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September 3, 1795 Delay in Letters from Newport Phineas Bond Timothy Pickering Bond believed delay in communications from Newport was due to an accident. No answers on Capt. Home incident.
September 10, 1800 A Proper Hospital at Newport Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Dexter Wolcott expresses oncern about the continued lack of a hospital near Newport for seamen arriving with contagious disorders. Newport deserves a hospital, as the military will most likely expand there. Buildings may be erected on public lands and would accommodate both seamen and soldiers. He asks Dexter to approve the necessary measures for erecting the buildings as soon as possible.
October 12, 1798 Regarding defense of Newport Rhode Island Lewis Tousard James McHenry Tousard gives impressions on defense of Newport Rhode Island.
March 9, 1795 Advancing Funds to Erect Fortifications at Newport Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Timothy Pickering Walter Channing, the agent for erecting fortifications at Newport, has asked for an advance of $1400 for the project. Wolcott warns that since the sum apportioned for this project has been remitted, no fund remains for meeting this demand unless a new distribution can be granted.
July 15, 1797 Garrison flags at Newport fortifications James McHenry John Harris Directs two garrison flags to be sent to Captain Elliott, who is preparing to embark for Newport, Rhode Island in order to take command of the fortifications there.
July 17, 1799 Temporary Accommodations for Seamen at Newport Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott will defer taking action on erecting a building at Newport for the temporary accommodation of seamen until he has heard from General Hamilton.
November 25, 1794 Cannon Prepared for Service at Newport, Etc. John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War asks Hodgdon to send to the address of Captain James Bruff at Baltimore sundry ordnance and supplies. The order has also been given to send from Springfield three pounders, mounted and prepared for service, to Newport, Rhode Island.
August 28, 1797 Request to Settle Account Philip Landais William Simmons Cadet requested Simmons make settlement for rations with W. Garrison due to Landais' recent arrival at Newport with Capt. Elliott.
January 29, 1790 ENCLOSED: Letter from Shaw Regarding Appointment Daniel Lyman Henry Knox Letter, asks for recommendation to appointment in Revenue department.
November 22, 1798 Delivery of Medicines and Hospital Stores James McHenry John Harris Orders to purchase and deliver medicine and hospital stores to Newport, Rhode Island.
July 9, 1798 Proposal for Improving Defenses at Newport, Rhode Island William Littlefield James McHenry Contains plans and cost estimates for improving the defenses of Newport, Rhode Island. These include mounting additional cannon at Fort Wolcott and sending cannon "for the use of the citizens." Also recommends two additional forts, one at Brenton Point and one on Tammany Hill; for the purpose of building these forts, requests the sending of engineers to Newport.
August 21, 1794 Fortifications at Newport Alexander Hamilton William Ellery Secretary Hamilton writes William Ellery, Collector of Newport, Rhode Island, informing him that the Treasurer has been directed to remit to him the sum of $2,500, on account of the fortifications being erected there. The payment will be made via a bank draft transferring the money from the Bank of Providence.
July 16, 1794 Funds for Mounting the Artillery at Newport Joseph Howell John Dexter The Treasurer will remit to Dexter five hundred dollars to be transmitted to Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Channing at Newport for the purpose of mounting the Artillery.
July 16, 1799 Accomodations for Sick Seamen and Marines in Newport, RI Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott refers to the difficulty of providing appropriate accommodations for sick seamen and marines in Newport. Colonel Frazier has recommended erecting a proper building at one end of Goat Island for that purpose. Since this facility would be used by the military, McHenry is asked to take responsiblity for having the building erected.
April 21, 1798 Six Pounder Cannon at Newport vs.Twelve Pounders at Baltimore Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends that the United States not pursue the six pounder cannon located at Newport, Delaware because he doubts the quality of their construction. However, the twelve pounders at Baltimore are a fine set of guns and should be purchased.
March 25, 1799 Le Garrison Reste Souvent Sans Officers Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Tousard discusses the need to provide officers for the garrison at Newport in in case there is a sudden attack.
July 16, 1794 Funds for Mounting the Artillery at Newport Joseph Howell Mr. Gibbs The Secretary of War has directed a five hundred dollar remittance to Gibbs and Channing for the purpose of mounting the artillery at Newport.
September 18, 1798 Sickness in Philadelphia and Newport Lewis Tousard William Simmons Tousard encloses his account of pay and forage and petitions for an advance. He shares information about illnesses in Newport, and expresses concern for those in Philadelphia. The illness discussed is likely yellow fever. Tousard's house in Philadelphia has been burgled.
September 28, 1789 Requesting an Appointment in Rhode Island Moses Hays George Washington Moses Hays writes to Washington, requesting an appointment to "Collector ship of the port of Newport, Rhode Island." Hays was residing in Rhode Island until it was lost to the British, and would like to return there from Boston. He mentions his connection with Henry Knox as reasoning for the manners and tone of his letter.
December 15, 1798 Medicine & Instruments for Captain Littlefield Samuel Hodgdon William Littlefield Hodgdon has shipped by schooner the medicine and instruments required by Captain Littlefield at Newport.
November 2, 1795 Pay and Subsistence of Captain William Littlefield, at Newport Rhode Island Peter Hagner Timothy Pickering Hagner certifies that $54.95 is due Captain William Littlefield at Newport Rhode Island being for recruiting, subsisting his men, his own subsistence from June 16, 1794 to July 6, 1795 and his pay from June 16, 1794 to May 31, 1795.
May 13, 1800 Request for John Wilkins Jr. to Deliver Mortars and Howitzers to Newport [not available] John Harris Request signed by McHenry and Hodgdon addressed to John Harris, for John Wilkins Jr. to deliver for transportation to Newport Rhode Island, three 13-inch brass mortars with the iron for the beds, four 8-inch howitzers with traveling carriages, six 5.5-inch howitzers,
August 24, 1795 Politics with Foreign Nations Phineas Bond Timothy Pickering Wrote Capt. Home and King's Vice Consul in Newport, RI for answers regarding accusations, expects answer shortly. Discussed insult and ill feelings toward government.
September 11, 1795 Reimbursement for troop transport William Simmons John Dexter Informs John Dexter that he is to be reimbursed for transporting men from Providence to Newport, Rhode Island.
December 31, 1800 Expenditures for fortification of ports and harbors Samuel Dexter Honorable Mr. Roger Griswold Dexter discusses the status of fortifications at port and harbors in the United States with Mr. Griswold.