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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 27, 1799 New Regiments and Their Designated Numbers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry approves the numbers suggested by Hamilton for the designation of the new regiments.
November 21, 1799 Arrangement of the Four Old Regiments Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton informs Wilkinson that the arrangement of the four old regiments has been disapproved by the Secretary of War because of the numerous transfers of officers from one regiment to another that would be required.
November 21, 1799 Proposed Organization of the Four Old Regiments James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton General Wilkinson warns Hamilton that he fears that the proposed organization of the four old regiments will be cut up on grounds too frivolous to render them effective.
June 18, 1799 Supplies and Bounty Money to Sundry Regiments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton orders the disbursal of supplies and bounty money to sundry regiments in addition to one month's pay being advanced to regimental paymasters.
January 4, 1786 Pay Settlements with Virginia Continental Regiments Joseph Howell Jonathan Smith Howell's answer to Smith's inquiry regarding the settlement of his "three months pay." Discusses the settlement with the "Virginia Line" - the Virginia regiments from the Revolutionary War
March 13, 1784 Accounts of two New York Regiments Marinus Willett John Pierce Discusses settlement of the accounts of two New York Regiments.
February 16, 1799 Distribution of Additional Regiments & Troops of Horse Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton stresses the importance of distributing the additional regiments and cavalry among the States according to the orders contained in the report from the Commander in Chief.
April 15, 1799 Distributing Clothing to Your Regiments Alexander Hamilton [not available] In this Circular to the Commandants of Regiments, Hamilton tells the commanders that it is their decision in selecting the most economical means of distrubuting clothing to their regiments but the rendezvous of each district seems the best venue for equipping the recruting service.
December 4, 1799 Ignorance of Particular Officers of the Old Regiments Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Hamilton orders Col. Hamtramck to identify those officers of the old regiments who are incapable of reading or writing.
August 19, 1799 Men and Supplies of the Twelve Additional Regiments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton reports on sundry matters related to the officers and men and supplies of the twelve additional regiments.
October 12, 1799 Accelerate the Advances Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan Swan quotes from Thomas Parker's letter urging that the advances of pay to the regiments be accelerated. Also there are newly appointed officers in the four old regiments and officers on furlough who need money for the trip to their posts. Parker is seeking men to act as paymasters to the regiments of artillerists but, in the meantime, they must be paid by their companies.
May 23, 1799 Circular to the Commandants of Regiments Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton directs the Commandants to recommend officers to fill vacancies in the regiments expeditiiously and carefully but they should not feel slighted if their recommendations are rejected.
February 28, 1800 Officers of the Four Regiments of Infantry James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry enclosed the list of the Officers of the four Regiments of Infantry arranged by relative rank.
April 22, 1799 Numbering of Regiments & Its Effect on Relative Rank James McHenry John Adams Discusses need to number the new regiments, so that recruiting may begin and buttons may be issued, in a fashion that does not affect the relative rank of the officers now being appointed for those regiments. Dictates that the numbering of the regiments (and thus their lieutenant colonels) be geographical, starting with those recruited from the southernmost states. Discusses the overall system...
July 29, 1799 Moderation of the Contractors for Massachusetts should be rewarded. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "...I hesitate whether the invitation ought to extend to the contractors for Massachusetts. Their price is as low as it can well be. The position heretofore intended for three regiments is in Massachusetts and it seems just that the moderation of the contractors there should be rewarded by the enjoyment of the advantage. The competition of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey may be excited with...
November 1, 1799 Arrears of Pay for Officers of the Old Regiment Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan "When I was at Trenton I considered it as perfectly understood between you and me that those officers of the old regiments to whom arrears of pay are due should receive the sums to which they are entitled immediately from your hands. I have been since informed that you decline this and refer the officers to their regimental paymasters. They are, of course, left without the means of joining their...
May 11, 1799 Transmitting New Recruiting Instructions, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton The new recruiting instructions should be transmitted as early as possible to the officers who are enlisting men for the regiments of Artillery and the four old regiments of Infantry. Contractors should also be notified of the law altering the ration.
October 5, 1799 Transportation and Provisions for Sundry Regiments Alexander Hamilton Ebenezer Stevens Hamilton issues his orders for the transportation and supply of sundry regiments.
June 19, 1799 Request for Issue of Arms to 12th & 16th Regiments James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of arms for 12th and 16th Regiments.
May 17, 1800 Unofficial News on Payment of Discharged Officers and Soldiers Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Although Hamilton had not received official word, he heard Congress passed an act that disbanded 12 regiments and granted the officers and soldiers an allowance of three months pay from the time of their discharge. Requested Pinckney obtain the number of men willing to enlist in the "four old regiments of Infantry, or the regiments of Artillery."
September 23, 1799 Sites for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton reports on the proposed sites for winter quarters: the southern regiments will be near Harpers Ferry, the mid-Atlantic regiments will be at Scotch Plains, and the northern regiments will be near Uxbridge.
July 11, 1799 Return of Tents, Settling Accounts James McHenry John Harris Discussed sending uniforms for the sixteen additional regiments, requested return of tents.
April 29, 1799 Issues Respecting the Pay of Officers James McHenry George Washington McHenry discusses officers' pay related to additional regiments and describes executive power respecting officers' pay. He mentions the recruiting service for additional regiments and discusses supplying additional Army regiments.
July 20, 1799 Concerning rations, recruitment, and regiments in New Jersey James McHenry Jonathan Dayton Concerning rations, three regiments to be stationed in Brunswick or Jersey, and recruitment services.
April 6, 1799 Organization of Regiments Josias Carvel Hall Alexander Hamilton Routine instructions and correspondence concerning the organization of individual regiments