecution of order of Major General Hamilton for formation ...
Request for Sale of Bayonets & Ramrods to Robert McCormick Directs that bayonets & ramrods be sold to Robert McCormick, and that the funds received be tendered to the Treasury Department....
Officer Recommendation for Mr. Martin, & Comments on His Non-Appointment as a Slight to the President Grove, of North Carolina, returns a list of officer nominations, and professes his belief that the omission of a Mr. Martin's name from the list was n...
Request for Issue of Clothing & Blankets for 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers at Harper’s Ferry Directs issue of clothing & blankets to 2 companies of the 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers, stationed at Harper's Ferry, VA [now WV]....
Case of Major Tousard In one of his last actions as Secretary of War, McHenry makes the case of Major Lewis Tousard to the President of the United States. Tousard was late ...
Abstracts and accounts Received letter and accompanying abstracts and accounts with a letter from Mr. Hillis. Will be filed with those before forwarded subject to proper exa...
Certification of payment; Major General Charles C. Pinckney, Armies of the United States for expenses incurred by him and Brigadier General Washington on a view made of islands, inlets and harbors of the sea cost of Georgia from Savannah to St. Mary Certification of payment; Major General Charles C. Pinckney, Armies of the United States for expenses incurred by him and Brigadier General Washington...
Resignations All stores accounts stand fair on the public books I.E. accounts settled. Secretary of War resigned and retired, Gen. Marshall was asked to take posi...
Discussion of Funds Needed to Fill Request for Army Shirts Acknowledges receipt of order to have 12,000 army shirts made available as quickly as possible. Discusses the varying prices of different types of li...
Supplies of New Jersey Militia Hunt recounts stores given to militia in 1794....
Rejection of Officer Application Due to Age Requirement & Lack of Vacancies Acknowledges receipt of Trumbull's recommendation for William Roberts to be appointed to the U.S. Navy; admits that Roberts seems to be a fine candida...
Account of Abraham Ellery Enclosed for settlement is the account of Abraham Ellery, Assistant Adjutant General, for money disbursed by him to people in his department. The expe...
Compensation for Soldiers Employed to the Eastward The soldiers employed by Major [Lewis] Tousard as laborers on the fortifications to the eastward, and as artificers, are to be allowed the per diem co...
Concerning Major Lewis Tousard Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States concerning Major Lewis Tousard, late a part of the regiment of artillerists and...
Applicant for the artillery Encloses letters of recommendation for Mr. Chamberlain, in applicant for a position in the artillery....
Request for Post Note Payable to Joseph Williams Request for post notes of a total of one thousand dollars to be made payable to Joseph Williams...
Resignation as Secretary of War Letter to Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney concerning McHenry's resignation as Secretary of War, effective June 1....
Voucher of compensation for services as Quartermaster at Fort Mifflin Voucher of compensation for services as Quartermaster Superintendent of Artificers and Workmen, (agreeable to appointment of Secretary of War), at Fo...
Contract for Rations in North Carolina Copy of a contract for supplying rations in North Carolina by merchant Daniel Wheaton of New Hanover North Carolina....
Instructions for Shipment of Shoes & Cartridge Boxes Directions for the shipment of cartouche boxes and shoes....
Instructions on Filing Statement of Accounts Instructions for filing statement of accounts for settlement of expenditures at Armoury in Harper's Ferry, Va....
Enclosed Invoice for Rifles Shipped to Savannah Invoice for rifles shipped on schooner to be delivered at Savannah, Georgia. In a post script, notes the resignation of James McHenry as Sec of War....
Daniel Wheaton Payment to Robert Donaldson, Wilmington North Carolina Wheaton makes payment of $3500 to Robert Donaldson...
Payment to Thomas Hume for contracts in Indian Department Henley makes payment of $500 to Thomas Hume, to be appropriated to paying contracts in the Indian Department....
Regarding McHenry's Resignation Hamilton consoles McHenry regarding his resignation - allegedly forced by President Adams - and assures McHenry that he should be happy at being relea...
Request for Issue of Powder & Lead for Proving Gun Barrels Directs issue of powder & lead for use in proving gun barrels....
