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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 22, 1786 Discussion of Possible Decisions by Board of Treasury Regarding Army Contracts Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Discusses what he believes the "board of treasury" will decide regarding contracts for paying, feeding, clothing, and transporting troops. Mentions various proposed appropriations for contractors.
March 24, 1787 Thoughts on the Constitutional Convention & Shay's Rebellion Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox relates to Wadsworth some of his thoughts about the upcoming [constitutional] convention and the recent insurgency [Shays Rebellion] in Massachusetts.
May 1, 1788 Regarding Maryland's Ratification of the Constitution Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox again mentions the cost of Hempstead, the school his son is attending. Tells of upcoming trip to Philadelphia. Believes that Maryland has adopted the Constitution; opines on the ratio of Maryland delegates for and against that measure.
October 28, 1788 Acknowledging Receipt of Money in Gold and Bank Draft William Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Acknowledges receipt of 150 pounds [weight or British currency is unclear] in gold, along with a draft on Richard Platt for $1000, brought from Hartford by Captain William Price. Asks that Wadsworth send a letter from William Knox, intended for Henry Knox at Hartford, to Boston, where the Secretary of War has been unfortunately detained.
November 5, 1788 Regarding Funds to Be Used for Transporting Pratt's Company, with Regimental Clothing Supply, to the Frontier (2) William Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Acknowledges receipt of a letter intended for Mrs. [Nathanael] Greene, asks for instructions concerning its delivery. Notes that Lt. Pratt stopped in New York on his way from West Point to New Brunswick, where he will take charge of the clothing being sent west to the frontier garrisons. States opinion that Pratt is a faithful officer, as he has asked to be advanced a month's pay with which to...
July 21, 1792 Laws of the United States Henry Knox John Pratt Document largely illegible, references the laws of the United States.
February 1, 1793 List of invalid pensioners from Connecticut Henry Knox William Imlay Imlay transmits list of invalid pensioners from Connecticut.
June 19, 1794 Funds for Decius Wadsworth Joseph Howell Decius Wadsworth The Treasurer has remitted five hundred dollars to John Chester, Supervisor at Weatherford, to be paid to Capt. Wadsworth for the use of the recruiting service.
October 31, 1795 Recommendation for Quartermaster Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Secretary Pickering asks Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth whether Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs would make a good replacement for the Quarter Master General who recently resigned, i.e., James O'Hara
May 5, 1796 Continued Commission & Instructions for Resolution of Seven Nations of Canada Land Dispute James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth Official certificate granting Wadsworth continuing position as Indian commissioner for the Iroquois-New York land dispute. States that the sole object of the treaty is to allow the Indian claim to the land to be extinguished by purchase, and to conclude such a treaty with such candor that there can never be further complaint or confusion on the part of the Indians. Says that all expenses and...
August 16, 1796 Decius Wadsworth's pay William Simmons Decius Wadsworth Notification that Wadsworth's pay for June was transmitted to Lieutenant Nehemiah Freeman, temporary pay master at West Point
May 21, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jeremiah Wadsworth Simmons forwards the accounts of Silas and Webb to Jeremiah Wadsworth.
April 8, 1799 Request to Publish James McHenry Multiple Recipients Request to publish the enclosed document once a week in the paper until July 15..
April 11, 1799 Regarding Manufacture & Inspection of New-Pattern Cartridge Boxes James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth Discusses the manufacture and inspection of a large number of new-pattern cartouche boxes and belts.
June 12, 1799 Findings of Land Survey for Connecticut Fortifications James McHenry Jonathan Trumbull Connecticut is preparing to cede land to the U.S. for the construction of two forts, Trumbull & Griswold. McHenry transmits the findings of a survey of the land in question, by Captain Decius Wadsworth. The report gives a precise qualitative description of the boundaries of each site; McHenry asks that the land cession now be put in motion.
July 1, 1799 Request for Purchase & Delivery of Mess Kits, Tools, & Writing Supplies for the 13th Regiment James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth Requests that Wadsworth procure specified articles (mess kits, tools, and writing supplies) for equipping the 13th Regiment.
July 1, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Normand Smith Simmons informs Smith to expect payment from Samuel Lewis.
October 30, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Russell Bissell Simmons discusses arrearages and payment justifications with Capt. Bissell.
November 11, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jeremiah Wadsworth Simmons informs Wadsworth to expect an allocation of funds designated for payment to the contractors involved in the manufacture of cartouch boxes and shoes.
November 12, 1799 Funds Granted for Paying Shoe & Cartridge Box Contractors William Simmons Jeremiah Wadsworth Informs Wadsworth that the Secretary of War has issued a warrant for $2000 to him, that he may pay the shoe & cartridge box contractors. Says Wadsworth will receive the money as soon as he has sent the appropriate receipts to the Secretary of the Treasury.
November 23, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Hezekiah Bissell Simmons informs Bissell that his accounts were forwarded to the Paymaster General.
March 8, 1800 Deductions Taken from Statement William Simmons Fuller and Barber Accounts and vouchers for supplies to recruits at Hebron examined, deductions taken. Quotation from Secretary of War regarding the allowance of fuel for officers.
April 4, 1800 Request That Purchased Shoes be Shipped to Philadelphia James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth Directs that a recently-procured order of shoes manufactured on a new pattern be shipped to Philadelphia.
May 14, 1800 Instructions for Shipment of Shoes & Cartridge Boxes James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth Directions for the shipment of cartouche boxes and shoes.
May 19, 1800 Redirect of Paymaster General William Simmons Decius Wadsworth Simmons informed Wadsworth all pay, arrears of pay, subsistence and forage paid by Paymaster General for each regiment. Simmons directed Wadsworth's claims to the Paymaster General of his regiment, Lieutenant Theodore Meminger at Mud Fort.