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March 16, 1799 General Orders Regarding the Issuance of Stores to Military Units Philip Church Philip Lightfoot This is Hamilton's General Order regarding the specific amounts of stores to be issued (bread, flour, meal, beef, etc.) including the amounts of ardent spirits which shall be so limited unless commanding officers specify special purposes for increases.
March 1, 1800 Regulations Regarding Certain Supplies and Respecting Objects of Special and Extra Expense James McHenry [not available] Regulations respecting certain supplies and objects of special and extra expense. Contractors supply rations, ardent spirits and vinegar, quarters, transportation, forage, fuel, straw, and stationary where there is no appropriate officer of the Quarter Master General's department. Quarters are to be temporary; no barracks may be built without express order.
September 21, 1792 Resignations of Unfit Officers, Etc. Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne says he is only too willing to accept resignations from officers who are either unqualified or have poor habits but he also has some names of fine young men he would like to see promoted. Arrangements for paying the troops are discussed as well as the need for additional commissioned officers and a plan for meeting this need.
September 1799 Regulations respecting Certain Supplies, Etc. Alexander Hamilton [not available] Regulations respecting certain supplies and respecting objects of special and extra expense.
December 8, 1798 Copy of Thomson Neale contract for supplying troops in Burlington and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement between Thomas Neale, Burlington New Jersey and Jonathan Rhea of Trenton New Jersey on behalf of Secretary of War for establishment of recruiting.
June 12, 1794 Officer Recommendations & Resignations Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Recommendations for officer promotions, and losses due to resignation (speeded in one case by alcoholism).
March 3, 1791 Treaty with the New Emperor of Morocco Congress of the United States [not available] In response to the terms of a treaty with the new Emperor of Morocco, $20,000 is appopriated to be paid from the revenue earned by duties on domestic distilled spirits and on such spirits imported from abroad.
June 25, 1793 Distilled Spirits to be Issued to Troops Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton has concluded to have purchases of distilled spirits made on the accounts of the government for the use of the army.
December 18, 1793 Spirits for the Use of the Army Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe Hamilton directs Coxe to purchase spirits for the use of the Army from the supplies lawfully distilled in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky.
November 14, 1799 Accounts of Messrs. Parrish and Murdoch William Simmons [not available] Simmons explains to Messrs Parrish and Murdock the adjustments made to their accounts.
November 15, 1800 Article of Agreement for the Provision of Supplies Samuel Dexter [not available] Articles of Agreement between the War Department and a contractor for three month's provision of supplies and rations.
November 16, 1798 A View of the Public Finances Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Lists the revenue of the United States for 1795-1798 that was the result of the duties on imports and tonnage. Not withstanding the depredations on US commerce, the branch of revenue may be estimated at seven million dollars. This does not include duties on domestic distilled spirits, stills, sales at auction, licenses for selling foreign spirits and wines by retail, refined sugar and carriages.
May 14, 1800 Contract for Rations in North Carolina [not available] [not available] Copy of a contract for supplying rations in North Carolina by merchant Daniel Wheaton of New Hanover North Carolina.
March 16, 1792 Temporary Taxes and Duties to Raise Revenue Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Alexander Hamilton describes for the Speaker of the House of Representatives the various temporary taxes and duties he proposes to raise the revenue to pay for the war against the northern Indians.
November 2, 1799 Allotment of Rations, Forage, Spirits,and Women Alexander Hamilton James Read Hamilton describes the rules regarding the allotment of rations, forage, and spirits to officers and men but there are no established rules on the subject of forage or provision of artificers for the Infantry. Four women are allowed to a company.
October 1, 1799 Articles of Agreement for Rations [not available] [not available] Article of Agreement for rations for New York
June 25, 1793 Hamilton writes to Knox about distilled spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton informs the Secretary at War of his intent to furnish distilled spirits to the army via the quartermaster department.
April 6, 1799 Copy of a contract made with John Bray to furnish rations for US troops in New Jersey counties of Somerset and Middlesex [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement for recruiting of troops, between Jonathan Rhea on behalf of Secretary of War and John Bray.
April 8, 1799 Copy of contract with James Baker for supplying rations in Maryland [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement between James McHenry for Department of War and James Baker, Baltimore for supply of rations for troops in Maryland.
July 3, 1801 Articles of agreement made between the Secretary of the Department of War and William Colfax of the State of New Jersey Henry Dearborn William Colfax A contract between Secretary Dearborn and contractor Colfax for the provision of supplies for the troops and recruits in New Jersey and New York.
April 1, 1799 Contracting for the Rations of the Troops in Connecticut James McHenry Jedediah Huntingdon McHenry discusses in detail the kinds of rations, and amounts thereof, needed for the troops located in sundry rendezvous throughout Connecticut. Negotiations with contractors should proceed with the goal of obtaining the lowest cost for the United States.
August 25, 1800 Rations Contract for Virginia, between Samuel Dexter and Michael McKewan [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Samuel Dexter and Michael McKewan, merchant of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia, [West Virginia] to supply rations.
September 9, 1800 Contract for Rations for Pennsylvania and Delaware, Between Dexter and Thomson [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Samuel Dexter and Edward Thomson, merchant in Philadelphia, for provision of rations in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
September 28, 1791 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon; mentions General St. Clair's spirits Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig discusses shipment of powder, procurement of river pilots, payment for corn and horses, and status of General St. Clair's spirits.
June 5, 1795 Sugar & Spirits but No Indian Goods, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig has received an invoice of Indian goods but has received only sugar and spirits and no Indian goods. He has drawn on Hodgdon a sum to be paid to Oliver Ormsby, merchant at Pittsburgh. He still needs five thousand dollars for clothing for Colonel Butler's men since he currently has only sixteen pairs of linen overalls for more than two hundred men.