Viewing 1–25 of 147 documents: "fair wind"

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April 13, 1799 Wind Not Being Fair for the Packets to Sail, Etc. Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens has received the bill of lading of quartermaster's stores and forwarded it to Albany, He hopes Hodgdon has received the draft on the Secretary of State. Benjamin will proceed to Newport but has been delayed by the wind not being fair enough for the packets to sail. Stevens will soon move from his present situation to Beekman Street.
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 28, 1793 We shall sail with the first fair wind. Benjamin Lincoln Isaac Craig Commissioners LIncoln, Randolph, and Pickering report on the status of their expedition to treat with the Western Indians.
April 18, 1787 Hiring Cooper, Wind Damage, Need for More Men, Request for Oil William Price Henry Knox Price refers to the cooper's terms laid out in his letter of March 20 and asks Knox whether or not they should hire the cooper. A strong wind has damaged some of the buildings, including the magazine and the roof of the magazine at Fort Putnam. The four deserters reduced the number of men to the point where they cannot mount a proper guard at Fort Clinton. Price still needs gallons of oil for the...
May 16, 1798 Ordnance Concerns at West Point George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a detailed discussion of ordnance matters, Fleming notes that the cannons and carriage have been boarded on a sloop that sailed that morning with a fine fair wind. The receipt of the master of the sloop is enclosed and the vessel should arrive in New York that afternoon.
July 15, 1800 Delivery of pistols and cartridges to Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of one pair good pistols and twelve pistol cartridges to be returned by him, or paid for at a fair valuation.
March 25, 1798 Discussion of Officers & Frigates Constellation & Congress Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for names of officers; discusses sails of Frigate Constellation; mentions Congress; mentions British fleet.
January 23, 1799 A Fair and Disinterested Candidate Samuel Mackay Alexander Hamilton MacKay laments the absense of his name from the lists of military appointments, probably due to his birth in a foreign country. He wants Hamilton to know that he is still available for service.
September 12, 1800 Blankets for the use of Africans Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of blankets of Marshall of Pennsylvania for use of Africans committed to his care by government.
May 31, 1789 Henry Jackson discusses politics with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses Capt Vose's departure; discusses election results.
December 4, 1794 Fair and Equitable Terms of Peace [not available] Anthony Wayne Following the defeat of the northern tribes at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, General Wayne proposes terms for a lasting peace that will serve the interests of both red and white people.
August 16, 1793 Letter from Federal Commissioners Sandusky conference to Chiefs of Six Nations regarding end of peace talks Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Chiefs Six Nations Commissioners resending message to Chiefs of Six Nations. They also inform the Chiefs of the break down in peace talks over the Council at rapids of Miami River insistence that Ohio River be mutually agreed upon as the boundary between Indian and United States lands. Commissioners will return home with the first fair wind for Ft. Erie, and report proceedings to President of United States General...
September 1797 Indian Treaty Proceedings, 1795-1797 Red Jacket Jeremiah Wadsworth Seems to mostly contain expressions of friendship and fair dealing.
May 6, 1800 Ames' Attempts to Exonerate Himself, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams considered it his duty to exhibit the complaints against Mr. Ames and hoped that a fair and candid investigation would have taken place on the spot. A few days after Ames left for Philadelphia, Williams was surprised to find he had obtained partial depositions and certificates calculated to exonerate him from charges without a fair inquiry. Williams lays out the evidence which shows...
April 11, 1797 Your Kindness to Me William Vans Murray James McHenry In his typically bad handwriting, Vans Murray seems to be informing McHenry of the details of his impending journey to the Netnerlands and thanking him for his support.
April 12, 1798 Provisions Intended for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Tench Francis has been directed to deliver to Hodgdon the provisions that should be transported to the frigate "Constellation." At last report, that vessel is anchored at the mouth of the Patapsco River on its way to the Patuxent River from which Captain Truxton intends to proceed with the first favorable wind.
December 4, 1788 Various Payments Due, Damage to Magazine by Wind William Price Henry Knox John Brown of Newburgh contracted with Price to make two hundred powder casks and delivered them in September. Per that contract, he was supposed to be paid by December 1st. Price includes an account for payment to Brown. Mr. Garrison who delivered wood to West Point last winter and Mrs. Randal who is taking care of Captain Molly both request payment for their services. A violent windstorm in...
May 23, 1796 Suggesting Like Oak be Unloaded in New York Instead of Philadelphia Captain Silas Talbot James McHenry Talbot suggests that a shipment of like oak that was to be sent along to Philadelphia be unloaded in New York because of unfavorable winds and the recent arrival of a separate shipment of lumber in Philadelphia.
May 2, 1798 Box for My Brother Judith Sargent Murray Samuel Hodgdon Murray asks for Hodgdon's assistance in ensuring that a box addressed to her brother arrives safely at its destination in Cincinnati.
March 20, 1797 MacRea's Just Compensation William MacRea William Simmons MacRea points out that while he was in Detroit during the derangement he was doing the duty of Sub Legionary Major after Capt. Guion went on furlough. Therefore, it would only be fair for him to receive the extra pay and rations for those additional duties that he never obtained before leaving the Army.
April 12, 1798 Provisions for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is an order to Tench Francis to deliver to Hodgdon the provisions for the Frigate "Constellation" which should be transported to that ship. Based on Captain Truxton's last account, the "Constellation" is at anchor near the mouth of the Patapsco [River] on his way to the Patuxent [River] for which he intends to proceed with the first favorable wind.
September 18, 1797 Request for Anchor for Frigate Constellation James McHenry Tench Francis Frigate Constellation required a heavy anchor to "keep her from accidents during heavy squalls or spurts of wind,". McHenry requested an update on the one he requested had been transferred from Portsmouth to Baltimore.
May 26, 1798 Political Affiliations of Indians Edward Price James McHenry Extract from letter by Col. Hawkins discussed relations of Indians with Spanish and French. The effects of an alliance between British and United States on the Creeks discussed. Officer misconduct recounted.
December 1, 1800 Request for Blankets for Use of the Marine Corps Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs the delivery of 1102 blankets for the use of the Marine Corps.
November 13, 1793 Smith writes to Knox about Citizen Genet William S. Smith Henry Knox Letter, Col. Smith discusses military accoutrements ordered by Citizen Genet but not paid for.