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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 10, 1800 Follow Up for Officer Recommendation John Adams Samuel Dexter Adams comments further on a lawyer whom he had previously recommended be added to the list of proposed officer appointments.
July 29, 1799 Willingness to Serve as a Volunteer in the Army Robert Goodloe Harper James McHenry Harper discusses his current situation as a lawyer in Baltimore but assures McHenry that he stands ready to return to military service if the need should arise. He would require at least a colonel's commission although he would expect to be a brigadier. He fears an attack by the French.
August 3, 1791 Ramsay recommends Harper to Knox David Ramsay Henry Knox Letter, recommends Mr. Harper, the bearer.
October 30, 1795 On the legality of citizens arming their vessels in time of peace Timothy Pickering William Rawle Reports from the port of Philadelphia indicate that some civilians are arming their vessels. Secretary Pickering asks lawyer William Rawle whether it is lawful for citizens of United States, in time of peace, to arm their vessels.
June 24, 1796 Concerning bounty lands and certificates William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray again requests that McHenry answer a question from one of his constituents concerning bounty lands and certificates, particularly their value. The author also reports on his wife's improved health and expresses indignation at the emerging Democratic-Republicans. Murray concludes by announcing his consideration of retirement from public life.
May 19, 1796 Introducing a French gentleman to the U.S. Minister to France James McHenry James Monroe McHenry informs Monroe - who is currently serving as the U.S. Minister to France - of a French gentleman who wishes to pay him a visit in Paris.
August 30, 1798 Appointments to Military Posts, Pardons for Forgery, and Organization of New Corps John Jay Alexander Hamilton Jay proposed meeting with Hamilton to discuss defense of the port of New York with new corps to be approved by the Council. Jay stated the act of pardoning a man for forgery was a question he wrestled with currently.
April 24, 1795 Accounts and Expenses Isaac Craig Joseph Howell Enclosed records of expenditures. Major Howe appointed Mr. Barnes, merchant, as his personal lawyer to secure final settlement of accounts.
August 1, 1799 Sending diplomats to France James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Acknowledges Congressman Harper's recent move to Baltimore in order to practice law, encouraging him to make contacts with some of McHenry's friends. Relays orders from President Adams that William Vans Murray exercise diplomacy with Talleyrand or the Directory. Asks the Congressman for his advice and opinions on the issue.
September 12, 1797 John Caldwell's Application for the Office of Treasurer of the Mint Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering assesses the qualifications of John Caldwell for the office of Tresurer of the Mint. His application is complicated by the fact that he is McHenry's brother-in-law and Pickering wonders if it would not be prudent to select another qualified candidate.
August 25, 1786 Regarding counterfeit certificates John Pierce John Sullivan The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the President of New Hampshire on the subject of counterfeit certificates.
April 23, 1800 Proposing the Establishment of a National Gazette John Adams Timothy Pickering Adams wrote the heads of the departments about the need for a gazette similar to those in France and Britain, provided justification for the use of the gazette. Such a gazette in the U.S. would print proclamations, articles of war, articles of the navy, appointments in the army and navy and other branches of public service. To publish said gazette he requested the appointment of a President's...
December 8, 1798 List of Officers with Opinions on Their Possible Commissions Benjamin Goodhue Alexander Hamilton Goodhue called Harrison Gray Otis, Isaac Parker, Samuel Sewal, and Dwight Foster to offer their opinions on the list sent by Hamilton to Goodhue. Opinions appended and returned to Hamilton.
September 12, 1789 Compiled List Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Bulleted list of questions and statements. Mentioned "hawk notes" and the Pioneer Association of Cincinnati, an essay or writing of some type on the Historical Collections of Tuskcarawa Valley, a transcribed letter from Harmar to Knox regarding construction near a river, the proceedings of the Judiciaries of the Reformed Church of America relative to tyranny and personal suffering. Diagram...
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Delaware Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of men reviewed for appointments to army officer positions. Prior military service, professions, and character reviewed.
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Kentucky Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of candidates reviewed for appointments to the army. Professions, military career, and character insight provided by reviewers.
July 2, 1799 Complaints Lodged Against White Samuel White Alexander Hamilton White cited his motivation as gaining recruits not personal gain for allegations of recruiting men while intoxicated. Detailed account of incident.
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Maryland Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of candidates reviewed for appointments to the army. Professions, military career, and character insight provided by reviewers.
July 14, 1797 Pessimism over Public Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses French military.