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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 10, 1799 Promotion of Eli Forbes Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton observes that the promotion of Eli Forbes to Captain should take place unless the rules of promotion to be adopted would be an obstacle to the promotion.
September 3, 1799 Discussion of Promotion according to Presdential Regulation James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses regulations of the President relating to rank and promotion. Transmits information from lieutenant colonels. Considers the rule of promotion a good one.
September 20, 1786 Promotion considered John Pierce Captain William Stuart The Commissioner of Army Accounts encloses the results of his examination into Capt. William Stuart's pretensions to promotion.
August 21, 1798 Promotion of Officers Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Wolcott unable to relocate due to the injury it would cause in his career. Appointment and promotion of officers discussed.
September 9, 1799 Rules of Rank & Promotion Abraham R. Ellery [not available] President Adams (via Hamilton, in turn via Ellery) stipulates rules of rank and promotion in the U.S. Army. Establishes relative rank as it stood at the end of "the war," for those who served until its end and those who did not. Prescribes the line of promotion, including statement that the officer next in rank below a vacancy should be considered first for filling it, though this is subject to...
May 7, 1798 Promotion to Captain James McHenry Samuel Vance Lieutenant Samuel Vance is notified of his promotion to Captain in the 3rd Regiment, and that vice Howell has resigned.
June 25, 1799 [Private] Promotion of Wilkinson George Washington James McHenry Affirmed McHenry's desire to promote Wilkinson to Major General.
May 7, 1799 Merit to Determine Rank John Adams James McHenry McHenry's advice that rank from revolutionary war should determine promotion, Adams believed merit was the only qualifying factor. Enclosed letters soliciting for recommendations.
May 7, 1798 Promotion of William Tharp James McHenry William Tharp President by and with advice and consent of senate has promoted Tharp to a Lieutenant in the Cavalry.
September 15, 1799 Officers Listed in Comformity with Rules Relative to Rank and Promotion George Washington James McHenry Washington encloses to McHenry the enclosures in McHenry to Washington, September 3, 1799. Also encloses "A list of Lieutenant Colonels and Majors...ranked agreeably to the documents from the War Office and in conformity with the rules adopted by the President of the United States relative to rank and promotion in the Army."
March 16, 1792 [DUPLICATE] Request for Acceptance or Rejection of Promotion Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Secretary at War issues a warrant for Captain Burbeck's promotion to Major. Enclosed act of Congress that determined pay, rations, and emoluments for Burbeck's perusal.
April 13, 1788 Regarding promotion Joseph Savage Edward Carrington Correspondence between Savage and Colonel Carrington on military matters. Savage writes that if he is not allowed a certain promotion, it will be the "highest degree of Injustice". Requests a reply as soon as possible.
July 30, 1798 Candidates for Military Promotion James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry solicits Hamilton's opinion of each of the gentlemen who are on a list of candidates for military promotion.
March 14, 1800 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, Alexander Hamilton to Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Notification that commission for Lieut. Spring was sent to the Sec. of War, other vacancies will be filled via promotion. Expressed happiness that order and subordination was restored among men under Rice.
June 27, 1799 Expresses Concern about Wilkinson's Promotion James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to General [James] Wilkinson's claims to promotion and his own promise not to oppose, but warns of the danger of half-confidences. Concerned about expectations from Spain. Requests that Hamilton not say anything to him about this discussion.
June 27, 1799 Half-Confidence is Bad James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry approves the creation of a troop of horse as a model to ascertain the improvements needed in cavalry tactics. He affirms that Wilkinson's promotion should first be approved by General Washington and, most importantly, Wilkinson's commercial pursuits with Spain must be dissolved before he can gain the confidence required for a promotion.
May 26, 1800 Tousard's Promotion Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Tousard announces that the President has authorized a commission for him as a lieutenant colonel of the Second Regiment to be Inspector of Artillery.
July 29, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department Peter Hagner Meriwether Lewis Hagner confirms receipt of pay and muster rolls. Hagner also discusses the status of Mr. Davis' receipt and Lewis's promotion.
August 25, 1799 Settlement of a Rule of Promotion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton complains that the recent appointments in Colonel Bentley's regiment appear to have been made without reference to guiding principles. Hamilton believes hat this practice will lead to considerable dissatisfaction among the officers affected. He recommends that Bentley's appointments be rescinded and that future appointments in all regiments be made according to well-established rules of...
July 6, 1794 Request for Information on Promotion to Capt. and Closure of Accounts John Tillinghast Joseph Howell Request for verdict on whether Tillinghast will be allowed Captain's pay from the date he was promoted to the present. Hopes his accounts will be closed as quickly as possible, can provide any missing documents that are required to settle the account.
November 12, 1799 RE Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning the appointment, transfer, promotion, discharge, desertion, leave, and assignment of individual officers and soldiers.
June 26, 1799 Notification of Appointment James McHenry Henry Rutledge Washington approved of Wilkinson's appointment to Major in Infantry. Senate must approve promotion. Advised to wait in the ready for Maj. Gen. Hamilton's orders.
October 8, 1799 Public Opinion on Selection of Officers Philip Schuyler James McHenry Promotion of Solomon Van Renssalear, and general opinion of public that officers should be selected from class of citizens that have vested interest in the welfare of the land.
November 1, 1799 RE Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers. James Cochran Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning the appointment, transfer, promotion, discharge, desertion, leave, and assignment of individual officers and soldiers.
November 12, 1799 RE Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Routine correspondence concerning the appointment, transfer, promotion, discharge, desertion, leave, and assignment of individual officers and soldiers.