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February 20, 1798 Notification of Advisement on Perth Amboy as a Port Captain Thomas Truxtun Jonathan Dayton This is the notification by Captain Truxtun of his advisement on Perth Amboy as a potential port.
February 17, 1798 Recommendation of Perth Amboy, New Jersey for Naval Port Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Judge Rattoone advised on depth of channel in Perth Amboy. Truxtun gave additional justification for the use of Amboy as a port for both commercial and military ships.
February 17, 1798 Enclosed Letter from Judge Rattoone Regarding Use of Perth Amboy as Port Captain Thomas Truxtun Jonathan Dayton Copy of letter from Judge Rattoone regarding the depth of the channel at Perth Amboy for the use of the city as a port. Believed it would be a suitable port for ships of war. Contains testimony from Captain Angus.
July 11, 1799 Responding to the Hissings of Calumny, Etc. Jonathan Williams Alexander Hamilton Williams discusses his translation, the imminent printing of the tables, and the essay on military fireworks. He thanks Hamilton for understanding a situation similar to one Hamilton endured. His family is with him at Perth Amboy where he will remain until ordered by the Secretary of War to begin his duties.
March 24, 1800 [Deposition of Mattias Halsted to John Halsted residence in Quebec in Canada] John Halsted James McHenry Noted John Halsted and the "greatest and best manufacturer of flour in the said province [of Quebec]". Detailed his places of residence.
August 5, 1799 Enclosed Copy of Letter from President on Appointment of Talbot Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Letter previously intended to be enclosed in earlier correspondence now enclosed.
March 24, 1800 [Account of Halsted's losses] John Halsted [not available] Lists losses sustained by Halsted during his service in American Army. He was forced to abandon his home and property
July 14, 1798 Applying for Guns, Stores, and Ammunition John Angus Samuel Hodgdon Angus encloses a letter for the Secretary of War and thanks Hodgdon for informing him how to apply for the guns, stores, and ammunition for his men and for the defense of his post. He stresses the urgency of obtaining these articles since he is currently in a defenseless state. He also wants to know how many non-commissioned officers should be assigned to an artillery company.
January 21, 1800 Payment for Expenses Related to Expedition Jonathan Williams William Simmons Williams is retiring and requested Simmons submit balance due Williams for "the Expedition" to the Secretary of War for his approval.
August 6, 1795 Deposition of Jacob Heyer. Jacob Heyer Colonel Van Emburg Deposition of Jacob Heyer in which he attests to the fact that three of the four boxes of muskets shipped on board an Albany sloop were uncovered leaving the muskets contained therein in bad order. Hodgdon refused to receive the boxes until they were covered which was done in a rough manner under the orders of Captain Sedam.
April 1, 1800 Deposition of Mathais Halsted Mathais Halsted [not available] Attests to locations of John Halsted during American invasion of Canada during Revolutionary War.
July 20, 1799 Certificate of John Dyer Mercier John Halsted [not available] Certificate respecting John D. Mercier, formerly of Canada, asserting that he was a successful merchant in Canada before siding with the Americans during the revolution.
November 15, 1797 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Joseph Marsh William Simmons Joseph Marsh William Simmons informs Joseph Marsh of the need to send all receipts and vouchers to the Accountant's Office.
November 23, 1794 Clothing Sent By Way of Amboy, Etc. Cornelius Sedam Samuel Hodgdon Sedam is happy that the the articles he requested are due. He has sent the clothing, including four boxes and one hogshead, by way of Amboy. If there are watch coats in store, he asks Hodgdon to send six for the use of the night guards.
March 3, 1800 Authority for Pay Required William Simmons Jonathan Williams After examination of vouchers delivered by General McPherson from Northhampton Expedition, no additional allowance to pay an Officer could be granted. Simmons required express direction from the authority that fixed those allowances. General McPherson's claims inadmissible, and monies will continue to be charged to Williams account.
April 2, 1800 Documents Supporting Location of John Halsted John Halsted James McHenry Enclosed depositions of Aaron Burr and Mathias Halsted supporting John Halsted's residence in Canada during American Revolution. These and other documents support his claim for losses sustained as a refugee.
April 1, 1800 Deposition in favor of John Dyer Mercier John Halsted Unknown Recipient John Halsted attests to John Dyer Mercier's status as a profitable businessman in Canada before the American invasion. Halsted further attests to Merciers arrest by the British for his assistance of American troops at the request of Benedict Arnold.
August 3, 1799 Notification of Resignation Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Extensive explanation of reason for resignation given as degradation. Cited superiority over Talbot, who was promoted ahead of him, and rank of commission violated.
November 14, 1798 Propietors Have Treated Me Shamefully, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Along with discussing the means of settling Smith's account, Hodgdon expresses his dismay at the shameful treatment to which he has been subjected by the proprietors of the Amboy conveyances who have apprently not delivered the muskets to New York.
October 27, 1794 Receipt for cases of shoes forwarded by William Hill for Terrance Reilly received 27 Oct 1794 William Hill Samuel Hodgdon Receipt for the shipment of 762 pairs of men's shoes shipped to War Department by way of the Amboy Stage Boat.
July 18, 1798 Passage Money Deducted from Their Bounty Samuel Hodgdon John Henry The mean leaving Philadelphia for New York via Amboy have agreed to have their passage money deducted from their bounty.
October 11, 1792 Notification of Clothing Order Henry Knox Bezaleel Howe Clothing ordered for troops, to be forwarded to New York by way of Amboy New Jersey, addressed to Melancton Smith.
January 2, 1786 Settlements with Army Pay Agents Richard Lloyd Joseph Howell Lloyd requests information on the action of Congress in regards to settlement with regimental pay agents
April 30, 1791 Boxes of Clothing Forwarded to Philadelphia William Hill Samuel Hodgdon Statement of boxes of clothing sent to Philadelphia, forwarded by the Amboy Stage.
December 15, 1791 Clothing for the Troops William Hill Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War encloses two boxes containing articles of clothing for the troops in the service of the United States on board the stage boat Amboy. One box contains 160 pairs of woolen overalls and the other contains 133 pairs of woolen overalls and 499 pairs of woolen socks. A receipt for delivery should be transmitted by post.