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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 20, 1791 States Charged with Expenses of Arms and Ammunition Issued to Militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia and frontier protection; mentions state government and federal government responsibilities regarding the cost of arming citizens.
December 5, 1792 Savage Principle of Retaliation Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair discusses the measures taken to prevent further violence between whites and Indians on the western frontier of Georgia.
January 14, 1797 Manufacturing Small Arms in Virginia James McHenry James Wood Mr. McCormick is introduced to Govenor Wood of Virginia so that he can present proposals respecting the manufacture of small arms in that State. McCormick's friends have convinced McHenry that if he is given the means to erect proper works and competent workmen, he can execute any engagements the State may form with him.
November 27, 1786 Virginia State Officers John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Writes Andrew Dunscomb that he is of the opinion that the State of Virginia has not obliged the officers to account for all the old monies received by them by the United States.
December 26, 1800 Transfer of Pensioner Samuel Dexter Stephen Moylan Letter, advises that a pensioner has been transferred from one state's list to another.
April 1797 [Memo discussing negotiation and war with France.] James McHenry [not available] Document, memorandum advises care in negotiating with France.
August 25, 1794 Virginia Will Do Her Duty Edward Carrington Alexander Hamilton Carrington assures Hamilton that Virginians will do their part in supporting the government's stand against the Pennsylvania insurgents. [Whiskey Rebellion]
July 29, 1799 The principle you suggest cannot be put into practice. Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert "The principle you suggest for my consideration, though if it could be introduced it would work well, cannot in my opinion be put into practice. It would contravene too much pretension rooted as well in the human heart as in unconquerable prejudices of the military state by which expression I include the naval department. Carrying in the very fact an avowed preference humiliating to the pride of...
March 30, 1798 Certification of payments; account of the State of Virginia William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $4306.08 is due the State of Virginia, being for the pay and subsistence of the militia and scouts and for the incidental and contingent expenses in the protection of that State's frontiers during the years 1792 through 1795.
March 19, 1794 Virginia's Cannon Colonel Parker Henry Knox On the point near Portsmouth there are 17 cannons of 18" and 24" ball in good condition except as to carriages and apparatus, they belong to the state of Virginia and will doubtless be given up for the defense of the state.
July 17, 1795 Pay of Isaac Edington, Scout on the frontiers of Ohio County, State of Virginia William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $35.83 is due Isaac Edington being his pay as a Scout on the frontiers of Ohio County, State of Virginia from January 11th to April 29th 1793.
February 18, 1799 Recruiting Service in the State of Virginia Alexander Hamilton Henry Lee A letter is enclosed to Colonel Parker which explains the recruiting service within the State of Virginia. If Lee himself can digest the information it need not be sent to Parker since the recruiting service will not soon begin.
March 6, 1793 Power Which Must be Granted Governor of Kentucky Rufus King Henry Knox King writes that Knox must give the Governor of Kentucky the power to protect the road between Virginia and Kentucky.
April 19, 1792 Balance due the State of Virginia Henry Lee Henry Knox Lee reminded Knox of money owed state by treasury department.
June 18, 1798 Account of the State of Virginia James Wood John Dawson Governor Wood discusses the account of the State of Virginia in relation to the services of the volunteer Militia in 1794.
June 18, 1798 Pay Due the State of Virginia James Wood James McHenry Wood requests that John Dawson be paid whatever sum may be found due to the State of Virginia for advances made for and on account of the General Government.
March 3, 1795 Claims of the State of Virginia Joseph Howell Timothy Pickering Howell tries to reconcile the State of Virginia's claims regarding the service of militia, scouts, and spies to protect the frontier during the period 1791-93.
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Refers to loan from Holland, Kentucky as a state, and offensive operations against hostile Indians northwest of the Ohio River. Acknowledge need to address issue of protection of maritime trade and state of things in Europe. Will give attention to state of trade in Mediterranean. Mention uniform judicial system, establishment of militia.
September 21, 1784 Closing of accounts Joseph Howell A.W. Dunscomb The author rejects the recipient's contention that he is only to be responsible for the accounts of his State. The Commissioner of Army Accounts requires the recipient to close all the accounts rather than just those of his State. A partial accounting will only retard the business of the War Office.
March 22, 1786 Advice to a State Commissioner John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Pierce praises Dunscomb's work as a state commissioner (in the settling of the Army's accounts); advises Dunscomb to adhere closely to directions in the settlement because other states suspect Virginia is trying to get allowances not actually owed by the U.S.; advises Dunscomb of the best procedures to follow in his settlements and reports
March 21, 1794 Claim of Virginia for Pay of Militia and Scouts Joseph Howell Henry Knox The State of Virginia's claim for the pay of militia and scouts cannot be settled because of insufficient documentation.
May 12, 1794 Accounts of the Militia of Virginia Joseph Howell John Pendleton Instructions are provided for Pendleton, Auditor for the State of Virginia, to settle the accounts of the militia for their service in defense of the frontiers of that State.
June 5, 1795 [The State of Virginia in Account Current with the United States] William Simmons [not available] Detailed accounts of Virginia chiefly consisting of pay and rations due.
August 4, 1787 Accounts and Pay of Bond Joseph Howell Dr. Thomas Bond Read a letter from T. Bond's relative to his business in Virginia, since which time he's received a letter from Mr. P that mentioned Dr. Bond requested Howell's attention to a claim of Dr. David Gould, who served as paymaster for the Virginia state regiment. Balance of money due remit to Dr. Gould. Mentioned Mr. Pierce thought it appropriate to give Bond an extension of his pay, Howell now...
April 28, 1785 Regarding justness of pay A.W. Dunscomb Joseph Howell Discusses Roth's pay and issued certificates, Captain Armstrong's pay, Mr. Gordon's account, and the matter of depreciation and the invalid Regiment. Intends to give full justice, subjected to a little delay, as precedents may be dangerous.