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June 25, 1787 Justices of the Peace of Luzerne Have No Copies of the Laws of the State Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin The Justices of the Peace for the County of Luzerne do not have copies of the laws of the State. Pickering hopes that the laws will be supplied to them at the State's expense. He notes that the people of the area would like to follow the laws, but cannot because they do not know what they are.
March 21, 1799 Viewing the Governors as First Generals of the Militia, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hamilton points out the defective wording in the Non-Intercourse laws and approves the Governors of each State being regarded as the first General of the State Militia. He seeks an endorsement of young Wharton who has been recommended for appointment as his secretary.
July 21, 1792 Laws of the United States Henry Knox John Pratt Document largely illegible, references the laws of the United States.
September 26, 1798 Request for Approval or Objections to the Law for Defence of New York State John Jay Alexander Hamilton Enclosed a copy of the act passed by state legislature for the defense of New York State. Requested Hamilton's opinions on the act and noted his response should be sent to the Post Office.
April 2, 1799 Lists Cost of Cartouch Box Manufacture by William Laws Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry William Laws will make cartouch boxes according to the approved pattern. Outlines cost.
July 12, 1793 Vessels Arming and Arriving in American Ports Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson, Hamilton, and Knox provide their opinion respecting the disposition of sundry foreign vessels arming and arriving in American ports. The President has declared that each case should be decided strictly according to the law and comforming with treaties negotiated by the United States and will therefore refer these cases to persons knowledgeable in the said laws.
September 23, 1796 Secretary at War directs the conduct of Indian affairs with Chapin James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, discusses Indian murder in New York.
March 7, 1798 Unlawful Aggression Against Judge Campbell James McHenry Senator Joseph Inslee Anderson The President has been informed of an aggression against Judge Campbell in violation of the laws by Lieutenant Colonel Butler, commander of U. S. troops in Tennessee. An investigation of this incident should be commenced as early as possible.
January 5, 1792 Extra Pay Required for Volunteers Henry Lee Henry Knox Governor Lee of Virginia asks that Knox support the request that the General Government provide the extra pay required to attract volunteers for the state militias thereby avoiding the need for conscription.
February 27, 1799 Deducting Twenty Cents From Each Statement William Laws Samuel Hodgdon If he is allowed to put in all the [?] pieces of leather, Laws pledges to deduct twenty cents from each statement.
February 14, 1791 Commissioner for settling Delaware accounts Eleazer McComb Joseph Howell Writes that he has recovered from his illness and been appointed a commissioner to settle the accounts of the state of Delaware. He hopes he will be welcomed at this position and informs Howell of actions he has already taken to improve business.
July 20, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Isaac Craig Simmons sends Craig copies of new laws passed by Congress.
July 20, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons sends Swan copies of new laws passed by Congress.
March 23, 1798 Regarding passports held by state governors James McHenry Thomas Butler Informs Colonel Butler that no passports from state governors shall divert him from resisting the invasion of Indian lands by those bodies. McHenry insists that if they actually hold a passport, it was likely obtained under false pretenses with intention to violate the laws of the United States, and therefore all passports should be disregarded.
January 11, 1785 Regarding punishment of forger of pay certificates Joseph Howell William Thompson Cited in Thompson to Howell, 01/23/1785. Discusses the case of and the punishment of a forger of pay certificates.
March 8, 1790 Laws of Delaware Related to Recruiting Joseph Howell Eleazer McComb Howell requests an extract of the laws of Delaware related to recruiting for the Continental Army.
October 4, 1797 Helping to Enforce Local Laws, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The Comptroller of the Collector at Charleston has commented on the application of William Smith of that city. Capt. Kalteisen has expressed alarm at opinions provided by one of the Indians but will take no action without orders from McHenry. Wolcott maintains that officers of the government should assist in the enforcement of local laws so long as it is consistent with their regular duties.
April 18, 1797 Settlement of Affairs for Cudworth David Hale William Simmons Due to regulations governing the disbursement of Mr. Cudworth's effects in the State of New York, Hale had to extend his stay. Hale discussed the laws prohibiting his return.
January 10, 1799 Requests Adherence to Former Laws While Outlining Provisional Army James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to earlier communications and information requested by the President and the Senate concerning matters of the provisional army. Requests that Hamilton refer to the existing laws.
November 6, 1792 President's Annual Address to Congress, 1792 George Washington Congress of the United States President Washington presents his annual address to Congress [State of the Union] for the year 1792.
March 3, 1800 Officers Who Sustain Injury Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Wells Hamilton agrees that officers who sustain injury in their exertions to carry out the laws should be indemnified by the public.
July 19, 1788 Pickering released by band of ruffians Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin Pickering reports that he has been released by a band of ruffians. Says he will forgive them if they obey laws in the future. Suggests that Livingston and McKinstry encouraged a party to detain him.
November 9, 1798 A Copy of the Laws of Congress, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig requests a copy of the laws of Congress under President Adams from Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also informs Hodgdon of a local town having collected 500 dollars for relief of Philadelphians suffering under the hardship of yellow fever.
June 14, 1794 Collision of State and Federal Jurisdictions Thomas Mifflin George Washington In response to President Washington's suspension thereof, Governor Mifflin makes his case for the establishment of a town at Presque Isle as necessary for the defense of the western frontier of Pennsylvania. Though he will comply with Washington's directive, he implies that the suspension was an abuse of executive authority.
October 30, 1794 Concern About the Interception of Mail by Traitors; Hopes to Overcome Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Craig Henry Knox A letter has been intercepted by a traitor, and they now search for him. Although the insurrection has desisted from burning houses, they seek to put down the Whiskey Rebellion and enforce submission to the laws of the United States.