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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 14, 1787 Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with Jonathan P. De Haas Joseph Howell John P. de Haas Joseph Howell informs De Haas that, because Congress in not in session, he cannot say when travel to New York will be necessary.
October 19, 1796 Preparation for Speech to Congress George Washington James McHenry Washington refrains from commenting on the enclosure McHenry sent until he can do so in person. He also reminds McHenry that he wants a list of things to mention to Congress in his speech at the opening of the Session.
January 11, 1799 Appropriations Necessary for the New Army James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry informs Hamilton that he has been unable to obtain any information on appropriations provided by the House of Representatives for the new army.
January 9, 1789 Action On the Act of August 12, 1788 Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox It appears that the committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly has not acted upon the Act of Congress of August 12, 1788 but should do so at the next session in February 1789.
December 13, 1790 Reply of President Washington to Congress George Washington Congress of the United States Washington acknowledges the sentiments of Congress in their address. Looks forward to happiest consequences from deliberations during present session.
July 3, 1799 Reports Claim of Derangement; Requests Congressional Report David Henley William Simmons Captain Poind claims money for derangement through the War Office. Requests copy of U.S. law.
April 26, 1799 Can the President Make Army Appointments When the Senate is in Session? James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry argues, contrary to President Adams' assertion, that the President is not authorized by the Constitution to make appointments to the Army without Senate approval when the Senate is in session unless allowed to do so by an Act of Congress.
October 15, 1789 Extract of an act to recognize and adopt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States in Congress assembled and for other purposes therein mentioned - passed 29th September 1789 Henry Knox [not available] Section 5 and Section 6 of act. Established presidential power to call up militia to protect frontiers. Limits duration of act until the next session of Congress.
July 22, 1796 Resignation of Wasdworth and Request for Inlistement Roster James McHenry Anthony Wayne Captain Wadsworth of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers resigned commission, Joseph Elliot to fill vacancy. Senate to approve his appointment next session, McHenry requested dates of expiration of all inlistments to give to Congress by commencement of next session.
1799 Petitioners Referred to Secretary of War R. Ross Joseph Howell Ross lists names of people who petitioned Congress during the last session and whose petition was referred to the Secretary of War. The petition is now in Howell's office.
February 3, 1797 Current State of Affairs Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Bemoaned not getting credit for industry at job and current busy state of affairs while Congress is in session. Hoped Red Pole would recover from illness for both political and humane reasons. Hodgdon discouraged Craig from visiting during this time.
May 16, 1797 Speech to Congress Regarding French Trade Policy and Negotiations John Adams Congress of the United States 5th Congress, First Session: Adams discussed new official policy to be pursued with France due to insult suffered by Pinckney. Outlined naval policy and protection of merchant ships.
May 26, 1797 Army accounts William Simmons Caleb Swan Discusses collection of the accounts of the officers with the Army. Mentions press of business in the War Office while Congress is in session. Cited in Swan to Simmons, 07/03/1797. Cited in Simmons to Swan, 06/02/1797.
August 23, 1793 Payment for Dominic Coiner Joseph Howell Dominic Coiner Mifflin certifies for Howell that Dominic Coiner/Koiner has not received pay for his service in the Maryland line of the Continental Army and therefore is due same.
1792 Debates in Congress and Samuel Hodgdon Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Dunlap Having looked over the debates in Congress the previous day as detailed in Hodgdon's paper, Hodgdon was surprised to find a statement by Mr. Steele that Mr. Hodgdon complained of not being present at the committee session. Yet he had been written to and the committee had received letters from him relative to the circumstances discussed in the debate.
October 27, 1794 Relations with hostile Indians Henry Knox Arnoldus Vanderhorst Summary of hostile Cherokee and Chicamagua tribe actions and designs along the Tennessee River. Relations with United States and various tribes. Notes that Congress would be in session and discussed process of declaring war.
July 10, 1797 Receipt of David Henley to William Simmons, 07/10/1797. David Henley [not available] Money received for payment due Gen. Severn for services completed in 1793 not authorized by Congress but was passed in recent session.
January 14, 1794 Account of John Griggs Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of pay and service for John Griggs, late corporal in the 2nd Virginia Regiment.
March 22, 1800 No Updates on Account of Armourer Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentioned he wrote Quartermaster General on armourers accounts which were refused, but Hodgdon has not received a reply. Mentioned Congress still in session, but has not discussed any issues of national importance.
November 1, 1792 Causes of the Failure of the St. Clair Expedition Henry Knox House of Representatives Knox wants to be given the opportunity to defend his reputation during the Congressional investigation into the failure of the St. Clair expedition against the western Indians,.
December 6, 1800 Regarding claim for an equivalent of rations Samuel Dexter David Ames Dexter discusses Ames' request to Colonel Williams.
August 29, 1792 Offer of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army Henry Knox Nicholas Fish Knox makes offer of position of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army on the pay and emoluments of Lieutenant Colonel. Notes that Colonel Sargent has declined. Law does not authorize rank, but believes this will be rectified next session of Congress. If accepts position, repair to city as soon as may be. In case of declining, asks that Fish make no mention of the offer.
December 19, 1798 Additional Accounting Heads James McHenry William Simmons McHenry requests that Simmons add whatever new accounting heads [categories] required by Congress at its most recent session, bearing in mind the principles of arrangement established by the Treasury.
October 10, 1798 Request for Estimate of Disease in Philadelphia, for the Safety of Congress John Adams James McHenry Adams' annual request for McHenry to weigh the level of disease in Philadelphia against the safety of Congress, which will shortly be convening its next session there.
January 9, 1789 Letters from Arthur St. Clair and Act of Congress 12 August 1788 Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox St. Clair's letter of 4 July 1788 and Act of Congress of 12 August 1788 were laid before the General Assembly. Referred to committee who made no report to assembly. Next session in February 1789.