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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 16, 1789 Fosdick discusses his application for federal appointment with Knox Nathaniel Fosdick Henry Knox Letter, discusses application to federal appointment.
March 14, 1800 Recommendation for clerk and store keeper at Harper's Ferry James McHenry Joseph Nourse Writes that a better person could not fill the job of clerk and store keeper at Harper's Ferry than George North, who is well-respected in Berkeley County.
November 10, 1799 Divine Services on Sunday for the Troops William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith recommends to Hamilton that his troops attend divine services on Sundays and recommends that the local parson be employed for that purpose. This would eliminate the immediate necessity of appointing a chaplain.
October 2, 1792 Various News Items Henry Knox Henry Lee Treaty of Nashville with Chickasaws and Chocktaws was successful. Glov. Blount's official report yet to be received on the escape of Col. Hardin. Politics of France discussed.
July 26, 1786 Counterfeiting of certificates John Pierce Board of Treasury Writes the Board of Treasury concerning counterfeited certificates. Pierce recognizes that his previous letter was written "very harshly"
July 12, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Simmons informs Freeman that pay to a soldier awaiting court martial is not admissible prior to acquittal.
January 1, 1799 A Man of Much Honor & Integrity Charles Carroll Alexander Hamilton Carroll reaffirms his recommendation of the Count de Moelien, a man of honor, integrity, and good sense.
October 29, 1796 Retention of Officer After Court Martial Anthony Wayne James McHenry Lieutenant Gregg never resigned, Wayne requested he be placed in a sub-legion with current vacancies after the Lieut. returns from Head Quarters.
December 31, 1798 Mr. McKee's Expenses James McHenry William Simmons It is recognized that the expenses entailed in the pursuit of Mr. [Griffith] McKee's duties, including the employment of special messengers to convey his corrspondence, the need for quarters at the various places he was required to visit, and horses he had to hire, should be born by the United States.
October 16, 1797 Recommendations of Mister Pollard John Reddale Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Pollard has the opportunity to procure a situation in the Treasury Department and has need of the recommendation written for him by the late John Wilcox so it can be presented to the Secretary. He also wants a letter from Hodgdon describing Wilcox's verbal declarations relative to Pollard's probity and good character.
October 30, 1790 Hodgdon discusses billeting and accomodations with Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Letter, discusses Knox's accomodations in Philadelphia.
March 25, 1800 General Orders William North [not available] Described the events and conduct that lead to the court martial hearing of Lieut. Leybourne of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Hamilton disapproved of Leybourne's sentence of "not guilty" and lodged a complaint that the justice system suppressed the truth. Regardless, Leybourne was acquitted
July 15, 1784 Claim of Lieutenant Colonel Antill G. J. Henon John Pierce Discusses the claim of Lieutenant Colonel Antill against officers of Hazen's Regiment. Henon appears to have been an officer of the regiment.
November 24, 1793 Neutrality Henry Knox George Clinton Threats to neutrality.
July 7, 1798 Nomination as Commander-in-Chief John Adams George Washington President Adams notifies Washington of his nomination to be the Commander-in-Chief of the Provisional Army. Adams assures Washington that the Secretary of War would assist him while Adams is traveling.
February 23, 1798 Receiving Money from Young Clifford Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Letter, asks for help collecting money from young Clifford.
November 5, 1790 Concerning Rumors of Alcoholism Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar thanks Knox for his letter, and expresses distress that the president believes that "the bottle" incapacitates him. He defended his conduct and expressed firm belief that he acted as a soldier should.
July 12, 1791 Avoid an Open Rupture with the Crown Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox warns against incidents that may incite the British since the present situation of the United States inhibits actions against them unless the honor of the country is at stake.
May 20, 1790 Joy makes recommendation to Knox George Joy Henry Knox Letter, recommends applicant for command of a Cutter.
December 24, 1799 Funeral Arrangements in Honor of George Washington William North Unknown Recipient Orders of Alexander Hamilton regarding the funeral arrangements to be made at all military stations and offices of the Army in honor of the late General George Washington.
September 4, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, discusses Indian murdered at Venango; discusses legal precedent for murdered Indian; discusses preemption rights of State of New York; discusses state rights and the Federal government; discusses Indian welfare; describes increase in Indian murder rate; describes dependance on annuities; describes account of murder.
September 24, 1790 Enclosed Letter to Governor of Virginia John Stagg Beverley Randolph In absence of Sec. of War, Stagg enclosed letter from him to Randolph.
June 17, 1787 Thanking Knox for a Commission W P Henry Knox W.P. thanks Knox for the brevet lieutenant colonel's commission which was issued to him.
May 8, 1794 Recommendation for appointment Henry Jackson Henry Knox Henry Jackson recommends to the Secretary of War Capt. Constant Freeman for appointment in corps of artillery/
July 25, 1798 General Wilkins' Power of Attorney B. Wood Samuel Hodgdon "Pursuant to your request, I have the honor to transmit the enclosed copy of General Wilkins' Power of Attorney."