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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 29, 1797 Discussion of Cannon for Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Samuel Hodgdon Letter, discusses guns for Algerian Frigate.
April 3, 1797 Discussion of Hostilities With France & Shipbuilding for Warships Josiah Fox Forman Cheesman Letter, alludes to Quasi War with France; asks for terms to build ships of war.
June 1, 1798 Mounting Guns on Galleys Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses with Samuel Hodgdon the mounting of guns onto galleys. Craig also mentions the receipt of naval stores.
September 15, 1797 Obtaining Guns for the Algerian Frigate Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wolcott discusses Mr. Carter's report on the fitness of Mr. Hughes' furnace and finds an unacceptable situation at that place. If Hughes is not able to supply the guns for the Algerian frigate, then the guns should be obtained from the public magazine. The frigate is ready for the guns and if it is detained, it is solely due to the want of them.
September 29, 1797 Obtaining Guns for the Algerian Frigate Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon The guns on board the revenue cutter will be returned unless they are taken for the Algerian frigate. Worries it is possible that in all the public magazines no six pounders can be found in Philadelphia. There appears to be an improved possibility of obtaining guns from Mr. Hughes so that prospect should be investigated.
June 26, 1798 Send Guns from Providence to Portland Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Elliot Hodgdon asks Elliot to send four 24 pound guns to Lemuel Weeks in Portland. Mr. Weeks has a brig currently at Providence bound for Portland which can carry the guns, so Elliot only needs to move the guns from their present location to the ship. If Week's ship has already sailed, Elliot should find another vessel bound for Portland to convey the guns.
June 8, 1798 No More Guns to Forward Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Even though no additional guns are available for the vessels on the Lakes, the original order will be forwarded as promised.
May 4, 1798 Guns To Be Shipped to South Carolina Samuel Hodgdon George Fleming As soon as transportation can be procured, guns are to be transported via New York to South Carolina. If the carriages are in good repair, they should also be sent.
November 12, 1798 Manufacture of Lighter Guns William Neilson Alexander Hamilton Neilson experiment with materials and believed guns could be made with lighter material than brass currently in use. Neilson requested discussion on subject prior to Hamilton leaving "Seat of Government."
August 4, 1797 Request for Information Concerning Guns for Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks information regarding guns for Algerine Frigate.
December 12, 1800 Arrival of Seven Guns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig says that although the General is not yet arrived, he should be in Pittsburgh soon. Arrangements have been made for distributing the clothing and other supplies. Craig annouces the arrival of 7 guns at Fort Pitt. Craig asks Hodgdon to clarify if these guns are to be mounted at Fort Pitt prior to shipment.
March 19, 1798 Twelve Pounder Guns Wanted for the Frigate at Boston Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Letter, discusses cannon for the Frigate at Boston.
January 16, 1797 Estimate of the sums necessary to complete and equip the Frigates United States and Constitution, of fortyfour guns and Constellation, of thirty six guns. James McHenry [not available] Reported list of necessary costs relative to maintenance of frigates in U.S. Navy.
November 12, 1798 Guns Have Reached Their Destination Samuel Hodgdon Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Hodgdon assures Secretary of the Treasury Wolcott that he has done everything in his power to ensure that the guns have reached their destination.
August 1, 1793 [COPY] Specifications for Removing Guns Henry Knox Phineas Bond Repairs and modifications made to the merchant ship must be removed. Guns and port holes specified.
March 15, 1798 Price of Stocks Fit for Military Guns, Etc. Joseph Cranch Samuel Hodgdon A thousand gun stocks have been received by Captain Fleming. Before work is done on any of them it will be necessary to determine the price of those fit for stocking military guns. In 1793 Cranch was charged twenty cents each for 1284 stocks. Bayonets and ramrods should be sent on so that they can be fitted to the guns as soon as they are stocked or repaired.
June 30, 1798 Request for Issue of Portfires for Testing Ships' Guns James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of portfires for use in proving ships' guns.
June 8, 1797 Advice on Returned Information & Armaments Samuel Hodgdon Josiah Fox Letter, encloses list re information requested; mentions guns.
October 2, 1794 Requests Assistance to Prove Guns Tench Coxe John Stagg Reports letter from Mr. Hughes, a Maryland contractor who casts cannons, requesting someone to prove guns. Requests shot powder. Carving on guns includes an eagle which must be done in Philadelphia.
December 12, 1800 Use of Guns, Payment of Bills, "Last Regulation" Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Guns being transported to Pittsburgh are not mounted, officer in Pittsburgh will direct the distribution of the guns and the use of carriages. Mentioned Turners unpaid bills. Wants to know the intentions of the Quartermaster General, mentioned the defeat of the "last regulation."
August 18, 1797 Transportation of Howitzer Isaac Craig James McHenry Howitzer to be shipped with other guns and supplies to Fort Massac via boat.
November 26, 1798 Delivery of Items for Proving Gun James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon searcher and portfires for proving guns
April 6, 1798 Six Pounder Guns for the Use of the Revenue Cutter Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses six-pounder iron replacement guns for the use of the revenue cutter.
September 8, 1797 Contract for the Guns of the Algerian Frigate Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Since Wolcott has no confidence in Mr. Hughes, the guns for the frigate will either be detained or obtained from some other quarter.
June 21, 1797 Discussion of Cannon Cast for Frigate Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, discusses guns cast for Frigate.