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May 5, 1796 Regarding machine for driving bolts through deadwood and keel of frigate [not available] George Claghorn Discusses ship construction, and draught of a bolt-driving machine made use of byJoshua Humphreys for driving bolts through the deadwood and keel of the frigate. Machine will drive bolts of different diameters with great facility and certainty. Copy to be sent to each naval constructor.
February 10, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury on the bolt ropes for the sails required for frigate building for Dey of Algiers [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Estimate for the bolt rope for the sails for frigate building Dey of Algiers. Recommend contract be entered under, either at Portsmouth New Hampshire or Philadelphia
August 7, 1797 Duck for the Use of the Sloop "Detroit" John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury has been asked to issue a warrant in Hodgdon's favor for $558.43 from the Quartermaster's department fof the duck for the sloop "Detroit,."
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for Mr. Dowers James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck, delivered to the public store by mistake, to Mr. Dowers for the use of the schooner building for Algiers.
August 17, 1795 Request to transfer sail duck from Boston to Philadelphia ship yard [not available] Henry Jackson Pickering requests that Henry Jackson, naval agent at Boston ship yard, transfer sail duck cloth by water to Philadelphia care of Tench Francis.
December 31, 1794 Request for appointment of an inspector and fire proof storage of duck cloth Henry Knox Henry Jackson Knox asks that Captain Nicholson and Henry Jackson Naval Agent, concur in the appointment of an inspector. Also asks the the duck [cloth for sails] be stored in a fire proof building.
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for the Schooner Building for Algiers James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck , received at the public store by mistake, to John Dowers for the schooner building for Algiers.
April 13, 1797 Items for Algerine Frigate James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver Russian duck and cordage for Algerian frigate being built in Portsmouth, N.H.
August 18, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Letter with invoices for stores at Fort Massac received. Powder sent to Fort Washington and have boats ready to transport stores to Massac. Box containing duck tone and steelyards not yet found.
May 29, 1795 Discussion of Use of Live Oak Timbers in Frigate Construction, Especially for Gun Decks Colonel James Hackett Timothy Pickering Refers to reviewing Mr. Humphreys' table of dimensions concerning the limbers for the 36-gun frigates, finding that their scantlings [the dimensions of the framing and structural portions] were too large, and discusses how they will be reduced in size. Discusses the differing sizes of gun-deck beams in different classes of ship (36-gun, 60-gun, 90-gun). Notes that much of the large live oak...
September 8, 1797 Transportation of Supplies, Value Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Hoped lack of communication was not due to "fatal malady" that prevails in Philadelphia. Requested money advanced to T. Martin be credited to account of Craig. Suggested the cost of lost supplies from sunken boat in Allegheny be recovered from the captain.
July 28, 1797 Claims and Returns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon D. Haragan's claims denied again, Craig apprehensive about the inconvenience of denying claims. Box containing sail duck not yet found, Craig does not believe that the quality of material will be of any use at this point. Hopes land purchase can be negotiated with Physick and Butler. Appended memo on returns, noted Craigs return differs from that filed by Hodgdon.
July 10, 1791 Notes on the Speeches of Good Peter and Red Jacket A. Bolt Red Jacket Bolt describes in his notes the speeches of Red Jacket and Good Peter and discusses the progress of civilizing the Indians.He talks of the hostility of the Western Indians and mentions Indians and Indian warfare. He alludes to prisoners of war and land sales.
August 25, 1798 Letter from the Navy Department to the Purveyor of Public Supplies on purchase of hemp &duck and the arming of Captain Bainbridge Benjamin Stoddert Tench Francis Secretary of Navy requests expeditious delivery of guns and hemp. Warns not to let Mr. Hodgdon in time like the present, stand upon trifles or punctilis. Secretary of War has sent general orders for delivery of muskets wanted by navy. A vessel has gone to Norfolk. Warns about Captain William Bainbridge and says he should be well equipped and armed, but not extravagantly. His danger will arrive...
August 4, 1789 Forwarding Returns of Ordnance and Stores William Price Henry Knox Forwards the returns of ordnance and quartermaster stores for the month of July. Discusses the amount of cords of wood on hand.
December 4, 1800 Purchase of Supplies for Fort Independence on Castle Island near Boston, Massachusetts Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs purchase of supplies for Fort Independence on Castle Island near Boston, Massachusetts.
October 29, 1794 Correspondence with Cherokee chief William Blount Double-head William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the...
November 27, 1800 Supplies for the Use of Garrison at Fort Mifflin on Mud Island Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs procurement of supplies for Fort Mifflin.
May 10, 1800 Discussion of Purchases of Clothing & Medicine for the Army Jonathan Williams James McHenry Acknowledges receipt of McHenry's reply concerning funds with which to buy cloth for and make soldiers' clothing; goes over some particulars of the proposed purchase (mentioning the "cheapest" materials), and asks for permission to close the deal. Also discusses an order for medicines, which he promises to fill once he has received the necessary funds, at least $6000.
January 26, 1786 Collection from a Speculator George Morgan Timothy Pickering Discusses the collection of money from an individual who apparently had speculated in notes and where he might be found (including a tavern)
June 4, 1797 Report from the Cumberland Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Hawkins reports on various affairs on the frontier, the current attitude of the Indian nations in the region, and the progress of his survey of the Chereokee and Chickasaw border lines
February 2, 1796 Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Agents Ordering a Stop to the Reduction of Copper Bolts War Department Naval Agents for frigate construction Pickering orders that the reducing of copper bolts be stopped. He asks for an accounting of copper bolt reduction in the past from the respective naval agents.
December 2, 1800 Supplies for Fort Norfolk Virginia Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs purchase sundry supplies for use of the garrison at Fort Norfolk, Virginia.
December 2, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies & Tools to Fort Norfolk, Virginia Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of assorted military supplies to Fort Norfolk, Virginia.
September 10, 1800 Delivery of cloth and thread for uniform overalls Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of cloth and thread for uniform overalls.