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November 13, 1799 No Provision in the Law for Chaplains Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith In reply to Smith's letter of November 11, 1799, states: "There is no provision in the law for chaplains, and I cannot therefore comply with your wishes. I am nevertheless deeply impressed with the importance of divine service among the troops and heretofore made it a subject of communication with the Secretary of War..."
January 12, 1797 Discussion of Legislative Provision James McHenry Dwight Foster Discussion of legislative provision. References Indian affairs.
May 31, 1795 Provision Return of William Rickard William Rickard Timothy Pickering Provision Return of the 12th Company of Infantry in the 3rd Sub-Legion of the United States for the month of May 1795.
May 7, 1800 Copies of Provision Return Records William Simmons Mahlon Ford In response to request by Ford, Simmons enclosed copies of provision return records of Capt. R.S. Blackburn. Simmons only included records of the last settlement of William Westwood's account, believing that the sample was indicative of the entire account.
February 28, 1786 Provision for Disabled Soldiers Charles Thomson John Langdon Requests information regarding action taken by New Hampshire on Congress's recommendation to make an annual provision for those officers, soldiers, and seamen disabled in the United States service in the Revolutionary War.
October 27, 1798 Mistakes on Provision Returns Robert Osborn William Simmons Osborn has been charged with mistakes on his provision returns for June and September. The former was made by the contractor and the one for September is in error since Osborn has not drawn rations since August which will be verified by examining the accounts of Mr. Meminger, the contractor.
August 23, 1791 Request for More Cartridges Patrick Phelon Samuel Hodgdon Captain Patrick Phelon reports all men accounted for, but box of ammunition did not contain amount expected. Requests that Col Hodgdon send ammunition on next provision boat.
November 21, 1796 Monthly rations drawn twice William Simmons William Willson Provides Willson with copies of his provision returns showing that he has drawn rations twice in one month by mistake and must apply the pay to a subsequent month
June 4, 1796 Informing Talbot of the Cancellation of his Frigate James McHenry Captain Silas Talbot McHenry informs Talbot that Congress has decided to limit the number of frigates to be built to three, and not made any provision to continue the pay and subsistence of the captains of the cancelled frigates.
December 9, 1800 Receipt for Forage and Provision [not available] [not available] Receipt for $12.50 received for forage and provisions supplied to Brigadier General Wilkinson and his suite.
May 12, 1800 Forwarded Letter William Simmons Aaron Ogden Simmons forwarded a letter from Lieut. Howard with an enclosed provision return given by him to the contractor at Reading. Provision return required explanation.
August 24, 1791 Horses and Transport of Supplies Arthur St. Clair Wilkes No one arrived to make arrangements for transportation of contractor's supplies, so the letter writer did it himself. Mr. Ernest appears to have duplicated his arrangements.
November 14, 1799 Arrangement of Relative Rank & Importance of Chaplains Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton informs Col. Rice that the arrangement of relative rank does not meet with his approval. There is no provision in the law for chaplains but he believes that divine services for the men are important so he has written to the Secretary of War on the subject.
November 15, 1800 Article of Agreement for the Provision of Supplies Samuel Dexter [not available] Articles of Agreement between the War Department and a contractor for three month's provision of supplies and rations.
November 5, 1799 Reimbursement of Officers Who Purchase Equipment for Their Men Alexander Hamilton [not available] Circular to the Commandants of Regiments: Officers who have purchased articles to equip their men cannot expect to be reimbursed but if the regimental commandants would agree to donate part of their pay for this purpose, they would provide an essential service to the army.
January 22, 1801 Dicussing with Congressman Nicholas the Possibility of a Pension for Mr. Hendrick William Simmons John Nicholas Simmons writes Congressman Nicholas about the claim of Benjamin Hendrick for a pension. Simmons feels that this subject is a matter for the Secretary of War, but notes that he does not deem himself knowledgeable enough to determine whether the Secretary of War will place Hendrick on the pension list under the circumstances explained to Simmons by Nicholas. Simmons suggests that a special...
January 17, 1786 Concerning a Claim for Pay John Pierce Mons. Desdevan Discusses Desdevan's claim for pay and certain allowance for his service in the Revolutionary War.
November 14, 1794 [No. 43] Movement of Troops Henry Knox Isaac Craig Captain Lyman and his detachment to remain in Pittsburgh and not descend Ohio river this season. Hutchins detachment to march from Pittsburgh and will be joined by recruits. Gov. Lee to make provisions for troops and protection in Western counties.
February 28, 1786 Letter from Congress to the Governor of Rhode Island Charles Thomson William Greene Discusses Invalid pensions; discusses state government of Rhode Island.
August 20, 1798 Abstracts for Disbursements with Packets John Wilkins, Jr. John Steele Wilkins sends five abstracts for disbursements of cash to various departments, including the hospital, Indian, provision, ordnance, and Quartermaster's. He asks that Steele acknowledge receipt of the abstracts and accompanying packets.
November 1, 1792 Sargent Recommends Sebastian for Judge Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, discusses provision for Judge Advocate of the Army; recommends Sebastian for Judge of territory.
April 8, 1799 Copy of a contract made with Thomas Atkinson to furnish rations to US troops in the county of Hunterdon New Jersey [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Thomas Atkinson of Trenton New Jersey and Jonathan Rhea also of Trenton, on behalf of Secretary of War for provision of rations to troops and recruits at the recruiting rendezvous at Trenton.
June 9, 1797 Whiskey on Hand Isaac Craig James McHenry Requests orders on how to dispose of whiskey previously intended for John Park who cannot receive it due to lack of instructions.
November 2, 1799 Allotment of Rations, Forage, Spirits,and Women Alexander Hamilton James Read Hamilton describes the rules regarding the allotment of rations, forage, and spirits to officers and men but there are no established rules on the subject of forage or provision of artificers for the Infantry. Four women are allowed to a company.
December 1, 1798 Men & Women for Whom Passage is to be Paid, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Commanding Officer, Troops Embarked for Charleston Upon arriving in Charleston, the Commanding Officer of the Troops is to give the captain of the vessel the number of men and women for whom the United States is to pay the passage and the freight of their articles.