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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 10, 1792 Permission to Enlist Artificers Henry Knox Bezaleel Howe Howe authorized enlistment of artificers such as carpenters, wheelwrights, blacksmiths, and armourers.
July 20, 1795 Tools Needed by Blacksmiths in Indian Country Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Timothy Pickering Wolcott condedes that Pickering is better able to select the tools needed by blacksmiths being sent to Indian Country.
November 3, 1796 Regarding Blacksmiths' Work Aboard Frigate Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, describes terms of blacksmiths helping construct elements for a frigate.
June 24, 1796 Transportation of Indian Goods, Request for Supplies Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon None of the Indian goods and private stores of A. Wayne have arrived at post. Requested files for armourers and blacksmiths.
September 8, 1796 Letter to Blacksmiths Concerning Iron for Frigates Josiah Fox [not available] Letter, asks for terms regarding iron for Frigate
October 15, 1798 Articles to be Purchased for the Public Military Store, Etc. Tench Francis Samuel Hodgdon Francis is directed by the Secretary of War to purchase and place in the public military store a number of articles for the use of the following: carpenters, coopers, blacksmiths, armorers, wheelwrights.
July 16, 1794 General Instructions for government as Naval Agent Henry Knox John Blagge Knox sends general instructions to Blagge as Naval Agent. Notes that the Secretary of Treasury will furnish money and instructions for purchase of certain articles. Asks about the availability of a master builder for the proposed frigate construction. Notes the rate of pay, between $1400 and $2000 per year. Also asks about blacksmiths and journeymen shipbuilders and their rates of pay.
August 29, 1795 Return for July and the Progress on the Gun Carriages John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon The letter encloses a return for ordnance and stores for July, and the vouchers for stores delivered. Bryant hoped the work on the 6 pound carriages would be finished but three blacksmiths and three carpenters and wheelwrights left some time previously. He requests another ten or twelve hundred dollars soon because the twelve hundred that recently was sent to Bryant will not cover the cost of...
June 20, 1792 Outlines Quartermaster Responsibilities and Western Activity James O'Hara Henry Knox Outlines responsibilities of Quartermaster General staff and the high quality of articles furnished by their department. Discusses arrangements at western posts and the state of the garrisons. Plans to retain Major Craig as quartermaster general of the post. Requests instructions on blacksmiths, carpenters, and wheelwrights. Awaits instructions on state of frontier. Refers to Campbell's contract.
October 11, 1800 Simmons Discussing Charges with Alexander Gibson and Requesting the Orders of Alexander Hamilton William Simmons Alexander Gibson Alexander Humphrey's late contractor produced for Simmons an account of logs harvested and stone mined for building 27 huts, the amount being $636 along with a charge of $141.42 for the use of blacksmiths' shops, barracks and store houses. The order to put the soldiers under cover at Staunton apparently came from Alexander Hamilton; however, these orders have not been produced, and the Secretary...
February 5, 1799 Certification of payments; Israel Chapin, Agent for Six Nations of Indians for laborers, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, medical assistance William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; Israel Chapin, Agent for Six Nations of Indians for laborers, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, medical assistance for 1798, including construction of a church, and a grist mill for the Oneida Indians
June 20, 1795 A Return of Worke Done in the Ordnace Department at Springfield John Bryant Timothy Pickering List of work completed in Ordnance Department at Springfield, MA. Bryant noted he employed blacksmiths and carpenters. Requested money to pay workmen.
June 29, 1796 Treaty at Colerain with the Creek Nation [not available] [not available] Treaty between the United States and the Creek Nation, establishing clear boundaries. The Creeks agree to release all prisoners and annex a portion of their land to the U.S. government. The United States, in return for the Creeks allowing the government to establish trading and military posts on their lands, will allot goods to the value of $6,000 and two blacksmiths to be employed for the Creek...
March 10, 1796 Outlines Transition to Treaty of Canandaigua Annuities Stipuatlions Timothy Pickering James McHenry Refers to impending Indian war and British war and treaty with the Six Nations and supplies furnished without regard to previous stipulations. Announces changes to stipulated annuities, known as the Treaty of Canandaigua.
January 23, 1795 Repair of the Armorer's Shop John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant informs Hodgdon that he felt he could not take the carpenters and wheelwrights from carriage work because he would hinder the blacksmiths; Bryant expects he will be censured by Hodgdon and the Secretary of War.
July 7, 1794 Statement of Expenditures for Fortifications at New London Nathaniel Richards War Department Itemized list of expenditures for fortifications at this city, which includes payments to different artificers, materials used, and equipment bought.
March 25, 1797 West Point muster and pay rolls William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman Acknowledges receipt of muster and pay roll of the Artillerists and Engineers at West Point. Discusses Lt. Draney's pay for supervising artificers, including blacksmiths. Cited in Freeman to Simmons, 03/31/1797.
March 10, 1796 Diplomatic relations with the Six Nations Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering critiques the "liberal supplies" that were given to the Six Nations at a time when the United States needed to secure their friendship, and argues that times have since changed and that it is now "both proper and practicable" to restrict their incoming supplies. Pickering announces that the annuity of the Six Nations has been advanced from $1,500 to $4,500 to be paid to blacksmiths and...
September 14, 1798 Articles required by Brig Gen Wilkinson Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon A request for items that cannot be procured at Pittsburg. Items are to be forwarded to Natchez via the Mississippi.
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...
November 29, 1798 Certification of payments; Thomas Hughes for work done on gun carriages William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $148.50 to Thomas Hughes for work done on gun carriages and superintending blacksmiths employed at West Point New York.
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.
June 28, 1793 Insufficient Money Delivered Isaac Craig Henry Knox Money sent was not enough to discharge all debt at Quartermaster's Department in Pittsburgh. List of remaining balances. Indian accounts transmitted.
November 7, 1797 Request for Carriages and Instructions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Gun carriages in storage to be collected due to blacksmiths at Pittsburgh discharged and tools sent to outposts. Artificers present at Pittsburgh but require model of iron work to build additional carriages. Requested instructions for J. Bever, personal friend of Craig, who has business at Treasury.
August 2, 1785 Price Discusses Pay, Powder, and Armorers with Hodgdon William Price Samuel Hodgdon William Price, Deputy Commissary Military Stores, sends to Samuel Hodgdon, Commissioner of Military Stores, a letter discussing his pay, gun powder, and armorers.