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June 3, 1796 Court of Inquiry William Simmons Richard S. Blackburn Notifies Captain Blackburn that a court of inquiry has been appointed and is assembling at West Point.
July 9, 1796 Private Note Regarding Charges Entered Against Wayne by Wilkinson James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry advised Wayne to take comfort in the good will and confidence of his officers, notified Wayne of General Wilkinson's objective to request for decision inquiry or a court martial against Wayne.
March 31, 1792 Regarding Court of Inquiry & Resignation of General St. Clair Arthur St. Clair George Washington Discusses a proposed investigation of St. Clair's conduct, which cannot occur; also mentions St. Clair's prior decision to retire from the army once the inquiry had taken place, and why he has retained his commission thus far despite a threatened full court martial. Offers to send resignation immediately, if this is required by the service and the public good.
October 26, 1795 Court Martial to Investigate the Charges Against Capt. Kalteisen Lewis Tousard William Cox Lewis Tousard notes that a Court of Inquiry does not have the same authority as a Court Martial but its findings will be presented to the Court Martial. He observes that Cox has had a month to prepare his defense related to his charges against Captain Kalteisen who could labor no longer under the weight of Cox's accusations. Since he is under arrest, Cox will be confined to his barracks pending...
September 22, 1791 Adjournment Until Tomorrow Winslow Warren Arthur St. Clair The president of the Court of Inquiry informs General St. Clair that, in response to his letter, they have adjourned until the following day.
June 23, 1791 Assembling a Court of Inquiry, Etc. Henry Knox Josiah Harmar General St. Clair has been ordered to assemble a Court of Inquiry, as requested by General Harmar, to assess Harmar's conduct during the late expedition against the Miami Indians.
May 12, 1796 Order to Direct a Court of Inquiry at West Point Against Rochefountaine James McHenry Anthony Wayne Officers of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers exhibited charges against Lieutenant Colonel Rochefontaine. McHenry ordered Wayne assemble an unprejudiced Court of Inquiry per request of Rochefontaine.
December 5, 1794 Court of Inquiry Henry Knox James Wilkinson Presidential assurance of impartial justice, Wayne to be ordered to direct a court of inquiry relative to any subject Wilkinson suggests. Requests specifics to charges Wilkinson filed against Wayne.
April 6, 1798 Discussion of Case of Lieut. Col. Stephen Rochefontaine in Court of Inquiry James McHenry John Adams Encloses documents supporting Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochfontaine. Describes Court of Inquires. Discusses charges, observations, and potential court martial.
January 1, 1795 Presidential Support and charges against General Wayne James Wilkinson Henry Knox Use of flowery language to discuss court of inquiry and charges against General Anthony Wayne.
September 22, 1791 Ready to Close the Proceedings Winslow Warren Arthur St. Clair The Court of Inquiry is prepared to close the proceedings unless General St. Clair has additional evidence.
September 24, 1791 Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry Major General Richard Butler Arthur St. Clair This is the letter from Butler accompanying the transcipt of the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry into the military performance of General Harmar. Without any evidence being provided by members of the Kentucky militia, the proceedings are closed and the transcript presented to General St. Clair.
February 27, 1800 Services as recorder William Simmons David Thompson Received certificate of Major Adam Hoops stating days served as recorder to the court of inquiry at Niagara in case of Major Rivardi.
May 13, 1796 Correspondence on military matters and Col. Rochefontaine James McHenry George Washington Basic correspondence between McHenry and Washington. At the end of the letter, McHenry informs Washington that Col. Rochefontaine has changed his request from a court martial to a court of inquiry; General Wayne is asked to comply with this request.
February 7, 1798 Courts of Inquiry James McHenry William Simmons Three officers are available to make up a Court of Inquiry at West Point in the case of Col. Rochefontaine. McHenry wants to know if Simmons can attend the Court at Middletown without material interruption to the business of his office.
May 10, 1796 Conflict between Col. Rochefontaine and his officers John Jacob Rivardi James McHenry Major J. J. Ulrich Rivardi informs McHenry of a conflict between Col. Rochefontaine and his officers and strongly recommends a court of inquiry to investigate rather than a court martial, for the latter may lead to more publicity, more confusion, and more delays.
February 21, 1799 The Charges Give Me More Pleasure than Pain John Jacob Rivardi James McHenry Rivardi responds to the charges against him and asserts that a Court of Inquiry will most assuredly demonstrate the malice of any accuser;
August 7, 1799 Captain James Bruff expenses while proceeding to court of inquiry James Bruff [not available] Bruff has been ordered by Major General Hamilton to Niagara with two witnesses to a court of inquiry. This related to charges against Major John Jacob Ulrich Rivardi. Requests advance of money to defray expenses.
September 15, 1791 Requirements for the Court of Inquiry Arthur St. Clair Major General Richard Butler St. Clair's letter in which he describes the requirements for the Court of Inquiry's investigation into General Harmar's military performance during the recent campaign against the Miami Indians.
October 17, 1799 Court of Inquiry & Want of a Surgeon John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivard discusses the court of inquiry's investigation into the conflict between himself and Captain Bruff. He complains of the lack of a surgeon although the sick have been attended by British doctors.
June 16, 1791 Regarding memorial from officers relative to pay; Harmar's court of inquiry; confidential letters and preparations for campaign Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox will present memorial from officers regarding pay to Congress as soon as they are in session. President Washington has not yet arrived from his southern tour. Harmar's application for a court of inquiry will be made to Washington. Knox is unacquainted with any member of Congress obtaining any confidential letter from War Office since the adoption of a new government; under the old...
September 22, 1791 Defer Closing the Proceedings Arthur St. Clair Winslow Warren St. Clair informs Warren that, since more testimony may be offered to the court on the present day, the Court of Inquiry should defer closing the proceedings until the next day.
October 26, 1795 Court Martial Defence Lewis Tousard William Cox In response to Cox's charges against him, Captain Kalteisen has requested a Court Martial to investigate his conduct. A Court of Inquiry brought the charges against Cox that were read during parade and have no relation to the charges that Cox brought against Kalteisen. Bot officers will be accorded equal justice.
July 7, 1791 A Real Loss to the Public Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox assures General Harmar that the Court of Inquiry will be assembled as he requested and hopes that Harmar will reconsider his intention to resign from public service, at least for the present campaign.
April 5, 1790 Court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint; return of troops; Lieutenant Armstrong's mission Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Mentions court of inquiry relative to Lacassagne's complaint against Captain Ashton. Although Ashton's conduct not justified, the fellows in the vicinity of the garrison are such vagabonds as not to be entitled to the privileges of citizens. Encloses monthly return of troops. Lieutenant Armstrong left rapids of Ohio. Major Doughty, with Mr Vigo, at Wabash Island, preparing to start for...