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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 26, 1787 Congressional resolves pertaining to treating with Indians Congress of the United States [not available] Resolves derived from report submitted to Congress by Messers Kean, Clarke, and Grayson.
August 12, 1788 Military command authority established for governor of western territories by Congress Congress of the United States [not available] Congress resolves to establish military authority of the governor of the western territories. Congress resolves to have state militia and federal troops put at the disposal of the governor of the western territories.
January 14, 1791 Land Promised the Men of the Virginia Line Henry Knox George Washington Knox references Resolves of the Legislature of Virginia regarding land promised to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia Line of the Continental Army. These resolves should be placed before the Congress of the United States.
January 17, 1784 Denial of Pay John Pierce Henry Livingston Discusses reasons for denial of commutation pay and half pay.
February 24, 1784 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Robert Troup Discusses entitlement to emoluments.
August 8, 1788 Regarding treaty talks with Creeks at Tugelo River at house of Lachland Cleaveland on Georgia side Richard Winn Henry Knox Gentleman has returned from delivering talks from Commissioners. Answers from Creeks appear to be friendly; willing to attend treaty next month at Tugelo River at house of Lachland Cleaveland on Georgia side. Discusses Congress wish that Assembly of Georgia repeal law which militates against the resolves of Congress in carrying into effect the treaty with Creeks.
March 17, 1784 Army pay issues John Pierce Joseph Carleton Discusses certain resolves of Congress concerning the pay of the army and the specific cases of two regiments.
July 25, 1786 Status of the artillery Artificers; claims by Major Perkins Joseph Howell Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Pierce not being available, the author has opened the letter. The status of the artillery Artificers has not yet been resolved by Congress so no action can be taken on their claims. The claims by Major Perkins related to wood forage should properly be handled by Mr. Milligan.
October 19, 1789 Requests for list of all military invalids to whom pension have been granted and paid by Virginia; & return of officer's widows and orphans paid by Virginia. Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Knox, per direction of President of United States, requests list of all military invalids to whom pension have been granted and paid by State of Virginia on pursuance of resolves of congress. No lists have been received since 1787. Asks for return of officer's widows and orphans paid by Virginia.
April 29, 1784 Half pay John Pierce William Ellery Discusses the resolves of Congress concerning the half pay or commutation of officers.
March 29, 1784 Settlement of the pay for Maryland Continental Regiments Thomas Gassaway Joseph Howell Discusses the settlement of the pay of the Maryland Line. requests muster rolls and papers needed for the settlement. Requests information on the resolves of Congress applicable to the settlement
May 15, 1790 Concerning depreciation allowances Henry Knox Joseph Howell The Secretary at War requests information on whether depreciation has been allowed by the respective states on the years pay granted.
November 2, 1785 Resolution of Congress setting the deadline for military claims Charles Thomson [not available] Congress establishes the deadline for receiving claims from Revolutionary War veterans at 1 August 1786. Notice of this deadline must be made in all states for a period no less than six months.
March 8, 1784 Pay for Army Widows John Pierce Phebe Colburn Reply to a widow regarding the resolutions of Congress on pay to women whose husbands were killed in the service
December 4, 1784 Certification of service John Pierce Unknown Recipient John Pierce's notes regarding James Wood's certification of the service of a Continental officer in the Revolutionary War
February 24, 1784 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce [not available] Discusses commutation pay.
November 3, 1792 Defensive Protection of Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Letter, discusses temporary defensive protection of Virginia. Measures taken must only be defensive in nature.
October 15, 1789 Extract of an act to recognize and adopt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States in Congress assembled and for other purposes therein mentioned - passed 29th September 1789 Henry Knox [not available] Section 5 and Section 6 of act. Established presidential power to call up militia to protect frontiers. Limits duration of act until the next session of Congress.
March 1, 1786 Settlement for a Continental Regiment John Pierce Edward Chinn Discusses regimental pay that Capt. Chinn is responsible for in the settlement of the account of his regiment.
February 17, 1784 Certificates for arrears John Pierce Jonathan Delafield Certificates are to be used for meeting arrears of pay
December 22, 1786 Concerning a Visit to Georgia John Pierce John Habersham The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the Georgian commander of three companies that when he visited Georgia, the state's auditor produced to him the payroll of these companies.
June 9, 1784 Allowance for children John Pierce Aaron Bull Discusses the allowance for the children of a late officer.
July 26, 1788 Promotion of Captain Cushing John Avery Unknown Recipient This letter certifies that Lieutenant Thomas H. Cushing was promoted by the State of Massachusetts to the rank of Captain Lieutenant in the First Regiment of the Massachusetts line of the Continental Army.
December 13, 1787 Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with Clement Biddle Joseph Howell Colonel C. Biddle Joseph Howell informs Clement Biddle that Captain William Scull has no claim on the United States.
March 4, 1785 Certificates issued; Rollis' pay; musters as the principles of settlement A.W. Dunscomb Joseph Howell Certificates issued. Discusses Rollis' pay. Musters are the principles of settlement. Can not deviate or risk fraud.