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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 18, 1791 St. Clair to Command the Frontier Troops Henry Knox Josiah Harmar The President has appointed Major General St. Clair to command the troops on the frontiers so General Harmar is directed to send returns to St. Clair on the state of the troops, stores, and posts under his command.
November 16, 1795 John Foster Williams request for frigate command; and the report of Captain Barry's death Timothy Pickering John Foster Williams Pickering notes that although he has received high recommendations for command of a federal ship, and that the testimony would have great weight with President Washington, there are no openings for frigate command; it is not true that Captain John Barry is dead; he is however recovering from a dangerous illness.
January 25, 1799 General Command of the Post on the Lakes John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton While effusively praising Hamilton, Lt. Col. Hamtramck asks that he be given the general command of the post on the Lakes.
May 9, 1792 [PRIVATE] Appointment Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Despite poor health of Williams, President was forced to give him appointment to Brigadier General due to the end of Senate session. Knox requests Williams accepts position that will put him Second in Command.
October 24, 1795 Arrangements for Absence from Command Timothy Pickering Anthony Wayne Notification that papers and treaty delivered to the President. Pickering believed that Wayne should make all arrangements for his absence from command at Greene Ville to visit friends.
May 6, 1792 Williams Declines Promotion on the Grounds of Health Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Letter, declines command commission; describes health as precarious over the past two years.
September 24, 1799 Refers to the President's Command James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Illegible document. Makes reference to the President's commands. Refers to activity in the War Office.
May 20, 1790 Joy makes recommendation to Knox George Joy Henry Knox Letter, recommends applicant for command of a Cutter.
April 3, 1798 Announces Purchase and Preparation of the Ship Ganges James McHenry Captain Richard Dale Announces the purchase and preparation of the ship Ganges, awaiting armaments as soon as possible. The President prefers to give Dale command of the ship. McHenry believes that Dale will not decline this command.
December 19, 1798 My Infinite Pleasure To Do You All the Service in My Power James Gunn Alexander Hamilton While denigrating the abilities of the President of the United States and the Secretary of War, Gunn declares his availability to serve in the Provisional Army so long as he is not required to serve with certain officers.
March 14, 1795 Furlough Granted to Captain Dale Timothy Pickering Captain Richard Dale Pickering informs Captain Dale that the President has granted him a furlough so long as Dale returns from China in time to take command of his frigate.
April 17, 1799 Questions on Discharge James McHenry Samuel Chase Discharge of soldier under Gen. Hamilton's command to be examined. Enclosed extract answers previously posed questions by Chase. Requests opinion of people regarding the absence of the president.
September 29, 1791 Public Thanks to General Wilkinson Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox sends St. Clair an excerpt from the letter from the President to General Wilkinson in which Wilkinson is thanked for his leadership in the expedition against the Indians at l'Anguille.
September 30, 1794 Spirit of the Jersey Blues James Mentges Samuel Hodgdon Mentges extols the spirit of the Jersey Blues who cannot wait to put themselves under the command of the President but they need canteens, knapsacks, and axes before they can march.
March 4, 1791 Knox appoints Doughty to command Henry Knox John Doughty Letter, informs Doughty of appointment to regiment command.
March 30, 1791 Regarding Appointment to Command Battalion of Levies William Jackson Colonel Moses Rawlings Jackson reports that Secretary of War wished to be informed of Rawling's intentions relative to appointment to command battalion of levies. President of United States General George Washington requests a response to General Knox.
September 7, 1793 Request from Major Gaither to Governor Telfair to raise troops under Gaither's command for defense of Georgia Henry Gaither Governor Edward Telfair From Augusta Georgia, Major Henry Gaither expresses opinion that number of Georgia militia in service is excessive for defense of Georgia frontier. Proposes addition of 100 cavalry and 100 infantry to Federal Troops, to be placed under his command which, Gaither believes, if properly deployed, would be sufficient to guard and protect inhabitants. Notes that the above addition was ordered by...
July 27, 1792 Guidance regarding military administration and Indian warfare Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Extract of a letter relating to disabled or invalided soldiers, and a note to Wilkinson clarifying the chain of command.
December 8, 1798 Command of a regiment to be raised in Maryland James McHenry John Eager Howard Writes the U.S. Senator from Maryland that he is at a loss respecting a proper and fit character to command a regiment to be raised in Maryland. Mentions Colonel Hall as a possibility.
January 20, 1792 Additional Annuiity for the Cherokees Tobias Lear Henry Knox Lear, Washington's secretary, informs Knox that the Senate has approved a resolution providing an additional five hundred dollars to the one-thousand-dollar annuity previously granted to the Cherokees.
May 3, 1792 Knox Informs Williams of Promotion Henry Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Letter, advises regarding appointment as Brigadier General.
January 4, 1792 Resignation of General Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox accepts, upon behalf of the President, the resignation of General Harmar but assures the general that the President regrets the loss of his service to the public.
May 28, 1798 Act Authorizing President to Command Navy for Seizure of French Ships Violating Treaties Congress of the United States [not available] Congress authorized seizure of French ships who captured vessels of commerce in U.S. waters; a violation of treaty.
December 6, 1792 Jackson makes recommendation for appointment of John Tyler Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Tyler for military appointment; mentions Presidential vote.
July 11, 1794 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, advises re powers of command.