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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 18, 1794 Account of Jabez Fitch Joseph Howell Jabez Fitch Summary of the Account of Jabez Fitch of the old 17th Regiment Massachusetts with a balance of $320.
January 31, 1791 Petition of John Fitch John Fitch Edmund Randolph Details of Fitch's character described. Went poor in public service, traveled to Kentucky at the personal request of the commissioners, no longer has the assistance of the Army or his private creditors. Requests discharge, happy to hear there is a committee appointed by Congress to hear requests.
March 9, 1791 Wanted: An Appointment with the Western Army John Fitch Henry Knox Since his zeal in attempting to invent a steam boat has reduced him to a state of penury, Fitch petitions Knox for a position with the Western Army. An appointment as Surveyor of the Army would suit him well.
November 22, 1790 Claims Respecting the Invention of a Steam Boat John Fitch Thomas Jefferson Fitch petitions Jefferson, Knox, and Randolph to order that all claims, arguments, and proofs respecting the invention of a steam boat made by him or any competitor should be committed to writing and submitted to them.
January 28, 1797 Personal Explanation for Sundry Charges Alexander Gibson William Simmons Gibson explains the nature of charges which were denied payment by the War Department. He also requests $800 from his accounts so he can repay debts incurred for recruiting in 1795.
June 22, 1790 Petition of John Fitch Respecting His Steam-Powered Vessel John Fitch Thomas Jefferson Fitch petitions Jefferson, Randolph, and Knox for funds to cover his expenses in developing a prototype of a steam-driven vessel which he believes will immensely improve navigation of the waters of the United States.
March 14, 1793 Robert Brown's Affidavit at Camden County Georgia recounting his observations at the robbery and murder at Robert Seagrove's store at Traders Hill on St Mary's Robert Brown James Seagrove Brown states that he was with Daniel Moffett [one of those later killed at robbery at Traders Hill on St Marys]. They met an Indian who told them the Creeks were going to war on the frontier. There was some trading and discussion taking place at Robert Seagrove's store at Trader's Hill. James Allen, Daniel Moffett, John Galphin were present. Fleming purchased a deer skin and was shot dead while...
1798 Candidates for Army Appointments from Massachusetts Alexander Hamilton [not available] Extensive list of men reviewed for appointments to army officer positions. Prior military service, professions, and character reviewed.
March 7, 1800 [John Starr Depostion fav.r of John McGowan] John Starr [not available] Certified residency of John McGowan and his service with American troops in fighting against British during American Revolution. His subsequent losses described.
October 2, 1795 Instructions to pay John Vermonnet William Simmons John Kilty Directs John Kilty to pay John Vermonnet at Georgetown.
April 3, 1799 Advantageous Placement of John Perkins, Etc. John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of other matters, Mackey observes that Mr. Perkins, with a solicitude peculiar to all parents, wants to ensure the future independence and happiness of his son John. He wants John placed under the supervision of an able merchant and good citizen and asks for Hodgdon's assistance in seeing that John is advantageously placed.
July 13, 1799 Certification of Payment Due Captain John Bishop and John Dickens William Simmons James McHenry Certifies that $76.06 is due Captain John Bishop for subsistence and pay of John Dickens.
January 24, 1787 Irregularities in accounts John Pierce Andrew Dunscomb The Commissioner of Army Accounts discusses with Dunscomb the accounts of Col. Harrison, Col. Cropper, John Trotter, John Reasoner, and John McDowell, each of which have irregularities that must be resolved.
April 10, 1798 Account of John Holly William Simmons Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for John Holly, late private and artificer in Capt. Lt. John Bryant's company of Massachusetts Artillery.
December 16, 1786 Return of Monies due the Officers of the Virginia Line John Pierce Unknown Recipient Return of monies due the Officers of the Virginia Line.
May 27, 1800 Instructions for Delivery James McHenry John Harris Money to be delivered to Natchez.
October 2, 1795 Future payment William Simmons John Vermonnet Informs John Vermonnet that John Kilty will pay him.
October 27, 1786 Money drawn from office John Pierce John White Informs John White that Major John Davidson drew from the office the sum of 4826 dollars, which was charged to Albert Denny.
March 31, 1789 Secretary at War certifies the military service of John Bryce. Henry Knox [not available] Certificate of service for John Bryce, Captain of Artillery.
December 16, 1786 Return of Monies paid to Virginia Officers John Pierce Unknown Recipient Return of Monies paid to the Officers of the Virginia Line
August 18, 1797 Settlement of Accounts William Simmons John Kilty Letter for Mr. John D[?] sent to Kilty regarding debt. John D[?] received a sum from George Gale, Esq. for mounting artillery and money was never repaid.
May 13, 1788 Affidavit of John Kumel Jeremiah Wool Unknown Recipient Affidavit of John Kumel regarding a horse stolen from John Story.
August 25, 1786 Claim of John Faceland John Pierce Richard Stockton Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts concerning the demand of John Faceland for pay.
July 20, 1798 Receipts for Major John B. Buel John Chester William Simmons Letter, encloses three receipts of Major John H. Buel agreeably to directions of Accountant's letter of July 9, 1798.
June 22, 1784 Request for certificates Isaac Ledyard John Pierce Doctor Issac Ledyard sends a request for certificates to the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General.