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April 8, 1799 Calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "The Commander in Chief having approved the idea of calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government, I send you, enclosed by his direction, an order for him repair to the Seat of Government."
April 15, 1789 A Post in the Administration of the General Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln expresses interest in a position in the general government and also comments on the tension between the states and the central government within the federal system.
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 30, 1789 Three Members Shy of a Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports that Congress is now three members shy of a government. Knox also notes that "the Spring impost amounting by computation to 300,000 dollars will be lost to the general government by its not meeting at the time appointed."
January 8, 1791 Aid from the General Government Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Following an Indian attack in which fourteen people were killed, Putnam pleads for additional money and resources from the General Government to protect against future attacks.
January 29, 1789 Regarding the number of justices in a county town; the organization of government in districts; the naming of Wilkesborough and Wilkes Barre Timothy Pickering Thomas Mifflin Pickering discusses the structure of government in the area of Wilkesborough Pennsylvania.
December 4, 1786 Shortcomings of the Current System of Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln appears to be commenting on the weaknesses of the central government of the Confederation. Those whose interests are undercut by the current system, namely creditors and holders of securities, will probably support strengthening the government with a revised constitution.
March 8, 1792 Unauthorized Action James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Wilkinson never authorized the building of a government house by Col. Sargent.
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.
April 6, 1792 Morris solicits an appointment from Knox William Morris Henry Knox Letter, asks for government appointment.
July 11, 1800 Difficulties with the Spanish Government John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon The enclosed order has been transmitted to the agent at Natchez. The difficulties of managing business with the Spanish government prevented him from obtaining a regular protest.
March 14, 1799 Paymaster General at the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton believes that the Paymaster Genral should be located at the seat of government but seeks Washington's instruction on this matter.
January 18, 1794 Request Granted Henry Knox David Henley Henley's request to return to the seat of government to complete an unspecified task granted by Knox.
November 16, 1791 Protection of Frontiers Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Federal government to pay for militia to protect frontier counties.
September 18, 1798 Protecting the Interests of the General Government John Sevier James McHenry Govenor Sevier assures McHenry that neither Zacharia Coxe nor anyone else would be permitted to make settlements unless permitted to do so by the General Government.
April 22, 1789 Jonathan Williams recommends an officer to Knox for appointment Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, asks for government appointment for Capt Ale.
March 16, 1789 Sufficient Numbers to Form the New Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that expected within the week are sufficient numbers of representatives needed to form a government. Knox adds that three members from Virginia have just arrived.
October 14, 1788 Prospects for the New Government Henry Knox John Sullivan Knox expresses to Sullivan his hopes for the success of the government under the new Constitution.
March 24, 1799 Recruiting in Virginia Henry Lee Alexander Hamilton Lee discusses the prospects for recruiting in Virginia which is hindered by the considerable opposition to the general government within the state.
July 1, 1797 [Contract for Providing Supplies to the Indians] Anthony Foster James McHenry This document is enclosed in the letter in which Foster asks Henley to forward the letter he has written to the Secretary of War on the subject of his contract with the government to provide supplies for the Indians. Foster worries that, if supplies are not available, the Indians will think that the government has forsaken them. He assures Henley of the sincerity of his concern in this matter.
October 23, 1786 Wanted: A Strong Central Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox laments lack of unity among the thirteen independent sovereigns and mentions the idea of strengthening the central government. Powers of Congress are inadequate for preserving peace for the "general good." Believed there could be "a rebellion against reason" and unless the general government becomes unified, the United States would be ruled by "an arbitrary and capricious armed tyranny". ...
October 5, 1798 Expresses Concern about Men in Army who Oppose Government James McHenry George Washington Expresses concern about an army comprised of men who have opposed the government.
November 19, 1798 Excluding Characters Indisposed to Government and Order James McHenry Jonathan Dayton McHenry requests a list of candidates for military commissions from New Jersey, with particular attention paid to excluding those indisposed to government and order.
April 16, 1800 Cost of Indians Traveling to Seat of Government James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Enclosed information regarding Indian relations. Accountant requested information on the travel expenses related to Indians to seats of government. Mentioned increasing the influence of U.S. within Indian land through agents of the government; citing a U.S. presence would decrease the frequency of visits from... Also enclosed letter from several governors regarding rations allocated to...
February 12, 1799 State of Public Affairs Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Discussed status of government, requested Wilkinson travel to Philadelphia to discuss subject.