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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 9, 1790 Subsistence Pay Philip Clayton A.W. Dunscomb Application for three months subsistence pay
September 10, 1796 Captain Powers' debt William Simmons John Field Informs Field that unless the balance due by Captain William Powers to the United States is paid, he will initiate a law suit against Powers for the recovery of the money. Powers indicated to Simmons that Field would pay the balance.
November 26, 1798 Brass Field Pieces v. Iron Field Pieces Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry After giving his opinion as to the kinds of field pieces that should be provided to the State of New Jersey, Hodgdon states his belief that iron field pieces are as effective as brass field pieces even though they cost much less.
April 10, 1797 Delivery of Cannon James McHenry John Harris Directs Harris to furnish brass cannon to Captain Elliot for field exercise.
April 4, 1799 Requests Field Ammunition for the Laboratory Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests shot for field ammunition for the laboratory in specific outlined sizes. Must be perfectly round and smooth.
March 18, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton wants to be informed regarding the progress made in arranging the relative rank of field officers because they are naturally very anxious on this subject.
October 4, 1798 Certification of payments; Valentine Hoffman for repairing field carriages William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment of $332.76 to Valentine Hoffman for repairing field carriages.
September 5, 1798 Tents, Field Pieces, Sheds, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Among other matters, Hodgdon discusses the shortage of tents, the availability of field pieces, and the need to construct a shed to shelter the pieces.
June 7, 1793 Discussion of Field Artillery, Including Cannon Required A Fenner Henry Knox Letter, discusses corps of artillery; asks for brass field pieces; mentions foreign affairs.
March 26, 1800 Relative Rank of the Field Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry explains that seniority should be the basis of assigning relative rank to field officers within the regiments of infantry. If there are two majors, the senior major is assigned the higher rank.
April 25, 1800 Position of Field Officers in the Order of Battle Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney goes into great detail respecting Hamilton's recommendations for the position of Field Officers in the order of battle along with the type of gait marching soldiers should be taught for the best formation. Men are sick at Harper's Ferry and Pinckney has requested doctors along with casks to transport water from wells he ordered to be dug on the Hill.
August 31, 1796 My Request for Field Pieces, Etc. Michael Kalteisen Samuel Hodgdon The Governor responded to the request for field pieces by reporting that militia had them and he did not wish to disarm them. Kalteisen notes that he has a few stands of arms but they are in need of repair. He has no armorers and transporting them to Charleston to have them repaired would be expensive. He asks Hodgdon, therefore, to forward some stands of arms.
November 29, 1798 Cost of Brass Ordnance & Field Carriages Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon encloses a statement showing the the probable cost of the brass ordnance and field carriages about which McHenry had inquired.
March 24, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The relative rank of field officers should be universally decided and promulgated without delay.
March 18, 1796 Cited Document John Field William Simmons Cited in Simmons to Field 04/16/1796
March 19, 1800 Order of Rank Among Field Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Explains that the rule prescribes that for all field officers who served during the Revolutionary War the relative rank of those of equal grade will be assigned according to their relative rank at the close of that war.
April 23, 1799 Relative Rank of the Field Officers of the New Regiments, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry wants Hamilton's opinion regarding the rule used to determine the relative rank of field officers in the new regiments and inquires as to whether there should be alterations in the rule regarding the officers who are above the rank of major.
July 26, 1796 Brass Field Pieces on Public Property? Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants Jones to inform him whether the brass field pieces in the hands of the militia at Charleston are on United States property.
August 26, 1799 Memoir of the New Bavarian Field Pieces Count Rumford [not available] Rumford describes the new Bavarian field pieces which were constructed under his direction. He explains various design elements, such as a mode of carrying the gunners, dual lines of sight, and modifications to the elevation machine.
November 12, 1791 Complaint about Public Horses Feeding in Private Corn Field Robert Bentham Samuel Hodgdon Complains that the public horses feed in his corn fields every night at a considerable loss to him. Requests assistance.
July 21, 1797 Brass Ordnance at New London [not available] [not available] List of brass ordnance on field carriages at New London which have been ordered to Knoxville.
1794 Estimate of the Amounts Due Field Staff and Company Officers David Henley Joseph Howell An extract of an estimate for the year 1794, forwarded from the Agents to the Accountant, of the amounts due Field Staff and Company Officers.
May 31, 1800 Autograph Draft, James McHenry to Count Rumford James McHenry Count Rumford Describes invention of Bavarian field piece used by artillery, mentions science and end of term in War Office.
April 16, 1796 Captain Power's Balance William Simmons John Field Questions regarding the payment of the balance due to Captain William Power and whether it can be closed.
January 20, 1795 Doubts Concerning the Pay of the New Jersey Troops Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton explains that he has delayed providing the money required for the New Jersey troops because he believes the estimate for that purpose is excessive. He points out that the first month's pay constitutes a poor criterion because the number of troops was greatly diminished before they left the field.