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February 12, 1799 Survey of the Bay below the Narrows to Sandy Hook Alexander Hamilton John Jay In providing for the defense of the port, Hamilton expresses the need for a survey of the bay below the narrows to Sandy Hook and observes that such a survey has been done by the British. Mr. Hill owns a draft of that survey and will sell it for $800 which appears to be a reasonable price.
June 1, 1798 Updates on Search for French Privateer James McHenry John Harris Harris at sea off Sandy Hook, Delaware in search of French Privateer. Ship elusive due to informant.
May 29, 1798 Orders for Captain Richard Dale War Department Captain Richard Dale Barge Adriana remains in New York. President Adams directs Dale to repair with ship of War Ganges to Sandy Hook. Barge Adriana will have a pilot boat stationed.
January 12, 1799 Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman, for work on fortifications and harbors, for sundry plans, surveys, estimates made by Captain Pitts for a block house, and for other obstructions to navigation at Sandy Hook Bay, Poulushook, [Paulus Hook] and narrows near New York. For expenses to and from New York and Philadelphia, including stationary.
June 13, 1798 Defending the City and Harbor of New York James McHenry Military Committee of New York City McHenry discusses the details of the proposed defenses of the port of New York.
January 3, 1799 Assessing Captain Hill's Plan William MacPherson Alexander Hamilton MacPherson solicits Hamilton's opinion regarding plans for fortifications around New York's harbor.
October 11, 1799 Requests Payment for John W. Hook to Pay Army Officers in Tennessee David Henley James McHenry Requests payment for John W. Hook to pay officers of the army in Tennessee.
July 30, 1796 Rental of Corlaer's Hook James McHenry Foreman Cheeseman Due to Mr. Fox's sudden departure from New York for Boston, McHenry requested Cheeseman secure Corlaer's hook for a monthly rent not to exceed 270 pounds New York currency. Also discussed securing timber.
1794 General Observations on the Defense of New York Vincent Unknown Recipient Mr. Vincent of New York records his general observations on the defense of that city's harbor, concluding that an enemy landing could not be successful.
August 1, 1796 Discussion of Navy Yard & Shipbuilding Josiah Fox Forman Cheesman Letter, discusses Navy Yard at Corlear's Hook; describes terms of ship builder.
June 11, 1798 Orders for Captain Richard Dale of the ship Ganges War Department Captain Richard Dale Provides instructions for operations. Is not to delay at station, but is to proceed under former instructions. Mentions a twenty gun ship of war directly from France on the coast.
February 17, 1798 Recommendation of Perth Amboy, New Jersey for Naval Port Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Judge Rattoone advised on depth of channel in Perth Amboy. Truxtun gave additional justification for the use of Amboy as a port for both commercial and military ships.
July 29, 1799 Fortifications of New York Alexander Hamilton John Jay Letter, discusses fortifications in the vicinity of New York City.
July 25, 1796 Compensation for the sorting, security and transportation of frigate timber to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor James McHenry Foreman Cheeseman Discusses compensation of accounting, provide security, and transporting timbers to another location, Corlear's Hook, in New York Harbor. Allowance is $400. Instructions will be furnished by Josiah Fox.
March 3, 1797 Regarding Navy Yard, Rents & Lease, And Weather Effects Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, informs re yard at Corlear's Hook; informs re rent and terms of lease; mentions former navy yards; discusses severity of weather.
June 14, 1798 Opinions on the Construction of Batteries to Protect New York City Ebenezer Stevens James McHenry All parties feel that building batteries at proposed location would not provide enough intimidation to deter enemies. It was suggested that construction of batteries on Governor's, Bedlow's and Oyster Islands continue for the best protection on the City (New York City).
January 12, 1799 Certification of payments; John Hills, Temporary Engineer and Draughtsman William Simmons James McHenry Account of John Hills, temporary engineer and draughtsman, for credit for work on fortification of harbors and for debts for payments made to him. The balance due Hills is $116.18.
April 1, 1794 Fortifications of the Seaport Towns Henry Knox Unknown Recipient A general return of the situation of the fortifications of the seaport towns in the states of New England, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and New York. The document stresses the importance of fortifications at Newport, Rhode Island, in the event of war, advising that they be strengthened. The importance of New York is also stressed.
July 25, 1796 Regarding the Movement of Frigate Timber to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor [not available] Josiah Fox Discusses the relocation of frigate timber to Corlear's Hook in New York harbor. Requests that Fox coordinate the relocation of timber with naval constructor Forman Cheeseman. When finished, proceed to Boston and Portsmouth New Hampshire.
April 1, 1797 Regarding movement of frigate materials to ship yard at Corlear's Hook New York [not available] John Blagge Naval Agent John Blagge informed that naval constructor Forman Cheeseman has acquired 6 year contract for new navy yard at Corlear's Hook, New York harbor. Cheeseman has begun moving plank and other materials to that place. Recommend that remainder of materials be moved as well, in order to deliver up the former yard.
July 30, 1796 Instructions for Foreman Cheeseman in wake of sudden departure of Josiah Fox for Boston [not available] Foreman Cheeseman In wake of sudden and unexpected departure of Josiah Fox, War Office provides instructions to Forman Cheeseman, naval constructor at New York regarding the relocation of frigate timbers to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor. Discusses orders to engage for the rental of Corlear's Hook on behalf of United States for the relocation of frigate timber.
May 19, 1800 Hamilton's Caravan Aaron Ogden Alexander Hamilton Ogden informs Hamilton that two horses and a driver will be provided for his caravan. They will be at Paulus-hook the next evening and Ogden personally will show Hamilton to his quarters near the cantonment.
June 3, 1790 [COPY] Report on the Petition of Stephen Moore Tench Coxe [not available] Refers to a petition by congressman Stephen Moore of North Carolina referred to Secretary of Treasury regarding land at West Point New York, where Moore owns some property. Cites the strategic value of West Point location on Hudson River; can be defended against a maritime power. Listed reasons to purchase land by government and permanently establishing military post at West Point for...
July 18, 1796 Discussion of Location & Lease for Navy Yard Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, describes location for Navy yard; discusses lease for Navy Yard; mentions Frigates.
June 15, 1789 Indian Attacks George Clendinen Beverley Randolph Several Indian attacks listed with locations.