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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 29, 1786 Claim of Captain Sullivan John Pierce John Sullivan Writes Capt. John Sullivan in light of the enclosed act of Congress. Hopes that Sullivan is convinced that Pierce's conduct in respect to his claims was necessary, and that Pierce was not influenced by improper motives. Sullivan's claim was rejected.
May 30, 1800 Improper Requisition of Goods from Contractors William Simmons Caleb Swan Accounts 1-92 sent to Swan to be entered on his books and charged to the officers in question for improper requisition of goods from contractors.
August 6, 1788 Improper account John P. de Haas Joseph Howell Upon returning to Philadelphia, Colonel Williams informed de Haas that his action was referred to men. Williams produced an improper account.
August 2, 1793 Notes Concerning the Conduct of the French Minister Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton cites eleven examples of the improrieties of Citizen Genet while in the United States.
December 22, 1792 An Extremely Improper Measure Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox warns Wayne that the memorial of the officers regarding the sufficiency of rations is considered by the President and others as an improper gesture that might result in insubordination and other military evils.
September 7, 1791 Assurances of Exemplary Recruiting Services John Stagg Bezaleel Howe Letter, discusses conduct as a recruiting officer.
December 13, 1796 Reports Payment of Bill with an Improper Receipt John Kilty William Simmons Letter, cannot send receipt of Lieutenant Guimpe until it is drawn on proper form.
July 30, 1793 Further Light on the Conduct of the Cherokees Daniel Smith Henry Knox Further light on the conduct of the Cherokees can be gained by contrasting the letters from General Roertson and Piamingo with the letter from Little Turkey.
July 25, 1798 Testimonies of My Military Conduct Lewis Murarius Alexander Hamilton Murarius presents testimonies of his military conduct for Hamilton's perusal.
May 21, 1799 Outlines Instructions for Indian Relations with the House of Panton and Leslie James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to House of Panton and Leslie, a trading establishment supplying Indians in Pensacola and efforts to collect debts and close books. Must guard against improper conduct.
August 23, 1799 Approval of the Conduct of Colonel Hawkins John Adams James McHenry Asks McHenry to convey his satisfaction regarding the conduct of Colonel Hawkins.
February 16, 1792 Macomb discusses Indian affairs with Knox Alexander Macomb Henry Knox Letter, discusses conduct of interpreters and Indian captain.
September 30, 1796 Improper payment to Captain Littlefield's detachment William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Simmons informs Freeman that his payment to Captain Littlefield's detachment was "highly improper," as Simmons had already forwarded the money to Albany to Lt. Vischer.
April 8, 1794 Annely's Questionable Conduct John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon [Joseph] Cranch, the armorer at West Point, has complained to the Secretary of War about the conduct of Mr. [Thomas] Annely, the gunsmith, who has tried to entice away from Cranch several people employed by him. Hodgdon is to investigate this business and communicate the result.
September 30, 1800 Everything Relative to My Conduct Must Be Thoroughly Examined Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams discusses the need for an investigation into the conduct of the officers of his department, including himself but assures Hodgdon that he is innocent of wrongdoing.
November 16, 1799 Complaints Relative to the Pay of the Troops James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry assures Hamilton that it pains him greatly that, for whatever reason, the troops are not being paid promptly and that he will take the necessary steps to correct the situation.
April 18, 1797 On the introduction of charges improper for the accounting office to settle William Simmons David Henley Advises Henley of the charges that are by law to be settled at the War Office. . Asks that Henley confine himself to the items proper in settling abstracts.
March 26, 1797 Conduct of Guard on Frigate Joshua Humphreys James McHenry Guards drunk, asleep, or vacate post. Humphrey's had to notify the Secretary of War of their conduct.
March 22, 1786 Advice to a State Commissioner John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Pierce praises Dunscomb's work as a state commissioner (in the settling of the Army's accounts); advises Dunscomb to adhere closely to directions in the settlement because other states suspect Virginia is trying to get allowances not actually owed by the U.S.; advises Dunscomb of the best procedures to follow in his settlements and reports
March 20, 1797 Improper charges for horse team William Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine Discusses the information needed on a certificate for work completed by artificers. Notifies Rochefontaine that he has detected and reported to the Secretary of War improper charges by Rochefontaine in the West Point accounts for the hire of horse team.
August 17, 1798 Mortification Due to the Conduct of the Wretch, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Along with a discussion of a number of supply and arms matters, Hodgdon expresses his mortification at the conduct of the individual who sought to move the furniture of the public offices to Trenton.
September 30, 1785 Pierce request payment guidelines from Dunscomb John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb John Pierce directs Andrew Dunscomb to forward his guidelines for payment to deranged veterans. Pierce is concerned that difficulties in determining the specie due to the line of Virginia may result in improper payments from his office.
February 5, 1783 Refutation of Financial Impropriety Nathaniel Greene Benjamin Lincoln Greene enclosed letters and certificates to refute rumors of financial impropriety in his contracts with Charleston merchants to supply his army with clothing. Greene wants to give Lincoln the letters necessary to silence any insinuations that may arise in Virginia. Malicious reports have also appeared in South Carolina concerning improper financial dealings between Banks and Morris.
September 5, 1795 Ruling on Conduct of British Officers Timothy Pickering Phineas Bond The United States government waited for sufficient responses from Captain Rodham Home and the Vice Consul before issuing ruling on conduct to punish officers. Protest of U.S. officers included.
October 23, 1790 General Orders: Conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby Josiah Harmar [not available] Harmar recognizes the conduct of Brigade Major Ormsby, in rallying a party of militia and firing upon savages, whereby he destroyed several of them and expresses his thanks. Although they have been galled, the enemy may hover about the encampment. Cautions to maintain vigilance. Wounded militia to be collected in one place, where Doctor Allison and Doctor Carmichael will attend and dress them....