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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 14, 1799 Requests Immediate Removal to Reading, Pennsylvania James McHenry Zebulon M. Pike Request to remove immediately to Reading, Pennsylvania with orders under Captain Shoemaker.
March 3, 1794 Pay Due the Recruits at Reading Joseph Howell George Clymer A warrant in Clymer's favor has been deposited for the pay due to the recruits at Reading for the last four months of 1793.
August 15, 1799 Confusion Over Location of Reading Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Corrects a mistake he made in a previous letter concerning clothing - his clerk had believed that Reading was a town in Massachusetts, when in fact it was Pennsylvania.
March 14, 1799 Requests Immediate Removal to Reading, Pennsylvania James McHenry Peter Shoemaker Requests immediate removal of all troops under his command to Reading, PA. He should request any necessary transportation from the contractor, but should carry sufficient provisions for the journey. Lieut. Wilson will accompany him on the march. Has directed money to fund march.
March 14, 1799 Requests Immediate Removal to Reading, Pennsylvania James McHenry Callender Irvine Requests immediate removal of his company to Reading, PA. Requests should be made to contractor for baggage needs. Lieutenant Wollstencraft will accompany them. Will provide money for transportation.
June 26, 1795 Account of Reading Howell for maps furnish War Department William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $70.13 is due Reading Howell being the amount of his account for maps furnished for the use of the War Department delivered in September and October 1794.
July 2, 1799 I decline moving a detachment to Easton... John Adlum Alexander Hamilton Adlum notifies Hamilton that he will not move a detachment from Reading to Easton and declares that in fact his force should be augmented if they are to maintain peace in the region.
September 19, 1794 Six Loads of Arms to Reading Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Six loads of arms have been sent on to Reading and the remainder will be sent soon.
July 12, 1791 Rear Guard at Reading Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon The troops that have designated the rear guard for the expedition are at Reading on their march to Fort Pitt. The bells will be forwarded along with anything else that may be required for the campaign.
March 24, 1799 Letter to Secretary at War G. Wolestone James McHenry Lt. Wolestone notifies the Secretary at War of his arrival in Reading. Wolestone reports that he has relinquished command of his company to Mr. Meminger.
August 16, 1799 Request for Issue of Clothing to Artillerists & Engineers at Reading, Pennsylvania James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of uniform items to a company or artillerists and engineers at Reading, Pennsylvania. A list of the same is appended.
March 24, 1799 Letter to the Secretary at War Theodore Meminger James McHenry Thomas Memminger notifies the Secretary at War of his arrival at Reading.
May 28, 1799 Writes of Retaining Troops James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Would like to maintain a regular company in the country. Speaks of commanding officer at Reading who should order Captain Cochran to march company to Fort Mifflin.
June 8, 1799 Certification of payment; detachment 3d Regiment of Infantry stationed at Reading under command of Lieutenant William R. Boote William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $371.71 to detachment 3d Regiment of Infantry stationed at Reading under command of Lieutenant William R. Boote at Reading Pennsylvania.
September 15, 1794 Miller is Appointed Quartermaster General Against the Insurgents Alexander Hamilton Brigadier General Henry Miller Recommends Miller as Quarter Master General against the insurgents in western Pennsylvania. Miller should proceed immediately to Reading to make arrangements for the supplies of the New Jersey troops. Refers to Jacob Brown, W. Parker, and W. Hodgston as potential contractors in Reading. Asks Miller to appoint appropriate agents. Promises necessary funds.
April 4, 1797 Clothing & Knapsacks to Reading & Carlisle James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Lieutenant Shoemaker has been directed to go to Reading and Lieutenant Steele to Carlisle, both in Pennsylvania. They are to begin the recruiting service at those rendezvous and Hodgdon should forward suits of infantry clothing and knapsacks to those locations.
March 19, 1799 Assisting Turbulent Young Men General William Irvine James McHenry Writing for his son who is ill, General Irvine observes that the two men acting as sergeants may not be able to provide adequate assistance to Lieutenant Wolstencraft so he suggests another officer join them at Reading.
July 2, 1794 Equipage for Leitheiser & Sparks John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to send specified articles to Lt. Hartman Leitheiser's recruits in Reading and also to Capt. Richard Sparks in Carlisle.
June 8, 1799 Troops Near the District where the Insurrection Existed Alexander Hamilton John Adlum Hamilton warns that troops should be stationed near the district where the insurrection occurred. General MacPherson has recommended the occupying of Reading, Allentown, and Easton but there should not be too few at any one point. Hamilton recommends that one company should be at Easton and the remainder at Reading.
March 27, 1792 Wagon for Capt. Ashton's Equipage John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War requests that Knox immediately furnish a wagon to convey the camp equipage of Capt. Asheton's detachment to Reading. He should also furnish the necessary means of transportation for 100 suits of clothing to Reading.
September 14, 1794 Wagons for Pennsylvania troops Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Secretary Hamilton writes that Abraham Hunt has informed him that he can procure wagons as far as Reading, Pennsylvania, but not further. Therefore advices Hodgdon to immediately send on a person to engage wagons to take the troops up at Reading. Governor Richard Howell of New Jersey will send the rest of the Jersey militia.
June 5, 1797 Request for Pay of William Allen be Forwarded to Reading, PA Lyman Cornelius William Simmons Lyman to travel to Pittsburg, requests pay of William Allen be forwarded to Reading, and Lyman's pay to be given over to the care of Mr. Shoemaker.
May 12, 1800 Explanation for Receipt William Simmons Lieutenant Lewis Howard Receipt for provisions purchased from a contractor at Reading returned by Simmons. Purchase require explanation which he expects from Ogden.
August 13, 1799 Suggests Mode of Transporting Requested Supplies Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Refers to request to send articles to New York, then forwarded to Reading, Pennsylvania. Suggests that when Stevens receives requests for supplies to furnish with what he has on hand, and he will send the remainder to their destinations, unless Stevens has contrary views.
February 15, 1799 Refers to Essays, Novels for Family Reading Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Reports that Mr. Owner set off for Pittsburgh and found McHenry's folks in the humor for reading. Sends volumes of the Gleaner by Mrs. Murray, sister of Governor Sargent.