Military Affairs and Conflict

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Passport, 1925 (Box 3, folder 13)
1882-1958

James Gordon Steese (1882-1958) was a member of the Dickinson College class of 1902. Among his many activities, Steese served as president of the Board of Road Commissioners for Alaska; the Steese Highway in Alaska is named for him. He later was...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.04.pdf

Letter, 1864 (Box 1, folder 8)
1862-1908

James Alexander Streams fought for three years with Company A of the Sixty-First Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, which recruited its members from Indiana County. This collection contains 41 letters, most of which were received by Streams...

Collection Inventory: mc2004.03.pdf

Letter, 1809 (Box 2, folder 12)
1766-1897

The collection consists of the papers of the families of Jacob and Cornelius Vanderbilt, farmers and tax assessors of Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pa. Accounts of the Civil War are included among family correspondence, bills, accounts, and...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.14.pdf

Letter from John Montgomery to Richard Peters
June 6, 1758

Captain John Montgomery writes Richard Peters to recommend John Hadden for a commission as ensign.  Montgomery explains that his “Company are Desireous that no other person should have the commission but [Hadden].” Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-25

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: Before 1760

Letter from John Montgomery to Thomas Lloyd
June 6, 1758

Captain John Montgomery writes to Major Thomas Lloyd in reply to letter received on June 3rd. "I will not be able to march to Lancaster of Friday next as you have requested as I am still raising men for my company." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-3

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: Before 1760

Letter from George Wood to Jasper Yeates
October 10, 1774

George Wood sends an order to Jasper Yeates to pay a debt to John Montgomery.  Includes Montgomery's receipt dated October 19, 1774.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-24

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Receipt for Wheat from John Montgomery to Curtis and Peter Grubb
October 27, 1774

John Montgomery issues a receipt for wheat to Curtis and Peter Grubb.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-24

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Adams to James Warren (Copy)
July 24, 1775

Second Continental Congress Representative John Adams writes to James Warren, a judge in Watertown, Massachusetts, and discusses the arrival of gunpowder, the formation of a continental treasury, and asks if "your new Legislative and Executive...

Four Receipts Issued to Jasper Yeates
June 11 - June 20, 1776

John Montgomery, Hugh Patrick, George Newberry and Paul Zantzinger issue receipts for various items between June 11 and June 20, 1776 to Jasper Yeates.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-23

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from the Commissioners of Indian Affairs to Benjamin Morgan
October 25, 1776

The Commissioners of Indian Affairs of the Middle Department at Fort Pitt write to merchant Benjamin Morgan and order flints for militia companies under the command of Captain Pigman, Captain Sullivan, Captain Baird, and Captain Shields. The...

Location: I-SpahrB-1955-6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Native Americans

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Thomas Walker to the Committee of Congress for Indian Affairs
November 9, 1776

Thomas Walker writes the Committee of Congress for Indian Affairs and asks that they pay Joseph Simon and John Campbell for the "sundry merchandize" that they provided "for the use of this Department." John Montgomery, John Harris, and Jasper...

Receipt for Militia Account between Jasper Yates and the Continental Congress
February 7, 1777

John Montgomery issues a receipt for funds paid by the Continental Congress to Jasper Yeates and himself for militia pay and allowance.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-22

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Montgomery to Jasper Yeates
April 3, 1777

John Montgomery writes to Captain Jasper Yeates concerning impending Indian War.  As he believes that residents are unprepared and in need of immediate assistance, Montgomery asks Captain Yeates to write a Mr. Wilson for assistance. "I tremble...

Letter from William Irvine to David Grier
June 25, 1777

William Irvine writes  Lieutenant Colonel David Grier and discusses officers, new recruits, and supplies.  Transcript included. Irvine, a colonel of the 7th Pennsylvania Regiment, writes this letter from Carlisle, where he is on parole after...

Location: I-Friends-2013-4

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Nathanael Greene and Richard Humpton to Francis Gurney
November 7, 1777

Major General Nathanael Greene and Colonel Richard Humpton, both officers in the Continental Army, write Lieutenant Colonel Francis Gurney to certify that he is innocent of providing any support or information to the United Kingdom. After "being...

Location: I-SpahrB-1967-5

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from James Wilson to Francis Hopkinson
February 18, 1781

James Wilson, United States Supreme Court Justice and signer of the Declaration of Independence, wries to Francis Hopkinson, Judge of the Court of Admiralty of Pennsylvania, regarding the Brigantine Ariel. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-14

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Irvine to Joseph Reed
August 9, 1781

General William Irvine writes to Joseph Reed, President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, about preparations to meet expected attempt to rescue the convention prisoners at Lancaster and York.  Irvine also notes his concern with...

Location: I-Purchase-1954-31

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Irvine to Richard Butler
November 24, 1782

Brigadier General William Irvine writes Colonel Richard Butler in Carlisle to address ongoing operations against the Indians, land speculation, and the limited prospects of frontier officers. Transcript included.

Letter from James Smith to Frederick Muhlenberg
February 24, 1783

James Smith, a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania, writes to Frederick Muhlenberg and complains that Mr. Lyon refuses to pay for cattle purchased to feed the troops at Carlisle. Transcript included.

Location: I-Purchase-1967-10

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for William Henderson
April 17, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay William Henderson, the Pay Master of the Cavalry of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Paycheck from John Dickinson to Jacob Bower
July 14, 1783

Dickinson College founder John Dickinson signs a paycheck to Captain Jacob Bower of the 6th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line.

Location: I-AsbellY-2005-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for James Butler
August 14, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay James Butler, a Corporal in the Eleventh Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Military Discharge for James Girdler
September 30, 1783

General William Irvine issues this discharge to James Girdler on September 30, 1783. This document warns that it "shall not avail the bearer as a discharge until the ratification of the definitive treaty of peace." Girdler served in the Third...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-21

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for James Chrystie
September 30, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Captain James Chrystie, of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for Alexander Parker
October 3, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Captain Alexander Parker, of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

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