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June 6, 1790 Discussion of Constitution & Revenue Appointment Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, mentions Constitution; discusses Revenue appointment.
May 24, 1799 Senators' Comments on Appointments of Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Letters have been transmitted to the Senators of each State apparently listing the names of the officers appointed from each State and asking for comments. Senators Watson and Laurence of New York have declined to respond due to the distance of their residences from each other.
December 31, 1788 Jackson Seeks the Secretaryship of the New Senate William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln Jackson asks for Lincoln's support in his quest for the position of secretary of the senate in the new government, which he sees as opening the door to a practice in the federal courts.
January 10, 1799 Appointment of Officers, Etc. James McHenry George Washington McHenry has ordered that the month of October be added to Washington's expenses. Letters advising gentlemen of their appointments by the Senate will go to them soon. The nominations of the infantry officers of Virginia have been postponed while awaiting ther arrival of the Senators of that State. The represenatives and Senators of Massachusetts objected to the nomination of Gibbs so it was not...
May 2, 1799 Raising the Eventual Army James McHenry George Washington McHenry stresses the possible necessity of raising the eventual army in part or in whole. Measures should be taken for selecting the best qualified of those who are willing to serve. The course of reference has been referred to the Senators of nine States but for Virginia and South Carolina, Washington and Pinckney should be consulted. The Governor of North Carolina does not seem sufficiently...
March 19, 1789 Number of Senators and Representatives Present in New York Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports the number of Senators and Representatives present in New York now stands at 9 and 22 respectively. Knox notes the addition of William Patterson, Samuel Griffin, and Andrew Moore but still no representation from either Maryland or Delaware.
March 12, 1789 Delays in Forming the New Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports that the number of members of the new government present in New York is stalled at 8 Senators and 18 representatives. This delay in forming the government is a matter of "great chagrin." Knox notes that letters have been forwarded to the absent members of government from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Knox estimates it maybe a month before absent members arrive in New York.
March 5, 1789 Required Quorums of the New Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that members of the new government are assembling in New York but have not yet reached sufficient numbers to constitute a quorum. Knox reports that 12 will be a quorum in the Senate and 30 in the House. By Knox's count, only 8 Senators and 17 Congressman are now present in New York. Knox also mentions that Colonel Wadsworth has obtained "super fine" brown Hartford cloth...
March 23, 1789 New Government Should be Formed by March 26th Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports additional members from New Jersey and Pennsylvania are expected in New York within 48 hours. The election dispute in New Jersey that delayed its members is now settled. William Smith from Maryland has arrived. Knox reports the number of Senators now at 10. Knox estimates a government to be formed by 26 March. Knox states that the manner of informing the new President of his...
October 11, 1793 Letter from Major Henry Gaither to Secretary of War Henry Knox expressing loyalty to Federal Government Henry Gaither Henry Knox Gaither assures Henry Knox that he will act only in accordance with the instructions of the Federal Government and suggests that Georgia Governor Telfair had no right to intimate otherwise. Expresses doubt that the Governor will raise the infantry and cavalry, despite that he was ordered to do so by Federal Government.
March 9, 1789 Elections and Appointments to the New Congress Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that, since his last letter on 5 March, there have been only two additional Congressional representatives to arrive in New York. Knox also notes an election dispute between East and West Jersey has delayed the arrival of representatives from that state. The legislature of New York, Knox adds, has broken up without appointing Senators. This is due to a dispute between...
June 16, 1789 Fosdick discusses his application for federal appointment with Knox Nathaniel Fosdick Henry Knox Letter, discusses application to federal appointment.
May 22, 1799 Requesting the right to recommend officers John Taylor Gilman James McHenry Expresses offense that New Hampshire Senators John Langdon and Samuel Livermore have not sought after the opinions of himself - the Governor of New Hampshire - for officer recommendations in the Provisional Army. Argues that Langdon (Democratic-Republican), in particular, is politically motivated and opposed to him and the federal administration. Says that he has had a difficult time preventing...
June 16, 1789 Knox discusses federal appointments with Carrington Henry Knox Edward Carrington Letter, alludes to Constitution; discusses federal appointments.
August 1789 Brooks solicits a federal appointment from Knox J Brooks Henry Knox Letter, asks for federal appointment.
December 3, 1788 Ogden provides letter of introduction Samuel Ogden Henry Knox Letter, asks for introductions re appointment.
July 26, 1789 Jackson discusses federal nominations with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, mentions sick child; discusses federal appointments.
July 23, 1789 Freeman responds to not receiving an appointment from Knox Constant Freeman Henry Knox Letter, asks to remain in Knox's graces for any future federal appointment.
May 2, 1799 Identifying Those Who Are Willing to Serve James McHenry John Taylor Gilman Events may occur that render it indispensable to raise men so measures should be taken to identify qualified officers who are willing to serve. For that purpose, references have been solicited from the Senators of nine States.
May 31, 1790 Sherburne solicits an appointment from Knox Henry Sherburne Henry Knox Letter, advises re ratification of Constitution by Rhode Island; asks for recommendation to Office of Collector.
March 25, 1786 Strengthening the Federal Government, Etc. Henry Knox General William Irvine Knox discusses British intentions regarding the evacuation of the Western Forts which they still occupy. He mentions the "federal convention" proposed by Virginia for strengthening the power of Congress to regulate trade.
February 25, 1787 Discusses the Waldo Patent and the Kennebec Claim Henry Knox Henry Jackson Discusses federal assistance to Massachusetts during Shays' Rebellion. Details on location of officers and their troops and the interaction of federal troops with Massachusetts troops and interference of Congress in state affairs. Pay and subsistence received for Humphrey's troops. Addressed Kennebec and Plymouth claims.
November 10, 1794 Permission for Federal Arsenal and Magazine Henry Knox James Wood Secretary Knox informs Lieutenant Governor James Wood of Virginia that President Washington intends to establish a federal arsenal and magazine in his state. The consent of the Virginia legislature is necessary, however, for the purchase of land - approximately 640 acres - on which the arsenal and magazine might be built.
March 5, 1798 Estimate of Pay Due Federal Troops in Georgia Hugh McCall [not available] Estimate of pay due to a detachment of Federal Troops in Georgia for the months of January and February 1798.
April 17, 1789 Requests for Commissions and Federal Positions for Friends and Family James McHenry George Washington Includes requests from friends, including Robert Purviance's desire for a federal position, Captain Barney's request for a naval commission, Colonel Ballard's solicitation for office, support for the Federalists, and brother-in-law John Caldwell as a federal attorney.