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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
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...
August 6, 1794 Stores for the Fortifications on the Sea Coast John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The military stores ordered for the fortifications on the sea coast are intended for the cannon already at the respective stations. There is a list of officers at each post to whom the supplies are to be addressed.
October 10, 1797 Enclosed Muster and Pay Rolls, Results of Court Martial Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Freeman encloses his muster and pay rolls; his duplicate receipts have gone to the Supervisor of New York. The general court marital has sentenced deserters to pay back the United States any damages from their desertion, which payment is to be deducted from their pay. One deserter enlisted twice, under two names, and deserted both times.
April 11, 1794 Return of Ensign Garret Voorhus' Muster Joseph Howell Garret Voorhis Ensign Voorhis's muster is returned to him so that he can insert the date of Gersham's Moore's enlistment and he is requested to ensure that his musters are complete before they are submitted.
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.
December 20, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Mackey Simmons informs Mackey of his account balance. Simmons also informs Mackey that expenditures by the armory require the superintendant's authorization. This letter encloses a statement of differences.
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...
April 9, 1790 Troops to Protect Against Indian Attacks Colonel Paterson Josiah Harmar Assurances that troops will arrive to support settlers and troops stationed on the frontier.
June 20, 1790 Jackson discusses politics with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses personal issues; mentions war between England and Spain discusses elections.
August 21, 1798 Recommends Captain Robert Hamilton as Naval Lieutenant Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Alexander Hamilton seeks a response to a letter he wrote two weeks previously about the appointment of his cousin, Robert Hamilton, to full lieutenancy. He desires to know the prospect of such appointment as soon as possible. Hamilton suggests his cousin as superior to Capt. Talbert, assigned to a frigate in port at the time.
1798 Cash Advanced to Recruits for the Frigate "Constitution" John B. Cordis [not available] Cash advanced sundry seamen recruited for the United States Frigate "Constitution."
August 8, 1798 Recommends Captain Robert Hamilton as Naval Lieutenant Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Alexander Hamilton recommends his first cousin, Robert Hamilton, as a Navy Lieutenant, with experience at sea in the West Indies since the age of 14. Alexander Hamilton considers the appointment "a peripheral favour to myself."
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Kentucky Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of candidates reviewed for appointments to the army. Professions, military career, and character insight provided by reviewers.
August 21, 1798 Enclosed Extensive List of Appointments with Notes Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Detailed list of recommendations for promotions within the armed services. Personal notations included by Hamilton and preferences for promotions.
May 5, 1790 Williams writes Knox from London regarding international affairs Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, describes Spanish aggression towards England on American coast; mentions neutral state; discusses trade competition.
August 28, 1794 Report of Battle at Fallen Timbers, and Subsequent Destruction of Indian Property Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Reports victory in battle with Indians and British (Canadian) militia on Aug. 20 [Battle of Fallen Timbers]. Describes battle in detail, including tactics, officers and units recommended for bravery, killed, etc. Notes that Legion remained in area for three days, destroying Indian houses and fields, while the British garrison remained complacent within the fort at Roche de Bout. Reports large...
February 23, 1800 Discussion of Belligerent and Neutral Ships; Relations with Great Britain Charles Lee John Adams Responds to the British Minister to the Secretary of State. Refers specifically to the British vessels--brigantine Experience, ship Lucy, and brigantine Fair Columbian, and to the British sailors and deserters. Discussion of American ships and demands for restitution, with rights to search belligerent and neutral ships.
April 25, 1795 Recruiting and Enlisting Soldiers, Etc. Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Pickering discusses recruiting and reelnisting soldiers and mentions the conduct of Indian agents and Wayne's Campaign.
April 17, 1800 Return of Officers James McHenry Unknown Recipient Return of the officers who have been appointed under the act entitled "An Act to augment the Army of the United States," aka the Provisional Army. Document written up by Secretary James McHenry.
January 1, 1800 Balances Due the United States, 1st of January 1800 Unknown Author [not available] This is a 37 page list of those who have balances owed to the United States.
March 12, 1794 Circular Letters to Recruiting Officers Joseph Howell Garret Voorhis Since Captain Sedam has not furnished copies of Howell's recruiting instructions, Howell encloses them along with a form of recruiting account and Voorhis' muster rolls, which should be qualified agreeably to the instructions.
July 1, 1794 Voorhis' Refund to the War Department Joseph Howell Garret Voorhis Ensign Voorhis is directed to refund to Constant Freeman, agent for the War Department in Georgia, the sum of $26.47, the balance left after the recruits were paid for April and May.