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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 13, 1798 Unfounded Suspicions of Colonel Smith William Smith James McHenry An alternative to William Smith has been presented for the post of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant. Apparently Smith has been charged in the opinion of his fellow citizens with serious misconduct.
August 24, 1798 Buchanan's Misconduct Samuel Hopes Samuel Hodgdon Hopes advises Hodgdon to guard against Buchanan's potential misconduct.
February 21, 1800 Sgt. Hunter's Dilemma Samuel Eddins Alexander Hamilton According to a doctor familiar with the situation, Sgt. Hunter is in a very disagreeable dilemma due to a connection with an unclean female. If Hamilton thinks it appropriate, Hunter will be tried by a Court Martial for his misconduct.
March 31, 1792 Request for Resignation or Court Martial Arthur St. Clair George Washington St. Clair discusses his willingness to resign or face a court martial, but not a public trial. He believes that only a military tribunal is appropriate for military crimes and misconduct. If someone of the same rank can be sent to take command, he will resign immediately. Stated that the misfortune of the Wabash campaign can be attributed to St. Clair.
May 6, 1798 Demos Crestfallen or Thunderstruck, Etc. George Washington James McHenry Washington advocates the mouth of the Shenandoah River as the ideal location for the proposed arsenals and cannon foundries. He observes that the Democrats were thunderstruck by the dispatches from American envoys but have been revived by the misconduct of the [Adams] administration although their harmless chit-chat is less criticism than might have been expected.
December 20, 1798 Defending reputation against political charges William Smith James McHenry Smith responds to what he considers "erroneous" political charges against him, claiming that he is uninfluenced by British or French politics, only believing in the politics of independence. Smith is exceptionally worried about his reputation as these alleged charges of misconduct seek to undermine his integrity. Smith defends himself against charges from William Burrows and William Constable.
November 26, 1800 Impropriety of Monetary Advances David Henley William Simmons Refusal to advance additional sums to Mr. Chandler until he has brought for accounts for examination. Requests receipts.
June 8, 1796 Defense against charges of misconduct Lieut. Simon Geddes James McHenry Lieutenant Geddes writes McHenry a defense against charges brought against him, claiming that he has been treated unjustly and demanding the he receive a fair and impartial trial.
May 26, 1798 Political Affiliations of Indians Edward Price James McHenry Extract from letter by Col. Hawkins discussed relations of Indians with Spanish and French. The effects of an alliance between British and United States on the Creeks discussed. Officer misconduct recounted.
March 27, 1800 Fracas at Elizabeth Town Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith Hamilton has investigated the disturbance at Elizabeth Town and has ascertained that the conduct of the two involved officers was misrepresented. They in fact behaved in a prudent and gentlemanly manner. Advised Smith contact the editor of the local papers and clarify their account.
December 17, 1798 Commandant of One of the Regiments James McHenry William Smith When at Mount Vernon McHenry proposed to the Commander in Chief that Smith's name be submitted to the Senate for the post of Adjutant General of the Army. However, objections to the nomination exist among members of the Senate so General Washington has proposed Smith as commandant of one of the regiments.
March 1798 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, describes plans of sedition; mentions elections; mentions French invasion.
October 31, 1787 Relative to situation in Luzerne County; Colonel Buttler's conduct during late riot Peter Muhlenberg Timothy Pickering Colonel Dennison laid before the council several papers related to situation in Luzerne County. Council wishes to deliberate on measures. Sufficient number of troops will be sent to take part in Tioga. Captain Ross has been commissioned. Colonel Butler apologizes for his conduct during the late riot; stating reason for such conduct; council finds charges against Butler on slight grounds;
August 8, 1796 Court Martial William Vans Murray James McHenry Letter, discusses court martial precedent; mentions Wilkinson.
July 7, 1797 Intercepted Letter and Misconduct George Washington James McHenry "Nefarious" conduct of late governor and senator discussed. Subject of his investigation involved private gain from public funds at "the expense of innocent lives". Washington will wait for verdict from Congress on matter.
September 12, 1795 Complaints Regarding Accusations of Capt. Home Phineas Bond Timothy Pickering Addressed discourse on the misconduct of Captain Rodham Home, for alleged violation of sovereignty of United States.
May 17, 1792 Appeal for higher rank Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox William Sargent informs Secretary Knox that his duties as the adjutant general cannot be performed without more rank.
September 3, 1787 Statement to the Board of Treasury John Pierce [not available] Statement to the Board of Treasury from the Commissioner of Army Accounts and Paymaster General regarding public monies, certificates, and other fiscal issues. Discusses Joseph Clay - Deputy Paymaster of the Southern Army - with the Board.
September 8, 1795 Copy of Letter from David Henley to Oliver Wolcott on Indian Affairs; conduct of militia; commercial dealings with Indians David Henley Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Henley reports that he has forwarded accounts of John Overturn, agent for Indian supplies, has forwarded goods to Chickasaws and Choctaws . Henley is critical of the militia; acting without orders; trying to draw their 25 cents, and instances of misconduct. Henley has clarified militia pay. Abuses commited in the district are great; has confirmed this with affadavits of disinterested persons....
April 30, 1794 Conduct of Officers Charles Scott Henry Knox Conduct of Wayne and officers along with punishment issued.
November 11, 1794 Treaty with the Six Nations of Indians Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering concludes a treaty with the Six Nations in which empahsis is placed on providing domestic animals and instruments of husbandry intended to introduce the blessings of civilizations to the Indians.
September 30, 1798 Wary of Dissenters George Washington James McHenry Washington wary of "brawlers" sudden change in attitude. Believed to infiltrate, divide, and contaminate the military against the government.
May 29, 1799 Refers to Letters about Natchez, Chickasaw; Reports Cherokee Affairs David Henley James McHenry Refers to letters received concerning Indian affairs in local area. Reports problems with the Cherokees stealing horses. Henley wrote to the Cherokees in warm, anxious, friendly terms, hoping that the agent there will clear up any problems. Refers to the affairs of Europe.
December 13, 1798 Suspicions of Colonel Smith are Without Foundation George Washington James McHenry General Washington expresses his confidence in the ability and integrity of Colonel William Smith and wonders how Abijah Hammond could have been considered for the post of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant instead of Smith. He suspects that Major Burrows has voiced suspicions respecting Smith but regards those suspicions as entirely unfounded.
May 22, 1799 Continuation of Payments on Account for Treaty of Tellico; Accounts for Choctaw Agent Samuel Mitchell David Henley William Simmons Henley forwards continuation of abstract of payments made on account of Treaty at Tellico from June 25 to Ocotber 1, 1798. In the letter he details accounts and payments which he allowed and the reasons why.