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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 10, 1791 Circular Letter from the Secretary of War to the County Lieutenants of the Frontier Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Authorization to employ militia in response to the situation in Ohio County. Enclosed pay and ration schedule for militia and rangers. Details on payment, supply, and activity of those volunteering for service.
March 4, 1800 Request for Names of Lieutenants William Simmons Amos Stoddard John Boss exhibited Stoddards returns for rations issued at Fort Wolcot. Simmons requested names of Lieutenants who allegedly gave their servants rations and names of other officers who drew rations as authorized by Stoddard.
October 13, 1791 Request to Forward Letters John Stagg Isaac Craig Duplicates of letters to Lieutenants of Alleghany, Washington, Fayette, Ohio counties and to several personal letters to be forwarded.
March 14, 1791 [No. 19] Regarding a Letter Sent to Pennsyvlania Counties Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Coverpage stating enclosure contains letters to Lieutenants of several Pennsylvania counties.
September 30, 1791 Militia for the Approaching Campaign Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox tells St. Clair that he has asked the Governor of Virginia to instruct the county lieutenants of Kentucky to provide militia for the approaching campaign.
January 5, 1792 Letters to be Forwarded Henry Knox Isaac Craig Duplicates of original letters intended for lieutenants of several counties in Pennsylvania and Virgina. If Craig believes the originals will reach the lieuts before an express of the duplicates, he can send the duplicates by regular mail.
April 15, 1800 Return of the Officers Appointed Under the Act for Augmenting the Army James McHenry Senate of the United States McHenry notes the scarcity of second lieutenants and warns that if government parsimony results in a failure to promote worthy officers, these same officers will be less inclined to pursue a military career.
March 14, 1799 Presidential Responsibilities & Terms of Enlistment Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton explains the responsibility of the President to appoint the requisite number of lieutenants as well as the quartermaster and the paymaster. He also addresses whether soldiers would be more likely to enlist for a "casual duration" than for a known term of five years.
April 15, 1800 Filling Vacancies in the Four Old Regiments James McHenry [not available] McHenry recommends that the most deserving of the second lieutenants in the disbanded augmented army be appointed to fill the vacancies in the four old regiments of infantry. To do so would prevent the injurious effects caused by delays in promotions and enhance the probablity that these men would pursue military careers.
June 9, 1790 Orders of Lieutenants Barclay and Johnston Matthew McConnell Joseph Howell Encloses the orders of Lieutenants Barclay and Johnston for their months pay for the use of the Society of Cincinnati. Requests that Howell transmit the certificates.
March 10, 1791 Authorization for the Lieutenants of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky to Raise Forces Henry Knox John Brown Authorized and instructed lieutenants of Washington, Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Pennsylvania, and Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Kenhawa Counties, Virginia, as well as John Brown, Kentucky, on raising militia to defend against the Indians. Advised economy in called up only the necessary number of men.
June 29, 1792 Defense of Frontier Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Fully complied with instructions issued by Knox. Wrote to county lieutenants on the frontiers of PA and VA regarding defense. Dispatched an express boat to Gen. Wilkinson with Wayne's Circular. No news from the West except the annual report of Wilkinson.
June 11, 1799 Certification of payment; Lieutenants Francis Gibson and Charles Wolstoncraft, and 2d Lieutenant Zebulon Pike William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $90.65 to Lieutenants Francis Gibson and Charles Wolstoncraft, and Second Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, for subsistence.
September 19, 1799 Officers Qualifed for the Department of the Inspectorship or the Quartermaster Alexander Hamilton Commandants of Regiments Circular to the Commandants of Regiments: "I request the favor of your opinion as to such of the majors, captains, and lieutenants of your regiment as may be best qualified for service in the department of the Inspectorship or of the Quartermaster. This is an inquiry for information which will be extended to the several regiments. It is hoped that the opinion will be given with freedom and...
August 25, 1799 Settlement of a Rule of Promotion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton complains that the recent appointments in Colonel Bentley's regiment appear to have been made without reference to guiding principles. Hamilton believes hat this practice will lead to considerable dissatisfaction among the officers affected. He recommends that Bentley's appointments be rescinded and that future appointments in all regiments be made according to well-established rules of...
January 19, 1799 Officer Appointments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Letter, discusses officer appointments.
August 24, 1797 Uniformity of Dress on Ships of War James McHenry Captain John Barry Regulations establishing uniformity of dress by the officers, Marines, and others on board the ships of war in service of the United States.
September 4, 1797 Notification of Payment William Simmons Robert Rowan Simmons informed Rowan he will receive $802.79 from the Samuel Lewis, Clerk of the War Office for pay rolls from January 1st to June 30th from Rowan's detachment. Rowan will also receive $284.00 for July and August payment for the same detachment. Simmons requests transmission of receipts to Lewis for the aforementioned months. Increase in pay for Lieutenants did not commence until July.
October 6, 1791 Request to Forward Letter John Stagg Isaac Craig Inquiry into missing clothing for Capt. Buell's company. Orders to forward enclosed letter to lieutenants of several counties.
March 3, 1792 Extract of a Letter from the Secretary of War, to Lieut. Col. Commandant Wilkinson Henry Knox James Wilkinson Based on provision devised by Gen. St. Clair, scouts and rangers to be hired at discretion of Wilkinson or Gen. Scott for protection of Kentucky frontier.
July 18, 1799 Submission of Officers to Fill Vacancies in 6th Regiment James McHenry John Adams Submits an included list of names to fill officer vacancies in the 6th Regiment. The list contains recommended individuals for the posts of one captain, two first lieutenants, four second lieutenants, and one quartermaster, paymaster or adjutant.
January 17, 1799 Assignment of Captains & Subalterns of North Carolina in Provisional Army Charles Cotesworth Pinckney James McHenry Pinckney informs McHenry that the preparations for assigning the captains, lieutenants and ensigns allotted to North Carolina are almost complete, though assigning officers of higher rank will take longer. Will continue on to South Carolina in the coming weeks.
November 26, 1798 Certification of payments; Lieutenants Nehemiah Freeman, Peter A. Dransy, Philip Rodrigue William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; Lieutenants Nehemiah Freeman, Peter A. Dransy, Philip Rodrigue, sum of $130.32 for subsistence.
September 2, 1788 Letters to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they prepare militias Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair has written to Governor of Virginia and President of Pennsylvania requesting that they give orders to their Lieutenants in the frontier counties to have their proportions of militia required in readiness. Discusses plans if Indians have hostile designs at treaty talks. Makes reference to invasion and dispossession of Cherokees by people of Franklin and wonders how the Northern Indians...
April 14, 1790 Authority to Call Up Scouts Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Copies of letters giving authority to Lieutenants of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, and Kenhawa counties to call up scouts for the temporary protection of the settlers. Proof of United States desire to protect its citizens.