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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.
1795 Discussion of Cutlery for Navy Yard William Pennock Josiah Fox Letter, discusses knives & forks for Naval yard.
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.
December 5, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies & Tools for Forts Wolcott and Adams Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Directs purchase of artillery implements & supplies, barrels, compasses, tools, a "fuze machine," camp supplies, lanterns, sieves, a mortar and pestle, rocket, portfire and bullet molds, raw minerals and metal, "three hundred pounds of junk," oil, paper, and rope for Forts Wolcott & Adams at Newport, RI. Urges that the supplies be obtained at or near Newport, if possible, and gives receipt...
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.
December 2, 1800 Supplies for Fort Johnson and Dependencies in South Carolina and Georgia Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs procurement of supplies for Fort Johnson and dependencies in South Carolina and Georgia.
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 27, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Stores, Tools & Materials to Fort Johnson, SC Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of various military stores to Fort Johnson and its subsidiaries in South Carolina, including cannon ammunition, barrels, cannon implements, tools, camp equipment, cloth, sieves, hand bellows, hides, raw minerals & metals, rope, etc.
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.
November 28, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Stores, Tools & Materials to Fort Johnson, NC Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of various military supplies to Fort Johnson, North Carolina, including including cannon ammunition, barrels, cannon implements, tools, camp equipment, cloth, sieves, hand bellows, hides, raw minerals & metals, rope, etc.
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.
December 4, 1800 Purchase of Supplies for Fort Independence on Castle Island near Boston, Massachusetts Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Letter, directs purchase of supplies for Fort Independence on Castle Island near Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
March 4, 1796 Estimate of Quartermaster's Stores Wanted for Army for 1796 [not available] [not available] Estimated number of items wanted for the Quarter Master's stores for the army for 1796 to be purchased in Philadelphia.
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...