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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 16, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Cummings Simmons forwards to Cummings the half-pay due to the widow of an officer killed in action.
May 2, 1791 To the United States in a/c with the Estate of Strother Jones. Joseph Howell [not available] Acct, with the estate of Strother Jones.
January 24, 1791 Discussion of Returns for Payment of Invalid Pensions Arthur Fenner Henry Knox Letter, discusses return of invalid pensions.
October 18, 1792 Account of W. Hawes W. Hawes Samuel Hodgdon Hawes discusses the settlement of his private account and claims that he should have the same half-pay as other officers, having served for seven years.
November 30, 1785 Certificate saying that James McLean has not received payment Joseph Howell [not available] Certifies that Lieutenant James McLean of Corps of Invalids has not received the commutation of five years half pay in lieu of half pay during life granted officers of late army of United States.
April 11, 1794 Joseph Howell's Certification on the account of Patrick Fitzpatrick. Joseph Howell Richard Harrison P. Fitzpatrick to receive full pay for five years in lieu of half pay for life. Authorized by Congress.
January 4, 1800 Horses, Horses, Horses S. Bayard Samuel Hodgdon Bayard sends Hodgdon a strong, sound, and serviceable horse, nearly half-blooded, six years old and 15 hands high, for which he paid 20 pounds to Mr. Bartlett, a man of veracity. He wants to know whether good mares of this age and size can serve as draft horses. McIver was a stranger introduced by Doctor Graham who sold Bayard a horse alleged to be nine years old, and was probably older, but...
January 15, 1800 Sending the Notes One Half at a Time Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Given the restriction of not hazarding a remittance of more than one thousand dollars at a time, Williams suggests cutting the notes through the middle and sending one half at a time. Once receipt is acknowledged for the first half, the other half can then be remitted.
January 27, 1790 John Mason discusses militia training with Knox John Mason Henry Knox No man shall be permitted to keep school in any of the United States who among other qualifications is not prepared for instructing his male pupils with great exactness in the rudiments of Military Art; every such school master shall be bound under severe penalties to devote every day for that purpose one half hour of the time allowed his boys for play; parents or master shall be compelled to...
March 27, 1784 Case of a foreign army officer Hugh Williamson John Pierce Discusses the case of a foreign army officer in the Corps of Engineers who died in the service
January 17, 1784 Denial of Pay John Pierce Henry Livingston Discusses reasons for denial of commutation pay and half pay.
December 24, 1798 Renting One Half of Pennsylvania's Magazine Samuel Hodgdon Tench Francis Hodgdon discusses the terms by which the United States has rented one half of the powder magazine of Pennsylvania, including additional terms if more than one half of the magazine is needed.
July 31, 1788 Half pay for widows Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Writes on the subject of half pay to make provisions to widows of soldiers who died or were killed, as is recommended by Act of Congress 17 August, 1779.
September 6, 1784 Unqualified for half-pay John Pierce Florat de Florimont John Pierce informs Captain Florat Florimont that he is unqualified for half-pay.
March 31, 1792 Account of Joseph Pannell Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Account of Joseph Pannell (?), late lieutenant colonel of the Georgia line.
June 24, 1790 Report of the Secretary of War Regarding Petition Henry Knox [not available] Report - Virginia denied aforementioned officers half pay for life, Secretary of War concurs.
July 20, 1789 Employees of War Office provide receipt for half pay to Secretary at War War Department Henry Knox Payment Warrant for War Office Salaries. War Office employees acknowledge receiving half pay for April, May and June 1789.
July 12, 1786 Enclosure of sundry letters and request of Scotosh, son of Half King of Wyandots Charles Thomson Henry Knox Thompson transmits sundry letters. Refers to Indian Scotosh, son of Half King of Wyandots, who wishes to visit France.
January 16, 1786 Regarding the Half-Pay and Allowances of an Officer John Pierce Louis Otto Discusses the claim of a person for the half-pay and allowances of an officer based on an honorary brevet commission
October 1, 1799 Right to Vote in the Ensuing Election Stephen Merrill Samuel Hodgdon Stephen Merrill states that he was born in the United States of federal parents who were, from his infancy, for independence. He has never been out of the U.S. or away from the east coast and he fought in the Revolutionary War and was wounded before he was fifteen years old. For thirteen years he has never been denied the right to vote at an election but has discovered that he cannot vote in...
July 26, 1798 Delivery of Files, Tools, etc. James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tools to Pittsburgh.
March 5, 1797 Description of Lumber in Former Navy Yard Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, discusses lumber in former Navy yard.
February 14, 1791 Half-Pay Due Widows and Orphans Henry Knox [not available] The Secretary for the Department of War to whom was referred the petition of Anne Roberts and of the orphan children of the late Major Andrew Leitch and of the late Captain William White reports that the half pay due widows and orphans had not been paid by United States due to lack of proper application. He advises that applications for half-pay should be made to states of residence.
February 1, 1784 Half-Pay for Former Continental Officers Henry Livingston John Pierce Livingston is suggesting that compensation be arranged for those officers who were recently mustered out of the Army. An earlier Resolution of Congress in 1780 had provided half-pay for life for officers such as these but it applied only to those mustered out in 1780. He suggests that this arrangement be made for all officers who served.
November 10, 1785 Request for certificate James McLean John Pierce Request for certificate. Has not received commutation. Certificate necessary in order to obtain half pay.