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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 14, 1793 Resignation from the Army Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Due to age, fatigue, and ill health, General Putnam resigns from the army.
June 2, 1787 Expresses empathy for fatigue and anxiety on Howell's mind Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Expresses empathy for fatigue and anxiety on Howell's mind. Has finished Major Fenner's business. Signed returns in behalf of paymaster general. Mentions General Knox.
April 3, 1794 Petition of Elkanah Prentice Henry Knox United States Senate Knox addresses the United States Senate regarding the petition of Elkanah Prentice. Prentice claims he sustained injuries to his leg due to hardship and fatigue, which left him a cripple for life. Knox suggests that Prentice may be entitled to benefits provided by the Resolve of Congress 23 April 1782 if he can produce evidence of the discharge papers that placed him on the invalid list.
February 12, 1784 Request for delivery of enclosures John Whiting Joseph Howell Requests that an enclosure be delivered; also presents compliments to clerks in Howell's office.
September 22, 1797 Sickness on the Frigate United States George Gillaspy William Simmons Discusses the medical situation onboard the Navy frigate U.S.S. United States. And personal matters in his friendship with Simmons and Hagner.
February 3, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Jacob Rivardi Simmons makes Rivardi aware of the proper compensation for soldiers assigned extra duty.
March 21, 1799 The Progress of My Detachment John Henry Alexander Hamilton Capt. Henry reports on the progress of his detachment which has been delayed by unfavorable weather. Lieutenant Boote has been asked to deliver to the Quartermaster any clothing that is not being used by his detachment so that it can be made available to Henry's soldiers.
[not available] Marching George Hamilton Unknown Author Letter, discusses length and speed of marching steps of troops; discusses foreign armies.
November 23, 1791 Report of Conditions at the Garrison John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Reports missing an important article (tar) and no corn, and they cannot proceed as planned, producing an insecure situation at the garrison. Notes need for a constant guard against the savages, leaving them very fatigued. Requests an assortment of gimblets and kettles and writing paper. Waits boat and corn. Rooms are too dark.
February 10, 1800 [ENCLOSURE] Employment of Soldiers [not available] James McHenry Discussed employing soldiers during the summer months to dig a canal. This work would ward off idleness and would encourage discipline however the soldiers that were proposed to dig canal have little military training and Pinckney believed they would be better served training in military maneuvers. Cited public works projects in Scotland and in France.
November 30, 1796 Clothing for the Two Companies Going to the Southern Stephen Rochefontaine Samuel Hodgdon Captain Frye has informed Rochefontaine of the arrival of the clothing needed to complete the supply of the two companies going south. The garrison at West Point also should be supplied with needed articles as soon as it is convenient. The Quartermaster of the Corps can be charged with the clothing sent to Captain Frye in New York so long as a copy of the invoice is sent to West Point.
May 29, 1799 Duties of the Assistant to the Adjutant General Alexander Hamilton Abraham R. Ellery Hamilton explains the duties of the Assistant to the Adjutant General. He is to perform the duties of the Adjutant General when that officer is absent or indiposed.
November 11, 1797 Extra Pay for the Treaty of Greenville, Etc. Doctor Charles Brown Samuel Hodgdon Dr. Brown reports that the elegant fox skin intended for Mrs. Hodgdon has been lost to the depredation of the moths. The enclosed account would have been paid long ago were it not for the death of General Wayne. Brown was promised ten dollars extra per month for tending to the Indians and $150 extra during the Treaty of Greenville but extraordinary fatigue and the heat of the weather almost...
September 6, 1793 Deposition of Henry Carrel sworn before Jared Irwin Justice of Peace and taken from files of executive W. Urquhart S.E.D. [not available] Jared Irwin From Washington County Georgia, Carrel describes horses stolen on the Long Bluff. Captain Stocks and detachment pursued Indian culprits, killed some, recovered horses, rifles, smooth bore gun and sundry other items and returned without damage except hunger and fatigue.
June 13, 1799 Legality of the Constitution of a Court Abraham R. Ellery [not available] Ellery reviews the requirements for those serving on General Courts-Martial. Only those officers of the highest rank are authorized to impose the sentence of death.
July 12, 1793 Report on Lots of Indian Corn Joseph Collins James O'Hara Joseph Collins submits a copy of a report on the state of lots of Indian corn.
May 31, 1789 The Engineer of the State of SC discusses inland navigation Charles Senf President General of the United States Letter, Senf, an engineer, describes propsositions for inland navigation.
May 23, 1784 Commutation Pay Jotham Wright John Pierce Wright discusses his commutation, emphasizing the sacrifices that veterans have made for the nation.
May 9, 1793 Legion Has Arrived Near Cincinnati; Supplies Low, But Readiness High Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne announces the safe arrival of the Legion at a place he has called "Hobson's Choice" near the village of Cincinnati. He bemoans the lack of stores and clothing for his troops and urges that they be sent immediately because of the precarious depth of the Ohio River. Despite the lack of adequate provisions, the state of military readiness is high though only in battle will the men be genuinely...
November 24, 1791 Report in aftermath of St. Clair defeat Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox A sick and bedridden St. Clair provides Knox an account of the ill fortune that befell his army during its November engagements with the Miami Indians. St. Clair is governor of the Northwest Territory.
1784 Resignation of Brigadier General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson President John Dickinson Wilkinson submits his resignation as Brigadier General of the Pennsylvania militia and recommends his successor. [ Gen. James Wilkinson to Pres. Dickinson, 1784 ] Sir, I shall offer no apology for this address; it must doubtless be unexpected, but the occasion will, I flatter myself, excuse it. Being about to take a long leave of the State of Pennsylvania, I conceive it my duty to abdicate...
November 9, 1791 Colonel Darke addresses Washington regarding St.Clair's defeat General William Darke George Washington Letter, describes defeat of St. Clair's campaign; discusses casualties among women; describes casualties.
July 29, 1788 Regarding the pursuit of the men who apprehended Pickering Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin Pickering reports on the status of the men who apprehended him and the subsequent pursuit of the suspects by Captain Rosewell Franklin. Captain Franklin followed the offenders up the river. Joseph Dudley, Nathan Abbot, and Benjamin Abbot were all apprehended after a confrontation. Captain Franklin is coordinating with people upriver to ensure the capture of all offenders. John Jenkins is...
November 13, 1795 Provisions and Transportation Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Sent beef cattle to Presque Isle, noted boats should be built to transport provisions. Saw mill neglected at Buffalo Creek and could not be repaired in time for winter. Noted the poor treatment of horses and circumstances for their death/injury. Noted that he should appeal to the Legislature of Pennsylvania for better conditions on the roads.
October 22, 1786 [Talks given by the King's Headman and warriors of the Great Nation.] King's Headman [not available] Punishment for murders of white people committed by Indians to be administered. Indians seek peace with white people. Blamed A. McGillivray for seditious and murderous acts and advocated for his murder. Creeks offered to advise their people on the boundaries around the Oakmulgey and the St. Mary's rivers, discussed several land disputes.