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August 10, 1798 [PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL] Communication and Role of Commander-in-Chief George Washington James McHenry Prefaces communications with assumption that he, Commander-in-Chief, would receive particular attention from the Sec. of War. Washington is frustrated with the lack of communication regarding all actions of the military and is completely cut off from all decisions that have taken place. He describes himself as "ignorant".
April 28, 1799 Requests Information for the Commander-in-Chief James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to authority of the commander-in-chief of the army, who has declined responsibility in its affairs. Requests information preparatory for when the commander enters action.
April 14, 1797 Financial and Arrival of Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Vouchers received. Draft on Hodgdon will be honored. Noted Wilkinson's talents, expects him to be a good Commander in Chief.
April 29, 1799 Informing the Commander in Chief James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry stresses the importance of keeping General Washington well informed so that when he does take command, he can do so with the knowledge he needs to be an effective commander.
February 1, 1793 Instructions for Stores James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Refers to Mr. Solandar and activities in Philadelphia. Provides instructions for stores. Refers to desires of Commander in Chief.
July 3, 1798 Lieutenant General and Commander-in-chief of the Army James McHenry George Washington Kindly urges Washington to accept the commission of Lieutenant General and Commander-in-chief of the United States Army, in preparation for possible war against France. Desires to set up an opportunity to converse about the military situation.
December 7, 1798 Certification of payments; Tobias Lear, Secretary to Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General George Washington William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; Tobias Lear, Secretary to Commander in Chief, Lieutenant General George Washington, the sum of $359.28, being for his pay and subsistence and forage from the 1st of September, the date of his appointment, to 30 November, 1798.
June 5, 1798 Indiscreet Instructions from the President to the New Jersey Commander-in-Chief Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton takes issue with the uncharacteristically indiscreet passage contained in a recent letter from President Adams to the New Jersey Commander in Chief. He argues that if high government officials breathe an irregular or violent spirit, it will do harm not only to the government but to the officials themselves.
November 20, 1800 New Aides de Camp to the Commander in Chief James Wilkinson [not available] Captain Francis Huger of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers and Lieutenant William Boote of the 3rd Infantry Regiment have been appointed Aides de Camp to the Commander in Chief and are to be respected and obeyed accordingly.
July 16, 1797 Forwarded Packet from Commander-in-Chief Isaac Craig James McHenry Notification that Craig received a packet from the Commander-in-Chief via Presque Isle addressed to McHenry. Packet forwarded to War Department. Robert McCrea to deliver package.
January 9, 1799 Uniforms for the Army of the United States James McHenry [not available] Describes the uniforms of officers in order of descending rank: the Commander in Chief; other General officers; Major Generals; Aides of the Commander in Chief; the Inspector General; Infantry; Artillery; Colonels; Majors; Captains; Lieutenants; Cadets; Sergeant-Majors; Quartermaster Sergeants; Sergeants; Corporals; Chief Musicians; Musicians; Etc.
July 16, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Dispatches forwarded from Commander-in-Chief under the care of Robert McCrea. Commander-in-Chief urgently requires clothing and Indians goods to be delivered to Presque Isle. Craig requests copies of the invoices to be sent forward from Philadelphia so Craig can make the necessary arrangements for the forwarding of provisions.
November 21, 1796 Dispatches and Accounts Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig provided horses to Ensign Lewis who arrived at Detroit with despatches from Commander-in-Chief to Secretary of War. G. Stevenson arrived in Philadelphia with draft on Simmons, but Craig neglected to notify Simmons of such act.
July 16, 1798 Drawing money for use by the Quarter Master William Henry Harrison Samuel Hodgdon Harrison notifies Hodgdon that he has been directed by the Commander in Chief to draw on him for 10000 dollars. He has only been able to procure 7000, but isn't certain he'll need more.
August 18, 1796 Daniel Britt's account unsettled William Simmons Daniel Britt Britt is to settle his account with the War Department as paymaster or Simmons will report his case to the Secretary of War and the Commander-in-Chief
July 6, 1798 Commissioning George Washington to be Lieutenant-General and Commander-in-chief John Adams James McHenry President John Adams asks James McHenry to offer George Washington the commission of Lieutenant-General and Commander-in-chief of the U.S. armies. Adams also seeks Washington's advice in the formation of a list of officers, wishing to have his opinion on the man most suitable for Inspector-General, Adjutant-General, and Quartermaster-General.
March 26, 1793 Estimates for Cash James O'Hara Henry Knox Encloses estimate of cash required at the Quarter Master's Department, according to request of the Commander in Chief. Promises readiness of estimate as promised. Expresses expectations for Hodgdon to procure money and to make estimate official.
February 16, 1799 Distribution of Additional Regiments & Troops of Horse Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton stresses the importance of distributing the additional regiments and cavalry among the States according to the orders contained in the report from the Commander in Chief.
February 28, 1797 Additional Pay James McHenry Thomas Lewis Notification that submission for additional pay of the late Commander in Chief was granted.
May 3, 1795 Purchasing 600 Pack Horses, Etc. Daniel Haragan Samuel Hodgdon Haragan has written to Colonel O'Hara advising him that two of his bills should be presented for payment to Smith & Findlay. He needs ten thousand dollars to puchase six hundred pack horses as ordered by the Commander in Chief.
December 8, 1797 Incomplete Muster Rolls Isaac Craig James McHenry Muster rolls for Lewis and Pierce's companies not yet complete therefore Craig cannot submit paperwork to McHenry. Commander-in-Chief arrived yesterday.
March 26, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney General Pinckney expresses his belief that the seniority rule should apply within regiments and not between regiments as currently seems the practice which is to be regretted. Commander in Chief agreed.
February 19, 1799 Assigning Stations to the Infantry James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry apoligizes for not being able to send the distribution aksed for by Hamilton. He asks for Hamilton's assistance in understanding the intentions of General Washington regarding the assignment of stations to infantry regiments.
May 11, 1798 Oakum Required for the Walnut Hill Garrison Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon informs McHenry that the Commander in Chief [Adams] requires oakum to be shipped to the Walnut Hill garrison immediately and can be procured no nearer than Philadelphia.
November 10, 1798 Queries Propounded by the Commander in Chief George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington, as Commander in Chief of the Provisional Army, lists of a number of queries to be answered by the two Major Generals who are immediately subordinate to him,