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October 14, 1799 Erecting Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice discusses the preparations for erecting witner quarters at Oxford.
September 22, 1799 Search for Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice compares Uxbridge and Oxbridge as potential sites for winter quarters. He views Oxford as the most favorable site.
November 3, 1799 How to Erect Huts Unknown Author [not available] Plan for the erection of huts.
October 21, 1799 Tinber for hutting and wood for fuel should be found on the premises. Alexander Hamilton Thomas Parker Hamilton emphasizes that the requirement for winter quarters is huts and not barracks so as to save additional expense. The huts should be situated so as to ease the collection of timber for hutting and wood for fuel.
October 3, 1799 Building the Huts Needed for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the requirements for building the huts needed for winter quarters. He specifies the dimensions for huts for privates, non-commissioned officers, captains, regimental staff, subalterns, lieutenant colonels, and majors.
October 25, 1799 Preparations for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton questions whether the land contracted for winter quarters will supply the timber required for huts and fuel. He needs assurance that the proposed plan for winter quarters accommodates the dimensions prescrubed for the huts.
October 30, 1799 Construction of Huts for Winter Quarters Thomas Parker Alexander Hamilton Parker discusses the measures he is taking to acquire the land and necessary materials to construct the huts necessary for quartering his troops during the winter.
October 11, 1800 Simmons Discussing Charges with Alexander Gibson and Requesting the Orders of Alexander Hamilton William Simmons Alexander Gibson Alexander Humphrey's late contractor produced for Simmons an account of logs harvested and stone mined for building 27 huts, the amount being $636 along with a charge of $141.42 for the use of blacksmiths' shops, barracks and store houses. The order to put the soldiers under cover at Staunton apparently came from Alexander Hamilton; however, these orders have not been produced, and the Secretary...
September 14, 1792 Expenses for Erecting the Magazine and Barracks Henry Knox Isaac Craig Expenses for erecting the magazine and barracks are to be paid by the Quarter Master General.
August 13, 1799 Establishment of the Additional Regiments in Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry After affirming his preference for huts as winter quarters for the troops, Hamilton suggests the best means for establishing the regiments in winter quarters.
March 5, 1792 Intrusion on Indian Hunting Grounds Richard Justice William Blount Richard Justice and Thomas Glass write to Governor Blount regarding Little Turkey's movements and their willingness to adhere to any agreement between Little Turkey and the Governor. There have been encounters between whites and Indians in Indian hunting grounds but there has been no violence.
June 1, 1799 Request to pay Benjamin Smith for erecting part of Fort Johnston at the mouth of Cape Fear Griffith James McRee James McHenry Request to pay $500 to Benjamin Smith for erecting part of Fort Johnston at the mouth of Cape Fear River.
December 12, 1798 Payment for fortifications erecting at Whetstone Point Robert Gilmor James McHenry Gilmer advises McHenry that he has drawn $4000 in favor or George Sears on account of the fortifications erecting at Whetstone Point.
November 9, 1799 Shelter and Wages for the 14th Regiment Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice informs Hamilton of the status of the construction of huts for the 14th Regiment and also the dissatisfaction among the men due to their not receiving their wages. A group was planning to desert but were prevented from doing so. The leaders now await trial by court martial.
November 20, 1788 Land Negotiations Little Turkey Richard Winn Use of hunting grounds and positive negotiations with New York and Virginia.
August 22, 1799 Early Preparation for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton stresses the importance of preparing early for winter quarters and lists his requirements for a proper site. He prefers Uxbridge in Massachusetts and recommends huts for quartering the troops. There must be sufficent wood for fuel and for building the huts and good water must be available. He would prefer to hire the ground but if that is not possible, a reasonable purchase price should...
June 21, 1794 Erecting the Building for Making Molds Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox writes that there should be no delay in erecting the building for making molds and it should be done after negotiating with the cheapest carpenters.
February 7, 1801 Adding a Credit to Alexander Humphrey's Account William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Adding a credit to Alexander Humphrey's account related to accounts of Alexander Humphreys for money expended in erection of huts for recruits at Staunton Rendezvous.
April 11, 1793 Frontier Families Are Collected at Stations William Blount Henry Knox Blount reports that frontier settlers are seeking protection at stations where they have to endure crowded and miserable living conditions.
[not available] [Extract from the Report of B. Lincoln , Cyrys Griffin and D. Humphries Commissioners for a Treaty with the Souths Indians] Benjamin Lincoln [not available] Investigation into representation at several treaties between U.S. and Creeks, verified Creeks ceded hunting grounds to Georgia.
February 4, 1800 Certification of payment; Jonathan Jackson, Agent for the Department of War at Boston for expenses for erecting fortifications for defense of Boston Harbor William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $492.45 to Jonathan Jackson, Agent for the Department of War at Boston, the amount of his expenditures for erecting fortifications for defense of Boston Harbor.
March 23, 1799 Certification of payments; John Sergeant, Missionary to the Oneida Nation of Indians for erecting two mills at Stockbridge William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments;$1490.11 to John Sergeant, Missionary to the Oneida Nation of Indians for erecting two mills at Stockbridge.
September 28, 1799 Letter from Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Letter, discusses rations and huts for soldiers.
October 26, 1799 Instructions for Winter Quarters & Paying the Troops George Washington Alexander Hamilton General Washington discusses his orders for the disposition and quartering of troops during the winter months. He considers the erection of huts more economical than renovating existing barracks. He is disturbed at the reports that money has not been provided to pay the troops since he knows that funds have been appropriated for that purpose.
November 4, 1799 Colonel Parker's Encampment in Harper's Ferry Tobias Lear George Washington Lear reports on Colonel Parker's camp at Harper's Ferry. There was some concern that there was not enough lumber to build huts to house the regiment, but the area purchased by the US had sufficient trees for lumber.