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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 27, 1797 Account, vouchers, and receipt Peter Hagner Elias Langham Acknowledges receipt of accounts and vouchers. Requests a signature and explanation for a receipt
September 30, 1798 Accounts Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Sending a return for the stores at Shepherdstown and accounts since January 1st. The whole money will be paid to Hodgdon. Also included is an estimate of money required for the next quarter. Langham sent six tents to Lieutenant Shoemaker’s recruits at Frederick Town until they can procure enough tents of their own. Captain Bishop’s receipt for stores ordered will be forwarded by the next...
June 12, 1800 Discussion of Recruiting Officers, & Several Officer Recommendations Charles Cotesworth Pinckney [not available] Discusses some officers continuing to serve as recruiting officers even as they wait for recommended commissions in the artillery or the "old regiments." Also recommends another officer for cavalry or artillery duty.
July 27, 1796 Horsemen's Swords in Place of Sergeant's Swords Elias Langham Alexander Gibson As directed by Major Hodgdon, the following items are forwarded to Captain Gibson at Staunton: swords with belts, a drum and fife, a horseman's tent, common tents, camp kettles, axes, and gun powder. All are in good order except the only swords available were the light horseman's type which are forwarded instead of the heavier sergeant's swords that were requested. If they are not suitable, Major...
September 13, 1798 Money for Stores Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Letter, urges timely settlement of a bill because of the scarcity of money in Shepardstown and the need for cash to maintain public credit. Mentioned the depopulation of Philadelphia due to yellow fever, expressed gladness in the recovery of the Sec. of War. Attempting to procure all the Maryland stores that were lost.
February 14, 1798 Transporting the Clothing to Elizabeth Town Horatio R. Dayton Samuel Hodgdon There is not a pressing necessity for clothing at Elizabeth Town but it will be needed soon. Rather than waiting for the river to open, and since the sleighing is now good, it might not involve much additional expense to send them all the way by land instead of by Trenton.
November 24, 1798 Receiving the Stores at George Town Samuel Hodgdon John Mackey Hodgdon orders Mackey to take the necessary measures to receive the stores at George Town and get them on to the works.
September 13, 1799 Requests Assistance with Prison Guards at Morris Town Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Encloses letter from Major Burrows. The Marine Corps cannot furnish the requested guard for sixty prisoners at Morris Town. Requests that the Harper's Ferry guard be relieved to assist in Morris Town.
December 1800 General Wilkinson's Expenses at Hancock Town [not available] [not available] Expense of General Wilkinson and his traveling suite in Hancock Town.
November 16, 1792 Winter Quarters, Artificers, Log Town, and Cleaning of Shot Isaac Craig Henry Knox Mentions preparations for winter quarters at Log Town; furnished with necessary implements and material for building; party of artificers followed. Mr. Campbell had a man cleaning the shot that was sent to the fort.
August 23, 1799 Request for Issue of Musician's Clothing to Downing Town James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of musician's clothing to Downing Town.
March 10, 1799 Directions for Artillerists from Fort Jay to New Town Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Outlines directions for artillerist company at Fort Jay to meet Lieut. Boots's company at Brunswick and go to New Town, Bucks County.
May 7, 1799 Recruiting Efforts for Captain Brothers and Captain Beatty James McHenry Carvel Hall Speaks of recruiting efforts for Captain Brothers in Hagers Town and Captain Beatty at Frederick Town.
March 16, 1799 Marching Orders to New Town Alexander Hamilton Adam Hoops Hamilton describes the route by which Hoops is to march his troops to New Town where he will be joined by Lieutenant Boote and a party of infantry and where he will recieve further orders from either the Secretary of War of General McPherson.
March 16, 1799 Captain McKnight is Out of Town William Burrows Samuel Hodgdon "I shall attend to the contents of your letter, Captain McKnight is at present out of town."
July 21, 1798 Kentledge and Shot for Elizabeth Town John Jacob Faesch Samuel Hodgdon The kentledge that remained at Mount Hope has been sent to Melancton Smith at Elizabeth Town. The 29 pieces rejected by Smith and produced at Faesch's forges at Mount Hope have been replaced and sent forward. Faesch will be happy to have the business on account of the shot at Elizabeth Town determined in a timely manner to avoid the threatened suit.
November 16, 1796 Finding My Brother Dead, Etc. Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Among other matters, Langham notes that on his way to the western country at Cumberland he found a cache of public stores. They had been lodged there by return wagons from General Morgan's camp on the Monongahela and were in bad order. The stores were not ruined so he sent a wagon to retrieve them. Finding his brother, who went to Kentucky on business for him, dead, Langham realizes that he had...
May 3, 1792 Supply of Rations Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Secretary Knox writes that he depends on the recipient entirely for a supply of rations at the following posts, and also for articles in the Quarter Master's line, for medical assistance, and for means of transportation. The posts include Alexandria, Winchester, and Shepherds Town in Virginia; Baltimore, Fredericks Town, Hagers Town, and Cumberland in Maryland; and Chester, York, Carlise, and...
September 13, 1799 Protection of the Prisoners at Norris Town James McHenry Alexander Hamilton "I herewith transmit you a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Navy of this date requesting that the Marine Guard at Norris Town may be relieved by a competent number of infantry of the Army. You will be pleased to take such order thereon as to you may appear proper."
March 27, 1800 Fracas at Elizabeth Town Alexander Hamilton William S. Smith Hamilton has investigated the disturbance at Elizabeth Town and has ascertained that the conduct of the two involved officers was misrepresented. They in fact behaved in a prudent and gentlemanly manner. Advised Smith contact the editor of the local papers and clarify their account.
May 9, 1794 Town at Presqu' Isle Alexander James Dallas Henry Knox Encloses copies of letters which have been received from General Wilkins and Captain Denny relative to the arrangements being made for laying out a town at Presqu' Isle in Pennsylvania, and the possible opposition which the Indians may give to the accomplishment of that object.
July 22, 1799 Request for Contract to Supply Recruits James McHenry John Stockton Supply of troops to be stationed at Lewis town, Delaware.
March 16, 1799 Proceed to New Town in Bucks County Alexander Hamilton William R. Boote "In consequence of orders from the Secretary of War, I am to desire that you proceed with the party under your command to New Town in Bucks County--for which purpose you will join and accompany a detachment which will leave this quarter on Monday the 18th instant, taking the orders of the commanding officer of this detachment...Let no time be lost."
March 16, 1799 Necessitates Move to Sheppards Town; Makes Advances for that Purpose Samuel Hodgdon John Mackey The Secretary of War thinks it best to remove stores to Sheppards Town as soon as possible. Requests arrangements to be made until an arsenal is built. Deliver to Major Langham, who will provide a list of needed items (tents and kettles not needed). A general order will allow him to make partial drafts until everything can be moved. Mackey must provide transportation to Sheppards Town. Wrote to...
April 17, 1792 Military Stores are needed in Elizabeth Town, N.J. John Stagg William Knox Stagg orders suits of privates' clothing, blankets, and sergeants' suits for American forces at Elizabeth Town, New Jersey to be forwarded immediately.