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August 27, 1791 Pack Horses [not available] Arthur St. Clair Account, pay due Army officers.
September 30, 1791 Strength of the Pack Horses, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Richard Burton Among other assurances, Hodgdon affirms that the pack horses will be up to the rigors of the approaching frontier campaign.
[not available] Estimate of Quartermaster's Stores to be Procured in Kentucky [not available] [not available] Estimate of quarter master's stores to be procured in Kentucky or in the vicinity of the Army.
May 6, 1791 Transporting Supplies Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig "Bearer comes forward with stores answering for the enclosed invoice," Hodgdon requests inspection of pack saddles.
April 20, 1792 Pack Horses, Kettle, and Bridle John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith admits that he cannot do justice by Hodgdon's horses so he will send 16 along with the pack horses. He is also sending by the bearer the kettle the lard was sent in and the bridle that was left with Hodgdon.
November 2, 1792 Return of Wagons, Horses, and Oxen James O'Hara Henry Knox Return of wagons, horses, and oxen at western posts. Distinguishes between wagon horses, pack horses, and saddle horses.
April 18, 1793 Maintenance of Superfluous Pack-Horses Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Hamilton questions the expenditure for 450 pack-horses when there are a considerable number of such horses that survived the St. Clair campaign and are available for use. The maintenance of a superflous number of packhorses should be considered a waste of public money.
May 17, 1794 Discusses Pack Horses; Encloses Returns James O'Hara Henry Knox Refers to request for pack horses by General Wayne. Explains estimates with potential casualties and savages. Discusses use of horses. Encloses general returns.
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.
May 3, 1795 Purchasing 600 Pack Horses, Etc. Daniel Haragan Samuel Hodgdon Haragan has written to Colonel O'Hara advising him that two of his bills should be presented for payment to Smith & Findlay. He needs ten thousand dollars to puchase six hundred pack horses as ordered by the Commander in Chief.
February 2, 1792 Keeping the Horses Well John Smith Samuel Hodgdon Smith announces that he has purchased the blades of five acres which when added to what he has at home will, with corn, keep Hodgdon's horses well. The stable will be satisfactory for the prime horses and Smith would like to be furnished with a horse for his own use. The horses should be sent immediately and the pack horses will be provided for as well. He has nothing to say about prices but...
July 10, 1793 Discusses Horses James O'Hara James Wilkinson Refers to guide for the movement of the army and Wilkinson's superior knowledge of the local area. Worries that articles will fall short. Has instructed wagon masters at Fort Hamilton how to care for horses and oxen in their charge. Seeks approval for saddle horses. Discusses sending pack horses to Fort Hamilton with corn.
May 7, 1792 Purchase of Strong Cheap Second-Rate Horses John Stagg William Knox Knox is directed to immediately purchase for the service of the United States two strong able-bodied cheap horses--not first rate--and two common saddles and bridles. Before Knox contracts for them, he should call at Stagg's office and let him know the price.
August 7, 1795 Transportation of Mail John Park Samuel Hodgdon Craig advised that mail to Presque Isle should be sent by land and ordered the immediate purchase of thirty pack horses. Advised purchase was made under the assumption that money from Hodgdon would have arrived by mail. Park uncertain of how to proceed.
June 24, 1791 Letter from Samuel Hodgdon to William Knox on state of supply and logistics problems in preparation for St Clair expedition Samuel Hodgdon William Knox Hodgdon is quartermaster for St Clair expedition. He laments the timeliness of the posts and wishes to receive his returns before going forward. Knapsacks of questionable utility. Boots necessary for the horsemen. Have spurs been ordered? Pack saddles already considered. Mentions tents, price and quality; refers to Russia sheeting. Questions whether tents will come forward. Hodgdon's wagon not...
May 19, 1791 Craig gives report of arms delivered to Secretary at War Isaac Craig Henry Knox Craig informs Knox that arms have been delivered to the companies under the command of Captains Powers and Slough. Craig notes that blankets and clothing has arrived at Fort Pitt but not tents. Craig also mentions need to repair pack saddles.
October 1, 1800 Delivery of Saddles, Bridles, Leather Halters to Quarter Master General Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of saddles, bridles, leather halters to Quarter Master General.
June 9, 1791 Supplies and Defense of the Frontier Henry Knox Major General Richard Butler Arrival and location of materials and supplies for campaign west to establish posts. Noted status of regular troops called up to defend frontier.
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.
December 4, 1791 Mistake in Forwarding Clothing, Etc. John Armstrong Samuel Hodgdon Armstrong is sorry that a mistake was made in forwarding the clothing brought by the pack horses. He will ask the General to let him have shirts and shoes from the stores at Fort Hamilton to be replaced by his shirts and shoes from Fort Washington. Included in the return of the pack horses are one anvil, two vices, twenty axes, and two casks of nails.
April 13, 1796 Estimate of expenditures in Quartermaster's department, Pittsburg for second quarter of 1796 Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Estimate for expenditure in the Quarter Master's Department at the Port of Pittsburgh and its dependencies during the second quarter of the year 1796.
November 17, 1792 Uneasy Hours for Want of Funds Major John Belli Henry Knox Deputy Quartermaster General Belli lists the amounts transmitted to sundry contractors and laments the shortage of funds which makes it difficult even to buy pack horses.
November 2, 1792 Discusses Need for Horses and Oxen James O'Hara Henry Knox Encloses a return of horses, oxen, and wagon, which he believes will set to rest any concerns about extravagance. There are five teams currently working to supply fuel to the camp and garrison, and even those are not sufficient so that O'Hara has hired additional help on occasion. Pack horses needed to fulfill orders of the Commander in Chief for delivering forage to forts. The only way to...
August 7, 1795 Purchase of Thirty Pack Horses Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon The clerk has received a letter from Major Craig in which he expresses the need to purchase thirty additional pack horses for the journey from Pittsburgh to Presq'Isle. Since no money has been received from Hodgdon, the clerk has borrowed money for that purpose with the promise of immediate re-payment. All of this has lead to the delay of the purchase.
[not available] Saddles from New York John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed letter contains necessary information on saddles, no invoice for shoes however a bill was transmitted as was given to Capt. Freeman.