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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 4, 1798 Assignment and Power of Attorney Denis McCarty William Leary Document certifying the service of Denis McCarty, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
December 19, 1801 [A General Return of the Army of the United States, shewing the effective strength of the Genearl Staff, and of each Regiment and Corps; and also the number wanting in each Grade, to complete the Military Establishment] Major T.H. Cushing [not available] General return of the full strength of the U.S. Army, also including desired strength (and difference between these two numbers).
September 10, 1796 Captain Powers' debt William Simmons John Field Informs Field that unless the balance due by Captain William Powers to the United States is paid, he will initiate a law suit against Powers for the recovery of the money. Powers indicated to Simmons that Field would pay the balance.
January 1, 1795 Employment of Militia, Spies, and Scouts Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Extended occupation of militia in Washington County for the protection of the settlers. Letter regarding the employment of scouts and spies via order by Col. Sproat was received, it was the first evidence St. Clair received of Sproat's authority on that issue. St. Clair assumed that authorization go directly through the executive authority of the Territory.
December 1, 1796 Seize Him & Put Him in Jail Thomas Aikens William Simmons Relates a conversation between Casper Iserloan and Mr. Powers in which Powers allegedly tried to convince Iserloan to give false testimony. There is another man at large who is still being pursued.
May 18, 1798 Constitutional Limits of the President's Authority to Empower Naval Vessels to Defend American Coasts & Shipping James McHenry John Adams Discusses issue of instructions to armed vessels being deployed to protect the U.S. coast. Considers the president's war powers in the Constitution, noting that the president cannot issue instructions to vessels either as naval ships or privateers prior to a declaration of war or hostilities short of war (in the latter case) by Congress. Notes that the president is empowered to reinforce the...
June 7, 1796 A Talk from the Mad Dog to the Chickasaw Nation Mad Dog [not available] Talks received with happy hearts, Mad Dog's tribe now sends its strength to the Chickasaws.
March 6, 1793 Settling Powers' Account William Powers Joseph Howell In response to Howell's letter requesting a settlement of his account, Powers notes that he was in Philadelphia in December for that purpose and was unable to provide the necessary vouchers. Since that time he has been trying to gather as much evidence as he can to arrive at the settlement.
March 15, 1800 Request from Mr Lyman to have Mr Williams' duties and power more strongly defined at Springfield Armory Mr. Lyman [not available] Lyman conveyed Mr. Williams' request for more strongly defined powers. The superintendent, Mr. Ames, indicated that Mr. Williams has no authority regarding the internal regulation of the works. The workmen also claim they are abused by Ames.
June 12, 1793 Ship Capture Henry Knox George Clinton Action relative to ship taken by French Frigate [burned fragment, in large part illegible].
February 15, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timbers, Strength, Dimensions, & Performance Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses cedar toptimbers re Frigates; discusses Frigate performance; describes strength of Frigates; describes dimensions of Frigate.
[not available] Powers of Attorney John Schaffer William Simmons John Kline called on Shaffer before he was apprehended and told him that he had Powers of Attorney, 20 in number, ready for filling up from the States of Vermont and Connecticut and five counties in the State of New of New York and Albany.
May 18, 1798 Outlines Authority and Jurisdiction for Sea Vessels James McHenry John Adams The Secretary of War will immediately provide instructions for army vessels to protect coasts. Theorizes about the constitutionally-based powers of the President over the army and the navy. Refers to the act of 1 July 1797. Outlines regulations for prisoners on vessels.
July 11, 1794 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, advises re powers of command.
May 23, 1797 Examination of Casper Iserloan Casper Iserloan [not available] Addendum to deposition given by Iserloan to the Commonwealth on the false powers of attorney documents. Iserloan declares that two annexed papers are the forged powers of attorney he refers to in his testimony.
August 24, 1795 Account of William Powers William Powers William Simmons Powers explains that he is due $269 which is the balance of his account so, if is proper, that amount should be directed to his account current.
September 18, 1789 Proceeding of the Executive Authority George Walton Benjamin Lincoln Brief note to the commissioners following the meeting with them. Walton encloses a proceeding of the Executive Authority, by express.
April 8, 1794 Accounts of William Powers William Powers Joseph Howell Powers encloses to Howell a list of soldiers he has settled with and some receipts for Mr. Biddle and Mr. Moylan that should be filed with those of Mr. Mifflin. He will close his account upon his return Presque Isle.
April 1798 A Present of $500 if the Business Is Settled Favorably A. Powers Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed are the vouchers respecting Powers' claims. He knows that Hodgdon is best acquainted with his business and for his attention and introduction to friends and members of Congress at New York, Powers promises to give Hodgdon a present of five hundred dollars specie if his business is resolved favorably.
October 23, 1786 Wanted: A Strong Central Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox laments lack of unity among the thirteen independent sovereigns and mentions the idea of strengthening the central government. Powers of Congress are inadequate for preserving peace for the "general good." Believed there could be "a rebellion against reason" and unless the general government becomes unified, the United States would be ruled by "an arbitrary and capricious armed tyranny". ...
October 14, 1795 Discussion of Commissioners' Powers to Settle Damage Claims Arising from Jay Treaty Negotiations John Jay Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses the powers and aims of commissioners in deciding claims for losses or damages relative to the Treaty of Peace [apparently referring to the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War; these commissioners are probably those for the Jay Treaty, which resolved issues left over from the prior treaty]. Illegal seizures of American ships are mentioned; the main issue appears to...
July 26, 1788 Report on a Plan for the Protection of the Georgia Frontier Against the Creeks Henry Knox [not available] Notes that the strength of the Wabash Indians, who were principally the object of the resolve of 21 July 1787, and the strength of the Creeks is very different. That said, the Creeks are not only greatly superior in numbers, but more united, better regulated, and headed by a man whose talents appear to have fixed him in their confidence, [presumably McGillivray]. Notes that there are no United...
November 15, 1794 Outlines Instructions for Live Oak for Frigate Floors Tench Coxe Henry Knox Outlines order to procure live oak for frigate floor timbers. Requests dimensions and measurements, and information for the public accounts. Requests that wood be tested for strength and potential decay.
March 12, 1800 Intentions of Foreign Powers, Etc. James McHenry Uriah Tracy Answers to questions requiring knowledge of the intentions of foreign powers can only be guessed. If there is to be war, the exportation of offensive weapons should be forbidden. If there is peace the United States will not need them. The petition should be granted because the swords and muskets appear unsuitable for the naval service and they are not of the caliber used by the army.
January 10, 1789 Knox authorizes military action Henry Knox Mason Wheaton Letter, directs authority to occupy block house farms.