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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 26, 1791 My Independence & Happiness Depend on Congress Catharine Greene Alexander Hamilton Mrs. Greene asks for Hamilton's assistance as she petitions Congress for reimbursement of the personal funds spent by her husband in payment for supplies needed by the army during the War for Independence,.
December 4, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Supplies to Fort Independence, Near Boston Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of needles, twine, thread, antimony & a pair of steelyards to Fort Independence, Castle Island, Boston.
July 4, 1785 Appointment as Officer of the Day Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Request to order officer and men to parade and fire salutes in honor of July 4th (Independence Day). Appointed Fish as Officer of the Day who will preside over the days celebrations and ceremonies.
December 12, 1800 Military Stores to Fort Independence, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams has received the order to forward the military stores to Fort Independence at Boston which will be attended to. The sheet lead is not on hand. The lead he has on hand is in barns throughtout the state. Enclosed is a receipt for the powder forwarded to Boston for the use of the Navy.
April 12, 1800 Warrrant Issued William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Warrant issued in favor of Jackson on account of the fortifications at Fort Independence on Castle Island which Jackson will receive from the Treasurer of the United States.
September 1, 1798 Recommendation for a Nephew of Mine Henry Livingston Alexander Hamilton Livingston requests a recommendation from Hamilton for his nephew Robert to command a company of the troops to be trained to defend American independence.
August 11, 1798 Enclosed Letter from General Knox James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses a letter from General Knox in which Knox expresses his desire to serve in the Provisional Army but objects to being subordinate to officers who were subordinate to him in the War for Independence.
[not available] Notes on Treaty Negotiations Unknown Author [not available] The unknown author lists points to be made during treaty negotiations and discusses civilizing Indians, the Revolutionary War and Indian independence.
April 30, 1800 Articles Shipped, Money Due N. Wright John Harris Edward Wright Enclosed invoice of merchandise shipped on the sloop Independence, N. Wright to receive salary for E. Wright.
December 14, 1798 Presidents Response to House of Rep. Address on Foreign Policy John Adams House of Representatives Adams acknowledged House desire to strengthen defenses and adopting policy that would allow for a quick rally of troops. Adams assured Congress he would remain vigilant to nations ideal of independence.
July 16, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Samuel Smith Simmons informs Smith that soldiers disabled during the War for Independence were not authorized by Congress to received land for service. Simmons makes reference to the Act of Congress dated 16 September 1796.
June 2, 1800 Certification of payment; Doctor Thomas Welsh for services as surgeonís mate attending the sick of Captain Lemuel Gateís company of Artillerists and Engineers at Boston, Charleston, and Fort Independence William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $570.26 to Doctor Thomas Welsh for services as surgeonís mate attending the sick of Captain Lemuel Gateís company of Artillerists and Engineers at Boston, Charleston, and Fort Independence
July 6, 1798 Request to Attend to Returns for Rations Owed Hyde Charles Hyde William Simmons Hyde believes he may have left a return for provisions and a ration order on Simmons' table and asks that Simmons complete the work for him if possible. He discusses popular opinion of Adams and Gallatin and mentions the Independence Day celebrations in Pittsburgh.
May 27, 1798 Commends General Henry Jackson; Discusses Position of Neutrality Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Knox commends General Jackson as the appropriate agent for building the frigate "Constitution". He is a capable man, knowledgeable of men and things, and of perfect integrity. His services to the United States and his attachment to the government entitle him to expect a continuance of his naval appointment. Devotion to the independence of the nation requires action against French influence and a...
December 20, 1798 Defending reputation against political charges William Smith James McHenry Smith responds to what he considers "erroneous" political charges against him, claiming that he is uninfluenced by British or French politics, only believing in the politics of independence. Smith is exceptionally worried about his reputation as these alleged charges of misconduct seek to undermine his integrity. Smith defends himself against charges from William Burrows and William Constable.
January 10, 1799 Discussions & Plans for English & American Recognition of & Trade With St. Domingo [Haiti] Rufus King Timothy Pickering Notes that the situation of St. Domingo [Haiti, now in slave revolt] poses some dangers to American interests, but also opportunities. Mentions discussion with Lord Grenville of England regarding concerted English and American action regarding Haiti, in which comparisons to American slaves were discussed. Says that a common opinion was not agreed upon, other than a strong feeling that each...
December 4, 1800 Purchase of Supplies for Fort Independence on Castle Island near Boston, Massachusetts Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs purchase of supplies for Fort Independence on Castle Island near Boston, Massachusetts.
June 21, 1797 Delivery of Cannon Powder for Celebration of U.S. Independence Day James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon cartridges for 4th of July celebration.
May 15, 1790 Concerning depreciation allowances Henry Knox Joseph Howell The Secretary at War requests information on whether depreciation has been allowed by the respective states on the years pay granted.
August 22, 1794 Forwarded Post Notes, French Independence Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara As promised, Hodgdon forwarded post notes. Expressed hopes that the package of notes will not be intercepted. European politics discussed.
July 23, 1792 Return of public stores Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter to Secretary Knox. Directs public stores forwarded to West Point; discusses artillery field pieces. The artillery pieces were delivered to Colonel Tilinghast by order of General Sullivan during the expedition at Rhode Island in 1778. Permitting the artillery to them with this company will be productive of much good, as they take pride in exhibiting a martial appearance. With the...
December 24, 1800 Receipt for Military Stores, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is the receipt for the military stores forwarded to the Commanding Officer at Fort Independence. Williams was not able to comply with the order for sheet lead. He hopes his packet relative to the coal has come to hand. He asks for a further remittance of money.
[not available] Accounts of John Waudin [not available] John Waudin Pay as surgeon to the artillery during War of Independence.
February 16, 1801 Receiving $186 from Jonathan Jackson William Simmons John Foncin Foncin will receive $186 from Jonathan Jackson.
October 30, 1794 Account of Peter Bette Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Peter Bette, late private in Lee's Legion.