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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 28, 1799 Instructions to Engineer Overseeing Fort McHenry's Construction at Baltimore James McHenry Mr. Foncin Orders Mr. Fencin, engineer, to Fort McHenry to oversee construction there, and to place himself at the disposal of the Baltimore Marine Committee. Discusses Fencin's pay, and suggests that he spend his leisure time instructing the officers of the garrison in "Gunnery, drawing and Fortification."
December 1, 1794 New Specimens of Gun Carriages John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Carmaubs [?] has conferred with the Secretary of War concerning improvements in gunnery. Knox wants Hodgdon to furnish him with artificers, a shop, and tools so that he can produce new specimens of gun carriages.
May 31, 1798 Proving of cannon and discussion on windage and accuracy [not available] Samuel Hughes Will send officers from Corps of Artillerists and Engineers to prove guns. Requests a number of ball in order to test naval gunnery for purpose of experiment, calculating windage. Technical discussion on the the manufacture of weapons, calibers, bores, issue of attaining higher level of accuracy.
April 22, 1795 Confirming receipt of Pickering's letter of April 17th; requesting detailed information on how to examine the kentledge; Captain Silas Talbot Timothy Pickering Confirming receipt of Pickering's letter of April 17th; requesting detailed information on how to examine the kentledge, particularly with regard to number and quantity of pigs.
October 8, 1796 Regarding the Teaching of Artillery & Engineering Principles at West Point James McHenry George Washington Refers to incident at West Point which resulted in a court of inquiry for the commandant and the resignation of a subordinate officer; McHenry notes the trouble to which he has gone to conciliate the various parties. Apparently matters involves the suitability of the commandant to instruct other officers in gunnery and fortification, and whether this should even be a requirement of the office....