Viewing 1–15 of 15 documents: "ruined"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 1, 1799 Reports Loss of Key to Mr. Smith's Store; Injury and Ruin of Stores Samuel Hodgdon William Nichols The key to Mr. Smith's store has not been returned. This will cost the US. Requests return of key. Smith is not entitled to the rent already received. He has removed stores for his own accommodation. Many articles injured; some ruined.
April 5, 1784 Estimate for the cost of repairing and cleaning 1,000 muskets. Samuel Hodgdon Superintendent of Finance Letter covering an estimate for the cost of repairing and cleaning 1,000 muskets. Mentions the need to repair other muskets soon before they are ruined.
October 10, 1798 Relative Rank of the Three Major Generals Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Wolcott provides his views regarding the ongoing controversy over the relative rank of the three Major Generals.
March 10, 1800 Keeping Col. Smith Out of Jail Alexander Hamilton William Burrows Hamilton applauds Burrows for not forcing the issue on Col. Smith's debt to the extent that he would have gone to jail, which would have ruined Smith. Hamilton seconds Col. Troup's advice to use anonymous names for the bail of Smith.
May 22, 1790 Treaty Between Southern States and Indians, Goods Purchased by Commissioners Steele Henry Knox Refers to previous resolutions of the "old Congress" on Indian affairs and direction of Indian Commissioners and funds and the difficulties they faced seeking power between federal, state, and territory.
July 18, 1798 Chain of Command in the Provisional Army Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton General Washington has provided the names of the leading commanders in the Provisional Army with Hamilton, as Inspector General, the senior officer. The appointment of William S. Smith, the President's son-in-law, as a brigadier is unfortunate because Smith is bankrupt and has a ruined reputation.
March 28, 1784 Patterson's account John Patterson John Pierce Sends a deposition. Discusses the settlement of his account. Request his commutation pay in certificates. Requests payment of 200 pounds for money lent to his officers.
May 29, 1795 Discussion of Use of Live Oak Timbers in Frigate Construction, Especially for Gun Decks Colonel James Hackett Timothy Pickering Refers to reviewing Mr. Humphreys' table of dimensions concerning the limbers for the 36-gun frigates, finding that their scantlings [the dimensions of the framing and structural portions] were too large, and discusses how they will be reduced in size. Discusses the differing sizes of gun-deck beams in different classes of ship (36-gun, 60-gun, 90-gun). Notes that much of the large live oak...
April 27, 1792 Approval for Delivery of Iron Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox approved the delivery of Agues iron from Carlisle to Pittsburgh. Iron is to be manufactured into camp kettles. James O'Hara appointed Quartermaster General, he will travel to Pittsburgh soon to pay for boats.
September 8, 1800 Intercession for A Brother Convicted of Conduct Unbecoming an Officer William Simmons John Adams Simmons writes on behalf of his brother, a cavalry lieutenant who has been convicted by a court martial of some unspecified excess. Simmons believes that his brother has been unfairly targeted by enemies in the army, and further that the court martial was improperly conducted (being many months after the fact, and far from the scene of the alleged infraction), not allowing the defense time to...
June 5, 1794 [PRIVATE] Request for Instructions William Rickard David Henley Need guidance on how to file muster rolls. Additionally, mutineers now detained in irons, threatened the life of two men and gave goods to Indians.
November 16, 1796 Finding My Brother Dead, Etc. Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Among other matters, Langham notes that on his way to the western country at Cumberland he found a cache of public stores. They had been lodged there by return wagons from General Morgan's camp on the Monongahela and were in bad order. The stores were not ruined so he sent a wagon to retrieve them. Finding his brother, who went to Kentucky on business for him, dead, Langham realizes that he had...
May 19, 1789 A great talk by Warriors and Chiefs of Cherokee nation assembled at Chota [not available] Tickagiska King Begins with an apology for misunderstandings and for the actions of their rash inconsiderate young men. Wish to live in peace with neighbors. Mentions Tennessee, Highwassee, Telliquo, and Ammoah. Makes mention of last treaty at South Carolina where they gave up to white brothers all the land they could spare; and have little left to raise women and children upon. Hope no more will be taken...
November 10, 1793 Notes from Knox for Presidential speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, draft suggestions for President's speech on National Defense; discusses hostile Indians on frontier; establishment of energetic militia; and fortification of seaports.
February 13, 1792 Disposition of the Indians in This Quarter Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Reverend Kirkland reports on sundry councils with representatives of the western tribes and assesses the prospects for peace or war on the frontier.