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May 12, 1791 Protection of the Frontier Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Greene sent to towns in Maryland and Virginia to muster and inspect troops; carries money to cover expenses related to raising troops and payment of contractors. Troops to be dispatched for protection of frontier.
October 15, 1792 Petition of the Widow Greene War Department Edward Carrington Discusses petition of Catherine Greene, the widow of General Nathaniel Greene. Mrs. Greene had presented to the United States Congress a petition for indemnity to recover funds that her husband had paid to Charleston merchants for clothing of troops during the Revolutionary War.
May 8, 1794 Account of Willis Greene Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Willis Greene, late lieutenant in the Virginia Line.
December 19, 1782 Clothing for the Southern Army from Charleston Nathaniel Greene Benjamin Lincoln Greene informs Lincoln that in consequence of Lincoln's orders Greene had taken measures to provide winter clothing to his soldiers. Greene reports that Banks and Company have furnished most of the articles wanted and will provide the rest. Complains that prices goods are high. Reports that demand for cloths among the planters is so great that clothing can sell at high prices. Contracts cannot be...
March 12, 1790 Knox discusses the evidence regarding Gen. Greene's case with Rutledge Henry Knox Russell Rutledge Letter, discusses Greene's letters and statements.
February 8, 1790 Debts of General Greene Henry Knox Edward Carrington Discussed General Greene's debts which are a mix of public and private. Debts must be settled or his family will be left penniless.
November 11, 1782 General Greene's Report on Clothing for the Southern Army Nathaniel Greene Benjamin Lincoln Greene informs Lincoln that he is taking measures to obtain clothing for the troops. He reports that he has on hand only a small part of his army's winter clothing. After issuing clothing to the troops going to the north he will have only a small pittance left. Greene discusses his financial arrangements for paying for the clothing through bills drawn on the Continental Army's Financier.
January 22, 1783 Clothing for the Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Clothing purchased for the Southern Army by General Greene. Greene has advised that he has drawn bills on the Superintendant of Finance for the amount of the purchase. This purchase will allow Lincoln to send the clothing purchased in Virginia to the main Army.
July 21, 1790 Refuting claims of impropriety on the part of General Greene William Burnet Henry Knox Burnet confirms that he received a message from Knox informing him of the suggestions that General Greene was conducting an improper business relationship with John Banks and Company, and that the evidence was in Burnetís possession by way of his sonís papers. The allegations were also that Greene compelled Burnet to relinquish this evidence to him. Burnet addresses these allegations and...
September 30, 1782 Clothing for General Greene's Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Lincoln desires to be informed by General Greene if Greene will be able to provide clothing for the troops he will retain with his army. Lincoln has no doubt that the clothing can be provided if Charleston is evacuated by the British. But despite difficulties and little hope of success he will ship the clothing from Philadelphia if it cannot be obtained in Charleston.
April 29, 1800 Requests that the "General Greene" Stop on Her Return to the US Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Directed Captain Talbot to direct the "General Greene" to call on her return to the US at the mouth of the Mississippi for General James Wilkinson.
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.
July 10, 1782 General Greene's Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Lincoln expresses sympathy for the sufferings of General Greene's troops. Greene's army entitled to better fare. Mentions the meritorious and gallant exertions of Greene's troops under extreme difficulties. Lincoln believes they merited a better fate. He regrets that he is unable to redress the army's grievances. Other extracts mention supplies and clothing during the Revolutionary War.
September 26, 1787 Report on petition of William Blodget John Pierce Unknown Recipient The Commissioner of Army Accounts reports on the petition of William Blodget; mentions General Greene.
January 3, 1783 Certification on Greene's Conduct John Banks [not available] Banks certifies that Major General Greene never had nor did hold any commercial connection with him and that Greene never expressed an interest or desire for such a connection.
October 21, 1787 Account of Major Edmund Hyrne, aide de camp to Major General Greene George Reid [not available] Major Edmund Hyrne, aide de camp to Major General Greene, has lodged an account of sundry disbursements.
December 16, 1782 Clothing for the Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Lincoln is exceedingly oblidged by General Greene's attention to the arrangement and the manner in which Greene conducted it. He is equally pleased with Greene's care in procuring clothing for his troops which has relieved Lincoln's long anxiety about supplying the clothing. Mr. Morris will honor Greene's draughts and appears satisfied with the steps Greene has taken.
October 15, 1792 Forwarded report from Board of Treasury Henry Knox Edward Carrington Knox forwards a report from the Board of Treasury to Colonel Edward Carrington. Carrington intends to use the information to aid the claim of Nathaniel Greene's widow.
December 1, 1782 Clothing for the Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Lincoln trusts that General Greene will be able to supply his troops with clothing from the warehouses in Charleston. If the clothing cannot be supplied from Charleston, Lincoln hopes he can supply the clothing from Virginia which he thinks can be speedily forwarded in a coasting craft to Charleston.
April 2, 1783 Suppression of Rumors Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Idle surmise mentioned by Greene has not reached the office of the Secretary at War's office, nor does Lincoln suppose it ever will. But he assures Greene that should anyone presume to echo the malicious whisper the most pointed contradiction shall suppress it.
November 5, 1782 Procurement of Clothing for General Greene's Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene If Greene's whole army is to remain before Charleston and the British do not leave the city, large supplies of clothing must be forwarded to Greene's army. Hopes that the necessary clothing can be procured in Charleston if it should be evacuated. Lincoln desires earliest information on these matters.
June 9, 1787 Instructions for Accounts for Soldiers' Pay & Clothing Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Knox notes that he recently drew orders on Wadsworth, in favor of Capt. John Bryant, for $200, and in favor of Maj. William North, for $498 with which to pay the two companies of artillery at Springfield. Asks Wadsworth to send accounts of all supplies rendered, that Knox may forward them to the comptroller. Knox notes he is leaving for Philadelphia; directs Wadsworth to either prepare to...
August 31, 1787 Various Private Inquiries Henry Knox Col. Wadsworth Mentions writing Mrs. Greene, and encloses letter. States "the affairs of Holland...will probably be accommodated by the friendly interposition of New Jersey." Inquires after Wadsworth's family.
June 7, 1787 Major Eccleston; Mr. Lord Butler; General Greene's payments Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mentions Major Eccleston's business. Asks that Swan not wait for Howell's return but grant what may appear right with regard to Mr. Lord Butler. Mentions money paid by General Greene to the officers of North Carolina Line; has no doubt that returns are accurate.
February 27, 1792 Contracts with Banks Edward Carrington Unknown Recipient Discussed newspaper article that cited a contract falsely closed and was not left open for competition.