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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 1, 1799 Plan of the Cantonment of the Union Brigade Unknown Author [not available] Plan of the Cantoonment of the Union Brigade ... commanded by William S. Smith'
May 31, 1800 Recommending Individuals for Army and Navy Appointments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Requested the list of recent promotions that was supposed to be "speedily transmitted" but had not yet arrived. Requested it be sent to New York.
May 30, 1800 Reimbursement for Musical Instruments Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton assures Rice that he will write the Secretary of War to urge a reimbursement for the musical instruments that were purchased prior to the discharge of the troops.
May 27, 1800 Proper Length & Speed of the Step Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck Hamilton asserts that it is very important in tactics to ascertain the proper length and speed of the step so he is causing experiments to be made in various quarters with this in mind.
February 24, 1800 Commemorating George Washington William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith reports that, in accordance with the Proclamation of the President, suitable eulogies, orations, and discourses were given on Feb. 22nd by the Union Brigade at Scotch Plains, New Jersey to celebrate the life of George Washington.
May 31, 1800 Transportation of Disbanded Troops Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton has instructed the Deputy Quartermaster General to furnish the disbanded troops the necessary conveyance to their respective homes. The sick will remain in their quarters under the care of a surgeon.
May 28, 1800 General Superintendance of the Atlantic Posts William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith requests that he be charged, if only pro hac, with the general superintendence, under Hamilton, of the Atlantic posts. Also requested that if Hamilton chose to retire that he be replaced by an American and not a French officer (referring to Lewis Tousard), who he believed to be overrated.
October 9, 1792 Ordering of militia into service Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, directs movement of Washington District Militia to be dispatched to Miro district on Cumberland River under Brigadier General Roberston to put brigade into best possible state of defense.
January 13, 1800 Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning the appointment, transfer, promotion, discharge, desertion, leave, and assignment of individual officers and soldiers.
May 8, 1800 The Duties and Functions of Inspectors. William North [not available] This General Order explains in detail the duties and functions of Brigade Inspectors. After every inspection, the Inspector is to forward the return he has received, with his observations and remarks, to the Adjutant General. Brigade returns must be signed by himself and the Brigade General.
October 24, 1788 Pay as Brigade Chaplain William Plumb John Pierce Pay as Brigade Chaplain in favor of Plumb was retained by Howell of the Society of Cincinnati. Plumb asks that the note be delivered to him.
May 9, 1799 Wilkinson's Brigade Should Be Under Your Superintendance Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides directions regarding the disposition of troops and quotes a letter from General Washington in which the general observes that the whole of General Wilkinson's brigade should be under Hamilton supervision.
March 12, 1800 Organization of Individual Regiments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Routine instructions and correspondence concerning the organization of individual regiments. Notification that Capt. White acted as the Judge Advocate for all General Courts Martial held at the Union Camp, and White is curious if he can receive additional compensation for his services. Since no definitive rule was established, Hamilton requested McHenry's opinion. Cited allowances given for...
March 12, 1800 Wood for Union Camp Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Hamilton orders a delivery of wood to Union Camp.
March 8, 1800 Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Urgently required to visit Hamilton, the nature of which timing did not allow for previously obtaining official permission from Hamilton. Believed his reasons for visiting would excuse his lack of protocol.
May 23, 1800 Consideration of Col. Smith's Request for Command of the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers James McHenry John Adams Discusses the possibility of granting the request of Col. Smith of the 12th Regiment. Smith has requested to be transferred to command of the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers, and to transfer a full battalion of officers and men from the "Union Brigade" to that regiment, claiming they are qualified to complete its numbers. McHenry considers the legality of such actions, as they concern...
March 12, 1800 Compensation of Judge Advocates Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The subject of compensation for persons acting as Judge Advocates has caused embarrassment, so Hamilton asks that definitive rules on that subject may be laid down.
May 31, 1800 Recruitment of Artillerists William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith says that he will certainly cooperate with Major Tousard who will be arriving for the purpose of recruiting six companies of Artillerists. The necessary facilities for the accomplishment of that purpose will be provided.
March 31, 1800 Formation of a Regiment William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Overcoming his diffidence, Smith says he will respond to Hamilton's request to comment on Hamilton's proposal regarding the formation of a Regiment for exercise and battle.
May 30, 1800 Recruiting Artillerists Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith Major Tousard has arrived for the purpose of recruiting six companies of Artillerists. A facility is requested for the accomplishment of that object.
March 25, 1800 Measurements of the Pace William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith continues to conduct experiments on the proper measure of the pace. He is attached to the English time, 65 & 1/2 yards per minute, based on the approved Prussian system.
May 31, 1800 Visit of Gen. Hunter & the Duke of Kent Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Since we live in jealous times a visit from General Hunter and the Duke of Kent is not to be encouraged, but if they do visit, they should be accorded the same ceremonies as would be observed toward similar characters in our own country.
May 26, 1800 Seeks to Settle Clothing Account Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Col. Taylor has presented a charge for the transportation of clothing. Seeks to settle account before troops are disbanded.
October 23, 1790 General Orders: Conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar recognizes the conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby, in rallying a party of militia and firing upon savages, whereby he destroyed several of them and expresses his thanks. Although they have been galled, the enemy may hover about the encampment. Cautions to maintain vigilance. Wounded militia to be collected in one place, where Doctor Allison and Doctor Carmichael will attend and dress them....
March 13, 1800 Supervisor of the State of New Jersey William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith recommends Maj. William Shute of the 11th as a candidate for the office of Supervisor of the State of New Jersey.