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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 18, 1800 Authorization for New Boat Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Issued a new boat for Fort Mifflin to be under Captain Meminger. Current boat used for transport deemed dangerous to people and provisions.
May 30, 1794 Transportation of Troops Isaac Craig Henry Knox Some troops prepared early, took keel boats intended for Maj. Gen. Scott and traveled downriver. Invoices of supplies that traveled with troops to be sent to Philadelphia soon.
June 23, 1795 Laying of Frigate Keel Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, discusses laying keel of Frigate.
May 17, 1793 Furnish Major General Charles Scott with means to descend Ohio River to Fort Washington Henry Knox Isaac Craig Furnish Major General Charles Scott with a good keel boat and two sets of good hands in order to descend the Ohio River to Fort Washington. Scott is the bearer of dispatches.
December 25, 1795 Shipment of Supplies, Violence due to Alcohol Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Craig sending keel boat with small load of powder and lead with hopes it will reach Fort Washington in a few days. Other military supplies sent to Presque Isle. Notification by Cornplanter that "strong Liquors" have greatly damaged his country and the killings related to drinking alcohol.
December 8, 1794 Scarphing of the 36-gun frigates Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Humphreys talks to Knox about the scarphing (joints that hold two pieces of wood together) of a frigate's keel. The scarphs were proportioned for three pieces, but because they are going to be in five pieces the length of the keel for the 36-gun frigates will be 146 feet, which will leave only 17 feet of solid keel between each scarph. Humphreys discusses ways to modify this situation, and...
December 19, 1794 Money Forwarded, Request for Instructions Isaac Craig Henry Knox Notification that packet containing money for the pay of troops in the lower part of the Ohio has been forwarded in the charge of Daniel Bissel on board a keel boat. Submission for reimbursement by R. Sparks for his work traveling express. Craig requested instructions on the disagreeable task of handling reimbursement of this type and militia reimbursements.
1795 Timbers Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Enclosed list of timbers molded for use in ships keel.
January 11, 1795 Weekly return of men working in the New York Navy Yard; no progress on the keel Captain Silas Talbot Timothy Pickering Enclosed is a return of the men employed the previous week in the naval yard. Progress on the keel remains the same for want of materials.
June 26, 1795 Escort for Public Stores Sent to Greeneville John Pierce John Mills Corporal Brown and three men have been sent as guards on one keel boat loaded with public stores intended to be sent to Greeneville.
March 1, 1796 On the manner of securing floor timbers to the frigate keel using copper bolts [not available] David Stodder Discusses methods of securing floor timbers to the keel with large copper bolts.
February 7, 1795 Discussion of Construction of 36 and 44 Gun Frigates, & Dangers During Launch Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses 36 and 44 gun Frigate construction; describes dangers of launching Frigate; discusses descent of keel.
October 12, 1796 Further Instructions Regarding Possible Spies Anthony Wayne Zebulon M. Pike Cited in Wayne to McHenry, 10/28/1796. Wayne provides further instructions for capturing the three enemy agents operating in the west (Thomas Powers, Victor de Collot and Joseph Warin), relating their known movements. He states that a supply of commissaries and ammunition has been ordered for the use of Pike's post. Pike is told to examine the boat minutely, in search of papers, which are to be...
June 23, 1795 Letter from the War Office on letter from Josiah Fox on laying of keel of frigate at Portsmouth Virginia [not available] Josiah Fox Letter from Fox was forwarded to Joshua Humphreys. His opinion on laying of keel of frigate is expressed in letter of 22 June.
June 22, 1795 On Josiah Fox's letter on laying the keels of frigates and launching Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Humphreys refers to a letter by Josiah Fox from Portsmouth Virginia indicating that neither time nor expense should be spared in laying the keel in the best possible position for launching.
1795 Estimate of expenditures in Quartermaster's department, Pittsburg Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Ledger style list of expenditures from the Quartermaster's Department at Pittsburgh during the first quarter of 1796.
December 13, 1792 Request for Boat and Military Escorts for Judges Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Boat on loan now lost, request for new boat to be delivered to Cincinnati. Judicial circuits and discrepancy with Gen. Wilkinson discussed in detail.
January 3, 1795 Letter to Naval Constructor George Claghorne on Construction of Frigate Keel John Stagg George Claghorn Clerk John Stagg on behalf on late Secretary of War Henry Knox. Knox consulted with Joshua Humphreys and the later has no objections to the frigate keel, but no alterations made in the dimensions of timber. Compensation $2000 per year.
August 4, 1791 A Minor Accident, Etc. Major General Richard Butler Henry Knox Amongst other matters, General Butler reports on an accident in which a boat struck a rock. The only injury is to the boat.
April 29, 1799 Send My Company's Arms by the Burlington Stage Boat Joseph McIlvaine Samuel Hodgdon McIlvaine of the Burlington Volunteers asks that the arms to be provided to his company be sent by Capt. Myers' stage boat as quickly as possible.
January 17, 1795 On the keel wood for frigate; salting of oak wood; and whether oak wood is preferable to live oak Timothy Pickering Tench Francis Secretary of War Pickering discusses use of deadwood to be laid over the frigate keel; use of salting to harden the oak; and whether common oak will do, since live oak is so hard to procure. In a post script, asks if common oak can be used. If not, how long to obtain live oak and how will this affect the frigate construction time-line.
May 5, 1796 Regarding machine for driving bolts through deadwood and keel of frigate [not available] George Claghorn Discusses ship construction, and draught of a bolt-driving machine made use of byJoshua Humphreys for driving bolts through the deadwood and keel of the frigate. Machine will drive bolts of different diameters with great facility and certainty. Copy to be sent to each naval constructor.
May 23, 1794 Copy of Invoice of Stores Isaac Craig Henry Knox Ensign McClair to escort stores to be transported. Enclosed copy invoice of stores sent forward with Collins and Campbell.
December 24, 1800 Replacement for sunken boat Samuel Dexter Ebenezer Jackson Dexter directs Jackson to procure a small boat for use on the Savannah River by Captain Robeson. It is to replace a sunken boat.
January 18, 1799 Report on Weather, Transportation; Boat to Natchez is Safe Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Reports that the boat destined for the Natchez is safe. The river is open although navigation is impeded by ice, which should soon clear. Reports that the Quartermaster General is making estimates.