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March 18, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton wants to be informed regarding the progress made in arranging the relative rank of field officers because they are naturally very anxious on this subject.
April 23, 1799 Relative Rank of the Field Officers of the New Regiments, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry wants Hamilton's opinion regarding the rule used to determine the relative rank of field officers in the new regiments and inquires as to whether there should be alterations in the rule regarding the officers who are above the rank of major.
March 26, 1800 Relative Rank of the Field Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry explains that seniority should be the basis of assigning relative rank to field officers within the regiments of infantry. If there are two majors, the senior major is assigned the higher rank.
March 24, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The relative rank of field officers should be universally decided and promulgated without delay.
July 14, 1798 On the appointment of officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry George Washington Response to McHenry's questions on the Provisional Army. Argues that - in the event of the bill being passed into law - President Adams should appoint officers for the army without delay, although the appointment of higher offices is not as urgent. Says field officers should be composed of proper and fit men.
March 19, 1800 Order of Rank Among Field Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Explains that the rule prescribes that for all field officers who served during the Revolutionary War the relative rank of those of equal grade will be assigned according to their relative rank at the close of that war.
1794 Estimate of the Amounts Due Field Staff and Company Officers David Henley Joseph Howell An extract of an estimate for the year 1794, forwarded from the Agents to the Accountant, of the amounts due Field Staff and Company Officers.
November 26, 1798 Brass Field Pieces v. Iron Field Pieces Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry After giving his opinion as to the kinds of field pieces that should be provided to the State of New Jersey, Hodgdon states his belief that iron field pieces are as effective as brass field pieces even though they cost much less.
April 25, 1800 Position of Field Officers in the Order of Battle Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney goes into great detail respecting Hamilton's recommendations for the position of Field Officers in the order of battle along with the type of gait marching soldiers should be taught for the best formation. Men are sick at Harper's Ferry and Pinckney has requested doctors along with casks to transport water from wells he ordered to be dug on the Hill.
March 10, 1799 Requests Information about Military Bills, Officers; Paymasters; Quartermasters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Requests copies of all passed military bills to Major Generals. Refers to military recruitment. Requests field officer. Comments on procedures for court martial and questions the proper use of officers. Requests nomination of regional paymaster and quartermaster without delay.
1799 A Return Extracted from the Records of this Office Unknown Author [not available] A return extracted from the records of this Office exhibiting the names and ranks of the field Officers
April 26, 1799 Rules for rank and promotion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discusses rules for rank and promotion.
March 24, 1800 Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Routine correspondence concerning the appointment, transfer, promotion, discharge, desertion, leave, and assignment of individual officers and soldiers. Discussed frequency of receiving correspondence on relative rank of field officers and the influence rank has on rations. Hamilton desired the issue of rations, quantity, and price be settled universally. Enclosed commission of Lieut. Flagg...
September 27, 1792 Calling Up Militia William Blount Henry Knox Green County cavalry and seven companies of infantry called up to defend territory from Indian attacks. Sevier to command field officers.
January 22, 1799 Thoughts of the General in Chief James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses General Washington's wishes to be excluded from anything other than actual field operations. The General also wants to divide the military command between the existing general officers.
March 26, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney General Pinckney expresses his belief that the seniority rule should apply within regiments and not between regiments as currently seems the practice which is to be regretted. Commander in Chief agreed.
August 22, 1798 Forwarding of Correspondence from Maryland Militia Officers James McHenry John Adams Encloses an address from the brigadier and field officers of the 3d Brigade of Maryland Militia, along with an accompanying letter from Brigadier General J. Swann to McHenry. McHenry mentions that he knows most of the officers to be valuable and influential [enclosures not included].
December 31, 1789 [An estimate of the expenses of an army for one year, including the general staff, field and company officers, and five thousand and forty non-commissioned officers and privates.] Henry Knox [not available] Estimate of the expenses of an army for one year, including the general staff, field and company officers, and five thousand and forty non-commissioned officers and privates.
June 6, 1799 Selection of Characters to Officer the Regiments George Washington Alexander Hamilton General Washington stresses the importance of providing clothing for the recruits and appointing field officers for the regiment to be raised in New Hampshire. He has been asked to make recommendations for the appointment of officers from Virginia but finds it difficult due to his long absence from that State.
January 18, 1786 Pay of a Regiment's Officers John Pierce Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Discusses the settlement of pay for the officers of a regiment
April 4, 1799 Requests Field Ammunition for the Laboratory Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests shot for field ammunition for the laboratory in specific outlined sizes. Must be perfectly round and smooth.
March 10, 1799 Recruiting instructions and officer appointments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discusses recruiting instructions and officer appointments.
April 16, 1792 Monies Paid to Levies David Allison Joseph Howell Allison is endeavoring to make a statement of the monies which ought to have been paid by Brigadier General Sevier to the levies from the territory south of the Ohio. To the contractor for supplies and for transportation of the troops to Fort Washington: 1750. For bounty paid 195 men at three dollars each: 585. For one month's pay to the field staff and Commissioned Officers and 195...
April 10, 1797 Delivery of Cannon James McHenry John Harris Directs Harris to furnish brass cannon to Captain Elliot for field exercise.
October 4, 1798 Certification of payments; Valentine Hoffman for repairing field carriages William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment of $332.76 to Valentine Hoffman for repairing field carriages.