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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 28, 1794 Three Hands Added to the Workshop Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Three new hands have been added to the workshop. One of them is James Spratt who is an able hand when sober but has earlier been discharged for intemperance. Since he promised to do better he has been brought back with an increase in wages which appears to have had a good effect on him.
July 29, 1796 Employing More Hands, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Ames has located a vessel on which he will send the musket pattern. He asks permission to employ four more hands which will enable him to keep the work going and make the business more systematic. A gentleman has asked him if the United States will contract for eight to ten stands of arms of the French Charlesville model.
April 10, 1798 Statement of the Money that Has Passed through My Hands Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon transmits a statement of the money that has passed through his hands from the time of his appointment until the last day of 1797. If there is peace the transportation expenditures will be diminished but the naval appointments on the lakes will still expand them.
May 10, 1794 [Copy No. 8] Providing Hands Henry Knox Officer Commanding at Wheeling Orders to provide hands (assistance) to Officer of Revenue.
April 8, 1797 Discharging Hands, Etc. Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Perkins has decided to discharge nine of the hands employed in the parts of the business that are drawing to a close unless more stockers can be found. They have been given notice that they will need to provide for themselves after the first of the month. George Metts plans to go to Philadelphia to see friends but he will be missed because he is one of the stockers needed to complete the...
February 6, 1798 Request for Copy of Past Correspondence George Washington Timothy Pickering Congenial letter requesting copy of previous correspondence due to illegible copy currently in the hands of Washington.
April 16, 1792 Account of the Monies Put into the Hands of General Sevier David Allison Joseph Howell Howell encloses an account of the monies put into the hands of General Sevier for the use of the militia of the territory south of the Ohio.
April 11, 1787 Monies in the hands of Mr. Russel John Neufville John Pierce Letter to the Commissioner of Army Accounts concerning monies in the hands of Thomas Commander Russel which Neufville desires to transfer to the office.
March 19, 1787 Regarding Resolution of Congress Requiring Officers to Pay Balances ofPpublic Monies in their Hands Arthur St. Clair [not available] Refers to resolution of Congress requiring all officers who have public monies in their hands to pay up balances or the Comptroller will proceed against them for recovery. St. Clair admits that he can be considered as delinquent and goes on the explain his predicament.
July 4, 1798 Account Summary of Cecil Company Samuel Hughes [not available] Expense of hands, teams, carriages, and 60 shot for improving 48 frigates and 21 forts. Elliott noted that the last charge for 60 shot should be the only admitted for reimbursement.
July 4, 1791 Two Horses Stephen Bayard Samuel Hodgdon Bayard has purchased for Hodgdon two horses which he views as both good and cheap. The first, a dark Bay nearly fifteen hands high, cost fifty dollars and will be delivered by Mr. McCord. The other, a Chestnut brown nearly fifteen hands high and six years old, cost forty dollars and may be delivered in a Kentucky boat.
July 4, 1796 Accounting for the Money in the Hands of Doctor Lawton Lewis Tousard William Simmons Captain Fleming has communicated to Tousard the uneasiness Simmons feels about the sum put in the hands of Doctor William Lawton. Lawton was asked to account for the money and the sum he subsequently delivered to Captain Flemings means that he is now accountable for $301. It appears that Lawton lost a pocketbook with seven notes of $50 each which accounts for the totality of the sum.
October 29, 1798 Unqualified Hands Running War Department Alexander Hamilton George Washington Ill health in family has kept Washington from answering letter. He planned to travel to Trenton to visit the Secretary and assist in any way possible. Noted, "the War Department cannot prosper in the present very well disposed but very unqualified hands. P.S. General Pinckney satisfied with military arrangements.
March 20, 1793 Disposition of Money Placed in Your Hands Joseph Howell Alexander Thompson Howell discusses the disposition of the monies advanced for the recruiting service.
February 28, 1799 Statement of Saltpetre and Powder in Hands of Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Miller Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Statement of saltpetre and powder for Mr.s Wheeler and Miller, the property of the United States. Reports damaged saltpetre
November 9, 1797 Receipt from War Department by hands of Nicholas Fish on account of recruiting service David Hale [not available] Receipt for $250 from War Department by hands of Nicholas Fish on account of recruiting service.
April 6, 1797 Balances Due the Soldiers Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Joseph Howell Wolcott encloses a letter for Howell's perusal with a request to ascertain whether there are balances due the soldiers named therein. It is possible that the certificates may be in Mr. Sherman's hands.
March 3, 1786 Pay for an Officer's Widow William Gordon Joseph Howell The author (William Gordon) married the widow of Colonel John White of Georgia and wants to gain possession of Col. White's papers so as to assess the payments owed to Mrs. Gordon. The papers were in the hands of the Southern Auditor who passed them on to the board of Treasury for payment and were last believed to be in the hands of the delegates from Georgia.
March 22, 1787 On the Board of Treasury John Pierce Joseph Clay Informs Joseph Clay that the Board of Treasury will take the necessary means to ensure that he is paid what he is owed even if it means drawing on the Treasury of South Carolina to do so.
September 16, 1799 Receipt of Henry Foxall Henry Foxall [not available] Foxall received $6000 from James McHenry through hands of Samuel Hodgdon.
October 14, 1794 Discussion of Frigate Timbers & Drafts, And Slave Labor Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses cutting timber for Frigates; mentions slaves; discusses Frigate drafts.
August 16, 1793 Orders to Perish with his Whole Detachment James Wilkinson Anthony Wayne "To Captain (Howell or Thomas) Lewis (3rd Rifle Battalion, 3rd Sub Legion) I have committed the standards of the late 1st and 2nd Regiments with orders to perish with his whole detachment or deliver them to safety to your Excellecy's hands."
October 16, 1799 Estimate of monies to be placed in the hands of Lieutenant James Richmond, 2nd Regiment, paymaster at Vermont James Richmond Caleb Swan Receipt of $2211.20 to be placed in the hands of Lieutenant James Richmond, 2nd Regiment, acting paymaster to the recruiting rendezvous at Vermont.
September 28, 1790 Funds to discharge arrears due Virginia line in hands of pay master general Alexander Hamilton Beverley Randolph Funds to discharge arrears due Virginia line in hands of pay master general, with instructions to remit to John Hopkins, esquire, Commissioner of Loans for Virginia.
November 3, 1785 Certificates to be issued Guilliam Aertsen John Pierce List of certificates placed in the hands of Guilliam Aertsen by George Reid to be issued by Aertsen to four officers of the South Carolina line.