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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 25, 1790 Claims of Colonels Baylor and Mentges Henry Knox Joseph Howell War Secretary asks the Commissioner of Army Accounts to investigate the claims of Colonel Baylor and Colonel Mentges.
March 2, 1795 Land Rights in Georgia Timothy Pickering George Mathews President received letter from T.Carnes and J.Gunn, regarding Indian rights to land inside current U.S. boundary. Discussed current unrest among Creeks and urged delicacy in pursuing this issue. State of Georgia passed legislation to investigate claims. Copy of resolution to investigate enclosed.
August 25, 1800 Request to Investigate Drawing of Rations William Simmons Joseph Williams Simmons received letter from David Ames, superintendent that lead Simmons to inquire about the drawing of rations at the armoury at Springfield. Simmons requested Williams investigate and report back to him. P.S. Enclosed a copy of an Act for the Regulation of Public Arsenals and Magazines for Williams' government.
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.
October 14, 1799 Discussion of Hugh McAlister & Issue of Citizens Entitled to Reward for Returning Deserters James McHenry William Simmons Quotes a letter from General Hamilton, who agrees with McHenry that soldiers who apprehend deserters should be rewarded for doing so, as it would make them "zealous, and active in the search," and avoid expense in other means of catching deserters. Gives the account of Hugh McAllister, who received a certificate of entitlement to $10 reward after delivering a deserter to a captain of the 2d...
May 31, 1794 Clothing for Recruits Russell Bissell Samuel Hodgdon Some failure has apparently taken place relative to the clothing sent for the recruits at Middletown so Hodgdon is asked to investigate.
August 16, 1799 Request for Inquiry into Pay Withheld John Adams James McHenry Forwards a letter from Augustus de Grasse, asking McHenry to investigate why de Grasse's pay has been withheld.
June 19, 1795 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig asks Samuel Hodgdon to investigate an accounting error discovered by the Comptroller. Craig also asks for guidance on proper handling of Indian goods.
February 9, 1795 Punctuality of Boats Rufus Putnam Timothy Pickering Congratulations on appointment to Sec. of War. Putnam will investigate causes that contributed to prevention of regular delivery, will adopt changes that make delivery/arrival of boats more punctual.
August 18, 1800 Request for Investigation of Verbal Contract for Buttons Samuel Dexter Israel Whelen Directs Whelen to investigate the authenticity of a claimed verbal contract with the previous purveyor, the late Tench Francis, for buttons, and to complete the contract if so verified.
July 26, 1798 Brass Six Pounder in Lancaster Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Anderson Colonel Anderson is asked to investigate a brass six pounder located in Lancaster which may have been left by the troops returning from the Insurgent War of 1793.
October 26, 1795 Court Martial Defence Lewis Tousard William Cox In response to Cox's charges against him, Captain Kalteisen has requested a Court Martial to investigate his conduct. A Court of Inquiry brought the charges against Cox that were read during parade and have no relation to the charges that Cox brought against Kalteisen. Bot officers will be accorded equal justice.
November 29, 1792 Move to Winter Quarters, Sightings of Indians, and Expected Arrival of Chiefs Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Legion has moved from Pittsburgh to winter quarters, and huts will soon be erected. Indians sighted nearby; some have stolen horses from Big Beaver blockhouse. Some fired upon, troops dispatched to investigate, though Wayne believes it a false alarm. Arrival of Wabash chiefs and Cornplanter expected soon.
August 5, 1800 Request for Investigation of Powder Prices in Philadelphia Samuel Dexter Israel Whelen Anticipates need for powder at Pittsburgh; asks the purveyor (named as Israel Whelen on the envelope) to investigate powder prices in Philadelphia to compare with those around Pittsburgh.
October 10, 1796 State of the muskets at West Point William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Advises Hodgdon that another bill has been given to the War department for cleaning and repairing muskets at West Point and recommends that Hodgdon investigate the state of the muskets at that post.
September 1, 1800 Suspicions Regarding a Gentleman High in Rank Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams urges Hodgdon to investigate charges against an unnamed gentleman of high rank.
February 15, 1799 Report of Investigation into Jacob Death; Muskets Samuel Hodgdon John Kilty Response to report on Jacob Death with information from Isaac Craig about how Death only worked for three days, then left town with a woman of irreputable fame. News from Levi Hollingsworth about shipment of muskets, promising to investigate.
March 19, 1800 Error in Amount of Drawn Rations by Officer William Simmons Captain Jeremiah Landon Upon examination of the contractor account for New York, Simmons found Captain Landon drew rations twice in one day. That error made by Landon and the contractor, Mr. Hershaw, charged to Landon's account. Simmons requested receipts to investigate incident.
1799 Charges Against David Ames of Springfield Armory Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Copy of charges exhibited against Daniel Ames, Superintendent of the Armory at Springfield, handed to the Board of Inquiry previous to their sitting. There are four such charges, accusing Ames of malfeasance while in office. Joseph Williams is paymaster and public storekeeper at the same armory.
May 10, 1796 Conflict between Col. Rochefontaine and his officers John Jacob Rivardi James McHenry Major J. J. Ulrich Rivardi informs McHenry of a conflict between Col. Rochefontaine and his officers and strongly recommends a court of inquiry to investigate rather than a court martial, for the latter may lead to more publicity, more confusion, and more delays.
October 26, 1795 Court Martial to Investigate the Charges Against Capt. Kalteisen Lewis Tousard William Cox Lewis Tousard notes that a Court of Inquiry does not have the same authority as a Court Martial but its findings will be presented to the Court Martial. He observes that Cox has had a month to prepare his defense related to his charges against Captain Kalteisen who could labor no longer under the weight of Cox's accusations. Since he is under arrest, Cox will be confined to his barracks pending...
June 9, 1797 McHenry to Wilkinson Concerning Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson James McHenry writes General James Wilkinson on sending an officer to investigate an affair concerning the possible demolition of U.S. forts in Indian country and the claims of Spanish subjects to land in the region. Instructions outlined. Asks Wilkinson to report on situation, and to recommend the reinforcements and posture he sees necessary.
April 12, 1795 Confirming Receipt of Pickering's March 13th letter; investigating Truxtun's suggestions Captain Silas Talbot Timothy Pickering Talbot acknowledges receipt of Pickering's letter of the 13th of March with Thomas Truxtun's book on sailing and masting. Since the ships in question are not ready for masting yet, Talbot will investigate the subject further.
September 12, 1788 Regarding John Henry Ebert's entitlement to land John Stagg Joseph Howell Regarding John Henry Ebert's entitlement to land. He was discharged from Hazen's Regiment. There is only a Henry Abert on the books. Asks that Howell investigate if this is same person.
September 13, 1800 General Shepard Is Preventing an Examination of the Troubles at this Post Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams explains his suspicions that General Shepard has deliberately ignored the troubles at Springfield despite the fact that he is chairman of the committee charged with investigating those troubles.