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September 10, 1796 Captain Powers' debt William Simmons John Field Informs Field that unless the balance due by Captain William Powers to the United States is paid, he will initiate a law suit against Powers for the recovery of the money. Powers indicated to Simmons that Field would pay the balance.
December 1, 1796 Seize Him & Put Him in Jail Thomas Aikens William Simmons Relates a conversation between Casper Iserloan and Mr. Powers in which Powers allegedly tried to convince Iserloan to give false testimony. There is another man at large who is still being pursued.
March 6, 1793 Settling Powers' Account William Powers Joseph Howell In response to Howell's letter requesting a settlement of his account, Powers notes that he was in Philadelphia in December for that purpose and was unable to provide the necessary vouchers. Since that time he has been trying to gather as much evidence as he can to arrive at the settlement.
April 1798 A Present of $500 if the Business Is Settled Favorably A. Powers Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed are the vouchers respecting Powers' claims. He knows that Hodgdon is best acquainted with his business and for his attention and introduction to friends and members of Congress at New York, Powers promises to give Hodgdon a present of five hundred dollars specie if his business is resolved favorably.
[not available] Powers of Attorney John Schaffer William Simmons John Kline called on Shaffer before he was apprehended and told him that he had Powers of Attorney, 20 in number, ready for filling up from the States of Vermont and Connecticut and five counties in the State of New of New York and Albany.
May 19, 1791 Craig gives report of arms delivered to Secretary at War Isaac Craig Henry Knox Craig informs Knox that arms have been delivered to the companies under the command of Captains Powers and Slough. Craig notes that blankets and clothing has arrived at Fort Pitt but not tents. Craig also mentions need to repair pack saddles.
July 11, 1794 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, advises re powers of command.
May 23, 1797 Examination of Casper Iserloan Casper Iserloan [not available] Addendum to deposition given by Iserloan to the Commonwealth on the false powers of attorney documents. Iserloan declares that two annexed papers are the forged powers of attorney he refers to in his testimony.
August 24, 1795 Account of William Powers William Powers William Simmons Powers explains that he is due $269 which is the balance of his account so, if is proper, that amount should be directed to his account current.
September 1788 Captain Power's claim H. Henly Joseph Howell Discusses Captain Power's claim against Henly.
April 8, 1794 Accounts of William Powers William Powers Joseph Howell Powers encloses to Howell a list of soldiers he has settled with and some receipts for Mr. Biddle and Mr. Moylan that should be filed with those of Mr. Mifflin. He will close his account upon his return Presque Isle.
March 12, 1800 Intentions of Foreign Powers, Etc. James McHenry Uriah Tracy Answers to questions requiring knowledge of the intentions of foreign powers can only be guessed. If there is to be war, the exportation of offensive weapons should be forbidden. If there is peace the United States will not need them. The petition should be granted because the swords and muskets appear unsuitable for the naval service and they are not of the caliber used by the army.
June 10, 1793 Power of Attorney for James Powers James Powers [not available] Power of attorney given by James Powers to Samuel Shannon. Document signed by David James, James Powers, and Samuel Laventy, and John Baker.
July 8, 1797 Pay of Sgt. Riblet Peter Shoemaker William Simmons Enclosed is the Power of Attorney of Sgt. Abraham Riblet of Capt. Powers' Company. Sgt. Riblet enlisted with Lt. Shoemaker at Fort St. Clair and, since Capt. Powers has left the service, Sgt. Riblet has asked Shoemaker to call on Simmons to obtain the pay that is due him.
June 18, 1797 Report on Suspicious Activity by Thomas Powers and General Wilkinson Robert Newman James McHenry Newman gives an account of the efforts of Judge Sebastian, Thomas Powers and General James Wilkinson to use him to their advantage against General Wayne while in Natchez.
June 16, 1796 Forged Powers of Attorney Clement Biddle William Simmons CITATION only. Simmons to Biddle 06/17/1796. [Discusses forged powers of attorney presented at the War Department from soldiers John Young and William Smallwood claiming land as soldiers of the Maryland line. Mentions a man arrested for receiving false land warrants.]
May 3, 1791 Receipts of Gibson, Powers, and Slough William Ferguson Joseph Howell Enclosed is Colonel [Alexander] Gibson's receipt for $975.20 as well as Capt. William Powers' for $374.85 and Capt. [Jacob] Slough's for a like amount. The total sum is $1924.90. Ferguson wants to be notified when Howell receives these receipts so as to avoid the necessity of transmitting a second set.
October 20, 1800 Compensation of Captain Guion Samuel Dexter William Simmons Even though at the time of his service the office of Deputy Paymaster was not in the law, Captain Guion is entitled to the thirty dollars compensation per month that the law now allows because he did in fact perform those duties with efficiency and accuracy.
January 10, 1797 A Set of Sails for the Frigate "United States" Tench Francis John Harris Francis has agreed that John Powers will make one set of sails for the frigate "United States." The Boston canvas in Harris's care is intended for that purpose. Therefore, the whole of it should be delivered to Powers while taking a receipt for same.
February 27, 1800 Slow Ascent of America to Greatness Alexander Hamilton Theodore Sedgwick Hamilton observes that by the jealousy and envy of some, the miserliness of others, and the concurring influence of all foreign powers, America, if she reaches greatness, must creep to it.
August 25, 1797 Notification of Letter to General Wilkinson; Move Out of Philadelphia Due to Disease James McHenry John Adams Notifies Adams that he has written to Gen. Wilkinson concerning "the mission of Mr. Powers," and encloses a partial copy [not included]. Mentions that because fever has become "more general" in the city, he intends to move with his family to Downing Town for a while.
January 10, 1797 Deliver the Above Mentioned Canvas James McHenry John Harris "Mr. Harris will please to deliver to Mr. Powers the canvas above mentioned."
September 16, 1799 On the sudden changes in France James McHenry William S. Dana Mentions the sudden changes in France, the success of the Allied Powers, and an approach toward the restoration of the monarchy, and how this might change the President's strategy and induce him to suspend the mission. Stresses the necessity in avoiding conflict with Britain.
July 2, 1791 Orders to Issue Overalls Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Delivery of overall, request for documentation of disbursement.
February 24, 1797 Concerning dragoons and presidential powers James McHenry Charles Lee Requests the opinion of the Attorney General on executive powers to prevent the arrangement of dragoons into infantry, according to a bill passed in May 1796 in Congress. McHenry concludes by stating that dragoons should not be disbanded due to the state of things on the Indian frontier.