Viewing 1–25 of 430 documents: "half pay"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 15, 1800 Sending the Notes One Half at a Time Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Given the restriction of not hazarding a remittance of more than one thousand dollars at a time, Williams suggests cutting the notes through the middle and sending one half at a time. Once receipt is acknowledged for the first half, the other half can then be remitted.
January 17, 1784 Denial of Pay John Pierce Henry Livingston Discusses reasons for denial of commutation pay and half pay.
July 31, 1788 Half pay for widows Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Writes on the subject of half pay to make provisions to widows of soldiers who died or were killed, as is recommended by Act of Congress 17 August, 1779.
December 24, 1798 Renting One Half of Pennsylvania's Magazine Samuel Hodgdon Tench Francis Hodgdon discusses the terms by which the United States has rented one half of the powder magazine of Pennsylvania, including additional terms if more than one half of the magazine is needed.
September 6, 1784 Unqualified for half-pay John Pierce Florat de Florimont John Pierce informs Captain Florat Florimont that he is unqualified for half-pay.
July 20, 1789 Employees of War Office provide receipt for half pay to Secretary at War War Department Henry Knox Payment Warrant for War Office Salaries. War Office employees acknowledge receiving half pay for April, May and June 1789.
July 12, 1786 Enclosure of sundry letters and request of Scotosh, son of Half King of Wyandots Charles Thomson Henry Knox Thompson transmits sundry letters. Refers to Indian Scotosh, son of Half King of Wyandots, who wishes to visit France.
January 16, 1786 Regarding the Half-Pay and Allowances of an Officer John Pierce Louis Otto Discusses the claim of a person for the half-pay and allowances of an officer based on an honorary brevet commission
July 26, 1798 Delivery of Files, Tools, etc. James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tools to Pittsburgh.
February 14, 1791 Half-Pay Due Widows and Orphans Henry Knox [not available] The Secretary for the Department of War to whom was referred the petition of Anne Roberts and of the orphan children of the late Major Andrew Leitch and of the late Captain William White reports that the half pay due widows and orphans had not been paid by United States due to lack of proper application. He advises that applications for half-pay should be made to states of residence.
February 1, 1784 Half-Pay for Former Continental Officers Henry Livingston John Pierce Livingston is suggesting that compensation be arranged for those officers who were recently mustered out of the Army. An earlier Resolution of Congress in 1780 had provided half-pay for life for officers such as these but it applied only to those mustered out in 1780. He suggests that this arrangement be made for all officers who served.
November 10, 1785 Request for certificate James McLean John Pierce Request for certificate. Has not received commutation. Certificate necessary in order to obtain half pay.
April 21, 1796 Half-Dollar Per Trip Stephen Rochefontaine James McHenry CITATION only. McHenry to Rochefontaine, 05/29/1797. The practice of paying a half-dollar per trip to the soldier who conveys public letters and dispatches between Peekskill and West Point is authorized by McHenry.
January 27, 1800 Protecting Bills from Villains Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon $1500 in post notes on account of the armory have been received. Williams recommends cutting bills into halves as a safe way of ensuring that they would be of no value to villains who take them. The villain would have half while the other half would be in the possession of the lawful owner who could procure from the bank a new bill from the half he retains. Instructions have been received...
March 20, 1787 Hiring a Cooper to Make Casks William Price Henry Knox Price has found a cooper who is well recommended and will work at West Point on the following terms: pay to be either 5 pounds 10 shillings per month and half rations or 16 pence per casks and half rations. Price cannot estimate the total amount this will cost because the number of casks needed is unknown. They may need a cooper in the summer as well, so Price thinks it best to pay him the...
February 25, 1785 Officers of the invalid Corps Jonathan White Joseph Howell Asks about the pay of officers of the invalid Corps.
May 28, 1790 Report on the petition of Pattin Jackson Joseph Howell Henry Knox Report on the petition of Pattin Jackson, an officer taken prisoner by the British from 1777 until 1780. Howell concludes that the petitioner has no legal claim to half-pay.
April 19, 1798 Half the Stationery Will Be Sufficient Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon stresses that half the requested supply of stationery will be sufficient for the post at Knoxville.
November 30, 1785 Certificate saying that James McLean has not received payment Joseph Howell [not available] Certifies that Lieutenant James McLean of Corps of Invalids has not received the commutation of five years half pay in lieu of half pay during life granted officers of late army of United States.
January 4, 1796 Copies of Letter from the Judge of the District Court of Virginia to the Secretary of War Cyrus Griffin Timothy Pickering Griffin encloses three cases of soldiers seeking pensions for injuries sustained during service. The first is that of Ulisses Rogers, whose thigh was broken. Griffin sends the best papers he could find in support of the claim, following the points set forth in the Act of Congress. Rogers had not previously applied because he lives in an isolated area and had not heard about the pension law. He is...
December 23, 1791 Contract to Supply the Garrison at West Point Melancton Smith Alexander Hamilton Smith wrote to Knox to determine how West Point was being supplied. He has forwarded supplies to West Point in anticipation of securing a contract. He offers the price of nine and half cents per ration.
December 27, 1791 Approval of provisioning at West Point New York Alexander Hamilton Melancton Smith Hamilton tells New York Assemblyman Melancton Smith that he has approved the 1792 provisioning of West Point at a cost of nine and a half cents per ration.
April 29, 1784 Half pay John Pierce William Ellery Discusses the resolves of Congress concerning the half pay or commutation of officers.
June 16, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Cummings Simmons forwards to Cummings the half-pay due to the widow of an officer killed in action.
January 20, 1784 Pay of Officers and Prisoners of War John Pierce Thomas Mifflin Discusses half pay and commutation for line and staff officers. Discusses half pay for those taken prisoner during the war.