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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 13, 1787 Regarding report upon motion of Colonel Graison James Varnum Henry Knox Knox's report upon the motion of Colonel Graison was read in congress 13 March 1787. It was perfect and called for a second reading.
August 30, 1788 Report on the Motion of Mr. Tucker in behalf of William Mason Joseph Howell [not available] Report on the motion of Mr. Tucker in behalf of William Mason of Virginia Line. Howell is of opinion that Mason has no further claims.
January 30, 1796 Letter to a Congressional Committee Regarding Motion to Increase Accountant's Salary William Simmons Committee of the Whole House of Representatives Writes a Congressional committee regarding a motion lately proposed to increase the salary of the Accountant. Simmons describes the Accountant's job and role, and points out that the duties are far expanded from when the salary was originally set. Encloses to the Committee a list of salaries allowed to the officers of the Treasury and War Department.
November 19, 1794 Army In Motion Homeward, Etc. Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton observes that the sundry units of the Army are returning to their homes in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The judiciary continues to interrogate the prisoners apprehended following the insurgency. [Whiskey Rebellion]
March 18, 1799 Two Companies of Artillerists in Motion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton informs McHenry of the actions he has taken in putting two companies of artillerists in motion who are to embark immediately from Fort Jay.
February 3, 1788 Proceedings of the Massachusetts Convention to Consider the New Constitution Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln reports on the proceedings of the Massachusetts convention that is charged with adopting or rejecting the new Constitution. Though several of the Shays insurgents are delegates, Lincoln is optimistic that the Constitution will be approved by the convention.
January 17, 1793 Knox writes to Mrs. Ferguson on entitlements Henry Knox Mrs. Ferguson Letter, Knox speaks to Mrs. Ferguson regarding her entitlements.
July 16, 1795 Mistaken Information Regarding Indian Land Negotiations Timothy Pickering John Jay Secretary Pickering discusses mistaken information about negotiations for Indian land with Governor John Jay of New York.
January 12, 1793 War Dept. Personnel Issues Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox addresses personnel issues including pay (the paymaster is finally on site), promotions, reductions in force, pay raises, and training. Several Wabash chiefs have died of smallpox.
July 14, 1791 Preparations for the Campaign Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon The clothing has gone forward along with every other thing, the additional shoes and colors excepted, that will be in motion in a few days. [Caleb] Swan has not returned from Maryland but, if the employment is agreeable to him, he soon will join Hodgdon. Capt. [Michael] Houdin will set out today.
January 25, 1799 Expresses Concern for Destroyed Boat with Salvaged Cargo Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Expresses concern for loss of boat, but happy to hear the cargo is safe. Hopes that Sargent's articles will arrive safely and speedily. Public concerns are in motion although no decisions have been made. Prepared to send supplies for the Quartermaster department.
August 9, 1793 Invalids and the Pension List Edmund Randolph Henry Knox The Attorney General is trying to work with the Secretary of War to deal with the issue of invalids and the Pension List. Suggests writing a letter to some of the invalids to make them aware of the present situation.
April 15, 1789 A Post in the Administration of the General Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln expresses interest in a position in the general government and also comments on the tension between the states and the central government within the federal system.
July 14, 1791 Clothing, Shoes & Deficient Pack Horses, Etc. Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon The shoes and clothing, but not the colors, will soon be in motion and if the pack horses should be deficient, the General will direct Hodgdon to furnish the necessary number. Mr. Swan, if he accepts employent, and Captain Houdin will set out today.
March 28, 1790 Knox discusses inspection of invalids with Doctor Eustis Henry Knox William Eustis Letter, discusses general inspection of Invalids.
July 7, 1792 Army Detachments to Pittsburgh Henry Knox Anthony Wayne It is good news that the frontier is quiet. Troops are in motion from Virginia and Maryland and several detachments under Campbell and Asheton should arrive in Pittsburgh soon. Recruiting continues to languish.
April 16, 1800 Conduct of the Courts of Maryland James Ash James McHenry Ash requests that McHenry allow him to make use of his library in Baltimore and discusses his recent unpleasant experiences in the Baltimore County Court.
May 29, 1797 Failure to Reply to Letters George Washington James McHenry Letter, describes the reasons he has been unable to answer McHenry's letters.
December 1, 1792 Application for Patent of a Steam Engine Oliver Evans Thomas Jefferson Evans applies for a patent for an engine powered by steam which he claims can propel heavy land carriages.
January 19, 1792 Peace With the Indians, Etc. John Bradshaw Samuel Hodgdon Since the failure of Mr. Steel's motion for the reduction of the Army it can be expected that vacancies will soon be filled up. Bradshaw asks Hodgdon to mention his name to General Knox before appointments are made. There have been no accounts at Pittsburgh of Indian movements since Adair's defeat. Those acquainted with Indian affairs say that there can be no peace with them on terms other than...
September 25, 1799 I can have but faint hopes of relief in case of accident... Caleb Swan Alexander Hamilton Although he is able to send the money to the regiments soon, Swan worries that a robbery of the mail or other accident may interfere and therefore damage his reputation irreparably.
May 21, 1791 Delivery of Medicine Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Delivery of 3 chests of medicine. Hodgdon requested that Craig send him Regiment and Battalion information to prevent mistakes in delivery. Notification that troops will arrive shortly.
September 10, 1794 Assembling the Maryland militia Alexander Hamilton Thomas Sim Lee Secretary Hamilton instructs Governor Thomas Sim Lee of Maryland to assemble and speedily march the militia to Williamsport, Maryland. The Whiskey Rebellion of western Pennsylvania still has supporters and violently resists the unpopular excise tax, but Hamilton states that support for the rebellion is waning. Given the approach of winter in a few months, its desirable to put the militia in...
June 12, 1799 Findings of Land Survey for Connecticut Fortifications James McHenry Jonathan Trumbull Connecticut is preparing to cede land to the U.S. for the construction of two forts, Trumbull & Griswold. McHenry transmits the findings of a survey of the land in question, by Captain Decius Wadsworth. The report gives a precise qualitative description of the boundaries of each site; McHenry asks that the land cession now be put in motion.
July 21, 1795 Pickering discusses public opinion with Knox Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Letter, discusses public opinion re treaty with Great Britain.