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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 16, 1787 Account of Physician John Pierce Henry Knox Encloses the account of the physician who accompanied Captain John Watt's Corps but was omitted by mistake from the previous accounts forwarded.
May 18, 1795 Land Warrants Joseph Howell Jonathan Dayton Discusses the difficult of obtaining land warrants and issues of Virginia land. Requests a physician for ill son.
May 27, 1798 A Change of Air, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Much of the letter is illegible but Sargent advises that his heatlh is only tolerable and that his physician and friends have recommended a change of air. He asks Hodgdon to conceal his indisposition from his sister.
October 11, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Doctor Daniel Jackson Simmons informs Jackson that the accounts of Doctor Conrad were received. Conrad supplied medicines to the United States.
January 20, 1801 Barracks Unfit for Habitation General William Irvine William Simmons Both the attending physician and the barrack master, Mr. Barker, affirm that the barracks are not fit to be inhabited.
1798 The Draft of an Act to Regulate the Medical Establishment Unknown Author James McHenry The document proposes the creation of the office of Physician General for the military. It describes his responsibilities, and the staff and duties accompanying this position.
September 1, 1786 Forwarding of Various West Point Bills & Reports; Discharging of Carpenters in Favor of Soldier Craftsman William Price Henry Knox Reports forwarding of ordnance & stores returns, a pay abstract and an account of one man's taking care of a captain [probably a physician's bill]. Mentions that he has discharged the hired carpenters, as he has found that one of the soldiers has the skills to complete the necessary work.
May 8, 1788 Leave of absence due to illness John Pierce Cyrus Griffin The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs the President of Congress that he will be taking a leave of absence for a few months on request of his physician.
December 13, 1800 Regarding Transfer of Provisional Army Lieutenant to Permanent Regiment John Jay Samuel Dexter Discusses the transfer of a lieutenant, Joseph C. Cooper, in the 12th Regiment of the provisional army to a permanent appointment in one of the "established" [old or permanent] regiments.
September 3, 1788 I had a right to retire being entitled to all the emoluments P. Turner Joseph Howell Turner served during the entire Revolutionary War, beginning with the Battle of Bunker Hill, as a physician and surgeon yet has not received the benefits due him. He was forced to resign by Congress even though he had a right to retire with all the approriate emoluments. He petitions Howell to rectify the wrong that has been done him.
March 19, 1799 Doctors Kill More Than They Save, Etc. John Murray Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a rambling discussion of sundry topics, General Murray observes that if a practicing physician told the truth, he would admit that doctors in general kill more than they save.
February 25, 1800 Accounting and Contract Matters James McHenry William Simmons Simmons is to settle the account of the Department with John and Amos Woodward. The barge or boat at Fort Trumbull should be noted as part of the Quartermasters department in the contract. McHenry is not certain the watch coats were needed but they should proceed to pay the contractor anyway. Bills for medicine chests with medicines do not need to be inspected by a physician or druggist.
August 14, 1799 Forwarding Recommendation of a Doctor John Adams James McHenry Forwards a recommendation for a doctor.
September 16, 1784 Letter from Mr. Wetmore Hezekiah Wetmore John Pierce Wetmore discusses his health and an upcoming trip to Philadelphia to see Pierce.
August 30, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Caleb Swan Simmons forwards the accounts of John Neilson to the Paymaster General.
April 1, 1797 Certification of John Howell as a Practicing Physician Doctor Belleville [not available] Dr. Belleville certifies that John Howell has studied physic and surgery with him for four years with zeal and diligence and has conducted himself as a young man of honor and integrity. He has no doubt that Howell will practice with satisfaction to the public and credit to himself.
July 11, 1797 Henry Wells as Surgeon's Mate for the Frigate George Buchanan James McHenry Buchanan recommends Henry Wells for a position as a Surgeons Mate on board a frigate. Wells has studied medicine for four years including a lecture course at the University of Pennsylvania. His attention to his studies and his improvement in the line of his profession constitute good qualifications respecting his application to be a physician on board the "Constellation."
July 19, 1795 Cover Letter for Certificates of Four Soldiers Griffith James McRee William Simmons McRea enclosed muster roll and certificates for four soldiers. Certificates state: "I certify that __ answers the description of an able bodied recruit and under __ years of age, give under my hand and seal at Brunswick this tenth day of July 1795." Signed by Samuel Bell. Also included certificates of death signed by Nathaniel Hill, attending physician.
October 29, 1800 Simmons Writes Smith to Notify Him of His Remuneration for Medicine William Simmons Doctor Joseph Smith Dr. Smith is being given $19 compensation, after taxes, for administration of medicine to Lieutenant Noland's Recruiting Party.
June 13, 1787 Mrs. Howell health; counterfeit trial Joseph Howell Caleb Swan Mrs. Howell is getting better. Physician wants her moved to country. Recommended air of Long Island. Trial for counterfeiter draws near.
May 14, 1788 Leave of absence John Pierce Board of Treasury Writes the Board of Treasury concerning his soon-to-begin leave of absence for a few months, as requested by his physician. Joseph Howell will take up the duties in his absence.
July 27, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Phineas Emmons Simmons informs Emmons to expect payment from Jedediah Huntingdon.
February 20, 1801 Requesting Confirmation of Services Rendered by Ewing William Simmons Doctor Shirley Ewing Requesting confirmation of services rendered and their fair compensation from Ewing
May 15, 1796 Arrears Owed Ensign Polk William Polk Joseph Howell William Polk argues that the heirs of Ensign Polk are owed his pay since his absences from his post were due solely to the illness that eventually claimed his life.
July 1, 1800 Second Quarter Return, Etc. George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is the return of alterations in military stores of the Quartermaster's stores for the second quarter of 1800. Included is a return of clothing in the depository of the garrison at West Point with the return of the physician. Fleming has received the $25 of General Stevens that Hodgdon received from Dr. Charles Brown on Fleming's account.