Viewing 1–25 of 566 documents: "Manner of Burying the Dead"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 14, 1795 Monies Stopped for Dead Men Jonathan Haskell William Simmons Major Haskell has discovered an account currant with Mr. Swan respecting payment monies that were stopped for two dead men. Haskell wants to be informed of the details of this transaction.
January 26, 1795 Deserters' and Dead Men's Pay Benjamin Mifflin James Bruff Mifflin instructs Bruff as how to settle his accounts with specific instruction to return deserters' and dead men's pay.
April 5, 1793 List of the Dead of 1st Regiment Artillery Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Swan has long since written to Mr. Britt to furnish a list of all of the dead of the 1st Regiment Artillery and the balance due them but nobody has arrived from Fort Washington since Swan has been at Legionville.
March 1, 1798 Fearful of Sums Being Drawn from the Missing Money Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Holt Letter, discusses missing money; mentions that the Postmaster General's office is checking the dead letters.
March 1, 1796 On the manner of securing floor timbers to the frigate keel using copper bolts [not available] David Stodder Discusses methods of securing floor timbers to the keel with large copper bolts.
February 3, 1797 Death of Red Pole Isaac Craig James McHenry Notification that after severe illness, Red Pole died. Shawnee acknowledged the assistance of the U.S. in his care. Requested a head stone or tomb stone to be placed over his grave.
November 6, 1792 Statement of the Troops in the Service of the United States. Henry Knox [not available] This is an accounting of the sundry troops in the service of the United States including the number of troops recruited from each state, those dead, deserted, and discharged, those in service, et al.
March 3, 1797 Discussion of Correspondence from & Quartermaster Duties for Frontier Forts John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Discusses correspondence from Forts Defiance and Washington, including an account of the disappearance of several men, who are feared to be dead. References the Quartermaster Department's responsibilities to the men at those and other frontier forts.
August 18, 1798 Colors for General Washington, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Mr. Rutter has supplied one of the colors for General Washington but the other is known by Mr. Bleakley who is out of town. Reports indicate that six have been admitted to the hospital and six are dead.
1793 Creeks' War with White People John Boggs Hanging Maw Mr. McGillivray is dead and the Creeks are passing by on the way to war. If they make war on white people, it should be on the people of Georgia and not on those of our land.
April 6, 1793 Return of Balances Due to Dead & Discharged Men, Etc . Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Majors Mills and Buell along with Doctor Hayward are delivering $14,381 for the pay and forage of the troops along the Ohio. Howell notes that he hasn't received from Mr. Britt an account of his transactions from 1791, but received one for 1792, and that only of the troops currently stationed in Pittsburgh. Howell asks Swan for his records of settlements regarding balances due the dead. Howell...
September 24, 1799 Loss of a Favorite Child of Two Years Old, Etc. James Miller Samuel Hodgdon Miller cites the death of his child as the reason he was delayed in transporting clothing to various posts but assures Hodgdon that it is now on its way.
December 3, 1792 Deposition of Owen T. Bowen Owen T. Bowen [not available] Bowen attests to the murders of Mrs. Crockett and several others, which he believes were committed by Cherokee Indians.
June 1, 1793 Regarding the Defective Manner in which the Quarter Master General Left his Business Henry Knox Isaac Craig Notes that Samuel Hodgdon, agent of Quarter Master General, has paid Craig's bill for $1100 and will write on subject of future drafts. Complains of the defective manner in which the Quarter Master General left his business; it requires a serious explanation. Further drafts must be preceded by a precise estimate.
June 22, 1790 Accounts of Dead Soldier Ralph Pomeroy Henry Knox Account information of deceased soldier.
October 29, 1790 Report on military engagement with Indians on the Miami and St. Joseph Rivers Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Reports on the success of General Harmar at the Indian towns on the Miami and St. Joseph Rivers. Estimates 200 Indian dead. Some fear Ensign Britt may have been killed or captured. Mentions that Major Wyllys, Lieutenant Frothingham, Major Fontaine, Captain McMurtry, and Captain Scott, a son of General Scott, among the slain.
September 1, 1794 Troops Paid, Stoppages to Accounts, Accounts Current Constant Freeman Joseph Howell Paymaster accounts and activities.
February 27, 1793 Time, Place, and Manner for the Oath of Qualification George Washington Alexander Hamilton Washington asks the four members of his Cabinet to provide their opinions as to the time, place, and manner in which the President-elect [i.e., himself] should take the oath of qualification.
June 8, 1789 Circular of President Washington to President Mifflin, 1789 regarding manner of administering oaths George Washington Thomas Mifflin As congress have not yet established any departments through which communications can be officially made from the general government to the executives of the several states, Washington transmits copy of Act of Congress to regulate time and manner of administering certain oaths.
March 15, 1796 Instructions on the manner of securing floor timbers [not available] George Claghorn Instructions provided on the manner of securing the floor timbers with copper bolts.
March 20, 1799 Marking Permanent Indian Boundary Lines Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The Surveyor General has recommended marking the permanent Indian boundary lines in an expedient manner. Since the assistance of troops will be required and the lines marked in concert with agents of the War Department, the Secretary of War should issue the necessary directives. Since the troops failed to cooperate in the drawing of the northern boundary, it was marked in the same manner as...
March 1, 1793 Time, Place, and Manner for Taking the Oath of Office. Henry Knox George Washington Three cabinet members provide their opinions on the time, place, and manner in which the President-elect [Washington] should take the oath of office.
September 13, 1797 Pay for Troops in Absence of Captain Blackburn William Simmons John Saunders Secretary of War stated that pay for the troops at Fort Norfolk to proceed in the manner as if Captain Blackburn was at Post. Simmons assured Saunders that the manner in which the money was transferred was not from any mismanagement or want of confidence in Saunders.
October 5, 1798 Thousand Are Dead Around Me Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Along with several supply matters, Hodgdon discusses the havoc that the fever has caused in Philadelphia, resulting in thousands of deaths.
June 28, 1786 Revolt of the Pennsylvania Troops John Pierce Nathaniel Gorham Sullivan has submitted claims for pay and commutation, saying he was involved in an action involving a revolt of Pennsylvania Troops. Pierce requests verification.