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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 11, 1799 Appointment regarding McHenry's Official Conduct John Thompson James McHenry Requests that McHenry forward to him an extract of a particular letter. Thompson is making inquiry into the official conduct of McHenry.
November 8, 1788 Proposed collection of official papers Noah Webster Samuel Hodgdon Webster proposes a printed edition of a collection of official papers, which he claims Philadelphia gentlemen desire. Requests that communications be made with Francis Childs, the printer.
April 28, 1800 Opinion regarding an official printer for the president Samuel Chase James McHenry Discussed question of appointing an official printer for national gazette. Stated Constitution authorized the President to nominate a printer. Chase supported the proposal to authorize a public printer.
June 4, 1800 Official books and papers enroute the Washington Peter Hagner William Crafts Accounts will not be taken up until the official books and papers arrive at Washington.
February 20, 1801 Interrogatives regarding the Quartermaster General War Department [not available] An unknown War Office official is posing questions regarding the authority, orders, and movements of General Wilkins.
May 6, 1800 Resignation as Secretary of War James McHenry John Adams McHenry asks for permission to resign his position as Secretary of War, effective June 1. He promises to answer any inquiries about the activities and workings of the War Department. McHenry notes his own meritorious conduct in office, stating that he leaves behind record of this in the papers of the War Department.
March 31, 1794 Schedule of the official papers Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Schedule of the official papers which accompany the letter of Secretary of War Henry Knox to Major General Anthony Wayne. Itemized list of letters and notations on the contents of individual letters.
September 8, 1798 I Will Not Hold the Position on the Plan Proposed Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton assures McHenry that he will not hold the commission on the proposed plan and will say so when given the opportunity.
December 7, 1798 Calling for official written opinions outside of the direction of the President Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott informs McHenry that he has responded to his request for the opinion of the Department Secretaries on the issue of the Provisional Army and its order of rank. Wolcott strongly suggests, however, that in the future, McHenry should not call for written official opinions without the direction of the President.
March 4, 1794 Duties of Secretary of State Henry Knox Edmund Randolph Memorandum from Secretary Knox to Secretary Randolph discussing foreign inquires and the publication of official communications. Knox seeks delineation of bureaucratic responsibilities in matters of foreign correspondence. Argues that the Secretary of State ought to be the "national organ and not merely the executive for foreign commerce," and that therefore it is his duty to answer the inquiries...
April 6, 1784 Official Congressional Approval of Treaty with Northwest Indians Thomas Mifflin [not available] Official naming and appointment of commissioners. Commissioners given permission by Congress to agree upon boundary line.
September 24, 1798 Relative Rank of the Three Major Generals George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington confides to Hamilton that he cannot comment on the relative rank of the three major generals until he receives an official account of the President's determination.
September 10, 1795 Notification of Official Certificate for Appointment as Indian Comissioner Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Encloses official certificate of Wadsworth's appointment as commissioner for the treaty with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians. Notes that the certificate is similar to that lately granted to General Anthony Wayne, only varying in the power given to the commissioner. [The certificate is here preserved as a separate file of the same date].
July 22, 1798 My Zeal for Public Service, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton pledges to travel to Philadelphia to meet with McHenry as soon as the official communication of his appointment arrives.
May 3, 1792 Knox Informs Williams of Promotion Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Letter, advises regarding appointment as Brigadier General.
February 2, 1801 House of Representatives Resolution Regarding Loss of Papers and Official Books to Fire John H. Oswald [not available] Requests information from Dept of War and Treasury regarding destruction of documents and how to settle accounts whose records were lost.
February 4, 1798 Letter Citation Captain Samuel Nicholson James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Nicholson, 03/14/1798. Preparations for authorizing official navy under way. Officers to be appointed.
October 4, 1797 Rejected Claims for Repayment William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Account vouchers to be examined, results communicated to Freeman. Simmons denied repayment of officers for justices fees incurred during administration of official oaths. Claims considered "altogether novel" and inadmissible.
September 23, 1786 Suspicions surrounding an official John Pierce Samuel Barrett Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts regarding suspicions surrounding a particular official; mentions working with the Attorney General.
May 19, 1794 Enclosed Act for Mustering Soldiers Henry Knox Richard Howell Official letter ordering the muster and readiness of soldiers of New Jersey by order of President. Pay and rations for each rank listed in letter.
July 22, 1796 [Copy Private] Algiers Frigate Construction George Washington James McHenry No delays found in construction of Algiers frigate construction.
April 11, 1787 Congress Has Disbanded Troops; Soldiers' Pay Problems; Replacing Troops Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Says that Congress has disbanded "the troops," because it was unable to pay them. Believes that the pay due to Connecticut troops is around $2000, asks for Wadsworth's help in seeing they are paid once the Connecticut loan office comes through. Notes that 2 companies of artillerists are due to replace the troops now at Springfield [Armory?]; discusses another case of one unit's relief by...
July 22, 1796 Alexander Scott's power of attorney Peter Hagner A.W. Dunscomb Returns copy of the power of attorney and assignment for the pay of Alexander Scott with a certificate.
March 14, 1798 Request to Forward Enclosed Letters to Commissioned Officers of the Ship Constitution James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson Preparations for authorizing official navy under way. Officers to be appointed.
April 18, 1785 [Order of Congress] Henry Knox Nicholas Fish Official promotion to rank of Major by Congress.