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September 14, 1798 Seeks Assistance for Sick Sailors Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports leaving sick sailors at various ports. Doctors have been employed at great expense. Seeks assistance with arrangements for troops and surgeons to be stationed.
September 14, 1798 Request for Assistance in Providing Doctors for Sick Men Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Sick sailors left at Newport, RI and Norfolk, VA. Stoddert noted that in the future sailors will be left at New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Doctors employed at considerable expense to tend to the sick, Stoddert requested arrangements be made for treatment by surgeons stationed at noted locations for future sick sailors.
June 11, 1798 Order to Go to Sea Immediately James McHenry Edward Miller The ship of war Delaware, formerly the Hamburg Packet, nearly complete. McHenry ordered Miller to set sail and offer sailors pay for service at sea, response to offer to be reported to the War Dept. immediately. Men to return to Infantry duty after sea voyage.
May 15, 1799 Utilization of Prisoners & the Need of a Guard Ship Stephen Higginson Unknown Recipient In this extract of Higginson's letter, he discusses several means of saving expense. The use of prisoners, in place of sailors is one possibility. He also believes that if a guard ship is provided, many conveniences and savings would result.
June 28, 1798 Lt. Mullowney's Account James McHenry William Simmons McHenry explains five principles that should be applied in settling Lt. Mullowney's account including expenses for recruiting to and from New York, expenses incurred at places of rendezvous in which sailors were engaged for liquor, expenses incurred in the transportation of seamen, and Lt. Mullowney's own stage hire to and from New York.
March 15, 1794 Cabinet meeting on various questions Edmund Randolph [not available] The Secretary of State requests the attendance of the Attorney General, War Secretary, and Treasury Secretary for a meeting. The following subjects will be discussed: (1) Is it expedient to send an agent to England under the direction of Thomas Pinckney? (2) What steps can be taken to assist the return of American sailors now detained in the British West Indies? (3) Is the President to give his...
June 11, 1798 Update on the Manning of Cutters and Politics in France Stephen Higginson James McHenry There is a better prospect of the frigate being properly manned. The officers thus far appointed seem to be a good crew. Higginson states they want the "usual arrangements" for service, as far as men, marines, regulations and rations are concerned. They news from Nantes is that Marshal is there and Pinckney was expected. Gerry remained in Paris.
January 22, 1798 Statement of Cash Expended in labor & wages at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia Joshua Humphreys [not available] Ledger of monies spent on the construction of a frigate in Philadelphia.
July 9, 1798 Prize Schooner of French Navy Captured by Capt. Decatur Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Schooner with crew held at Fort Mifflin, Stoddert requested permission to take ship and make use of it, while detaining prisoners at the fort.
March 16, 1794 Regarding the Affairs of the U.S. Government & of Europe, with Expectation of War with England or France John Stagg Henry Burbeck Reports on the status and health of friends and family in the East, and on the status of Burbeck's ticket in the Washington Lottery. Mentions a meeting with an officer who gave Stagg an account of Burbeck's unit's march to "the battleground" [site of St. Clair's Defeat] of November 1791 [in which Burbeck buried bodies, recovered cannon, and established Fort Recovery]. Comments on numerous army...
September 4, 1794 Correct Intepretation of the Act that Prohibits Arming of Belligerent Vessels in U.S. Ports Alexander Hamilton Isaac Holmes Refers to embarrassing misconception of recent Act of Congress. Defines rebel action against the U. S., focusing on the war-like behavior of frigates acting without commissions. Expressed concern for frigates who have reconfigured or changed the shapes, purposes, and uses of the vessel. Strictly permitted is the arming and equipping of beligerent vessels for war or combat in any port of the...
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
September 4, 1798 Appointment of Officers John Adams James McHenry Letter, discusses appointment of officers.
October 2, 1795 Indian Relations and Land Possession Timothy Pickering George Washington Noted Capt. Brant stated not all tribes were represented at Treaty of Greenville, but Pickering didn't believe there would be any hostilities. Mentioned British deserting and the procurement of posts from British possession.
June 5, 1795 Outfitting Troops Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Notification that all troops fit for duty descended the Ohio under the command of Richard Sparks, who was also charged with transporting all Indian goods. Clothing received was not sufficient to outfit all recruits and they left without proper equipment. Noted clothing on hand insufficient type to cloth troops. Troops are being inoculated against small pox, to prevent a spread of the disease.
May 5, 1798 Preparations & Enlistments for Deployment of Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Orders Barry to immediately return to the frigate United States, of which he is commander, and make her ready for sea. The lieutenant of Marines is to enlist men for his contingent, and specifies the wages at which the ship's officers are to enlist good candidates for able seamen, midshipmen, and seamen. Those being enlisted to be examined by medical staff and recorded under various...
April 3, 1795 Status of Indian Goods and Supplies Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Post rider and mail boat crew paid through the end of the year. Indian goods received and inspected, will be forwarded to Fort Washington. Enlisted dragoons do not have clothing, request for uniforms.
April 29, 1797 Should the U.S. Send another Minister to France after the treatment M. Pickney received [?] James McHenry [not available] Document, discusses whether or not the United States should send another minister to France, after the ill treatment Mr. Pinckney received from the Directorate.
February 23, 1800 Discussion of Belligerent and Neutral Ships; Relations with Great Britain Charles Lee John Adams Responds to the British Minister to the Secretary of State. Refers specifically to the British vessels--brigantine Experience, ship Lucy, and brigantine Fair Columbian, and to the British sailors and deserters. Discussion of American ships and demands for restitution, with rights to search belligerent and neutral ships.
August 10, 1799 Concerning hospital to be erected at New Port Rhode Island William Ellery James McHenry Letter, alludes to Invalid pensions; discusses establishment of public hospital; describes quarantine of yellow fever and infectious diseases; recommends Doctor Lenter to take charge of hospital.
July 14, 1797 Pessimism over Public Affairs William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses foreign affairs; discusses French military.