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January 18, 1792 Comfortable Clothing for Abraham Springer John Stagg Joseph Howell Howell is directed to procure from the tailor, Mr. Springer, some comfortable clothing, at a cost of fifteen to twenty dollars, for the bearer Abraham Springer who has arrears of pay due him as a soldier in the late army. The Secretary is answerable for the sum advanced him.
April 12, 1796 Requests that the Sloop William be Made Comfortable for Mr. & Mrs. Clemson James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Has discovered that the sloop William is packed so full of bales to prevent the comfortable passage of Mr. Clemson and his wife in the cabin. Requests him to take necessary measures the remedy the situation.
October 25, 1799 Comfortable Accomodations of Both Regiments James McHenry Alexander Hamilton "I this morning received your letter dated the 23rd instant...Entertaining the same opinion I request you will accordingly give such orders as you may deem proper and expedient for the comfortable accomodations of both regiments at as little expense as possible and without a purchase of land...The orders on the subject should proceed directly from you."
July 12, 1794 Outfitting Charles Evans, Former Captive John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked to provide Charles Evans, a soldier lately returned from captivity, with the necessary clothing to make him feel decent and comfortable and with a horse, saddle, and bridle so that he may go to Pittsburgh with Cols. Mentges and Reynolds.
October 6, 1800 The Quartermaster Has Procured His Own Clothing Daniel Jackson Samuel Hodgdon Because the clothing for the staff has not been received, the Major and the Quartermaster have been obliged to procure their own clothing. Therefore, money should be forwarded instead of clothing and receipts for the clothing will be furnished.
June 13, 1799 Discussion of Clothing, Comfort, and Cost for Soldiers Samuel Hodgdon James Bruff Refers to responsibility as Intendent of Stores and desire to be more useful to the army and the U.S. Mentions deficiency of supplies, some of which were sent but were lost by the boatmen and for which they will be accountable. Refers to contract with Mr. Billington for coats for privates and sergeants and the trimmings and cloth for a musician's coat; if one has already arrived, please advise....
July 10, 1799 Explains Clothing Contracts in Preparation for Autumn James McHenry [not available] Outlines instructions to supply clothing, explaining the lateness of the season. Concerned that clothing be produced before autumn. Links clothing with recruitment. Requests communication with officers.
September 28, 1798 Replacing Privates' Clothing with Sergeants' Clothing Samuel Hodgdon John Swan Hodgdon proposes sending sergeants' clothing in place of privates clothing which is in short supply. Though the clothing for sergeants is more expensive there is not much difference between the two.
April 14, 1796 Acknowledges Receipt of Clothing Edward Miller Samuel Hodgdon Received clothing in good order; sends an invoiced receipt. Regrets that shipment did not include music clothing as requested.
May 8, 1793 Water transportation for the Indian Chiefs and Captain Prior Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox asks that Craig furnish Captain Prior and the Indian Chiefs under his care the means of transportation by water from Pittsburgh to Fort Washington. Make their accommodations safe and comfortable.
July 20, 1798 Condition of Clothing George Ingersoll Samuel Hodgdon Encloses report of the Quartermaster of the garrison at West Point regarding the condition of packages of clothing forwarded by Melancton Smith from New York. Also addressed a deficiency of clothing.
November 20, 1798 Return of Clothing to November 20th S. Libby [not available] A return of clothing to the 20th of November 1798.
August 26, 1799 Instructions for Shipment of Clothing Samuel Hodgdon John Wilkins, Jr. Encloses list of quantity of clothing waiting for delivery. Because the store may be shut up in a day or two, it is necessary to get these shipments out as soon as possible. Instructions for clothing for Trenton.
February 4, 1796 Clothing Return Jonathan Meigs Samuel Hodgdon Clothing stores at Fort Washington accounted for in detail.
October 24, 1798 Our Situation Relative to Clothing for the Army Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon expresses his concern regarding clothing for the Army at the northern posts. As winter approaches, clothing should be transported immediately.
April 30, 1799 Importance of Clothing for Recruits Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton remarks on the lack of clothing at the regimental rendezvous and the importance of its arrival, request for expedited transport of clothing articles.
October 7, 1794 Blankets for the Comfort of Sick Recruits John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Doctor who attends the recruits at Spring Garden has reported that several of the men are seriously ill with fluxes and fevers. Unless they are made more comfortable many of them will die so blankets are requested for this purpose which may be charged to the Hospital Department.
April 17, 1798 No Clothing Samuel Dyson William Simmons Receipts for bounty paid recruits are enclosed in the amount of $18. No clothing has arrived as yet.
May 26, 1796 Clothing Needed for the Soldiers of this State, Etc. Henry Gaither Samuel Hodgdon Among a number of other topics, Gaither expresses his disappointment that the hundred suits of clothing he expected to be on the sloop "William" were not there. He will soon need clothing for all the soldiers of the state since their clothing has been severely damaged by the labor that they have been engaged in.
August 11, 1798 Delivery of Artillerists Clothing James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver clothing, etc.
June 24, 1793 Shipments of Clothing to Commanders of Corps Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discusses contract for clothing. Gives recommendations on how to ship the clothing to its destinations, respective Corps, along with invoices. Wants to avoid packages shipping without knowledge of contents.
August 25, 1792 Regarding the Receipt and Management of Clothing for the Army Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discusses the procedures for disposition and accounting for clothing for army.
December 4, 1799 Want of Clothing for Kalteisen's Company Constant Freeman Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is a return of the clothing due to Captain Kalteisen's company of the 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers. What was sent appears to have been intended for Captain Huger's company of the 2nd Regiment so the clothing for Kalteisen's company still must be sent as his men are in great want of clothing. If there is any particular mode adopted for making returns of clothing, Freeman...
[not available] Post Script Return Jonathan Meigs [not available] Meigs received clothing in fall of 1797. Has no information with respect to this clothing. Meigs left Detroit beginning November 1797. Thinks the clothing was sent from Pittsburgh on its arrival there down the river.
September 7, 1799 Prevent the repetition of similar imprudence... Alexander Hamilton Commandants of Regiments Circular to the Commandants of Regiments: Hamilton warns of the ill effects of officers complaining in front of their men about the poor quality of articles furnished by the army. Such talk can only foster discontent among the troops. If there are complaints, they should be made by officers to their commandants who should then inform Hamilton of suggestions for improvements.