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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 12, 1798 Regarding defense of Newport Rhode Island Lewis Tousard James McHenry Tousard gives impressions on defense of Newport Rhode Island.
May 18, 1799 Discussion of Harbor Defenses in Rhode Island James McHenry Lewis Tousard Explains process of designing harbor defenses, based on opinion of engineer appointed to that purpose. Responds to request for activity on Goat Island and other Rhode Island locations. Suggests use of older cadets in service and reference to Mr. Wilson.
November 15, 1798 Fortification of Rhode Island James McHenry Christopher G Champlin Directs fortifications for Rhode Island, advised taking cannons from Marblehead.
February 26, 1794 Claims for Services of Negroes in the Rhode Island Line Joseph Howell Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Howell encloses a list of all claims for services of Negroes in the Rhode Island line, the amount of each to average about $330.
February 23, 1799 Division of the State of Rhode Island into Recruiting Districts Ray Greene Alexander Hamilton Green provides his suggestions as to how Rhode Island should be divided into recruiting districts.
March 18, 1799 Taking the Command at Rhode Island Lewis Tousard Alexander Hamilton Major Tousard has assumed his command at Rhode Island and will conform himself exactly to Hamilton's orders.
May 31, 1790 Olney Announces the Ratification of the Constitution in Rhode Island Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Colonel Olney announces the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in Rhode Island to Knox.
September 4, 1798 Contract between Wolcott and Brown for manufacture of muskets [not available] Elisha Brown Articles of agreement between Oliver Wolcott and Elisha Brown of Rhode Island for manufacture of 1000 stands of arms or muskets, complete with bayonets and ramrods and fit for service. To be made after the Charleville model and delivered at Providence Rhode Island.
July 3, 1798 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island James McHenry Arthur Fenner Letter, extract of a letter from the Secretary at War that directs the Superintendant of Military Stores, Samuel Hodgdon, to make arms shipment to Rhode Island.
June 22, 1798 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island James McHenry Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses cannon and fortifications.
July 6, 1798 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island James McHenry Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses militia; mentions regular army; mentions military stores and ordnance; discusses orders relative to the defense of Rhode Island.
August 3, 1796 Hazard's claim rejected Peter Hagner Peter Hazard Refuses Hazard's claim for his service in a Rhode Island regiment because two persons of his name are listed as deserters and the other was settled with.
April 15, 1790 Discussion of Pension Payment to Rhode Island Invalids (7) Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses payment of Invalid pensions in Rhode Island.
May 24, 1800 Request for Quick Payment of Major Tousard's Back Pay, for the Good of the Rhode Island Defenses James McHenry John Adams Mentions that Major Tousard is now insisting on the need to finish fortifications in Rhode Island and other points eastward. Notes that Tousard, like many other officers, is owed back pay; also notes that his services in planning and beginning the defenses at Rhode Island were indispensable, and he is equally indispensable for their completion. Requests that Tousard's pay be expedited as quickly...
April 25, 1790 Regarding the Society of the Cincinnati, Invalid Pensions, & Rhode Island Politics Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Hopes to attend meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati in Philadelphia. Crossed-out portion of letter mentions business of Rhode Island invalid pensioners. Mentions Rhode Island's choice of deputies to the "General Assembly," but seems disappointed in outcome.
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.
February 26, 1794 Request for List of Claims for Services Provided by Negroes in Rhode Island Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Request for list of all the claims depending for the service of Negroes in the late Rhode Island line of the army;
August 18, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Rhode Island Alexander Hamilton Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses French privateers. Hamilton addresses the Governor of Rhode Island in the absence of the Secretary at War.
April 8, 1790 Discussion of Pension Payment to Rhode Island Invalids (6) Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses payment of Invalid pensions in Rhode Island.
August 1, 1798 Questions Assignment for Galleys in New York and Rhode Island Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports that three galleys need to be built. Questions whether those should be assigned to New York and Rhode Island.
April 28, 1790 Discussion of Pension Payment to Rhode Island Invalids (8) Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, discusses payment of Invalid pensions in Rhode Island.
August 23, 1798 Cannon, Implements, & Ball to Goat Island Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon discusses the means by which arms are to be sent to Goat Island, near Newport, Rhode Island.
August 9, 1800 Letter from the Supervisor in Rhode Island John Dexter Peter Hagner Letter from John Dexter, Federal Supervisor of the Revenue at Providence, Rhode Island, to Peter Hagner, War Department clerk. Citation only.
September 28, 1789 Requesting an Appointment in Rhode Island Moses Hays George Washington Moses Hays writes to Washington, requesting an appointment to "Collector ship of the port of Newport, Rhode Island." Hays was residing in Rhode Island until it was lost to the British, and would like to return there from Boston. He mentions his connection with Henry Knox as reasoning for the manners and tone of his letter.
August 1, 1798 Seeks Information about Galleys for New York and Rhode Island Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports on 3 galleys of the 10 authorized by law. Seeks information about whether the galleys will be used in Rhode Island or New York, and how many in each location.