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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 6, 1794 Transport of Returned White Prisoners Henry Knox George Mathews Peace between Creeks and U.S. resulted in the return of eight white prisoners. Request to transport released prisoners to Fort Fidelis.
June 29, 1789 Negotiations with Six Nations, Request for Return of Property Commissioners Alexander McGillivray Prisoners to be returned by Six Nations, commissioners request horses and Negros be returned as well. Enclosed requests of Executives of State for all U.S. citizens to be left in peace.
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.
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.
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 17, 1794 Tom the Tinker and Other Offenders Alexander Hamilton George Washington The list of prisoners has now reached 150 and it appears that the notorious offender calling himself "Tom the Tinker'" has also been apprehended in Marietta. [Whiskey Rebellion]
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.
November 17, 1787 Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with John Pierce Joseph Howell John Pierce Joseph Howell discusses the claim of Doctor Trezvant with John Pierce.
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.
March 31, 1785 Regarding accounts and specie paid to prisoners in 1781 George Reid Joseph Howell Refers to letter from Mr. Pierce which says not to expect the accounts very soon. Howell remarks that on examining the charges against this Line extracted from the Pay Office Books, finds that the specie paid in 1781 to prisoners then in Philadelphia is totally omitted.
October 7, 1785 Regarding Numbers & Subsistence for Prisioners and Indians at Fort Schuyler Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish Joseph Carleton, War Office, directs LtCol Nicholas Fish, Commander of New York troops, to provide an accurate number of prisoners and Indians being held at Fort Schuyler. Carleton needs an accurate count to provide subsistence for the detainees.
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.
January 14, 1794 Speech To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Delawares, Shawanese & Miami Nations or tribes of Indians & to all others whom it may Concern. Anthony Wayne [not available] Message delivered from Steven Young, George White Eyes, and another warrior as interpreter by Robert Wilson received by George Washington and member of the Council of Congress. Stated that if the Nations desire peace they will release all American prisoners to officers at Fort Recovery. United States offered protection to Indians in return for prisoners and a stop to all raids and murders by...
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.
March 10, 1794 Indians' Intentions; Inadequacy of Troops' Clothing; Plans to Advance Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Major General Anthony Wayne mentions the capture of two Delaware Indians, who reported recent council among the hostile Indians to consider Wayne's proposals, and seemed inclined to return the white prisoners and send another envoy to Wayne. Wayne believes this all to be a fictitious ruse, as no direct communication has occurred. Mentions complete inadequacy of soldiers' hats and shoes. ...
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.