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I enclose you a Letter Similar to a Number that have been Sent to the Officers of the Late Continental army and I beg Leave to give you the reason of its being done. When Government under the new Constitution was making arrangements for the payment of the public debt the officers from the Massachusetts Line prefered a Memorial to Congress praying some mode might be adopted to ascertain the...
When the Funding System was in agitation, those who were not in the paper Line was in hopes the President would not Sign the Bill. However he did. Still they were in hopes at next Session he would recommend some Sort of Justice to be done but they were disappointed. As soon as the session ended the Circular Letter No. 1, No. 2. and No. 3 was Sent to every State Society of Officers—and what has...
[ January 19, 1794. On January 22, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Blanchard : “I have examined into the matter mentioned in your letter of the 19th Instant.” Letter not found. ] Blanchard had served as quartermaster and regimental paymaster of the Third New Hampshire Regiment during the American Revolution. In 1791 and 1792 he was a persistent opponent of the funding system and an advocate of...
Letter not found: from James Blanchard, 13 Feb. 1795. On 13 Feb., Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., wrote Timothy Pickering: “By the President’s order B. Dandridge respectfully transmits to The Secy of War a letter from Jas Blanchard to the President, of this date; & informs the Secy that the President desires an enquiry may be made into the complaint stated in the sd letter, & the result reported...
The Constitution of the United States having invested the Chief Magistrate with the power of enforcing the laws, I make application to you on behalf of Captain Peter Perrit, captured at Fort Washington in November 1776 and after his return from Captivity, gave notice to the executive of the State of Connecticut of his exchange and readiness to return to his duty. & was registered in his former...
On the 13th Instant I presented a Complaint against Joseph Howell accountant of the United States, to the Source of his appointment, from a Conviction that an Enquiry would Develop a number of Improprieties that were Injurious to Individuals, and I apprehend, Unknown to Goverment—and Considering myself Responsible for the Charge—Pray to Know wheither an Enquiry is in Contemplation —and will...