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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 10, 1797 State of Forts and Harbors James McHenry William Lyman Secretary of War's letter reporting on the state of forts and harbors. The letter includes an estimate of expenses for the repair, alteration, and superintenance of said forts and harbors.
June 3, 1797 Request for Appropriation to Make Repairs to Forts James McHenry Richard Stockton Request for list of ports and forts that require maintenance. Notification that few repairs or alterations have been made to fortifications, and military needs money to make such repairs along with regular troops to garrison forts from New York St. Mary's.
January 20, 1797 Instructions to Officers Commanding Maritime Forts, Relative to Salutes. James McHenry [not available] Regulations for returning gun salutes at maritime forts, with differing stipulations for each rank of officer which might be saluted.
March 3, 1797 Discussion of Correspondence from & Quartermaster Duties for Frontier Forts John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Discusses correspondence from Forts Defiance and Washington, including an account of the disappearance of several men, who are feared to be dead. References the Quartermaster Department's responsibilities to the men at those and other frontier forts.
December 11, 1800 Articles requested by Samuel Hodgdon for various Forts Purveyor's Office Samuel Dexter List of articles requested by Samuel Hodgdon for various Forts.
January 26, 1793 Discusses Drafts, Returns, Construction of Boats, Forts, and Garrisons James O'Hara Major John Belli Discusses drafts and returns. Discusses loading of boats. References forts and garrisons and plans for boat building.
July 23, 1799 Submission of Land Deeds for New London, Connecticut Fortifications Jonathan Trumbull James McHenry Trumbull acknowledges receipt of the findings of the land survey done in preparation for Connecticut's ceding two plots of land to the U.S. for the construction of forts to protect a harbor [New London, Connecticut]; Trumbull encloses the deeds to the plots.
February 24, 1796 Enclosed Estimate for Troops Necessary to Garrison Forts Taken from British Anthony Wayne James McHenry Forts given to U.S. by British in recent treaty required staffing. Wayne enclosed list of necessary troops and materials for Michilimackinac, Detriot, Miami, and Niagara.
January 13, 1801 Crediting Crocker for Items Furnished to Forts Johnson and Moultrie William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Simmons asks Hodgdon to add a credit of $51.02 to Dodridge Crocker's accounts for items furnished to Forts Johnson and Moultrie.
June 25, 1793 Reception & Safe Keeping of Distilled Spirits Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton asks Knox to give the necessary directions for the reception and safekeeping of the distilled spirits that have been purchased for the use of the Army in the western parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky at Forts McIntosh, Washington, and Steuben.
January 10, 1797 Letter to Congressional Committee Concerning Seaboard Fortifications James McHenry House of Representatives Informs Congress which forts have been improved upon, and which must be presumed in deterioration because they have not been garrisoned; estimates cost of paying private persons to superintend those unmanned posts. Notes that additional funds for the year's upkeep at the garrisoned forts will be necessary, and that a separate document containing requests for such funds has been submitted.
March 10, 1797 Regarding Safe Arrival of Quartermaster, & Post as Quartermaster General John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Informs McHenry of the safe arrival of a quartermaster officer at one of the frontier forts. Appears to discuss Wilkins' continuing post as Quartermaster General.
December 5, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies to Forts Wolcott & Adams Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of powder horns, sewing materials, antimony, and lead to Forts Wolcott and Adams at Newport, RI.
April 24, 1799 Reports Progress in Obtaining Returns for all Deliveries Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Hamilton Current system requires returns of all quartermaster clothing and Indian stores received, issued, expended, and forwarded to all garrisons, forts, arsenals, and public stores. Reports tardiness of obtaining reports but expresses optimism in progress.
July 19, 1789 Jackson discusses federal nominations with Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, discusses forts and stores; discusses President's nominations.
June 9, 1797 McHenry to Wilkinson Concerning Situation in Indian/Spanish Country James McHenry James Wilkinson James McHenry writes General James Wilkinson on sending an officer to investigate an affair concerning the possible demolition of U.S. forts in Indian country and the claims of Spanish subjects to land in the region. Instructions outlined. Asks Wilkinson to report on situation, and to recommend the reinforcements and posture he sees necessary.
September 10, 1796 Military Support for Frontiers of Tennessee James McHenry Anthony Wayne Infantry to rendezvous at Tellico Blockhouse for protections of frontier. Movement of other companies detailed, Spanish troops to vacate forts per treaty.
June 7, 1796 Enclosed Letters Ordering Deposit of Provisions to Posts Anthony Wayne James McHenry Duplicate letters enclosed documenting Waynes orders to James O'Hara for the delivery of provisions to forts along the Ohio River. Wayne assured McHenry he would supply the recently acquired posts by United States from British.
July 10, 1787 Report of the Secretary at War to Congress. Henry Knox Congress of the United States Knox refers to depredations most probably committed by the Shawanese and Wabash Indians and says that this matter demands the attention of the government. The strong hand of government must keep the whites and savages a certain distance apart. Number of troops is inadequate. Requests 1500 men, establishment of a chain of forts, and efforts to establish a treaty with Shawanese and Wabash,...
July 1, 1798 Questions of military strategy for the Attorney General James McHenry Charles Lee Submits questions to the attorney general for consideration. In the event that an officer commanding American troops on the Mississippi receive word that French troops were ascending under a Spanish flag, should the officer permit them to pass through forts? Should he receive evidence that a hostile military force is approaching, may he move beyond national boundaries and attack, or wait until...
September 15, 1800 Articles for the Defense of Sundry Forts Jonathan Newman Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed are three returns respecting articles needed at Detroit, Niagara, and Michilimackinac. The articles listed therein should be delivered to the Quartermaster General for transportation. General Wilkinson sent a cartridge box as a model but Newman does not know how to send it. The Secretary is still exceedingly indisposed.
May 29, 1796 Ration Supply for Troops to Staff Posts Evacuated by British Troops James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry provided information on troops to be stationed at forts recently vacated by British troops per treaty agreement with United States. McHenry provided information on garrisons to facilitate the timely dispensation of rations to the troops.
October 10, 1794 Information Regarding Proceedings of the Council at the Big Rock Chiefs of the Wyandots [not available] Verbal communication sent by the Chief of the Wyandols through Enus Khon, a confidential warrior. Rather than long term peace, a truce with the United States was proposed until a council could meet in the spring to discuss terms. It was decided that the British were to guarantee the Indians lands west of the Ohio River if the U.S. did not abandon their forts on the West bank and to fight the...
February 2, 1797 Inquiry into Order for Flag John Stagg John Harris Letter, discusses making flags, contracting thereof, and materials needed.
July 11, 1796 Notification of Peaceful Possession of British Posts Anthony Wayne James McHenry Wayne announced the possession of the Detroit and Miamis posts, previously held by Great Britain. Enclosed letters from Captain DeButs and Colonel Richard England (British Officer) recounting exchange of possession.