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March 18, 1797 Regarding the proving of the 24 pounders at Hope Furnace [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson The 24 pounders for the USS Constitution cast at Hope Furnace are ready for proving. Shot has been ordered to Providence Rhode Island. Mr. Brown is to notify when Nicholson's attendance required. Nicholson is to go to Hope Furnace in Pennsylvania to receive the cannon. In conjunction with Captain Pierce, he is to examine and pass receipts for each of the cannon. Copies of instructions to...
June 20, 1795 Travel to Hope Foundary in Rhode Island Timothy Pickering Francis DaCosta Col. Rochefontaine has asked DaCosta to go to Hope Foundary in Rhode Island where some cannon have been cast for the use of the United States.
July 23, 1795 Report on inspection at Mount Hope Furnace and Elizabeth Town Lieutenant Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith is asked by the War Department to inspect the Mount Hope Furnace and Elizabeth Town, Pennsylvania. The ore at this mine is used for the production of shot and ordnance. He forwards the results of his inspection. No signature by author.
April 12, 1798 [Contracts for the Supply of Cannon] James McHenry [not available] McHenry submitted the contracts to the House of Representatives. Details on the contract made by the Commissioner of Revenue and the Hope Furnace in Rhode Island for the fabrication of cannons of varying calibers. Two contracts with S. Hughes of Cecil County, MD furnace [forge].
December 21, 1799 Shot and Clothing Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Discusses clothing and other articles. Shot bring produced at Hope's furnace but not yet in sufficient quantities. Mentions vessels headed to Savannah, on which articles can be forwarded.
July 21, 1798 Kentledge and Shot for Elizabeth Town John Jacob Faesch Samuel Hodgdon The kentledge that remained at Mount Hope has been sent to Melancton Smith at Elizabeth Town. The 29 pieces rejected by Smith and produced at Faesch's forges at Mount Hope have been replaced and sent forward. Faesch will be happy to have the business on account of the shot at Elizabeth Town determined in a timely manner to avoid the threatened suit.
November 30, 1799 Received of Secretary of War, by draft from Treasurer of United States contract for cannon to be manufactured at Hope Furnace [not available] James McHenry Rufus and Sylvanus Hopkins received draft for $6000 from Treasurer of United States on account of contract for cannon for the United States to be manufactured at the Hope Furnace.
June 27, 1799 My health is I hope perfectly restored... John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Encloses "a map of river Miami, also a plan of the fort of the same name." States: "My health is I hope perfectly restored and as the fever has left me I trust soon to recover my usual strength." States that he is willing to remain at Niagara throughout the winter. Maintains that "a public vessel on this lake...would I am sure prove economical in the end."
July 11, 1791 Speech of Good Peter Good Peter [not available] In his speech, Good Peter discusses the peace talks and Indian settlements.
May 23, 1793 Our Nation is Determined to be at Peace Chiefs of the Cherokees William Blount The Cherokee chiefs offer assurances that, unlike the Creeks, they seek peace with the United States. They do not want to be blamed for any of the Creek depredations.
January 30, 1795 Drawing for Battering Cannon Sent to Contractors Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Notification that complete drawing of thirty two pound battering cannon have been sent to contractors 1. Brown and Francis & Co. and 2. Hughes & Co..
October 8, 1794 Contract for supplying cannon Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue requests a remittance to John Dexter, Supervisor of Rhode Island, for the purpose of making a payment of $8000 to Brown & Francis and the owners of the Furnace Hope, on account of a contract for supplying cannon for the frigates and fortifications.
June 18, 1793 They have laid our young warriors on the ground. Bold Hunter Secretary Smith The Bold Hunter and other Cherokee head-men express their hope that Smith and the government will punish those responsible for white depredations so that the Indians themselves will not have to take satisfaction against them.
March 22, 1784 Account with Robert Morris John Jacob Faesch Samuel Hodgdon Personal letter giving instructions for the repair of Faesch's carriage. Also discussues Faesch's account with the Financier of the United States, Robert Morris.
February 2, 1797 Extra Expense for Boring Cannon from the Solid Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The contract between the United States and the proprietors of the Hope Furnace in Rhode Island states that an allowance will be made for boring the cannon from the solid. If the ninety four cannon already produced have been bored from the solid and the extra expense is justified, McHenry should notify Wolcott.
May 19, 1789 A great talk by Warriors and Chiefs of Cherokee nation assembled at Chota [not available] Tickagiska King Begins with an apology for misunderstandings and for the actions of their rash inconsiderate young men. Wish to live in peace with neighbors. Mentions Tennessee, Highwassee, Telliquo, and Ammoah. Makes mention of last treaty at South Carolina where they gave up to white brothers all the land they could spare; and have little left to raise women and children upon. Hope no more will be taken...
April 9, 1784 [No Image] John Jacob Faesch Samuel Hodgdon No image.
June 2, 1786 Finley's final settlement with Army Joseph Finley Joseph Howell The author believes he was wrongfully deprived of Three Hundred dollars in his final settlement with the Army and has the receipt to prove it. Also enclosed is the amount owed Andrew Finley which, it is hoped will be transmitted by the next stage.
August 8, 1794 Letter Citation War Department Unknown Recipient Cited in Coxe to Hamilton, 12/22/1794. Contract With Furnace Hope for Cannon.
June 29, 1797 Contemporary Copy of Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, illegible.
May 3, 1792 Knox replies to the inquiries of Brooks regarding promotion Henry Knox John Brooks Letter, discusses terms of commission to Brigadier General.
October 20, 1789 Regarding Burglary at Public Magazine Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, discusses burglary at public magazine.
July 29, 1798 Duplicate Receipts James Read James McHenry Duplicate receipts are transmitted with the hope that the forms are in the proper order.
July 31, 1799 Contract between James McHenry and Rufus and Sylvanus Hopkins for supplying iron cannon [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement between James McHenry and Rufus Hopkins and Sylvanus Hopkins of Providence Rhode Island for and on behalf of Hope Furnace to furnish cannon of various caliber, to include 24, 18, 12 and 9 pounders. Details the process of proving and inspecting the cannon.
September 5, 1799 Different Wants of This Garrison John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton "...I hope Captain Thompson will by the time this letter comes to hand, have the honor of seeing you and, as I requested him, to lay the differnt wants of this garrison &a before you."