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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 24, 1800 Settling the Account at Niagara James McHenry William Simmons Since there is apparently no quartermaster at Niagara, Major [John Jacob] Rivardi is required to settle the accounts himself and should be instructed in the methods for doing so.
December 6, 1798 Clothing for the Troops at Niagara Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Houdin is instructed as to the means of transporting four hogsheads of clothing intended for the troops at Niagara.
October 10, 1800 Delivery of Uniforms for Troops at Niagara New York Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of uniforms for troops at Niagara, New York.
June 12, 1799 Medicine & Hospital Stores Not Yet Arrived at Niagara John Jacob Rivardi Samuel Hodgdon Rivardi laments that the medicine and hospital stores have yet to arrive at Niagara. He is especially alarmed because he heard from a boatman from Schenectady that the articles had left that place. He has requested the Accountant to make up the note drawn in favor of Dr. Brown.
April 22, 1793 List of Materials Philip Schuyler Van Hyke Schuyler requested materials and supplies for boats and barges to transport items on Niagara.
September 4, 1798 Muster and Pay Rolls for Niagara John Jacob Rivardi William Simmons Rivardi encloses muster and pay rolls for the garrison at Niagara. The men need to be paid, especially those who have been discharged. Rivardi asks for the current price of rations.
June 5, 1800 Exract: Surgeons at Niagara Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Extracts from a letter from Hamilton to the Secretary of War regarding the surgeons at the garrison of Niagara.
December 11, 1798 Clothing for the Posts of Oswego & Niagara Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon discusses the transportation of shipments of clothing intended for Oswego and Niagara.
July 23, 1798 Provisions at the Posts at Oswego & Niagara Samuel Hodgdon A. Kirkpatrick No abstracts of the issues of provisions at Oswego and Niagara have been received by Hodgdon's office so Major Kirkpatrick is ordered to provide them so that his account can be closed.
April 23, 1799 Inquires about Number, Contents of Hogsheads Sent to Oswego, Niagara Samuel Hodgdon Lieutenant Smith Wants to know about the marks and number of hogsheads used for conveyance of clothing from Albany to northern posts of Oswego and Niagara. Wants to know if each hogshead contained a list of its contents.
December 6, 1798 Clothing for the Troops at Niagara Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith In addition to the articles shipped to Oswego, Smith is asked to forward the clothing intended for the troops at Niagara with all possible dispatch by water if possible and by land if necessary.
1796 Extract Regarding Artillery George Washington James McHenry Suggests submitting an extract from Chapin's letter regarding movement to the British side of Niagara to Fenno's paper for inclusion, provided that the information is authentic
September 9, 1796 Articles Wanted for the Fort at Niagara War Office Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War is about to send a detachment to Oswego. Articles such as iron and steel are wanted at Niagara so if there are any at West Point, they should be sent on. If not, they must be purchased.
June 8, 1797 Delivery of Hospital Stores James McHenry John Harris Order to deliver medicine, hospital and quartermaster stores to Niagara.
April 1797 Pay Roll James Bruff [not available] Abstract of the pay roll of the troops at the garrison of Fort Niagara. Lists amounts of pay given to each officer's detachment.
November 15, 1799 Repairing Fort Niagara & Friendly Relations with the British John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Describes his plans for repairing [Fort Niagara] and discusses the friendly relations between British and American forces stationed on the Niagara River. States: "Two regiments have arrived at Quebec and the British force which will remain in Canada this winter amounts to upwards of eight thousand regulars exclusive of two provincial battalions." [Refers to the arrival of the Sixth Regiment of...
July 10, 1798 Finding a Paymaster, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi William Simmons Capt. Bruff declines having anything more to do with paying the troops unless he receives the compensation allowed to paymasters. This causes some uneasiness since there is no other officer at Niagara who would undertake a task that Rivardi himself would also decline unless it was an absolute necessity.
June 12, 1799 Repair of Fort Niagara, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Reports that "The British garrison continues to work with all speed at Fort George...Captain Pilkington, who is the engtineer, communicated all the drawings relative to the execution of the place with a confidence extremely pleasing. It is him who constructed Fort Miami and he has lent me all the papers in his possession by which I shall be able to frame a plan..." States that progress is being...
December 23, 1799 Purchase of Two Horses John McClallin Samuel Hodgdon While he was quartermaster at Niagara, McClallen purchased one horse from Mr. Clinch at that place and one from Doctor Coffin at Oswego. He does not recollect either transaction but if the bills were in favor of Dr. Coffin , the vouchers for the delivery should be available from Oswego. The other horse should be included in the quartermaster's return from Niagara.
May 2, 1799 Want of a Quartermaster, Etc. John Jacob Rivardi Samuel Hodgdon Rivardi laments the lack of a quartermaster at Niagara and warns that hishealth is such that he fears that he will not be able to transact the business of a quartermaster as well as he might wish and as the exigencies of Oswego require.
September 24, 1799 Certification of payment; Private Carrington Smith, detachment of infantry stationed at Niagara William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $46.44 to Private Carrington Smith, detachment of infantry stationed at Niagara New York, for pay and subsistence, some for period traveling from Niagara to place of residence.
May 19, 1797 Delivery of Clothing to Niagara & Oswego James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Orders are enclosed for the delivery of clothing to the garrisons at Niagara and Oswego so arrangements for transportation should be made.
August 19, 1797 Report on financial matters at Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Captain Bruff sends a receipt and his muster, pay, and receipt rolls. Mentions soldiers reenlisting, detachments marching to Detroit, and expiration of the enlistments of the artillerymen. Explains his receipt rolls. Mentions a party pursuing deserters. Mentions that Major Rivardi is to take over the command at Fort Niagara. Cited in Simmons to Bruff, 10/03/1797.
May 11, 1796 Detachment from West Point to Oswego and Niagara James McHenry Philip Schuyler McHenry orders for two hundred troops stationed at West Point, New York to be detached to Oswego and Niagara. McHenry asks Schuyler's opinion on the best route for them to take and approximations on time and expense.
October 2, 1800 Certification of payment; Doctor James Muirhead, for attendance on garrisons at Niagara William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment;$86.40 to Doctor James Muirhead, for attendance on garrisons at Niagara New York.