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June 24, 1799 Temporary Saving with Immediate Employment for the Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton "I received this morning your letter of the 21st instant. The remarks you have offered relative to the Cavalry are deserving of attention, and the course you propose which combines a temporary saving with immediate employment for the officers in a mode conformable to the constitution of this kind of troops will be considered. I shall inform you of the result. I observe, however, that my present...
February 14, 1798 Recommended Method of Stating Your Accounts Samuel Hodgdon Stille & Ewing Letter, mentions inspection of Army uniforms; discusses mode of account statement.
March 12, 1789 Delays in Forming the New Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports that the number of members of the new government present in New York is stalled at 8 Senators and 18 representatives. This delay in forming the government is a matter of "great chagrin." Knox notes that letters have been forwarded to the absent members of government from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Knox estimates it maybe a month before absent members arrive in New York.
September 19, 1789 Report on the Estimate of the Expenditure for the Civil List and the War Department to the End of the Present Year Alexander Hamilton [not available] Report on the Estimate of the Expenditure for the Civil List and the War Department to the End of the Present Year includes Department of Treasury, War Department, Department of State, Accounts between United States and individual states, Government of Western Territory, Pensions on Civil List, present government, Judicial Department, pay of the troops, hospitals at West Point and Springfield,...
February 9, 1798 Enclosed Account is of No Use in Its Present Form, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Letter, discusses account statement; mentions misplaced letter.
December 4, 1786 Shortcomings of the Current System of Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln appears to be commenting on the weaknesses of the central government of the Confederation. Those whose interests are undercut by the current system, namely creditors and holders of securities, will probably support strengthening the government with a revised constitution.
April 30, 1798 Writing a history of the United States; Hodgdon and St. Clair defeat James Mease Samuel Hodgdon Mease observes that one of his sources of amusement during his period of solitude has been the arrangement of materials for a history of the United States. It will begin with the establishment of the present government with the end as yet undetermined. Discussion of the Indian Wars in which the government has been so unhappily engaged and which has cost so much blood will include General St....
September 14, 1798 Sundry Supplies & Accounts Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon informs McHenry of several pending supply and account matters.
July 13, 1798 New Mode of Casting Shot, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Among other matters, Hodgdon discusses a new mode of casting shot which results in an even surface and greater precision in weight. Hodgdon doubts whether this new method actually produces better shot since that produced by the old method was very effective in battering works and killing men.
March 16, 1792 Temporary Taxes and Duties to Raise Revenue Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Alexander Hamilton describes for the Speaker of the House of Representatives the various temporary taxes and duties he proposes to raise the revenue to pay for the war against the northern Indians.
February 24, 1794 Knox informs Nazro of patent process Henry Knox John Nazro Letter, advises that there is a new mode of applying for a patent.
July 24, 1798 Mode of Calculation Samuel Dyson William Simmons Dyson has received from John Kelly $221.52 which is the payroll, corrected by Simmons, for the recruits enlisted by Dyson. He says that he cannot find any mode of calculation by which he can make today's pay of four dollars per month amount to only $2.52.
February 28, 1792 Just Compensation for Revolutionary War Veterans Officers of the Massachusetts Line Alexander Hamilton (Circular Letter from the Officers of the Massachusetts Line of the Late Army.) A committee appointed by the Officers of the Massachusetts Line of the Continental Army are writing Hamilton to request that just compensation be provided the officers and men who served during the Revolutionary War.
August 16, 1797 Discussion of Payment for Frigate Construction & Algerian Frigate Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, asks for Wolcott's opinion; discusses mode of payment for Frigate construction; alludes to Algerian Frigate.
June 16, 1791 Regarding memorial from officers relative to pay; Harmar's court of inquiry; confidential letters and preparations for campaign Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox will present memorial from officers regarding pay to Congress as soon as they are in session. President Washington has not yet arrived from his southern tour. Harmar's application for a court of inquiry will be made to Washington. Knox is unacquainted with any member of Congress obtaining any confidential letter from War Office since the adoption of a new government; under the old...
January 5, 1790 Estimate of the Expenditure for the Civil List of the United States, on the Present Establishment for the Year 1790. Joseph Nourse [not available] Estimate of the Expenditure for the Civil List of the United States, on the Present Establishment for the Year 1790. Includes expenditures for Department of War, Government of Western Territory, Pensions, and costs and pay and subsistence for infantry and artillery officers and enlisted.
November 28, 1796 State of Political Affairs, 1796 Charles Carroll James McHenry Carrol ruminates on contemporary politics and worries that the election of Thomas Jefferson may prove damaging to the federal government.
November 16, 1795 Discussion of Gosport Navy Yard & Frigate Planks William Pennock Josiah Fox Letter, discusses plank for Frigates; describes situation of Gosport Naval yard.
March 5, 1789 Required Quorums of the New Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that members of the new government are assembling in New York but have not yet reached sufficient numbers to constitute a quorum. Knox reports that 12 will be a quorum in the Senate and 30 in the House. By Knox's count, only 8 Senators and 17 Congressman are now present in New York. Knox also mentions that Colonel Wadsworth has obtained "super fine" brown Hartford cloth...
May 23, 1793 Interposition of the General Government in an Incident Occurring Within a State Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox discusses the circumstances in which the general government would intervene in a military situation occurring within a state's borders.
April 13, 1793 Requisitions for money and expenditures Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara The Commissary of Military Stores writes the Quartermaster General regarding requisitions for money and expenditures. As a result of John Belli's mode of transactions, he expects an alteration in the mode of doing business in future.
January 20, 1792 Emergency on Pennsylvania's Western Frontier Thomas Mifflin [not available] Governor Mifflin describes the plan for dealing with the emergency on Pennsylvania's western frontier. The plan involves the six-month enlistment of three companies of experienced riflemen, to be paid by the General Government, rather than calling up the militia.
May 21, 1789 Bauman solicits a federal appointment from Knox Sebastian Bauman Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in Federal Government.
June 27, 1792 Assessing the Claim of the Secretary at War Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Attorney General must make the determination as to whether the current claim of the Secretary of War is to be considered under the Act making alterations in the Treasury and War Department. Should the determination be made on the old or the new application?
June 13, 1792 Depredations by Bowles' White Wretches James Seagrove Governor Quesada Seagrove advises Gov. Quesada that any depredations by the Creek Indians against the Spanish were probably instigated by white associates of William Bowles. Seagrove assures Quesada that he will transmit to him any information that might be useful to the Spanish government.