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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 3, 1790 Receipt of clothing for Corps of Artillery Henry Knox [not available] Reciept of clothing for Corps of Artillery.
March 4, 1790 Settling of accounts with Corps of Artillery in 1784 Joseph Howell Henry Knox Mr. Bliss is attending to settlement of accounts of Corps of Artillery [under] Major Bauman 1784.
July 25, 1798 Recommendation of Mr. Whitney for the Corps of Artillery Constant Freeman Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Whitney has a great desire to enter the Corps of Artillery and Freeman recommends him to Hodgdon as an honest man who has faithfully discharged his duty to his country and possesses a heart filled with sentiments of honor and integrity .
April 30, 1795 Tents for the Corps of Artillery Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Since the barracks at West Point are not suitable for the reception of the 400 men of the Corps of Artillery, Pickering directs Hodgdon to provide a sufficient number of tents including horseman's tents for the officers.
March 17, 1790 Backpay for Corps of Artillery men 1784 Joseph Howell Henry Knox Howell reports completion of accounts of pay for corps of artillery commanded by Major [Bauman], and reports the amount due for those discharged and not settled on 1 July 1794.
November 9, 1795 Armiing the Corps of Artillery Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon With the idea of arming the Corps of Artillery with guns of the French model, Pickering has decided to use the existing barrels and locks with bayonets adapted for the purpose. Mr. Nicholson should select the materials with five hundred being the number first attempted. Arms for frigates may be postponed.
May 8, 1794 Recommendation for appointment Henry Jackson Henry Knox Henry Jackson recommends to the Secretary of War Capt. Constant Freeman for appointment in corps of artillery/
February 25, 1800 Request that Major Tousard be supplied with sundries James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Tousard has been charged by General Alexander Hamilton with certain duties relative to formation of a code of exercise, maneuver and regulations of the Artillery Corps. He has hired an office for himself and his assistants. McHenry asks that Quarter Master General provide support as required.
June 24, 1793 Shipments of Clothing to Commanders of Corps Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discusses contract for clothing. Gives recommendations on how to ship the clothing to its destinations, respective Corps, along with invoices. Wants to avoid packages shipping without knowledge of contents.
August 11, 1787 Copy of current accounts and report of pay due Joseph Howell Henry Knox Encloses copy of current accounts and report of pay due a detachment of the 2nd U.S. Regiment under Colonel Henry Jackson. Also the pay due a Federal Corps of artillery under Captain Henry Burbeck.
November 1, 1785 Pay Abstract for Artillery War Department [not available] Pay abstract of the Corps of Artillery commanded by Capt. Lt. William Johnston, commencing the first of June, ending the first of November, 1785.
July 12, 1799 Throwing off their uniforms and appearing in frocks... Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton "...I have found many officers in my division very fond of throwing off their uniform and appearing in frocks. I have directed them always to wear their uniforms; we discussed and I think agreed on the propriety of that measure in Philadelphia but I do not see it in the regulations. I wish some general rule was made on the subject and particularly that the same system in every respect should be...
July 25, 1786 Status of the artillery Artificers; claims by Major Perkins Joseph Howell Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Pierce not being available, the author has opened the letter. The status of the artillery Artificers has not yet been resolved by Congress so no action can be taken on their claims. The claims by Major Perkins related to wood forage should properly be handled by Mr. Milligan.
January 9, 1800 Request for Translation & Printing of French Military Text on Horse Artillery John Adams James McHenry Directs McHenry to have translated and printed portions of a French military engineering text which concern horse artillery. Adams requests that copies be distributed both to public militia companies and to the executive office.
September 29, 1791 Fill Out the Companies with Levies Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox expresses his hope that St. Clair is successful in filling the personnel needs of the first and second regiments and that the garrisons will be properly provisioned.
1797 Examinations for qualifying cadets for service James McHenry [not available] Memorandum explaining the examination used to qualify and judge candidates for vacancies in the corps of engineers or elsewhere in the military.
April 17, 1799 Contiguous Garrisons of Artillery James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry transmits General Washington's proposal regarding the disposition of existing regiments of Artillerists and Engineers in such a manner that companies of artillery belonging to the same regiment or corps form contiguous garrisons.
February 6, 1800 Certificate of office rent Lewis Tousard [not available] Major Lewis Tousard rented a room in execution of order of Major General Alexander Hamilton, relative to formation of code of regulations and instructions for Corps of Artillery.
January 21, 1793 Petition of Monsieur Louis Garranger Henry Knox United States Senate Petitioner, Monsieur Louis Garranger, states that he and his brother entered into service of United States in December 1776 conformably to contract made by Silas Deane with Monsieur Du Coudray. The petitioner was experienced in artillery, but could not be accorded any rank for fear of exciting discontent. Congress informed the petitioner that it could not employ him in the army. Knox closes by...
January 30, 1787 Organization and Uniforms of the Elements of the Legionary Corps Henry Knox [not available] Knox describes the organization and uniforms of the Legionary Corps of the following elements; the Cavalry; the Artillery; Rifle or Light Troops (Rifle Corps); the Infantry.
December 31, 1789 An estimate of the annual expense of a corps, to consist of two regiments of infantry, of ten companies each, and one battalion of artillery of four companies, each company to be composed of four sergeants, four corporals, two musicians, and sixty privates, amounting in the whole to one thousand six hundred and eighty non-commissioned officers and privates. Henry Knox [not available] An estimate of the annual expense of a corps, to consist of two regiments of infantry, of ten companies each, and one battalion of artillery of four companies, each company to be composed of four sergeants, four corporals, two musicians, and sixty privates, amounting in the whole to one thousand six hundred and eighty non-commissioned officers and privates.
September 9, 1785 Voucher of Service Captain Johnston Office of Army Accounts, Paymaster General, Pay Office (1783-1792) Captain Johnston sends to the Paymaster General a request for payment on behalf of Peter Coias. Coias, a former matross in the corps of artillery, is an unlettered man.
1800 Draft Act for better organizing the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Alexander Hamilton [not available] Draft act for the better organizing of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.
June 7, 1793 Discussion of Field Artillery, Including Cannon Required A Fenner Henry Knox Letter, discusses corps of artillery; asks for brass field pieces; mentions foreign affairs.
December 20, 1798 Inspectorship of Artillery, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides an enthusiastic recommendation of Lewis Tousard for the position of Inspector of Artillery.