Viewing 1–25 of 28 documents: "of color"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 21, 1800 Men of Colour, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Hamilton explains that he does not think it is proper that men of color [colour] should be enlisted but it is proper that persons who can be useful in instructing others should be retained for that purpose.
February 7, 1796 Employment, Hiring, and Pay Policies Stephen Rochefontaine William Simmons Rochefontaine differed with policy of Simmons on the hiring of officers, soldiers, and servants along with the chain of command. Rochefontaine also objected to the money withheld from recruits. ENCLOSURE: Letter on the employment of a man of color in the Company of Capt. McRea. P.S. Jordan Kersey mistakenly enlisted contrary to regulations of the Secretary of War, soldiers in uproar...
July 1, 1785 Requests Guidance about National Military Uniforms and Customs Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Reports that the cockade they wear is the Union black and white, but postulates that it may be better to establish a national uniform. Requests direction.
May 9, 1796 The duty of this post is considerable... Michael Kalteisen Samuel Hodgdon Captain Kalteisen discusses his many burdonsome responsibilities at Fort Johnson and advises Hodgdon that he has been sick and absent from his post so he cannot be blamed for any mistakes that were made.
July 29, 1798 Relative Qualifications of Major Generals, Etc. Alexander Hamilton George Washington Presents the case for his superior qualifications in relation to General Pinckney and warns Washington of the insufficiency of McHenry in the post of Secretary of War.
February 8, 1796 Muster of Colored Man in the Company of Capt. McRea Lovell Stephen Rochefontaine Lovell reported Jordan Kersey was a man of color mustered illegally by Rowan to the Company of Capt. McRea as a waiter.
February 12, 1796 Immediate Discharge for Daniel Downey due to Disability Stephen Rochefontaine William Simmons Immediate discharge of Daniel Downey requested, along with the paperwork for the discharge of Daniel Moses. Comments on Jordan Kersey, a man of color, enlisted in the corps of artillerists who was not allowed to march in ranks or wear the same uniform and his fellow soldiers.
June 22, 1800 Articles Sent to the Navy Stores Unknown Author [not available] Invoice of articles sent down to the Navy Stores.
November 8, 1800 Regarding Order of Hides to Be Used for Covering Ammunition Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Informs Whelen that the hides in question are for covering ammunition, and gives specifications for such articles. A note, possibly by Whelen, is appended.
July 26, 1798 Requests Return of Flag Used by Washington Eleanor Packe Custis James McHenry Considers McHenry an old friend, and hopes to see him soon along with Mrs. McHenry and their family. Refers to a color staff used by her grandfather either in the Revolutionary War or the French war, and requests that McHenry return the flag to her.
[not available] Itemized List of Flag-Making Materials Unknown Author [not available] Itemized list of flag materials, with amounts & prices.
September 10, 1799 Model for the Coat and Vest of the Dragoons, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton solicits McHenry's opinion on the models for the coat and vest for the dragoons and the helmet for the officers;
October 31, 1790 Knox discusses accomodations with Hodgdon Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Letter, discusses Knox's accomodations in Philadelphia.
March 7, 1791 Census of the People South of the Ohio River William Blount [not available] Governor Blount explains the process by which the Captains of Infantry are to take the census of the people in their districts within the territory of the United States living south of the Ohio River.
January 20, 1791 Settlements at the Yazoo John Armstrong Henry Knox Lieutenant Armstrong expresses his misgivings regarding the settlements by a number of "adventurers" on the Yazoo territory that seem to be contrary to the President's proclamation requiring the sanction of the government before such settlements could be authorized.
June 16, 1799 Our government does not deem an invasion impossible. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton warns that an invasion by the French is not unlikely and the proper precautions should be instituted.
May 11, 1799 Specifications for Uniforms James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry quotes Washington on the color of the cavalry's breeches (buff instead of white) and McHenry goes into some detail on the regulations related to the uniforms of artillery and infantry officers.
September 23, 1791 Accounting for horses Samuel Hodgdon Robert Benham The Quartermaster General requests that the Superintendent of the Horse Department take a very accurate account of all the horses - both public and private - now employed in the department. Asks that he account for the color, age, height, and marks of the horses.
November 22, 1785 Opening Address from Commissioners at Hopewell Treaty [not available] [not available] Commissioners state that they have been sent by Congress to meet to headmen of Cherokees. Express good wishes. The recount the contributions of Cherokees during the American Revolutionary War. Make reference to the sovereignty of congress, to a map, and point out that Congress wants none of their lands. Will listen to any grievances.
January 15, 1786 Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell Commissioners Plenipotentiary Congress of the United States PRINT document. Journal of the Treaty at Hopewell 7-15 January 1786
November 16, 1792 It is our desire for your people to lay down their arms. [not available] [not available] Representatives of the Six Nations report on their mission to the Westward Indians to get them to agree to a peaceful settlement.
December 31, 1784 Settlement for Lee's Legion A.W. Dunscomb Joseph Howell Settlement for a part of Lee's Legion and other pay matters
August 31, 1799 Information about Returning Stolen Horses David Henley Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation Refers to horses stolen prior to the previous treaty. Believes that the U.S. should pay for those horses one last time. Promises to write to the Secretary of State to make those arrangements. Requests that on the delivery of any stolen horse, a receipt be made, regulated by white agents, and that he be sent a full account. Requests information about William Brown of mixed race.
April 21, 1794 Six Nations reply to speech delivered by General Chapin on 10 February 1794 Six Nations of Indians Henry Knox Speech, declines invitation to Council at Venango; discusses boundary lines; discusses Indian confederacy; mentions Revolutionary War; mentions Congress; discusses Indian hostilities; discusses hostile Western Indians; discusses individual land purchases.
September 11, 1798 Measures for Georgia's Defense & Interactions with Blacks James McHenry James Jackson Apologizes for not responding earlier, due to the evacuation of the public offices from fever-stricken Philadelphia. Congratulates the recipient on Georgia's adoption of a new constitution, and hopes for a new period in which the federal government will not have headaches caused by "the western lands" [presumably of Georgia]. Also approves of Georgia and South Carolina's barring entrance to...