Viewing 1–25 of 61 documents: "diligent search"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 31, 1798 Missisng Money & Returns Samuel Hodgdon Jacob Raison Hugh Spear lost the money and bank bills by the time he reached the ferry and they have yet to be found.
September 12, 1787 Deputy Paymaster of the Southern Army John Pierce Nathaniel Pendleton Discusses Joseph Clay, the Deputy Paymaster to the Southern Army, and money which was lost, along with provisions and related acts of Congress; also mentions Treasury Board.
June 1, 1798 Updates on Search for French Privateer James McHenry John Harris Harris at sea off Sandy Hook, Delaware in search of French Privateer. Ship elusive due to informant.
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
February 27, 1797 Discussing General Wayne's search of a foreign national James McHenry Timothy Pickering Discusses General Anthony Wayne's search of a foreign national; recommends searching Powers's boat and papers because there is reason to believe that he has been engaged in practices "highly injurious" to the United States.
May 25, 1795 Land Warrants Joseph Howell Jonathan Dayton Unable to procure requested land warrants, only able to obtain one land warrant for 300 acres, issued in the name of Jacob Gibson.
May 25, 1798 Accounting for Missing Articles in Maryland Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon accounts for a number of missing articles that apparently were lost in Maryland during the insurrection. It appears that the state militia still has many of the muskets given them during the insurrection.
September 6, 1784 Search of account records of Captain Nate John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb John Pierce forwards on to Andrew Dunscomb a request to search for the account records of Captain Abraham Nate. Pierce encloses signed and serialized certificates and requests that Dunscomb provide receipt.
June 16, 1800 Received List of Military Land Warrants Samuel Dexter Samuel Coleman Acknowledged receipt of list of military land warrants issued by the Land Office in Virginia to officers and soldiers who served in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment. List will assist with search required by War Department.
November 4, 1792 Troops Taken Prisoner, Information Gathered, Situation Unsafe for Travel James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson now commanding Fort Hamilton provided intelligence gathered by Lieut. Gaines during his outing with a search party for captured soldiers. Kentucky volunteers and pack horses to arrive at Fort Jefferson tomorrow, main road unsafe for travel.
June 5, 1793 Search and Pursuit of the Creeks, Etc. William Blount Chiefs of the Cherokees Blount assures the Cherokee chiefs that he has informed the President of their peaceful intentions and he is looking forward to their visit to Philadelphia. He has ordered the continued pursuit of the marauding Creeks but mounted militia.
March 24, 1798 No Prospect of That Load of Goods Daniel Fisher Samuel Hodgdon Fisher has condcuted a thorough search for the load of goods at Witmers and can find no prospect of them.
September 4, 1790 Seeking the Murderers of Two Men Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering requests custody of the murderers of two men and expresses his regret at continued Indian aggression.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian aggression.
March 4, 1790 Autograph Draft Document [not available] [not available] Speech, asks custody of murderers; discusses Indian agression
October 30, 1794 Concern About the Interception of Mail by Traitors; Hopes to Overcome Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Craig Henry Knox A letter has been intercepted by a traitor, and they now search for him. Although the insurrection has desisted from burning houses, they seek to put down the Whiskey Rebellion and enforce submission to the laws of the United States.
May 22, 1800 Employment of Pourcheresse in the Public Store Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Pourcheresse and his family are leaving for Philadelphia in search of employment. Their destitute and distressing situation claims sympathy to the feeling heart. Since he is an honest man attached to the government, Hodgdon is asked to find him employment in a public store.
May 2, 1792 Recommending William Mumford to Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter recommends bearer, William Mumford, who had been employed in public service in Rhode Island but is now out of work.
March 3, 1795 Recent Assumption of Duty as the Clerk of the Naval Yard Daniel Tingley Timothy Pickering Tingley states to Pickering that he has not made any return as of yet because he was only recently appointed Clerk of the naval yard; most of the business that the position is tasked with was accomplished prior to his assuming his position. He is enclosing an account of the supplies such as copper that are under his charge, and notes that he will be diligent in his duty and will report any...
December 23, 1785 Report on Problem With Wagon Cover Shipment, & on Desertions from West Point William Price Henry Knox Discusses problem with bulkiness of shipped wagon covers; reports that three men have deserted -- two from Connecticut, one from [New] York -- and that parties have been sent in search of them.
August 16, 1797 Return and an Assurance of Due Diligence Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed in the letter is a return of the stores on hand and those delivered, including overalls, coats and blankets for two sick soldiers as well as medicine; the second paragraph of the letter addresses Hodgdon's displeasure with Parker's failure to send a return previously. Parker contends that he handed the letter with the return to a driver and that when he comes to Philadelphia he will...
July 19, 1799 Receipt of William Rawle William Rawle [not available] Document; recognizes the War Secretary's use of land to build a laboratory and other public works.
July 7, 1798 Order for USS United States to Patrol Off Delaware Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Orders Barry to patrol off the coast of Delaware; refers to new acts of Congress which will affect naval operations.
April 26, 1799 Effort to Obtain Assistance for Craig Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig In response to his letter, reports that Winthrow is in the employ of Mr. Harris and cannot come to Craig's assistance. Hodgdon promises to search for some other means of assistance. Remainder of annuities are on their way. Forwards letter to Mr. Ernest with receipts from the shipwright at Detroit.