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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.
July 1, 1797 [Regulations for the Dragoons] James McHenry [not available] Publication of general rules governing dragoons.
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.
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.
[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...
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.
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.
January 18, 1798 Basic correspondence on military matters James Wilkinson James McHenry Basic correspondence between General James Wilkinson and James McHenry, including rules and regulations.
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.
August 3, 1792 Regulations for the receiving,distributing, and accounting for all public property designed for the army of the United States War Department [not available] Lists of rules and regulations for each department within the War Department.
April 5, 1799 Rules and Regulations Respecting the Recruting Service James McHenry [not available] These are the thirty seven rules and regulations for the recruiting service including the prohibition of recruiting individuals who are intoxicated or who are Negroes, Mulattoes, or Indians. Included is a sample of an enlistment document.
August 16, 1793 Rules of neutrality Samuel Huntington Henry Knox Rules of governance as agreed upon by President Washington and the Minister of France. Huntington believes it absurd that rules will be followed. Notes that the inhabitants of Connecticut appear disposed to observe rules of neutrality as laid out by the President.
May 5, 1798 Marine Commission as Lieutenant aboard USS Constitution James McHenry Lemuel Clerk Lieutenant LemuelClerk receives commission to serve as an Lieutenant of Marines aboard the USS Constitution. Appointed by the President. Requests attention to rules and regulations.
June 6, 1799 Rules & Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service Abraham R. Ellery Commanding Officer on the Mississippi Explains the rules and regulations regarding the recruiting service with emphasis on those who are eligible for enlistment. Only citizens can be enlisted but persons not born in a specific State who lived in same before July 4, 1796 may be declared citizens for the purpose of enlistment. Anyone who has immigrated since that day must produce a certificate of naturalization from a magistrate or...
March 27, 1799 Circular to the Commandants of Regiments Alexander Hamilton Commandants of Regiments Hamilton distributes thirteen sets of Rules and Regulations for the Recruiting Service which should be immediately distributed so that the officers may begin the business of recruiting as soon as the order is given.
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.
March 28, 1797 Rules and regulations relative to Maritime and Frontier posts or fortified places. James McHenry [not available] Numbered list of regulations discussing post security, integrity of Indian country, surveillance of foreigners, etc.
June 6, 1799 General Orders: Strict Observance of These Regulations Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton explains the requirements for the enlistment of recruits. He wants recruiting limited to citizens of the United States which would include properly certified naturalized citizens. Recruiters must adhere to regulations regarding the proper age of recruits and the admonition against enlisting recruitswho are in a state of intoxication.
[not available] Discussion of War Department Regulations Jonathan Steele Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Steele admits that he does not understand all of the regulations, especially those regarding requisitions for fuel and straw. He raises questions about the Secretary of War making rules that direct the conduct of the Comptroller of the Treasury. He realizes that, since he is not an employee of the War Department, he is not entirely qualified to interpret responsibilities but trusts that Wolcott...
December 4, 1797 Medals for Indians, Request for a Book, Etc. James McHenry Rufus King The Secretary at War mentions the following to Rufus King: Indians are asking for medals that have been promised to them; discusses the design of the medals; and McHenry asks King to procure a book in England entitled "Rules and Regulations for the Fortification, Field Exercise, and Movements of His Majesty's Forces;"
March 28, 1797 Regulations for Commanders of Frontier & Maritime Posts James McHenry [not available] Regulations for maritime and frontier forts & posts, which address post security, not divulging fort layouts and garrisons, record-keeping of visitors to the post, punishment of unauthorized persons violating Indian territory, keeping a close eye on foreigners and strangers nearby, and the secrecy of these orders.
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.
January 7, 1800 Assisting the Adjutant General Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Hamilton informs Col. Ogden that he will be detached from Col. Smith's Brigade so that he can assist the Adjutant General in framing regulations for the Army.
May 5, 1798 Order to Begin Recruiting for Frigate Constitution James McHenry Lemuel Clerk Lemuel Clerk is appointed a lieutenant on board the Constitution and ordered to begin recruiting the complement of Marines for the ship. He needs three sergeants, three corporals, one drum, one fife, and fifty privates. Enclosed with the orders are a copy of rules and regulations for recruiting, similar to those given the Lieutenant on the Constellation.