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January 22, 1798 Statement of Cash Expended in labor & wages at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia Joshua Humphreys [not available] Ledger of monies spent on the construction of a frigate in Philadelphia.
January 26, 1790 Estimated cost of transport of powder to Pittsburgh Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of money wanting to pay for listed transportation costs from Philadelphia and Carlisle to Fort Pitt
July 20, 1798 Payment of Recruits John Henry Samuel Hodgdon Henry expressed disbelief that the two men he recruited in Philadelphia would recruits so many men. In hindsight he said he would have paid for their transportation to New York. Now offers to pay Hodgdon.
July 10, 1798 Kentledge to be Transported to Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon wants kentledge transported to Philadelphia as it comes to hand and at a rate not to exceed three dollars per ton.
June 27, 1795 Letter from the War Office on resignation of Messrs. Gurney and Smith as Naval Agents at Philadelphia [not available] Tench Francis Mr Smith and Mr. Gurney intend to resign as naval agents at Philadelphia at the end of June 1795. Pickering's answer on this matter depends on whether Francis can take over without employing another agent. Copy of answer enclosed. Francis to assume agency on 1 July. Expects that predecessors will turn over all papers and other matters.
July 5, 1795 Salary of William Doughty, navy yard clerk at Philadelphia William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that the sum of $187.50 is due William Doughty for his salary as Clerk of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia for April-June 1795.
May 24, 1796 Request to redirect the vessel laden with live oak to Philadelphia with utmost dispatch [not available] Captain Silas Talbot Request to redirect the schooner laden with live oak to Philadelphia with dispatch without unloading any cargo at New York. The live oak is hoped to complete the frame of the frigate at Philadelphia.
January 13, 1793 No Available Image General William Irvine Samuel Hodgdon No image available.
October 23, 1800 Completing Sergeant's Clothing at Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, discusses completing sergeant's clothing at Philadelphia.
August 5, 1800 Request for Investigation of Powder Prices in Philadelphia Samuel Dexter Israel Whelen Anticipates need for powder at Pittsburgh; asks the purveyor (named as Israel Whelen on the envelope) to investigate powder prices in Philadelphia to compare with those around Pittsburgh.
May 13, 1788 Estimate for cleaning muskets in Philadelphia Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for cleaning the public muskets in store at Philadelphia
September 18, 1791 Melancholy Proof of Human Frailty Samuel Hodgdon William Knox As a melancholy proof of the frailty of human nature, Boyer must return to Philadelphia. Hodgdon has kept him on in his office until it became disreputable to do so. Boyer has been drunk for weeks so he is being transported from Fort Washington in a perouge to Pittsburgh where Maj. Craig will arrange for his transport to Philadelphia. Not knowing what advances have been made to his his wife, the...
September 19, 1793 Distress Due to Disease in Philadelphia Timothy Pickering Benjamin Lincoln Pickering discusses the situation in Philadelphia which has been ravaged by disease.
October 5, 1795 Salary of William Doughty, clerk of Philadelphia Navy Yard William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $187.50 is due William Doughty, Clerk of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia, being his salary from July through September 1795.
October 30, 1799 Transportation of offices from Trenton to Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons States that the Quarter Master General has received instructions to provide the transportation necessary for the return of offices from Trenton to Philadelphia.
October 9, 1799 Provides Information about Vouchers, Prepares Colonel Butler for Philadelphia David Henley William Simmons Forwards vouchers of Captain Rickards to pay his company from October 1794 to June 1795. Forwards abstracts and vouchers from his office. Reports Colonel Butler's departure for Philadelphia.
January 6, 1784 Accounting for Equipment Samuel Hodgdon Major Nichols Discusses accounting for flannel cartidges and tubes.
July 17, 1794 Josiah Fox Oath of Allegiance, witnessed by Hilary Baker. Josiah Fox [not available] Josiah Fox, appointed a clerk in the Department of War, affirms support of constitution, and will well and faithfully discharge his duties. Affirmed at Philadelphia by Hilary Baker, alderman.
June 26, 1800 Acknowledged Receipt of Letter William Simmons Robert Howe Simmons acknowledged receipt of letter from Howe, stated the delay in his response was due to the Office move from Philadelphia to city of Washington. Accounts will be examined as soon as books and papers of Office arrive.
July 13, 1797 Replacement for the treaty negotiations Robert Morris James McHenry Morris asks Knox to appoint another men to attend the peace treaty for if his son's attendance is required, he will probably resign.
January 26, 1796 Accepting the Appointment as Secretary of War James McHenry George Washington After some hesitation, McHenry accepts his appointment as Secretary of War and will begin preparations for his move to Philadelphia. [Samuel] Chase will also accept his nomination to a seat on the Supreme Judicial Branch.
April 3, 1797 Compensation of Joshua Humphreys Constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $500 is due Joshua Humphreys, being his compensation as Constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia for January through March 1797.
May 1, 1799 Return on Clothing in Philadelphia Public Store Timothy Banger Alexander Hamilton Under Hodgdon's order, encloses return on clothing in Philadelphia public store.
October 27, 1797 On Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, and the Suitability of That Place for Congress Charles Lee John Adams Informs Adams about the chances of yellow fever in the city of Philadelphia, claiming that the onset of winter will stop the sickness; reminds Adams of his authority to recommend a change in meeting-place for Congress.
June 16, 1796 Request that certain pieces of live oak be sent from New York to Philadelphia [not available] John Blagge Joshua Humphreys requires pieces of live oak to complete the frigate at Philadelphia. Will be considerable time before it arrives from Georgia, therefore, request goes to Blagge to send certain pieces of live oak on a vessel from New York to Philadelphia.