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June 25, 1793 Distilled Spirits to be Issued to Troops Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton has concluded to have purchases of distilled spirits made on the accounts of the government for the use of the army.
March 3, 1791 Treaty with the New Emperor of Morocco Congress of the United States [not available] In response to the terms of a treaty with the new Emperor of Morocco, $20,000 is appopriated to be paid from the revenue earned by duties on domestic distilled spirits and on such spirits imported from abroad.
June 25, 1793 Hamilton writes to Knox about distilled spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton informs the Secretary at War of his intent to furnish distilled spirits to the army via the quartermaster department.
December 18, 1793 Spirits for the Use of the Army Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe Hamilton directs Coxe to purchase spirits for the use of the Army from the supplies lawfully distilled in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky.
June 25, 1793 Reception & Safe Keeping of Distilled Spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton asks Knox to give the necessary directions for the reception and safekeeping of the distilled spirits that have been purchased for the use of the Army in the western parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky at Forts McIntosh, Washington, and Steuben.
November 16, 1798 A View of the Public Finances Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Lists the revenue of the United States for 1795-1798 that was the result of the duties on imports and tonnage. Not withstanding the depredations on US commerce, the branch of revenue may be estimated at seven million dollars. This does not include duties on domestic distilled spirits, stills, sales at auction, licenses for selling foreign spirits and wines by retail, refined sugar and carriages.
November 16, 1798 Account of US Revenue, Commerce, & Expenditures, 1795-1798 Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Response to request from Secretary of War about state of U.S. revenue. Lists amounts, 1795-1798, commerce. Includes sales of domestic and foreign spirits, post office stamp sales and duties, bank stock; foreign debts, domestic debts, and various expenditures for auxiliaries. Establishment of duties on imported salt, stamps, refined sugar, and other items. Refers to loans based on congressional...
December 6, 1790 Act for Raising and Adding Another Regiment to the Military Frederick A Muhlenberg [not available] Full title: An Act for raising and adding another Regiment to the military after establishment of the United States and for making farther provisions for the protection of the frontiers. Official Congressional involvement in the protection of the frontiers of Virginia and Kentucky. Adds a regiment to the United States army, establishes the enlistment bounty as $6. The increase in troops will be...
November 9, 1792 Response to the President's Annual Address John Langdon George Washington Senator Langdon explains the Senate's response to the President's annual address to the Congress.
March 18, 1794 Receipts and Expenditures since 1789 Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Report by the Treasury Secretary on the receipts and expenditures of the United States from 1789 to the end of the year 1793.
July 1, 1797 Act Providing for Naval Armament Congress of the United States [not available] Act gave President the power to deploy the frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation for war. Outline how the ships would be staffed, paid, maintained for no more than one year.
December 5, 1795 Regarding Legality of Colonel Reed Selling Liquor to Captain Bissell's troops William Rawle Timothy Pickering Rawle outlines what legal proceedings may be taken against Colonel Reed for selling liquor to Captain Bissell's troops at Presque Isle. The action does not seem to be covered by Section 13, Article 23, of the Articles of War. However, Reed is liable on a number of points: violating an act of the Pennsylvania assembly regarding the sale of rum and spirits; he violating an Act of Congress...
November 16, 1798 A View of the Finances of the United States Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Responding to a request from the Secretary of War, this is a presentation of US revenues: duties, imports, and finances from 1795-1798. It discusses debt: interest and the proposed payment. It includes a list of expenditures: diplomatic expenses, military pensions, light house estimates, annuities and grants, treaties with the Barbary Pirates, Indian expenses, military and naval establishments....
November 16, 1798 View of the Finances of the United States Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Responding to a request from the Secretary of War, this is a presentation of US revenues: duties, imports, and finances from 1795-1798. It discusses debt: interest and the proposed payment. It includes a list of expenditures: diplomatic expenses, military pensions, light house estimates, annuities and grants, treaties with the Barbary Pirates, Indian expenses, military and naval establishments....
August 8, 1794 Whiskey for the army Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue states that in light of the Whiskey Rebellion, there is now little probability that the military may obtain a timely supply for 1795 of whiskey lawfully distilled in western Pennsylvania. There is also a possibility that the same cause may prevent a supply of whiskey from Kentucky and western Virginia. Urges that it is a matter of importance that eventual...
September 9, 1792 Presidential Proclamation to Quell Insurrection Alexander Hamilton George Washington Opposition to law putting a duty on distilled spirits in Pittsburgh, Hamilton advised government quickly suppress all disorderly conduct. Requests President issue a proclamation, and discussed the reaction of the government in larger terms that will affect the interaction of the government with its people.
April 13, 1792 Report on Additional Appropriations Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Hamilton provides the Speaker of the House of Representations with a list of additional appropriations including the amounts needed to provide an additional regiment for the protection of the frontier.
August 8, 1793 Discusses Estimates, Supplies, and Transportation James O'Hara Henry Knox Encloses extract of letter from the Secretary of the Treasury with a reply from Major Craig. Discussion of estimates and concern of Commander in Chief to provide promised supplies. Refers to recovery of horses and transportation to Pittsburgh by water.
August 5, 1794 On the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes to President Washington on the Whiskey Rebellion. Mentions that the Collector of the Revenue, Robert Wilson, was attacked by the rebels: "stripped of his Cloaths which were afterwards burnt, and after having been himself inhumanly burnt in several places with a heated Iron was tarred and feathered - and about day light dismissed - naked wounded and otherwise in a very...
June 29, 1793 Appoint Someone to Receive Spirits Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox is informing Quartermaster General James O'Hara that he is enclosing an extract of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, as well as the orders for Major Craig. He is to appoint someone to receive the spirits at Fort Washington. He also discusses the amount of money furnished to Major Craig for his requisitions.
November 14, 1799 Accounts of Messrs. Parrish and Murdoch William Simmons [not available] Simmons explains to Messrs Parrish and Murdock the adjustments made to their accounts.
March 16, 1792 Temporary Taxes and Duties to Raise Revenue Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Alexander Hamilton describes for the Speaker of the House of Representatives the various temporary taxes and duties he proposes to raise the revenue to pay for the war against the northern Indians.
November 12, 1792 House Response to the Annual Message Speaker of the House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker of the House explains the response of the House of Representatives to the President's annual message.
November 2, 1799 Allotment of Rations, Forage, Spirits,and Women Alexander Hamilton James Read Hamilton describes the rules regarding the allotment of rations, forage, and spirits to officers and men but there are no established rules on the subject of forage or provision of artificers for the Infantry. Four women are allowed to a company.
June 21, 1799 Contract for rations, quarter master stores, medical assistance, and transportation of troops in North Carolina. [not available] [not available] Agreement between Robert Ball, merchant of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Griffith John McRea on behalf of James McHenry Secretary of War for provision of rations, quarter master stores, medical assistance, and transportation of troops.