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September 14, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore Samuel Dodge Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that the lower work of the fortification at Baltimore is complete. Mentions that "it is almost impossible to get laborers."
July 22, 1800 Accounts Received William Simmons Robert Gilmor Accounts for the expenditures for the fortifications at Baltimore received. Accounts do not contain record of payments made by George Sears to individual laborers as recorded on Sears accounts. Simmons assumed the accounts were in Gilmor's possession and requested them to be forwarded to the Office. Simmons recommended a weekly payroll signed by the laborers and engineer to simplify payment...
December 13, 1798 Pay & Allowances for Canal Laborers Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses the pay and allowances for the sundry laborers who will work on the new canal.
April 18, 1800 Account of John Woodward James McHenry William Simmons John Woodward is to be allowed two dollars per day for his superintendance of the works and laborers at Fort Trumbull and two and a half percent on the actual disbursements under his agency.
June 29, 1795 Construction of Frigates, Supplies Timothy Pickering Tench Francis Details on obtaining live oak for frigate construction, employment of laborers, and location of construction.
June 5, 1795 Request for Estimate of Further Funds Needed to Complete Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fortifications Timothy Pickering Joseph Whipple Describes the situation regarding the fortifications at Portsmouth. A little more work will complete them, but the soldiers in the area have been withdrawn; thus laborers must be hired. Asks Whipple to make an estimate of the total funds required, including money left over from the previous year's appropriations.
September 9, 1795 Instructions for settling claims William Simmons Elias Langham Provides general instructions for settling claims to Elias Langham, Superintendant of Military Stores at Shepherds' Town, VA. Gives details to Langham regarding pay of laborers, articles purchased, transportation costs, repair of arms, and stores rent.
September 26, 1795 Order to Resume Construction of Portmouth, New Hampshire Defenses; Funds Forthcoming Timothy Pickering Joseph Whipple Based on Whipple's estimate of the sum needed to pay laborers to complete the defenses at Portsmouth, New Hampshire ($280), Pickering authorizes the construction to continue, and promises that the funds are forthcoming.
February 5, 1799 Certification of payments; Israel Chapin, Agent for Six Nations of Indians for laborers, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, medical assistance William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; Israel Chapin, Agent for Six Nations of Indians for laborers, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, medical assistance for 1798, including construction of a church, and a grist mill for the Oneida Indians
April 3, 1794 Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs Alexander Hamilton Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Fortifications of Baltimore harbor required, authorized the hiring of laborers and the acquisition of materials. Advised on keeping accounts of expenses and how funding will occur. Request name of agent Williams will appoint to position of accountant.
August 23, 1799 Outlines Precautions to Transport and Store Supplies Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hopes to maintain every store, but if they must remove something, suggests packing up clothing and perhaps stationary. Every complete set of clothing will be packed up tomorrow and will be on its way to its destination by Monday. Parts of suits should be put into casks for removal. If sent to New Castle, someone should be sent to assist the storekeeper for proper reception. Will require clerks,...
May 10, 1800 Compensation for Soldiers Employed to the Eastward James McHenry William Simmons The soldiers employed by Major [Lewis] Tousard as laborers on the fortifications to the eastward, and as artificers, are to be allowed the per diem compensation promised them for their services.
November 22, 1798 Constructing the Post at Harpers Ferry No Author Joseph Perkin Appears to be a contract involving laborers engaged by Joseph Perkins, Superintendent and Armorer on behalf of the United States, to construct the post about to be established at Harpers Ferry on the Potomac River in Virginia.
October 9, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons forwards instructions to Jackson that inform him of his obligations as Agent for fortifications at Boston.
August 26, 1799 Instructions for Delivery of Stores; Questions Cost Samuel Hodgdon Peter Hunt Seeks to maintain a regular supply for the army in the East. Has forwarded list from the Storekeeper to be deposited with Hunt. Mr. Bass has items in store; he will return in the shallop and provide any assistance. Need to provide quarters for Bass, Harris, clerks, and laborers. Questions cost of repairs as compared to Trenton.
December 28, 1794 Appointment of New York Clerk of the Yard Captain Silas Talbot Henry Knox Captain Talbot replies to Secretary Knox's letter of instructions and informs him of his choice of clerk of the yard for New York, Daniel Tingley. Talbot was in the city for the purpose of superintending the construction of the frigate. Also requests that Knox enclose the amount of all the timber which has hiterto been received in the yard. Finally, he encloses the return of the number and...
July 6, 1794 Enclosed map for the War Department John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox Letter from Major Rivardi to Secretary Knox. Supplies the War Department with a map of the different rivers, roads, and other features of the Virginia landscape, relevant to the construction of fortifications. Requests that Knox forward him the advance of the sum allowed for his compensation. Also encloses a return of the laborers employed at the fortifications; refers to a "scarcity of hands."
May 21, 1787 Military Stores in Rhode Island; Request for Cash Advance for Laborers Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, asks for advance for laborers; describes disposition of U.S. military stores in Rhode Island.
July 5, 1794 Requests Estimates for Supplies for Coming Year Tench Coxe Henry Knox Writes about the irregularity and uncertainty of American commerce and manufacture. Requires estimate of articles wanted for the current year, including clothing, hospital stores, tents and camp equipment, Indian supplies, and supplies for laborers. Requests paperwork for building in Boston.
December 12, 1794 Fortifications at West Point Daniel Niven Henry Knox Report to the Secretary of War, relative to the fortifications at West Point. Niven was employed in superintending lime-burning, collecting stone to Fort Clinton, making and repairing roads, making and repairing tools, and repairing parts of the rear wall of Fort Putnam. He employed many miners, masons, laborers, and teams.
January 22, 1798 Statement of Cash Expended in labor & wages at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia Joshua Humphreys [not available] Ledger of monies spent on the construction of a frigate in Philadelphia.
August 1, 1794 Assignment and instructions as Superintendent of frigate to be built at Philadelphia Henry Knox Captain John Barry Instructions, duties and responsibilities as superintendent. Activities must conform to public interest. Treasury of United States will make special contracts for the principal materials. Naval Agents will provide all materials not otherwise provided by Treasury. Workmen and laborers to be furnished by agents in pursuance of constructor requisition. Constructor has direction over workmen. Clerk...
September 26, 1794 Long Coat & Cocked Hat, Etc. Cornelius Sedam Samuel Hodgdon Sedam expresses his wish for a new uniform that includes a long coat and cocked hat which he feels will be suitable for new recruits.
July 23, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Joshua Orne Simmons provides an account balance and brings errors to the attention of Orne.
June 19, 1799 Compensation of Ebenezer Stevens James McHenry Ebenezer Stevens Even though Stevens' responsibilities don't measure up to those of the storekeeper at Philadelphia, he will receive compensation in the amount of $1250 per annum. His duties will include procuring materials for fortifications, paying workmen and laborers, and other duties connected therewith.