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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 10, 1796 Approval of Cannons at Cecil Furnace James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun Request to exam cannons cast at Cecil Furnace and take measurements for the construction of gun carriages. Noted contract stipulated that cannons should be delivered by Furnace upon proving and approval.
November 24, 1795 Shipment to Colonel Hughes' Furnace Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Mr. DaCosta has informed Pickering that the [?] have been wrought for the frigate 24-pound cannon at Cecil furnace. They should be packed in a box and sent on the stage to the Charleston office located between the Head of Elk and the Susquehannah and three miles from Colonel Hughes' furnace where they are needed.
July 1, 1796 Furnace on Blast & Ready to Proceed with Casting the Guns Francis DaCosta Samuel Hodgdon Dacosta inquires about the trunions that were to be forwarded by Mr. King. They are urgently needed since the furnace is currently in blast mode ready to proceed with casting the guns. The moulding-board should arrive soon.
August 1, 1799 Request for Issue of Powder for Proving Cannon at Cecil Furnace James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of gunpowder for proving cannon at Cecil Furnace.
May 7, 1800 Request for Issue of Powder for Proving Cannon at Lane & Salter's Furnace James McHenry John Harris McHenry requests that Harris deliver 200 pounds of cannon powder for the purpose of testing the guns cast at the Lane and Salters (?) furnace.
April 12, 1798 [Contracts for the Supply of Cannon] James McHenry [not available] McHenry submitted the contracts to the House of Representatives. Details on the contract made by the Commissioner of Revenue and the Hope Furnace in Rhode Island for the fabrication of cannons of varying calibers. Two contracts with S. Hughes of Cecil County, MD furnace [forge].
May 5, 1798 Removing the Shot & Shells at Your Furnace Samuel Hodgdon Daniel Udrie Hodgdon informs Udrie that the public shot and shells at his furnace will be removed to Philadelphia and asks him to arrange their transportation.
May 25, 1798 Request for Issue of Portfires for Cannon Proving at Eagle Furnace James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of portfires for the purpose of proving guns at Eagle Furnace.
April 19, 1797 Patterns to be Sent to Cecil Furnace James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Wooden patterns for casting six, nine, and twelve-pound shot should be made and delivered to Cecil Furnace in Maryland.
June 14, 1798 Twelve Pounder Shot at Your Furnace Samuel Hodgdon Robert Coleman Hodgdon requests Coleman to send the twelve pounder shot at his furnace to Philadelphia with all convenient dispatch.
March 24, 1800 Request for Issue of Powder & Portfires for Cannon Testing at Cecil Furnace [not available] John Harris Directs issue of cannon powder & portfires for use in proving a cannon at Cecil Furnace.
July 23, 1798 Cannon Powder & Port Fires to Cecil Furnace James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver cannon powder and port fires to Samuel Hodgdon for delivery to Cecil Furnace, Maryland for the purpose of proving cannon cast by Samuel Hughes.
November 1, 1798 Cannon Belonging to the United States at Cecil Furnace Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Elliot Hodgdon requests an account of the cannon belonging to the United States at Cecil Furnace, including the number and caliber.
November 21, 1800 Letter from the War Department Samuel Dexter Lewis Tousard The Secretary at War informs Major Toussard that the War Department has no objection to completing the existing artillery contract by re-casting defective cannon.
March 13, 1798 Proving the Cannon at Your Furnace Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Hill Letter, advises re cannon powder & shot being sent for proving cannon.
November 24, 1795 Trunnions to Charleston Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Mr. DaCosta reports that a second pair of trunnions has been produced by the Cecil Furnace. They should be packed in a box and transported to Charleston and sent on to the Hughes Furnace where they are wanted.
April 14, 1796 Requests for Cannon Cartridges made and transported to Cecil Furnace Maryland Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Nathan Jones conveys Secretary of War request that Hodgdon have 70 paper cannon cartridges made and transported to Cecil Furnace. In a related document, Mr LaCosta requests that models be made for making paper cartridges.
March 18, 1797 Regarding the proving of the 24 pounders at Hope Furnace [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson The 24 pounders for the USS Constitution cast at Hope Furnace are ready for proving. Shot has been ordered to Providence Rhode Island. Mr. Brown is to notify when Nicholson's attendance required. Nicholson is to go to Hope Furnace in Pennsylvania to receive the cannon. In conjunction with Captain Pierce, he is to examine and pass receipts for each of the cannon. Copies of instructions to...
July 7, 1792 Unfit Shot Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox wrote Campbell regarding shot cast at Chambersburg furnace Craig felt was unfit for use.
March 26, 1798 Proving the Cannon at Cecil Furnace James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Mr. DaCosta eight sticks of port fire for proving the cannon at Cecil Furnace.
August 4, 1791 Additional Necessary Supplies & Inadequacy of Furnace; Order for Advance down the Ohio Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Informs Hodgdon that the bills he had drawn will be paid. Expresses dismay at a reported need for additional supplies, particularly for shells, which cannot be obtained; casts aspersion on Turnbull & Marmie's Furnace, which has proved inadequate. Strongly suggests that the force now assembling at Pittsburgh descend the Ohio as soon as possible.
July 3, 1798 Receipt for cannon balls at Cornwall Furnace [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Rudolph Kelker sends 280 cannon balls weighing 12 pounds each, part of the shot remaining at Cornwall furnace since the Revolution. Carriages are $22. Subsequent receipts signed by John Smith, Samuel Hodgdon, and William Bass.
June 9, 1797 Delivery of Supplies for Proving Cannon James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver items for proving cannon to Cecil Furnace in Maryland.
November 24, 1800 Proving of cannon at Cecil Furnace Samuel Dexter Lewis Tousard This letter directs Lieutenant Colonel Tousard to proceed to Cecil Furnace to prove (test fire) 85 newly cast cannon.
May 3, 1797 Military Stores Forwarded to Cecil Furnace James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon The articles of military stores mentioned in the enclosed list should be forwarded to Samuel Hughes at the Cecil Furnace in Maryland.