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November 30, 1798 Extra Allowance for Officers Traveling with no Proximity to Military Posts Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton, Commander-and-Chief, and General Pinckney agreed officers should receive an additional allowance while traveling. It was further specified that there should be rates outlined so officers do not abuse the extra allowances. Further discussion on the subject.
April 3, 1799 Return of an Unserviceable Horse John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Dunwoody has agreed to take back the horse that Mackey bought from him. The horse suffers from habitual lameness which Mackey discovered after travelling only one mile from Philadelphia. The horse will be returned with James Nicholson who will receive ninety dollars to be placed to Mackey' credit and who will retrieve the saddle and bridle.
June 12, 1795 Pay and Subsistence of John McDowell William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $273.57 is due John McDowell, being for the pay, subsistence, and the allowance for his horse, as Quartermaster General to the Kentucky Mounted Volunteers under the command of Major General Charles Scott.
January 13, 1796 Commissioners' allowance for treaties Timothy Pickering John Jay Letter from the Secretary of War to the Governor of New York. Secretary Knox discusses the allowance paid commissioners for holding treaties with the Indians.
May 13, 1791 Account of Gideon Hawley Joseph Howell Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Letter to the Comptroller of the Treasury on the account of Gideon Hawley, late of the regiment of light dragoons commanded by Col. Sheldon.
May 11, 1795 George Allan's Horse John Davis Samuel Hodgdon Davis writes Hodgdon to inform him that George Allan refuses to part with the horse that belongs to Hodgdon's department. Davis' attempts to retrieve the horse were thwarted, and Allan is ignoring any orders which direct him to relinquish the horse.
November 6, 1795 Horse, Saddle, and Bridle for Henry Abeel Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Since Henry Abeel is returning to his own country, Pickering wants him decently equipped with a horse, saddle, and bridle. The horse should be one of the hardiest on hand and well shod. When the horse is selected, the saddle should be fitted exactly to the horse with the proper amount of stuffing.
December 19, 1798 Regulations Respecting Extra Allowance to Officers. James McHenry [not available] Explains the regulations applying to extra allowances to officers. For example, officers shall receive in addition to their legal pay $1.25 extra pay for man and horse per day to sleep at a place which is not a military post. Fifty cents travelling expenses are allowed for an officer detached from one military post to another which he may reach the same night, not to exceed forty miles distance....
January 14, 1800 Allowance of Double Rations Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton Swan wants a clarification of the regulations that explain what description of command is authorized an allowance of double rations.
July 29, 1797 Request for Delivery of a Horse James McHenry John Harris Directs that a horse be issued to Mr. Nasworthy Hunter.
March 9, 2000 Horse, Saddle, & Bridle for Mr. Crosby John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Request to provide Mc. Crosby with a horse, saddle, and bridle so he can travel on public business.
August 31, 1798 Mrs. Death's Monthly Allowance Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Though possibly mistaken, Hodgdon has provided Mrs. Death with her usual monthly allowance.
December 30, 1798 Command of a Troop of Horse Jacob Glen Alexander Hamilton Glen seeks Hamilton's support in obtaining the command of a Troop of Horse.
October 27, 1799 Pay and Emoluments of the Secretary of the Inspector General Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan "The Secretary of the Inspector General [Hamilton] is entitled to the pay and emoluments of a captain. The expression is general. It is not stated in the law whether the emoluments of a captain of cavalry or those of a captain of infantry shall be the rule of allowance. In a case of this kind the construction must be governed by the particular situation of the officer and the nature of the...
May 13, 1799 Conflict with a contractor over allowances James McHenry Jonathan Rhea Addresses the issue of a contractor named John Bray who is refusing to furnish quarters for troops at his current allowance at two-and-a-half percent, holding out for his former allowance at five percent. McHenry states that if he continues to refuse to work at that allowance, a replacement be sought after.
January 7, 1793 Public Horse injured or lame Thomas Procter Samuel Hodgdon Proctor expresses dissatisfaction with a horse. Mentions limp and that horse had been foundered or otherwise injured. Mentions Governor Mifflin and the Falls of Schuylkill.
October 25, 1797 Questions Regarding Allowance of Inspector William Simmons James McHenry Simmons noted that law of Congress provided an inspector and authorized the Brigadier to chose him from the Captains and Subalterns. Maj. Cushing was appointed to position of inspector and claimed his allowance was stipulated by Act. Simmons requested info on allowance or emoluments since pay was suspended.
April 19, 1794 A Horse to Lancaster Only Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to furnish Mr. Collins with a horse to be used for a journey to Lancaster and no farther.
May 25, 1795 Replacing Mr. Herbert's Ailing Horse John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Herbert is the express who has brought dispatches from Governor Blount and Colonel [David] Henley to the War Office. His horse is sick with distemper and should be put out to pasture so a replacement saddle horse should be provided to Mr. Herbert for his return to Knoxville.
September 16, 1800 Memo re the Purchase of a Horse. Caleb Swan [not available] Swan says he informed General Wilkins in Philadelphia. Left the horse and General Wilkins said he would inquire upon his return from Pittsburg, which as in August 1799.
February 6, 1800 Letter on accounts and request for use of a public horse John Hooker David Henley Enclosed bill from McGhee for the Secretary of War. Requested a public horse for his use as Hooker's horse "kicked the bucket". Mentioned health of Henley's mare and bull.
February 7, 1800 Allowance for Clerk James McHenry William Simmons McHenry gave his approval for the employment of a clerk to assist E. Stevens. Authorized allowance to pay said clerk equal to salary given in New York.
October 30, 1791 Hodgdon's Horse Michael G. Houdin Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Greenlee, Quartermaster of the militia, has just this moment arrived with Hodgdon's horse. Houdin would be happy to take charge of him but has no place to secure him nor is there any food for him. So the horse is being sent back to Hodgdon with a gentleman who will take good care of him and lead him all the way back.
September 23, 1791 Accounting for horses Samuel Hodgdon Robert Benham The Quartermaster General requests that the Superintendent of the Horse Department take a very accurate account of all the horses - both public and private - now employed in the department. Asks that he account for the color, age, height, and marks of the horses.
May 1798 Estimated Pay, Rations, and Forage for Regiments of Horse Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Estimated of pay, rations, and forage for four regiments of horse for one year.