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April 8, 1799 Calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "The Commander in Chief having approved the idea of calling the Paymaster to the Seat of Government, I send you, enclosed by his direction, an order for him repair to the Seat of Government."
January 18, 1794 Request Granted Henry Knox David Henley Henley's request to return to the seat of government to complete an unspecified task granted by Knox.
March 19, 1799 Repair Without Delay to the Seat of Insurrection Samuel H. Stackhouse Alexander Hamilton "We beg leave in behalf of ourselves and sixty more young men to offer our services & to engage to repair without delay to the seat of insurrection in Northampton County, Pennsylvania."
March 14, 1799 Paymaster General at the Seat of Government Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton believes that the Paymaster Genral should be located at the seat of government but seeks Washington's instruction on this matter.
October 8, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain James Bruff, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while detained at Seat of Government by order of Brigadier General Wilkinson William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $55.20 to Captain James Bruff, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while detained at Seat of Government by order of Brigadier General Wilkinson.
April 14, 1800 Statement of Monies Expended by Indian Department, with details William Simmons James McHenry In response to request from McHenry, Simmons enclosed the accounts of the Indian Department. Expenses included contingent expenses, presents to Indians on their visits to the seat of government,expenses attending their journeys and during their stay at the seat of government for the years between 1798 and 1799. Details follow.
November 26, 1800 New Seat of Government in Washington United States Senate John Adams Letter from the United States Senate to President John Adams, respecting the new seat of government in Washington, D.C., and subjects of legislative consideration.
August 21, 1796 Discussion of Transition of Government to a More Permanent Seat William Vans Murray James McHenry Discussion of transition of government to a more permanent seat.
March 19, 1800 The Need for Magazines Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton asserts the need for smaller magazines in the great military districts so it is not necessary to resort to traveling, for all articles of military supply, to the seat of government.
November 26, 1800 Hope that New Seat of Government is Sound John Adams United States Senate Acknowledged G. Washington's memory, hoped that new seat of government will be sound and that Congress will be productive under Divine guidance.
July 31, 1800 Keeping the Muskets in a Perfect State of Repair Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams hopes no other fate has befallen the money sent to him by way of Boston. He believes that the muskets, bayonets, ramrods, and springs received from Oxford should be put in a state of repair. The superintendent says he requires a written order to undertake this work so Hodgdon furnished the order believing it is Hodgdon's desire to have them kept in a perfect state of repair.
January 14, 1800 Certification of payment; Lieutenant Zebulon Pike for expenses when ordered to travel from Easton to the seat of government William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; Lieutenant Zebulon Pike for expenses when ordered to travel from Easton Pennsylvania to the seat of government
March 2, 1801 Certification of payment; Major Thomas H. Cushing for expenses for himself and servant while detained at seat of government on extra service William Simmons [not available] Certification of payment; $378 to Major Thomas H. Cushing for expenses for himself and servant while detained at seat of government on extra service.
December 3, 1799 Certification of payment; Anthony Foster, for supplies furnished and payments made by order of Brigadier General Robertson to Wolf’s Friend (Indian) William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $287.65 to Anthony Foster, for supplies furnished and payments made by order of Brigadier General Robertson to Wolf’s Friend (Indian), while enroute to the seat of government.
November 6, 1799 No Good News from the Seat of Government James Wilkinson Nicholson Wilkinson argued for Nicholson but there are strong prejudices against him. Nicholson's rank and emoluments will be preserved.
May 23, 1799 Acquisition of Lands Useful to the United States, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton has authorized Colonel Strong to withdraw from the post at Michilimacnac since Strong could not be reinforced at that post and his force could be better utilized elsewhere on the northwestern frontier. It will be better to arrange a treaty with the Indians relative to the sale of their land rather than have the land go to private individuals. He worries that his letter requiring General...
April 16, 1800 Cost of Indians Traveling to Seat of Government James McHenry Robert Goodloe Harper Enclosed information regarding Indian relations. Accountant requested information on the travel expenses related to Indians to seats of government. Mentioned increasing the influence of U.S. within Indian land through agents of the government; citing a U.S. presence would decrease the frequency of visits from... Also enclosed letter from several governors regarding rations allocated to...
October 4, 1800 Treason Afoot James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Afraid there are "persons pretending to possess the authority of our government" who entered into "treasonous conventions with Great Britain and Toussaint" McHenry advised Wolcott to obtain a copy of the free trade agreement with St. Domingo along with all other documents associated with this subject before Wolcott leaves the seat of government.
December 13, 1798 "Reasonable Expenses" James McHenry William Simmons Major Cushing is extremely desirous that he be reimbursed for the expenses he incurred when ordered by General Wilkinson to proceed from Tennessee to the seat of government. The principle of settlement should be that "reasonable expenses" should be provided based on similar claims in the past.
May 5, 1799 [PRIVATE] Rank and Commission George Washington James McHenry Relative rank of officers; remarks on Mercer's refusal of an appointment.
June 12, 1798 Authorization to assume the seat of Secretary of War in James McHenry's absence John Adams Timothy Pickering President John Adams authorizes Secretary of State Timothy Pickering to assume the duties of the Secretary of War James McHenry in his absence from the seat of government.
May 9, 1785 Request to meet at the office at New York; movement of government offices John Pierce Joseph Howell Request to meet at the office at New York in order to pursue business. Mentions the movement of offices. Business should be conducted wherever the Treasury Board sits.
March 22, 1784 Account with Robert Morris John Jacob Faesch Samuel Hodgdon Personal letter giving instructions for the repair of Faesch's carriage. Also discussues Faesch's account with the Financier of the United States, Robert Morris.
July 18, 1796 Boundary Lines George Washington James McHenry Problems defining boundary between U.S. and Cherokee land. No commissioners have been appointed to task. Boundary must be run immediately in order to maintain peace. Hopes the visit of Cherokee chiefs will not occur until November. Discusses sale of wood not being used immediately to build/repair frigates.
December 3, 1800 Certification of payment; 2d Lieutenant Joseph H. Dwight, 1st Regiment of Infantry for travel expenses Oxford Massachusetts to Washington William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $62.60 to 2d Lieutenant Joseph H. Dwight, 1st Regiment of Infantry for travel expenses Oxford Massachusetts to Washington, including stage hire and extra expenses while detained at seat of government, by order of Brigadier General Wilkinson.