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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
March 26, 1790 The Secretary of the Department of War was referred the petition of John Rogers on behalf of himself, James Merriwether and John Throuston Henry Knox [not available] page 115 doc 111. Claim for half pay for life based on service in the cavalry of Illinois County. Secretary of War stated claim was inadmissible.
May 2, 1791 To the United States in a/c with the Estate of Strother Jones. Joseph Howell [not available] Acct, with the estate of Strother Jones.
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.
April 11, 1794 Joseph Howell's Certification on the account of Patrick Fitzpatrick. Joseph Howell Richard Harrison P. Fitzpatrick to receive full pay for five years in lieu of half pay for life. Authorized by Congress.
June 5, 1794 Account of Lewis Dubois Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Colonel Lewis Dubois of the 5th New York Regiment.
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.
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.
April 11, 1790 Jackson announces the death of his father to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, mentions death of father; asks for military appointment.
March 31, 1792 Account of Joseph Pannell Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Account of Joseph Pannell (?), late lieutenant colonel of the Georgia line.
January 17, 1784 Denial of Pay John Pierce Henry Livingston Discusses reasons for denial of commutation pay and half pay.
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.
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.
June 14, 1784 Pay account of a New York regiment Michael Connolly Joseph Howell Discusses the settlement of the pay account of a New York regiment.
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.
April 19, 1794 Account of Robert Williams Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Robert Williams, late Lieutenant and paymaster in the 4th Massachusetts Regiment.
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.
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.