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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 24, 1795 Allowances of Quarter Masters Stores. Timothy Pickering [not available] Allowances of Quarter Masters Stores to be furnished at the inspection rendezvous and at the garrisons established on the seacoast of United States.
September 16, 1796 Booth's account and advances to sub pay masters William Simmons Andrew McCleary Settlement of Mr. Booth's account. Necessity of settling the accounts of the sub pay masters due to the "amazing" number of outstanding advances
April 20, 1793 Forwarding of warrant Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary of Treasury has issued his warrant in favor of O'Hara's agent for $40,000. He requests that O'Hara provide a minute accounting for his expenditures, which are beyond all estimates.
March 22, 1784 Settlement of accounts Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Nourse Discusses the settlement of the account of Colonel Pettit and the settlement of the accounts of the iron masters.
March 6, 1800 Request for Signature and Receipts William Simmons Isaac Waldron Three accounts against Waldron received, accounts regarding expenditures in the Quarter Masters and Hospital Departments required strictest scrutiny and will be examined. Simmons requested authenticated vouchers.
November 29, 1792 Quarter Masters Stores Issued at Pittsburgh [not available] [not available] Quarter Masters Stores Issued at Pittsburgh
June 8, 1799 Enlistment of Minors After They Arrive at the Age of 18 Timothy Taylor Alexander Hamilton Taylor requests Hamilton's opinion regarding whether recruiting officers may enlist those over the age of 17 without the consent of their parents, masters, or guardians.
August 19, 1793 Captured Prizes Henry Knox George Clinton Policy toward Naval prizes.
March 2, 1799 Pay roll of eight employed in the Quarter Masters Department to decend the river from Cincinnati to the Natchez with publick boats and dischanged at Natchez the 2 March 1799. Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Pay roll of eight employed in the Quarter Masters Department to descend the river from Cincinnati to the Natchez with public boats and discharged at Natchez 2 March 1799.
June 16, 1792 William Knox forwards monies and stores to Major Craig William Knox Isaac Craig William Knox informs Major Craig of a recent shipment of stores sent to Fort Pitt and encloses monies for use by the Quarter Masters Department.
August 19, 1793 Privateer Prize Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Directs vessels returned to owners; discusses privateers.
August 16, 1793 Procedure for Returning Ships Brought as Prizes into U.S. Ports By French Privateers Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Referring to the privateers mentioned in the U.S.-French agreement concerning French ships in U.S. ports, Knox directs that any prizes brought by French privateers into Connecticut ports be given back to the command of their sailing masters, or consuls from the ship's country.
October 10, 1800 Return of US Ordnance and New York Ordnance in New York City Ebenezer Stevens [not available] A return of ordnance stores belonging to both the U.S. and the state of New York in the vicinity of New York City. Places of storage listed are Fort Jay, York Island, and "Arsenal," all belonging to the U.S., and Ellis Island, whose stores belong to New York.
July 10, 1793 Discusses Horses James O'Hara James Wilkinson Refers to guide for the movement of the army and Wilkinson's superior knowledge of the local area. Worries that articles will fall short. Has instructed wagon masters at Fort Hamilton how to care for horses and oxen in their charge. Seeks approval for saddle horses. Discusses sending pack horses to Fort Hamilton with corn.
July 13, 1791 Red Jacket's Speech Red Jacket [not available] In his speech, Red Jacket discusses the peace talks, the British forces on the frontier, British and Indian relations, and Indian independence.
April 22, 1800 Account Information in Wilkins Jr. and James Miller William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Details on the expenses of Wilkins Junior and James Miller for purchases made through special direction by the Secretary of War. Expenses included armory at Harper's Ferry, armory at Springfield, Ordinance Department, Quarter Masters Department, Hospital Department.
August 9, 1791 If You Foolishly Prefer War James Wilkinson Indian Nations Living on the Wabash River Wilkinson warns the Indians of the trouble and distress that will befall them if they ignore the voice of reason and persist in joining those tribes that are waging war against the United States.
February 9, 1798 Severe Weather Delayed the Delivery of Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Staats Morris Letter, advises re overdue uniforms; discusses severe winter.
December 21, 1798 Clothing Returns and the Situation of the Quarter Masters Department Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon has received Craig's request for clothing, but the stores at Philadelphia are too poorly stocked for him to ship many articles of clothing needed in winter. Hodgdon answers some questions that Craig posed in his letter of December 14, and provides news about operations of the War Department.
October 19, 1799 No Reason to Complain Richard Hunewell Alexander Hamilton "Herewith I send you a return from the Quartermaster and Paymaster of the several articles received in the department for the use of the 15th Regiment with the several articles wanting to complete the number for the use of the regiment together with my observations of their qualities &c--generally they are good and of a much better quality than the troops expected; if the army in general have...
January 30, 1801 Removal of Public Stores to Harpers Ferry Samuel Dexter Samuel Annin Letter, directs removal of public stores to Harper's Ferry.
1785 List of Pay and Rations for the military establishment.. [not available] [not available] List of pay and rations for military establishment; Categories include directory; professors; Staff department; Hospital department; infantry; cavalry; artillery; sappers and mines; artificers; masters of manufactures; artificers of first class; artificers of second class; tradesmen.
June 23, 1797 James McHenry Comments on the Florida Boundary Mission of Isaac Guion James McHenry James Wilkinson McHenry comments on the mission of Capt. Isaac Guion to the U.S.-Spanish Florida border region, specifically to the Walnut Hills and Natchez. Commends Guion as a fine officer and expresses hope that he will not be hindered in his mission, as "the Spanish have no reason to fear."
May 2, 1794 Whiskey Transported Isaac Craig Henry Knox Last post Craig sent by boat whiskey, corn, oats, and pack horses forward to fighting lines.
August 16, 1798 Disposal of Privateers' Booty in Massachusetts James McHenry [not available] The President has ordered that privateers' prizes brought to Massachusetts should be returned to their original masters or to the consul of the country from which they were captured.