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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
September 25, 1798 Recommendation of Hamilton to be the Senior Major General George Washington John Adams Washington extols Hamilton's many virtues as he recommends him to be the senior Major General in the Provisional Army.
August 8, 1800 Inquiry into Major Rennselaer Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton provides information on the character and career of Major Van Rensselaer. He was the eldest captain of the Dragoons before the augmentation of the army and is a career soldier. Hamilton thinks a field office in the cavalry would be proper. Refers Dexter to General Wilkinson for further information on Van Rensselaer's character and notes that the Major is a cousin of Mrs. Hamilton.
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.
May 1800 Letter to Major General Hamilton William North Alexander Hamilton Letter from Brigadier General William North to Major General Alexander Hamilton. Image not available.
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.
August 5, 1798 Demands Justification for Proposed Rank of Major-Generals Henry Knox James McHenry Acknowledges receipt of a letter informing him that Adams has appointed him a Major-General in the army. Expresses extreme dissatisfaction at his being below in rank to Major Generals Hamilton and Pinckney. Points out that Hamilton was only a captain and Pinckney only a colonel during the Revolutionary War, while he had the rank of Brigadier-General.
November 4, 1799 Uniforms for Shipment to Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs packing up and holding in readiness uniforms for shipment to three companies of infantry at Pittsburgh. To be addressed to Major Craig, subject to order of Captain Nance, assistant paymaster general, agreeably to instructions from General Hamilton.
March 31, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain Abraham R. Ellery, assistant Adjutant General for writing done in conformity with authority of Major General Hamilton William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; Captain Abraham R. Ellery, assistant Adjutant General, for writing done in conformity with authority of Major General Hamilton.
July 19, 1798 Commission as Major General of Alexander Hamilton John Adams [not available] Official appointment of A. Hamilton to post of Inspector General of Army, ranking Major General. Subsequent commissions given to other officers in enclosure.
August 26, 1799 Communication from the Officer Commanding Fort Massac James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton "Brigadier General Wilkinson has the honor to transmit Major General Hamilton an original communication from the officer commanding Fort Masac near the mouth of the Ohio River which appears to him to merit some attention. He sends the original because the retention of it is important to the Brigadier and may be most properly deposited with the Major General. The debauch and consequent absence of...
1798 Major Generals of the Provisional Army James McHenry [not available] Memorandum listing the specific dates of commission for the three Major Generals of the Provisional Army - Knox, Pinckney, and Hamilton.
October 15, 1798 Discussion of Commission as Major General James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Writes about commissions to three Major Generals. Seeks information for Knox and Hamilton.
October 17, 1798 Thanking Pinckney for Accepting Commission; Relative Rank of Major Generals James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Thanks Pinckney for his faithful acceptance of a commission as major-general, and confirms that the relative rank of the three major generals is: Hamilton, Pinckney, Knox. Asks to see Pinckney soon, to discuss various issues.
March 19, 1799 Major Ford Takes Command, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Major Ford has been directed to take the command as McHenry suggested. However, the detachment did not proceed as Hamilton intended.
April 24, 1799 Certification of payment; Alexander Hamilton, Major General of the Army of the United States for pay, subsistence, forage and compensation as Inspector General Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification of payment; $839 to Alexander Hamilton, Major General of the Army of the United States for pay, subsistence, forage and compensation as Inspector General.
April 15, 1800 Appointment of Lieutenant William Porter as assistant to the Deputy Quartermaster General Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Lieutenant Porter of 11th Regiment of Infantry having been appointed provisionally as assistant to the Deputy Quarter Master General under command of Major General Hamilton, is to be obeyed and respected accordingly.
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.
March 26, 1800 Account of Lt Ross, 1st Regiment of Artillery and Engineers Alexander Hamilton Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton notes that Lieutenant Ross was detached by order of Major General Pinckney and that the service is of a nature as to come under the general rules prescribed by Department of War.
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.
March 28, 1800 General Orders: Regulations Governing the Transmission of Returns William North [not available] North transmits General Orders related to Major General Hamilton's regulations governing officers in the transmission of their different returns.