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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 19, 1785 Half pay claimed by artificers John Pierce President of Congress John Pierce, Commissioner of Army Accounts, reports to Congress on the commutation claimed by officers of the corps of artificers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 1784 Denial of Pay John Pierce Henry Livingston Discusses reasons for denial of commutation pay and half pay.
January 21, 1796 Request to Settle Accounts as Remittance Daniel Stevens William Simmons Stevens requested that his salary as Supervisor be settled as remittance, notification that his accounts will be made out "half yearly" in the future.
April 29, 1784 Half pay John Pierce William Ellery Discusses the resolves of Congress concerning the half pay or commutation of officers.
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.
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.
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.
August 26, 1788 Claim of Eleanor Montgomery Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Eleanor Montgomery claim for half pay. Asks for a speedy answer as the poor woman is in distress and has several children to maintain
June 24, 1790 Report of the Secretary of War Regarding Petition Henry Knox [not available] Report - Virginia denied aforementioned officers half pay for life, Secretary of War concurs.
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.
September 12, 1786 Report on the petition of Daniel Pendleton John Pierce Unknown Recipient Report on the petition of Daniel Pendleton, late a Captain of Artificers. The objects of Pendleton's petition are: allowance as paymaster and cloathier to his company; allowance as agent for the final settlement of the accounts of his company; half-pay for life or commutation in lieu of it. Concludes that Pendleton is not warranted to receive commutation unless directed by Congress.
January 9, 1796 Notification of Compliance with Request in Regards to the Remittance of Payment Daniel Stevens William Simmons Stevens agrees to send half yearly accounts to Simmons.
August 25, 1786 Report on the Petition of Absalom Baird John Pierce Unknown Recipient Report on the petition of Absalom Baird by the Commissioner of Army Accounts
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.
May 31, 1788 Accounts of Colonel Darkee Joseph Howell Benjamin Huntington From the letter book of Joseph Howell, Assistant Commissioner of Army Accounts in the Board of Treasury's Office of Army Accounts. Discusses the settlement of the account of the late Colonel Darkee.
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.
March 30, 1785 Regarding half pay or commutation for officers Captain Silas Talbot Joseph Howell Discusses entitlements to half pay, or commutation, for officers who left service in consequence of Resolve of Congress 31 December 1781. They are equally entitled as those who were deranged before that time, or continued to the close of the War.
September 19, 1788 Petition of Doctor Baird Joseph Howell Congress of the United States Petition of Doctor Baird before congress asks for commutation of half pay for life. Howell says he is not authorized to grant this without congressional direction.
May 28, 1785 Army Accounts Joseph Carleton John Pierce Joseph Carleton sends to John Pierce his interpretation of Congressional resolutions that entitle Captain Archer to commutation.
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.