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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 11, 1798 Transferring Troops from the Islands to West Point James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Because of the inconvenience of adding new barracks to Bedlows Island and Oyster Island, McHenry suggests re-locating the troops on these islands to West Point pending the construction of permanent barracks. The troops that can be comfortably garrisoned on Governors Island may remain there.
May 4, 1798 Ordnance for Capt. Frye at Governors Island Samuel Hodgdon Frederick Frye Hodgdon notifies Capt. Frye of the ordnance being transported to his post at Governors Island.
December 16, 1796 Receipt Roll for Troops at Governors Island Frederick Frye William Simmons Captain Frye encloses the receipt roll for the detachment at Governors Island; He has three men who have not yet received their pay so they should be put on the next payroll. Should his troops be mustered as a company or a detachment?
June 16, 1798 Fortifications on York, Governors, Bedlow, and Oyster Islands James McHenry Ebenezer Stevens Stevens is directed to employ an engineer to assist Mr. Fleming and Mr. Hill to report on the most eligible sites for new works. They also should prepare plans and estimates for the works, including the work required on the fortifications on Governors, Bedlow, and Oyster Islands so that they can be defended. Batteries should be erected on York Island to prevent enemy ships from taking stations...
October 5, 1798 Great Want of Clothing at Governors Island Frederick Frye Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War had informed Frye that a quantity of clothing and some sergeant's and musician's swords would be forwarded to him at Governors Island. He has yet to receive them and emphasizes that his garrison is still in great want of clothing.
September 29, 1797 Artillerists' Clothing to Governors Island Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is an order for some artillerists' clothing which must be forwarded to Captain Frederick Frye at Governors Island.
February 3, 1796 Certification of payment; Lieutenant Horatio Dayton and men at Governors Island William Simmons [not available] Simmons certifies payment of $107.00 to Lieutenant Horatio Dayton and the men under his command at Governors Island for January 1796.
October 22, 1798 Fortifications of Governors, Bedlows, and Ellis's Islands James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry notes that Colonel Stevens should contract for additional barracks on Governors Island and should have the buildings on Ellis's Island prepared for the accommodation of a company. The works should be placed in a state of defense as soon as possible.
April 20, 1795 Postponing the Stores to be Forwarded to Charleston John Stagg Alexander Thompson The Secretary of War has requested the postponement of the military stores to be forwarded from Governors Island to Charleston. They will be sent instead from Philadelphia.
July 8, 1795 Account of Alexander Thompson Alexander Thompson William Simmons Capt. Thompson encloses the muster and payroll for his company as well as his ration account. Two hundred turbulent laborers on Governors Island do not allow him much time for leisure.
July 29, 1799 Fortifications of New York Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter, discusses fortifications in the vicinity of New York City.
August 1, 1795 Return of Ordinances at Governors Island and Bedlow's Island Unknown Author [not available] Inventory of powder, ordnance, and military stores at Governor's Island New York and inventory of ordnance at Bedlow's Island New York. Document is unsigned. Received at the War Office 5 Aug, 1795
May 4, 1798 Ordnance for Capt. Frye at Governors Island Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon describes the ordnance that is to be transported to Capt. Frederick Frye at Govenors Island in New York harbor.
December 18, 1795 Expenses Incurred during the Journey to Governors Island Decius Wadsworth William Simmons Simmons will soon receive a statement of Wadsworth's contingent account including the sums charged and the expenses incurred relative to the subsistence and transportation of himself and his recruits from New London to Governors Island.
May 4, 1798 Cannon & Balls Transported to Governors Island Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Hodgdon orders the cannon at Fort Rensselaer to be moved to Governors Island near New York along with 1000 nine pounder balls.
August 6, 1798 Certification of payments; compensation of detachment at Governors Island, New York Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification that $622.23 is due a detachment of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at Governors Island, New York under the command of Captain Frederick Frye, being for the pay, subsistence, and forage of the officers and the pay of the non-commissioned officers and privates through July 1798.
May 1, 1800 Statement of the Powder Purchased at New York. Ebenezer Stevens James McHenry This is the statement of the powder purchased at New York. Deliveries have been made to the following: Captain Frye on Governors Island; James Watson, Naval Agent; Captain Littlefield; Colonel Smith; Port of Philadelphia; the Natchez. Rations delivered to Governors Island do not appear on Stevens' books.
July 6, 1798 Certification of payments; detachment at Governors Island William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $691.75 is due a detachment of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at Governors Island under the command of Captain Frederick Frye, being the pay , subsistence, and forage of the officers, and the pay of the non-commissioned officers and privates, through June 1798.
November 2, 1798 Account of Captain Frederick Frye Frederick Frye William Simmons Captain Frye discusses the account of the garrison at Governors Island.
January 20, 1795 Return of Ordnance sent from West Point to Governors Island George Fleming Unknown Recipient Return of iron and brass ordnance with guns and carriages and mortar beds sent from West Point by order of the Secretary of War, by George Fleming from the 1st of April to the 26th of December last to Governors Island, New York.
November 18, 1796 Articles Needed for Detachments at Governors Island James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked to direct Mr. Harris to forward the following articles to the men of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at Governors Island near New York: pairs of woolen overalls, pairs of socks, and pairs of shoes (large sizes). Since their detachments are under orders for Norfolk and Charleston these articles should be forwarded immediately via [?] and South Amboy.
February 28, 1799 Necessity of Keeping Mangin Employed Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton Stevens stresses the need to keep the engineer, Mr. Mangin, employed since there is still much to be done respecting the works on Governors Island, the measures of defense yet to be erected, and the fortifications of the port.
June 14, 1797 Forwarding Articles to Governors Island John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon "The Secretary of War requests your attention to forwarding the several articles, agreeably to the enclosed, to Governors Islands New York."
April 4, 1798 Certification of payments; detachment at Governors Island William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $357.01 is due Captain Frederick Frye, Lieutenant William Wilson, Surgeon's Mate Samuel Osborn (including forage), and the detachment under the command of Captain Frye at Governors Island, being his and their pay for March 1798.
August 5, 1795 Recruits to Proceed to Governors Island Peter Tallman William Simmons Tallman has received orders from the Secretary of War to proceed with his recruits to Governors Island in the harbor of New York and then return to Trenton to continue the recruiting service. The settlement of his account should be deferred until his return from New York.