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May 3, 1799 Opinion that the President Cannot Appoint Officers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Expresses opinion that the President has no power to appoint officers to battalions. Distinguishes between filling a vacancy and appointment of a new office.
May 3, 1799 Discusses Appointments, Power to Appoint by the President Alexander Hamilton James McHenry States belief that the President has no authority to appoint officers to the battalions.
October 20, 1791 Appoint George Demelar to be an Ensign Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox orders St. Clair to find out about a young surveyor named George Demelar [Demlar] and if Demelar's character is satisfactory, appoint him an ensign in the infantry. This is in response to a request by Baron de Steuben.
August 8, 1794 Directing Talbot to appoint a clerk of the yard Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot Knox mentions to Talbot how important the clerk of the yard is, and directs him to appoint someone suitable to the task. The pay for the clerk will be $750 per year.
July 1, 1799 Approval of List of Officer Appointments, with Authority to Replace Those Who Decline Appointment John Adams James McHenry Approves of McHenry's list of officer appointments for the 8th and 9th Regiments, and authorizes McHenry to appoint replacements for any men who refuse appointments as surgeon's mates.
May 3, 1799 Power of President to Appoint Officers to Battalion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton felt the president did not have the power to appoint officers, citing verbiage in law.
June 29, 1793 Appoint Someone to Receive Spirits Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox is informing Quartermaster General James O'Hara that he is enclosing an extract of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, as well as the orders for Major Craig. He is to appoint someone to receive the spirits at Fort Washington. He also discusses the amount of money furnished to Major Craig for his requisitions.
July 8, 1796 Appointment Confirmed, Request for Quartlery Estimates James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. McHenry acknowledges receipt of letter from Wilkins accepting commission as Quarter Master General. Directed to appoint an agent to accept bills and receive money from Treasury. Requests quarterly estimate of sums of money wanted by department as soon as possible.
September 9, 1798 Notification of Adams Decision to Appoint P. Church to Captaincy Alexander Hamilton James McHenry In order not to inconvenience the president further, A. Hamilton wrote McHenry of Adams' decision to appoint Philip Church, Hamilton's nephew, to Captaincy. Hamilton requested McHenry expedite the appointment.
December 30, 1794 Authorization to Appoint Recruiting Officers Henry Knox David Henley Recruiting officers for the Mera district needed. Advice on performing duties with gentleness. Notification that Knox leaves his post the next day.
April 16, 1799 Discussion of Officer Appointments, Relative Rank, & President's Power to Appoint Officers (2) John Adams James McHenry Discusses the men Adams has recommended for officer appointments, as well as the president's power to appoint officers, based on a recent Congressional act concerning this issue. Regarding the issue of relative rank based on date-of-commission, Adams states that his wish is that the commissions for the new officers all be dated the same day.
March 17, 1800 Report of the Committee appointed on the 5th instant to enquire into the expediency of authorizing the President of the United States to appoint an agent to purchase of the Indians, Atract Ofland on the South-side of Lake Superior which shall include the Great Copper Bed. Congress of the United States [not available] Authorization for president to appoint a representative to purchase land on Lake Superior from Indians due to its rich copper deposits.
October 11, 1784 Settlement commissioner John S. Dart John Pierce John Dart sends to John Pierce a request to appoint a settlement commissioner in South Carolina.
May 24, 1800 Order to Appoint Person to Inspect Shoes James McHenry Israel Whelen Shoes delivered from Mr. Jones Wade must be inspected for uniform quality.
November 29, 1794 Requesting Reply on Acceptance of Promotion to Commissary General Henry Knox Isaac Craig Asks for decision on Commissary General offer with orders to appoint deputy at Fort Pitt. Extracts of letters copied by Craig's son in 1828.
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.
December 1790 Minutes from Benjamin Hawkins relative to the treaties with the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins [not available] Document, minutes relative to treaties with the Creek nation.
June 5, 1799 Agreement to Appointment of Officer John Adams James McHenry Adams returns correspondence from HcHenry, agreeing with his suggestion to appoint a particular officer.
July 13, 1797 Replacement for the treaty negotiations Robert Morris James McHenry Morris asks Knox to appoint another men to attend the peace treaty for if his son's attendance is required, he will probably resign.
May 29, 1799 Avoid the Enlistment of Apprentices, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry affirms that the enlistment of apprentices is to be avoided as such an action would cause an undue hardship to their masters. He reaffirms that only Generals or their representatives have the authority to appoint a General Court Martial.
October 28, 1798 Regarding Volunteer Company's Correspondence & the Appointment of a Military Chaplain John Adams James McHenry Adams forwards correspondence from a volunteer company at Portland; he also inquires as to whether he is empowered to appoint a chaplain to the troops, and sends Mrs. Adams' thanks to Mrs. McHenry for her recent letter.
February 3, 1797 Requested Interview John Schaffer William Simmons Mr Schaffer requests an interview with Mr. Simmons so he asks Simmons to please appoint a time when he will be at leisure for the interview.
March 20, 1795 Request to appoint inspector to examine anchors Timothy Pickering Henry Jackson Timothy Pickering relays letter from Nathaniel Cushing, forwarded by Secretary of Treasury. Letter requests that an inspector be appointed to examine achors according to the terms of the contract, and asks that Jackson find a suitable person to do this business.
April 16, 1799 Discussion of Nominations, Appointments, and Rank John Adams James McHenry Discusses nominations to Senate re military commissions; discusses provisional appointments. Refers to presidential authority. Does not intend to regulate rank.
August 27, 1794 Requests Appointment of Conductors for Stores for Winchester Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to appoint Conductors of Stores who will take orders from Colonel Carrington or whoever is agent at Winchester. Hamilton wants the names of these Conductors transmitted to him.