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May 6, 1792 Appointment Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Williams honored with Knox's opinion, but cannot accept appointment due to health problems and his current engagement taking care of orphan children.
May 6, 1792 Williams Declines Promotion on the Grounds of Health Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Letter, declines command commission; describes health as precarious over the past two years.
February 14, 1791 Half-Pay Due Widows and Orphans Henry Knox [not available] The Secretary for the Department of War to whom was referred the petition of Anne Roberts and of the orphan children of the late Major Andrew Leitch and of the late Captain William White reports that the half pay due widows and orphans had not been paid by United States due to lack of proper application. He advises that applications for half-pay should be made to states of residence.
June 17, 1786 Mistakes in certificates; applications by widow and orphan of Lieutenant Quarles John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb References a mistake in certificates. Mentions leaving office and some person authorized to received claims. Mentions that if widow and orphan of Lieutenant Quarles, cannot obtain half pay from the states, they will find an application to congress as fruitless.
November 29, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Dwight Foster William Simmons Dwight Foster William Simmons discusses the claim of Ann Gray with Dwight Foster.
September 24, 1799 Military Discipline James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Transmits regulations, asks that an immediate stop be put to the practice of distributing rations to the children of soldiers.
February 6, 1786 Pay for an Orphaned Sister of an Officer George Tudor Joseph Howell The author encloses a letter from Amos Taylor who is interceding on behalf of the orphaned sister of Lieutenant Weaver, an officer who was killed in service to his country. An allowance for travel was omitted from the amount provided by the government to the sister and it is requested that it be granted to her because she is in dire need of subsistence.
June 9, 1784 Allowance for children John Pierce Aaron Bull Discusses the allowance for the children of a late officer.
August 31, 1793 Indian Depredations. William Blount [not available] The author describes the murder by Indians of Samuel Miller, the widow Baker and all but two of her children, and the family of Robert Wells.
November 12, 1799 No Other Wife but the Service William North Alexander Hamilton North affirms Hamilton's assertion that a soldier should have no other wife than the service nor should he have children nor landed property. But, since he does have a wife and children, he will bring them with him to New York since to abandon them would not befit a soldier.
March 31, 1792 News from Pittsburgh Isaac Craig Henry Knox Craig passes along various bits of information he has received from various sources. Reports on an Indian murder of woman and children;
November 12, 1794 Indian attack on women and children Anthony Crutcher William Crutcher Anthony Crutcher informs his brother William: "Yesterday I was a spectator to the most tragical scene that ever I saw in my life. The Indians made an attack on Colonel [John] Sevier's station, killed Snyder, his wife, and child, one of Colonel Sevier's children, and another wounded and scalped, which must die." Colonel Sevier himself was defending his house and wife. "It is impossible to...
1794 Reassures that the President Loves His Red Children Henry Knox Conyatauyou Wants to reassure the chief that the President heard him talk, and that the President's door is always open to the just complaints of his red children. He will give him a written instrument, which he may consider a guarantee of his rights to the land. Offers him money to make him comfortable on the path.
October 31, 1800 Accounts of Chalres Wright David Henley Edward Wright Henley has informed Lieutenant Wright about his remittance. Hopes Mrs. Wright and the children are well.
March 20, 1792 Grow Up and Then We'll Kill You! Elijah Robertson William Blount Colonel Elijah Robertson describes for Governor Blount the Indian raids on two frontier families in which all but two small children were killed.
July 19, 1792 Letter to Captain Putnam One of the Wea Men Rufus Putnam The speaker calls Captain Putnam a companion, which signifies a stronger relationship than even that of a brother. The speaker admits his fears that the women and children of his tribe will die if they remain, and wishes for the Indians to be taken to the O. post [?]. Chiefs who are well-spoken will congregate there, and the speaker wishes for Putnam to travel there as well. Putnam responds...
July 22, 1798 No Fixed Business and A Family of Five Children Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power admits to being much distressed at having no fixed business and a family of five children to support. He asks Hodgdon to find employment for him, preferably in the back country where he is most comfortable. He will report to Philadelphia as soon as Hodgdon summons him there.
November 12, 1794 Massacre committed by group of Indians John Easten General James Robertson Describes a vicious attack by a group of 12 or 15 hostile Indians, on the house of Colonel John Sevier. Sevier attempted to defend his house, but the Indians "cruelly slaughtered all around him," killing three of Sevier's children. Charles Snyder, along with two other "small children" were killed. "Some scalped and barbarously cut to pieces; some tomahawked very inhumanly, and the poor helpless...
March 10, 1795 Israel Chapin Jr. discusses Indian affairs since the death of General Chapin Israel Chapin Jr Timothy Pickering Letter, informs Pickering of General Israel Chapin's death; alludes to Treaty of Greenville; discusses Indian life; asks for advice handling Indian applications; discusses Treaty enforcement.
1794 Speech to the Senecas Henry Knox Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Letter, advises Cornplanter of the President's continued confidence and friendship.
July 29, 1799 Reports Payment of Accounts to Alexander Turner to Pay McKinley's Deserted Wife & Children Samuel Hodgdon William Mckinley Reports that the balance of McKinley's account has long been paid to Alexander Turner as reimbursement for monies advanced to support McKinley's deserted wife and children.
July 10, 1796 Recommendation for an appointment to Tennessee Thomas Hollingsworth James McHenry Recommendation of Stephen Hillis for a clerk appointment in the Tennessee country.
November 23, 1791 Petitions of Widows and Children Henry Knox United States Senate Knox considers the petitions of the widows and children of eight officers from South Carolina who died while in the service of the United States. He grants six of them seven years' half-pay as provided by the Resolve of Congress of the 24th of August 1780.
1791 Ratification of the deed of Assignment for the two Indian children of Ebenezer Allan. [not available] Henry Knox Document, ratification of a deed of assignment executed by the Chiefs of the Seneka Nation to the two Indian Children of Ebenezer Allan.
May 3, 1800 Passing Through the Small Pox, Etc. Constant Freeman Samuel Hodgdon Freeman has received the General Orders relative to the clothing. He hopes that Hodgdon's children have passed through the smallpox safely. Freeman's child is not yet born. Freeman and his family are in good health.