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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 8, 1796 [Estimate of cost for building frigate for Dey of Algiers] Joshua Humphreys [not available] List of materials and cost. Noted that using white oak would cause the ship to rot within three years time.
January 10, 1797 Forwarding of Cost Estimates & Recent Accounting John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Encloses a set of cost estimates for the Quartermaster Department for January and February 1797 [included]. Explains certain accounting which he has done in recent months.
April 13, 1796 Cost of Equipment for the Dragoons Samuel Hodgdon Nathan Jones Sends Jones an estimate of the cost of equipment for the Dragoons
August 18, 1798 Unknown Cost of Transportation James B. Many Samuel Hodgdon Unsure of cost for transporting supplies through various cities. Will consult owner of the waggon that transported the supplies.
1792 Rations at Fort Washington Major John Belli Henry Knox Report titled "Short Sketch of the cost of a ration at Fort Washington" with a detailed list of provisions with their cost
May 11, 1795 Regarding the Storage of a Supply of Handspikes Timothy Pickering Joshua Humphreys Refers to a problem with storing handspikes -- if they cannot be stored at the shipyard, Pickering notes that placement in the common storage would cost more than the entire cost of the handspikes. Appended is a list of some measurements or values for the forward [before] and aft [abaft] sections of a ship.
June 24, 1790 Request for Estimate of Transport Cost for Military Stores Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, directs estimate of transport cost for public stores.
February 2, 1797 Enclosed Estimate for Site of Navy Yard James McHenry Josiah Parker Estimates for cost of purchasing land for Navy Yard and the cost of buildings. Cost of Live Oak and Red Cedar for boat building also included.
May 29, 1797 Cost of Public Dispatches James McHenry Stephen Rochefontaine McHenry approved the current mode of transport of public dispatches. Cost relative to horse maintenance and transport related in detail.
November 11, 1799 Cost of Powder Rising Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon States that the cost of powder is rising and the government should make a purchase as quickly as possible.
November 29, 1798 Cost of Brass Ordnance & Field Carriages Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon encloses a statement showing the the probable cost of the brass ordnance and field carriages about which McHenry had inquired.
March 14, 1793 Furniture for Treaty Talks at Sandusky Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Request for estimated cost of camp furniture, advised consulting with Pickering on cost.
March 27, 1798 Estimation from War Office on certain ships of war James McHenry Senator William Bingham Cost estimate for the building, rigging, manning, and equipping of 22, 20, and 16 gun ships.
May 22, 1798 Ship Building Locations, Charges of Major David Stodder Captain Thomas Truxtun Livingston Truxton (Truxtun) noted that Stodder made improvements to the shape of ships bow, but his accounts were in question. He also stated the cost of building Southward of Philadelphia would cost more than going north for construction.
March 24, 1798 Request for Estimate of Cost of Military Stores for Ships [not available] Samuel Hodgdon The writer requests estimates of the kind and costs of stores for a six month cruise for: one ship of 22 nine pound guns; one ship of 20 nine pound guns; one ship of 16 six pound guns.
1800 Statement of Cost of Certain Garments Comprising a Suit of Infantry Clothing Alexander Hamilton [not available] Statement of the cost of the individual pieces of clothing and accessories which comprise a suit of infantry clothing, at current material prices.
March 19, 1791 An estimate of the expenses of a corps of 760 men Henry Knox [not available] Document estimates the cost of a thirty day, military expedition.
July 27, 1792 Cost of War and Peace with Creeks James Seagrove Henry Knox Supply of rations for Indians insufficient to meet needs, Seagrove placated Creeks desire for more food. Mentioned the cost of war with the Creeks to the state of Georgia, and that conceding to the Indians wants was the only manner of securing peace. McGillivray's obstruction of peace noted, now it is believed he is advising the Spanish.
April 9, 1794 Compensation for Cost of Arms Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Assurances of following directions given by Hodgdon, cost of arms procured noted.
November 4, 1785 Recruiting suspended during winter as cost saving measure Henry Knox Benjamin Franklin Henry Knox, Secretary at War, informs Benjamin Franklin, President of Pennsylvania, that authorized recruiting has been suspended over the winter as a cost saving measure. Recruiting will resume 1 March. At this time, newly raised troops can be promptly marched to the frontier without incurring the cost of subsisting them over the winter.
April 2, 1799 Lists Cost of Cartouch Box Manufacture by William Laws Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry William Laws will make cartouch boxes according to the approved pattern. Outlines cost.
December 13, 1793 Regarding the cost of shipbuilding materials Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Requests the cost of shipbuilding materials, including equipment and labor.
March 2, 1798 Delivery of Indian Goods and Other Articles, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Among a number of supply matters, Craig notes that James Hamilton has arrived with one wagon in which he delivered Indian goods and a few other articles. Craig has settled with him on the cost of transportation and prevailed upon the General to refund to him the cost of the looking glasses as they were delivered in good order.
July 30, 1793 Cost of Carriages John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Included is an extract of a letter from George Fleming to Henry Knox in which Fleming wants to know the cost of the carriages made in Philadelphia for the caravan sent during February before last. He also wants to know what the carpenters in Philadelphia would charge to make carriages for 8 inch howitzers and twelve pounders. Hodgdon is directed to provide this information so the Secretary of War...
November 29, 1796 [Estimate by Naval Constructor of cost of building and equipping frigate of 36 guns, and navigating same to Algiers] Joshua Humphreys [not available] Cost of building and equipping a frigate of 36 guns, lists supplies and men to be employed during construction.