Viewing 1–17 of 17 documents: "midshipman"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 12, 1799 Forwarding of Recommendation for Midshipman's Post John Adams James McHenry Forwards a recommendation of a man for appointment as a midshipman.
May 5, 1798 Appointment as Midshipman James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun Mr. Matthew Talcott will deliver this note and will enter upon duties as midshipman.
May 4, 1798 Appointment of James McDonough as Midshipman of Frigate Constitution James McHenry James McDonough Orders McDonough to report immediately to the Constitution, on which ship he has been appointed midshipman.
March 16, 1798 Orders to prepare the frigate USS Constellation James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun Orders by President Washington to load the USS Constellation with supplies, warrants for officers issued. Regulations to govern ship included.
July 10, 1799 John Rowley's Application for a Midshipman's Berth on One of the Frigates Edward Rowley Samuel Hodgdon Rowley requests that Hodgdon support his son's application to the Secretary of the Navy to be a midshipman aboard one of the frigates.
May 9, 1800 Rejection of Officer Application Due to Age Requirement & Lack of Vacancies Benjamin Stoddert Jonathan Trumbull Acknowledges receipt of Trumbull's recommendation for William Roberts to be appointed to the U.S. Navy; admits that Roberts seems to be a fine candidate, but that he cannot be appointed to either of the positions he applied for. There is no vacancy in the Marines, and Roberts is too old to be appointed a midshipman, a rank whose starting age is 12-18.
July 4, 1799 Recommendation of Frederick Hudson Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert "Mr. Hudson, who will deliver you this is desirous of the place of midshipman on board of our navy. This gentleman completed his studies in the law with me. He possesses talents and animation and I have no doubt will succeed in the naval career. An active temper joined to the pressure of pecuniary circumstances has determined him to embrace this course. I interest myself in his success as far as...
May 2, 1800 Recommendation for Officer Appointment to U.S. Navy Jonathan Trumbull Benjamin Stoddert Recommends William Roberts as a candidate for appointment in the U.S. Navy, based on his good character and education. Roberts asks for a position as either a Marine lieutenant or a midshipman; Trumbull advises he be appointed to one of the ships now fitting at New York.
January 7, 1800 Midshipman Edward Bennett James McHenry William Bennett Bennett is told that he will receive a letter from the Secretary of the Navy for his son Edward that includes a Midshipman's warrant. McHenry hopes that Edward by his conduct will prove himself worthy of the confidence placed in him.
August 24, 1797 Uniform Design for the Navy of the United States of America James McHenry [not available] Lists in full detail the parameters for uniforms.
November 16, 1798 Seeking Civil Employment James F. Armstrong Alexander Hamilton Armstrong wants Hamilton's support in seeking civil employment, perhaps as a Pay Master.
June 8, 1796 Estimate of guns and military stores for a small frigate Navy Dept. [not available] Provides an estimate of the price of ordnance and military stores; lists pay of naval officers and crew; discusses equipping Frigate.
July 22, 1789 Military Appointment for My Brother William Heth Henry Knox Letter, asks for military appointment for his brother.
November 17, 1791 Pierce Butler estimate for a brigantine of 14 guns equal to about 200 tons Henry Knox Pierce Butler Estimate for Brigantine construction, supplies, and crew. He recommends using live oak; white oak, cedar, and locust for the trunnels.
1798 Cash Advanced to Recruits for the Frigate "Constitution" John B. Cordis [not available] Cash advanced sundry seamen recruited for the United States Frigate "Constitution."
July 16, 1800 Proposal for Plan of Instruction for Artillery & Engineer Cadets Samuel Dexter John Adams Submits a plan for the instruction of artillerists and engineers under the current laws. The law dictates 2 cadets per artillery company, or 64 in all, and 4 teachers & 2 engineers for instruction, with the War Department providing the instruments for teaching. Recommends that the teachers and an engineer be hired and that cadets be recruited and concentrated at a school. Sees it fit to mention...
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.