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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 1799 Proposed Revisions to Policies Regarding Courts Martial Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton believes that the Articles of War need to be completely overhauled, which would take some time, and suggests improvements for the interim. There should be greater clarity relating to the power to appoint a general courts martial, specifically giving the President discretionary authority to empower officers other than those designated by the Articles of War to declare a general courts...
June 24, 1794 Interests of the Union vs. Those of the States Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Governor Mifflin lectures Knox on the discretionary powers of the President in relation to the State governments. He acknowledges that it is the duty of the President to act in the interests of the whole Union even if an action might be perceived as contrary to the interests of an individual State. However, it his duty as Executive Magistrate of Pennsylvania to act in its best interest unless an...
January 24, 1791 Pension of Willis Wilson Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Thanks Randolph for forwarding a letter to Governor Blount. Discusses the commutation and pension of W. Wilson.
April 3, 1790 Employing Scouts for Kentucky Henry Knox Harry Innes From most information received, Indians still continue depredations on frontiers. Knox encloses same authority and discretionary power for employing Scouts for Kentucky as were sent on March 3d to Governor of Western Territory, or in his absence, Brigadier General Harmar.
December 8, 1797 Regarding defects of power of attorney to Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Secretary of Treasury writes to Secretary of War regarding defects in Wilkins' power of attorney to Samuel Hodgdon. Power stated as not retrospective and informal. Wilkins is asked to supply the defects of this power by one that is correctly formal, retrospective and sufficiently extensive.
February 26, 1798 Suit of Law Relative to the Debt of Captain Wylie Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power solicits Hodgdon's advice regarding a law suit against him relative to the debt of Captain Thomas Wylie on the presumption that Power had received his commutation and land warrant in his role as administrator of his estate. The land warrant was made out for Power, as ordered by Hodgdon, because Wylie was indebted to the United States.
July 30, 1794 Power of Attorney John Sinclair Robert Ross Reminded Ross he has power of attorney over Sinclair's accounts. Sinclair looked for updates as to the proceedings his attorney engaged in on his behalf.
December 2, 1797 A More Formal Power of Attorney for Mr. Wilkins Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott questions the legality of the informal Power of Attorney Samuell Hodgdon received from Mr. Wilkins. The Comptroller of the Treasury recommends that Hodgdon procure a power that will authorize future advances
March 18, 1796 Closing William Power's Account William Simmons John Field Requests that Field pay a sum of money owed by William Power required to close Power's accounts on the books of the War Department Accountants Office.
January 20, 1798 Forwarding of Power of Attorney John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Encloses Hodgdon's power of attorney.
August 31, 1791 Power of Attorney Chris. Stadler Joseph Howell Power of attorney for pay and land; addressed to the Commissioner of Army Accounts.
April 16, 1796 Captain Power's Balance William Simmons John Field Questions regarding the payment of the balance due to Captain William Power and whether it can be closed.
January 12, 1798 Not Having the Power of Attorney Acknowledged, Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins admits to his neglect in not having the power of attorney acknowledged. He is obliged to Hodgdon for his attention in the passage of his account through his office.
April 14, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney James Dorren Samuel Maus Power of attorney for James Dorren, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
June 10, 1791 Assignment and Power of Attorney Philip Frederick Piccard Unknown Recipient Document certifying the service of James McFarland, late dragoon in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
April 27, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Cornelius Brown Moses Sill Power of attorney for Cornelius Brown, late a soldier in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment.
September 4, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Jacob Doddrige Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for Jacob Doddrige, late a soldier in the Pennsylvania Line.
July 6, 1796 Power of Attorney Robert Battersby John Brady Power of Attorney for John Brady
April 25, 1800 Changes to Quartermaster's Department, Power of Attorney Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentioned changes to tasks and processes in the Quartermasters Department and to the present arrangement of the army. Discussed method to transfer power of attorney.
October 11, 1791 Assignment and Power of Attorney Michael Faust Unknown Recipient Power of Attorney for Michael Faust to John Snell. Document certifying the service of Michael Faust, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
October 20, 1796 Certifying Cavinder's Power of Attoreney John Lea [not available] Draft document certifying power of attorney given by George Cavinder.
September 23, 1798 Power of Attorney Joseph Whitton Unknown Recipient Power of attorney
July 2, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Daniel Forbes Samuel Maus Power of attorney for Daniel McMullan and Daniel Forbes, late soldiers in a Pennsylvania Regiment.
July 14, 1794 Mrs. Pike's Receipts Jonathan Dayton Joseph Howell Pike's receipts from expenses related to providing for five children. Power of attorney enclosed.
February 20, 1800 Purchasing Wylie's Farm Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power is sorry that Hodgdon is unfavorable respecting the commutation but he will continue his advocacy when he visits Philadelphia. If Hodgdon wants a title to Wylie's Farm, Power can get it done at a reasonable rate. The commutation due Captain Wylie will fully pay the United States for the things he bought from vendors.