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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 24, 1801 Request That Dexter Discharge Duties as Secretary of Both War & the Treasury John Adams Samuel Dexter Acknowledges receipt of Dexter's acceptance of the office of Secretary of the Treasury, and asks that Dexter continue as Secretary of War for the time being.
March 10, 1799 Instructions from the Secretary of War Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Tousard encloses a copy of his instructions from the Secretary of War regarding the fortifications of sundry ports and harbors.
April 18, 1800 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry Unknown Recipient Fragmentary letter from the Secretary at War; mentions the Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott
April 11, 1795 Letter from the Secretary at War Timothy Pickering Colonel Neville The Secretary at War informs Colonel Neville that the Secretary of the Treasury has directed that the pay of the New Jersey Militia be suspended until 20 April.
July 1790 Secretary at War summarizes instructions received from the President Henry Knox [not available] Memorandum from Secretary of War.
July 21, 1800 Delivery of Powder to the Secretary of the Navy Samuel Dexter John Harris Harris is asked to deliver seven thousand pounds of powder on loan to the order of the Secretary of the Navy.
January 10, 1799 Letter from the Secretary of War James McHenry Philip Church A printed letter from the Secretary of War to Philip Church.
September 30, 1794 Missed Passing Information to Sec. of Treasury Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon Received a request to forward supplies for the militia army to the Secretary of War, but the Secretary of Treasury had already departed. Is anxious to fulfill assigned duties. Requests attention to the needs of the Secretary of the Treasury.
June 13, 1798 Information about Secretary of the Navy John Caldwell James McHenry Discusses proper interaction with the Secretary of the Navy.
August 15, 1798 Hint to the Secretary: No Money, No Work! Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Among various supply matters, Hodgdon notes that the Secretary of War has gone to Trenton with the other Secretaries because of the threat of contagion. He has reminded the Secretary that work of an extensive nature cannot be carried on without money,.
August 1, 1795 Saltpeter for the Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Pickering Director of the Mint The enclosed order for salt peter is to be issued from the public store and is given at the request of the Secretary of the Treasury.
August 28, 1799 Accounts, Abstracts, and Credits for Secretary of War, Treasury, and John Harris David Henley William Simmons Encloses entries for July as well as abstracts of bills drawn on the Secretary of War, Secretary of the Treasury, and John Harris. Requests examination as soon as possible.
October 19, 1791 Guidance from the Secretary at War Henry Knox [not available] Letter, directs messengers re report.
January 1, 1798 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Secretary at War William Simmons James McHenry William Simmons sends the following accounts to the Secretary of War: monies paid and estimated expenses for the War Department.
May 31, 1793 Expect to Hear Directly from Secretary of War Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon had conference with Secretary of War who will contact Craig directly. System is now very rigid. The least departure therefrom, results in censure.
July 17, 1799 I have appointed as permanent secretary Thomas Y. Howe... Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton announces that he has appointed Thomas Howe as his permanent secretary and requests that he be made a second lieutenant so that he will be adequately compensated for his duties..
December 7, 1798 Concerning an order for musket stocks John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Mentions the necessity for an order of musket stocks and patterns from the Treasury Secretary and War Secretary.
January 7, 1801 Removal of Mr. Dexter to the Office of the Treasury, Etc. Jonathan Newman Samuel Hodgdon Newman wonders who will become Secretary of War after Samuel Dexter's departure from that position to become Secretary of the Treasury.
June 3, 1800 Letter to the Secretary of Treasury James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Largely illegible letter from the former Secretary of War to the Secretary of the Treasury.
March 9, 1785 Regarding Congress's election of Henry Knox to Office of Secretary of War Charles Thomson Henry Knox Charles Thomson sends to Henry Knox a letter informing him of his appointment by Congress to the Office of Secretary at War.
November 8, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons informs the Paymaster General of the Secretary at War's approval of Ethan A. Brown's payment as General Hamilton's assistant secretary.
February 18, 1790 Requisition for pay for recruits Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton Howell conveys request from Secretary of War to pay for sundry recruits.
July 8, 1795 Monthly Reports of the Secretary of War Edward Day Samuel Hodgdon Day is sending Hodgdon the monthly reports of the Secretary of War and informs Hodgdon that postage is avoided by sending these reports under cover to the Secretary of War.
June 12, 1798 Authorization to assume the seat of Secretary of War in James McHenry's absence John Adams Timothy Pickering President John Adams authorizes Secretary of State Timothy Pickering to assume the duties of the Secretary of War James McHenry in his absence from the seat of government.
May 31, 1800 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry Unknown Recipient Largely illegible letter from the Secretary at War; mentions General Pinckney. McHenry is serving his final days as Secretary at War.