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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 7, 1798 The Melancholy State of Our City Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Although he and his family enjoy good health, Hodgdon mourns the deaths caused by the disease infecting Philadelphia.
August 27, 1796 Delayed Recruiting Account & Receipt Rolls Alexander Gibson William Simmons Gibson apologizes for the delay in submitting his account which is due to the poor state of his health. He had recruited most of his men before he learned that he needed a certificate from the magistrate for each one attesting to their good health. He presumes they are in good health except for James Moss who deserted.
July 26, 1788 Pierce's account and the state of his health John Hopkins John Pierce Found Pierce's account for money advanced. Inquires on state of health. Hopes for restoration.
February 22, 1796 Forwarding Documents James Watson Jeremiah Wadsworth Encloses asked-for papers [not included], and informs Wadsworth of the health of a mutual acquaintance.
October 27, 1794 Settlement of Regimental Accounts Ebenezer Jackson John Pierce Jackson explains that his failure to transmit his regimental settlement has been due to his poor health. He notes that Governor Martin [of North Carolina] has been helpful in all matters relative to the settlement.
October 11, 1800 This State is Lost to the Federals, Etc. Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon Secured repayment for Hodgdon. Hagner expresses his willingness to serve Hodgdon without a commission. The health of Washington City is much better. The election of his State is lost to the Federals, a majority of ten or twelve "Antis" have been elected.
July 31, 1786 Insufficient documentation to secure claims Joseph Howell James F. Armstrong The documentation received is sufficient to secure the recipient's claims. It is understood that poor health prevents the recipient from coming to New York to settle this matter so it can be postponed until he is well enough to travel.
May 26, 1800 On his resignation as chief clerk John Stagg James McHenry In light of recent rumors that McHenry had pressured Stagg into resigning as chief clerk in order to promote his brother-in-law to the position, McHenry had asked Stagg to formally renounce any truth behind the rumor. Stagg responds by stating unequivocally that McHenry did not cause his resignation, blaming his state of health instead.
December 27, 1798 Issues Account for Tents for the Health Office Samuel Hodgdon William Jones Encloses U.S. account against the Health Office for tents, poles ordered by the Secretary of War. Lists current prices of new common tents to judge value of shipment.
May 26, 1800 Stagg Assures McHenry That He Had Nothing to Do With Stagg's Resignation John Stagg James McHenry Stagg assures McHenry that he felt only kindness and indulgence from him as an employer, especially during "a long and unavoidable absence." States that McHenry's words or actions had nothing to do with his [Stagg's] resignation, citing rather poor health and the seeking of a better opportunity with which to support his family.
June 9, 1798 Preservation of the Health of Persons Working in the Public Stores Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon lists the articles needed to protect the health of the people working in the public stores during the summer months.
January 14, 1800 Recommendation of Mr. W. Wilson Samuel Smith Alexander Hamilton In the past Smith had recommended W. Wilson and he obtained a commission that he had to relinquish due to ill health. His health restored, Smith recommends him again to command a Company in the 4th battalion of the 2nd Regiment of Artillery.
December 3, 1798 Stevens' Return & Geddes' Bill on the Secretary of State Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon acknowledges receipt of Stevens' letter covering his return and Geddes' bill on the Secretary of State. The amount of the bill will be remitted soon.
May 3, 1800 Passing Through the Small Pox, Etc. Constant Freeman Samuel Hodgdon Freeman has received the General Orders relative to the clothing. He hopes that Hodgdon's children have passed through the smallpox safely. Freeman's child is not yet born. Freeman and his family are in good health.
August 22, 1800 Waiting Patiently for a Decision of the Secretary of the Navy W. W. Buchanan Samuel Hodgdon Buchanan laments that he has yet to hear from the Secretary of the Navy and wants be relieved from a state of suspence more intolerable than total rejection. He has been nominated for the Surgeoncy of New York and wishes only to be informed of his fate.
June 27, 1799 My health is I hope perfectly restored... John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Encloses "a map of river Miami, also a plan of the fort of the same name." States: "My health is I hope perfectly restored and as the fever has left me I trust soon to recover my usual strength." States that he is willing to remain at Niagara throughout the winter. Maintains that "a public vessel on this lake...would I am sure prove economical in the end."
April 28, 1799 Reduced by Intermittent Fever, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivardi asks that soldiers of the quartermaster's department receive extra pay for extra work and that Dr. Coffin be paid for his additional responsibliities. He complains that his poor health forces him to ask to be relieved of his duties unless he is assigned to West Point which has a more favorable climate.
October 26, 1796 Due to Health, Request for Pay Through Irregular Channel Donald G. Mitchell William Simmons Mitchell plans to visit West Point when his furlough ends. He asks Simmons to send his pay and subsistence to Colonel Chester.
November 13, 1800 Mr. Lyman's Health is Critical, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is an estimate of the expenditures of the Armory for November. Mr. Lyman's condition is critical and he is confined to his bed. Hodgdon's wishes for his improved health are gratefully received.
February 26, 1798 Reports Treaty Negotiations; European Attitudes toward America William Pinckney James McHenry Apologizes for not writing earlier. Discusses the status of treaty negotiations. Mentions his state of health. Speaks of attitude toward America and attitudes of individual cabinet members precluding a sense of unity. Is anxious to return to Maryland.
August 31, 1798 Delivery of Tents and Two Horsemen James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tents per request of William Jones, President of Board of Health in Philadelphia.
May 7, 1792 Reluctantly Accepting a Commission as Brigadier General Rufus Putnam Henry Knox With reluctance, Israel Putnam informs Knox that he will accept his appointment as a brigadier general despite concerns regarding his advanced age, his health, and his family. He insists that the appointment be temporary and that he be able to retain his current position in the civil department.
June 7, 1796 Sorrow over the declining health of a loved one William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray expresses extreme sorrow at the rapidly declining health of his wife, concluding the letter with an inquiry into bounty lands. Murray blames himself at one point for his wife's illness, suggesting that his frequent absence may have worsened her condition.
January 6, 1786 Cover Letter for Officers' Certificates Joseph Howell John White Cover letter for certificates of pay for two officers and discusses the settlement of their accounts
May 6, 1792 Williams Declines Promotion on the Grounds of Health Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Henry Knox Letter, declines command commission; describes health as precarious over the past two years.