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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 1, 1798 Importance of Mr.Mackey Going Forward Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Given the importance of Mr. Mackey going forward, it is crucial that he be given his instructions immediately.
November 26, 1800 Prosperity of New Nation House of Representatives John Adams Proud of progress made by new nation. Applauded manufacture of arms, growth of economy, and believed that a navy could not singularly protect the nation thus fortifications of ports and harbors was necessary.
March 15, 1796 Halting Construction of Frigates George Washington Congress of the United States Mentioned "An act to provide a naval armament," and upon peace with Algiers all construction should cease. He requested Congressional opinion on halting construction due to the effect it would have on the workers, families, economy, and all materials already appropriated for the project.
December 12, 1796 Ice on the River Rquired Us to Continue by Land Staats Morris Samuel Hodgdon Upon arrival at Frenchtown, Morris found it impossible to continue on the river that was blocked by ice for six miles. He will continue by land which might entail additional expense but will endeavor to reach Baltimore with the greatest economy before his provisions are expended. He regrets that he was not given some extra money to defray the contingent expenses of the march.
July 7, 1799 Discussion of Hamilton's Plan of Military Supply, Navy Department, & National Economy John Adams James McHenry Letter, discusses plan to provide and issue supplies; mentions Navy Department; mentions national economy.
October 4, 1789 Margaret Tracey writes to the Secretary at War Margret Tracey Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment for husband.
December 1799 Encloses New Plan for Uniform of Army Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton encloses a plan for the uniform of the Army, per an earlier request from McHenry. He stresses the importance of proper appearance and complains about the current uniform. He also includes an estimate of clothing needed for the current troops, and hopes that materials for warm winter clothing will be sent as soon as possible.
October 4, 1797 Advice Regarding Acquisition of Spanish Posts and Financial Plans Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Advised taking the Spanish posts "by hook or by crook" and maintained the Dons would not pursue the territory. Remarks on the failed launching of the frigate in Boston was a dose of humility for the Boston residents. Felt present state of commerce would ruin the economy, discussed Congressional attention to the matter. Requested McHenry's views.
January 14, 1790 Reply by Congress to President Washington Congress of the United States George Washington Congress refers to accession of North Carolina to the constitution, agrees that one of most effectual means of preserving peace is to prepare for war, and because of this support Washington's proposals for strengthening military, with a due regard for economy. The speech then goes on to support Washington's proposals for uniformity of currency and a uniform rule for naturalization. They also...
April 30, 1799 Importance of Clothing for Recruits Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton remarks on the lack of clothing at the regimental rendezvous and the importance of its arrival, request for expedited transport of clothing articles.
May 25, 1799 Reducing Provisions to the Indians, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry warns that provisions to the Indians should be given with the strictest economy unless their affections are diminished. He worries that the land speculation may anger the Indians but advises patience until the intentions of the Indians are known. The soldiery do not seem distrubed by being obliged to find cockades and loops for their hats.
April 8, 1799 Numerous Military Functions of Great Importance Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton's recommendations on the organization of certain portions of the army and his views on the proper role of the Army's Quartermaster General. Asks Wolcott to talk to the Secretary of War about these matters
August 30, 1785 Retirement from Commericial Enterprises to Pursue the Study of Law William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln William Jackson writes to Benjamin Lincoln to solicit his opinions regarding his intention to retire from commercial enterprises and pursue the study of law. Discussed "general embarrassment of commerce" and that he was unwilling to sustain a loss of reputation due to current economy. Listed several men who influenced Jackson's choice to study law.
July 12, 1799 Dispute Over Relative Importance of the Army & Navy, & Need for Congressional Approval of Military Supply System James McHenry John Adams McHenry addresses a dispute between himself and the Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, regarding the relative importance of the army and navy. Also notes review of Hamilton's plan of military supply, and is of the opinion that its adoption requires no act of Congress. However, given the controversy on this matter, he will also submit it to the Secretaries of the Navy and State for their...
June 14, 1793 Money to Quarter Master General; Wampum; Money for Captain Prior Henry Knox Isaac Craig Quarter Master General's agent will transmit sum of $5000. Hopes interpreters Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ash answer purpose of commissioners. Asks about the wampum. Discusses conditions by which Captain Prior may draw money. Is critical of Prior's lack of economy. Asks about the state of the waters on the Ohio River below Wheelen [Wheeling], and between Wheeling and Pittsburgh
July 10, 1798 Immediate Clothing for the Recruiting Service Samuel Hodgdon John Harris It is of the utmost importance that the recruiting service should commence, so the clothing should be transported as soon as it is completed.
November 14, 1799 Arrangement of Relative Rank & Importance of Chaplains Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton informs Col. Rice that the arrangement of relative rank does not meet with his approval. There is no provision in the law for chaplains but he believes that divine services for the men are important so he has written to the Secretary of War on the subject.
September 10, 1789 Williams discusses appointments with Knox Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, discusses recommendation to appointment.
April 24, 1793 Knox advises St.Clair of the political importance of preserving peace Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Letter, directs St. Clair to avoid white aggression against Indians while treaty negotiations are ongoing.
June 30, 1791 Documents and Supplies to be Forwarded Isaac Craig Henry Knox Documents and packages enclosed to be forwarded.
October 16, 1800 Duties of the Quartermaster General Samuel Dexter William Simmons The Quartermaster General's department needs some systematic arrangement but is hardly susceptible to precise rules. He therefore has wide discretion in his actions but still must act with due attention, economy, and discretion.
February 25, 1792 Letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to the Reverend Samuel Kirkland on the importance of Captain Brant's presence with delegation of Six Nations Chiefs to Philadelphia Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox transmits a letter for Captain Brant, whose presence at the meeting in Philadelphia is considered of great importance. He asks Kirkland to spare no pains in inducing Brant to attend. If he does come, arrange a flattering means of travel. Important that Buffaloe and Genesee Indians attend. Asks that the delegation be accompanied by General Chapin or other suitable interpreters. Kirkland...
October 5, 1798 Many Obligations on Me Benjamin Betterton Samuel Hodgdon When delivered, the enclosed letter is one of importance and will confer many obligations on Betterton.
October 4, 1799 Strict Attention to Economy Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton issues his instructions regarding the construction of winter quarters while emphasizing that everything must be done with as much economy as possible.
May 20, 1800 Letter reporting that there are no inconsistencies in accounts Joseph Miller William Simmons Miller states that accounts which have passed through his hands will be found to contain nothing inconsistent with principles of justice and economy which have sanctioned admission of similar allowances.