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December 19, 1801 [A General Return of the Army of the United States, shewing the effective strength of the Genearl Staff, and of each Regiment and Corps; and also the number wanting in each Grade, to complete the Military Establishment] Major T.H. Cushing [not available] General return of the full strength of the U.S. Army, also including desired strength (and difference between these two numbers).
June 7, 1796 A Talk from the Mad Dog to the Chickasaw Nation Mad Dog [not available] Talks received with happy hearts, Mad Dog's tribe now sends its strength to the Chickasaws.
February 15, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timbers, Strength, Dimensions, & Performance Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses cedar toptimbers re Frigates; discusses Frigate performance; describes strength of Frigates; describes dimensions of Frigate.
July 26, 1788 Report on a Plan for the Protection of the Georgia Frontier Against the Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Notes that the strength of the Wabash Indians, who were principally the object of the resolve of 21 July 1787, and the strength of the Creeks is very different. That said, the Creeks are not only greatly superior in numbers, but more united, better regulated, and headed by a man whose talents appear to have fixed him in their confidence, [presumably McGillivray]. Notes that there are no United...
November 15, 1794 Outlines Instructions for Live Oak for Frigate Floors Tench Coxe Henry Knox Outlines order to procure live oak for frigate floor timbers. Requests dimensions and measurements, and information for the public accounts. Requests that wood be tested for strength and potential decay.
[not available] Strength of Hazen's Regiment John Pierce Unknown Recipient The Commissioner of Army Accounts reports on the strength of General Moses Hazen's Regiment.
March 18, 1799 Enough Force to Awe the Disaffected Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton warns against the deployment of an inadequate force. Sufficient strength must be displayed to inspire respect and to awe the disaffected. Thus will be avoided the magnification of a riot into an insurrection.
July 14, 1791 Good Peter's Speech Good Peter [not available] In his speech, Good Peter discusses the strength of the United States, peace, cultivated lands, the civilizing of Indians, and Indian literacy.
October 20, 1797 Illegible Document Unknown Author Unknown Recipient In this illegible letter, only the words "United States" and "strength" can be ascertained.
March 28, 1797 Rules & Regulations Relating to Maritime & Frontier Posts or Fortified Places. James McHenry [not available] McHenry explains the rules and regulations pertaining to maritime and frontier posts or fortified places. For example, the President forbids the admittance of any foreigner to these places without the written permission of the Secretary of War. No officer shall give to any person a copy of a plan of any fort or fortification within the United States unless instructed to do so by the Department of...
October 5, 1792 Effective Use of Patrols Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox praises Wayne's use of patrols--instead of small garrisons--as a means of protecting the frontier. It is hoped that the people also recognize the effectiveness of the patrols and not feel the need to call on state militias to protect them, a step that would add unnecessary expense for the general government.Currently it appears that 2500 recruits will be added to the Legion by January.
November 21, 1794 Delivery of Contracted Goods, Suppression of Insurgents Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Notification that Craig drew on Hodgdon in favor of contractors, and others to settle accounts. Noted militia successfully convinced "deluded multitude" that the army has enough strength to "chastise them when necessary." Several insurgents in confinement awaiting transport to Philadelphia for trial, other evaded capture. Request for more money to settle accounts and needs of garrisons added...
October 3, 1785 Bringing Capt. Hamtramck's Company to Full Strength Henry Knox William North Henry Knox, Secretary at War, directs Major North, Inspector of the Troops in Service, to utilize the Connecticutt quota to bring Captain Hamtramck's Company to full strength prior to movement. Major North is only to act if Lt Colonel Fish's efforts with the New York quota fail.
February 18, 1800 Regulations for Unit Inspections William North [not available] Instructions for inspection of army units, for handling monthly returns of gathered data, and where prisoners fall in the arrangement. Stipulates paper strength of regiments of artillery & infantry; notes differences between company returns and regimental returns; discusses the layout and distribution of the appropriate forms.
March 9, 1786 Information on Willett's Corps John Pierce Marinus Willett Requests information from Willett about the service, composition, and strength of his Corps during the Revolutionary War
September 30, 1791 Strength of the Pack Horses, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Richard Burton Among other assurances, Hodgdon affirms that the pack horses will be up to the rigors of the approaching frontier campaign.
April 27, 1793 Uselessness and Deceit of Treaty Negotiations; Lament for Reduced Strength Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne argues that the treaty deliberations are just an effort on the part of the Indians to procrastinate until the conditions of warfare are in their favor. He laments that most of his companies are much less than full strength and asks for recruits that he knows probably do not exist.
May 1797 Weakened Forces John Francis Hamtramck James Wilkinson Garrison weakened due to departure of troops, belief that Spanish and French are instigating violence between Indians and U.S.
August 28, 1794 Ascertaining the strength of the Whiskey Rebellion Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Informs the Secretary of State that it is the wish of President Washington that General Henry Miller be sent to the western counties of Pennsylvania to ascertain their real temper, in light of the Whiskey Rebellion.
April 9, 1792 New Block House John Tillinghast Joseph Howell Hast informs Howell that he found it necessary, both for the necessary accomodation of his men and the strength of the works which were in a weak state, to erect a block house which he has done and for which he encloses the bills of expense. The house is the best and strongest which has been built on the grounds and when the public no longer needs it, will command a price more than the cost.
July 27, 1792 Regarding Quality of Powder Forwarded Henry Knox Isaac Craig Powder forwarded in point of strength is high quality. Some may not be fine as desired, or average more than double London proof. Some sufficiently fine grain. Sieves will separate it.
June 9, 1795 Experiments on the Strength of Pieces of Ash Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Shipbuilder Joseph Humphreys reports on the results of experiments on pieces of ash as to what effect single or double holes for bolting the floor will have on the keel of a ship.
October 6, 1797 Standing orders issued to the Commander of troops at Massac James McHenry [not available] Letter, discusses foreign influence on frontiers; discusses foreign powers' Indian relations; discusses hostile indians; informs re ammunition & provisions contracts; directs detachment to occupy Spanish fort.
June 14, 1786 Investigation into Missing Pay for Regiment John Pierce Richard Fenner Requested certificates of officers who knew and served with Captain Ballard and would verify his integrity. Believed in Ballard's strength of character but Pierce had to adhere to rules that required procuring as much evidence as possible. He is responsible for money that was advanced to him but no such notations appear in his records, Ballard is therefore accountable for that money.
May 4, 1798 Assignment and Power of Attorney Denis McCarty William Leary Document certifying the service of Denis McCarty, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.