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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 4, 1799 Significance of Military Force Maintained by the U.S. James McHenry Theodore Sedgwick McHenry stresses that he considers the preservation of internal peace and a due respect for the rights of the U.S. by foreign nations to be inextricably connected with the actual military force maintained by the U.S. If that force is found to be insignificant, good intentions will not be encouraged nor hostility much deterred.
August 5, 1788 Regarding the insurgents who apprehended Pickering and the need for military force Peter Muhlenberg Timothy Pickering Requests that Pickering give opinion as to whether armed force is necessary to restore order and good government.
March 18, 1800 Military Force in Stopping Vessels Staats Morris Alexander Hamilton Capt. Morris observes that his command is often asked to use military force in stopping vessels, containing fugitives, or quelling mutinies and wants to know the government's orders regarding these kinds of actions.
March 18, 1799 Enough Force to Awe the Disaffected Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton warns against the deployment of an inadequate force. Sufficient strength must be displayed to inspire respect and to awe the disaffected. Thus will be avoided the magnification of a riot into an insurrection.
March 14, 1796 Questions on reducing military forces James McHenry [not available] McHenry argues for the necessity of a strong military force to counteract the force maintained by Great Britain and Spain on the northern and southern boundaries of the United States. McHenry advises against reducing the U.S. military below its present force.
June 27, 1799 General plan for land and naval forces Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discusses need for a general plan for land and naval forces.
July 31, 1793 Military Force Authorized Henry Knox Phineas Bond Executive Dept. authorized an augmentation to vessels for increased military support against foreign war ships in U.S. ports.
January 23, 1792 Reimbursing the Cost of the Auxilliary Force Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Govenor Mifflin requests that Knox supply him with whatever is needed to establish a claim upon the United States for the cost of the auxillary force raised by the state to aid in the protection of the western frontiers of Pennsylvania.
December 29, 1796 Discussion of Foreign Affairs Relative to Barbary States & Naval Power Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses Barbary States; discusses Foreign Affairs; discusses Mediterranean politics; discusses necessity of a Naval Force; alludes to Barbary Wars.
July 21, 1791 Unlawful Augmentation of Force Henry Knox [not available] Knox reminds the Governor of the changes that constitute an unlawful augmentation of force on either a belligerent vessel or a neutral vessel. Any unlawful augmentation must be dismantled.
October 22, 1799 Deployment of Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton worries that committing too large a force to the southern frontiers will substantially weaken military strength on the northwestern frontier.
April 19, 1797 Request for Advice on Trade Agreement with France James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry submitted estimates for cost and particulars related to mounting an defense force necessary for negotiation with France overseas. Requested Hamilton's advice on the proposing new trade agreement with France.
October 29, 1794 [Answer to question regarding the Indian War] Unknown Author [not available] Gave reasoning for pursuing the present Indian War. Discussed the preservation of society. Details on how society has united to provide cohesive, supportive environment and western settlers are protecting their land and themselves. Open force is the only method to oppose the "barbarous savages".
April 13, 1794 French Expedition Against the Floridas Henry Gaither Henry Knox The French Sloop of War "La Casas," with 18 guns and 200 men is anchored off the coast near Gaither's fort, having sailed recently from Charleston South Carolina. There are reports of a recruiting post at Temple, up the St. Mary's River. Others report that the French claim they have sufficient force to take the Floridas. Gaither has taken defensive measures.
January 20, 1794 Concerning Naval Force adequate to protection of commerce of the United States against Algiers. [not available] [not available] A report from a Congressional committee regarding the best course of action to take to protect the commerce of the United States against corsairs from Algeria. Proposes a number of vessels and various taxes to fund the shipbuilding and crews. Read to the House of Representatives on January 20, 1794.
February 2, 1796 Referring to Statement of the Military Force Employed Against Insurgents Timothy Pickering John Adams Settlement of pay due militia still in the process of being closed due to the departure of the men before receiving money due them for their service.
October 25, 1797 Military strategy on the Mississippi Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering gives a blistering critique of the proposal by some to attack the ports of St. Louis and New Madrid, arguing that it is folly to go on the offensive. Pickering insists that if hostilities were to commence on the Mississippi, it would best to send the greatest force possible to that quarter. If American troops were thinly spread in ports across the Mississippi, Pickering argues, the...
May 14, 1794 Suppressing the Illegal Combination of Men Henry Knox Henry Gaither Gaither is directed to aid the Governor of Georgia should he require the assistance of the public force under Gaither's command to suppress the illegal combination of men organized for the purpose of invading the dominions of Spain.
December 30, 1796 Recommending a Mediterranean naval force Josiah Fox James McHenry Recommends a naval force in the Mediterranean and describes the range of Barbary powers.
August 24, 1792 Wayne's Legion Ready in the Spring Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne declares his readiness to confront the full force of Indians by the following Spring [1793] and expresses more confidence in his ability to defeat the Indians than in an inconclusive peace.
March 9, 1791 Petition to Raise a Military Force in Kentucky Henry Knox Charles Scott Knox requests Scott raise a military force in Kentucky for an expedition against the Miami and Wea Indians along the Wabash River and provides detailed instructions on how to organize the militia and accomplish the task.
August 2, 1793 Verification of Reduction in Force Henry Knox Collector, Inspector, & Warden of the Port of Philadelphia The President has requested that the Collector, Inspector, and Warden board the British ship "Jane" and verify whether the reduction in force nas actually been carried out as specified to the British Consul General. The captain of the ship claims that the additional hands are real British subjects but proof of that statement is required.
March 13, 1796 Discussion of Relations With Barbary States & Congressional Halt on Frigate Building William Pennock Josiah Fox Letter, alludes to treaty with Dey of Algiers; mentions Frigates; alludes to Congress halt on Frigate building.
June 5, 1799 Probability of Approaching Indian Hostilities Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck "I have received a letter from Colonel Strong dated at Detroit the 7th of May last. You will judge from the information which you shall have when this reaches you how far it may be expedient to reinforce this post and from what quarter. The enclosed extract of a letter to him may serve as a guide. I will only add that my view of the subjected, probably imperfect at this distance, does not...
January 24, 1799 Proper Arrangements for the Command of the Military Force Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides the details of his plan to organize the [Eventual] Army with himself, as Inspector General, superintending the whole.