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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 1798 Response to Wikinson's complaints James McHenry James Wilkinson Candidly addresses various complaints made by General James Wilkinson.
June 25, 1799 Responding to Rivardi's Complaints Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton reviews the steps that are to be taken to respond to the complaints of Major Rivardi.
December 4, 1793 Auditors Conclusions Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Well founded complaints caused auditor to be employed, but no deficiencies were found in pay made to 4th sub Legion.
January 2, 1796 Complaints of Discharged Soliders William Simmons Caleb Swan Addresses complaints made to the War Accountant's Office from discharged soldiers concerning pay.
June 1, 1796 Complaints Relative to Mr. Parish, Our Consul at Hamburgh Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Although he questions the merits of the complaints by the French Directory regarding John Parish as Consul at Hamburgh, Hamilton recommends that Parish be superseded with a kind letter to him. It is not worth antagonizing the French government over such a trivial matter.
September 26, 1794 Complaints from Spanish ambassador Stephen Sullivan Henry Knox Linquist Stephen Sullivan asks Knox if an Indian agent, for whom he is writing, will be allowed to formally respond to the complaints lodged against him by the Minister of Spain.
November 4, 1796 Pay of the Army William Simmons Caleb Swan Informs Swan that he is sending 65,000 dollars in bank notes sufficient to cover the arrearages of the Army's pay. Simmons urges Swan to make the payments as quickly as possible as "great complaints" were being made at the War Office in regards to lack of pay for officers and soldiers; asks Swan to communicate more frequently
November 16, 1799 Complaints Relative to the Pay of the Troops James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry assures Hamilton that it pains him greatly that, for whatever reason, the troops are not being paid promptly and that he will take the necessary steps to correct the situation.
September 16, 1791 St. Clair's Complaints Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs the President of General St. Clair's complaints about General Butler's and the quartermaster's absenses and the lack of authority of the contractor to purchase the horses needed for the approaching campaign.
April 11, 1799 Martial Law at Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses the imposition of martial law in Detroit which has resulted in complaints from Detroit's inhabitants. The President argues that martial law is necessary to prevent the sale of liquor to soldiers and General Wilkinson maintains that martial law has been in effect since 1785.
August 9, 1793 Regarding Quarter Master General's Complaints Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discusses arrival of money to Craig. Has not seen letter Craig sent to Secretary of War and wonders what Quarter Master General O'Hara complains of. All of the indent is forwarded, together with clothing of artillery, cavalry, and sub legion. Legion is on the road.
May 6, 1800 Ames' Attempts to Exonerate Himself, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams considered it his duty to exhibit the complaints against Mr. Ames and hoped that a fair and candid investigation would have taken place on the spot. A few days after Ames left for Philadelphia, Williams was surprised to find he had obtained partial depositions and certificates calculated to exonerate him from charges without a fair inquiry. Williams lays out the evidence which shows...
December 28, 1792 Complaints About Clothing & Pay Not Reaching Wayne's Legion Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox responds to a complaint regarding stores of clothing that never reached the Legion. He assures Wayne that every precaution was taken to ensure that the clothing was delivered appropriately. Complaints regarding the delay in pay for the troops are also addressed.
September 3, 1799 Complaints About New System Caleb Swan John Steele Swan notes that new regulations requiring him to reside in Philadelphia makes it impossible for him to carry out his duties which require daily contact with officers at a different location. Offers solution for solving problems with pay.
September 2, 1799 Extra Compensation & Complaints from the Troops Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton declares that extra allowances should not be made to officers at the place where they are stationed but extra compensation should be made to those not in the army who perform services such as being president of a court martial or acting as a Judge Advocate. He also notes that complaints from the troops should be adddressed when they are justified but should not be generally indulged by a...
October 22, 1798 With Considerable Zeal and Detail, Hodgdon Defends Himself Samuel Hodgdon Oliver Wolcott, Jr. In a six-page letter, Hodgdon energetically defends himself with regard to Wolcott's complaints and threats related to the availability of muskets for patterns and related supply concerns.
December 29, 1792 Extracts from letters of Brigadier General James Wilkerson and Samuel Henley, commissary military stores Henry Knox Isaac Craig Extracts from letters of Brigadier General James Wilkerson and Samuel Henley, commissary military stores and extract of General Wilkerson's orders. Appears there are great complaints on the packing up and transporting of public clothing and stores from Pittsburg to Fort Washington.
March 1, 1797 Report on the Creeks Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on the situation among the Creeks, their intentions, and their complaints. Also discusses the necessity of regulations for Indian traders
June 9, 1792 Discharging My Duties to the Best of My Abilities Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Sargent assures Knox that he is performing his duties as Adjutant General to the best of his abilitiies. He hopes that Knox's opinion of him will not be unjustly swayed by the complaints of those who are unqualified to issue such complaints. He also believes that Colonel Hodgdon is performing ably under difficult circumstances despite the criticism of a Congressional Committee.
January 2, 1796 Complaints of Discharged Soldiers William Simmons Caleb Swan Account of soldiers means of subsistence after not receiving pay upon discharge. Congressional inquiry into matter to follow.
March 18, 1790 Report on the Memorial of the Officers of the South Carolina Regiments Alexander Hamilton [not available] Report on the Memorial of the Officers of the South Carolina Regiments. A memorial of the late officers of the South Carolina line on Continental Establishment was presented to the House and read, praying that provision may be made for securing to them payment of the six months' pay granted them by certain resolutions of the late Congress, and which they have never received. Hamilton is of...
February 8, 1794 Melancholy Distress James Leonard Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] Melancholy distress has reduced Leonard to such an extent that he must solicit Hodgon's voice in helping him to find employment.
1794 Reassures that the President Loves His Red Children Henry Knox Conyatauyou Wants to reassure the chief that the President heard him talk, and that the President's door is always open to the just complaints of his red children. He will give him a written instrument, which he may consider a guarantee of his rights to the land. Offers him money to make him comfortable on the path.
September 28, 1797 An Undigested Mass of Receipts Samuel Hodgdon William Simmons Hodgdon registers his complaints about the poor state of his predecessor's accounts.
January 12, 1798 Cause of the Paymaster General James McHenry James Wilkinson Mentions a detachment and the public's desire for education. Mentions the cause of the Paymaster General and business in Philadelphia. Refers to complaints about the farm.