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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
March 5, 1784 Accounting matters Robert Morris John Pierce Discusses settlement of accounts
November 4, 1792 Letter from Frenchman Francisco de Miranda Henry Knox Letter from a Frenchman to Secretary Knox, regarding relations between the United States and France. Talks of their common "love of liberty." Predicts that "America shall become that glorious part of the globe that nature intended her to be."
October 17, 1800 Regarding Promotions and the Election of Thomas Jefferson Caleb Swan William Simmons Discusses the difficulty of keeping paymasters due to frequent promotion, and steps he has taken to try and remedy the situation. Also discusses the likely election of Thomas Jefferson. He doubts the rumors of vast changes in military operations when Jefferson takes office.
July 10, 1791 Supplies Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Clothing has been shipped, request for report on pack horses performance. Noted Mr. Swan not yet returned from Maryland.
April 15, 1791 The Pivot Upon Which All Things Turn Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox reminds General Butler that the public is depending upon him to raise the two new battalions in Maryland and Virginia. Colonel Hall has declined, so Colonel Darke must be appointed
August 16, 1784 Commissioners Arriving and Purchase of Indian Lands Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Commissioners arriving from the Governor of Halifax, discussed their transportation. Bemoaned delayed travel arrangements and personal agenda. Negotiations for Indian lands required acquiescing to any demands Indians make on U.S.
September 30, 1800 Everything Relative to My Conduct Must Be Thoroughly Examined Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams discusses the need for an investigation into the conduct of the officers of his department, including himself but assures Hodgdon that he is innocent of wrongdoing.
April 18, 1798 Orders for Captain Barry War Department Captain John Barry Is to deliver letter to Governor of New York and receive orders.
May 12, 1798 Refers to the Perfidious Nature of Congress James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to the perfidious nature of Congress.
February 7, 1793 Letter to William Shippen and James Hutchinson requesting examination of pension applicant John Stagg Doctor William Shippen Letter; asks that doctors examine a pension applicant John Blackburn, and certify the nature of his disability.
January 6, 1789 Regarding how long to make out a Regimental account Joseph Howell John P. de Haas DeHass had asked how long it takes to make out a Regimental account. Howell notes that this depends on whether the person is acquainted with the nature of army accounts, and on the nature of the accounts themselves; some are more complete than others. Mentions the accounts of deHaas' father, which took four weeks to examine and state.
April 26, 1798 Nature of Money Received from John Polhemus William Simmons Isaac Craig Simmons asks Craig to explain why Polhemus refunded $78.
September 14, 1797 Discontinued Claims Submissions William Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine Claims of pecuniary nature sent from West Point to the Office may be discontinued as Simmons nor any civil Magistrate are not vested with powers to satisfy Rochefontaine's claims.
June 7, 1798 Qualifications of Capt. Samuel Nicholson & Capt. John Foster Williams Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Benjamin Lincoln Wolcott addresses the qualifications of Samuel Nicholson and John Foster Williams for command during the critical state of the country.
August 19, 1797 Instructions to Edward Wright James McHenry Edward Wright Instructions to Edward Wright, deputy paymaster and storekeeper at Knoxville, from James McHenry, Secretary of War.
January 30, 1799 Circular to the Commanding Officers at New York and West Point Alexander Hamilton George Ingersoll Hamilton announces the transfer to his superintendence of the posts and troops under the command of the officers to whom this circular is addressed. He wants to be notified of the state of things under their command and places particular emphasis on maintaining the strict discipline of the troops.
September 4, 1798 Personal Letter on Illness Samuel Hodgdon Solomon Van Rensselaer Letter, alludes to epidemics.
July 7, 1786 Claim of Captain Croxall John Pierce Charles Croxall Informs Capt. Charles Croxall that his enclosed account has been received and that he will not suffer from foreclosure on the 1st of August. Still, Pierce has not yet been able to examine into the nature of Croxall's claim and find if there is any money due him.
November 26, 1798 Meeting Generals to Call Up Army Samuel Hodgdon Solomon Van Rensselaer Hamilton, Washington, and Pickney in Philadelphia to raise enlarged army. Hodgdon advised Van Rensselaer to make claim to men if he believes he has rights to command.
January 10, 1785 Request for Information Abriel Foster Joseph Howell Discusses a request for information from the President of New Hampshire
October 19, 1796 Preparation for Speech to Congress George Washington James McHenry Washington refrains from commenting on the enclosure McHenry sent until he can do so in person. He also reminds McHenry that he wants a list of things to mention to Congress in his speech at the opening of the Session.
December 14, 1789 Enclosed Letter Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Letter for Daniel Smith enclosed, public nature of letter warranted the inclusion of the letter.
October 14, 1798 Keep the Militia of Georgia in that State James Jackson James McHenry Jackson objects to the President's calling into service the Militia of Georgia because such an action would leave that State and its citizens unnecessarily vulnerable to invasion. Since ordering northern troops into Georgia would expose them to unhealthy conditions, it seems reasonable to man the State's garrisons with local militia rather than having them sent to posts outside the State.
March 9, 1784 Funds from the state legislatures. Robert Morris John Pierce Discusses the state of of obtaining funds from the state legislatures.