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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 16, 1784 Gold Coin James Lovell John Pierce Discusses exchange of money into gold coin.
April 14, 1798 Bars of Iron & Gun Stocks to be Delivered Samuel Hodgdon David Ames Hodgdon informs Ames of the shipment of bars of iron and gun stocks that is soon to be delivered via York to Hartford.
January 28, 1784 Letter Citation John Pierce James Lovell CITATION Only. Regarding payment in gold. Cited in Lovell to Pierce 02/16/1784 in which Lovell agrees to Pierce's request to furnish the monthly payment of fifteen hundred (1500)dollars. He says he will pay in gold so as to avoid the disagreeable weight of coin.
September 4, 1795 Boxes of Lead Put on Board the Pomona Ebenezer Breed Samuel Hodgdon The bill of lading and price fixes the number of bars of lead only because the Captain is confident they were not delivered on side but were put aboard the "Pomona." He may be right but, despite the dispute, the Wright on board will agree with the invoice as to the number of bars.
March 27, 1800 Procuring Clothing for John Strong Philip Church Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is a paper signed by Captain Nicholls certifying one suit of clothes due to John Gold and a Power of Attorney from Gold to John Strong. Church wants to know how to procure clothing for Strong who is an orderly to Major General Hamilton.
July 24, 1791 Pair of Scales & Weights Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon has a considerable sum of gold to pay the troops so he needs a pair of scales and weights so that he can pay it out by the penny weight as he receives it. He needs a pair he can depend on and they should be as portable as possible while still being accurate. He will also need a general Table of Weights as well as the current value of gold.
September 4, 1796 Uncertainty Regarding the Number of Bars of Lead Ebenezer Breed Samuel Hodgdon This letter covers Hodgdon's invoice and bill of lading for the lead. The bill of lading specifies the number of bars but there is some uncertainty as to the exact number because of the indifference of the man who counted them. The Truckmen are sure that their number is correct but the Wright on board the Pomona will undoubtedly agree with the Captain and the invoice
February 5, 1784 Payment in Gold John Pierce James Lovell CITATION Only. Cited in Lovell to Pierce 02/16/1784 in which Lovell agrees to Pierce's request to furnish the monthly payment of fifteen hundred (1500)dollars. He says he will pay in gold so as to avoid the disagreeable weight of coin.
October 28, 1788 Acknowledging Receipt of Money in Gold and Bank Draft William Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Acknowledges receipt of 150 pounds [weight or British currency is unclear] in gold, along with a draft on Richard Platt for $1000, brought from Hartford by Captain William Price. Asks that Wadsworth send a letter from William Knox, intended for Henry Knox at Hartford, to Boston, where the Secretary of War has been unfortunately detained.
September 13, 1792 Requests Agreement with the Secretary of the Treasury about Format of Money James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Received letter and money, but reports problem with weight of gold. Refers to heaviness of money. Requests agreement with the Secretary of the Treasury.
September 26, 1795 Difference between the Amount Counted & the Bills of Lading John Harris Samuel Hodgdon The lead transported on board Captain Gardner's sloop "Pomona" and Captain Daggot's sloop "Heziah" is received. The pigs and bars have been weighed and counted and there appears to be a significant difference between the amount counted and the amount shown on the bill of lading. The bill of lading for each vessel is shown.
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
October 17, 1792 Requests Money James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon Writes to the Secretary of War requesting money for the Quartermaster Department and the most secure way of sending money. Includes documentation for postal notes with a list of bills needed.
April 8, 1799 Certification of payments; Robert McCormick for repairing carbines William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $64.75 to Robert McCormick for repairing carbines with side barrs [side bars].
September 1, 1792 Forwarding of requested money Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara The Commissary of Military Stores will forward the Quartermaster General $10,000, as requested to Knox. Alexander Hamilton wished to draw as little specie as will possibly answer. Will send some amounts in gold, another in bank notes. Will conduct business with O'Hara as he did with Colonel Pickering when the latter was Quartermaster General.
June 11, 1794 Mounted Volunteers in Kentucky Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter from Major General Wayne to Secretary of War Henry Knox, concerning the Mounted Volunteers of Kentucky and the delivery and purchase of supplies. Mentions that the people of Kentucky do not want to accept paper money in payment, but demand gold or silver.
October 19, 1792 $50,000 for the Quartermaster's Department James O'Hara Samuel Hodgdon O'Hara requests $50,000 for the Quartermaster's Department. Post notes in his name would be the safest way to transmit same by carriage. There is a need for money in small denominations. Gold regulated would be preferred, along with silver, but if it can't be sent, send a complete set of scales by which O'Hara can have it regulated. Letter paper used by the War Department is also needed.
February 12, 1799 Insufficient Quantity of Gold Thread, Etc. James McHenry George Washington McHenry has learned that there is not a sufficient quantity of gold thread in Philadelphia and New York to complete the enbroidery of the coats. Production therefore would have to be suspended pending the arrival of the Spring ships. At present, the President's cockade is without an eagle. Instructions have been dispatched to Major General Hamilton and those for General Pickney will be sent soon.
April 4, 1794 Pay for the Services of Mr. John Blakely Joseph Howell William Polk $198 is remitted for the services of John Blakely of Wilmington for safe keeping a trunk of gold taken from on board the Spanish ship St. Joseph.
September 24, 1795 Weighing Loads Samuel Hodgdon William Leidorn Jr. The weighing loads and number of bars per draft are listed for twenty-nine entries
October 11, 1794 Letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury to Secretary Hamilton, regarding remittances, compensation, and warrants for sums of money. Discusses the choice of large notes of the Bank of the United States, small notes of other banks, or specie (gold and silver) in order to meet these requirements.
November 19, 1794 Speech of President Washington George Washington Congress of the United States Speech of President George Washington to the 3rd U.S. Congress, 2nd Session. Addresses several topics, including: the Whiskey Rebellion, and hostile Indians in Georgia, the Southwest, and Northwest. On the topic of the national debt, Washington urges that Congress take steps "to prevent that progressive accumulation of debt, which must ultimately endanger all governments." Washington also...
April 22, 1791 The Western Country Will Swarm, Etc. Joseph Howell Josiah Harmar Howell reports on a number of accounting matters dealing with arrearages, bounties, and the shortage of gold. The recruiting effort seems successful in a number of states and levies are so plentiful that soon the Western Country will swarm with them. He has also purchased ten lottery tickets for Harmar.
June 18, 1791 Appropriation of Funds Joseph Howell Samuel Hodgdon Howell has delivered to Capt. Erkuries Beatty $9,000.50 in gold and the further sum of $17,844.50 in post notes. This money he is directed to put into Hodgdon's hands and it is to be appropriated agreeably to the enclosed estimates by the Commanding General unless he shall find it necessary to call it forth for more important purposes.
April 18, 1798 Return for Stores Received and Delivered John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon In addition to apologizing for past mistakes in his returns, Bryant encloses his return for stores received and delivered for the first quarter of 1798. Each bar of lead has been weighed and the number of bars and total weight agrees with the 1797 return which is enclosed.