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October 30, 1794 Concern About the Interception of Mail by Traitors; Hopes to Overcome Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Craig Henry Knox A letter has been intercepted by a traitor, and they now search for him. Although the insurrection has desisted from burning houses, they seek to put down the Whiskey Rebellion and enforce submission to the laws of the United States.
June 25, 1787 Justices of the Peace of Luzerne Have No Copies of the Laws of the State Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin The Justices of the Peace for the County of Luzerne do not have copies of the laws of the State. Pickering hopes that the laws will be supplied to them at the State's expense. He notes that the people of the area would like to follow the laws, but cannot because they do not know what they are.
May 23, 1799 Selecting Officers for the Eventual Army James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry believes it is time to begin selecting officers to fill the ranks of the eventual army. He wants men of courage and ability and warns against partiality toward friends who have bad habits. Military appointments will not correct those habits.
July 21, 1792 Laws of the United States Henry Knox John Pratt Document largely illegible, references the laws of the United States.
April 2, 1799 Lists Cost of Cartouch Box Manufacture by William Laws Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry William Laws will make cartouch boxes according to the approved pattern. Outlines cost.
March 5, 1796 Mistake in Submission of Vouchers John Bryant William Simmons Bryant enclosed both the receipt and duplicate together in his submission of his account of expenditure. Bryant stated he would make out his account current agreeable to the direction of Simmons.
November 22, 1797 Delivery of Goods, Notification of Submission of Receipts David Henley Samuel Hodgdon Receipts and returns for goods dispensed to the Southwest of troop location which delayed their receipt and the subsequent submission of returns. Goods were examined and deemed to be of good quality.
May 24, 1795 Assurances of Proper Account and Receipt Submission Michael Kalteisen William Simmons Letter, mentions arrival of Dr. Gillasspy and discusses his account for subsistence.
February 19, 1800 Expedited Submission of Accounts James McHenry William Simmons McHenry urged Simmons to write various government officials and contractors to submit their accounts for settlement with reasonable hast. If there was some type of delay, McHenry stated that Simmons would then convey the reason to McHenry.
February 27, 1799 Deducting Twenty Cents From Each Statement William Laws Samuel Hodgdon If he is allowed to put in all the [?] pieces of leather, Laws pledges to deduct twenty cents from each statement.
December 10, 1799 Reply to the Address of the House of Representatives John Adams House of Representatives President Adams' reply to the House of Representatives' address, which was in reply to Adams' speech the of the 9th. Adams expresses confidence that the legislative and executive branches of the government will work well together during the coming legislative session.
September 23, 1800 Simmons Writes Orne About His Receipts and Quoted Expenditures William Simmons Joshua Orne Orne’s last submission of his account and receipts was found to be in proper order, and his quoted expenditures of $255.15 were confirmed. Orne is left with a balance of $1008 which will be carried over until the next settlement.
July 20, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Isaac Craig Simmons sends Craig copies of new laws passed by Congress.
July 20, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons sends Swan copies of new laws passed by Congress.
June 17, 1796 Documentation of Supplies Received Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Post notes received, more details on packages and supplies not contained on return noted. Craig asks several questions regarding submission of proper return.
May 1, 1800 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, James McHenry to Harrison Gray Otis James McHenry Harrison Gray Otis Notification of submission of report on the appropriation for the fortifications and defense of various harbors along the eastern seaboard. McHenry believed the sum was wholly inadequate to protect the locations.
October 6, 1794 Thompson's Appointment and Submission of Muster Rolls Alexander Thompson Joseph Howell Submits muster rolls and inquires about whether his new pay grade started at the date or appointment or the date of acceptance.
March 8, 1790 Laws of Delaware Related to Recruiting Joseph Howell Eleazer McComb Howell requests an extract of the laws of Delaware related to recruiting for the Continental Army.
January 6, 1800 Edward Wright to John Harris Edward Wright John Harris invoice for blankets and flints arrive with aforementioned supplies. Enclosed letter to brother who lives in Queen Anne County on Eastern Shore of Maryland. Letter contains bill, request for it to be honored with instructions on proper submission.
October 4, 1797 Helping to Enforce Local Laws, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The Comptroller of the Collector at Charleston has commented on the application of William Smith of that city. Capt. Kalteisen has expressed alarm at opinions provided by one of the Indians but will take no action without orders from McHenry. Wolcott maintains that officers of the government should assist in the enforcement of local laws so long as it is consistent with their regular duties.
October 27, 1798 Submission of Copy of Cabinet Circular Requesting Judgment of Decisions on New York Defense Plan James McHenry John Adams McHenry submits a copy of his circular to the heads of departments, which he prepared as per Adams' request that they adjudicate the rightness of his decision(s) regarding the New York Defense Plan.
March 4, 1800 Instructions for Submission of Separate Statements for Reimbursement William Simmons Rufus Graves Account of General Hamilton for sundry expenses incurred by Graves required separate statements. Simmons included detailed instructions for submission of appropriate paperwork for reimbursement.
January 10, 1799 Requests Adherence to Former Laws While Outlining Provisional Army James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to earlier communications and information requested by the President and the Senate concerning matters of the provisional army. Requests that Hamilton refer to the existing laws.
May 17, 1800 Pay of Lt. Thomas Howe James McHenry William Simmons Regarding the pay and emoluments of 2nd Lt. Thomas Y. Howe of the 11th Regiment of Infantry and appointed by Major General [Alexander] Hamilton as his secretary, he should be paid according to the law. Therefore, his pay will await the opinion of the officer whose duty it is to decide all matters relative to public accounts.
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...