Viewing 1–25 of 57 documents: "caliber compasses"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 8, 1797 Delivery of Compasses James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver pair of caliber compasses to Captain Elliott.
January 11, 1797 Request for Delivery of Caliber Measurer James McHenry John Harris Request for delivery of caliber measurer.
December 13, 1800 Gauging the Caliber of 24 Pounders George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Fleming discusses, at length, the appropriate caliber for 24 pounders, noting that the French allow for windage in calibrating their pieces.
April 18, 1798 Six Pounders Are Much Wanted for Public Use Samuel Hodgdon Henry Latimer Hodgdon is trying to locate six pounders formerly used on vessels fitted for river service during the revolutionary war. Guns of this caliber are much needed for the public service.
November 1, 1798 Cannon Belonging to the United States at Cecil Furnace Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Elliot Hodgdon requests an account of the cannon belonging to the United States at Cecil Furnace, including the number and caliber.
February 22, 1793 Defective Howitzers & Request for Replacement Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne complains about the defective nature of his howitzers and asks for replacements of the same properties and caliber that are of better quality. Postscript includes birthday wishes for President George Washington.
July 18, 1799 Discusses Problems with Pistol Barrels and Proving Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Believes that Mr. Dana's claims about the proof of the pistol barrels is unnecessarily severe because the caliber of the pistol is smaller than the Charlottesville musket. Discusses size of proof balls. Warns that proofs were unfinished and barrels are rough when ordered which causes a reduction and weakening. Speculates about other reasons for miscalculations. The pistol making in Philadelphia...
January 29, 1799 Discusses Contracts with Lane & Salter and the Salisbury Furnace Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott discusses the contract with Lane & Salter to erect and maintain works capable of producing cannon in a quantity suitable for public service. It was expected that Lane & Salter would produce cannon of smaller sizes while the works of Salisbury are being prepared to produce cannon of a larger caliber.
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...
December 5, 1800 Delivery of Assorted Supplies to Fort Jay, New York Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs delivery of assorted supplies to Fort Jay, New York.
November 27, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Stores, Tools & Materials to Fort Johnson, SC Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of various military stores to Fort Johnson and its subsidiaries in South Carolina, including cannon ammunition, barrels, cannon implements, tools, camp equipment, cloth, sieves, hand bellows, hides, raw minerals & metals, rope, etc.
July 31, 1799 Contract between James McHenry and Rufus and Sylvanus Hopkins for supplying iron cannon [not available] [not available] Articles of agreement between James McHenry and Rufus Hopkins and Sylvanus Hopkins of Providence Rhode Island for and on behalf of Hope Furnace to furnish cannon of various caliber, to include 24, 18, 12 and 9 pounders. Details the process of proving and inspecting the cannon.
March 12, 1800 Intentions of Foreign Powers, Etc. James McHenry Uriah Tracy Answers to questions requiring knowledge of the intentions of foreign powers can only be guessed. If there is to be war, the exportation of offensive weapons should be forbidden. If there is peace the United States will not need them. The petition should be granted because the swords and muskets appear unsuitable for the naval service and they are not of the caliber used by the army.
April 19, 1799 Lists Items Needed for New Galley in Pittsburgh before Sailing Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Col. Craig informs him that the galley built in Pittsburgh awaits a few items before it can descend the river. Some of the necessary items are in store; others must be purchased.
November 19, 1800 Request for Purchase of Carpenter's Tools for Artificers at Schuylkill Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Directs purchase of carpenter's tools for use of artificers employed at the Schuylkill laboratory.
April 12, 1799 Passing the Galley Through the Rapids, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon The master builder of the galley completed in Pittsburgh has been paid agreeable to the contract. It should be impressed on the Secretary of War the propriety of taking advantage of the current season for the galley to pass through the rapids. There are still a number of items that are needed for the galley.
June 29, 1797 Discussion of Cannon for Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Samuel Hodgdon Letter, discusses guns for Algerian Frigate.
May 6, 1794 Cannons for fortifications and frigates Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton This letter identifies the general dimensions of the heavy cannon required for fortifications and frigates.
September 7, 1798 Forwarding the 24 Pounders to Savannah Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Stoddert Hodgdon informs Stoddert of the means by which the 24 pounders were forwarded to John Habersham in Savannah.
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.
March 1794 Military and Quartermaster's Stores at Pittsburgh Clement Biddle [not available] This is the return of the military and quartermaster's stores at Pittsburgh intended for the detachment destined for the western frontier.
March 24, 1794 Fortification of the Ports of South Carolina Henry Knox Governor William Moultrie As Commander in Chief of the South Carolina Militia, Governor Moultrie is told to provide for the fortifications of the ports of his State.
August 31, 1792 Estimate for farming utensils for the Southern Indians Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for farming utensils for the Southern Indians.
July 7, 1798 Sundry Ordnance & Military Supplies at Portland Samuel Hodgdon Lemuel Wicks Hodgdon discusses sundry ordnance and military supplies at Portland including the possible confusion of a 24 pounder for a 32 pounder.
July 22, 1799 Seeks Information about State of Store at Fort Mifflin Samuel Hodgdon Francis Gibson Requests note of every species of store at Fort Mifflin in first return in order to present an accurate list to the Post and to know what was on hand when Gibson was put in charge of the store. Instructions for dismounted guns, with notes of caliber and carriage. Requests information about the true state of the post and its supplies as part of Hodgdon's duty.