Viewing 1–25 of 35 documents: "Schuylkill"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 9, 1800 Delivery of Lead for U.S. Laboratory on Schuylkill Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of lead for U.S. Laboratory on Schuylkill, agreeably to request from Joseph Elliott.
May 21, 1800 Request for Issue of Shovels & Lead for Use at Schuylkill Laboratory James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of shovels and lead for use at the new laboratory under construction near Schuylkill.
June 27, 1798 Powder at the Magazine on the Schuylkill Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon describes the limited amounts of powder available at the magazine on the Schuylkill River and notes that much more should be ordered from New York to fill the uses most applied for.
July 3, 1798 Return of Cannon Searcher James McHenry John Harris Request to return cannon searcher to the Eagle Works, located on the Schuylkill River.
January 7, 1793 Public Horse injured or lame Thomas Procter Samuel Hodgdon Proctor expresses dissatisfaction with a horse. Mentions limp and that horse had been foundered or otherwise injured. Mentions Governor Mifflin and the Falls of Schuylkill.
November 13, 1798 Certification of payments; detachment of recruits at Camp near Schuylkill, under command of Captain Edward Miller William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $441 for detachment of recruits at Camp near Schuylkill, under command of Captain Edward Miller; pay for Ensign Joel Cook, Ensign George Stall, non commissioned officers and privates.
September 1, 1797 Extract from Warrant Book Regarding Account of Swan William Simmons Caleb Swan Notation on the confusion over temporary location of War Department due to Yellow Fever outbreak. Removal of Office to the Falls of the Schuylkill River prevented Simmons from answering letters from the 12th, 26th, 28th, 30th, and 31st of July which contained account vouchers for Swan. Extract from Warrant Book from July 25th.
June 27, 1799 Reports Progress for Construction of Laboratory, Arsenal, Magazine in Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon John Mackey Reports efforts of Mr. Annely to pay landlord John Taylor with stoppages from his wages, but the notes remained unpaid. Asks Mackey to make a payment plan with Annely. Reports that Taylor has acted like a gentleman. Hopes that the canal is progressing. Relays plans for extensive, expensive operation, having purchased land near the Schuylkill for a laboratory, magazine, barracks, workshop, and...
November 21, 1800 Request for Issue of Carpenter's Tools for Artificers at Schuylkill Laboratory Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of carpenter's tools for the use of artificers employed at Schuylkill laboratory. Two notes are appended -- one, presumably from Hodgdon, states that the purveyor has been directed to purchase the above supplies, and one presumably from Harris confirms that the items were delivered on November 25.
May 24, 1799 Concerning Armory Employee & Proposition Establishment of Military Laboratory & Storehouse Near Philadelphia James McHenry John Adams Forwards a letter showing how he has settled the account of an assistant, now discharged, at Springfield [Armory]. Discusses recommendations for the appointment of several officers. Recommends that a laboratory, powder house, and warehouses be erected near Philadelphia, that ammunition may be prepared and it and other military articles be stored nearby. Expects to be able to purchase land...
November 19, 1800 Request for Purchase of Carpenter's Tools for Artificers at Schuylkill Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Directs purchase of carpenter's tools for use of artificers employed at the Schuylkill laboratory.
October 28, 1797 Request for Wagons William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Simmons requested two wagons to move the papers of War Department.
[not available] On Proving Cannon James McHenry [not available] Discusses an officer who has much experience in proving cannon.
June 15, 1798 Request for Issue of Theodolite to Baltimore Timothy Pickering John Harris Directs issue of currently held theodolite [surveying tool] to Baltimore.
September 6, 1798 Instructions on Obtaining Feed Edward Miller Samuel Hodgdon Miller requests to be informed of the preferred method for obtaining feed for a public horse.
September 6, 1798 Contract Edward Miller Samuel Hodgdon Letter, mentions Mr. Robert Chapman is desirous of obtaining a contract for horseman's caps for the public.
September 22, 1797 Sickness on the Frigate United States George Gillaspy William Simmons Discusses the medical situation onboard the Navy frigate U.S.S. United States. And personal matters in his friendship with Simmons and Hagner.
September 1, 1797 Forwarded Letter of Col. Biddle William Simmons James Wilkinson Simmons forwarded letter for Col. Biddle due to outbreak of Calamitous disorder in Philadelphia. If Wilkinson has any dispatches, Simmons will transfer them to Biddle.
October 13, 1793 Knox writes to Sargent about commercial impact of fever in Philadelphia Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, discusses the impact of the small pox illness in Philadelphia, the disorder it caused, and its impact on commerce; mentions meeting of Congress, and Army's march from the Ohio.
October 8, 1800 Estimate of Salaries and Rents in the Ordinance Department [not available] [not available] Estimate of salaries and rents in Philadelphia for Department of Ordnance for the year 1801. Copy of this document was forwarded to the War Office, City of Washington on 8 Oct 1800.
July 1, 1795 Gunpowder Stores William Nickels Samuel Hodgdon Stores, discusses stores of gunpowder and ammunition.
October 1, 1784 Copies of enlistments of the troops raised in Pennsylvania Josiah Harmar President John Dickinson Harmar transmits copies of the enlistments of the troops raised in Pennsylvania and reports two companies of his command have marched for Fort Pitt. Lt. Col. Harmar to Pres. Dickinson, 1784 Philadelphia, October 1st, 1784 Sir, Agreeably to Instructions received from your Excellency & the Honorable Council, I have the honor to transmit you Copies of the several Inlistments [sic] for the...
August 27, 1798 Payment to Phillip Wheynimer for hauling provisions John Steele Samuel Hodgdon Coxswain of barge John Steel requests that Hodgdon pay to bearer Phillip Wheynimer for hauling provisions to troops at Boring Mill at Schuylkill. Note below says troops hauling cannon to Boring Mill on Shuylkill River.
March 8, 1793 Intends to Prove Ordnance; Request for Three Pound Balls Thomas Procter Samuel Hodgdon Proctor intends to prove some ordnance and says he needs 25 three-pound balls.
November 1, 1793 Letters will be Answered; Forward Information on Army; March of Lieutenant Whistler Henry Knox Isaac Craig Letters will be answered next post. Forward any important information from the Army. Lieutenant Whistler marched from Hagers Town Maryland for Fort Pitt with 50 recruits.