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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 13, 1799 List of North Carolinians Applying for Army Commissions William Davies [not available] Lists men by name, desired rank, and county or town of residence; includes brief remarks about the applicants.
July 29, 1790 Measures for the Protection of the Frontier Henry Knox Lieutenant of the County of Mason, Kentucky Knox discusses defensive measures for the protection of the frontier.
January 29, 1792 Recommendations for Military Appointments Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Letter, asks for recommendations for military appointments.
November 22, 1791 Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs measures for protection of the frontier.
July 17, 1790 Circular Letter to the Lieutenants of Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Refers to order of the President to authorize power in the case of imminent danger from Indians on the western frontier. That power has now been rescinded. Experience has showed that defensive means do not succeed. Speculates that the Shawaneese and Cherokees are the banditti. Seeks to rotate authority for militia. The President is anxious to protect the frontier and will take any reasonable...
[not available] [Pay Roll of Scouts and Spies, 1790-1792] Joseph Howell [not available] Howell certified pay due scouts and spies, to be paid in Virginia currency.
December 29, 1791 Warning Citizens of Imminent Danger from Indian Attacks Henry Knox [not available] Knox tells the militia lieutenants of three Pennsylvania counties to recruit scouts whose purpose will be to warn citizens of imminent danger from Indian attacks; also he specifies how much these scouts will be paid and the procedures for mustering them into and out of the service.
July 16, 1800 Return of Discharged Men of Captains Elliot's and Freeman's Companies [not available] [not available] Return of pay due some men from the companies of Captain Elliott and Captain Freeman who were discharged July 9, with allowances to which they are entitled.
March 12, 1799 Requests Names of People Involved in Prisoner Rescue James McHenry William Nichols Requests names of people arrested in connection with the rescue of prisoners, complete with information about residence, civil authority, and militia experience.
January 15, 1799 Relative Rank of Captains in the Navy Captain Silas Talbot Alexander Hamilton Talbot complains to Hamilton about his placement in the relative rank of Captains of the Navy. He is particulaly displeased with the placement of Capt. Truxton above him .He argues that when an officer of the Navy is out of command his pay ceases but not his rank which should remain the same when his service recommences.
October 25, 1786 Return of Recruited Soldiers John Pierce Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Agreeable to Wolcott's request, Pierce encloses a return of the names of the men recruited by Capt. Samuel Granger and his officers, specifying the date enlisted.
October 31, 1799 Arrangement of Rank of Colonels and Majors Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice "No particular rules were laid down for the government of the colonels and majors in the arrangement of rank as it was supposed that they would naturally take into consideration all circumstances which, in a military point of view, give one man the preference to another. Former service is certainly to have weight and, where there is no material difference of character, is to govern the decision....
April 13, 1790 Orders for Calling Up Scouts Henry Knox David Shepard Instructions for calling up scouts, their pay, and other particulars.
December 20, 1798 The Practice of Annexing Counties to Names Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton notes that the practice of annexing counties to the names of military nominations will almost certainly lead to errors and provides one example of such an error.
October 15, 1797 Request for Change of Residence James McHenry Josiah Fox Letter, asks for Fox to change residence.
May 9, 1790 Seeks to Provide Protection, Provisions for Counties of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahela, and Kenkawa Henry Knox [not available] Letter authorizes and instructs the lieutenants of Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Kenhawa and Russell Counties [West Virginia] on the procedure for calling up scouts to protect the frontiers against possible Indian incursions.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts for Protection Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Notification letter that ended the use of scouts and patrols to protect against Indian attacks. Although the scouts were held in high esteem by the public, they are overall inefficient for protecting an extensive frontier. Militia, or rangers, will be used instead of the scouts. Knox then describes the composition of the militia to be established and regulations relating thereto.
January 21, 1799 Names Which May or May Not Be Sent to the Senate James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry provides a list of names developed by the Generals and either sent to the Senate, not sent to the Senate, or postponed by the Senate.
June 20, 1798 Requests List of Names and Ranks Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Requests list of names and ranks in the Navy as soon as possible.
August 29, 1798 Regarding Issue of Relative Rank Between Washington, Knox, Pinckney & Hamilton James McHenry John Adams Weighs the idea of presenting the names of the general officers of the army (Washington, Knox, Pinckney, and Hamilton) to Congress, specifically the idea of changing their relative order of rank. McHenry protests that their relative rank came from Washington, and he had no control over it. These men were asked for by Washington; a condition of his acceptance of army command was the right to...
March 5, 1789 Return of Pensions Paid to Invalids of Rhode Island. Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Return of pensions paid to invalids of Rhode Island.
March 1, 1800 Relative Rank of Officers of the 9th Regiment Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney requests a clarification regarding the relative rank of the officers of the 9th Regiment; it appears there is confusion regarding the rank of Major William Beal. Believed certain officers should have risen in rank by this time, discussed character of officers.
July 17, 1790 Termination of Scouts Employment Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Protection of western frontiers by scouts to cease upon receipt of this letter. Rangers to replace the scouts post of protecting against Indian attacks. Details on troops.
August 14, 1798 Questions of rank in the Provisional Army John Adams James McHenry Adams weighs in on Knox's complaint of the ranking of Major Generals for the Provisional Army, arguing that Knox should indeed rank next to Washington, with Pinckney and Hamilton below him. Until questions of rank are settled, Adams is of the opinion that no other general officers should be called into service. Also reaffirms Washington's right to appoint all his aids and secretaries.
December 23, 1796 Documentation Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Packet just received does not answer Hodgdon's requests. Hodgdon wants to know the quantity of stores, manner of consumption, and who consumed the stores. Information missing to complete receipts.