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December 9, 1794 Construction of fortifications Robert Purviance Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding the ascertaining of the value of the ground upon which the fortifications are now constructing.
January 6, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin, compensation as engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $321.54 to John Foncin, compensation as engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor in Maryland.
March 3, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin, Engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $201.25 compensation to John Foncin, Engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor and town, agreeably to his appointment by the President of United States.
April 13, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox The Secretary of War communicates his plans for the fortifications of Baltimore.
September 13, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina and Georgia Daniel De Saussure Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding progress on the fortifications along the southern Atlantic coast, with details on materials for Savannah and Charleston
May 9, 1800 Money for the Fortifications at Salem James McHenry Jonathan Waldo "I have directed the sum of five hundred dollars to be transmitted to you by the Treasurer of the United States on account of the fortifications at Salem."
March 29, 1794 Knox Informing Huntington of Rochefontaine's Appointment to Direct the Building of Fortifications in New England Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Knox informs Huntington that Colonel Rochefontaine will be directing the fortification of locations such as New London, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Because of the number of locations Rochefontaine must visit, and the scope of the work that must be accomplished, he will only be staying in each location for a short while to get the construction process started and organized. Knox...
August 2, 1794 Fortifications of North Carolina Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the construction of various fortifications off the coast of North Carolina.
March 22, 1799 Military Engineer Being Sent to Oversee Fort McHenry's Construction at Baltimore James McHenry Robert Gilmor McHenry responds that Gilmor's letter of mid-February concerning the sending of an engineer to oversee Fort McHenry's construction was received, but not answered as there was trouble finding a suitable engineer. Such a person has now been employed, however, and will set out for Baltimore within the week.
May 10, 1794 House construction at Thomaston Henry Knox Jackson Letter from the Secretary of War regarding the construction of his house at Thomaston, begun in 1793. Knox is anxious that it be completed by the end of 1794. The house is costing him around $15,000.
July 9, 1794 Fortifications in North Carolina Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War, regarding various details behind fortifications off the coast of North Carolina
July 6, 1794 Enclosed map for the War Department John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox Letter from Major Rivardi to Secretary Knox. Supplies the War Department with a map of the different rivers, roads, and other features of the Virginia landscape, relevant to the construction of fortifications. Requests that Knox forward him the advance of the sum allowed for his compensation. Also encloses a return of the laborers employed at the fortifications; refers to a "scarcity of hands."
August 2, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin, as engineer for constructing fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $208.07 to John Foncin, as engineer for constructing fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor, Maryland.
March 29, 1794 Instructions for Construction Agent at Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fortifications Henry Knox Joseph Whipple Contains instructions to an agent charged with procuring "labour, implements and materials" for fortifications at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, listing various regulations and the sum appropriated for the works.
August 3, 1799 New York Appropriations Not to Be Used for Fortifications John Jay Alexander Hamilton Letter, advises Hamilton that appropriations by the New York Legislature are not to be used for the construction of fortifications. The legislature has ordered that all further expenditures for defenses be ceased; apparently it has decided to divert those funds to the payment of debt held by the U.S. Treasury.
May 5, 1800 Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Notification of orders for Col. Smith and Rice to prepare troops for encamping. Since no sufficient fortifications exist to house and exercise the troops, Hamilton advised moving the troops to Rhode Island. Believed employing the troops to erect fortifications would be a good idea as RI is a desirable location to establish a defensible post against foreign powers.
June 23, 1797 Act for the further defense of the ports and harbours of the United States. Congress of the United States [not available] Act gives president the power to order the construction and defense of ports and harbors at the expense of individual states. Land for fortifications to be ceded to the federal government.
June 3, 1800 Compensation for Services Rendered as Engineer William Simmons John Foncin Simmons received accounts and vouchers for services rendered as Engineer for the construction of fortifications for the town and harbour of Baltimore. Accounts examined, found correct, and sum will be paid to Foncin by John Kilty, supervisor at Baltimore.
April 17, 1799 Forwarding of Letter Concerning Construction of Fort McHenry James McHenry Robert Gilmor Forwards a letter for Mr. Foncin, the superintendent engineer for Fort McHenry's construction, asking that the Naval Committee of Baltimore first review it for their own information.
July 7, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina Daniel De Saussure Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications at Fort Darrell, Fort Johnston, and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. De Saussure discusses the materials and expenditures needed, along with the labor, which includes "a great number of negroes."
May 6, 1799 Review of Situation & Accounting for Construction of Fort McHenry; Need for Additional Funds Robert Gilmor James McHenry Expresses the Baltimoreans' concern that insufficient money to finish the fortifications at Fort McHenry will leave the harbor defenseless. After affirming Baltimore's vital state as a port, Gilmer re-states the issue of the fort thus far, concluding with the point that Major Tousard estimated a cost of almost $31,000, while only $20,000 was allotted by the federal government. Notes that the...
June 12, 1799 Findings of Land Survey for Connecticut Fortifications James McHenry Jonathan Trumbull Connecticut is preparing to cede land to the U.S. for the construction of two forts, Trumbull & Griswold. McHenry transmits the findings of a survey of the land in question, by Captain Decius Wadsworth. The report gives a precise qualitative description of the boundaries of each site; McHenry asks that the land cession now be put in motion.
January 22, 1800 Request for Price of Bricks and Lime James McHenry William Simmons Requested prices Mr. McCrary charged for bricks and lime which were purchased for the fortifications at Rhode Island.
October 4, 1798 Notification of Major Hoops Appointment to Garrison at New York James McHenry Frye McHenry notified Frye that Major Hoops was directed to assume command of troops in New York and superintend the maintenance and repairs to the fortifications. All reports would go through Maj. Hoops.
March 13, 1800 Certification of payment; Joshua Orne, agent of fortifications, for expenses on account of fortifications William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $60.15, Joshua Orne, agent of fortifications, for expenses on account of fortifications.