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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 21, 1797 Delivery of Flannel and Thread James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver flannel and thread for making cannon cartridges.
July 25, 1794 Cannon Mounted in Seacoast Fortifications Henry Knox [not available] Return of the Cannon to be mounted in the fortifications on the seacoast of the respective states agreeably to law and the quantity of ammunition to be issued by the superintendent of military stores as a supply to each. Listed by port with remarks.
October 6, 1797 Regarding cannon and military stores James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the exchange of cannon and directs military stores to Michilimackinac and Pittsburgh. McHenry also wishes to know if clothing for troops stationed in Tennessee has been forwarded.
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.
May 15, 1799 Copy of contract entered into with Salter and Lane for furnishing iron cannon [not available] [not available] Articles of Agreement between James McHenry, Secretary of War, and William Lane and William Salter for the delivery of 24 pounder, 18 pounder, 12 pounder, 9 pounder, and 13 inch mortars. Details the process of inspecting and proving the cannon.
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.
December 3, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Ammunition & Military Supplies to Fort Sumner Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of supplies to Fort Sumner in Portland, Mass. (now Maine), including: cannon ammunition, supplies for making cartridges, raw minerals, a pair of steelyards, and slowmatch.
December 8, 1797 Request for Delivery and Sale of Cannonballs James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs issue & sale of cannon balls.
July 9, 1798 Proposal for Improving Defenses at Newport, Rhode Island William Littlefield James McHenry Contains plans and cost estimates for improving the defenses of Newport, Rhode Island. These include mounting additional cannon at Fort Wolcott and sending cannon "for the use of the citizens." Also recommends two additional forts, one at Brenton Point and one on Tammany Hill; for the purpose of building these forts, requests the sending of engineers to Newport.
January 13, 1792 Update on Delivery Henry Knox Isaac Craig Expressed confidence in Craig's expediency in building the block house. Enclosed receipt of cannon shot recently delivered for Craig.
November 12, 1798 Request for Brass Six-Pounder Cannon Arthur Fenner James McHenry Letter, asks for cannon; asks for brass six pounders.
September 13, 1796 Terms for Contract for Cannon for Frigate Destined for Mediterranean [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Request for contract for manufacture of 26 nine pounders and 12 six pounder. Manufacturer specifications are listed. Cannons will be cast solid and bored. Will be examined by a person appointed by President of United States. Listing of defects tolerated.
July 16, 1799 Request for Issue of Cannon Implements to Wilmington James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of cannon implements to Wilmington, North Carolina.
November 26, 1798 Receipt for Ordinance of the Algerian Brig and Two Schooners Timothy Pickering [not available] Acknowledges receipt of round shot and bar shot for six pounders, nine pounders, twelve pounders, and eighteen pounders, agreeable to an order from the War Office, for the use of the Algerian brig and two schooners, to be paid for by the Secretary of State.
March 7, 1799 Lists Cannon Contracts for Ships Built on the Chesapeake Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Hopes to get guns for gunships in the Chesapeake, where they will be constructed. Refers to cannon contracts.
May 30, 1798 Naval Policy, Cannon for Frigates, Etc. James McHenry [not available] McHenry discusses Naval policy; discusses Frigate Constitution; mentions cannon for fortification; discusses cannon for frigate.
August 23, 1798 Cannon, Implements, & Ball to Goat Island Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon discusses the means by which arms are to be sent to Goat Island, near Newport, Rhode Island.
September 22, 1797 Obtaining Cannon for the Frigate Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wolcott considers the prospect of obtaining the six pounders from Mr. Hughes to be remote so the question arises as to whether the short six pounders on hand can be mounted with the long nine pounders that Hughes has cast. If this is the case, then it must be determined if a suitable and uniform assortment of nine pounders can be obtained. Mr. Francis has made arrangements for the colors to be...
September 7, 1797 Directs the inspection of cannon for frigates James McHenry Timothy Pickering Informs Pickering of his instruction to DaCosta to examine the cannon for frigates.
May 30, 1798 Letter from the War Office to the Governor of Massachusetts requesting cannon to outfit USS Constitution James McHenry [not available] With preparations for war with France underway, Captain Nicholson, commander of USS Constitution has examined cannons and desires they be used for ship use. They are improper cannons for fortification and harbor defense anyway. By direction of President of United States John Adams, in order to arm the frigate Constitution, the War Office requests a loan of 14 or 16 cannon [eighteen pounders] from...
April 21, 1798 Six Pounder Cannon at Newport vs.Twelve Pounders at Baltimore Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends that the United States not pursue the six pounder cannon located at Newport, Delaware because he doubts the quality of their construction. However, the twelve pounders at Baltimore are a fine set of guns and should be purchased.
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.
May 29, 1798 Request for Cannon ball for Captain Decatur's Guns James McHenry John Harris McHenry orders Harris to immediately send fourteen nine pound cannon balls to Mr Humphreys for the use of Captain Decatur.
May 14, 1798 The Other Five Four Pounders at Your Post Samuel Hodgdon George Fleming In reference to the ten four pounders at West Point, Fleming had indicated that five are uniform in length and weight. Hodgdon wants to know whether the other five are a medley or uniform in any degree and whether they can be used on board a ship.
November 21, 1794 Lieut. Monvel to Prove the Cannon at Hughes's Furnace John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Lieutenant Monvel has been appointed to prove the cannon casting at Hughes's Furnace at Mount Pleasant, Maryland. To do so, he will need cannon powder and iron balls for 32-pounders and 24-pounders. He will go by water to Christiana Bridge and from there he will travel by land carriage. Hodgdon must provide his transportation and the articles he will need to accomplish his business.