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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 21, 1797 Discussion of Cannon Cast for Frigate Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, discusses guns cast for Frigate.
August 8, 1797 Regarding the cast heads and cast faces being done in Baltimore and gaining assistance in cutting the pieces Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox informs of Secretary of War James McHenry's approval that supporters of cast heads and cast faces be done in Baltimore. Discusses matter of gaining local assistance in cutting the pieces
April 17, 1795 Confirming receipt of Talbot's April 12th letter; Mr. Faesch's shot and kentledge improperly cast Timothy Pickering Captain Silas Talbot Confirms receipt of Talbot's April 12th letter; shot and kentledge cast by Mr. Faesch and Co. is bad.
September 10, 1800 Delivery of portfires for proving cannon cast by Lane & Saltiers Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of portfires to Major Lewis Tousard, Inspector of Artillery, for proving cannon cast by Lane & Salters.
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.
June 2, 1798 Fate of the Shot & Kentledge Cast by Mr. Faesch, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Among other matters, Hodgdon announces his attention to go to Elizabeth Town and York to ascertain the fate of the shot and kentledge cast by Mr. Faesch for the use of the public.
July 7, 1792 Unfit Shot Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox wrote Campbell regarding shot cast at Chambersburg furnace Craig felt was unfit for use.
May 7, 1800 Request for Issue of Powder for Proving Cannon at Lane & Salter's Furnace James McHenry John Harris McHenry requests that Harris deliver 200 pounds of cannon powder for the purpose of testing the guns cast at the Lane and Salters (?) furnace.
October 8, 1794 Requests Inspectors for Clothing, Shoes, Cannons, and Kentledge Tench Coxe Samuel Hodgdon Requests appointment of inspector of shoes and artillery clothing for contractor Mr. T. Reilly at New York. Also requests inspector for cannon ball and kentledge cast by J.J. Faesch.
September 22, 1792 Inspection of Shot and Shell Henry Knox Isaac Craig Colonel Procter has returned from inspecting shot and shells cast by Patrick Campbell at Loudon and Mount Pleasant furnaces. A considerable part is on the way to Pittsburg.
June 20, 1795 Travel to Hope Foundary in Rhode Island Timothy Pickering Francis DaCosta Col. Rochefontaine has asked DaCosta to go to Hope Foundary in Rhode Island where some cannon have been cast for the use of the United States.
January 12, 1792 Supplies and Update from Fort Franklin Isaac Craig Henry Knox Request to Turnbull and Marnie to cast six pound shot for United States. Due to severe winter weather, procuring materials for block house has been difficult and Craig cannot give an accurate estimate of costs. Levies have deserted for want of proper winter clothing. Military updates from Fort Franklin.
July 29, 1796 Judging the Shot & Kentledge Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War has acknowledged Hodgdon's letter regarding the shot and kentledge cast by John and Jacob Faesch. Since Hodgdon is the person designated to examine them and judge their suitability, noone else should be appointed to perform that duty.
February 14, 1798 Patterns for Stools for Grape Shot Josiah Fox Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked to furnish Tench Francis with patterns for stools for grape shot for 12 and 24 pounders at his earliest convenience so they can be cast immediately.
December 13, 1793 Calamity Which Befell the Vessel Edward Carrington Samuel Hodgdon [Difficult handwriting] Hodgdon has been informed of the calamity which befell the vessel in being cast away. The men were sent to Norfolk where they remained until Mr. [Joseph] Perkins went down to pick them up.
November 24, 1800 Proving of cannon at Cecil Furnace Samuel Dexter Lewis Tousard This letter directs Lieutenant Colonel Tousard to proceed to Cecil Furnace to prove (test fire) 85 newly cast cannon.
May 26, 1797 Safekeeping of Shot & Kentledge James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon McHenry has heard that the shot and kentledge cast by Faesch & [Coxe] Company and deposited at Elizabeth Town New Jersey and elsewhere is being wasted because of children and others throwing into creeks. Harris is directed to proceed to the places of deposit, reexamine the shot and hentledge and arrange for the safekeeping of that which is still fit for service.
August 20, 1795 [Extract of a letter from Capt. John Lillie to the Secretary of War] John Lillie Timothy Pickering At request of Capt. Revere, Lillie proved howitzer which he just cast for United States.
April 18, 1795 Regarding the dimenstions taken for the casting of kentledge Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Regarding the mistakenly cast kentledge, Humphreys provides information on the moulds and the dimensions he took for casting of kentledge.
November 19, 1794 Proving the Cannon Being Cast at Providence John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is to transport the following to Providence, Rhode Island addressed to Colonel Jeremiah Olney: 6,700 pounds of cannon powder, 204 32-pound shot, and 564 24-pound shot for proving the cannon casting at that place.
July 14, 1798 Prices for shot and shells John Godfrey Samuel Hodgdon Discusses prices for shot and shells.
May 6, 1794 Cannons for fortifications and frigates Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton This letter identifies the general dimensions of the heavy cannon required for fortifications and frigates.
November 24, 1800 Delivery of Powder for Proving Cannon Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of powder for proving cannon.
February 9, 1793 Cannon Manufacture Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox discussed faulty manufacture of munitions and the progress of ordered materials and equipment.
June 29, 1792 Prove Shot Henry Knox Isaac Craig Expressed disappointment in poor shot, advised proving shot before order is cast. Request receipts from order.