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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 12, 1798 Pay of Musicians, Etc. Ferdinand L. Claiborne William Simmons Claiborne inquires about the pay of musicians citing the dictum of the Secretary of War that musicians cannot be enlisted but must be employed and are to be paid accordingly.
1790 The Peacetime Military Establishment James McHenry [not available] An estimate of the Eventual Army based on the peace establishment. [no image]
October 3, 1798 Delivery of Musicians Supplies James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver uniforms, arms, etc.
October 1800 Material for Infantry Sergeants & Musicians Coats [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Requests material for Infantry Sergeants & Musicians Coats to be cut out by Francis Brown.
August 21, 1798 Order for Musicians Apparel Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Order submitted to Mr. Harris for musicians suits; drum and fife. Requests enclosed letter regarding blank enlistments be sent to Mr. Ormrod; alludes to yellow fever.
September 14, 1796 Pattern Articles for Sergeants' and Musicians' Clothing James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Pattern articles should be made of the sergeants' and musicians' clothing to be inspected by the persons willing to contract for the production of those items. The patterns must be of the same quality that will be required of the contractors.
April 9, 1798 Receipt of Socks & Infantry Musicians' Coats William R. Boote Samuel Hodgdon Boote acknowledges receipt of a bale containing 128 pairs of socks and two infantry musicians' coats.
August 21, 1798 Delivery of Musicians Supplies James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver musicians suits and fife and drum.
February 4, 1793 Requests Clothing to be Delivered to Captain Bezaleel Howe John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon John Stagg requests to give to Captain Bezaleel Howe of infantry: two coats for musicians; twelve vests; fifteen blankets; twelve stocks and clasps.
October 30, 1800 Certification of payment; Lieutenant Jacob Wilson, 3d Regiment of Infantry, for payments made to hired musicians and for traveling expenses while on recruiting service William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $48.84 to Lieutenant Jacob Wilson, 3d Regiment of Infantry, for payments made to hired musicians and for traveling expenses while on recruiting service.
August 11, 1798 Delivery of Artillerists Clothing James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver clothing, arms, drum, etc
June 6, 1791 Difference in Price of Musicians' Coats Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. The subscriber, having inspected the clothing furnished by Shepherd & Smith for the non-commissioned, privates, and musicians of the levies agreeable to the contract made with the Secretary of the Treasury, judges that there ought not to be any difference in price between the non-commissioned and privates but the musician's coats, made of red cloth of a better quality ought to be more than the...
October 20, 1797 Delivery of Clothing and Supplies for Artillerists Nathan Jones John Harris Orders to deliver uniforms, arms and accoutrements, and drum and fife.
May 16, 1799 Refers to Order for Clothing in Store Samuel Hodgdon John Macwharter Refers to clothing in store: sergeants' vests, linen overalls, musicians' coats. These items have been forwarded and will be delivered.
June 10, 1799 Requests for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies to 10th Regiment James McHenry John Harris Directs suits of clothing for privates, sergeants, and musicians be delivered to Lieutenant John Sharp.
January 9, 1799 Request for Issue of Clothing, Swords & a Fife to New Brunswick Troops James McHenry John Harris Delivery of uniforms, swords, & fife to New Brunswick, NJ troops.
October 28, 1799 Clothing to be packed up for Captain Cochran's Company Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of uniforms, blankets, knapsacks, etc. to Captain W.S. Cockran's Company of the Second Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers at Fort Mifflin.
January 16, 1800 Under-Age Musicians and Invalids William North Alexander Hamilton In Capt. Eddins' and Capt. Bishop's Companies there are musicians who are as young as 8 years old so the Secretary of War has apparently given his permission to enlist boys. Rather than discharging invalids, garrison duties should be found for them.
December 15, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with John Steele William Simmons John Steele William Simmons informs Lt. Steele that Major Craig will pay him. Simmons also informs Steele that his claim to be reimbursed for musicians has been rejected.
October 3, 1798 Request for Issue of Uniforms, Acoutrements, & Instruments for Governor's Island James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs the issue of uniforms, accoutrements, and musical instruments to the Governor's Island, NY garrison.
January 9, 1799 Uniforms for the Army of the United States James McHenry [not available] Describes the uniforms of officers in order of descending rank: the Commander in Chief; other General officers; Major Generals; Aides of the Commander in Chief; the Inspector General; Infantry; Artillery; Colonels; Majors; Captains; Lieutenants; Cadets; Sergeant-Majors; Quartermaster Sergeants; Sergeants; Corporals; Chief Musicians; Musicians; Etc.
December 31, 1789 An estimate of the annual expense of a corps, to consist of two regiments of infantry, of ten companies each, and one battalion of artillery of four companies, each company to be composed of four sergeants, four corporals, two musicians, and sixty privates, amounting in the whole to one thousand six hundred and eighty non-commissioned officers and privates. Henry Knox [not available] An estimate of the annual expense of a corps, to consist of two regiments of infantry, of ten companies each, and one battalion of artillery of four companies, each company to be composed of four sergeants, four corporals, two musicians, and sixty privates, amounting in the whole to one thousand six hundred and eighty non-commissioned officers and privates.
April 22, 1799 Incentives for Musicians & Extra Allowances for Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry explains the pay incentives that are available for attracting drummers and fifers and the circumstances in which extra allowances are allowed for officers.
October 27, 1794 Request of Secretary of War to Furnish Detailed Information on All Non-Commissioned Officers John Stagg Joseph Howell Stagg wrote on behalf of the Sec. of War requesting a return of all the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates specifically for the month their service will expire. Also requested Howell specify the corp to which they belong (cavalry, infantry, or artillery) and if they are under the leadership of Gen. Wayne.
[not available] Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs delivery of cloth and materials for uniform coats.