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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 24, 1793 Shipments of Clothing to Commanders of Corps Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discusses contract for clothing. Gives recommendations on how to ship the clothing to its destinations, respective Corps, along with invoices. Wants to avoid packages shipping without knowledge of contents.
November 5, 1799 Regarding the Equipment of Regiments with Officers' Personal Funds, and the Reporting of Unit Musters Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Ellery notes practice of officers equipping their men out of pocket, Sec. of War is reluctant to endorse the practice, and wishes to avoid the expectation of reimbursement. Suggests commanders gain the consent of their regiments to pay for supplies "beyond the public provisions" with a portion of the soldiers' pay; asks that the recipients circulate the idea. Also directs commanders of posts,...
April 6, 1797 Supplies Sufficient for the Consumption of the Troops Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott forwards a copy of a contract with James O'Hara who is responsible for issuing the supplies at the various posts. All the commanders at these posts should be given a copy of this agreement to ensure that their troops are sufficiently supplied.
November 21, 1794 Outlines Plans to Return Divisions Tench Coxe Henry Knox Outlines plan to return New Jersey divisions, under the direction of Mr. Hunt, Mr. Gates, and Mr. Harrington. Pennsylvania division was overseen by General Miller and Colonel Biddle. Requests numbers of each subdivision, particularly the Pennsylvania divisions, and their locations and commanders, and information about provisions, rations, etc.
May 19, 1798 Instructions to the commanders of warships to protect American trade James McHenry Commanders of Armed Vessels of United States General instructions to commanders of armed vessels in the service of the United States in order to protect United States trade on the coast. Urges them to defend selves with all necessary force against attacks on the high seas, but orders that they not make prize of the ship that attacked, unless a pirate and not a regularly commissioned ship of war. Also warns that they may run across French...
May 28, 1798 Instructions to the Commanders of Armed Vessels Given at Philadelphia from President of United States John Adams by Command James McHenry Secretary of War [not available] [not available] Initiation of the undeclared war with France [Quasi War]. Document heading denotes John Adams President of United States, signed by command, James McHenry Secretary of War. McHenry gives instructions to Commanders of armed vessels belonging to the United States given at Philadelphia. By Act of Congress that armed vessels are sailing under authority or pretense of authority of Republic of...
May 27, 1799 Circular to the Battalion Commanders of the 2nd Regt. of Artillerists & Engineers Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton issues his orders to the commanders of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers who are assigned to the fortified posts along the Atlantic seaboard. He notes that points of military duty should be taken up with him while matters related to the Adjutant General should go to him, supply concerns should go to Colonel Stevens, and matters related to pay should go to the Paymaster...
March 29, 1799 Direction of Garrison Commands James McHenry Henry Burbeck Discussion of garrison commanders, particularly Fort Michilimackinac. Refers to command of the President. Is grateful for the presidential nominations and commissions of artillerists and engineers.
May 28, 1798 Instructions to the Commanders of Armed Vessels John Adams [not available] President gave order to armed naval vessels to capture any French ship that violates the Law of Nations and the treaties between the United States and France.
July 12, 1799 Discusses Tension with War Department and Navy Department James McHenry John Adams Mentions dispute between Mr. Stoddart and himself, and the possibility of commanders proving to be either a blessing or a curse. Debates congressional authority.
May 25, 1799 Return of Clothing Delivered, April & May 1799 John Harris Samuel Hodgdon A chart with an itemized list of clothing items delivered to each of ten regimental commanders during April and May 1799. Items include hats, socks, overalls, coats, vests, etc.
August 23, 1790 Plan for operations against Wabash Indians Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair explains his plan of operations against the Wabash Indians, coordination with commanders, logistics, contractors, numbers of troops, and expected timelines. Included Gamelin's journal which detailed his travels through several Miami Indians villages and their sentiments toward peace with U.S.
May 18, 1798 Outlines Authority and Jurisdiction for Sea Vessels James McHenry John Adams The Secretary of War will immediately provide instructions for army vessels to protect coasts. Theorizes about the constitutionally-based powers of the President over the army and the navy. Refers to the act of 1 July 1797. Outlines regulations for prisoners on vessels.
August 31, 1793 Abstracts of pay due the militia Joseph Howell David Henley Encloses copies of abstracts of pay due militia called into service by Governor William Blount for defense of the Southwest Territory. Lists names of commanders, warrant, amount of pay.
March 18, 1800 Infantry tactics Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Major Alexander Hamilton wants experiments by commanders regarding the natural pace of an average man of 5 feet eight inches, so as to establish the proper measure of a pace which is of primary importance in the tactics of the infantry.
March 21, 1800 [General Orders] William North [not available] Stipulates regulations for general courts-martial, such as that offenders' pay be stopped; that their rank, station, and unit be declared in such proceedings; that copies of all pertinent documents be sent to the commanders of posts where a convicted offender is to be confined; that officers composing a general court-martial return to duty as soon as it is completed; and that dissolution of...
April 10, 1799 Instructions for Two Regimental Commanders Alexander Hamilton Colonels Rice & Hunnewell Hamilton conveys a sense of urgency to Lt. Cols. Rice and Hunnewell regarding the organization, staffing, and mission of their regiments.
April 15, 1799 Distributing Clothing to Your Regiments Alexander Hamilton [not available] In this Circular to the Commandants of Regiments, Hamilton tells the commanders that it is their decision in selecting the most economical means of distrubuting clothing to their regiments but the rendezvous of each district seems the best venue for equipping the recruting service.
July 9, 1800 Instructions to Private Armed Vessels John Marshall Commanders of Armed Vessels of United States These are Marshall's instructions for the private armed vessels of the United States, especially respecting rules of engagement with French vessels.
March 6, 1798 Peter Hagner acts in the absence of William Simmons Peter Hagner Edward Miller Peter Hagner informs Capt. Miller that commanders of recruiting posts are not entitled to double rations.
March 27, 1797 The Law Raising the Pay of Subalterns Frederick Frye William Simmons Captain Frye requests an abstract of the law that allegedly raises the pay of subalterns and provides double rations to commanders of separate posts.
October 13, 1791 Enclosed letter from Spanish residents Henry Knox William Hays Secretary Knox enclosing a sea letter for Captain Roberts of the ship Jefferson. Also encloses a letter from the Spanish residents in the ship's route
January 26, 1799 Only a Partial Survey Available Alexander Hamilton John Jay Hamilton is able to submit only a partial survey to Jay due to inadequate engineering support. More investigation and thought is needed before a specific plan can be proposed to the Legislature.
December 26, 1797 Delivery and Distribution of Fuel and Straw James McHenry [not available] "Regulations to be observed in the distribution of fuel and straw to the garrisons on the seacoast and recruiting parties."
December 24, 1799 Funeral Arrangements in Honor of George Washington William North Unknown Recipient Orders of Alexander Hamilton regarding the funeral arrangements to be made at all military stations and offices of the Army in honor of the late General George Washington.