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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 19, 1789 Shipment of American Cloth to the Washingtons Henry Knox George Washington Knox informs Washington that the requested cloth was shipped by stage today. Knox identifies the cloth as 13.5 yards of 3/4 wide bottle green cloth of the Hartford manufacture. Knox also notes the price of the cloth is reasonable and the route of shipment will proceed via Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Alexandria.
July 5, 1794 Sail cloth manufactured in Boston Benjamin Lincoln Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Secretary of Treasury stating that the sail cloth manufactured in Boston is to be preferred imported sail cloth from Europe. The writer states that Boston manufactured cloth is less liable to mildew, owing to the sizing which in America is made from animal substances and not as is common in Europe from vegetables.
March 28, 1785 Procurement of Cloth Benjamin Lincoln Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Lincoln sends to Samuel Hodgdon a letter requesting the procurement of cloth. Requested method of reimbursing Hodgdon for the cost of supplies.
March 29, 1797 Delivery of Cloth James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cloth to Mr. Francis for making forage bags for cavalry.
February 12, 1789 American Cloth Available in New York Henry Knox George Washington Knox responds to Washington's request for American cloth. Knox informs Washington that American cloth is inferior in quality to English cloth Knox also states that he has recently been ill.
October 21, 1800 Request to Deliver to Francis Brown, Quantity of Cloth and Materials for Coats Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Request to deliver to Francis Brown, quantity of cloth and materials for cutting out and completing infantry and musician sergeant's coats
June 28, 1794 Domestic or Foreign Sail Cloth for Frigates Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Lincoln Hamilton inquires as to whether domestic of foreign sail cloth should be used on the frigates. He would prefer the use of domestic cloth but it must be really good.
June 30, 1794 Sail cloth for frigates Alexander Hamilton William Seton Secretary Hamilton asks William Seton whether domestic or foreign sail cloth ought to be used for American frigates.
June 30, 1794 Quality of sail cloth Alexander Hamilton Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Secretary Hamilton asks Brigadier General Otho Williams what experience has decided in regard to the quality of the sail cloth which has been used for the cutter under Williams' direction.
[not available] Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, directs delivery of cloth and materials for uniform coats.
January 1, 1795 Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Samuel Breck Alexander Hamilton [not available] Agreement that the U.S. will purchase sail cloth from S. Breck on behalf of the Canvas or Sail cloth Manufactory at Boston and that the articles will be delivered to appointed person.
June 22, 1800 Articles Sent to the Navy Stores Unknown Author [not available] Invoice of articles sent down to the Navy Stores.
February 16, 1789 Information on Requested Cloth and Election Results Henry Knox George Washington Knox assures Washington that when the requested cloth arrives it will be shipped by stage without delay. Knox also relays election news indicating that Washington received every vote for President from Maryland and all other states in the south. Voting from New Jersey and Delaware, Knox notes, is not yet available.
July 17, 1797 Sail Cloth for Hammocks on the "Constellation" John Stagg John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Tench Francis fifty pieces of Irish sail cloth No. 1 to be used for hammocks on board the frigate "Constellation" at Baltimore.
May 19, 1798 Cloth for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver seven yards of cloth, such as that used for covering cushions for the barge, to Captain John Barry for the frigate "United States."
December 2, 1793 Extraordinary Compensation for Cloth of Superior Quality Alexander Hamilton Richard Harrison " The dealer's catalogue description of this letter reads; 'Regarding the account of Young & Danacker for surplus clothing furnished for the use of the army. As it appears that the clothing for the Sergeants and musicians has been made of cloth of a very superior quality, it is my wish that [they] be allowed an extraordinary compensation therefore...'"
March 8, 1797 Sheet Copper Cloth and Nails for the Frigate United States James McHenry John Harris Harris should deliver to Tench Francis the quantities of sheet copper cloth and nails that are needed for sheathing the bottom of the frigate "United States'.
February 17, 1800 Commissary of Indian goods David Strong [not available] Request that the Commissary of Indian Goods issue textile goods for a party of Indians from St. Josephs.
August 2, 1792 Regarding the duties of bearer, Mr. Henley Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentions the bearer as Mr. Henley, who goes forward to serve with Army as conductor of military stores. He is to deliver to Craig a horse, saddle, bridle, and cloth. Pays respects to Mrs. Craig, the General's family, and all friends.
December 30, 1794 Reports Completion of Sail Cloths in Boston Tench Coxe Henry Knox Received notice from Samuel Breck that the Boston Manufacturing Company has sail cloth ready for delivery. Requests information about how to act and inspect. Reminds the risk of fire in Boston.
February 1, 1796 Estimate of expences for sundry Mohawk Indians Israel Chapin Jr [not available] Fiscal, describes expences for sundry Mohawks.
September 10, 1800 Delivery of cloth and thread for uniform overalls Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of cloth and thread for uniform overalls.
June 13, 1799 Discussion of Clothing, Comfort, and Cost for Soldiers Samuel Hodgdon James Bruff Refers to responsibility as Intendent of Stores and desire to be more useful to the army and the U.S. Mentions deficiency of supplies, some of which were sent but were lost by the boatmen and for which they will be accountable. Refers to contract with Mr. Billington for coats for privates and sergeants and the trimmings and cloth for a musician's coat; if one has already arrived, please advise....
March 27, 1789 Six Members Short of Forming a Government Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports that Congress is 6 members short of forming a government. He estimates it will be 1 April before sufficient members are present in New York. He mentions that Colonel Hanson of Alexandria will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the desired Hartford cloth and federal buttons (made in New York) to Washington.
April 5, 1798 Request for Issue of Flag Materials, Arms & Accoutrements for Fort Mifflin James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of arms & accoutrements, bunting & cloth, and a sergeant's sword & sword-belt for use by the Fort Mifflin garrison.