Viewing 1–25 of 27 documents: "economic hardship"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 28, 1789 Hodgdon Recommends Captain Rue Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Hodgdon recommends Captain Rue to Knox. Rue is seeking an appointment. Cited Rue's economic hardships as justification for the U.S. to employ him in public service.
October 28, 1792 Dr. Hammell Relieved from His Post, Etc. Joseph Shaylor Samuel Hodgdon Dr. Hammell has been relieved from his post and therefore his feelings have been much wounded. He is on his way to Philadelphia so that he can find out why he was turned out after having suffered as much hardship and trials as any member of his profession. A man in the packhorse department has been accused of murder of a discharged soldier.
September 24, 1789 Talk of the Commissioners to the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of the Creek Nation Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department [not available] Reference to calamities of late war with Great Britain; how the United States has recovered and obtained liberty and independence; that the United States is at peace and its numbers are increasing. The Union has grown to manhood and can speak with a louder voice and strike with a stronger arm. Refers to General Washington as the head man of all councils and chief of all warriors. Discusses the...
June 6, 1799 Asks to Remain at Important Work Lewis Tousard James McHenry Appeals to the Secretary at War to prohibit General Hamilton from ordering the Major's removal from the duties of Inspector of Artillery. Fears being included in a general march to the Potomac. Cites disadvantages of having someone else take over his work building fortifications; to follow Hamilton's orders contradicts McHenry's orders. Cites experience at Baltimore, where he drew up the plans...
March 18, 1790 Report on the Memorial of the Officers of the South Carolina Regiments Alexander Hamilton [not available] Report on the Memorial of the Officers of the South Carolina Regiments. A memorial of the late officers of the South Carolina line on Continental Establishment was presented to the House and read, praying that provision may be made for securing to them payment of the six months' pay granted them by certain resolutions of the late Congress, and which they have never received. Hamilton is of...
December 19, 1798 Regulations Respecting Extral Allowances to Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Five regulations relative to extra allowances to Officers are explained.
November 9, 1798 A Copy of the Laws of Congress, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig requests a copy of the laws of Congress under President Adams from Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also informs Hodgdon of a local town having collected 500 dollars for relief of Philadelphians suffering under the hardship of yellow fever.
April 25, 1800 Soldiers Subject to Fits, Etc. Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice observes that a number of soldiers in his regiment are subject to fits and are rendered unfit for service. Since the surgeon deems them incurable and they would gladly procure replacements, Rice recommends that they be discharged.
December 19, 1798 Extra allowances to officers James McHenry Unknown Recipient Regulations outlining extra allowances in cases where officers are detached on service, which oblige them to incur expenses on the road and at places where there are no military posts.
January 24, 1798 Circular to the Heads of the Departments on Foreign Policy John Adams [not available] Presidents request to Heads of Department for their opinions on foreign policy. Special notice to be given to relations with France which Washington believed are tied to relations with Spain, Great Britain, and Holland. Instructions on how to conduct themselves overseas and questions on how to proceed with alliances along with asserting political, economic, and military power.
1798 List of Observations on Current Political and Economic Situation Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Aversion to war held by most U.S. citizens, nothing to be gained from war with France. If negotiations fail, Hamilton advised that sloops of war and troops be prepared and authority be given to president for control of armed forces. Advised avoiding alliance with Great Britain.
July 27, 1791 Smith appeals to Knox to authorize military leave for a brother William Smith Henry Knox Letter, due to family hardship Smith asks for leave for his brother, Captain Smith.
September 10, 1784 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce John White Pierce informs White that the States have each pursued their own measures in seeking financial settlements with members of their respective Lines. This circumstance, Pierce states, will likely result in a financial hardship for the United States. Pierce hopes this matter will soon be addressed by Congress but, in the meanwhile, Pierce urges White to be careful at establishing precedent with...
August 25, 1786 Report on the Petition of Absalom Baird John Pierce Unknown Recipient Report on the petition of Absalom Baird by the Commissioner of Army Accounts
April 17, 1795 Acceptance of position and commencement of duties as clerk of Boston ship yard and matters of pay Timothy Pickering Caleb Gibbs There is a question as to timing of Gibbs acceptance of his position as clerk of the ship yard and the commencement of pay. Pay to be $750 per year. Discusses the manner of paying public servants. Emphasizes that this is a temporary position and asks that Gibbs not to throw aside his private business. Hopes that this position is compatible with his private interests. Discusses the matter of...
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.
March 21, 1799 Viewing the Governors as First Generals of the Militia, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton points out the defective wording in the Non-Intercourse laws and approves the Governors of each State being regarded as the first General of the State Militia. He seeks an endorsement of young Wharton who has been recommended for appointment as his secretary.
January 31, 1790 Knox discusses invalid payments with Doctor Eustis Henry Knox William Eustis Letter, describes Invalid pensions.
April 3, 1794 Petition of Elkanah Prentice Henry Knox United States Senate Knox addresses the United States Senate regarding the petition of Elkanah Prentice. Prentice claims he sustained injuries to his leg due to hardship and fatigue, which left him a cripple for life. Knox suggests that Prentice may be entitled to benefits provided by the Resolve of Congress 23 April 1782 if he can produce evidence of the discharge papers that placed him on the invalid list.
May 29, 1799 Avoid the Enlistment of Apprentices, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry affirms that the enlistment of apprentices is to be avoided as such an action would cause an undue hardship to their masters. He reaffirms that only Generals or their representatives have the authority to appoint a General Court Martial.
October 8, 1795 Oblige a Distressed Female Sally Greaton Timothy Pickering She has been deprived of her small stipend in order to pay Mr. Greaton's debts, which has been extremely difficult for her. She asks that Pickering give her some money to relieve her distress.
August 31, 1799 Uniformity Ought to Prevail throughout the Army, Etc. Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Aside from mourning the loss of his eldest son, Rice discusses a number of matters including his search for a site for winter quarters, his recruiting returns, the payment of the officers' bounty to the men they recruit, the importance of uniformity of discipline throughout the army, and several recommendations for lieutenancies.
September 14, 1790 Refers to Provisions for Upcoming Expedition against Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Believes upcoming expedition expense will be great, but believes economic foresight will help. Discusses supplies provided by contractors who should pay themselves for pack horses. Advised Harmar to be as light as possible. The President will be anxious to hear details of the expedition and its success.
June 14, 1787 Pay and Clothing for the Troops Henry Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox, Secretary at War, requests an account of clothing on hand from LtCol Henry Jackson. Noted the U.S. was not responsible for the defective methods of payment by contractors. Mentioned desertions from Capt. Burbeck and Savage's companies on their march to Springfield, inquiries into quality and quantity of clothing for their companies.
December 24, 1798 A Report to the President Relative to the Military Establishment James McHenry [not available] The report suggests ways to improve the management and operations of the military. The report is partly inspired by the prospect of war with France and political events in Europe. McHenry outlines and explains his proposed organizational system.