Viewing 1–19 of 19 documents: "justification"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 3, 1800 Discharge of Harry Collins Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice contends that Harry Collins, enlisted by Lt. Springs and employed by him as a servant in his family, has no justification for the discharge he has requested.
December 17, 1799 Justification for Capt. Draper's Rank Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice explains to Hamilton his reasons for ranking Capt. Draper third instead of seventh on his list of officers. He is deemed more worthy than those below him on the list.
July 7, 1784 Accounts Major John Sumner John Pierce Discusses his account or possibly a relative's account.
March 17, 1796 Requests a Copy of Instructions William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Requests a copy of the instructions cited by George Fleming as justification for the amount he paid an inspector.
August 4, 1798 Recommendation of Major Landon Henry Van Schaack Alexander Hamilton Van Schaak recommends Major Landon for admission into the provisional army.
February 17, 1798 Recommendation of Perth Amboy, New Jersey for Naval Port Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Judge Rattoone advised on depth of channel in Perth Amboy. Truxtun gave additional justification for the use of Amboy as a port for both commercial and military ships.
August 23, 1785 Regarding apportionment of quotas for military officers Henry Knox President John Dickinson Henry Knox, Secretary at War, explains to John Dickinson, President of Pennsylvania, the federal justification behind the apportionment of quotas for military officers. Knox asks Dickinson to consider the 1st American Regiment as a federal regiment.
August 5, 1798 Demands Justification for Proposed Rank of Major-Generals Henry Knox James McHenry Acknowledges receipt of a letter informing him that Adams has appointed him a Major-General in the army. Expresses extreme dissatisfaction at his being below in rank to Major Generals Hamilton and Pinckney. Points out that Hamilton was only a captain and Pinckney only a colonel during the Revolutionary War, while he had the rank of Brigadier-General.
March 14, 1795 Requested Furlough for Captain Dale Timothy Pickering George Washington Pickering requests a furlough for Captain Dale with the understanding that Dale will return from China in time to take command of his frigate. Captain Barry and Captain Truxton are engaged to provide advice and assistance during Captain Dale's absence.
April 23, 1800 Proposing the Establishment of a National Gazette John Adams Timothy Pickering Adams wrote the heads of the departments about the need for a gazette similar to those in France and Britain, provided justification for the use of the gazette. Such a gazette in the U.S. would print proclamations, articles of war, articles of the navy, appointments in the army and navy and other branches of public service. To publish said gazette he requested the appointment of a President's...
July 26, 1794 Indian Policy on the Southwestern Frontier Henry Knox William Blount Secretary of Knox writes the Governor of Southwest Territory, William Blount. States that it is a "most mortifying circumstance" that recent events on the frontier (white settlers attacking Indian settlements) damage the humane disposition of President Washington towards the American Indians. Hopes that the recent visit of the Cherokee Indians to his office in Philadelphia will "tranquilize them,...
July 7, 1798 Nomination as Commander-in-Chief John Adams George Washington President Adams notifies Washington of his nomination to be the Commander-in-Chief of the Provisional Army. Adams assures Washington that the Secretary of War would assist him while Adams is traveling.
September 1795 Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George in Fall 1795 Anusene [?] [not available] Disputes U.S. statement that the Americans had no knowledge of prior Indian arrangements with "Governor Clinton" [presumably former Governor George Clinton of New York]. Refers to previous, intra-Indian land disputes which preceded the current negotiations. Rails against some third party for inciting war and bloodshed, but reaffirms that the Iroquois tribes have not made war on the United...
August 28, 1789 Hodgdon Recommends Captain Rue Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Hodgdon recommends Captain Rue to Knox. Rue is seeking an appointment. Cited Rue's economic hardships as justification for the U.S. to employ him in public service.
February 22, 1787 Reference for Payson for Employment Henry Knox Benjamin Lincoln Knox sends a letter by Payson, who is in need of employment. Knox recommends him for a position in the quartermaster or commissary departments, under Lincoln's patronage.
February 11, 1784 Murders in the Cumberland Gap Alexander Martin Joseph Martin Governor Martin (of North Carolina) directs an investigation into murders committed in the Cumberland Gap. He states that if Cherokee or Chickamauga Indians are responsible a military expedition will be sent into their nation to obtain "satisfaction" unless they surrender the murderers. Directs that squatters be ordered off Indian Lands. Discusses an agreement between Spain and the Delaware...
June 18, 1789 Samuel Baire solicits a federal appointment from Washington Samuel Baire George Washington Letter, discusses depreciation of currency; discusses financial impact of Revoultionary War; asks for federal appointment.
March 31, 1794 Unlawful American Incursions into Spanish Territory Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox warns Wayne of the evil intentions of some Americans to invade Spanish territory and orders him to establish a post at Fort Massac to prevent--peacefully if possible, violently if necessary--such incursions.
June 20, 1793 Situation of the Legion at Hobson's Choice Near Cincinnati; Anger at Proposal to Replace Legion with Militia Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne continues to fret over the lack of supplies for his troops, a concern which is exacerbated by continued harassment by the Indians at the cost of several American lives. He is angered by the proposal to reduce American forces that would be replaced by state militias that, he argues, are ineffective in comparison to his well-trained Army.