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August 28, 1789 Hodgdon Recommends Captain Rue Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Hodgdon recommends Captain Rue to Knox. Rue is seeking an appointment. Cited Rue's economic hardships as justification for the U.S. to employ him in public service.
May 2, 1792 Recommending William Mumford to Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter recommends bearer, William Mumford, who had been employed in public service in Rhode Island but is now out of work.
July 22, 1798 My Zeal for Public Service, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton pledges to travel to Philadelphia to meet with McHenry as soon as the official communication of his appointment arrives.
March 27, 1784 Case of a foreign army officer Hugh Williamson John Pierce Discusses the case of a foreign army officer in the Corps of Engineers who died in the service
July 7, 1791 A Real Loss to the Public Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox assures General Harmar that the Court of Inquiry will be assembled as he requested and hopes that Harmar will reconsider his intention to resign from public service, at least for the present campaign.
April 18, 1798 Six Pounders Are Much Wanted for Public Use Samuel Hodgdon Henry Latimer Hodgdon is trying to locate six pounders formerly used on vessels fitted for river service during the revolutionary war. Guns of this caliber are much needed for the public service.
February 17, 1792 Confidence in Craig's Promotion of the Public Service Henry Knox Isaac Craig Expressed unwavering confidence in zeal of Craig in promoting the public service.
April 10, 1800 Request to pay bill out of public monies Alexander Hamilton Ebenezer Stevens Requests that Stevens pay out of public monies the amount of enclosed bull for $150 related to service mentioned in account annexed. Bill may be sent to Assistant Quarter Master General in Philadelphia.
May 24, 1789 Advice on Application to Public Office Henry Knox [not available] Advice on application to public office. Comments on education and reputation.
December 16, 1798 No Public Service Without Adequate Compensation Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton expresses in the strongest terms his inability to serve as Inspector General without the compensation associated with that position.
May 24, 1800 Disposal of a Horse Unfit for Service Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams asks if he should procure powder to replace the damaged casks in the magazine. The Superintendent has reported that one of the public horses is no longer fit for service at the works. He asks whether the horse should be sold at public auction or at a private sale and recommends that another one be purchased.
August 3, 1789 Bruce solicits a federal appointment from Knox Stephen Bruce Henry Knox Letter, Bruce advises Knox of public service so as to seek appointment.
August 24, 1798 Expression of frustration from Navy Secretary to the Purveyor of Public Supplies Benjamin Stoddert Tench Francis Secretary of the Navy seeks to expedite the transfer of the worst of the muskets to the Navy. He notes with frustration that if persons in public service will seek to embarrass instead of doing the public service, the it will be difficult to put ourselves into a state to resist a formidable enemy.
September 7, 1799 I protest against the arms... William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith feels obligated to warn that many of the arms and horseman's tents supplied to his regiment are not fit for service.
August 15, 1798 Discusses Public Service, Rank of Washington, Knox, and Pinckney John Adams James McHenry Refers to the public service of Washington, and promises the assistance of a secretary. Compares rank of Knox and Washington.
June 24, 1791 Orders to Proceed Hastily to Pittsburgh Henry Knox Bezaleel Howe Urged Howe to proceed quickly with recruits to Pittsburgh for service to public.
March 5, 1800 Retaining Your Commission Alexander Hamilton George Izard Hamilton informs Izard that he will be permitted to retain his commission while he is absent performing public service with with Mr. Smith.
July 23, 1787 Settlement with Mr. Burnside; money owed to public William Powers Joseph Howell Discusses settlement with Mr. James Burnside for what was retained by Power as an officer in army. His receipt will be sufficient. Power does not owe a farthing to the public in the recruiting service nor in any other way to his knowledge.
February 11, 1794 No Stone Unturned in the Public Service Cornelius Lyman Joseph Howell Lyman asserts that he has made few charges against the public relative to his recruiting. He was on horseback most of the time and even went into Vermont. Even though he was responsible for the most of the recruits that were enlisted and was using his own horse in, he has left no stone unturned in the public service. The charges he has made have not only been just but made with the strictest...
January 31, 1791 Petition of John Fitch John Fitch Edmund Randolph Details of Fitch's character described. Went poor in public service, traveled to Kentucky at the personal request of the commissioners, no longer has the assistance of the Army or his private creditors. Requests discharge, happy to hear there is a committee appointed by Congress to hear requests.
September 23, 1791 Accounting for horses Samuel Hodgdon Robert Benham The Quartermaster General requests that the Superintendent of the Horse Department take a very accurate account of all the horses - both public and private - now employed in the department. Asks that he account for the color, age, height, and marks of the horses.
January 27, 1792 Public Monies and oxen Oliver Spencer Samuel Hodgdon Discussion about public monies and purchase of oxen and the making up of a team.
March 21, 1797 Delivery of Horses James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Orders to deliver two horses to General Wilkinson.
June 5, 1799 Recommends J. Stanley to Apply for the Public Armory at Springfield Samuel Hodgdon J Stanley Encourages Stanley to join the public armory at Springfield. His service will be appreciated and the pay is liberal.
June 27, 1786 Frustration with Board of Treasury Henry Knox William North The "imbecillity" of the Treasury prevented the payment of the warrant made out in North's favor. Applauded North for his service to the public.