Viewing 1–18 of 18 documents: "fuse engines"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 2, 1791 Return of Brass Ordnance and Implements George Fleming Henry Knox Captain Fleming's return of Brass Ordnance and implements, sent to the Honorable the Secretary of War by his order.
July 29, 1797 Regarding Fire Engines for Frigate Constitution Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks for information regarding fire engines for frigate Constitution.
March 22, 1798 Request for Issue of Materials for Cannon Test James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of portfire fuse and cartridge paper, to be used in the proving of a cannon.
December 29, 1794 Fire Engines for the Naval Yards Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests response to previous letter about fire engines in naval yards for ships. Refers to anchors suggested by Mr. Brown and Mr. Francis.
August 1, 1797 Request for Fire Engines to be Made by Mr. Thayer of Boston James McHenry Henry Jackson Frigate Constitution requires two fire engines, McHenry requested Mr. Thayer of Boston construct the fire engines under the inspection of Captain Nicholson.
December 31, 1794 Letter from Tench Coxe on the fire engines for frigates Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox encloses letter regarding fire engines for the frigates. Asks that Humphreys furnish dimensions.
December 31, 1794 On business in Naval Department, Knox's successor, fire engines for frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Knox discusses whether anything material in Naval Department was omitted. Refers to his successor and the matter of fire engines for the frigates.
November 12, 1794 Procedures for Fire Engines for Ships Tench Coxe Henry Knox Represents the general requisition for the naval armament with assignment of fire engine for each ship. Includes dimensions and descriptions of fire engines. Requests demonstrations and drawings. Encloses circular letter to agents.
March 18, 1800 Request for Issue of Parts for Armory Fire Engines James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of parts for the fire engines at the Springfield and Harper's Ferry armories.
August 1, 1797 Request to purchase fire engines from Mr Thayer of Boston for frigate Constitution [not available] Henry Jackson Discusses fire engines for the frigate Constitution. Mr. Tench Francis attempted to purchase from Philadelphia without success. Captain Nicholson reports that Mr. Thayer of Boston makes quality fire engines. Therefore, Naval Agent Jackson ordered to make purchase from Thayer, under inspection from Captain Nicholson.
August 1, 1797 Regarding procurement of fire engines for frigate Constitution Josiah Fox [not available] Secretary of War James McHenry has written naval agent Henry Jackson with approval for procuring fire engines for frigate Constitution from Boston. Fox explains the matter of procuring fire engines for frigate Constitution; provides Captain Nicholson with a copy of his correspondence of 29 July 1797 with the Purveyor of Public Supplies, Tench Francis.
August 5, 1799 Requests Supplies for Gun Manufactory in Springfield Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Gun manufactory in Springfield requires additional supply of gunstocks to carry business through winter. Suggests an immediate order to take into account transportation and to give the Quartermaster adequate time. Has ordered Col. Williams to have a leather hose and 20 buckets made for the engine immediately.
December 1, 1792 Application for Patent of a Steam Engine Oliver Evans Thomas Jefferson Evans applies for a patent for an engine powered by steam which he claims can propel heavy land carriages.
May 23, 1797 Request for canvas bolts and anchors for USS Constellation at Baltimore [not available] Henry Jackson Request that naval agent Henry Jackson send American made canvas bolts and small anchors to Samuel and Joseph Sterret, naval agents at Baltimore for the USS Constellation. Expresses desire that all sails for frigates be American made. Will order remainder of kentledge and copper for the pintles of braces, and fire engines for USS Constitution. Hemp will be delivered to replace that destroyed by...
February 28, 1785 Return of Ordnance and Military Stores at West Point William Price Unknown Recipient William Price, Deputy Commissioner of Military Stores, issues a return of military stores on hand at West Point to an unknown recipient.
May 5, 1790 Williams writes Knox from London regarding international affairs Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Letter, describes Spanish aggression towards England on American coast; mentions neutral state; discusses trade competition.
June 22, 1790 Petition of John Fitch Respecting His Steam-Powered Vessel John Fitch Thomas Jefferson Fitch petitions Jefferson, Randolph, and Knox for funds to cover his expenses in developing a prototype of a steam-driven vessel which he believes will immensely improve navigation of the waters of the United States.
December 16, 1793 Henry Knox to President of United States George Washington: recommendations on locations of arsenals and magazines, development of a national arms industry, and return of ordnance, arms and military stores in possession of United States Henry Knox George Washington Included in this return are some recommendations regarding strategic location of magazines and arsenals across the United States and the importance of developing an arms industry in the United States. The state of returns he owes to the casual circumstances of the War for Independence. Principal locations: New London Virginia, Philadelphia, West Point on Hudson River and Springfield on...