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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 12, 1798 Regarding defense of Newport Rhode Island Lewis Tousard James McHenry Tousard gives impressions on defense of Newport Rhode Island.
December 24, 1798 Account of Mary Fountain, matron to the hospital at Bedloe’s Island [not available] [not available] Payment of $27.61 to Mary Fountain, matron to the hospital at Bedloe's Island, New York (today known as Liberty Island - location of the Statue of Liberty).
May 18, 1799 Discussion of Harbor Defenses in Rhode Island James McHenry Lewis Tousard Explains process of designing harbor defenses, based on opinion of engineer appointed to that purpose. Responds to request for activity on Goat Island and other Rhode Island locations. Suggests use of older cadets in service and reference to Mr. Wilson.
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.
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.
August 23, 1798 Cannon, Implements, & Ball to Goat Island Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon discusses the means by which arms are to be sent to Goat Island, near Newport, Rhode Island.
June 6, 1797 Memorandum of Expenses on Repairs to Fortifications James McHenry [not available] Sent to Committee of the House of Representatives. Mentions cost and type of repairs to be completed in New York, Philadelphia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.
1794 Fortifications across the Union Bechet Rochefontaine Unknown Recipient Plans and maps respecting the fortifications across the entire Union, from New England to New York to Pennsylvania to the Chesapeake and Carolinas.
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
August 13, 1795 Pay of the Men on the Mud Island Barges William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $104.00 is due the men employed on the public barges stationed at Mud Island, being their pay for July 1795, payable to John Steele, coxswain, attorney.
July 29, 1799 Fortifications of New York Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter, discusses fortifications in the vicinity of New York City.
December 1796 Osborne departs for Governor's Island Samuel Osborne Nathan Jones The letter informs Jones that Osborne is setting off this day for Governor’s 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.
July 15, 1795 Ordnance for Mud Island Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Pickering asks Hodgdon to deliver to James Gamble for the use of the garrison at Mud Island the following: half a barrel of cannon powder, fifty tubes filled and forty empty cartridges for four-pounders.
November 15, 1798 Fortification of Rhode Island James McHenry Christopher G Champlin Directs fortifications for Rhode Island, advised taking cannons from Marblehead.
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...
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).
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.
April 12, 1797 Request for Cannon Powder James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Requests cannon powder to Mud Island.
February 26, 1794 Claims for Services of Negroes in the Rhode Island Line Joseph Howell Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Howell encloses a list of all claims for services of Negroes in the Rhode Island line, the amount of each to average about $330.
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 11, 1795 Sum Due John Dexter, supervisor Providence Rhode Island William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $145.75 is due John I. Dexter being for the like sum paid by him for the transportation of soldiers from Providence to Newport Rhode Island, and Governor's Island New York, and for expenses attending them.
April 5, 1797 Delivery of Medicine James McHenry John Harris Order to deliver medicines to John Steele for sick at Mud Island Fort.