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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 12, 1799 Turning down the position of Inspector General Count Rumford Rufus King Politely turns down the United States' offer to make him Inspector General of the Artillery, explaining that he already has too many engagements and obligations. Concludes, however, by stating his intention to make a visit to America, his native country.
January 21, 1787 Requests for Information Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox tells Lincoln that he expects to be regularly and promptly informed of operations undertaken.
October 12, 1792 Money to Discharge Engagements Henry Knox Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon has forwarded a sum of money to enable Craig to discharge engagements with former Quarter Master General.
March 10, 1791 Circular Letter from the Secretary of War to the County Lieutenants of the Frontier Counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox [not available] Authorization to employ militia in response to the situation in Ohio County. Enclosed pay and ration schedule for militia and rangers. Details on payment, supply, and activity of those volunteering for service.
March 10, 1791 Authorization for Use of Militia Henry Knox Colonel David Shepherd Presidential authorization for use of militia to protect Ohio relayed to Sheperd. Details of employment discussed.
March 24, 1792 Assembly of Troops Henry Knox John Jeffers Permission to assemble commissioned officers and voluntary friendly Indians. Emphasized treating Indians with respect.
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.
May 11, 1796 Oath of Enlistment of Johnathon Parsons Jonathan Parsons [not available] Authorization of voluntary enlistment as soldier in corps of Artillerists and Engineers.
June 20, 1792 Loading for Two Teams James O'Hara William Knox David McNair will apply to Knox for loading for two teams. He may be depended as a person who will faithfully perform his engagements.
September 19, 1796 Forward the Balance of the Estimate Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Holt wants the balance of his estimate for May transmitted to him so that he can comply with his engagements.
September 27, 1794 Advanced Wages Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] Hunt cannot engage men without advancing a part of their wages with the promise that the remainder will be paid upon their return so he requests $500 in post notes.
September 26, 1798 You Must Receive Payment From Your Employer Samuel Hodgdon Unknown Recipient Hodgdon advises that he has nothing to do with certificates so em[ployees must receive payments through their employer who will make requisitions of the Treasury who will furnish the means to meet engagements,
February 15, 1797 Summary of intelligence gathered on a British post James McHenry Timothy Pickering Informs the Secretary of State of the erection of a British post on American lands; requests that the evacuation of the post by the British appear voluntary and not done through diplomatic means.
June 10, 1789 Winslow solicits a federal appointment from Knox Samuel Winslow Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in Revenue Department.
May 17, 1794 Extract of Instructions to Major General Charles Scott Henry Knox Charles Scott Temp appointment as Major General of Voluntary troops of Kentucky to support the army under command of Anthony Wayne. Instructions to govern conduct.
September 11, 1798 The Desertion of Philadelphia, Etc. John Clifford Samuel Hodgdon Clifford wants a check for $1000 sent to him and his brother as soon as it is convenient. They have large engagements to meet but are deprived of their ususual sources due to the desertion of Philadelphia. He hopes that Hodgdon and his family are safe from danger during the present calamity.
July 7, 1791 Pleasing Conduct, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon assures Knox that he is pleased with his conduct, believing sincerely that his business, under Knox's management, is given the attention its importance demands. The shoes of Rupp are very good and at six shillings a pair are offered at a good price. Major Craig will receive the wine and will comply with Knox's engagements.
March 18, 1799 Pays Drafts to Quartermaster Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Pays drafts and meets other engagements with the Quartermaster's department.
June 20, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction (4) Henry Jackson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses composition work for Frigate; recommends Revere.
1791 Recruiting Instructions for a Regiment of Levies. Unknown Author [not available] Document, recruiting instructions given to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment of Levies; discusses protection of the frontiers; discusses troops and recruiting.
February 14, 1788 Letter to the Secretary at War Samuel Huntington Henry Knox Letter, discusses list of officers appointed in Rhode Island; discuesses recruiting service.
May 27, 1789 Knox replies to Palfrey's request for appointment Henry Knox William Palfrey Letter, Knox informs Palfrey that he is unable to appoint him to a vacancy
January 14, 1784 Pay Account Settlement Robert Morris John Jacob Faesch Robert Morris sends to John Faesh a letter on the subject of account.
March 10, 1791 Authorization for the Lieutenants of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky to Raise Forces Henry Knox John Brown Authorized and instructed lieutenants of Washington, Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Pennsylvania, and Harrison, Randolph, Ohio, Monongahalia, Kenhawa Counties, Virginia, as well as John Brown, Kentucky, on raising militia to defend against the Indians. Advised economy in called up only the necessary number of men.
August 20, 1784 Closure of Wetmore's accounts John Pierce Hezekiah Wetmore Discusses closure of Wetmore's accounts and his allowances.