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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 27, 1797 The Law Raising the Pay of Subalterns Frederick Frye William Simmons Captain Frye requests an abstract of the law that allegedly raises the pay of subalterns and provides double rations to commanders of separate posts.
October 25, 1797 Questions Regarding Allowance of Inspector William Simmons James McHenry Simmons noted that law of Congress provided an inspector and authorized the Brigadier to chose him from the Captains and Subalterns. Maj. Cushing was appointed to position of inspector and claimed his allowance was stipulated by Act. Simmons requested info on allowance or emoluments since pay was suspended.
December 12, 1798 Payment to John German for passage of detachment of troops under Lt James B. Many James B. Many Samuel Hodgdon In letter to Hodgdon, Lt. Many laments having to pay passage. Document from Hodgdon indicates payment to German for passage of Many and of detachment of troops under Lieutenant Many consisting of 41 privates and subalterns in ship South Carolina from Philadelphia to Charleston South Carolina.
January 17, 1799 Assignment of Captains & Subalterns of North Carolina in Provisional Army Charles Cotesworth Pinckney James McHenry Pinckney informs McHenry that the preparations for assigning the captains, lieutenants and ensigns allotted to North Carolina are almost complete, though assigning officers of higher rank will take longer. Will continue on to South Carolina in the coming weeks.
November 14, 1800 Organization of Burbeck's Regiment James Wilkinson [not available] Shows the arrangement of the Subalterns in Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Burbeck's Regiment into four battalions. The names of officers assigned to each battalion are shown along with the names of the Adjutant, the Quartermaster, and the Paymaster.
June 22, 1792 Appointment of Wiliam Preston Henry Knox William Preston Secretary Knox advises William Preston on the conditions of his appointment as captain, pending the approbation of the Senate at their next session. Also offers the names of his subalterns.
October 31, 1785 Table of company equipment Henry Knox Unknown Recipient The Secretary at War issues a standard table of camp equipment for a 70 man company. An equipment allowance is made for officers' servants. Ordinance is not included in camp equipage.
July 6, 1784 Settlement of Army accounts John Pierce John White Discusses the settlement of various army accounts and other accounting issues.
July 14, 1792 Orders from Secretary of War Henry Knox William Preston Public service requires that recruits be assembled on frontier without delay. March under one of the subalterns all the men except for small recruiting party. March men to mouth of Great Henhawa River, where they will be clothed and equipped. Major General Wayne will be notified at Pittsburgh. Men should take a small quantity of arms and ammunition.
July 22, 1799 Forwarding Hamilton's Recommendation for an Applicant for Rank of Second Lieutenant James McHenry John Adams Forwards a recommendation from General Hamilton for a man to fill a second lieutenant's post; McHenry mentions that since few volunteer to be subalterns because of the poor pay, applicants for such low offices should generally be accepted.
October 21, 1798 [PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL] Appointment of Officers George Washington James McHenry Requests letter and enclosure be "burnt as soon as they are read". Contents relative to the appointment officers to Cavalry and McHenry's lack of communication on the current candidates.
March 3, 1800 Copy of Regulations for Barracks or Quarters of Officers James McHenry William Simmons List of allowances for officers for housing and fuel.
March 5, 1793 Hopes for Peace Conference & Preparations for Movement Should It Fail Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox talks about the coming peace conference with the Indians and hopes that the commissioners will be successful in achieving a satisfactory peace without sacrificing national honor. If not, Wayne's army should be well trained and ready to march as soon as the weather permits. All requested stores, powder, and lead will be transported with dispatch. Promotions of officers are enclosed.
August 25, 1792 Militia callup for frontier protection James Wilkinson Isaac Shelby General Wilkinson asks Governor Shelby of Kentucky for militia call up. Discusses pay and rations for militia.
March 7, 1791 Census of the People South of the Ohio River William Blount [not available] Governor Blount explains the process by which the Captains of Infantry are to take the census of the people in their districts within the territory of the United States living south of the Ohio River.
January 27, 1797 Petition of Michael Van Kleeck James McHenry Senate of the United States Because regimental paymasters were elected by the officers of the regiment, there is no right to compensation by said officers if the paymasters, chosen by them, do not deliver the appropriate certificates. Therefore, the claim of Michael Van Kleeck is denied.
July 2, 1799 Rules Relative to Rank and Promotion in the Army James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry asks Hamilton to examine the enclosed regulations concerning rank and promotion in the Army and return any suggestions for their alteration.
June 28, 1792 Appointment as Captain in United States Army Henry Knox William Preston William Preston is appointed captain in United States Army vice William Lowther, who declines, pending Senate approval. Subalterns are Lieutenant Benjamin Lockwood and Ensign Stephen Trigg. Money for recruiting to be forwarded to Richmond.
January 21, 1796 Use of Recruiting Funds by Captain Blackburn Timothy Pickering Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Pickering discusses the case of the late Lieutenant Grayson who was given recruiting money by Captain Blackburn but never acquired any recruits. It appears that Capt. Blackburn was justified in making the payment but Pickering challenges the actions of the accountant who seems to treat every man settling an account as a rascal.
1791 Recruiting Instructions for a Regiment of Levies. Unknown Author [not available] Document, recruiting instructions given to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment of Levies; discusses protection of the frontiers; discusses troops and recruiting.
February 7, 1795 Strength of Character, Quality of Pay Timothy Pickering Abraham Kirkpatrick Pickering stated pay should be fixed, pay should be equal to that they received from previous contractors. Mentioned integrity of Major Craig. Requested list of men employed under Kirkpatrick.
August 24, 1796 Pay for Georgia troops and other issues William Simmons Constant Freeman Notifies Freeman that the money to pay the Army troops in Georgia has been forwarded to Daniel Stevens, federal supervisor at Charleston, South Carolina. Discusses the accounts of several persons. Discusses premiums given to soldiers for the apprehension of deserters. Discusses the allowance due Ensign McCall for service as paymaster to the troops at Fort Fidius.
October 3, 1799 Building the Huts Needed for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the requirements for building the huts needed for winter quarters. He specifies the dimensions for huts for privates, non-commissioned officers, captains, regimental staff, subalterns, lieutenant colonels, and majors.
February 22, 1800 Commission for William P. Rensselaer Philip Schuyler Alexander Hamilton Schuyler requests a commission for William P. Rensselaer as a subaltern.
April 18, 1799 The Organzation & Manning of My Regiment Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice informs Hamilton of his progress in organizing and manning his regiment.