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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 23, 1800 Distress of the Mechanics at New York Ebenezer Stevens Alexander Hamilton Stevens draws attention to the fact that the mechanics employed in the defense of New York have not yet received the pay due them and asks Hamilton and Burr to intercede with the legislature on their behalf.
May 11, 1792 Lamp Kettle Mechanics John Stagg William Knox Knox is directed to immediately engage two or three mechanics who understand how to make lamp kettles and direct them to Pittsburgh to receive orders from Major [Isaac] Craig.
July 11, 1796 Pay of Mechanics, Engineers, Carpenters, Blacksmith Discussed George Fleming William Simmons Fleming summarized the inconvenience of paying the mechanics, artillerists, and engineers their salaries for May. Enclosed the account of Capt. Houdin for items purchased in Albany for Capt. Bruff's detachment.
September 5, 1798 Cavalry Equipments to be Had in This City, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon advises McHenry of the advisability of producing cavalry equipment in Philadelphia. This equipment can be made as cheaply there as elsewhere and will provide employment for mechanics during the winter.
April 3, 1794 Introduction of temporary engineer Paul Perrault John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Paul Perrault has been appointed a temporary engineer and has been asked by the Secretary of War to make a model of a cannon carriage. Hodgdon should furnish him with skillful mechanics to perform the necessary labor.
February 10, 1799 Questions Relative to the Business at Harpers Ferery John Mackey [not available] Lists eleven questions the Secretary of War must answer relative to the business at Harpers Ferry, including what buildings should be erected, the number of mechanics needed, the location of the sites of the buildings, the route for transporting the iron, burning bricks, etc.
November 7, 1791 Building a Flat, Etc. John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon It seems proper to employ some person to build a flat which will be much needed since the river will not be fordable for the remainder of the season. Should Hodgdon think it proper to send two sawyers with tools and one or two mechanics, Armstrong will superintend the building of one. The grindstone at Fort Washington is not very large and will in one month be worn out so a new one should be sent...
June 30, 1796 Inconvenient Pay, Etc. William Simmons George Fleming CITATION only. Fleming to Simmons, 07/11/1796. [Fleming summarized the inconvenience of paying the mechanics, artillerists, and engineers their salaries for May. Enclosed the account of Capt. Houdin for items purchased in Albany for Capt. Bruff's detachment.]
October 7, 1798 Report from George Salmon to James McHenry on Maryland's Congressional Elections of 1798 George Salmon James McHenry Salmon discusses the Maryland Congressional elections of 1798 with James McHenry. Smith's interest among mechanics and militia will surmount all opposition. All merchants and people of fortune made every exertion much to their credit. Salmon notes that all that was required of him was his vote and private support. He notes astonishment at the numbers who would not interest themselves, even...
August 14, 1790 Knox discusses naval appointments with Wheeler Henry Knox Bennett Wheeler Letter, advises re naval officer appointment.
September 15, 1800 Account Suspended William Simmons Elias B. Dayton Accounts for supplies examined and suspended. Simmons requested further vouchers to settle account and pass amount to credit of Dayton.
May 10, 1792 Permission to Enlist Artificers Henry Knox Bezaleel Howe Howe authorized enlistment of artificers such as carpenters, wheelwrights, blacksmiths, and armourers.
October 16, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Archibald Creary Simmons sends Creary detailed accounting instructions to govern his transactions as agent of fortifications at New Port.
June 29, 1792 Quarter Master Responsibilities Henry Knox James O'Hara Secretary Knox is replying to a letter from James O'Hara, and is pleased to hear that he will be able to perform the duties of Quartermaster. He believes Major Craig should have appropriate pay to the duties of a Deputy Quartermaster General. He advises him on engaging mechanics, and is pleased that he has not yet purchased horses. He also discusses the return of tents and equipage.
February 7, 1800 Pestilence that Has Ravaged Philadelphia, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a discussion of a number of matters, Sargent warns Hodgdon that in the summer he should be in the country, rather than stay in the city. Sargent addresses business matters which Hodgdon is handling for him.
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.
September 12, 1794 Letter to the Supervisor of Military Stores Alexander Hamilton Samuel Hodgdon Letter from Secretary Hamilton to the Supervisor of Military Stores, requesting that a chief armourer have charge of the artificers to accompany the militia army. Also states that one half of the entrenching tools be sent to Williamsport, Maryland, and the other half to Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
October 2, 1794 Fortifications in North Carolina Joshua Potts Henry Knox Letter from Joshua Potts, agent for procuring materials, on the fortifications off the coast of North Carolina, and various details regarding labor and contracts.
March 6, 1799 Elias Langham is a Most Violent Democrat, Etc. John Mackey Samuel Hodgdon Mackey discusses many matters but focuses on Elias Langham whom he desribes as a "violent Democrat" and charges that Langham had distributed several public muskets to the democratic cause.
December 1794 Suggestions for the War Department Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Secretary Hamilton advices on various measures which he believes the War Department ought to adopt. First, he suggests that the militia be reorganized, and divided into five classes. The first class consisting of all unmarried men between 18 and 25, excepting apprentices and students. The second class consisting of all unmarried men from 25 to 40; the third class all married men from 18 to 25;...
January 29, 1799 The Virtues of Tioga Point as a Recruiting Rendezvous George W. Kirkland Alexander Hamilton Sounding like the President of the Tioga Point Chamber of Commerice, Kirkland extols the virtues of Tioga Point as a recruiting rendezvous.
June 30, 1798 Enclosed Application on Behalf of Colonel Bull Joseph Nourse James McHenry Advises for appointment of John Bull as superintendent at Harpers Ferry.
March 6, 1798 General statement of naval expenditures Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Transmits a general statement of naval expenditures through the end of 1797, along with several abstracts exhibiting the names of agents to whom expenditures made.
November 29, 1796 Conference with the Several Indian Chiefs Assembled, & Washington's Reply George Washington [not available] Various Indian chiefs speak on rights to land, inclinations to peace over war, and a recent treaty. Tribes represented: Wiandots [Wyandots], Delawares, Shawanees [Shawnees], Ottawas, Chippewas, Putawatimies, Miamis, Eel River, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias. George Washington's response to these follows, which discusses points of the treaty, such as that the Indians are to...
November 14, 1792 Preparations for Winter, Placement of Fortifications, Soldiers' Pay, and Food Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains his thinking on the placing of his fortifications and his preparations for the approaching winter. He talks of the absolute necessity of paying his men and lists several officers who, for various reasons, are no longer in the Legion. He emphasizes the critical need for flour which can't be easily transported because of the low waters in the rivers.