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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 16, 1792 Orders for Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Samuel Hodgdon Lists supplies that are to be taken to Fort Hamilton without delay, including bar iron.
January 19, 1792 Supplies Needed at Fort Hamilton John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Captain Armstrong lists a number of articles needed for the use of the garrison at Fort Hamilton.
August 16, 1792 Copy: Attack on Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Description of an attack on Fort Hamilton by Indians. After repelling the attack, some troops set out after them. Wilkinson has hired spies to infiltrate the belligerents' community.
October 26, 1791 Arrival at Fort Hamilton Robert Benham Samuel Hodgdon Benham announces his arrival at Fort Hamilton and promises that every effort will be made to comply with Hodgdon's engagement by October 26th.
1796 Quantity of troops at various posts James McHenry [not available] McHenry lists the number of troops stationed at each post.
September 30, 1799 Clothing to be Forwarded by way of New Orleans James Miller Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of other shipping concerns, Miller notes that General Hamilton has directed that the clothes for the posts of Fort Adams, Fort McHenry and others on the Mississippi should go by way of New Orleans.
June 5, 1794 Return of the non-commissioned officers Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Return of the non-commissioned officers and privates belonging to the legion of the United States.
November 17, 1794 Services of the Horses Belonging to the Quartermaster's Department, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Richard Harrison Numbered answers to questions Harrison asked in his last letter. Estimated cost of supplies that were lost by the contractor and that the government will provide transportation from Fort Washington to Fort Hamilton but no further. Horse were employed for transport.
December 19, 1791 Travel Robert Barr Samuel Hodgdon Request for supplies from Fort Hamilton, travel route of Hodgdon discussed.
June 25, 1793 Hamilton writes to Knox about distilled spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton informs the Secretary at War of his intent to furnish distilled spirits to the army via the quartermaster department.
August 12, 1794 Commander at Fort Franklin Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton asks the President whether it would be advisable to put the garrison of Fort Franklin under the command of Thomas Butler. States that an attack from the Indians appears improbable
August 3, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Alexander Hamilton At the Secretary of War's direction, Simmons asks Hamilton to identify a Commanding Officer at Fort Wolcott.
July 10, 1793 Discusses Horses James O'Hara James Wilkinson Refers to guide for the movement of the army and Wilkinson's superior knowledge of the local area. Worries that articles will fall short. Has instructed wagon masters at Fort Hamilton how to care for horses and oxen in their charge. Seeks approval for saddle horses. Discusses sending pack horses to Fort Hamilton with corn.
February 24, 1792 Stores on Hand at Fort Hamilton. John Armstrong Michael G. Houdin A return of the Quartermaster Stores on hand at Fort Hamilton, Capt. John Armstrong commanding, February 24, 1792.
April 13, 1798 Abstract of Provisions Issued Over Six Months Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry List by post of provisions issued between December 1, 1796 and May 31, 1797.
November 4, 1792 Consternation at Reports of Enemy Activity Near Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Discusses actions around Fort Hamilton -- Lt. Hartshorn left in command there, 3 men from the garrison captured by "the enemy" [presumably Indians], failed pursuit, etc. Defends his leaving a subaltern in command there because of his own absence without giving a reason for it; discusses movements of latest supply train and reinforcements. Writes that "I dare not in prudence move upon the main...
September 3, 1796 Price of Subsistance at Fort Hamilton, with explanation George Ingersoll William Simmons Ingersoll explained his furlong was at Fort Hamilton and provided details for the cost of his subsistance at his new post. Requested a draught from the Supervisor at Boston for the expenses from his travels.
August 8, 1792 Report from Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Wilkinson reports on his monthly returns of the garrisons of Forts Jefferson and Steuben, the 1st Regiment, and the Corps of Kentucky Riflemen, including its strength and reorganization, his supply situation, and plans for furure movement
May 25, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Philip Church Simmons informs Church that Major General Hamilton's order was received.
November 3, 1792 Provisioning Needs of Western Garrisons Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Knox provides Hamilton with a detailed assessment of the provisioning needs of all the posts on the frontier. Posts such as Fort Knox and Fort Franklin will be isolated during the winter and therefore will need additional stores. Advanced posts Forts Jefferson and St. Clair will also need additional provisioning.
June 5, 1794 Return of the Legion of the United States Henry Knox Ralph Izard Return of the non-commissioned officers and privates belonging to the Legion of the United States.
November 7, 1791 Relieving the Wounded Robert Buntin Samuel Hodgdon The clothing sent on is a little wet having gone through the river and there is no place here to open the bales with any kind of safety. The General thinks that they should be sent as they are on to Fort Washington as soon as possible. All the horses here, including those with the clothing, have gone with provisions to relieve the wounded that lie between this place and Fort Washington. There is...
March 17, 1796 Major Cass writes from Fort Hamilton Jonathan Cass James Wilkinson Major Cass discusses Indian affairs with General Wilkinson.
January 1, 1794 Articles of Agreement [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Robert Elliot and Elie Williams.
April 14, 1800 Removal of Stores from Fort Wayne John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton Hamtramck inquires as to whether quartermaster stores can be moved from one fort to another, as was done from Fort Wayne by the Quartermaster General, without the consent of the principal officer in command of the fort.