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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 16, 1799 Discussion of Roles of Purveyor, Quartermaster, Inspector James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Speaks of requests to the purveyor for military stores. Refers to different roles of purveyor, inspector general, quartermaster general, and deputies.
February 14, 1800 Extra Labor to Assist Adjutant and Inspector General Samuel Dexter John Adams Mentioned "great inconveniences for want of a competent general staff". Requested additional labor to assist the Adjutant and Inspector General with their duties. Stated that the current Adjutant and Inspector General's can not be expected to perform all their tasks at their current pay grade.
January 11, 1799 Delay of Stores Destined for Natchez Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports to Samuel Hodgdon that the stores destined for Natchez have arrived safely at the falls of the Ohio. However, due to ice on the river, further transportation of the stores is delayed.
April 15, 1799 Outlines Responsibilities and Chain of Command Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Has examined plans for army duty reconfiguration. Requests information about how the parts apply to the whole, particularly pay, provisions, clothing, and stores. The Purveyor is to procure all supplies not immediately contracted for by department heads, and will require assistants. Outlines chain of command among deputies, the superintendent, and storekeepers. Requires precision at all times....
July 25, 1799 Seeks Information about Clothing Returns Samuel Hodgdon Ninian Pinckney Refers to vouchers for clothing sent to the Purveyor. Pinkney received no instruction. Explains process outlined by the Secretary of State, the regimental paymasters will be responsible for all clothing delivered to the regiments. Pinkney must settle accounts with the Inspector General, who will communicate with the War Department. The Quartermaster General is responsible for transportation of...
July 30, 1798 Duties of the Inspector General, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the functions of the Inspector General, the contributions of General Knox, and his disgust with the policy of withholding emoluments from officers until they are on active service.
April 8, 1799 Payroll Procedures Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton ruminates on the payroll procedures he proposes for the various levels of the Provisional Army.
November 24, 1797 Autograph Letter Signed, William Simmons to James Wilkinson William Simmons James Wilkinson Letter, discusses pay & emolluments for Inspector.
July 27, 1793 Vacancy in the Office of Adjutant General & Invoices for Stores Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox requests that Wayne fill the office of Adjustant General which is again vacant. Th case of Dr. Scott is referred to him to take whatever action he deems appropriate. Invoices for various stores are forwarded.
September 16, 1799 Instructions for the Paymaster General, Inspector General, and Comptroller James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to express instructions for the Treasury and the paymaster general, including money advances and payment forms. Writes of efforts of Inspector General to muster the troops and the Comptroller to work with the paymaster general.
September 12, 1799 Turning down the position of Inspector General Count Rumford Rufus King Politely turns down the United States' offer to make him Inspector General of the Artillery, explaining that he already has too many engagements and obligations. Concludes, however, by stating his intention to make a visit to America, his native country.
July 5, 1796 Soldiers Wear Only Rotten Rags, Etc. Michael Kalteisen Samuel Hodgdon In addition to enclosing the returns of ordnance stores and clothing, Kateisen stresses the urgency of the need for coats, hats, vests, and linen overalls at Fort Johnston. The soldiers have nothing but rotten rags to wear during the hot weather and have responded with great murmering and discontent.
July 16, 1798 Hamilton's Appointment as Inspector General Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton Pickering expresses his approval of Hamilton's appointment as Inspector General.
April 17, 1799 Need for Additional Assistants James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry observes that additional assistants to the Purveyor and Superintendent of Military Stores would facilitate the provision and issuance of military supplies. He recommends the model established during the Revolutionary War.
December 9, 1796 Bills, Stores Shipped, Returns of Stores Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig acknowledges the receipt of money from Hodgdon. Craig informs Hodgdon that a general return of ordinance, hospital stores, and quartermaster stores has been forwarded to the Secretary at War.
April 7, 1797 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig forwards an abstract that documents receipts as well as the issuance of all stores to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig notes that he has paid John Bever and reports the General Wilkinson has arrived and will proceed to Ft Washington and then to Detroit and the other western ports. Signed by Major Craig.
January 2, 1801 Certification of payment; John Nicholson, Superintendant of armories and inspector of arms William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $210 to John Nicholson, Superintendant of armories and inspector of arms, payable to Samuel Hodgdon.
August 9, 1799 General Return of Stores Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that a general return of stores was sent to the Secretary at War, along with other bits of news. Orders from the Quartermaster General stating that Craig can only have one clerk mean he must fire Mr. King.
February 27, 1798 Oath of Office of the Inspector of Shoes Samuel Hodgdon Nathan Jones Letter, encloses oath of office for the Inspector of Shoes.
July 16, 1798 Appointment as Inspector General Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton Pickering discusses the implications of Hamilton being appointed Inspector General which would place him in a position senior to General PInckney.
October 6, 1800 Certification of payment; John Nicholson, Superintendant of Armorers and Inspector of Arms William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $210 to John Nicholson, Superintendant of Armorers and Inspector of Arms, payable to Samuel Hodgdon.
August 29, 1800 Return of Stores with Sundry Vouchers Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig forwards returns of stores with sundry vouchers and receipts to Samuel Hodgdon.
October 12, 1798 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that General Wilkinson's request for stores has been cancelled.
April 25, 1800 Abstracts of Stores Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig sends abstracts of stores to Samuel Hodgdon, notes some errors in previous invoices and returns.
April 10, 1795 Carriage Wheels and Buildings in Need of Repair John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant's letter to Hodgdon contains the return of ordnance and stores for the month of March, noting that all the unfinished wheels have been taken out of storage. Bryant requests two tons of iron to help complete the old wheels, which are not the right size. Bryant also requests to rebuild several buildings that are in dire need of repair.