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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 2, 1791 Preparations Henry Knox Isaac Craig Upon Mr. Swan's arrival, orders to prepare housing. Mentions no problems providing accommodations for troops to winter over at Fort Pitt.
November 6, 1797 Tranquility Restored to Settlements, Winter Quarters in Pittsburgh James Wilkinson Col. Edgar Letter, discusses Indian aggressions and peace in Massac, Wilkinson to take up winter quarters in Pittsburgh.
November 16, 1792 Winter Quarters, Artificers, Log Town, and Cleaning of Shot Isaac Craig Henry Knox Mentions preparations for winter quarters at Log Town; furnished with necessary implements and material for building; party of artificers followed. Mr. Campbell had a man cleaning the shot that was sent to the fort.
September 26, 1799 Military Appointments, Winter Quarters James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to an appointment [illegible]. Mentions the winter quarters of a regiment.
July 16, 1794 Requests Report on Damage to Winter Harbor on Delaware River Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests report on injury to the winter harbor on the Delaware River.
October 27, 1799 Winter Quarters for Sundry Regiments George Washington Alexander Hamilton Although he had previously decided to absent himself from military concerns until the troops had taken the field, General Washington addresses the matter of winter quarters for sundry regiments.
October 23, 1799 Winter Quarters for the 6th and 7th Regiments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "...I am induced to think that the recruiting service for the Sixth and Seventh Regiments will be promoted by leaving them to take their winter quarters within their respective states. I submit this observation. It is not for me to judge as to these troops whether there are reasons for adhering to the primitive plan which outweigh the consideration just mentioned."
October 25, 1799 Preparations for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton questions whether the land contracted for winter quarters will supply the timber required for huts and fuel. He needs assurance that the proposed plan for winter quarters accommodates the dimensions prescrubed for the huts.
October 8, 1799 Moving to Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice reports on the preparations for winter quarters at Oxford. Since winter is rapidly approaching he stresses the urgency of moving his regiment as soon as possible and the same would apply to the 15th and 16th Regiments if they are to join him at Oxford.
October 23, 1799 Winter Disposition for the 5th, 6th, and 7th Regiments Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Hamilton contends that the 5th, 6th, and 7th Regiments should remain in their respective states for the winter rather than removing to Augusta. This disposition would be particularly beneficial to the recruiting service.
July 16, 1799 Rations and Winter Quarters for 1799 James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses plans for contracts for supplying rations to the Army and proposals for winter quarters of the troops
August 13, 1799 Establishment of the Additional Regiments in Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry After affirming his preference for huts as winter quarters for the troops, Hamilton suggests the best means for establishing the regiments in winter quarters.
November 16, 1799 Transporting Recruits to Winter Quarters Rufus Graves Alexander Hamilton Lt. Col. Graves informs Hamilton that the Contractor for New Hampshire asserts that he has already met his obligation and refuses to aid Graves in transporting the baggage and militry stores of the recruits of the 16th Regiment to winter quarters. Graves and the other officers have therefore had to assume the responsiblity for this task themselves.
August 22, 1799 Early Preparation for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Hamilton lists his requirements for quartering the troops during the coming winter. He prefers New Jersey as the location and huts as quarters. Sufficient wood and water must be available at the site and he would like a location intermediate between New York and Philadelphia.
November 4, 1785 Recruiting suspended during winter as cost saving measure Henry Knox Benjamin Franklin Henry Knox, Secretary at War, informs Benjamin Franklin, President of Pennsylvania, that authorized recruiting has been suspended over the winter as a cost saving measure. Recruiting will resume 1 March. At this time, newly raised troops can be promptly marched to the frontier without incurring the cost of subsisting them over the winter.
March 2, 1800 Clothing for the Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton regrets that he has not yet received the clothing he requested for the troops since the winter is far advanced and new recruits without adequate clothing will soon be in a depressed situation.
October 16, 1797 Clothing for recruits Nathan Jones William R. Boote Requests from Ensign Boote the quantity of clothing that will be needed for his recruits during the winter.
November 15, 1799 Winter Billeting of Troops, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses winter billeting of troops and clothing shipments with Samuel Hodgdon. Mentions the recent marriage of Captain Lyman to Susana Reese, sister of Thomas Reese.
November 13, 1799 Colonel Hamtramck's Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton affirms to Gen. Wilkinson that Col. Hamtramck should winter at Fort Fayette with the army rather than at Cincinnatti as he has requested.
November 14, 1800 Dire Need of Winter Clothing Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reiterates the dire need for winter clothing to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig asks Hodgdon what steps he should take to press his claim for adequate compensation for services rendered.
October 10, 1799 Winter Quarters for the 8th, 9th, and 10th Regiments Thomas Parker Alexander Hamilton States that with the help of Tobias Lear he has selected ground for winter quarters for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Regiments. Adds that he "made this arrangement on a supposition that the troops are to encamp in the same manner as during the Revolution war. If I am not correct in my ideas of the business, be pleased to inform there is a scarcity of materials for hunting; that no time...
August 17, 1799 Concerning supplies, quarters, and rations for New Jersey regiments James McHenry Jonathan Dayton On the subject of quartering regiments in New Jersey for the winter, with mention of rations and supplies for the year 1800.
July 14, 1787 Firewood Contractor William Price Henry Knox Forwards ordnance & stores returns, & notifies Knox of a certificate given to a contractor for providing and transporting wood used by the garrison the previous winter.
October 22, 1796 Clothing Necessary for Winter Consumption, Etc. David Hale Samuel Hodgdon The Commandant has directed Hale to forward an estimate of clothing needed for the winter consumption of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. Hale emphasizes the plight of the men who need clothing and urges that it be sent without delay. The number of woolen overalls on hand is hardly sufficient to furnish each man with one pair. Also there is a deficiency of muscians clothing. The approach...
September 23, 1799 Winter quarters somewhere in the vicinity of the Potomac... Alexander Hamilton Thomas Parker Hamilton explains his requirements for the location of winter quarters for the 8th, 9th, and 10th Regiments which he wants to be in the vicinity of the Potmac River near Harpers Ferry. He prefers to purchase the necessary land and stresses the need for dispatch due to the lateness of the season.