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March 3, 1791 Treaty with the New Emperor of Morocco Congress of the United States [not available] In response to the terms of a treaty with the new Emperor of Morocco, $20,000 is appopriated to be paid from the revenue earned by duties on domestic distilled spirits and on such spirits imported from abroad.
June 25, 1793 Distilled Spirits to be Issued to Troops Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton has concluded to have purchases of distilled spirits made on the accounts of the government for the use of the army.
December 18, 1793 Spirits for the Use of the Army Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe Hamilton directs Coxe to purchase spirits for the use of the Army from the supplies lawfully distilled in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky.
June 29, 1793 Appoint Someone to Receive Spirits Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox is informing Quartermaster General James O'Hara that he is enclosing an extract of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, as well as the orders for Major Craig. He is to appoint someone to receive the spirits at Fort Washington. He also discusses the amount of money furnished to Major Craig for his requisitions.
November 14, 1799 Accounts of Messrs. Parrish and Murdoch William Simmons [not available] Simmons explains to Messrs Parrish and Murdock the adjustments made to their accounts.
November 16, 1798 A View of the Public Finances Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Lists the revenue of the United States for 1795-1798 that was the result of the duties on imports and tonnage. Not withstanding the depredations on US commerce, the branch of revenue may be estimated at seven million dollars. This does not include duties on domestic distilled spirits, stills, sales at auction, licenses for selling foreign spirits and wines by retail, refined sugar and carriages.
November 2, 1799 Allotment of Rations, Forage, Spirits,and Women Alexander Hamilton James Read Hamilton describes the rules regarding the allotment of rations, forage, and spirits to officers and men but there are no established rules on the subject of forage or provision of artificers for the Infantry. Four women are allowed to a company.
June 25, 1793 Hamilton writes to Knox about distilled spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton informs the Secretary at War of his intent to furnish distilled spirits to the army via the quartermaster department.
September 28, 1791 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon; mentions General St. Clair's spirits Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig discusses shipment of powder, procurement of river pilots, payment for corn and horses, and status of General St. Clair's spirits.
June 5, 1795 Sugar & Spirits but No Indian Goods, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig has received an invoice of Indian goods but has received only sugar and spirits and no Indian goods. He has drawn on Hodgdon a sum to be paid to Oliver Ormsby, merchant at Pittsburgh. He still needs five thousand dollars for clothing for Colonel Butler's men since he currently has only sixteen pairs of linen overalls for more than two hundred men.
June 25, 1793 Reception & Safe Keeping of Distilled Spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton asks Knox to give the necessary directions for the reception and safekeeping of the distilled spirits that have been purchased for the use of the Army in the western parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky at Forts McIntosh, Washington, and Steuben.
August 26, 1799 Allowance of Spirits Alexander Hamilton John Jacob Rivardi Hamilton has ordered Major Adam Hoops and Captain James Stille to Fort Niagara to investigate Captain James Bruff's charges against Rivardi. He states that although most men had enlisted when the "the allowance" of spirits "was but half a gill per day...Those who entered the service whist the act of Congress which allows a gill per day was in force..have some colour to contend that the...
May 1, 1795 Requests Order of Spirits for Western Military Tench Coxe Timothy Pickering Encloses letter from agents to purchase spirits for the western military. Requests amount needed by the western military.
March 16, 1799 General Orders Regarding the Issuance of Stores to Military Units Philip Church Philip Lightfoot This is Hamilton's General Order regarding the specific amounts of stores to be issued (bread, flour, meal, beef, etc.) including the amounts of ardent spirits which shall be so limited unless commanding officers specify special purposes for increases.
May 10, 1794 Whiskey Distribution Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox would like Quartermaster General James O'Hara to address the issue of the receipt and delivery of whiskey, which some suggest is defective. He wants the quarter masters of Forts Washington, Steuben, and Knox to receive and distribute spirits according to his direction. He also requests that a boat be provided to the Revenue officer at Wheeling, and that the commanding officer of...
November 16, 1798 Account of US Revenue, Commerce, & Expenditures, 1795-1798 Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Response to request from Secretary of War about state of U.S. revenue. Lists amounts, 1795-1798, commerce. Includes sales of domestic and foreign spirits, post office stamp sales and duties, bank stock; foreign debts, domestic debts, and various expenditures for auxiliaries. Establishment of duties on imported salt, stamps, refined sugar, and other items. Refers to loans based on congressional...
December 6, 1790 Act for Raising and Adding Another Regiment to the Military Frederick A Muhlenberg [not available] Full title: An Act for raising and adding another Regiment to the military after establishment of the United States and for making farther provisions for the protection of the frontiers. Official Congressional involvement in the protection of the frontiers of Virginia and Kentucky. Adds a regiment to the United States army, establishes the enlistment bounty as $6. The increase in troops will be...
September 11, 1797 Departure for England, love to the Cherokees and request for secrecy John Chisholm John Rogers Chisholm announces that he is going to England but wants Rogers to give his love to the Indians [Cherokees]. Everything must be kept secret and he must help them keep up their spirits. Chisholm asks that Hugins and Greeson know what they may expect and that they see Chisholm immediately upon his return. He urges Rogers "to keep your secret and mine."
March 1, 1800 Regulations Regarding Certain Supplies and Respecting Objects of Special and Extra Expense James McHenry [not available] Regulations respecting certain supplies and objects of special and extra expense. Contractors supply rations, ardent spirits and vinegar, quarters, transportation, forage, fuel, straw, and stationary where there is no appropriate officer of the Quarter Master General's department. Quarters are to be temporary; no barracks may be built without express order.
November 5, 1794 Speculation Relative to Hamilton's Presence with the Army, Etc. George Washington Alexander Hamilton Along with a discussion of the submission by the insurgents in western Pennsylvania and whether or not the houses of Congress will meet, Washington informs Hamilton of attacks upon him by [Benjamin Franklin] Bache, specifically questioning the motives of a Secretary of the Treasury who remains with the Army.
December 5, 1795 Regarding Legality of Colonel Reed Selling Liquor to Captain Bissell's troops William Rawle Timothy Pickering Rawle outlines what legal proceedings may be taken against Colonel Reed for selling liquor to Captain Bissell's troops at Presque Isle. The action does not seem to be covered by Section 13, Article 23, of the Articles of War. However, Reed is liable on a number of points: violating an act of the Pennsylvania assembly regarding the sale of rum and spirits; he violating an Act of Congress...
November 16, 1798 A View of the Finances of the United States Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Responding to a request from the Secretary of War, this is a presentation of US revenues: duties, imports, and finances from 1795-1798. It discusses debt: interest and the proposed payment. It includes a list of expenditures: diplomatic expenses, military pensions, light house estimates, annuities and grants, treaties with the Barbary Pirates, Indian expenses, military and naval establishments....
November 16, 1798 View of the Finances of the United States Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Responding to a request from the Secretary of War, this is a presentation of US revenues: duties, imports, and finances from 1795-1798. It discusses debt: interest and the proposed payment. It includes a list of expenditures: diplomatic expenses, military pensions, light house estimates, annuities and grants, treaties with the Barbary Pirates, Indian expenses, military and naval establishments....
May 10, 1794 General Bookkeeping Henry Knox James O'Hara General accounting, supply information. Knox wants the system of delivering the whiskey to be examined; he thinks there is something defective in the arrangements at Forts Steuben, Washington, and Knox. The revenue officer at Wheeling needs a boat.
April 19, 1787 Warmest Sympathies Expressed Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Knox offered sincere sympathy for injuries sustained by Butler in the service of his country.