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April 2, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin, compensation as engineer for erecting fortifications in defense of Baltimore Town and Harbor William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $105.73 to John Foncin, compensation as engineer for erecting fortifications in defense of Baltimore Town and Harbor, agreeably to his appointment by the President of United States.
July 27, 1798 Colors for the Greyheads of Alexandria George Washington James McHenry Washington asks McHenry to provide colors [a flag] for the "Greyheads" of Alexandria who have formed a company to provide for the defense of the town and its vicinity. They would like Mrs. Washington to present the colors to them.
June 1, 1791 Marching Locations of Troops Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox rewrote letter previously sent regarding the marching locations of troops to the frontier for the defense against hostile Indians.
June 3, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin for compensation as engineer for constructing fortifications for defense of town and harbor of Baltimore William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $208.07 to John Foncin for compensation as engineer for constructing fortifications for defense of town and harbor of Baltimore Maryland.
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 3, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin, Engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $201.25 compensation to John Foncin, Engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor and town, agreeably to his appointment by the President of United States.
September 30, 1798 Accounts Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Sending a return for the stores at Shepherdstown and accounts since January 1st. The whole money will be paid to Hodgdon. Also included is an estimate of money required for the next quarter. Langham sent six tents to Lieutenant Shoemaker’s recruits at Frederick Town until they can procure enough tents of their own. Captain Bishop’s receipt for stores ordered will be forwarded by the next...
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 20, 1794 Letters Respecting the Town at Presque Isle Alexander James Dallas General William Irvine Dallas encloses the letters that have passed back and forth between Governor Mifflin and the General Government respecting the President's suspension of the establishment of the town at Presque Isle.
October 22, 1797 Report on National Defense James McHenry John Adams Reports on salient issues of national defense, that the president may include them in his upcoming State of the Union address to Congress. Advises that the president call for an increase in the U.S. armed forces, regardless of the optimism regarding negotiations with France, Britain, and the belligerent powers of Europe, as it would be unwise to depend on a favorable outcome. Notes that French...
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.
March 24, 1800 Ordering the Officers of the Regiments Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Enclosed is an extract of a letter relating to the ordering of the officers of the First, Second, and Third Regiments in Georgia to join Brig. Gen. Wilkinson and the ordering of officers of the Fourth Regiment on that frontier. Details on routes several officers will take to reach the frontier.
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.
October 7, 1793 An Actual State of War Constant Freeman Henry Knox Apparently the militia have destroyed an Indian town and taken women and children as prisoners. Many of the frontier settlers have removed themselves to stations in expectation of an Indian retaliation. Despite the state of war which exists in the country, Georgia has stated its conditions respecting the United States establishing peace with the Creeks.
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.