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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 16, 1795 Discussion of Gosport Navy Yard & Frigate Planks William Pennock Josiah Fox Letter, discusses plank for Frigates; describes situation of Gosport Naval yard.
July 12, 1791 Avoid an Open Rupture with the Crown Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox warns against incidents that may incite the British since the present situation of the United States inhibits actions against them unless the honor of the country is at stake.
March 16, 1786 Estate of Patrick Flanagan Barnabas Curley Joseph Howell The author is writing on behalf of the estate of his late Step Brother, Patrick Flanagan, who died in the war. The author's responsibilities at his farm prevent him from coming to New York himself so he is sending his application by way of Thomas Flowers, who also will bear the recipient's reply back to the author. Flanagan's term of service and units are included.
October 15, 1794 Request for Accompanying Muster Rolls Constant Freeman Joseph Howell Freeman noted he tried to follow the rules of the Comptroller to the best of his ability. Some regulations regarding muster rolls were impossible to adhere to in the present situation.
December 8, 1798 Our Lack of Laboratory Preparations Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon worries that no provisions have been made for the buildings or materials needed for the preparation of the laboratories. The lack of all kinds of stores for the magazines will soon be felt if immediate steps are not taken.
August 12, 1791 Lillie discusses international politics with Knox John Lillie Henry Knox Letter, describes politics of Morocco; discusses present to Emperor.
January 6, 1784 Military Stores in the Peace Establishment Samuel Hodgdon Worsley Emes Discusses the peace establishment as regards places of deposit for United States military stores and the possibilities for Captain Emes's continuation in the service. He will receive preference from Hodgdon in peace establishment appointments.
September 14, 1786 Account of Captain Stith John Pierce John Hopkins Writes that the accounts of Capt. Stith for settlement cannot in the present situation be admitted, as they are entirely unsupported by vouchers.
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."
February 8, 1788 The Accounts Cannot Be Closed in Their Present Situation John P. de Haas Joseph Howell Howell informs De Haas that the Commissioners of the Treasury have reported that his accounts cannot be closed as they currently exist.
November 15, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, Chapin discusses complaint against Wemple; discusses Indians; discusses Six Nations annuity.
January 24, 1784 Pay Request John McGowan John Pierce McGowan - soldier in the Invalid Corps - is requesting pay. McGowan was not paid because he was not in the field with the rest of the troops.
July 11, 1790 Jackson asks Knox to find employment for Captain Phelon Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends candidate for appointment.
July 10, 1790 Cavanaugh requests meeting with Knox William Cavanaugh Henry Knox Letter, asks for meeting with Knox.
August 18, 1795 My Situation Is Become More Presssing John Vermonnet William Simmons Vermonnet laments that he has yet to receive orders from the Secretary of War nor has he received an answer from Simmons on account of his salary. Since his situation has become even more pressing, he requests a prompt reply relative to this important matter.
October 22, 1794 The Situation at Springfield David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Writing in code, Ames provides a detailed explanation of the current situation at the Public Armory at Springfield as well as a list of wanted articles that includes the cost of each article.
August 28, 1789 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, recommends bearer for appointment.
August 27, 1798 My Situation Has Become Disagreeable, Etc. B. H. Phillips Samuel Hodgdon Because he has received no letters, intelligence, or information, Phillips complains that his situation has become very disagreeable. Still he will endeavor to do his duty.
August 9, 1793 Invalids and the Pension List Edmund Randolph Henry Knox The Attorney General is trying to work with the Secretary of War to deal with the issue of invalids and the Pension List. Suggests writing a letter to some of the invalids to make them aware of the present situation.
October 3, 1789 John Crane seeks the assistance of Knox on a pay matter John Crane Henry Knox Letter, asks for balance of account.
May 7, 1792 Reluctantly Accepting a Commission as Brigadier General Rufus Putnam Henry Knox With reluctance, Israel Putnam informs Knox that he will accept his appointment as a brigadier general despite concerns regarding his advanced age, his health, and his family. He insists that the appointment be temporary and that he be able to retain his current position in the civil department.
June 5, 1789 Your expectations will be disappointed Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox expresses his appreciation of Lincoln's situation but feels that his expectations will not be fulfilled.
May 23, 1793 Interposition of the General Government in an Incident Occurring Within a State Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox discusses the circumstances in which the general government would intervene in a military situation occurring within a state's borders.
February 17, 1799 Impossible to Make Satisfactory Returns, Etc. Charles Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Anderson explains why he has not forwarded a return of business and expenditures for the year 1798. There are so many small parties sent in separate directions that he scarcely has an hour's leisure so it has been impossible to make satisfactory returns.
April 29, 1799 Promises to Remedy Embarrassing Situation with Rent for Powder Magazine Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Reports that the Secretary of War will assist in remedying the embarrassing situation regarding the rent due for powder magazine. Through the multiplicity of business this has been overlooked until now.