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July 11, 1799 Reports State of Tents Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports 120 common tents remain in public store. 9 horseman's tents are damaged but may be repaired. 144 common tents are packed up, ready for delivery to the 6th regiment. 23 common tents need repair.
October 7, 1794 Requesting the missing tents and kettles Clement Biddle Samuel Hodgdon Biddle is impatient for the arrival of the wagon which carries the 100 common tents and horsemans tents. He would also like to request 50 more common tents and forty horsemans tents.
June 3, 1788 Estimated cost of Tents Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for procuring one marque, five horsemen's, and thirty common tents.
October 11, 1794 A request from Camp Carlisle for more tents Clement Biddle Samuel Hodgdon Biddle writes Hodgdon from Camp Carlisle, where more troops are arriving every day but there is a deficiency of tents. Nearly 500 men are without tents, and this number will only get worse. The wagon that brought what should have been 100 tents only brought 65. Biddle asks for another 100 common tents and 30 horsemans tents.
May 16, 1798 Tents to Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon Peter Hunt Hodgdon orders that horsemen's tents and common tents be sent immediately by water to Philadelphia.
September 1, 1798 Return of Tents On Hand William Bass Samuel Hodgdon A return of tents on hand, including new common tents, old common tents repaired, and old horseman's tents repaired.
November 7, 1791 Tents for the Troops Caleb Swan William Knox Knox is directed to immediately provide the troops with 22 common and two horseman's tents along with the four that Knox reports that he already has on hand. These are for the use of two full companies, one commanded by Capt. Mills and one to be formed at Brunswick.
April 3, 1799 Requests Poles for Different Types of Tents Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports number of tent poles in the public store. Requests ridge poles to meet future needs. Distinguishes between common tents, horsemen's tents, and cannon tents.
August 29, 1798 Cited letter or document, William Jones to James McHenry William Jones James McHenry Letter, asks for horseman and common tents for Philadelphia Board of Health
April 12, 1794 Tents for Captain Cornelius Sedam Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to forward to Capt. Cornelius Sedam at New York one horseman's tent and twelve common tents.
June 27, 1794 Tents for Cherokees Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Order to give Cherokee Indians tents for their return trip to their country.
October 11, 1797 Delivery of Tents Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Orders to deliver tents with clothing order.
June 28, 1797 Delivery of Tents and Poles James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tents to Fort Mifflin.
August 6, 1798 An Order for Tents Samuel Hodgdon Peter Shoemaker Enclosed is an order on Major Bedinger for one horseman's and six common tents for the use of Lt. Shoemaker's men.
June 30, 1792 Request for the provision of tents for the detachment under marching orders John Mills John Stagg Delivered at the City Tavern to Major John Stagg and addressed as Public Service to War Office Philadelphia, Mills reports that there are no tents and asks for some common and horseman's tents to be sent on early the stage for the detachment under marching orders.
June 30, 1794 Ten More Tents Cornelius Sedam Samuel Hodgdon Since the engineer is tearing down the barracks at the fort and will build new ones, the troops are forced to encamp with only ten common tents. Sedam will need ten more tents to keep all the men under cover.
August 13, 1791 Common Tents to Haskell, Etc. John Stagg William Knox Knox is asked to furnish enough common tents to Capt. Haskell to cover about ninety men and horsemen. The men are to camp on the opposite side of the Schuykill the following morning and Knox should furnish a wagon to carry the baggage to the camping ground.
May 20, 1793 Tents for Pike's, Sedam's, & Kersey's Recruits John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to send to Trenton with all possible dispatch to the care of Abraham Hunt, contractor, ten common tents to accommodate the troops of Captain Zebulon Pike and Captain Sedam on their march from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Also deliver to Captain William Kersey five common tents for the use of his recruits about to march from Philadelphia.
April 19, 1798 Equipage to be Forwarded to Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry The Commanding General has ordered the Quartermaster to forward to Pittsburgh a supply of horsemen's tents, common tents, and sheet iron for camp kettles.
December 27, 1798 Issues Account for Tents for the Health Office Samuel Hodgdon William Jones Encloses U.S. account against the Health Office for tents, poles ordered by the Secretary of War. Lists current prices of new common tents to judge value of shipment.
September 13, 1798 Delivery of Tents James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tents to Fort Mifflin.
September 5, 1798 Tents, Field Pieces, Sheds, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Among other matters, Hodgdon discusses the shortage of tents, the availability of field pieces, and the need to construct a shed to shelter the pieces.
June 12, 1791 No Tents or Canteens at Christiana Bridge John Stagg Constant Freeman Lieut. Bines reports that he has no tents or canteens at Christiana Bridge so the Secretary of War requests that eight or ten common tents be sent off in the morning by stage. Fifty or sixty canteens should also be sent since a detachment of recruits are set to march to Lancaster as soon as these articles arrive.
June 14, 1797 Delivery of Tents James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tents and flags to Governor's Island, NY.
August 7, 1794 Tents for Troops at Fort Mifflin John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to deliver to the Governor of Pennsylvania [Thomas Mifflin] two horsemen's tents and six common tents for the accomodation of the troops at Fort Mifflin.