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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 6, 1776 Request for pay for Captain James Wilson Joseph Howell General William Irvine The author examines the request for pay for Captain James Wilson and, after a thorough examination of the records, finds the request unwarranted. Indeed, Wilson may have been given more pay than was due him.
August 24, 1792 Claims of two soldiers imprisoned at Quebec 1776 Mr. Randolph Joseph Howell Mr. Randolph asks the Paymaster General about the claims of two particular soldiers who were taken prisoner at Quebec in 1776.
November 21, 1799 I Have Been Willing to Die, Etc. John Murray Samuel Hodgdon John Murray laments that he has stood by the dying beds of many who were called away. The truth is both B. and Murray are cowards. He was afraid to stay and Murray was afraid to run away. He thought it was his duty to go and Murray thought it was his duty to stay so both are a good sort of folks. Murray admits that for a number of years he has been willing to die because he longs to leave the...
1794 Recommending Alexander Murray for Command of a Frigate William Vans Murray George Washington Murray recommends Captain Alexander Murray as a man well equipped to provide services in the Naval Department. He is a man of honor and good character, amiable in his manner and a brave man. His ambition is to command one of the ships.
April 26, 1794 Naval Appointment for Alexandar Murray William Vans Murray George Washington Murray recommends Captain Alexander Murray as a man well equipped to provide services in the Naval Department. He is a man of honor and good character, amiable in his manner and a brave man. His ambition is to command one of the ships.
May 27, 1794 Recommends Alexander Murray to Command a Frigate William Vans Murray Henry Knox William Murray discusses the merits of Captain Alexander Murray as the potential commander of a frigate. He does not know a more amiable or honorable private choice. Captain Murray is a brave man, very correct ,and a gentleman in his disposition and viruous in his conduct. He will do credit to the American flag.
June 5, 1794 Recommendation of Captain Murray as Frigate Commander William Vans Murray Henry Knox Should an opening present itself through the non-acceptance of any of the gentleman nominated to the command of the forty frigates, Knox's attention is solicited to the peculiar merits of Captain Murray.
June 27, 1794 Recommends Alexander Murray for a Command in the Navy S. H. Stone George Washington Stone recommends Captain Alexander Murray for a command in the Navy. Murray served as a captain under Stone's command and distinquished himself as a brave and active officer of exceptional character and deportment. Stone cannot judge Murray's nautical talents but knows that he commanded several ships during the last war.
February 11, 1794 Account of Nathaniel Cleaves Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Nathaniel Cleaves, late Lieutenant in the Massachusetts Line.
May 9, 1787 Captain Mackay and his status as a prisoner of war Joseph Howell Richard Humpton Cannot find Captain Mackay among the returns of prisoners filed in the office. Says that Mackay must consider himself among those forgotten or not classified as a prisoner and he should consider himself fortunate with his continued pay to 1 January 1783. If he disagrees, he should make application to Congress.
May 29, 1794 Recommends Alexander Murray as Commander of a Frigate Thomas Fitzsimons Henry Knox Fitzsimmons recommends Captain Alexander Murray as one of the officers to command one of the new Contintental Frigates. Since he was born in Maryland, Murray is a native of the U.S. with reputable connections and an unblemished character. His name should be mentioned to the President previous to the nomination.
May 28, 1798 Forward the Enclosed Speedily Judith Sargent Murray Samuel Hodgdon Mrs. Murray wrote copiously in response to Hodgdon's letter and asks him to forward the enclosed as speedily as possible.
August 20, 1784 Pay issues regarding Lt. Col. Murray Unknown Author Unknown Recipient In this unsigned memorandum, the author addresses pay issues regarding Lt. Col. Francis Murray. Murray was a prisoner and was released and has made claims based on the Resolve of January 1781.
June 7, 1796 Sorrow over the declining health of a loved one William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray expresses extreme sorrow at the rapidly declining health of his wife, concluding the letter with an inquiry into bounty lands. Murray blames himself at one point for his wife's illness, suggesting that his frequent absence may have worsened her condition.
January 3, 1787 Source of pay for Miles and Attlee's regiments and Captain John Murray's company Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Nicholson asks Howell if he can ascertain the source of the pay for Miles and Attlee's regiments, and particularly Capt. John Murray's company, for August, September, and October 1776.
November 15, 1799 Repairing Fort Niagara & Friendly Relations with the British John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Describes his plans for repairing [Fort Niagara] and discusses the friendly relations between British and American forces stationed on the Niagara River. States: "Two regiments have arrived at Quebec and the British force which will remain in Canada this winter amounts to upwards of eight thousand regulars exclusive of two provincial battalions." [Refers to the arrival of the Sixth Regiment of...
September 7, 1799 Death Can Run Faster Than He Can, Etc. John Murray Samuel Hodgdon Murray expresses his concern for Banger who ran away from death not realizing that, when commissioned to take him, death can run faster than he can. The citizens of Philadelphia seem to be flying in every direction to escape the yellow fever and he is happy that Hodgdon believes that their fears are groundless. The governor's sister is miserable because she has heard nothing from him (possibly...
September 25, 1800 Regarding French Prisoners Held at New York John Jay Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses French prisoners in New York City jail and their proper treatment.
July 12, 1799 Quarterly Returns of the Clothing and Indian Commissary Departments Jonathan Schieffelin Samuel Hodgdon Encloses duplicates of the Quarterly Returns of the Clothing and Indian Commissary Departments. Cannot, as of yet, send copies of the vouchers. Indians are gathering, there has been an altercation between some Potawatamies and Miami. There is no news of the lost trunk.
October 13, 1796 Regarding an Election William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray writes of the election results for members of Congress, and fears what will happen if the next President is not a Federalist.
June 17, 1796 Enhancing the Value of Western lands, Etc. James McHenry William Murray McHenry comments on the health of Mrs. Murray and the benefits of either a sea voyage or a trip to the springs as aids to her recovery. He believes that Murray's actions respecting the western lands may have raised their value. He notes that the "Flying Fish" has captured another vessel.
August 2, 1796 Settlement with Commissary with Use of Forms from Dept. of Treasury Stephen Rochefontaine Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Rochefontaine details how he came to be in possession of the the bills of the commissary, which he submits with the letter.
July 18, 1797 Letter Citation William Vans Murray James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Murray, 11/25/1797.
August 7, 1797 Letter Citation William Vans Murray James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Murray, 11/25/1797.
June 9, 1797 Cited letter or document, William Vans Murray to James McHenry William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, CITATION Only. Cited in McHenry to Murray, 11/25/1797.