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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 27, 1784 Case of a foreign army officer Hugh Williamson John Pierce Discusses the case of a foreign army officer in the Corps of Engineers who died in the service
April 13, 1791 Arrearages Due Peter Gainer Who Died in the Western Country Joseph Howell Edmund Randolph Peter Gainer, late a soldier in the service of the United States, died in the Western Country. Mary Ripley, administrator of his estate, has applied for the arrearages of pay due him. Conceiving that the administration did not extend to property outside the limits of the City of Philadelphia, enticed Howell to delay payment. He asks for Randolph's opinion as to whether arrearages are due the...
January 24, 1791 Discussion of Various Types of Pensions Relative to Revolutionary War Service Arthur Fenner Henry Knox Letter, alludes to Revolutionary War; discusses Invalid pensions; discusses widow and orphan pensions.
September 22, 1790 Report of John Nicholson, Esq., on Letter from Secretary of War-Pensioners, 1790. Jonathan Nicholson [not available] Reports payment of sundry pensions. Discusses certain provisions not made in cases where commissioned officers who died were not in actual service or captivity at the time. Mentions the case of Mrs. Catherine Thompson.
January 22, 1796 The Case of Capt. Blackburn and the Loss of Recruitment Money Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott discusses the case of Lieutenant Grayson who was advanced $150 for recruiting and failed to enlist recruits prior to his death. Captain Blackburn advanced him the money since Grayson obviously could not pay bounties without the necessary funds. When he died he was insolvent so it appears there is no way to recover the money.
May 9, 1793 Certificate of service for William McGraw John Strong Unknown Recipient John Strong (?) testifies to the service of the now-deceased William McGraw during the Revolutionary War, being well-acquainted with him. Thinks he died in a Pennsylvania hospital.
September 11, 1791 Family News & Business Henry Knox John Adams Notes that Adams' steward has recovered from illness. Knox's son Marcus has died.
March 16, 1786 Estate of Patrick Flanagan Barnabas Curley Joseph Howell The author is writing on behalf of the estate of his late Step Brother, Patrick Flanagan, who died in the war. The author's responsibilities at his farm prevent him from coming to New York himself so he is sending his application by way of Thomas Flowers, who also will bear the recipient's reply back to the author. Flanagan's term of service and units are included.
November 23, 1791 Petitions of Widows and Children Henry Knox United States Senate Knox considers the petitions of the widows and children of eight officers from South Carolina who died while in the service of the United States. He grants six of them seven years' half-pay as provided by the Resolve of Congress of the 24th of August 1780.
June 15, 1786 Petition to Congress Jonathan Ford Morris Congress of the United States Petition of Jonathan Morris to Congress concerning the case of his father's service in the army in the Revolutionary War
July 16, 1787 Request for service to a Mr. McKay, a stranger in New York S. Bayard Joseph Howell Laments that Howell has not responded to letter from Bayard. Mr. McKay, son of old Colonel who died at Trenton at the beginning of the War and Bayard's brother in law is the bearer of the letter. A stranger in New York, asks that Howell give any service Howell may render him; will be gratefully acknowledged. Discusses settlement of accounts;
January 27, 1797 Petition of Mary Hibborn James McHenry United States Senate Mary Hibborn's petition for land promised to soldiers who served in the late war until its termination is denied because her husband, Francis Cranberry, served and died long before the war ended.
April 7, 1798 Death of Soldier, Direction of Pay Philip Landais William Simmons Warthan, soldier, died. Instructions by Landais NOT to forward pay owed him with that of Caleb Malone.
September 3, 1796 Land grants to soldiers William Simmons William Keteltas Informs Keteltas that a certain soldier, Cornelius Vantassell, in the 2nd New York Regiment who died in the service during the Revolutionary War was not entitled to land, as land was only granted to those soldiers who were killed in action.
September 15, 1790 Payment of Arrears by State of Virginia to Invalids, Widows, and Orphans Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Request for information on arrears paid by state of Virginia to invalids, widows, and orphans.
December 6, 1786 Request to Examine Rolls Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Requests that Howell examine the rolls of the German Regiment to see if a particular soldier is mustered as dead.
August 28, 1788 Claim of Eleanor Montgomery Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Eleanor Montgomery is not on the list of pensioners in Pennsylvania. Half pay is granted to widows and children of non commissioned officer only in the Federal Army whose husbands were killed or died in service.
August 7, 1790 Schuyler discusses invalid pensions with Knox Philip Schuyler Henry Knox Letter, discusses Invalid pensions.
December 31, 1798 Certification of payments; Estate of Richard Stacey, died in captivity amongst Indians, under command of Captain R.S. Howe, 4th Sub Legion William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $83.19 to Estate of Richard Stacey, died in captivity amongst Indians, under command of Captain R.S. Howe, 4th Sub Legion, to be paid to Stacey's father William.
May 6, 1790 Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Letter from the Auditor's Office at the Treasury to the Commissioner of Army Accounts; mentions regimental surgeons.
April 25, 1791 Request for Payment for Services Rendered; Invalid Pensions Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, asks for balance due him by the United States; mentions Invalid accounts.
November 23, 1798 Request for money for which there is no receipt James B. Many William Simmons No receipt can be found on a payment to Jacob Forsman, who subsequently died of the bilious fever after enlisting.
June 14, 1786 Certification of the service of William Jackson and James Crosby Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell The author requests that the rolls be examined to verify certification of the service of William Jackson and James Crosby(?). Both men's widows are applying for depreciations.
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.
April 26, 1793 Account of Edward Dougherty Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Edward Dougherty, late sergeant in the 4th Maryland Regiment.