Viewing 1–18 of 18 documents: "sheriff"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 23, 1797 Powder of Wheelin & Miller Taken by the Sheriff Tench Francis Samuel Hodgdon The powder belonging to Wheelin & Miller was taken by the sheriff and put into the magazine at Philadelphia. The sheriff has since given an order to the keeper of the magazine to deliver it to Mr. Miller who has by his clerk directed it to be sent to Francis.
April 23, 1798 The Sheriff Will Keep a Sharp Lookout for Phillips, Etc. Alexander Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Anderson has agreed that since Henderson is well recommended, he will take the load on Thursday and will be paid enough to provide sufficient security for the safe delivery of the goods. The Sheriff is keeping a sharp lookout for Phillips but so far he has not been found and the man sent to look for Phillips has heard nothing of him.
May 12, 1791 Possession of Fort Isaac Craig Henry Knox Inquires about representation at Supreme Court to be held at Fort Pitt. Discussed possession of Fort being given by Sheriff to Messr. Turnbul and Mannie.
February 20, 1800 Aid of Major Hoops Alexander Hamilton David A. Ogden Hamilton tells Ogden that, considering the smallness of the sum, he should advance Major Hoops the money he needs to free himself of the entanglements of poundage to the Sheriff.
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.
August 5, 1791 [PRIVATE] Appointment Henry Knox Marinus Willett Discussed Willet's refusal of appointment to marshall for city and county of New York.
October 1, 1797 Money for Mr. Grant Jonathan Smith William Simmons It is the desire of the Committee that Mr. Grant be furnished the amount of money neccessary to defray his expenses home. The money should be furnished as soon as possible, Grant having been removed from the power of the sheriff and waits only for the money to travel home.
February 26, 1798 Andrew Robertson v. Alexander Power Alexander Power Samuel Hodgdon Power solicits Hodgdon's advice regarding a law suit against him relative to the debt of Captain Thomas Wylie on the presumption that Power had received his commutation and land warrant in his role as administrator of his estate. The land warrant was made out for Power, as ordered by Hodgdon, because Wylie was indebted to the United States.
November 11, 1794 Seizing delinquent distilleries Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes President Washington on the measures to be taken tomorrow for apprehending persons and seizing delinquent distilleries.
August 3, 1786 Litigation against Major Morrill John Pierce Board of Treasury Letter to the Board of Treasury concerning litigation against Major Morrill. Mentions the court, jury, and sheriffs.
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.
August 25, 1786 Counterfeited certificates John Pierce John Sullivan Writes the President of the State of New Hampshire concerning the case of counterfeited certificates. Major Amos Morrill and John Phelon are suspected.
August 3, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Unknown Recipient Discusses sheriff and justices out of New Hampshire; referring to the case of Morrill and counterfeited certificates. Talks of false imprisonment.
November 21, 1796 Conspiracy Unknown Author John Steele Intelligence on a conspiracy masterminded by Israel Loan. Sought to clear the name of Hubbard with information on his character. The conspiracy involved receiving pay due to soldiers, using a false seal.
August 25, 1786 Regarding counterfeit certificates John Pierce John Sullivan The Commissioner of Army Accounts writes the President of New Hampshire on the subject of counterfeit certificates.
1784 Resignation of Brigadier General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson President John Dickinson Wilkinson submits his resignation as Brigadier General of the Pennsylvania militia and recommends his successor. [ Gen. James Wilkinson to Pres. Dickinson, 1784 ] Sir, I shall offer no apology for this address; it must doubtless be unexpected, but the occasion will, I flatter myself, excuse it. Being about to take a long leave of the State of Pennsylvania, I conceive it my duty to abdicate...
October 4, 1799 A Most Violent Breach of Civil Authority William C. Bentley Alexander Hamilton Bentley recounts an incident in which several soldiers helped an accused horse thief to escape from the local jail. He is concerned not only about the incident itself but also about how it has been covered by what he calls the Jacobin printers, (meaning the anti-federalist press) as they continue to find fault with the "Standing Army."
September 2, 1794 Individuals involved in Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes President Washington on the details of the insurrection in Pennsylvania, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion. Hamilton includes the names of dozens of individuals involved in the event in one way or another. States that they defend their actions as "constitutional resistance," which Hamilton rejects entirely.