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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 24, 1798 Query into the delivery of guns from Department of War to Department of Navy Benjamin Stoddert John Harris The Secretary of the Navy asks Mr. Harris the following question: "why is there any difficulty about delivering the guns" to the Purveyor, Mr. Francis?
April 30, 1798 Act to Establish Department of the Navy Congress of the United States [not available] Official act that created Department of the Navy, commanded by the President of the United States.
August 13, 1798 Request to deliver worst of the old muskets to the Secretary of Navy James McHenry John Harris The Secretary at War authorizes the transfer of 700 of "the worst of the old muskets now in store" to the Navy, to be valued by Mr. Nicholson and charged to Tench Francis, purveyor. On the same document is a note from Benjamin Stoddert Secretary of Navy expressing irritation as to why there is difficulty on delivering the guns to Tench Francis Purveyor.
August 24, 1798 Expression of frustration from Navy Secretary to the Purveyor of Public Supplies Benjamin Stoddert Tench Francis Secretary of the Navy seeks to expedite the transfer of the worst of the muskets to the Navy. He notes with frustration that if persons in public service will seek to embarrass instead of doing the public service, the it will be difficult to put ourselves into a state to resist a formidable enemy.
May 22, 1800 Request to deliver knapsacks to Navy Department James McHenry [not available] McHenry requests that John Harris deliver 300 knapsacks to the Navy Department for which they will be charged.
March 21, 1800 Information on the Pay of Navy William Simmons Thomas Turner Turner requested information on the cost of equipment and vessels built prior to the Navy Department. Simmons replied that the only record his Office hold was of payment of pay and subsistence of the Navy, incidental, and contingent expenses, none of which Simmons felt pertained to Turner's request.
June 24, 1800 Receiving Stores Not Purchased for the Navy Robert Gill Samuel Hodgdon Gill declares that he has been authorized only to receive stores intended for the Navy Department. However, when it has been represented to him that some articles suitable for the Navy Department have been sent to the Military Store he agreed to accept them. But he has no intention of accepting articles purchased expressly for the Military Store and not in use by the Navy.
March 21, 1800 Requests Information about Department Costs Thomas Turner William Simmons The Secretary of the Navy has requested an estimate of the cost and equipment of all vessels in the service of the Navy. Requests amount charged in Simmons's department.
June 30, 1798 Details on Style of Navy Uniforms John Caldwell [not available] Extract from document by John Caldwell on styles of navy uniforms.
June 23, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Steele Simmons explains his decision to suspend settlements of claims made by the Navy Department.
October 8, 1800 Request for linen overalls Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Requests Delivery of 150 Pairs of Sergeants' Linen Overalls to Israel Whelen for use of Navy Department.
August 30, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John S. Boss Simmons informs Boss that Navy accounts and War Department accounts must remain separate.
June 27, 1799 Cannon Shot for the Navy James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver 532 pounds of cannon shot, charged to the Navy Department, to the order of the Secretary of the Navy.
September 7, 1798 Transfer of records William Simmons Accountant's Office Simmons transfers records and accounts pertaining to the Navy Department to the Accountant of the Navy.
September 13, 1800 Navy Department Order for Saltpeter for Manufacture of Powder Abijah Thomas Israel Whelen Encloses order from Secretary of War on superintendent of stores for twenty tons of salt peter for use of Navy Department.
August 9, 1800 Request to deliver knapsacks to Navy Department Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Hodgdon requests that Harris deliver to George Harrison, Esquire, Navy Agent, 300 painted knapsacks and charge them for the same to the Navy Department.
March 21, 1800 Concerning naval expenses William Simmons Thomas Turner In response to a request for information regarding the expenditures and other charges for vessels before the establishment of the Navy Department.
June 7, 1800 Calls to Secretary of Treasury regarding transfer of funds Benjamin Stoddert Samuel Meredith Secretary of Navy discusses transfers of funds with the Treasurer of the United States.
August 6, 1798 Request for loan of cannon to be sent to Norfolk Virginia for the brig ready of sea Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry The Navy Department requests the loan of nine 6 pound cannon from the War Department. These cannon are to be sent to Norfolk and then returned within a month.
November 9, 1799 Improving the Accounting System of the Navy Department William Winder Samuel Hodgdon Mr. McDaniel is opening the storebooks for the Accountant's Office of the Navy Department. An acquaintance with the principles and an inspection of the form in which the War Department accounts are kept should enable him to improve his system. Hodgdon is asked to provide whatever information McDaniel may need for that purpose.
July 12, 1799 Discusses Tension with War Department and Navy Department James McHenry John Adams Mentions dispute between Mr. Stoddart and himself, and the possibility of commanders proving to be either a blessing or a curse. Debates congressional authority.
June 7, 1800 Requests Funds to Cover Transfer of Navy Offices from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Purveyor's Office Benjamin Stoddert Requests Funds to Cover Transfer of Navy Offices from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
September 21, 1798 Letter from the Accountant's Office William Simmons [not available] Simmons encloses a letter from Lieutenant James Tripplett; in it is a statement of disbursements said to have been paid by him out of monies received from the War Department on account of the Navy. However, a letter from the purser of the USS Constellation states that Tripplett has also received money from him in order to settle with the Department of the Navy. Simmons suggests the prudence of...
May 22, 1800 Delivery of Muskets and Bayonets [not available] John Harris Request to deliver 300 muskets and bayonets to Secretary of Navy by way of Captain Robert Gill, Navy Storekeeper.
October 6, 1798 Requesting Pay for Six Months as Clerk of the Navy Yard Caleb Gibbs Navy Accountant Requesting pay for his previous six months as clerk of the Navy Yard to be sent by the return post.