Viewing 1–18 of 18 documents: "foreigner"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 21, 1798 Request for Status of Appointment to Navy Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Fearful that his letter was lost, Stoddert again recommended his relative for a position in the navy, despite his status as a foreigner.
August 8, 1798 Request for Appointment of R. Hamilton to Lieut. in Navy Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert A. Hamilton provided glowing recommendation for distant cousin Robert Hamilton. Due to his status as "foreigner", A. Hamilton requested an appointment to Lieut. in U.S. Navy in lieu of Captain.
March 28, 1797 Rules & Regulations Relating to Maritime & Frontier Posts or Fortified Places. James McHenry [not available] McHenry explains the rules and regulations pertaining to maritime and frontier posts or fortified places. For example, the President forbids the admittance of any foreigner to these places without the written permission of the Secretary of War. No officer shall give to any person a copy of a plan of any fort or fortification within the United States unless instructed to do so by the Department of...
March 15, 1799 Recruiting Instructions Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton transmits his Recruiting Instructions, including some alterations and additions, and agrees that the residence of the Pay Master General should be established according to the orders of General Washington.
April 19, 1786 Account settlement John Pierce Captain Laurent Olivie Discusses the settlement of Olivie's account for his service in the Revolutionary War
August 9, 1798 Opinion on Recommendations for Rank George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington stated his ignorance in the process of officer selection and allocation of commissions. He impressed upon Hamilton the need to acquire "good men". Washington shared Hamilton's negative opinion of McHenry.
August 24, 1798 Appointment of Hamilton to Frigate in New York Benjamin Stoddert Alexander Hamilton Stoddert planned to mention Hamilton to the President for an appointment to a ship in the south, due to possible objections of his status as "foreigner" from the northern states. There a few qualified men in the south, and Hamilton's appointment would be no difficulty due to his qualifications.
May 9, 1799 A Preference for Natives in the Military Service James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry makes the case for recruiting only those foreigners of the highest moral character. The preference is for native Americans who have an innate attachment to the United States.
January 27, 1790 Regarding Von Steuben's service in the Army of United States Baron Friedrich Von Steuben Alexander Hamilton Von Steuben recounts his service as a foreigner in the United States Army. Makes reference to his memorial to Congress and notes that the truth of its facts cannot be disputed without raising a doubt of the veracity of some of the most worthy and respectable characters in the United States.
May 31, 1800 Conversation Preceding McHenry's Resignation James McHenry John Adams Relates the minutes of a conversation between James McHenry and John Adams on the evening of May 5, 1800, which immediately preceded McHenry's tendering his resignation from the War Department. Adams believes Hamilton to be "a man devoid of every moral principle, a bastard."
December 28, 1798 List of Nominations & Sundry Military Affairs James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry notes that the President has not commented on his list of nominations of officers for the Additional Army. He has finished his report to the President on American military affairs and awaits the response of Congress. It would not be wise to appoint a foreigner to lead the 2nd Regiment of Artillery.
March 28, 1797 Regulations for Commanders of Frontier & Maritime Posts James McHenry [not available] Regulations for maritime and frontier forts & posts, which address post security, not divulging fort layouts and garrisons, record-keeping of visitors to the post, punishment of unauthorized persons violating Indian territory, keeping a close eye on foreigners and strangers nearby, and the secrecy of these orders.
October 15, 1797 Replying to Leith, Shepherd and Duff's petition James Wilkinson Multiple Recipients Wilkinson responds to Leith, Shepherd and Duff’s petition to be able to continue trade in the Ottawa towns. Wilkinson notes that recent military regulations were designed to bring the misdeeds of James McDonald to light. Wilkinson feels he is authorized to regulate within the military reservations, however he is not empowered to authorize Leith, Shepherd and Duff to trade. However, the agent...
August 21, 1798 Recommends Captain Robert Hamilton as Naval Lieutenant Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Alexander Hamilton seeks a response to a letter he wrote two weeks previously about the appointment of his cousin, Robert Hamilton, to full lieutenancy. He desires to know the prospect of such appointment as soon as possible. Hamilton suggests his cousin as superior to Capt. Talbert, assigned to a frigate in port at the time.
May 19, 1797 Doctor Scandella Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Mentioned arrival of Doctor Scandella, notable scientist, who will replace Doc. Brown who is detained in Canada with a broken leg. Orders to sell pack horse transporting receipts enclosed.
August 8, 1798 Recommends Captain Robert Hamilton as Naval Lieutenant Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Alexander Hamilton recommends his first cousin, Robert Hamilton, as a Navy Lieutenant, with experience at sea in the West Indies since the age of 14. Alexander Hamilton considers the appointment "a peripheral favour to myself."
June 2, 1800 Installation of Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Alexander Hamilton In a confidential letter, McHenry informs Hamilton of the installation of Benjamin Stoddert as the new Secretary of War. He encloses a transcript of a conversation with John Adams in which Hamilton is described as an "intriquant" and a "bastard" and "as much a foreigner as Gallatin." McHenry's last day in office was the 1st of June. Samuel Dexter would in actuality be McHenry's replacement.
March 21, 1799 Answering the Charges Against Me John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton In exhaustive detail, Major Rivardi answers the charges against him by Captain Bruff and laments the hardships and ill health he and his family have endured in the service of the United States.