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May 30, 1787 Mistake in father's account Charles Stark John Pierce Refers to mistake in father's account. Copies are absent. Wants to get the matter rectified, but does not want to travel to New York. Asks that Pierce return copies by first post and since the business is of public nature, asks that he frank the letters direct to Haverhill Massachusetts.
January 20, 1798 Certification of payments; Private John Frank, 2d Sub Legion, captured by Indians William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $159.84 is due Private John Frank of the 2nd Sub Legion, being his pay from August 19, 1794, the time he was captured by Indians, to January 20, 1798, agreeable to an Act of Congress passed January 20, 1798.
September 3, 1787 Statement to the Board of Treasury John Pierce [not available] Statement to the Board of Treasury from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General regarding public monies, certificates, and other fiscal issues. Discusses Joseph Clay - Deputy Paymaster of the Southern Army - with the Board.
May 13, 1792 Reasons for declining promotion Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Brigadier General Otto Williams candidly offers apology for non-acceptance of commission, providing details for why he declined the offer. Williams perceives no temptation to his ambition in the consideration which Knox enforces of being second in command.
February 23, 1798 Wilkinson & McHenry Correspond on Regulations for Insubordination & Discipline (2) James McHenry James Wilkinson Wilkinson mentions requisitions for the Army, and promises his frank opinion on the insubordination and discipline of the troops in a future letter. Reply from McHenry surmises that Wilkinson should come to Philadelphia to report on these matters, but to avoid doing so until McHenry has collected and weighed the information available. Appears to address the reformation of regulations on these...
May 6, 1800 Ames' Attempts to Exonerate Himself, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams considered it his duty to exhibit the complaints against Mr. Ames and hoped that a fair and candid investigation would have taken place on the spot. A few days after Ames left for Philadelphia, Williams was surprised to find he had obtained partial depositions and certificates calculated to exonerate him from charges without a fair inquiry. Williams lays out the evidence which shows...
May 23, 1799 Defer the Report of Condemned Shot David Ford Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon's letter to J. J. Laeschky has come to hand but he is so ill that there is no expectation of recovery but Ford and Brinkerhoff are still interested in the contract with the public.Therefore, they are surprised at the lack of acquiescence in Hodgdon's report of condemned shot in New York and Elizabeth Town. They want him to defer his report until they have an opportunity to answer more...
January 4, 1798 Wilkinson & McHenry Correspond on Regulations for Insubordination & Discipline James Wilkinson James McHenry Wilkinson mentions requisitions for the Army, and promises his frank opinion on the insubordination and discipline of the troops in a future letter. Reply from McHenry surmises that Wilkinson should come to Philadelphia to report on these matters, but to avoid doing so until McHenry has collected and weighed the information available. Appears to address the reformation of regulations on these...
September 1, 1800 Suspicions Regarding a Gentleman High in Rank Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams urges Hodgdon to investigate charges against an unnamed gentleman of high rank.
December 16, 1798 No Public Service Without Adequate Compensation Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton expresses in the strongest terms his inability to serve as Inspector General without the compensation associated with that position.
July 26, 1791 Wilcox recommends Houston to Knox Samuel Wilcox Henry Knox Letter, recommends John Houston.
February 16, 1792 Macomb discusses Indian affairs with Knox Alexander Macomb Henry Knox Letter, discusses conduct of interpreters and Indian captain.
October 20, 1787 Confession of One of the Thieves who Stole Powder from West Point William Price Henry Knox Mr. Cooper returned from Newburgh and told Price that he suspected Jones of having got and sold powder from West Point last fall. Price followed up on Cooper's statement and found evidence to support it, on which basis he had a warrant issued for Jones' arrest. Jones confessed before Justices of the Peace that he bought two barrels of powder from Welsh and helped Duane carry off four barrels....
May 17, 1796 No Secret Motives James Thomas Callender James McHenry Callender informs McHenry that the communications he handed to Mr. Edwards are from General Wayne, and that he transcribed them a year ago. The series of interrogatories is entirely misplaced. There is nothing secret about the particulars, and he should have asked him directly.
February 21, 1792 Estimate of money due in the Quartermaster's Department Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Estimate of Monies due in the Quarter Masters Department.
September 7, 1798 Relative Ranks of Major Generals, Etc. James McHenry George Washington McHenry is pleased that Washington has recovered after being indisposed and advises him to avoid the early morning and evening air. Despite McHenry's endeavors, the President seems determined to place Hamilton last and Knox first. McHenry is not sure how Hamilton will react to this development and hopes only that Hamilton will agree to serve. He promises to keep Washington informed of further...
September 25, 1794 Indian policy in Georgia Alexander Hamilton George Mathews Letter to the Governor of Georgia; spends much of the letter discussing Indian policy. Hamilton reassures the Governor - who has been complaining of "Indian depredations" - that "the obligation upon the United States to afford adequate protection to the inhabitants of the frontiers, is no doubt of the highest and most sacred kind." Hamilton then scolds some of the violent frontiersmen, adding...
December 19, 1793 Sends his accounts George Fleming Joseph Howell Cover for several accounts - account current, account of disbursements, account for enlisting men; a pay roll; and the account of Capt Wright. Discusses his account current
July 7, 1789 Report on the Chickasaws and Choctaws Henry Knox George Washington Knox views the substantial distance of the Chickasaws and Choctaws from frontier settlements as the principle reason that few complaints regarding white encroachments have thus far been lodged. Knox notes that Chickasaws and Choctaws are "represented as candid, generous, brave, and honest" and have placed themselves under the protection of the United States and no other sovereign.
February 28, 1797 Speech of the Cornplanter to Washington. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Speech, mentions Washington's retirement; mentions Revolutionary War; discusses White encroachment; discusses education; discusses Indians and liquor.
July 31, 1797 Submission of Recruiting Account & Vouchers John Steele William Simmons Submits recruiting account and vouchers, asks to close account.
[not available] Account of Peter Hunt, Etc. Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Upon examining Hodgdon's remarks regarding his account, Hunt finds them perfectly right. There are two mistakes on Capt. Howe's account, the first in faking a receipt and the other in the charge in the account furnished.
January 11, 1785 Regarding punishment of forger of pay certificates Joseph Howell William Thompson Cited in Thompson to Howell, 01/23/1785. Discusses the case of and the punishment of a forger of pay certificates.
May 31, 1799 Capt. Turner's Account Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Notification that Capt. Turner's draft was honored and that amount was debited to Craig's account.
August 6, 1792 Regarding General Account on Basis of Vouchers Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Has make out general account from vouchers on hand. Balance against Craig until more of advances taken up by full settlement. Encloses current account.