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October 26, 1795 Court Martial to Investigate the Charges Against Capt. Kalteisen Lewis Tousard William Cox Lewis Tousard notes that a Court of Inquiry does not have the same authority as a Court Martial but its findings will be presented to the Court Martial. He observes that Cox has had a month to prepare his defense related to his charges against Captain Kalteisen who could labor no longer under the weight of Cox's accusations. Since he is under arrest, Cox will be confined to his barracks pending...
April 26, 1799 Charles Lee to James McHenry Charles Lee James McHenry Captain Vance court martial discussed and the supposed threats of personal punishment of Vance by W. Simmons. Civil and military court rules described.
January 21, 1799 Questions Affecting the Legality of the General Court Martial James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry has two questions bearing on the legality of the General Court Martial: Can the Commandant of a Port or Garrison , where there a sufficient number of officers, order a General Court Martial? Do the Articles of War make the Judge Advocate, or some person properly appointed, essential to a Court Martial?
September 22, 1791 Defer Closing the Proceedings Arthur St. Clair Winslow Warren St. Clair informs Warren that, since more testimony may be offered to the court on the present day, the Court of Inquiry should defer closing the proceedings until the next day.
June 28, 1789 Knox relays court decision to Winslow Henry Knox Isaac Winslow Letter, advises Winslow of court decision.
October 26, 1795 Court Martial Defence Lewis Tousard William Cox In response to Cox's charges against him, Captain Kalteisen has requested a Court Martial to investigate his conduct. A Court of Inquiry brought the charges against Cox that were read during parade and have no relation to the charges that Cox brought against Kalteisen. Bot officers will be accorded equal justice.
April 6, 1798 Discussion of Case of Lieut. Col. Stephen Rochefontaine in Court of Inquiry James McHenry John Adams Encloses documents supporting Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochfontaine. Describes Court of Inquires. Discusses charges, observations, and potential court martial.
June 13, 1798 COPY: [Copy of court martial proceedings at Spring Garden 5/11/1798. Enclosed in Tousard to Simmons 06/13/1798.] Lewis Tousard [not available] Record of court martial proceedings against deserters. Court found 2 prisoners guilty.
September 22, 1791 Ready to Close the Proceedings Winslow Warren Arthur St. Clair The Court of Inquiry is prepared to close the proceedings unless General St. Clair has additional evidence.
June 13, 1799 Discussion of Legal Questions Surrounding Accused's Refusal to Plead at Court Martial John Adams James McHenry Discusses the legal particulars arising from Ensign David Fero's refusal to lodge a plea at his court martial; believes any different action by the court would not have affected Fero's stance, and so concurs with McHenry that Fero should be dismissed.
April 16, 1800 Conduct of the Courts of Maryland James Ash James McHenry Ash requests that McHenry allow him to make use of his library in Baltimore and discusses his recent unpleasant experiences in the Baltimore County Court.
March 31, 1792 Regarding Court of Inquiry & Resignation of General St. Clair Arthur St. Clair George Washington Discusses a proposed investigation of St. Clair's conduct, which cannot occur; also mentions St. Clair's prior decision to retire from the army once the inquiry had taken place, and why he has retained his commission thus far despite a threatened full court martial. Offers to send resignation immediately, if this is required by the service and the public good.
July 3, 1799 Process of Appointments and Commissions; Court Martial of Richard Hunt Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Describes the process of appointment of officers and commissions. Refers to the court martial case of Richard Hunt and wonders if military officers should not have been judges. Questions the unlawful assumption of authority. Refers to a court certificate of 29 April 1799.
November 24, 1793 Opinion Respecting the Proceedings Against Ensign Morgan Edmund Randolph George Washington Attorney General Randolph gives his opinion that the President does not have the authority to review dismissals of officers resutling from a court martial. The regulations related to court martials are discussed in detail.
July 16, 1794 Conclusion of Court Martial under Captain Lyman, Court martial of Preston to Covenve [not available] [not available] The court martial presided over by Captain Lyman is dissolved. The General Court Martial of Captain Preston on charges brought by Colonel Hamtramck will begin tomorrow with Major Burbeck as president
June 3, 1796 Court of Inquiry William Simmons Richard S. Blackburn Notifies Captain Blackburn that a court of inquiry has been appointed and is assembling at West Point.
March 1, 1792 [List of Invalid Pensioners who were not Paid by General Lincoln] Henry Knox Nathaniel Appleton Knox agrees that the list of names submitted all appear to be owed a complete year's pension. States that the Supreme Court has recently overturned a lower court ruling regard commissioners. Listed a few names that were the exception to payment as records show they were paid, despite being included on the aforementioned list.
May 23, 1798 Request for Issue of Marquee Tent to Court-Martial President James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Delivery of marquee to Thomas Cushing for the use during the court martial trial of Ensign Rimele.
May 1, 1800 Court Martial Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Lieutenant Kreemer has been dismissed from service by the Court Martial. There is an addendum stating that Vance has been notified regarding his pay and his subsistence.
May 13, 1796 Correspondence on military matters and Col. Rochefontaine James McHenry George Washington Basic correspondence between McHenry and Washington. At the end of the letter, McHenry informs Washington that Col. Rochefontaine has changed his request from a court martial to a court of inquiry; General Wayne is asked to comply with this request.
July 9, 1796 Private Note Regarding Charges Entered Against Wayne by Wilkinson James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry advised Wayne to take comfort in the good will and confidence of his officers, notified Wayne of General Wilkinson's objective to request for decision inquiry or a court martial against Wayne.
March 25, 1800 General Orders William North [not available] Described the events and conduct that lead to the court martial hearing of Lieut. Leybourne of the 2nd Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. Hamilton disapproved of Leybourne's sentence of "not guilty" and lodged a complaint that the justice system suppressed the truth. Regardless, Leybourne was acquitted
July 4, 1796 Questions for Trial James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Discussion of Wilkinson and Wayne, feasibility of a court martial for an Executive. Requests assistance with questions for trial.
July 15, 1796 Can the President Declare a Court Martial? Alexander Hamilton James McHenry He believes the President ex officio as Commander in Chief has the power to order a court martial. But it seems like a bad idea. Offers a suggestion on how to conduct the business.
November 28, 1795 General Court Martial of Ensign Harris John Miller Unknown Recipient Detailed account of the charges and specifications against Ensign Harris in a General Court Martial led by Major Shaylor. Harris was found guilty of the first and second charges and the Court Martial was dissolved.