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April 19, 1798 Receipt of payment for delivery of dispatches by riding express [not available] [not available] Receipt of payment to Sturgis for delivery of dispatches by riding express from Shippensburg to Pittsburg to Philadelphia and back to Shippensburg per agreement with William Rippey of Shippensburg. Brigadier General Wilkinson notes that dispatches came from Secretary of War and returned with the general's answer.
April 17, 1798 Expenses for riding express William Sturgis Samuel Hodgdon Receipt of payment of $80 to Sturgis for delivery of dispatches by riding express from Shippensburg to Pittsburg to Philadelphia and back to Shippensburg per agreement with William Rippey of Shippensburg. Brigadier General Wilkinson notes that dispatches came from Secretary of War and returned with the general's answer.
April 29, 1799 Officers Required to Complete Pennsylvania Regiment, & Recommendations James McHenry John Adams Declares the number of officers needed to complete the set for the new regiment being raised in Pennsylvania, namely one captain and five lieutenants, and encloses recommendations for each post.
July 2, 1793 The Infamous Mr. Martin Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne has been informed by Mr. Morrison, a gentleman of veracity, that he saw between twenty and thirty wagon-loads of public stores laying at Shippensburg. Mr. Martin who brought them that far was so infamous a character that he would not hire a team to bring them on to Pittsburgh. He has uniformly defrauded every person with whom he has had any dealings. Wayne fears that if the water fails as...
November 25, 1793 Forward Payroll with Security Provided Enroute from Pittsurg Henry Knox Isaac Craig Colonel Mentges will bring money for the army to Pittsburg. Must be sent off in armed boat. Either Major Winston, Major Cass or Captain Crawford is to take charge of money. Has ordered clothing from Shippensburg.
November 15, 1798 Supplies for a detachment marching toward Pittsburgh James McHenry Edward Miller Directs the sum of two hundred dollars to Miller for expenses for the detachment under his command to Pittsburgh. Notes that he will also receive supplies in Carlisle.
June 3, 1793 Reports News of Clothing Shipment for Lieutenant James Glenn's recruits in Shepherd's Town Virginia James Glenn Samuel Hodgdon Lieutenant James Glen of 4th Sub Legion acknowledges receipt of letter which informs that he will receive clothing for his recruits. He had given up hope of receiving clothing from the War Department and had negotiated a loan of clothing from other officers. When the clothing arrives he will transmit all amounts.
March 14, 1791 [Plan for the Corps of Levies] Henry Knox George Washington Document describes the manner in which two thousand recruits will be raised and arranged into two regiments for the purpose of protecting the frontiers. Provided details of the rank and type of officer or soldier required for each battalion. Assigned posts to specifically named officers.
June 24, 1794 Due Bills Thomas Moon Samuel Hodgdon One due bill has been sent by the bearer, Samuel Quigley, and Moon expects to be in Philadelphia with the other bill soon.
March 26, 1799 Explains Efforts to Put Down Insurgents James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Speaks of possibility of government enforcement against insurgents. Presumes organization of volunteer militia. Hopes to surprise insurgents with troops from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
April 21, 1798 Pay of the Shipwrights Working on the Galleys James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Humphreys is to engage shipwrights to work on the galleys being built by the Quartermaster General at Pittsburgh. These men should enter into a contract with respect to their pay for a period not to exceed six months. Hodgdon should advance these men some pay prior to sending them off by stage to Shippensburg.
March 20, 1799 Suppressing the Insurrection in Pennsylvania James McHenry Thomas Mifflin To suppress the insurrection now existing in Pennsylvania, the President will deploy a military force composed partly of the state militia of Pennsylvania. Governor Mifflin should hold the militia in a state of preparation to march within the week under the command of General MacPherson.
April 19, 1799 The Assistance of Another Clerk Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon The letter respecting the Indian annuities has been received. Because of the additional duties required of Craig due to the new arrangement of the Quartermaster Department, he will need another clerk. Mr. Withroe should be engaged for that purpose and his compensation should be $30 per month and two rations subsistence. He should be given enough cash to travel to Shippensburg by stage where...
September 12, 1794 Supplies and Transportation for the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Militias Alexander Hamilton Ephrain Blaine Blaine, the assistant quartermaster general of the militia army, is asked for his agency to supply transportation, forage straw, and fuel for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey militias moving agains the insurgents in western Pennsylvania.
August 9, 1785 Congressional requisition for Pennsylvania troops Henry Knox President John Dickinson Henry Knox, Secretary at War, transmits the Congressional requisition for Pennsylvania troops to President John Dickinson.
December 28, 1798 Parks & Myself Will Do the Public's Hauling Robert Culbertson Samuel Hodgdon Culbertson recommends himself and Joseph Parks, with three or four teams, to do the government's hauling to different parts of the country. After receiving proper wages, he and Parks will see that the public's loads are transported safely consistent with Hodgdon's duty as a public officer.
October 10, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania Alexander Hamilton Thomas Mifflin Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the Governor of Pennsylvania.
June 30, 1794 Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Letter from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Secretary of War, regarding the refusal by Indians to acknowledge the validity of certain tracts in western Pennsylvania around Lake Erie.
July 12, 1792 Orders to March to Frontier, Pittsburgh Henry Knox Captain Jedediah Rogers Orders to march recruits with due haste to Pittsburgh. Knox requested a journal be kept of events to be submitted to War Office.
September 14, 1795 Document Signed, to Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Messrs Bell and Given discuss payment for shipping parcels of clothing.
November 25, 1794 Departure of Col. Nichols Tench Coxe Henry Knox Announces departure of Col. Francis Nichols to provide aid to the Pennsylvania divisions of the militia army. Requests directions for his brother Col. W. Nichols.
September 9, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania Alexander Hamilton Thomas Mifflin Secretary Hamilton writes the Governor of Pennsylvania on the latest plans on the progress of the militia in moving to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.
March 14, 1799 Requests Immediate Removal to Reading, Pennsylvania James McHenry Zebulon M. Pike Request to remove immediately to Reading, Pennsylvania with orders under Captain Shoemaker.
September 10, 1794 Assembling the Pennsylvania militia Alexander Hamilton Thomas Mifflin Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania, regarding the detachment of militia assembling and marching to combat the insurrection in western Pennsylvania, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
August 31, 1798 Missisng Money & Returns Samuel Hodgdon Jacob Raison Hugh Spear lost the money and bank bills by the time he reached the ferry and they have yet to be found.