Viewing 1–25 of 437 documents: "legal evidence"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 26, 1800 Brother and legal heir of Winchester Peter Hagner James Stille Requires evidence to show that brother of Ethan Winchester, deceased, is the brother and legal heir, and that he died without children.
December 5, 1795 On the legality of Colonel Reed selling liquor to troops Timothy Pickering William Rawle On behalf of Captain Bissell, commander at Presque Isle, Pickering requests legal opinion from the US District Attorney on what legal measures can be taken against Colonel Reed, who is selling liquor to the troops.
April 25, 1794 Legal Authority to Pay States, Individuals Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Howell Wolcott maintains that the same legal principles should apply in directing money to states that apply to individuals.
June 26, 1800 Required Identification for Balance Due William Simmons James Stille Letter from Stille with enclosure received. Upon examining records of Pvt. Ethan Winchester, officer under Capt. Eaton, a balance due him was determined. However, due to Winchester's death, a payment can be made to a claimant, his brother, upon producing documents that state he is the legal heir to Winchester and that the Pvt. died without issue.
May 30, 1791 Pay of Invalids Henry Knox [not available] Notice to "All the military Invalid of the United States" that they are to be paid six months of their annual pension, with instructions on how to collect the money and the vouchers required for documentation
October 15, 1800 Threat by the Master Armorer Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams alerts Hodgdon that the Master Armorer has threatened that those giving evidence in the court case against the Superintendent will lose their employment at the works.
October 30, 1795 Incomplete vouchers William Simmons John Carson Informs Major Carson that his vouchers did not follow requirements. Discusses at length the claims of scouts on the North Carolina frontier regions.
August 7, 1795 Regarding delinquint accounts William Simmons Jonas Snowden Notifies Capt. Jonas Snowden that his accounts are delinquent and failure to make immediate adjustment will result in legal action.
July 21, 1790 Refuting claims of impropriety on the part of General Greene William Burnet Henry Knox Burnet confirms that he received a message from Knox informing him of the suggestions that General Greene was conducting an improper business relationship with John Banks and Company, and that the evidence was in Burnetís possession by way of his sonís papers. The allegations were also that Greene compelled Burnet to relinquish this evidence to him. Burnet addresses these allegations and...
June 13, 1799 Discussion of Legal Questions Surrounding Accused's Refusal to Plead at Court Martial John Adams James McHenry Discusses the legal particulars arising from Ensign David Fero's refusal to lodge a plea at his court martial; believes any different action by the court would not have affected Fero's stance, and so concurs with McHenry that Fero should be dismissed.
August 7, 1795 Delinquent account William Simmons William Powers Informs Capt. William Power that his account is delinquent and that he is subject to legal action.
July 2, 1788 Regarding the ruffians who captured Pickering Timothy Pickering Benjamin Franklin Pickering encloses the petition of the ruffians who lately made him a prisoner. Suggests it may be used as evidence against the petitioners, if it serves no other purpose.
September 25, 1791 Possession of Stores Henry Knox Isaac Craig Messrs. Turnbull and Marnie informed Knox of their legal right to possession of all public stores in Pittsburgh. Knox ordered stores be given over to them upon receipt of proper proof.
April 18, 1800 Account Balance Discrepancy William Simmons Joseph Williams Simmons found discrepancy in the balance of Williams account with a balance due to the United States of $4,087.87. Sum contains the amount of Warrant No 4699 issued by Samuel Hodgdon on 27 Dec. 1799. Simmons reiterated advice regarding the payment of monies without legal permission.
September 1, 1786 Regarding whether Shrupp's power of attorney was legal; fraudulent certificates Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Lieut. Weidman has applied for his commutation but an examination of the records indicates that his Certificates were issued to Henry Shrupp who claims to have had power of attorney. The recipient is asked to call on John Miller, a Justice of the Peace, who is supposed to have granted the power of attorney. It needs to be determined whether Shrupp's power of attorney was legal and if the...
October 21, 1800 Simmons Writing Colonel John Edwards on his Financial Malfeasance William Simmons John Edwards Simmons' letter of June 11, 1799 stated the necessity of Edwards' paying the balance of public money remaining in his hands in agreement with a statement given to James Morrison by Simmons, and that this was the only means of preventing a legal suit. Because such a long amount of time has elapsed with no additional part of the balance being remitted, Simmons wrote to Morrison and is giving...
September 22, 1791 The Proceedings Should be Closed Arthur St. Clair Winslow Warren General St. Clair informs Warren that evidence from Kentucky will probably not come forward so the evidence before the court is complete and the proceedings should be closed.
June 20, 1796 Legal Business and Politics Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent has not received papers from the 4th of May, and hopes to have them soon. He prefers having laws, etc, on file as it makes them easier to refer to later. Discusses Farmer's letter and the President's Communication. Encloses a letter to his sister
March 29, 1791 Extradition of the Accused by the State of Virginia Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Regarding the murder of the Indians at Beaver Creek, Knox recommends that an inquiry by the proper magistrates should begin immediately and the appropriate legal steps taken to demand that the accused be extradited to Pennsylvania by the State of Virginia.
June 14, 1788 Regarding the conduct of elected militia officers whose commissions were withheld Timothy Pickering Peter Muhlenberg Discusses conduct of elected militia officers whose commissions were withheld. Discusses legal proceedings related to rights of land possession.
April 10, 1793 Captain Cooper's report as evidence of claim of pay William Blount Henry Knox Blount sends copies of his order to Captain James Cooper and his report of the month of August 1791 as evidence of claim of pay.
September 22, 1791 Ready to Close the Proceedings Winslow Warren Arthur St. Clair The Court of Inquiry is prepared to close the proceedings unless General St. Clair has additional evidence.
March 20, 1800 Regarding punishment of Captain Davis Charles Cotesworth Pinckney James McHenry Discussion on legal issues and punishment of Captain Davis regarding unspecified offenses. States that President Adams will not be inattentive to the maxim of Seneca. By the "maxim of Seneca," the author invokes the Latin phrase "let justice be done though the heavens fall."
May 19, 1797 Pay of Private Hudson, Deceased, 4th US Regiment William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $12.80 is due Alexander Hudson, late a private in the 4th US Regiment, being the balance of his pay from July 3 to December 10, 1792, the day of his death, which sum is payable to Alexander Gibson, Attorney for Rush Hudson, father of and legal heir to Alexander Hudson.
April 26, 1800 Request for Evidence of Muster William Simmons Caleb Gibbs Simmons received accounts for muster and inspection by Capt. Samuel Gates and Company. Simmons noted that the company was not mustered for several months, and requested evidence as to the number of months they were mustered.