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June 27, 1792 Assessing the Claim of the Secretary at War Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Attorney General must make the determination as to whether the current claim of the Secretary of War is to be considered under the Act making alterations in the Treasury and War Department. Should the determination be made on the old or the new application?
April 16, 1794 Discusses Procedure for the Purchase of Gunpowder Tench Coxe Henry Knox Discusses military accounts with office agent for the purchase of gunpowder
April 30, 1794 Instructions from Tench Francis on Purchasing Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to a note from Tench Francis, requesting his attention to any purchases. Wishes to do no injury to Mr. Morrow.
April 30, 1794 Requests for Muskets and Cartridges; Communication with Tench Francis Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to communication with Tench Francis about a letter from the governor of Pennsylvania. Has not yet received request from Secretary of the Treasury for cartridge boxes and muskets.
May 2, 1794 Transmission of Patterns for Supplies Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests transmission of standard patterns for muskets, bayonets, rifles, pistols, and other supplies. Refers to expense of gunpowder storage. The Secretary of the Treasury requests a description of all needs.
May 27, 1794 Requests information about Needs for Muskets, Shells, and Shot. Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests information about classes of muskets and the quantity of shot and shells. Notes that distribution of items must wait for this information.
June 7, 1794 Requests Patterns for Iron Ballasts Tench Francis Henry Knox Requests pattern for pieces of iron ballast for frigates for government contractors.
June 7, 1794 Refers to Plans with John Morgan to Cut Wood and Build Frigate Tench Francis Henry Knox Mr. Coxe wishes to inform the Secretary of the Treasury of John Morgan's terms of service. Morgan expects to be transported free of expense and will superintend the cutting of wood and will build the frigate.
June 16, 1794 Encloses Contract with John Morgan to Build Frigate Tench Coxe Henry Knox Encloses copy of contract with John Morgan, who has left for Charleston to build the frigate.
June 24, 1794 Requests Estimates of Materials for Frigates Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to estimates for the materials needed for the frigate. Required to import copper, canvas, anchors, and bunting.
June 24, 1794 Requests Information about Ports and Agent Builders for Proposed Frigates Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests whether the Secretary of War would like the frigates to be built at Charleston or at some other port. Asks about agent builders.
June 25, 1794 Includes Invoice for Order from Israel Chapin, Treaty of 1793 Tench Coxe Henry Knox Encloses invoice for goods for Israel Chapin's order as per the Treaty of 1793. The blankets were not procured in New York, but must come from Philadelphia.
June 25, 1794 Will Provide Dimensions of Spars for the Treasury Tench Coxe Henry Knox Complies with the request from the Secretary of War for dimensions of spars transported to the Treasury.
June 26, 1794 Announces Engagement of Alex White to Inspect Mines Tench Coxe Henry Knox Announces the intention to engage Alex White to inspect the mines. White will work with Mr. Zane in Winchester.
June 30, 1794 Requests Information about Storage of Sulfur Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests information about sulfur stores. The supply of gunpowder will depend on how much and where the sulfur is stored.
July 1, 1794 Reports Contracts for Cannons and Plans for Founders Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports contracts for cannons, balls, and cartridges. Promises drawings and profiles of molds and instructions for the use of the founders.
July 5, 1794 Requests Estimates for Supplies for Coming Year Tench Coxe Henry Knox Writes about the irregularity and uncertainty of American commerce and manufacture. Requires estimate of articles wanted for the current year, including clothing, hospital stores, tents and camp equipment, Indian supplies, and supplies for laborers. Requests paperwork for building in Boston.
July 7, 1794 Requests Information about Iron Ballasts Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports that a considerable quantity of iron ballasts were delivered to a War Department agent from the ship Alliance. Hopes to use them most economically. Requests a note of their condition.
July 11, 1794 Corrects Cannonball Dimensions for Secretary of Treasury Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to previous communication about models of cannonball, correcting errors made by clerk copied into a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury.
July 15, 1794 Requests Dimensions of Masts and Spars for Frigates Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests spars of a more common size for workmen. Requests dimensions of masts for the frigates.
July 16, 1794 Requests Report on Damage to Winter Harbor on Delaware River Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests report on injury to the winter harbor on the Delaware River.
July 21, 1794 Requests Shelter for shipping on Delaware River Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests means to shelter ships at Mud Island Fort on the Delaware River. Seeks information about accommodations.
July 22, 1794 Requests that Mr. Rancey be Sent to the Cecil Iron Works Tench Coxe Henry Knox Mr. Hughes requests that Mr. Rancey be sent to the Cecil Iron Works in Cecil County, Maryland, near to the stage route.
July 26, 1794 Requests Reports and Accounts from Chapin Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to letter to Secretary of Treasury. Requests a list of goods and invoice. Refers to the President's recommendation of Chapin to manage the business of subsistence. Requests updates on his progress, accounts, and expenditures.
July 29, 1794 Responds to Request for Artillery Engineers in Fredericksburg; Info about Contracts Tench Coxe Henry Knox Received letter about artillery engineer recruits at Fredericksburg, and seeks to make immediate action. Reports arrangement with contractors to furnish artillery and rifle coats. Mr. Sterret is to move to Philadelphia, and his brother will provide secure assistance in his place in Baltimore.