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ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ON THE WRITINGS

DR. J. FRANKLIN JAMESON, Chairman*
Chair of American History and Chief of Manuscripts Division

Library of Congress
PROFESSOR RANDOLPH G. ADAMS
Librarian William L. Clements Library

University of Michigan
PRESIDENT J. A. C. CHANDLER

William and Mary College
PRESIDENT TYLER DENNETT

Williams College

Dr. CHARLES MOORE
Chairman United States Commission of Fine Arts
GEORGE W. OCH-OAKES, Esq.

Editor New York Times
BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN M. PALMER

United States Army, Retired

DR. VICTOR H. PALTSITS
Chief of American History Division
and Chief of Manuscripts Department

New York Public Library

*Deceased.

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To Alexander Spotswood, November 22 .

Advice as to forming an opinion of the Alien and Scdition laws-

Policy of opponents of the Government.

To Lawrence Lewis, December 2

Supposed slight-Parkinson's emigration—Selection of officers.

To Philip Schuyler, December 4

Health-lavitation to Mount Vernon-Mr. Church.

To John Barker Church, December 4

To Judge Alexander Addison, December 6 .

Thanks for his charge to the grand jury.

To John Greenwood, December 7.

Dental work,

To Sir John Sinclair, December 10 .

Sending duplicate of a former letter.

To John Greenwood, December 12

Dental matters-Bars for teeth.

To Charles Carroll, Junior, December 13 -

His application-An aide appointment.

To the Secretary of War, December 13

Alternative of William S. Smith and Abijah Hammond-Charges

against Smith.

To the Secretary of War, December 13

Conference with Generals Hamilton and Pinckney-Answers to his

questionsApportionment of officers–Dragoon officers-Allotment to

Connecticut, Georgia, North and South Carolina--Augmenting the

Army-Chances of an accommodation-Necessity of strenuous en-

deavors—State of the Treasury Appointing officers and raising men-

Pay restriction—Troops in the West-Position of the artillery-Re-

cruiting arrangements, stations, etc.—Rations—Purchasing agents and

the contract system-Weakness of each—A combination best-Honesty

needed-Union of quartermaster and commissary departments-Arse-

nals and magazines ---Estimates—Location of magazines.

To the Secretary of War, December 13

Organization of the troops—Regiments and companies Officers

Cavalry, artillery, and musicians—Aides-Promotion system-Uni-
forms--Clothing-Ration composition--Liquor Engineers and artil-

lerymen-Riflemen—Quartermaster General.

To the Secretary of War, December 14

Appointment of Mr. Custis-Capt. Samuel Henley-General Cobb.

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