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November 26, 1798 Brass Field Pieces v. Iron Field Pieces Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry After giving his opinion as to the kinds of field pieces that should be provided to the State of New Jersey, Hodgdon states his belief that iron field pieces are as effective as brass field pieces even though they cost much less.
July 26, 1796 Brass Field Pieces on Public Property? Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants Jones to inform him whether the brass field pieces in the hands of the militia at Charleston are on United States property.
June 7, 1793 Discussion of Field Artillery, Including Cannon Required A Fenner Henry Knox Letter, discusses corps of artillery; asks for brass field pieces; mentions foreign affairs.
September 8, 1799 Bill of Lading of Two Brass Field Pieces Samuel Lewis Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War has directed Lewis to enclose the bill of lading of two brass field pieces, six-pounders (condemned) for Hodgdon to take the measure of upon their arrival.
August 18, 1799 Shipment of Brass Field Pieces John Gorman Samuel Hodgdon Confirmation that two brass field pieces six pounders will be transported on the ship "South Carolina" now lying in Charleston harbor. They are to be delivered to Samuel Hodgdon at Philadelphia who will pay the customary freignt.
February 27, 1796 Questions Training of Men without Proper Equipment; Refers to Federal and State Jurisdiction of Stores Michael Kalteisen Samuel Hodgdon News from Governor Vanderhost: he does not feel that he has authority to disarm the militia at the present crisis. Vanderhost is concerned with Hodgdon's order. Claims he cannot tell what brass field pieces remains in the public arsenal, nor can he distinguish what belongs to the state and what belongs to the U.S. as they have been blended together for many years. Kalteisen wonders whether it is...
June 25, 1798 Request for Cannon & Small Arms Arthur Fenner James McHenry Letter, asks for small arms and cannon.
June 18, 1793 Letter from the Secretary at War to the Governor of Rhode Island Henry Knox Arthur Fenner Letter, discusses the governor's request for brass field pieces; mentions militia; discusses supply of ordnance and military stores; discusses state governments.
March 6, 1784 Inscription for Gen. Greene's honorary cannon Samuel Hodgdon Timothy Pickering Memorandum with the inscription to be placed on two brass cannon taken from the British to be given by order of Congress to Major General Nathaniel Greene in honor of his services as commander of the Southern Army in the Revolutionary war. The direction to obtain the canon at West Point and deliver them to a contractor for the engraving work.
November 12, 1798 Request for Brass Six-Pounder Cannon Arthur Fenner James McHenry Letter, asks for cannon; asks for brass six pounders.
September 5, 1798 Tents, Field Pieces, Sheds, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Among other matters, Hodgdon discusses the shortage of tents, the availability of field pieces, and the need to construct a shed to shelter the pieces.
October 20, 1794 Refers to Contract for Brass Horwitz Tench Coxe Henry Knox Received letter. Reports that contracts have already been concluded for brass howitzer. Regrets that Mr. Holt's plan probably won't be possible.
July 18, 1798 Invoice of sundry merchandise. John Harris [not available] Stores, describes Six Nations annuity goods.
May 5, 1791 Discussion of Raising a Company of Troops Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses company to be raised.
August 27, 1792 Account against the United States Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Encloses account against the United States to include public stores to be shipped to West Point, New York, with exception of cannon, which will be left at Newport, Rhode Island.
February 12, 1795 List of Ordnance Timothy Pickering [not available] This is a note from Colonel Pickering in which he lists sundry types of ordnance.
August 30, 1793 Fire Powder in the Streets of the City John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to deliver to Capt. Jeremiah Fisher two brass three-pounders with their implements in order to fire powder in the streets of the city by direction of the Mayor. As soon as this service is performed, the pieces are to be returned.
February 23, 1795 Transport of Brass Ordnance Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Brass ordnance arrived, to be transported on Sloop Washington to be delivered.
August 3, 1798 Authorization to Purchase Cannon James McHenry James Wood Advised maintaining artillery, authorized purchase of cannon upon regular inspection. Requested details.
September 7, 1794 Request for brass-mounted muskets Clement Biddle Samuel Hodgdon Biddle requests from Hodgdon, Commissary of Military Stores, that the artillery have brass-mounted muskets in lieu of some other item which is illegible.
July 21, 1797 Brass Ordnance at New London [not available] [not available] List of brass ordnance on field carriages at New London which have been ordered to Knoxville.
July 26, 1798 Brass Six Pounder in Lancaster Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Anderson Colonel Anderson is asked to investigate a brass six pounder located in Lancaster which may have been left by the troops returning from the Insurgent War of 1793.
June 16, 1796 Request that certain pieces of live oak be sent from New York to Philadelphia [not available] John Blagge Joshua Humphreys requires pieces of live oak to complete the frigate at Philadelphia. Will be considerable time before it arrives from Georgia, therefore, request goes to Blagge to send certain pieces of live oak on a vessel from New York to Philadelphia.
May 18, 1798 Shipment of Sundry Ordnance to Charleston Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon discusses the shipment of cannon and carriages to Charleston, South Carolina.
June 9, 1795 Experiments on the Strength of Pieces of Ash Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Shipbuilder Joseph Humphreys reports on the results of experiments on pieces of ash as to what effect single or double holes for bolting the floor will have on the keel of a ship.