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November 20, 1792 Proclamation of Edward Telfair, Governor of Georgia Governor Edward Telfair [not available] This is Governor Telfair's proclmation in which he declares that the murder of a friendly Indian is to be considered by the laws of Georgia the same as the murder of a white person and the offenders are to be punished according to this principle.
August 6, 1793 The Law of Blood for Blood William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens discuss the dilemma regarding the murders of Cherokees by white marauders. The Cherokees want the perpetrators to be put to death according to their laws but the only way that could be done is following a verdict of guilty by a jury in a trial. But, it will be nearly impossible to find a jury of frontier people who would find white men guilty of killing Indians.
September 27, 1794 Extract of a speech to the Wayandols at Sandusky. John Foster Williams [not available] J. Williams called for peace and justice to be administered by the United States against those guilty of prolonging the war.
March 23, 1799 Why Was the Officer Not Found Guilty? William W. Wands Alexander Hamilton Though he was the youngest officer on the board of a recent Court Martial, Wands can obtain no reason why the officer on trial was not found guilty.
August 10, 1797 Facts Sufficient for His Conviction Seth Wigginton Samuel Hodgdon Wigginton suspects James Perkins of malfeasance with respect to cannon shot purchased for the United States and believes he can gather enough proof to find him guilty. He can prove that his wagons have carried cannon shot through Falmouth and delivered them to the forge but cannot ascertain the exact quantity taken.
September 13, 1794 A Confidential Person Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury [Alexander Hamilton] requests an express to go Richmond in Virginia and he should be a confidential person.
July 13, 1799 Response About Status of Officer Who Refused to Lodge a Plea James McHenry John Adams Responds to Adams' request for McHenry's opinion on the matter of Ensign David Fero, who was sentenced to dismissal from the army some time before, and had appealed to Adams. Considers the question of whether Fero's refusal to plead innocent or guilty (instead "standing mute") should affect his status, reviewing military and civil precedents, and concludes that such persons were still punished...
April 21, 1792 Punishing the Persons Guilty of this Base Act William Blount Henry Knox William Blount describes for Knox various incidents on the frontier in which Indians have murdered innocent Americans and in which Americans fired at an innocent Indian. In response, he has called up three companies of militia to protect the frontier.
June 13, 1798 COPY: [Copy of court martial proceedings at Spring Garden 5/11/1798. Enclosed in Tousard to Simmons 06/13/1798.] Lewis Tousard [not available] Record of court martial proceedings against deserters. Court found 2 prisoners guilty.
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.
October 17, 1794 Name of the Person Who Goes Express Samuel Lewis Samuel Hodgdon Lewis asks for the name of the person taking the express the next day and whether he is going to Carlisle. Money is being sent to a recruiting officer at that place and this inquiry is made at the request of Major Stagg.
April 2, 1795 Discussion of Naval Constructor & Construction of Frigates Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Letter, discusses Naval constructor; discusses frigate construction.
November 8, 1794 Investigations to Apprehend the Guilty Alexander Hamilton George Washington Along with military matters, Hamilton discusses the ongoing investigations to determine who is responsible for the insurgency in western Pennsylvania. [Whiskey Rebellion]
September 13, 1800 No Recollection of Account or Person Mentioned William Simmons William Wilcocks Simmons denied an acquaintance with Lieutenant Wheeler or any other person presenting Wilcock's account for settlement.
January 18, 1799 Suitable Person for Inspecting the Saddlery Work Samuel Dana Samuel Hodgdon Dana has received Hodgdon's note with a description of the proposed pistol. He has responded to Hodgdon's request to locate a suitable gentleman in the Connecticut representation to inspect the saddlery work at New London but is unable to name a person who would be sufficiently responsible in this business.
November 28, 1798 Suitable Person to Inspect the Arms Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends Colonel Stevens as the most qualified person to inspect the arms at York.
August 8, 1787 Regarding Barn's lamentations for suffering for the guilty conterfeiters Joseph Howell Thomas Barns Refers to Mr. Pierce's absence in Virginia; forwards Barn's letter. Expresses commiseration with Barns that he should suffer for the guilty but most heartily wishes that latter might be found and made to suffer for their villainy. Any information on the altering or counterfeiting will be acceptable to Mr. Pierce.
July 18, 1796 Report on a Suspicious Person Arthur St. Clair James McHenry St. Clair reports on the activities of a person suspected of disloyal activities in the West.
May 6, 1797 Continued Harmony Between Our Nations Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope Gayoso de Lemos assures Pope that he continues to be convinced of the harmony that exists between Spain and the United States and strongly condemns the person who has provided information that argues otherwise.
March 8, 1787 Certifying the Certificate John Pierce William Inlay Orders William Imlay to include in his deposition specific information identifying the person, including a description, who presented a certificate for $480 to Imlay's office, the place where he belonged, and the time when it was presented. (Probably relates to counterfeiting)
November 30, 1787 Army Accounts Joseph Howell William Ellery Howell requests an answer from the auditor or comptroller of Rhode Island on the enclosed accounts, but as he doesn't know that person, he sent the letter to several people with the hopes they would forward it to the appropriate person.
April 3, 1799 Challenges Captain Vance's Conduct James McHenry William MacPherson Reports Captain Vance's challenge to a War Department accountant. Requests appointment of another person to lead volunteers and that the Quartermaster General should appoint another person. Believes that actions should be taken against Vance's conduct.
November 24, 1799 Trials and Punishment of Several Prisoners Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice informs Hamilton that several prisoners have been tried and punished. The Court found that the evidence on Robinson was insufficient but Carlton was found guilty and sentenced to fifty lashes which he received this morning.
September 12, 1788 Regarding claim of John Henry Ebert Joseph Howell John Stagg Regarding claim of John Henry Ebert, it appears that he is the same person as Henry Abert and is the person entitled to the land.
September 22, 1786 Suspicions Surrounding an Official John Pierce Robert Treat Paine Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts concerning a particular official and suspicions surrounding him.