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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 20, 1797 Improper charges for horse team William Simmons Stephen Rochefontaine Discusses the information needed on a certificate for work completed by artificers. Notifies Rochefontaine that he has detected and reported to the Secretary of War improper charges by Rochefontaine in the West Point accounts for the hire of horse team.
October 7, 1796 Order to Furnish Team Stephen Rochefontaine George Fleming Order to furnish team to deal with the enclosure of wood the garrison.
October 17, 1799 Voucher to complete team of horses James McHenry [not available] Voucher for two horses to complete team purchased for 12th Regiment and sent to Colonel Stevens at New York.
November 26, 1799 Teams of Horses to Go to Harpers Ferry James Miller Samuel Hodgdon Miller has offered to pay Mr. Cochran five dollars per day for a five-horse team and six dollars per day for a six-horse team to go to Harpers Ferry. Captain Bishop says that he made no bargain with Cochran and Miller refuses to give him more than other people. Mr. Harris agrees with this approach.
September 13, 1797 Payroll for West Point and Court of Inquiry on conduct of Colonel Rochefontaine William Simmons George Fleming Payroll for August received by Simmons. Total amount: $22.21 which will be received from Fish upon procurement of duplicate receipts. Receipt roll for June will be paid to Fleming's credit. Fish will give Fleming a further sum of $200.00 for uses of the Ordnance Department. Simmons requests Fleming to discharge Thomas Hughes account. Simmons will not credit Fleming's account for payments...
July 11, 1797 Credit to Fleming's account William Simmons George Fleming Acknowledges receipt of a receipt roll that will be credited on the books of the War Department accountant’s office. Mentions "subject of the team hire" that is under review by the Secretary of War
March 24, 1797 Colonel Rochefontaine's illegal charges William Simmons Richard Harrison Notifies the Auditor that Colonel Rochefontaine at West Point has received illegal payments for the hire of horse team and that the charges were largely made to the Treasury Department
January 4, 1787 Account of Captain Groins John Pierce John Hopkins Informs Hopkins that the account of Captain Groins omits the amount for the purchase of a wagon and team. Therefore his order must be held until he produces a certificate that accounts for this sum.
July 1, 1797 Inquiry on Payment of Rochefontaine George Fleming William Simmons Fleming inquired after who was to account to Fleming for the money paid Col. Rochefontaine for the work of the public's team.
June 12, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons George Fleming Simmons requests that Fleming provide a statement of demands against Mr. Rochefontaine.
July 20, 1797 Modes of Proofing Powder Joseph Miller Samuel Hodgdon The requested powder has been ready for some time. As soon as Miller's team returns from Jersey the powder will be delivered. It is fine powder that must be proved. Miller will not make common powder for Hodgdon until some other mode has been found to prove it.
January 19, 1798 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Secretary at War William Simmons James McHenry William Simmons forwards George Fleming's letter to the Secretary at War.
January 27, 1792 Public Monies and oxen Oliver Spencer Samuel Hodgdon Discussion about public monies and purchase of oxen and the making up of a team.
February 20, 1798 Accounts of Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons Nehemiah Freeman William Simmons returns the account of Ebenezar Swan to Lt. Freeman.
April 14, 1800 Letter to the Secretary at War Uriah Tracy James McHenry Letter from U.S. Senator Uriah Tracy (Connecticut) to the Secretary at War regarding a crime at a saltworks.
January 22, 1798 William Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with George Fleming William Simmons George Fleming William Simmons discusses the matter of the public team with George Fleming.
December 4, 1794 A Tedious and Disagreeable Journey James Jones Matthias Slough Jones complains of his tedious and disagreeable journey due to the total incapacity of the horses hired at Lancaster. One of the horses gave out at Wright's Ferry and another one at Laurel Hill. He has had to hire a second team to draw his wagon and baggage. The bearer was offered a third horse to take the wagon home but he refused due to the state of the roads over the mountains.
April 1, 1798 Horses Needed to Transport Public Goods Alexander Anderson Samuel Hodgdon The load of public goods are at Witmers in the wagon that brought them up. Since the wagoner Isaac Philips was unable to pay the balance for the team he bought from a neighbor, the man retrieved his horses and took them home. Having no horses, Philips was unable to go on so the goods are now safely stored at Witmers until horses can be obtained to continue the journey to Tennessee.
July 2, 1793 The Infamous Mr. Martin Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne has been informed by Mr. Morrison, a gentleman of veracity, that he saw between twenty and thirty wagon-loads of public stores laying at Shippensburg. Mr. Martin who brought them that far was so infamous a character that he would not hire a team to bring them on to Pittsburgh. He has uniformly defrauded every person with whom he has had any dealings. Wayne fears that if the water fails as...
February 6, 1788 Joshua Dawson discusses army accounts with Joseph Howell Joseph Dawson Joseph Howell An account of sundry certificates forwarded to Joseph Howell by Joshua Dawson.
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...
March 17, 1798 Explains Accounts for Indian Affairs and Factory Edward Price James McHenry Requests payment to Alex Bilslamb, a Philadelphia merchant. Explains account for Indian affairs south of the Ohio River for 1797. Refers to bills drawn by Col. Hawkins for factory business. Discusses the expense of teams and wagons.
April 9, 1800 Explains Account for John W. Hooker and Reasons for Granting Licenses to Indian Territory David Henley James McHenry Responds to questions about bill drawn to John W. Hooker, who paid Barclay McGhee, for waggoning at the garrisons at Tellico. This contract should furnish Captain Butler with a team. Forwards list of people licensed to trade with the Indian Nations. Explains reason for granting license to John Chisholm. Discusses interactions with people requesting licenses to act as Indian agents.
October 30, 1799 Unfavorable Opinion of the Muskets of Mr. Peck, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a general assessment of the operations of the Springfield Armory, Wiliams notes that there is an unfavorable opinion of the quality of the muskets received of Mr. Peck. At the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, the muskets have been examined by the Chief Armorer Colonel Foreman in the factory and they are found to be not of good quality. He asks about the propriety of private...
August 14, 1795 Provisions and Housing for Supplies Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Disappointed with quantity of provisions delivered by Gen. Wilkins, since beef on hand was in state of putrification. Craig was forced to purchase goods from trading boat to avoid embarrassment. Craig noted the transport of supplies from Fort Franklin to Fort Le Boeuf and state of disrepair of fort. Advised building store house at mouth of French Creek.