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October 26, 1794 No Material Derangement of the General Plan Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton reports that the expedition is moving forward as planned despite a day's delay in Berlin.
December 17, 1798 Clothing Forwarded to Detroit Samuel Hodgdon David Strong Hodgdon expresses his disappointment at the unexpected difficulties encountered while forwarding clothing to Strong.
May 13, 1800 Demand for clothing among the troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Encloses copy of a letter from Col. Rice relative to the issue of clothing for his troops. States that if the troops are not to be disbanded by the end of the year, they will be in a "very naked and distressed situation, unless clothing be issued."
August 23, 1792 Disposition of Clothing for the Army Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon explains how the clothing for the 1st and 2nd Regiments is to be distributed. Resolving the surplus of shoes and deficiency of blankets is explained.
June 10, 1797 More James McHenry to James Wilkinson on Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry advises Wilkinson about the situation, as he had in his letter of the previous day; emphasizes not offending Spanish and rectifying disposition of U.S. troops.
August 20, 1799 My services can best be rendered in that country... John Wilkins, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Wilkins acknowledges his temporary appointment as Quartermaster General but stresses that appointments and changes he might initiate may not be to the liking of the permanant occupant of this important position. He warns that this temporary appointment will hinder his ability to function as the Quartermaster General of the Western Army which is his normal post. He describes the means by which...
January 26, 1795 Number of Troops Necessary to Maintain Military Posts Timothy Pickering Speaker of the House of Representatives The Secretary of War assesses the situation respecting the number of troops needed to maintain military posts throughout the territory of the United States. Because of the enormous demands on the military establishment, he finds the situation "extremely embarrassing."
November 25, 1797 Confirming receipt of McHenry's letter sent by Mr. Smith James Wilkinson James McHenry Wilkinson confirms receipt of McHenry's letter, sent through Mr. Smith. McHenry apparently expressed disappointment over some matter in the letter, and Wilkinson appears to explain the situation from his perspective and hope that his actions may remedy the situation.
October 31, 1787 Relative to situation in Luzerne County; Colonel Buttler's conduct during late riot Peter Muhlenberg Timothy Pickering Colonel Dennison laid before the council several papers related to situation in Luzerne County. Council wishes to deliberate on measures. Sufficient number of troops will be sent to take part in Tioga. Captain Ross has been commissioned. Colonel Butler apologizes for his conduct during the late riot; stating reason for such conduct; council finds charges against Butler on slight grounds;
March 2, 1800 Clothing for the Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton regrets that he has not yet received the clothing he requested for the troops since the winter is far advanced and new recruits without adequate clothing will soon be in a depressed situation.
April 18, 1799 Movements & Actions of Troops Suppressing Revolt in Pennsylvania William MacPherson James McHenry MacPherson describes the recent movements of his troops in suppressing the current insurrection in Pennsylvania, as they attempt to arrest individuals charged with treason. Discusses disposition of different detachments, arrests made, intelligence about the movements of the insurgents; supposes on the opinions of the people in the region, believing that the spirit of revolt was "high and...
September 17, 1790 Hodgdon discusses military stores with Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Letter, discusses Knox's accomodations in Philadelphia; discusses housing and transportation of public stores.
September 14, 1799 Departing from Ordinary Forms in the Advance of Pay Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "...Information from different regiments gives me to understand that my recommendations as to an advance in pay have not succeeded. As the troops are much discontented at the delay, it is my duty to renew the subject. And I must take the liberty to urge that by your interposition, forms may be dispensed with so at least as to effectuate an advance of two months pay upon account. The peculiarity...
September 17, 1792 Report from Fort Washington James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on the state of his troops, his opinion of the intentions of the Indians and the possibilities for negotiations, the disposition and state of his troops, and his recommendations as to the future operations of the army.
December 1, 1792 Contingencies of the War Department for 1793. Henry Knox [not available] While stipulating the difficulty of accounting for military contingencies due to the uncertainties of active warfare, Knox attempts to do so for the year 1793.
November 16, 1799 Complaints Relative to the Pay of the Troops James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry assures Hamilton that it pains him greatly that, for whatever reason, the troops are not being paid promptly and that he will take the necessary steps to correct the situation.
May 17, 1799 Supplies for Troops, Assistance for Craig Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig General to write commanding officer at Massac to select and forward pants and portions to troops at Loftus Cliffs. Information on Capt. Lyman's situation with Mr. Harris. Sent E. King to assist Craig. Recommendation enclosed.
August 18, 1795 My Situation Is Become More Presssing John Vermonnet William Simmons Vermonnet laments that he has yet to receive orders from the Secretary of War nor has he received an answer from Simmons on account of his salary. Since his situation has become even more pressing, he requests a prompt reply relative to this important matter.
April 1793 New & Improved Fortfications are Absolutely Necessary Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Putnam discusses the improvement of current fortifications and the erection of new ones for the protection of frontier inhabitants and accomodation of the troops of the garrison at Gallipolis.
February 16, 1788 Rank Dispute between Captains Zeigler and Ferguson; Augmentation of Troops Henry Knox Benjamin Franklin Knox briefly touches on appointments and promotions. He discusses a dispute over relative rank between two Captains and proposes solutions for limiting such disputes. Knox suggests that commissions should be dated on the day that Congress approves them. Rank in the Revolutionary War should not be taken into account when determining current rank order. The Council has the ultimate authority to...
October 22, 1794 The Situation at Springfield David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Writing in code, Ames provides a detailed explanation of the current situation at the Public Armory at Springfield as well as a list of wanted articles that includes the cost of each article.
March 8, 1794 Expanding the size of the military Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton tells the President that the present situation of the United States is "undoubtedly criticial" and recommends dramatically increasing the size of the military (by 20,000 troops) and building fortifications in the principal ports.
November 14, 1795 Request for Supplies Previously Requested John R. Lynch William Simmons Lynch reiterated request for money to be forwarded to Hardy from previous letter. Lynch requested the supplies discussed by dispersed to Nicholas Fish.
April 1, 1794 Pay of the Scouts of Kentucky Joseph Howell Henry Knox Since the Paymaster of the Troops is far advanced, it would be advisable to pay the Scouts at the Accountant's Office and an advertisement to that effect will be published in the Kentucky Gazette.
October 7, 1788 Report on treaty efforts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair suggests that those who gathered at the mouth of the Detroit River have probably dispersed, owing to a lack of supplies.