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September 30, 1794 Outlines the Duties of Hodgdon, the New SuperIntendent of Military Stores Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is informed that he has been appointed Superintendent of Military Stores. His duties in relation to the Departments of War and Treasury are defined and he is provided with the forms he will need to carry out those duties.
July 21, 1794 Offer of clerk of shipyard duties at Baltimore or Boston Henry Knox John Hancock Bowes Offer of position clerk of shipyard and duties at either Boston or Baltimore. Pay about $750 per year. Duties specified, and will require incessant attention.
August 9, 1789 Appointment as Collector for the Port of Boston Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln expresses his gratitude to Washington for his appointment as Collector for the Port of Boston and promises to execute the duties of this post in a manner that will make the president proud.
February 28, 1801 Request for the Particulars for Duties Paid on English Goods William Simmons William Chancellor Request for the particulars for the duties paid on goods imported from England
December 11, 1799 Separate Duties of the Paymaster & the Accountant James McHenry William Simmons The duties of the Paymaster General and the Accountant of the War Department are distinct from one another and nowhere does the law state that one can devolve his duties upon the other. Therfore, the Accountant is not authorized to require the Paymaster to audit and state accounts of expenses of an incidental nature ensuing in the course of military service.
October 2, 1794 Regarding Samuel Hodgdon's duties in Office of Intendant of Military Stores Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Regarding Samuel Hodgdon's duties as head of Office of Intendant of Military Stores, Wolcott notes that it is requisite that duties be defined relative to the Department of War and Treasury. In this document, Wolcott goes on to define these duties.
October 20, 1788 Duties assigned Board of Commissioners Joseph Howell John Wright Regarding duties assigned Board of Commissioners, by Act of Congress they cannot enter on their duties until accounts are received by the district commissioners.
May 29, 1799 Duties of the Assistant to the Adjutant General Alexander Hamilton Abraham R. Ellery Hamilton explains the duties of the Assistant to the Adjutant General. He is to perform the duties of the Adjutant General when that officer is absent or indiposed.
May 24, 1799 Duties of the Agent of the War Department Alexander Hamilton Ebenezer Stevens According to the Secretary of War, Stevens, as Agent of the War Department, is to perform the duties of the Quartermaster General, the Clothier General, and the Commissary of Military Stores. Hamilton explains to Stevens what those duties entail.
October 14, 1800 Regarding the Quarter Master General's duties and accounts William Simmons Samuel Dexter Relative to accounts of John Wilkins Jr., Quarter Master General. Notes that Wilkins was not furnished with with any instruction as to his particular duties.
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.
December 19, 1794 Monies Arising from Duties on Imports and Tonnage Joseph Howell Henry Knox John Habersham, Collector of the Customs for Savannah, has discounted out of the monies arising from duties on imports and tonnage $9.00 for which he is to be held accountable.
December 30, 1794 Authorization to Appoint Recruiting Officers Henry Knox David Henley Recruiting officers for the Mera district needed. Advice on performing duties with gentleness. Notification that Knox leaves his post the next day.
June 19, 1799 Compensation of Ebenezer Stevens James McHenry Ebenezer Stevens Even though Stevens' responsibilities don't measure up to those of the storekeeper at Philadelphia, he will receive compensation in the amount of $1250 per annum. His duties will include procuring materials for fortifications, paying workmen and laborers, and other duties connected therewith.
November 11, 1796 Duties With Respect to the Indian Trading Houses James McHenry John Harris Instructions given by McHenry to John Harris that define Harris's duties as Keeper of Military Stores, particularly as they relate to the Indian Trading Houses.
October 27, 1794 Military Stores, Duties, and Description of Departments Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Since Samuel Hodgdon has been designated the Intendant of Military Stores, Wolcott describes in detail his duties in relation to the Department of War and the Department of the Treasury and the principles which govern the accounts of his office. The forms approved for the transactions of his office are included. Describes duties of Indian Department, Ordnance Department, Cloathing Department,...
September 16, 1786 Regarding Dissimilar Commercial Regulations Tench Coxe Commissioners for Maryland Coxe, a Commissioner for Pennsylvania, asks the Maryland Commissioners to pass on a message to their state Legislature. Coxe states that though difference of circumstances has led to dissimilar trade regulations, none should be adopted which militate against the fundamental and essential principles of the Union. Some states charge duties on out-of-state vessels and goods equal to the duties...
November 30, 1795 Explanation for Delay in Forwarded Packet of Vouchers George Fleming William Simmons Fleming informs Simmons that he was ordered by Major Hodgdon to inspect the ordnance and military stores which takes priority over other duties.
July 20, 1798 Pay of Adjutants & Paymasters James McHenry William Simmons McHenry explains that the Act of Congress of 30 May 1794 makes no distinctions between the pay of adjutants and paymasters. Any officer of a battalion of artillery who does either of those duties is entitled to the same pay as an officer doing the same duties for a regiment.
May 8, 1800 The Duties and Functions of Inspectors. William North [not available] This General Order explains in detail the duties and functions of Brigade Inspectors. After every inspection, the Inspector is to forward the return he has received, with his observations and remarks, to the Adjutant General. Brigade returns must be signed by himself and the Brigade General.
March 17, 1785 Regarding Henry Knox acceptance of position of Secretary of War and anticipated date for assuming duties Henry Knox Charles Thomson Henry Knox sends to Charles Thomson a letter notifying him of his acceptance of the position of Secretary of War and makes known his anticipated date for assuming the duties of the office.
April 13, 1793 Duties of Paymasters & Mr. Britt's Illness Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell admonishes Swan regarding the importance of providing thorough instructions on the duties of those officers acting as paymasters. Mr. Belli and Major Rudolph have just arrived from Fort Washington and report that Mr. Britt is very ill so Howell expresses concern regarding the accounts of the trooops in that quarter.
August 5, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction & Navy Yard Clerk Duties Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, mentions construction of Frigates; discusses Navy yard clerk's duties.
March 1, 1796 Dispute over Superior Officer Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Freeman thanks Simmons for information regarding his duties as paymaster. He says that the Commandant at his post has ordered him to follow the directions of the Commandant, not Simmons. He outlines the orders, sometimes contradictory, and situations in which he finds himself, including being denied the necessary items to complete his duties as paymaster.
December 22, 1794 Abstract for Duties Performed on Ship Richard Duryee Joseph Howell Abstract for duties performed on board the Bri[gantine] for the privateer sloop LaCarmagnole. Settlement of accounts requested.