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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 24, 1791 Bells from Lancaster Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Captain [Jacob] Slough has informed Hodgdon that the bells for the horses that have been mentioned two or three times may be had in any numbers from the stores in Lancaster at a cost of from 26 to 39 each according to their size and other qualities. They are made better in Lancaster than any that may be imported or made elsewhere and at much cheaper rates.
April 19, 1794 A Horse to Lancaster Only Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to furnish Mr. Collins with a horse to be used for a journey to Lancaster and no farther.
June 16, 1789 Debarkation of Troops from Carolina at Wilmington Arthur St. Clair Anthony Wayne Refers to orders to debark troops from Carolina at Wilmington as the most contiguous place to Lancaster. Commanding officers will march detachment to Lancaster and lodge them in barracks there. Discusses movement of baggage and treatment of the sick.
November 8, 1794 Only Two Expresses Have Called, Etc. Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough is pleased that all expresses are supposed to pass through Lancaster so he will have the opporunity to forward important letters. However, he is sorry to report that only two of the expresses have called on him on their way to the Army. He thinks it only right that Hodgdon should be aware of the disappointment of the people of Lancaster that they are being bypassed by the expresses.
August 21, 1795 Condition of Arms at Lancaster John Nicholson Samuel Hodgdon Based on his inspection, Nicholson reports on the status of the arms stored at Lancaster. The gunsmiths appear to be making necessary repairs but he found four hundred muskets cleaned but without bayonets and not repaired. An inspection of the muskets made by Boyle & Turner shows that they are not suitable for public service because they are made of bad steel and will not stand the temper.
July 26, 1798 Brass Six Pounder in Lancaster Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Anderson Colonel Anderson is asked to investigate a brass six pounder located in Lancaster which may have been left by the troops returning from the Insurgent War of 1793.
February 23, 1798 Delivery Of Musket Supplies Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Orders to deliver musket locks, barrels, bayonets and ramrods to Lancaster.
August 9, 1793 Rifles from Lancaster Henry Knox General Edward Hand Knox discusses the prospect of obtaining at least one thousand rifles from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
August 28, 1798 French prisoners in Lancaster James McHenry General Edward Hand Indicates that he has referred Hand's letter to the Secretary of the Navy. Hand reported that some French prisoners in custody of the Sheriff of Lancaster, Pennsylvania had exhibited poor conduct, and were now to be put under guard of the militia.
June 4, 1792 Recruits to Lancaster John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War has directed that the recruits currently In Philadelphia should march to Lancaster immediately. Knox is directed to furnish a four-horse wagon to transport their baggage.
July 5, 1793 Infantry Clothing to Lancaster Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon "Will you please to have transported to Lancaster addressed to Lieut. Robert Thompson three Sergeants, three Corporals, and fifteen privates suits of infantry clothing."
August 15, 1791 Bells Available at a Later Date Samuel Boyd William Knox At present the bells cannot be had in Lancaster but they can be had in three weeks if that is acceptable. If Knox will notify him by the next post, Boyd will provide them as soon as possible.
September 23, 1794 Purchase of Two Horses William Bradford Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Ralston at Strasburg and Col. Postlethwaite at Carlise have been advanced the sum of sixty dollars each for the purchase of two horses for the expedition sent to and from Pittsburgh during the late mission into the western country.
September 3, 1795 Eighteen Boxes of Rifles John Nicholson Samuel Hodgdon Nicholson has received eighteen boxes of rifles, with the enclosed invoice, and the inspection thereof is nearly complete. There are muskets, however, that are not fit for inspection so he will leave Lancaster in five days.
March 25, 1797 James Casey Certificate concerning a mare that was rode by the Creek Indians James Casey [not available] Certification by Casey that John Rogers, interpreter for Creek Chiefs on the route to Philadelphia had a black mare which he owned. Mare was ridden by Indians and left at Lancaster. When Casey arrived back at Lancaster, it was either stolen or strayed away.
September 1, 1794 Horses Calculated For Service Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough finds that horses calculated for service made be had in Lancaster for from one hundred to one hundred twenty dollars. Slough feels that he can get them on as reasonable terms as any other man in the county.
November 1794 A Broken Down Carriage & Other Miseries James Jones Samuel Hodgdon Jones bemoans the need to leave the hired horses in Lancaster because of their unsuitablity for the journey which he must undertake. The horses detained him for six hours on the road from Philadelphia when they refused to pull the broken down carriage.Mr. Slough is providing a new apparatus for the journey but the Secretary of State should be notified of his new arrangements and the necessary...
January 14, 1789 Charges of Captain Jacob Weaver Joseph Howell Captain Jacob Weaver Weaver stands charged with sums of money to include payments to raise company stationed at Lancaster; support of prisoners conducted to Virginia; commissioner of prisoners.
October 22, 1794 Recommendations on the Use of Horses & Riders Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough furnishes detailed recommendations as to how to provide the fastest transportation between Philadelphia, Carlisle, Lancaster and other locations. The same number of horses and riders should be posted at each location so as to provide fresh riders and mounts to proceed to the next place.
May 15, 1797 Compensation of Colonel James Ross William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $217.17 is due Colonel James Ross, being the rent of a store at Lancaster and payments made for transporting military stores from Lancaster to Philadelphia and his compensation for collecting public stores from May 12, 1796 to May 12, 1797.
April 23, 1795 Pay of the Men who Marched from Lancaster to Pittsburgh William Simmons Isaac Craig Doctor Joseph Philips has charge of the pay of those men of Lieutenant Muhlenberg's detachment at Lancaster who marched from there to Pittsburgh with Lieutenant Hutchins. This pay is for the period from the time of their enlistments through December 1794.
December 4, 1794 A Tedious and Disagreeable Journey James Jones Matthias Slough Jones complains of his tedious and disagreeable journey due to the total incapacity of the horses hired at Lancaster. One of the horses gave out at Wright's Ferry and another one at Laurel Hill. He has had to hire a second team to draw his wagon and baggage. The bearer was offered a third horse to take the wagon home but he refused due to the state of the roads over the mountains.
January 21, 1792 Employing Armorers Henry Knox General Edward Hand Knox appreciated Hand's employment of armorers instead of "any intermediate person". Requested standard rifles and also how many will be sent from Lancaster.
May 3, 1787 Request to be allowed bounty paid Jonathan Nicholson Joseph Howell Henry Hilgen of Hazen's Regiment at Lancaster asks that he be allowed the bounty he paid for them.
September 12, 1794 Provisioning the Westward Expedition Against the Insurgents Alexander Hamilton Eli Williams The agent at Trenton and the Contractors at Philadelphia, Reading, and Lancaster will supply most of the provisions needed to get to Carlisle.For the route westward it should be ascertained whether the Contractors at Reading and Lancaster are capable of provisioning the expedition. Williams is directed to make up for any deficiencies.