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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 19, 1800 Length of the Pace Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice goes into considerable detail on the measure of the pace during a march. The average length of a pace for four classes of men, based on their height, is 30 & 3/4 inches. Discussed how certain pace is graceful, proper pace for duty/service, and utility of gait.
May 13, 1800 French Version of the Pace Alexander Hamilton Vicomte De Noailles Hamilton delves further into the French system for measuring the pace during a march. He wants to know why the French maintain a uniform pace regardless of velocity since it would seem that paces should increase according to velocity.
May 9, 1800 Velocity of the Pace During Marches Vicomte De Noailles Alexander Hamilton [In French.] The Viscomte discusses the French approach to regulating the velocity of the pace during marches.
March 25, 1800 Measurements of the Pace William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith continues to conduct experiments on the proper measure of the pace. He is attached to the English time, 65 & 1/2 yards per minute, based on the approved Prussian system.
May 5, 1800 Fixed Measure for the Pace Alexander Hamilton Vicomte De Noailles Hamilton inquires about the fixed measure of the pace adopted by the French. He wants to know the reason for adopting a determinate length for all direct steps without regard to velocity.
March 18, 1800 Pace of Marches Alexander Hamilton John H. Buell Discussed the tactics employed by the infantry regarding pace and spacing during marches. Details of different forms employed by France and England.
June 5, 1799 Unable to Keep Pace with Objects of Service Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "...As yet I have to regret that I am without the needful assistance to enable me to keep pace with various objects of service--which occasions more delay in respect to the less urgent than is agreeable to my plan. Measures are in train to obtain efficient aid and I hope ere long the whole machinery will be in complete operation..."
June 25, 1787 Justices of the Peace of Luzerne Have No Copies of the Laws of the State Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin The Justices of the Peace for the County of Luzerne do not have copies of the laws of the State. Pickering hopes that the laws will be supplied to them at the State's expense. He notes that the people of the area would like to follow the laws, but cannot because they do not know what they are.
May 4, 1798 Assignment and Power of Attorney Denis McCarty William Leary Document certifying the service of Denis McCarty, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
March 18, 1800 Infantry tactics Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Major Alexander Hamilton wants experiments by commanders regarding the natural pace of an average man of 5 feet eight inches, so as to establish the proper measure of a pace which is of primary importance in the tactics of the infantry.
July 6, 1799 Preserving Content Among the Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton declares that the supply of clothing must keep pace with the progress of recruitment. It would be better to slow the progress of recruitment than to recruit men and fail to provide them with proper clothing.
September 30, 1797 Request for Advice on Payment of Justices of Peace Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Enclosed accounts current accompanied by vouchers. Notification that applications were made to repay Justices of the Peace for their service in providing oaths of service to officers. Freeman requested Simmons advice.
October 6, 1797 Regarding the pace of David Stodder's work on the frigate Constellation [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Encloses a letter from the War Office (likely Josiah Fox) to David Stodder. Letter is dated 6 October 1797. The subject matter is the unsatisfactory pace of Stodder's work in completing the frigate Constellation.
October 12, 1797 Wilkinson's Proclamation and Related Documents Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering encloses General Wilkinson's proclamation at Detroit, John Askin's petition to General Wilkinson complaining about the proclamation, and Wilkinson's response to the complaint. Also included is Wilkinson's letter to the Justices of the British western district of Upper Canada and their answer.
October 4, 1797 Rejected Claims for Repayment William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Account vouchers to be examined, results communicated to Freeman. Simmons denied repayment of officers for justices fees incurred during administration of official oaths. Claims considered "altogether novel" and inadmissible.
April 3, 1800 Length of a Pacem, Etc. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Mentioned the forwarded arrangement proposed by Col. Butler for the completion of his regiment and the travel of detachments to meet Gen. Wilkinson, received Hamilton's changes to the arrangements. Provisionally appointed Capt. Beatty as Division Quartermaster, will require necessities and money for those expenses. Pinckney has, at Hamilton's request, conducted experiments on the length of a...
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.
August 3, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Unknown Recipient Discusses sheriff and justices out of New Hampshire; referring to the case of Morrill and counterfeited certificates. Talks of false imprisonment.
March 1, 1798 Ice Has Prevented Making the Usual Number of Arms David Ames Samuel Hodgdon It has been so cold in Springfield that the wheels at the armory could not be cleared of ice before 11am. Because of the severe frost drying up the water, the usual number of arms could not be produced. Beause of the slow pace of work, the stocks on hand will last a little longer.
July 25, 1786 Concerning Judiciary and Counterfeit Certificates John Pierce [not available] Discusses a Major accused of counterfeiting certificates; notes that he will travel to New Hampshire tomorrow morning. Mentions Judge Sullivan, Judge Morris, and chief justices.
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.
May 5, 1800 Discharges of Soldiers, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Discharges of soldiers should be founded on the certificate of the Inspector and Surgeon and approved by the Commanding Officer. Made note of regulations governing the pace of marching troops. Emphasized accuracy.
September 3, 1792 Regarding the Indian War Reverend David McClure Henry Knox McClure reflects on some of the effects of the Indian War, including the effect on emigration to the Western Territory. He worries that the pace of settlement will be faster than the transmission of civilized culture.
August 3, 1786 Litigation against Major Morrill John Pierce Board of Treasury Letter to the Board of Treasury concerning litigation against Major Morrill. Mentions the court, jury, and sheriffs.
August 16, 1800 Allegation Against Sargent, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent sent a letter to Colonel Pickering as Secretary of State before he knew he was out of office. Fortunately he marked it private before committing it to the postmaster in Philadelphia. The Justice in charge of the Grand Jury has denied the principal allegation against Sargent which was that he assumed to aggress the people. The Justices formally attested to same but the judgement is omitted...