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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 13, 1786 Report of Congressional Committee Congress of the United States [not available] Report of a committee of Congress on the report submitted by Secretary at War Knox on the Army's Articles of War and Courts Martial. Lays out regulations for the Army courts martial and the administration of justice
July 19, 1799 Request for Precision in Courts Martial; Approval of Execution if Necessary for Overall Discipline John Adams James McHenry Asks McHenry to urge future courts martial to pay attention to every detail, especially in life or death cases, as the discipline of the army depends on this exactness. Seems to decline to sign the warrant for the execution of Sgt. Richard Hunt, though he states that if an example is necessary for the public justice, the execution of Hunt or Pierce [presumably another convicted man] is...
February 23, 1799 Interpretation of Articles Governing Courts Martial Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides a detailed interpretation of those parts of the the Articles of War that relate to those officers who have the authority to convene Courts Martial. He concludes that none but a general officer or his representative has this authority.
1799 Unsigned Presidential Endorsement of Capital Punishment for Andrew Anderson John Adams [not available] States the particulars of the court martial and conviction of Andrew Anderson, and affirms his sentence to hang, in the name of "the beneficial influence of well-placed examples in Military Service." [Note: Adams signaled his intent to pardon Andrew Anderson at the last minute in his letter to McHenry of September 18, 1799].
May 25, 1799 Approving Proceedings of Garrison Courts-Martial James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry complains that the business of the War Office is sufficiently extensive and should not be burdened with requests to approve the sentences of garrison courts-martial. The Articles of War require the President's approval only for sentences in capital cases heard by General Courts-Martial.
March 14, 1791 Power of Attorney for Various Soldiers Ephraim Steel Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for various soldiers and officers.
January 29, 1799 The Justice of My Present Request Samuel Osborne James McHenry Osborne explains the circumstances which caused him to be placed under arrest for disobeying a senior officer. He wants to be tried by senior officers and not by his peers.
February 16, 1793 Power to Convene Courts Martial Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox advises Wayne to provide General Wilkinson with the power to convene courts martial. Dr. Carmichael is en route with the pay for the Army. General Putnam has resigned.
June 13, 1795 Recommends Samuel Chase as Chief Justice James McHenry George Washington Recommends Samuel Chase as chief justice in the judicial department. He has demonstrated great patriotism.
August 10, 1799 RE Courts-Martial and Infractions of Military discipline William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of
July 12, 1799 Forwarding of Department Heads' Opinions on Officers' Commissions & Courts Martial James McHenry John Adams Forwards to Adams the asked-for opinions of the department heads [Cabinet] regarding issues arising from the court martial of Sgt. Richard Hunt. Observes that in the Revolution there was no express requirement that courts martial signify a 2/3 approval of a death sentence.
February 6, 1799 Courts-Martial & Infractions of Military Discipline Alexander Hamilton Samuel Osborne Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline.
October 25, 1798 Expenses Related to Courts Martial James McHenry William Simmons Simmons should examine his files regarding expenses for officers who have served on courts martial as members, witnesses, etc. so as to ascertain the appropriate per diem expense allowances for these officers.
February 25, 1799 Courts-Martial & Supplies, Quarters, and Pay Staats Morris Alexander Hamilton Routine instructions and correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline; and Army supplies, quarters, and pay.
May 5, 1799 RE Courts-Martial and Infractions of Militry Discipline Alexander Hamilton Ebenezer Massey Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline.
March 5, 1799 RE Courts-Martials & Infractions of Military Discipline Alexander Hamilton James Bruff Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline.
March 3, 1799 Courts Martial & Infranctions of Military Discipline James Cochran Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline.
April 1, 1799 Courts-martial and military discipline James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline
April 5, 1799 Courts-martial and military discipline Alexander Hamilton Lewis Tousard Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline
April 4, 1799 Courts-martial and military discipline Horatio R. Dayton Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline
March 1, 1793 Regarding Authority in Courts Martial and General Returns of Legion Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains that General Wilkinson is authorized to render decisions in Courts martial except in capital cases involving an officer or in cases in which an officer might be dismissed from the service. The General Return for the month of February is enclosed with the prospect that a General Return for the Legion of the U.S. will be forthcoming. He is still awaiting orders for the movement of...
September 1, 1786 Letter from Pierce to Paine regarding depositions and certificates John Pierce Robert Treat Paine Pierce encloses sundry depositions of people who have sold disputed certificates. Refers to someone confessing knowledge of the business. It would be of advantage to bring Merrell to justice. Judge Livermore to attend court in New Hampshire.
July 31, 1799 Proceedings of Two General Courts Martial Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "I have the honor to transmit the proceedings of two General Courts Martial in the cases of Captain Frye and Doctor Osborne with transcripts of General Orders containing my opinion concerning them. You will observe the ill use which has been made by Captain Frye of a correspondence with you and my remark on that point. It is understood that this circumstance had weight with the Court."
April 1, 1799 Courts-Martial and Regimental Organization James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline. Routine instructions and correspondence concerning the organization of individual regiments
October 30, 1799 RE Courts-Martial and Infractions of Military Discipline James Read Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline.