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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 17, 1800 Approbation for Clothing James McHenry William Simmons Discussed providing clothing for cadets and non-commissioned officers as specified by law. Because of this law, McHenry did not believe that a special sanction was required to provide for J. Wilson and L. Landais.
October 4, 1799 Shipment of Provisions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Does not have documents requested on hand. Notification that provisions to be delivered with quantities listed, clothing to be forwarded to Fort Wayne immediately.
June 17, 1795 Abuses to System Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Discussed abuses to system of providing goods and provisions to troops. Noted gross inaccuracies in accounts of clothing. Requests inquiry into this matter with hopes of a solution to problem.
March 2, 1800 Clothing for the Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton regrets that he has not yet received the clothing he requested for the troops since the winter is far advanced and new recruits without adequate clothing will soon be in a depressed situation.
January 4, 1799 Clothing Supply Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Concerned for safety of boat transporting stores. Supply of clothing aloted to Capt. Miller's company incomplete due quantity in store and then orders to march light.
April 22, 1795 Appointment of Col. Meigs as Special Agent Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Advised appointing a special agent to take charge of the large quantity of goods that will be required for the treaty. Col. Meigs was selected to fulfill this duty, he accepted. Copy of his instructions enclosed, if he continues service after this task, he is to be charged with the transportation of clothing for troops.
May 13, 1800 Demand for clothing among the troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Encloses copy of a letter from Col. Rice relative to the issue of clothing for his troops. States that if the troops are not to be disbanded by the end of the year, they will be in a "very naked and distressed situation, unless clothing be issued."
February 20, 1801 Clothing Orders and Compensation Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon In the future, clothing orders will be packed up based on the needs of entire companies. Details on obtaining compensation for services rendered the Ordnance and Clothing Departments.
July 12, 1798 Clothing and Supplies for Recruits Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Mentions arrival and forwarding of clothing for Lieutenant Dayton, along with the willingness to contract supplies for recruits.
November 1, 1799 Forwarding Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Letter and enclosures arrived, draft on account will be handed to Mr. Andrews. No mistake in destination of clothing to Limestone, Kentucky. Hodgdon supposed clothing was going to Capt. Taylor who would forward it to its final destination. Locations of various Secretaries listed.
February 20, 1795 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Regarding Peter Davis' Request for Clothing Russell Bissell Samuel Hodgdon Bissell informs Hodgdon that Peter Davis, of the late artificers, requested clothing for which he possesses Hodgdon's signature. Bissell wishes Hodgdon's approval or denial of this request.
July 20, 1799 Whether an Officer might take his slave into service... Thomas Parker Alexander Hamilton "One [query] in my last letter you did not answer (to wit) whether an officer had permission to take his slave into service and whether any or what compensation would be allowed him. I observe in the Regulations for Straw and Fuel, servants and batmen, not soldiers, are mentioned. But I have seen no law that allows them either pay, clothing, or provisions. You will oblige me by enabling me to...
April 16, 1790 Morrow's Account and Wolfe's Demands William Price Henry Knox James Morrow has submitted the enclosed account for repairing the carriages and camp kettles. The invalid soldier called Christian Wolfe, who departed earlier without permission, has returned claiming that he is owed provisions and clothing.
July 16, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Dispatches forwarded from Commander-in-Chief under the care of Robert McCrea. Commander-in-Chief urgently requires clothing and Indians goods to be delivered to Presque Isle. Craig requests copies of the invoices to be sent forward from Philadelphia so Craig can make the necessary arrangements for the forwarding of provisions.
August 20, 1797 Informing Secretary of War of unwholesome and offensive provisions Isaac Guion James McHenry Reports unwholesome state of provisions. Purchased beef from some local contractors. Requests money to pay.
January 23, 1801 Clothing Delivery to Fort Massac and Fort Adams Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig packing clothing for troops at Fort Pickering and Fort Adams which is proving "most troublesome" due to General's instructions. Craig must open and repack all boxes and irregularities still exist. General will not accept office of the Minister of War if it was offered to him.
April 15, 1799 Outlines Responsibilities and Chain of Command Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Has examined plans for army duty reconfiguration. Requests information about how the parts apply to the whole, particularly pay, provisions, clothing, and stores. The Purveyor is to procure all supplies not immediately contracted for by department heads, and will require assistants. Outlines chain of command among deputies, the superintendent, and storekeepers. Requires precision at all times....
August 10, 1792 Act of Session Regarding Supply of Provisions Alexander Hamilton George Washington Assurances that Treasury will supply all necessary items for the army. Details on new system of dispersal, documentation, payment; and reimbursement.
October 10, 1796 Contractors Not Fulfilling Contract for Supplying Frontier Posts John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Clothing and whiskey for upcoming winter arrived at Fort Washington. Upon returning to Philadelphia and settling all accounts, will relinquish his position as Quartermaster General. Mentioned suffering considerable embarrassment due to the type of contract used to procure provisions. Contractor has not fulfilled his obligations and Wilkins had to secure provisions using alternate sources. ...
May 5, 1800 Shabby Articles of Clothing Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Lt. Col. Nathan Rice asks if it would not be for the good of the service to issue some new clothing before the expiration of the year, so as to avoid the shabby appearance of soldiers wearing worn out clothes.
June 5, 1794 Enclosed Muster, Inspection, and Provisions Information William Rickard David Henley Supplies yet to arrive, lists required items, and action taken to acquire goods.
July 10, 1799 Clothing, Pay, and Rations for Private Servants, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses regulations regarding officers' private servants and the drawing of provisions for "the Children of the Army"
March 27, 1800 Soldiers Subjected to Hard Labor, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Soldiers who have committed a crime and sentenced to confinement and hard labor should be provided with clothing but it is Hamilton's wish that the clothing be of inferior quality so as to distinguish them from soldiers in general.
July 21, 1800 Return of the fresh provisions for the brig Sophia Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs the issue of provisions for Brig Sophia.
November 28, 1799 Transportation of Goods, Compensation Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Muskets for Albert Gallatin are en route. Hopes all forwarded clothing will reach its destination, will do his best to have Craig satisfactorily compensated.