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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 20, 1799 Proceedings of a General Court Martial Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton transmits the results of a General Court Martial, nothing that the punishments are mitigated in some cases by the fact that the United States is not officially at war.
August 11, 1799 Convention George Washington James McHenry Washington thanks McHenry for forwarding a copy of J.B. Bordley's Essays and Notes on Husbandry (1799). Discusses the complications of international politics, the Convention of 1800, and allegations of bribery by the editor of the Aurora (newspaper).
April 20, 1799 Severe Examples to Check a Spirit of Desertion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton argues that, even though the Unites States is not legally at war, the sentence of death resulting from the court-martial of Richard Hunt is appropriate as a means to discourage future desertions and because Hunt not only deserted but stole the pay of his company.
July 10, 1795 Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Timothy Pickering William Simmons Timothy Pickering William Simmons reports the case against Doctor William Lawton to the Secretary at War, Timothy Pickering. Simmons charges Lawton with stealing public monies.
May 26, 1798 Put My Pistols in Complete Order James A. Bayard Samuel Hodgdon Bayard notes that he has left his pistols at Hodgdon's house. The stock of one is broken and the breach should be examined for defects. He would like them put in complete order by one of the workmen.
July 20, 1793 Preventing Possible Breaches of the Truce Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox orders Wayne to withdraw any forces whose forward movements might be considered a breach of the truce with the northern Indians.
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.
October 4, 1799 A Most Violent Breach of Civil Authority William C. Bentley Alexander Hamilton Bentley recounts an incident in which several soldiers helped an accused horse thief to escape from the local jail. He is concerned not only about the incident itself but also about how it has been covered by what he calls the Jacobin printers, (meaning the anti-federalist press) as they continue to find fault with the "Standing Army."
May 27, 1799 Forwarding Report of Court-Martial, with Consideration of Execution for Desertion as an Example James McHenry John Adams Forwards the proceedings of a court-martial held in April at New York City, convened by the order of General Hamilton. Sgt. Richard Hunter, of the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers, was charged with desertion and of carrying off the payroll funds of his company, with which he was entrusted. Hunter pled guilty, and was convicted on all charges. McHenry notes that desertion is prevalent among...
August 26, 1799 Allowance of Spirits Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton has ordered Major Adam Hoops and Captain James Stille to Fort Niagara to investigate Captain James Bruff's charges against Rivardi. He states that although most men had enlisted when the "the allowance" of spirits "was but half a gill per day...Those who entered the service whist the act of Congress which allows a gill per day was in force..have some colour to contend that the...
October 10, 1789 Discussion of Robbery at Military Storehouse Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, describes burglary of public stores.
August 27, 1793 Mr Allison has settled his accounts. Henry Knox Tobias Lear "Please to inform the President that it is understood that David Allison is not the secretary of Governor Blount but that he is occasionally employed by him. That in all the money transactions, or paryments, in which Mr. Allsion has been employed, he has settled his accounts to the entire satisfaction of the Accountant. And that he has now given bonds for the faithful discharge of this trust...
October 21, 1800 Simmons Writing Morrison About the Financial Malfeasance of Colonel John Edwards William Simmons James Morrison Simmons remarks that no previous opportunity had arisen for the money Morrison had received from John Edwards to get passed on, and at present Simmons is requesting that Morrison now pay this amount to Captain Samuel Vance and take his triplicate receipts. Two of these receipts should be forwarded separately to Simmons' office for assessment. The balance due by Colonel Edwards, suggested in a...
May 24, 1791 Discussion of Expenses Surrounding Transport and Storage of Military Stores Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses sum charged for removal of stores; discusses monthly allowance to keep public stores.
October 28, 1791 House of Representatives' Response to the President's Message House of Representatives George Washington This is the response by the Speaker and the House of Representatives to President Washington's message of 10/25/1791. They express their satisfaction with the progress and welfare of the US and their concern about the disruption of the western frontier and promise to give due consideration to the President's recommendations.
April 12, 1797 Possible Embargo of French Products Alexander Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Anderson is at loss relative to the purchase of French wheat because he does not know whether the differences with France will result in a serious breach between that country and the United States. He solicits Hodgdon's opinion as to whether he thinks Congress will impose an embargo on products from France.
April 23, 1787 Regarding Storage of Public Goods in Rhode Island Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses storage of public goods in Rhode Island.
April 17, 1796 Do Not Trust Professions or Promises James McHenry Robert Oliver McHenry expresses his wish that the instructions have been received and that Oliver will urge the return of Mr. Smith.
May 9, 1794 Shipping Information Relative to Embargo Henry Knox Henry Lee Shipping fleets in St. Domingo, and along east coast uphold embargo.
April 14, 1800 Accepting appointment in the War Department Samuel Armin James McHenry Formally accepts the appointment received from the Secretary of War earlier that morning, assuring him that he will not disappoint. Requests that he be given between seven to ten days to visit his friends, who live seventy miles away.
June 15, 1791 Reply Regarding Sums for Transport & Storage of Military Stores Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, discusses sum charged to remove stores; discusses monthly allowance to keep public stores.
November 25, 1798 Notes of Presidential Speech about Providing Adequate Supplies James McHenry John Adams Promise of adequate supplies. Anxious to utilize the proper departments. Expresses trust in his careful deliberation. Believes Pickering will have more notes of the speech.
July 8, 1792 Request for Removal of Remainder of Public Stores Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Asks for Knox to remove remainder of stores. Olney finds that a considerable inconvenience arises in superintending the deposits of public stores yet remaining in Rhode Island, which are principally in the state house cellar and powder magazine in Providence. Is desirous of being relieved from this service and the trust of the public stores.
April 30, 1800 Money Owed David Henley William Simmons Henley financed personal property to repay Thomas Lee money owed him by government. Henley requests money to settle accounts. Henley is willing to make over his property in Alexandria to the government in order to be free of the mortgage.
July 13, 1791 His Death Was the Consequence of His Actions Henry Knox Alexander McGillivray Knox regrets the murder by whites of an Indian horse thief but reminds McGillivray that a similar fate would have awaited a white man who committed the same crime. He warns McGillivray against any retaliation against these whites and urges that the family of the dead Indian be compensated at the expense of the United States.