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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 16, 1784 Gold Coin James Lovell John Pierce Discusses exchange of money into gold coin.
January 28, 1784 Letter Citation John Pierce James Lovell CITATION Only. Regarding payment in gold. Cited in Lovell to Pierce 02/16/1784 in which Lovell agrees to Pierce's request to furnish the monthly payment of fifteen hundred (1500)dollars. He says he will pay in gold so as to avoid the disagreeable weight of coin.
March 27, 1800 Procuring Clothing for John Strong Philip Church Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is a paper signed by Captain Nicholls certifying one suit of clothes due to John Gold and a Power of Attorney from Gold to John Strong. Church wants to know how to procure clothing for Strong who is an orderly to Major General Hamilton.
July 24, 1791 Pair of Scales & Weights Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon has a considerable sum of gold to pay the troops so he needs a pair of scales and weights so that he can pay it out by the penny weight as he receives it. He needs a pair he can depend on and they should be as portable as possible while still being accurate. He will also need a general Table of Weights as well as the current value of gold.
February 5, 1784 Payment in Gold John Pierce James Lovell CITATION Only. Cited in Lovell to Pierce 02/16/1784 in which Lovell agrees to Pierce's request to furnish the monthly payment of fifteen hundred (1500)dollars. He says he will pay in gold so as to avoid the disagreeable weight of coin.
October 28, 1788 Acknowledging Receipt of Money in Gold and Bank Draft William Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Acknowledges receipt of 150 pounds [weight or British currency is unclear] in gold, along with a draft on Richard Platt for $1000, brought from Hartford by Captain William Price. Asks that Wadsworth send a letter from William Knox, intended for Henry Knox at Hartford, to Boston, where the Secretary of War has been unfortunately detained.
September 13, 1792 Requests Agreement with the Secretary of the Treasury about Format of Money James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Received letter and money, but reports problem with weight of gold. Refers to heaviness of money. Requests agreement with the Secretary of the Treasury.
October 17, 1792 Requests Money James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Writes to the Secretary of War requesting money for the Quartermaster Department and the most secure way of sending money. Includes documentation for postal notes with a list of bills needed.
September 1, 1792 Forwarding of requested money Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara The Commissary of Military Stores will forward the Quartermaster General $10,000, as requested to Knox. Alexander Hamilton wished to draw as little specie as will possibly answer. Will send some amounts in gold, another in bank notes. Will conduct business with O'Hara as he did with Colonel Pickering when the latter was Quartermaster General.
June 11, 1794 Mounted Volunteers in Kentucky Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter from Major General Wayne to Secretary of War Henry Knox, concerning the Mounted Volunteers of Kentucky and the delivery and purchase of supplies. Mentions that the people of Kentucky do not want to accept paper money in payment, but demand gold or silver.
October 19, 1792 $50,000 for the Quartermaster's Department James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon O'Hara requests $50,000 for the Quartermaster's Department. Post notes in his name would be the safest way to transmit same by carriage. There is a need for money in small denominations. Gold regulated would be preferred, along with silver, but if it can't be sent, send a complete set of scales by which O'Hara can have it regulated. Letter paper used by the War Department is also needed.
February 12, 1799 Insufficient Quantity of Gold Thread, Etc. James McHenry George Washington McHenry has learned that there is not a sufficient quantity of gold thread in Philadelphia and New York to complete the enbroidery of the coats. Production therefore would have to be suspended pending the arrival of the Spring ships. At present, the President's cockade is without an eagle. Instructions have been dispatched to Major General Hamilton and those for General Pickney will be sent soon.
April 4, 1794 Pay for the Services of Mr. John Blakely Joseph Howell William Polk $198 is remitted for the services of John Blakely of Wilmington for safe keeping a trunk of gold taken from on board the Spanish ship St. Joseph.
October 11, 1794 Letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury to Secretary Hamilton, regarding remittances, compensation, and warrants for sums of money. Discusses the choice of large notes of the Bank of the United States, small notes of other banks, or specie (gold and silver) in order to meet these requirements.
November 19, 1794 Speech of President Washington George Washington Congress of the United States Speech of President George Washington to the 3rd U.S. Congress, 2nd Session. Addresses several topics, including: the Whiskey Rebellion, and hostile Indians in Georgia, the Southwest, and Northwest. On the topic of the national debt, Washington urges that Congress take steps "to prevent that progressive accumulation of debt, which must ultimately endanger all governments." Washington also...
April 22, 1791 The Western Country Will Swarm, Etc. Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Howell reports on a number of accounting matters dealing with arrearages, bounties, and the shortage of gold. The recruiting effort seems successful in a number of states and levies are so plentiful that soon the Western Country will swarm with them. He has also purchased ten lottery tickets for Harmar.
June 18, 1791 Appropriation of Funds Joseph Howell Samuel Hodgdon Howell has delivered to Capt. Erkuries Beatty $9,000.50 in gold and the further sum of $17,844.50 in post notes. This money he is directed to put into Hodgdon's hands and it is to be appropriated agreeably to the enclosed estimates by the Commanding General unless he shall find it necessary to call it forth for more important purposes.
July 24, 1791 Scales & Weights Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Since Hodgdon has been sent a considerable sum in gold to pay the troops he will need a pair of scales and weights to pay it out by the penny weight. He must have a pair he can depend on and they must be as portable as possible while still being accurate. He must have a double supply of weights as he will be exposed and may break a single set by losing part of it.
May 21, 1799 Completing Washington's Uniform James McHenry George Washington Enclosed is a list of the names of the persons appointed from Virginia for the cavalry and infantry which includes those who have accepted, those who have declined, and those who have not been heard from. Because the Spring vessels have not yet arrived with the gold thread, Washington's uniform has not been completed. The stars for the epaulets will be sent with the uniform coat.
May 12, 1791 Receipt of William Blount for Money from the Department of War William Blount [not available] Blount acknowledges receipt, via General Sevier, of the gold transmitted to him from the War Department .
June 14, 1797 Forwarding pay certificates John Pierce Joseph Howell Discusses his forwarding of pay certificates and other business of the pay office to Capt. Howell; mentions the auditing of an account.
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
June 18, 1799 Trade With Domingo Will Be Opened, Etc. James McHenry George Washington Since Mr. Francis is the purveyor he will purchase the articles mentioned in Washington's letter. Mr. McAlpin states that some of the Spring vessels have arrived but he still has not been able to obtain the gold thread but the stars can be sent. McHenry believes that trade with Domingo will be opened and will keep the islanders in a situation less likely to renew depredations.
April 23, 1791 The Case of Armstrong's Stolen Watch, Etc. Joseph Howell A. Hammond Among other matters, Howell discusses the case of Solomon Jennings who is the man whose pay was stopped by Captain Armstrong in consequence of his stealing from the Captain a gold watch and selling it. The fact having been proven, the pay of Jennings becomes liable to an attachment.
February 6, 1800 Requests Relief from His Post, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivardi again requests that he be relieved and sent to West Point because of his health and his inability to afford the expenses of the command at Fort Niagara.