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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
October 9, 1800 Delivery of Lead for U.S. Laboratory on Schuylkill Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of lead for U.S. Laboratory on Schuylkill, agreeably to request from Joseph Elliott.
June 27, 1799 Reports Construction Plans for Laboratory and Arsenal Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Has made great effort to make full estimate of contemplated building construction. Reports that it will take more time than anticipated, and the lateness of the season and destitute state of laboratory stores suggest first building a laboratory and arsenal. Suggests building in brick and stone. Waits for his order to commence labor.
September 29, 1794 Workers at the Laboratory John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Major Kersey confirms that a sergeant and twelve men are working at the laboratory.
April 4, 1799 Requests Field Ammunition for the Laboratory Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests shot for field ammunition for the laboratory in specific outlined sizes. Must be perfectly round and smooth.
May 21, 1800 Request for Issue of Shovels & Lead for Use at Schuylkill Laboratory James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of shovels and lead for use at the new laboratory under construction near Schuylkill.
October 26, 1796 No Return of the Tools in Price's Laboratory, Etc. George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon To save postage, Fleming enclosed to the Secretary of War a letter containing the Quartermaster's store's returns and an additional return for military stores. There are still not included in any return laboratory tools and other things that Captain Price has in his laboratory. Some of them would be valuable in the hands of a person who knows how to use them and some of them are not fit for...
May 16, 1799 Discussion of Laboratory James McHenry Joseph Elliot Refers to previous communication about proper conduct regarding a laboratory. Indicates need to work with the quartermaster.
June 15, 1799 Suggests Ideas for the Timely Construction of Laboratory and Other Buildings Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Announces purchase of land for laboratory and other buildings, although it will take time before the actual use. Suggests mode for imminent construction. Realizes need for professional construction workers. Funds prevent hiring a suitable person to superintend materials and construction. Require someone who will prevent any sense of embezzlement and has architectural skills.
May 28, 1799 Requests Acceptance of Receipts for Laboratory Items James McHenry John Harris Directs Harris to accept receipts for items which would otherwise have passed through military stores, to expedite their delivery from the purveyor to Captain Elliott. The items are "for the laboratory."
August 3, 1799 Purchase of Land James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Land for and construction of laboratory and arsenal near Philadelphia
July 6, 1799 [Voucher No. 56] Payment for purchase of lots John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Receipt for $2,293.33 paid to Elizabeth Sober by the US government for land to be used as a laboratory. The receipt is conveyed to McHenry by John Wilkins.
November 17, 1800 Pay of workmen employed at the laboratory Samuel Dexter Lewis Tousard The Secretary at War issues Major Tousard a certificate to pay the workmen employed at the laboratory.
May 22, 1799 List of Stores for Captain Elliot's Laboratory Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry List of stores under order for the laboratory under Captain Elliot. Eliot will provide the dimensions of the shot and superintend the casting.
October 29, 1794 Ammunition received from the Laboratory Philadelphia Mr. Monvel Samuel Hodgdon List of musket and pistol cartridges signed by Mr. Monvel. Addressed to Samuel Hodgdon. Receipt indicates ammunition received from laboratory.
November 17, 1800 Payment of men employed at laboratory Samuel Dexter James Miller This letter informs Miller that Lieutenant Colonel Tousard is Captain Elliott's replacement. As such, Miller will be pleased to accept payment certificates from Toussard.
October 24, 1799 Administration of Individual Officers and Soldiers James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Regarding a letter written by Captain Elliott concerning his future command at the laboratory and his desire that men presently under his command be stationed with him.
May 30, 1799 Discussion of Proposed Military Storehouse & Laboratory; Forwarded Recommendation for Marine Officer's Post John Adams James McHenry Adams says he has only one possible objection to the proposed military campus (laboratory, powder house and warehouses) outside of Philadelphia: that the government is moving to the new city of Washington within the next year. Leaves this potential problem to McHenry's judgment; also forwards a recommendation of an officer for the Marine Corps.
June 27, 1799 Reports Progress for Construction of Laboratory, Arsenal, Magazine in Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon John Mackey Reports efforts of Mr. Annely to pay landlord John Taylor with stoppages from his wages, but the notes remained unpaid. Asks Mackey to make a payment plan with Annely. Reports that Taylor has acted like a gentleman. Hopes that the canal is progressing. Relays plans for extensive, expensive operation, having purchased land near the Schuylkill for a laboratory, magazine, barracks, workshop, and...
June 6, 1798 Heavy Cannon to Their Several Destinations Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Elliot Hodgdon compliments Capt. Elliott for the dispatch with which he has sent the heavy cannon to their several southern destinations. He notes that Elliott will soon be asked to superintend a laboratory to be established in New York.
February 28, 1800 Commissary of Indian goods David Strong [not available] Asks for issue of coating for an Ottawa Chief and blankets for the use of the laboratory.
December 29, 1800 Certification of payment; Captain Joseph Elliott, 2d Regiment Artillerists and Engineers, as superintendant of United States laboratory William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $176.30 to Captain Joseph Elliott, 2d Regiment Artillerists and Engineers, extra pay and rations as superintendent of United States laboratory.
November 21, 1800 Request for Issue of Carpenter's Tools for Artificers at Schuylkill Laboratory Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of carpenter's tools for the use of artificers employed at Schuylkill laboratory. Two notes are appended -- one, presumably from Hodgdon, states that the purveyor has been directed to purchase the above supplies, and one presumably from Harris confirms that the items were delivered on November 25.
July 19, 1799 Receipt of William Rawle William Rawle [not available] Document; recognizes the War Secretary's use of land to build a laboratory and other public works.
May 24, 1799 Concerning Armory Employee & Proposition Establishment of Military Laboratory & Storehouse Near Philadelphia James McHenry John Adams Forwards a letter showing how he has settled the account of an assistant, now discharged, at Springfield [Armory]. Discusses recommendations for the appointment of several officers. Recommends that a laboratory, powder house, and warehouses be erected near Philadelphia, that ammunition may be prepared and it and other military articles be stored nearby. Expects to be able to purchase land...
July 31, 1800 Certification of Payment; Captain Joseph Elliott, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $831.20 to Captain Joseph Elliott, 1st Regiment Artillerists and Engineers for pay and rations as superintendant of United States laboratory, for visiting furnaces and inspecting the proving of cannon, and incidental disbursements.