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September 12, 1796 Cleaning French Arms with Sand, Etc. Joseph Cranch William Simmons Enclosed is an account of the repairs of arms duly certified by Captain Fleming, the amount of which should be transmitted to the Supervisor of New York since Cranch needs money,. The 31 cents for cleaning French arms with sand was the cost several years ago so Hodgdon has augmented Cranch's charges due to the high price of labor. By mistake, cleaning arms with sand was left off the list.
September 21, 1796 Claim for cleaning arms William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Requests that Hodgdon certify a claim from the cleaning of "French arms with sand."
September 21, 1796 Cost of Cleaning French Arms with Sand William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked to examine the account of Joseph Cranch and ascertain whether or not it is agreeable to the terms of his contract relative to his charge for cleaning French arms with sand.
June 25, 1799 Repairs of Small Arms at West Point, Etc. Joseph Cranch Samuel Hodgdon Cranch provides a detailed discussion of supplies and repairs at West Point. He apologizes for not writing sooner but he has been afflicted by a long and dangerous illness.
June 27, 1794 Removal of Arms from Ships Henry Knox Henry Lee Discussion of arms and violation of U.S. neutrality.
December 29, 1786 Arrangement for Arms Cleaning William Price Henry Knox Discusses payment of Mr. Morrow for prior services, who wishes to be paid partially in old arms out of the government stores, and also a future contract for the same person to clean weapons -- specifically 480 French carbines that need such service.
March 26, 1789 Payment for Arms Cleaned and Repaired William Price Henry Knox Following instructions from Knox from June 1788, Price delivered 500 stands of Hessian arms to James Morrow for repair. Morrow has completed the work and is owed 93 pounds 15 shillings. Per that same letter, Price paid Morrow the equivalent of 86 pounds 4 shillings in old arms, old iron, and blankets, which leaves the balance due Morrow 7 pounds 11 shillings. There are four hundred more damaged...
July 21, 1795 Guns and the Progress on the Gun Carriages John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed in the letter is a return for ordnance and stores for June 1795. Bryant found a significant amount of extra gun parts in perfect condition. The gun carriages are nearly all complete and Bryant wishes to know if the armorers are to clean the French arms on site or if he is to hire men.
July 29, 1796 Employing More Hands, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Ames has located a vessel on which he will send the musket pattern. He asks permission to employ four more hands which will enable him to keep the work going and make the business more systematic. A gentleman has asked him if the United States will contract for eight to ten stands of arms of the French Charlesville model.
May 7, 1797 Expresses Concern about Attitude toward French William Hindman James McHenry Reports recent change of attitude toward the French. Expresses his own opinion about the French.
July 3, 1785 Report on Small Arms Maintenance William Price Joseph Carleton Reports on the cleaning and repairing of arms at West Point.
May 13, 1800 French Version of the Pace Alexander Hamilton Vicomte De Noailles Hamilton delves further into the French system for measuring the pace during a march. He wants to know why the French maintain a uniform pace regardless of velocity since it would seem that paces should increase according to velocity.
November 2, 1798 Arms & Clothing for Capt. Gibson Samuel Hodgdon Elias Langham Langham is asked to deliver sundry clothing, arms, and equipage to Capt. Alexander Gibson.
December 25, 1794 Horses and Arms Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Horses sold, arms arrived in disorganized manner, return for arms to be made out shortly.
August 12, 1797 Delivery of Arms and Accoutrements Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Orders to deliver arms and accoutrements.
November 9, 1795 Armiing the Corps of Artillery Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon With the idea of arming the Corps of Artillery with guns of the French model, Pickering has decided to use the existing barrels and locks with bayonets adapted for the purpose. Mr. Nicholson should select the materials with five hundred being the number first attempted. Arms for frigates may be postponed.
May 26, 1800 [General Orders] Men Enlisted under the Order of Jan. 27, 1800 W. North [not available] General Orders: The men enlisted for and during the existing differences between the US and the French Republic are not to be discharged until further orders respecting them are given.
May 23, 1798 Returns for Cannon, Carriages, and Stands of Arms George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed are returns for: iron 18-pounder cannon and carriages, iron ship four-pounders, and chests of French stands of arms forwarded by order of the Secretary of War. Enclosed also are Captain Lee's receipts for these articles. Fleming will set off the next day on the sloop carrying these articles for New York where the powder will be proved.
August 7, 1793 Notification of Agreement Between U.S. & France Concerning French Ships in U.S. Ports Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Informs Huntington of a recent agreement between the U.S. and the French minister regarding the rights of French ships in neutral U.S. ports.
August 31, 1784 All is Well at French Creek Frederick Foose Samuel Hodgdon Reports that all is well at the magazine at French Creek and requests one month's pay to be given to the bearer, Henry Smith.
March 13, 1794 Payments of the French debt Edmund Randolph [not available] Letter from the Secretary of State to the Attorney General, Secretary at War, and Secretary of Treasury. Randolph had a discussion with French agent Mr. Fauchet concerning French requests for a million dollars instalment payment of the debt. Randolph attempted to convince him the impracticability of the request, but Fauchet urged that the French government was in a desperate fiscal situation and...
October 18, 1787 Events of Immediate Consequence; Jonathan Heart Henry Knox Heart reports on the events of immediate consequence occurring in the vicinity of French Creek with particular emphasis on the actions of the local Indian tribes.
June 18, 1799 Recalls Arms Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Refers to letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Secretary of War. Questions recent order of arms--by whom they were ordered, when, where, and to whom they were received. When recalled, the arms will be taken into Stevens's possession.
June 12, 1798 Requests Defense of US Merchant Ships against French William Hindman James McHenry Outlines clerkship duties. Refers to bills of direct tax and to authorize defense of US merchant ships against the French.
June 20, 1799 Reports Loan of Arms to New York; Requires Receipt and Return Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Refers to loan of arms from Houdin's store to New York. Asks Houdin to thank whoever delivered and received the arms. Requests receipt and all particular information. Reports his intention to collect the arms immediately.