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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.
April 19, 1798 Brass Twenty-Four Pounders To Be Sent Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Hodgdon orders Houdin to send three twenty-four pounders to New York to the address of Melancton Smith.
June 17, 1797 Delivery of Cannon Powder James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon powder and stores to Fort Mifflin.
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.
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.
May 14, 1798 Disposition of Brass Twenty-Four Pounders Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon discusses the disposition of the brass twenty-four pounders ordered from Albany and transported to Smith via York.
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 23, 1798 Transport and Delivery of Stores Daniel Morel Samuel Hodgdon Mentions shot sent with the teamster and price for hauling shot, balls, and shells.
July 17, 1797 Request for Cannon Ball and Their Exact Weight per Request Tench Francis, Purveyor James McHenry Samuel Hughes Orders to deliver battering cannons and twenty four pounders to Tench Francis from stock inspected and approved by Capt. Barry. Also requested that upon delivery, the exact weight be transmitted to "this Office."
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.
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 8, 1797 Request for Delivery and Sale of Cannonballs James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs issue & sale of cannon balls.
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.
May 4, 1798 Ordnance for Capt. Frye at Governors Island Samuel Hodgdon Frederick Frye Hodgdon notifies Capt. Frye of the ordnance being transported to his post at Governors Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.