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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 19, 1794 Fortifications at Charleston Paul Hyacinte Perault Henry Knox Informs Secretary Knox that the work on the fortifications in Charleston is carrying on very actively -- the same may be said of the work in Savannah and Georgetown. The battery in Charleston is almost finished.
June 20, 1794 Fortifications in Wilmington Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications and battery at Wilmington and Fort Johnston. Martinon describes the environment there, including the water.
December 9, 1794 Fortifications at Norfolk John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox The engineer for fortifying Norfolk writes to Secretary Knox. States that all the guns at Fort Norfolk have been mounted and unmasked; the battery is now completely turfed and in perfect order; the barracks are already framed. Writes that the weather has been very favorable.
June 16, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina Paul H. Perrault Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications in Charleston, South Carolina. The places designed to be fortified are Sullivan's Island, Fort Johnston, and one battery on a wharf. Praises the "patriotism and zealous endeavors of the citizens of Charleston."
May 30, 1798 Procurement of 12 pounders for the frigate Constitution War Department Captain Samuel Nicholson Secretary of War has written to Governor of Massachusetts to obtain on loans as many 12 or 18 pound cannon with suitable quantity of balls from Castle Island, for the upper battery.
March 21, 1794 Report on condition of cannon at Baltimore Ports George P Keeports [not available] Report written and signed by George P. Keeports reporting on the condition of the cannons at Fort Whetstone Point and Fells Point. The cannons are without carriages, are covered with dirt and water, and are rusty.
November 8, 1799 Estimates of Construction Costs at Loftus's Heights James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry informs Hamilton of General Wilkinson's estimates of the costs of the Water Battery, Barracks, and Magazines which have been undertaken at Loftus's Heights.
May 6, 1799 Review of Situation & Accounting for Construction of Fort McHenry; Need for Additional Funds Robert Gilmor James McHenry Expresses the Baltimoreans' concern that insufficient money to finish the fortifications at Fort McHenry will leave the harbor defenseless. After affirming Baltimore's vital state as a port, Gilmer re-states the issue of the fort thus far, concluding with the point that Major Tousard estimated a cost of almost $31,000, while only $20,000 was allotted by the federal government. Notes that the...
May 30, 1798 Notification of Letter Sent to Gov. of Mass. Requesting Cannons James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson There will not be time to procure 12 pound guns for the frigate, so McHenry has written the Governor of Massachusetts to obtain a loan of as many of the cannon from Castle Island as Nicholson requires for the upper battery. Nicholson is encouraged to select and install the guns as soon as the loan is approved.
November 16, 1797 Discussion of Finances for Frigate Constitution, & Shipboard Cannon Batteries Henry Jackson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses funds for Frigate Constitution; encloses statement of funds for Frigate Constitution; mentions Congress; asks for cannon for upper battery.
August 3, 1793 Quarrels with Genet, Etc. Rufus King [not available] Senator King states his objections to the actions of Citizen Genet who he believed was endangering US neutrality with regard to France's war with Spain and Britain.
June 3, 1790 [COPY] Report on the Petition of Stephen Moore Tench Coxe [not available] Refers to a petition by congressman Stephen Moore of North Carolina referred to Secretary of Treasury regarding land at West Point New York, where Moore owns some property. Cites the strategic value of West Point location on Hudson River; can be defended against a maritime power. Listed reasons to purchase land by government and permanently establishing military post at West Point for...
July 8, 1793 Cabinet Meeting: Opinion on the Case of the "Little Sarah" Thomas Jefferson [not available] The British brigantine "Little Sarah" has been captured by the French and brought to Philadelphia to be fitted out as a privateer. Hamilton and Knox believe she should not be allowed to leave port until a decision has been made by the President as to her disposition. Jefferson dissents.
June 13, 1798 Defending the City and Harbor of New York James McHenry Military Committee of New York City McHenry discusses the details of the proposed defenses of the port of New York.
November 15, 1791 Construction of frigate Henry Knox Pierce Butler The Secretary of War writes Senator Pierce Butler of South Carolina on the construction of a ship of forty guns
September 16, 1794 Fortifications at Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that most of the materials for the fortification at Alexandria have arrived, and the batter is being prepared. The palisade and frieze are "much advanced."
May 16, 1799 Request & Order for Issue of Cannon Implements for Artillery Company James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of cannon implements for Capt. George Taylor's battery. Taylor's request, with listed items, is included.
May 25, 1798 Disposition of Cannon & Powder Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon discusses the disposition of sundry cannon and adds a postscript regarding the storage of powder.
May 4, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina and Georgia Paul H. Perrault Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications in Georgia and South Carolina
June 2, 1798 Defensive Protection of Portland Maine James McHenry Lemuel Weeks With regard to the protection of Portland, nine cannon of various sizes are to be provided along with ammunition. Week is asked to immediately seek proposals and contract for the carriages necessary for mounting the cannon at the fort and battery.
April 13, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox The Secretary of War communicates his plans for the fortifications of Baltimore.
September 16, 1794 Fortifications in North Carolina Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War, regarding progress on the fortifications on the coast of North Carolina
December 21, 1799 Funeral Honors for George Washington Alexander Hamilton William North Alexander Hamilton explains the regulations related to the funeral honors for the recently deceased George Washington in the cities of Philadelphia and New York.
July 18, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria and Annapolis John Vermonnet Henry Knox Engineer John Vermonnet forwards to the Secretary of War a draught of the fortification of Annapolis. Also states that the crossway at Alexandria will be completed next week, weather permitting. Vermonnet intends to open the ditches as soon as the crossway is finished. Colonel Fitzgerald has contracted for them.
July 5, 1794 Fortifications at Jones Point John Vermonnet Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War discussing fortifications and batteries at Jones Point, Virginia, alongside the Potomac River. Vermonnet has to deal with some marshy areas.