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August 8, 1794 Whiskey for the army Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue states that in light of the Whiskey Rebellion, there is now little probability that the military may obtain a timely supply for 1795 of whiskey lawfully distilled in western Pennsylvania. There is also a possibility that the same cause may prevent a supply of whiskey from Kentucky and western Virginia. Urges that it is a matter of importance that eventual...
January 9, 1795 Procurring Whiskey Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Copy of letter from Commissioner of Revenue regarding the purchase of whiskey for troops enclosed. Advocated for maintaining policy of picking up whiskey at Post of Whelen.
November 17, 1794 Whiskey in lieu of cash for tax payments Alexander Hamilton Brigadier General Henry Miller Secretary Hamilton discusses the paying of taxes or duties in whiskey rather than "cash" -- since the latter might be too oppressive to the frontier communities where money is more rare. The whiskey received in payment by the government will then be used to supply the army. "The price at which whiskey is to be received, is three Shillings & Six pence Pennsylvania currency per gallon." Miller is...
December 13, 1794 Whiskey for the military Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue writes that it may be possible that inconveniences arise from the want of information concerning the purchases of whiskey in Pennsylvania, for the military supply of 1795.
December 31, 1794 Supplies of whiskey Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue requests that the Treasury take the necessary measures for the reception of the whiskey for 1795 at Fort Washington and Pittsburgh.
August 25, 1794 Pittsburgh and the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Isaac Craig Hamilton discusses the fortification at Pittsburgh, urging that it take the necessary precautions in case the Whiskey Rebellion spreads.
September 18, 1794 Whiskey Rebellion William Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Letter from William Pinckney to Alexander Hamilton, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion. Image not available.
December 11, 1795 Whiskey Rebellion fine William Simmons Alexander James Dallas Defends Peter Hagner, a fellow clerk in the War Accountant's Office, against a fine that he received for failing to serve in the militia deployed against the insurgents of the Whiskey Rebellion.
August 16, 1794 Regarding the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton tells the President that it appears probable that advantages will result from giving to the citizens information on the subject of the disturbances on the western frontier of Pennsylvania -- what later became known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
January 9, 1795 Ports for Disbursing Whiskey for the Use of the Army Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton notes that the custom has been to receive whiskey at the ports of Pittsburgh, Whelen, and Fort Washington and suggests that, since there are no places more convenient, the practice should be reinstated at the port of Whelen.
April 19, 1796 Issue of Bread and Whiskey to Miami Indians [not available] [not available] Wilkinson requests bread and whiskey for the Miami Indians.
August 28, 1794 Ascertaining the strength of the Whiskey Rebellion Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Informs the Secretary of State that it is the wish of President Washington that General Henry Miller be sent to the western counties of Pennsylvania to ascertain their real temper, in light of the Whiskey Rebellion.
November 18, 1794 Whiskey supplies for troops Alexander Hamilton Presley Nevill Appoints Presley Neville agent for procuring supplies in the Western country for the use of the army, with a compensation of $250 per annum in lieu of commission. The purchase of whiskey is to be his first object.
July 3, 1794 Warrant on account of whiskey purchased Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue requests that a warrant for $500 be issued in favor of John Mease on account of whiskey purchased for the military supply.
November 29, 1794 Statement on the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington House of Representatives President Washington replies to the statement by the House of Representatives on the Whiskey Rebellion, delivered by the Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg. Washington is pleased to have the support of the House. States that "every effort ought to be used to discountenance what has contributed to foment it, and thus discourage a repetition of like attempts."
August 5, 1794 Cabinet Meeting on the Whiskey Rebellion [not available] George Washington Secretaries Hamilton and Knox recommend that President Washington meet with them tomorrow morning on the topic of the Whiskey Rebellion. Secretaries Randolph and Bradford are not in town, and so will not be able to attend.
August 5, 1794 On the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes to President Washington on the Whiskey Rebellion. Mentions that the Collector of the Revenue, Robert Wilson, was attacked by the rebels: "stripped of his Cloaths which were afterwards burnt, and after having been himself inhumanly burnt in several places with a heated Iron was tarred and feathered - and about day light dismissed - naked wounded and otherwise in a very...
January 4, 1794 Whiskey at Fort Franklin Henry Knox Isaac Craig Secretary of Treasury says he is content that the post of Fort Franklin be supplied with whiskey, for the time mentioned in letter, on account of contractors, and upon terms mentioned.
May 10, 1794 Receipt and delivery of whiskey Henry Knox Commanding Officer at Wheeling The Secretary of War orders the Quarter Master General to examine into the receipt and delivery of whiskey at Forts Washington, Steuben and Knox.
October 10, 1794 Homicide during Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Jared Ingersoll President Washington has directed Hamilton to write to Jared Ingersoll, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, regarding two murders against the insurgents of the Whiskey Rebellion. Washington wants the guilty parties to be placed under the charge of the civil Magistrate.
June 9, 1797 Whiskey on Hand Isaac Craig James McHenry Requests orders on how to dispose of whiskey previously intended for John Park who cannot receive it due to lack of instructions.
April 18, 1798 Dispute Over Arms & Accoutrements Allegedly Issued to Militia During Whiskey Rebellion John Henry John Adams Addresses militia activities during the Whiskey Insurrection, specifically their petition to be supplied with arms and accoutrements. Apparently these were given by the [state or federal?] government, but not accounted or paid for.
August 21, 1794 Disruptions from the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington Alexander Hamilton President Washington writes Secretary Hamilton from Germantown, Pennsylvania regarding questions about the feasibility of sending two months of pay for troops, in light of the ongoing Whiskey Rebellion. Washington advises that such a move be delayed, at least until the commissioners who were sent into the insurgent counties make their report. At present, however, it is too hazardous to send the...
November 11, 1794 Pay of the Militia During the Whiskey Rebellion Joseph Howell Presley Nevill Thomas Fisher is charged with the sum of $50,000 which should be placed in Col. Nevill's hands for the pay of the militia called into service for the suppression of insurgents of the western counties of Pennsylvania. (Whiskey Rebellion)
April 23, 1794 Army contract for whiskey Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Revenue Office requests that a warrant may issue in favor of John Mease as agent for John Wilkins Company of Pittsburgh for $2000 for purchase of whiskey for the Army.