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February 21, 1800 Certification of payment; Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah Mosher, Commander of Regiment of Lancaster County Militia ordered to suppress an insurrection in the Western Counties of Pennsylvania in 1794 William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $42.50 balance due for retained rations to Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah Mosher, Commander of Regiment of Lancaster County Militia ordered to suppress an insurrection in the Western Counties of Pennsylvania in 1794.
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 29, 1791 Assignment of Land Warrant John Foster Williams [not available] Assignment of land warrant by John Williams, late a soldier belonging to Col. Butler in the Seventh Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line.
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.
July 17, 1792 Power of Attorney and Deed Poll Richard Bishoff Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for Richard Bishoff, late a soldier in the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment.
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.
October 18, 1799 Election for State of Pennsylvania Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Certificate to be printed the remnant will be forwarded to Craig. Fears gubernatorial election is against "us" (Federalists) in "this city" (Philadelphia). York and Lancaster counties "deserted" Federalist party. Must submit to the system and noted that the state of Pennsylvania is Democratic (which Craig stated was synonymous with French).
January 20, 1792 Assignment and Power of Attorney George Moore John Moore Assignment and Power of Attorney for George Moore; Moore is making his son, John, attorney, to take out warrants specified in the document.
February 23, 1798 Delivery Of Musket Supplies Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Orders to deliver musket locks, barrels, bayonets and ramrods to Lancaster.
February 23, 1799 Division of New Jersey into Recruiting Districts Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden provides his suggestion for dividing New Jersey into recruiting districts.
May 2, 1792 Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers Joseph Howell Henry Knox Abstracts of Pay and Rations for Scouts and Rangers employed for the protection of the Frontier counties of the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Lists names and counties. Certification that the abstract was examined and compared with returns. All information verified.
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 18, 1792 Payment receipt received General Edward Hand Henry Knox General Hand acknowledges the receipt of Knox's previous letter, and the money advanced to pay the waggoners.
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.
July 17, 1790 Circular to the Lieutenants of the Counties to Cease Use of Scouts Henry Knox [not available] Letter from Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to the lieutenants of various counties in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky directing them to replace scouts with small group of rangers. It also includes detailed instructions on how to document the authorization, use, and pay of said rangers.
October 20, 1794 Dealing with the Whiskey Rebels Alexander Hamilton Henry Lee Secretary Hamilton writes Governor Henry Lee of Virginia on dealing with the Whiskey Rebellion. Conveys instructions for command of the militia army, to suppress the insurgents in western Pennsylvania, through military force and the judiciary process. When arrived within an insurgent county and armed opposition appears, Hamilton recommends that he publish a proclamation inviting all citizens to...
May 16, 1792 Rifle Shipment General Edward Hand Henry Knox General Hand writes Secretary Knox on the shipment of rifles, which are packed and awaiting a wagon to transport them. Not all of the rifles were acceptable, but more are expected.
July 19, 1790 Current Plans for the Protection of the Frontiers Henry Knox Beverley Randolph Henry Knox, Secretary of War, informs Virginia's governor, Beverley Randolph, of the current plans for protecting the frontiers, including a proposed expedition of continental troops and county militia into the Western Territory to extirpate banditti.