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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 8, 1797 Regarding defects of power of attorney to Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Secretary of Treasury writes to Secretary of War regarding defects in Wilkins' power of attorney to Samuel Hodgdon. Power stated as not retrospective and informal. Wilkins is asked to supply the defects of this power by one that is correctly formal, retrospective and sufficiently extensive.
February 26, 1798 Suit of Law Relative to the Debt of Captain Wylie Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power solicits Hodgdon's advice regarding a law suit against him relative to the debt of Captain Thomas Wylie on the presumption that Power had received his commutation and land warrant in his role as administrator of his estate. The land warrant was made out for Power, as ordered by Hodgdon, because Wylie was indebted to the United States.
July 30, 1794 Power of Attorney John Sinclair Robert Ross Reminded Ross he has power of attorney over Sinclair's accounts. Sinclair looked for updates as to the proceedings his attorney engaged in on his behalf.
December 2, 1797 A More Formal Power of Attorney for Mr. Wilkins Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott questions the legality of the informal Power of Attorney Samuell Hodgdon received from Mr. Wilkins. The Comptroller of the Treasury recommends that Hodgdon procure a power that will authorize future advances
March 18, 1796 Closing William Power's Account William Simmons John Field Requests that Field pay a sum of money owed by William Power required to close Power's accounts on the books of the War Department Accountants Office.
January 20, 1798 Forwarding of Power of Attorney John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Encloses Hodgdon's power of attorney.
August 31, 1791 Power of Attorney Chris. Stadler Joseph Howell Power of attorney for pay and land; addressed to the Commissioner of Army Accounts.
April 16, 1796 Captain Power's Balance William Simmons John Field Questions regarding the payment of the balance due to Captain William Power and whether it can be closed.
January 12, 1798 Not Having the Power of Attorney Acknowledged, Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins admits to his neglect in not having the power of attorney acknowledged. He is obliged to Hodgdon for his attention in the passage of his account through his office.
April 14, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney James Dorren Samuel Maus Power of attorney for James Dorren, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
June 10, 1791 Assignment and Power of Attorney Philip Frederick Piccard Unknown Recipient Document certifying the service of James McFarland, late dragoon in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
April 27, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Cornelius Brown Moses Sill Power of attorney for Cornelius Brown, late a soldier in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment.
September 4, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Jacob Doddrige Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for Jacob Doddrige, late a soldier in the Pennsylvania Line.
July 6, 1796 Power of Attorney Robert Battersby John Brady Power of Attorney for John Brady
April 25, 1800 Changes to Quartermaster's Department, Power of Attorney Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentioned changes to tasks and processes in the Quartermasters Department and to the present arrangement of the army. Discussed method to transfer power of attorney.
October 11, 1791 Assignment and Power of Attorney Michael Faust Unknown Recipient Power of Attorney for Michael Faust to John Snell. Document certifying the service of Michael Faust, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
October 20, 1796 Certifying Cavinder's Power of Attoreney John Lea [not available] Draft document certifying power of attorney given by George Cavinder.
September 23, 1798 Power of Attorney Joseph Whitton Unknown Recipient Power of attorney
July 2, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Daniel Forbes Samuel Maus Power of attorney for Daniel McMullan and Daniel Forbes, late soldiers in a Pennsylvania Regiment.
July 14, 1794 Mrs. Pike's Receipts Jonathan Dayton Joseph Howell Pike's receipts from expenses related to providing for five children. Power of attorney enclosed.
February 20, 1800 Purchasing Wylie's Farm Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power is sorry that Hodgdon is unfavorable respecting the commutation but he will continue his advocacy when he visits Philadelphia. If Hodgdon wants a title to Wylie's Farm, Power can get it done at a reasonable rate. The commutation due Captain Wylie will fully pay the United States for the things he bought from vendors.
April 25, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney Jacob Keller Samuel Maus Power of attorney for Jacob Keller, administrator for the estate of Nicholas Miller, late a soldier in the 12th Pennsylvania Regiment.
August 24, 1796 Power of Attorney Amos Frost Joseph Whitton Power of attorney for Amos Frost, to Joseph Whitton.
May 17, 1798 Power of President over the Navy, per Naval Armament document Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton believed the power of the President to authorize the use of force by the navy was for defense only. Offensive action required the sanction of the Department. Hamilton advised the President should approach Congress with his opinion on the limitation that should be imposed on his office so as not to exceed those specified in the Constitution.
May 9, 1794 Assignment and Power of Attorney John Spohn War Office Power of attorney for John Spohn, late a Captain in the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment.