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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 25, 1799 Delivery of Drum and Sticks James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver drum and drumsticks for company of Provisional Army.
November 7, 1791 Updates on Troop Movement and Expenses Isaac Craig Henry Knox Barracks in disrepair, housing must be rented to accommodate troops. Post to be established at junction of Mad River and Miami River. Theft of horses major problem. Request for money to discharge current accounts of provisional items, money should not be in post notes. Request leave to travel to Philadelphia.
July 27, 1798 Supplies for Provisional Army James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver swords and pistols for troops of Provisional Army.
September 26, 1798 Candidates for the Provisional Army James McHenry Josias Carvel Hall Responds to an earlier letter by affirming that he has placed a recommended individual's name on the list of candidates - to be presented to the President - for a position in the Provisional Army.
August 1, 1798 Concerning the bill to establish the Provisional Army James McHenry George Washington Encloses the act to establish the Provisional Army, which he says does not provide for a quartermaster general.
May 1, 1799 Appointing officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry Benjamin Goodhue Argues that it would be better to fully prepare and appoint officers for the Provisional Army now than wait until immediate danger comes.
June 25, 1800 Inquiry into the Supposed Reduction of the Provisional Army John Adams Samuel Dexter Forwards a letter from two officers; Adams professes no knowledge of a plan to reduce the provisional army or the volunteer corps. Consults Dexter on the matter.
September 18, 1798 Missing Stores Nathaniel Leonard Samuel Hodgdon Notes discrepancy between invoice and items received. Missing items listed. Mentioned that if items were lost by the boatman that transported them he is responsible.
October 1, 1798 Arrangment of rank for Generals in the Provisional Army George Washington James McHenry Washington determines the arrangement of rank for the Generals in the Provisional Army: Henry Knox first, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney second, and Alexander Hamilton third. Actual letter not available.
October 8, 1798 On the Provisional Army and its domestic opposition Uriah Tracy James McHenry Uriah Tracy informs James McHenry that Governor Jonathan Trumbull and Colonel Wadsworth from Connecticut are preparing names for officers in an additional regiment for the Provisional Army. Tracy expresses frustration with many Americans' opposition to the Provisional Army, including a reluctant John Adams. Tracy insists that the officers for the twelve regiments of the Provisional Army need to...
May 8, 1800 List of officers for the Provisional Army William Grove James McHenry Concerning a list of officers for the Provisional Army, particularly the omission of Mr. Martin which he discusses in detail.
September 12, 1798 Plans for the Provisional Army to President Adams James McHenry George Washington Writes to Washington that the dispatch for President Adams on the subject of the plans for the Provisional Army have not yet been prepared, but will hopefully be completed soon.
June 1, 1799 Captain of Infantry for the Provisional Army Bartholomew Dandridge James McHenry Dandridge informs McHenry that he must turn down his appointment to be Captain of Infantry for the Provisional Army due to engagements in Europe out of his control.
July 13, 1798 Concerning the appointment of officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry George Washington Asks Washington if it would be proper for John Adams to proceed in appointing officers for the proposed Provisional Army, which he says will consist of approximately 10,000 troops.
April 19, 1799 Lists Items Needed for New Galley in Pittsburgh before Sailing Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Col. Craig informs him that the galley built in Pittsburgh awaits a few items before it can descend the river. Some of the necessary items are in store; others must be purchased.
1798 Major Generals of the Provisional Army James McHenry [not available] Memorandum listing the specific dates of commission for the three Major Generals of the Provisional Army - Knox, Pinckney, and Hamilton.
July 14, 1798 On the appointment of officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry George Washington Response to McHenry's questions on the Provisional Army. Argues that - in the event of the bill being passed into law - President Adams should appoint officers for the army without delay, although the appointment of higher offices is not as urgent. Says field officers should be composed of proper and fit men.
April 22, 1799 Regarding Officer Applications John Adams James McHenry Appears to address the application of certain men for officer appointments in the provisional army.
July 17, 1798 Request for Appointment as Major in Provisional Army James Huntington Jonathan Trumbull Huntington writes of his desire to be appointed a major in the infantry regiments recently sanctioned by Congress [the provisional army], citing his knowledge that pay is supposed to begin upon commissioning and that land war is unlikely. Also states that this will work for him, as he would rather remain at home if possible. Asks that Trumbull submit his name in recommendation to the Secretary...
August 6, 1798 Appointment of officers for the Provisional Army James McHenry George Washington Reaffirms Washington's right to appoint whoever he pleases to positions in the Provisional Army. Informs him that John Adams' nomination of Smith for Adjutant General was rejected by Senate.
January 16, 1799 Draft of a Bill for a Provisional Army Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton sends his draft of a bill providing for a provisional army. Such a bill should explain a fundamental arrangement so that subsequent bills need only specify the number to be raised, the duration of service, and the mode of raising.
April 25, 1799 Letter to Secretaries of State and War Concerning Position in Provisional Army John Sevier [not available] Reports himself prepared to accept a commission in the provisional army, which he had been nominated before, should that force actually be approved. Discusses his usefulness in the Tennessee region, and willingness to recruit patriotic men for the army.
August 6, 1798 Recommendations for Positions in the Provisional Army Henry Van Schaack Alexander Hamilton Along with a discussion of other matters, Van Schaack recommends Joseph Kellogg and Doctor David Leavenworth for positions in the provisional army.
May 17, 1800 Request for Instructions Regarding the Replacement of Provisional Purveyor With Permanent One Jonathan Williams James McHenry Mentions reading in newspapers that Israel Whelen has been appointed Purveyor of Public Supplies; as Williams has been acting provisionally in this post, but Whelen has not yet received his commission, Williams asks for instructions on how to proceed.
April 9, 1798 Provisional Measures for the Protection of Commerce James McHenry Samuel Sewall Enclosed are the expenses of the provisional measures intended for the protection of commerce.