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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 29, 1792 Items to Pittsburgh John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War requests that Knox forward to Pittsburgh, to the order of Major Isaac Craig, a number of items, including bullet moulds, boxes, hooks, and nails.
April 30, 1792 Rifle Order General Edward Hand Henry Knox Secretary Knox provides the numbers of rifles currently in production, stating that one of the suppliers made shoddy rifles that he cannot approve.
June 21, 1794 Erecting the Building for Making Molds Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox writes that there should be no delay in erecting the building for making molds and it should be done after negotiating with the cheapest carpenters.
May 12, 1794 Requests Information about Timber Costs Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests estimate of prices for timber to build a frigate. Needs to know if the molds have been finished.
December 20, 1794 Report on the Building of Frigates Joshua Humphreys Unknown Recipient Report on the construction of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy. Live oak and red cedar will be the materials of choice, though white oak was used for the floor timbers. Captain Barry is certain that live oak may be procured from Georgia, and because of the rapid rate of decay of white oak the cost computed over 40-50 years is the same as live oak. Building a mold loft os too expensive a...
July 14, 1798 Prices for shot and shells John Godfrey Samuel Hodgdon Discusses prices for shot and shells.
October 19, 1799 Requests Information for Mr. Bullet to Pay Spies in Jefferson County James McHenry William Simmons Refers to correspondence with Mr. Bullet regarding payment of spies in Jefferson County. Requests information and dates.
December 5, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies & Tools for Forts Wolcott and Adams Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Directs purchase of artillery implements & supplies, barrels, compasses, tools, a "fuze machine," camp supplies, lanterns, sieves, a mortar and pestle, rocket, portfire and bullet molds, raw minerals and metal, "three hundred pounds of junk," oil, paper, and rope for Forts Wolcott & Adams at Newport, RI. Urges that the supplies be obtained at or near Newport, if possible, and gives receipt...
January 14, 1799 Request for Temporary Issue of Rifles, Accoutrements, & Tomahawks to Volunteers James McHenry John Harris Temporary issue of rifles, accoutrements, & tomahawks to volunteer company.
May 12, 1795 Discussion of U.S. Frigate Construction & Josiah Fox's Performance as Naval Constructor Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, discusses Frigates under construction in U.S.; discusses Frigate building at Norfolk; describes Josiah Fox's pay rate; discusses Fox's performance as Naval constructor.
October 19, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons informs the Secretary of War that he has no record or recollection of a claim made by Mr. Bullet on behalf of the spies employed in Jefferson County in 1792.
December 7, 1791 Arms Shipment to Charleston John Stagg William Knox Knox is directed to have transported on the ship now riding at anchor in the harbor and sailing soon to Charleston one hundred stands of arms with accoutrements and knapsacks complete. Also included will be powder, lead, cartidge paper, and bullet moulds to make musket cartridges to equip 400 men with 200 rounds each. The fifty horseman saddles with accoutrements will also be completed according...
June 30, 1792 Note from the War Office ordering powder horns and levies' clothing to be forwarded to Pittsburg and wagons to Trenton [not available] [not available] War Office document directs 200 powder horns and bullet pouches and all the levy clothing in store to go on to Fort Pitt, and 2 four horse wagons to be hired to go to Trenton New Jersey, then to New Brunswick New Jersey if they should not meet the troops before, for Captain Phelan's detachment on the march to Fort Pitt.
October 22, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons informs the Secretary of War that Mr. Bullet's papers were received.
December 15, 1792 Request to send articles to New Brunswick New Jersey for recruits of Captain Bezaleel Howe Company John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Request to send articles to New Brunswick New Jersey for recruits of Captain Bezaleel Howe Company under command of Ensign Andrew McClary. Items include muskets; bayonet belts; scabbards; cartridge boxes; sergeant's swords and belts; brushes and prickers; screw drivers; bullet screws; canteens and straps; fife cases; knapsack; haversacks.
November 29, 1794 Dimensions of a ship Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Humphreys informs Knox about a particular ship under construction. The height of the wing and all other transoms will be placed as per the instructions already sent with the molds. The wing transom will be modified to be straight instead of rounding up six inches. The distance and place of the after-port remain as before, and the length of the keel will be taken from the drafts.
July 25, 1799 Adjusting to the Death of Mr. Laesch. David Ford Samuel Hodgdon The death of Mr. Laesch has put affairs at Morris Town in such a state that a delay in the report to Hodgdon will be necessary. Indeed , Ford's necessary absence to attend the Commissioners will prevent for a short time his attendance to the stores Should the quantity of shot be cast in iron molds? Perhaps the heirs of Laesch will produce 100 tons if they are needed.
July 1, 1794 Reports Contracts for Cannons and Plans for Founders Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports contracts for cannons, balls, and cartridges. Promises drawings and profiles of molds and instructions for the use of the founders.
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.
January 30, 1793 Request of Ordnance and Military Stores John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War requests ordnance and military stores be prepared and forwarded to Pittsburgh to Major Craig. Lists items requested. Asks for a list of items on hand and items to be purchased, with an estimate of costs.
April 13, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox The Secretary of War communicates his plans for the fortifications of Baltimore.
August 30, 1799 Letter Citation Bullet James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Simmons, 10/19/1799. Cited in Simmons to McHenry, 10/19/1799.
June 5, 1795 Improvements to Frigate Design. Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Recounted the process of making molds and improvements to the design of frigates being built at the navy yard in Baltimore. Thought that J. Fox did not follow directions for improvements relayed details of ship construction.
November 28, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Stores, Tools & Materials to Fort Johnson, NC Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of various military supplies to Fort Johnson, North Carolina, including including cannon ammunition, barrels, cannon implements, tools, camp equipment, cloth, sieves, hand bellows, hides, raw minerals & metals, rope, etc.
July 24, 1794 Request that frigate moulds be prepared for dispatch to shipyards Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox request that Humphreys prepare the frigate moulds for dispatch to New York, Boston, Baltimore, Norfolk, Portsmouth New Hampshire. Josiah Fox will also apply himself to the business.