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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 7, 1797 Ballast for Revenue Cutter Mr. Jones Josiah Fox Letter, discusses ballast for Revenue Cutter.
March 29, 1797 Delivery of 25 Tous Kentledge James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver 25 kentledge for use of revenue cutter.
July 12, 1798 Accompanying Revenue Cutter May Not Be Ready to Sail Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Informs Barry that a revenue cutter designated to join Barry's USS United States may not be ready in time to do so; forwards correspondence.
July 16, 1798 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Stephen Higginson Samuel Hodgdon Mentions receipt of bundles of colors intended for the Herald, the new cutter being built at Newbury.
April 6, 1798 Six Pounder Guns for the Use of the Revenue Cutter Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses six-pounder iron replacement guns for the use of the revenue cutter.
February 7, 1797 On the availability of spare kentledge for the revenue cutter [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. There is no more kentledge on hand than will be required for the frigate building at Philadelphia and Baltimore. Therefore, no kentledge can be spared for the revenue cutter.
February 14, 1797 Statement of Stores of Kentledge [Ballast]; Request for Kentledge for Revenue Cutter Samuel Hodgdon Josiah Fox Stores, describes amount of Kentledge on hand; asks for 16 tons kentledge for cutter.
May 20, 1790 Joy makes recommendation to Knox George Joy Henry Knox Letter, recommends applicant for command of a Cutter.
May 27, 1797 Guns Wanted for the Revenue Cutter John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon In July 1794 Hodgdon was directed to receive from Captain Dale nine six-pounders and one four-pounder, with their carriages, that were taken from the armed ship "Vanstable," alias "Chickamauga," that was illegally equipped for war. The Secretary of War believes that there will be impropriety in providing those same guns for the use of the Revenue Cutter.
July 1, 1797 Howitzers for the Revenue Cutter "Virginia" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver four iron howitizers to Captain Francis Bright for the use of the revenue cutter "Virginia," for which Bright is to be held accountable.
August 21, 1798 Submission of Bill from Cutter Under Command of Chapman Jonathan Chapman James McHenry Letter, encloses quarter bill, watch bill, boarding, and mess lists of the officers and crew of the United States Cutter Pickering; mentions the vessel will sail with the Herald at the first fair wind.
June 30, 1794 Quality of sail cloth Alexander Hamilton Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Secretary Hamilton asks Brigadier General Otho Williams what experience has decided in regard to the quality of the sail cloth which has been used for the cutter under Williams' direction.
June 30, 1791 Request for unserviceable iron ordnance or cannon ball to be used as ballast aboard Captain Montgomery's revenue cutter John Stagg William Knox Stagg relays Secretary of War Henry Knox's request for unserviceable iron ordnance or cannon ball, 8 or 10 tons, to be used as ballast in Revenue Cutter commanded by Captain Montgomery.
March 28, 1798 Iron Ballast to Sharp Delaney for the Revenue Cutter Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to the order of Sharp Delaney two tons of iron ballast for the use of the Revenue Cutter helmed by Captain Vallance which should be returned by Delany or paid for at full value.
March 30, 1798 Ordnance for the Use of the Revenue Cutter James McHenry [not available] Harris is asked to deliver the undermentioned articles to the order of Sharp Delaney for the use of the Revenue Cutter. Articles of the same kind and value are to be returned by Delaney immediately.
March 25, 1796 Reports Visit of William Clark; Requests Returns and Pay Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Submits returns for needed articles via William Clark. Clark will go to Fredericksburg to seek to recruit a new file cutter to recast their files. If he succeeds, they won't need the files requested in the return. Requests other articles as soon as possible, perhaps by water to Richmond. Clark will present an order for his pay for January, February, and March, deducting whatever money was given...
May 1, 1795 Delay in Transporting Military Stores Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon The military stores ordered to the shipyard by Captain Thompson were not sent because the revenue cutter did not arrive from Charleston. They were ordered again and the order should have been sent to Hodgdon to forward them but apparently it was not done so that delay increases the necessity for haste.
March 28, 1797 Articles to Capt.Francis Bright Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott requests that the following articles be delivered to Capt. Francis Bright, commander of the revenue cutter being built for the Virginia Station: 25 tons of iron ballast and five four-pounder cannons for cannonades.
July 17, 1786 Claims for pay George Stevens John Pierce Claims for pay due soldiers in Philadelphia
January 15, 1795 Letter Citation Sharp Delany Unknown Recipient "Edmund Randolph wrote to George Hammond, the British Minister to the United States, 'respecting the privateer Les Jumeaux' and enclosed ' Jan 6 1795 Copy of a Letter from the Collector of the port of Philadelphia to the Secretary of the Treasury enclosing, Report of the Militia Officers of Delaware, and of Captain Montgomery of the Revenue Cutter.'"
April 9, 1795 Military Stores to Charleston Timothy Pickering Alexander Thompson Captain Thompson is given a list of articles from the military stores at Governor's Island to be packed up and shipped on board the Revenue Cutter to Charleston, South Carolina.
November 11, 1790 Recommendation of Captain James Howell; complaints over Creek Treaty James Gunn Alexander Hamilton Recommends Captain John Howell to command the Cutter intended to be stationed in the Georgia District. The late treaty with the Creeks is much complained of in the southern states; in particular there is opposition to the line drawn by commissioner [Knox]. This encouragement has given to savage insolence, spurred them to action, encouraged killing of defenseless inhabitants on frontier.
May 18, 1798 Constitutional Limits of the President's Authority to Empower Naval Vessels to Defend American Coasts & Shipping James McHenry John Adams Discusses issue of instructions to armed vessels being deployed to protect the U.S. coast. Considers the president's war powers in the Constitution, noting that the president cannot issue instructions to vessels either as naval ships or privateers prior to a declaration of war or hostilities short of war (in the latter case) by Congress. Notes that the president is empowered to reinforce the...
January 24, 1800 Journey Cannot Be Made while Snow is on the Ground William Alexander Samuel Hodgdon Alexander has received the letter from Mr. Parker with the ten military warrants for Mr. Cutter enclosed. If they had been received earlier, they would have been forwarded by post but the journey cannot be made while snow is on the ground and they cannot find the traces of the old channel from the Spring. Even when the snow is gone, the channel will be difficult to find but Alexander will still...
May 15, 1798 Producing New Files, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon The iron and stocks have come to hand but there are 25 less stocks than expected and 152 are knotty or cracked and unfit for use. Ames mentioned to the Secretary of War that a file cutter should be employed to cut over the old files. There are many files now on hand so new ones can be produced at Springfield making it unnecessary to purchase them. A good faithful man should be sent for that...