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May 16, 1799 Report of Shot in Elizabeth Town Samuel Hodgdon John Jacob Faesch Has just returned from Elizabeth Town and New York City, where he examined castings made by Faesch. Reports quantity of shots and accounts and how much was taken by the Agent for the Department of War to the public accounts. Has sent the good shot to New York; the rest remains in Elizabeth. Wishes to check accounts for his report to the Treasury.
June 1, 1786 Craik's account as it stands John Pierce James Craik Craik's account as it stands. Goods at York Town, pay and other charges expected to be accounted for on settlement with commissioners for department. Encloses copy of account.
May 3, 1792 Supply of Rations Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Secretary Knox writes that he depends on the recipient entirely for a supply of rations at the following posts, and also for articles in the Quarter Master's line, for medical assistance, and for means of transportation. The posts include Alexandria, Winchester, and Shepherds Town in Virginia; Baltimore, Fredericks Town, Hagers Town, and Cumberland in Maryland; and Chester, York, Carlise, and...
June 1, 1798 Kentledge is Wanted Most of All Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgon anxiously waits the arrival of guns, shot, and kentledge but kentledge is wanted most of all and is available at Elizabeth Town and New York.
March 10, 1799 Directions for Artillerists from Fort Jay to New Town Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Outlines directions for artillerist company at Fort Jay to meet Lieut. Boots's company at Brunswick and go to New Town, Bucks County.
March 16, 1799 Marching Orders to New Town Alexander Hamilton Adam Hoops Hamilton describes the route by which Hoops is to march his troops to New Town where he will be joined by Lieutenant Boote and a party of infantry and where he will recieve further orders from either the Secretary of War of General McPherson.
February 28, 1799 Certification of payments; Henry Glen for storing shells, cannon balls in town of Schenectady, New York William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $13.19 to Henry Glen for storing shells, cannon balls in town of Schenectady, New York.
March 27, 1800 Fracas at Elizabeth Town Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith Hamilton has investigated the disturbance at Elizabeth Town and has ascertained that the conduct of the two involved officers was misrepresented. They in fact behaved in a prudent and gentlemanly manner. Advised Smith contact the editor of the local papers and clarify their account.
September 1, 1794 ENCLOSURE: On Enforcing Submission to Constitution Henry Lee Alexander Hamilton Discussed act of "misled citizens" and use of militia to suppress unruly residents of Virginia.
February 26, 1801 Certification of payment; Henry Glenn for storage of shells, cannon balls, belonging to United States in town of Schenectady New York William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $27.80 to Henry Glenn for storage of shells, cannon balls, belonging to United States in town of Schenectady New York.
June 2, 1798 Fate of the Shot & Kentledge Cast by Mr. Faesch, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Among other matters, Hodgdon announces his attention to go to Elizabeth Town and York to ascertain the fate of the shot and kentledge cast by Mr. Faesch for the use of the public.
September 12, 1791 Power of Attorney for Elizabeth Robins Elizabeth Robins [not available] Elizabeth Robins appoints Peter Manifold of New Town, New York as her lawful attorney. She asks to receive from the Commissioner of Army Accounts whatever money may be due her deceased husband, late lieutenant in the 4th Regiment of Dragoons.
March 16, 1799 Proceed to New Town in Bucks County Alexander Hamilton William R. Boote "In consequence of orders from the Secretary of War, I am to desire that you proceed with the party under your command to New Town in Bucks County--for which purpose you will join and accompany a detachment which will leave this quarter on Monday the 18th instant, taking the orders of the commanding officer of this detachment...Let no time be lost."
April 18, 1800 Delivery to New York or Staten Island Sound David Ford Samuel Hodgdon Ford announces that he will gladly deliver the shot inspected at Mount Hope according to the terms of the contract. He charges that Hodgdon must not have taken notice of the contract in which Ford agreed to deliver the stores to New York or to some place on Staten Island Sound. He will deliver to Elizabeth Town and from there to Fort Jay on Governors Island but the United States must pay the...
February 14, 1798 Transporting the Clothing to Elizabeth Town Horatio R. Dayton Samuel Hodgdon There is not a pressing necessity for clothing at Elizabeth Town but it will be needed soon. Rather than waiting for the river to open, and since the sleighing is now good, it might not involve much additional expense to send them all the way by land instead of by Trenton.
July 14, 1799 Seeks Report of Shot and Shells following Death of Faesch Samuel Hodgdon David Ford Reports death of Mr. Faesch. Recounts number of shell and shot remaining on contract with Faesch. Wishes to make a full report of what is available in Elizabeth Town and New York. Lists prices for iron casts. Does not know if kentledge is wanting.
November 24, 1798 Receiving the Stores at George Town Samuel Hodgdon John Mackey Hodgdon orders Mackey to take the necessary measures to receive the stores at George Town and get them on to the works.
June 2, 1798 Not A Pig On Hand! Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon laments that the ship "Delaware" is ready to receive her ballast but there is not a pig [kentledge] on hand to provide it. He hopes that the vessel from Elizabeth Town will deliver it soon.
May 19, 1798 Kentledge to New York Samuel Hodgdon John Jacob Faesch Hodgdon requests that the kentledge lying at Mount Hope Furnace be sent immediately to Melancton Smith at New York.
September 13, 1799 Requests Assistance with Prison Guards at Morris Town Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Encloses letter from Major Burrows. The Marine Corps cannot furnish the requested guard for sixty prisoners at Morris Town. Requests that the Harper's Ferry guard be relieved to assist in Morris Town.
December 1800 General Wilkinson's Expenses at Hancock Town [not available] [not available] Expense of General Wilkinson and his traveling suite in Hancock Town.
March 18, 1799 Support of the Pennsylvania Volunteers Alexander Hamilton Mahlon Ford Mahlon is ordered to join the command at Reading whose mission is to act in support of the Pennsylvania volunteers who are marching against the insurgents at Northampton.
April 7, 1788 Questionable Propriety of Captain Town's Claim John Pierce Henry Knox Pierce reluctantly agrees to pay Captain Town's claim but only because it is allowed by the Resolve of November 2nd, 1785. Otherwise, he doubts the propriety of a claim that should have been made at the time of the service performed as was properly done by the other companies of his regiment..
November 16, 1792 Winter Quarters, Artificers, Log Town, and Cleaning of Shot Isaac Craig Henry Knox Mentions preparations for winter quarters at Log Town; furnished with necessary implements and material for building; party of artificers followed. Mr. Campbell had a man cleaning the shot that was sent to the fort.
March 5, 1795 Dayton's Recruits to Governors Island, Etc. Timothy Pickering Alexander Thompson Lieutenant Elmer has been unsuccessful in the recruiting service at New Brunswick so he is to repair to New York and place himself under Thompson's orders. Lieutenant Dayton, at Elizabeth Town, has been directed to send the recruits he has enlisted to Governors Island.