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September 16, 1794 Fortifications at Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that most of the materials for the fortification at Alexandria have arrived, and the batter is being prepared. The palisade and frieze are "much advanced."
August 3, 1794 Fortificiations at Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Informs Secretary Knox that after waiting nearly two months for the necessary materials to begin work at Alexandria, he is still without them, and has found it necessary to retire to Annapolis to visit what has been done there during his absence. Desires that he may not be blamed for the delay.
August 20, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria and Annapolis John Vermonnet Henry Knox Informs Secretary Knox that construction of the works at Annapolis are further along than those at Alexandria, despite the fact that the former was begun a month earlier. Also states that the materials he requested for Alexandria have not arrived yet, but he expects them any day. The crossway is finished, the ditches are all opened, and the palisades are begun.
August 11, 1800 Captain Merchant's suspicious arrival in Alexandria Samuel Hodgdon Jeremiah Condy Captain Merchant arrived in Alexandria under such suspicious circumstances as to warrant his confinement and that of his crew. Hodgdon wishes for Condy to go to Alexandria and accept the property on behalf of Hodgdon.
November 5, 1794 Fortifications at Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Engineer John Vermonnet informs Secretary Knox that the works at Alexandria will be closed by November 15, and will remain so until April 15. The absence of part of the militia, has been the cause of not having the works finished.
July 27, 1798 Colors for the Greyheads of Alexandria George Washington James McHenry Washington asks McHenry to provide colors [a flag] for the "Greyheads" of Alexandria who have formed a company to provide for the defense of the town and its vicinity. They would like Mrs. Washington to present the colors to them.
July 18, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria and Annapolis John Vermonnet Henry Knox Engineer John Vermonnet forwards to the Secretary of War a draught of the fortification of Annapolis. Also states that the crossway at Alexandria will be completed next week, weather permitting. Vermonnet intends to open the ditches as soon as the crossway is finished. Colonel Fitzgerald has contracted for them.
May 16, 1794 Required Receipts Nicholas Hannah Samuel Hodgdon Hannah has forwarded the clothing to Capt. Heth at Winchester except for four tents and twelve knapsacks which he needs in Alexandria. Should he provide receipts for the whole or only the part he has taken out?
July 16, 1794 Mounting the Artillery at Alexandria Joseph Howell Edward Carrington The Treasurer will remit to Carrington the sum of $250 to be transmitted to John Fitzgerald, Collector at Alexandria, for the purpose of mounting the Artillery.
May 12, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria and Annapolis Henry Knox John Vermonnet Knox offers John Vermonnet the opportunity to direct the works and building of fortifications at Alexandria and Annapolis. Alexandria will command the engineer's immediate attention, along the Potomac River. As engineer in the service of the War Department, Vermonnet is to deliver to the Governor of Virginia copies of all his plans. He is also to make a weekly report to the War Department of his...
April 3, 1794 Fortifications at Baltimore, Alexandria and Norfolk Henry Knox John Jacob Rivardi Instructions from the Secretary of War to temporary engineer, John Jacob Ulrich Rivardi, for the purposes of fortifying the ports of Baltimore, Alexandria, and Norfolk.
April 7, 1799 [PRIVATE] George Washington James McHenry Delay in answering letters due to survey trip near Alexandria and house guests. Washington does not lay blame on McHenry for delay in recruiting due to circumstances outside his control. Advised contacting soldiers via local gazettes.
May 10, 1793 Clothing & Tents John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to forward to Captain Nicholas Hannah of the 3rd Sub Legion at Alexandria in Virginia thirty complete suits of infantry clothing and five tents. There is a sloop lying near the Walnut Street wharf called the "Thomas & Sally" under the command of Capt. Mitchell that is bound for Alexandria.
June 12, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Captain William McRea Simmons informs McRea to expect payment from John Fitzgerald;
June 12, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Fitzgerald Simmons authorizes Fitzgerald to make payment to Capt. McRea.
June 14, 1798 Payment to Lieutenant James Triplett War Department James Tripplett Money to be advanced to Lieutenant Triplett for pay of crew aboard frigate Constellation.
June 14, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James Tripplett Simmons informs Tripplett to expect payment from John Fitzgerald.
August 14, 1797 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Fitzgerald Simmons informs Fitzgerald that his account is delinquent.
March 28, 1794 Appointment of Major John Rivardi Henry Knox Henry Lee Rivardi appointed command of fortification of Baltimore, Alexandria, and Norfolk.
December 6, 1794 Acknowledged Receipt John Vermonnet Joseph Howell Was away in Alexandria until today and therefore was unable to respond to Howell's letter. Vermonnet sends his respect. Noted he received money from Baltimore as Howell advised.
July 16, 1794 Mounting the Artillery at Alexandria Joseph Howell John Fitzgerald The Secretary of War has directed a remittance to Fitzgerald of $250 through the hands of Edward Carrington, Supervisor of Virginia, for the purpose of mounting the Artillery.
June 14, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Captain Thomas Truxtun Simmons informs Captain Thomas Truxtun that monies are available for his use.
July 2, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Fitzgerald Simmons informs Fitzgerald that Capt. William McRea's receipt was received.
August 24, 1800 Private Conference with Merchants, Etc. Benjamin Hodgdon Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin has arrived safely in Alexandria and visited a third party in jail. Relates to a vessel and business. However, no one can now talk to the imprisoned man without the jailer being present.
January 9, 1793 Requests Delivery of Clothing & Arms to Nicholas Hannah, Alexandra, Virginia John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War requests that requested clothing, arms, and uniforms be sent to Nicholas Hannah in Alexandria, Virginia.