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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 15, 1800 Letter from the Secretary of War on casting of lead into shot Samuel Dexter Benjamin Lincoln Dexter discusses funding for casting lead into shot.
March 29, 1797 List of Items for Cannon Casting James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver materials to Mr. Francis for cannon casting.
October 26, 1795 Work Related to Casting Cannon Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Mr. DaCosta wants some work done on casting cannon. He will see if the board designed for mounting prepared by Mr. Finney can be altered to suit his purpose.
August 1, 1794 Patterns for Casting Iron John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is to deliver to Tench Cox, Commissioner of the Revenue, two patterns for the casting of iron for both a thirty-two and and a twenty-four pounder, to be delivered to the bearer, Mr. Gitts.
August 8, 1794 Patterns for Casting Iron Wheels John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to send to Tench Coxe, the Commissioner of the Revenue, the patterns for casting the iron wheels for the 32 and 24 pounder cannon carriages.
April 21, 1792 Proving Powder, Questions on Casting Arms Henry Knox Isaac Craig Recommends proving each cask of powder as it arrives. Asks about Turnbull and Marnie casting a few tons of shot.
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.
July 1, 1796 Furnace on Blast & Ready to Proceed with Casting the Guns Francis DaCosta Samuel Hodgdon Dacosta inquires about the trunions that were to be forwarded by Mr. King. They are urgently needed since the furnace is currently in blast mode ready to proceed with casting the guns. The moulding-board should arrive soon.
May 3, 1797 Delivery of Articles Used in Cannon Casting James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Mr. Hodgdon for transportation to the Cecil Furnace in Maryland the articles listed from the military stores. They are to be used in the cannon casting for the United States under the direction of Samuel Hughes.
August 1, 1794 Regarding casting of kentledge and request for another frigate model to be made Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Mr. Tench Cox, Commissioner of revenue has made another contract for casting of kentlege [permanent ballast] for a frigate. Requests that Humphreys have another model made. Asks that Humphreys call on Levi Hollingsworth to view some of the kentledge.
March 22, 1794 Iron available for warlike armaments Levi Hollingsworth Samuel Hodgdon Should the public need cannon shot or any iron casting for warlike armaments, Hollingsworth recommends his friend Richard Edwards of Lumberton, New Jersey. He is desirous of contracting for the casting and delivery of his castings from an air furnace which will be equal to any on the continent.
May 11, 1792 Ammunition Manufacture Isaac Craig Henry Knox More iron to arrive, furnace now casting shot. Powder to be sifted. Finished supplies will be sent forward without delay.
November 30, 1796 Delivery of Lead for Ammunition James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs delivery of lead for balls to prove new gun barrels.
July 5, 1797 Regarding the casting and proving of cannons for the Algerine Frigate Josiah Fox Mr. Jones Josiah Fox reports that Secretary of War wishes to inform Mr Jones that he must depend on Mr. Hughes' punctual performance in casting of 12, 9, and 6 pounder cannon. The Algerine Frigate is ready for launching; masts, rigging are prepared. Fox estimates she will be ready for launch at end of present month. Would like to be informed by Mr. Hughes when the 9 and 6 pounders will be ready for...
May 5, 1800 Establishing a National Foundry for Casting Cannon, Shot, and Shells John Adams James McHenry Grants McHenry and Stoddert permission to establish a National Foundry for casting cannon, shot, and shells.
August 22, 1794 Casting iron plates for the naval building yards Tench Coxe Joshua Humphreys The Commissioner of the Revenue instructs Humphreys to begin casting the iron plates for the six building yards in Philadelphia for the purpose of heating and seasoning wood for naval use. Blueprints and instructions are desired from Humphreys.
August 2, 1800 Certification of payment; Henry Foxall and Company, for foundry moulds, flasks for casting cannon, and a boring mill prepared near Philadelphia, at request of Secretary of Treasury William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $4651.75 to Henry Foxall and Company, for foundry moulds, flasks for casting cannon, and a boring mill prepared near Philadelphia, at request of Secretary of Treasury.
August 1, 1794 Payment for ironmaster Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue requests a payment to be made to John J. Feach & Co., a well-known ironmaster of New Jersey, of the sum of $5000 on account of a contract made with them for the casting of a quantity of kentledge or iron ballast and cannon ball.
May 24, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury requesting copper proper for casting pintles, braces and other composition work for the USS Constitution [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Request for five tons of copper proper for casting pintles, braces and other composition work, and fire engine for the USS Constitution.
July 13, 1798 New Mode of Casting Shot, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Among other matters, Hodgdon discusses a new mode of casting shot which results in an even surface and greater precision in weight. Hodgdon doubts whether this new method actually produces better shot since that produced by the old method was very effective in battering works and killing men.
December 14, 1791 Estimate of money due in the Quartermaster's Department Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Estimate of Money due in the Quarter Masters Department.
July 23, 1794 Letter Citation James Byers Unknown Recipient Cited in Coxe to Hamilton, 11/01/1794. Contract for the casting of ten brass howitzers.
April 19, 1797 Patterns to be Sent to Cecil Furnace James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Wooden patterns for casting six, nine, and twelve-pound shot should be made and delivered to Cecil Furnace in Maryland.
November 21, 1800 Letter from the War Department Samuel Dexter Lewis Tousard The Secretary at War informs Major Toussard that the War Department has no objection to completing the existing artillery contract by re-casting defective cannon.
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.