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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 7, 1800 Regarding Execution of Samuel Ewing & Suggestion of Insanity Samuel Dexter John Adams Dexter acknowledges the receipt of Samuel Ewing's death warrant, but transmits the suggestion of Lt. Col. Hamtramck that Ewing's actions point to insanity. States that he will not act on the death warrant until receiving a comment from Adams.
February 19, 1800 Declaration in favor of Gedion and Mary De Lesdernier Unknown Author [not available] Certified residency of Gedion and Mary De Lesdernier in the U.S., citing fits of insanity as prohibiting travel to defend their status as refugees from Nova Scotia to Congress.
August 16, 1800 Suspension of Ewing's Death Sentence Until Question of Insanity Can Be Answered John Adams Samuel Dexter Acknowledges receipt of Lt. Col. Hamtramck's letter suggesting that the condemned soldier Samuel Ewing might have been insane at the time of his infraction; Adams wishes to hear further reports on this topic, and cancels Ewing's death warrant for the time being. States that Ewing should neither be pardoned immediately, as this might "injure the service."
October 1, 1798 Sickness is Imperious & Obliged Us to Submit to Its Ravages Timothy Banger Samuel Hodgdon Banger laments the effects of the fever on his body and the fact that iillness has rendered him useless in carrying out his business.
July 2, 1794 Request to engage John Hackett as Constructor of a 44 gun frigate at Boston Henry Knox Henry Jackson Knox asks Henry Jackson Naval Agent at Boston to engage John Hackett near Newbury Massachusetts to work as constuctor at Boston. Knox notes that Hackett built the USS Alliance during the late war. Pay would be $2000 per year. Informs Jackson that there are three Hacketts; William is known to have instances of temporary insanity.
March 22, 1800 Certification of payment; Governess of New York hospital, for expenses of board, attendance and funeral expenses for Private James Cullen, insane, in Captain Jacob Frye’s Company, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; Governess of New York hospital, for expenses of board, medicine, attendance and funeral expenses for Private James Cullen, insane, in Captain Jacob Frye’s Company, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers.
December 6, 1792 Wayne Will Not Overextend His Forces; Peaceful Meeting with Chiefs; Winter Quarters Completed Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne assures Knox that everything that can be done is being done regarding the defense of the frontier but does not want to overextend, and therefore weaken, his forces. He has met with some friendly Indian chiefs and assured them of his peaceful intentions towards them. After a considerable effort, the soldiers are now under cover in preparation for winter.
December 25, 1789 Wayne sends a situation report to Knox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, discusses treaty between Creeks and Spain; discusses smooth bore muskets, rifles and tactics; describes land ceded to the United States by the Treaty of 1783; mentions national debt.
February 19, 1800 Application for Refugee Aid Lewis Frederick Delesdernier Commissioners Recounts travails of De Lesderniers, and seeks financial assistance for hardships. Petition for relief is on behalf of the author's parents, Gideon and Mary deLesdernier.