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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 8, 1791 Support for the Surveyors Henry Knox Richard Call Knox has designated Joseph Ellicott and his brother Andrew as the surveyors who will run the line between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians. Major Call and his troops are ordered to provide support to the surveyors.
August 30, 1798 Proposed Arrangement for the Pay of the Troops Porteous, Murdoch & Co. William Simmons They have heard that the troops in New York State are complaining that they do not receive their pay. As the firm has successful business in Canada but worry about the safe transmission of money, they propose that they pay cash to the troops and receive government bills in return.
February 14, 1788 Forwarding of Ordnance & Stores Returns William Price Henry Knox Informs the Secretary at War that he has forwarded by Lieutenant Moor the Returns of Ordnance and Quartermaster Stores for the month of January. Also adds that Mr. Morrow has asked about the five hundreds arms in want of repair. Encloses an account of Mrs. Randal for taking care of Captain Molly (Margaret Corbin).
May 12, 1786 Report on a Memorial to Congress John Pierce Congress of the United States Report on the memorial to Congress of Mr. John Wheelock reviewing his appointments, duties, and rank in the Continental Army with Pierce's recommendation on the disposition of his claims.
December 5, 1794 Gratitude for Assisting in the Suppression of the Insurrection Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox extends the President's gratitude to Governor Mifflin and the Militia of Pennsylvania for their support of the General Government's suppression of the recent insurrection.
May 11, 1799 Specifications for Uniforms James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry quotes Washington on the color of the cavalry's breeches (buff instead of white) and McHenry goes into some detail on the regulations related to the uniforms of artillery and infantry officers.
September 8, 1791 No Impediment to the Boundary Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Knox informs the Governor of Georgia of the impending establishment of boundaries between the United States and the Creek Nation of Indians and expresses a desire that there be no impediment to the immediate drawing of the boundary lines.
September 6, 1794 [No. 33] Building Barracks at Fort Fayette John Stagg Isaac Craig No permanent arrangement for additional troops at Fort Fayette, advised best judgment in determining if building additional barracks is necessary. If council held at Redstone yields overtures of more violence, Craig is authorized to build more barracks after the approbation of Lieut. Col. Butler.
April 1, 1794 Pay of the Scouts of Kentucky Joseph Howell Henry Knox Since the Paymaster of the Troops is far advanced, it would be advisable to pay the Scouts at the Accountant's Office and an advertisement to that effect will be published in the Kentucky Gazette.
July 18, 1798 Request for Favor Regarding Government Incentives Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Freeman has heard that Congress is in the process of increasing the establishment. He hopes Simmons will support him in the effort to secure an office such as deputy paymaster, if possible.
September 30, 1799 Requests Payment for Francis Sappington to Pay Army in Tennessee David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to Francis Sappington to pay army in Tennessee.
November 18, 1791 Letter to Governor Blount submitted to the President Tobias Lear Henry Knox Washington's secretary, Tobias Lear, returns a letter to Governor Blount with several recommended deletions that Washington marked with a pencil.
March 1, 1792 [List of Invalid Pensioners who were not Paid by General Lincoln] Henry Knox Nathaniel Appleton Knox agrees that the list of names submitted all appear to be owed a complete year's pension. States that the Supreme Court has recently overturned a lower court ruling regard commissioners. Listed a few names that were the exception to payment as records show they were paid, despite being included on the aforementioned list.
August 27, 1799 Requests Payment for Mr. Cheny & Mr. Elder for the Army in Tennessee David Henley James McHenry Requests payment for Mr. Cheny and Mr. Elder to pay the armies of Tennessee from April to June 1799.
August 6, 1798 Letter to the Secretary of the Navy Philip Jarvis Benjamin Stoddert Jarvis informs Stoddard that he has received bonds and expenses for the USS Constitution. He currently only has the originals of the vouchers and it may be necessary to make copies to transmit. His accounts would have already been settled if he not been called for duty on board the Constitution and been at sea for some time but they have recently been sent via post.
May 27, 1786 Knox transmits Award to Colonel Pickens for actions at Cowpens Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Sword given to Pickens for service in the military, bravery, and patriotism.
June 30, 1786 Application on behalf of Col. Pennell John Pierce William Houston Letter in answer to William Houston's application on behalf of Col. Pennell, late of the Georgia Line.
July 31, 1798 [Rough Copy of Instructions for Paymaster and Storekeeper on Potomack] Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Appointment and instructions for the paymaster and store keeper at Harpers Ferry armory.
May 17, 1792 Appeal for higher rank Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox William Sargent informs Secretary Knox that his duties as the adjutant general cannot be performed without more rank.
January 8, 1787 Allowance rejected John Pierce Colonel Israel Shreve Informs Col. Shreeve that, without the approval of Congress, he cannot make an allowance for Shreeve's advances to his officers beyond what has already been granted.
September 28, 1796 Letter from Blacksmiths Concerning Cost & Specifications for Frigate Ironwork [not available] Josiah Fox Procurement, describes terms of iron work for Frigate; asks for advance of money to purchase iron.
September 3, 1787 Statement to the Board of Treasury John Pierce [not available] Statement to the Board of Treasury from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General regarding public monies, certificates, and other fiscal issues. Discusses Joseph Clay - Deputy Paymaster of the Southern Army - with the Board.
January 31, 1790 Talbot seeks an appointment from Washington Captain Silas Talbot George Washington Letter, asks for appointment as Harbour Marshall.
July 20, 1793 Movement of Troops; Safeguarding of Letters for Commander in Chief Henry Knox Isaac Craig Mentions his direction to Lieutenant Colonel Clarke to make provisions to send troops. Supposes that detachments at Marrietta and Gallipolis must have their boats with them. Captain Pratt's detachment must wait at Pittsburg. Asks that enclosed letters be forwarded by express boat. Directs that the carrier not suffer them to be taken, or destroy.
December 7, 1793 Response of the House of Representatives to the President's Message Speaker of the House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker and the House of Representatives congratulate the President on his unanimous re-election and comment on important matters including the need for the respect of European belligerents for the neutrality of American shipping, the need for offensive measures against hostile tribes, and the regular discharge of public debts.