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February 9, 1795 Establishing Responsiblity for Damage to Arms McLean & Van Emburgh Samuel Hodgdon McLean and Van Emburgh cite their contract with the United States, the theme of which is that if any damage was done to the arms while in their care, it must be clearly established that it was their fault before any allowance is provided. The men employed for the transportation of said stores will not refund money to McLean and Van Emburgh unless they can provide that said damage was due to their...
April 5, 1797 Transport of Clothing for Troops at Niagara James Bruff James McHenry Outlines packaging of items to prevent theft and damage by water.
November 17, 1798 Keeping the Powder Free from Waste & Damage Samuel Hodgdon William Crafts Hodgdon explains the measures necessary to keep the powder free from waste and damage.
July 6, 1795 Inspection of Shirts Timothy Pickering Return Jonathan Meigs Pickering requests Meigs evaluate the goods bought by Colonel James O'Hara intended for the Indians, determining the value of the items based on their quality and the extent of any damage to them.
June 23, 1796 Extract of letter from Secretary of War to David Henley on claims and compensation for Indian damage James McHenry David Henley William Simmons addresses compensation for damage committed by Indians. He refers to the act to regulate trade and intercourse with Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers. Discusses claim by General Robertson for a quantity of corn claimed destroyed by Choctaw and Chickasaws at General Robertson's house. Simmons states that a deduction should be taken from annual amount given to...
July 8, 1796 Alteration to Orders for Col. Butler on Construction of Storehouse/Barracks James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry approved contents of letters from Wayne except orders to Colonel Butler. McHenry stated the storehouse and barracks should be disconnected due to damage sustained to building if fire occurred in storehouse.
April 12, 1799 Expresses Concern about Delivery of Supplies Samuel Hodgdon John Jacob Rivardi Has sent the articles requested in the enclosed invoice. Dealing with complaints of detention, damage, and embezzlement along the route. Requests acknowledgment of receipt. Reports loss of trunk belonging to Mr. Shieffelin while en route. The trunk contained 5 skins for Hodgdon from Dr. Charles Brown. They hope to recover the trunk and seek information. Both Hodgdon and Brown have not heard...
July 20, 1799 Statement of Stores and Payment Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig (first half of letter illegible) Advised a correct statement of stores, not a hastily compiled and incorrect statement. Discussed payment for transportation, relationship of Craig to Mr. Mead, mentioned damage sustained by sinking boat on Allegheny river. Blocks for hauling supplies to arrive shortly.
April 12, 1799 Expresses Concern about Delivery of Medicines and Hospital Stores Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Forwards to Col. Evin Stevens medicine and hospital stores to Niagara. Has written to Rivardi so he is apprised of their arrival. Requests that as soon as Hoduin receives them, he ship them to Schenectady. Fears damage or embezzlement along the route. Has directed Stevens to write with receipt of acknowledgment.
July 16, 1794 Requests Report on Damage to Winter Harbor on Delaware River Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests report on injury to the winter harbor on the Delaware River.
July 8, 1796 Receiving Supplies Isaac Craig James McHenry Late Quartermaster Gen. gave Craig letter of credit prior to departing for Head Quarters. Requests instructions on how to obtain cash. Noted contractors made deal with Tench Francis for the purchase of 1000 barrels of flour, requests orders to receive flour from contractors.
August 17, 1795 Request to revise claims William Simmons David Thompson Rejects charges for music and damage done by recruits on Ensign David Thompson's recruiting accounts. Instructs Thompson to revise his claim.
August 30, 1797 Regarding the launching of frigate United States and plans to take on stores and ordnance [not available] Captain John Barry Expresses satisfaction that the careening business is over and that the damage sustained from launching has been repaired. Discusses replacement of ballast; and then putting ship in the stream a safe distance from the wharf and then take on guns and such articles required by the purveyor. Lieutenant McRea will be on board with his men from Fort Mifflin. Has no objection to seamen hired to help...
October 7, 1786 Report on Desertions, Equipment, Morale & Storm Damage at West Point William Price Henry Knox Reports sending of ordnance & stores returns, as well as a return of different parts left over from an overhaul of old arms. Reports ashamedly that more New Jersey recruits have deserted, and the party sent after them could not track them down; reports an "uneasy" situation at West Point, with troops lacking pay and clothing. Asks for these things to be sent if at all possible, & encloses a...
November 15, 1793 Whereabouts of Knox; Troop Movements; Yellow Fever Epidemic Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Secretary of War remains in the countryside. Mentions army's movement. Discusses accountability for damaged goods. Discusses effects of yellow fever epidemic in city. Mentions death of Jacob Hapelman.
January 22, 1799 Explains Reasons Why One Nominee Declined Appointment James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Encloses schedule that was forgotten in the previous post. Mentions plans of officers to decline nominations until actual operations are necessary in order to maintain occupations. Claims that this is more damage than good.
January 24, 1793 Protecting Hats from Moths John Miller Alexander Hamilton Miller offers his suggestion for protecting the 1500 soldiers' hats from the depredations of moths.
February 14, 1798 Sale of Tools & Care of Military Stores, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Bernard Hudson Letter, directs sale of tools & care of military stores; discusses transportation of ordnance.
October 3, 1798 Deficiency of Musket Cartridges, Etc. John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of returns and accounts, Bryant notes that there has been a deficiency of musket cartridges due to damage and the fact that some were taken by the militia during the time of the insurrection. He is grateful to Hodgdon for recommending to the Secretary of War that he be continued in his post.
April 2, 1785 Regarding Plan to Salvage Damaged Powder William Price Samuel Hodgdon Refers to attempts to air out and salvage damaged powder, and possibly to the making of a contract with a third party to undertake that business. Also encloses return for March 1785 [not included].
May 28, 1799 Concerning the Springfield Armory James McHenry David Ames Inform the Superintendent of the Springfield Armory that the services of Mr. Orr are needed by the Treasury Secretary, asking him if Orr's absence would damage the daily functions of the armory.
January 24, 1793 Request of Hats by Secretaries of Treasury and War John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury requests arrangement of hats ordered from contractors Danacker and Young. The Secretary of War requests attention for arrangements for the protection of the hats from any damage.
July 21, 1798 Receipt of Goods David Henley Samuel Hodgdon Letter, mentions that a few of the bales of goods received from Mr. Hamilton's teams were wet because of the continual rains.
March 14, 1797 Indian Gifts Arrived David Henley William Simmons Letter containing enclosures to Lieut. Wright received. Indian gifts arrived, Henley seeks to immediately send the presents on so as to prevent damage by the "ungovernable people of this county."
December 21, 1794 Tents & Arms Exposed to Heavy Rain Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Hunt announces his arrival with the Jersey Brigade. He is supposed to receive his stores from the Jersey Militia but the tents and arms have been exposed to heavy rain and cannot be received until the tents have been dried out. Perhaps the arms and bayonets should be oiled to prevent damage from the rain.