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1794 Commendation for Unit in Fallen Timbers Campaign; Comments on Payroll Henry Knox Charles Scott Extends gratitude of President and House of Representatives to Scott's corps of mounted Kentucky volunteers in the late campaign under Anthony Wayne [culminating in the Battle of Fallen Timbers]. Says that certain funds [whether for Scott or for each volunteer is unclear] have now been transmitted, apologizing for the delay caused by the "insurrections in the western parts of Pennsylvania" [the...
June 9, 1794 Indians Now Assembing to Engage Americans; Request for Hurons to Assemble As Well Colonel Alexander McKee Chiefs of the Huron Informs the Hurons that the Chippewa, Poutawatomie, Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, and Miami are assembling after hearing cannon fire near a Chippewa settlement [presumably the American army approaching]. Summons the Hurons and "all the others along with you."
April 21, 1797 Pay of Private Whaling, Prisoner Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification that $160.58 is due Pvt. Michael Whaling of Capt. Ford's Company, being the balance of pay due him up to Nov. 4, 1794, the day he was reported to have been killed, and his pay from Nov. 5, 1791 to Sept. 6, 1795, the day he was delivered out of captivity from among the Indians at the Treaty of Greenville.
May 16, 1795 Letter Describing Timber Types & Cuts for Frigate Construction & the Merits of Oak and Red Cedar Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, describes timber cuts regarding Frigate construction. There is difficulty in procuring the top timbers of red cedar. The top timbers and half timbers that form the sides of the ports should be of oak.
August 20, 1794 Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Action of 20 August 1794 [not available] [not available] Sketch of the ground at the Rapids of the Miami of the Lake, showing the position of General Wayne's Army previous to and after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, on 20 August 1794.
September 30, 1796 Request that live oak frigate timbers be exposed to air and protected from elements [not available] William Herbert Request goes out to clerk of shipyard at Norfolk [Gosport] Virginia to remove live oak timbers from the ground, separate the bolted timbers, gather all the remainder of timbers and ensure they are exposed to the air. If stem and floor are bolted, leave them as they are. Protect from sea and rain.
May 26, 1796 Comparison of schooner invoice of frigate timbers requires some alterations Josiah Fox Foreman Cheeseman By order of the Secretary of War, Josiah Fox notes that by comparing the invoice of the cargo of schooner carrying frigate timbers, he must make some alterations
May 20, 1796 Request to send timbers to Philadelphia [not available] John Blagge Blagge is asked request that Foreman Cheeseman, naval constructor, send top timbers and other timbers to Philadelphia.
May 28, 1796 Request to identify those timbers moulded and dressed in the yard at Boston [not available] George Claghorn Letter requests naval constructor George Claghorn that as soon as live oak brought by Schooner Rachel is worked up, to make a statement of frigate timbers moulded and dressed at the ship yard. Mark with "x" timbers that are bolted to frames. Purpose is to take measures to procure timbers still wanting. Report defective timbers as well.
May 11, 1797 On dimensions of gun carriage, directions to Mr Sheaffe and maple timbers for frigate Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Will forward dimensions of gun carriage. Has given directions to Mr Sheaffe on forwarding materials available at navy yard and to deliver maple timbers for frigate launching. If maple timbers damaged, Hackett will be held for value.
August 21, 1795 Colonel George Claghorn's letter regarding dimensions and type of frigate timbers Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Joshua Humphreys reports that he has considered the letters of Colonel George Claghorn, naval constructor of Boston. He discusses the dimensions of frigate timbers, and the merits of oak timbers and pine timbers. He concludes that there is no impropriety in reducing the timber size by a small margin.
July 12, 1796 Discussion of Shipbuilding Timbers & Lost Statement Josiah Fox David Stodder Letter, discusses timbers for shipbuilders; discusses lost statement.
May 29, 1795 Forwarding of Suggestion for Obtaining Lumber Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, describes Humphreys' idea regarding the procurement of timber.
July 15, 1796 Request for Live Oak Timbers for Frigate Construction Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for live oak to complete Frigate frame.
February 15, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timbers, Strength, Dimensions, & Performance Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses cedar toptimbers re Frigates; discusses Frigate performance; describes strength of Frigates; describes dimensions of Frigate.
1795 Timbers Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Enclosed list of timbers molded for use in ships keel.
October 3, 1794 Payment of Troops and Number of Desertions Bezaleel Howe Joseph Howell Letter from Bezaleel Howe to Joseph Howell, accountant at the War Department, regarding receipt, muster, and pay rolls. Addresses payment of troops and desertions. Howe a few months prior fought in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
April 27, 1795 Discussion of Frigate Bolting Timbers Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Letter, discusses bolting timbers in 44 gun Frigates.
August 8, 1796 On the selection and forwarding of live oak frigate timbers to Boston and Baltimore [not available] John Blagge McHenry requests shipment of live oak frigate timbers to Baltimore and Boston. Notes that naval constructor Forman Cheeseman will point out the specific timbers to be forwarded.
September 12, 1796 Orders to proceed to Norfolk Virginia to examine timbers [not available] George Claghorn Secretary of War directs naval constructor George Claghorn to proceed to Norfolk Virginia ship yard to select frigate timbers. Secretary of Treasury informed relative to transportation of timbers.
[not available] Dimensions of Timber John Stagg [not available] Document, describes proportions of beams re Frigates.
June 1, 1796 Request for statement of live oak frigate timbers at New York navy yard [not available] Foreman Cheeseman Naval Constructor Cheeseman is to provide a statement of live oak frigate timbers moulded and dressed in the navy yard at New York. Distinguish by name and mark with "x" those bolted on the frames.
March 15, 1796 Instructions on the manner of securing floor timbers [not available] George Claghorn Instructions provided on the manner of securing the floor timbers with copper bolts.
January 2, 1795 Wilkinson's Various Accusations Against Generals Wayne & Scott, & Defense of Own Reputation James Wilkinson Henry Knox Explains that his pursuit of the charges against General Wayne arose from a desire to "elucidate the consistency of my conduct." Waxes long on the wrongs Wayne has done to him, and his long-suffering endurance of them. Says Wayne has only praised Wilkinson in the past because his excellent conduct at the Battle of Fallen Timbers was irrefutable. Submits to the judgment of the War Department...
August 17, 1796 Discussion of Timber Needed for Frigate Frame Josiah Fox George Claghorn Letter, discusses timber for Frigate frame.