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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 9, 1789 Gorham requests to have his views presented to the President Nathaniel Gorham [not available] Letter, asks for recommendation to President.
June 20, 1800 Political Views and Accounting Matters Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig expresses political views to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions accounting matters.
July 22, 1799 Dissatisfaction with Character of Officer Applicant John Adams James McHenry Describes meeting an applicant for an officer's appointment, and seems dissatisfied with his character.
May 14, 1798 Recommendation of John McRea John Fitzgerald Unknown Recipient Fitzgerald comments on the application of John McRea to enter the Naval Service on board one of the ships fitted out as a convoy for merchant ships. He views McRea as a young gentleman with an exceedingly good education, talents, and character with laudable pride and zeal for the honor and dignity of his country. He knows navigation in theory and has practiced on voyages to Europe and the West...
April 18, 1793 Death of Noon-day, a Fellow of Bad Character William Blount Henry Knox Blount contends that the accidental killing of a Cherokee named Noon-day should not evoke great sadness since he was a man of questionable character.
June 12, 1798 Character Description of Officers on Board War Ships Stephen Higginson James McHenry Higginson felt current officers character was deplorable and ships should be manned by good officers who would add to the ships efficiency as a weapon of war.
August 10, 1798 Support of Good Character George Washington James McHenry Washington enclosed document supporting the good character of Mr. Ames and listed relationship to all the man's acquaintances.
May 29, 1786 Regarding public attacks on character John Pierce Colonel Oswald Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts to Colonel Oswald, concerning an "extended attack" on Pierce's character by a Mr. Sullivan.
August 27, 1798 Potential Officers of the Provisional Army Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton assesses the credentials of several of the men who have been proposed for positions in the Provisional Army.
May 29, 1794 Van Gaasbeck [Van Gansbeck] recommends Yates to Knox Peter Van Gaasbeck Henry Knox Letter, recommends Joseph R. Yates as a proper character to fill a captaincy.
November 15, 1786 Recommendation for John White John Pierce John White The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs John White that he can with pleasure recommend him and attest to his good character.
August 6, 1799 Reports Interaction with Tench Francis about Simmons's Character James McHenry William Simmons Encloses letter to Tench Francis regarding unfavorable opinion of Simmons's character. Questions idea of an assistant purveyor.
October 20, 1791 Appoint George Demelar to be an Ensign Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox orders St. Clair to find out about a young surveyor named George Demelar [Demlar] and if Demelar's character is satisfactory, appoint him an ensign in the infantry. This is in response to a request by Baron de Steuben.
August 10, 1798 Recommendation of Philip Lightfoot John Marshall James McHenry Marshall recommends that Philip Lightfoot, a young gentleman of excellent character, be given a commission as a captain among the 10,000 men being raised for national defense.
March 18, 1799 His Character as an Officer & His Political Principles Alexander Hamilton Jonathan Dayton Hamilton directs Dayton to deliver the enclosed letter to Major Ford which orders Ford to take command of some detachments of Artillerists who will march as auxiliaries to the volunteers under McPherson. He also inquires as to Ford's character as an officer and his political principles.
August 8, 1800 Inquiry into Major Rennselaer Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton provides information on the character and career of Major Van Rensselaer. He was the eldest captain of the Dragoons before the augmentation of the army and is a career soldier. Hamilton thinks a field office in the cavalry would be proper. Refers Dexter to General Wilkinson for further information on Van Rensselaer's character and notes that the Major is a cousin of Mrs. Hamilton.
April 5, 1791 Request for Recommendation of Command & Supply Officers Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, asks for recommendations for command and supply officers
June 15, 1799 His character on certain sides gives room for doubts. Alexander Hamilton George Washington Despite some doubts about his character, Hamilton recommends that James Wilkinson be promoted to Major General, [a post declined by Henry Knox who refused to serve under Hamilton].
November 15, 1794 Seneca War Chief Little Billy -- Character & Annuity Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Pickering states that Little Billy, the Seneca chief, is a good friend of the United States, and that he has promised the chief an annuity of $50 to keep his allegiance. Hopes this meets Knox's approval. Vouches for the chief's character, and says he is of great influence with the Seneca, which justifies Pickering's promise to him.
March 28, 1790 Military Appointments and the Character of New England Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Advises that is in unlikely that the recipient's son can receive a military appointment over existing officers. He also comments on the character of our countrymen and New England.
September 7, 1793 Courier to carry cash to Pittsburgh Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Asks for a reliable courier to carry cash to Pittsburgh.
April 1, 1800 Requesting an increase in wages Samuel Armin James McHenry In expectation for the time in which wages for clerks will be determined by the War Department, Samuel Armin - a single parent of four children - writes McHenry asking to please consider him for an increase in pay. Cites his integrity, good character, and two letters of recommendation.
April 3, 1799 Orders to Report to Philadelphia Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan Order for Swan, Paymaster to the Western Army, to appoint a fully qualified deputy and report to the Secretary of War in Philadelphia with his books and papers
November 19, 1798 Consultation With Engineers Alexander Hamilton John Jay Since the survey of the port of New York has been completed, Hamilton recommends seeking advice from qualified engineers before proceeding with the fortification project.
June 14, 1786 Investigation into Missing Pay for Regiment John Pierce Richard Fenner Requested certificates of officers who knew and served with Captain Ballard and would verify his integrity. Believed in Ballard's strength of character but Pierce had to adhere to rules that required procuring as much evidence as possible. He is responsible for money that was advanced to him but no such notations appear in his records, Ballard is therefore accountable for that money.