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June 23, 1800 Muskets Arrived from Oxford, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams has received two thousand dollars in post notes on account of the Armory in the good old way. Sixteen loads of muskets and tents have arrived from Oxford.
August 21, 1800 Articles Received from Oxford, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is a return of the articles received from Oxford. Williams finds differences with the numbers of the return left him by Mr. Henshaw, agent of the Quartermaster General. He will make up his receipts for the articles in his return when he completes his quarterly accounts.
October 8, 1799 Moving to Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice reports on the preparations for winter quarters at Oxford. Since winter is rapidly approaching he stresses the urgency of moving his regiment as soon as possible and the same would apply to the 15th and 16th Regiments if they are to join him at Oxford.
July 19, 1800 Damaged Muskets Received from Oxford, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams requests directions relative to the damaged muskets received from Oxford. Enclosed are the returns of the Armory of the receipts and deliveries in the Military Department with the supporting vouchers. In forwarding the howitzers to Archibald Crary at Rhode Island at the direction of Colonel Stevens, he has pledged to produce a legal order as soon as the state of the offices has been...
September 27, 1800 Ascertaining the Articles Belonging to Each Regiment Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams apoligizes for being unable to provide information regarding the articles from Oxford. He has already stated the impossibility of ascertaining the regiment for which each article is intended without first having the assistance of the pay and quartermaster of each regiment.
September 27, 1799 Acquiring Land and Fuel for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton prefers Oxford over Uxbridge for winter quarters because the former has more wood for hutting and fuel than the latter. He directs Rice to purchase the right of soil if it can be had at a price comparable to that which is asked for the use of the land and the wood.
April 16, 1800 Double Rations Drawn in Error William Simmons Lieutenant Ozeas Danforth Simmons received a letter from Major Darling regarding the officers under his command who drew rations for waiters. Simmons explained rules and the violation, holds Danforth accountable for $58.95 drawn by him in error for a waiter.
April 16, 1800 Double Rations Drawn William Simmons Lieutenant Robert Overing Simmons received a letter from Major Darling regarding the officers under his command who drew rations for waiters. Simmons explained rules and the violation, holds Overing accountable for $13.00 or 92 rations drawn by him in error for a waiter.
March 5, 1800 Remit Sum by Treasurer of United States William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Treasurer will remit sum of $250.00 to Jackson. Simmons requested Jackson use sum to pay Lieutenant Colonel Rufus Graves of 16th Reg. Infantry at Oxford near Worchester, Massachusetts.
November 6, 1799 Relative Rank of Officers and Sundry Appointments Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice discusses the relative rank of his officers and sundry appointments.
December 3, 1800 Certification of payment; 2d Lieutenant Joseph H. Dwight, 1st Regiment of Infantry for travel expenses Oxford Massachusetts to Washington William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $62.60 to 2d Lieutenant Joseph H. Dwight, 1st Regiment of Infantry for travel expenses Oxford Massachusetts to Washington, including stage hire and extra expenses while detained at seat of government, by order of Brigadier General Wilkinson.
September 22, 1799 Search for Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice compares Uxbridge and Oxbridge as potential sites for winter quarters. He views Oxford as the most favorable site.
August 30, 1800 Ascertaining the Articles Intended for Each Regiment, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon From the manner in which the stores arrive from Oxford, it is impossible to ascertain the articles belonging to each individual regiment. Nearly all the tents, and part of the blankets, cartouche boxes, and canteens come openly in bundles. Many of the casks and probably all the arms chests did not have the number of the regiment they belong to.
July 31, 1800 Keeping the Muskets in a Perfect State of Repair Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams hopes no other fate has befallen the money sent to him by way of Boston. He believes that the muskets, bayonets, ramrods, and springs received from Oxford should be put in a state of repair. The superintendent says he requires a written order to undertake this work so Hodgdon furnished the order believing it is Hodgdon's desire to have them kept in a perfect state of repair.
July 7, 1800 Mistake of One Thousand Dollars, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon $1000 in post notes on account of the Armory have been received direct from the southward. Williams admits that Hodgdon's identification of a $1000 mistake is accurate. An error of such magnitude admits of no apology. The camp furniture from Oxford has arrived though no invoices of the articles of the Quartermaster have appeared. The clothing exposed to rain has been unpacked and dried.
May 27, 1800 Expense of Musical Instruments Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice addressed the current situation in Oxford as, "not dissimilar to our primitive New England fast days. I feel for many of my officers, they left lucrative & honorable employment. They can now neither return to them, nor place themselves in situations equally as eligible." Not believing in the orders to disband, he purchased a complete set of musical instruments. Now that his unit has been...
August 14, 1800 Lyman is Dangerously Sick, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams will contact Major Buel to request a return of all articles wanted for recruits. A return of the articles from Oxford will soon be furnished if Williams' health allows it. Samuel Lyman is dangerously sick. The palpitations of his heart cause the doctors to suspect his case may be incurable.
February 2, 1801 Certification of payment; Captain Robert Parker, 10th Regiment, Litchfield New Hampshire, William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $17.80 to Captain Robert Parker, 10th Regiment, Litchfield New Hampshire, for monies disbursed for storage of clothing and transportation of baggage from Amherst to Oxford.
October 14, 1799 Erecting Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice discusses the preparations for erecting witner quarters at Oxford.
October 5, 1799 Transportation and Provisions for Sundry Regiments Alexander Hamilton Ebenezer Stevens Hamilton issues his orders for the transportation and supply of sundry regiments.
January 22, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Lieutenant Carey Clarke In order to effect the necessary pay stoppages, Simmons directs Clarke to provide names of deserters.
August 11, 1800 I Know Nothing of the Charges Against Me, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Six hundred dollars in post notes on account of the Armory have been received. Williams has received an invoice of articles from Oxford and has been busily engaged in examining, airing, and unpacking them. He knows nothing of the charges to be exhibited against him.
November 24, 1799 Trials and Punishment of Several Prisoners Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice informs Hamilton that several prisoners have been tried and punished. The Court found that the evidence on Robinson was insufficient but Carlton was found guilty and sentenced to fifty lashes which he received this morning.
June 13, 1800 Arms & Accoutrements Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Rice is ordered to furnish Capt. Amos Stoddard arms and accoutrements for twenty men with two horsemen's tents and sixteen private tents. Like articles with also be supplied to Major Buel in whatever quantities he may require.
November 6, 1799 Relative Rank of My Officers Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice indicates to Hamilton the changes in rank he recommends for his sundry officers.