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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.
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.
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.
October 17, 1798 Pinckney's Appointment as Major General James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney McHenry discusses Pinckney's appointment as a Major General in the Provisional Army of the United States, a rank he shares with Alexander Hamilton and Henry Knox.
September 7, 1799 Recommendations of Thomas Pinckney as Lieutenant in 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers James McHenry John Adams McHenry forwards a letter from General Pinckney, recommending his nephew Thomas Pinckney for a lieutenancy in the 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers. McHenry concurs, noting that Thomas Pinckney is a member of a militia company formed out of the students at Princeton College.
June 13, 1799 Certification of payment; Major General Charles Pinckney William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $1302 to Major General Charles Pinckney, for pay and forage.
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.
October 18, 1798 Enclosed copies of correspondence with Pinckney James McHenry George Washington Encloses a copy of the correspondence between McHenry and Pinckney over the commission of Major General in the Provisional Army.
June 17, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence with Pinckney Concerning Actions on Southern Frontier James McHenry John Adams Forwards correspondence with General Pinckney, which relate Pinckney's movements and actions on the southern frontier since he received his instructions.
May 29, 1799 Recent Communications with Wilkinson and Pinckney James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Describes recent communication with Brigadier General Wilkinson and Major General Pinckney
June 20, 1799 Forwarding Correspondence from General Pinckney James McHenry John Adams Forwards correspondence from General Pinckney and one of his officers, and asks Adams' permission to "make the exchange of names proposed by the General" [presumably a replacement of some men who had been appointed as officers but were unable or unwilling to do so].
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.
August 4, 1799 Forwarding Pinckney's Recommendation for an Officer Appointment Substitute James McHenry John Adams Forwards an officer recommendation from Pinckney, as an appointee as a lieutenant has refused to accept the post.
October 25, 1798 Forwarding of Correspondence Between McHenry & Pinckney James McHenry John Adams Forwards copies of McHenry & Pinckney's correspondence concerning Pinckney's acceptance of appointment as major general.
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.
December 10, 1800 Electors Pledged to Vote for Jefferson and Burr Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon Hagner received the lottery tickets, and some sums of money. General Pinckney has written that the appointed electors have pledged to vote for Jefferson and Burr in the presidential election.
May 17, 1800 Double Rations for General Wilkinson James McHenry William Simmons Brigadier General Wilkinson's claim to double rations should be decided entirely according to existing laws but it is McHenry's private opinion that a reasonable construction of the law would indicate that the General is entitled to double rations. A similar interpretation would embrace Maj. Generals Hamilton and Pinckney.
May 8, 1800 Certification of payment; Major General Charles C. Pinckney, Armies of the United States for expenses incurred by him and Brigadier General Washington on a view made of islands, inlets and harbors of the sea cost of Georgia from Savannah to St. Mary William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; Major General Charles C. Pinckney, Armies of the United States for expenses incurred by him and Brigadier General Washington on a view made of islands, inlets and harbors of the sea coast of Georgia from Savannah to St. Mary and returning, and for postage and letters received by Pinckney on public service, payable to Caleb Swan, Paymaster General of the Army
October 1, 1799 Proposed Regulations & Employment of Major Tousard Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "I wait for your instructions concerning the regulations proposed to you with respect to objects of extra expense. As soon as I receive your direction I shall issue orders for having the regulations carried into effect." PS: "If it shall be agreeable to General Pinckney to whom I have written on the subject, it is my wish to employ Major Tousard during the winter in assisting me to prepare...
October 12, 1798 Questions submitted to the Secretaries of the Departments James McHenry Timothy Pickering McHenry lists thirteen of his letters to and from other cabinet officers, the President, and General Washington and then asks five questions regarding the commissions and relative rank of the three Major Generals (Knox, Pinckney, and Hamilton).
June 19, 1800 Pay and subsistence in arrears Samuel Dexter Caleb Swan Captain Bird is fourteen months in arrears of pay. Lieutenant Love, in service for two years, has never received pay or subsistence. Love's men have not been paid ranging from five to fourteen months. Major General Pinckney has ordered Captain Bird to march with his men to Pittsburgh, but since his men have not been paid or supplied, he cannot obey the order. General Pinckney has directed the...
February 14, 1801 Certification of payment; James Boyle, Wagon Master under command of Major General Pinckney, Commanding the troops at Harpers Ferry William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $77.33 to James Boyle, Wagon Master under command of Major General Pinckney, Commanding the troops at Harpers Ferry Virginia [now WV].
August 5, 1798 Outlines Ranks and Promotions; Recommends Hamilton and Pinckney Henry Knox James McHenry Pleased to announce the appointment of a major general in the army by the President and the Senate. Refers to upcoming campaign and lists names of potential candidates, including Pinckney and Hamilton, including their qualifications. Mentions congressional military code with laws determining rank and promotion between military offices.
February 15, 1799 Our Military Concerns Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton informs Washington of the geographical division of command between him and General Pinckney. He has sent for General Wilkinson so as to learn more of the affairs on the western scene.
April 16, 1799 Discussion of Artillerists and Engineers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Responds to a request from the Commander in Chief for engineers and artillerists with discussion with Major General Pinckney. Suggests direct communication between the two of them.