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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 31, 1791 Information on Kentucky Boats Isaac Craig [not available] A list of 64 Kentucky boats including the suppliers, dimensions, and purpose of the boats.
May 27, 1791 Request for Boats Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Reiterates request for boats to transport men and supplies down Ohio River.
July 13, 1791 List of Articles to be Forwarded Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of articles to be forwarded to the boats under Major Gaither's command. Special attention is to be paid to the horse boats.
March 7, 1796 Letter from the War Office requesting to the dimensions of boats for the frigates [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Request for the dimensions and number of the boats for the frigates; and a request for opinion of what number of boats is necessary for the frigates; their length, depth, and breadth.
May 11, 1796 Boats Built in Schenectady for Transporting Goods to the Northward Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants Hodgdon to provide him with information regarding three boats built in Schenectady and used in the service of the US Army.
March 11, 1792 Notification of Building Boats Isaac Craig Henry Knox Notification that Craig has contracted the building of additional boats as the boats purchased last year were not the appropriate size.
January 26, 1793 Discusses Drafts, Returns, Construction of Boats, Forts, and Garrisons James O'Hara Major John Belli Discusses drafts and returns. Discusses loading of boats. References forts and garrisons and plans for boat building.
April 17, 1792 Delivery of Thirty Kentucky Boats James Marshall [not available] This is a memorandum of agreement to deliver, at Pittsburgh, thirty Kentucky boats.
February 9, 1795 Punctuality of Boats Rufus Putnam Timothy Pickering Congratulations on appointment to Sec. of War. Putnam will investigate causes that contributed to prevention of regular delivery, will adopt changes that make delivery/arrival of boats more punctual.
May 27, 1792 Payment for Boats Isaac Craig Henry Knox As the Quartermaster General does not have the money to discharge Craig's accounts, he requests to draw on Knox for money owed to boat wright for the construction and delivery of boats to Pittsburgh.
May 31, 1791 Kentucky Boats Isaac Craig Unknown Recipient Letter from Major Isaac Craig regarding Kentucky boats. Image not available.
May 10, 1793 Outfitting of Boats; the Work of Pilot Denis Ferris Isaac Craig James O'Hara Reports on fitting of boats at Legion Ville. Mentions Major McCully and taking charge of the boats at Wheeling. Directed Major Finley to give Denis Ferris charge of the boats and send them forward. Praises the work of the diminutive Ferris as a boatman and pilot.
August 25, 1791 Troops Detained on the Upper Parts of the Ohio Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Knox complains that if the troops are unable to descend the Ohio because of a want of boats and provisions, the reposibility for the delay is Hodgdon's.
May 28, 1798 Instructions Inclosed, Pilot Boats Dispatched James McHenry Captain Richard Dale McHenry has sent two pilot boats, one south and one east, carrying instructions for Dale in case he has left the Bay. McHenry is relying on Dale's zeal and courage to ensure execution of the instruction, and he sends Dale and his crew his best wishes.
May 19, 1796 Deliver Three Three-Handed Boats from Schenectady to Jacob S. Glen James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon McHenry orders Hodgdon to deliver three three-handed boats to Jacob S. Glen.
December 2, 1794 Boats for Transport Henry Knox Isaac Craig Directs readiness of boats for detachment going down Ohio. Mentioned Commissary's post.
August 11, 1791 [No. 26] Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Orders to collect items mentioned in previous memo and send on boats. List of items needed.
August 2, 1786 Conduct of troops, location of boats Henry Knox William North Surprised by intelligence of boats at Fort McIntosh as communicated by Captain Wyllys, Knox has certificate signed by Hamtramck that states the contrary. Requests observations on troops from North in the future.
May 10, 1790 Indian Depredations Samuel Eddins Henry Knox Orders received. Updates on supplies. Latest intelligence stated Indians came up Ohio river and took nine boats.
[not available] Boats for Horses [not available] Major Sutherland Memorandum for Major Sutherland to inform Col. Hodgdon that the boats are not sufficient to carry the horses. Three more boats are needed and an attempt will be made to get Capt. Shafer's boats as well any others that can be found.
December 28, 1796 Death of General Wayne, Dangerous Navigation Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon of the death of General Anthony Wayne. Craig also acknowledges the receipt of funds. Describes the danger of navigation on the river, with some boats being damaged or wrecked.
March 2, 1792 Boat Construction Isaac Craig Henry Knox Boats previously purchased did not suit need to transport horses so Craig has contracted the construction of wider boats. Provisions and ammunition sent to Fort Franklin.
July 16, 1791 Instructions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of how Hodgdon wants goods and troops distributed on the boats and directions for outfitting the boats.
April 18, 1794 Kentucky Boats Purchased for Public Use. Henry Knox Isaac Craig Boats from Kentucky are being purchased for public use.
April 28, 1795 Transportation of Provisions B Strother John Mills If the boats are not back in time to transport provisions, Strother asks that the goods be sent by pack horse.