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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 18, 1789 Proceeding of the Executive Authority George Walton Benjamin Lincoln Brief note to the commissioners following the meeting with them. Walton encloses a proceeding of the Executive Authority, by express.
January 10, 1789 Knox authorizes military action Henry Knox Mason Wheaton Letter, directs authority to occupy block house farms.
April 5, 1796 Underage Soldier Taken by Civil Authority Uriah Springer James McHenry Enclosed muster and pay rolls, no new recruits. One soldiers father made oath that his son was underage and was taken from Springer by civil authority.
September 20, 1797 Invested Authority Stephen Rochefontaine William Simmons Rochefontaine was invested with any authority outside that of an average individual; he notified Simmons that in the future he would send those seeking to make an oath to "claims of a pecuniary nature" to a magistrate.
February 14, 1801 Forwarding Authority for Making Purchases, Etc. William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon The deed has been delivered as requested by the Secretary of War. Since the records of Simmons' office have been consumed [by the fire], it will be necessary for Hodgdon to forward to him the authority by which he made the purchase or a voucher admitting the amount.
May 3, 1799 Discusses Appointments, Power to Appoint by the President Alexander Hamilton James McHenry States belief that the President has no authority to appoint officers to the battalions.
August 8, 1799 Regarding Conduct of Troops at Detroit Toward Civilians James McHenry [not available] Addresses cannon sent to Detroit, and actions undertaken by the commandant of the garrison there, who has apparently acted outside his authority. References the "rules and articles for the better government of the troops of the United States." Addresses the limits of the authority of all soldiers, officers and enlisted, in relations with civilians.
August 9, 1794 Pay to Soldiers Confined by Civil Authority Joseph Howell James Bruff Officers are not permitted to pay soldiers confined by the Civil Authority so the date of their imprisonment and release should be maintained on the muster roll. Application has made to the War Office respecting the clothing for Capt. Bruff's recruits.
July 9, 1799 Concerning the authority of General Washington James McHenry Ebenezer Huntington Refers the Brigadier General to the authority of George Washington as the head of the Provisional Army on certain matters.
June 27, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons William Littlefield Simmons directs Littlefield to state the authority under which he is recruiting troops.
May 5, 1796 Copy of Authority Sent to Governor of New York; Regarding Cotton Proposal James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth McHenry states that he has sent to Governor Jay of New York a copy of Wadsworth's formal authority to act as Indian commissioner in the ongoing Cohnawaga-New York land dispute. Also says that he cannot form an opinion about Livingston's proposal until "seeing samples of the cotton and know[ing] the prices."
February 14, 1801 Requesting the Authority Under Which Hodgdon Purchased Land William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Request for authority on which Hodgdon bought land. Records consumed in fire.
February 20, 1801 Interrogatives regarding the Quartermaster General War Department [not available] An unknown War Office official is posing questions regarding the authority, orders, and movements of General Wilkins.
November 30, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Amasa Davis William Simmons Amasa Davis William Simmons requests the authority under which Amasa Davis spent public money.
May 2, 1793 Separation of Military and Civil Authority Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Inquiry into William Preston's interference with Congressional representative election. Requests additional details to be taken under oath.
April 25, 1794 Decision on States' Payment of Militias Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Does not find any authority given by law to make payments to a state for the services of militia, on different principles from those which govern in other cases. Therefore conceives that the practice which has been pursued must continue, and state must pay until settlements are made.
January 1, 1795 Employment of Militia, Spies, and Scouts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Extended occupation of militia in Washington County for the protection of the settlers. Letter regarding the employment of scouts and spies via order by Col. Sproat was received, it was the first evidence St. Clair received of Sproat's authority on that issue. St. Clair assumed that authorization go directly through the executive authority of the Territory.
September 18, 1789 Notes of assurance from State of Georgia regarding negotiations with Creek Indians George Walton Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Governor forwards expression of support from the Georgia executive authority, noting every assistance to give facility and effect to negotiations with Creek Indians.
May 17, 1794 Pay for Kentucky Volunteers of 1793 Henry Knox Isaac Shelby The Secretary of War submits pay for troops under the authority of Isaac Shelby.
February 14, 1801 Request to Provide the Authority Under Which Certain Expenditures Were Made William Simmons Joseph Williams Request to provide the authority under which certain expenditures were made regarding the Springfield armory.
January 23, 1792 Reimbursing the Cost of the Auxilliary Force Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Govenor Mifflin requests that Knox supply him with whatever is needed to establish a claim upon the United States for the cost of the auxillary force raised by the state to aid in the protection of the western frontiers of Pennsylvania.
April 13, 1790 Concern about Indian Activities on the Ohio; Requests Authority to Act Henry Knox Harry Innes Concern about activities of Indians in Ohio. Requests need for conditional authority for local leaders to protect inhabitants of the frontier counties.
June 19, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Lemuel Gates Simmons asks Gates to produce the authority under which he contracted for repairs to the barracks at Castle William Island.
August 12, 1788 Military command authority established for governor of western territories by Congress Congress of the United States [not available] Congress resolves to establish military authority of the governor of the western territories. Congress resolves to have state militia and federal troops put at the disposal of the governor of the western territories.
May 29, 1799 Questions Line of Authority for Court Martial of Private Joseph Ricksin James McHenry [not available] Discusses general court martial held at West Point for Joseph Ricksin. Has communicated with General Hamilton about the death sentence and questions the different realms of authority..