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January 4, 1800 General Orders Regarding Punishment of Deserters Alexander Hamilton [not available] General Orders pertaining to the punishment of deserters with particular concern regarding preventing deserters from reenlisting with another corps. Hamilton recommends hard labor for the remainder of their term of enlistment.
January 27, 1784 Pay of Connecticut Continentals Oliver Wolcott, Jr. John Pierce Wolcott is requesting that Pierce inform him of the amounts that were provided by the Continental Army to pay the short term enlistees in the Connecticut militia. Since Connecticut had already provided for the pay of these men, it was not necessary for them to also be paid by the Army. He requests that receipts be provided so that Connecticut will know how much was provided.
May 29, 1800 Letter to a Firm in London James McHenry Bird, Savage & Bird In his last week in office as Secretary of War, James McHenry writes to a firm in London. Mentions the delivery of books and stationery to him. Makes arrangements to close the account between the firm and the Department of War. McHenry thanks them for their helpfulness during his term as Secretary of War.
December 24, 1795 Pay of Private Benjamin Potts, Jacob Slough's Company 4th Sub Legion William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $24.64 is due Benjamin Potts, a private in Jacob Slough's Company 4th Sub Legion, being his pay from June 1 to Dec. 5, 1795, the day his term of service expired.
October 6, 1791 [Circular] Henry Knox D. Shepherd Original copy of circular notifying Shepard he was authorized to call up militia for the protection of Washington County from Indian attacks for a span of two months. The circular requested Shepard submit reports and paperwork pertaining to the employment of the militia.
January 11, 1790 Pay Claim Joseph Howell Henry Knox Discusses the claim of a Mr. Purcell for extra pay for service as Judge Advocate to the Southern army in the Revolutionary War (1783)
April 20, 1799 Severe Examples to Check a Spirit of Desertion Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton argues that, even though the Unites States is not legally at war, the sentence of death resulting from the court-martial of Richard Hunt is appropriate as a means to discourage future desertions and because Hunt not only deserted but stole the pay of his company.
October 10, 1794 Information Regarding Proceedings of the Council at the Big Rock Chiefs of the Wyandots [not available] Verbal communication sent by the Chief of the Wyandols through Enus Khon, a confidential warrior. Rather than long term peace, a truce with the United States was proposed until a council could meet in the spring to discuss terms. It was decided that the British were to guarantee the Indians lands west of the Ohio River if the U.S. did not abandon their forts on the West bank and to fight the...
April 27, 1795 Manning the Post at Presqu' Isle Thomas Mifflin Timothy Pickering Governor Mifflin responds to Pickering's opposition to the post at Presque Isle by explaining how it could be adequately manned by state militia paid by the General Government.
September 23, 1796 Regarding Ironwork for Frigate & Payment For That Service Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, encloses terms regarding iron for Frigate; asks for information regarding payments for iron work.
March 31, 1794 Advertisement Promulgated to the Citizens of Kentucky Joseph Howell John Bradford Howell submits an advertisement to John Bradford, printer, to be promulgated to the citizens of Kentucky regarding the intentions of the Government to promptly reward them for their services.
December 28, 1788 Speech Regarding Land Disputes Major General Richard Butler [not available] Butlers speech addressed Indians of North Western territory regarding land disputes and settlement of boundary between the U.S. and the Six Nations. Recounted past treaties. Butler notified the Six Nations that they would have to settle their disputes with the Governor because his term as Superintendent of Indian Affairs expired.
March 3, 1797 Regarding Navy Yard, Rents & Lease, And Weather Effects Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, informs re yard at Corlear's Hook; informs re rent and terms of lease; mentions former navy yards; discusses severity of weather.
September 30, 1786 Monies advanced to soldiers of the Maryland line Joseph Howell John White Enclosed is the return of monies advanced to soldiers of the Maryland line with a Certificate given the State by sundries of the Hazen Rgiment and Lee's Legion. Also included are papers related to Jacob Lyons and James Dyer which, along with the "Blue Book," were left by the recipient in the Author's office.
May 22, 1799 Requests Money for Cochran and Thursby David Henley James McHenry Requests payment to Cochran & Thursby for remittance of Thomas Hickman.
June 10, 1795 Preserving Peace on the Georgia Frontier Timothy Pickering William Eaton Pickering gives Captain Eaton his instructions for handling the unrest between the Creek Indians and the frontier inhabitants of Georgia following the murder of several Creeks by whites.
July 18, 1796 Discussion of Location & Lease for Navy Yard Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, describes location for Navy yard; discusses lease for Navy Yard; mentions Frigates.
November 4, 1795 Payment Due Troops, Construction, Hospital Stores Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Troops all located at Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, and Fort Franklin therefore mustering them at Pittsburgh must be postponed. Money due troops at Presque Isle requested. Expenses related to construction increased Quartermaster's Department expenses, all hospital stores on hand sent to Fort Washington.
October 16, 1795 Request for Relief or Winter Clothing and Construction Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Notification that the term of active duty for Joseph McCutcheon and the men under his command will expire in January, and wish to be relieved or furnished with winter clothing as none of the men at Fort Le Boeuf have appropriate uniforms for the upcoming season. Discussed expenditures for new buildings being erected under Colonel Butler.
March 10, 1799 Recruiting instructions and officer appointments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discusses recruiting instructions and officer appointments.
August 21, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners for Sandusky conference to Henry Knox on western Indian refusal to make peace [not available] Henry Knox The Commissioners detail the failed efforts to negotiate peace with the Indians. The Indian Council wanted the boundary to be the Ohio River, a term to which the United States would not agree. The Commissioners met with the Chiefs of the Six Nations following the council.
May 31, 1800 Autograph Draft, James McHenry to Count Rumford James McHenry Count Rumford Describes invention of Bavarian field piece used by artillery, mentions science and end of term in War Office.
August 21, 1795 Quality of Provisions Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Notification that contractors demand number of provisions but that number of troops at several different posts is difficult to determine. Mentioned inspection of pork and beef for quality and prevention of spoilage. Canadian pork of higher quality than that packed locally.
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...
November 5, 1796 Captain James Bruff report from Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Discussed his muster roll and shifts of detachments at Fort Niagara. Mentioned returned deserters and musicians. Enlistments due to expire soon. Discussed problem of soldiers deserting to Canada and enlisting in the British Army. Bruff was mortified that his men deserted, but noted that desertion is not from lax discipline; rather it was because of a desire for change, and incentives such as 200...