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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 1792 Inadequate Sums, Treasury, Disabled Howitzer Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Sum of $500 is inadequate and short of expectation. Will draw on Jeremiah Barker for same. Expresses mortification over issue with Treasury. Encloses Charles Anderson's receipt for disabled howitzer.
August 18, 1797 Transportation of Howitzer Isaac Craig James McHenry Howitzer to be shipped with other guns and supplies to Fort Massac via boat.
October 20, 1794 Refers to Contract for Brass Horwitz Tench Coxe Henry Knox Received letter. Reports that contracts have already been concluded for brass howitzer. Regrets that Mr. Holt's plan probably won't be possible.
August 20, 1795 [Extract of a letter from Capt. John Lillie to the Secretary of War] John Lillie Timothy Pickering At request of Capt. Revere, Lillie proved howitzer which he just cast for United States.
May 23, 1798 Proving the Powder Lately Purchased Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Major Fleming has been dispatched to New York to prove the recently purchased powder with a 5 1/2 inch howitzer.
October 21, 1799 Pattern for an Eight Inch Howitzer Cartridge. Captain Elliot Unknown Recipient The pattern is shown for an eight-inch howitzer cartridge. The length of the cartridge should be cut the way the flannel stretches least. Elliot recommends that a paper pattern should be cut from the flannel version since repeated cuttings will result in a smaller pattern as was the case with the six-pound one given before. .
March 13, 1795 Progress of Howitzer Carriages, Pay for Workmen, and the Digging of Another Well John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant informs Hodgdon of the completion of almost all the six-pound howitzer carriages and requests additional money with which to pay the workmen. Bryant also reiterates the need for another well to be dug due to the current one's distance from the shops.
June 13, 1795 A Return on Ordnance and Supplies for May and an Update on the Gun Carriages John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant encloses the return on ordnance and supplies for May. The carriage bodies for the 28 six-pounder guns are all finished except for the side boxes and painting. Bryant expects the work to be completed in three or four weeks, but wishes to know if the 8-inch howitzers are to be mounted in Springfield.
July 21, 1797 Cannon to be Transported to Tennessee James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Two brass six-pounders, one three-pounder, and one five-and-a- half-inch howitzer should be forwarded to Tennessee complete for service. Except for the powder which may be furnished at Knoxville, McHenry approves of the quantity and quality of the several articles of military stores so Hodgdon can make the necessary arrangements for transportation as he sees fit.
September 24, 1799 Listing of ammunition, cannon and howitzer James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Lists types of cannon [pounders] and howitzers. Cartridges mentioned as well as the city of New Orleans.
May 29, 1793 Reports the Completion of an Order of Military Stores Thomas Procter Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Proctor reports that he tested artillery pieces. Used a double charge of powder, and 3 pound bullets in each. He takes the liberty of pronouncing them fully complete for the service of the United States.
March 6, 1793 Ordnance & Military Stores John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to examine the enclosed additional requisition for Ordnance and Military Stores and make a return for such articles that are on hand and make an estimate of the expense of those that are deficient.
August 8, 1794 Requests Information about Cartridge Orders and Drawings of Cannons Tench Coxe Henry Knox Seeks to know whether cartridge boxes bought from Mr. Tinsley should be part of the original requisition. Requests a drawing of the horwitz so Mr. Byars can make 10 more, as well as drawings of different cannons.
May 12, 1792 Knox directs Sargent to attend to the testing of gun powder Henry Knox Winthrop Sargent Letter, discusses quality of gun powder; discusses experiment to test powder.
August 4, 1797 Ordnance Stores to be Sent Forward Isaac Craig James McHenry Transportation for Ordnance stores to forward posts along with falling axes, muskets cartridges, and powder. Requested howitzers cases be added to supplies sent forward.
September 15, 1794 Guns for state militias Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Secretary Hamilton provides a list of necessary materials to the Supervisor of Military Stores. The Virginia and Maryland militias need 6 six-pounders, 3 three-pounders, and 2 howitzers. The Pennsylvania militia needs 6 six-pounders, 4 three-pounders, and 3 howitzers. The Jersey militia needs 3 six-pounders, 3 three-pounders, and one howitzer.
April 22, 1795 [Extract of letter from Captain John Lillio to the Secretary of War] John Lillie Timothy Pickering Proving of howitzers completed by Revere, powder obtained from Col. Amasa Davis.
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.
May 21, 1798 Twelve Pounders Fitted to Their Carriages, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon George Fleming Major Fleming is asked to send the twelve pounders fitted with their carriages with all convenient speed to Major Houdin. Hodgdon does not know which of the howitzers at Albany is intended for Houdin.
March 4, 1796 Request for Artillery and Ammunition for Fort Defiance James McHenry Anthony Wayne McHenry needed directions to be given to an officer for the transport of artillery and ammunition from Fort Washington to Fort Defiance.
April 1, 1797 Statement of Cannons and Sea Carriages [not available] [not available] Statement of iron cannons and carriages on books of Intendant of Stores
July 21, 1797 Brass Ordnance at New London [not available] [not available] List of brass ordnance on field carriages at New London which have been ordered to Knoxville.
April 1, 1797 Statement of Brass Cannons and Carriages Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Statement of brass cannons and carriages on books of intendant of stores
March 25, 1795 List of Quarterly Returns Robert Quarles [not available] List of quarterly returns of the ordnance and military stores at Point of Fork arsenal.
December 1, 1797 Land Purchase Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Thanked Hodgdon for supervising Col. Forrest during land purchase. Requested result of application to Congress for resurvey of land on the Ohio river. Some canons have arrived.