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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 10, 1796 Concerning anonymous letters to the State Department Timothy Pickering James McHenry Concerning anonymous letters to the State Department.
April 23, 1796 Questions about Assigment of Colonel James and the Department of State Timothy Pickering James McHenry Refers to escort for Colonel James when he was sent by the President to Kentucky. Questions appointment of James, working with Simmons, between the State Department and the War Department.
December 26, 1800 Transfer of Pensioner Samuel Dexter Stephen Moylan Letter, advises that a pensioner has been transferred from one state's list to another.
October 30, 1797 State Department Preparation for State of the Union Address Timothy Pickering John Adams Confirms that he is forwarding some of Adams' correspondence to its recipients; also informs Adams that he is preparing "business to lay before Congress," presumably material for Adams' state of the union address.
October 23, 1794 Directs Incident with Morgantown Jailer to the Department of State Tench Coxe Henry Knox Received letter from supervisor of Maryland about expense of jail guard at Morgantown. Suggests that such matters fall under the Department of State rather than the War Department. Will check on the contractor if necessary. Requests further instruction.
March 17, 1794 State Accountability for Receipts Joseph Howell Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Howell asks whether it is requisite to require a State to produce receipts in response to a demand by the State for pay due to her militia.
August 13, 1797 Discusses Local Affairs William Henry Harrison James McHenry Announces arrival of Manuel de Lisa from New Orleans on State Department business.
December 29, 1786 State Funding for a Fort Samuel Hodgdon Jonathan Nicholson Letter, mentions state funding of fort..
August 24, 1795 Impaired State of the Arms McLean & Van Emburgh Samuel Hodgdon Forwards a letter for Captain Suijdam.They state that the arms were in an impaired state when they received them.
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.
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.
September 14, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding frigate constructed by James Hackett [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Cites a letter addressed to Josiah Fox regarding construction of frigate by James Hackett, constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Design based on sketch "A, " same design as communicated by Secretary of State
September 15, 1799 Enclosed passport from Secretary of State James McHenry Stephen Raphel Encloses a passport by the Secretary of State. Had hoped that the recipient could enjoy his farm in Hartford County.
August 8, 1794 Orders for the suppression of the Whiskey Insurrection Henry Knox James Ross The President authorizes Ross, Yeates, and Bradford to take whatever measures necessary to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in two counties of western Pennsylvania.
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.
December 17, 1794 Accounts Current for Incidental and Contingent Expenses John Habersham Joseph Howell "I hearby enclose my accounts current with the United States for the incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of War in the State of Georgia commencing the 1st of April and ending the 31st day of December 1793, balance in my favor being one thousand nine hundred and seven dollars 76/100 with the several vouchers in support of same."
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 15, 1784 U.S. military stores in South Carolina Samuel Hodgdon Colonel Senef Requests information on the status of the United States military stores in South Carolina.
December 11, 1799 Separate Duties of the Paymaster & the Accountant James McHenry William Simmons The duties of the Paymaster General and the Accountant of the War Department are distinct from one another and nowhere does the law state that one can devolve his duties upon the other. Therfore, the Accountant is not authorized to require the Paymaster to audit and state accounts of expenses of an incidental nature ensuing in the course of military service.
April 25, 1796 Refers to Treaty between New York and the Seven Nations Timothy Pickering James McHenry Laments lack of paper and wonders if it is some sort of power play between the chief and Mr. Lewis. Refers to final settlement as closely aligned with his own opinion. Refers to state of New York and payment of agents working with the Seven Nations.
January 23, 1784 Report Desired on the State of an Army Magazine Samuel Hodgdon Nathaniel Irish Request for an account of the state of the post (military store/magazine) under Captain Irish's direction and a request for an account of his expenditures.
January 2, 1799 Abstract of payments made by the agent of the Department of War in the State of Tennessee Stephen Hillis William Simmons Stephen Hillis forwards abstract of payments made by the agent of the Department of War in the State of Tennessee on account of the recruiting service and an abstract on account of the hospital department.
September 26, 1798 Request for Approval or Objections to the Law for Defence of New York State John Jay Alexander Hamilton Enclosed a copy of the act passed by state legislature for the defense of New York State. Requested Hamilton's opinions on the act and noted his response should be sent to the Post Office.
July 1, 1798 Report of Wages Auguste de Grasse William Simmons Letter, encloses state of wages for the first and second quarters of 1798.
January 20, 1790 Gorham discusses the federal assumption of state debt with Knox Nathaniel Gorham Henry Knox Letter, discusses assumption of state debts.