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Artillery Park [ Valley Forge ] June 12, 1778 . Requests discharge of “Mr. Le Brune a second Lieutenant.” ALS , RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.
[ Fredericksburg, New York ] October 12, 1778 . States desire of Captain-Lieutenant Daniel Gano, Second Continental Artillery, to resign. ALS , RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.
I have been waiting my dear Hamilton, for a Crisis in the case of the intended retaliation for the murder of Huddy before I answer’d your favor of the 7th of last month. But it has yet to have arrived. A Captain of Cornwallis’s Army was brought up to the Jersey line by a mistake of General Hazens in lieu of an unconditional prisoner as a subject for execution. As this person is of considerable...
As you are going to Albany I beg your assistance in arranging the following business for me. I am a purchaser with you and others in certain Lands on the St Laurence, the patents for which have been taken out of the Land office in the name of Alexr Macomb Esqr. Independent of the purchase of the state, there were certain locations made by Genl Schuyler and others, which were to be paid for by...
[ New York, June 24, 1790. On August 5, 1790, in Schedule B of his “Report on Additional Sums Necessary for the Support of Government,” Hamilton referred to “The Secretary at War in his Letter to the sec’y of the Treasury dated 24 June 1790.” Letter not found. ]
The Militia. The pay, $24,012 The subsistence and rations at 16–90ths of a dollar, 31,302 Forage for the field and staff officers,    234 $55,548 The Continental Troops Additional expense of subsistence and rations to the continental troops, during the same period. This expense arises from the contract; the price of the ration at fort Washington is stated at six and a half ninetieths of a...
Mr Tyler of Deer Island in the Province maine has shewn me a statement of his case drawn up by Judge Sewall which has been transmitted to you. If no inconveniences should result from your postponing your judgemt untill his arrival you can oblige. I am Sir   Yr humble Svt ADfS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. George Tyler had been convicted of a violation of the smuggling laws and...
War Department, May 24, 1971. “I have the honor to inform you, that Messrs: Smith and Shepherd have completed their contract of clothing for the levies, and that Mr: Hodgdon, the quarter master, has receipted to them for the same.…” Copy, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 1339, National Archives. The firm of Robert Smith and John Shepard Shepherd (Shepard,...
[ Philadelphia, November 3, 1792. In a letter to Anthony Wayne, dated November 24, 1792, Knox referred to “my letter of the 3d. instant to the Secretary of the Treasury.” Letter not found. ] Knopf, Wayne Richard C. Knopf, ed., Anthony Wayne: A Name in Arms; Soldier, Diplomat, Defender of Expansion Westward of a Nation; the Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence (Pittsburgh, 1960). , 140....
[ Philadelphia, March 8, 1793. On March 18, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Knox : “I have before me your letter of the 8th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, April 15, 1793. On April 18, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Knox : “The requests contained in your letter of the 15 of April have been complied with.” Letter not found. ]
War Department, May 13, 1793. Approves payment of a bill “drawn by Israel Ludlow on William Duer 29 January 1792.” LS , RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 4118, National Archives. Duer had served as contractor for the Army for the campaign against the Indians in the Northwest Territory in 1791, and Ludlow had acted as his agent in purchasing supplies and services...
The estimates herein enclosed relatively to the fortifications is a Copy of the one present’d to the Committe of Congress, and is presumed to have been contemplated in the Law making the appropriations upon the Subject —some places however are mentioned in the Law which are not contained in the estimate. It will be necessary to appoint some man of character, for integrity and intelligence in...
[ Philadelphia, April 12, 1794. On May 14, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Hamilton and referred to “the two Estimates No 1 & 2 of the Secrety of War, contained in his letter to you of the 12th. of April last.” Letter not found. ] Henry Knox had submitted these estimates to George Washington on April 10, 1794 ( LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress). The estimates deal with the...
I have the honor to transmit you an estimate of the quantity and quality of Timber, Plank, Scantling and Copper &c. which will be required for each of the four largest frigates contemplated by the Act entitled “An Act to provide a naval armament” nearly the same quantity will also be wanted for each of the thirty six gunships mentioned in the said Act. It has been decided by the President of...
I have the honor to transmit you the enclosed extract of a letter, received this day, from Major General Wayne, dated the 10th of March 1794 complaining, in a pointed manner of the very inferior quality of the Hats and Shoes furnished by the contractors of Clothing for the last year. The President of the United States to whom this subject has been submitted is of opinion that the Contractors...
I have the honor to transmit you the general dimensions of the heavy cannon which are required for the fortifications and for the frigates; the proof which will be required of each piece, by persons who shall be appointed by me for that purpose, and the time within which they ought to be delivered. ASP American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United...
War Department, May 12, 1794. “I have the honor to transmit you as a matter of information the opinion of Mr Joshua Humphreys on the mode of procuring the white oak plank and timber.” LC , RG 45, Letters Sent Concerning Naval Matters, National Archives. This letter concerns provisions for the naval armament authorized by Congress. See Knox to H, April 21, 1794 . On June 28, 1794, Knox...
[ Philadelphia, June 16, 1794. On July 29, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Henry Knox: “I have this moment received your letter to the secy of the Treasy of the 28th inst: … It refers to one of yours to him of the 16th ult upon the subject of other rendezvous.” Letter of June 16 not found. ] LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military,...
I have the honor to transmit a list of articles which will be required for the equipment of each of the forty four gun ships & to observe that nearly the same will be required for each of the thirty six gun ships. The heavy Cannon and shot have already been requested of you. The twelve pounders will hereafter be more specifically stated. The military stores also will in due season be fully...
