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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 3, 1792 Regulations for the receiving,distributing, and accounting for all public property designed for the army of the United States War Department [not available] Lists of rules and regulations for each department within the War Department.
July 12, 1799 Discusses Tension with War Department and Navy Department James McHenry John Adams Mentions dispute between Mr. Stoddart and himself, and the possibility of commanders proving to be either a blessing or a curse. Debates congressional authority.
October 27, 1794 Military Stores, Duties, and Description of Departments Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Since Samuel Hodgdon has been designated the Intendant of Military Stores, Wolcott describes in detail his duties in relation to the Department of War and the Department of the Treasury and the principles which govern the accounts of his office. The forms approved for the transactions of his office are included. Describes duties of Indian Department, Ordnance Department, Cloathing Department,...
July 1, 1796 The Responsibilities of the War and Treasury Departments Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott expresses in some detail the differences in responsibilities of the Department of War and the Treasury Department. He also describes the duties of the purveyors, the comptroller, the accountants, and the superintendents. He explains that the responsibilities of the Department of War begin where those of the Treasury end.
August 24, 1798 Query into the delivery of guns from Department of War to Department of Navy Benjamin Stoddert John Harris The Secretary of the Navy asks Mr. Harris the following question: "why is there any difficulty about delivering the guns" to the Purveyor, Mr. Francis?
December 6, 1794 Regarding the Commissary Department Henry Knox Isaac Craig Extract Letter, informs that Craig has not responded to offer of Commissary's department.
December 18, 1794 Refers to Letters between the Department of War and the Department of the Treasury Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to letters between the Department of War and the Department of Treasury.
September 7, 1796 Enclosed Estimates John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Enclosed estimate for the Quartermasters Department, Indian Department, and Hospital Department for months of July, August, September. Reason for not drawing up estimate sooner was that Wilkins needed to be present at several of the posts requiring supplies before making an accurate estimate.
September 26, 1794 Money for the War Department Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton Asks the Accountant of the War Department to place $10,000 in the hands of the Treasurer, Samuel Meredith, for the use of the Department of War.
October 31, 1800 Enclosed Abstracts John Wilkins, Jr. William Simmons Enclosed abstracts for pay disbursed by Paymaster General to Hospital Department, Indian Department, and Quartermaster Department.
May 21, 1796 Cash Account with the War Department David Henley [not available] Account of expenditures, October 21, 1795 to June 5, 1796.
February 10, 1800 Responsibility for Procurement of Tents James McHenry Ebenezer Stevens As to the question of whether the War Department or the Quartermaster's department should pay for the issuance of tents, since Major General Hamilton ordered the procurement of said tents, they are properly charged to the Quartermaster's department.
December 6, 1794 No News on Acceptance Henry Knox Isaac Craig Notification that Craig has not responded to offer of Commissary's department.
January 29, 1798 Memorandum: Suggestions from The Secretary of War Relative to Naval Affairs James McHenry [not available] Memorandum, discusses War Department expenditures; discusses budget appropriations; mentions construction of Frigates.
May 24, 1790 Warrants number 440 and 441 Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton Howell encloses warrants drawn by late commissioners of Treasury on Thomas Harwood.
May 28, 1790 Business of Naval Department: Difficulty Securing Appointments; Ship-building Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Henry Knox Wolcott observes that the business of the Naval Department is still divided between the War Department and the Treasury Department. Mr. Higgenson has been contracted to build a ship in Massachusetts. Yellow oak appears to be the equal of white oak for use in ship-building.
January 30, 1801 Requests Payment to the U.S. Treasury for the Military Department, 1800 Samuel Dexter Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Requests payment to the U.S. Treasurer for the military department, 1800.
February 28, 1800 War Department warrant James McHenry Samuel Meredith Regarding contingent expenses of War Department, for payment to David Henley, Agent for War Department.
April 11, 1798 Expenditures in the Quartermaster's Department James McHenry William Simmons Simmons is required to make an abstract of the expenditures of the Quartermaster's Department including what was settled in his office and in the Treasury Department and which shows the total amount from 1 January 1791 to 1 January 1797 and the average annual expenditures for that period.
November 10, 1800 Records consumed by fire Samuel Dexter Israel Whelen This letter informs Whelen that (on Saturday evening last) of the fire that destroyed the War Department. Dexter asks Whelen to find replacements for items lost in the fire.
September 13, 1796 Letter from the War Department James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. This letter identifies the conditions desired by the War Department to be included in the contract for the delivery of cannon "for the frigate destined for the Mediterranean" that will be issued by the Treasury Department.
May 21, 1798 Account with the Department of War David Henley [not available] David Henley's record of an account with the War Department, 10/21/1794 to 06/05/1795.
January 13, 1792 Means of Transferring Money among Departments Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell In order to adjust certain claims, the Treasury Department requires that an account should be received of all monies advanced by the War Department, with the exception of the pay of the Army,.
June 7, 1800 Calls to Secretary of Treasury regarding transfer of funds Benjamin Stoddert Samuel Meredith Secretary of Navy discusses transfers of funds with the Treasurer of the United States.
August 13, 1798 Request to deliver worst of the old muskets to the Secretary of Navy James McHenry John Harris The Secretary at War authorizes the transfer of 700 of "the worst of the old muskets now in store" to the Navy, to be valued by Mr. Nicholson and charged to Tench Francis, purveyor. On the same document is a note from Benjamin Stoddert Secretary of Navy expressing irritation as to why there is difficulty on delivering the guns to Tench Francis Purveyor.