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May 13, 1800 Illness of the Troops, Etc. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney observes that since he has removed the troops near Harpers Ferry to the camp on the high ground their illness has considerably decreased. In the 8th and 9th Regiments there have been 14 deaths, yet reports say that more than that number have been lost daily.
August 10, 1796 Exaggerated Claims of Illness at Fort Miamis, Necessity of Fort Discussed Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne en route for Detroit to meet with several nations of Indians, noted the claims of illness that afflicted British troops at Fort Miamis were exaggerated. Captain Andrew Marschalk sent to investigate condition of fort and report to Wayne.
September 23, 1799 An epidemic is raging to an alarming degree in my garrison... Staats Morris Alexander Hamilton "...I am extremely sorry to inform you sir that an epidemic is raging to an alarming degree in my garrison, and on that account it is very fortunate that so many men have been sent away out of the way of it. My nephew Lieutenant Lawrence fell a victim to it yesterday after only four days of illness. I shall this day give orders to have the men encamped at a distance from the barracks and shall...
September 9, 1796 Trial William Vans Murray James McHenry Correspondence offers comfort from recent grave illness. Vans Murray discussed Cherokees and offers opinion on trial.
March 24, 1797 Illness and Use of Stores Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Expressed regrets for Col. Butler, detained in Pittsburgh due to his ailing wife. Colonel Rochefontaine is under inquiry for his use of the public horses, and is generally unpopular.
May 23, 1790 Regarding pay and subsistence; President Washington's illness Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Bills of exchange for pay and subsistence have been honored. President Washington was critically ill, but is greatly on the mending. Send Beatty as soon as possible. Speculations that have taken place with discharged men has given Howell great trouble. Compliments to Mrs. Harmar.
June 7, 1796 Sorrow over the declining health of a loved one William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray expresses extreme sorrow at the rapidly declining health of his wife, concluding the letter with an inquiry into bounty lands. Murray blames himself at one point for his wife's illness, suggesting that his frequent absence may have worsened her condition.
January 18, 1795 Silence on Sending Accounts Due to Illness Samuel Shore Samuel Hodgdon Shore's previous letter infomed Hodgdon of his illness which accounted for his silence in transmitting his accounts. Now that he has recovered, he is sending his accounts for the months of September, October, November, and December 1794.
October 26, 1797 Receipts for Return of Ordnance to be Submitted to Congress Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Preparing return of ordnance stores for Congress, requests return of stores on hand at Craig's post. Illness in city is nearly gone, effects not nearly as bad as those of 1793. Receipt of T. Martin lost, requests a duplicate receipt.
September 14, 1798 Sickness in Philadeliphia Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon bemoaned loss of neighbors in the city (Philadelphia) who left due to illness prevailing during summer months. Celebrates that his family is still well. Hodgdon chose to remain in the city to attend to his office. Noted that box containing sundry articles for Col. Sergeant and other valuable items for Gen. Wilkinson are traveling for Pittsburgh.
January 23, 1800 Loss of Recollection of Prior Transactions, Etc. Henry Bedinger Samuel Hodgdon Major Elias Langham has informed Bedinger that he has long since forwarded his account to Hodgdon which included an amount due Bedinger for the money that he advanced to the United States. Bedinger admits that he should have drawn on Hodgdon for that amount but a severe illness caused him to lose for a time all recollection of prior transactions.
January 31, 1789 Illness of Secretary of War; proceedings from Virginia William Knox Arthur St. Clair William Knox writes on behalf of his brother, the Secretary of War, who has a severe rheumatick fever and cannot write. Governor of Virginia has forwarded proceedings and he transmits copy of letter from President of Pennsylvania on same subject.
May 8, 1788 Leave of absence due to illness John Pierce Cyrus Griffin The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs the President of Congress that he will be taking a leave of absence for a few months on request of his physician.
October 17, 1799 Court of Inquiry & Want of a Surgeon John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivard discusses the court of inquiry's investigation into the conflict between himself and Captain Bruff. He complains of the lack of a surgeon although the sick have been attended by British doctors.
February 3, 1797 Death of Red Pole Isaac Craig James McHenry Notification that after severe illness, Red Pole died. Shawnee acknowledged the assistance of the U.S. in his care. Requested a head stone or tomb stone to be placed over his grave.
December 16, 1796 Illness of General Wayne and Weather Conditions Isaac Craig James McHenry General Wayne ill at Presque Isle, his health is of great concern and medicine is being shipped. Capt. Turner prohibited from traveling on the Ohio river due to ice.
August 31, 1793 Death and Illness from Yellow Fever Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Yellow fever disorder rages and has proven fatal to a great number. Hodgdon himself is enfeebled; painful to write the letter. Enclosed is invoice of last load of clothing which did not leave with the load. Files requested will be sent. Hodgdon's wife is dangerously ill, as are Miss Phillips, and Hodgdon's son. Jones, Hodgdon's clerk, is dead as well as Indowick. Knox is very ill.
July 9, 1789 Sickness of Child Henry Knox Samuel Odgen Discussed illness of child and the return to health.
September 4, 1797 Discussion of Removal of War Office & Illness of Secretary of War William Doughty Josiah Fox Letter, mentions McHenry illness; mentions removal of War Office.
October 5, 1795 Protection of Frontier, Illness, Request for Stores Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Mentioned the liberation of prisoners held by Indians, and specifically noted James Thompson. British repairing fortification at the foot of the rapids of the Miamis of the lake. Mentioned Spaniards erecting a second fort on the East side of the Mississippi, possibly an act of aggression. Post is in want of hospital stores, there is a fear of typhus.
May 27, 1796 Reports Delay for Captain Simkins's Arrival at St. Mary's George Clymer Samuel Hodgdon Reports grave illness of Mrs. Clymer, which caused a hesitation for Captain Simkins to arrive at St. Mary's. Requests an extension for Simkins.
September 15, 1798 Regarding Military Stores Sent to Georgia, Major Brooks Affair, and Merits & Use of Foreign-Born Engineers Vs. Natives James McHenry John Adams Comments that it seems hard to please the governor of Georgia. Notes that substantial shipments of cannon, arms & ammunition have been sent to Savannah. McHenry has had them stockpiled there to be used by the militia if sudden danger should strike; the governor apparently wants them distributed now. Refers to the affair of libel by Major Brooks by saying that he has no more real knowledge of...
September 12, 1798 Enclosed Check and Illness Update Samuel Lewis Samuel Hodgdon Lewis encloses $1,000.00 check drawn on the Bank of the United States payable to Hodgdon. Confirmed the death of Fenno, but waiting on the health of Bache.
April 20, 1798 One Misfortune After Another Jeremiah Fisher Samuel Hodgdon Fisher begs Hodgdon for assistance. After recovering from a severe case of rheumatism, he now finds himself afflicted with another form of misfortune. The strict hand of justice has called on him for money and he finds himself imprisoned in his own home. If he is not able to pay by Monday, he will be sent to a real prison.
August 2, 1799 Settlement of Accounts and Health of City Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discussed allowance for settlement. Fever has disappeared and city is healthy again. Expressed happiness.