I have the honor to inform you that I shall immediately appoint the following persons as naval agents viz. Boston—Henry Jackson New York—John Blagge Baltimore—Jeremiah Yellot. The others will be determined on as soon as possible. The Sixth frigate will not be built at Charleston. The place is not quite determined on but it will be in the course of a day or two. Mr. John Morgan will be the...
War Department, June 26, 1794. “I have the honor to transmit you Captain Truxtons estimate of Masts and spars for one of the Frigates of 44 Guns—for the 36 gun frigates will be but little inferior in size.” LC , RG 45, Letters Sent Concerning Naval Matters. National Archives. For background to this letter, see Knox to H, April 21, 1794 . Thomas Truxton Truxtun . See Knox to H, June 23, 1794 ....
As the building of the Frigates is closely connected with the subject of Finance I beg leave to submit to your consideration, the arrangements which I propose upon that subject. No. 1. is proposed instructions to the Agents. " 2. —————————— to the Superintendant " 3. —————————— to the builder or Constructor. " 4. —————————— to the Clerk of the yard. Any remarks you may think proper or...
War Department, July 9, 1794. “Agreeably to your request of the 7th. Inst. I have the honor of transmitting you the Sums to be expended upon the Fortifications specified by the Laws.…” Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of War, Third Congress. National Archives. This letter was enclosed in a report which Knox submitted to Congress on December 19, 1794. The report is printed in ASP American...
War Department, July 9, 1794. “I request that you would be pleased to deside as early as may be, the articles … to be obtained by the naval Agents, at Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Portsmouth. Altho I have not yet definite Answers from all those places, yet as soon as I shall receive them, I am desirous of putting every thing in train of execution.” LC , RG 45, Unbound...
War Department, July 14, 1794. “I request that you would please to have placed in the hands of the Naval Agents who have definitively accepted of their appointments certain sums of money with which to commence their operations.… You will be better able to form a judgement of the sum than I can, as you will decide upon the articles which are to be obtained by them.…” LC , RG 45, Letters Sent...
War Department, July [ 24 ] 1794 . “I have the honor to transmit you a letter this day received from the naval agents in Philadelphia for a supply of money. I concieve it would be proper immediately to place in the hands of each agent the sum of five thousand dollars for them to be accountable.” LC , RG 45, Letters Sent Concerning Naval Matters, National Archives. Francis Gurney and Daniel...
War Department, July 24, 1794. “I have the honour to transmit you a Copy of a circular letter to the several Engineers employed for fortifying certain ports and harbours of the United States. And I beg leave to request that you will take such measures as you may deem proper for the purchase of such tracts of land, at the places respectively as shall be designated by the Engineers to the...
[ Philadelphia, July 25, 1794. On July 26, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Knox: “I have before me your letter of the 25 instant to the Secy of the Treasury.” Letter not found. ] LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military, Naval, and Indian Supplies, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia, July 28, 1794. On July 29, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “I have this moment received under cover from the Secy. at War an open letter for you of the 28 inst.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, August 8, 1794. On August 12, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Samuel Hodgdon: “I have just received from the secy. of the Treasy a letter to him of the 8th. inst. from the Secy. at War, containing a requisition of certain articles.” Letter not found. ] Hodgdon was commissary of military stores. See Knox to H H to Knox , June 20, 1794 . LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner...
War Department, Accountant’s Office, August 8, 1794. “I have the honor to inclose you an abstract of pay due the dismounted Infantry for the defensive protection of the Territory south west of the Ohio … in 1793 and part of 1794, an estimate of expenses and for pay of the Federal troops in that Quarter, also an estimate of the ordinary expenses of Government for Governor Blount for the year...
Your exertions in my department during my absence will never be obliterated. I regret my long stay. If things shall be so serious as to require the President to go forward, I hope I may be indulged in joining him. I have not seen Mr. Jays dispatches. I am yours affectionately ALS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. Knox had left Philadelphia for Maine in August because of adverse news...
By the arrangement of the New Contract, a Commissary will be required. I know not of any person in whose integrity I would have more confidence than Major I Craig of Fort Pitt provided he would repair to Fort Washington. Will you consider of this point, and if you approve, will you offer it to him? No time can be lost upon this subject. Mr Jay will satisfactorily arrange all the points of...
Among other reasons for wishing your return is Mrs Hamiltons earnest desire. It seems that she has had, or has been in danger of a miscarriage, which has much alarmed her. But Doctor Khun by whom she is attened with Doctor Stephens, Assures that she is in no danger. However as she is extremely desirous of your presence in order to tranquilize her this note is transmited by the Presidents...
[ Philadelphia, December 17, 1794. On December 17, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Knox : “In reply to your letter of this date.” Letter not found. ]
Mr Garanger having positively renounced all claims to rank or command in the Corps of artillery, it is my opinion that he can be Employed in the Corps in a manner honorable to himself, and useful to the service. There can be no objection to his receiving a brevet of a Captaincy in the army. I am Dear Sir affectionately your huml Sert. Copy, Reel 95, Item 78, X, p. 460, Papers of the...
[ Preakness, New Jersey, July 9, 1780. Knox’s endorsement on Hamilton’s letter to him of July 9, 1780 , reads: “note … to, Colo Hamilton, Sunday 9th July 1780.” Letter not found. ] Printed in this volume.
I have considered maturely of the magazines of provisions, the meat part whereof to be salted, which the service may require to be kept in advance for the garrisons and divisions of the troops north west of the Ohio. I have the honor to transmit you the result, which has been approved by the President of the United States, and the general subject of which has been transmitted to Major General...
[ Philadelphia, November 14, 1792. On November 14, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Knox and referred to “your letter of this day.” Letter not found. ] PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). , XIII, 117–18.