Delivery of Clothing and Equipage to Companies of Artillerists & Engineers Harris is directed to deliver horsemen's tents, common tents, sergeants' swords and belts, and a drum and sticks to John Wilkins, Quartermaster Genera...
Transportation of Goods to New York Request to return sergeant's swords to John Wilkins Junior, Quarter Master General for transportation to Ebenezer Stevens at New York....
Compensation of David Thompson David Thompson, who acted as a recorder at a Court of Inquiry held at Fort Niagara by order of Major General Hamilton, should be compensated. If ther...
Changes and Relocation of Capitol Order to move to City of Washington just received, it is said the President wanted to have all Public Offices open at that location by the fifteenth o...
Unable to Explain Certain Allowances Has not received the information yet; therefore cannot comply with request of Secretary of War in regard to explaining certain allowances admitted int...
Filling the Vacancy of Master Armorer Because he has suffered from a sickness for four months, Cranch will not be able to fill the vacancy of Master Armorer. He recommends a man who has be...
Restitution for Services Rendered The Secretary at War has announced plans to retire. Therefore, Major Craig asks Samuel Hodgdon to press his case before the Secretary retires. Craig s...
Pay of Lt. Thomas Howe Regarding the pay and emoluments of 2nd Lt. Thomas Y. Howe of the 11th Regiment of Infantry and appointed by Major General [Alexander] Hamilton as his...
Double Rations for General Wilkinson Brigadier General Wilkinson's claim to double rations should be decided entirely according to existing laws but it is McHenry's private opinion that a...
Request for Instructions Regarding the Replacement of Provisional Purveyor With Permanent One Mentions reading in newspapers that Israel Whelen has been appointed Purveyor of Public Supplies; as Williams has been acting provisionally in this po...
Request for Instructions Regarding the Replacement of Provisional Purveyor With Permanent One Mentions reading in newspapers that Israel Whelen has been appointed Purveyor of Public Supplies; as Williams has been acting provisionally in this po...
Payment George Sears for Expenditures for Fortifications at Baltimore Harbor Robert Gilmer, chairman of naval committee, makes payment of $10,000 to George Sears for expenditures on account of fortifications for defense of harb...
Payment to William Moffett for Specie for Pay of Troops in Tennessee Henley makes payment of $1000 to William Moffett to be appropriated for paying regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler, commanding in Tennessee...
Extract of Contract with Griffith James McRee and Daniel Wheaton for Rations Extract from contract made with Griffith J. McRee and Daniel Wheaton for supplying rations in North Carolina....
Federalists Must Support the President, Etc. Murray ruminates on the need for the Federalist Party to support President Adams in the coming election and on the actions of Napoleon in Europe....
Isolationist Politics, Etc. McHenry discusses Federal politics, the U.S. envoy to France; and Isolationist politics....
Explanation of McHenry's Resignation from Office of Secretary of War James McHenry explains the circumstances which led to his resignation from the office of Secretary of War....
Explanation of McHenry's Resignation from Office of Secretary of War Concerning the prospects of a Jeffersonian victory in 1800. McHenry also explains some of the general circumstances which led to his resignation....
Reasons for Resignation A copy of McHenry's letter to his nephew sent to Hamilton which explains in detail his resignation as Secretary of War. In essence, President Adams fo...
Request for Purchase of Articles for Presents to Choctaw Indians Directs that Whelen purchase $1000 worth of items for use as presents to the Choctaw Indians. Whelen is to ask John Harris for advice on the items, a...
Letter reporting that there are no inconsistencies in accounts Miller states that accounts which have passed through his hands will be found to contain nothing inconsistent with principles of justice and economy w...
Request for Issue of Shovels & Lead for Use at Schuylkill Laboratory Directs issue of shovels and lead for use at the new laboratory under construction near Schuylkill....
Removal of Pickering from the Office of Secretary of State Among a discussion other matters, Bowman comments on the disagreeable intelligence respecting the removal of Colonel Pickering from the office of Secr...
Fifty Dollars Reward for Suspects in the Murder of William Shelly This is a printed notice declaring that General Winchester delivered to Rickard a pocketbook proven to be the property of William Shelly, a sergeant o...
