Viewing 1–25 of 162 documents: "legal posession"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 13, 1791 Ownership of Property Henry Knox Isaac Craig Referred to previous order to turn over stores and magazine to Turnbull and Marnie. Authorized building or demolition if there were no additional claims to property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1797 Letter Regarding Testimony [not available] Casper Iserloan Sends copy of letter regarding forgery and fraud, offers original copy for Rawle's perusal.
March 22, 1796 Directing Talbot to take posession of Daniel Tingley's account books James McHenry Captain Silas Talbot McHenry directs Talbot to take possession of the deceased Daniel Tingley's books and oversee his duties until the wishes of Congress can be known.
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.
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...
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.
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.
July 4, 1796 Politics Between Wayne and Wilkinson James McHenry Samuel Chase Letter, discusses Wilkinson & Wayne dispute; asks for opinion re legal issues; discusses Executive power re military.
March 6, 1790 Power of Attorney for John Nicholson Jonathan Nicholson Unknown Recipient Power of Attorney of John Nicholson, sergeant of the late first Pennsylvania regiment from the Revolutionary War, granted to William Irving, specifically to pursue legal action to obtain the lands to which Nicholson and others are entitled as veterans.
March 28, 1791 Assurances of Justice Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox stresses the need to assure the Seneca Chiefs that the murderers of the friendly Indians will be brought to justice and that liberal compensation for the loss of property will be provided to the friends and relations of the deceased.
April 13, 1795 Legal opinion regarding declaration of French minister that vessel belong to France William Rawle Timothy Pickering Presumably in reference to effects of Jay's Treaty. Refers to declaration of French minister that the vessel in question belonged to France. Filed a suggestion on behalf of United States removing judicial power as not amenable to ordinary process of law. Discusses proof of time property came into French possession.
November 12, 1799 Claims Rendered by Lieutenant Campbell Smith James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses the claims against the United States for services as Judge Advocate rendered by Lt. Campbell Smith and for the legal emoluments of the Office of Judge Advocate.
March 23, 1791 Murder of Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General St. Clair is to ensure that those guilty of the murder of friendly Indians are quickly brought to trial and punished. He is to meet with the principal chiefs of the Senacas to assure them that justice will be done and that compensation for loss of property is due the friends and relatives of the deceased Indians.
January 8, 1795 Legal Action Against Illegal Stills Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe The Secretary of the Treasury requests the Commissioner of the Revenue to take measure with District Attorney for illegal stills found in the fourth District (region where Whiskey Rebellion took place in 1794).