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September 3, 1784 Regarding Powder Stores & Orders for Airing & Salvaging Damaged Powder William Price Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the state of powder stores, and comments that the damaged powder at Fort Clinton cannot be aired out in the current season. Refers to orders from Knox for airing and rotation of powder between casks.
August 10, 1799 Delivery of Musical Instruments and Casks of Damaged Powder James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver drums & fifes, and damaged powder to 10th Regiment
November 25, 1795 Return of damaged powder delivered to Messrs Whelen & Miller November 1st & 2nd 1795 to the order of Samuel Hodgdon Esquire dated June 22d 1795 William Nickels Samuel Hodgdon Lists amounts of damaged powder found in the public stores after cleaning and separating it during 1792 and 1793.
May 24, 1787 Sale of Damaged Powder William Price Henry Knox Several persons have inquired about the possible sale of damaged powder but would not name a price they might pay. They also want to know if it will be offered at a public or private sale.
June 6, 1800 [COPY: Powder lodged in Magazine of Pennsylvania]. Jeremiah Fisher [not available] Delivery of powder in the state magazine to the credit of Tench Francis, some powder delivered by Daniel Smith was damaged, he will remanufacture the quantity damaged.
February 28, 1798 Return of Ordnance & Stores at Loumiers Jacob Kingsbury James McHenry Return of ordnance and military stores at Loumiers and its dependencies, 28th February 1798.
May 1, 1795 Rifle Powder for the Indians Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon It will be best to have the 2500 pounds of damaged powder now in the store made over again. As much as possible, the very best rifle powder should be available for presents or trade with the Indians.
May 22, 1787 Frigate Orders, Powder to be Delievered and Sold William Price Henry Knox Pirce acknowledges receipt of Knox's letter of May 3 regarding the frigates. Mr. Green will attend to the business of the frigates as soon as it is warm enough. Per Knox's letter of the 8th, the powder will be packed and ready to transport as soon as ordered. Price has made inquiries to see what people would be willing t pay to purchase the damaged powder. The highest offer has been 25 shillings...
May 31, 1787 Mr. Pitkin Offers to Buy Salt Peter and Damaged Powder William Price Henry Knox Mr. Pitkin, the bearer of the letter, came from Huntford to West Point to buy salt peter and the damaged powder. He did not offer any price so Price referred him to Knox.
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].
June 3, 1796 Reports Examination of Powder Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Reports examination of musket cartridges, many of which are damaged. Powder is often too wet. Compares musket powder with cannon powder. Suggests putting all powder away in barrels. Requests direction as soon as possible.
July 30, 1784 Resolution for disposing damaged powder at West Point New York Charles Thomson Robert Morris From Philadelphia, Charles Thomson informs Robert Morris and Joseph Carleton that he encloses resolution passed by committee of States for disposing of damaged powder at West Point New York.
April 30, 1795 Status of Powder Stores William Nickels Samuel Hodgdon Letter, informs on status of powder.
August 24, 1784 State of Powder in the Stores at West Point William Price Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the state of powder in the stores at West Point and the prospects for conducting an inventory.
June 12, 1787 Powder and Saltpeter Sold, Contracts Received, Shifts Needed William Price Henry Knox Per Knox's letter of the 9th, Price has weighed and delivered to Mr. Hensler all the damaged powder. It weighed 25276 pounds. Price weighed and delivered to Mr. Pitkin the saltpeter, per Knox's letter of the 5th. Receipts enclosed. Price will work to comply with the contracts enclosed in Knox's other letter of the 5th. If the shifts being made for Captain Molly are done, Price hopes Knox will...
March 7, 1793 Orders to Receive Damaged Gun-Barrels John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Request to receive damaged supplies, enclosed letter from A.A. Muller on the subject.
February 28, 1799 Statement of Saltpetre and Powder in Hands of Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Miller Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Statement of saltpetre and powder for Mr.s Wheeler and Miller, the property of the United States. Reports damaged saltpetre
April 8, 1787 Delivery of Shirts & Shoes, Congressional Deliberations, and Illegally Sold Powder Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Asks that Wadsworth go ahead and deliver the troops' shoes and shirts that he had planned to, and promises that he will be paid. Asks if Wadsworth will consent to take on additional warrants. Notes that "the subject of the troops" is before Congress, but that nothing has been decided yet. Thanks Wadsworth for information on damaged powder; believes "capital error" caused the damage. Asks that...
March 30, 1791 Status of Stores and Store House Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed return on stores that recently came to hand, barrel of powder damaged during transit. Store house is in a state of disrepair and cannot be made completely secure. Craig to make repairs to magazine that will make it a safe depository.
April 12, 1789 Damaged Cannon Delivered William Price Henry Knox Informs the Secretary at War that he has delivered 45 tons of damaged cannon to Jonathan and Abiathan Ingells.
December 9, 1793 Invoice of Ordnance and stores at Philadelphia, the Property of the United States Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Inventory of ordnance and stores at Philadelphia, to include cannon, shells, cannon ball, arms, powder, lead, uniforms and equipment. Also included is a list of damaged equipment.
April 12, 1797 Request for Cannon Powder James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Requests cannon powder to Mud Island.
May 12, 1784 Payment of men employed repairing damaged arms Samuel Hodgdon Robert Morris Samuel Hodgdon sends to the Superintendant of Finance a cover letter explaining estimates for final payment of men employed repairing damaged arms.
January 15, 1798 Delivery of Gun Powder James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver gun powder to Hodgdon.
February 4, 1792 Care of Powder Henry Knox Isaac Craig Notification of powder delivery, advised extreme care of delivery. Advised putting powder in flannel or canvas bags.