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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 3, 1792 Temporary Nature of Frontier Defense Henry Knox Henry Lee Noted use of state militia for protection of frontier should be temporary and any permanent measure must be enacted by Congress.
February 9, 1792 Pennsylvania Governor's Authority Over Soldiers Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Responds to Mifflin's inquiry, saying that as governor of Pennsylvania he has the right to give orders to the scouts employed in the defense of the Pennsylvania frontier; also discusses troop musters and returns.
December 12, 1791 Regarding General Government payment for protection of the people Henry Lee Henry Knox Governor Lee of Virginia is asserting to Knox that the central government should pay for the efforts of the state to protect its citizens, such protection being a federal responsibility.
June 25, 1799 Building and Repairing Barracks James McHenry Jonathan Jackson McHenry has given orders to Jonathan Jackson to have repairs made to existing barracks and to build a new one. The new barracks will be used as a temporary hospital and should not be located anywhere where it would be an obstruction to the defense of the place.
April 13, 1790 Protection of Frontier Counties Henry Knox Lieutenant of Harrison County Knox speaks of adopting a temporary method of protecting the frontier counties until danger ceases or a more permanent solution is presented.
October 14, 1792 Defense of Frontier Henry Knox Henry Lee President does not see need of Virginia Legislature to call up additional forces for the defense of the frontier. The militia should be sufficient.
December 26, 1800 Pay of Reuben Everitt, temporary surgeon William Simmons Griffith James McRee Refers to letter from Reuben Everitt regarding service as temporary surgeon. Before settlement, requires copy of authority under which McRee acted, as no such name appears on the list of temporary surgeons at the War Office;
March 10, 1791 Knox discusses frontier defense with Peters Henry Knox R. Peters Letter, discusses measures for frontier defense; discusses state levy.
June 1, 1798 Request for Confidential Information on the Defense of New York City Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton asks McHenry to confidentially inform him what the Department of War's plans are for defense.
July 7, 1798 Instructions for Survey of Defenses at Whetstone Point, Baltimore [Fort McHenry] James McHenry Lewis Tousard Instructions for the planning of defenses at Whetstone Point, Baltimore. Key considerations: defense of the city, defense of the fort from both land and sea attack, and the limited budget of $20,000, out of which land for the fort must be purchased. McHenry hopes the citizens of Baltimore might contribute additional funds, but cannot anticipate such an occurrence.
April 22, 1792 Robertson Temporary Agent Henry Knox William Blount Mentioned President approving General Robertson as temporary agent for Chickasaws. Discussed conciliatory actions between Chocktaws and Chickasaws.
June 23, 1797 Act for the further defense of the ports and harbours of the United States. Congress of the United States [not available] Act gives president the power to order the construction and defense of ports and harbors at the expense of individual states. Land for fortifications to be ceded to the federal government.
November 24, 1791 Defense of the County of Russell Beverley Randolph Henry Knox Governor Beverley Randolph of Virginia lists for Knox the actions the federal government has taken in the defense of Russell County. He expresses his desire that the government reimburse Virginia for the ammunition the State has provided for defense as well as for the Chickasaw Indians.
February 15, 1796 Augusta DeGrasse, Temporary Engineer, Paid Daniel Stevens William Simmons Stevens has paid Augusta De Grasse $230 per Simmons' instructions.
June 5, 1794 Payment Virginia militia for defense of frontier 1793 Jaquelin Ambler Henry Knox Payment to militia called into service in defense of Virginia frontier.
September 8, 1798 Defense of Ports and Hamilton's Role Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter; mentions defense of ports and Hamilton's role; mentions volunteer companies and appointments to command.
August 28, 1798 Request for Response to Letter Concerning National Defense John Adams James McHenry Forwards a letter of application [type undetermined] from Governor John Henry of Maryland, asking that McHenry respond to it in the manner determined by the laws for national defense.
June 2, 1796 Pay of Nicholas de Finiels, Temporary Engineer William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that forty dollars is due Nicholas De Finiels, temporary engineer, being the balance of his pay for May 1796.
1796 Concerning fortifications and the defense of harbors James McHenry [not available] McHenry reports on the state of fortifications in the United States and the sum expended on them since 1794. Suggests that Americans are uneasy about maintaining a large military establishment, but insists that fortifications are absolutely essential to the defense of the United States.
June 13, 1794 Enclosed Receipt of Isidore Stouff for Compensation as Temporary Engineer John Habersham William Simmons Acknowledges Simmons' of May 17, encloses a receipt from money paid Isidore Stouff for compensation as a temporary engineer.
June 2, 1795 Pay of Nicholas de Finiels, temporary engineer William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of sixty dollars is due Nicholas de Finiels, temporary Engineer, being for his pay for May 1795.
August 11, 1798 Defense of the Exposed Coast Samuel Hodgdon Griffith James McRee Hodgdon informs McRea of the military stores being sent to Wilmington to aid in the defense of the exposed coast.
May 1, 1800 Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document, James McHenry to Harrison Gray Otis James McHenry Harrison Gray Otis Notification of submission of report on the appropriation for the fortifications and defense of various harbors along the eastern seaboard. McHenry believed the sum was wholly inadequate to protect the locations.
January 5, 1792 Extra Pay Required for Volunteers Henry Lee Henry Knox Governor Lee of Virginia asks that Knox support the request that the General Government provide the extra pay required to attract volunteers for the state militias thereby avoiding the need for conscription.
November 30, 1795 Pay of Charles Waren, temporary engineer William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $61.13 is due Charles Waren being his pay as temporary engineer for November 1795 and for paper furnished by him for that period.