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October 22, 1796 Settling accounts for the pursuit of deserters William Simmons George Fleming Simmons discusses Fleming's "account current," contingent account, and vouchers; advises Fleming that Fleming is not authorized to settle large sums with officers for their accounts for pursuit of deserters, only advances for pursuit of deserters
December 17, 1798 Certification of payments; Major Louis Tousard, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while in pursuit of deserters William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $5.62 to Major Louis Tousard, 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers for expenses while in pursuit of deserters.
May 31, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James Stille Simmons informs Stille that his claim for expenses incurred in pursuit of deserters was settled.
June 27, 1795 Expenses Incurred in the Pursuit of Deserters, Etc. Decius Wadsworth William Simmons Wadsworth encloses the muster and payroll of the recruits enlisted by him through May 1795. Since some of his men have been absent, it was not practical to include a complete receipt roll. Also included is the voucher for the bounty paid by Sergeant Clark to Joseph Burke and a bill of expenses incurred in pursuit of deserters.
March 4, 1800 Payment of Officers for Pursuit of Deserters William Simmons Nathaniel Leonard Account of expenses incurred for pursuit of deserters submitted by Leonard required certificate of commanding officer stating expenses were reasonable and not premium. If expenses are deemed reasonable, then balance will be paid.
May 13, 1800 Payment for Pursuit and Apprehension of Deserters William Simmons Ray Greene Simmons enclosed a letter to Lieut. Carey Clarke regarding expenses incurred in pursuit and apprehension of deserters. Simmons requested Greene transmit letter to Clarke.
June 5, 1793 Search and Pursuit of the Creeks, Etc. William Blount Chiefs of the Cherokees Blount assures the Cherokee chiefs that he has informed the President of their peaceful intentions and he is looking forward to their visit to Philadelphia. He has ordered the continued pursuit of the marauding Creeks but mounted militia.
August 1789 Brooks solicits a federal appointment from Knox J Brooks Henry Knox Letter, asks for federal appointment.
July 19, 1797 Accounting procedures regarding deserters from West Point William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Directs payment to Corporal Moses and John Day for their expenses in pursuit of deserters. Simmons answers a question from Lieutenant Nehemiah Freeman regards accounting procedures for pursuit of deserters. Simmons notes that Freeman should be governed by Simmons' letters on that subject and by doing so will have their weight on examination of the accounts here. Simmons mentions the printing of...
November 4, 1796 Expense of pursuing deserters William Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine Discusses the payment of expenses for pursuit of Army deserters. Discusses his reasons for the refusal of certain claims for expenses on the account of Captain Mitchell. Discusses proper accounting of expenses incurred in the pursuit of deserters.
April 10, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain Benjamin Gibbs, 10th Regiment of Infantry for expenses incurred in pursuit of deserter William Bowen, from Bristol William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $20 to Captain Benjamin Gibbs, 10th Regiment of Infantry for expenses incurred in pursuit of deserter William Bowen, from Bristol.
1796 Soldiers and Officers Paid with Money Due Deserters Jonathan Robeson William Simmons Enclosed muster roll. Martin deserted, his pay was used to pay two other soldiers for expenses related to travel to George Town and "the Federal City" in pursuit of Martin and other deserters (listed).
April 30, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain Peter Faulker, 11th Regiment of Infantry for quartermaster stores purchased and expenses in pursuit of deserters, and for marching detachment from Easton to Elizabeth Town William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $39.08 to Captain Peter Faulker, 11th Regiment of Infantry for quartermaster stores purchased and expenses in pursuit of deserters, and for marching detachment from Easton Pennsylvania to Elizabeth Town New Jersey, payable to Jacob Tallman.
March 22, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Sergeants McGurley & Morrison William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $6.75 is due Sergeants John McGurley and John Morrison, being the expenses incurred in pursuit of John Douglass, a deserter from Fort Mifflin, by order of Major Lewis Tousard.
January 10, 1791 Assist in Recruiting Henry Knox Staats Morris Orders to assist Capt. John Smith with recruiting in New York City.
October 28, 1793 Report on Indian Activity William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports on General Sevier's pursuit of the Indians who murdered a frontier family and Blount's attempt to communicate with the Cherokees. Presently there are no major actions by the Indians but still many minor ones except for the massacre of Mrs. Lewis and her children in Greasy Cove, an area previously thought to be safe.
July 20, 1794 Fortifications at Norfolk John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox Letter from Engineer John Jacob Rivardi to the Secretary of War regarding the fortifications at Norfolk, the process of which has stressed the aforementioned engineer. Rivardi also notes that, "There is a large number of dissatisfied men who object altogether to fortification, from the same principle for which they object to every measure of Government" - attesting to the prevalent view at the...
August 17, 1789 Williams recommends Newman to Knox Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, recommends Samuel Newman.
July 9, 1789 Knox replies to Mrs. Warren's inquiry about appointments Henry Knox Mrs General Warren Letter, advises re application for federal appointment.
January 17, 1793 Knox writes to Mrs. Ferguson on entitlements Henry Knox Mrs. Ferguson Letter, Knox speaks to Mrs. Ferguson regarding her entitlements.
June 2, 1793 Instructions Regarding the Pursuit of the Indians James White John Beard White instructs Beard on the best ways to pursue and kill the Indians who have been responsible for murders and depredations on the frontier.
January 10, 1800 Expenses Related to the Apprehension of Deserters James McHenry William Simmons Simmons should take whatever measures are necessary to facilitate a prompt settlement of any account which may be presented respecting the pursuit and apprehension of deserters.
May 31, 1793 Governor Blount's Orders to Captain John Beard William Blount John Beard These are Gov. Blount's and Captain White's orders to Captain Beard and his company regarding the pursuit of Indians who have committed murders and depredations on the frontier.
December 15, 1792 Knox discusses Captain Scott with President Washington Henry Knox George Washington Letter, discusses Captain Scott's papers. His discretion for the object cannot be depended upon. Submits letter from Major General Wayne.
August 22, 1797 Expenses Related to Pursuing Deserters James McHenry William Simmons Expenses incurred in the pursuit of deserters should be paid with the necessary discretion so as not to create an unnecessary burden on the public. The paymaster is not responsible for persons involved in this business who die or who do not return so he should not be charged with the related expenses.