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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 26, 1795 Number of Troops Necessary to Maintain Military Posts Timothy Pickering Speaker of the House of Representatives The Secretary of War assesses the situation respecting the number of troops needed to maintain military posts throughout the territory of the United States. Because of the enormous demands on the military establishment, he finds the situation "extremely embarrassing."
November 19, 1800 Ammunition for Marine posts Samuel Dexter John Wilkins, Jr. This letter encloses an order placed with Samuel Hodgdon for ammunition necessary to the security of the Marine Posts. Wilkins is tasked to fill this order.
April 24, 1800 Scale of Transportation for Officers to Remote Posts Unknown Author [not available] Tabulation of expenses required to transport officers' private stores to remote military posts.
November 2, 1795 Preservation of Peace William Blount Timothy Pickering Extract - notification that peace exists b/w Indian tribes and U.S., but is best preserved through strong military presence in frontier posts.
March 1796 Memorandum on Indians and military affairs James McHenry [not available] Memorandum discussing treaty with Indians; recruiting service; army pay and ration, and other military matters.
December 19, 1798 Extra allowances to officers James McHenry Unknown Recipient Regulations outlining extra allowances in cases where officers are detached on service, which oblige them to incur expenses on the road and at places where there are no military posts.
June 8, 1798 Heavy Ordnance for Posts in Your State Samuel Hodgdon Daniel De Saussure Hodgdon discusses the arms and military stores shipped to De Saussure as well as heavy ordnance intended for posts in his state.
June 1, 1799 Regulations Respecting Extra Allowances for Officers Abraham R. Ellery Commanding Officer on the Mississippi This is an explanation of the regulations regarding extra allowances for officers who have been detached on duties that oblige them to incur expenses on the road or at places where there are no military posts. For example, an officer shall receive $1.20 for man and horse for each day he must sleep at a place that is not a military post.
1796 Quantity of troops at various posts James McHenry [not available] McHenry lists the number of troops stationed at each post.
March 10, 1797 Act Of Congress William Simmons Officer Commanding at Fort Washington Encloses copies of a 3 March 1797 Act of Congress "To Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States" to be forwarded to officers commanding posts on the Ohio River
September 28, 1799 Seeks Information about Double Posts in South Carolina James McHenry William Simmons Expresses concern about officers drawing double rations in Charleston, SC. Seeks list of officers. Refers to transition of posts, but requests information on which posts are double posts.
April 6, 1798 Returns from Posts on the Frontiers John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins transmits to the Secretary of War a general return of the Quartermaster's stores on hand at the several posts on the frontier based on the most authentic returns from those posts.
1797 On the nation's resistance to a large military establishment James McHenry [not available] Requests the attention of the President and Congress to be directed to - what he considers - much-needed improvements in the military. Notes that this is difficult due to the country's resistance to maintaining a large military establishment. Insists that the military needs more organization and discipline, and scolds those who are opposed to an enlarged military. Compares it to a shepherd...
February 16, 1798 Location of Spanish Posts Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Letter, discusses Spanish posts.
November 30, 1798 Extra Allowance for Officers Traveling with no Proximity to Military Posts Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton, Commander-and-Chief, and General Pinckney agreed officers should receive an additional allowance while traveling. It was further specified that there should be rates outlined so officers do not abuse the extra allowances. Further discussion on the subject.
May 14, 1798 Request for Issue of Medical Supplies & Oakum for Western Troops James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of medical supplies and oakum for use by troops at various posts on the Mississippi.
May 27, 1799 Circular to the Battalion Commanders of the 2nd Regt. of Artillerists & Engineers Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton issues his orders to the commanders of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers who are assigned to the fortified posts along the Atlantic seaboard. He notes that points of military duty should be taken up with him while matters related to the Adjutant General should go to him, supply concerns should go to Colonel Stevens, and matters related to pay should go to the Paymaster...
December 12, 1799 Alterations at Posts to be Submitted with Returns, Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has directed that when alterations are made at any of the posts, the documents associated with them should accompany the returns. Wilkins points out that when transfers are made from one post to another the associated vouchers cannot be produced immediately for the returns. Wilkins directs Quartermasters as to how to set up their books. General returns from the western posts are enclosed.
March 18, 1784 General Return of Ordinance, Military and Quartermaster's Stores Samuel Hodgdon [not available] General return of ordinance, military and Quarter Master's stores at the several posts [for] the periods undermentioned.
February 28, 1797 Supplying the Troops at the Western Posts Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott wants to know the supplies that will be required at each of the western posts so he requires information on the number of men stationed at each post and the number of rations (specifying whether salted or fresh) to be deposited in advance.
February 16, 1798 General's Looking Glasses, Transportation of Hamilton's Furniture, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Letter, discusses military stores; mentions Spanish posts.
February 15, 1799 Circular letter to the Officers commanding posts on the Sea Coast. Alexander Hamilton [not available] Letter, informs re superintendance of coastal posts; directs report re state of post works & euipment; describes importance of military discipline.
May 4, 1797 Report on conferences with Cherokees and his boundary surveys Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on his conference with the Indians at Tellico, his plans to lay out small towns and trading posts at the sites of new military posts in the region, his surveys of boundary lands, his impressions of the Cherokees met in council, and discusses placing some Indians in the pay of the U. S. to assist in relations with the Indian chiefs .
May 21, 1799 Outlines Administrative Responsibilities for Purevyor, Superintendent, Clerks, Assistants, and Deputies for Military Stores Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports plan that business of providing stores is to take one distinct branch of service, overseen by the Superintendent of Military Stores. The Purveyor's 3 assistants will take account of supplies for the quartermaster, the commissary, and the military stores. Outlines responsibilities for the clerks and storekeepers. Suggests role of deputy purveyor and deputy superintendent of stores to...
December 8, 1797 Regarding Contract for Supplying Posts on the Ohio & the Mississippi John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Discusses an agreement with a contractor for the supplying of posts on the Ohio & the Mississippi.