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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 11, 1797 Correction in requisition for musket and pistol balls to Purveyor of Public Supplies Josiah Fox Tench Francis Ref: musket and pistol balls, a correction is forwarded. Amount should be 40,000 musket balls and 50,000 pistol balls. Total 90,000 balls.
July 18, 1799 Discusses Problems with Pistol Barrels and Proving Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Believes that Mr. Dana's claims about the proof of the pistol barrels is unnecessarily severe because the caliber of the pistol is smaller than the Charlottesville musket. Discusses size of proof balls. Warns that proofs were unfinished and barrels are rough when ordered which causes a reduction and weakening. Speculates about other reasons for miscalculations. The pistol making in Philadelphia...
June 12, 1797 Statement of military stores requisite for the three frigates [not available] Samuel Hodgdon A statement of Military Stores for the three frigates.
November 15, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver the following articles to Samuel Hodgdon for the use of the frigate "United States": shot for twelve pounders, pairs of pistols, boarding pikes, cutlasses, boarding axes with handles, blunderbusses, pistol balls, and musket balls.
July 6, 1798 Deliver of Pistol for Pattern James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs issue of pistol barrel, stock & lock for pattern pistol.
November 15, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to deliver the following articles to the frigate "Constellation" lying at anchor on the Patapsco: pistols, boarding pikes, cutlasses, boarding axes with handles, blunderbusses, shot for twelve pounders, pistol balls, and musket balls. Captain Truxton proposes to sail for another part of the Chesapeake on December 7th.
August 10, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constitution" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Samuel Hodgdon the listed articles for the frigate "Constitution" at Boston.
November 15, 1797 Sundry Articles for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver sundry articles to Samuel Hodgdon for the use of the frigate "Constellation."
June 16, 1797 Articles to Complete the Pistols for the Three Frigates James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to furnish the Purveyor with the following to complete the fabrication of the 200 pistols for the frigate "United States": pistol barrels, pistol stocks, pistol mounting, pistol locks. The same materials are needed for the frigates "Constitution" and "Constellation."
June 16, 1797 Articles Wanted for Frigates James McHenry John Harris McHenry asks Harris to furnish the Purveyor with the listed articles.
December 1, 1798 Request for Issue of Powder to Prove Pistol Barrels James McHenry John Harris Powder requested for proving pistol barrels.
December 11, 1797 Request for Information Regarding Frigate Armament Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks for information regarding the arming of frigates.
June 8, 1797 Estimate of the Cost of Articles for the Frigate Constellation [not available] [not available] An estimate of the cost of goods for the Frigate Constellation, primarily arms and ammunition.
July 9, 1794 Request for Two Mahogany balls Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Knox requested two mahogany balls; one for a 24 pounder, one for a 32 pounder. Possibly as templates for cannon balls.
January 14, 1799 Description of Pistol; Seeks Recommendation for Saddlery Contractor Samuel Hodgdon James Dana Includes description of pistol. Seeks recommendation for a contract for saddlery in New London.
April 1798 List of Military Stores for the Frigate Constitution War Department [not available] List of Military Stores intended for the frigate Constitution.
1797 Estimate of Military Stores Wanted for Three Frigates Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Estimate of stores for frigates on hand which need to be repaired or replenished, as well as what needs to be procured.
August 18, 1798 I Am Ready to Supply Cannon Balls James Byers Samuel Hodgdon Byers is part owner of a blast furnace in Springfield and stands ready to provide the United States with cannon balls. He wants to know who negotiates contracts for the US, what quantity and size of balls are needed, and how much per ton would be paid for delivering them to the public store.
December 13, 1797 Delivery of Cannon Balls James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver cannon balls to William Crammond.
October 21, 1794 Anticipates Problems with Inspection of Cannon Balls in Philadelphia Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports that there is no one in Philadelphia authorized to inspect cannon balls upon delivery from contractors. Anticipates some inconveniences.
November 30, 1796 Delivery of Lead for Ammunition James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs delivery of lead for balls to prove new gun barrels.
September 11, 1794 Pistol Cartridges for Slough John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Cornet Slough and his dragoons are ordered on a special command by the President with a special party that will join him in Trenton. He needs one hundred pistol cartridges immediately.
July 12, 1797 Request for Delivery of Tack, Harness, and Pistol Materials James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs issue of various items.
February 14, 1798 Procuring, Manufacturing, and Repairing Certain Articles James McHenry Tench Francis McHenry provides a list of articles and wants to know which of them have been procured, where they are deposited, and when the remains may be expected? Also what part of those articles ordered to be manufacutured or repaired have been completed and where are they deposted?
October 30, 1799 Request to deliver powder for proving musket barrels, and lead for balls Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter directs delivery of two quarter casks of powder to John Nicholson for proving musket barrels and lead for balls.