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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 18, 1795 Letter to Samuel & Joseph Sterret on the delivery of draughts of frigate Timothy Pickering [not available] Pickering informs Messrs Sterrett on delivery of the draughts of the frigate to be built at Baltimore under direction of Joshua Humphreys constructor.
April 28, 1795 Compensation for services in frigate construction Timothy Pickering Tench Francis Payment for services in building draughts and moulds of frigates and for assisting in construction of frigate at Norfolk. Payment amounting to $750.
May 12, 1795 Discussion of U.S. Frigate Construction & Josiah Fox's Performance as Naval Constructor Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, discusses Frigates under construction in U.S.; discusses Frigate building at Norfolk; describes Josiah Fox's pay rate; discusses Fox's performance as Naval constructor.
July 16, 1794 Appointment of Josiah Fox as a clerk in the Department of War for Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Josiah Fox Letter appoints Josiah Fox as a clerk in the Department of War under Joshua Humphreys, who is constructing models and draughts frigates to be built in the United States. Rate of pay $500 per year.
April 24, 1799 Captain Elliott's Services are Needed Immediately James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Captain McMillen must be relieved as soon as possible from the Company of Artillery at Northampton County so that he can be available to superintend the laboratory intended for the production of draughts for cannon.
May 12, 1795 Letter from the War Office regarding payment for services to Josiah Fox [not available] Josiah Fox Payment for services to Josiah Fox for preparing draughts and frigate moulds and for services with frigate construction at Norfolk Virginia. Payment of $750 for past year of service.
May 14, 1795 Letter from the War Office recommending Josiah Fox [not available] William Pennock Josiah Fox is the bearer of this recommendation. William Pennock speaks highly of Fox's performance in the Navy Department at Philadelphia where he assisted Joshua Humphreys, naval constructor, in making draughts and moulds for frigates. Humphreys speaks well of Fox and there are few men equally qualified. Mr John Morgan was destined for the position at Norfolk as naval constructor, but he is in...
June 28, 1794 Appointment of Joshua Humphreys as Constructor or Master Builder at the Port of Philadelphia Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox informs Joshua Humphreys of his appointment as Constructor or Master Builder of a 44 gun frigate at the port of Philadelphia at the rate of $2000 per year. Pay retroactive in consideration of Humphreys' work adjusting models and draughts. [Frigate would become the USS United States.]
February 23, 1799 Reinforcement of the Garrison of Detroit James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry encloses letters from several officers and speeches from Indian head-men as well as his response to the speech made in Philadelphia to assist Hamilton in deciding whether the garrison of Detroit, weakened by draughts, should be reinforced.
May 14, 1795 Recommendation of Josiah Fox as Assistant Naval Constructor Timothy Pickering William Pennock Letter, recommends Fox as assistant constructor; mentions Navy Department.
May 12, 1795 Appointment as & Duties of Temporary Naval Constructor at Norfolk Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, informs Fox re appointment as Temporary Constructor at Norfolk; describes duties of Naval Constructor.
November 15, 1799 Unable to Comply With Orders of October 21 Joseph Williams James McHenry Williams misunderstood McHenry's orders of October 21. He is reluctant to comply with those orders, as it would prove both expensive and embarrassing. He cannot afford to travel to Philadelphia himself to receive funds, but if McHenry authorizes him to draw monies at the office in New York he should be able to complete the business.
March 17, 1788 Letter to the Commissioner of Commissary Stores John Warren Samuel Hodgdon Letter to the Commissioner of Commissary Stores; discusses settlements and accounts.
December 16, 1782 Clothing for the Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Lincoln is exceedingly oblidged by General Greene's attention to the arrangement and the manner in which Greene conducted it. He is equally pleased with Greene's care in procuring clothing for his troops which has relieved Lincoln's long anxiety about supplying the clothing. Mr. Morris will honor Greene's draughts and appears satisfied with the steps Greene has taken.
October 24, 1795 Statement of the 3 futtocks that lengthen and shorten the scarph [not available] Colonel James Hackett Enclosed is statement of 3 futtocks that lengthen and shorten to give scarph to the ports of 36 gun frigates.
June 16, 1794 Fortifications in South Carolina Paul H. Perrault Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding fortifications in Charleston, South Carolina. The places designed to be fortified are Sullivan's Island, Fort Johnston, and one battery on a wharf. Praises the "patriotism and zealous endeavors of the citizens of Charleston."
[not available] Statement of the Length of the 44 Gun Frigate Josiah Fox Unknown Recipient A statement of the measurements of the 44 gun frigate, including foremast perpend to foremast square timber and foremast perpend to square timber 43rd bung. This may be meant to correct the drafts at the War Department which are apparently wrong.
August 2, 1797 Extract rules and regulations relative to maritime, frontier posts, or fortified places James McHenry [not available] Extract on rules and regulation relative to remittance and frontier posts or fortified places. Discusses methods for security and safeguarding plans for forts or fortified places.
November 7, 1795 Hayes Account and Payment for People of Cumberland David Henley Joseph Howell Enclosed account of Robert Hayes. Difficulties for people of Cumberland obtaining payments and payment of Kerrs of Salisbury, NC noted.
June 28, 1794 Appointment as Constructor and Master Builder Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox appoints Humphreys Constructor and Master Builder of a forty-four gun ship to be built in Philadelphia, with a compensation of two thousand dollars annually. The compensation is backdated to May due to Humphreys' work on drafts and models for the ship.
September 12, 1795 Pickering discusses financial matters with Chapin Timothy Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Letter, directs expences re Indian Affairs; encloses post notes from United States Bank.
September 27, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding testing of cannon [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Discusses the means of testing the cannon. Purpose of the test is to determine if any water can penetrate through the holes of cannon. Discusses the proving of the cannon by powder and placement thereafter on a timber. Provides details how the cannon will be sealed and filled with water. If any water leaks, then it will be refused.
May 18, 1799 Illegal Speculation in Indians Lands, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Among a number of matters, McHenry indicts those who have speculated illegally in lands belonging to Indians and then had the audacity to complain to the government when those unlawful actions resulted in acts of hostility by the tribes.
December 10, 1787 Settling Accounts of Pay to Workmen from 1785 William Price Samuel Hodgdon In June 1785, Price sent Hodgdon a pay abstract for the men employed in the ordnance department at West Point. That same month, Hodgdon replied that the drafts for money to pay the men would be forthcoming. The money did not apparently arrive. The bearer of the letter, Mr. Robert Dunlap, is a storekeeper who paid the men when they were discharged and has a receipt for the sum. Price asks that...
November 11, 1782 General Greene's Report on Clothing for the Southern Army Nathaniel Greene Benjamin Lincoln Greene informs Lincoln that he is taking measures to obtain clothing for the troops. He reports that he has on hand only a small part of his army's winter clothing. After issuing clothing to the troops going to the north he will have only a small pittance left. Greene discusses his financial arrangements for paying for the clothing through bills drawn on the Continental Army's Financier.