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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 12, 1800 Discussion of Recruiting Officers, & Several Officer Recommendations Charles Cotesworth Pinckney [not available] Discusses some officers continuing to serve as recruiting officers even as they wait for recommended commissions in the artillery or the "old regiments." Also recommends another officer for cavalry or artillery duty.
March 4, 1796 Request for Artillery and Ammunition for Fort Defiance James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry needed directions to be given to an officer for the transport of artillery and ammunition from Fort Washington to Fort Defiance.
April 2, 1798 Regarding the use of Lieutenant James Triplett War Office Captain Thomas Truxtun Encloses letter with guidance which shows the use he is to make of Lieutenant James Triplett, an artillery officer at Fort Whetstone Point.
May 26, 1800 Appointing officers in the artillery John Adams James McHenry Responds to a letter concerning appointments for Major Tousard. Adams states that he will omit appointing any officer in the artillery, except for Robins Chamberlain. Notes that he will inform Benjamin Stoddert and McHenry's successor of a petition by Robert Gilmore.
March 24, 1784 Officer's account Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Discusses an officer's pay account.
August 24, 1795 Recommending Ensign McCutcheon Unknown Author Timothy Pickering The authors recommend Ensign McCutcheon for appointment as an officer in the artillery of the U.S.
December 30, 1788 Return of men of Maryland Artillery Joseph Howell C. Richmond Encloses a return of the non commissioned officers and privates of the Maryland Artillery.
November 14, 1794 Commanding officer at Fort Le Boeuf Arthur St. Clair Alexander Hamilton Letter from Governor Arthur St. Clair of Northwest Territory, regarding the post which has been established at Le Boeuf by the state of Pennsylvania, which St. Clair believes is of critical importance. The present commanding officer there is a "prudent Man, and a good officer." St. Clair is worried that the command will soon go to Captain William Miller, who is "strongly in the Interest of the...
December 5, 1800 Request for Issue of Artillerists' Clothing to New York Recruiter Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of artillery privates' clothing to a recruiting officer in New York City.
May 16, 1800 Selection of an Inspector of Artillery, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry received letter from Hamilton regarding the embarrassment of delay in settlement of accounts for scheduled and ordinary expenses. He also observed that the selection of a new Inspector of Artillery should be left to his successor because of the intimate connection that officer must have with the Dept. of War.
August 6, 1800 Recommendations of Jonathan Williams for Officer Appointment John Adams Samuel Dexter Forwards officer recommendation from Henry Knox of Jonathan Williams, Esq. Adams mentions McHenry's previous endorsement of Williams as an artillery major, and adds his own brief recommendation.
September 4, 1798 Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams questions the wisdom of appointing Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery. Tousard is a fine officer but he is of French origin and Adams is worried that in a war with the French, Tousard would be the object of suspicion.
June 28, 1793 Indian Accounts; Shipments of Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Will advise on what will be done with Indian accounts. Encloses invoice of clothing. Mentions shipment of cavalry and infantry clothing.
October 19, 1784 Sale of powder in military stores Donaldson Yeates Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the sale of the powder in the military stores of the U.S. Reports that the owner of a store house where artillery carriages are stored is impatient to have them moved out so he can use the store house for his own needs.
January 10, 1786 Settlement of an Officer's Account Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Discusses the settlement of the account of William Carr, an artillery artificer
July 20, 1798 Pay of Adjutants & Paymasters James McHenry William Simmons McHenry explains that the Act of Congress of 30 May 1794 makes no distinctions between the pay of adjutants and paymasters. Any officer of a battalion of artillery who does either of those duties is entitled to the same pay as an officer doing the same duties for a regiment.
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.
February 3, 1790 Receipt of clothing for Corps of Artillery Henry Knox [not available] Reciept of clothing for Corps of Artillery.
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 13, 1792 Discussion of Military Discipline & Hospital Stores James Wilkinson Henry Knox Letter, discusses military discipline; discusses quality of hospital stores.
May 16, 1799 Concerning Officer Appointments John Adams James McHenry Notes a difference of opinion concerning the "construction of the Constitution" [apparently referencing Constitutional law concerning officer appointments, as the frigate Constitution had already been launched by this time]. Considers the appointment of 2 men as recommended by McHenry, feeling inclined to do so but asking for more information about the early life of one.
January 10, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Samuel Eddins Simmons directs Eddins to forward all remaining receipts for bounties to the Accountant's Office.
April 29, 1799 Forwarding Recommendation for Post as Commander of 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers John Adams James McHenry Forwards a recommendation for an officer to be named lieutenant colonel commandant of the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers.
September 4, 1798 Discussion of Officer Appointments John Adams James McHenry Discusses the appointment of a man suggested by General Hamilton as a candidate for Inspector of Artillery. Adams also comments on the nomination of a Major Brooks to an officer's post in the army, saying he will never sign his commission until he receives explanation for terrible insults Brooks has supposedly pronounced. Says he has been convinced by McHenry's reasoning to alter the assignment...
March 29, 1799 Concerning Officer Appointments and Recommendations for the Same John Adams James McHenry Acknowledges receipt of McHenry's recent letter. Adams confirms all officer appointments recommended by General Pinckney, and asks that all notifications of officer vacancies and of candidates for replacements be forwarded first to him. Sends several personal recommendations of officers, and asks that all commissions be sent out without loss of time, especially as the New England officers grow...