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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 12, 1798 Loss of Saltpeter Samuel Hodgdon John Steele Hodgdon informs Steele of the loss of a portion of shipped saltpeter due probably to drying during storage and to loss during transportation.
June 11, 1798 Loss of Saltpeter Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Lloyd Halsey Hodgdon alerts Halsey that the saltpeter he forwarded falls short of the amount indicated on the invoice, probably due to loss due to drying and loss during transportation.
January 10, 1792 Difficulty of Final Adjustment of Levy Accounts Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox The loss of vouchers during the late action and the dispersal of the levies makes it difficult to settle all accounts but since all advances have been recorded, there will be no loss to the public.
November 21, 1800 Fire that Destroyed the War Department Building Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig expresses regret to Samuel Hodgdon after receiving news of the fire that destroyed the War Department building and records. Craig anticipates much confusion from the loss.
January 12, 1800 Condolences Alexander Hamilton Martha Washington Hamilton expresses to Washington's widow the depth of his grief at the loss of the General and his debt to him for the confidence and friendship he was shown throughout his life.
May 7, 1798 What Became of the Garden Seeds? Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among other matters, Hodgdon wonders about the missing garden seeds the loss of which Col. [Winthrop] Sargent deeply regrets.
September 24, 1799 Loss of a Favorite Child of Two Years Old, Etc. James Miller Samuel Hodgdon Miller cites the death of his child as the reason he was delayed in transporting clothing to various posts but assures Hodgdon that it is now on its way.
October 9, 1790 Regarding loss sustained by robbery from public officers during late war Richard Harison Alexander Hamilton Regarding loss sustained by robbery from public officers during late war, Harison is of opinion that officers are not chargeable on that account unless negligence can be imputed to them.
September 29, 1798 Six Deaths Yesterday, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith In addition to supply matters, Hodgdon notes the death of Capt. Joseph Anthony which he considers a great mercantile loss. The sickness in Philadelphia has not abated.
January 23, 1800 The Loss of the Late General Washington, Etc. Constant Freeman Samuel Hodgdon Freeman chides Hodgdon about franking all letters to and from men in the ranks. He notes that the people of Charleston are still grieving over the death of General Washington.
April 22, 1800 No. 88 [Protection of the Frontiers] Claiborne House of Representatives Poorly kept records at trading posts in Georgia and Tennessee cannot show that trade with Indian caused a loss in capital for the U.S. The House therefore recommends that additional capital be extended to the trading posts in order to further trade until records can provide conclusive evidence of loss or gain.
October 5, 1794 Loss of Faithful Clerks, Etc. James Mentges Samuel Hodgdon Mentges laments the loss of Hodgdon's clerks to the yellow fever but is grateful that Hodgdon's family remains in good health. He asks that more blankets be forwarded along with camp kettles, knapsacks, and canteens to meet the quota for the troops.
March 28, 1791 Assurances of Justice Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox stresses the need to assure the Seneca Chiefs that the murderers of the friendly Indians will be brought to justice and that liberal compensation for the loss of property will be provided to the friends and relations of the deceased.
December 1792 Contingencies of the War Department for the Year 1793. Henry Knox [not available] Knox emphasizes that the expenses of an army during peacetime may be reasonably forecast but during wartime, contingencies must be accommodated with adequate appropriations or military efficacy will be harmed.
May 1, 1798 Box of Books Sent and Loss of Garden Seed Judith Sargent Murray Samuel Hodgdon Mrs. Murray sent a letter with Mr. Thatcher advising Hodgdon that she had shipped a box of books to him on board the schooner "Sally" (John Day, Master). Her brother regrets the loss of the garden seed so Hodgdon is asked if he can remember by whom they were to be conveyed to him.
March 23, 1791 Murder of Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General St. Clair is to ensure that those guilty of the murder of friendly Indians are quickly brought to trial and punished. He is to meet with the principal chiefs of the Senacas to assure them that justice will be done and that compensation for loss of property is due the friends and relatives of the deceased Indians.
August 30, 1785 Retirement from Commericial Enterprises to Pursue the Study of Law William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln William Jackson writes to Benjamin Lincoln to solicit his opinions regarding his intention to retire from commercial enterprises and pursue the study of law. Discussed "general embarrassment of commerce" and that he was unwilling to sustain a loss of reputation due to current economy. Listed several men who influenced Jackson's choice to study law.
September 27, 1791 Update on Sons Military Whereabouts Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Letter, informs mother of son's march with army; discusses loss of Knox's son.
December 1, 1792 Contingencies of the War Department for 1793. Henry Knox [not available] While stipulating the difficulty of accounting for military contingencies due to the uncertainties of active warfare, Knox attempts to do so for the year 1793.
May 17, 1786 Damaged Pay Certificates Joseph Howell William McKennan The author refuses the request of a soldier to replace damaged Certificates because the fragments provided are in such poor condition that they cannot be matched with the appropriate records. The Commissioner of Army Accounts even made the effort to show the fragments to the Board of Treasury who also is of the opinion that the Certificates cannot legitimately be replaced.
June 2, 1800 Regrets at Hamilton's Departure John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton "No person sir will regret your leaving the army more than myself. The profession meets with an irreparable loss and both officers and soldiers lose one of their best parents."
August 31, 1799 Uniformity Ought to Prevail throughout the Army, Etc. Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Aside from mourning the loss of his eldest son, Rice discusses a number of matters including his search for a site for winter quarters, his recruiting returns, the payment of the officers' bounty to the men they recruit, the importance of uniformity of discipline throughout the army, and several recommendations for lieutenancies.
March 10, 1796 Diplomacy with Algiers and the construction of frigates James McHenry George Washington McHenry informs Washington that under the peace between the United States and Algiers, he must suspend all orders respecting the building of frigates; however, McHenry urges Washington to consider the public impact and to consult Congress first.
January 12, 1798 I am at a loss to know how to state my account... Peter Grayson William Simmons Grayson explains that he is not able to complete his account until he obtains the receipt rolls.
December 18, 1799 Funeral Honours for George Washington James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses to Hamilton the special directions from President John Adams relative to the funeral honors, to be paid to the memory of the late and beloved Chief, General George Washington.