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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 18, 1791 Money for the Commanding General Joseph Howell Samuel Hodgdon Howell is transmitting the sum of $17,844 for the use of the commanding general.
June 13, 1799 Legality of the Constitution of a Court Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Ellery reviews the requirements for those serving on General Courts-Martial. Only those officers of the highest rank are authorized to impose the sentence of death.
September 22, 1799 Distribution of Muster and Payroll Forms Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan Hamilton discusses the forms of muster and payrolls needed by officers in order to receive and disburse pay to the troops. He stresses that each commanding general needs these forms but that communications on pay should be between subordinate officers designated for that duty.
October 18, 1799 General Orders Transmitted to the Commanding Officer on the Mississippi Alexander Hamilton [not available] [Cover Letter] "The following orders of Major General Hamilton have been transmitted to the Commanding Officer on the Mississippi for publication and are to be duly respected."
August 29, 1799 Discussion of Clothing Supply for Northern and Southwestern Frontier James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Discusses correspondence with General Wilkinson and Massac about clothing on the northern and southwestern frontier. Refers to failure of contract and his perception of the role of commanding general. Discusses responsibility of paymasters and quartermaster.
August 4, 1800 Orders to Report to General Wilkinson Samuel Dexter [not available] Commanding Officers of corps, detachments, posts, garrison, and recruiting parties belonging to the military establishment of the United States are to report to Brigadier General Wilkinson in Washington; and all officers on furlough are to report to the same officer with all possible dispatch. All printers within the United States who published invitations for proposals for contracts of the...
April 12, 1792 Wayne Appointed Major General Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox notifies Wayne of his appointment as a Major General and as commanding officer of U.S. forces. He is to respond as to whether or not he accepts this appointment.
March 16, 1799 General Orders Regarding the Issuance of Stores to Military Units Philip Church Philip Lightfoot This is Hamilton's General Order regarding the specific amounts of stores to be issued (bread, flour, meal, beef, etc.) including the amounts of ardent spirits which shall be so limited unless commanding officers specify special purposes for increases.
May 24, 1799 Efforts to Establish the Indian Boundary in the Northwestern Territory Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Refers to the correspondence from the Surveyor General about when and where he plans to establish the Indian boundary. He agrees that expediency necessitates that the assistance he requires in marking the boundary should come from the Commanding Officer in the Northwestern Territory.
December 22, 1792 Rebuke for Not Communicating Rations Issue; Delay in Soldiers' Pay Addressed Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox expresses the President's regret that a communication regarding rations was initiated by the officers and men of the Legion rather than by Wayne himself. A statement by the commanding general is given the same weight as if it were from every man under his command. Pay has yet to be forwarded and awaits the appointment of a man suitable for this responsibility.
April 19, 1798 Equipage to be Forwarded to Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry The Commanding General has ordered the Quartermaster to forward to Pittsburgh a supply of horsemen's tents, common tents, and sheet iron for camp kettles.
June 2, 1799 Letters for the Commanding Officer at Head Quarters David Henley [not available] Informs the commanding officer of the accompanying packet of letters for the Commanding Officer at Head Quarters and other persons.
August 26, 1799 Communication from the Officer Commanding Fort Massac James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton "Brigadier General Wilkinson has the honor to transmit Major General Hamilton an original communication from the officer commanding Fort Masac near the mouth of the Ohio River which appears to him to merit some attention. He sends the original because the retention of it is important to the Brigadier and may be most properly deposited with the Major General. The debauch and consequent absence of...
September 17, 1799 Trade Monopoly in the North Western Territory James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses a copy of a memorial from persons engaged in trade in the North Western Territory regarding a possible trade monopoly in that region by the Commanding General.
May 24, 1799 Assistance in Marking the Indian Boundary Line Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton The Surveyor General confirms the expediency of directing the Commanding Officer in the Northwestern Territory to provide the troops who will assist in marking the Indian boundary line.
January 15, 1800 Double Rations for Officers Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan Hamilton explained that only those officers commanding permanent or distinct posts, such as fortified posts, should be entitled to double rations.
July 6, 1796 Forwarded Orders Isaac Craig James McHenry Delivery of package to A. Wayne. Orders sent forward to commanding officer at Fort Washington.
June 2, 1799 Requests Supplies for George Druger for Fort Massac David Henley [not available] Instructs the commanding officer at South West Point to supply George Druger, an express rider, with the necessary provisions and supplies he needs to reach Fort Massac.
August 3, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Alexander Hamilton At the Secretary of War's direction, Simmons asks Hamilton to identify a Commanding Officer at Fort Wolcott.
March 15, 1799 Recruiting Instructions Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton transmits his Recruiting Instructions, including some alterations and additions, and agrees that the residence of the Pay Master General should be established according to the orders of General Washington.
April 11, 1787 Report on the Petition of General Irvine John Pierce Unknown Recipient The Commissioner of Army Accounts gives a report on the petition of General William Irvine.
April 5, 1799 Act to Organize Troops James McHenry James Wilkinson Encloses act for organizing troops, passed 3 March 1799. Requests distribution among commanding officers of nearby posts. Encloses contract with James O'Hara, to be distributed as well.
November 8, 1799 Various Accounting Matters Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Clothing, ordnance, and military stores should be forwarded to fort on Mississippi river. Commanding officer there will move goods to final destination. Hodgdon hopes for a full settlement with Quartermaster General and requests all receipts from Craig to do so. Request for compensation amount by Col. Stevens.
February 23, 1799 Interpretation of Articles Governing Courts Martial Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides a detailed interpretation of those parts of the the Articles of War that relate to those officers who have the authority to convene Courts Martial. He concludes that none but a general officer or his representative has this authority.
[not available] Appointment of the Quartermaster General, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Among a number of supply matters, McHenry notes that no one can be appointed Deputy Quartermaster General until the Quartermaster General is appointed and the gentleman contemplated for that post has made his acceptance dependant upon the event that General Washington takes the field.