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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 15, 1790 They will be fully clothed at this place. Henry Knox Marinus Willett Knox expresses his approval of Colonel Willet's efforts to ensure that the chiefs of the Creek Nation are fully clothed when they visit New York.
June 15, 1792 Orders to Sail to New Brunswick Henry Knox Captain Jedediah Rogers Letter, directs Rodgers to move recruits to rendezvous at New Brunswick New Jersey. Travel by boat from Albany, then march.
January 1, 1795 Clothing for Sergeant Williams John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Sergeant Williams has not drawn woolen and linen overalls and a vest because none could be found to fit him. Since General Knox wants Williams sent to New Jersey to join the recruiting service, contractors should take his measure so he can be properly clothed.
December 17, 1794 Accomodations & Clothing for Workmen, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Ames observes that the workmen are opposed to living in barracks since they believe they deserve better lodging than that which is fit only for soldiers. Suitable lodging should be provided for them including beds with covering. When they draw their rations at different facilties, the men are scattered which makes for a loss of time. They should also be clothed differently from soldiers.
May 23, 1793 Marching of recruits; public clothing at Middletown Henry Knox John Pratt Is glad to hear of arrangements made to march recruits from Eastward. Approves of proposition relative to clothing. Is to leave in charge Ensign Bissell all the public clothing at Middletown Connecticut; recruits will be clothed at either New Brunswick or Trenton. Requests return of clothing.
July 14, 1792 Orders from Secretary of War Henry Knox William Preston Public service requires that recruits be assembled on frontier without delay. March under one of the subalterns all the men except for small recruiting party. March men to mouth of Great Henhawa River, where they will be clothed and equipped. Major General Wayne will be notified at Pittsburgh. Men should take a small quantity of arms and ammunition.
June 1, 1792 Prove Shot Henry Knox Isaac Craig Orders to prove shot to be delivered by Turnbull and Marnie. Clothing to be forwarded after recruits are clothed.
June 30, 1792 Military Movements and Peace with Indians Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia ordered out by Governor of Virginia will be paid once the evidence has been reviewed by the Accountant. Riflemen are to meet at a rendezvous to be equipped and clothed. Cherokees peaceful nature bring hopes of peace with entire tribe between Indians and U.S.
1791 Recruiting Instructions for a Regiment of Levies. Unknown Author [not available] Document, recruiting instructions given to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment of Levies; discusses protection of the frontiers; discusses troops and recruiting.
January 31, 1791 Petition of John Fitch John Fitch Edmund Randolph Details of Fitch's character described. Went poor in public service, traveled to Kentucky at the personal request of the commissioners, no longer has the assistance of the Army or his private creditors. Requests discharge, happy to hear there is a committee appointed by Congress to hear requests.
May 24, 1786 Report on the Memorial of Marinus Willett John Pierce Charles Thomson Pierce's report to Congress on the memorial of Colonel Marinus Willet, commander of a New York militia regiment in the Revolutionary War, concerning the settlement of his regiment's pay
April 11, 1799 Paying the Officers and Supplying the Recruits James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry describes his efforts to ensure that regimental officers are paid promptly and to make sure that recruits are properly clothed.
June 30, 1792 On the ordering out of militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, advises governor concerning militia. Will be paid promptly on the evidence being examined by War Department Accountant. Sums limited to those stipulated by Acts of Congress. Additional force would appear to be necessary. Mentions companies of Greenbriar and Bottetourt counties in Virginia, to rendezvous at mouth of the Great Kenhawa.
April 8, 1787 Delivery of Shirts & Shoes, Congressional Deliberations, and Illegally Sold Powder Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Asks that Wadsworth go ahead and deliver the troops' shoes and shirts that he had planned to, and promises that he will be paid. Asks if Wadsworth will consent to take on additional warrants. Notes that "the subject of the troops" is before Congress, but that nothing has been decided yet. Thanks Wadsworth for information on damaged powder; believes "capital error" caused the damage. Asks that...
November 17, 1800 Request for Issue of Drums & Clothing for Fort Mifflin Garrison and Convicts Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of items to Fort Mifflin, including drums for the use of the fort, and clothing and knapsacks for the use of the men of the 1st Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers. Also directs that clothing which is in store but not suitable for the army should be delivered for use by the four convicts currently incarcerated at Fort Mifflin; Hodgdon reluctantly concedes that they must be...
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]
January 20, 1796 Indian Travel Timothy Pickering William Blount Notification that Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians travel to Philadelphia, Pickering assumed it was to receive gifts from U.S. Government. Warned against unauthorized Indian travel.
July 29, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to Kings, Chiefs, of the Cussetah and all other friends of United States in the Lower Creek Towns James Seagrove Chiefs of the Cussetahs From Savannah, James Seagrove addresses the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and all other friends of United States in lower Creek Towns. Some of those Indians detained at Seagrove's house have since run away. Expresses disappointment that they left. They were well taken care of. The remaining detainees Seagrove sends via Mordecai and Townsend as a demonstration of good faith. Speaks of death...
June 15, 1792 Officers, men, and materiel for the Ohio Campaign Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discusses the allocation of officers, men, and materiel relative to the impending campaign. The President has ordered the cessation of hostilities against the Indians, pending the outcome of peace negotiations, unless the Indians are excessively provocative in their actions. The disposition of the Court Martial of Capt. Taylor is left to Wayne's discretion.
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.
September 12, 1790 Breck discusses maritime issues with Knox Samuel Breck Henry Knox Letter, discusses dependence on foreign sail manufacture; describes Boston sail manufacturer; describes level of production and resources.
September 25, 1794 Pay of Soldiers Constant Freeman Joseph Howell Pay for dragoons requested per Capt. Armstrong's submitted vouchers. Muster and pay rolls enclosed. Other account information discussed.
March 11, 1791 President's Speech Regarding Peace with Indian Nations Henry Knox Head Men and Warriors of the Miami town Discussed ongoing hostilities b/w "white men and red men". Assured Indians of U.S. government military superiority and the ability to obliterate the Native American Indians if the gov't was pushed to war. Expressed desire of peace and comfort for peaceful Indian Nations.
May 12, 1790 Wayne discusses Indian affairs with Knox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, discusses truce with Indians; discusses Indian warfare; mentions cession of territory.
July 14, 1797 Pessimism over Public Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses French military.