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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 15, 1798 Debt Due the Public by Wheelen & Miller Samuel Hodgdon Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Mr. Wheelen acknowledges the debt owed the public by Wheelen & Miller but at the moment is unable to discharge it.
September 4, 1799 Expresses Concern about John Chisolm's Illegal Record-Keeping David Henley William Simmons John Chisolm was found guilty of "the basest conduct in altering his Receipts." Believes Chisolm to be "unworthy of public Confidence." Knows of no way to secure the public debt. Hopes to prosecute Chisolm for perjury. Chisolm now trades with the Indian Nation.
March 12, 1799 Public Purchase of Land for Powder Mill and Stores Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Relates conversation with the Secretary of War about Wheelen's debt for the land tract on which the powder mill and stores stand. The Secretary agrees to the transaction so the public can purchase the land from Wheelen and hopes to complete the transaction without further public attention.
February 8, 1790 Debts of General Greene Henry Knox Edward Carrington Discussed General Greene's debts which are a mix of public and private. Debts must be settled or his family will be left penniless.
February 3, 1786 Estimate of Pay Certificates Issued Joseph Stretch Joseph Howell The recipient is asked to furnish an estimate of all the Certificates issued to settle Army accounts up to December 31, 1785. The Board of Treasury needs this information to meet the requirement to estimate the public debt.
April 30, 1800 Money Owed David Henley William Simmons Henley financed personal property to repay Thomas Lee money owed him by government. Henley requests money to settle accounts. Henley is willing to make over his property in Alexandria to the government in order to be free of the mortgage.
February 21, 1790 Knox discusses the assumption of state debt Henry Knox [not available] Letter, discusses assumption of debt by Congress.
November 24, 1800 Delinquent Account of Charles Hyde William Simmons Samuel Dexter Capt. Charles Hyde of the 1st US Regiment, was appointed paymaster to that regiment sometime in 1794, and received considerable sums of money of which a greater part remains at this time unaccounted for. $79,000 currently stands in his debt and he has been repeatedly called upon to settle his account. To grant further indulgence would not be performing Simmons' duty to the public so the matter is...
September 5, 1796 Request for Monthly Stoppages of Pay to Balance Debt to United States John Jacob Rivardi William Simmons Rivardi owes $420 to the United States. He would like to have $25 held back from each paycheck and credited towards that debt.
September 12, 1796 Major Rivardi in debt William Simmons John Jacob Rivardi Notification to Major Rivardi that after an examination of his account for pay and forage he is in debt to the U. S.
August 1, 1795 Regarding debt and record keeping William Simmons George Fleming Informs George Fleming of the extent of his debt and urges better record keeping.
February 22, 1798 Debt to Accounts John Steele William Simmons Exonerates Caleb Swan from debts of Abraham Kirkpatrick, authorizes debt to be applied to Kirkpatricks accounts.
November 29, 1798 Concerning public expenditures and balances Michael G. Houdin Samuel Hodgdon Discusses debt, rents, and the store owned by James Caldwell. Encloses a request to William Simmons - accountant at the Treasury - to pay to Hodgdon a balance of $82.06.
November 19, 1794 Speech of President Washington George Washington Congress of the United States Speech of President George Washington to the 3rd U.S. Congress, 2nd Session. Addresses several topics, including: the Whiskey Rebellion, and hostile Indians in Georgia, the Southwest, and Northwest. On the topic of the national debt, Washington urges that Congress take steps "to prevent that progressive accumulation of debt, which must ultimately endanger all governments." Washington also...
January 26, 1789 Regarding land purchases; geographical information; the imminent death of the King of Great Britain Tench Coxe Thomas Mifflin Discusses land purchases in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania from Indians and reports on the imminent death of the King of Great Britain from a dropsical disease. Suggests that a change of kings will result in increased public debt.
May 7, 1799 Debt Owed Colonel Gamble David Henley John Chisolm Has received letters from the War Office and Colonel Gamble and is ready to take up accounts immediately. Stands ready to receive cattle for part of debt owed him.
August 17, 1799 On the subject of Indian trade Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott writes on the subject of Indian trade, insisting that public establishments are nuisances and that abuses occur under this system. Wolcott argues that the interest and policy of government requires that Indian trade should rest principally in the hands of a few men of capital, because the public cannot safely advance certain articles of trade on credit.
June 15, 1784 Securing of debt and land transactions Elbridge Gerry Unknown Recipient Discusses the securing of debt and land transactions involving the "Virginia lands," probably in the Ohio territory.
September 1, 1796 Money to Be Paid Toward Debt Gano & Stanley John Fields Encloses a draft to be paid toward their debt. Business has been poor.
March 7, 1797 Recollection of Accounts Kept by Mr. Swan Jonathan Haskell William Simmons Expressed disappointment that his application for his account information to J. Howell and request for money (to replace that which was stolen from the public stores) had not arrived. Additional account information and details on exchanges between Haskell and Howell provided.
March 11, 1794 French request for payment of debt Edmund Randolph Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting discussing the French request for payment of installments on the debt. The cabinet unanimously advises that Mr. Fauchet be informed that he shall be supplied with the instalments. The United States will not be able to pay beyond the instalments due next September and November.
January 6, 1791 Appropriations of Money for Certain Purposes. Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Report on Appropriations of Money for Certain Purposes. Outlines the expenditures and appropriations for government operations by topic. Recommendations for budget appropriations and how to deal with debt.
December 5, 1789 Regarding debt from warrants issued for militia and other services and for provisions for use of Army Beverley Randolph Alexander Hamilton Refers to a debt as arising from Warrants issued for militia and other services and for provisions impressed for the use of the Army.
February 20, 1801 Power of Attorney Thomas Ewing [not available] Power of attorney. Thomas Ewing appoints David Henley his attorney, to receive funds from John Green.
January 20, 1784 Various Pay Office Affairs Major Segond John Pierce Settlement of debt from the sales of a confiscated store at Yorktown. Exoneration of debts through commissions. Pay of officers.