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September 18, 1800 Certification of Coal by Richard Dowzick Joseph Williams [not available] Richard Dowzick has been told by John Cooley that Mr. Ames disapproves of the coal that Captain Josiah Demming brought from Virginia. Dowzick has been in the coal trade for some time and finds this coal as good as that which is commonly brought from there.
November 11, 1800 Coal Has Been the Cause of Much Vexation & Trouble Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams is concerned about the coal that has been contracted for. The Superintendent refuses to certify the account of the contractors believing there is a mistake in the measurement. The captain of the vessel that brought the coal and the contractors will testify that it was rightly measured. The coal has caused Williams much vexation and trouble due purely to the caprice and ill-natured...
September 18, 1800 Certificattion of Coal by Abijah Peck. Joseph Williams [not available] Abijah Peck has made a trial of the coal that Captain Josiah Demming brought for Captain Cooley . He went aboard the vessel and bought four bushels and found the coal as good as he commonly gets. There is some dirt but that is not unusual.
September 18, 1800 Elisha Beckwith Certifies Virginia Coal. Joseph Williams [not available] Elisha Beckwith certifies that he carries on the blacksmith's business and has examined the Virginia coal lying on the bank of Hartford. He finds the coal of good quality and "merchantable" for a blacksmith's use.
September 18, 1800 Beckwith Confirms the Quality of the Coal Joseph Williams [not available] Elisha Beckwith certifies that as a blacksmith in business in the City of Hartford, he has examined the Virginian coal laying on the banks of that city and has found it of good quality.
March 4, 1800 5000 Bushels of Coal for the Armory, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams wants to know how much it would cost to deliver five thousand bushels of coal from Virginia to Hartford, Connecticut. This is the quantity calculated for a year's stock at the armory and a saving may be gained by negotiating the contract in season.
December 22, 1800 Regarding contract dispute Samuel Dexter Joseph Williams Dexter discusses a contract dispute pertaining to coal provided for use at Springfield Armory. Notes that he is surprised that he should have to decide on a subject to which Williams and Ames the superintendent ought to be fully competent.
September 18, 1800 Certification of Virginia Coal Joseph Williams [not available] The subscribers, who engage in the blacksmith's business, certify that they have purchased of John Colby a quantity of Virginia coal that arrived in Captain Josiah Demming's vessel and approve same, finding it of good quality and "merchantable."
July 18, 1800 Glass Manufacturing Business Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses the prospects for a successful glass manufacturing business with Samuel Hodgdon.
September 29, 1798 Return of all publick buildings at Springfield Massachusetts with their dimentions and estimated values. Joseph Williams [not available] Lists size and value of public buildings in Springfield, Massachusetts.
July 29, 1799 Claims on the Ground Along the Spring Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon The agent is at Carlisle disposing of the lots and commons and there are a great many applications for lots. The people who claimed the ground along the spring now claim the Baker house and coal house and all the ground along the spring in front of the buildings. It was the great neglect of Captain Eames that allowed Wilson to get control of that land and Parker seeks instructions from Hodgdon as...
August 4, 1797 Transportation of Provisions and Land Purchase Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig to provide transportation for Ordnance stores to be sent forward to Massac. Craig requested weight of stores so as to provide appropriate travel. Pay and account of Campbell and Haragan discussed. Requested information on progress negotiating land deal with Mr. Physick.
June 30, 1797 Indian Goods and Compensation for Service Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Payment of P.Petil to be completed. Receipt of cash invoices for Indian goods due Pottawatomie, Kickapoo, Delaware, and Weea Nations. R. Cochran delivered Indian goods for Ottawa and Chippewas which are now bound for Le Boeuf. Exasperated with claims submitted for service in clothing and ordnance department that have not been paid. Requests Hodgdon purchase a tract of land facing coal hill in...
December 22, 1800 Regarding contract dispute Samuel Dexter David Ames Dexter discusses a contract dispute pertaining to coal provided for use at Springfield Armory.
December 24, 1800 Receipt for Military Stores, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is the receipt for the military stores forwarded to the Commanding Officer at Fort Independence. Williams was not able to comply with the order for sheet lead. He hopes his packet relative to the coal has come to hand. He asks for a further remittance of money.
January 3, 1800 Sacrifice of Individual Feelings, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams has heard that false suggestions have been made that his conduct respecting the coal business was actuated by personal considerations rather than regard for the public interest. He hopes that in the future his concern in this affair will be stripped of all falseness and his conduct in this and all transactions will reveal the sacrifices he has made to matters of greater moment.
July 14, 1796 Estimate of Expenditures for June 1796 David Ames James McHenry "Estimate of expenditures on account of the United States, in aid, and on account of the Armorers employed at Springfield in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in making public arms from the first of June to the first of July 1796."
May 2, 1796 Estimate of Expenditures for April 1796 David Ames [not available] "Estimate of expenditures on account of the United States, in aid, and on account of the Armorers employed at Springfield in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in making public arms from the first of April to the first of May 1796."
May 22, 1800 Proposal to Procure Coals for the Armory Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has admitted that he failed to close the contract for coals for the armory owing to the increase in cost. Williams declares that he has been contacted by a gentleman who will provide the necessary quantity of coal at two shillings eight pence per bushel which is one penny higher than Hodgdon's price but four pence less than the price Williams previously quoted.
September 24, 1800 Sheet Iron Instead of Rolled Iron, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has stated that the rolled iron needed for the Armory must be drawn as sheet iron but Williams believes this will cause inconvenience and waste. He wants it drawn as hose iron as usual. He needs directions regarding the contract for coal. Mr. Lyman seems better but is by no means out of danger.
May 8, 1800 Credit to Stevens for a List of Articles William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon On settlement of the accounts of Ebenezer Stevens, Agent of the War Department in New York, he has received a credit on the books of Hodgdon's office for the listed articles. Hodgdon should therefore make the necessary entries on the books of the Superintendent of Military Stores.
December 31, 1799 Estimation of Tools and Utensils On Hand David Ames [not available] Estimation of all tools and utensils on hand at the Armory in Springfield as returned by the Superintendent per his return, December 31st 1799.
December 31, 1799 Statement of the Armory Department Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Statement of the Armory Department at Springfield for the year 1799, from the paymaster and public storekeeper at the Springfield Armory. Included is a detailed list of supplies and ordnance on hand and work accomplished during the year. The total for the year is $74,086.34.
June 29, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons submits the accounts of John Mackey, paymaster at Harper's Ferry armory, to the Secretary at War for decision. Includes annexed remarks by Mackey.
January 7, 1800 Report of the Expenses of the National Armory James McHenry [not available] The Secretary of War lays before the Senate of the United States an exhibit of the expenses of the National Armory at Springfield Massachusetts with the fullest information he has been able to obtain relative to said establishment.