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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 1, 1799 Approval of List of Officer Appointments, with Authority to Replace Those Who Decline Appointment (2) John Adams James McHenry Approves McHenry's latest list of officer appointments, and bows to his experience to appoint substitutes for those who decline appointment.
May 6, 1792 Knox Informs Hull of Potential Candidacy for Promotion Henry Knox William Hull Letter, discusses Brigadier General commission; advises offer of commission to Hull should Brooks decline.
October 16, 1798 Sickness Is On the Decline, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Samuel Lewis Hodgdon complains that he is still alone but hopes the sicknness is on the decline so that the inhabitants of the city can return to their homes.
July 2, 1799 I decline moving a detachment to Easton... John Adlum Alexander Hamilton Adlum notifies Hamilton that he will not move a detachment from Reading to Easton and declares that in fact his force should be augmented if they are to maintain peace in the region.
March 8, 1785 Regarding Henry Knox's appointment as Secretary of War, and the matter of salary George Partridge Henry Knox George Partridge sends to Henry Knox a letter informing him of his appointment by Congress to Secretary of the War Department and he asks Knox not to decline the position based on inadequate salary.
May 3, 1792 Knox Informs Williams of Promotion Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Letter, advises regarding appointment as Brigadier General.
January 22, 1799 Explains Reasons Why One Nominee Declined Appointment James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses schedule that was forgotten in the previous post. Mentions plans of officers to decline nominations until actual operations are necessary in order to maintain occupations. Claims that this is more damage than good.
July 10, 1798 Finding a Paymaster, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi William Simmons Capt. Bruff declines having anything more to do with paying the troops unless he receives the compensation allowed to paymasters. This causes some uneasiness since there is no other officer at Niagara who would undertake a task that Rivardi himself would also decline unless it was an absolute necessity.
July 22, 1788 Extension of State Claims Joseph Howell A.W. Dunscomb Refers to Congress act to extend state claims. Mr. Pierce is in a fast decline;
June 23, 1794 Pitkin Declines the Appointment Timothy Pitkin Henry Knox Pitkin respectifully refuses to accept his appointment as a Captain in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. He is honored by the appointment but his current situation in life and the professions in which he is engaged force him to decline.
May 6, 1792 Appointment Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Williams honored with Knox's opinion, but cannot accept appointment due to health problems and his current engagement taking care of orphan children.
March 27, 1791 Knox replies to Doughty's decision to decline command Henry Knox John Doughty Letter, discusses Doughty declining appointment.
January 10, 1799 Formal Appointment Letter, Request Reply James McHenry George W Custis Appoints Custis as Colonel, requests acceptance/declination. Will inform Custis of other officers ranking later.
August 20, 1798 I Decline Any Military Appointment Matthew Clarkson Alexander Hamilton Due to obligations to his family and his present pursuits, Clarkson declines any appointment in the Provisional Army and expresses doubt that there will even be a need for serious military operations in the United States.
May 13, 1799 Talbot stating his unwillingness to accept a new post Captain Silas Talbot Alexander Hamilton Talbot informs Hamilton of his unwillingness to accept the new post that has been offered to him in lieu of captaining one of the new frigates, due to the halting of their construction.
June 29, 1799 Discussion of Promotions James McHenry George Washington Responds to his objections to officer promotions. Suggests that Washington issue the official form before the President. Mentions decline of Howard and Floyd based on "pretended difficulties."
May 3, 1792 [PRIVATE] Appointment Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams In the event that Brig. Gen. Morgan declines appointment, Knox hoped to appoint Otho Williams. Requests Williams acceptance or declination of possible appointment.
May 16, 1799 Anticipated Rejection of Appointment James McHenry John Adams Notes that a Mr. Morgan, appointed major to Lt. Col. Parker's regiment, will probably decline the post, though he has yet to respond. In anticipation of his declination, McHenry forwards a recommendation for another man, Lawrence Butler, for the post.
July 1, 1799 Approval of List of Officer Appointments, with Authority to Replace Those Who Decline Appointment John Adams James McHenry Approves of McHenry's list of officer appointments for the 8th and 9th Regiments, and authorizes McHenry to appoint replacements for any men who refuse appointments as surgeon's mates.
March 17, 1800 Restrained St. Patrick's Day Mirth William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith assures Hamilton that he declined an invitation to spend St. Patrick's Day in New Ark and, though there was much mirth at camp, it was not improper. Enclosed letter pertaining to dispute of Courtlandt and Livingston;
March 24, 1792 Enclosed Bank Notes Joseph Howell Isaac Craig By direction of the Secretary of War, Howell enclosed bank notes to Craig for appointments. Request correspondence on whether or not officers accept or decline appointments.
June 7, 1790 Bill of exchange Joseph Howell Charles Lee Bill of exchange by Samuel Meredith, Treasurer United States in favor of Howell. Please to pay Major Alexander Parker under proviso he accepts appointment. Certified by Benjamin [Mifflin]. Contains certification that Howell enclosed a bill of exchange.
November 3, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Secretary at War William Simmons James McHenry William Simmons makes James McHenry, Secretary at War, aware of the account of Captain Thomas Lewis.
August 5, 1791 [PRIVATE] Appointment Henry Knox Marinus Willett Discussed Willet's refusal of appointment to marshall for city and county of New York.
February 26, 1784 Congress declines sale of shot and shell Samuel Hodgdon William Slough Notification that Congress has declined allowing the sale of shot and shell in U.S. stores