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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 18, 1799 Taking the Command at Rhode Island Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Major Tousard has assumed his command at Rhode Island and will conform himself exactly to Hamilton's orders.
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.
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.
May 6, 1800 Furnishing of Guards Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice At present things will continue with a guard being furnished from the Artillerists at New Port [Newport] although it is not improbable that Rice's brigade will be removed to Rhode Island in which case the Artillerists will be relieved.
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.
November 2, 1795 Instructions to pay Capt. Littlefield Peter Hagner John Dexter Informs Dexter that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 254 dollars in order to pay Capt. William Littlefield in Newport.
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.
July 3, 1798 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island James McHenry Arthur Fenner Letter, extract of a letter from the Secretary at War that directs the Superintendant of Military Stores, Samuel Hodgdon, to make arms shipment to Rhode Island.
July 10, 1798 Certification of payments; compensation of John Carr William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $158.33 is due John Carr of Newport Rhode Island, being for his attendance in taking care of Fort Washington in the said state from January 1, 1796 to July 31, 1796 [?].
July 6, 1798 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island James McHenry Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses militia; mentions regular army; mentions military stores and ordnance; discusses orders relative to the defense of Rhode Island.
December 23, 1795 Instructions to pay John Boss William Simmons John Dexter Informs John Dexter that the Treasurer will remit him the sum of 454 dollars, to be transmitted to John Boss for his pay as superintendent of fortifications at Newport.
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,
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.
June 5, 1799 Jackson to Command the Garrisons on the Seaboard Alexander Hamilton Decius Wadsworth Hamilton notifies four officers that all the garrison posts on the seaboard will be under the command of Major Daniel Jackson whose general station will be at Newport, Rhode Island.
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.
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.