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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 25, 1800 Regarding French Prisoners Held at New York John Jay Samuel Dexter Letter, discusses French prisoners in New York City jail and their proper treatment.
November 13, 1789 Paying troops held as prisoners-of-war Peter Curtenius John Pierce Requests information concerning the pay of New York troops who were held as prisoners during the Revolutionary War. The state of New York intends to deduct from the pay of the officers the amounts advanced to them while they were prisoners.
November 26, 1798 Request for more men to augment Marines guarding French prisoners Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Writing from the Navy Department, Benjamin Stoddert informs McHenry that he intends to move 148 French prisoners from New Castle to Lancaster. He asks for more men to augment the 18 Marines as they transfer the prisoners. Asks for an officer and 20 men.
September 18, 1799 Requests Immediate Attention to French Prisoners in Baltimore James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Navy regarding the French prisoners who arrived in Baltimore aboard the Monteguinai. Requests immediate attention.
May 5, 1785 Officers who have been prisoners John White Joseph Howell Regarding officers who have been prisoners, Colonel Ramsey seems to have been charged twice at the same date. Furnishes extract.
September 18, 1799 Requests Guard for French Prisoners to Frederick Town Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Announces arrival of Montezuma in Baltimore with 50 French prisoners. Requests guard to accompany prisoners to Frederick Town, Maryland and possibly, if General Bailey deems necessary, to remain there with them.
April 11, 1799 Forwarding Correspondence Concerning Attorney General & Prisoners James McHenry John Adams Forwards correspondence, some concerning the Attorney General and some concerning prisoners currently held by the military units under General MacPherson.
June 12, 1785 Provisions for prisoners Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Prisoners expected at Fort Stanwix; provisions for them are somewhere between Albany and the fort. Asks that Fish take measure to distribute provisions as they come in.
March 21, 1795 Exchange of Prisoners for Farmland Anthony Wayne Sachems, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatomies, Shawnees, & Miamis Since the Indians have agreed to surrender all their prisoners, Wayne agrees to allow the Delaware Nation to continue to farm the same ground they once occupied.
November 11, 1785 Regarding the settling of accounts of officers who were prisoners Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Regarding the settling of accounts of officers who were prisoners: discusses a principle of allowing depreciation of pay.
June 12, 1785 Provisions for Prisoners at Fort Stanwix Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Carleton has been informed by Major North that forty or fifty prisoners are daily expected to arrive at Fort Stanwix. The provisions for the prisoners, drawn by Captain Lane, are still on the road from Albany. Fish, who is apparently on that road, is to appoint someone to take charge of the provisions and ensure they reach the fort. These are the only supply for the prisoners. Carleton suggests...
January 19, 1795 Speech Requesting Exchange of Prisoners Anthony Wayne [not available] Speech given by Wayne on the Indian Nations' decision to pursue peace with the U.S. Wayne requested the release/exchange of prisoners from both sides.
August 28, 1798 French prisoners in Lancaster James McHenry General Edward Hand Indicates that he has referred Hand's letter to the Secretary of the Navy. Hand reported that some French prisoners in custody of the Sheriff of Lancaster, Pennsylvania had exhibited poor conduct, and were now to be put under guard of the militia.
September 18, 1794 Wagon for Baggage & Prisoners Thomas Hutchins Samuel Hodgdon Huntchins wants a wagon for the purpose of transporting baggage and the prisoners of a detachment of recruits to Spring Garden.
May 9, 1787 Captain Mackay and his status as a prisoner of war Joseph Howell Richard Humpton Cannot find Captain Mackay among the returns of prisoners filed in the office. Says that Mackay must consider himself among those forgotten or not classified as a prisoner and he should consider himself fortunate with his continued pay to 1 January 1783. If he disagrees, he should make application to Congress.
January 14, 1794 Conditions for Peace Anthony Wayne Delaware Chiefs In order to create a lasting peace white prisoners would be released, all Indians traveling on U.S. land must bear a white flag, and chiefs must come to settle disputes.
April 12, 1785 Maryland prisoners Joseph Howell John White Has compared to return of the Maryland prisoners with Treasury Books and those of pay office and encloses accounts of monies advanced. Lists the prisoners.
May 15, 1799 Utilization of Prisoners & the Need of a Guard Ship Stephen Higginson Unknown Recipient In this extract of Higginson's letter, he discusses several means of saving expense. The use of prisoners, in place of sailors is one possibility. He also believes that if a guard ship is provided, many conveniences and savings would result.
September 28, 1793 Extract of letter from Captain Jonas Fauche from the files of executive, Georgia Governor Telfair, reporting on killings of Creek warriors, taking of prisoners Captain Jonas Fauche [not available] In this extract addressed to Georgia Governor Telfair, executive files, Captain Jonas Fauche reports on the Indian theft of horses, killing of Creek warriors, the taking of prisoners, discovery of scalps, and a report that warriors have gone to Cumberland.
May 16, 1790 Results of Indian Attack Henry Lee Harry Innes Details of account of Indian attack on river above Limestone.
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 13, 1799 Requests Assistance with Prison Guards at Morris Town Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Encloses letter from Major Burrows. The Marine Corps cannot furnish the requested guard for sixty prisoners at Morris Town. Requests that the Harper's Ferry guard be relieved to assist in Morris Town.
July 9, 1798 Announces Capture of French Schooner; Requets Quarantine of Prisoners at Fort Mifflin Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports French prize schooner taken by Captain Decatur, now at Fort Mifflin. Pennsylvania law prevent the ship from going up to Philadelphia, and the ship and the prisoners must remain at the Fort. They will make immediate use of the ship. Requests quarantine orders for prisoners.
September 26, 1793 Letter from Colonel Melton, Green County, to Georgia Governor Telfair reporting on operations against Creek Nation [not available] [not available] From Executive files of W. Urquhart, a report from Green County, Lieutenant Colonel Melton of 1st Regiment, Green County, reports that he has burned huts in Creek town, killed Warriors, and taken prisoners. Asks that prisoners be moved away from frontier people for their own safety. In need of arms and ammunition; frontier may be evacuated if no resupply.
March 4, 1795 Pay of Prisoners and Deserters Joseph Howell William Eaton In addition to a discussion of Eatons' pay, Howell notes that he has decided to pay of prisoners from the time they were apprehended until they are discharged, deducting the expenses incurred during their capture. The pay of deserters is to apply only to the period before their desertion and the period after they have resumed their duties.