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June 1, 1793 James McDonald Is Much Distressed, Etc. Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mr. Britt needs to settle Army accounts for 1791and for that part of 1792 that he received the pay of the troops. James McDonald is now on pension but his account cannot be settled for want of information and therefore he is in much distress. Apparently he was in Captain Armstrong's company.
October 15, 1797 Petitioning to allow trade to continue at the Ottawa towns Leith, Shepherd and Duff James Wilkinson Leith, Shepherd and Duff are petitioning Wilkinson to allow a trading house to remain in the Ottawa towns. The current clerk at the town, James McDonald, has been charged with dishonorable conduct, and the petitioners offer that Leith shall oversee the trading house until a suitable replacement is found. The three men realize they do not possess the necessary license from the government, and so...
December 10, 1800 Confirming the Status of John McDonald William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara has exhibited a charge against the United States for twenty barrels of pork delivered to John McDonald at Michilimackinac. He states that McConald was acting as Assistant Commissary at the time and that he became his agent on June 1st 1797. Simmons asks Hodgdon to confirm these facts.
May 25, 1795 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Lieutenant Colonel Thurston William Simmons John Thurston William Simmons informs Lieutenant Colonel John Thurston that funds for the payment of Jefferson County Scouts has been remitted to James McDonald.
September 26, 1787 Report on petition of Micheal Henderson John Pierce Unknown Recipient Report on the petition of Micheal Henderson, appearing by a certificate of William McDonald. States that the petitioner - a Revolutionary War veteran - has no legal title to any lands.
July 19, 1793 Peace is Preferable to War Richard Thomas James Seagrove Despite the death of David Cornell and the villainy of McDonald Thomas assures Seagrove that his people seek peace and hopes that Seagrove can restrain his bad men from interfering with Indian hunting grounds.
June 4, 1799 Certification of payment; Lieutenant James McDonald, of Captain William Lawrence’s Company of Infantry Commanded by Colonel Francis Gurney called into service to suppress insurrection in Western Counties of Pennsylvania in 1794 William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $8.20 for returned rations to Lieutenant James McDonald, of Captain William Lawrence’s Company of Infantry Commanded by Colonel Francis Gurney called into service to suppress insurrection in Western Counties of Pennsylvania in 1794.
July 31, 1800 Clothing Exposed to Destruction by the Moth Samuel Dexter Samuel Hodgdon Mr. McDonald is a merchant who resides at Bowley's Wharf in Baltimore and owns a line of land and water stages that ply between that city and Philadelphia. Dexter has heard that McDonald has in his possession soldiers' clothing, haversacks, canteens, wine, and hospital stores that are the property of the United States. The clothing is exposed to destruction by moths and no care is taken with the...
September 8, 1798 Certification of payments; four of Captain Staats Morris's Men William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $32 is due four soldiers in the Corps of Artillerists of Engineers under the command of Captain Staats Morris, including Privates John McDonald ($8) and William Kiffle ($4), these sums having been refunded by Mr. Guimpie in settlement of his account.
October 15, 1797 Replying to Leith, Shepherd and Duff's petition James Wilkinson Multiple Recipients Wilkinson responds to Leith, Shepherd and Duff’s petition to be able to continue trade in the Ottawa towns. Wilkinson notes that recent military regulations were designed to bring the misdeeds of James McDonald to light. Wilkinson feels he is authorized to regulate within the military reservations, however he is not empowered to authorize Leith, Shepherd and Duff to trade. However, the agent...
June 30, 1793 Confrontation with Indians at Spanish Creek Captain John F. Randolph James Seagrove Captain Randolph reports from Colerain Station, west of St. Marys Georgia, that Mr McDonald saw some Indians on the path. Randolph responded by sending out men. They fell in with Indians at Spanish Creek. A confrontation ensued and four Indians killed; no whites lost. Got excellent horses as a result. Alexander Young and Mr Wright want to take possession of Bullhead blockhouse; need more men and...
December 10, 1800 James O'Hara's charges for pork William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Discusses James O'Hara, who exhibited a charge for 20 barrels of pork.
