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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 27, 1799 Reports Construction Plans for Laboratory and Arsenal Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Has made great effort to make full estimate of contemplated building construction. Reports that it will take more time than anticipated, and the lateness of the season and destitute state of laboratory stores suggest first building a laboratory and arsenal. Suggests building in brick and stone. Waits for his order to commence labor.
October 10, 1789 Discussion of Robbery at Military Storehouse Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, describes burglary of public stores.
August 16, 1798 Travel and Employment Prospects Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Perkins travel plans to recruit carpenters and brick layers for construction of buildings at the armory at Harper's Ferry; mentions yellow fever in Philadelphia.
September 9, 1794 Letter to the Secretary at War Regarding Sheds and Cost Saving William Pennock Henry Knox Pennock writes Knox to discuss the safety and arrangement of sheds. A Mr. Young, who holds the property of Mr. Morris, feels that adding chimneys to sheds would be dangerous. However, putting the shed houses (?) on the public lot would provide a considerable saving in brick work, and a decision on this has been requested of Knox.
July 19, 1793 Report on Movements of Troops and Expenditures Isaac Craig Henry Knox Lieutenant Glenn with detachment of Rifle Corps and Cornet Brick with dismounted Dragoons, have embarked. Governor St. Clair has left. Mentions departure of Captain Lewis and Pike detachments. Mentions charges for forage transported to Fort Washington.
[not available] Extract of Letter About Bricks Philip Schuyler Henry Knox Contract recommended for obtaining brick and lime which is problematic to obtain. Notes from Stagg regarding cost and location.
February 24, 1797 Indian Goods and Construction of Barracks Isaac Craig James McHenry Letter that arrived at Pittsburgh for E. Turner will be forwarded to his destination, Fort Washington. Indians goods for Chickasaws addressed to Quartermaster at Fort Washington. Attributed poor health of garrison at Presque Isle to poor accommodations. Enclosed plan for building brick barracks.
December 8, 1788 Discussion of Robbery at Military Storehouse Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, describes burglary of military stores.
September 29, 1798 Return of all publick buildings at Springfield Massachusetts with their dimentions and estimated values. Joseph Williams [not available] Lists size and value of public buildings in Springfield, Massachusetts.
June 22, 1798 Survey of the Public Buildings at Carlisle Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends a survey of the public buildings at Carlisle by professional men and an estimate of the cost of repairing the buildings that need it.
May 12, 1800 Bricks for the Fourneau at Scotch Plains Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Hamilton orders Ogden to provide bricks and materials for erecting at his quarters at Scotch Plains a fourneau, a machine for culinary purposes, to be available during his visit to the camp.
March 4, 1794 Arsenals and Armories Henry Knox House of Representatives Report communicated to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War. The President is of the opinion that in addition to the military arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts, there ought to be erected two other arsenals, located in the Southern and Middle States.
May 17, 1785 Lack of adequate military stores Nathaniel Irish Samuel Hodgdon Nathaniel Irish sends to Samuel Hodgdon a letter in which he offers his opinions on the lack of adequate arsenals and magazines for military stores in Virginia.
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.
November 4, 1792 Consternation at Reports of Enemy Activity Near Fort Hamilton James Wilkinson Henry Knox Discusses actions around Fort Hamilton -- Lt. Hartshorn left in command there, 3 men from the garrison captured by "the enemy" [presumably Indians], failed pursuit, etc. Defends his leaving a subaltern in command there because of his own absence without giving a reason for it; discusses movements of latest supply train and reinforcements. Writes that "I dare not in prudence move upon the main...
June 29, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons submits the accounts of John Mackey, paymaster at Harper's Ferry armory, to the Secretary at War for decision. Includes annexed remarks by Mackey.
September 17, 1790 Hodgdon discusses military stores with Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Letter, discusses Knox's accomodations in Philadelphia; discusses housing and transportation of public stores.
December 12, 1794 Fortifications at West Point Daniel Niven Henry Knox Report to the Secretary of War, relative to the fortifications at West Point. Niven was employed in superintending lime-burning, collecting stone to Fort Clinton, making and repairing roads, making and repairing tools, and repairing parts of the rear wall of Fort Putnam. He employed many miners, masons, laborers, and teams.
September 8, 1791 Relocation of the War Office William Knox Samuel Hodgdon William Knox writes the Quartermaster General's upcoming move of the War Office to new quarters.
May 7, 1799 Report from Detroit David Strong Alexander Hamilton Strong provides a detailed assessment of the state of military affairs from his post at Detroit and the limitedd amount of supplies, espcially of a medical nature .
January 16, 1796 State of the Fortifications of the United States. Timothy Pickering [not available] Updates on the progress made to building fortifications from Maine to Georgia, with a summary for each location and and estimate for cost to complete each.
October 31, 1799 Deployment of Forces and Erection of Fortifications Alexander Hamilton James Wilkinson Hamilton expresses in detail his recommendations regarding the deployment of forces and the erection of fortifications. He believes strongly that the soldiery should be used for this purpose whenever practicable.
April 1, 1794 Fortifications of the Seaport Towns Henry Knox Unknown Recipient A general return of the situation of the fortifications of the seaport towns in the states of New England, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and New York. The document stresses the importance of fortifications at Newport, Rhode Island, in the event of war, advising that they be strengthened. The importance of New York is also stressed.
February 17, 1792 Protection and Building Isaac Craig Henry Knox Flour to be forwarded now that snow has decreased. Collaboration with Cornplanters tribe; scouting around Fort Franklin to warn against approaching Chippewas. Questions on choice of material Craig proposed for magazine. Boat captains ready to descend Ohio river and would like to secure contract for shipping goods.
October 12, 1799 Disposition of the Four Regiments of the Permanent Establishment Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton describes in detail his ambitious plan for the disposition of the four regiments of the permanant army.