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October 17, 1798 Pinckney's Appointment as Major General James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney McHenry expresses his satisfaction at Pinckney's acceptance of his commission as a Major General in the Provisional Army. The relative rank of Major Generals is based on the order of appointment as follows: Major General Alexander Hamilton, Major General Pinckney, and Major General Henry Knox.
July 25, 1798 Appointments by Authority to Military Commands, July 1798. War Department [not available] A list of military appointments including Alexander Hamilton to Major General, Henry Knox to Major General, Henry Lee to Major General, Edward Hand to Major General, et al.
October 14, 1798 Acknowledgement of Receipt of Commission as Major General Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Acknowledges receipt of commission as inspector and major general; states that he will defer his journey until late October, so as to arrive [presumably at Philadelphia] around November 1. Observes with satisfaction the relative rank of the major generals, and promises to send a response to an inquiry of McHenry's after consultation with other officers.
August 8, 1793 Governor of Georgia holds a council of war with his generals Governor Edward Telfair [not available] This document records the issues presented by the Governor to the council of war for advice on forming the military expedition against the Creek Indians.
March 5, 1794 Receipt of Packets and Letters for Major General Wayne Michael Jones Henry Knox Received packet addressed to Major Craig enclosing letters for Major General Wayne. Captain Crawford not yet arrived by hourly expected.
October 21, 1787 Account of Major Edmund Hyrne, aide de camp to Major General Greene George Reid [not available] Major Edmund Hyrne, aide de camp to Major General Greene, has lodged an account of sundry disbursements.
May 5, 1784 Concerning pay and rations John Pierce Robert Morris The Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General sends a receipt of funds disbursed for pay and rations to Robert Morris.
June 6, 1788 Account of deceased Major Ichabod Burnet, Aide de Camp to Major General Green Joseph Howell James Mott Heirs of Major Ichabod Burnet, Aide de Camp to Major General Green [Greene] have applied have applied for settlement of his account.
July 14, 1784 Settlement of William Clayon John Pierce Robert Morris The Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General discusses the settlement of William Clayon.
November 1, 1798 Forwarding of Letter from General Pinckney regarding General Officer rank James McHenry John Adams Forwards to Adams a letter from General Pinckney, concerning Pinckney's attendance at the planned War Department meeting to discuss officer appointments & other military necessities.
January 24, 1800 Major Craig discusses logistics with Major General Alexander Hamilton Isaac Craig Alexander Hamilton Major Craig forwards a general return of quartermaster, ordinance, and clothing stores to General Hamilton.
July 25, 1798 Appointment to Major General James McHenry Henry Knox Letter, informs Knox re commission of Major General; discusses pay of general officers.
February 14, 1791 Claims of Major Woodson Joseph Howell Edmund Randolph Informs the Attorney General that Major Tarlton Woodson did not make any claims to the last commissioner John Pierce.
November 29, 1793 Dispatches for Major General Wayne; Pay Matters Isaac Craig Henry Knox Dispatches for Major General Wayne will be sent forward upon arrival. boats are ready to carry the troops on the march from Carlisle. Will pay attention to instructions respecting paying the troops on the upper posts
October 17, 1798 Enclosed commission of Major General in the Provisional Army James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Encloses Pinckney's commission of Major General of the Provisional Army and reaffirms the relative rank of the Major Generals despite the surrounding controversy: Hamilton, Pinckney, Knox.
August 23, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners at Sandusky to Mr William Wilson on delivery of letters to Major General Wayne Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky William Wilson Commissioners address William Wilson, responsible for conveying letters to Major General Wayne under cover to Major Craig at Pittsburg by way of the Genesee River, and ask that he proceed without delay.
November 5, 1793 Request to Nullify Arrest of Brother Soldier Charles Scott Anthony Wayne Letter, mentions arrest of Major Smith and request to allow Smith to tender resignation.
November 22, 1793 Boat in Readiness; Dispatches to Major General Wayne; Pay Matters War Department Isaac Craig Have boat in constant readiness to receive dispatches for Major General Wayne. Captain Crawford to provide guard for boat. Discusses Joseph Howell and pay of troops.
May 25, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Philip Church Simmons informs Church that Major General Hamilton's order was received.
July 21, 1795 Members of the Court Martial Included in Guard John Mills Thomas Jones The members of the general court martial will be included in the details for guards.
April 4, 1789 Knox is notified that his military account with Treasury is closed Joseph Nourse Henry Knox Letter, account of Henry Knox as Major General is settled.
April 22, 1800 Update on the Account of Captain Ellery William Simmons William North Simmons recounted the efforts made to track down the accounts of Ellery through the Pay Master General and Major General Hamilton. No news.
October 30, 1799 Carriages for General Washington's Funeral Lewis Tousard John Miller Tousard certifies that carriages leased from William Buck were used relative to the orders of Major General Hamilton for the funeral honors paid to General Washington.
October 13, 1786 Resignation of Major Gibbons John Pierce Major Gibbons The Commissioner of Army Accounts has applied to Generals St. Clair and Irvine respecting Major Gibbon's resignation.
November 24, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with General Wilkinson William Simmons James Wilkinson William Simmons forwards the Secretary at War's guidance pertaining to the case of Major Cushing to General James Wilkinson.