Viewing 1–9 of 9 documents: "drilling"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 6, 1791 Return of Clothing Forwarded to Pittsburg William Knox Samuel Hodgdon Return of clothing includes hats, coats, vests, stocks, shirts, shoes, drilling overalls, sheeting, blankets, pouches and horns.
September 13, 1796 Precise Size of Casks Wanted at Springfield, Etc. War Office Samuel Hodgdon The Secetary of War wants an account of the size of casks needed for the powder at Springfield and wants to know why new casks are needed. Billington & Bryan have applied to purchase 24 pieces of drilling which are in the public stores. The Secretary wants to know for what purpose those articles were purchased.
May 20, 1790 Samuel Hodgdon's Receipt for Clothing Samuel Hodgdon John Stagg Return of clothing received of Smith & Sheppard for the use of the Levy Troops, Philadelphia May 20th 1791.
May 20, 1791 United States Account with Smith & Shepherd Edward Nixon Nicholas Eveleigh Balance due Smith & Shepherd for clothing and articles delivered.
May 24, 1791 Smith & Shepherd's Contract for Clothing Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Smith & Shepherd have completed their contact for the clothing for the levies and Mr. Hodgdon has receipted to them for same. Some of the articles were not equal to the pattern and others were superior but on the whole Hodgdon judges that Smith & Shepherd have successfully executed their contract. Additional overalls have been commissioned so that the soldiers will have clean pairs.
August 8, 1793 Debunking Indian Accusations of Aggressive Movement; Drilling, Equipping, & (Re)Enlisting Troops Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne defends his preparations and provisioning as limited and un-aggressive. Dismisses Indian allegations of stockpiling food (as for a march) at the forts, stating only just enough for the garrisons has even been obtainable. Accounts for number of men in fort garrisons to prove that no great force has been stirring to make aggressive moves. Complains that the suggestion that he has disobeyed...
May 20, 1791 Clothing and Articles from Smith & Shepherd Samuel Hodgdon John Stagg As inspector, Hodgdon has examined the clothing and other articles received from Smith and Shepherd under their contract with the public. He finds many of the coats deficient in size and others inferior to the pattern and others coarse in the extreme. The shirts are equal to the pattern but many of the shoes are too small for soldiers.
May 11, 1798 Estimate of Quartermaster Supplies for Army of 20,000 Men Samuel Hodgdon [not available] A thorough estimate of the supplies needed for an army of 20,000 men, not counting contingent expenses such as repairs, transportation, etc.
July 13, 1792 Clothing, Muskets, and Powder Anthony Wayne Henry Knox All is quiet on the frontier but the lack of clothing for the troops is a disgrace. Wayne discusses a modification of his muskets which, using a fine-grain powder, will eliminate the need for priming and result in more efficient firing of the weapons. He asks that this new powder be sent immediately so as to avoid another defeat at the hands of the Indians.