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March 13, 1800 Proposed Inspector of Artillery Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton proposes that there should be an Inspector of Artillery for the two districts under his command with the same duties as the Inspector of Infantry.
September 4, 1798 Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams questions the wisdom of appointing Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery. Tousard is a fine officer but he is of French origin and Adams is worried that in a war with the French, Tousard would be the object of suspicion.
November 7, 1800 Delivery of Powder for Proving Cannon Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of powder to Major Lewis Tousard, inspector of artillery, for proving cannon.
May 16, 1800 Selection of an Inspector of Artillery, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry received letter from Hamilton regarding the embarrassment of delay in settlement of accounts for scheduled and ordinary expenses. He also observed that the selection of a new Inspector of Artillery should be left to his successor because of the intimate connection that officer must have with the Dept. of War.
December 20, 1798 Inspectorship of Artillery, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides an enthusiastic recommendation of Lewis Tousard for the position of Inspector of Artillery.
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.
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 30, 1798 Duties of the Inspector General, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the functions of the Inspector General, the contributions of General Knox, and his disgust with the policy of withholding emoluments from officers until they are on active service.
September 4, 1798 Appointments and Military Business John Adams James McHenry No news from the Secretary of State. Adams discusses Hamilton's recommendation for Inspector of Artillery and other matters of appointments and the management of the army.
September 10, 1800 Delivery of portfires for proving cannon cast by Lane & Saltiers Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of portfires to Major Lewis Tousard, Inspector of Artillery, for proving cannon cast by Lane & Salters.
May 10, 1800 Concerning Major Lewis Tousard James McHenry John Adams Letter from the Secretary of War to the President of the United States concerning Major Lewis Tousard, late a part of the regiment of artillerists and engineers. He suggests Tousard for Inspector of Artillery, rather than a foreign military man.
October 8, 1794 Requests Inspectors for Clothing, Shoes, Cannons, and Kentledge Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon Requests appointment of inspector of shoes and artillery clothing for contractor Mr. T. Reilly at New York. Also requests inspector for cannon ball and kentledge cast by J.J. Faesch.
September 16, 1799 The President is much divested of his prejudices against me... Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton States that "In general the fortifications of the New England States are in the most shabby condition," that they have been incorrectly constructed by unqualified personnel and that the mounted guns are altogether inadequate. Also states: "I may tell you, dear sir, that as long as an Inspector of Artillery is not appointed and charged alone with that department--a great deal of money will be...
January 10, 1787 Request for Military Appointment Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox is responding to Winthrop Sargent's letter requesting an office. He is offering the possibility that Sargent be appointed to the Office of the Inspector of the Troops; but that the election will be dependent upon Congress. He also mentioned Sargent's desire to remain with the Massachusetts line. Described role and duties of the officer.
May 26, 1800 Tousard's Promotion Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Tousard announces that the President has authorized a commission for him as a lieutenant colonel of the Second Regiment to be Inspector of Artillery.
December 22, 1800 Advance for Lieutenant Colonel Tousard Samuel Dexter Caleb Swan This letter authorizes the Paymaster General to advance pay to Lieutenant Colonel Louis Tousard.
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.
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...
September 4, 1798 Discussion of Officer Appointments John Adams James McHenry Discusses the appointment of a man suggested by General Hamilton as a candidate for Inspector of Artillery. Adams also comments on the nomination of a Major Brooks to an officer's post in the army, saying he will never sign his commission until he receives explanation for terrible insults Brooks has supposedly pronounced. Says he has been convinced by McHenry's reasoning to alter the assignment...
April 15, 1795 Requesting an Inspector for a Shipment of Shoes Nathaniel Beach Timothy Pickering Beach informs Pickering that a shipment of shoes is ready, and asks if Pickering would send an inspector.
November 24, 1797 Autograph Letter Signed, William Simmons to James Wilkinson William Simmons James Wilkinson Letter, discusses pay & emolluments for Inspector.
February 14, 1800 Extra Labor to Assist Adjutant and Inspector General Samuel Dexter John Adams Mentioned "great inconveniences for want of a competent general staff". Requested additional labor to assist the Adjutant and Inspector General with their duties. Stated that the current Adjutant and Inspector General's can not be expected to perform all their tasks at their current pay grade.
June 19, 1795 Final Shipment of Shoes Nathaniel Beach Timothy Pickering Beach notifies Pickering, the Secretary of War, that he is ready to make his final delivery of shoes, and asks the Secretary to send an inspector the beginning of next week.
October 25, 1797 Questions Regarding Allowance of Inspector William Simmons James McHenry Simmons noted that law of Congress provided an inspector and authorized the Brigadier to chose him from the Captains and Subalterns. Maj. Cushing was appointed to position of inspector and claimed his allowance was stipulated by Act. Simmons requested info on allowance or emoluments since pay was suspended.
[not available] Application for Inspector of Fortications. Unknown Author Secretary of War Based on his demonstrated military character during the late war, the author asks that he be considered for the Offfice of Inspector of Fortifications, which is still vacant, or for any other station for which he may be deemed qualified.