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September 21, 1796 Should Evidence of Treason be Made Public? James McHenry James Ross McHenry believes that the secret did not escape from his office since none of the clerks could have obtained the secret except by way of false keys. Nothing related to the subject has been entrusted to them to either keep or copy. Such being the case, is there any purpose in concealing from the public what has already been discovered?
September 23, 1799 No Keys for the Medicine Chests, Etc. William Bass Samuel Hodgdon The keys of the medicine chests have always been delivered to the Quartermaster General with the chests and he then forwards the keys by post. Bass reports that they presently have no keys for any of the chests in store. Also there have never been any colors provided for the regiments. They do have 28 dozen sticks of port fires in store.
November 26, 1799 Conspiracy to Get Rid of Me Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Perkins discusses a man who looked upon him with an evil eye and influenced another man named Small to bear false witness against him. He asserts that this was the man's way of getting rid of him and Perkins requests an investigation into the situation.
November 21, 1796 Conspiracy Unknown Author John Steele Intelligence on a conspiracy masterminded by Israel Loan. Sought to clear the name of Hubbard with information on his character. The conspiracy involved receiving pay due to soldiers, using a false seal.
February 26, 1801 Certification of payment; Matthew T Russell and Jonathan O. Mosely attorneys , defending Captain Edward Miller, for false imprisonment of David W. Lacey, on suspicion of desertion William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $66 to Matthew T Russell and Jonathan O. Mosely attorneys , defending Captain Edward Miller, for false imprisonment of David W. Lacey, on suspicion of desertion.
May 21, 1791 Delivery of Medicine Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Delivery of 3 chests of medicine. Hodgdon requested that Craig send him Regiment and Battalion information to prevent mistakes in delivery. Notification that troops will arrive shortly.
May 12, 1797 Forged land warrants William Simmons Alexander James Dallas Notifies Dallas that "a considerable number" of powers of attorney for land warrants due from the U. S. to the officers and soldiers belonging to Pennsylvania regiments in the Revolutionary War have been forged and that he can alert Dallas to the method of the frauds so as to prevent false claims
May 5, 1797 False Accusations Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos False accusations that Pope would attack Spanish garrison addressed, Pope wanted accuser identified and brought to justice.
February 9, 1793 Suggestions for Repairing Howitzers Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox makes suggestions as to how to repair the defective howitzers because it is too costly to replace them.
June 9, 1799 Without You I Would be a Plow Man Thomas Jones Samuel Hodgdon Jones expresses his gratitude that Hodgdon has taken him under his protection and given him valuable instruction without which he would be a plowman. Jones's wife ["my rib"] extends her respects to Hodgdon and his wife ["your other half"]. He laments that he is now flat on his back with the rheumatism.
May 18, 1791 Supply of Stores Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Enclosed invoice of supplies shipped by wagoner. Advised examination of all items received.
March 2, 1799 A Worthy Girl from New Brunswick, Etc. Thomas Jones Samuel Hodgdon In what appears to be a personal letter, Jones discusses his life and prospects. He is grateful that he married a most worthy country girl from the County of Brunswick. He has rented his storehouse to a worthy Quaker who keeps a store of goods worth 2000 pounds (currency).
June 28, 1797 Tenuous Situation of the Post at Detroit John Jacob Rivardi Timothy Pickering Major Rivardi provides an assessment of the situation at Detroit with the British, Spanish, and Indians all vying for influence as the American forces attempt to hold their ground while isolated from their leaders on the east coast.
October 21, 1799 Explanation of Actions in Hugh McAlister Affair, with Accusation of McAlister as Fraudulent Government Agent William Simmons John Adams Simmons explains his actions in and view of the Hugh McAlister case, quoting McHenry's inquiry to him and then his reply -- in brief, that McAlister turned in a deserter, applied for compensation for this service, and was rejected on the grounds that the man he turned in could not be proven a deserter. States further that McAlister was a notary public at Carlise (where the return of the prisoner...
August 10, 1792 Report of the Quartermaster General Major John Belli Henry Knox Quartermaster General Belli reports on the status of supplies, horses, equipage, and forage in the northwest.
February 9, 1791 Defective Trunnions, Chiefs of the Six Nations, Etc. Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discusses the method of strengthening the defective trunnions of the howitzers and the Chiefs of the Six Nations who are in Philadelphia and will return without waiting for the Cornplanter.
August 13, 1794 Speech Requesting U.S. to Converse with the Indian Nations John Foster Williams Anthony Wayne Warriors request peace with U.S. and to converse in the manner of the Indian Nations.
December 29, 1797 False Claims Hugh McCall William Simmons Capt. Webb's verbal answers to Simmons' inquiries have been ill natured and evasive. Lt. Hough has received the pay due him, knowing that the horse claimed by him is the property of the US. Capt. Webb had previously asserted that his and Lt. Hough's horses were private property.
January 3, 1800 Sacrifice of Individual Feelings, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams has heard that false suggestions have been made that his conduct respecting the coal business was actuated by personal considerations rather than regard for the public interest. He hopes that in the future his concern in this affair will be stripped of all falseness and his conduct in this and all transactions will reveal the sacrifices he has made to matters of greater moment.
March 1, 1796 Dispute over Superior Officer Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Freeman thanks Simmons for information regarding his duties as paymaster. He says that the Commandant at his post has ordered him to follow the directions of the Commandant, not Simmons. He outlines the orders, sometimes contradictory, and situations in which he finds himself, including being denied the necessary items to complete his duties as paymaster.
June 16, 1796 Forged Powers of Attorney Clement Biddle William Simmons CITATION only. Simmons to Biddle 06/17/1796. [Discusses forged powers of attorney presented at the War Department from soldiers John Young and William Smallwood claiming land as soldiers of the Maryland line. Mentions a man arrested for receiving false land warrants.]
September 8, 1798 Rumor Relative to the Removal of My Office, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Nathan Jones Along with a discussion of stores sent to Springfield, Hodgdon assures Jones that the rumors regarding the removal of Hodgdon's office are false.
November 29, 1792 Move to Winter Quarters, Sightings of Indians, and Expected Arrival of Chiefs Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Legion has moved from Pittsburgh to winter quarters, and huts will soon be erected. Indians sighted nearby; some have stolen horses from Big Beaver blockhouse. Some fired upon, troops dispatched to investigate, though Wayne believes it a false alarm. Arrival of Wabash chiefs and Cornplanter expected soon.
March 23, 1798 Regarding passports held by state governors James McHenry Thomas Butler Informs Colonel Butler that no passports from state governors shall divert him from resisting the invasion of Indian lands by those bodies. McHenry insists that if they actually hold a passport, it was likely obtained under false pretenses with intention to violate the laws of the United States, and therefore all passports should be disregarded.
March 1, 1796 Description of Accounting Procedures for Paymasters; Outlines Difficulties in Chain of Command Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Letter, describes procedures and orders regarding pay at West Point which the commandant has ordered him to adopt and follow.