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August 5, 1791 [PRIVATE] Appointment Henry Knox Marinus Willett Discussed Willet's refusal of appointment to marshall for city and county of New York.
October 18, 1799 Election for State of Pennsylvania Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Certificate to be printed the remnant will be forwarded to Craig. Fears gubernatorial election is against "us" (Federalists) in "this city" (Philadelphia). York and Lancaster counties "deserted" Federalist party. Must submit to the system and noted that the state of Pennsylvania is Democratic (which Craig stated was synonymous with French).
October 31, 1798 Opinion on Procedure through which States Receive Money from the Federal Government Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Stoddert felt the authorization by President for the expenditure of money for the fortification of New York City should be authorized by the Secretary of War.
February 23, 1799 Division of New Jersey into Recruiting Districts Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden provides his suggestion for dividing New Jersey into recruiting districts.
June 14, 1798 Opinions on the Construction of Batteries to Protect New York City Ebenezer Stevens James McHenry All parties feel that building batteries at proposed location would not provide enough intimidation to deter enemies. It was suggested that construction of batteries on Governor's, Bedlow's and Oyster Islands continue for the best protection on the City (New York City).
October 31, 1798 Requests Information about Jurisdiction of Fortifications Protecting New York City Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Refers to a legislative act directing money for fortifications to defend New York City, and to correspondence between the President, Governor Jay, and General Hamilton. Discusses delineation between state, federal, and congressional jurisdiction for fortifications. Requests instructions from the President, Secretary of War, and Governor of New York.
July 29, 1799 Fortifications of New York Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter, discusses fortifications in the vicinity of New York City.
June 1, 1798 Request for Confidential Information on the Defense of New York City Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton asks McHenry to confidentially inform him what the Department of War's plans are for defense.
September 23, 1793 Communication Between Philadelphia, New York, & Baltimore, Etc. Benjamin Bankson Thomas Jefferson The Letters which you will receive herewith are all that have come to the Office since your departure. I have not yet received an answer from Genl. Moylan. His residence is in Chester County 30 miles from this City, and out of the post road, so that I fear your Letter and one I have written him have miscarried. Mr. Biddle’s Commission will expire the 26th. inst.—and from your instructions “that...
February 22, 1799 Divsion of New Hampshire into Recruiting Districts Samuel Livermore Alexander Hamilton Livermore provides his opinion as to how New Hampshire should be divided into recruiting districts with each county comprising a district and a town within each county as the district headquarters.
June 25, 1799 Request to pay Robert Bowne of New York City Nathaniel Smith James McHenry Request to pay Robert Bowne of New York City $1050.
October 17, 1798 Informing Hamilton of His Responsibility to Execute the Plan for Improving New York's Defenses John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams informs Hamilton of the plan of execution for the arrangements being made for defenses at New York City, and that he has been placed in charge of that execution based on the confidence of the New York legislature and Governor Jay. He quotes the relevant portions of the legislature's act.
November 8, 1798 Method for Water Batteries or Coastways Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton Stevens tested solidity of Batteries and found the Works are much stronger by the embrasures, proud of fortifications. Requests just payment for serving as Superintendent Agent for City of New York. Mentioned large quantity of high quality gun powder in New York City and advised the gov't to purchase a large quantity if funding allows.
September 25, 1800 Regarding French Prisoners Held at New York John Jay Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses French prisoners in New York City jail and their proper treatment.
February 11, 1799 Extending My Confinement Samuel Osborne Alexander Hamilton Osborn laments that sixteen days have passed since his arrest and requests that his confinement be extended from the island to the city. .
May 2, 1792 Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lists names and counties. Certification that the abstract was examined and compared with returns. All information verified.
May 5, 1795 Letter from the Supervisor at New York Nicholas Fish William Simmons Nicholas Fish, federal supervisor at New York City, writes William Simmons of the Treasury Department. Image not available.
October 24, 1798 Repairs and Improvements to Ports John Jay Alexander Hamilton President authorized the use of money for repair and improvements to forts in New York and appointed Hamilton to superintend the execution of it. Jay requested all information required to commence repairs be gathered and given to President before next session of New York Legislature.
October 17, 1798 Acceptance of New York Plan of Defense, with Hamilton to Execute It, on Condition of Silence John Adams John Jay Adams accepts the plan of Governor Jay and the New York legislature to place the funds and execution of the preparations for the defense of New York City in the hands of General Hamilton. Does so on the condition that no part of this "act of the Executive authority" shall be understood to have any inference which may at one time come under the scrutiny of the legislature of the United States.
August 15, 1798 Forwarding of Response to Address from Rensselaer County, New York Militia, & Request for Clarification John Adams James McHenry Forwards an address from the Rensselaer County, New York militia, as well as his response to them. Seems to have found their address unclear; asks McHenry if he can discern whether the militia meant to offer themselves as a volunteer corps. If that is the case, Adams, directs McHenry to send them an appropriate official response.
October 10, 1800 Return of US Ordnance and New York Ordnance in New York City Ebenezer Stevens [not available] A return of ordnance stores belonging to both the U.S. and the state of New York in the vicinity of New York City. Places of storage listed are Fort Jay, York Island, and "Arsenal," all belonging to the U.S., and Ellis Island, whose stores belong to New York.
January 10, 1791 Assist in Recruiting Henry Knox Staats Morris Orders to assist Capt. John Smith with recruiting in New York City.
October 29, 1798 Notification of Receipt of Request from President Alexander Hamilton John Jay Hamilton recently received letter from President requesting Hamilton to work in concert with John Jay regarding the fortifications of New York City.
January 14, 1787 Helping Travis Wingale Get Acquainted with the City John Sullivan Henry Knox Sullivan asks Knox to help his friend Travis Wingale get acquainted with New York by introducing him to some of Knox's friends in in the city.
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.