Viewing 1–25 of 106 documents: "soldierly appearance"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 15, 1791 Discussion of Company to Be Raised Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses company to be raised.
January 5, 1799 Request for Clothing Ferdinand L. Claiborne Samuel Hodgdon Asks for delivery of uniform vests due his troops.
May 18, 1799 Cocked Hats Alexander Hamilton James McHenry General Washington recommends the use of cocked hats and Hamilton discusses the benefits of doing so.
May 5, 1800 Shabby Articles of Clothing Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Lt. Col. Nathan Rice asks if it would not be for the good of the service to issue some new clothing before the expiration of the year, so as to avoid the shabby appearance of soldiers wearing worn out clothes.
February 14, 1793 Peter Frothingham's Request for a Commission Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Peter Frothingham has written to Putnam requesting a commission in the Army. Frothingham's brother is reputed to have served bravely with Harmar and Peter's appearance is in his favor but Putnam does not know whether he has any military experience.
March 30, 1799 Inspecting the Company of Capt. Gates Caleb Gibbs Alexander Hamilton Gibbs compliments the discipline and appearance of the men of Captain Gates' Company.
March 24, 1792 Assembly of Troops Henry Knox John Jeffers Permission to assemble commissioned officers and voluntary friendly Indians. Emphasized treating Indians with respect.
June 19, 1793 Somewhat the Appearance of Evasion Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton '"Thomas Jefferson has the honor to enclose to the Secretaries of the Treasury and War drafts of two letters of this day's date to ministers of France and England. He confesses himself not satisfied with the latter altogether as it has somewhat the appearance of evasion. The gentlemen will be pleased to propose any alteration either may desire, handing the letters round to him to be finally...
July 18, 1796 Those Crazy Reports George Washington James McHenry Washington is puzzled by the propagation of a false report that he would be in Philadelphia for the 4th of July which of course was contrdicted by his non-appearance. He wonders whether this crazy report was part of some scheme by a class of men whose motives might be questioned.
December 1799 Encloses New Plan for Uniform of Army Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton encloses a plan for the uniform of the Army, per an earlier request from McHenry. He stresses the importance of proper appearance and complains about the current uniform. He also includes an estimate of clothing needed for the current troops, and hopes that materials for warm winter clothing will be sent as soon as possible.
June 25, 1799 Ragged Appearance of the Recruits & Promotion of Wilkinson George Washington Alexander Hamilton General Washington observes that the recruiting service would be enhanced if clothing were available for the recruits. He approves the promotion of James Wilkinson to Major General and reviews the succession of those officers who should fill vacancies caused by Wilkinson's advancement.
November 23, 1792 Logistics Eased by River Rise; Need for Fresh Clothing Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne is pleased to announce that the waters in the rivers have started to rise due to a profusion of rain and transportation of supplies should be facilitated by this development. He emphasizes the continued need for new clothing for the men who have allowed their current clothing to enter a state of disrepair.
September 1, 1794 Purchasing of Horses Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Hunt has applied himself in the purchase of six horses which he hopes will answer Hodgdon's purpose. If he could keep them a few days, their appearance might be helped.
May 27, 1795 Sum Due John Cadwallader William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $50.99 is due John Cadwallader, Brigade Inspector of Huntington County, Pennsylvania, being the amount paid by him to Captain Thomas Prather and four spies on the frontier of Huntington County in June 1794.
July 23, 1792 Return of public stores Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter to Secretary Knox. Directs public stores forwarded to West Point; discusses artillery field pieces. The artillery pieces were delivered to Colonel Tilinghast by order of General Sullivan during the expedition at Rhode Island in 1778. Permitting the artillery to them with this company will be productive of much good, as they take pride in exhibiting a martial appearance. With the...
October 12, 1799 Pinckey's Views on Sundry Matters Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney provides his opinions on matters such as winter quarters, Parker's proposed journey to the Northwestern Territory, his wife's health, the appearance of officers in uniforms, and the appointment of a major of artillery to be a deputy paymaster.
August 19, 1797 Wolcott's Absense Due to his Father's Illness, Etc. James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry acknowledges the justication for Wolcott's absense while caring for his sick father. It appears that the arrangements made on the frontier have succeeded in quieting the Indians. Philadelphia is currently in a state of alarm due to the appearance of a contagious fever.
June 14, 1799 Pressing Call for Musket Stocks Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon The Superintendent of the Armory has a pressing need for musket stocks. Williams is worried that the workers will stand idle for want of these articles if they are not forwarded immediately. In their rough state many of the musket stocks on hand have the appearance of soundness but when worked down are found to be shakey and unfit for muskets.
May 12, 1796 Travel Plans Thomas Lewis James McHenry Informs McHenry that he arrived at New York at eight o' clock this morning, but is going "onto the stage for Albany, as there is little appearance of a quick portage by water, I hold this the most prudent measure."
February 23, 1799 Description of Potential Cartouche Boxes, Prices Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Cartouche boxes similar in quality to those made in London can be found in Philadelphia. Lists prices with additional features such as different types of belts. While expensive, they create a stunning appearance for a soldier.
May 8, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Nathaniel Macon Simmons discusses the claim of John Branham with Nathaniel Macon.
July 9, 1795 Appearance in Court Compromised due to Treaty with Indians Michael Houdin William Simmons Houdin is worried because General Schuyler has left to treat with the Indians and probably will not return in time to attend the court proceedings involving himself and Mr. Haringer.
May 24, 1792 My Want of Faith in McGillivray's Integrity James Seagrove Henry Knox An extract of a letter from Seagrove to Knox in which Seagrove questions the sincerity of McGillivray in his professions of friendship for the United States. One of McGillivray's shortcomings is his failure to take seriously the subversive activities of William Bowles. McGillivray is partially responsible for the state of confusion that exists in the Creek nation.
January 13, 1798 Details on Pay of Lewis Hewley and Bounty Due Officers David Hale William Simmons Hewley detached from Capt. Littlefields Company at West Point and sent to Ellis Island, therefore his pay was drawn at Ellis Island. Hale appealed to Simmons on behalf of John Webster for documents regarding entitled bounty due the officer who was discharged from Capt. Bradley's Company in Granville. Hale stated, "he has the appearance of a veteran, and has exhibited proof of the wounds which...
June 27, 1799 Discusses Bayonet Scabbards, Cartouche Boxes Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Reports that the bayonet scabbards under Baren Steubens have not been used for a long time. Discusses the care for such scabbards. Wonders if appearance is important. Describes the latest cartouche boxes. Asks Stevens to consult with General Hamilton and try to correct his opinion.