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June 7, 1800 Attempts to Settle Accounts as the War Office Closes in Philadelphia and Moves to Washington, D.C. Purveyor's Office Benjamin Stoddert Purveyor's office reports receipt of money from War Department. War Office at Philadelphia is to close this day June 7th, 1800.
February 11, 1784 Settlement with Philadelphia merchants John Pierce Philip Audebert Discusses settlement with merchants in Philadelphia and other business of his office.
December 14, 1799 Requests Government Employment to Remain in Philadelphia William Burton James McHenry Refers to removal of War Department office from Philadelphia, which would cause trouble for his family.
July 4, 1800 Addresses Issues and Supplies Needed during Transition of Office from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Purveyor's Office Samuel Dexter Requests sundry articles needed at Philadelphia before War Department opens at Washington.
August 31, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jacob Sheafe Simmons informs Sheafe that the records necessary to settle his account were left in Philadelphia. As a result, settlement will be delayed until the Accountant's Office returns to Philadelphia.
June 26, 1800 Acknowledged Receipt of Letter William Simmons Robert Howe Simmons acknowledged receipt of letter from Howe, stated the delay in his response was due to the Office move from Philadelphia to city of Washington. Accounts will be examined as soon as books and papers of Office arrive.
September 3, 1797 Removal of the War Office from Philadelphia, Etc. Stephen Rochefontaine Samuel Hodgdon The enclosure is received with the account of clothing delivered to the sundry detachments of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers which has been entered into the Quartermaster's book. Rochefontaine expresses relief that the alarm about the yellow fever is partly unfounded but the removal of the War Office from Philadelphia to the country gives pleasure because there is no reason to expose...
July 8, 1799 Regarding locations for the War Office James McHenry Timothy Pickering Talks of the advantages and disadvantages of having his office in Trenton or Philadelphia, mentioning family as an issue. Agrees with the Treasury Secretary that a date for a meeting between all officers and departments should be fixed.
August 23, 1799 Query: Expenses to move the Accountant's Office to Trenton James McHenry William Simmons Simmons should inform McHenry of the sum needed to move him and the gentlemen in his office from Philadelphia to Trenton to avoid the present epidemic fever in Philadelphia.
January 6, 1797 Compensation of Joshua Humphreys, constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $500 is due Joshua Humphreys, being his compensation as Constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia from October through December 1796.
June 26, 1800 Movement of office to Washington Peter Hagner Edward Carrington Letters and enclosures will be attended to when office is moved from Philadelphia to Washington.
August 22, 1799 Movement of Office due to Fever in City Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Due to a lingering fever in Philadelphia, seeks to move office to Trenton New Jersey.
August 23, 1799 Escaping the Fever in Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons War Department offices are relocating temporarily to Trenton due to the yellow fever in Philadelphia. The Quartermaster General has instructions for transportation.
July 7, 1786 Letter to the Auditor John Pierce Alexander Fowler Writes the Auditor that he has received the letter informing him that the papers of Fowler's late office have been forwarded to Philadelphia, and that he is advised to pick them up as soon as possible.
June 7, 1800 Requests Funds to Cover Transfer of Navy Offices from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Purveyor's Office Benjamin Stoddert Requests Funds to Cover Transfer of Navy Offices from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
July 21, 1790 Jones seeks an appointment from Knox Nathan Jones Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in War Office.
May 11, 1799 Statement of Gun Stocks Delivered to Philadelphia Timothy Banger Oliver Wolcott, Jr. List includes date delivered, to whom the supply was addressed, and number of gun stocks.
June 26, 1800 Acknowledged Receipt of Letter William Simmons Edward Carrington Accountant not yet returned from Philadelphia. Receipt of letter acknowledged, will be attended to as soon as possible. Delay in response due to Office move from Philadelphia to Washington.
June 27, 1795 Letter from the War Office on resignation of Messrs. Gurney and Smith as Naval Agents at Philadelphia [not available] Tench Francis Mr Smith and Mr. Gurney intend to resign as naval agents at Philadelphia at the end of June 1795. Pickering's answer on this matter depends on whether Francis can take over without employing another agent. Copy of answer enclosed. Francis to assume agency on 1 July. Expects that predecessors will turn over all papers and other matters.
May 24, 1796 Request to redirect the vessel laden with live oak to Philadelphia with utmost dispatch [not available] Captain Silas Talbot Request to redirect the schooner laden with live oak to Philadelphia with dispatch without unloading any cargo at New York. The live oak is hoped to complete the frame of the frigate at Philadelphia.
October 8, 1794 Question about Standard Blankets for Philadelphia Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon Reports contract with Mr. Reilly, supplying blankets in New York. Needs to know whether they should purchase more for Philadelphia, even though they vary from the established standard.
February 17, 1784 Mr. Carleton conducting the affairs of the War Office Philip Audebert John Pierce Mentions that Mr. Carleton has been empowered by Congress to conduct the affairs of the War Office; discusses amounts of money sent to a paymaster.
May 24, 1796 Directing the Live Oak to Move on to Philadelphia James McHenry Captain Silas Talbot McHenry considers Talbot's suggestion but orders the shipment of lumber to proceed to Philadelphia instead of be unloaded at New York.
May 6, 1794 Fortifications of Philadelphia Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Revenue Office requests that there may be issued to Tench Francis a warrant for $6000, a sum immediately necessary to carry on the works for the defense of the port of Philadelphia.
October 21, 1794 Anticipates Problems with Inspection of Cannon Balls in Philadelphia Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports that there is no one in Philadelphia authorized to inspect cannon balls upon delivery from contractors. Anticipates some inconveniences.