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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 21, 1791 Unlawful Augmentation of Force Henry Knox [not available] Knox reminds the Governor of the changes that constitute an unlawful augmentation of force on either a belligerent vessel or a neutral vessel. Any unlawful augmentation must be dismantled.
July 1, 1794 Augmentation of force in foreign vessels Henry Knox George Mathews Issues direction pertaining to the arming of foreign vessels in U.S. ports, which Knox considers unlawful augmentation of force.
July 1, 1794 Violations of Neutrality Act Henry Knox Richard Dobbs Spaight Secretary Knox writes Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight of North Carolina concerning rules for arming vessels of belligerent powers, in light of the Neutrality Act - and whether this is deemed an unlawful increase or augmentation of force. Knox considers the mounting of additional guns, or altering the caliber of the guns, or the making of new gun carriages, to be an unlawful augmentation of force....
July 31, 1793 Military Force Authorized Henry Knox Phineas Bond Executive Dept. authorized an augmentation to vessels for increased military support against foreign war ships in U.S. ports.
July 1, 1794 Unlawful Increase of Force on Ships in Ports of the United States Henry Knox Thomas Sim Lee Neutrality of United States dictated that no ships need additional weapons. The arming of vessels by United States ships, or the arming of vessels in U.S. water is unlawful. Rule sent to all other nations.
1791 Estimate of the modes of augmentation of the troops Henry Knox Unknown Recipient A detailed estimate by Knox of the cost, according to rank, of augmenting the army, including pay and provisioning.
August 15, 1794 Augmentation of My Pay Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Given the fatique, expense, trouble, and risk to which he is exposed, Holt questions whether his salary of something less than thirty-six dollars per month is adequate to the services to be performed.
October 6, 1800 Augmentation of My Salary Peter Wilson Samuel Hodgdon Because of his care, diligence, and efforts in preventing the books from getting into a state of arrearage, Wilson is soliciting an augmentation in his salary. Others whose duties are less arduous receive one thousand dollars per annum while he receives only seven hundred dollars.
March 30, 1795 [DUPLICATE] Allegations of Unlawful Seizure Phineas Bond Timothy Pickering Referred to international relations with British. Noted complicated demands made regarding Capt. Home's reassignment due to his "unlawful" detention of a vessel. Enclosed documents that supported the acts of Capt. Home and the seamen were within the jurisdiction of the U.S.
July 22, 1799 Supplementing the Abstract of Returns Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The enclosed abstract shows that the returns are not complete due to imperfections in the forms (which will soon be remedied). The additional sources of pertinent information available in the War Department should therefore be forwarded to the Superintendant of Military Stores so that he can transmit the required amounts of clothing and other supplies.
June 17, 1793 Speedy Departure of Those Privateers Thomas Jefferson [not available] In response to the complaint of Citizen Genet respecting the seizure of a French vessel by the Governor of New York, the cabinet members announce that French privateers should not seek safety in American ports and should respect the neutrality of the U.S. during the conflict between France and Britain.
June 4, 1799 Significance of Military Force Maintained by the U.S. James McHenry Theodore Sedgwick McHenry stresses that he considers the preservation of internal peace and a due respect for the rights of the U.S. by foreign nations to be inextricably connected with the actual military force maintained by the U.S. If that force is found to be insignificant, good intentions will not be encouraged nor hostility much deterred.
August 8, 1800 Inquiry into Major Rennselaer Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton provides information on the character and career of Major Van Rensselaer. He was the eldest captain of the Dragoons before the augmentation of the army and is a career soldier. Hamilton thinks a field office in the cavalry would be proper. Refers Dexter to General Wilkinson for further information on Van Rensselaer's character and notes that the Major is a cousin of Mrs. Hamilton.
August 5, 1788 Regarding the insurgents who apprehended Pickering and the need for military force Peter Muhlenberg Timothy Pickering Requests that Pickering give opinion as to whether armed force is necessary to restore order and good government.
July 30, 1793 Request for Report on Ship Repairs Henry Knox [not available] Orders to ascertain information on repairs made to British ship now in port of Philadelphia, to determine whether it is being fitted as a merchant vessel or a vessel of war. The ship is identified as a Letter of Marque ship.
September 6, 1794 [No. 33] Building Barracks at Fort Fayette John Stagg Isaac Craig No permanent arrangement for additional troops at Fort Fayette, advised best judgment in determining if building additional barracks is necessary. If council held at Redstone yields overtures of more violence, Craig is authorized to build more barracks after the approbation of Lieut. Col. Butler.
March 18, 1800 Military Force in Stopping Vessels Staats Morris Alexander Hamilton Capt. Morris observes that his command is often asked to use military force in stopping vessels, containing fugitives, or quelling mutinies and wants to know the government's orders regarding these kinds of actions.
March 18, 1799 Enough Force to Awe the Disaffected Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton warns against the deployment of an inadequate force. Sufficient strength must be displayed to inspire respect and to awe the disaffected. Thus will be avoided the magnification of a riot into an insurrection.
December 22, 1798 My Ideas on Military Arrangements Alexander Hamilton James Gunn Due to the current state of international affairs, especially the temporizing conduct of France, Hamilton advises against any immediate augmentation of the Army. Still, he lists a number of steps that should be taken--especially regarding the addition of military arms and supplies--in case the interntional situation should darken. Plans for a military draft should be considered in case of...
August 11, 1796 Assessment of Dispute Between Georgia & Creek Indians James McHenry George Washington Weighs the arguments of those who believe that the serious situation on the Georgia border could escalate into war, and believe that either further negotiations or a show of strength via reinforcements are necessary to avert one. Suggests a section to be added to an anticipated letter to the governor of Georgia which attempts to reassure the Georgians who have been frustrated in their attempts...
March 14, 1796 Questions on reducing military forces James McHenry [not available] McHenry argues for the necessity of a strong military force to counteract the force maintained by Great Britain and Spain on the northern and southern boundaries of the United States. McHenry advises against reducing the U.S. military below its present force.
June 27, 1799 General plan for land and naval forces Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Discusses need for a general plan for land and naval forces.
January 23, 1792 Reimbursing the Cost of the Auxilliary Force Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Govenor Mifflin requests that Knox supply him with whatever is needed to establish a claim upon the United States for the cost of the auxillary force raised by the state to aid in the protection of the western frontiers of Pennsylvania.
December 29, 1796 Discussion of Foreign Affairs Relative to Barbary States & Naval Power Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses Barbary States; discusses Foreign Affairs; discusses Mediterranean politics; discusses necessity of a Naval Force; alludes to Barbary Wars.
October 22, 1799 Deployment of Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton worries that committing too large a force to the southern frontiers will substantially weaken military strength on the northwestern frontier.