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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 27, 1791 Update on Sons Military Whereabouts Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Letter, informs mother of son's march with army; discusses loss of Knox's son.
May 23, 1793 Answer of Mr Payne the Great Simanolla and Lochaway King to James Seagrove Creek Agent of Indian Affairs Chief of Simanola Tribe of Creeks [Seminoles] W. Payne James Seagrove A talk that Payne promised to give to Seagrove. Speaks of all men as having one father and one mother. Relates a story he heard from the old people that the world was once covered by the great water and drowned all the people, except for those who lived in a house on the water; whether this is the place, he says he does not know. He was also told that the world was divided into seven parts, and...
April 7, 1787 On the Road to Wyoming Pennsylvania Timothy Pickering Henry Muhlenberg Pickering has consulted with Colonel Denison on the subject of road to Wyoming. Discusses use of gaps: Water Gap of Lehigh and Wilkesbarre. Mentions Great Swamp
August 4, 1796 Discussion of Specifications for 36-Gun Frigate Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
February 15, 1800 Division of Water Depended Upon for Our Mills Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams discusses the problems caused by private mills diverting water from public mills during dry seasons. He hopes the problem can be resolved with the proprietors of these mills without litigation.
February 27, 1799 Fire at the Springfield Armory Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams discusses the fire that occurred at the Springfield Armory, caused perhaps by a spark from the chimney.
April 30, 1787 Discussion of Iron, Stone Supply & Frigates William Price Henry Knox Discusses pig iron available for frigates; also discusses availability of stone. Two vessels drifted down river and were damaged or destroyed near Fort Montgomery.
June 9, 1795 Report on State of & Activities At Portmouth Navy Yard Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses arrival at Portsmouth Naval Yard; describes declivity of keel; discusses employees and arrangement of yard. Encloses account of work done in the yard to 1st of June 1795.
April 20, 1797 Quartermaster Department Arrangements for Transportation of Supplies John Wilkins, Jr. James Wilkinson Deals with Quartermaster Department affairs, including arrangements for freight transport by water and by wagon road, to serve various frontier posts.
December 19, 1796 Frigate Patent Pumps [not available] James McHenry Letter, recommends Burke's patent for Frigates.
August 24, 1799 Procuring a Further Supply of Water Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon He needs another water supply to accommodate the engine in case of fire, it might be necessary to dig another well and sink two large cisterns.Hodgdon's approval and directions are required.
January 16, 1799 United States & British Trade Agreements Concerning St. Domingo [Haiti] Rufus King [not available] Relates that the British have determined to send a Colonel Maitland, the man who struck their existing agreement with Toussaint L'Overture of St. Domingo [Haiti], to America. There he will be able to express its details to the U.S. government at Philadelphia, so an arrangement between the U.S. and Great Britain concerning Haiti may be fully worked out. Addresses trade, via U.S. shipping,...
December 10, 1789 Request for Intelligence from the Secretary at War, Concerning Indians & Indian-Fighting in Tennessee Henry Knox Arthur Campbell Discusses proposed plan of raising a regiment of 560 privates and non-commissioned officers at Holstein Valley, for 3 year's service against Indians. Lists several questions, most concerning relations with the Cherokee and Creek Indians, and the disposal of each to war or alliance with the U.S. Also asks about geography and river routes in Tennessee region, commenting on the "uncertainty of the...
November 18, 1795 On putting planks for frigate in salt water Timothy Pickering Captain Silas Talbot Talbot's plan to put the planks for the frigate in salt water is a sound one. Caution that there are any worms in the water which could cause damage. The mode of securing it, Talbot and the constructor should attend to.
January 27, 1795 Notification of Arrival Leander Neale Samuel Hodgdon Salutary note stating baggage arrival and that the gentlemen are ready to obey Hodgdon's orders.
November 29, 1794 Dimensions of a ship Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Humphreys informs Knox about a particular ship under construction. The height of the wing and all other transoms will be placed as per the instructions already sent with the molds. The wing transom will be modified to be straight instead of rounding up six inches. The distance and place of the after-port remain as before, and the length of the keel will be taken from the drafts.
February 24, 1799 Building Dams John Bull Samuel Hodgdon Advises on securing water power for works at Harpers Ferry.
June 26, 1798 Most Efficient Route to Springfield Samuel Hodgdon John Bryant Arms will be shipped to Archibald Crary at Springfield and forwarded to Providence. Hodgdon discusses the most efficient route for transporting them.
February 15, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timbers, Strength, Dimensions, & Performance Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses cedar toptimbers re Frigates; discusses Frigate performance; describes strength of Frigates; describes dimensions of Frigate.
May 7, 1799 Filling the Position of Clerk to Colonel Craig Ezekiel King Samuel Hodgdon Having heard that Colonel Craig is looking for a clerk to come to Pittsbugh, King declares that he is interested in the position. Though he wishes to leave Philadelphia with his family , he is concerned about the expense in moving so great a distance. Therefore, in addition to requesting a recommendation, he asks Hodgdon about possible assistance.
February 5, 1800 Confusion Pertaining to the Assignment of Officers John Francis Hamtramck Alexander Hamilton John Hamtramck comments that the confusion over the assignment of officers to regiments has to do largely with the great distance of communication between him and General James Wilkinson.
January 6, 1793 Recommendations for Construction of Ships to Form a Navy Joshua Humphreys Robert Morris Humphreys believes that the United States should have a Navy. He believes that the US Navy would need to consider carefully what sort of ships would comprise it, given the nature of the coast and harbors. Frigates would be the first object, at least 150 feet keel, built of red cedar and live oak, with decks of Carolina pine. The frigates should carry 32 or 24 pound guns, because 12 or 18 pound...
February 14, 1792 Macomb discusses Indian affairs with Knox Alexander Macomb Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indians and Indian warfare; discusses treaty with Great Britain; mentions St. Clair's campaign and Harmar's expedition.
September 12, 1796 Money not to be sent by water William Simmons Joshua Wentworth Notification that because of its possible risk and expense Simmons prefers that Wentworth not send a sum of money by water transport, requesting him instead to convert it to a note or send it by land
November 5, 1796 Captain James Bruff report from Fort Niagara James Bruff William Simmons Discussed his muster roll and shifts of detachments at Fort Niagara. Mentioned returned deserters and musicians. Enlistments due to expire soon. Discussed problem of soldiers deserting to Canada and enlisting in the British Army. Bruff was mortified that his men deserted, but noted that desertion is not from lax discipline; rather it was because of a desire for change, and incentives such as 200...