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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 4, 1798 McHenry to Accertain Status of New York Harbour James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Plans to examine New York harbor "this Wednesday". Requested advice on the harbor, and a pilot boat from E. Stevens with proper apparatus to ascertain the depth of the harbor.
April 1, 1794 Engineer to fortify the harbor of New York Henry Knox John Lamb Writes General John Lamb - the Collector of the Port of New York - concerning the appointment of an engineer for the purpose of fortifying the harbor of New York.
May 10, 1800 Concerning the fortifications at New York harbor James McHenry John Jay Discusses using the talents of the nation's best engineers in order to properly fortify and maintain the harbor at New York. Mentions his coming resignation on June 1.
January 23, 1795 Expenditures for the Harbor at Portsmouth Joseph Whipple Alexander Hamilton Transmits expenditures for the fortification of the harbor of Portsmouth, NH. Whipple omitted accounts with vouchers since work has not been completed at the time.
December 3, 1800 Simmons Informing Jackson of Reimbursement for the Fortifications of Boston Harbor William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons informs Jackson that he will receive $6127.77 from the Treasurer because of the fortifications in Boston Harbor.
May 1, 1800 Stores for the Hospital at Charleston Harbor Frederick Dalcho [not available] Return of hospital stores wanting for the hospital in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina calculated for the expenditure of one year.
July 16, 1794 Requests Report on Damage to Winter Harbor on Delaware River Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests report on injury to the winter harbor on the Delaware River.
March 1, 1800 Request to Pay George Sears, Account of Fortifications at Baltimore Harbor Robert Gilmor James McHenry Request to pay $2000 to George Sears on account of fortifications for defense of harbor at Baltimore.
October 13, 1794 Fortifying the harbor at St. Mary's, Georgia Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue requests that a warrant be issued to James Seagrove for the balance of money granted by Congress for the purpose of fortifying the harbor of St. Mary's, Georgia. Seagrove has already received $1000.
May 17, 1800 Payment George Sears for Expenditures for Fortifications at Baltimore Harbor Robert Gilmor James McHenry Robert Gilmer, chairman of naval committee, makes payment of $10,000 to George Sears for expenditures on account of fortifications for defense of harbor at Baltimore.
May 28, 1799 Explains Designation of Posts on New York Harbor Islands James McHenry William Simmons Explains consideration of all troops stationed in the islands of the harbor of New York as belonging to one post. The senior officer will be given double rations.
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.
January 6, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin, compensation as engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $321.54 to John Foncin, compensation as engineer for construction of fortifications for defense of Baltimore Harbor in Maryland.
December 13, 1798 Certification of payments; due to James McHenry for expenses incurred on a journey to New York for the purpose of viewing the harbor of New York and the plan for its defense William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $77 due to James McHenry for expenses incurred on a journey to New York for the purpose of viewing the harbor of New York and the plan for its defense, June 1798.
May 7, 1798 Regarding the loan of cannon from State of New York for use of frigate United States and matter of defense of New York harbor James McHenry John Jay The War Office relays President John Adams' intent to replace any cannon provided by the State of New York for naval service. Captain John Barry, commander frigate United States, has been sent to examine cannon. Cannon will be sent down Hudson River to Governor's Island at New York Harbor and on to Philadelphia. Goes on to discuss the prospects of defense for New York Harbor and city of New York...
April 2, 1800 Certification of payment; John Foncin, compensation as engineer for erecting fortifications in defense of Baltimore Town and Harbor William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $105.73 to John Foncin, compensation as engineer for erecting fortifications in defense of Baltimore Town and Harbor, agreeably to his appointment by the President of United States.
January 25, 1799 Wood for the Garrisons at New York James McHenry William Simmons The Secretary of War has ordered Col. Stevens to provide wood for the several garrisons in the harbor of New York. His compensation as agent is under advisement.
October 19, 1798 Receipt of Commission as Inspector and Major General Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Receipt and acceptance of commission as Inspector and Major General, Hamilton planned to visit McHenry in November. Acknowledged letter from McHenry and planned to confer with Maj. Hoops and Col. Stevens on the status of the fortification of the harbor.
August 25, 1800 Warrant Issued William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Warrant issued in favor of Jackson for erecting the fortifications in the harbor of Boston, MA.
May 30, 1798 Letter from the War Office to the Governor of Massachusetts requesting cannon to outfit USS Constitution James McHenry [not available] With preparations for war with France underway, Captain Nicholson, commander of USS Constitution has examined cannons and desires they be used for ship use. They are improper cannons for fortification and harbor defense anyway. By direction of President of United States John Adams, in order to arm the frigate Constitution, the War Office requests a loan of 14 or 16 cannon [eighteen pounders] from...
July 28, 1800 Warrrant Issued William Simmons Archibald Creary Warrant issued in favor of Creary by Secretary of War. Sum to be used for the fortifications at New Port,Rhode Island.
February 1, 1795 Sum Owed the Engineers Fortifying the Harbor at New York Charles Vincent Joseph Howell Vincent directs Howell attention to the state of the sum owed to the engineers fortifying the harbor at New York and hopes for his consideration in paying that sum.
November 14, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons informs Jackson that General Benjamin Lincoln's accounts were received.
June 6, 1798 Delay of Departure, Doughty and Hill to Accompany McHenry James McHenry Alexander Hamilton McHenry to be joined by Hill, specialist in Engineering, who will advise on the state and defense of New York Harbor.
January 13, 1801 Receiving $300 from the Treasurer for Boston's Fortifications William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons informs Jackson that he will receive $300 from the Treasurer for the fortifications of Boston's harbor.