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February 6, 1796 Enclosed Act Regarding Pay of Militia Isaac Shelby Timothy Pickering Kentucky State Legislature passed act regarding pay of militia, as a consequence Shelby enclosed pay rolls for state militia. Details on rations supplied.
April 25, 1794 Decision on States' Payment of Militias Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Does not find any authority given by law to make payments to a state for the services of militia, on different principles from those which govern in other cases. Therefore conceives that the practice which has been pursued must continue, and state must pay until settlements are made.
[not available] Estimate of the Pay Due the Militia of the State of Tennessee [not available] William Simmons Estimate of the pay due the militia of the state of Tennessee for services performed in Mero district between the first day of May 1996 and thirteenth day of June, 1797
September 25, 1794 Return of articles forwarded to State militia Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Letter to the Supervisor of New York, requesting that he furnish a complete return of all the articles that he will by that time have forwarded for the State militia. Requests "substantial accuracy."
June 23, 1796 Authorization of Pay or Remuneration for Militia Services James McHenry John Sevier James McHenry informs the Governor of Tennessee that while he may call on the state militia for emergency defense of the frontier, he ultimately needs to notify the War Department and President on the circumstances surrounding the deployment of the militia and the numbers deemed necessary. No pay or remuneration for militia services can be authorized without the consent of Congress or the...
October 14, 1798 Keep the Militia of Georgia in that State James Jackson James McHenry Jackson objects to the President's calling into service the Militia of Georgia because such an action would leave that State and its citizens unnecessarily vulnerable to invasion. Since ordering northern troops into Georgia would expose them to unhealthy conditions, it seems reasonable to man the State's garrisons with local militia rather than having them sent to posts outside the State.
February 20, 1800 Claims for Militia Services in the State of Georgia James McHenry Thomas Jefferson McHenry is submitting to the Senate copies of a report made to the House of Representatives relative to claims respecting militia services in the State of Georga. It will include the claim for compensation by Jonas Fauche respecting the services of the Troop of Militia Dragoons which is intended to present the true situation of all the claims of unauthorized services stated to have been performed...
October 9, 1792 Support of Militia Against Cherokee War Henry Knox George Washington Received notification of declaration of war against U.S. by Cherokee Nation. Know consulted with the Sec. of Treasury and Sec. of State who unanimously agree that Gov. Blount should be afforded the "most ample powers" to draw for the militia for defensive protection of state. Noted all offensive measures will be reserved for Congressional approval.
March 21, 1794 Claim of Virginia for Pay of Militia and Scouts Joseph Howell Henry Knox The State of Virginia's claim for the pay of militia and scouts cannot be settled because of insufficient documentation.
May 12, 1794 Accounts of the Militia of Virginia Joseph Howell John Pendleton Instructions are provided for Pendleton, Auditor for the State of Virginia, to settle the accounts of the militia for their service in defense of the frontiers of that State.
January 29, 1799 Recommendation of Capt. Kirkland James Cochran Alexander Hamilton Based on prior military experience him in the state militia, Cochran recommends Capt. Kirkland for service in the [Eventual] Army.
September 16, 1795 Concerning remitted funds William Simmons Governor Robert Brooks Informs Governor Brook that the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Jackquilin Ambler, will be remitted funds from the federal government for services rendered by the state militia.
March 20, 1799 Suppressing the Insurrection in Pennsylvania James McHenry Thomas Mifflin To suppress the insurrection now existing in Pennsylvania, the President will deploy a military force composed partly of the state militia of Pennsylvania. Governor Mifflin should hold the militia in a state of preparation to march within the week under the command of General MacPherson.
November 27, 1793 Estimate of Supplies Furnished to the Militia of Georgia Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Henry Knox Since the 1793 accounts of the Contractor for supplying the troops in Georgia have not been received, Wolcott is uable to provide an estimate of the supplies furnished to the militia under the orders of the Governor of Georgia [George Mathews]. He can state the amount advanced for the supplies of the troops of the United States and the militia in that state and the contingent expenses incurred by...
August 31, 1798 An act for the further defense of this State [New York] and for other purposes, 27 Aug 1798 Daniel Hale [not available] Authored by the New York state legislature. Declares that the current defenses of New York City are inadequate, and allocates $150,000 to complete & expand existing fortifications and erect new ones at various listed locations. Also allocates $160,000 for the purchase of arms for the state militia. Addresses issue of military stores [partially illegible], and affirms a continual honoring of...
October 31, 1796 South Carolina Account with the United States. William Simmons South Carolina Legislature Account of the state of South Carolina with the United States; lists pay for spies, arms and ammunition, pay and subsistance of militia, and transportation costs.
March 21, 1799 Viewing the Governors as First Generals of the Militia, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton points out the defective wording in the Non-Intercourse laws and approves the Governors of each State being regarded as the first General of the State Militia. He seeks an endorsement of young Wharton who has been recommended for appointment as his secretary.
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Refers to loan from Holland, Kentucky as a state, and offensive operations against hostile Indians northwest of the Ohio River. Acknowledge need to address issue of protection of maritime trade and state of things in Europe. Will give attention to state of trade in Mediterranean. Mention uniform judicial system, establishment of militia.
June 24, 1797 An Act authorizing a detachment from the Militia of the United States. Congress of the United States [not available] Authorization of Congress for President to raise militia through orders directed to heads of state governments. Number of troops, type, and duration of service specified.
March 19, 1799 Insurrection and militia in Pennsylvania James McHenry Timothy Pickering Discusses insurrection in Pennsylvania and mentions militia cavalry. Requests that Pickering attend his office at half past one o'clock.
March 30, 1798 Certification of payments; account of the State of Virginia William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $4306.08 is due the State of Virginia, being for the pay and subsistence of the militia and scouts and for the incidental and contingent expenses in the protection of that State's frontiers during the years 1792 through 1795.
May 25, 1798 Accounting for Missing Articles in Maryland Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon accounts for a number of missing articles that apparently were lost in Maryland during the insurrection. It appears that the state militia still has many of the muskets given them during the insurrection.
October 9, 1792 Ordering of militia into service Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, directs movement of Washington District Militia to be dispatched to Miro district on Cumberland River under Brigadier General Roberston to put brigade into best possible state of defense.
January 3, 1792 Calling Up the Militia Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox tells Governor Mifflin that, if he deems it necessary, he should call out the Pennsylvania state militia, in numbers not to exceed 228 and for a period not to exceed six months, to protect the frontiers and to be paid and provisioned by the General Government.
March 4, 1793 Letter from Governor of Georgia Edward Telfair to Major Henry Gaither regarding use of militia in response to recent outrages by whites and Indians Governor Edward Telfair Henry Gaither From Georgia State House 4 August, 1793. Governor Telfair cites recent outrages by whites and Indians as requiring a request for protection by available militia. Telfair inquires to Major Gaither on the status, location and numbers of militia forces. Requests that ten foot militia under command of a sergeant be stationed at Norris Station, Bush's Station, Hillhouse's Iron Works, and at a station...