Viewing 1–25 of 44 documents: "suspicion of ill will"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 15, 1786 Suspicion of Revolt May Stop Officer's Pay John Pierce Jonathan Nicholson Pierce cannot comply with an officer's request for pay as the officer is under suspicion of being involved in the mutiny of the Pennsylvania Continental Regiments in the Revolutionary War and Congress has not provided direction on the matter.
February 26, 1801 Certification of payment; Matthew T Russell and Jonathan O. Mosely attorneys , defending Captain Edward Miller, for false imprisonment of David W. Lacey, on suspicion of desertion William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $66 to Matthew T Russell and Jonathan O. Mosely attorneys , defending Captain Edward Miller, for false imprisonment of David W. Lacey, on suspicion of desertion.
April 29, 1784 To be brought before Congress Hezekiah Wetmore John Pierce Discusses a matter he wishes brought before Congress.
September 28, 1799 Discussion of Money for Building Forts James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Writes of money expended to Brigadier General Wilkinson. The totals have aroused suspicion. Promises to send instructions to Wilkinson.
July 22, 1788 Party of Chippewas in close confinement Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Following the violence at the falls of Muskingum, party of Chippewas returned and were taken into custody under suspicion of ill intentions. Had a soldier's cartridge box in their possession.
February 11, 1791 Secretary of Treasury addresses pensions to invalids Alexander Hamilton [not available] The Secretary of Treasury notifies the states' Commissioners of Loans that payment of pensions to invalids will be drawn on them effective 5 March 1791. Hamilton addresses suspicion of counterfiet claims.
October 27, 1792 How to Treat Indians Henry Knox Henry Gaither Advised to always be on guard for Indian attacks but to to avoid air of suspicion toward friendly Indians. Always treat them with kindness.
July 25, 1797 Unlocking the Mystery James McHenry John McKee The author cites suspicions respecting an unnamed person. He believes that examining his correspondence might unlock the mystery and confirm either his innocence or guilt. Considering his high station and the confidence placed in him, it would be satisfying to find him innocent.
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.
September 21, 1798 Washington's Advancements Against Knox's Pretensions James McHenry George Washington McHenry is of the opinion that the President should support Washington's advancement against General Knox's pretensions. The President has expressed suspicions which might affect McHenry or Mr. Pickering. McHenry still depends upon the President acting wisely despite the obstinancy he has shown because he cannot resist the display of facts which has been laid before him.
September 4, 1798 Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery John Adams Alexander Hamilton Adams questions the wisdom of appointing Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery. Tousard is a fine officer but he is of French origin and Adams is worried that in a war with the French, Tousard would be the object of suspicion.
December 26, 1798 General Huntington Is Displeased, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton notifies McHenry of the displeasure of General Huntington at not receiving notice of his appointment and he expresses alarm and suspicion regarding the lack of information on nominations.
November 2, 1795 Pay of John Glynn while confined for desertion William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that Private John Glynn, in Captain William Rickard's Company is due $16.00 pay while confined on suspicion of being a deserter, and for his passage to Charleston South Carolina.
May 16, 1792 Indian Provocations and Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox Despite hopes for peace, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory sends Knox a letter describing the murder of two young boys by Indians and an extract from General Pickens referring to murders and horse stealing by young Indian warriors that are provoking the frontier settlers. Blount believes that the murder of the boys was by southern Indians since northern tribes rarely venture so far...
November 10, 1796 Certificate of William Bleecker William Bleecker [not available] Verified Barney Merkel's identity, relative to charges of fraudulent claims.
July 29, 1798 Relative Qualifications of Major Generals, Etc. Alexander Hamilton George Washington Presents the case for his superior qualifications in relation to General Pinckney and warns Washington of the insufficiency of McHenry in the post of Secretary of War.
May 27, 1793 Commissioners Advise No Movement, Lest Indians Interpret it as Hostile Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Henry Knox Peace commissioners advise Knox that Wayne should not undertake any movement, lest it provoke the Indians.
February 7, 1799 Sedgwicks's Many Concerns Theodore Sedgwick Alexander Hamilton In addition to a reference to an attempt to repeal the Alien and Sedition Acts, Sedgwick discusses the difficulties in supplying sufficient clothing to the troops in the widely dispersed Army. He mentions an encounter with John Adams in which Adams expressed his suspicion that some were attempting to diminish his authority by expanding the powers of General Washington.
June 14, 1793 Detention of Indians and Local Activity of the Spaniards James Seagrove Henry Knox Seagrove reports to Knox that he has detained some Indians on suspicion of mischief. One cut his throat; actions were his own, as he kept his intentions from his fellow prisoners. Indians being treated well and humanely. Is concerned about what the Georgia citizens will do to the Indians if released. Spirit of the people is one of violence against any leniency toward the Indians. Some of the...
August 13, 1797 Suspicious persons at Fort Washington William Henry Harrison James McHenry Harrison replies to McHenry's request for information on suspicious persons at Fort Washington, mentioning the actions of several men. Also informs him that the Spanish are planning on building a large fort down the Mississippi.
February 11, 1784 Murders in the Cumberland Gap Alexander Martin Joseph Martin Governor Martin (of North Carolina) directs an investigation into murders committed in the Cumberland Gap. He states that if Cherokee or Chickamauga Indians are responsible a military expedition will be sent into their nation to obtain "satisfaction" unless they surrender the murderers. Directs that squatters be ordered off Indian Lands. Discusses an agreement between Spain and the Delaware...
June 12, 1793 Detention of Indian Prisoners, Suspicious Indian Activity, and Party Politics James Seagrove James Jackson Seagrove reports to Major General Jackson of Georgia militia that he has detained some Indians on suspicion of mischief. Scouts have found tracks that may suggest Indian movement or preparations to commit harm. One Indian prisoner cut his throat at Fort St. Tamany. Have secured one prisoner, a Chehaw, who may have been involved in the murders at Traders Hill. Refers to his actions as possibly...
October 26, 1785 Application for commutation John Pierce Richard Henry Lee John Sullivan, an officer involved in a revolt of Pennsylvania troops, has applied for commutation after having fled the country. Due to these unique circumstances, John Pierce, Commissioner of Army Accounts, requests guidance from Richard Henry Lee, President of Congress, on how best to proceed.
November 22, 1787 Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with Peter Le Barbieuduplessis Joseph Howell Peter Le Barbieuduplessis Joseph Howell informs Peter Le Barbieuduplessis that the service claims of Hugh Bradley cannot be substantiated by his records.
October 26, 1785 Commutation of Pay John Pierce Mr. Sullivan Doesn't feel he is sufficiently empowered to grant Sullivan his "commutation" but believed that his pay that was due at the termination of service should be paid despite law or act of Congress that is currently inhibiting his pay.