[Private] Political Agenda of President Discussed Cabinet and executive administration politics and personal opinion of presidents agenda discussed....
Request for Issue of Flags for the Fort Moultrie and Fort Johnston Garrisons Directs issue of flags for use by garrisons at Forts Moultrie and Johnston, Charleston, SC....
Delivery of Muskets and Bayonets Request to deliver 300 muskets and bayonets to Secretary of Navy by way of Captain Robert Gill, Navy Storekeeper....
Request for Opinion on Colonel Smith's Request Requests McHenry's opinion on an enclosed request from Colonel Smith....
Submission of Remaining Unspent Funds Upon Retirement as Purveyor Submits to the War Department Accountant's Office the balance of the U.S. funds in his possession, now that his term as provisional Purveyor of Public...
Requests Order for Knapsacks for Marines Requests exact number of knapsacks needed for the Marines, with an order sent to Captain Gill, Navy storekeeper....
Request for Opinion on Colonel Smith's Request (Full) Requests McHenry's opinion on an enclosed request from Colonel Smith....
Medicine for the Troops at Charleston A list of medicines wanted for the troops of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina calculated for the expenditures of one year, in addition to what is on ...
Stores for the Hospital at Charleston Harbor Return of hospital stores wanting for the hospital in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina calculated for the expenditure of one year....
Forwarding Draft of Letter Encloses draft of a letter to Generals Shepherd and Parks, and Justin Ely, as well as the document to which the letter pertains....
Consideration of Col. Smith's Request for Command of the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers Discusses the possibility of granting the request of Col. Smith of the 12th Regiment. Smith has requested to be transferred to command of the 2d Regi...
Letter to the President of the United States Largely illegible letter relates to the business of appointing an inspector for public properties in the frontier....
Letter to the President of the United States Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States; also endorsed by the Secretaries of the Treasury and Navy. Discusses the North...
Confirmation of receipt of wastebook Received letter and copy of waste book which will be filed. Have heard nothing on subject with Secretary of War letter of 30th ultimo....
Resignations and New Appointments Discussed Col. Pickering's ailing health, the resignation of the Sec. of War, and the appointment of Dexter (from the Senate) to the post of Secretary...
"Democratic Influence" in Government Due to the military reductions that were occasioned by a new "democratic influence" in government, Major Craig offers sympathies to Samuel Hodgdon for...
Request for Issue of Writing Materials for Use at Knoxville, Tennessee Directs issue of writing materials for use at Knoxville, TN....
Request for Issue of Clothing to New York for Use By Men of the 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers Directs issue of clothing to New York, for use by the 4th Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers....
Request for Quick Payment of Major Tousard's Back Pay, for the Good of the Rhode Island Defenses Mentions that Major Tousard is now insisting on the need to finish fortifications in Rhode Island and other points eastward. Notes that Tousard, like ...
Request for Purchase of Boxes of Wafers, for Military Stores "Be pleased to purchase and deliver to the Keeper of the Military Stores in Philadelphia twenty dozen Boxes of Wafers."...
Regarding Colonel William S. Smith Responds to Adam's note of the previous day enclosing a letter from William S. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel of the 12th Regiment of Infantry. McHenry con...
Request to deliver fifty pounds of shot for the use of the infantry Request to deliver to Captain Joseph Elliott 250 pounds of shot for use of infantry near Shuylkill....
Inquiry as to Whether John Stagg Felt Pressured to Resign by McHenry McHenry mentions hearing a rumor that he had forced Stagg out of the position of Chief Clerk of the War Department to make way for McHenry's brother-i...
Approval of Proposed Inquiry Mentions receiving a letter from McHenry which introduced a subject totally unknown to him; approves that an inquiry into the subject be undertaken....
Regarding the Appointment of an Inspector of the Frontier Agrees with McHenry and the other department heads on the need to appoint a person to inspect the garrisons, Indian trade houses, and general conditio...
Lunch with Colonel Pickering Colonel Pickering has returned to the country and will be having lunch with them on Monday. Liston hopes that the McHenrys will be able to attend....
