Viewing 1–25 of 460 documents: "fit for duty"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 30, 1794 Conduct of Officers Charles Scott Henry Knox Conduct of Wayne and officers along with punishment issued.
September 1, 1791 Duty of Forwarding Troops Henry Knox Isaac Craig Maj. Gen. Butler and Quartermaster descended Ohio River, duty to forward troops falls on Craig. Knox to notify Craig of troops movements.
April 24, 1797 An account for surgeon duty Peter Hagner Nehemiah Freeman Returns the account John Hollidy [ Holliday ? ] for "surgeons duty" with instructions as to its payment.
November 13, 1795 Conveyance for a Poor Fellow Found Unfit for Duty Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon A fellow discharged for being unfit for duty has his residence in North Carolina. The Secretary of War will pay for his passage to that State if conveyance can be found. Are there any vessels bound there?
December 22, 1791 Letter from Captain Joseph Shaylor on Captain Hardang's performance of duty at Fort Jefferson Joseph Shaylor Samuel Hodgdon Writing to Samuel Hodgdon at Fort Washington, Joseph Shaylor, from Fort Jefferson, gives his opinion on the performance of duty of Captain Hardang, citing a confused situation at Fort Jefferson garrison which has rendered it impossible to have accurate accounts. All that could be done has been done by the Captain, and no man could be more attentive to duty.
September 12, 1797 Inadmissable Charges for Travel to North Carolina William Simmons Griffith James McRee McRea's request for reimbursement regarding trip to North Carolina was denied. Simmons admonished McRea for requesting payment.
December 9, 1799 Paying Mr. Annelly John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Annelly has been absent from Harpers Ferry during March so, according to the Secretary's instructions, he cannot be paid even though he asserts that he was employed doing public duty. Therefore, Hodgdon needs to certify Annelly's public duty in Philadelphia so Mackey can adjust his accounts accordingly and give Annelly what he is due.
December 9, 1799 Annelly's Pay During the Month of March John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Annelly has been absent from Harpers Ferry during March so, according to the Secretary's instructions, he cannot be paid even though he asserts that he was employed doing public duty. Therefore, Hodgdon needs to certify Annelly's public duty in Philadelphia so Mackey can adjust his accounts accordingly and give Annelly what he is due.
November 21, 1799 I Have Been Willing to Die, Etc. John Murray Samuel Hodgdon John Murray laments that he has stood by the dying beds of many who were called away. The truth is both B. and Murray are cowards. He was afraid to stay and Murray was afraid to run away. He thought it was his duty to go and Murray thought it was his duty to stay so both are a good sort of folks. Murray admits that for a number of years he has been willing to die because he longs to leave the...
May 12, 1796 Discussion of Financial Disputes Samuel Shore Josiah Fox Letter, discusses receipt for articles; discusses Pennock refusal to issue receipt; asks for forward of pay.
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.
November 12, 1798 Supplying Meat, Drink, Clothing, & Medicine, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of supply and accounting matters, Ames want to know whether the clothing for the apprentices is to be considered articles for the use of the factory procured by Colonel Williams. Or is it his duty to deem it agreeable to the indentures and present Williams with a bill for payment to the indenturers? Is it his duty to supply the apprentices in sickness and health with meat,...
December 19, 1798 Responsibility for Clothing Apprentices, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Ames inquires as to whether clothing for the apprentices is to be considered articles for the factory and therefore to be procured by Colonel Williams or is it his duty to procure it agreeable to the indentures. If it is not his duty to procure it according to the indentures should not the responsibility be with Colonel Williams?
August 4, 1798 Recommendation of Major Landon Henry Van Schaack Alexander Hamilton Van Schaak recommends Major Landon for admission into the provisional army.
June 3, 1784 Pay Claim David Brearly John Pierce Discusses his claim for pay as an officer while also holding a civil commission during the Revolutionary War
February 13, 1799 Copy of letter from Secretary of War to John Wilkins Jr. regarding expenses of Captain Edward Butler James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. McHenry encloses abstract of personal expenses of Captain Edward Butler, who while discharging duty as Quarter Master General by order of Major General Anthoony Wayne. Asks Wilkins to obtain explanation regarding nature of disbursements and report back to him.
November 25, 1787 State of Connecticut's Officers, Appointment of John Palsgrace Wyllys Samuel Huntington James McHenry The governor of Connecticut informs the War Department of his appoint of John Palsgrave Wyllys to the head of the Connecticut troops on the Western Frontier. He also asks for a count of how many Connecticut officers are now serving, and states that many of them are unfit for further duty.
October 30, 1796 Regarding Frigate Inspection Appointment Josiah Fox Captain George Turner Letter, discusses appointment to inspect Frigate.
April 28, 1799 [Extract of a Letter from Major Rivardi] Regarding Extra Pay John Jacob Rivardi [not available] Dispute over extra pay awarded soldiers in Detroit. Rivardi quoted multiple documents by several authors supporting his claim for extra pay, disproving Simmons verdict of "inadmissible" on Rivardi's claim.
May 26, 1796 Expenses of John F. Carmichael, Surgeon William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies $53 is due John F. Carmichael, Surgeon, being his traveling expenses and stage fare from Philadelphia to West Point and returning, extra duty being ordered by the Secretary of War.
February 11, 1796 Discussion of Paymaster's Standing Stephen Rochefontaine Nehemiah Freeman Letter, describes paymaster as an agent and staff officer of the commandant ; did not threaten to dismiss paymaster from the service.
August 5, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction & Navy Yard Clerk Duties Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, mentions construction of Frigates; discusses Navy yard clerk's duties.
April 18, 1797 Reprimand for unsatisfactory compliance with request for statement of materials and stores purchased [not available] Caleb Gibbs In this heated letter, Secretary of War James McHenry informs Caleb Gibbs, clerk at the ship at Boston, that his continued non-compliance with instructions to provide a return of all articles received since assumption of duty is neglectful and does the public service injury. He is reminded that if his duty goes unattended, he will be replaced with someone who will conduct business with a greater...
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...
September 28, 1793 Weekly report of recruits under the command of Ensign Bissell at Middletown. Daniel Bissell [not available] Report, Weekly report of recruits at Middletown;