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September 19, 1799 Recruiting Mulattoes as Servants, Etc. William C. Bentley Alexander Hamilton Bentley suggests that even though the recruiting instructions prohibit the recruiting of mullatoes, they should be allowed to be enlisted as officers' servants. They are better suited to menial service than are white natives. He wants to know whether officers commanding a recruiting station are entitled to double rations.
August 4, 1800 Orders to Report to General Wilkinson Samuel Dexter [not available] Commanding Officers of corps, detachments, posts, garrison, and recruiting parties belonging to the military establishment of the United States are to report to Brigadier General Wilkinson in Washington; and all officers on furlough are to report to the same officer with all possible dispatch. All printers within the United States who published invitations for proposals for contracts of the...
June 8, 1796 Diplomatic relations between U.S. officers and the British at Canadian posts Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering stresses the need for officers to maintain moderate and friendly relations with the British as they and their detachments occupy the posts in Oswego and Niagara.
June 20, 1791 States Charged with Expenses of Arms and Ammunition Issued to Militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia and frontier protection; mentions state government and federal government responsibilities regarding the cost of arming citizens.
June 13, 1799 Legality of the Constitution of a Court Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Ellery reviews the requirements for those serving on General Courts-Martial. Only those officers of the highest rank are authorized to impose the sentence of death.
May 26, 1800 [General Orders] Disbandment of the Troops W. North [not available] General Orders: As soon as the troops shall have received their pay and emoluments, the Commanding Officer will by Companies or Detachments put them in march under the directions of their Officers for the States to which they belong.
June 5, 1799 Major Hoops Commanding in place of Major Brooks Alexander Hamilton Staats Morris Until Major Brooks takes his station at Fort Jay, Major Hoops will command in his absence so his orders should be followed and letters should be addrssed to him.
June 8, 1798 Need for Payment to Merchants in Georgia, etc Constant Freeman William Simmons Freeman has arrived in Savannah from Pensacola and will proceed to Charleston per orders as soon as he has rested from the journey. He asks for duplicates of rolls and points out that the merchants in Georgia need to be paid for their services. Freeman also asks for tiem off to move his family to his new station.
August 4, 1798 Certification of payments; detachments at Fort McHenry, Baltimore William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $412.14 is due two detachments at Fort McHenry under the command of Captain Staats Morris, being for the pay and subsistence of Lieutenants Philip Landais and Samuel Dyson, and the non-commissioned officers and privates for July 1798.
December 22, 1797 Muster, Pay, and Receipt Rolls for Detachments Isaac Craig William Simmons Craig sends muster, pay, and receipt rolls for the detachments and recruits recently arrived at Pittsburgh.
April 9, 1795 Payments to officers to enable them to join the army Joseph Howell Thomas H. Cushing List of payments totaling $474.41 made by Joseph Howell to officers to enable them to join the army and which has been deducted by the paymasters of the army from their pay.
August 19, 1800 Regularity in Muster Rolls, Inspections, Monthly Returns, & Pay Abstracts Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton insists on regularity and precision in Rolls of Muster, inspections, monthly returns, and pay abstracts. In the absense of regular Inspectors, Commanding Officers of garrisons, camps, and detachments are to perform their duties in the prescribed manner.
June 30, 1795 Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Timothy Pickering William Simmons Timothy Pickering William Simmons advises the Secretary of War on making directions to the commanding officer at West Point pertaining to pay.
January 15, 1800 Double Rations for Officers Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan Hamilton explained that only those officers commanding permanent or distinct posts, such as fortified posts, should be entitled to double rations.
August 3, 1792 Regulations for receiving, distributing, and accounting for public property designed for Army of United States War Office [not available] Regulations for receiving, distributing, and accounting for public property designed for Army of United States. Stores will go from Philadelphia to Pittsburg first, then be transferred to garrisons or detachments. Covers public stores for Army of United States on the Ohio River. Stores forwarded to be charged to respective department outlined as the Ordnance Department, Quartermaster's...
June 1, 1798 Certification of payments; detachments at Fort Niagara, New York William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $317.33 is due two detachments, one of Artillerists and Engineers and the other of Infantry, at Fort Niagara under Major John Jacob Ulrich Rivardi, being the pay of Captain James Bruff, Surgeon's Mate John G. Coffin (including forage) and the non-commissioned officers and privates for April 1798.
October 21, 1794 Clothing for Detachments in the Rear George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington questions the necessity and expense of providing clothing, rations, and pay for the detachments in the rear who will not contribute to quelling the insurgency. [Whiskey Rebellion]
September 22, 1799 Distribution of Muster and Payroll Forms Alexander Hamilton Caleb Swan Hamilton discusses the forms of muster and payrolls needed by officers in order to receive and disburse pay to the troops. He stresses that each commanding general needs these forms but that communications on pay should be between subordinate officers designated for that duty.
December 26, 1794 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Extract Letter, discusses movement of two detachments, mentions appointment of Kirkpatrick.
November 6, 1797 Tranquility Restored to Settlements, Winter Quarters in Pittsburgh James Wilkinson Col. Edgar Letter, discusses Indian aggressions and peace in Massac, Wilkinson to take up winter quarters in Pittsburgh.
June 2, 1799 Letters for the Commanding Officer at Head Quarters David Henley [not available] Informs the commanding officer of the accompanying packet of letters for the Commanding Officer at Head Quarters and other persons.
February 9, 1795 Regarding distributing pay, ammunition and rations of certain detachments of Kentucky militia Joseph Howell John Edwards Encloses copy of instructions for distributing pay, ammunition and rations of certain detachments of Kentucky militia. Since considerable time has elapsed since advance of money, Howell wishes to close transactions.
January 21, 1793 Officers' Accounts & Vouchers Caleb Swan Richard Sparks The Comptroller of the Treasury and the Accountant of the War Department have directed Swan to make application to sundry officers for their accounts and vouchers for expenditure of monies charged to them for the purpose of recruiting, contingency expenses for marching companies or detachments, and pay due their late company of levies.
January 28, 1784 Storekeeping and pay matters John Pierce Joseph Howell Discusses stores and pay matters.
February 15, 1799 Circular to the Commanding Officers Alexander Hamilton [not available] "A letter from the Secretary of War places under my superintendence the posts and troops under your immediate command. All further communications therefore respecting them, including reports and returns, are to be addressed to me not as heretofore to the Secretary of War..."