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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 21, 1784 Powder Casks William Price Timothy Pickering Discusses the issue of whether the powder casks at West Point are to be replaced or repaired.
September 13, 1796 Precise Size of Casks Wanted at Springfield, Etc. War Office Samuel Hodgdon The Secetary of War wants an account of the size of casks needed for the powder at Springfield and wants to know why new casks are needed. Billington & Bryan have applied to purchase 24 pieces of drilling which are in the public stores. The Secretary wants to know for what purpose those articles were purchased.
March 20, 1787 Hiring a Cooper to Make Casks William Price Henry Knox Price has found a cooper who is well recommended and will work at West Point on the following terms: pay to be either 5 pounds 10 shillings per month and half rations or 16 pence per casks and half rations. Price cannot estimate the total amount this will cost because the number of casks needed is unknown. They may need a cooper in the summer as well, so Price thinks it best to pay him the...
January 18, 1792 Powder Casks John Stagg William Knox As soon as possible, Knox should provide a wagon to transport powder casks. Knox should send a return for the quantity forwarded.
October 4, 1797 My Opinion Respecting the Charge for the Casks Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Tench Francis Respecting the charge for casks mentioned in Mr. Arden's letter, Wolcott observes that his proposal seems reasonable depending of course on what the market indicates. He inquires about the safety of the frigate in Boston.
February 15, 1792 Casks of Powder John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War directs Knox to respond to the request of Col. Thomas Proctor and furnish him the number of quarter casks of powder that he requires.
May 7, 1795 Missing Boxes Nathan Beach Samuel Hodgdon Beach tells Hodgdon that the man he entrusted with making boxes has apparently done a shoddy job, and Beach would prefer using casks. He wishes to send them to Hodgdon and hopes a use for them may be found.
March 23, 1785 Powder Casks William Price Henry Hay Discusses purchase of powder casks for West Point.
February 4, 1799 Requests Specific Casks for Powder Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Williams Refers to a return to the armory department with a receipt to Mr. Ames for property at the post when Williams took command. Requests powder casks with specifications listed. Will forward stationary and iron.
November 25, 1800 Clothing and Invoice Received Joseph Williams Jonathan Jackson Williams has received an invoice of clothing and casks supposedly containing the clothing. The casks will be opened and checked against the invoice as soon as possible. Williams thinks the clothing should have been shipped via New York.
February 4, 1799 Requests Iron for Trigger Plates and Powder Casks Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests specific iron for trigger plates the public works in Springfield, as well as powder casks.
June 28, 1799 Discusses Switch of Clothing Casks Transported to Niagara and Oswego Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Responds to General Hamilton's letter about clothing. The clothing was packed in rum casks, each marked for a particular destination. 2 sets of invoices allowed for easy transfers in New York and Albany, with directions for transportation if the waterways weren't available. Melancton Smith procured sleighs for stowage. Smith separated one of the hogsheads into two pieces, both properly labeled....
September 19, 1785 Regarding Contract for Powder Casks William Price Henry Knox William Price, Deputy Commissary of Military Stores, informs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, of the conditions for payment pertaining to the contracted requisition of powder casks.
June 18, 1798 Purchase Two Quarter Casks of Sherry Wine John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins asks Hodgdon to purchase two quarter-casks of sherry wine from Mr. Hager. Hager's is of particular kind purchased by Colonel Nevill and should be forwarded to Isaac Craig in Pittsburgh and charged to Wilkins.
February 16, 1798 Cannon Are Received & Indian Goods Sent Forward Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that cannons are received and indian goods are to be immediately sent forward. Craig also asks how various qualities of gun powder can be determined without opening the casks.
August 20, 1798 Two Quarter Casks of Good Wine, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Writing in his usual code, Sargent requests two quarter casks of good wine to be sent by way of Orleans and two more quarters of red or white should be added, he does not care which.
June 8, 1785 Discussion of Finances, Services, Powder Casks & Arms at West Point William Price Samuel Hodgdon Discusses payment of some workmen for services at West Point, and requests advice on contracting for powder casks [whether repairing them or ordering new ones is unclear]. Requests that further money be sent; mentions that there is no current plan "for the Arms," but that General Knox will address this point on his upcoming visit to the post.
November 5, 1794 Eighty Nine Casks of Saltpeter Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wolcott transmits an invoice and bill of lading for 89 casks of saltpeter which is on board the vessel "Bacchus"-- Richard George, Master--currently docked in the port of Philadelphia. Hodgdon is to see that this property is placed in the magazine after granting the appropriate discharge to the Master.
June 6, 1801 Casks of Saltpeter Received by Lane and Decatur from the Military Store [not available] [not available] Casks of Salt Peter received by Lane and Decatur from the military store on order from Acting Secretary of War in favor of Navy Department.
August 13, 1796 Certificate of Samuel Hodgdon Regarding his Account with Whelen and Miller for Gunpowder Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Stores, informs gun powder furnished by Whellen & Miller, contractor.
March 2, 1787 Arrangement for Powder Cask Contract William Price Henry Knox Informs Knox that he has yet to meet with a cooper to determine the price of constructing powder casks. The returns for February have been sent.
October 18, 1798 Transporting Powder from Charleston Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends transporting the powder from Charleston in casks made specifically for that purpose rather than in the boxes in which it currently resides.
January 16, 1796 John Harris Certificate Respecting Saltpetre John Harris [not available] Received of Samuel Hodgdon from Ship Bacchus, Captain Richard George, casks of salt petre. Casks deposited at magazine Frankford.
1793 Estimate of Hospital stores for the Army at Pittsburgh Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Estimate for Hospital Stores for the Army at Pittsburg & forty quarter Casks Powder.
January 11, 1794 Delivery of powder in the year 1794, in the State of Pennsylvania. Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Stores. Itemized list of powder delivered in 1794 and 1795 to State of Pennsylvania.