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October 8, 1794 Question about Standard Blankets for Philadelphia Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon Reports contract with Mr. Reilly, supplying blankets in New York. Needs to know whether they should purchase more for Philadelphia, even though they vary from the established standard.
December 19, 1791 Invitation to Five Nations to Visit Philadelphia Timothy Pickering [not available] Suggests visit to Philadelphia to discuss the introduction of various skills related to goods production, all promises of gifts to be fulfilled at Great Council fire in Philadelphia.
May 13, 1799 List of Clothing in Philadelphia Public Store Timothy Banger Alexander Hamilton According to instructions from Hodgdon, encloses statement showing quantity of clothing in public store in Philadelphia.
August 17, 1797 Travel from Brunswick to Philadelphia John Stagg William R. Boote Private and confidential letter to Ensign Boote describing his travel from Brunswick to Philadelphia when he came across Thomas Ordiorne.
May 24, 1796 Directing the Live Oak to Move on to Philadelphia James McHenry Captain Silas Talbot McHenry considers Talbot's suggestion but orders the shipment of lumber to proceed to Philadelphia instead of be unloaded at New York.
February 25, 1792 Invitation by President to Visit Philadelphia Henry Knox Joseph Brandt Reiteration of invitation to visit Philadelphia to discuss welfare of Indians.
February 20, 1798 Acceptance of resignation of Boyd Vaughn as clerk ship yard Philadelphia [not available] Boyd Vaughn Acceptance of resignation of Boyd Vaughn as clerk ship yard Philadelphia. Deliver up all books and papers.
August 31, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jacob Sheafe Simmons informs Sheafe that the records necessary to settle his account were left in Philadelphia. As a result, settlement will be delayed until the Accountant's Office returns to Philadelphia.
January 17, 1799 Seeks Saddlery Inspector in New London Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Is not acquainted with anyone in New London who could inspect the sadlery there, and has not found anyone who can recommend anyone. Suggests sending someone from New York or Philadelphia, under the direction of the agent Col. Stevens. If that doesn't work, he can send someone from Philadelphia on short notice.
November 21, 1798 Receipt for freight of uniforms from Philadelphia to New York Richard Price [not available] Fiscal, receipt for freight for uniforms sent from Philadelphia to New York.
February 8, 1800 Requests 12-pounders for the Frigate Philadelphia Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Requests an order for Captain Decatur for 12-pounders for the frigate Philadelphia.
October 21, 1794 Anticipates Problems with Inspection of Cannon Balls in Philadelphia Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports that there is no one in Philadelphia authorized to inspect cannon balls upon delivery from contractors. Anticipates some inconveniences.
September 18, 1794 Stores Shipped to Philadelphia George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] Fleming discusses the stores and arms which he is shipping to Philadelphia.
May 13, 1796 Request for live oak to complete body frame of frigate at Philadelphia [not available] John Blagge Joshua Humphreys in need of live oak to complete body frame of frigate at Philadelphia. Because it will be easier to procure from the ship yard at New York than from Georgia, Blagge is ordered to send live oak timbers to Philadelphia. Since work at Philadelphia has been suspended on account of wanting live oak timbers, Blagge instructed to send timbers immediately.
November 19, 1785 Account of rent paid for Stores in Philadelphia Quartermaster General's Department Henry Knox From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. An account of rents paid by the United States for stores occupied by them in Philadelphia.
July 4, 1800 Addresses Issues and Supplies Needed during Transition of Office from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Purveyor's Office Samuel Dexter Requests sundry articles needed at Philadelphia before War Department opens at Washington.
November 9, 1798 Great Risk Remaining in the City, Etc. John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins expects to have permission to proceed to Philadelphia shortly. At that time, he hopes to complete the arrangements respecting the stores. There will be a considerable supply needed for the coming year which, if provided at Philadelphia, will save much expense. Hodgdon deserves the thanks of the public for continuing his exertions in the city during the outbreak of the contagious disease.
May 16, 1798 Tents to Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon Peter Hunt Hodgdon orders that horsemen's tents and common tents be sent immediately by water to Philadelphia.
August 23, 1799 Escaping the Fever in Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons War Department offices are relocating temporarily to Trenton due to the yellow fever in Philadelphia. The Quartermaster General has instructions for transportation.
August 23, 1799 Removal of offices from Philadelphia to Trenton James McHenry William Simmons States that it is proper - in light of the fever - to temporarily remove the offices of the War Department from Philadelphia to Trenton.
August 16, 1797 Appointment of Thomas E. Smith as clerk of ship yard at Philadelphia [not available] Thomas E. Smith Smith is appointed Clerk of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia. Compensation $400 per year. Duties set forth in enclosure and all others which may be given by Secretary of War.
September 27, 1793 Craig discusses military stores and shipment with Hodgdon Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig expresses pleasure to hear Hodgdon is recovering from the fever that plagued Philadelphia. Clothing sent from Philadelphia was repackaged at Fort Pitt due to concerns regardinging the spread of infection. Craig thinks the practice of repackaging is now unnecessary. Craig requests nails and stationary from Hodgdon.
April 20, 1798 Forwarding Twelve-Pounders & Shells to Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends that recently forged twelve-pounders and shells be brought to Philadelphia immediately.
February 14, 1797 Request to deliver kentledge to the collector at Port of Philadelphia not exceeding 20 tons [not available] John Harris John Harris, storekeeper directed to deliver kentledge to the collector at Port of Philadelphia not exceeding 20 tons.
July 22, 1798 Maintains Relationship and Esteem Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Explains slight delay in return to Philadelphia. Appreciates his service and seeks to promote it.