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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 5, 1792 Savage Principle of Retaliation Governor Edward Telfair Henry Knox Governor Telfair discusses the measures taken to prevent further violence between whites and Indians on the western frontier of Georgia.
April 1797 [Memo discussing negotiation and war with France.] James McHenry [not available] Document, memorandum advises care in negotiating with France.
July 29, 1799 The principle you suggest cannot be put into practice. Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert "The principle you suggest for my consideration, though if it could be introduced it would work well, cannot in my opinion be put into practice. It would contravene too much pretension rooted as well in the human heart as in unconquerable prejudices of the military state by which expression I include the naval department. Carrying in the very fact an avowed preference humiliating to the pride of...
January 1, 1799 A Man of Much Honor & Integrity Charles Carroll Alexander Hamilton Carroll reaffirms his recommendation of the Count de Moelien, a man of honor, integrity, and good sense.
July 20, 1794 Fortifications at Norfolk John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox Letter from Engineer John Jacob Rivardi to the Secretary of War regarding the fortifications at Norfolk, the process of which has stressed the aforementioned engineer. Rivardi also notes that, "There is a large number of dissatisfied men who object altogether to fortification, from the same principle for which they object to every measure of Government" - attesting to the prevalent view at the...
May 31, 1800 Conversation Preceding McHenry's Resignation James McHenry John Adams Relates the minutes of a conversation between James McHenry and John Adams on the evening of May 5, 1800, which immediately preceded McHenry's tendering his resignation from the War Department. Adams believes Hamilton to be "a man devoid of every moral principle, a bastard."
January 15, 1799 Men Who Are Totally Unfit for Service as Soldiers George Ingersoll James McHenry Capt. Ingersoll seeks McHenry's approval of a General Court Martial in which Ingersoll seeks to discharge from the Army men who he believes are totally unfit for service as soldiers.
July 5, 1796 Ministers Setting Out for Mount Vernon, Etc. James McHenry George Washington Several ministers of France are setting out for Mount Vernon. It might be proper to be more particular with Mr. Adet especially respecting Mr. Pickering's questions. Major Kersey will be deranged on the principle of seniority. The army would benefit if he and Major Peters could be retained and Major Cushing deranged in their stead.
June 20, 1791 States Charged with Expenses of Arms and Ammunition Issued to Militia Henry Knox Henry Lee Militia and frontier protection; mentions state government and federal government responsibilities regarding the cost of arming citizens.
August 25, 1794 Virginia Will Do Her Duty Edward Carrington Alexander Hamilton Carrington assures Hamilton that Virginians will do their part in supporting the government's stand against the Pennsylvania insurgents. [Whiskey Rebellion]
May 27, 1786 Knox transmits Award to Colonel Pickens for actions at Cowpens Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Sword given to Pickens for service in the military, bravery, and patriotism.
November 24, 1793 Neutrality Henry Knox George Clinton Threats to neutrality.
January 12, 1793 War Dept. Personnel Issues Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox addresses personnel issues including pay (the paymaster is finally on site), promotions, reductions in force, pay raises, and training. Several Wabash chiefs have died of smallpox.
August 6, 1798 Proper Deductions Samuel Dyson William Simmons If two month's pay is twelve dollars than the pay for twenty days must be $2.66. The deductions seem to have used the same principle in all cases so Dyson may have made an error in his payroll.
April 8, 1795 Articles of Treaty Negotiations Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering - interim Secretary of War - provides General Wayne with instructions relative to the approaching treaty with the Indians.
May 21, 1798 I Have Indeed Been Suffering, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Ignoring, as usual, the principle that the purpose of handwriting is to communicate, Sargent mentions accepting an appointment, and that he has indeed been sufffering. He refers to the Secretary's office and offers his respects to Mrs. Hodgdon.
April 1797 Draft Letter, James McHenry to Unknown Recipient James McHenry Unknown Recipient Draft letter regarding political situation with France.
December 16, 1786 Letter to the Secretary at War John Pierce Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary at War from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General. Pierce was appointed by Congress for settling the pay accounts of the Revolutionary War Army. Letter concerns possible discrepancies between the recorded and actual pay of 1782 and 1783.
November 12, 1799 Permanent Fortifications Require the Sanction of the President Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton espouses to McHenry the general principle that permanent fortifications, and the expenses attached, should not be undertaken without the sanction of the Executive. He stesses that he has never violated this principle but exigencies in the field, such as those faced by General Wilkinson, might require that it be temporarily ignored.
July 7, 1798 Nomination as Commander-in-Chief John Adams George Washington President Adams notifies Washington of his nomination to be the Commander-in-Chief of the Provisional Army. Adams assures Washington that the Secretary of War would assist him while Adams is traveling.
February 23, 1798 Receiving Money from Young Clifford Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Letter, asks for help collecting money from young Clifford.
November 5, 1790 Concerning Rumors of Alcoholism Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar thanks Knox for his letter, and expresses distress that the president believes that "the bottle" incapacitates him. He defended his conduct and expressed firm belief that he acted as a soldier should.
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.
May 20, 1790 Joy makes recommendation to Knox George Joy Henry Knox Letter, recommends applicant for command of a Cutter.
December 24, 1799 Funeral Arrangements in Honor of George Washington William North Unknown Recipient Orders of Alexander Hamilton regarding the funeral arrangements to be made at all military stations and offices of the Army in honor of the late General George Washington.