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October 26, 1795 Court Martial to Investigate the Charges Against Capt. Kalteisen Lewis Tousard William Cox Lewis Tousard notes that a Court of Inquiry does not have the same authority as a Court Martial but its findings will be presented to the Court Martial. He observes that Cox has had a month to prepare his defense related to his charges against Captain Kalteisen who could labor no longer under the weight of Cox's accusations. Since he is under arrest, Cox will be confined to his barracks pending...
January 21, 1799 Questions Affecting the Legality of the General Court Martial James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry has two questions bearing on the legality of the General Court Martial: Can the Commandant of a Port or Garrison , where there a sufficient number of officers, order a General Court Martial? Do the Articles of War make the Judge Advocate, or some person properly appointed, essential to a Court Martial?
July 16, 1794 Conclusion of Court Martial under Captain Lyman, Court martial of Preston to Covenve [not available] [not available] The court martial presided over by Captain Lyman is dissolved. The General Court Martial of Captain Preston on charges brought by Colonel Hamtramck will begin tomorrow with Major Burbeck as president
October 26, 1795 Court Martial Defence Lewis Tousard William Cox In response to Cox's charges against him, Captain Kalteisen has requested a Court Martial to investigate his conduct. A Court of Inquiry brought the charges against Cox that were read during parade and have no relation to the charges that Cox brought against Kalteisen. Bot officers will be accorded equal justice.
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.
May 1, 1800 Court Martial Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Lieutenant Kreemer has been dismissed from service by the Court Martial. There is an addendum stating that Vance has been notified regarding his pay and his subsistence.
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.
November 28, 1795 General Court Martial of Ensign Harris John Miller Unknown Recipient Detailed account of the charges and specifications against Ensign Harris in a General Court Martial led by Major Shaylor. Harris was found guilty of the first and second charges and the Court Martial was dissolved.
June 13, 1798 COPY: [Copy of court martial proceedings at Spring Garden 5/11/1798. Enclosed in Tousard to Simmons 06/13/1798.] Lewis Tousard [not available] Record of court martial proceedings against deserters. Court found 2 prisoners guilty.
June 13, 1799 Discussion of Legal Questions Surrounding Accused's Refusal to Plead at Court Martial John Adams James McHenry Discusses the legal particulars arising from Ensign David Fero's refusal to lodge a plea at his court martial; believes any different action by the court would not have affected Fero's stance, and so concurs with McHenry that Fero should be dismissed.
November 24, 1793 Opinion Respecting the Proceedings Against Ensign Morgan Edmund Randolph George Washington Attorney General Randolph gives his opinion that the President does not have the authority to review dismissals of officers resutling from a court martial. The regulations related to court martials are discussed in detail.
April 4, 1799 Expresses Concern about Captain Frye's Court Martial James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses proceedings of a general court martial by order of Captain Frederick Frye. Complains that Frye had no such authority and that there was no advocate. Refers to instructions for a court martial.
July 3, 1799 Process of Appointments and Commissions; Court Martial of Richard Hunt Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Describes the process of appointment of officers and commissions. Refers to the court martial case of Richard Hunt and wonders if military officers should not have been judges. Questions the unlawful assumption of authority. Refers to a court certificate of 29 April 1799.
July 15, 1797 Decision of Court Martial Effects on Payment Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons The June pay roll for West Point included two soldiers who were past their service time, but who have been detained due to a court martial. The decision of the court martial was sent to the Secretary of War in May but there has been no reply. Freeman believes it is proper to pay them as they were detained as soldiers.
February 18, 1800 Court Martial of Individual Officers and Soldiers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Encloses the proceedings of a court martial in the case of Lieutenant Hoffman and asks it be passed along to the President so that he may approve the sentence. He notes that Hoffman's family is well connected and they might prefer his name and sentence not be published.
April 26, 1799 Charles Lee to James McHenry Charles Lee James McHenry Captain Vance court martial discussed and the supposed threats of personal punishment of Vance by W. Simmons. Civil and military court rules described.
January 31, 1801 Certification of payment; Doctor Joseph Strong, for medicines furnished and attendance on recruits under Major Thomas Cushing William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $40 to Doctor Joseph Strong, for medicines furnished and attendance on recruits under Major Thomas Cushing, seven miles from Philadelphia, in the yellow fever of 1798, and for expenses while detained by summons by Judge Advocate as witness in Court Martial.
August 26, 1799 Complaint Regarding Obsorne's Court Martial Samuel Osborne James McHenry Obsorne complains of the delay and manner of his court martial. He complains about the behavior of Major Hoops, saying he prevented Osborne from mounting a proper defense. The proceedings of the Court have still not been submitted to the War Office, in violation of proper procedure. He requests from the War Department of copies of documents relating to his defense.
June 11, 1798 Proceeding of the court martial upon Ensign Parmele John Caldwell Samuel Malcolm Encloses the proceedings of the court martial from Ensign Parmele.
September 8, 1798 Court martial trial of Captain Thomas Lewis James McHenry Samuel Vance Writes to inform Vance that he has been appointed a member of the general court martial in Trenton for the trial of Capt. Thomas Lewis.
February 23, 1799 Interpretation of Articles Governing Courts Martial Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton provides a detailed interpretation of those parts of the the Articles of War that relate to those officers who have the authority to convene Courts Martial. He concludes that none but a general officer or his representative has this authority.
April 27, 1799 Carry Out the Sentences of the General Court Martial James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Hamilton is asked to carry out the several sentences contained in the proceedings of the General Court Martial.
August 6, 1800 Expenditures for General Court Martial, Philadelphia Campbell Smith Samuel Dexter Smith requests payment of $500 to Samuel Hodgdon for expenditures of general court martial at Philadelphia.
July 9, 1796 Private Note Regarding Charges Entered Against Wayne by Wilkinson James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry advised Wayne to take comfort in the good will and confidence of his officers, notified Wayne of General Wilkinson's objective to request for decision inquiry or a court martial against Wayne.
August 12, 1796 [Pardon signed by Washington and McHenry] George Washington [not available] Pardon for Lieutenant Geddes from dismissal verdict at General Court Martial held at West Point.