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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 16, 1797 Regarding letter from James McHenry's nephew James McHenry Captain Thompson The Secretary at War mentions a letter sent by his nephew John McHenry, written during James McHenry's indisposition. Hopes that the letter had the intended effect.
August 29, 1798 Articles of agreement regarding supplies between James McHenry and James O'Hara [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement for the provision of supplies between Secretary of War James McHenry and James O'Hara.
May 1, 1797 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry recommends Patrick Whiff to the Secretary of the Treasury for employment with the Surveyor General.
June 12, 1798 Authorization to assume the seat of Secretary of War in James McHenry's absence John Adams Timothy Pickering President John Adams authorizes Secretary of State Timothy Pickering to assume the duties of the Secretary of War James McHenry in his absence from the seat of government.
February 5, 1798 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Secretary of Treasury James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry informs Wolcott that he is ill. McHenry also forwards papers pertaining to the frigates to Wolcott.
May 31, 1800 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry Unknown Recipient Largely illegible letter from the Secretary at War; mentions General Pinckney. McHenry is serving his final days as Secretary at War.
October 22, 1799 Letter from James McHenry James McHenry John McHenry James McHenry writes to his nephew, John McHenry. The Secretary at War discusses the situation in France, the gubernitorial elections in Pennsylvania, and the overall formation of national political parties in the United States.
July 13, 1800 Concerning the Resignation of James McHenry John Mackey James McHenry Expresses regret at the resignation of James McHenry from the position of War Secretary, worrying that he was pressured to by the "intolerable abuse of a malignant party".
January 13, 1800 Enclosed Report from Secretary of War John Adams Congress of the United States President John Adams sends the Congress a copy of a report made by the Secretary of War, James McHenry, regarding various military affairs.
December 24, 1800 Supply of 24-pounder cannons Samuel Dexter James McHenry Secretary of War Samuel Dexter asks the former Secretary of War James McHenry on the subject of 24-pounder cannons, nine long and twelve short.
June 10, 1797 More James McHenry to James Wilkinson on Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry advises Wilkinson about the situation, as he had in his letter of the previous day; emphasizes not offending Spanish and rectifying disposition of U.S. troops.
May 6, 1800 Resignation as Secretary of War James McHenry John Adams McHenry asks for permission to resign his position as Secretary of War, effective June 1. He promises to answer any inquiries about the activities and workings of the War Department. McHenry notes his own meritorious conduct in office, stating that he leaves behind record of this in the papers of the War Department.
February 13, 1798 Request to pay James McHenry Robert Parkison William Simmons Parkison requests that Simmons pay James McHenry $30 for Parkison's pay for month of April.
May 28, 1800 Letter from the Secretary of War James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Largely illegible letter from James McHenry, Secretary of War, to Samuel Hodgdon, Commissary of Military Stores.
April 22, 1799 Letter from James McHenry James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Illegible document.
May 31, 1797 Letter to Secretary at War Felix D. St. Hilaire James McHenry In this letter St. Hilaire is brokering a sale of muskets with James McHenry. McHenry's nephew is involved in this transaction.
June 9, 1800 Recommendation of Col. Mentges James McHenry Samuel Dexter Outgoing Secretary of War James McHenry recommends to the incoming Secretary, Samuel Dexter, that Col. Mentges continue in the post of Inspector of the Troops and Garrisons of the United States, a post he has held since Henry Knox appointed him.
August 29, 1798 Contract Between James O'Hara and James McHenry. James O'Hara James McHenry Articles of agreement between James McHenry, Secretary of War, and James O'Hara of the State of Pennsylvania in which O'Hara agrees to deposit six month's supplies in advance at certain posts and three month's supplies at certain other posts.
June 2, 1800 Letter to the former Secretary of War John Pierce James McHenry Letter from John Pierce - former Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General - to James McHenry, former Secretary of War. Citation only.
November 3, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Secretary at War William Simmons James McHenry William Simmons makes James McHenry, Secretary at War, aware of the account of Captain Thomas Lewis.
May 29, 1800 Letter to a Firm in London James McHenry Bird, Savage & Bird In his last week in office as Secretary of War, James McHenry writes to a firm in London. Mentions the delivery of books and stationery to him. Makes arrangements to close the account between the firm and the Department of War. McHenry thanks them for their helpfulness during his term as Secretary of War.
May 19, 1800 Explanation of McHenry's Resignation from Office of Secretary of War James McHenry Charles Carroll James McHenry explains the circumstances which led to his resignation from the office of Secretary of War.
December 31, 1798 Message from the President of the United States Accompanying a Report to Him from the Secretary of War John Adams [not available] Adams transmits a copy of a report by Secretary of War James McHenry discussing the military establishment of the United States.
July 25, 1799 Letter to the Secretary of War James Wilkinson James McHenry Letter from General James Wilkinson to James McHenry, Secretary of War. Citation only.
October 13, 1798 Request for Opinions on Tone and Content of Enclosed Letters James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry requested the examination of the enclosed letters regarding the commissions of officers. If the recipients concur on their opinions of the letter, then the opinion should be transmitted to the President. Listed points McHenry wanted addressed. Subjects dealt with commissions and the method in which the commissions should be approved and communicated.