Enclosed Return of Receipts Williams encloses a return of receipts and deliveries of military stores for the third quarter of 1800. The return will be sent as soon as possible....
Social Matters & Praise of Minister Accepts offer of dinner for himself and his wife; praises Liston's "wise and prudent conduct" as a minister, etc. References the Listons possibly ret...
Letter regarding money to pay troops Boote informs paymaster general Swan that General Wilkinson has ordered him to procure money for paying troops up to 28 February....
Receipt of Caleb Swan for payment of troops Boote received from Swan $18,525, the balance of pay, forage and subsistence for the troops garrisoned at Fort Adams and Fort Stoddart....
Relief for Baltimore Naval Committee Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States on the case of the Baltimore Naval Committee for relief....
Appointment of Major Tousard Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States concerning the appointment of Major Tousard....
Settling the accounts of the late purveyor Brief memo on the accounts of Mr. Francis, the late purveyor, at the Treasury; Wolcott has been asked to give his opinion on it....
[COPY] Sanction the Appeal in Captain Ellery's Case "I have the honor of sending you the enclosed papers in order that you may be apprised of the subject of them. I request that you will add your sancti...
Chief clerk in the War Department Letter to the Secretary of War concerning McHenry's conduct when Stagg was chief clerk in the War Department....
Stagg Assures McHenry That He Had Nothing to Do With Stagg's Resignation Stagg assures McHenry that he felt only kindness and indulgence from him as an employer, especially during "a long and unavoidable absence." States t...
Regarding the late Purveyor Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of War concerning the late Purveyor....
Payment Samuel Meeker on account of Dayton contract for supplies to United States troops in New Jersey Elias Dayton makes payment of $6000 to Samuel Meeker on account of contract for supplies of troops of United States in New Jersey....
Regarding the Appointment of an Inspector of the Frontier (Body Text Only) Adams concurs with the communicated judgments of the department heads [Cabinet] on the necessity of appointing a qualified person to inspect governmen...
Major Tousard's Claims and Promotion States that he cannot determine anything concerning the claims of Major Tousard and Silas Dinsmore. Desires to commission Tousard as both Lieutenant C...
Regarding Shipment of Cartridge Boxes Appears to be consigning a number of cartridge boxes to be shipped to Harris....
Seeks to Settle Clothing Account Col. Taylor has presented a charge for the transportation of clothing. Seeks to settle account before troops are disbanded....
Regarding Saltpeter for Gunpowder Manufacture Informs Whelen that the 100 bags of saltpeter sent for refining into gunpowder were received, and that tests have been undertaken to see how much pure...
Payment for Room furnished to Capt Ellery For room furnished to Captain Ellery for 9 and 1/2 weeks. Hamilton asks that Ebenzer Stevens reimburse Captain Ellery. Ellery notes he received $38 a...
Request for John Wilkins Jr. to Deliver Military Clothing to Lieutenant Wollstonecraft of the Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, New Brunswick, New Jersey Requests that John Wilkinson, Quartermaster General, deliver suits of artillery clothing, swords, belts, and a flag to Charles Wollstonecraft, paymast...
Request for Issue of a Flag for Fort Mifflin Garrison Directs issue of one flag for use by garrison at Fort Mifflin....
Request for Issue of Portfires for the Proving of Cannon Directs issue of portfires to an officer of the 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers for the purpose of proving cannon....
Money Added to Amount Paid for Invoice of Goods Notification that additional money was added to the return for the invoice of goods submitted by the factory....
Receipt of William Simmons a Warrant for Payment of Salaries, Rent, Furniture, Stationery Swan receives warrant issued by Secretary of War for $2570 on account of salaries of clerks employed in his office, and for furniture, stationary, hou...
Request for Transport of Indian Presents for Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, & Others Directs transport of Indian presents, variously to Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, and other unnamed tribes....
Request for Issue of $1000 Worth of Goods for the Choctaw Indians Notes that the purveyor will purchase, and deposit with John Harris, goods amounting to one thousand dollars for the Choctaw Indians. Harris will rel...
Account Received Accounts received and under final examination for repayment. Accountant's Office to receive orders for removal shortly....
