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March 24, 1797 Attention Needed for Sloop Detroit & Provisioning of Garrisons John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Promises to attend to the U.S. sloop Detroit, as she will be needed for the service of the citizens of Detroit and Michilimackinac, as well as the provisioning of various posts.
April 11, 1799 Martial Law at Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry discusses the imposition of martial law in Detroit which has resulted in complaints from Detroit's inhabitants. The President argues that martial law is necessary to prevent the sale of liquor to soldiers and General Wilkinson maintains that martial law has been in effect since 1785.
November 4, 1799 Enclosed Returns for Detroit David Strong Ebenezer Stevens Encloses the returns for Detroit for the month of October.
June 17, 1799 Request for Issue of Cannon Powder for Detroit James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of cannon powder to Detroit.
May 27, 1797 Delivery of Items for Sloop Detroit James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver items for Sloop Detroit and bar lead for proving gun barrels.
April 29, 1797 Articles Wanted for the Sloop "Detroit" James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon The Quartermaster General has appointed Hodgdon his agent in Philadelphia. Enclosed is a list of the articles wanted for the sloop "Detroit" that should be forwarded to Detroit as soon as possible.
April 13, 1799 Opposition Between the Military & Civil Authorities in Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses a copy of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel David Strong which should have accompanied papers sent earlier regarding the opposition between the civil and military authorities in Detroit.
November 5, 1799 Sundry returns for Detroit and Fort Niagara Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Encloses sundry returns for the posts of Detroit and Fort Wayne.
February 8, 1799 Receipt of clothing for the troops in Detroit David Strong Samuel Hodgdon Writes from Detroit that he has received the clothing requested, including vests and woolen overalls. Adds that he hopes the troops will receive such supplies in a more timely manner in the future.
November 17, 1796 Regarding Method for Creating Cost Estimates, Recent Bills Drawn, & Sloop Detroit John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Comments on the method of tracking expenditure estimates; mentions receiving instructions on this topic. Lists recent bills drawn; refers to expenditure estimate for October. Also discusses the sloop Detroit.
September 28, 1799 Orders to Deliver Materials for Brigantine President Adams [not available] John Harris Orders to deliver goods to Quartermaster General of Detroit for the outfitting of Brigantine John Adams, fitting out at Detroit.
April 27, 1797 Quartermaster Department Affairs: Recent Bills Drawn, Notification of Items Needed for Sloop Detroit John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Informs McHenry of recent bills drawn, and encloses a list of articles required for the outfitting of the sloop Detroit [not included].
February 7, 1797 Discussion of U.S. and British Land Claims Around Detroit John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Discusses use of land at the site of the town of Detroit, including original British plans for the site. Discusses a shipyard there, etc.
June 5, 1799 Probability of Approaching Indian Hostilities Alexander Hamilton John Francis Hamtramck "I have received a letter from Colonel Strong dated at Detroit the 7th of May last. You will judge from the information which you shall have when this reaches you how far it may be expedient to reinforce this post and from what quarter. The enclosed extract of a letter to him may serve as a guide. I will only add that my view of the subjected, probably imperfect at this distance, does not...
May 29, 1797 Enclosed Estimate of Expenditures in Quartermasters Department for Posts Dependent on Fort Washington and Detroit John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon List of expenses in Quartermaster's department for posts dependent on Fort Washington and Detroit. Details on purchase of pack horses, pay for laborers and artificiers, payment and provisions for the sloop Detroit.
June 11, 1799 Requests Money to Pay Bills for Quartermaster Matthew Earnest of Detroit Samuel Hodgdon James Miller Makes an effort to make payments on bills drawn by Matthew Earnest, Quartermaster of Detroit. Requests money to pay.
September 9, 1796 Letter from Detroit John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Largely illegible letter mentions estimate and information.
January 31, 1796 Sickness causes falling behind in work Caleb Swan William Simmons Swan has been sick with a fever at Detroit, which has caused him to fall behind in his work, but it cannot be helped.
November 12, 1796 Location of Head Quarters Anthony Wayne James McHenry Travel to and from Detroit inhibited by weather and distant location of post, Wayne advised Head Quarters should not be held in Detroit. Advised Pittsburgh as appropriate location for HQ.
August 24, 1797 Copy of Estimate for Materials Required by Colonel Strong and Mr. Ernest John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon [partial letter only] Materials purchased for the sloop Detroit will affect what is required for the new schooner. Additionally, paint requested along with turpentine and rosin. Enclosed memos containing list of articles required by Col. Strong and Mr. Ernest. Requested those articles be purchased and forwarded to Detroit.
July 17, 1799 Pittsburgh is the Most Eligible Summer Post John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Hamtramck explains why he has selected Pittsburgh instead of Detroit to be his post during the summer months.
August 7, 1797 Duck for the Use of the Sloop "Detroit" John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury has been asked to issue a warrant in Hodgdon's favor for $558.43 from the Quartermaster's department fof the duck for the sloop "Detroit,."
February 2, 1797 Accounts of the Paymasters at Detroit Caleb Swan William Simmons Despite the depth of snow and extreme cold weather, Swan is transmitting the accounts and vouchers of the several paymasters via merchants who each winter travel to lower Canada and from there to Niagara.
September 28, 1796 Description of Detroit Doctor Charles Brown Samuel Hodgdon Delayed writing Hodgdon in hopes of visiting him, just received news Brown cannot leave Detroit. Describes Detroit, its inhabitants as mostly French with some Scottish merchants. Will procure a fox skin for Mrs. Hodgdon next spring. Mentioned Dr. Barton never received Brown's letter and collection of plants from Fort Jefferson. Supposed rebels in Pittsburgh destroyed them.
August 24, 1797 A Schooner to be Built at Detroit, Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is an estimate of expenditures for the Quartermaster's department that Hodgdon should examine for accuracy. Currently, Matthew Ernest is acting as Quartermaster General and has authority to draw money for expenditures as needed. General Wilkinson has ordered a schooner to be built at Detroit, pending the approval of the Secretary of War.