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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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
August 7, 1797 Letter Citation William Vans Murray James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Murray, 11/25/1797.
July 18, 1797 Letter Citation William Vans Murray James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Murray, 11/25/1797.
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.
October 9, 1796 News of the Day William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray writes a breezy, friendly letter to McHenry, in which he discusses local politics, and general news.
November 23, 1796 A Few Lines of the Address to Spain William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray notes that he has copied a few lines of the address to Spain and sent it on to Cowan with some remarks.
March 18, 1797 Shedding a Few Tears with Hamilton, Etc. William Vans Murray James McHenry A mostly illegible letter that might be discussing Murray's impending journey to the Netherlands where he will assume the post of ambassador.
July 20, 1798 Certification of payments; Private Murray, Deceased William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $78.33 is due the estate of John Murray, late a private in Captain Nicholas Hannah's company of levies, being the balance of pay due him up to November 4, 1791, the day of his death.
June 24, 1796 Concerning bounty lands and certificates William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray again requests that McHenry answer a question from one of his constituents concerning bounty lands and certificates, particularly their value. The author also reports on his wife's improved health and expresses indignation at the emerging Democratic-Republicans. Murray concludes by announcing his consideration of retirement from public life.
August 27, 1798 Request for Payment William Henry Harrison Samuel Hodgdon Harrison is enclosing two bank bills that are the property of Mr. Murray of Boston; he has not been able to collect one fifth of the last payments for their books.
March 1, 1799 Letter Citation Samuel Hodgdon John Murray Cited in Murray to Hodgdon, 03/19/1799.
March 21, 1799 General Murray Has Given Me Permission to Occupy the Court House Thomas Fisher Samuel Hodgdon Fisher observes that General Murray has given him permission ot occupy the courthouse as a rendezvous but he has had some difficulty convincing the local people to haul wood and straw.