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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 27, 1792 Advance to Benjamin Van Cleve R.J. Vandenbrock William Knox Knox is directed to advance to the bearer, Benjamin Van Cleve, the sum of $25 taking duplicate receipts and advising Mr. Hodgdon of same.
July 30, 1793 Orders to Receive PublicHorses and Equipment John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of War requests that Hodgdon receive from Corporal Gallagher two pulci horse with equipment. Colonel Henley, going to Governor Blount's territory may want of them.
September 13, 1794 Availability of Axes John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury [Alexander Hamilton] inquires as to how Hodgdon is situated with respect to axes. Will it be necessary to purchase a further supply?
October 9, 1794 Clothing for Gamble's Troops John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Stagg asks Hodgdon to forward sundry articles of clothing to Captain James Gamble of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at Lancaster.
December 1, 1794 New Specimens of Gun Carriages John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Carmaubs [?] has conferred with the Secretary of War concerning improvements in gunnery. Knox wants Hodgdon to furnish him with artificers, a shop, and tools so that he can produce new specimens of gun carriages.
January 8, 1795 Iron Trucks for Cannon Carriages John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Samuel Richards has notified the Secretary of War that he is ready to deliver, agreeably to a contract made with Tench Coxe, iron trucks for the cannon carriages. Hodgdon should have them inspected and store those that pass inspection.
January 27, 1795 Notification of Arrival Leander Neale Samuel Hodgdon Salutary note stating baggage arrival and that the gentlemen are ready to obey Hodgdon's orders.
October 29, 1796 Missing Trunk with DeButt's Clothing John Wade Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked if knows anything about Captain DeButt's trunk, containing his clothing, which was entrusted to Captain Wade in Detroit and which Wade said would be included with the Commander in Chief's baggage. (A note says that the trunk with a saddle and bridle was forwarded by the wagoner James Whiskey on the 17th of June 1796 to Major Craig.)
December 14, 1796 General Anthony Wayne's Death, Etc. George Balfour Samuel Hodgdon It was known that General Wayne had arrived in Presqu'Isle eleven days ago with the gout but now Balfour announces that he has died. He will receive all the honors due him and he will be interred within the works. Balfour has written to Mr. Scheaff asking him to send a quarter cask of wine to Hodgdon which should be sent on to Balfour with Major Craig.
February 1, 1797 Information on Mr. Pollard Joseph Nourse Samuel Hodgdon Nourse wishes to give the Secretary of the Treasury information realtive to Mr. Pollard prior to any arrangement which might lead to Pollard's introduction to the Treasury Department. Hodgdon is asked to acquire from his late clerk any communications of that gentleman which should be sent in a letter directly to Hodgdon.
June 29, 1797 Horses for the Service of the War Department Steele Samuel Hodgdon Steele asked the Secretary of War about the proability of his wanting horses for the use of the War Department. The Secretary indicated that horses would be needed so Steele examined the two that are currently at Knight's Stable. To avoid complications regarding Knight's commission for selling them, Hodgdon should say nothing to him about the price or payments.
August 15, 1797 Delivery of Drum Supplies James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver drum, drum sticks, and drum carriage.
August 21, 1797 Delivery of Tents James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver delivery of tents and poles.
September 12, 1797 Delivery of Clothing for Discharged Soldier Nathan Jones John Harris Orders to deliver overalls and shirts to discharged soldier Robert Kell.
October 16, 1797 Recommendations of Mister Pollard John Reddale Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Pollard has the opportunity to procure a situation in the Treasury Department and has need of the recommendation written for him by the late John Wilcox so it can be presented to the Secretary. He also wants a letter from Hodgdon describing Wilcox's verbal declarations relative to Pollard's probity and good character.
July 21, 1798 Delivery of Musket Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Orders to deliver musket to Erick Bollman so he can trace a pattern.
[not available] Forwarding Enclosed Bills John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of War directs Stagg to find Hodgdon the enclosed as agent for Quarter Master General.