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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...
November 4, 1795 Money Paid to Director of Artillery Artificers Daniel Stevens William Simmons Stevens has received $362 from the Treasury and paid it to the Director of Artillery Artificers.
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.
February 9, 1791 Invoice of Pay and Pensions for Invalids Henry Knox James Tilton The letter provides a list of pay and pensions due to military invalids in Delaware, with notation of those who have moved or are deceased. The second page concludes with an order to pay the pensions out of treasury funds.
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 1, 1796 Invalid Pensioners from Virginia James McHenry John Hopkins War Secretary encloses a list of invalid pensioners from the State of Virginia, with monthly allowances to each, to the Commissioner of Loans in Virginia
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...
January 7, 1799 Certification of payments; Hugh Barclay for apprehending deserter from Captain S. Coregh’s company William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $48 to Hugh Barclay for apprehending deserter from Captain S. Coregh’s company, for money paid to Hector McNeal, gaoler [jailer], Bedford County.
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.
February 23, 1799 Interpretation of Articles Governing Courts Martial Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides a detailed interpretation of those parts of the the Articles of War that relate to those officers who have the authority to convene Courts Martial. He concludes that none but a general officer or his representative has this authority.
March 22, 1799 Attempts to Keep Spiritous Liquors and Soldiers Apart David Strong James McHenry Strong describes his attempts to keep his soldiers from partaking of spiritous liquors including the posting of a sentinal in front of a saloon. This latter provoked the saloon keeper to sue Strong for trespass.
June 13, 1799 Legality of the Constitution of a Court Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Ellery reviews the requirements for those serving on General Courts-Martial. Only those officers of the highest rank are authorized to impose the sentence of death.
August 17, 1795 Desirability of presidential speech John Jay Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses desirability of Presidential speech opposing unidentified concern.