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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 23, 1799 Selecting Officers for the Eventual Army James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry believes it is time to begin selecting officers to fill the ranks of the eventual army. He wants men of courage and ability and warns against partiality toward friends who have bad habits. Military appointments will not correct those habits.
September 27, 1797 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs postponing judgement of Tyler case.
March 26, 1792 Knox requests Burr's assistance Henry Knox Aaron Burr Letter, Knox requests that Burr use his influence to persuade an officer who has been offered an appointment.
July 26, 1791 Wilcox recommends Houston to Knox Samuel Wilcox Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Houston.
August 1, 1798 Amount Received on Judgement Against John Duncan, Deceased Solomon Van Rensselaer Samuel Hodgdon Van Rensselaer has received the judgment in Hodgdon's favor against John Duncan deceased. The money will be paid when Van Renssalaer arrives in Philadelphia. He will send a note if he encounters any delays. He asks if the Dragoons are complete and who the field officers are.
September 27, 1790 Knox asks Hamilton to delay judgement Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Knox asks Hamilton to wait until he returns before issuing a judgement respecting Tyler of Maine.
June 10, 1797 Reliance on Your Prudence and Judgement James McHenry Isaac Guion "I enclose you a duplicate of my letter to Brigadier General Wilkinson of yesterday's date for your government in case he should have left Fort Washington or by any accident be prevented from communicating to you the contents. Having a perfect reliance on your prudence and judgement, I cannot doubt but your command will prove satisfactory to yourself and advantage to the United States."
August 22, 1798 Your Superior Genius & Talents Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton Pickering affirms his unqualified support for Hamilton's appointment as second in command of the Provisional Army.
June 23, 1794 Remarks on Masting of Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, discusses masting of Frigates; encloses remarks on masting Frigates.
July 23, 1792 Knox informs Sargent that President is aware of his decision Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, Knox informs Sargent that his decision to decline the post of Adjutant was passed to the President.
June 16, 1786 Colonel David Hall account John Pierce William Winder Regarding Colonel David Hall account; asks for input before forming judgment.
May 10, 1800 Concerning the fortifications at New York harbor James McHenry John Jay Discusses using the talents of the nation's best engineers in order to properly fortify and maintain the harbor at New York. Mentions his coming resignation on June 1.
June 16, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce William Windser Discusses the money paid to Gates and how it ought to have been handled.
May 14, 1798 Recommends McRea for a Lieutenancy in the Navy Charles Simms Unknown Recipient John McRea wishes to be appointed a lieutenant in the Navy of the United States. Simms recommends McRea as a young man with a liberal education, good talents, and respectable character. McRea is theoretically and practically acquainted with navigation and is in every way deserving of the appointment he seeks.
August 8, 1794 Discussion of Appointment of Naval Constructor at Gosport Navy Yard Henry Knox William Pennock Letter, discusses appointment of Naval constructor at Norfolk.
June 2, 1799 Adams Leaves Matter to McHenry's Judgment John Adams James McHenry Leaves a matter, related to recommendations, to McHenry's judgement.
June 1, 1798 Recommendation of Daniel Newman Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Mr. Steele has recommended Daniel Newman for an appointment. Wolcott does not know Newman personally but trusts Steele's judgement.
March 2, 1792 War Department provides information regarding promotions and force structure War Department [not available] Letter, describes candidates for promotion and the implications these promotions would have on force structure.
February 13, 1798 Compensation of Col. Heth James McHenry William Simmons McHenry is unable to render judgement on the additional compensation of Col. William Heth without knowing in what respect the performance of his duties has been different from that of other agents and whether he has accomplished savings to the US greater than that of other agents.
December 19, 1798 Additional Accounting Heads James McHenry William Simmons McHenry requests that Simmons add whatever new accounting heads [categories] required by Congress at its most recent session, bearing in mind the principles of arrangement established by the Treasury.
April 14, 1797 Financial and Arrival of Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Vouchers received. Draft on Hodgdon will be honored. Noted Wilkinson's talents, expects him to be a good Commander in Chief.
June 7, 1799 Records of Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Urgently needs abstracts for the first, third, and fourth quarters, vouchers for entire year of 1798, and an account of all stores on hand. Hoped William King arrived and fulfilled expectations of his talents.
October 5, 1792 Effective Use of Patrols Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox praises Wayne's use of patrols--instead of small garrisons--as a means of protecting the frontier. It is hoped that the people also recognize the effectiveness of the patrols and not feel the need to call on state militias to protect them, a step that would add unnecessary expense for the general government.Currently it appears that 2500 recruits will be added to the Legion by January.
October 21, 1798 Relative Rank of Major Generals George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington assures Hamilton that he has made his sentiments clear regarding the relative rank of the three major generals of the Provisional Army. Since he is Commander in Chief, any controversy related to this topic should be resolved by him.
May 14, 1798 Recommendation of John McRea John Fitzgerald Unknown Recipient Fitzgerald comments on the application of John McRea to enter the Naval Service on board one of the ships fitted out as a convoy for merchant ships. He views McRea as a young gentleman with an exceedingly good education, talents, and character with laudable pride and zeal for the honor and dignity of his country. He knows navigation in theory and has practiced on voyages to Europe and the West...