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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 1796 Osborne departs for Governor's Island Samuel Osborne Nathan Jones The letter informs Jones that Osborne is setting off this day for Governorís Island.
May 25, 1799 Writes about Garrison on Governor Island James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Writes about garrison on Governor Island and court martial.
February 22, 1799 Supplies at the Governor's Island fortifications Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Statement by the New York Agent of the War Department on the supplies at the fortification at Governor's Island. Mentions muskets and bayonets.
April 29, 1799 Request for Issue of Tents to Governor's Island James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of tents to men at fortifications on Governor's Island, NY.
November 28, 1797 Request for Delivery of Artillerists' Clothing to Governor's Island, NY Garrison James McHenry John Harris Directs that artillerists' clothing be issued for the garrison at Governor's Island, New York.
November 15, 1798 Guard Required for Recently Completed Batteries on Governor's Island Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton Stevens noted that the troops on Governor's Island were in danger of deserting and were in want of clothing for the winter (3 had already deserted). Stevens suggested employing citizens to relieve the troops stationed on the island.
January 1, 1796 Muster and Payroll for Detachment at Governor's Island Horatio R. Dayton William Simmons Dayton notes that he has enclosed muster and payroll for detachment under his command at Governor's Island for December 1795.
October 19, 1798 State of Barracks on Governor's, Bedlam's, and Ellis Islands Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton reported the repairs and buildings needed for winter accommodations for troops on the three island in New York Harbor.
October 12, 1795 Recruitment at Governor's Island William Simmons Lewis Tousard Conveys the Secretary at War's concern about recruiting men into service from Governor's Island. Directs Major Tousard to supervise Lt. Dayton's efforts in that regard.
December 22, 1796 Osborn's departure to Governor's Island and wish to resume his commission Samuel Osborne Nathan Jones The letter informs Jones that Osborn wrote from West Point acknowledging Jones' previous letter and communicating Osborn's intend to depart for Governor's Island. Since his arrival there Osborn has written the Secretary of War informing him of Osborn's wish to resume his commission.
January 22, 1799 Request to Settle Account for Firewood for Col. Stevens on Governor's Island Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Examination of vouchers for firewood for Col. Stevens's troops on Governor's Island reveals a question about the amount received. Requests the opinion of the accountant, who will most likely need to communicate with the Quartermaster General. The money drawn by Col. Stevens does not go through the Quartermaster General, and the account should be settled by the accountant.
August 3, 1796 Pay of Lieutenant William Willson & His Men at Governor's Island, New York Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $112 is due Lieutenant William Willson and the men under his command at Governor's Island, New York, being his and their pay for July 1796.
October 12, 1795 Payment for recruitment William Simmons Horatio R. Dayton Informs Lt. Dayton that Nicholas Fish will pay him for recruiting on Governor's Island. However, Simmons cautions Lt. Dayton because Governor's Island does not produce many men that bring credit to the service.
January 23, 1799 Articles for delivery to Governor's Island William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Announces that he will soon enclose an abstract of the articles purchased by Colonel Ebenezer Stevens - Agent for the War Department at New York - for delivery to the fortifications at Governor's Island.
February 3, 1796 Pay of Lieutenant Horatio Dayton & His Men at Governor's Island New York William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $107 is due Lieutenant Horatio Dayton and the men under his command at Governor's Island, New York being his and their pay for January 1796.
October 13, 1795 Pay of Lieutenant Horatio Dayton and His Men at Governor's Island New York William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $269.00 is due Lieutenant Horatio R. Dayton and the men under his command at Governor's Island, New York being his and their pay from July through September 1795.
January 3, 1799 Works project at Governor's Island Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Describes works project at Governor's Island, New York, fortified as part of an extensive coastal defense system. Includes articles needed to be purchased.
March 14, 1796 Request for Pay to be Advanced Lieut. Simon Geddes Stephen Rochefontaine Geddes requested his pay be advanced before his departure to Governor's Island.
January 5, 1796 Pay of Lieutenant Horatio Dayton and His Men at Governor's Island New York William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $107 is due Lieutenant Horatio R. Dayton and the men under his command at Governor Island, being his and their pay for Dec. 1795.
January 24, 1799 Abstract of articles for Governor's Island William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Encloses an abstract of the articles purchased by Colonel Ebenezer Stevens - Agent for the War Department at New York - for delivery to the fortifications at Governor's Island.
January 21, 1799 Discrepancy in Stevens's Firewood Account for Governor's Island Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Refers to Stevens's request for firewood for Governor's Island. Found a small mistake on the vouchers relative to the quantity of wood purchased, although the certificate states the correct complete amount. Believes that the accountant would demand changes in the accounts be made immediately with disbursement from the... Disagrees; Stevens does not work through the...
September 30, 1799 Condition of troops at Governor's Island Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon States that yesterday evening he visited the fortifications at Governor's Island, New York and observed that the troops there were in much want of shoes and woolen overalls. Complains about the quality of the Hamburg Arms. Encloses a document from Lawrence Huron.
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).
August 18, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Rhode Island Alexander Hamilton Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses French privateers. Hamilton addresses the Governor of Rhode Island in the absence of the Secretary at War.
November 3, 1796 Pay of Lieutenant William Willson & His Men at Governor's Island, New York William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $123.32 is due Lieutenant William Willson and the men under his command at Governor's Island, New York, being his and their pay for October 1796.