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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 3, 1796 Regarding Naval Shipments Josiah Fox Forman Cheesman Letter, discusses cargo and vessel.
March 31, 1796 Wants to Use Ship Bound for St. Marys for Return Cargo James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Refers to decision for the sloop chartered for St. Mary's to remain subject to the order of the commissioner until they have finished their mission and return to Philadelphia. Requests examination of possibility of return cargo.
January 30, 1797 Regarding Live Oak on Frigates Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, discusses live oak cargo for Frigates.
January 25, 1799 Expresses Concern for Destroyed Boat with Salvaged Cargo Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Expresses concern for loss of boat, but happy to hear the cargo is safe. Hopes that Sargent's articles will arrive safely and speedily. Public concerns are in motion although no decisions have been made. Prepared to send supplies for the Quartermaster department.
August 2, 1799 Delivery of Saltpeter to Philadelphia Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Reports that 500 tons of saltpeter may be expected in Philadelphia for the public accounts. Makes arrangements for the delivery of cargo.
November 24, 1793 Can the Cargo Be Saved? Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon The captain of the sloop, who lives in Norfolk, has informed Perkins that the sloop ran ashore and the winds were blowing so hard that they could do nothing and he did not know whether the cargo could be saved. Had Perkins known how much trouble would be taken with this business, no amount of money would have induced him to take it on. He has booked passage for Norfolk and expects to be there the...
September 26, 1795 Receipt for Cargo of Pigs & Lead Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Breed Hodgdon acknowledges receipt from Ebenezer Breed, via Captain Daggot's sloop "Heziah", 131 pigs and 3,196 bars of lead. Together this cargo weighs 15 tons, 704 pounds.
August 19, 1800 Charges of Piracy Jeremiah Condy Samuel Hodgdon Capt. Merchant is facing charges of piracy though Condy doubts his guilt. If the charges are upheld, it is doubtful that the vessel and its cargo will be released. If the charges are proven false, Merchant will regain possession of the vessel and its cargo. Samuel Hodgdon's son is involved.
May 2, 1795 Request for Help to a Captain in Finding Lumber Buyers Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox informs Humphreys that the bearer, Captain Malcolm, is from the region in Maine to which Knox is moving. Malcolm has brought in a cargo of lumber, and asks Humphreys to help Malcolm find purchasers for it.
April 20, 1796 Suspension of Construction James McHenry John Blagge Orders to suspend all construction of frigates and to send any ships with cargo of live oak or deck plank to Philadelphia without delay.
January 25, 1799 Transportation of Provisions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Cargo safe despite damage to transport boat. Mentioned desire for Sergeant's goods to be transported to him swiftly and safely due to his bad luck with transport in the past. Mentioned use of force to attain certain goals. Quartermaster's Department stores to be forwarded shortly.
May 14, 1796 Suspension of Request to Send Live Oak for Frigate Construction at Philadelphia [not available] John Blagge Requests cancellation of previous request to ship live oak from New York to Philadelphia until contents of cargo is known from vessel from Georgia laden with live oak.
January 9, 1796 Letter from the War Office on schooner failure to deliver oak timbers to Baltimore [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Pickering notes that it is regrettable that schooner did not deliver its cargo to Baltimore. This deranges business. Timbers may not be appropriate size for 44 gun frigate at Boston. Until further orders, Nicholson is not to use any of this timber.
May 17, 1796 Request to complete rigging of the frigate [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Request that Captain Nicholson get the rigging of the ship completed. Therefore, Nicholson is charged to find a suitable person for the task of preparing the rigging. Ensure there is no waste. Additionally, cargo of live oak has arrived Portsmouth New Hampshire. Hopes it is at Boston at this time. This live oak should be useful in completing the hull of the frigate.
June 5, 1800 Requests Settlement of Accounts with William Marbury [not available] Samuel Ellis Regarding movement of War Department from Philadelphia to Washington, William Marbury of Georgetown has been requested to settle with Captain Ellis agreeable to contract. Ellis is to call on Marbury and provide receipts for cargo.
May 23, 1796 Request to send the vessel laden with live oak to Philadelphia with utmost dispatch [not available] John Blagge Understanding that schooner laden with live oak from Georgia is arriving in New York, request that Captain of vessel proceed with cargo to Philadelphia with utmost dispatch. without unloading cargo at New York.
May 24, 1796 Request to redirect the vessel laden with live oak to Philadelphia with utmost dispatch [not available] Captain Silas Talbot Request to redirect the schooner laden with live oak to Philadelphia with dispatch without unloading any cargo at New York. The live oak is hoped to complete the frame of the frigate at Philadelphia.
August 26, 1800 Request for money to buy medical supplies Purveyor's Office Samuel Dexter Requests money to buy medical supplies for Fort Johnston, Charlestown [Charleston] harbor, Harper's Ferry, and fort Mifflin.
April 16, 1800 Capturing of merchant vessels James McHenry John Adams Letter to the President of the United States regarding the belligerent capture of neutral merchant vessels, particularly by Great Britain. The letter addresses neutral vessels carrying enemy goods, seizure of cargo, and the delivery of deserters from British Vessels.
March 24, 1796 Discussion of Treaty With Great Britain & Supply of Timber for Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, mentions British treaty; discusses live oak timber for Frigate; discusses timber cutting in Georgia.
September 14, 1793 Government to Pay for Expenses of Returning Confiscated Ship & of Connecticut Militia Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Responds to a request for procedure regarding the return of a captured Brig, Nancy, to her owners, after being confiscated by two illicit privateers, Petite Democrat and Caramagnole. Knox says that the cost of seizing and returning the ship will be paid by the federal government, rather than her owners, though if the ship's cargo is to be sold in its current port it still must pay the usual...
January 18, 1799 Delay of Colonel Sargent's Stores Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that Colonel Sargent's stores are safe but delayed 35 miles below Wheeling.
July 30, 1798 Proposed Sale of Captured Ship Benjamin Stoddert Joshua Humphreys Reasoning for selling the captured schooner.
July 7, 1797 Articles Sent to Le Boeuf Lost on Sunken Ship Isaac Craig James McHenry Whiskey on hand to be returned. Copy of invoice of sundry articles sent to Le Boeuf sent to Hodgdon. Articles were on board a ship traveling up the Allegheny River which sunk, all articles lost.
August 11, 1790 Discussion of Transportation of Military Stores from Rhode Island Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, discusses transportation of public stores from Rhode Island.