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March 24, 1800 Certificates Given to Contractors, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Certificates given to contractors should express the quantity of articles supplied but contain no opinion on their price. If the price is unusually high, Rice should make a note on the certificate or communicate the matter to Hamilton. No standards on price have been approved yet.
February 20, 1796 Banking Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Bank notes, wages owed Clark, and return of articles noted. Price of provisions addressed, Holt requested a reduction for the benefit of the people.
June 27, 1797 Discusses Travel and High Expenses Edward Price James McHenry Discusses travel and expenses.
November 6, 1788 Forwarding Receipt for Uniforms William Price Henry Knox Agreeable to Knox's request, Price forwards receipts for 134 suits of uniforms. Sends returns for ordnance and quartermasters stores for July through October. Reports damage due to structures on Constitution Island due to strong winds.
September 1, 1800 Suspicions Regarding a Gentleman High in Rank Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams urges Hodgdon to investigate charges against an unnamed gentleman of high rank.
July 16, 1798 His Services Ought to be Procured at Almost Any Price Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton Pickering quotes a letter from General Washington arguing that, despite the inevitable opposition of General Pinckney, Hamilton should be given the office of Inspector General.
February 16, 1798 Seeking a Refund for the Loss of Horses Maria Butler Samuel Hodgdon Butler has been told that she should apply for the price of the horses that were lost in 1797. Even though the value of the two horses is not high, she still wants to have the money refunded and asks Hodgdon about the proper procedure for obtaining the money.
August 27, 1794 The Cost of Military Supplies in New Jersey Alexander Hamilton Abraham Hunt Hamilton argues that superintendance is required of the business of supplying the militia during their march through New Jersey in order to ensure that the public is not charged unreasonable prices. For example, the current price for rations at Trenton is too high.
September 21, 1796 Cost of Cleaning French Arms with Sand William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is asked to examine the account of Joseph Cranch and ascertain whether or not it is agreeable to the terms of his contract relative to his charge for cleaning French arms with sand.
September 10, 1797 Regarding effect of high tides and launching of frigate Constitution [not available] George Claghorn Discusses the timing of the launching and the tides of October. They may not be reliable enough. High tides of present month are better. However, consider that work could be done most cheaply on the stocks and venture a delay until October if it will save expenses.
May 14, 1798 Cost of Fuel George T. Ross William Simmons Ross has asked for seven dollars per cord allotment for fuel even though the price has been as high as twenty dollars in Philadelphia. Ross therefore is not sure how much he is entitled to but Simmons should feel free to alter his allotment in whatever manner he deems just.
July 16, 1798 Price of refined salt petre John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Mentions price of refined salt peter.
March 6, 1799 Requests Payment for Samuel Price Samuel Hodgdon Edward Carrington Enclosed order for Samuel Price, a poor man, to pay Henry Fraley. Requests that the draft be paid for Price. Fraley wishes an honest compensation.
April 4, 1800 Acknowledging receipt of Price's letter James McHenry James Price Acknowledges that he has received Price's most recent letter. [Content of that letter not provided]
December 8, 1786 Letter Citation Henry Knox William Price Cited in Price to Knox, 12/09/1786, Price to Knox, 02/08/1787, and Price to Knox, 03/12/1787.
May 20, 1796 Captain Price Has Not Settled His Accounts William Simmons James McHenry Simmons complains that Captain Price has not submitted a single voucher or attempted to settle his accounts for years, despite being stationed very close to the Pay Master. He asks for McHenry's help to get Price to settle his accounts.
November 11, 1795 Settlement of Price's Account Benjamin Price William Simmons Price would like to be allowed to settle his account without having to make the arduous journey to Philadelphia. As a result of a wound he received, he suffers from violent pressure on his breast which causes him much distress and prevents him from travelling great distances.
April 11, 1786 Shipment of arms, equipment, and ammunition Henry Knox William Price CITATION Only. Second of two letters from Knox of the 11th of April cited in Price to Knox, 04/15/1786 which appear to have requested that Price send him a shipment of arms, equipment, and ammunition from the stores at West Point. The list appears in Price to Knox, 04/15/1786.
June 10, 1788 Cited letter or document, Henry Knox to William Price Henry Knox William Price Letter, Citation only Cited in Price to Knox, 06/18/1788, and Price to Knox, 03/26/1789.
June 17, 1785 Cited letter or document, Samuel Hodgdon to William Price Samuel Hodgdon William Price Letter, Citation only Cited in Price to Hodgdon, 08/02/1785, and Price to Hodgdon, 12/10/1787.
January 19, 1798 Gunstocks Not Sent Before the River Froze, Etc. Joseph Cranch Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is the account for the repair of arms including the cleaning of 460 carbines. Cranch apologizes for not sending the gun stocks before the river froze. He wants to know the price of the stocks delivered. In 1793 he was charged twenty cents which is three cents more than stocks of equal goodness made of plank purchased in Philadelphia. If the charge is too high, his profit will be...
November 23, 1791 Suggests Purchase of Corn for Horses in Winter John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Reports that Mr. Ritchie has delivered a few barrels of corn. Suggests they buy more corn from him for horses during the winter months going to and from Jefferson.
February 19, 1787 Request for Powder Sieves William Price Henry Weisner Price wants to know how much Weisner is asking for his powder sieves. If Weisner has sold them, would he please let Price know where he could get some new ones made and how much they might cost?
September 12, 1796 Cleaning French Arms with Sand, Etc. Joseph Cranch William Simmons Enclosed is an account of the repairs of arms duly certified by Captain Fleming, the amount of which should be transmitted to the Supervisor of New York since Cranch needs money,. The 31 cents for cleaning French arms with sand was the cost several years ago so Hodgdon has augmented Cranch's charges due to the high price of labor. By mistake, cleaning arms with sand was left off the list.
November 28, 1798 Price of Increased Ration James McHenry William Simmons Enclosed is a copy of a letter to Tench Francis with his answer relative to the price of the additional articles of increased ration at Trenton.