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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 22, 1794 Inappropriate British fortification Anthony Wayne William Campbell Major General Anthony Wayne writes British Major William Campbell, commander of the post along the banks of the Miami. States that the post is far within the well known and acknowledged boundaries of the United States, and is therefore an "act of the highest aggression, and destructive to the peace." The same fortification also happens to be at the heart of the settlements of the Indian tribes...
November 27, 1794 Fortification at Annapolis Alexander Hamilton John Randall Agreeable to John Randall's request (Collector at Annapolis), Hamilton has directed the U.S. Treasurer to remit Randall's draught on the office of Discount and Deposit at Baltimore for $750, allotted for the fortification at Annapolis.
September 14, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore Samuel Dodge Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that the lower work of the fortification at Baltimore is complete. Mentions that "it is almost impossible to get laborers."
March 24, 1794 Fortifications of Ports and Harbors in Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Congress approved bill to fortify ports and harbors, bill enclosed. Knox requested Lee assume command of the fortification operation.
September 16, 1794 Fortifications at Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that most of the materials for the fortification at Alexandria have arrived, and the batter is being prepared. The palisade and frieze are "much advanced."
July 11, 1796 Compensation of Alexis De Leyritz, assistant engineer of the fortification near Baltimore Maryland Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $482.90 is due Alexis De Leyritz, being the balance of his compensation as assistant engineer of the fortification near Baltimore from May 3 to June 30, 1796.
March 24, 1794 Fortification of ports and harbors Henry Knox Governor Josiah Bartlett Secretary Knox corresponds with Governor Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire on matters pertaining to the fortification of Portsmouth harbor.
May 9, 1797 Fortification of Post Lieutenant Piercy Smith Pope James McHenry Intelligence report stating that the posts at Walnut Hills and Natchez are being reinforced by Spanish soldiers contrary to orders of evacuation.
August 25, 1794 Pittsburgh and the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Isaac Craig Hamilton discusses the fortification at Pittsburgh, urging that it take the necessary precautions in case the Whiskey Rebellion spreads.
August 13, 1794 Arms and stores at fortifications Alexander Hamilton Isaac Craig Letter from the Treasury Secretary to Major Isaac Craig, stressing that the keeping of arms and stores out of the hand of the insurgents is a matter of great importance at the fortification he resides at.
December 29, 1800 Expenditures on Fortification of Ports & Harbors Samuel Dexter William Simmons Simmons should furnish Dexter with a statement of the expenditures in account of the appropriations for the fortification of ports and harbors, designating the amount expended for each port.
April 12, 1799 Decisions about Local Fortifications, Supplies, and Regimental Paymasters James McHenry Thomas Butler Based on Butler's knowledge of the surrounding frontier, leaves any decision about fortification to him, with a few instructions. Requests attention to Indians. Writes of efforts to protect the factory and fortification at Tellico. Directs supplies.
March 24, 1794 Fortification of the Ports of South Carolina Henry Knox Governor William Moultrie As Commander in Chief of the South Carolina Militia, Governor Moultrie is told to provide for the fortifications of the ports of his State.
June 9, 1794 Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Treasury Secretary Hamilton writes collector Otho Williams at Baltimore. Informs him that he has directed the Treasurer to remit to him the sum of $1700 in bills for the fortification.
October 9, 1794 Communication with Mr. Gate about Transactions Tench Coxe Henry Knox Encloses letter from supervisor in Maryland stating that the duties of the Treasury and War Departments were committed to him in April. Reports that the business of fortification and militia purchases have not been transacted through his office.
September 8, 1794 Fortification on Cape Fear River Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Nicholas Martinon transmits the plans concerning the fort of the Cape Fear River, including details of the workers (which include several black men)
July 18, 1794 Fortifications in Alexandria and Annapolis John Vermonnet Henry Knox Engineer John Vermonnet forwards to the Secretary of War a draught of the fortification of Annapolis. Also states that the crossway at Alexandria will be completed next week, weather permitting. Vermonnet intends to open the ditches as soon as the crossway is finished. Colonel Fitzgerald has contracted for them.
April 11, 1794 [Instructions to Paul Hyacinte Perault, acting as temporary Engineer in the service of the United States] Henry Knox Paul Hyacinte Perault Appointment as Engineer for the fortification of the port in Charleston, SC. Instructions to proceed with construction with haste. Instructions on course of construction included.
June 10, 1797 James McHenry forwarding letter concerning orders to Isaac Guion James McHenry Isaac Guion McHenry forwards to Guion letters written 9th and 10th of June to General Wilkinson, presumably concerning Guion's deployment to make the rounds of posts in territory claimed by both Indians and Spanish. Advises Guion on drawing funds to pay troops and purchase fortification materials.
January 1, 1795 Estimates from T. Francis Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Notification of receipt of T. Francis estimates (for the fortification the port of Philadelphia). If the need for supplies is urgent, Francis believed import of goods from Great Britain and Ireland on credit would be a sufficient choice.
February 11, 1794 Fortification of Norfolk Henry Knox Henry Lee Congress to vote on fortification of Norfolk, Knox believed they will vote to fund the construction. Rules outlined for ships of war to use U.S. ports.
June 30, 1796 Compensation of Augustus DeGrasse Sub Engineer to the fortification at South Carolina William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $227.50 is due Augustus DeGrasse, Sub Engineer to the fortification at South Carolina, being his compensation from April through June 1796.
September 22, 1794 Reports Preparation and Delivery of Iron Ball and Kentledge Tench Coxe John Stagg Reports preparation and delivery of iron ball and kentledge iron ballast in New York. Announces the possibility of ball for the fortification. Requests an inspection in New York.
July 17, 1799 Certification of payment; John Foncin, Temporary Engineer William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $69.90 to John Foncin, Temporary Engineer, for pay and subsistence related to fortification of harbors.
January 28, 1795 [Report on the expense of Fortifications]. Samuel Smith [not available] List of annual costs to each state for defense and fortification of their borders along with committee approved sums for the following year.