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December 26, 1798 What to Charge the Government for My Services Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens is at a loss as to what to charge the government for his services as agent and superintendent of all that is done in New York. He has given up his private business so he could attend to public matters and argues that his pay must at least provide a living for him,
October 28, 1798 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Langham wishes for Hodgdon and the Secretary of War to “attend to my Western arrangements” as this has gone undone for a significant amount of time. Langham is heading out into the country for the winter (apparently for private business) and will return in the spring. In the meantime, Colonel John Morrow will be in command. Langham states that the establishment at Harper’s Ferry seems to be...
August 20, 1798 Maintaining the Public Business, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of War Among other matters, Hodgdon expresses his determination to maintain the public business in the face of many departures from the city due to the fear of contagion,
April 21, 1796 Reports Annual Examination of Public Store and Damaged Leather Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Has just commenced the annual examination of public stores. The leather has been too long neglected, but he will do what he can to brush the cartouche boxes, shoes, valises. Will also air out all the tents. Requests money for these purposes. Has not heard about the untended arsenal. The late Secretary of War told him that because public business was sparse, he could do private business. Discusses...
October 29, 1794 Horses Purchased for Public Business Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough proclaims that he had purchased two horses for the purpose of carrying out the business mentioned in a previous letter from Hodgdon. The horses have been taken on the public account since they have been used for public business.
June 11, 1800 Inventory of Powder Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Discussed storage of private powder in a public magazine.
December 5, 1799 Proposed Trip to Philadelphia Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton says that since he has private business to attend to in Philadelphia that would also be a good time for a meeting with McHenry to discuss military matters. (There is some evidence that the "private business" related to the "Reynolds affair.")
November 27, 1800 Request for Inventory of Factory John Harris Edward Wright Previous letter requesting information unanswered, second letter sent requesting inventory, debts, contracts of factory under command of Wright. Request for Mr. Price's private account, information on Negro woman.
September 29, 1789 Hodgdon submits his application for postmaster to Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Letter, asks for business of post office.
December 4, 1786 Shortcomings of the Current System of Government Benjamin Lincoln George Washington Lincoln appears to be commenting on the weaknesses of the central government of the Confederation. Those whose interests are undercut by the current system, namely creditors and holders of securities, will probably support strengthening the government with a revised constitution.
June 11, 1793 Public Business Thomas Jefferson Major Jackson Jefferson discusses the public business which he takes the liberty of troubling Jackson with.
May 23, 1800 Recommendation of Claude Pourcheresse James Byers Samuel Hodgdon Claude Pourcheresse has been employed by the public but has been dismissed. Byers believes he has conducted himself with fidelity. He and his family are returning to Philadelphia in hopes of finding employment in some form of public or private business. Byers views him as an object of compassion and hopes that he succeeds in procuring a livelihood.
February 2, 1801 Simmons Seeking to Ensure that no Public Monies are Used for Private Purposes William Simmons Thomas H. Cushing Ensuring no private use of public monies
April 17, 1795 Acceptance of position and commencement of duties as clerk of Boston ship yard and matters of pay Timothy Pickering Caleb Gibbs There is a question as to timing of Gibbs acceptance of his position as clerk of the ship yard and the commencement of pay. Pay to be $750 per year. Discusses the manner of paying public servants. Emphasizes that this is a temporary position and asks that Gibbs not to throw aside his private business. Hopes that this position is compatible with his private interests. Discusses the matter of...
August 4, 1796 Discussion of Specifications for 36-Gun Frigate Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
February 11, 1799 Business of Making Muskets Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses in detail the business and issues related to manufacturing muskets.
April 2, 1796 My Request for Some Money David Ames James McHenry Enclosed are the estimates of the pay roll, muster roll, and return of articles for March 1796. Ames requests money which he finds useful for private affairs, is necessary and essential in the public, and gives new life and energy to the business.
April 8, 1794 Annely's Questionable Conduct John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon [Joseph] Cranch, the armorer at West Point, has complained to the Secretary of War about the conduct of Mr. [Thomas] Annely, the gunsmith, who has tried to entice away from Cranch several people employed by him. Hodgdon is to investigate this business and communicate the result.
March 7, 1798 Public Horses Peter Shoemaker Samuel Hodgdon Shoemaker discusses the disposal of two public horses that had come into his possession. One of them was given to Lt. Parkison who had public business at Fort Pitt. Parkison's receipt is enclosed.
January 2, 1800 Certification of payment; Samuel Park, for postage to and from Caleb Swan, Paymaster General, on public business William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $62.83 to Samuel Park, for postage to and from Caleb Swan, Paymaster General, on public business.
September 23, 1790 Stagg relays office matters to Knox John Stagg Henry Knox Letter, discusses business of War Office.
May 6, 1786 Pay Office Business John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Pierce discusses Pay Office business with Andrew Dunscomb, agent for the pay of the Virginia Continental Regiments
March 5, 1785 Renting the Public Buildings at Carlisle General William Irvine Samuel Hodgdon General Irvine agrees to rent public buildings according to the conditions proposed by the Commissioner of Military Stores with the understanding that he can purchase them at a later date if the public should not want them.
October 19, 1784 Sale of powder in military stores Donaldson Yeates Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the sale of the powder in the military stores of the U.S. Reports that the owner of a store house where artillery carriages are stored is impatient to have them moved out so he can use the store house for his own needs.
October 21, 1788 Concerning Immediate Need for Money for the Dispatching and Clothing of Troops Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Says that since he is informed that there is no congress planned for New York, he will remain in his present location, Boston, to conclude the "complex and important private business in which I am engaged." Mentions his writing to the War Department concerning the dispatch of Lt. Pratt's detachment and the transportation of clothing to the frontiers. Reminds Wadsworth that the money to be...