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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 31, 1800 Autograph Draft, James McHenry to Count Rumford James McHenry Count Rumford Describes invention of Bavarian field piece used by artillery, mentions science and end of term in War Office.
November 26, 1798 Brass Field Pieces v. Iron Field Pieces Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry After giving his opinion as to the kinds of field pieces that should be provided to the State of New Jersey, Hodgdon states his belief that iron field pieces are as effective as brass field pieces even though they cost much less.
July 7, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons authorizes Jackson to make payment to John Bryant.
February 14, 1795 Stand of Arms & Equipment for Fifty Horsemen Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Five hundred stand of arms and equipments for fify horsemen should be packed up and put in perfect readiness. Even though they may not yet be removed, they still should be ready.
May 3, 1798 Artricles for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Lieutenant Ross of the frigate "United States" the following items: a top lantern, ballast shovels, a piece of red bunting, a piece of white bunting, and sewing twine.
April 4, 1799 Requests Field Ammunition for the Laboratory Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests shot for field ammunition for the laboratory in specific outlined sizes. Must be perfectly round and smooth.
April 10, 1797 Delivery of Cannon James McHenry John Harris Directs Harris to furnish brass cannon to Captain Elliot for field exercise.
September 12, 1795 Shipment of live oak; authority to use a Maryland oak [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Live oak received at Baltimore. Authorized to use a Maryland oak for the lower stem piece if the live oak does not arrive.
May 3, 1798 Articles for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked todeliver to Lieutenant Ross the following articles for the use of the Frigate "United States": a top lantern, ballast shovels, a piece of red bunting, a piece of white bunting, and a half-pound of sewing twine.
March 18, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton wants to be informed regarding the progress made in arranging the relative rank of field officers because they are naturally very anxious on this subject.
October 4, 1798 Certification of payments; Valentine Hoffman for repairing field carriages William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment of $332.76 to Valentine Hoffman for repairing field carriages.
September 5, 1798 Tents, Field Pieces, Sheds, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Among other matters, Hodgdon discusses the shortage of tents, the availability of field pieces, and the need to construct a shed to shelter the pieces.
February 7, 1796 Discussion of Newspaper References to Frigate Building Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, describes article on Frigate building at Baltimore; informs Fox re false newspaper article.
April 16, 1794 Models for Cannon Carriages Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed by Secretary of War to have made three models for cannon carriages similar to the brass piece mounted in Jones' office.
June 7, 1793 Discussion of Field Artillery, Including Cannon Required A Fenner Henry Knox Letter, discusses corps of artillery; asks for brass field pieces; mentions foreign affairs.
March 26, 1800 Relative Rank of the Field Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry explains that seniority should be the basis of assigning relative rank to field officers within the regiments of infantry. If there are two majors, the senior major is assigned the higher rank.
October 9, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons forwards instructions to Jackson that inform him of his obligations as Agent for fortifications at Boston.
September 10, 1796 Captain Powers' debt William Simmons John Field Informs Field that unless the balance due by Captain William Powers to the United States is paid, he will initiate a law suit against Powers for the recovery of the money. Powers indicated to Simmons that Field would pay the balance.
January 31, 1800 Request for Issue of Cannon Implements & Ammunition for Proving a Cannon Barrel James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of various ammunition & cannon implements for testing a three-pounder cannon at Foxall's Furnace.
November 29, 1798 Cost of Brass Ordnance & Field Carriages Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon encloses a statement showing the the probable cost of the brass ordnance and field carriages about which McHenry had inquired.
March 24, 1800 Relative Rank of Field Officers, Etc. Alexander Hamilton James McHenry The relative rank of field officers should be universally decided and promulgated without delay.
March 18, 1796 Cited Document John Field William Simmons Cited in Simmons to Field 04/16/1796
March 19, 1800 Order of Rank Among Field Officers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Explains that the rule prescribes that for all field officers who served during the Revolutionary War the relative rank of those of equal grade will be assigned according to their relative rank at the close of that war.
April 23, 1799 Relative Rank of the Field Officers of the New Regiments, Etc. James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry wants Hamilton's opinion regarding the rule used to determine the relative rank of field officers in the new regiments and inquires as to whether there should be alterations in the rule regarding the officers who are above the rank of major.
July 26, 1796 Brass Field Pieces on Public Property? Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants Jones to inform him whether the brass field pieces in the hands of the militia at Charleston are on United States property.