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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 25, 1787 Justices of the Peace of Luzerne Have No Copies of the Laws of the State Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin The Justices of the Peace for the County of Luzerne do not have copies of the laws of the State. Pickering hopes that the laws will be supplied to them at the State's expense. He notes that the people of the area would like to follow the laws, but cannot because they do not know what they are.
September 30, 1797 Request for Advice on Payment of Justices of Peace Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Enclosed accounts current accompanied by vouchers. Notification that applications were made to repay Justices of the Peace for their service in providing oaths of service to officers. Freeman requested Simmons advice.
1796 MIscellaneous Papers Relative to Fraudulent Claims Against the United States Christian Hubbert [not available] Cover page of large file of documents stating that various Justices of the Peace in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware had their signatures/seals/certificate of power of attorney forged.
October 12, 1797 Wilkinson's Proclamation and Related Documents Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering encloses General Wilkinson's proclamation at Detroit, John Askin's petition to General Wilkinson complaining about the proclamation, and Wilkinson's response to the complaint. Also included is Wilkinson's letter to the Justices of the British western district of Upper Canada and their answer.
August 4, 1796 Power of Attorney William Code Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for William Code, late soldier in the New York Line.
August 5, 1796 Power of Attorney Ebenezer Bailey Joseph Roberts Power of attorney for Joseph Roberts to Ebenezer Bailey.
October 4, 1797 Rejected Claims for Repayment William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Account vouchers to be examined, results communicated to Freeman. Simmons denied repayment of officers for justices fees incurred during administration of official oaths. Claims considered "altogether novel" and inadmissible.
August 25, 1790 Assignment and Power of Attorney Christopher O'Neal Robert Prise Document certifying the service of Christopher O'Neal, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
October 20, 1787 Confession of One of the Thieves who Stole Powder from West Point William Price Henry Knox Mr. Cooper returned from Newburgh and told Price that he suspected Jones of having got and sold powder from West Point last fall. Price followed up on Cooper's statement and found evidence to support it, on which basis he had a warrant issued for Jones' arrest. Jones confessed before Justices of the Peace that he bought two barrels of powder from Welsh and helped Duane carry off four barrels....
April 18, 1793 We All Wish for Peace John Watts William Blount Even though Noon-day was a good man, Watts does not want his murder by whites to interfere with the prospects for peace between the Cherokees and the United States.
March 4, 1799 Depostions of John Mackey and Robert Whittel John Mackey [not available] John Mackey makes an oath on the holy Evangelist that he never has had, or intends to have, a partnership with the Commissary in the supply of provisions. Under oath, Robert Whittel affirms same. Justices of the Peace Abraham Shepherd and George North validate these two statements.
February 7, 1797 Lt. Wright's Expenses [not available] Charles Wright This is documentation that Lieutenant Charles Wright's expenses were $50.83 while waiting in Philadelphia for dispatches from the Secretary of War and $149.19 while carrying dispatches from the Secretary of War to Knox County, Tennessee.
April 11, 1793 Creeks Never at Peace with Cumberland John Watts William Blount Watts, of the Cherokee Nation, affirms his credibility in warning of the warlike intentions of the Creek Nation against the Cumberland settlements.
November 4, 1794 Peace with the Wyandots Anthony Wayne Wyandot Chief Major General Anthony Wayne delivers speech to the Wyandots, who have pleaded for peace. Wayne states, "I hope and trust that your eyes are now opened." Urges that a "permanent and lasting peace" may be established upon establishing a just boundary.
November 2, 1795 Preservation of Peace William Blount Timothy Pickering Extract - notification that peace exists b/w Indian tribes and U.S., but is best preserved through strong military presence in frontier posts.
August 3, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Unknown Recipient Discusses sheriff and justices out of New Hampshire; referring to the case of Morrill and counterfeited certificates. Talks of false imprisonment.
March 14, 1793 Ann Gray's Account of the Murders of Moffitt and Herring Ann Gray E. Hubbard Sworn before E Hubbard, Justice of Peace, Mrs Ann Gray was at Robert Seagrove's store at Traders Hill on St Marys in the care of John Fleming when the robbery and murder took place on 11 March 1793. In the evening James Upton and John Galphin came to the store, followed by some Indians. A deerskin was purchased. Fleming got some rum for James Allen. There was shooting and commotion; Fleming and...
January 21, 1795 Agreement to Meet in Greenville to Discuss Peace Anthony Wayne [not available] Article: Confirmation of cease in hostilities between the Sachums and War Chiefs and the United States, attendance to meeting in Greenville to discuss peace and finalize peace treaty.
July 25, 1786 Concerning Judiciary and Counterfeit Certificates John Pierce [not available] Discusses a Major accused of counterfeiting certificates; notes that he will travel to New Hampshire tomorrow morning. Mentions Judge Sullivan, Judge Morris, and chief justices.
August 13, 1796 Peace on Frontier James McHenry John Sever Views of Sevier in line with those proposed by Congress and the President for seeking peace among the frontier inhabitants. Mentions militia.
June 10, 1795 Pursuit of Peace by Indians John Foster Williams Anthony Wayne Williams advised Wayne that the emergency at hand should not have been ignored and caused the Indians to assume mischief. Letter from Wayne received and explained to the Council as best as possible by Williams for understanding of United States desire for peace. Indians enthusiastically pursue peace and have sent "bad people" from town.
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians on Peace Henry Knox [not available] Additional attempt at peace after the failure of Colonel Proctors mission for peace last year. President requests presence of chiefs in Philadelphia to discuss peace.
November 30, 1793 Peace and Understanding Re-established James Seagrove Governor Edward Telfair Seagrove notifies Governor Telfair of the re-establishment of peace and friendship with the Creek nation which includes the understanding that all prisoners and stolen property will be returned. He wants the Governor to waste no time in promulgating this welcome news to prevent outrages from being committed against the Indians which would endanger the fragile peace.
March 10, 1789 Meeting Arrangements for Another Peace Treaty Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation Governor Samuel Johnston Chiefs of the Chicomogies in the Cherokee Nation sought to arrange a peace treaty meeting with U.S.
May 22, 1790 Fragment - Events After Gamelin Left Villages John Francis Hamtramck Arthur St. Clair Indians went to war shortly after Gamelin left Indian villages during his tour to seek peace with Indian tribes.