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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 14, 1792 Defense of Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee President does not see need of Virginia Legislature to call up additional forces for the defense of the frontier. The militia should be sufficient.
March 10, 1791 Knox discusses frontier defense with Peters Henry Knox R. Peters Letter, discusses measures for frontier defense; discusses state levy.
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.
June 23, 1797 Act for the further defense of the ports and harbours of the United States. Congress of the United States [not available] Act gives president the power to order the construction and defense of ports and harbors at the expense of individual states. Land for fortifications to be ceded to the federal government.
November 24, 1791 Defense of the County of Russell Beverley Randolph Henry Knox Governor Beverley Randolph of Virginia lists for Knox the actions the federal government has taken in the defense of Russell County. He expresses his desire that the government reimburse Virginia for the ammunition the State has provided for defense as well as for the Chickasaw Indians.
June 5, 1794 Payment Virginia militia for defense of frontier 1793 Jaquelin Ambler Henry Knox Payment to militia called into service in defense of Virginia frontier.
September 8, 1798 Defense of Ports and Hamilton's Role Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter; mentions defense of ports and Hamilton's role; mentions volunteer companies and appointments to command.
August 28, 1798 Request for Response to Letter Concerning National Defense John Adams James McHenry Forwards a letter of application [type undetermined] from Governor John Henry of Maryland, asking that McHenry respond to it in the manner determined by the laws for national defense.
1796 Concerning fortifications and the defense of harbors James McHenry [not available] McHenry reports on the state of fortifications in the United States and the sum expended on them since 1794. Suggests that Americans are uneasy about maintaining a large military establishment, but insists that fortifications are absolutely essential to the defense of the United States.
August 11, 1798 Defense of the Exposed Coast Samuel Hodgdon Griffith James McRee Hodgdon informs McRea of the military stores being sent to Wilmington to aid in the defense of the exposed coast.
May 1, 1800 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, James McHenry to Harrison Gray Otis James McHenry Harrison Gray Otis Notification of submission of report on the appropriation for the fortifications and defense of various harbors along the eastern seaboard. McHenry believed the sum was wholly inadequate to protect the locations.
September 20, 1798 Military Stores for Garrison Daniel Jackson James McHenry Daniel Jackson informs McHenry that the convicts are being removed from the fortress at Castle Island in preparation for the arrival of US troops. He asks whether he can use the whole of the military stores and ordnance for the defense of the garrison or only a part thereof.
June 15, 1793 Measures Adopted for the Defense of Cumberland Henry Knox Tobias Lear "Please to submit to the President a letter from Governor Blount of the 9th of May relatively to the measures he adopted for the defense of Cumberland--the last letters before the present from Governor Blount were dated the 15th of May."
December 21, 1795 Authorization for Governor to Transmit Papers to Secretary of War Isaac Shelby Timothy Pickering Authorizes the Governor of Kentucky to contact the Secretary of War directly for assistance in instances where no provision has been made for the defense of the state's frontier.
February 23, 1799 Defense of New York and the Neighboring Islands Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton Stevens provides his suggestions for bolstering the defense of New York City and the neighboring islands.
October 12, 1798 Regarding defense of Newport Rhode Island Lewis Tousard James McHenry Tousard gives impressions on defense of Newport Rhode Island.
June 12, 1798 Requests Defense of US Merchant Ships against French William Hindman James McHenry Outlines clerkship duties. Refers to bills of direct tax and to authorize defense of US merchant ships against the French.
March 25, 1795 Defense of Settlements and Rations Timothy Pickering Ebenezer Sproat Advised Sproat to seek advice regarding the defense of settlements from General Putnam if Gov. St. Clair is absent. Pickering enclosed his thoughts on the subject.
November 27, 1800 Prosperity of New Nation John Adams House of Representatives Hopes current negotiations with France are fortuitous for the United States. Agreed with Congress maritime defense should not be relaxed in the current climate of foreign hostilities. Believed that profit of commerce is directly related to defense and that the U.S. would soon rival foreign economies.
January 31, 1800 National Defense James McHenry Harrison Gray Otis Letter from the Sec. of War to the Chairman of the committee on national defense. Discussed the radical changes to current militia that would create a more organized and well trained standing army. Supported the formation of a standing army for superior defense of the U.S. Reference Roman military and Ceasar. Lists salaries of various officers and educators along with cost of building...
July 7, 1794 Rifles for the defense of the Pennsylvania frontier Henry Knox General Edward Hand Knox orders 150 rifles to be loaned to the governor of Pennsylvania for the defense of the frontier.
March 1, 1799 Considerations of Defense, Settlement, and Trade Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton orders Rivardi to examine and assess the present disposition of the posts in the northwestern quarters with an emphasis on considerations of defense, settlement, and trade.
October 17, 1798 Further Defense of the State of New York John Adams John Jay Adams acknowledges the $150,000 appropriated by the legislature of New York for the defense of the state and assures Governor Jay that he will cooperate with the understanding that his action will have no influence on any question that comes before the Congress of the United States.
January 6, 1792 Defense Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox believed Cornplanters fears were justified, request for militia to defend Fort Franklin. List of ammunition forwarded by the governor. Discussed defense of frontier.
November 1, 1792 Amounts Owed for Protection of Frontier Joseph Howell Henry Knox Details of expenses incurred and reimbursed for the defense of Virginia's frontier.