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November 10, 1794 Permission for Federal Arsenal and Magazine Henry Knox James Wood Secretary Knox informs Lieutenant Governor James Wood of Virginia that President Washington intends to establish a federal arsenal and magazine in his state. The consent of the Virginia legislature is necessary, however, for the purchase of land - approximately 640 acres - on which the arsenal and magazine might be built.
November 14, 1794 Establish Magazine and Arsenal in South Carolina Henry Knox Governor William Moultrie Proposed purchase of land to build arsenal and magazine. Requested Moultrie obtain the necessary permission from the state legislature.
June 9, 1787 Protection of Arsenal at Springfield Henry Knox Henry Burbeck Burbeck and Capt. Savage (plus the companies under their command) are to be posted at Springfield to protect the arsenal. Highest discipline and general rules of military book keeping to be followed.
February 1794 Better Security for the Arsenal Henry Lee Henry Knox Lee reveals his plan to afford better security to the arsenal at New London by engaging a fixed guard under a trusty sergeant for the same daily pay.
August 19, 1794 Abstract of rations furnished the guard established over the public arsenal at New London. Stephen Hillis [not available] Lists names and amount of rations furnished guards at the New London arsenal.
February 12, 1794 Guard Established at Arsenal Thomas Holt Henry Lee Guard established around public arsenal, documents related to their employment enclosed. Request to pay James Pinn.
June 27, 1799 Reports Construction Plans for Laboratory and Arsenal Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Has made great effort to make full estimate of contemplated building construction. Reports that it will take more time than anticipated, and the lateness of the season and destitute state of laboratory stores suggest first building a laboratory and arsenal. Suggests building in brick and stone. Waits for his order to commence labor.
September 16, 1793 Presidential Orders to Erect Arsenal and Magazine at Trenton Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Washington gives detailed instructions for the creation of a magazine and arsenal at Trenton.
February 28, 1794 Forwarded Claims Henry Lee Henry Knox Due to lack of money, Lee forwarded claims to pay of officers employed to guard arsenal.
April 14, 1800 Moving the Military Stores to a State Arsenal, Etc. Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Military stores belonging to the United States are kept in a wooden building along with combustible articles for which the rent is $500 per annum. Stevens has obtained permission from the legislature to have the Commissary of Stores move the military stores to an arsenal soon to be completed. The state will deposit its military stores at the arsenal but there will be room for the stores of the...
July 31, 1798 Erecting an Armory & Arsenal at Harpers Ferry Samuel Hodgdon James Brindley Hodgdon asks Brindley for advice and assistance related to the race to erect an armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry on the Potomac.
June 19, 1800 Estimate of Expenditures for the Factory, Arsenal, and Canal at Harpers Ferry, June 1800 Samuel Annin Samuel Dexter Annin encloses estimate of expenditures on account of armorers employed, material wanted for factory, arsenal and canal at Harper's Ferry.
August 2, 1799 Discussion of Arsenals Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports poor health; cannot attend meeting. Provides opinion on 4th arsenal and outlines where he believes the arsenals should be located. Comments on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Discusses arsenals in the West.
June 30, 1794 [No. 4 Pay roll of the militia guard at New London for May and June 1794] Thomas Holt [not available] Lists pay of militia guards stationed at New London Arsenal.
May 1, 1794 Pay roll of the militia guard at New London from, 02/01/1794 to 05/01/1794. Thomas Holt [not available] List of pay given to guards at arsenal in New London Connecticut.
October 27, 1792 Advised Defensive Action Against Indians Henry Knox Charles Pinckney Discussed tribes of friendly and hostile Indians with locations of settlements. Notified Pinckney that Congress must authorize war, advised preparations for defensive actions against hostile Indians. President advised ammunition should be provided from public arsenal.
April 23, 1794 Account of William Clayton Rations for the Guard Thomas Holt William Clayton No. 2. Lists rations given to guards at New London arsenal.
February 4, 1796 Keeping Accounts Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Langham favored sending accounts for settlement through Hodgdon, rather than Simmons. Asks about arrangements for the arsenal on Potowmack.
June 27, 1799 Reports Progress for Construction of Laboratory, Arsenal, Magazine in Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon John Mackey Reports efforts of Mr. Annely to pay landlord John Taylor with stoppages from his wages, but the notes remained unpaid. Asks Mackey to make a payment plan with Annely. Reports that Taylor has acted like a gentleman. Hopes that the canal is progressing. Relays plans for extensive, expensive operation, having purchased land near the Schuylkill for a laboratory, magazine, barracks, workshop, and...
September 11, 1798 Locating New Charleville Muskets, Etc. George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon An examination of the small arms in the arsenal at West Point demonstrates that there are no new Charleville muskets on hand. All such muskets have been used and repaired so none are fit to be patterns. In 1793, in response to an order by General Knox, Fleming sent 1000 new Charlevile arms to Albany. Mr. Cranch says that he saw about 5000 new Charleville arms at the Springfield arsenal.
August 29, 1798 Location of the Third Arsenal Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses at length proposals for the location of the third arsenal and magazine which will be added to the ones already at Springfield and Potomac.
February 10, 1795 Returned Letters Bartholomew Dandridge Timothy Pickering By President's order, Dandridge returns the letter of Gov. Blount to Sec. of War. Dandridge also included remarks of Mr. Rutherford of Virginia regarding the arsenal to be established on the Potomac river.
August 3, 1799 Purchase of Land James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Land for and construction of laboratory and arsenal near Philadelphia
February 12, 1794 Pay roll of the militia guard at New London from December 12, 1793 to February 1, 1794 Thomas Holt Richard Henry Lee Lists names, enlistment dates, and time served at arsenal in New London, Virginia.
August 19, 1796 Record Keeping Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Attempting to ascertain how many stores in 1794 were in the public arsenal. Requests a return of stores received by Craig. Notification that Hodgdon was reappointed to receive and pay all bills.