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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 14, 1798 Request for Issue of Medical Supplies & Oakum for Western Troops James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of medical supplies and oakum for use by troops at various posts on the Mississippi.
July 24, 1796 Discussion of Caulking and Frigate Timbers Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Describes the method of caulking ships used in the English dock yards, and discusses timber for frigates.
May 11, 1798 Oakum Required for the Walnut Hill Garrison Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon informs McHenry that the Commander in Chief [Adams] requires oakum to be shipped to the Walnut Hill garrison immediately and can be procured no nearer than Philadelphia.
March 23, 1798 Report of frigate United States defects and request to repair [not available] Joshua Humphreys Captain John Barry of frigate United States reports seams are opened and oakum loosened. Humphreys is asked to oversee an estimate of repairs.
November 21, 1797 Discussion of Account Settlement for Algerian Frigate Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, discusses settling accounts for Algerine Frigate.
January 27, 1797 Transportation of Provisions Isaac Craig James Lang Orders to deliver oakum to E. Kirk for boat building. Requested Lang send a Kentucky boat loaded with oats and corn as soon as ice permits. Requested Lang make an inquiry into the mill stone Craig agreed to purchase from N. Chalfant.
January 8, 1796 Response from Joshua Humphreys on placement of deadwood [not available] George Claghorn War Office forwards letter from Joshua Humphreys informs naval constructor George Claghorn that he is to be cautious in shifting the mid ship dead wood; and not to place the butt near the station of the chain pumps. Serious consequences to safety of ship if she runs aground and injures the keel. Oakum could be drawn into the pumps.
March 8, 1798 [Receipt for Supplies] Isaac Craig [not available] Stores, receipt for ship supplies sent to Pittsburgh including tar, oakum, half-hour glass, and flags.
June 8, 1798 Impending Departure of the Commander in Chief, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports the embarkation and impending departure of the Commander in Chief to Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also requests gimblets, files, and augers from Hodgdon.
August 11, 1791 [No. 26] Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Orders to collect items mentioned in previous memo and send on boats. List of items needed.
May 11, 1798 Pay of the Shipwrights, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among other topics, Hodgdon discusses the pay of shipwrights all of whom should receive the same pay per month.
June 15, 1798 Misc. Supply Concerns Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Hodgdon discusses the supply concerns that relate to Craig and his post.
May 4, 1798 Ship's Carpenters Have Arrived, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that the ship's carpenters have all arrived and that oakum is not obtainable at this post.
August 1, 1796 Regarding Construction Costs for 36-Gun Frigate Colonel James Hackett James McHenry Letter, discusses construction cost of 36 gun Frigate.
July 13, 1791 List of Articles to be Forwarded Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of articles to be forwarded to the boats under Major Gaither's command. Special attention is to be paid to the horse boats.
March 8, 1798 Receipt for Transporting Goods Henry Irvine [not available] Receipt for shipment of goods from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh for new galleys.
March 23, 1798 Request for Estimates of Defects in Decking of Frigate United States James McHenry Joshua Humphreys The captain of the frigate United States reported that the seams of its deck are opened. Humphreys is to survey the problems and write an estimate of the repairs costs.
April 5, 1797 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Extract Letter, discusses supplies needed and precautions in shipping them.
April 5, 1797 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Extract Letter, discusses supplies needed and precautions in shipping them.
June 10, 1799 Abstract of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens. [not available] [not available] Abstract of the articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens agent for the war department in New York in the month March 1799. Transmitted and signed by William Simmons accountant.
February 25, 1797 Request for Paper to be Used in Proving Cannons James McHenry John Harris Directs furnishing paper for cartridges to be used in proving cannons.
April 5, 1797 Powder, Ball, and Lead to Meet Events, Etc. James Bruff James McHenry In order to do the repairs and alterations to the works and barracks a horse will be needed in addition to a number of building materials. Five tons of powder with ball and lead may be necessary to meet events as well as other ordnance and materials needed to work on sundry vessels.
May 23, 1797 Military & Quartermaster's Stores for the Post at Niagara James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon This is a list of eighteen military and quartermaster's stores, including the amounts required of each, that must be furnished to the post at Niagara.
1796 Estimate of Quartermaster Expenditures for 1796 [not available] [not available] Estimate for expenditures in the Quartermaster's department at Pittsburgh during third quarter for 1796.
1792 Estimate of Supplies required in the Quartermaster's line for 1792 Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of supplies required in the quartermaster Lines for 1792. Lists equipment with required numbers.