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May 8, 1793 Water transportation for the Indian Chiefs and Captain Prior Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox asks that Craig furnish Captain Prior and the Indian Chiefs under his care the means of transportation by water from Pittsburgh to Fort Washington. Make their accommodations safe and comfortable.
November 17, 1794 Providing Transportation for Hutchins' Detachment John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon It is utterly impossible that one wagon can accomodate Hutchins' detachment. Sixteen men are to go westward and some of them are not able to carry their knapsacks or muskets. The certainty of bad roads at this season of the year makes it necessary to provide additional means of transportation which Hodgdon must arrange.
April 15, 1800 Duties of the Deputy Quartermaster General Alexander Hamilton Aaron Ogden Hamilton outlines the duties of the Deputy Quartermaster General which are divided into two branches: one of is Military involving the choice of ground for quartering and encampment of troops and the second is Civil and involves providing quarters and means of transportation.
August 23, 1799 Removal of offices from Philadelphia to Trenton James McHenry William Simmons States that it is proper - in light of the fever - to temporarily remove the offices of the War Department from Philadelphia to Trenton.
December 1792 Contingencies of the War Department for the Year 1793. Henry Knox [not available] Knox emphasizes that the expenses of an army during peacetime may be reasonably forecast but during wartime, contingencies must be accommodated with adequate appropriations or military efficacy will be harmed.
April 29, 1799 Quartering and Transporting Recruits James McHenry Jonathan Rhea It has been the practice that those persons who supply rations at a recruiting rendezvous also furnish quarters and provide the means of transportation for their removal.
August 5, 1799 Transportation Assistance for Capt Samuel Nance, Paymaster to the Troops James McHenry John Wilkins, Jr. Request to provide Captain Samuel Vance, paymaster to troops on western frontier, with means of transporting his baggage to Pittsburgh.
May 20, 1793 Transporting Kersey's Recruits John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to furnish the means of transportation for the baggage of Capt. Kersey's 25 recruits who have been ordered to march from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.
May 3, 1792 Supply of Rations Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Secretary Knox writes that he depends on the recipient entirely for a supply of rations at the following posts, and also for articles in the Quarter Master's line, for medical assistance, and for means of transportation. The posts include Alexandria, Winchester, and Shepherds Town in Virginia; Baltimore, Fredericks Town, Hagers Town, and Cumberland in Maryland; and Chester, York, Carlise, and...
May 5, 1800 Estimates Communicated to the House of Representatives, May 5, 1800. Harper [not available] Estimate of costs for public services for the present year (1800) which include transportation costs, annuities for Indian tribes, rations for Indians at military posts. Some believe that the rations issued to Indians should be allocated from a separate account from the U.S. military.
September 10, 1796 Transport to Oswego and Albany James McHenry Henry Glen Secretary of War James McHenry informs Henry Glen that Glen is responsible for providing the transportation of ninety troops to their post in western New York. Two thousand dollars will be remitted to Glen for this purpose.
March 27, 1792 Wagon for Capt. Ashton's Equipage John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War requests that Knox immediately furnish a wagon to convey the camp equipage of Capt. Asheton's detachment to Reading. He should also furnish the necessary means of transportation for 100 suits of clothing to Reading.
October 30, 1799 Transportation of offices from Trenton to Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons States that the Quarter Master General has received instructions to provide the transportation necessary for the return of offices from Trenton to Philadelphia.
November 3, 1791 Lack of Provisions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Inability to transport provisions to men has left them at want of basic necessities. Contractors immediately requested to transport adequate provisions. Conquest of Miami town is the goal.
September 12, 1796 Transportation of Frigate Timbers from Norfolk to Boston [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. George Claghorn naval constructor at Boston authorized to select timbers for shipment from Norfolk to Boston. Request to Secretary of Treasury for assistance in providing means of transport.
February 11, 1792 Accommodations and Supplies Henry Knox Isaac Craig Accommodations for Capt. Cass. Orders to have contractor supply Fort Franklin. Capt. Baldwin sent on a mission to Cornplanter and other chiefs anticipating they will travel to Philadelphia. Orders to provide transportation for chiefs if necessary. Enclosed letter to Wilkinson to be forwarded.
April 24, 1800 [COPY] Transportation of Stores John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Clarification and standard policy requested for the transportation of private stores for officers to the post at which they are stationed.
December 6, 1798 Clothing for the Troops at Niagara Samuel Hodgdon Michael G. Houdin Houdin is instructed as to the means of transporting four hogsheads of clothing intended for the troops at Niagara.
July 27, 1789 Cost of Transportation Between Posts Captain Joseph Brant Gilles Fondie A list of payments for transportation of articles between posts.
August 23, 1799 Escaping the Fever in Philadelphia James McHenry William Simmons War Department offices are relocating temporarily to Trenton due to the yellow fever in Philadelphia. The Quartermaster General has instructions for transportation.
June 29, 1798 Tools Wanted at Pittsburgh & Knoxville Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Enclosed are lists of tools wanted at Pittsburgh and Knoxville, noting those that are in the public store and those that must be purchased.
August 8, 1798 Request for Transportation Edward Miller Samuel Hodgdon Due to yellow fever, transportation is required for the baggage in order to move camp a safe distance from the city.
August 27, 1796 Transportation of Stores Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Notification that stores of various types transported to Pittsburgh of Doctor [Fiffer]. Discussed cost and payment of transportation.
October 11, 1794 Means of the Treasury Are Adequate, Etc. Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Alexander Hamilton Among a number of other financial matters, Wolcott assures Hamilton that the means of the Treasury are sufficient to address any emergency that may emerge.
October 30, 1799 Transportation for the Accountant's Office James McHenry William Simmons The Quartermaster General has received instructions to provide transportation for the offices of the War Department. Simmons should inform McHenry of the land and water transportation needs of his office. Wagons should be ready on Monday morning.