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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 24, 1795 Cannon Searcher to Providence Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon The cannon searcher should be sent to Brown & Francis at Providence on a vessel bound for that place or for Providence. If neither is available, it can be transported via New York on a packet. It should be forwarded as soon as possible because Mr. D'Acosta needs it to examine the cannon cast by Brown & Francis.
March 16, 1797 24-Pound Shot Wanted at Providence John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon 24 pound shot for proving cannon is needed at Providence, Rhode Island. Stagg wants to know if there is any shot near Providence that belongs to the public so that the transportation expense to that place could be avoided?
October 26, 1798 Pattern Muskets Intended for Providence Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon wants to know what has become of the pattern muskets sent to Smith to be forwarded to Providence. When Smith finds them, he is to ensure that the muskets are in perfect order since they are to be used as patterns.
December 12, 1794 Military Stores Shipped to Colonel Olney Jeremiah Olney Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is Colonel Olney's account of the military stores shipped, the amount being $75. Hodgdon is asked to transmit a draft for that sum to the bank in Providence.
June 21, 1791 Pay of the Detachment Embarking from Providence Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Knox has ordered a sum of money to be transmitted to Colonel Olney for one month's pay of the detachment leaving from Providence. If ithe detachment has not embarked the money should be given to the commanding officers. If it has embarked, Olney should retain the money until further orders arrive.
June 20, 1794 Purchase of salt petre Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe of the Revenue Office informs the Treasury Secretary that a purchase of salt petre was effected on the 13th at Providence, Rhode Island, at 18 dollars per pound for a quantity amounting to about 22 tons. This, with the commission, will be near 9000 dollars. The whole is payable in 15 days at the Bank of Providence.
June 26, 1798 Send Guns from Providence to Portland Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Elliot Hodgdon asks Elliot to send four 24 pound guns to Lemuel Weeks in Portland. Mr. Weeks has a brig currently at Providence bound for Portland which can carry the guns, so Elliot only needs to move the guns from their present location to the ship. If Week's ship has already sailed, Elliot should find another vessel bound for Portland to convey the guns.
August 7, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Archibald Creary Simmons informs Creary that funds are allocated for use on the fortifications at New Port.
October 24, 1794 Arms for Brown & Francis at Providence John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War requests that another set of fittings for 24 and 32 pounders be prepared for the service of the United States and addressed to Brown and Francis at Providence, Rhode Island.
February 3, 1799 Certification of payments; John Licaster, Supervisor for the District of Providence Rhode Island William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $105.45 to John Licaster, Supervisor for the District of Providence, Rhode Island, for commissions receiving and paying monies from the Department of War.
May 4, 1798 Guns Transported from Providence to Southern Posts Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Elliot Hodgdon orders that sixteen of the best twenty-four pound guns be transported from Providence to four southern posts.
September 11, 1795 Sum Due John Dexter, supervisor Providence Rhode Island William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $145.75 is due John I. Dexter being for the like sum paid by him for the transportation of soldiers from Providence to Newport Rhode Island, and Governor's Island New York, and for expenses attending them.
September 3, 1795 Payments for Transporting Troops John Dexter Timothy Pickering Dexter encloses his bills and receipts for payments made by him for transporting troops from Providence to New York.
December 9, 1794 Powder & Ball from Philadelphia Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Knox's letter respecting the powder and ball shipped from Philadelphia has been received. When the vessel arrives and the stores safely deposited in Providence, they will be delivered to the order of Colonel Rochefontaine.
April 4, 1797 24-Pound Shot Ordered for Providence: John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Stagg wants to be know when the 210 twenty-four pound shot ordered to Providence was forwarded and by what vessel.
April 2, 1799 Business with 24-pounders and Transportation. James McHenry Lewis Tousard Promises to present his case before the President. Reports number of 24-pounders on Mr. Brown's wharf in Providence. Suggests communication with Mr. Craig about transportation.
May 7, 1800 Room Hire and Fuel William Simmons John Henry Simmons did not take into account Henry's position as commandant when calculating quantum for room hire. Therefore sum owed to Henry which he would receive from Dexter, supervisor at Providence. No allowances were made for compensation for fuel costs due to the regulations issued by Sec. of War.
May 31, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Dexter Simmons authorizes Dexter to make payment to Capt. Elliot.
August 4, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Dexter Simmons authorizes Dexter to make payment to Capt. Littlefield.
April 11, 1799 Recommends Employment of Col. Orne Lewis Tousard James McHenry IDiscusses employing Col. Orne as a deputy with recommendations from others. Reports work and supplies at Providence. Refers to owner of furnace.
January 1, 1799 Contract of William Rhodes and William Tyler with the United States for fabricating 2000 muskets [not available] William Rhodes Articles of agreement between Wolcott and William Rhodes and William Tyler of Providence Rhode Island to manufacture 2000 stands of arms complete with bayonet and ramrods fit for service and to be delivered at Providence Rhode Island.
January 21, 1800 Discusses Interaction with Enemy and Transportation of Cannons James McHenry Joseph Elliot Acknowledges arrival in Providence. Discusses interaction with enemy. Includes instructions on transportation of cannons.
June 20, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Dexter Simmons informs Dexter that the receipt of Capt. William Littlefield was received.
November 19, 1794 Proving the Cannon Being Cast at Providence John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is to transport the following to Providence, Rhode Island addressed to Colonel Jeremiah Olney: 6,700 pounds of cannon powder, 204 32-pound shot, and 564 24-pound shot for proving the cannon casting at that place.
June 21, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Dexter Simmons informs Dexter that Capt. Elliot's receipt was received.