Payment to Henry & Boggs for expenditures on tools, nails and other articles for garrisons Henley makes payment of $2150 to Henry & Boggs to be appropriated to Quarter Master General's department for purchasing tools, nails and other article...
[PRIVATE] The President's Unfortunate Conduct McHenry laments the changes in the Executive officers and other steps the President has evidently taken to secure his election. [Adams] is acting in a...
Request for Issue of Clothing & Blanket for a Private of the 1st Infantry Regiment, With Return Directs issue of clothing & a blanket to a private of the 1st Infantry now serving as a waiter to the Paymaster General. A return for the clothing, s...
Discussion of a Contractor's Continued Manufacture of Cartridge Boxes Discusses the continued manufacture of leather cartouch boxes by a particular contractor....
Letter to a Firm in London In his last week in office as Secretary of War, James McHenry writes to a firm in London. Mentions the delivery of books and stationery to him. Makes ...
Forwarding accounts to Watson for settlement Simmons is forwarding a series of accounts to Watson as these cannot be settled at Simmons' office....
Letter to the next Secretary of War Letter from James McHenry, former Secretary of War, to his successor. McHenry details the state of the Department and points out what needs immediate ...
Account against the United States for commission and purchases made Miller encloses account against United States for commission on purchases made by order of Secretary of War....
Request for Issue of Clothing for Men of 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers Directs issue of several suits of clothing for use in the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers. 2 notes from the receiving officer are appended....
Investigation & Instructions in Matter of Inferior Saltpeter Discussed inferior crude salt peter purchased; asked Whelen's opinion on whether it can be refined enough to be worthwhile....
Successor to the War Department Letter from the Secretary of War in his final days in office. McHenry appears to speak in ambiguity about his successor, unknown to this point to McHe...
Request for Issue of Musket Stocks & Rolled Iron for Springfield Armory Directs issue of musket stocks and rolled iron for use by the armory at Springfield, Mass....
Money Owed Henley financed personal property to repay Thomas Lee money owed him by government. Henley requests money to settle accounts. Henley is willing to ma...
Describes invention of Bavarian field piece used by artillery, mentions science and end of term in War Office....
Forwarding to Adams a Copy of a Letter to the New Secretary of War McHenry submits a copy of the letter he has left for his successor as Secretary of War, Samuel Dexter, which contains a statement of the situation of ...
Appointment & Instructions for Inspector of Frontiers Appoints Tracy as an inspector of government installations and property along the various frontiers of the U.S. Gives instructions for this office, i...
Information That Wadsworth is to Be Paid for Services Rendered in Procuring Shoes & Cartridge Boxes McHenry has directed that money be paid to Wadsworth for his expenses in purchasing shoes and cartouche boxes for the Army....
Informing Wadsworth of the Status of His Account -- Money Due, and Request That Shipments of Articles Continue Informs Wadsworth of the amount he will be paid, based on examination of his submitted vouchers - noting that amount to be $1.66 less than what Wadswo...
Abstract from William Simmons of sundries purchased Abstract from William Simmons of sundries purchased by Jeremiah Wadsworth and delivered to Lt. James Gordon, Quartermaster of 13th Regiment of Infantr...
Account of Lt. Col. Timothy Taylor Regarding Purchase of Cockades Taylor's account for for funds spent on cockades for his men. Taylor includes a copy of a circular letter sent by Hamilton regarding cockades in 1799,...
Account of Samuel Lewis The late Secretary of War has deposited with Stoddert the sum of $123.48, being monies belonging to Samuel Lewis, late a clerk in the War Office. Lewi...
Delivery of Goods, Indian Relations Information on invoices, waggon load of merchandise arrived yesterday. Request for orders on how to act if Indians "become troublesome" following mee...
Certification of payment; Captain George Kirkland, 12th Regiment of Infantry Certification of payment; $120 pay to Captain George Kirkland, 12th Regiment of Infantry....
Recommendation for Clerk at the National Bank Discusses William Burton, who has served in the War Office as a clerk for several years. Because of familial concerns, Burton cannot move with the War...
Enclosed Document Advocating Peace with Indians Stoddert directing business at War Dept. after the departure/retirement of the Sec. of War. All Public Offices, except Hodgdon's, are moving to City ...
