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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 11, 1797 Correction in requisition for musket and pistol balls to Purveyor of Public Supplies Josiah Fox Tench Francis Ref: musket and pistol balls, a correction is forwarded. Amount should be 40,000 musket balls and 50,000 pistol balls. Total 90,000 balls.
July 9, 1794 Request for Two Mahogany balls Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Knox requested two mahogany balls; one for a 24 pounder, one for a 32 pounder. Possibly as templates for cannon balls.
August 18, 1798 I Am Ready to Supply Cannon Balls James Byers Samuel Hodgdon Byers is part owner of a blast furnace in Springfield and stands ready to provide the United States with cannon balls. He wants to know who negotiates contracts for the US, what quantity and size of balls are needed, and how much per ton would be paid for delivering them to the public store.
December 13, 1797 Delivery of Cannon Balls James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon balls to William Crammond.
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.
November 30, 1796 Delivery of Lead for Ammunition James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs delivery of lead for balls to prove new gun barrels.
October 30, 1799 Request to deliver powder for proving musket barrels, and lead for balls Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter directs delivery of two quarter casks of powder to John Nicholson for proving musket barrels and lead for balls.
June 28, 1799 Seeks to Provide Musket Balls Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Seeks suitable supply of musket cartridges under care of Col. Stevens. Reports debt to the state when troops marched under Captain Henry. For payment, recommends sending box of musket balls. Suggests that Stevens's men put them together at Fort Jay. These guns will be called for when the army takes the field.
June 5, 1797 Delivery of Supplies for Proving Cannon James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon powder and balls for proving cannon to Cecil Furnace of Maryland.
March 8, 1793 Intends to Prove Ordnance; Request for Three Pound Balls Thomas Procter Samuel Hodgdon Proctor intends to prove some ordnance and says he needs 25 three-pound balls.
April 19, 1799 Cannon Balls That May Be Wanted William Lane Samuel Hodgdon Lane acknowledges that he can furnish the United States with the cannon balls that may be wanted. He will undertake this task at 25 pounds (currency) per ton and will deliver twenty tons per week if necessary. Since doubleheaded shot cannister and grape were not mentioned, he encloses a small bill for same.
July 3, 1798 Receipt for cannon balls at Cornwall Furnace [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Rudolph Kelker sends 280 cannon balls weighing 12 pounds each, part of the shot remaining at Cornwall furnace since the Revolution. Carriages are $22. Subsequent receipts signed by John Smith, Samuel Hodgdon, and William Bass.
November 15, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver the following articles to Samuel Hodgdon for the use of the frigate "United States": shot for twelve pounders, pairs of pistols, boarding pikes, cutlasses, boarding axes with handles, blunderbusses, pistol balls, and musket balls.
July 9, 1798 Contract for a Supply of Cannon Balls Brigade Major Buckner Harris War Department Contract in which Buckner Harris and Copy agree to supply cannon balls to the United States government for the fee of $400.
May 15, 1798 All the Cannon Balls to the Navy Yard Mr. Francis John Godfrey An order to send to the Navy Yard all the cannon balls of the following sizes: 18 pound, 9 pound, 6 pound. Receipts should be taken from Captain Moseley or Captain Smith.
May 4, 1798 Cannon & Balls Transported to Governors Island Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Hodgdon orders the cannon at Fort Rensselaer to be moved to Governors Island near New York along with 1000 nine pounder balls.
December 8, 1797 Request for Delivery and Sale of Cannonballs James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs issue & sale of cannon balls.
November 15, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to deliver the following articles to the frigate "Constellation" lying at anchor on the Patapsco: pistols, boarding pikes, cutlasses, boarding axes with handles, blunderbusses, shot for twelve pounders, pistol balls, and musket balls. Captain Truxton proposes to sail for another part of the Chesapeake on December 7th.
April 19, 1799 Discusses Contract for Musketry with William Lane Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests musket supplies for the military store as soon as possible. William Lane, an experience workman, will provide all necessary cannon balls and will deliver to Rhode Island without any additional expense.
August 10, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constitution" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Samuel Hodgdon the listed articles for the frigate "Constitution" at Boston.
October 4, 1797 Invoice of Public Stores Forwarded for Algiers Treaty Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Small list of items to outfit frigate due the Dei of Algiers per treaty with U.S. Includes bar shot and cannon balls.
February 23, 1793 Burned musket barrels A. A. Muller [not available] Notification that burned barrels of musket balls to arrive in Charleston. They were burned on the top of the State House. Could never see their figure without sourness. The incident has been the cause of Muller's reduction in salary.
November 15, 1797 Sundry Articles for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver sundry articles to Samuel Hodgdon for the use of the frigate "Constellation."
March 29, 1797 Permission for Tench Francis to Examine Cannon Balls John Stagg John Harris The Secretary of War wants Harris to permit Mr. Francis to examine and prove whatever number of iron cannon balls Francis thinks proper. He wants a number of them for a particular use and, if these answer, an order should be given for their delivery.
July 1, 1794 Reports Contracts for Cannons and Plans for Founders Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports contracts for cannons, balls, and cartridges. Promises drawings and profiles of molds and instructions for the use of the founders.