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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
[not available] Monthly pay for men on United States frigates War Department [not available] Monthly pay of petty officers, Seamen, ordinary seamen and marines on board frigates of United States.
May 17, 1790 Commutation of Pay to Hospital Mates Joseph Howell Henry Knox The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes War Secretary Henry Knox regarding commutation of pay to hospital mates.
April 1, 1799 Concerning a new law on surgeon's mates James McHenry Jonathan Brace Writes Congressman Brace that a change in the law reducing the number of surgeon's mates to two per regiment has prevented him from appointing a particular doctor.
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
March 29, 1798 Estimate of Building, Rigging and Equipping three Ships of War to carry 22, 20 and 16 guns together with the cost of Manning and victualling the same for 12 months. Josiah Fox [not available] Document, estimate for building, rigging and equipping three ships of war to carry 22, 20 and 16 guns, and of the cost of manning and victualling the same for 12 months.
April 21, 1798 Refers to Cannons, Ship Staff, and Medicine Chest and Instruments James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson Presents no objection to purchase of ship cannonades, prepared by Mr. Revere. Outlines proof process and requirements for boatswain, gunners, carpenters, sail makers, and midshipmen as per the President's desire. Promises to send medicine chest and instruments.
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.
March 29, 1790 Knox proposes ideas for legislation regarding medical support to the troops Henry Knox [not available] Document, Act relative to troops.
May 11, 1798 Appointment to Captain for Ship Ganges; Instructions to Staff Ship James McHenry Captain Richard Dale Announces purchase and preparation of the ship Ganges. Presidential appointment as navy captain, to take command of the ship. Requested to get the ship to see within a week with the necessary improvements and officers and staff. Requests that each seaman be examined by the surgeon. Outlines specific responsibilities and records.
June 24, 1799 Request for Choosing Regimental Medical Personnel from List of Applicants James McHenry Nathan Rice Sends to two regimental officers a list of applicants for surgeons and surgeons mates from the state of Massachusetts, asking them to choose one surgeon and two surgeon's mates from the lot, that their appointments may be sent to President Adams for approval. The appended document lists applicants by name, place of abode, grade applied for, and the name of the person who recommended them.
June 25, 1799 Forwarding of List of Officer Appointments, With Attention to Those Being Offered Lower Ranks Than Applied For James McHenry John Adams Forwards a list of recommended officers for the army, for Adams' approval. Asks for the authority to make provisional appointments, considering that McHenry has selected men as surgeon's mates for the 8th and 9th Regiments who had desired higher ranks, and may not accept appointment as surgeon's mates.
July 31, 1799 Regimental surgeons and chaplains James McHenry [not available] Encloses a copy of correspondence between himself and Major General Pinckney, along with a letter to Colonels Rice and Hunnewell on candidates for regimental surgeons and surgeons' mates. States the current numbers of troops on the frontier are not sufficient. Also mentions potential religious instruction for the troops.
August 6, 1799 Denial of Cannon Loan to Militia; Medical Appointments for 14th and 15th Regiments James McHenry John Adams Explains reasons for denying the loan of army cannons to the Northampton, Massachusetts militia, because of the need to keep army materiel in the best condition possible. Also encloses appointments for surgeons and surgeon's mates in the fourteenth and fifteenth Regiments [included].
April 21, 1798 Hiring Hands and Preparation for Ship James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson McHenry approved Canonades; advised Nicholson to hire boatswain, gunner, carpenter, sailmaker, and midshipmen to be approved by the President.
December 1793 Committee Report, Expenses of Naval Force Congress of the United States [not available] List of costs for arming ships to sufficiently protect American merchants from Algerian corsairs.
August 12, 1799 Regarding Medical Appointments, & Lack of System in Evaluating Medical Staff John Adams James McHenry Adams approves the medical staff appointments made by Colonels Hunnewell and Rice, but believes one doctor to merit a surgeon's mate appointment, rather than one as surgeon. Expresses desire for a system to evaluate medical personnel on competency and experience.
November 17, 1791 Pierce Butler estimate for a brigantine of 14 guns equal to about 200 tons Henry Knox Pierce Butler Estimate for Brigantine construction, supplies, and crew. He recommends using live oak; white oak, cedar, and locust for the trunnels.
May 5, 1798 Preparations & Enlistments for Deployment of Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Orders Barry to immediately return to the frigate United States, of which he is commander, and make her ready for sea. The lieutenant of Marines is to enlist men for his contingent, and specifies the wages at which the ship's officers are to enlist good candidates for able seamen, midshipmen, and seamen. Those being enlisted to be examined by medical staff and recorded under various...
May 18, 1798 Appointments for Ship Staff; Sends Medicine Chest James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson Encloses appointments for ship staff. Requests list of names and dates. Promises to forward medicine chests as soon as possible.
July 31, 1799 Discussion of Appointment of Officers, Medical Staff, & Chaplains; Disposition of Old and New Regiments James McHenry John Adams Forwards letters concerning General Pinckney, as well as the issue of appointing surgeon's mates for Hunnewell and Rice's regiment. Advises against recourse to the "act to regulate the medical establishment," saying that regimental medical staff should be sufficient for the near future. Notes that the current allotment of chaplains is one per every four regiments, but that the disparate nature...
April 19, 1794 Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793. Joseph Howell Isaac Craig Estimate of Subsistence for Officers at Fort Fayette & Big Beaver block house, Fort Franklin & at Wheeling for 1793.
April 1800 List of officers and vacancies for each regiment War Department [not available] Document specifying the number and grades of officers necessary for each regiment, along with vacancies. Implies a shortage in officers.
May 6, 1793 Appointment as Surgeon's Mate Abner Prior Samuel Hodgdon Prior asks whether the General Order respecting the appointment of Surgeon's Mates is the same as the original order received by General St. Clair.
1794 Estimate of expenses for mounted volunteers Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Estimate of expenses surrounding the raising and paying of 2,000 mounted volunteers, of Kentucky, for four months, exclusive of forage and subsistence. Total expenses come out to $264,996.
August 12, 1800 Pay for Doctors Muirhead and Kerr Jonathan Newman John Jacob Rivardi Directs Rivardi to pay Dr. Muirhead and Dr. Kerr as assistants or surgeon's mates if they will accept it.