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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 1, 1795 Gunpowder Stores William Nickels Samuel Hodgdon Stores, discusses stores of gunpowder and ammunition.
April 16, 1794 Discusses Procedure for the Purchase of Gunpowder Tench Coxe Henry Knox Discusses military accounts with office agent for the purchase of gunpowder
September 13, 1800 Requests Saltpetre to be Made into Gunpowder Benjamin Stoddert Samuel Dexter Requests salt petre out of cargo imported by Adam Babcock, to be manufactured into gunpowder for the Navy.
January 6, 1794 Inspecting and Proving Gunpowder John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants to be informed whether there is any person in Philadelphia who can be confided with the immediate inspecting and proving of 25 tons of gunpowder now deposted at Frankfort ,and which Tench Francis is purchasing for public service. Perhaps Hodgdon could undertake this business himself. It is proposed that Capt. Kinsley assist.
November 1792 Presents for the Indians James Seagrove [not available] Seagrove lists the articles he requires as presents to the Indians, Though they want gunpowder and lead, he is reluctant to give it to them.
June 30, 1794 Requests Information about Storage of Sulfur Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests information about sulfur stores. The supply of gunpowder will depend on how much and where the sulfur is stored.
May 17, 1799 Saltpeter & Sulphur Needed to Manufacture Gunpowder James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to the Purveyor the quantities of saltpeter and sulphur [brimstone] needed to manufacture gunpowder which, when manufactured, should be deposited in the public store.
May 26, 1800 Regarding Saltpeter for Gunpowder Manufacture William Govett Israel Whelen Informs Whelen that the 100 bags of saltpeter sent for refining into gunpowder were received, and that tests have been undertaken to see how much pure saltpeter may be gotten out of the unrefined substance.
November 8, 1797 Delivery of Saltpetre James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver saltpeter for making gunpowder.
December 12, 1797 Delivery of Supplies for Gunpowder Manufacture James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver refined salt peter and sulfur for making gunpowder.
April 17, 1800 Embargo on the exportation of gunpowder and firearms James McHenry Uriah Tracy Tells Senator Tracy that he believes it to be unnecessary to discontinue the embargo on the exportation of gun powder and firearms. Suggests, however, that they place a limit on the duration of the embargo.
September 28, 1799 Request for Powder and Lead Jonathan Nicholson Samuel Hodgdon Request for lead and gunpowder to prove musket barrels.
May 18, 1798 Purchasing Cannon Gunpowder and Musket Gunpowder Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Wolcott informs McHenry of the amounts of cannon gun powder he has purchased through the agency of John Delafield and William Kenyon in addition to fine musket gun powder that is now in the magazine at Governors Island under the care of Captain Frye. McHenry is asked to provide an agent from his department to receive the powder on behalf of the public.
May 15, 1797 Samples of Gunpowder for Adjusting the New Pendulum Joseph Leacock Samuel Hodgdon In order to adjust the new pendulum, Leacock is applying to Hodgdon for samples of domestic and imported powder from several casks. The samples should be tested at various distances. Leacock also describes his proof.
March 4, 1800 Credit to Account William Simmons Joshua Orne Account for fortifications at Marblehead passed examination and $749.53 passed to the credit of Orne's account. Orne charged with $860, leaving balance due to Treasurer of $284.51. Simmons noted misuse of account categories by Orne.
May 2, 1794 Transmission of Patterns for Supplies Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests transmission of standard patterns for muskets, bayonets, rifles, pistols, and other supplies. Refers to expense of gunpowder storage. The Secretary of the Treasury requests a description of all needs.
September 2, 1796 Compensation of James Van Ingen William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $523.58 is due James Van Ingen for storage of 423 barrels of public gunpowder at Albany as certified by Michael G. Houdin, keeper of ordnance and military stores at Albany, New York.
August 13, 1796 Instructions to Deputy Paymaster & Storekeeper for Tennessee James McHenry Stephen Hillis Appoints Hillis as deputy paymaster & military storekeeper for Tennessee. Instructions from the Comptroller of the Treasury and the Accountant of the War Department follow, addressing record- and receipt-keeping, the proper filling of forms, the provisioning of troops, the sending of records to the quartmaster, ordnance, clothing, Indian, commissary, and hospital departments as necessary, where...
November 11, 1796 Instructions for Keeper of Military Stores James McHenry John Harris Appoints John Harris Storekeeper of articles pertaining to the Department of War [military stores], and transmits regulations for that office. These address: inventorying & record-keeping, the receipt of items (such as skins) from Indian trading houses, inspections, handling funds, arrangement of stores, safe storage of gunpowder, and salary.
June 13, 1799 Request for Issue of Gunpowder for Proving Gun Barrels James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of powder for proving gun barrels.
August 24, 1798 Appointment of Ebenezer Stevens as agent to Department of War at New York, defense of the City and Harbor of New York, and instructions for keeping and rendering accounts James McHenry William Simmons McHenry informs Simmons that Colonel Ebenezer Stevens has been appointed agent for the Department of War at New York. He is authorized to purchase timber, provide certain articles in the Ordnance Department, and spend money to construct some new and complete some old works intended for the defense of the harbor and city of New York. All expenditures for materials and workmen should be accounted...
February 15, 1798 Request for Issue of Powder & Lead for Testing Gun Barrels James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of gunpowder and lead for the proving of gun barrels.
June 3, 1795 Aknowledgement of possession of gunpower at Norfolk Virginia James Grey Samuel Hodgdon James Grey acknowledges possession in the public magazine, of a number of casks of gunpowder, which he will deliver when called for by the proper officer. Signed by James Grey
March 22, 1798 Gun Powder for the Frigate "Consellation" James McHenry John Harris This is an order from the Secretary of War to deliver sundry types of gunpowder to Samuel Hodgdon for the use of the Frigate "Constellation."
February 14, 1799 Samuel Love Outlines Federal Responsibilities to Expense Ships Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Encloses extract of letter from Samuel Love outlining federal responsibility for provisions.