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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 6, 1795 Accounting for the Pay of Deserters, Etc. Joseph Howell John Francis Hamtramck A mostly illegible letter that discusses the pay of deserters.
May 23, 1792 Sympathies for Lack of Recruits Henry Knox Bezaleel Howe Letter, mentions recruiting and treatment of deserters.
June 19, 1797 Pay of deserters William Simmons Staats Morris Answers Captain Morris' question regarding the War Department's policy on the pay of returned deserters.
April 20, 1797 Account for pursuing deserters Peter Hagner Nehemiah Freeman Notifies Lieut. Freeman that he has approved Sergeant Hynes' account for expenses for pursuing deserters.
February 16, 1795 Deserters William Eaton William Simmons Recruiting efforts and payment of bounty. Capture of deserters recounted with personal detail.
January 6, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons provides to the Paymaster General a list of expenses incurred by Capt. Amos Stoddard in pursuit of deserters.
October 8, 1791 Deserters and Request for Clothing Bezaleel Howe Henry Knox Howe expressed hopes of using martial law to make examples of deserters, requests clothing and knapsacks.
January 9, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons notifies Swan of monies spent advertizing deserters.
September 17, 1786 Deserters William Price Henry Knox Four men from Jersey have deserted, probably on board a ship recently arrived from New Brunswick. The bearer of the letter, Sergeant Mattison, is to try to apprehend the deserters; if he does not find them, they will advertise in Brunswick. The deserters left behind their clothing.
December 17, 1798 Certification of payments; Major Louis Tousard, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while in pursuit of deserters William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $5.62 to Major Louis Tousard, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while in pursuit of deserters.
July 6, 1799 Certification of payment; David C. Claypoole for advertising deserters William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $67.33 to David C. Claypoole for advertising deserters.
April 24, 1794 Orders to take charge of deserters John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Detachment under Ensign McClean, marching to Headquarters, to take charge of seven deserters in jail. McClean waits on Hodgdon for some iron handcuffs to secure the deserters.
June 11, 1796 Money to pursue deserters William Simmons George Fleming Notifies Fleming that he has authorized money to be paid for the expenses of pursuing deserters from the Army; provides instructions on accounting for the money
October 22, 1796 Settling accounts for the pursuit of deserters William Simmons George Fleming Simmons discusses Fleming's "account current," contingent account, and vouchers; advises Fleming that Fleming is not authorized to settle large sums with officers for their accounts for pursuit of deserters, only advances for pursuit of deserters
November 4, 1796 Expense of pursuing deserters William Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine Discusses the payment of expenses for pursuit of Army deserters. Discusses his reasons for the refusal of certain claims for expenses on the account of Captain Mitchell. Discusses proper accounting of expenses incurred in the pursuit of deserters.
September 30, 1799 Rewards for the Apprehension of Deserters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry "Inquiry has been made of me by the commandants of the several regiments with respect to the construction of ther last resolution in the appendix to the Articles of War. They wish to know whethr this resolution gives a reward to parties of soldiers who may apprehend deserters. I would thank you for your opinion on the subject. Of the expediency of giving a reward to parties of soldiers that may...
May 24, 1799 Surrender of Deserters James Wilkinson Alexander Hamilton Wilkinson advises Hamilton that Governor Gayoso is cooperating in returning Army deserters who had escaped to New Orleans.
May 31, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James Stille Simmons informs Stille that his claim for expenses incurred in pursuit of deserters was settled.
August 18, 1795 Regarding monies due to deserters Peter Hagner Nehemiah Freeman Informs Nehemiah Freeman that the Secretary at War has directed that monies due to deserters be applied as contingent funds at West Point.
May 8, 1797 Regarding the care of British deserters James McHenry Charles Lee Request for the Attorney General's opinion on how to handle the care of three British deserters under Vice Admiral Vanderput. McHenry raises the question of sovereignty and weighs the various reactions of Britain in the event of the United States offering the deserters protection.
September 5, 1797 Apprehension of deserters William Simmons William R. Boote Letter to Ensign Boote concerning the apprehension of deserters. Also discusses receipts for bounty paid recruits.
February 13, 1797 Bounty for George Hackett, for apprehending deserters from the Army of the US William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $20 is due George Hackett for apprehending two deserters from the Army of the US.
January 4, 1800 General Orders Regarding Punishment of Deserters Alexander Hamilton [not available] General Orders pertaining to the punishment of deserters with particular concern regarding preventing deserters from reenlisting with another corps. Hamilton recommends hard labor for the remainder of their term of enlistment.
January 13, 1798 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Major Tousard William Simmons Lewis Tousard William Simmons informs Major Tousard the amount to be paid to Lt. Van Dyke.
August 25, 1797 Instructions for monetary advances for pursuing deserters William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman In agreement with a previous letter sent to Nehemiah Freeman on July 9th, Simmons enclosed instructions for issuing advances in payment to those pursuing deserters. Account of Finley and Cornwall for pursuing deserters was deemed extravagant and submitted to Col. Rochefontaine for remarks.