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May 20, 1785 Receipts for salaries and the moving of papers Joseph Howell Philip Audebert Encloses receipts of gentlemen in office for salaries. Discusses moving of papers.
August 2, 1796 Moving Recruits from Mud Island to New York James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to engage passage for twenty two recruits from Mud Island to New York only if transportation can be procured for three dollars per men with no additional expense for baggage and provisions. If these arrangements can be made, he should see that the troops are prepared for moving and provisions procured for the voyage.
July 3, 1800 Moving My Family As Soon As Possible Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon Hagner announces that when he arrives in Philadelphia he intends to remove his family from that city. He has written to the purveyor, Mr. Whelen, and asked him to provide transportation for his furniture. Since he has taken a house in Georgetown and is paying rent, he is anxious to remove his family and effects as early as possible.
May 27, 1800 Receipt of William Simmons a Warrant for Payment of Salaries, Rent, Furniture, Stationery Caleb Swan James McHenry Swan receives warrant issued by Secretary of War for $2570 on account of salaries of clerks employed in his office, and for furniture, stationary, house rent and contingent expenses for year 1800, and arrearages of contingent expenses, 1799.
May 30, 1799 Discussion of Proposed Military Storehouse & Laboratory; Forwarded Recommendation for Marine Officer's Post John Adams James McHenry Adams says he has only one possible objection to the proposed military campus (laboratory, powder house and warehouses) outside of Philadelphia: that the government is moving to the new city of Washington within the next year. Leaves this potential problem to McHenry's judgment; also forwards a recommendation of an officer for the Marine Corps.
September 1, 1791 Moving the War Office from Carpenter's Hall William Knox Samuel Hodgdon William Knox writes the Quartermaster General on the moving of the War Office out of Carpenters Hall. Also discusses recruiting for a new company.
November 17, 1799 Political Concerns of the United States George Washington James McHenry General Washington admits to having been "stricken dumb" by McHenry's recent letter. He fears that political events in the United States are moving quickly toward a crisis but only God knows what will be the final result.
February 27, 1794 Report on the Petition of John Edgar Alexander Hamilton Frederick A Muhlenberg The Secretary of Treasury reports on the petition of John Edgar of Kaskaskias to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Edgar claims to have given gifts to various Indian tribes in Illinois Country, in order to pacify their hostility to white settlers moving west. Edgar claims that he should be compensated for the gift-giving, since it was essential to preserving the lives and property of...
April 26, 1800 Removal of Stores From One Place to Another Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton believes that the QM general does not necessarily have to receive the approbation of the principal officer under whom he serves to move stores from once place to another but must do so when moving stores from a magazine.
May 10, 1794 House construction at Thomaston Henry Knox Jackson Letter from the Secretary of War regarding the construction of his house at Thomaston, begun in 1793. Knox is anxious that it be completed by the end of 1794. The house is costing him around $15,000.
May 12, 1800 Explanation of Account Differences William Simmons Elijah House & Son Simmons examined accounts of Elijah House, contractor, and found difference in account balance, leaving House in debt to United States. Account details below.
June 4, 1800 Enclosed Document Advocating Peace with Indians Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Stoddert directing business at War Dept. after the departure/retirement of the Sec. of War. All Public Offices, except Hodgdon's, are moving to City of Washington. Hodgdon will remain in Philadelphia to wrap up remaining business. Enclosed documents that advocate for peace with Indians, advised it be published in the Philadelphia Gazette.
September 4, 1791 Relief of the Sick at Bush Hill and Other News Henry Knox John Adams Informs Adams that all of the sick at Bush Hill seem to be recovering nicely from their fevers. Thanks Adams again for the pleasurable stay at Bush Hill, and professes that the Knox family will be moving intoPhiladelphia within a few weeks. Tells Adams that he has obtained a house for Adams' use in the city, though the rent, at $900, is "exorbitantly high," but the only thing available. ...
January 27, 1797 New Regulations and Burned Printer's House Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Notification that Craig will comply with new regulations. Disbanding cavalry and a note from the House of Representatives. Mentioned the burning of Brown the printer's house and the death of his wife, children, and servants.
December 10, 1799 Reply to the Address of the House of Representatives John Adams House of Representatives President Adams' reply to the House of Representatives' address, which was in reply to Adams' speech the of the 9th. Adams expresses confidence that the legislative and executive branches of the government will work well together during the coming legislative session.
May 5, 1800 Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Notification of orders for Col. Smith and Rice to prepare troops for encamping. Since no sufficient fortifications exist to house and exercise the troops, Hamilton advised moving the troops to Rhode Island. Believed employing the troops to erect fortifications would be a good idea as RI is a desirable location to establish a defensible post against foreign powers.
October 8, 1799 Moving to Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice reports on the preparations for winter quarters at Oxford. Since winter is rapidly approaching he stresses the urgency of moving his regiment as soon as possible and the same would apply to the 15th and 16th Regiments if they are to join him at Oxford.
January 19, 1796 Report of the House Committee on Fortifications Timothy Pickering Mr. Dayton Letter, discusses House fortifications committee; mentions House of Representatives; mentions Congress.
November 14, 1800 Detailed Account of War Department Fire Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentions destruction of the War Office, fire moving to the War Department Library starting at the "back part of the chimney that belonged to the next house." Accountant was able to save some documents. All the papers, records for this office were destroyed. Mentioned peace likely abroad.
June 3, 1797 Speaker of House Speech to President on State of the Union Address House of Representatives John Adams House to cooperate with all measures necessary to react to insult issued by France against United States. Reiterate need to pursue peace.
August 23, 1799 Escaping the Fever in Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons War Department offices are relocating temporarily to Trenton due to the yellow fever in Philadelphia. The Quartermaster General has instructions for transportation.
November 29, 1797 House Response to Presidents Address Delivered 11/23/1798 House of Representatives John Adams House of Representatives agreed with Presidents optimism for a treaty with the Spanish and desire for peace with the Indians on the Western frontier. House promised to attend to matters outlined by president in his speech 11/28/1798.
June 3, 1797 Presidents Response to Speaker of House Speech on State of the Union Address John Adams House of Representatives Assured House of peace with France and pursuit of negotiations.
January 26, 1795 [No. 60 Protection of the Frontiers - Communicated to the House of Representatives] Timothy Pickering Frederick A Muhlenberg Submission of report to House, as ordered by the President, on the number of troops necessary for the defense and maintenance of military posts which will protect frontier of U.S.
November 28, 1796 Discusses French Affairs, New Bank Philip Key James McHenry Refers to dealings with France and actions with the US Senate and House in response. Discusses business with the new bank.