Acknowledgement of State of Account, & Sending of Last Shipment of Military Stores Acknowledges receipt of Simmons' recent letter concerning the amount he will be paid, and informs him that the final shipment of goods has been sent o...
Request for Issue of Clothing & Blankets for Fort Wolcott Directs issue of clothing and blankets to Fort Wolcott, near Newport, RI....
Payment to Samuel Meeker for supplies to United States troops in New Jersey Dayton asks that $5000 be paid Samuel Meeker on account of Dayton's contract for supplies to United States troops in New Jersey....
Payment to Joseph McKean for payment of regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler, Tennessee Henley makes payment of $5531.21 to be appropriated for payment of regular troops under Lieutenant Colonel Butler in Tennessee....
Compensation of British Surgeons After examining the document relative to the compensation of the British surgeons attending the garrison at Niagara, Dexter finds that the pay of an a...
Who has taken charge of the War Department? Etc. Amidst a discussion of several matters, Craig declares that he would have expected Hodgdon to inform him who had taken charge of the War Department. H...
Request for Issue of a Pump Auger for Transportation to Pittsburgh Directs issue of one pump augur for transportation to Pittsburgh....
Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Major Craig forwards receipts and discusses final accounting matters with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig expresses a forlorn hope that their "old friend Henry...
[COPY: Powder lodged in Magazine of Pennsylvania]. Delivery of powder in the state magazine to the credit of Tench Francis, some powder delivered by Daniel Smith was damaged, he will remanufacture the ...
Request for Issue of Graphometer to Major Lewis Tousard Directs issue of one graphometer (with legs) to Major Lewis Tousard....
Bill of exchange to Captain James Gillender, Charleston, South Carolina Crocker makes payment of $600 to Captain James Gillender....
Musings of Maria Hodgdon Maria discusses the whereabouts of her brother and wonders about the news of the political world and new appointments to replace those worthy characte...
Enclosed Bill Informs that a order of purchase has been complied with, the bills will appear in "due time"....
Court Martial of Samuel Ewing Contains the proceedings of the court martial of Samuel Ewing, who held the rank of matross [an artilleryman ranking below a gunner, roughly equivalen...
Inventory of Powder Discussed storage of private powder in a public magazine....
Request to deliver lead for proving musket barrels of the United States Request to deliver lead to John Nicholson for proving musket barrels of the United States...
Medicine at Harper's Ferry Need for medicines and medical supplies at Harpers Ferry; mentions resignation of McHenry and dismissal of Pickering....
Discussion of Recruiting Officers, & Several Officer Recommendations Discusses some officers continuing to serve as recruiting officers even as they wait for recommended commissions in the artillery or the "old regiment...
Recommendation of Mr. Jones Beates recommends her brother-in-law Mr. Jones to fill a vacancy in the War Department. He is a young man from a genteel family with worthy expectatio...
Final Letter to Little Turtle Major Craig confirms that the Secretary at War's final letter to Little Turtle will be printed as instructed. Craig also discusses accounting matters...
Authorization to Draw Up Contracts Sherman authorized Peter B. Porter to make contracts for the supply of troops....
[Extract from General Hamilton's orders - giving the legal Construction to the Contract and ordering issues of provisions be be 5 days fresh and 2 salt] Hamilton declared request by contractors to issue fresh or salt meat to troops at their discretion unfounded and stated contractual obligation to issu...
Purchase of Hessian Wrapper Discusses need to purchase Hessian wrapper for storekeeper....
Authorization for Robert Fisher to receive money due James Baker James Baker writes that the bearer to the letter Robert Fisher is fully authorized to to receipt with Simmons' office any money due to Baker...
Letter Citation Cited in Simmons to Creary, 07/01/1800....
Authorization for New Boat Issued a new boat for Fort Mifflin to be under Captain Meminger. Current boat used for transport deemed dangerous to people and provisions....
Report on expedition to Appalatcha From Pensacola, Gelabert reports of an unexpected surrender at St. Marks Fort. Mr. Ferguson the secretary to Mr. Bowles the adventurer, who ran away w...
