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February 16, 1801 Certification of payment; Way and Groff, Printers for printing blank commissions and copies of rules and articles of war William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $110 to Way and Groff, Printers for printing blank commissions and copies of rules and articles of war.
March 1, 1799 Poses Questions about Accountability of Stores aboard Ships, Accounts, and Accountability of Records Samuel Hodgdon William Winder Refers to letter with rigid rules outlining instructions. Raises potential queries for consideration: articles on board ships, accountablity for stores, tracing accounts through subordinates, layout of record book, etc.
September 19, 1798 Rules and Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service James McHenry William Simmons Enclosed are the rules and regulations respecting the recruiting service that have been adopted by the President of the United States, John Adams. As soon as the blanks in the fifteenth and sixteenth articles are filled for any district, information thereof shall be provided to Simmons.
[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...
March 17, 1800 Bill Relative to the Articles of War Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton sends McHenry the draft of a third bill relative to articles of war and promises to send the fourth at a later date.
December 27, 1794 [Copy] Supplies and Employment Henry Knox Daniel Morgan Enclosed invoice for clothing delivered to Pittsburgh. There now is a "super abundant quantity" of clothing on hand. Advised rigid adherence to rules in granting requested items to troops. Only absolutely necessary items deemed appropriate. Outlined rules for employment of various offices.
May 9, 1798 Regarding Navy Rules & Regulations, And Gunner for USS Constellation Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for Rules and Regulations of Navy; mentions gunner for Frigate Constellation.
January 23, 1800 Rules on Double Rations John Steele William Simmons Enclosed letter addressed Secretary of War's opinion on uniform rules in allowing double rations and what to do when the request for double rations is questionable.
November 16, 1797 Enlistment Pledge of Samuel Burrows Samuel Burrows [not available] Burrows acknowledges that he has voluntarily enlisted to serve one year in the Marine Service, unless sooner discharged, according to the Act passed July 1st 1797 which provides a Naval Armament. The rules and articles of the Navy against mutiny and desertion have been read to him and he will be paid six dollars per month.
April 1, 1800 The Case of Beal and Hopkins James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry advises that it would be a mistake to depart from the rules regarding relative rank, even though in the case of Beal and Hopkins, Beal is the preferable officer. Adding grades to ranks or departing from the rules would create more difficulties than solutions. McHenry refers to a letter of January 10, 1799 regarding appointments.
August 8, 1799 Regarding Conduct of Troops at Detroit Toward Civilians James McHenry [not available] Addresses cannon sent to Detroit, and actions undertaken by the commandant of the garrison there, who has apparently acted outside his authority. References the "rules and articles for the better government of the troops of the United States." Addresses the limits of the authority of all soldiers, officers and enlisted, in relations with civilians.
September 9, 1799 Rules of Rank & Promotion Abraham R. Ellery [not available] President Adams (via Hamilton, in turn via Ellery) stipulates rules of rank and promotion in the U.S. Army. Establishes relative rank as it stood at the end of "the war," for those who served until its end and those who did not. Prescribes the line of promotion, including statement that the officer next in rank below a vacancy should be considered first for filling it, though this is subject to...
July 1, 1797 [Regulations for the Dragoons] James McHenry [not available] Publication of general rules governing dragoons.
January 4, 1798 Directions for Marines and Seamen James McHenry Captain John Barry Outlines rules for governing the marines and seamen until permanent rules are adopted.
August 5, 1793 Rules Governing Ship Building Henry Knox Henry Lee For foreign vessels, the purchase of arms and munitions to be shipped elsewhere for arming vessels is admissible, but modifying or building a ship of war isinadmissible due to U.S. state of neutrality.
April 7, 1797 Regarding the transmittal of government rules and regulations respecting the recruiting service James McHenry William Preston Regarding the transmittal of government rules and regulations respecting the recruiting service. Encloses blank enlistment form.
July 17, 1795 Rules Governing Pay and Rations David Henley William Simmons Schedule of payment received. Henley recounted how to pay officers and rules for receiving rations.
June 13, 1799 Rules & Regulations Respecting General Courts Martial Abraham R. Ellery Commanding Officer on the Mississippi General Order: Explains the rules and regulations for constituting general courts martial and specifies which officers are entitled to participate in said courts martial. Explains the obligation to allot one half gill per day of liquor to the troops if a supply of said spirits is available.
May 4, 1796 Rules concerning bounty lands James McHenry [not available] Describes rules in obtaining warrants for bounty lands, informing officers and soldiers that all claims must be forwarded to the War Office before January 1, 1799. As a result of the fraud and forgeries that had taken place in the past, strict observance of the rules is indispensable for the claimant.
August 11, 1793 Publishing the Rules of August 3rd Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Jefferson has reflected on the proposition for publishing the rules of August 3rd and thinks that inserting them in the newspapers with the appropriate preface would be as effective as any other method.
August 7, 1793 Rules Governing French Vessels in U.S. Ports Henry Knox Henry Lee Explanation of rules regarding the arrival of "prizes" on French vessels in U.S. ports.
August 16, 1793 Regulations for Preservation of Neutrality Henry Knox Governor Edward Telfair Itemized list by President of rules to promote neutrality of U.S. Requests the governor suppress any actions that are contrary to the above mentioned rules.
September 11, 1798 Rules and regulations for the recruiting service James McHenry William R. Boote Encloses rules and regulations regarding the recruiting service. Informs Boote that Major Adam Hoops has been appointed to superintend the district at New Brunswick, but will presently reside at a garrison in New York harbor.
May 4, 1796 Rules to be observed by Persons Entitled to Lands James McHenry [not available] Rules regarding land ownership. Approval needed by notary or magistrate to certify ownership.
August 2, 1797 Extract rules and regulations relative to maritime, frontier posts, or fortified places James McHenry [not available] Extract on rules and regulation relative to remittance and frontier posts or fortified places. Discusses methods for security and safeguarding plans for forts or fortified places.