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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
April 4, 1795 Supplies and Movement of Recruits Timothy Pickering Thomas Butler No additional supply of provisions required due to the number of men who time of service will expire soon and the number of recruits requested by Gen. Wayne. Requests Butler make necessary preparations for recruits to descend the Ohio river to join Gen. Wayne.
January 20, 1795 Doubts Concerning the Pay of the New Jersey Troops Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton explains that he has delayed providing the money required for the New Jersey troops because he believes the estimate for that purpose is excessive. He points out that the first month's pay constitutes a poor criterion because the number of troops was greatly diminished before they left the field.
May 21, 1799 Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "...It is...necessary that the officers generally should be possessed of 'The Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States.' I mean those which were instituted in our Revolution War. This system will of course obtain until there shall be a substitute,. I pray that a competent number may be prepared and transmitted without delay."
May 10, 1790 Troops, including Militia, furnished by the several States during the War of the Revolution. Henry Knox [not available] Ascertaining proper numbers of militia in service difficult, southern states did not regularly submit returns.
June 10, 1793 Regarding the degree of danger in Georgia Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Possible danger to Georgian frontier, Knox agreed to increase in troops necessary but advised that once danger of invasion subsided that number of troops should be reduced.
February 8, 1799 Status of the Garrison at Fort Jay Adam Hoops Alexander Hamilton Hoops discusses the names, number, and state of the officers of the garrison at Fort Jay.
October 21, 1786 [Circular] Increasing Troops Charles Thomson Patrick Henry Enclosed Congressionally approved act for increasing the number of troops.
January 20, 1795 Delayed Payment Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Notification that Hamilton has delayed submitting money to Treasurer, "upon the ground of the doubts intimated in my letter concerning the New Jersey troops." Noted that the number of troops to be paid will be less than the first months pay roll. Awaiting information from Pickering in order to act.
July 13, 1798 Cross Belts for the Troops Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Hodgdon seeks the approval of the Secretary of War for providing cross belts for the troops.
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.
December 14, 1798 Disposition of the Troops, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig In addition to a discussion of the disposition of troops and problems supplying them, Hodgdon discusses a number of matters involving Colonel Sargent, Mr. Brooks, and General Washington.
November 6, 1792 Statement of the Troops in the Service of the United States. Henry Knox [not available] This is an accounting of the sundry troops in the service of the United States including the number of troops recruited from each state, those dead, deserted, and discharged, those in service, et al.
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."
May 13, 1800 Illness of the Troops, Etc. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney observes that since he has removed the troops near Harpers Ferry to the camp on the high ground their illness has considerably decreased. In the 8th and 9th Regiments there have been 14 deaths, yet reports say that more than that number have been lost daily.
June 24, 1797 An Act authorizing a detachment from the Militia of the United States. Congress of the United States [not available] Authorization of Congress for President to raise militia through orders directed to heads of state governments. Number of troops, type, and duration of service specified.
September 4, 1796 Uncertainty Regarding the Number of Bars of Lead Ebenezer Breed Samuel Hodgdon This letter covers Hodgdon's invoice and bill of lading for the lead. The bill of lading specifies the number of bars but there is some uncertainty as to the exact number because of the indifference of the man who counted them. The Truckmen are sure that their number is correct but the Wright on board the Pomona will undoubtedly agree with the Captain and the invoice
December 1, 1798 Men & Women for Whom Passage is to be Paid, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Commanding Officer, Troops Embarked for Charleston Upon arriving in Charleston, the Commanding Officer of the Troops is to give the captain of the vessel the number of men and women for whom the United States is to pay the passage and the freight of their articles.
May 1, 1790 Submission of Warrant Number 119 Office of Army Accounts, Paymaster General, Pay Office (1783-1792) Alexander Hamilton No signature, but author possibly Joseph Howell at War Office. Encloses warrant and asks for warrant in return for like sum.
June 11, 1800 Cooperation from the Bank of Boston Alexander Hamilton Arnold Welles Hamilton informs Welles, the President of the Boston branch of the Bank of the US, that he has on hand a number of large bills which it is necessary to have exchanged in Boston quickly so that the troops can be paid prior to disbandment.
August 30, 1794 Militia Requirements to Suppress Rebellion John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Requires militia troops from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia to suppress Whiskey Rebellion.
December 23, 1794 Increasing the Number of Apprentices, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Among other matters, Ames inquires as to whether a minor who has engaged himself as an apprentice in the public service can be taken away by any person who comes forward as his guardian. The number of apprentices is small anyway but Ames believes that if he authroized to provide suitable encouragement to persons who might allow their sons to be so engaged, the number might be enlarged.
May 10, 1793 Accounting Concerns Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell discusses a number of accounting concerns, including the rounding up of sums of two thirds of a cent and above, the pay of the troops for February, arrears of subsistence due officers for 1791 and 1792, and the absence of a need to include subordinate payrolls when the general payrolls have already been sent.
March 31, 1790 Warrant number 133 for two thousand dollars Joseph Howell Alexander Hamilton Joseph Howell encloses warrant to Alexander Hamilton drawn by late commissioners of Treasury on Thomas Harwood. Money will be used to pay troops in installments.