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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 21, 1796 Credit to Triplett's account. Pay of recruit William Simmons James Tripplett Acknowledges receipt of receipts that will be credited on the books of the War Department accountant’s office. Discusses bounty and premium for enlisting a recruit, John Alexander.
September 28, 1798 Two Dollars Per Recruit James McHenry William Simmons It should be understood that two dollars is allowed by law to the officer for each recruit he enlists. This should be sufficient to cover all expenses of the enlistment and if he needs barracks or quarters he should apply to the contractor to provide them and include the hire in his account.
October 29, 1795 Pay of a Detachment of the First Sub Legion & a Recruit William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $267 is due a Detachment of the 1st Sub Legion and a recruit belonging to the 2nd Sub Legion stationed at West Point under George Fleming, storekeeper, being their pay for July through September 1795.
July 26, 1797 Credit to Miller's account William Simmons Edward Miller Acknowledges receipt of receipt rolls and receipts for bounties paid to recruits that will be credited on the books of the War Department accountant’s office. Mentions an unsuitable recruit.
July 4, 1800 Return of Clothing for One Recruit Edward D. Turner Jacob Hafe Return of clothing for one recruit in garrison at Fort Fayette.
January 10, 1799 Certification of payments; Captain William Littlefield bounty for recruit enlistments William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $50 to Captain William Littlefield bounty for recruit enlistments
May 3, 1799 Can Captain Church be Spared to Recruit His Company? William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith assures Hamilton that Captain Church, Hamilton's new Aide de Camp, will not be required to recruit his company unless Hamilton permits him to do so. According to the 6th section of the Act for the better organizing of the Troops, Church's replacement in the regiment should be supplied by promotion or by a new appointment.
February 25, 1799 Payment for recruitment of troops in service of United States Isaac Guion James McHenry Captain Guion, paymaster, requests payment of $2500 to Mr Abejiah Hunt for bounty to recruit troops.
November 11, 1796 Pay of Blackburn and Triplett's men Peter Hagner Edward Carrington Notification to Carrington that he will receive funds that he is to pay to Captain Blackburn at Dumfries, Virginia for his pay and subsistence and for the pay of Triplett and his men and the "bounty and premium of one recruit."
October 22, 1797 Extract from Secretary of War to Colonel Rochefontaine to send officer to New York to recruit James McHenry Stephen Rochefontaine In this extract, McHenry requests that Lieutenant Colonel Rochefontaine send a skillful and attentive officer to New York to recruit and signify his name to Mr. Jones at the office so that recruiting money may be forwarded. Note from clerk Jones indicates that Lt. David Hale detached for this duty.
July 12, 1799 Throwing off their uniforms and appearing in frocks... Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton "...I have found many officers in my division very fond of throwing off their uniform and appearing in frocks. I have directed them always to wear their uniforms; we discussed and I think agreed on the propriety of that measure in Philadelphia but I do not see it in the regulations. I wish some general rule was made on the subject and particularly that the same system in every respect should be...
January 29, 1799 Recommendation of Capt. Kirkland James Cochran Alexander Hamilton Based on prior military experience him in the state militia, Cochran recommends Capt. Kirkland for service in the [Eventual] Army.
June 21, 1799 Regulations Regarding the Payments of Bounty to Recruits James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry reviews the regulations regarding the payments of bounty to recruits and the bonus payments to officers who do the recruiting.
July 17, 1798 Certification of Payment, Bounty for John Carmichael, Surgeon 4th Regiment William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $18 is due John F. Carmichael, Surgeon, being the bounty paid and premium allowed for enlisting one recruit.
November 22, 1796 West Point pay matters William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Discusses pay matters for the troops at West Point, including receipt rolls of Lt. Robinson for payments to his detachment while at Baltimore. Informs Freeman that he is to pay Captain Griffith McRea the bounty paid and premium for enlisting a recruit
[not available] Rules and Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service War Department [not available] Undated War Office form document lists army recruitment regulations, which forbid enlistment of the intoxicated, the unhealthy, the underage, Indians, or blacks. Spaces specifying term of service, pay, and bounty are blank. Recruits are to be read the rules regarding desertion. The recruit's oath is printed. Directs the disposal of all the recruit's non-military clothing. Regulates living...
April 25, 1794 Request for infantry clothing, accoutrement, and a wagon to convey baggage for detachment John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Requests that Hodgdon issue a suit of infantry clothing, stand of arms, accoutrement to a recruit enlisted by Ensign McClean. Also two drum carriages, and a wagon to convey baggage of detachment ordered to Pittsburg.
January 23, 1794 Instructions Governing Recruiting Accounts Joseph Howell Alexander Thompson Howell encloses a form for a recruiting account which governs the pay of bounty to recruits and provides instructions for same.
June 27, 1798 Certification of payments; account of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at West Point William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $741.83 is due the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers stationed at West Point, being for the pay and forage of the commissioned officers and the pay of the non-commissioned officers and privates for May 1798, and the balance of bounty due Jeremiah Bright, a recruit of Lieutenant Horatio Dayton.
June 10, 1797 Bounty Paid to One Recruit Peter Shoemaker William Simmons Enclosed is an account of the bounty paid to one of the recruits.
September 4, 1798 Money Advanced Recruits James B. Many William Simmons Enclosed are duplicate receipts with a list of names and the money advanced each recruit.
April 23, 1799 Regarding the Propriety of Appointment of Cadets by Recruiting Officers James McHenry John Adams Addresses the issue of a Captain Gates, who was instructed to recruit but not to promise any officer positions to individuals. Gates apparently did so, promising a man an appointment as a cadet (referred to as a rank between that of sergeant and lieutenant). States that such practices must be stopped, and later proposes an added clause to recruiting instructions which clarifies the point. ...
April 18, 1794 French expedition against Spanish Florida Constant Freeman Henry Knox Constant Freeman, agent for the Department of War in Georgia, writes Secretary Knox. Discusses certain persons employed in Georgia to recruit a corps of troops for the service of France, with designs toward invasion of the Spanish Floridas. Apparently the recruiting effort is not going so well, however, and "it is generally believed, by the most sensible and orderly inhabitants of this country,...
August 4, 1797 Clothing and Arms for Recruits at Windsor James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Ensign Parmele has been instructed to go to Vermont to recruit for the infantry. He has an order for clothing, arms, and accoutrements that should be forwarded to Windsor, the place of his rendezvous.
October 13, 1799 Clothing for Lieutenant Blake's Recruits James Miller Samuel Hodgdon Lieutenant Blake, the officer who is to recruit in Wilmington Delaware, is now going there. If the clothing is not already forwarded, Hodgdon is asked to send it on its way.