Note from the Chiefs of the Creek Nation Gelabert has received Hawkins' letter inclosing a note from the Chief of the Creek Nations to the Spanish government in Florida....
Estimate of Expenditures for the Factory, Arsenal, and Canal at Harpers Ferry, June 1800 Annin encloses estimate of expenditures on account of armorers employed, material wanted for factory, arsenal and canal at Harper's Ferry....
New Secretary of War and Future of the Agency Dexter, new Secretary of War still getting his bearings. Uncertain of the "agency's" future with the move to the City of Washington....
Political Views and Accounting Matters Major Craig expresses political views to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions accounting matters....
Elbowing Pickering Out of His Place, Etc. Respecting his alleged "unapproachability" Sargent protests that no planter in the territory has been more courteous or more accessible than he. He is...
Sum Remit to Perkins Approval of action taken regarding Mr. Shepard. Payment due Annin to be transmitted through Mr. Perkins....
Payment to John McLeod, Averysborough, North Carolina Wilson makes payment of $532.50 to John McLeod....
Abstract of vouchers to include the Northampton expedition Abstract of vouchers include US laboratory, transportation, miscellaneous, Northampton Expedition and transportation of Indians....
Purchase and deposit of supplies for armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia Letter, directs purchase and deposit of supplies for armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia [West Virginia]....
Purchase of imported gun locks for muskets Letter, discusses the purchase of imported gun locks for muskets. The locks are stamped with US and therefore unsaleable to other parties....
Receiving Stores Not Purchased for the Navy Gill declares that he has been authorized only to receive stores intended for the Navy Department. However, when it has been represented to him that ...
Advance of pay and subsistence Captain William MacRea Dexter refers to copy of letter from Captain William MacRea of Second Regiment Artillerists and Engineers. Dexter approves MacRea's request for settle...
Delivery of musket barrels to Springfield Massachusetts Letter, directs delivery of musket barrels to Springfield....
Request for Procuring of Indian Annuities to Proceed Directs Whelen to move ahead with purchase and transport of Indian annuities....
Credit to Account of Lt. Col. Timothy Taylor Hodgdon orders that the accompanying account of Colonel Taylor be paid....
Advance of Pay and Subsistence Captain William MacRea MacRea received furlough for health reasons. He requests that Dexter direct paymaster general to pay him pay and subsistence and advance him three mon...
Inquiry into the Supposed Reduction of the Provisional Army Forwards a letter from two officers; Adams professes no knowledge of a plan to reduce the provisional army or the volunteer corps. Consults Dexter on...
Request for Purchase of Vinegar for Annual Military Stores Fumigation Directs Whelen to purchase ten galllons of vinegar, for use in the annual fumigation of the military stores, which is described....
Pay and Credit to Accounts Straightened out payment and credit to accounts of O'Hara, St. Clair, and Archibald Read. Credit to O'Hara's account....
Hodgdon discusses military stores and accounting matters with Major Craig Samuel Hodgdon informs Major Craig of War Department resignations and the general effects of political turnover, the move of the capital to Washington...
Scarcity of Cash in Circulation, Etc. Major Craig notes the slow down in operations to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig mentions that stores have not been arriving lately and merchants are complaini...
Regarding the Settling of Accounts with Gunlock Agents Informs Dexter that attempts are being made to obtain and pay for gun locks previously contracted for the "Military Department;" asks that Dexter keep...
Letter Citation Cited in Simmons to Henry, 07/21/1800....
Discussion of Disbanding Provisional Army, Filling of Officer Vacancies in Old Regiments, Forwarding of Recommendations & Court Martial Proceedings Dexter confirms that a recently passed law called for the disbanding of the 12 new regiments of the provisional army, but not the "volunteer corps." ...
Letter to the President of the United States Letter from Samuel Dexter, Secretary of War, to President Adams. Citation only....
Ownership of Negros Request assistance in determining ownership of Negros who were taken prisoner after their master was killed and then owned by a Cherokee named White M...
Letter Citation Cited in Simmons to Hodgdon, 07/10/1800....
