Viewing 1–15 of 15 documents: "embezzlement"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 12, 1799 Expresses Concern about Delivery of Supplies Samuel Hodgdon John Jacob Rivardi Has sent the articles requested in the enclosed invoice. Dealing with complaints of detention, damage, and embezzlement along the route. Requests acknowledgment of receipt. Reports loss of trunk belonging to Mr. Shieffelin while en route. The trunk contained 5 skins for Hodgdon from Dr. Charles Brown. They hope to recover the trunk and seek information. Both Hodgdon and Brown have not heard...
March 29, 1793 Captain Brock's Shady Accounting Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Howell accuses Captain Brock of embezzlement. Howell states that the voucher system in place is ineffective and that Brock is claiming money advanced to Ensign Grayson for recruiting. It appears that Brock is essentially claiming Grayson's expenses as his own. Howell states that it is his duty to request that the pay of Brock be withheld until he is cleared of the charges leveled against him. ...
April 12, 1799 Expresses Concern about Delivery of Medicines and Hospital Stores Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Forwards to Col. Evin Stevens medicine and hospital stores to Niagara. Has written to Rivardi so he is apprised of their arrival. Requests that as soon as Hoduin receives them, he ship them to Schenectady. Fears damage or embezzlement along the route. Has directed Stevens to write with receipt of acknowledgment.
June 10, 1799 Expresses Concern about Payment for Embezzled Powder to Mr. Poe Samuel Hodgdon Staats Morris The Secretary of War has requested immediate action to pay for powder previously embezzled. Requests communication with David Poe.
November 13, 1793 Proper Dispositions in the War & Treasury Departments Alexander Hamilton James Lee Hamilton recommends the process by which the speedy discharge of the troops and the redistribution of supplies and equipment may be accomplished.
March 30, 1793 Letter Citation Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Cited in Swan to Howell, 04/12/1793. Howell mentions that the accounts of the War Department are being examined by the Treasury and that the warrants of the Commander-in-Chief should be announced to the pay rolls. After reading Swan's letter of the 20th, Howell notes that he is including the charges against sundry officers.
October 30, 1795 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports the arrival of hospital and medicine stores to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also notes the embezzlement of spirits from the medical stores.
June 10, 1799 Requests Adjustment of Embezzled Powder Samuel Hodgdon David Poe Calls for an adjustment of the powder account, previously embezzled by the keeper of the magazine. Hopes that the missing powder will be returned in kind. Outlines the repercussions.
September 26, 1790 Recommendation for Public Storage of Public Property Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Hamilton Extract of Letter, recommends storage of public property in any place or under charge of any person not officially employed. Reasons that this will protect from instances of embezzlement, fire, and loss.
March 29, 1799 Embezzlement and Responsibility in Failure to Deliver Contracted Powder Israel Whelen Samuel Hodgdon Wheelen discussed charges of embezzlement and his "unique situation" as contractor. Also described his responsibilities in failure to deliver powder.
June 15, 1799 Suggests Ideas for the Timely Construction of Laboratory and Other Buildings Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Announces purchase of land for laboratory and other buildings, although it will take time before the actual use. Suggests mode for imminent construction. Realizes need for professional construction workers. Funds prevent hiring a suitable person to superintend materials and construction. Require someone who will prevent any sense of embezzlement and has architectural skills.
January 17, 1800 Stores for the Ohio and the Mississippi, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports to Samuel Hodgdon that stores for the Ohio and Mississippi are received. Craig also mentions the on-going business of settling the previous year's public transactions.
June 8, 1799 Refers to Potential Powder Embezzlement at Whetstone Point Garrison Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Refers to store of barrels of powder on hand at the Whetstone Point Garrison near Baltimore with a miscalculation on the certificate. Contractor David Zoe could not ascertain the exact quantity, fearing that a large quantity had been embezzled by the keeper of the magazine. There should be sufficient quantity for present use. Hodgdon added a postscript that no powder has since been forwarded to...
June 12, 1799 Rendering a Sentence of Death Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton reviews the legal procedures for rendering the death sentence in a General Court-Martial. He refers specifically to the case of Sergeant Richard Hunt who had been sentenced to death by a Court-Martial on April 16, 1799.
February 2, 1792 Intelligence Report to the Secretary at War Anonymous Henry Knox This letter is an anonymous intelligence report from the frontier to Henry Knox, asking him not to reveal the correspondence between them to Judge McComb. Also, in order to prevent the Saganaw and Michillimakina Indians from assisting other hostile tribes on the frontier, the sender of the report recommends that Knox authorize the release of Indian prisoners. Further states that the paroled...