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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 13, 1798 Request to deliver worst of the old muskets to the Secretary of Navy James McHenry John Harris The Secretary at War authorizes the transfer of 700 of "the worst of the old muskets now in store" to the Navy, to be valued by Mr. Nicholson and charged to Tench Francis, purveyor. On the same document is a note from Benjamin Stoddert Secretary of Navy expressing irritation as to why there is difficulty on delivering the guns to Tench Francis Purveyor.
June 13, 1798 Information about Secretary of the Navy John Caldwell James McHenry Discusses proper interaction with the Secretary of the Navy.
August 24, 1798 Expression of frustration from Navy Secretary to the Purveyor of Public Supplies Benjamin Stoddert Tench Francis Secretary of the Navy seeks to expedite the transfer of the worst of the muskets to the Navy. He notes with frustration that if persons in public service will seek to embarrass instead of doing the public service, the it will be difficult to put ourselves into a state to resist a formidable enemy.
August 24, 1798 Query into the delivery of guns from Department of War to Department of Navy Benjamin Stoddert John Harris The Secretary of the Navy asks Mr. Harris the following question: "why is there any difficulty about delivering the guns" to the Purveyor, Mr. Francis?
July 21, 1800 Delivery of Powder to the Secretary of the Navy Samuel Dexter John Harris Harris is asked to deliver seven thousand pounds of powder on loan to the order of the Secretary of the Navy.
May 22, 1800 Request to deliver knapsacks to Navy Department James McHenry [not available] McHenry requests that John Harris deliver 300 knapsacks to the Navy Department for which they will be charged.
June 27, 1799 Cannon Shot for the Navy James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver 532 pounds of cannon shot, charged to the Navy Department, to the order of the Secretary of the Navy.
September 13, 1800 Navy Department Order for Saltpeter for Manufacture of Powder Abijah Thomas Israel Whelen Encloses order from Secretary of War on superintendent of stores for twenty tons of salt peter for use of Navy Department.
April 30, 1798 Act to Establish Department of the Navy Congress of the United States [not available] Official act that created Department of the Navy, commanded by the President of the United States.
August 23, 1798 No Military Stores Can Be Delivered to the Navy Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Stoddert Hodgdon alerts Stoddert that he has no authorization from the Secretary of War to deliver stores to the Navy. The Secretary has been informed that 689 arms are ready to be delivered but he has not yet responded.
July 14, 1798 Marine Articles Purchased for the Navy Samuel Hodgdon John Harris The Secretary of Navy has ordered his storekeeper to take charge of all articles purchased for the use of the Navy so Harris is ordered to send such articles to the Navy store.
March 5, 1797 Description of Lumber in Former Navy Yard Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, discusses lumber in former Navy yard.
March 21, 1800 Requests Information about Department Costs Thomas Turner William Simmons The Secretary of the Navy has requested an estimate of the cost and equipment of all vessels in the service of the Navy. Requests amount charged in Simmons's department.
August 13, 1798 A Marquee & Tents to the Secretary of the Navy James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to the Secretary of the Navy one marquee complete, four horseman's tents, and twenty five common tents to be returned or paid for at fair value.
February 1, 1799 Army & Navy Appointments Benjamin Stoddert Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence recommending individuals for Army and Navy appointments.
August 22, 1800 Waiting Patiently for a Decision of the Secretary of the Navy W. W. Buchanan Samuel Hodgdon Buchanan laments that he has yet to hear from the Secretary of the Navy and wants be relieved from a state of suspence more intolerable than total rejection. He has been nominated for the Surgeoncy of New York and wishes only to be informed of his fate.
February 2, 1800 Order for saltpeter for manufacture of gunpowder for Navy Abijah Thomas Israel Whelen Thomas transmits order from Secretary of War on Samuel Hodgdon for 20 tons of salt petre for manufacturing gun powder for Navy.
June 7, 1800 Calls to Secretary of Treasury regarding transfer of funds Benjamin Stoddert Samuel Meredith Secretary of Navy discusses transfers of funds with the Treasurer of the United States.
May 22, 1800 Delivery of Muskets and Bayonets [not available] John Harris Request to deliver 300 muskets and bayonets to Secretary of Navy by way of Captain Robert Gill, Navy Storekeeper.
January 10, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Captain John Barry, United States Navy William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $335.40 is due Captain John Barry of the Navy, being the amount of account of pay and subsistence for October through December 1797.
December 12, 1800 Rental Agreement between Department of Navy and War Department for Marine Corps Benjamin Stoddert William Simmons Stoddert, Secretary of Navy, agreed with the Secretary of War to pay $500 for the house rented for the war office on the water side, for the use of that house for the Marine Corps, until the end of the year for which it was rented. Stoddert paid $500 to Colonel F. Deakins.
November 2, 1799 Securing the Appointment for Dr. Buchanan John Rogers Samuel Hodgdon Dr. Buchanan is going to Philadelphia to solicit an appointment as a surgeon in the Army or Navy. His friends have a vey high opinion of his talents. He is the son of an old citizen of New York and he has been educated at Edinburgh and Glasgow. Hodgdon is asked to assert his influence with the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretry of War to secure the appointment for Dr. Buchanan.
April 28, 1800 Recommending Individuals for Army and Navy Appointments Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Routine correspondence recommending individuals for Army and Navy appointments.
April 7, 1800 Letter to the Secretary at War Hugh Williamson James McHenry Letter to the Secretary at War, mentions the Navy [highly illegible document]
October 21, 1795 Regarding the pay and subsistence of the Navy William Simmons Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Letter to the Treasury Secretary concerning the pay and subsistence of the Navy.