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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
January 14, 1792 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, mentions state of arsenals.
December 12, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War on the measures to obtain proper sites for Arsenals]. Timothy Pickering [not available] Partial document - discussed building and supplying arsenals.
October 14, 1792 Arsenals and military stores Henry Knox George Washington Largely illegible document from Secretary Knox to President Washington. Describes the status of arsenals and military stores.
April 23, 1800 Enclosing a bill on the regulation of public arsenals and magazines Uriah Tracy James McHenry Encloses the "Act for the Regulation of Public Arsenals and Magazines," desiring McHenry's opinion on the bill.
August 1, 1799 Completing the three arsenals and establishing a fourth Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Stoddert suggests to McHenry that if the three United States arsenals were completed and filled with arms, a fourth arsenal - or possibly a fifth or sixth - should be established as well. This should not be done, however, before properly filling the other three with arms. Stoddert suggests that Harper's Ferry is the most important to fill first, due to its strategic location.
March 4, 1794 Arsenals and Armories Henry Knox House of Representatives Report communicated to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War. The President is of the opinion that in addition to the military arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts, there ought to be erected two other arsenals, located in the Southern and Middle States.
April 23, 1800 Bill for the regulation of public arsenals and magazines James McHenry Uriah Tracy Writes that he has examined the bill "An Act for the Regulation of Public Arsenals and Magazines," approving of the bill and concluding that it will likely be passed.
April 24, 1799 Reports Progress in Obtaining Returns for all Deliveries Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Hamilton Current system requires returns of all quartermaster clothing and Indian stores received, issued, expended, and forwarded to all garrisons, forts, arsenals, and public stores. Reports tardiness of obtaining reports but expresses optimism in progress.
August 25, 1800 Request to Investigate Drawing of Rations William Simmons Joseph Williams Simmons received letter from David Ames, superintendent that lead Simmons to inquire about the drawing of rations at the armoury at Springfield. Simmons requested Williams investigate and report back to him. P.S. Enclosed a copy of an Act for the Regulation of Public Arsenals and Magazines for Williams' government.
May 6, 1798 Demos Crestfallen or Thunderstruck, Etc. George Washington James McHenry Washington advocates the mouth of the Shenandoah River as the ideal location for the proposed arsenals and cannon foundries. He observes that the Democrats were thunderstruck by the dispatches from American envoys but have been revived by the misconduct of the [Adams] administration although their harmless chit-chat is less criticism than might have been expected.
1785 Ordinance and military stores in the magazine and arsenals at Springfield Henry Knox John Bryant Orders to maintain current position until Congress passes a law stating otherwise. Instructions for maintaining magazine and arsenal.
September 23, 1799 Sites for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton reports on the proposed sites for winter quarters: the southern regiments will be near Harpers Ferry, the mid-Atlantic regiments will be at Scotch Plains, and the northern regiments will be near Uxbridge.
November 11, 1796 Instructions for Superintendent of Military Stores James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Lays out instructions for office of Superintendent of Military Stores, including inspection & reporting on the condition of supply houses, armories, arsenals, etc.; proper record keeping; and cooperation with the Treasury.
October 16, 1798 McHenry Expresses Embarrassment James McHenry George Washington McHenry expresses embarrassment about being presented papers from a subject he wished to avoid renewing.
May 17, 1785 Lack of adequate military stores Nathaniel Irish Samuel Hodgdon Nathaniel Irish sends to Samuel Hodgdon a letter in which he offers his opinions on the lack of adequate arsenals and magazines for military stores in Virginia.
February 19, 1794 Purveyor of Public Supplies Congress of the United States Unknown Recipient Resolution that a committee be appointed to bring in a bill providing for the compensation which will be required in the establishment of an office, under the Department of War, for the receiving, safe-keeping, and distributing of military stores and supplies.
December 12, 1795 [No.25 Communication from the Department of War, with Sundry statements, relative to the Military force of the U.S. Sites for Arsenals, Replenishing the Magazines with Military stores. Trade with the Indians and Progress made in building the Frigate.] Timothy Pickering John Adams By authorization of the President, Pickering mailed statements to Adams.
October 3, 1796 Report of the Superintendent of Military Stores James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is to provide the following information to the Secretary of War: (1) the number of clerks he needs to discharge his duties and the expenses involved therein; (2 )the number and pay of the superintendents, armorers, conductors of military stores, and storekeepers in the Ordnance Department; (3) the pay of the laborers, armorers, and workmen at the arsenals; (4) the rent paid in the...
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.
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.
January 8, 1796 Status of John Nicholson's Appointment William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons had been paying salary to John Nicholson, thinking he was properly appointed Superintendent of Armorers. It now appears that he may not have been, and Simmons asks for a copy of a letter from Henry Knox of July 12, 1794 for clarification. Should Nicholson not have been appointed, Simmons will no longer authorize payments to him.
November 29, 1792 Statement of accounts of Henry Knox Joseph Nourse Unknown Recipient Statement of accounts of Henry Knox for 1790-1, from the Register of the Treasury. Includes sundry expenses for various journeys, for the purpose of inspecting and arranging the stores in the arsenals and magazines.
July 31, 1799 Concerning the erection of permanent magazine buildings James McHenry Heads of the Departments States that three permanent magazines - for the safekeeping of military stores - will suffice for the United States, located in Springfield, Massachusetts; Harper's Ferry, Virginia; and Rocky Mount. Suggests that a fourth one be in Philadelphia.
July 31, 1800 Keeping the Muskets in a Perfect State of Repair Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams hopes no other fate has befallen the money sent to him by way of Boston. He believes that the muskets, bayonets, ramrods, and springs received from Oxford should be put in a state of repair. The superintendent says he requires a written order to undertake this work so Hodgdon furnished the order believing it is Hodgdon's desire to have them kept in a perfect state of repair.