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March 3, 1791 Treaty with the New Emperor of Morocco Congress of the United States [not available] In response to the terms of a treaty with the new Emperor of Morocco, $20,000 is appopriated to be paid from the revenue earned by duties on domestic distilled spirits and on such spirits imported from abroad.
June 24, 1800 Purchase of imported gun locks for muskets Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, discusses the purchase of imported gun locks for muskets. The locks are stamped with US and therefore unsaleable to other parties.
November 16, 1798 Account of US Revenue, Commerce, & Expenditures, 1795-1798 Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Response to request from Secretary of War about state of U.S. revenue. Lists amounts, 1795-1798, commerce. Includes sales of domestic and foreign spirits, post office stamp sales and duties, bank stock; foreign debts, domestic debts, and various expenditures for auxiliaries. Establishment of duties on imported salt, stamps, refined sugar, and other items. Refers to loans based on congressional...
March 16, 1792 Temporary Taxes and Duties to Raise Revenue Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Alexander Hamilton describes for the Speaker of the House of Representatives the various temporary taxes and duties he proposes to raise the revenue to pay for the war against the northern Indians.
October 22, 1794 Price of a Good Imported Musket & Bayonet Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Jones inquires as to the price of a good imported musket and bayonet as well as the cost of producing them. He also wants to know the price of a cartridge box.
May 27, 1800 Muskets Imported by the Secretary of the Treasury Israel Whelen Samuel Hodgdon Whelen has received the letter respecting the muskets lately imported by the Secretary of the Treasury and requiring him to do what is necessary in the business. Whelen considers this kind of business out of his line but in this situation it seems so essentially necessary that he will comply with the request.
December 6, 1790 Act for Raising and Adding Another Regiment to the Military Frederick A Muhlenberg [not available] Full title: An Act for raising and adding another Regiment to the military after establishment of the United States and for making farther provisions for the protection of the frontiers. Official Congressional involvement in the protection of the frontiers of Virginia and Kentucky. Adds a regiment to the United States army, establishes the enlistment bounty as $6. The increase in troops will be...
May 21, 1799 Receipt for Small Arms Imported on the Ship "Connecticut" Edward Jones Samuel Hodgdon Jones asks Hodgdon to transmit to the office of the Secretary of the Treasury a receipt for the 127 cases of small arms imported in the ship "Connecticut" from London. This will allow the auditor to adjust the account of the freight of these same small arms.
February 28, 1801 Request for the Particulars for Duties Paid on English Goods William Simmons William Chancellor Request for the particulars for the duties paid on goods imported from England
April 20, 1795 Weekly return of men employed at the New York naval yard; return submitted of timber imported from Georgia Captain Silas Talbot Timothy Pickering Submitting a weekly return on the men working in the New York naval yard over the past weekly; providing a return on timber imported from Georgia
June 25, 1793 Distilled Spirits to be Issued to Troops Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton has concluded to have purchases of distilled spirits made on the accounts of the government for the use of the army.
April 13, 1792 Report on Additional Appropriations Alexander Hamilton Speaker of the House of Representatives Hamilton provides the Speaker of the House of Representations with a list of additional appropriations including the amounts needed to provide an additional regiment for the protection of the frontier.
December 18, 1793 Spirits for the Use of the Army Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe Hamilton directs Coxe to purchase spirits for the use of the Army from the supplies lawfully distilled in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky.
June 29, 1793 Appoint Someone to Receive Spirits Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox is informing Quartermaster General James O'Hara that he is enclosing an extract of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, as well as the orders for Major Craig. He is to appoint someone to receive the spirits at Fort Washington. He also discusses the amount of money furnished to Major Craig for his requisitions.
November 14, 1799 Accounts of Messrs. Parrish and Murdoch William Simmons [not available] Simmons explains to Messrs Parrish and Murdock the adjustments made to their accounts.
November 16, 1798 A View of the Public Finances Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Lists the revenue of the United States for 1795-1798 that was the result of the duties on imports and tonnage. Not withstanding the depredations on US commerce, the branch of revenue may be estimated at seven million dollars. This does not include duties on domestic distilled spirits, stills, sales at auction, licenses for selling foreign spirits and wines by retail, refined sugar and carriages.
November 2, 1799 Allotment of Rations, Forage, Spirits,and Women Alexander Hamilton James Read Hamilton describes the rules regarding the allotment of rations, forage, and spirits to officers and men but there are no established rules on the subject of forage or provision of artificers for the Infantry. Four women are allowed to a company.
June 25, 1793 Hamilton writes to Knox about distilled spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton informs the Secretary at War of his intent to furnish distilled spirits to the army via the quartermaster department.
September 28, 1791 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon; mentions General St. Clair's spirits Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig discusses shipment of powder, procurement of river pilots, payment for corn and horses, and status of General St. Clair's spirits.
June 5, 1795 Sugar & Spirits but No Indian Goods, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig has received an invoice of Indian goods but has received only sugar and spirits and no Indian goods. He has drawn on Hodgdon a sum to be paid to Oliver Ormsby, merchant at Pittsburgh. He still needs five thousand dollars for clothing for Colonel Butler's men since he currently has only sixteen pairs of linen overalls for more than two hundred men.
June 25, 1793 Reception & Safe Keeping of Distilled Spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton asks Knox to give the necessary directions for the reception and safekeeping of the distilled spirits that have been purchased for the use of the Army in the western parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky at Forts McIntosh, Washington, and Steuben.
August 26, 1799 Allowance of Spirits Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton has ordered Major Adam Hoops and Captain James Stille to Fort Niagara to investigate Captain James Bruff's charges against Rivardi. He states that although most men had enlisted when the "the allowance" of spirits "was but half a gill per day...Those who entered the service whist the act of Congress which allows a gill per day was in force..have some colour to contend that the...
May 1, 1795 Requests Order of Spirits for Western Military Tench Coxe Timothy Pickering Encloses letter from agents to purchase spirits for the western military. Requests amount needed by the western military.
July 24, 1791 Bells from Lancaster Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Captain [Jacob] Slough has informed Hodgdon that the bells for the horses that have been mentioned two or three times may be had in any numbers from the stores in Lancaster at a cost of from 26 to 39 each according to their size and other qualities. They are made better in Lancaster than any that may be imported or made elsewhere and at much cheaper rates.
March 16, 1799 General Orders Regarding the Issuance of Stores to Military Units Philip Church Philip Lightfoot This is Hamilton's General Order regarding the specific amounts of stores to be issued (bread, flour, meal, beef, etc.) including the amounts of ardent spirits which shall be so limited unless commanding officers specify special purposes for increases.