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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 23, 1789 Issac Pierce writes to Knox regarding bounty lands Isaac Peirce Henry Knox Letter, asks for Bounty Lands due to son's estates.
January 31, 1790 Pierce inquires about bounty lands to Knox Joseph Pierce Henry Knox Letter, asks for bounty lands.
May 14, 1793 Bounty Lands Edward How Samuel Hodgdon How asks Hodgdon to provide information referenced in the enclosed extract in which his friend want to know how he should proceed to obtain his bounty lands.
December 29, 1800 Claim for bounty lands Samuel Dexter Reverend Thomas Ellison Dexter informs the Reverend of the status of Mrs. Martha Bogart's claim for bounty lands. Bogart is the widow of a Canadian refugee.
May 4, 1796 Rules concerning bounty lands James McHenry [not available] Describes rules in obtaining warrants for bounty lands, informing officers and soldiers that all claims must be forwarded to the War Office before January 1, 1799. As a result of the fraud and forgeries that had taken place in the past, strict observance of the rules is indispensable for the claimant.
December 9, 1795 Bounty lands for Ensign Muller William Simmons Unknown Recipient Certifies that Ensign Jeremiah Muller, of Capt. Windell's company in the New York regiment, is entitled to certain bounty lands.
December 29, 1800 Military bounty lands Samuel Dexter Thomas Jackson Due to the loss of War Department records in a fire, Dexter informs Jackson that he cannot confirm the entitlement or issuance of bounty lands.
May 31, 1797 Bounty and lands William Simmons Edward Miller Discusses disposition of Miller's receipts for bounty and the entitlement of two discharged soldiers for land
April 15, 1800 Concerning bounty lands and fraudulent claims James McHenry [not available] On the subject of warrants, forgeries, and fraudulent bounty land certificates. A Congressional committee will look into the matter. Says that the rules that are to be applied will be published in the newspapers.
February 11, 1797 Bounty Lands Francis Malbone William Simmons Malbone has received a letter from Col. Henry Sherburne of Rhode island who notes that soldiers of his late regiment have applied to him for their bounty lands. Malbone is asked to inquire of the War Office whether any such have received warrants and if so, what are the names and by whom are they empowered.
May 28, 1789 Sharp inquires about bounty lands and solicits employment from Knox Joseph Sharp Henry Knox Letter, Sharp inquires about bounty lands and solicits employment from Secretary at War
October 11, 1791 Application of Richard Varick John Stagg Joseph Howell Directed by Henry Knox to transmit the application of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Varick for examination. Varick is claiming an allowance of bounty lands from the United States
October 15, 1799 Certification of payment; Thomas and Thomas for advertising William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $14.93 to Thomas and Thomas for advertising "act for relief of the refugees from the British Provinces and Nova Scotia" and "frauds practiced to obtain grants for bounty lands."
June 13, 1795 Proceedings on the Application to War Office for Bounty Lands Timothy Pickering Robert Brooke Details on Act of Congress that promised land to soldiers enlisted during the war. State of Virginia extended this privilege to soldiers engaged in services for limited periods. Lists procedure of government taken and why claims were denied.
January 1, 1798 In response to fraudulent claims for bounty lands James McHenry [not available] Addresses fraudulent claims by officers and soldiers from the old Continental Army for obtaining bounty lands. McHenry now requires that all claims be forwarded to the War Office on or before January 1, 1799, so that the claims may be strictly examined.
February 7, 1792 Peirce requests bounty lands from Knox Isaac Peirce Henry Knox Letter, asks for bounty land due late son; discusses bounties.
October 11, 1791 On the Claim of Richard Varrick Joseph Howell Henry Knox The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the War Secretary that he has examined the claim of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Varrick for an allowance of bounty lands from the United States.
February 5, 1795 Warrant for the Bounty of Land delivered to Secretary at War John Ryan Timothy Pickering Letter, requests delivery of bounty land warrant.
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.
February 28, 1797 Military Bounty Lands James McHenry Benjamin Walker Lady Stirling claim on deceased General Stirling's military bounty land rights denied.
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.
March 15, 1789 Jackson seeks guidance from Knox regarding bounty lands Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses Knox's health; discusses election results; asks for instructions re Bounty Lands.
August 20, 1799 Certification of payment; R. and George Webster for advertising notices to pensioners entitled to lands respecting bounty lands, and a law for the relief of Nova Scotia refugees William Simmons James McHenry Payment Charles R. and George Webster $27.00 for advertising notices to invalid pensioners, persons entitled to land, persons respecting bounty lands, and a law for relief of Canadian Nova Scotia refugees, sum payable to Walter Easton.
November 17, 1798 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Edward Miller Samuel Hodgdon Mentions rations, bounty lands, wagons, and money.
December 29, 1795 Letter from the War Department Accountant William Simmons David Thompson Testy correspondence with Ensign Thompson; mentions receipts, bounty and muster rolls. No receipts, no settlement.