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December 3, 1789 Refund of the Deduction from My Pay John Mercer Joseph Howell Mercer finds that $38 has been deducted from his pay which ought to be refunded because he drew that money for Ensign Luce and paid it to him and took his receipt. Both Capt. Beatty and Mr. Luce have informed Mercer that the sum was charged to Mr. Luce and already deducted from his pay. The account should be examined and the money sent by Doctor Scott.
January 21, 1790 Captain Mercer's Account Joseph Howell Henry Knox Howell asks for Knox's permission to settle the account of Captain John Mercer.
May 20, 1786 Receipt Received John Pierce Samuel Hodgdon Acknowledgment that he has received a receipt enclosed by Hodgdon that was given to Col. Harmar by Capt. Mercer.
August 13, 1787 Receipts and Wallace's Affairs William Price John Beatty Encloses Ensign's receipt for money, asks for a receipt. Encloses Wallace's affairs, to be delivered to Captain Mercer or a commanding officer.
January 26, 1791 List of Debts Due Me John Mercer Joseph Howell Enclosed is a list of debts due Mercer from the advances made to soldiers under his command. He requests that Howell take the proper steps to secure the approriate amount for him.
May 17, 1786 Cited letter or document, Samuel Hodgdon to John Pierce Samuel Hodgdon John Pierce CITATION Only. Cited in Pierce to Hodgdon, 05/20/1786. Hodgdon enclosed a receipt given to Colonel Harmar by Captain John Mercer.
December 28, 1793 Pay Due the Scouts of Mercer County Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mr. Britt has been given the pay due the scouts of Mercer County for their service in 1790 to be refunded to Swan if the payments are not made. Chrisopher Greenough has been authorized to receive the money and has informed Howell that he has made the payments. Howell therefore has paid him and taken his indemnification so Swan should appropriate the same sum in discharge of the pay, subsistence,...
June 7, 1787 Movements of troops, protection for surveyors, disposition of Western Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Harmar reports that he is executing orders of congress and has evacuated Fort Stueben, and transmitted orders to Captain Ferguson to withdraw from Fort Pitt. Has detached Captain Strong and Captain Mercer, with their companies, for the Rapids. Surveyors have requested military escorts. Reason for assembling troops on Rapids of Ohio is to prevent Indians from attacking settlements. Western...
December 11, 1788 Discharged men of American Regiment Joseph Howell Henry Knox Refers to enclosure of return of sundry discharged men of American Regiment showing the several balances due them.
May 5, 1799 [PRIVATE] Rank and Commission George Washington James McHenry Relative rank of officers; remarks on Mercer's refusal of an appointment.
May 8, 1786 Funds for the Pay of Harmar's Regiment John Pierce Josiah Harmar Pierce sends by Samuel Hodgdon funds for the pay of Colonel Harmar's regiment.
September 5, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Henry Simmons provides a statement of Henry's account.
May 20, 1784 Pay application John Mercer John Pierce Application for supernumery pay. Mentions having been a prisoner of war for four years during the Revolutionary War
April 14, 1790 Extracts from the Lieutenants of Fayette, Woodford and Mercer to the Secretary of War Lieutenants of Counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky Henry Knox Reports status of frontier; Indians from several tribes continue to attack settlers and steal property.
April 5, 1790 Court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint; return of troops; Lieutenant Armstrong's mission Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Mentions court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint against Captain Ashton. Although Ashton's conduct not justified, the fellows in the vicinity of the garrison are such vagabonds as not to be entitled to the privileges of citizens. Encloses monthly return of troops. Lieutenant Armstrong left rapids of Ohio. Major Doughty, with Mr Vigo, at Wabash Island, preparing to start for...
August 30, 1799 Creation of New Regiments, Corps, and Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Discusses practice of creation of new regiments or corps and appointment of officers. Speaks of quality of character.
March 14, 1786 Forged Certificates John Pierce John Winslow Discusses action to be taken in regard to certain forged pay certificates
August 2, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Henry Simmons provides an account balance and informs Henry to expect payment from John Dexter.
July 20, 1790 Revocation of Authorization to Use Scouts Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox informs Arthur St. Clair that authority to call out scouts to protect the frontiers from possible Indian hostilities has been revoked by the government, in favor of the use of rangers.
March 16, 1792 Certificate of William Nichols stating that the greater part of Captain Eichelberger's Company was recruited by Wm. Charles Croxell William Nichols Richard Harrison Certificate of William Nichols stating that the greater part of Captain Eichelberger's Company in Colonel Hartley's Regiment was recruited by Mr. Charles Croxell
May 25, 1792 List of dinner attendees George McLary Unknown Recipient List of officers and gentlemen who attended the dinner earlier that month, and what they owe or paid to Mr. Elliot.
April 16, 1786 Return of the men deserted from a detachment of the First American Regiment Edward Spear Samuel Hodgdon Return of the men deserted from a detachment of the First American Regiment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Harmar, includes their name, age, height, complexion, trade, place of birth, clothing taken with them, and their date of enlistment.
February 20, 1795 Possible Choices for Frigate Names Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox List of preferred names for U.S. frigates.
May 12, 1786 Report from West Point on Quartermaster Affairs, Garrison Affairs, Equipment Upkeep, & Artificers' Work William Price Henry Knox Report on Quartermaster affairs and business at the West Point Army garrison; discusses repair of muskets; hiring of a carpenter; manufacture of nails; oiling of arms; reports forwarding inventories of ordnance and military stores; list of equipment forwarded.
July 29, 1790 Offensive Action Against Shawnee Henry Knox Harry Innes Circular letter forwarded to several counties. Due to countless depredations on the Ohio, President authorized use of mounted militia to act offensively against Shawnee Indians. Outlined method of payment for rangers and scouts.