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April 4, 1799 Requests Order for Iron Kettles, Iron Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports number of iron camp kettles in store and suggests order for more of suitable iron. Now is the best time to get the iron. Perhaps it would be beneficial to procure a store of iron.
September 24, 1800 Sheet Iron Instead of Rolled Iron, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has stated that the rolled iron needed for the Armory must be drawn as sheet iron but Williams believes this will cause inconvenience and waste. He wants it drawn as hose iron as usual. He needs directions regarding the contract for coal. Mr. Lyman seems better but is by no means out of danger.
September 9, 1796 Statement of Terms for Ironwork Aboard Frigate William Plaisted Josiah Fox Letter, describes terms for iron work on Frigate currently under construction.
September 10, 1796 Terms for the Ironwork on Frigate James & Elisha Hill Josiah Fox Letter, discusses terms of iron work for small frigate; mentions cost of iron.
September 19, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Ironwork James McHenry Josiah Fox Asks Fox to clarify with the Hills the cost for them to procure the iron; the United States will not furnish the iron.
March 1, 1799 Requests Order of Iron for Mr. Mackey Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Mr. Mackey requires an immediate supply of iron. Requests the order and purchase of said iron according to Mackey's specifications.
January 25, 1798 Request for Delivery of Iron to Pittsburgh James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of iron for use with cannons at Pittsburgh [presumably for shot].
February 21, 1797 Delivery of Iron to Hodgdon James McHenry John Harris Directs delivery of Iron for armory at New London, Virginia.
January 5, 1798 Iron Work for Gun Carriage Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discussed iron work performed by blacksmith for gun carriages. Hodgdon anticipated guns to arrive shortly. Money advanced to J. Hamilton for transportation to prevent him from drawing on Craig.
September 28, 1796 Letter from Blacksmiths Concerning Cost & Specifications for Frigate Ironwork [not available] Josiah Fox Procurement, describes terms of iron work for Frigate; asks for advance of money to purchase iron.
April 22, 1792 Iron and Supplies Isaac Craig Henry Knox Turnbull and Marnie have inferior iron. Superior iron in Carlisle. Agues iron to be delivered to Pittsburgh. Items to be cast, and price listed. Repairs and pay discussed.
October 6, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding provision of iron and iron work for frigate constructed at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Discusses letter from Josiah Fox and proposal by Elisha and James Hill to provide iron and iron works for frigate construction at Portsmouth New Hampshire. If no better terms can be found, asks for completion of contract.
May 5, 1799 Rolled Iron for the Use of the Armory Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams lists the quantity and tonnage of rolled iron he will require for sundry purposes at the Springfield Armory. He emphasizes the pressing need for iron at this factory and urges Hodgdon to forward it soon.
May 18, 1798 Dimensions of Weight of Iron Four-Pounders George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Fleming discusses the weight of the ship and garrison iron four-pounders which will be ready to transport on the sloop the following day,.
September 23, 1796 Regarding Ironwork for Frigate & Payment For That Service Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, encloses terms regarding iron for Frigate; asks for information regarding payments for iron work.
September 22, 1794 Reports Preparation and Delivery of Iron Ball and Kentledge Tench Coxe John Stagg Reports preparation and delivery of iron ball and kentledge iron ballast in New York. Announces the possibility of ball for the fortification. Requests an inspection in New York.
March 6, 1793 Request for Information on Bar Iron Tench Coxe Henry Knox Cover letter regarding: Fear of all bar iron being used for ship ballast, Christie requests amount needed by the United States so it can be purchased before supplies are depleted.
November 8, 1794 Completing the Carriages John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon The ten carriages for three-pounders are not finished for want of iron for the wheels. Bryant has sent to New York for iron and has been expecting it for some time. He has sent to Boston for six tons of iron for the six-pounder carriages and he expects it to arrive in a few daya. They are now at work on the carriages for the howitzers which should be completed during December..
July 24, 1799 Rolled Iron for the Salt Pan Henry Foxall Samuel Hodgdon Foxall has discovered that the rolled iron for Hodgdon's salt pan can only be obtained from a forge. To be reduced to the correct size, it will have to be sent to a Rolling Mill which will take considerable time. Mr. Smith says he will undertake the task if given the proper assistance.
June 4, 1797 Progress of Repairs to the Muskets, Etc. Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Perkins reports on the progress of the repairs of the muskets at New London. He notes that the rolled iron needed to make the bands for completing the repairs arrived too late so they were forced to plate them with the iron they already had on hand.
March 17, 1798 A Thousand Gunstocks and More Iron David Ames Samuel Hodgdon Ames reports that he needs a thousand gunstocks but they should be inspected prior to being shipped. He already has a number of stocks that are knotty and so shakey that they are spoiled for use. Part of the iron sent from Philadelphia was unfit for use so at the rate it is being used, there will soon be a need for more. The iron purchased from Mr. Rockwell at $8 per hundred is all good.
November 28, 1797 Delivery of Metal to D. Ames James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver bar iron and steel for Springfield.
January 22, 1799 Supplying Iron of the Best Quality Charles & William Jolly Samuel Hodgdon The Jollys offer to respond to Hodgdon's order and deliver iron of the best quality and of all descriptions. They have been supplying Mr. Francis for some time and he will concur that they supply iron of he best quality. They did not supply Mr. Mackie with the rolls that he described as so bad that they could not be used.
November 3, 1796 Regarding Blacksmiths' Work Aboard Frigate Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, describes terms of blacksmiths helping construct elements for a frigate.
May 15, 1795 Iron Wanted at Springfield Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon As soon as Hodgdon has ordered the iron wanted at Springfield, he should send it to Mr. Francis informing him of the necessity of making the purchase today.