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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 9, 1788 Supplement to the Land Ordinance of 1785 Congress of the United States [not available] A supplement to an ordinance entitled An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing lands in Western territory.
August 7, 1786 An Ordinance for the Regulation of Indian Affairs Congress of the United States [not available] Rules governing Indian Department, trade with Indian Nations,
March 4, 1788 Accounts of the State of Connecticut, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. John Pierce Wolcott informs Pierce that he has done his best to arrange the accounts of the State of Connecticut in the manner directed by the Ordinance of Congress. He refers to Mr. Brownson's desire for employment as a government accountant in New York.
February 25, 1790 Examine the Subject of the Enclosed Letter Fisher Ames Joseph Howell Asks the Commissioner of Army Accounts to examine the subject of the enclosed letter, concerning a claim and vouchers.
October 19, 1786 Lieutenant George Winchester's account Joseph Howell John White Regarding Lt. George Winchester's account, a mistake was made which resulted in $83[&]56/90 still being due the US. Perhaps the recipient can recall one of Winchester's certificates which would rectify the situation. He also received the sum of $80 pay for service in 1782 from the Dept. of Prisoners but he may still feel he is due this sum. Also, Congress has eliminated the recipient's...
September 6, 1790 Estimated rent of Ordinance Department in Philadelphia Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Estimated payment of rents for the Ordinance Department in Philadelphia.
October 12, 1795 Money for the Ordinance Department William Simmons George Fleming Informs George Fleming that Samuel Fisher will remit him money for the Ordinance Department.
December 2, 1794 Collection of Arms, Ordinance, and Supplies Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Militia of New Jersey ordered to relinquish all arms, ordinance, and supplies to military stores. Knox advised that the agent should expect to receive and report all objects collected.
March 18, 1784 General Return of Ordinance, Military and Quartermaster's Stores Samuel Hodgdon [not available] General return of ordinance, military and Quarter Master's stores at the several posts [for] the periods undermentioned.
January 5, 1796 Pay of Michael Houdin, keeper of the Ordinance and Military Stores at Albany, New York William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $90 is due Michael G. Houdin, being his pay as keeper of the Ordinance and Military Stores at Albany from Oct.-Dec. 1795.
March 9, 1785 Regarding Congress's election of Henry Knox to Office of Secretary of War Charles Thomson Henry Knox Charles Thomson sends to Henry Knox a letter informing him of his appointment by Congress to the Office of Secretary at War.
July 13, 1787 Congressional resolution regarding government of the northwest territory Charles Thomson [not available] Congressional ordinance establishing governing authority in the northwest territories.
December 19, 1788 Accounts of Maryland and Delaware John White Joseph Howell Has been too ill to journey to Philadelphia, therefore forwards accounts of Maryland and Delaware.
1785 Ordinance and military stores in the magazine and arsenals at Springfield Henry Knox John Bryant Orders to maintain current position until Congress passes a law stating otherwise. Instructions for maintaining magazine and arsenal.
January 5, 1796 Account of Claude Pourcheresse, Clerk of Ordinance and Military Stores at Springfield Massachusetts William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $168.75 is due Claude Pourcheresse, Clerk of Ordinance and Military Stores at Springfield, being the balance due him from July-Dec. 1795 and for the transport of his baggage from Philadelphia to Springfield, Massachusetts.
March 21, 1786 [The Secretary at War to whom was referenced certain letters from Major John Palsgrave Wyllys to the said Secretary] Henry Knox Congress of the United States General Knox's recommendations to Congress in regards to the case of Major Wyllys for illegally trying two soldiers and placing them under sentence of death. Believed suspension was a better punishment than arrest. If Congress does not agree, Knox asks for them to offer an acceptable alternative.
January 20, 1789 Settling of accounts William Irvine Joseph Howell Authors observe by the ordinance of Congress for settling accounts between United States and states, the commissioners of districts are directed to lodge in Howell's office the claims of the several states. Mention that they are ready to receive any papers and communications.
March 13, 1787 Letter Signed, Henry Knox to Major General Richard Butler Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Letter, discusses prospects of peace with indians; mentions lack of funds for war; discusses how congress works; discusses Shays' Rebellion.
March 13, 1785 Rufus King encourages Knox to accept nomination to Secretary at War Rufus King Henry Knox Rufus King sends to Henry Knox a letter acknowledging the insufficiency of the salary of Secretary of War. But King asks Knox to consider reimbursement for travel and rent to assuage any inclinations Knox may have about rejecting the appointment due to low pay.
February 10, 1784 Estimate of Money needed for engraving, DeGrasse Ordinance, portrait painting Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate includes Aaron Musgrave portrait painting, transportation of clothing, ordnance for Count Degrasse, Doctor Warfield forage, General Hazen.
October 10, 1786 Effect of hostile intentions of Indians on surveying business Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Because of hostile intentions of Indians, Captain Hutchins declined to prosecute surveying business and retired to the Ohio River. Captain Hamtramck is to provide a detachment for security. Hutchins is zealous to carry out the ordinance of Congress and resume surveying, but Indian situation is dangerous.
November 1, 1784 Instructions on sale of military stores Samuel Hodgdon Philip Van Ransalear Samuel Hodgdon sends to Philip Van Ransaliar a letter that provides instructions on the sale of military stores and the settlement of outstanding accounts.
August 3, 1792 Regulations for receiving and distributing public materials Henry Knox Unknown Recipient The organization of the Legions having been decided upon, Secretary Knox outlines regulations to govern the distribution of materials from the military stores.
February 28, 1785 Return of Ordnance and Military Stores at West Point William Price Unknown Recipient William Price, Deputy Commissioner of Military Stores, issues a return of military stores on hand at West Point to an unknown recipient.
September 1, 1785 Price Gives Knox a Return of the Ordinance and Stores at West Point William Price Henry Knox William Price, Deputy Commissary of Military Stores, encloses a monthly return for ordinance and stores to the Secretary at War, Henry Knox. Price states that the armorers require oil and borax for weapons maintenance.