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August 21, 1798 Request for Status of Appointment to Navy Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Fearful that his letter was lost, Stoddert again recommended his relative for a position in the navy, despite his status as a foreigner.
June 14, 1798 Regarding pay of seamen and Marines aboard frigate Constellation Timothy Pickering John Fitzgerald In the absence of the Secretary at War, James McHenry the President has charged Timothy Pickering with interim duties. Accordingly, Pickering writes to John Fitzgerald. Colonel John Fitzgerald is the Collector of the Port of Alexandria. Issue is matter of pay for seaman and Marines aboard frigate Constellation. Requests that Fitzgerald advance $700 to Triplett.
November 22, 1799 Sanction of the Executive for military operations Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Secretary McHenry acknowledges to General Hamilton that in ordinary cases, when no pressing exigencies require the contrary, the sanction of the Executive may not be necessary for certain operations.
May 9, 1794 Injury to a Private Vessel by Unauthorizede Persons Alexander Hamilton George Hammond Hamilton discusses a case in which a private vessel, engaged by the British Consul at Norfolk, has been damaged by unauthorized persons. This constitutes a private trespass which must be redressed through the ordinary course of law.
May 16, 1798 Advances Funds for Seamen and Officers on Frigate Constitution James McHenry Samuel J. Deblois Directs funds for recruitment for seaman and officers on the frigate Constitution.
November 11, 1795 Recommendation of Captain Josiah Roberts Fisher Ames Timothy Pickering The friends of Captain Josiah Roberts have asked Rep. Ames to submit for the consideration of the President the possible appointment of Roberts to command one of the U.S. ships of war. Roberts is a man of uncommon fidelity and spirit who is undaunted in danger, cool and perservering, and an excellent experienced seaman.
November 15, 1794 Recommendation of Captain Samuel Barron Moses Myers Henry Knox Myers recommends Captain Samuel Barron for appointment as Captain Dale's first lieutenant of the frigate being built.
July 4, 1799 RE Recommendations for Army and Navy Appointments Samuel Barnum Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence recommending individuals for Army and Navy appointments
June 27, 1798 Recommends Thomas Robinson to Command a Navy Vessel W. North Benjamin Stoddert Robinson had offered his sentiments to the Secretary of War regarding the appointment of Captain Thomas Robinson to command one of the armed ships of the United States but since Stoddert is Chief of the Naval Department the information should be directed to him. Robinson has been master of a vessel for at least 13 years and served as Master's Mate of the "Warwick" during the late war. He is a...
August 2, 1794 Estimate for SouthWest Territory expenses for 1793 to 1794. David Henley Henry Knox This is Henley's general estimate of the expenses incurred for the defense of the Southwestern Territory for 1793 with Governor Blount's estimate for the ordinary expenses of governments for the ensuing year 1794.
October 30, 1798 Detention of the Box of Pattern Muskets Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon is concerned about the detention of the box of pattern muskets because one hundred people will remain idle until they arrive. He will do his best to find them.
May 2, 1795 Recruitment Matters Timothy Pickering William Eaton Letter from the interim Secretary of War on the subject of recruiting. Makes mention of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut.
July 8, 1799 Establishing a Military Academy, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses a number of matters including extra pay for extra work, a British work that establishes a scale for extra pay, and progress toward establishing a military academy.
December 11, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Secretary at War William Simmons James McHenry William Simmons discusses the pay of naval personnel with the Secretary at War, James McHenry.
August 8, 1798 Request for Appointment of R. Hamilton to Lieut. in Navy Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert A. Hamilton provided glowing recommendation for distant cousin Robert Hamilton. Due to his status as "foreigner", A. Hamilton requested an appointment to Lieut. in U.S. Navy in lieu of Captain.
August 30, 1797 Regarding the launching of frigate United States and plans to take on stores and ordnance [not available] Captain John Barry Expresses satisfaction that the careening business is over and that the damage sustained from launching has been repaired. Discusses replacement of ballast; and then putting ship in the stream a safe distance from the wharf and then take on guns and such articles required by the purveyor. Lieutenant McRea will be on board with his men from Fort Mifflin. Has no objection to seamen hired to help...
June 29, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Lieutenant Charles Stuart William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $50.82 is due Lieutenant Charles Stuart on board the frigate "United States", being the balance due him upon the settlement of his account for recruiting seaman for the "United States", and for contingent expenses attending same.
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
August 27, 1798 Discussion of Officer Appointments, & Pardon Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter, discusses appointment of officers to new companies and corps; asks for pardon for a young man convicted of forging a check.
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
April 13, 1795 Legal opinion regarding declaration of French minister that vessel belong to France William Rawle Timothy Pickering Presumably in reference to effects of Jay's Treaty. Refers to declaration of French minister that the vessel in question belonged to France. Filed a suggestion on behalf of United States removing judicial power as not amenable to ordinary process of law. Discusses proof of time property came into French possession.
May 16, 1800 Selection of an Inspector of Artillery, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry received letter from Hamilton regarding the embarrassment of delay in settlement of accounts for scheduled and ordinary expenses. He also observed that the selection of a new Inspector of Artillery should be left to his successor because of the intimate connection that officer must have with the Dept. of War.
June 15, 1799 His character on certain sides gives room for doubts. Alexander Hamilton George Washington Despite some doubts about his character, Hamilton recommends that James Wilkinson be promoted to Major General, [a post declined by Henry Knox who refused to serve under Hamilton].
June 20, 1790 Jackson discusses politics with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses personal issues; mentions war between England and Spain discusses elections.