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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 31, 1791 Petition of John Fitch John Fitch Edmund Randolph Details of Fitch's character described. Went poor in public service, traveled to Kentucky at the personal request of the commissioners, no longer has the assistance of the Army or his private creditors. Requests discharge, happy to hear there is a committee appointed by Congress to hear requests.
July 25, 1792 Request for Assistance to Bearer of Public Letters Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig The bearer has public letters to Pittsburg and Fort Washington. Hodgdon directs him to return a public horse. Asks Craig to provide assistance in providing assistance to enable him to proceed expeditiously to Fort Washington. Respects to Mrs. Craig.
August 26, 1784 Man for assistance in packing goods E. Butler Samuel Hodgdon Requests another man for assistance with packing goods.
February 26, 1800 Assistance in Obtaining Public Employment Josiah Waters Samuel Hodgdon Since Waters has made progress in bringing forward a farm in the County of York District of Maine, it would now be agreeable for him to obtain public employment. He asks for Hodgdon's assistance in finding a position for which he might be eligible.
August 28, 1789 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, recommends bearer for appointment.
January 6, 1787 Bayard's back pay Stephen Bayard Joseph Howell Bayard requests assistance in obtaining his back pay which, except for a small sum owed the Comptroller's office, is justly due him.
August 28, 1789 Hodgdon Recommends Captain Rue Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Hodgdon recommends Captain Rue to Knox. Rue is seeking an appointment. Cited Rue's economic hardships as justification for the U.S. to employ him in public service.
February 2, 1801 Simmons Seeking to Ensure that no Public Monies are Used for Private Purposes William Simmons Thomas H. Cushing Ensuring no private use of public monies
May 31, 1792 Request for Assistance Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Requests Craig assist Armorer in getting "forward", transporting baggage, and assisting his family.
September 29, 1800 Accounts for Medical Aid Samuel Dexter William Simmons Medical aid should be offered to officers by the public. If at his post but there is no aid available, an officer should be permitted to seek and secure the best medical aid at the public expense. Officers on furlough are not entitled to publicly funded aid, as they have temporarily and voluntarily withdrawn from their contract with the public.
March 4, 1790 Hodgdon writes to Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Letter, Hodgdon seeks appointment and speaks of invalids with Knox
May 21, 1798 Assistance Compiling Accounts Stephen Rochefontaine William Simmons Pay, forage, and subsistance withheld. Requests assistance compiling appropriate documents to submit that will release above mentioned items. Lists various expenses owed Rochefontaine.
February 24, 1784 Assistance no longer needed John Pierce Captain Freeman Notification to Freeman that Pierce is dispensing with his assistance.
July 26, 1791 My Independence & Happiness Depend on Congress Catharine Greene Alexander Hamilton Mrs. Greene asks for Hamilton's assistance as she petitions Congress for reimbursement of the personal funds spent by her husband in payment for supplies needed by the army during the War for Independence,.
November 12, 1791 Complaint about Public Horses Feeding in Private Corn Field Robert Bentham Samuel Hodgdon Complains that the public horses feed in his corn fields every night at a considerable loss to him. Requests assistance.
April 26, 1799 Effort to Obtain Assistance for Craig Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig In response to his letter, reports that Winthrow is in the employ of Mr. Harris and cannot come to Craig's assistance. Hodgdon promises to search for some other means of assistance. Remainder of annuities are on their way. Forwards letter to Mr. Ernest with receipts from the shipwright at Detroit.
December 26, 1798 What to Charge the Government for My Services Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens is at a loss as to what to charge the government for his services as agent and superintendent of all that is done in New York. He has given up his private business so he could attend to public matters and argues that his pay must at least provide a living for him,
March 5, 1785 Renting the Public Buildings at Carlisle General William Irvine Samuel Hodgdon General Irvine agrees to rent public buildings according to the conditions proposed by the Commissioner of Military Stores with the understanding that he can purchase them at a later date if the public should not want them.
June 11, 1800 Inventory of Powder Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Discussed storage of private powder in a public magazine.
September 23, 1791 Accounting for horses Samuel Hodgdon Robert Benham The Quartermaster General requests that the Superintendent of the Horse Department take a very accurate account of all the horses - both public and private - now employed in the department. Asks that he account for the color, age, height, and marks of the horses.
October 9, 1788 Application for employment Jonathan Wright Joseph Howell Continuance of Mr. White's commission is uncertain, therefore makes application for employment and asks for assistance from Howell.
May 24, 1787 Sale of Damaged Powder William Price Henry Knox Several persons have inquired about the possible sale of damaged powder but would not name a price they might pay. They also want to know if it will be offered at a public or private sale.
August 29, 1798 Request for Assistance in Obtaining Information from Soldier Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Refers to this period as a "time of calamity;" discusses the difficulty getting things printed. Requested assistance in obtaining "attestation" from soldier on verity of printed documents.
October 1, 1799 Promises Assistance to Request James McHenry Hugh Williamson Acknowledges receipt of letter and has discussed it. Promises assistance.
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.