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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 7, 1797 Duck for the Use of the Sloop "Detroit" John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury has been asked to issue a warrant in Hodgdon's favor for $558.43 from the Quartermaster's department fof the duck for the sloop "Detroit,."
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for Mr. Dowers James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck, delivered to the public store by mistake, to Mr. Dowers for the use of the schooner building for Algiers.
August 17, 1795 Request to transfer sail duck from Boston to Philadelphia ship yard [not available] Henry Jackson Pickering requests that Henry Jackson, naval agent at Boston ship yard, transfer sail duck cloth by water to Philadelphia care of Tench Francis.
December 31, 1794 Request for appointment of an inspector and fire proof storage of duck cloth Henry Knox Henry Jackson Knox asks that Captain Nicholson and Henry Jackson Naval Agent, concur in the appointment of an inspector. Also asks the the duck [cloth for sails] be stored in a fire proof building.
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for the Schooner Building for Algiers James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck , received at the public store by mistake, to John Dowers for the schooner building for Algiers.
April 13, 1797 Items for Algerine Frigate James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver Russian duck and cordage for Algerian frigate being built in Portsmouth, N.H.
August 18, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letter with invoices for stores at Fort Massac received. Powder sent to Fort Washington and have boats ready to transport stores to Massac. Box containing duck tone and steelyards not yet found.
September 8, 1797 Transportation of Supplies, Value Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Hoped lack of communication was not due to "fatal malady" that prevails in Philadelphia. Requested money advanced to T. Martin be credited to account of Craig. Suggested the cost of lost supplies from sunken boat in Allegheny be recovered from the captain.
July 28, 1797 Claims and Returns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon D. Haragan's claims denied again, Craig apprehensive about the inconvenience of denying claims. Box containing sail duck not yet found, Craig does not believe that the quality of material will be of any use at this point. Hopes land purchase can be negotiated with Physick and Butler. Appended memo on returns, noted Craigs return differs from that filed by Hodgdon.
August 25, 1798 Letter from the Navy Department to the Purveyor of Public Supplies on purchase of hemp &duck and the arming of Captain Bainbridge Benjamin Stoddert Tench Francis Secretary of Navy requests expeditious delivery of guns and hemp. Warns not to let Mr. Hodgdon in time like the present, stand upon trifles or punctilis. Secretary of War has sent general orders for delivery of muskets wanted by navy. A vessel has gone to Norfolk. Warns about Captain William Bainbridge and says he should be well equipped and armed, but not extravagantly. His danger will arrive...
August 4, 1789 Forwarding Returns of Ordnance and Stores William Price Henry Knox Forwards the returns of ordnance and quartermaster stores for the month of July. Discusses the amount of cords of wood on hand.
October 29, 1794 Correspondence with Cherokee chief William Blount Double-head William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the...
May 10, 1800 Discussion of Purchases of Clothing & Medicine for the Army Jonathan Williams James McHenry Acknowledges receipt of McHenry's reply concerning funds with which to buy cloth for and make soldiers' clothing; goes over some particulars of the proposed purchase (mentioning the "cheapest" materials), and asks for permission to close the deal. Also discusses an order for medicines, which he promises to fill once he has received the necessary funds, at least $6000.
January 26, 1786 Collection from a Speculator George Morgan Timothy Pickering Discusses the collection of money from an individual who apparently had speculated in notes and where he might be found (including a tavern)
June 4, 1797 Report from the Cumberland Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on various affairs on the frontier, the current attitude of the Indian nations in the region, and the progress of his survey of the Chereokee and Chickasaw border lines
September 10, 1800 Delivery of cloth and thread for uniform overalls Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of cloth and thread for uniform overalls.
September 29, 1800 Delivery of Material for Uniforms Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of material for uniforms.
May 16, 1792 Indian Provocations and Hostilities William Blount Henry Knox Despite hopes for peace, Governor William Blount of Southwest Territory sends Knox a letter describing the murder of two young boys by Indians and an extract from General Pickens referring to murders and horse stealing by young Indian warriors that are provoking the frontier settlers. Blount believes that the murder of the boys was by southern Indians since northern tribes rarely venture so far...
January 28, 1797 Statement Requesting Canvas for the Frigate Building for the Dey of Algiers Josiah Fox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Enclosed statement listing type and quantity of canvas.
April 24, 1797 Meeting with the Indians Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry The Indians have only just arrived. The Commissioners plan to meet them in the morning. Hawkins notes some of the concerns of the commissioners and asks for instructions.
November 11, 1795 Settlement issues William Simmons Unknown Recipient Certifies that John Kline that never received any settlement for his service as a soldier.
July 5, 1794 Sail cloth manufactured in Boston Benjamin Lincoln Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Secretary of Treasury stating that the sail cloth manufactured in Boston is to be preferred imported sail cloth from Europe. The writer states that Boston manufactured cloth is less liable to mildew, owing to the sizing which in America is made from animal substances and not as is common in Europe from vegetables.
November 18, 1800 Delivery of Laboratory Stores and Tools to Posts on the Ohio River Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Request for delivery of laboratory stores and tools to posts on the Ohio River
August 30, 1800 Update on Accounts and Payment William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon William Crafts received credit to account. Updates on account of Major Constant Freeman also made, Simmons requested Hodgdon make the appropriate changes to the books of the Superintendent of Military Stores.
July 10, 1794 Procuring materials for frigates Stephen Higginson Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Treasury Secretary regarding copper and iron for frigates. Agrees with the decision to buy copper from England, but states that sailmakers universally agree that American-made material for sails is of better quality and less liable to mildew. Also comments on foreign affairs -- expresses relief that the tensions between Portugal and Algiers is now gone. Suggests that in a short...