Viewing 1–25 of 52 documents: "Quebec"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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...
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.
September 12, 1800 Relief of Refugees from British Provinces Constant Freeman Samuel Dexter Freeman discusses his claim against the United States respecting the relief of refugees from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia. He cites his own experiences living with his father in the city of Quebec.
February 3, 1787 Certificate of payment John Pierce Unknown Recipient Certifies that Major Timothy Bigelow drew the pay of Jonathan Bauer, a prisoner in Canada, in 1776.
May 10, 1796 Concerning western posts in New York James McHenry Philip Schuyler McHenry informs Schuyler that Captain Lewis, who is also delivering Schuyler this letter, is in possession of a dispatch relative to western posts in New York. Schuyler is instructed to send Lewis on the nearest and most convenient route to Quebec.
July 12, 1788 Request for payment by Oliver Hanchett Oliver Hanchett John Pierce Hanchett was a Captain in Colonel Wyllis's Regiment in 1775. He marched with his company from Roxbury Massachusetts to Quebec under Colonel Arnold. In storming the city he was taken prisoner on 31 December 1775 and was paroled. Did not receive pay and wages or rations while paroled. Asks how he can be reimbursed.
August 30, 1786 Failed effort to catch suspected counterfeiter Simon Jackson John Pierce Capt. Simon Jackson writes John Pierce, describing his efforts to catch Capt. John Phelon before he flees to Canada. Phelon was Pierce's confidential clerk at the Office of Army Accounts and is suspected of having stolen certificate paper in order to counterfeit. Jackson was unable to find Phelon, who has most likely reached Quebec.
October 17, 1790 Report on Foreign Affairs Regarding French, Spainish, and Dutch Alexander Hamilton George Washington Indicates that France will support Spain. Reports that Lord Howe has been given orders to fight if there is a chance. Rumor that Sir Guy Carleton has returned to Quebec.
August 8, 1792 Ogden sends recommendation to Knox regarding visit of Prince Edward's family Samuel Ogden Henry Knox Letter, Ogden recommends royal bearer to Knox. Prince Edward and family traveling from Quebec to England wish to visit southern states.
March 24, 1800 [Deposition of Mattias Halsted to John Halsted residence in Quebec in Canada] John Halsted James McHenry Noted John Halsted and the "greatest and best manufacturer of flour in the said province [of Quebec]". Detailed his places of residence.
April 7, 1795 Supply of Troops and Indian Policy Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Enclosed copy of letter to Lord Dorchester at Quebec, requests that Pickering forward the letter immediately. Mentioned "nefarious measures" Father E. Burke and Col. McKee are taking to excite Indians to violence against U.S. Discussed new terms of reenlistment and enlistment to boost retention/enlistment among able bodied men. Discussed contractor compliance with orders for supplying troops.
June 27, 1796 Evacuation Orders James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry informs Wayne that the governor of Canada has instructed the British army's evacuation of Fort Miami, Fort Detroit and Fort Michilimackinac. McHenry requests that Wayne make an account of the action.
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.
March 24, 1800 [Account of Halsted's losses] John Halsted [not available] Lists losses sustained by Halsted during his service in American Army. He was forced to abandon his home and property
March 29, 1797 Pass for Merchant at Michilimackinac War Department [not available] Directs the commander of the post at Michilimackinac to not restrict the bearer, a merchant, in his travels.
June 3, 1796 Notification of Orders Transmitted George Beckwith James McHenry Necessary orders for the evacuation of British posts have been transmitted.
July 3, 1786 Reports Activities of Moravian Indians Josiah Harmar Henry Knox John Bull (Indian name Shebo) reports that a group of 100 Moravian Indians have crossed the lake with the intent to settle near their old towns at the location of a previous massacre on the Muskingum. Because it is too late in the season for planting, they will remain at Cuyahoga until next season. Reports that group of whites and Indians set sail for Canada to purchase land north of Quebec, but...
February 14, 1792 Macomb discusses Indian affairs with Knox Alexander Macomb Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indians and Indian warfare; discusses treaty with Great Britain; mentions St. Clair's campaign and Harmar's expedition.
June 30, 1797 Carleton issues commission to Caron, Chief of the Village of the Abbeye. 1st Baron Dorcester Guy Carleton [not available] Document, Caron, Chief of the village of Abbeye.
July 14, 1797 Major Craig discusses pay and accounting with William Simmons Isaac Craig William Simmons Major Craig forwards receipts along with pay and muster rolls to William Simmons. Craig mentions an outstanding pay account of an officer who has been imprisoned in Quebec.
November 5, 1796 Captain James Bruff report from Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Discussed his muster roll and shifts of detachments at Fort Niagara. Mentioned returned deserters and musicians. Enlistments due to expire soon. Discussed problem of soldiers deserting to Canada and enlisting in the British Army. Bruff was mortified that his men deserted, but noted that desertion is not from lax discipline; rather it was because of a desire for change, and incentives such as 200...
February 3, 1787 Certificate for Jonathan Bauer John Pierce Unknown Recipient Certifies that Major Timothy Bigelow did, on Septmber 30, 1776, draw the pay of Jonathan Bauer, a prisoner in Canada.
April 1, 1800 Deposition of Mathais Halsted Mathais Halsted [not available] Attests to locations of John Halsted during American invasion of Canada during Revolutionary War.
August 30, 1786 Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts S. Jackson John Pierce Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts concerning Captain Phelon; discusses his various travels in pursuing Phelon.
July 20, 1799 Certificate of John Dyer Mercier John Halsted [not available] Certificate respecting John D. Mercier, formerly of Canada, asserting that he was a successful merchant in Canada before siding with the Americans during the revolution.