Viewing 1–25 of 67 documents: "Onongatagon, or burning kettle"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 22, 1799 Request for a felling axe, camp kettle to John Wilmer for use at the War Office Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter directs delivery of axe and camp kettle for to John Wilmer for public use at the War Office.
November 15, 1800 Burning of War Department Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Nothing is known about a treaty with France save what was published in the papers. Secondary mention to the burning of the War Department. Cause of fire is now believed to be from a neighbors fire which became uncontrolled and burned through the "thin partition wall" shared by the War Department and the adjoining house.
April 20, 1792 Pack Horses, Kettle, and Bridle John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith admits that he cannot do justice by Hodgdon's horses so he will send 16 along with the pack horses. He is also sending by the bearer the kettle the lard was sent in and the bridle that was left with Hodgdon.
November 11, 1800 Sundries of Garrison at Fort Mifflin Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Hodgdon requests that Harris deliver supplies to Fort Mifflin.
February 10, 1799 Questions Relative to the Business at Harpers Ferery John Mackey [not available] Lists eleven questions the Secretary of War must answer relative to the business at Harpers Ferry, including what buildings should be erected, the number of mechanics needed, the location of the sites of the buildings, the route for transporting the iron, burning bricks, etc.
October 22, 1797 Forwarding of Affidavits Surrounding Burning of British Ship Oracabessa [Aracabessa] in U.S. Waters By French Privateer Charles Pinckney John Adams Submits affidavits concerning the burning of a British ship, the Oracabessa [also spelled Aracabessa] by a French privateer, and the failure of a U.S. revenue cutter to protect it. The Oracabessa was stranded off the South Carolina coast near Charleston; Pinckney calls this "a wanton violation of the neutrality of the United States." These affadavits are not actually included.
January 27, 1797 New Regulations and Burned Printer's House Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Notification that Craig will comply with new regulations. Disbanding cavalry and a note from the House of Representatives. Mentioned the burning of Brown the printer's house and the death of his wife, children, and servants.
October 30, 1794 Concern About the Interception of Mail by Traitors; Hopes to Overcome Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Craig Henry Knox A letter has been intercepted by a traitor, and they now search for him. Although the insurrection has desisted from burning houses, they seek to put down the Whiskey Rebellion and enforce submission to the laws of the United States.
June 11, 1797 Letter from the Secretary at War James McHenry Felix D. St. Hilaire This is a cryptic note from James McHenry that appears to be making reference to some type of covert transaction.
September 25, 1794 The Coming March James Mentges Samuel Hodgdon Mentges discusses preparations for the coming march.
January 7, 1801 Removal of Mr. Dexter to the Office of the Treasury, Etc. Jonathan Newman Samuel Hodgdon Newman wonders who will become Secretary of War after Samuel Dexter's departure from that position to become Secretary of the Treasury.
January 24, 1795 Allowances of Quarter Masters Stores. Timothy Pickering [not available] Allowances of Quarter Masters Stores to be furnished at the inspection rendezvous and at the garrisons established on the seacoast of United States.
September 6, 1792 Supplies for Captain Eaton John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Recruits require supplies, list included.
May 11, 1792 Lamp Kettle Mechanics John Stagg William Knox Knox is directed to immediately engage two or three mechanics who understand how to make lamp kettles and direct them to Pittsburgh to receive orders from Major [Isaac] Craig.
May 1, 1800 Goods to be Purchased for the Choctaws & Other Tribes John Harris Unknown Recipient Orders from the War Department to purchase goods to the value of one thousand dollars to be sent as a present to the Choctaw Nation of Indians with the same for the Wyandots and Delawares. To be purchased are the designated goods suitable for the annuities for the listed tribes of Indians for the year 1800.
April 2, 1799 List of Articles for the Generals Family. Unknown Author [not available] List of articles put in the wagon on April 2nd for General McPherson's family.
September 18, 1794 General return of military stores Clement Biddle Samuel Hodgdon A general return of military stores and apparatus for the artillery. Artillery destined to march next day. Requests attention to enclosed return and provision of supplies deemed necessary.
August 9, 1799 Vouchers and Status of Supplies Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Difficulty obtaining proper vouchers, status of arms and accoutrements, tents, and other supplies listed in letter.
December 3, 1800 Purchase and Delivery of Supplies for Fort Sumner Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs purchase and delivery of supplies for Fort Sumner at Portland Massachusetts [Maine].
July 18, 1794 Major Craig informs Secretary at War of outbreak of Whiskey Rebellion Isaac Craig Henry Knox Major Craig sends his account of local events that resulted in the death of federal troops and the burning of General Neville's home to the Secretary at War.
August 14, 1799 Abstract of articles purchased by Joseph Williams at the armory at Springfield Massachusetts [not available] [not available] Abstract of articles purchased by Joseph Williams, paymaster at armory Springfield Massachusetts.
October 27, 1800 Issue of Camp Kettles to Company of Artillerists and Engineers Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs issue of camp kettles to G.W. Carmichael for Captain Irwin's company of Artillerists and Engineers.
November 27, 1800 Supplies for the Use of Garrison at Fort Mifflin on Mud Island Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs procurement of supplies for Fort Mifflin.
February 2, 1789 Accounts of those who have designs on Indian lands Joseph Martin Henry Knox Martin describes efforts by a convention of people to enter into resolves to raise men to defend themselves outside of the authority of the North Carolina legislature. Mentions a certain Alexander Outlaw as the leader. Corntassel has thought it best to burn the towns of the culprits, by which means they would return to their allegiance. So great a thirst for Indian lands prevails that every...
April 4, 1798 Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman James McHenry Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by...