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October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
December 10, 1794 Establishment of a uniform militia Henry Knox House of Representatives In obedience to the orders of President Washington, Secretary Knox submits to the House of Representatives a statement of the difficulties and inconveniences that have occurred in the execution of the act entitled, "An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States."
January 18, 1790 Knox submits revised militia plan to Washington Henry Knox George Washington Secretary of War Henry Knox submits to President Washington the revised militia plan. Knox hopes the plan will assist in erecting adequate defenses. Posed question regarding a military supported by the citizens.
December 10, 1794 Establishment of a uniform militia Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Secretary Knox, in obedience to the orders of President Washington, reports on the difficulties and inconveniences that have occurred in the execution of the act entitled, "An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States." Looks at the laws of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina.
December 29, 1794 Report on the Militia of the United States William Giles House of Representatives Congressman William Branch Giles (VA) communication to the House of Representatives. Giles headed a committee to prepare a plan for the better organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia. Concludes that the militia suffer from want of a competent source of spplying arms. Resolves that the former act entitled, "An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an...
August 1, 1797 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island James McHenry Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses an act authorizing a detachment from the militia of the United States, passed by Congress 24 June 1797
May 5, 1800 Establishing a National Foundry for Casting Cannon, Shot, and Shells John Adams James McHenry Grants McHenry and Stoddert permission to establish a National Foundry for casting cannon, shot, and shells.
June 29, 1799 Regarding Hamilton's Plan for Military Supply, with Consideration of the Measure of a Powerful Nation in the Eyes of the World James McHenry John Adams Forwards General Hamilton's plan for connecting the U.S. military supply system. McHenry recommends it as taking into account regulations, examples from the Revolutionary War period, and the current situation of the country. Lists three things essential to being held equal by the other nations of the world: 1) an army, with adequate means for its support; 2) a system to keep that army regularly...
February 20, 1790 Donnison seeks appointment from Knox William Donnison Henry Knox Letter, asks for militia appointment; discusses plan of Militia; encloses return of militia in Massachusetts.
January 31, 1800 National Defense James McHenry Harrison Gray Otis Letter from the Sec. of War to the Chairman of the committee on national defense. Discussed the radical changes to current militia that would create a more organized and well trained standing army. Supported the formation of a standing army for superior defense of the U.S. Reference Roman military and Ceasar. Lists salaries of various officers and educators along with cost of building...
July 8, 1799 Establishing a Military Academy, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses a number of matters including extra pay for extra work, a British work that establishes a scale for extra pay, and progress toward establishing a military academy.
June 20, 1797 System of Accountabilitty Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Now that [Samuel] Hodgdon has been appointed Commissary of Stores, a regular system of accountability should be established in concert with the Comptroller of the Treasury.
January 28, 1790 Knox forwards his ideas on the National Militia to John Hancock Henry Knox John Hancock Letter, encloses report on National Militia.
July 22, 1799 Agents have no system for apportioning supplies... Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Apparently the agents of the War Department have no system for apportioning supplies. As a result, some regiments have a shortage of some articles while others have an abundance of the same articles. In some instances, orders to resolve shortages have been sent but in others that is not the case. Despite the pressures of business, McHenry should be aware of these problems.
December 22, 1799 Preparation of a System of Regulations Alexander Hamilton Lewis Tousard Hamilton asks Tousard to work with Major Hoops to prepare a system of regulations for the exercise of the Artillery, and for the police and service of artillerists in camps and garrisons.
August 28, 1798 Request for Response to Letter Concerning National Defense John Adams James McHenry Forwards a letter of application [type undetermined] from Governor John Henry of Maryland, asking that McHenry respond to it in the manner determined by the laws for national defense.
March 20, 1800 Report on Improvements to Military System William Pinkney James McHenry Glad to hear he was included on the Report to the President regarding Great Britain's military system. Believed the improvements suggested by McHenry would foster improvement within the system. Compliments on good explanation, requested McHenry write him in friendship when time allows correspondence.
July 1, 1785 Requests Guidance about National Military Uniforms and Customs Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports that the cockade they wear is the Union black and white, but postulates that it may be better to establish a national uniform. Requests direction.
January 6, 1800 Report on the National Armory James McHenry Thomas Jefferson McHenry transmits a report of the expenses of the National Armory at Springfield, Massachusetts.
February 22, 1795 Proclamation to the Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Document, Proclamation to the Indians, Greeneville.
May 28, 1794 Prohibiting the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition Alexander Hamilton [not available] (CIRCULAR) Notification of a temporary ban on the exportation of arms and ammunition. Enclosed is a translation of a Decree of the National Convention altering the national flag of France.
January 14, 1799 Incorporation of the Military System into One Law Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton advises McHenry on the arrangement of his suggestions for the reorganization of the military into one bill but he is advised to proceed with care.
March 18, 1786 A Plan for the General Arrangement of the Militia of the United States. Henry Knox Congress of the United States Letter, encloses plan for Militia. Discusses the nature of government and a republic, and how to convince citizens of the raising of a militia. Outlines Advanced Corps, Main Corps, and Reserved Corps, as well as responsibilities of staff. Discusses terms of service, pay, and provisions.
May 5, 1800 Authorization for Preparations to be Made for National Cannon Foundry John Adams James McHenry Authorization for purchase of land and other operations to be undertaken for the purpose of building a national cannon foundry.
October 16, 1796 Discussion of Quartermaster Department's Cost Estimation System John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Appears to discuss the record-keeping of the expenditure estimates system in the Quartermaster Department.