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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 20, 1800 [Circular letter sent to the Heads of the Departments] John Adams [not available] Asks itemized list of questions regarding the judicial system, mercy, and how to prosecute offending criminals, specifically treasonous ones.
December 18, 1798 Hamilton's Pay & Emoluments, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry assures Hamilton that he will address the question of Hamilton's pay and emoluments as early as possible. He intends to follow the English system for the recruiting service and will send a copy of the system to Hamilton for his perusal.
February 19, 1800 Transfer of Army Units and Equipment Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discussed Chief Justice Elsworth and "natural antipathy [to]system of every kind." within the government. Referred to transfer of army equipment.
March 1, 1787 Opinions on Convention, Shay's Rebellion Benjamin Lincoln Henry Knox (Partly illegible) General Lincoln provides Knox his thoughts on the convention to remedy the defects in the government and includes an update on the successful campaign against the rebels in New England. (Shays Rebellion)
June 20, 1797 System of Accountabilitty Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Now that [Samuel] Hodgdon has been appointed Commissary of Stores, a regular system of accountability should be established in concert with the Comptroller of the Treasury.
July 22, 1799 Agents have no system for apportioning supplies... Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Apparently the agents of the War Department have no system for apportioning supplies. As a result, some regiments have a shortage of some articles while others have an abundance of the same articles. In some instances, orders to resolve shortages have been sent but in others that is not the case. Despite the pressures of business, McHenry should be aware of these problems.
December 22, 1799 Preparation of a System of Regulations Alexander Hamilton Lewis Tousard Hamilton asks Tousard to work with Major Hoops to prepare a system of regulations for the exercise of the Artillery, and for the police and service of artillerists in camps and garrisons.
March 20, 1800 Report on Improvements to Military System William Pinkney James McHenry Glad to hear he was included on the Report to the President regarding Great Britain's military system. Believed the improvements suggested by McHenry would foster improvement within the system. Compliments on good explanation, requested McHenry write him in friendship when time allows correspondence.
April 4, 1798 Policy on Murders of Creeks James McHenry James Jackson Wish for system to deal with murder of Indians and discourage future occurrences.
January 14, 1799 Incorporation of the Military System into One Law Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton advises McHenry on the arrangement of his suggestions for the reorganization of the military into one bill but he is advised to proceed with care.
October 16, 1796 Discussion of Quartermaster Department's Cost Estimation System John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Appears to discuss the record-keeping of the expenditure estimates system in the Quartermaster Department.
April 8, 1799 Plan for Connecting the Different Parts of Our Military System Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton proposes a plan to connect the different parts of the military system, especially with regard to procuring and issuing supplies. Specific channels through which supplies are to be passed to the troops are particularly essential.
June 13, 1795 Recommends Samuel Chase as Chief Justice James McHenry George Washington Recommends Samuel Chase as chief justice in the judicial department. He has demonstrated great patriotism.
June 17, 1795 Abuses to System Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Discussed abuses to system of providing goods and provisions to troops. Noted gross inaccuracies in accounts of clothing. Requests inquiry into this matter with hopes of a solution to problem.
January 28, 1800 Certification of payment; Way and Graff for furnishing the Secretary of War copies of his report relative to the military system William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $11.25 to Way and Graff for furnishing the Secretary of War copies of his report relative to the military system.
September 20, 1799 Discussion of New Supply System for the Army, and Review of the Current System Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Discusses a new system of military supply for the armies of the United States, proposed in a previous letter by Alexander Hamilton. Notes problems with the existing system, but acknowledges it must be used for the time being. Mentions showing Hamilton's proposed system to the president, who has had it submitted to the department heads for comments, but sees the system as requiring great funding...
March 25, 1800 Measurements of the Pace William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith continues to conduct experiments on the proper measure of the pace. He is attached to the English time, 65 & 1/2 yards per minute, based on the approved Prussian system.
July 20, 1795 Separating Estimates into Divisions, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Timothy Pickering Wolcott requests that estimates be organized into divisions which he proceeds to describe and asks for Pickering's suggestions on how the current system for procuring supplies may be improved.
May 13, 1800 French Version of the Pace Alexander Hamilton Vicomte De Noailles Hamilton delves further into the French system for measuring the pace during a march. He wants to know why the French maintain a uniform pace regardless of velocity since it would seem that paces should increase according to velocity.
January 5, 1800 A Report on the Secretary of War, On certain measures which appear to him to be necessary for the improvement of our Military System. James McHenry [not available] Report detailing necessary improvements to the current military system. Advocates for a standing army and necessary fortifications and education systems to produce and maintain said military.
March 25, 1800 General Orders William North [not available] Described the events and conduct that lead to the court martial hearing of Lieut. Leybourne of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Hamilton disapproved of Leybourne's sentence of "not guilty" and lodged a complaint that the justice system suppressed the truth. Regardless, Leybourne was acquitted
June 29, 1799 Regarding Hamilton's Plan for Military Supply, with Consideration of the Measure of a Powerful Nation in the Eyes of the World James McHenry John Adams Forwards General Hamilton's plan for connecting the U.S. military supply system. McHenry recommends it as taking into account regulations, examples from the Revolutionary War period, and the current situation of the country. Lists three things essential to being held equal by the other nations of the world: 1) an army, with adequate means for its support; 2) a system to keep that army regularly...
May 31, 1793 Expect to Hear Directly from Secretary of War Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon had conference with Secretary of War who will contact Craig directly. System is now very rigid. The least departure therefrom, results in censure.
November 9, 1799 Improving the Accounting System of the Navy Department William Winder Samuel Hodgdon Mr. McDaniel is opening the storebooks for the Accountant's Office of the Navy Department. An acquaintance with the principles and an inspection of the form in which the War Department accounts are kept should enable him to improve his system. Hodgdon is asked to provide whatever information McDaniel may need for that purpose.
August 12, 1799 Regarding Medical Appointments, & Lack of System in Evaluating Medical Staff John Adams James McHenry Adams approves the medical staff appointments made by Colonels Hunnewell and Rice, but believes one doctor to merit a surgeon's mate appointment, rather than one as surgeon. Expresses desire for a system to evaluate medical personnel on competency and experience.