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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 23, 1798 Request for Issue of Marquee Tent to Court-Martial President James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Delivery of marquee to Thomas Cushing for the use during the court martial trial of Ensign Rimele.
April 29, 1795 Major Craig disburses funds for witness to travel to trial in Philadelphia Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon of disbursements made for the travel expenses of Major Bezaleel Howe. Howe is scheduled to appear in court as a government witness during the trial of the "insurgents" [Whiskey Rebellion]. Howe is traveling from Fort Pitt to Philadelphia. Craig also encloses an invoice of Indian goods and a receipt for pay and forage of the troops.
January 3, 1800 Courts-Martial and Infractions of Military Discipline Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith Routine correspondence concerning courts-martial and infractions of military discipline. Discussed the inferior quality of supplies provided by merchants from New Jersey. Lauded Smith for his proposal to erect a monument. Also discussed trial of Liet. Hoffman being postponed.
August 18, 1796 Charges Against Captain Eaton, Etc. Henry Gaither Samuel Hodgdon Gaither observes that the soldiers are healthy and living in peace and friendship with their Indian neighbors but that is not true of the officers' relations with each other. He wants a copy of the ordnance and public stores shipped to the frontier for the use of the troops in the care of Captain Eaton who is on trial as a result of charges against him by another officer.
January 7, 1800 Funeral Expenses William S. Smith Alexander Hamilton List of funeral expenses,does not believe any were superfluous. Smith will direct contractor to submit bills for expenses to the War Office. Will dispense necessary directions to Judge Advocate relating to the trial of Lt. Hoffman, mentioned Col. Ogden's health.
November 21, 1794 Delivery of Contracted Goods, Suppression of Insurgents Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Notification that Craig drew on Hodgdon in favor of contractors, and others to settle accounts. Noted militia successfully convinced "deluded multitude" that the army has enough strength to "chastise them when necessary." Several insurgents in confinement awaiting transport to Philadelphia for trial, other evaded capture. Request for more money to settle accounts and needs of garrisons added...
September 10, 1794 Illegal shipment to West Indies Isaac Holmes Alexander Hamilton Informs Secretary Hamilton that the American schooner "Hawke" cleared Charleston port on May 16 for the port of St. Mary's during the period of the embargo, but instead of proceeding to her place of destination, she altered her voyage and illegally proceeded to a foreign port in the West Indies. Discusses the trial.
January 23, 1785 Civil trial of an alleged counterfeiter William Thompson Joseph Howell Discusses civil trial of an alleged counterfeiter of U.S. government pay certificates.
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
1797 Memorandum regarding neutral vessels James McHenry President of the United States Discusses rules of engagement between a neutral vessel and a belligerent power. Questions whether or not a neutral vessel has a right resist - by force - a search of their ship, or if a belligerent power has a right to search a neutral ship and carry the vessel back to their country for a trial. McHenry adds that the United States has no obligation to return deserters from British vessels, and...
March 23, 1791 Murder of Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair General St. Clair is to ensure that those guilty of the murder of friendly Indians are quickly brought to trial and punished. He is to meet with the principal chiefs of the Senacas to assure them that justice will be done and that compensation for loss of property is due the friends and relatives of the deceased Indians.
April 1, 1799 Certification of payments; Lieutenant Robert W. Osborne,1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $45.84 pay to Lieutenant Robert W. Osborne,1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers, and for expenses in attending court martial at Philadelphia for trial of Captain Thomas Lewis.
January 20, 1794 Invoice of powder purchased of Whelen and Miller by Tench Francis. Wheelen & Miller [not available] Stores, invoice of powder sold to United States by Whelen & Miller.
April 8, 1799 Nomination of Regimental Officers, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Along with a discussion of the trial of Capt. Frye and Doctor Osborne, Hamilton reports on sundry regimental nominations, the pay of officers, and the acquisition of equipage and supplies.
June 1, 1799 Regarding Laws Concerning Military Courts Martial James McHenry John Adams Forwards the proceedings of a court martial convened on the Natchez in July 1798. Ensign David Fero has been sentenced to dismissal from the service, which Adams must approve. Apparently Fero objected to some of the members of the court, but his request that other officers serve could not be granted (due to the shortage of officers on the frontier). He refused to plead to any of the charges,...
March 30, 1793 Hiring Interpreter Isaac Craig Henry Knox Interpreter, William Wilson for the Shawnee and Delaware Indians found in next town. He was present at Beaver Creek during the killing of friendly Indians and now travels to Philadelphia to serve on prosecution team against Bradley. Craig seeks to employ him but Wilson needs to be excused from trial.
August 25, 1790 General Court Martial of David Core and Michael Graff Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Proceedings of general court martial of which Major John F. Hamtramck was President, was held at Fort Knox, Post Vincennes for the trial of David Core, Artillery and Michael Graff, Infantry, have been submitted to President of United States. Approves sentence of death passed on David Core, but disapproves of sentence against David Graff and orders that he be released from confinement.
September 12, 1789 Compiled List Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Bulleted list of questions and statements. Mentioned "hawk notes" and the Pioneer Association of Cincinnati, an essay or writing of some type on the Historical Collections of Tuskcarawa Valley, a transcribed letter from Harmar to Knox regarding construction near a river, the proceedings of the Judiciaries of the Reformed Church of America relative to tyranny and personal suffering. Diagram...
April 19, 1791 Acts of Violence Against the Friendly Indians Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox decries the act of violence against friendly Indians by Major Gutrie and his party of militia which may provoke the Sencas to turn against the United States. If Gutrie was called into service by the United States he is liable to trial by court martial and, if convicted, may be executed.
June 19, 1797 Pay of deserters William Simmons Staats Morris Answers Captain Morris' question regarding the War Department's policy on the pay of returned deserters.
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...
September 18, 1800 Certificattion of Coal by Abijah Peck. Joseph Williams [not available] Abijah Peck has made a trial of the coal that Captain Josiah Demming brought for Captain Cooley . He went aboard the vessel and bought four bushels and found the coal as good as he commonly gets. There is some dirt but that is not unusual.
January 25, 1798 Suggested Changes to Regulations John Francis Hamtramck James McHenry Hamtramck returns changes he made in the regulations sent by McHenry.
June 13, 1797 Soldiers Charged with Desertion Staats Morris William Simmons The reason why Pvts. John Sullivan, Hutchinson, and Kershey were mustered without remark was that they had been charged with desertion and sent to Fort Mifflin for trial. When they returned to Fort McHenry, one said he was to be discharged and the other two claimed that they had been pardoned. Even if these claims are true, they should not have been on the payroll since they did not return until...
July 15, 1796 Can the President Declare a Court Martial? Alexander Hamilton James McHenry He believes the President ex officio as Commander in Chief has the power to order a court martial. But it seems like a bad idea. Offers a suggestion on how to conduct the business.