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July 12, 1799 The government pays much too dear for its supplies of provisions. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton affirms his conviction that the government pays too much for provisions. He suggests a method of dividing the states for more efficient provision of supplies and argues that a competition among contractors should be instituted.
March 22, 1799 Quelling the Insurrection in Pennsylvania James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses possible military responses to the apparent insurrection in Pennsylvania.
March 13, 1794 Petition of Thomas Holton Henry Knox Senate of the United States Knox addresses the United States Senate regarding the petitions of Lieutenant Jonathan Holton, wounded at Barrington in 1777 and placed on the New Hampshire pension list. Knox concludes that, though the wound may not be extremely injurioius, to withdraw the pension assigned Holton by the State of New Hampshire would signal a parsimony unfavorable to the national reputation.
June 7, 1799 No End to the Folly of Potentates, Etc. Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton reports to the Commander in Chief on the status of the recruiting service, the appointment of officers in the northeast, and the distribution of officers in the western army. He also has information on events in Europe resulting from the publication of the Treaty of Camp Formio.
May 28, 1792 Proposal for Accounting for Recruiting Funds Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton explains to Knox his proposal for providing and accounting for the funds to the officers of the recruiting service.
March 1, 1787 Opinions on Convention, Shay's Rebellion Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox (Partly illegible) General Lincoln provides Knox his thoughts on the convention to remedy the defects in the government and includes an update on the successful campaign against the rebels in New England. (Shays Rebellion)
1801 List of contractors and prices for rations for the year 1801 [not available] [not available] List of contractors for 1801, with the locations contracted and the prices for rations.
September 19, 1798 Appointment of Officers to New Regiments James McHenry George Washington Provides statement of public service experience of several officers and staff members. Refers to Congressional recess and Senate work with the the President's nominations. Discusses the nominations of Dayton as Brigadier or Adjutant and Pinckney's suggestion for Governor Sevier's provisional army. Refers to the disappointment in Colonel Smith. Advocates Pickering as a man of integrity. Makes...
March 23, 1799 Organization of the Provisional Army Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton expresses his thoughts on the geographical organization of the Provisional Army and lists those officers who will be regimental commanders. It is his intention that the troops enlisted by the officers of each corps will constitute that corps. He believes that an Adjutant General should be called into service since his duties cannot fully be carried out by the Deputy Inspector General.
April 4, 1799 Seeks Contractors for Different States James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses copy of letter to Mr. Huntington of New London as a contractor to supply troops in Connecticut. Similar letters have been sent to Mr. Jackson of Boston for Massachusetts and Jacob Schaff of Portsmouth for New Hampshire. Lists contractors and potential contractors in other states. Concerned that his suggestion will cause an increase of expense and delay. Suggests each regiment's paymaster...
December 31, 1800 Contract Between Dexter and William Colfax for Rations [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement between Samuel Dexter and William Colfax of Bergen County New Jersey for provisions of rations. Describes the price and composition of rations, as well as how they should be delivered and all responsibilities of the contractor. Annexed with a memorandum extending the contract.
February 26, 1793 Supplementary Sums for the Services of the Year 1793 Alexander Hamilton House of Representatives Report on Supplementary Sums Necessary to Be Appropriated for the Services of the Year 1793
May 3, 1799 The State of Things Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton reports to General Washington on the state of recruiting and supplying what he refers to as the Provisional Army. He observes that If McHenry's actions were the equal of his good intentions, the public service would benefit immensely. Neither the President nor the Secretary of the Treasury seem entirely convinced of the utility of such an army.
October 13, 1798 Correspondence Related to Charlesville Musket Patterns Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wolcott expresses concern for promised Charlesville-pattern muskets. Refers to previous correspondence with Mchenry and with George Fleming, storekeeper at West Point. Fleming was disappointed in the inability to provide the right pattern, but believed that in 1793, 2000 patterns existed in Albany and 5000 at Springfield. Refers to correspondence with John Harris in Philadelphia and John Dexter...
April 5, 1799 Troop Movements & Considerations Regarding the Insurrection in Northampton, Pennsylvania James McHenry John Adams Reminds Adams of his earlier letter regarding troops sent to put down the insurrection at Northampton, Pennsylvania. McHenry had believed that 5 companies of regulars and two companies of volunteer horsemen would be sufficient, but the small size of the volunteer companies and the perceived greater threat of the insurgents have caused him to ask the governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey to...
November 10, 1798 Appointment of Officers; Apportioning of Troops; Requests Finances James McHenry George Washington President John Adams grants McHenry permission to appoint battalion officers before being nominated by the Senate if time requires. McHenry presents to Washington a list of officers and requests information about the best qualified men. Requests information from Pinkney and Hamilton about raising officers, men, and infantry. Proposes separate numbers of men required from each state. Wonders if...
[not available] Summary of correspondence from General Knox to General Wayne Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Accounts of raising & recruiting army companies; advises re uniforms, arms & accoutrements; standardization of procedures. Peace negotiations with Indians.
August 30, 1786 Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts S. Jackson John Pierce Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts concerning Captain Phelon; discusses his various travels in pursuing Phelon.
December 6, 1790 [Estimate of money requisite for the Department of War for the year 1791]. Henry Knox [not available] This document is a copy of Knox's December 4th document, which is an estimate of the money required for the War Department in 1791. Tallying both direct military expenditures as well as money that will go to civilians, the amount estimated is $740,232.14 and 2/3 cents.
August 4, 1798 Proposed Plans & Preparations for Raising 12 New Regiments of Infantry James McHenry John Adams McHenry states that the provisions for raising the 12 new regiments of infantry will be too time-consuming if orchestrated from one central location; proposes that 3 districts be created for this purpose. Adams (with the help of Generals Knox and Brooks) will handle New England; McHenry will take care of the states between New York and Maryland, and Washington will take care of Virginia and all...
July 28, 1784 Settlement of Easton's Accounts James Easton John Pierce Settlement of Easton's accounts in the expedition against Canada. Also discusses his service at Ticonderoga in May 1775.
July 27, 1792 Preventing desertion; providing medicine and saddles; distinctive hat insignia Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discusses the problem of desertion and how best to prevent it. He talks of recruiting efforts and outlines several troop movements and talks of the availablity of stores like clothing, medicine, and saddles. The four sub-legions are assigned distinctive hat bindings and plumes and the procedures for determining qualifications for pensions are discussed.
February 1801 Regarding Losses from War Department Fire Accountant's Office Samuel Dexter War Department accountant responds in conformity with Resolution of House of Representatives of 2 February 1801 regarding losses in the office of Secretary of War. Fire took place on 8 November 1800. Papers destroyed were those lodged on the 3rd story of the building. Accountant lists accounts of the Old Army.
August 3, 1792 Discussing Progress of Recruits, Allocation of Stores, and Indian Relations Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox talks of the progress of the movement of recruits and the allocations of stores and the procedures for strict accountability of all public property. Uniformity of pay procedures is advocated. Responds to Wayne's inquiry regarding scouts. No effort should be made to keep the hostile Indians at the council nor should the friendly Chickasaws be retained since they will not be needed in the...
September 21, 1792 Measures Necessary to Protect the Frontier Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It appears that Wayne's force will not be over 3500 men and stores, forage, and shelter will be provided accordingly. Wayne should take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that the frontiers are protected. The trial of Ensign Morgan should proceed forthwith. Eleven deserters have been punished. Etc.