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June 23, 1799 Sommerset is a most eligible spot, etc. Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice recommends Sommerset as the most eligible spot for a regimental rendezvous. He estimates that one hundred recruits have been engaged but laments the shortage of officers. His quartermaster will apply for arms, clothing, and tents.
December 2, 1796 Healthy Horses for a Long Journey John Wade Samuel Hodgdon Wade is certain that Colonel Hodgdon will not be backward in furnishing him with horses sufficiently strong and healthy to endure a long journey in which severe weather is likely.
May 14, 1800 Placement of the Captain in the Formation, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Pinckney proposes putting the Captain in the rear of the center of his company which will place him in the best situation to attend to his whole company. Detailed argument.
June 3, 1800 Provisions for Disbanded Troops Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice If the troops continue at their encampment beyond the day of their discharge, June 15th, they will draw provisions as usual.
January 22, 1792 Officer Was Never Seen Again Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair describes to Knox an incident in which patrols were to be sent from camp before dawn to interdict hostile Indians. The adjutant was sent to the officer in charge of these patrols to ensure that the patrols would be dispatched. The officer told the adjutant that the patrols would go out as soon as he returned to camp but he was never seen again.
November 4, 1799 Colonel Parker's Encampment in Harper's Ferry Tobias Lear George Washington Lear reports on Colonel Parker's camp at Harper's Ferry. There was some concern that there was not enough lumber to build huts to house the regiment, but the area purchased by the US had sufficient trees for lumber.
April 10, 1790 Orders Relative to the Protection of Frontier Inhabitants Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Knox gives Captain Burbeck detailed orders relative to his mission to Georgia to protect the frontier inhabitants of that state. He urges particular care in Burbeck's relations with the state government of Georgia and with the neighboring Spanish garrison.
September 12, 1789 Major Doughty Suggests Spot for Headquarters on the Big Miami Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Received notice that Major Doughty arrived at Little Miami and will go to Big Miami. Suggests location for headquarters opposite Vicking River with never failing springs.
1791 Order of Battle, march and encampment of the Army of the United States under Major General Arthur St. Clair during the campaign of 1791 Winthrop Sargent [not available] Order of Battle, march and encampment of the Army of the United States under Major General Arthur St. Clair during the campaign of 1791.
October 10, 1800 Our Approaching Election, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Neither the general nor the Quartermaster General have arrived so the troops continue in their encampment without orders to go into garrison or cantonment. Craig apprehends that the approaching election will be attended with considerable warmth.
May 23, 1793 State of Alarm Among Inhabitants of Georgia Frontier, Etc. Henry Gaither Henry Knox From Fort Fidius, Major Gaither reports many of inhabitants have left their homes; some have built forts on their soil. Gaither has furnished many with arms; militia Generals have ordered rations. Federal contractor issuing about 2000 rations per day to militia. Male negroes and some of their families included in the ration returns. Major Habersham asked that Gaither certify these issues....
September 25, 1784 Lieutenant Colonel Harmar reports that the Artillery and an infantry company of his command have marched for Fort Pitt Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Harmar reports that the Artillery and an infantry company of his command have marched for Fort Pitt. Lt. Col. Josiah Harmar to Pres. Dickinson, 1784 Philadelphia, September 25th, 1784 Sir, I have the honor to inclose [sic] to your Excellency & the honorable Council a weekly return of the troops under my command, & at the same time to inform that last Wednesday, the Artllery & captain...
January 4, 1788 Letter from the Directors of the Ohio Company Rufus Putnam Henry Knox On behalf of the directors of the Ohio Company, Rufus Putnam applies to the Secretary at War for military protection of frontier settlements.
September 10, 1799 Certification of payment; John King, contractor, for rations, quartermaster and hospital stores furnished detachment, 11th Regiment of Infantry, at encampment near Elizabeth Town, New Jersey William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $200.18 to John King, contractor, for rations, quartermaster and hospital stores furnished detachment, 11th Regiment of Infantry, at encampment near Elizabeth Town, New Jersey.
September 18, 1798 Sickness in Philadelphia and Newport Lewis Tousard William Simmons Tousard encloses his account of pay and forage and petitions for an advance. He shares information about illnesses in Newport, and expresses concern for those in Philadelphia. The illness discussed is likely yellow fever. Tousard's house in Philadelphia has been burgled.
June 5, 1800 Who has taken charge of the War Department? Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of several matters, Craig declares that he would have expected Hodgdon to inform him who had taken charge of the War Department. He had hoped that his friend Henry would have had an invitation. Colonel Strong and part of the 2nd Regiment have arrived at the encampment on the Allegheny River where he will stay until joined by troops coming from Staunton and Winchester. They...
June 12, 1795 Stores and Indian Goods Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Military stores removed from militia encampment to Fort Fayette except for essential items required by men currently being inoculated for small pox. Indian goods for Chickasaws delivered (and listed). Invoice enclosed.
November 28, 1786 Account of Public Securities Delivered Jonathan Phillips John Pierce Oliver Wolcott Discusses accounts of public securities delivered to Mr. Jonathan Phillips.
August 26, 1799 Continuing Operations during Yellow Fever Epidemic Robert McCormick Samuel Hodgdon R McCormick unsigned query to Samuel Hodgdon regarding his contract for arms. He asked what arrangements have been made during the Yellow Fever for proving of the barrels, inspecting arms, paying the accounts and whether he may be indulged with horsemen's tents to make an encampment for the workmen at the factory.
October 21, 1794 Letter to the Secretary of Treasury Ephrain Blaine Alexander Hamilton Ephraim Blaine writes that, as the army is to march and the Quartermaster General to take immediate charge, he concludes that his services will no longer be necessary. Blaine will thus conclude his business in a few days. He will lay in sufficient supplies at the encampment, and take charge of the magazines of forage at Timothy Ryan's estate upon the Pennsylvania road to Carlisle. There are 3000...
May 1, 1795 Forwarded Supplies and Enclosed Returns Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Medicine chest on hand to be delivered to Col. Biddle. Enclosed returns and abstracts. Encampment set for recruits and supplies forwarded to Fort Washington by boat under Ensign Harris.
August 18, 1795 My Situation Is Become More Presssing John Vermonnet William Simmons Vermonnet laments that he has yet to receive orders from the Secretary of War nor has he received an answer from Simmons on account of his salary. Since his situation has become even more pressing, he requests a prompt reply relative to this important matter.
October 22, 1794 The Situation at Springfield David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Writing in code, Ames provides a detailed explanation of the current situation at the Public Armory at Springfield as well as a list of wanted articles that includes the cost of each article.
November 1, 1799 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs preparation of woolen overalls for company at Baltimore.
January 22, 1791 Troops in the Service of the United States. Henry Knox [not available] Statement of the number of troops in the service of the United States in Georgia and on the Western Frontiers.