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November 28, 1799 Wintering in Philadelphia Instead of New York Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Tousard informs Hamilton that it would be less expensive for him to winter in Philadelphia than New York since his family lives in Philadelphia. He or Major Hoops could repair to New York every week or fortnight to receive orders.
November 30, 1799 Wintering in Philadelphia or New York Alexander Hamilton Lewis Tousard Hamilton assures Toussard that he may winter in either Philadelphia or New York and still perform his duties, so if he prefers Philadelphia, Hamilton has no objection.
December 14, 1799 Requests Government Employment to Remain in Philadelphia William Burton James McHenry Refers to removal of War Department office from Philadelphia, which would cause trouble for his family.
April 19, 1794 Fortifications of Philadelphia Pierre Charles L' Enfant Henry Knox Charles L'Enfant discusses fortifications with the Secretary of War, particularly those in Philadelphia.
October 27, 1797 Regarding Philadelphia's Recovery from Sickness Oliver Wolcott, Jr. John Adams Wolcott informs Adams that the city of Philadelphia is returning to life after the recent outbreak of sickness there.
May 23, 1796 Suggesting Like Oak be Unloaded in New York Instead of Philadelphia Captain Silas Talbot James McHenry Talbot suggests that a shipment of like oak that was to be sent along to Philadelphia be unloaded in New York because of unfavorable winds and the recent arrival of a separate shipment of lumber in Philadelphia.
October 23, 1794 Appointment of William Doughty as clerk of the ship yard at Philadelphia Henry Knox [not available] Memo of William Doughty appointment as Clerk Philadelphia Naval Yard. Insructions same as other clerks.
June 1, 1791 Coming to Philadelphia Samuel Colesworthy Samuel Hodgdon As soon as the Treasurer can come to Philadelphia, Colesworth will also set off for the same city, possibly the next Thursday.
September 3, 1799 Return to Philadelphia After Working at Leiper's Mills Thomas Town Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon wants Town in Philadelphia but he has been doing work at Thomas Leiper's mills. He will return to Philadelphia soon if Hodgdon will notify him of his wishes by post to Chester.
June 7, 1800 Attempts to Settle Accounts as the War Office Closes in Philadelphia and Moves to Washington, D.C. Purveyor's Office Benjamin Stoddert Purveyor's office reports receipt of money from War Department. War Office at Philadelphia is to close this day June 7th, 1800.
June 23, 1798 Powder and Cannon to Philadelphia John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon The barrels of powder were shipped on a vessel that sailed on Saturday. The vessel with the three-pounders and six-pounders will sail for Philadelphia immediately and be delivered to Mr. Harris. Enclosed is the captain's receipts for the pieces and carriages.
December 14, 1795 Stores Military Clothing in Philadelphia John Harris Samuel Hodgdon A 1796 return of stores of military clothing in Philadelphia.
August 2, 1799 Delivery of Saltpeter to Philadelphia Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Reports that 500 tons of saltpeter may be expected in Philadelphia for the public accounts. Makes arrangements for the delivery of cargo.
September 18, 1798 Sickness in Philadelphia and Newport Lewis Tousard William Simmons Tousard encloses his account of pay and forage and petitions for an advance. He shares information about illnesses in Newport, and expresses concern for those in Philadelphia. The illness discussed is likely yellow fever. Tousard's house in Philadelphia has been burgled.
June 26, 1800 Acknowledged Receipt of Letter William Simmons Edward Carrington Accountant not yet returned from Philadelphia. Receipt of letter acknowledged, will be attended to as soon as possible. Delay in response due to Office move from Philadelphia to Washington.
September 6, 1790 Estimated rent of Ordinance Department in Philadelphia Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Estimated payment of rents for the Ordinance Department in Philadelphia.
May 11, 1799 Statement of Gun Stocks Delivered to Philadelphia Timothy Banger Oliver Wolcott, Jr. As per requested, includes list of gun stocks delivered to Philadelphia by order of the Secretary of the Treasury.
August 28, 1798 Warrant for Payment of People in Philadelphia Samuel Lewis Samuel Hodgdon Describes arrangement for the payment of warrant which will pay people in Philadelphia.
September 11, 1798 The Desertion of Philadelphia, Etc. John Clifford Samuel Hodgdon Clifford wants a check for $1000 sent to him and his brother as soon as it is convenient. They have large engagements to meet but are deprived of their ususual sources due to the desertion of Philadelphia. He hopes that Hodgdon and his family are safe from danger during the present calamity.
September 7, 1797 The Plague in Philadelphia, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon confirms receipt of Craig's letter of August 25th. He relates the very despondent atmosphere of Philadelphia, as fear of the recent [yellow fever] outbreak rides high, and confirms he will take care of the business outlined in the letter.
October 22, 1799 Discusses Responsibility of Oversight of Construction in Philadelphia James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Reports construction of a [illegible] building in Philadelphia. Discusses responsibility of oversight.
May 11, 1799 Statement of Gun Stocks Delivered to Philadelphia Timothy Banger Oliver Wolcott, Jr. List includes date delivered, to whom the supply was addressed, and number of gun stocks.
February 11, 1784 Settlement with Philadelphia merchants John Pierce Philip Audebert Discusses settlement with merchants in Philadelphia and other business of his office.
July 7, 1796 Compensation of Joshua Humphreys, constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $500 is due Joshua Humphreys, being his compensation as constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia from April through June 1796.
April 4, 1800 Request That Purchased Shoes be Shipped to Philadelphia James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth Directs that a recently-procured order of shoes manufactured on a new pattern be shipped to Philadelphia.