Certification of Payment to Ronlstone and Wilson, Printers Certification of payment; $97.50 to Ronlstone and Wilson, Printers for printing proposals for supply of rations in Knoxville Gazette....
A Man Skilled at Window Glass Making Craig asks Hodgdon to inquire of his friends in Boston respecting a man skilled in window glass making....
Authorizing John Newman to Give Receipt on Whelen's Behalf Whelen, purveyor of public supplies, in extract requests that letter be considered as authority from Whelen to John Newman to give receipt on Whelen's...
Paying Off the Note of Colonel Sargent, Etc. Benjamin Hodgdon has received the bill of lading for the flour but the vessel has not yet arrived. He has received the inquiry of Mr. Blake respecting...
Regarding French Privateers, Barbary Piracy, & Ships' Planks Discusses the stopping of the ship Delaware at Newcastle, on account of some French mischief; also declares that the precise state of the "Algerian bu...
Mistake of One Thousand Dollars, Etc. $1000 in post notes on account of the Armory have been received direct from the southward. Williams admits that Hodgdon's identification of a $1000 mi...
Bill of Exchange for Joseph Habersham for Contingent and Incidental Expenses of Government Henley pays $82.80 to Joseph Habersham for value received of John Crozier for contingent and incidental expenses of government...
Bill of Exchange for John W. Hooker for Paying the Subsistence Accounts of Regular Officers in Tennessee Payment of $2000 to John W. Hooker to be appropriated to paying subsistent account of regular officers under Lieutenant Colonel Butler in Tennessee....
Request for Warrant in Favor of John Wilkins Jr. for Delivery to William Miller Miller requested from Secretary of War Samuel Dexter a warrant for $15,000 in favor of John Wilkins Jr., Quarter Master General and asks that it be de...
Cheaper Arms from Germany, Etc. Enclosed are the accounts of several shipments of arms made by the order of Rufus King, U.S. minister in England. Pitcairne notes that these arms are ...
Letter to the Secretary at War Hawkins discusses the naval bombardment of the fort at St. Mark's on the Apalachee River and encloses a letter from the Spanish Governor of West Flori...
Regarding Tense Issue of Provisional Officers Being Appointed to Permanent Regiments, & Approval of Court Martial Sentence Comments on the subject of provisional army officers petitioning for positions in the artillery and old regiments -- says that this is a delicate subj...
Authorization to Receive Answer On Subject of James Miller's Warrant Secretary of War told William Miller he should have answer on warrant applied for by Miller's brother, James. Encloses letter authorizing Miller to re...
Payment to Frederick Shultze as keeper of public store at New London, Virginia Holt requests payment of $86 on 1 December 1800 to Frederick Shultze on account of pay due to Holt as keeper of public store at New London Virginia....
Difficulties with the Spanish Government The enclosed order has been transmitted to the agent at Natchez. The difficulties of managing business with the Spanish government prevented him from ...
Concerning the Resignation of James McHenry Expresses regret at the resignation of James McHenry from the position of War Secretary, worrying that he was pressured to by the "intolerable abuse o...
Request for Payment of Cart Builder for Military Storehouse Directs Whelen to pay a Mr. Young for his construction of a cart for use in the military storehouse....
Forwarding Volunteer Officers' Request for Commissions Asks for Dexter's review and approval of a request for commissions from the leaders of a volunteer company....
Account of Ebenezer Stevens. List of miscellaneous expenses includes rent of house and store, payments for travel expenses, postage, storage of goods....
Proposal for Plan of Instruction for Artillery & Engineer Cadets Submits a plan for the instruction of artillerists and engineers under the current laws. The law dictates 2 cadets per artillery company, or 64 in all...
Letter Citation Cited in Simmons to Dexter, 07/24/1800....
Services performed by Captain Ellery Hamilton writes in support of payment to Captain Ellery, Captain 16th Infantry and assistant Adjutant General, for services and certifies that his cas...
Letter Citation Cited in Simmons to Graves, 08/12/1800....
Letter Citation Cited in Simmons to Chancellor, 07/21/1800....
My Business Interrupted by My Mind, Etc. Though he is anxious to complete the employment Hodgdon has honored him with, Gallagher complains that he is repeatedly called on for small sums that ...