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September 29, 1800 Delivery of Powder for Proving Cannon Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of powder for proving cannon.
June 5, 1797 Delivery of Supplies for Proving Cannon James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon powder and balls for proving cannon to Cecil Furnace of Maryland.
November 24, 1800 Delivery of Powder for Proving Cannon Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of powder for proving cannon.
June 9, 1797 Delivery of Supplies for Proving Cannon James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver items for proving cannon to Cecil Furnace in Maryland.
[not available] On Proving Cannon James McHenry [not available] Discusses an officer who has much experience in proving cannon.
March 15, 1799 Request for Issue of Cannon, Cannon Implements, & Artillerists' Accoutrements James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of cannon & cannon implements, as well as gunners' accoutrements.
February 15, 1798 Request for issue of Powder & Shot for Use in Cannon Trials James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of powder and shot for purpose of testing cannon.
March 29, 1797 List of Items for Cannon Casting James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver materials to Mr. Francis for cannon casting.
March 13, 1798 Proving the Cannon at Your Furnace Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Hill Letter, advises re cannon powder & shot being sent for proving cannon.
December 27, 1800 Outlines Cannon Contract [not available] [not available] Text of paragraph in cannon contracts regarding expenses and accounts.
February 21, 1792 The Cannon John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon William Knox will receive the cannon.
November 12, 1800 Regarding inefficient cannon Samuel Dexter Lewis Tousard The Secretary at War directs Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Tousard to consult Captain Elliot regarding the serviceability of designated cannon. Mentions defects in the cannon as greater than those stated to be tolerated by the contract.
April 12, 1797 Request for Cannon Powder James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Requests cannon powder to Mud Island.
September 15, 1798 Inquiry on Cannon Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Letter, inquires on status of cannon.
March 2, 1797 Request for Delivery of Cannon Materiel for Inauguration Day Usage James McHenry John Harris Directs delivery of cannon materiel for use on inauguration day, 1797.
August 18, 1797 Delivery of Cannon Cartridges James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon cartridge paper to Fort Mifflin.
April 28, 1800 Request for Ammunition & Cannon Implements for Proving Cannon at Foxall's Furnaces James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of powder, cartridges, and cannon implements to Maj. Lewis Tousard, for use in proving a cannon at Foxall's Furnace.
March 24, 1800 Request for Issue of Powder & Portfires for Cannon Testing at Cecil Furnace [not available] John Harris Directs issue of cannon powder & portfires for use in proving a cannon at Cecil Furnace.
June 9, 1792 Supply of Cannon and Shot John Stagg Isaac Craig Cannon and shot proved by Colonel Proctor, it will be sent forward and more will follow once it has been proved.
December 24, 1800 Proving of cannon Samuel Dexter James McHenry Dexter solicits McHenry's recollection regarding the procurement of cannon for the frigate United States.
March 19, 1798 Replacement of Cannon on Frigate United States James McHenry John Jay Iron cannon intended for frigate United States was deemed unfit. New cannon to be procured by state of New York from a foundry in Connecticut as soon as possible. Jay requests a loan to purchase cannon.
September 27, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding testing of cannon [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Discusses the means of testing the cannon. Purpose of the test is to determine if any water can penetrate through the holes of cannon. Discusses the proving of the cannon by powder and placement thereafter on a timber. Provides details how the cannon will be sealed and filled with water. If any water leaks, then it will be refused.
November 7, 1800 Delivery of Powder for Proving Cannon Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of powder to Major Lewis Tousard, inspector of artillery, for proving cannon.
December 4, 1797 Proving of frigate cannon for frigate United States [not available] Samuel Hughes Discusses proving of cannon for frigate at Philadelphia. Will send Captain John Barry and Mr. DaCosta to assist in proving of cannon and to judge them fit for service in accordance with terms of contract. Hopes that nothing will interrupt completion of 32 pounders, which are needed.
May 31, 1798 Proving of cannon and discussion on windage and accuracy [not available] Samuel Hughes Will send officers from Corps of Artillerists and Engineers to prove guns. Requests a number of ball in order to test naval gunnery for purpose of experiment, calculating windage. Technical discussion on the the manufacture of weapons, calibers, bores, issue of attaining higher level of accuracy.