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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 10, 1787 Giving Thanks to General Knox DuPlesses Henry Knox DuPlesses gives effusive thanks to Knox for his attentiveness and friendship during his time in America. Outlines the political situation in Europe.
September 28, 1799 Correspondence with Count Rumford Rufus King James McHenry Recounts conference with Count Rumford (Benjamin Thompson).
November 6, 1798 Recommendation of Count de Moelien Charles Carroll Alexander Hamilton Carroll recommends the Count de Moelien for appointment as one of Hamilton's aides.
September 28, 1799 Forwarding letters to and from Count Rumford Rufus King James McHenry Forwards a copy of the correspondence between Rufus King and Count Rumford, in which Rumford politely declines the appointment for Inspector General of the Artillery.
September 8, 1799 Encouraging Count Rumford to enter the American service Rufus King Count Rumford Encourages Count Rumford to revisit his native country - the United States - and insists that he will be well-received. Discusses the military academy and states that he has been authorized to offer him the position of Inspector General of the Artillery
July 3, 1799 Count Rumford's proposed visit to the US, etc James McHenry Rufus King 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 military materials to an academy. McHenry forwarded the request to the President, with recommendations, and conveys the President's response. Mc Henry also thanks King and Trumbull for items sent from England.
June 24, 1799 Recommendation of Count Rumford, & Authorization to Offer Him Military Appointment John Adams James McHenry Adams lists the qualities of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, acknowledging that it it is complicated to offer positions to those who left the country as he did [as a Tory], but authorizes McHenry to offer him any of the officer appointments listed in McHenry's previous letter - lieutenant colonel of an artillery & engineer regiment, independent lt. col. of engineers, inspector of artillery,...
January 1, 1799 A Man of Much Honor & Integrity Charles Carroll Alexander Hamilton Carroll reaffirms his recommendation of the Count de Moelien, a man of honor, integrity, and good sense.
May 9, 1785 Regarding Captain Elholm's claims Joseph Howell [not available] Howell disputes Elholm's claim as a Lieutenant, stating that the musters in Count Pulakie's Legion show him to be a Cornet. Elhorn had been a prisoner.
May 2, 1785 Account of Captain Elholm Charles Pinckney Joseph Howell Requests settlement of account of Captain Elholm, an officer in Count Pulaskie's Legion
June 18, 1799 Discussion of Military Positions to Be Offered to Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford James McHenry John Adams 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 for an appointment in the U.S. military, which, given Rumford's many skills, would be a boon for the army. Reminds Adams that there are still a lieutenant colonel's vacancy in one of the Artillerists and Engineers regiments, two independent...
February 10, 1784 Estimate of Money needed for engraving, DeGrasse Ordinance, portrait painting Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate includes Aaron Musgrave portrait painting, transportation of clothing, ordnance for Count Degrasse, Doctor Warfield forage, General Hazen.
February 3, 1794 Recommendation of Mr. Barbier Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Hopes for the appointment of Mr. Barbier, includes supporting evidence of his good character.
September 28, 1799 Letter from Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Letter, discusses rations and huts for soldiers.
July 30, 1799 Organization of Messes and Construction of Barracks Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton reports on improvements in the construction of chimneys, the arrangement of officers in messes, and the provision of fuel and straw in garrisons and quarters.
July 13, 1799 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry Rufus King The Secretary at War discusses filling vacant offices.
December 23, 1790 Proctor invites Knox to ceremony for the President Thomas Procter Henry Knox Letter, asks for attendance of New Years Day ceremony.
September 12, 1799 Declines Offer to Lead American Military Academy Count Rumford Rufus King Acknowledges receipt of letter and invitation. Expresses humble gratitude. Declines offer based on commitments, but hopes to visit America and pay his respects to the President. [Known previously as Benjamin Thompson]
July 29, 1799 Willingness to Serve as a Volunteer in the Army Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper discusses his current situation as a lawyer in Baltimore but assures McHenry that he stands ready to return to military service if the need should arise. He would require at least a colonel's commission although he would expect to be a brigadier. He fears an attack by the French.
September 12, 1799 Turning down the position of Inspector General Count Rumford Rufus King Politely turns down the United States' offer to make him Inspector General of the Artillery, explaining that he already has too many engagements and obligations. Concludes, however, by stating his intention to make a visit to America, his native country.
August 13, 1799 Regulation Regarding Memoranda Which Concern Military Stores James McHenry John Harris Directs Harris to submit regular memoranda specifying receipt of items, and notifying "Mr. Billington" when items are ready for shipping.
November 13, 1797 Bounty Paid with Receipts Enclosed Peter A. Dransy William Simmons Bounty paid with receipts of enlistments, count of soldiers in reinlisted in the corps of artillerists of engineers enclosed. Dransy requested pay by way of the Paymaster of the garrison.
September 8, 1799 Requests Service in Appointment to Command Military Academy Rufus King Count Rumford Expresses desire that he return to his native country to be welcomed openly. Requests his service in American military, particularly to command a military academy with the appointment of Inspector General of the United States.
August 1, 1800 Receipt of Atlas James McHenry Rufus King Describes atlas procured from trader, requests missing maps of Malta and Goza. Discussed end of term in War Office, described cartridge paper, and discussed presidential campaign and election.
July 22, 1798 My Zeal for Public Service, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton pledges to travel to Philadelphia to meet with McHenry as soon as the official communication of his appointment arrives.