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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
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.
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.
April 24, 1799 Discusses Court Martial Process James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to approval for court martials. Assures peculiar delicacy in punishment process.
June 20, 1799 Discusses Promotion Process; Affairs in Egypt James McHenry James Lloyd Speaks of process of becoming captains and lieutenants. Mentions affair in Egypt.
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.
June 12, 1793 Measures to Be Taken Relative to a Sloop Fitted Out as a Privateer Thomas Jefferson [not available] The three cabinet members respond to the request of the President regarding the disposition of the sloop "Polly" taken by the State of New York. They advise that the vessel should be turned over to the civil power until it is determined, by legal proceedings or otherwise, that if she is to be used for hostile purposes, she should be seized by the Governor of New York pending further advice of the...
September 3, 1799 Discussion of Swords and Process to Proof Swords for Officers James McHenry William Simmons Discussion of contract for swords, scabbards, and belts and process to proof swords. Plan to allow extra measures to outfit officers
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.
March 8, 1799 Outlines Process of Payment through Paymaster General and Quartermaster General James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Refers to conversation about payment for the troops and subsequent bill. Speaks of process with paymaster general and quartermaster general.
July 24, 1795 Simplication of the Process for Obtaining Arms & Supplies Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Timothy Pickering Wolcott suggests ways of simplifying the process for procuring and distributing quanties of arms and supplies. An invoice should be prepared of those articles that are wanted and measures taken for placing them in the public magazine where they will be at the disposal of those who need them.
[not available] Process By Which Contracts Are To Be Awarded Jonathan Steele James McHenry Acting in the absense of the Secretary of the Treasury, Comptroller Steele explains the process by which contracts are awarded and recommends that the United States by divided into three sections with a contractor assigned to each.
July 3, 1799 Process of Appointments and Commissions; Court Martial of Richard Hunt Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Describes the process of appointment of officers and commissions. Refers to the court martial case of Richard Hunt and wonders if military officers should not have been judges. Questions the unlawful assumption of authority. Refers to a court certificate of 29 April 1799.
June 10, 1799 Commissioning officers and the recruiting process Uriah Tracy James McHenry Tracy informs McHenry that he has consulted with Colonel Taylor and gotten his approval for the recommended officers from a previous letter. Tracy also updates McHenry on the recruiting process in Connecticut.
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.
April 8, 1799 References Captain Vance's Case; Questions Military Court Process James McHenry [not available] Explains misunderstanding between Captain Vance and Lieut. Simmons, accountant of the War Department. General Hamilton ordered a court martial, which released Vance from arrest. Submits letter as evidence, and raises questions about process of arrest and trial with a military court.
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.
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
May 30, 1796 Attachment of Pay for a Discharged Soldier Charles Lee James McHenry The attorney general is writing to McHenry with regard to a case of a soldier who used his pay arrearage as a guarantee. Lee is attempting to clarifying what the paymaster's responsibilities are in such a situation. Lee feels that a discharged soldier can, while one in service cannot.