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February 19, 1798 Certification of payments; compensation of Thomas Hughes, blacksmith William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $96.25 is due Thomas Hughes, being for the blacksmith work done to the gun carriage at the garrison at West Point for October through December 1797.
December 24, 1797 Authorization to Employ a Blacksmith for Rochefontaine James McHenry George Fleming Copy of letter from Sec. of War authorizing the employment of a blacksmith for Col. Rochefontaine. Hughes account required authorization for reimbursement.
December 6, 1800 Blacksmith Expenses at Williamsport [not available] [not available] Expenses of blacksmith expenses for General Wilkinson at Williamsport.
August 25, 1797 Inappropriate Use of Funds for Payment William Simmons George Fleming Simmons response to July 15th letter from Fleming. Fleming paid Thomas Hughes BlackSmith with inappropriate monies. Simmons requested BlackSmith's receipt; settlement of Fleming's account received after submission of voucher for payment.
February 29, 1796 Report from Thomas Holt, New London Connecticut on blacksmiths and returns Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Holt, writing from New London Connecticut, reports that John [Stiles?], a blacksmith, has abandoned him. Notes that he won't be missed. Forwards the balance of his claims. Forwards his returns; discusses a replacement blacksmith named John; he is experienced and Holt comments he will carry on with some spirit than heretofore.
December 15, 1800 Receipt for Blacksmith's Work [not available] Campbell Smith Receipt for carriage repair and other blacksmith work done for Captain C. Smith.
September 15, 1797 Outlines Affairs with Ebenezer Bullard; Recommends William Carson Edward Price James McHenry Reports from Ebenezer Bullard about assistance at the factory. Prefers not to discharge Bullard but seeks to suspend him until he resigns or quits. Recommends William Carson, a friend of Captain Finley, who has good blacksmith skills. Seeks instruction for affairs before he leaves for Philadelphia.
March 1, 1797 Certification of payments; Valentine Hoffman Peter Hagner James McHenry Certification of payment $140.47 Valentine Hoffman for blacksmith work done in repair of gun carriages from 1 August to 15 December.
September 18, 1800 Elisha Beckwith Certifies Virginia Coal. Joseph Williams [not available] Elisha Beckwith certifies that he carries on the blacksmith's business and has examined the Virginia coal lying on the bank of Hartford. He finds the coal of good quality and "merchantable" for a blacksmith's use.
April 3, 1797 Reports Conditions at Colerain Edward Price James McHenry Encloses report of the state of Indian business. Recommends shipping goods by way of Savannah. Mentions local blacksmith who performs well. Tim Barnard believes the Indians are geared for peace.
September 18, 1800 Beckwith Confirms the Quality of the Coal Joseph Williams [not available] Elisha Beckwith certifies that as a blacksmith in business in the City of Hartford, he has examined the Virginian coal laying on the banks of that city and has found it of good quality.
February 21, 1797 Regarding the use of the blacksmith shop, mould loft and delivery of iron works to Portsmouth New Hampshire ship yard [not available] Jacob Sheafe Captain Thompson should have use of blacksmith shop at Portsmouth Navy Yard, along with the mould loft. Sheaffe is also requested to bring the iron work at Portsmouth to the navy yard.
December 6, 1791 Mr. Kirkland's estimate for civilizing the Oneida and Onondaga Indians Reverend Samuel Kirkland [not available] Fiscal, describes labor costs re Indian husbandry. Extracted from Kirkland's estimate to General Knox dated Philadelphia 6 Dec 1791. Costs outlined include schoolhouse with 2 schoolmasters; blacksmith; carpenter and wheelwright; Tuscarora and Onondaga farmers; yokes of oxen; draught chains; log dou; plows; hog plows ox carts; hoes; superintendent; harrows; grindstones. The blacksmith and...
January 5, 1798 Iron Work for Gun Carriage Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discussed iron work performed by blacksmith for gun carriages. Hodgdon anticipated guns to arrive shortly. Money advanced to J. Hamilton for transportation to prevent him from drawing on Craig.
October 17, 1796 Secretary at War directs Chapin to make investigation James McHenry Israel Chapin Jr Letter, McHenry directs investigation of Wemple [blacksmith to the Oneidas].
October 13, 1796 Extract of a letter from the Secretary of State to the Secretary at War Timothy Pickering James McHenry Letter, describes complaints concerning Oneida blacksmith; advises dismissing blacksmith from Oneida.
October 13, 1796 Annual Tributes to the Southern Indians John Harris Samuel Hodgdon The amount of goods for the tributes to the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Creek Indians will be sent Monday next for transportation. Harris has received a number of articles marked "For Colonel Hawkins and Silas Dunsmore" There is a requisition of articles for Colonel Hawkins that is not yet complete. Among articles not received are blacksmith's tools and camp kettles.
December 21, 1800 Vouchers for Disbursements made by Captain Huger [not available] [not available] List of vouchers for disbursements made by Captain Huger in December 1800 during a journal from Washington to Pittsburgh, in the company of General Wilkinson.
November 15, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, Chapin discusses complaint against Wemple; discusses Indians; discusses Six Nations annuity.
February 14, 1801 Certification of payment; Israel Chapin, Agent for the Six Nations of Indians, for salary and expenditures [not available] Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $5109.36 to Israel Chapin, Agent for the Six Nations of Indians, for salary, expenditures, articles purchased, blacksmith and gunsmith annuities, contingent expenses, goods received from John Harris, military storekeeper.
May 31, 1798 Account Details and Pay of Blacksmith George Fleming William Simmons Account details and enclosures, recruiting accounts, muster and pay rolls, and salary for Fleming included. Pay of Thomas Hughes to be settled.
July 11, 1796 Pay of Mechanics, Engineers, Carpenters, Blacksmith Discussed George Fleming William Simmons Fleming summarized the inconvenience of paying the mechanics, artillerists, and engineers their salaries for May. Enclosed the account of Capt. Houdin for items purchased in Albany for Capt. Bruff's detachment.
April 28, 1792 Special Instructions to General Israel Chapin Esquire Deputy Temporary Agent on civilizing the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Following the visit of the Five Nations delegation to Philadelphia, Knox provides detailed instructions to Chapin on the appropriation of $1500 per year annuity to the Five Nations and Stockbridge Indians. Chapin is to select blacksmiths, carpenters and schoolmasters of unblemished integrity and who will set a good example. Would prefer school masters with livestock husbandry skills. Blacksmiths...
October 26, 1798 Muster and Pay Rolls George Fleming William Simmons Muster and pay rolls enclosed. Receipts of Luther Russell and Thomas Hughes (the hired blacksmith) included. Inlistments recorded by Drury, Smith, Sherer, Patterson, Johnson, and Conway, along with receipts for bounty money enclosed.
November 5, 1796 Duties of A Superintendent of Construction For A Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson James McHenry Letter, describes superintendent's duties in the construction of Frigate.