April 15, 1800 Information on Surgeons Mate Abraham R. Ellery Unknown Recipient Abraham Ellery, Adjutant General of the Army in New York, writes that President Adams has appointed Doctor Thompson McDonald an additional surgeons mate. Also notes that Major William Brall has been appointed Deputy Inspector General for Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
September 4, 1798 Report on Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Lists a number of enclosures and addresses issue of stipends for Creek Indians. Is adamant about not giving presents, but feels they are entitled to yearly stipends.
July 6, 1793 Murder of Indians and David Cornell, son of Joseph Cornell, the mutinous withdrawal of Georgia militia, and his affidavit regarding financial interest in Indian trade or commerce James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports the circumstances surrounding the confrontation and murder of friendly Indians vicinity of Colerain Station and Spanish Creek on St Marys. Reports on McDonald's inconsistent account of events to his commanding officer. Reports on death of David Cornell, son of Joseph Cornell who acted as interpreter with General McGillivray' entourage during treaty negotiations at New York 1790....
June 14, 1793 Giving up the Murderers and Robbers at Traders Hill St. Marys [not available] James Seagrove On behalf of upper Creeks, letter from Tuckabachee. Authors acknowledge receipt of talks from Mr. McDonald. Refer to Spaniard talks to be held on Tuckabachees on 12 June. The headmen of both upper and lower Creeks have agreed to kill the perpetrators of robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys, and will notify Seagrove via Weatherford when completed. It will take time because of Indian...
August 13, 1793 On compensation for death of David Cornell, planned meeting of 10 September 1793, Spaniards, Governor Telfair's meetings with militia Generals, the killing of Cherokees in Southwest Territory and enclosures from Richard Thomas on the death of David Cornell and from Alexander Cornell James Seagrove Henry Knox From Savannah, Seagrove discusses the manner of compensation for death of David Cornell and an Indian youth. Relates that the deaths of Captain Fleming and Mr Moffett at the robbery and murder at Traders Hill St Marys, from which no satisfaction has been obtained, are therefore roughly compensated for by Cornell's death. Spaniards continue to stir up the disaffected towns. Governor Telfair...
August 2, 1798 Bill of Exchange in Favor of Alexander McDonald Caleb Swan James McHenry Swan has drawn Bill of Exchange No. 262 on McHenry in favor of Alexander MacDonald for the sum of $284 on account of the pay of the Army for 1798.
May 25, 1795 Pay of the Scouts of Jefferson County Kentucky William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $446.66 is due the Scouts of Jefferson County in Kentucky for their service between June 25, 1794 and January 2, 1795.
July 5, 1793 The Indians Killed at Spanish Creek James Seagrove Alexander Cornell Seagrove reports that white Scouts and Indians mistakenly fell in with one another, resulting in death of four Indians, including interpreter David Cornell, cousin of Alexander Cornell. Seagrove laments the deaths of friends caused by friends. Blames McDonald, who Seagrove is holding as a prisoner. Seagrove assures Cornell that full satisfaction will be made under terms of Treaty of New York. He...
April 17, 1800 General Swan Indisposed and Confined to Bed William Cochran Samuel Hodgdon General Swan has been indisposed for some months and for the last ten days has been confined to his bed. Enclosed is a note from McDonald & Hollingsworth respecting the military stores but General Swan's present state of health prevents him from attending to the public business.
September 26, 1787 Petition of Michael Henderson John Pierce Secretary of Congress Report on the Petition of Michael Henderson to the Secretary of Congress.
July 31, 1795 Administration of the Estates of Deceased Soldiers William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $131.90 is due John Lalor, administrator to the estates of the 1st U.S. Regiment being his account for sundries furnished prior to their deaths and for costs of administering.
May 15, 1793 Cherokees Will Not Join in the War William Blount Henry Knox Although a few young Cherokee warriors may join the Creeks, Blount believes the Cherokee tribe in general will not join the war. He has increased the reward for the three deserters because if they succeed in escaping to the Indians other soldiers may be encouraged to do likewise.
June 15, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Staats Morris Simmons provides a balance of Morris' accounts.