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October 26, 1784 Captain Howard's accounts James McHenry Joseph Howell Letter book of the Assistant Commissioner of Army Accounts, Joseph Howell. Delivery of papers concerning Captain Howard's accounts.
November 19, 1784 Papers from General Greene Tench Tilghman John Pierce Tench Tilghman sends to John Pierce a letter enclosed with papers from General Greene.
April 19, 1785 Inquiry regarding Captain Nicholas Ruseton Moore Thomas Bailey Joseph Howell Inquiry regarding when Captain Nicholas Ruseton Moore of Maryland Horse, left the army. Suggests it might appear on muster roll as a Lieutenant.
July 15, 1786 Enclosed accounts of subsistence and forage David Hopkins Joseph Howell Major Hopkins encloses his accounts of subsistence and forage in the service of the United States.
July 18, 1786 Settling the accounts of a late brother Martin Eichelberger John Pierce Informs Pierce that the account of his late brother has never been settled, which he has the authority to complete.
September 16, 1786 Regarding Dissimilar Commercial Regulations Tench Coxe Commissioners for Maryland Coxe, a Commissioner for Pennsylvania, asks the Maryland Commissioners to pass on a message to their state Legislature. Coxe states that though difference of circumstances has led to dissimilar trade regulations, none should be adopted which militate against the fundamental and essential principles of the Union. Some states charge duties on out-of-state vessels and goods equal to the duties...
November 13, 1786 Reports Journey with Lafayette; Hopes to Visit Mount Vernon James McHenry George Washington Reports the Marquis de Lafayette has spared no expense on their journey. Would like to spend a few days at Mount Vernon, when the two of them could visit about the Revolutionary history.
June 3, 1788 Credit Issued to U.S. by Merchants Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Personal perspective on credit issued to U.S. gov't by contractors in lieu of payments. Requests information on location of troops in the west so contractors can supply them.
June 18, 1788 Obligations to Contractors Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Discussion on obligation of government to pay balance when accounts are settled.
June 27, 1788 Contracts and Payment Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Enclosed contract between U.S. government and Elliot and Williams. Noted contract did not specify method of payment.
October 25, 1788 Certificate for Captain White Jonathan Bankson Joseph Howell Asks to render favor to Captain Simon White who bears the letter. Requests certificate for Captain White. Condolences on the loss of Mr. Pierce.
April 17, 1789 Requests for Commissions and Federal Positions for Friends and Family James McHenry George Washington Includes requests from friends, including Robert Purviance's desire for a federal position, Captain Barney's request for a naval commission, Colonel Ballard's solicitation for office, support for the Federalists, and brother-in-law John Caldwell as a federal attorney.
April 1789 Recommends Extension of Contract for Samuel Caldwell James McHenry George Washington Requests extension of contract for tonnage duties with Samuel Caldwell for the state of Pennsylvania. Recommended as patriotic, distinguished, and responsible.
February 6, 1790 Regarding Payment of Pensions to Invalids in Maryland Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Alexander Hamilton Williams will cheerfully execute the pleasure of the President respecting the payment of pensions to invalids in Maryland.
March 18, 1790 Payment of invalids Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Alexander Hamilton Payment of invalids was by appropriation of county taxes which were to be reimbursed out of the state Treasury. By this arrangement, the unhappy sufferers were permitted to reside among friends and received their subsistence at home. In consequence, there has been more attention to their demands. Has not received from State Executive a complete list, but has reason to believe that there very few...
September 26, 1790 Williams discusses credit on a War Office account with Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Letter, discusses business transaction.
October 14, 1790 Supplies for Expedition Elliot & Williams Henry Knox Lists supplies provided for Gen. Harmar's expedition west. The supplies and staff were secured on very short notice on credit. They were underbid for rations, and hope that they will not be cut out of any further business.
October 14, 1790 Employment of Contractors Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Williams brother to write Knox about contract between government and his business. Hopes for additional employment.
October 14, 1790 Williams discusses contracted rations with Knox Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Letter, discussses contract to supply rations.
December 29, 1790 Claim of Benjamin Foup Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Supports Shoup's claim as invalid, supporting documentation of the soldiers tours of duty given.
April 30, 1791 Letter Citation Major General Richard Butler Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Butler, 05/12/1791; Knox to Butler, 05/05/1791.
June 22, 1791 Concerning account at the Pay Office David Hopkins Joseph Howell Writes Capt. Howell at the Pay Office discussing the settlement of his account, vouchers, and other concerns. Since the close of the war, it was a matter of indifference whether they or not until public credit rose by the establishment of the new Federal Government.
January 26, 1792 Prospects for War & Officer Appointments Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Letter, discusses prospects for war and officer appointments.
May 6, 1792 Appointment Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Williams honored with Knox's opinion, but cannot accept appointment due to health problems and his current engagement taking care of orphan children.
May 6, 1792 Williams Declines Promotion on the Grounds of Health Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Letter, declines command commission; describes health as precarious over the past two years.