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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 25, 1792 Appointment and Defeated Riflemen Isaac Craig Joseph Howell Appointment made to position Capt. Biggs declined, money dispensed. Riflemen defeated and some killed by Indians at Beaver Creek.
May 18, 1798 Regarding Caperton's appointment as Captain of company of riflemen and the matter of recruiting money Hugh Caperton William Simmons Caperton received letter appointing him as Captain of company of riflemen. He wrote to President informing that he would not accept. Notes that, since he never intended to re enter the service, he did not follow up regarding cash payment given to Lieutenant Bowyer for recruiting. Says the money never came to his hands.
April 26, 1797 Pay of Private John Purmer, late of Captain Uriah Springer's Company of Riflemen Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification that $17.55 is due Private John Purmer, late of Captain Uriah Springer's Company of Riflemen, being his pay from January 1 to May 12, 1795, the day of his discharge.
November 23, 1796 Pay of Private James Griffith of Captain Thomas Lewis's Company of Riflemen 3rd Sub Legion William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $21.86 is due Private James Griffith of Captain Thomas Lewis's Company of Riflemen 3rd Sub Legion, being his pay from January 1 to June 15, 1796, the day of his discharge.
September 17, 1794 Sober, Industrious, & Active Men Joseph Eastburn Samuel Hodgdon If more artificers are wanted, Eastburn recommends two Johns, Langdon and Barras, who are known to be sober, industrious, and active men.
July 27, 1792 Disagreeable State of Anxious Suspense Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne reports on the status of the defense of the northwestern frontiers, the embassy to the Chickasaws, the growth of the cavalry, and the improvement of discipline among his troops.
June 30, 1791 Troops & Supplies for the Expedition Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox reports on the progress of sundry battalions and the availability of supplies, equipage, and provisions for the expedition against the Western Indians.
May 3, 1799 Discusses Commion of Officers for Captain Hays and Vice Presidential Election John Nicholas James McHenry Refers to the commission of officers for Captain Hays company of volunteer riflemen. Mentions government's impropriety of federalist practices. Recommends volunteer riflemen of Ablemarl. Refers to requests of the President and assures that all laws have been kept. Speaks of elections and the future selection of a vice president.
June 30, 1792 Military Movements and Peace with Indians Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia ordered out by Governor of Virginia will be paid once the evidence has been reviewed by the Accountant. Riflemen are to meet at a rendezvous to be equipped and clothed. Cherokees peaceful nature bring hopes of peace with entire tribe between Indians and U.S.
July 30, 1798 Duties of the Inspector General, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the functions of the Inspector General, the contributions of General Knox, and his disgust with the policy of withholding emoluments from officers until they are on active service.
July 9, 1792 Fixing a Post on the Muskingham River Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Proposal for the establishment of a fort at the Cayahoga garrisoned by one company of musket men and one company of riflemen for scouting and protection of settlers
March 31, 1792 Secretary of War provides recruiting instructions to Benjamin Biggs Henry Knox Benjamin Biggs Knox sends a signed copy of the War Department policy on recruitment to Benjamin Biggs. Biggs has been tasked to raise a company of riflemen. Blank enlistment paperwork enclosed. Personal note from Knox that the pay for non-commissioned officers was high and therefore only those men of impeccable character should receive the position of corporal or serjeant.
March 25, 1792 Jackson makes recommendations to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Patten to military appointment; recommends Kent to command.
August 8, 1792 Report from Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on his monthly returns of the garrisons of Forts Jefferson and Steuben, the 1st Regiment, and the Corps of Kentucky Riflemen, including its strength and reorganization, his supply situation, and plans for furure movement
June 30, 1798 Enclosed Application on Behalf of Colonel Bull Joseph Nourse James McHenry Advises for appointment of John Bull as superintendent at Harpers Ferry.
January 20, 1792 Emergency on Pennsylvania's Western Frontier Thomas Mifflin [not available] Governor Mifflin describes the plan for dealing with the emergency on Pennsylvania's western frontier. The plan involves the six-month enlistment of three companies of experienced riflemen, to be paid by the General Government, rather than calling up the militia.
March 8, 1794 Thoughts on Defense submitted to President Washington Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton ruminates on what he believes is needed to provide an effective defense of the United States. Text is highly illegible
December 1792 Contingencies of the War Department for the Year 1793. Henry Knox [not available] Knox emphasizes that the expenses of an army during peacetime may be reasonably forecast but during wartime, contingencies must be accommodated with adequate appropriations or military efficacy will be harmed.
March 31, 1792 Recruiting Money and Instructions Henry Knox Benjamin Biggs Knox forwards money to Benjamin Biggs for the purposes of recruiting a company of riflemen.
December 6, 1792 Jackson makes recommendation for appointment of John Tyler Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Tyler for military appointment; mentions Presidential vote.
March 22, 1791 Jackson makes recommendations to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends Samuel Andrews for appointment to ensign.
September 28, 1798 Forwarding Correspondence of Delaware Volunteer Company John Adams James McHenry Forwards correspondence from a volunteer company of riflemen in Christiana Hundred, Delaware, for McHenry's review and reply.
August 6, 1798 Concern about Emoluments for General Officers Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton argues that the policy of suspending emoluments for general officers until they begin active service will force them to remain inactive and therefore will prove to be contrary to the good of the service.
May 25, 1792 Letter from Knox to Craig Henry Knox Isaac Craig Major Clarke will muster and inspect his riflemen. James O'Hara will set out today or tomorrow for Pittsburgh.
June 14, 1796 Secretary at War asks Van Ranselaer to report his fitness for continued service James McHenry Solomon Van Rensselaer Secretary at War, acting under mandated reductions in force, inquires into Van Ranselaer's fitness for continued active military service.