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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 21, 1794 Flour sent to Fort Washington Elie Williams Henry Knox Assurances that an ample supply of flour will be sent to Fort Washington for the Kentucky Volunteers, now stationed there to assist Major General Wayne in campaign. Mr. Elliot will provide future supplies.
November 10, 1788 Lt Pratt issues certificate for mistaken delivery John Pratt [not available] Certificate, mistaken delivery of rye flour.
February 13, 1784 General Benjamin Lincoln's Affairs Benjamin Lincoln Samuel Hodgdon Requests to know whether a bill will be honored. Requests that barrels of flour be sent to him.
September 9, 1796 Approved Receipt of Flour Isaac Craig James McHenry Ongoing problem with receiving instructions from War Department for the lawful acceptance of flour provided by the late contractors. Noted that a deposition to support contractors claim that the U.S. ordered flour had to be obtained by someone in McHenry's office.
March 8, 1784 Bill and Transportation of Flour Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Lincoln Discusses an (unspecified) bill and arrangements to send flour by vessel as soon as river opens. Water is currently unnavigable. Inquired about "Little Josiah" and Gen. Lincoln.
September 17, 1796 Suffering for a Want of Flour Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott discusses the measures taken to relieve the want of flour in General Wayne's Army, confusion over shipments.
September 21, 1784 Transport of Mill Stones Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Lincoln Samuel Hodgdon sends to Benjamin Lincoln a letter informing him of the shipment of mill stones. Hodgdon has not sent forward flour, save the two barrels of superfine flour. He will be in Boston in ten days to explain matters more fully.
October 7, 1796 Contract for Provisions Isaac Craig James McHenry Issue of flour contract with Scott and Ernest resolved. Craig happy to provide flour to O'Hara b/c the contracted price of flour now authorized for purchase is lower than the rate O'Hara would pay. Craig will disburse some kegs of flour to Mr. Elliott who is to descend the Ohio on an annual trip to Natchez.
August 12, 1796 Urgently Requesting Instructions Isaac Craig James McHenry Reiterated request for instructions on receiving flour from contractor, Matthew Ernest.
October 14, 1796 Sale of Provisions and Clothing Isaac Craig James McHenry Simmons asked Craig to draw on McHenry for the payment of the troops of the upper posts of the Ohio. Discussed using the flour on hand as quickly as possible by sending it to the baker. Uniforms sold at auction, prices listed.
January 6, 1800 Relative Rank of Junior Officers, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton explains to Col. Rice that his junior officers should understand that their relative rank is arranged according to the order of their appointments. Hamilton also reprimanded Rice for divulging the new appointments to the officers prior to the decision being official. Also asked that if the contractor chooses to provide rye flour in lieu of wheat flour to the troops, he must provide his...
April 12, 1784 Milling Stones and Settlement of Bills Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Lincoln Milling stones will be procured per Hodgdon's specifications. Hodgdon will demand an answer from Pettit regarding bills, Pettit assured Hodgdon bills would be paid within 30 days. Common flour will arrive shortly, several vessels will leave for Boston shortly.
October 17, 1794 Copy of Instructions Henry Knox Scott Supply of salted beef and flour for Fort Washington and Pittsburgh discussed.
May 21, 1797 Regarding Navy Stores & Congress Josiah Fox John Scott Letter, mentions stores; mentions Congress.
July 8, 1796 Receiving Supplies Isaac Craig James McHenry Late Quartermaster Gen. gave Craig letter of credit prior to departing for Head Quarters. Requests instructions on how to obtain cash. Noted contractors made deal with Tench Francis for the purchase of 1000 barrels of flour, requests orders to receive flour from contractors.
August 5, 1796 Instructions for Dealing with Contractors Isaac Craig James McHenry Uncertainty in receiving flour from late contractor M. Ernest, Craig awaiting instructions on verity of contract.
October 11, 1794 Contract for 1795 Provisions Tench Coxe Henry Knox Encloses contract for provisions for 1795 for Fort Washington and Pittsburgh. Requests feedback or orders and information about additional orders of flour and bread. Suggestions about money on treaty.
October 1, 1798 Statement of commissary stores at Fort Niagara David Thompson James O'Hara Statement of commissary stores at Fort Niagara, documenting the amount of beef, flour, soap, candles, whiskey, salt, and vinegar.
August 24, 1791 Horses and Transport of Supplies Arthur St. Clair Wilkes No one arrived to make arrangements for transportation of contractor's supplies, so the letter writer did it himself. Mr. Ernest appears to have duplicated his arrangements.
October 6, 1794 Report on General Anthony Wayne John H. Buell Henry Knox Major John Buell writes the Secretary of War on the arrival of General Anthony Wayne's forces to the Miami village, where they began a fortification without any molestation from the Indians. Four deserters of the British army came in, and they learned that the Indians are in the vicinity of the British post at the foot of the Rapids, numbering about 1,600. Also mentions that the U.S. Army has...
August 19, 1796 Settlement with Contractors Isaac Craig James McHenry Boats to be provided to Mr. Ellicott. Request someone to call upon A. Scott to provide necessary evidence that flour was contracted for by the United States and that M. Ernest is correct in his fulfillment of this request. Hopes to settle compensation of work in ordnance and clothing departments.
July 5, 1800 Paying Off the Note of Colonel Sargent, Etc. Benjamin Hodgdon Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Hodgdon has received the bill of lading for the flour but the vessel has not yet arrived. He has received the inquiry of Mr. Blake respecting the note of Colonel Sargent. It amounts to $625, including interest, and Blake is anxious to have it paid and Hodgdon has paid it without injury to himself.
January 10, 1799 Usurping the People of Illinois Jonathan Rice Jones James McHenry Jones writes concerning the state of those living in the Illinois country, explaining the conditions that aided in the area's decline. Jones cites the conscription of provisions by General Clark's troops as a factor.
August 13, 1799 Confidence should be placed in agents of the government... Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton explains five points he considers essential in dealing with contractors. He stresses that the choices that affect the health and happiness of the army should be made by government agents and not by contractors.
July 24, 1784 Cost of Commodities, Transportation of Miller Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Lincoln Informs Lincoln of the embarkation of the miller, Mr. Whitehead, contracted to supervise the operation of his mills and the prices of wheat and various other commodities. Hodgdon will furnish Lincoln with prices regularly when they are published.