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July 25, 1796 Compensation for the sorting, security and transportation of frigate timber to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor James McHenry Foreman Cheeseman Discusses compensation of accounting, provide security, and transporting timbers to another location, Corlear's Hook, in New York Harbor. Allowance is $400. Instructions will be furnished by Josiah Fox.
August 1, 1796 Discussion of Navy Yard & Shipbuilding Josiah Fox Forman Cheesman Letter, discusses Navy Yard at Corlear's Hook; describes terms of ship builder.
March 3, 1797 Regarding Navy Yard, Rents & Lease, And Weather Effects Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, informs re yard at Corlear's Hook; informs re rent and terms of lease; mentions former navy yards; discusses severity of weather.
July 25, 1796 Regarding the Movement of Frigate Timber to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor [not available] Josiah Fox Discusses the relocation of frigate timber to Corlear's Hook in New York harbor. Requests that Fox coordinate the relocation of timber with naval constructor Forman Cheeseman. When finished, proceed to Boston and Portsmouth New Hampshire.
April 1, 1797 Regarding movement of frigate materials to ship yard at Corlear's Hook New York [not available] John Blagge Naval Agent John Blagge informed that naval constructor Forman Cheeseman has acquired 6 year contract for new navy yard at Corlear's Hook, New York harbor. Cheeseman has begun moving plank and other materials to that place. Recommend that remainder of materials be moved as well, in order to deliver up the former yard.
July 30, 1796 Instructions for Foreman Cheeseman in wake of sudden departure of Josiah Fox for Boston [not available] Foreman Cheeseman In wake of sudden and unexpected departure of Josiah Fox, War Office provides instructions to Forman Cheeseman, naval constructor at New York regarding the relocation of frigate timbers to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor. Discusses orders to engage for the rental of Corlear's Hook on behalf of United States for the relocation of frigate timber.
April 27, 1797 Regarding rent of storehouse for public interest [not available] John Blagge Naval Agent John Blagge is advised that If proprietor appears disposed to rent the storehouse, then proposed terms are 6 years at $62.50 per year. if not disposed, suggests proposing a three year lease. Should be in naval constructor Foreman Cheeseman's name.
October 11, 1799 Requests Payment for John W. Hook to Pay Army Officers in Tennessee David Henley James McHenry Requests payment for John W. Hook to pay officers of the army in Tennessee.
July 30, 1796 Rental of Corlaer's Hook James McHenry Foreman Cheeseman Due to Mr. Fox's sudden departure from New York for Boston, McHenry requested Cheeseman secure Corlaer's hook for a monthly rent not to exceed 270 pounds New York currency. Also discussed securing timber.
July 29, 1799 Fortifications of New York Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter, discusses fortifications in the vicinity of New York City.
February 12, 1799 Survey of the Bay below the Narrows to Sandy Hook Alexander Hamilton John Jay In providing for the defense of the port, Hamilton expresses the need for a survey of the bay below the narrows to Sandy Hook and observes that such a survey has been done by the British. Mr. Hill owns a draft of that survey and will sell it for $800 which appears to be a reasonable price.
June 14, 1798 Opinions on the Construction of Batteries to Protect New York City Ebenezer Stevens James McHenry All parties feel that building batteries at proposed location would not provide enough intimidation to deter enemies. It was suggested that construction of batteries on Governor's, Bedlow's and Oyster Islands continue for the best protection on the City (New York City).
June 1, 1798 Updates on Search for French Privateer James McHenry John Harris Harris at sea off Sandy Hook, Delaware in search of French Privateer. Ship elusive due to informant.
January 12, 1799 Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman, for work on fortifications and harbors, for sundry plans, surveys, estimates made by Captain Pitts for a block house, and for other obstructions to navigation at Sandy Hook Bay, Poulushook, [Paulus Hook] and narrows near New York. For expenses to and from New York and Philadelphia, including stationary.
May 19, 1800 Hamilton's Caravan Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden informs Hamilton that two horses and a driver will be provided for his caravan. They will be at Paulus-hook the next evening and Ogden personally will show Hamilton to his quarters near the cantonment.
July 18, 1796 Discussion of Location & Lease for Navy Yard Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, describes location for Navy yard; discusses lease for Navy Yard; mentions Frigates.
May 29, 1798 Orders for Captain Richard Dale War Department Captain Richard Dale Barge Adriana remains in New York. President Adams directs Dale to repair with ship of War Ganges to Sandy Hook. Barge Adriana will have a pilot boat stationed.
June 13, 1798 Defending the City and Harbor of New York James McHenry Military Committee of New York City McHenry discusses the details of the proposed defenses of the port of New York.
July 23, 1796 Discussion of Timber for Ship Masts & Spars; Discussion of Navy Yards Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, describes timbers available for masts & spars; discusses Navy yards.
July 25, 1796 Discussion of Estabilshment of Shipyard & of Frigate Construction James McHenry Josiah Fox Letter, directs Fox to procure Ship yard; discusses Frigate construction; discusses timber for Frigates.
September 13, 1796 Discussion of Selection & Supply of Timber for Shipbuilding Nathan Jones Josiah Fox Advises Fox regarding Claghorne visits to select timber; discusses timber for Frigates; mentions Naval yards.
May 9, 1800 Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers Moses Hook Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence concerning the appointment, transfer, promotion, discharge, desertion, leave, and assignment of individual officers and soldiers.
May 26, 1800 Army Supplies, Quarters, and Pay Alexander Hamilton Moses Hook Routine instructions and correspondence concerning Army supplies, quarters, and pay.
May 16, 1800 Army Supplies, Quarters, and Pay Moses Hook Alexander Hamilton Routine instructions and correspondence concerning Army supplies, quarters, and pay.
May 13, 1800 Army Supplies, Quarters, and Pay Alexander Hamilton Moses Hook Routine instructions and correspondence concerning Army supplies, quarters, and pay.