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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 3, 1800 Certification of payment; James Thackare for engraving folio plates descriptive of a new system of artillery, and for copper and polishing plates William Simmons Benjamin Stoddert Certification of payment; $969.15 to James Thackare for engraving folio plates descriptive of a new system of artillery, and for copper and polishing plates.
February 1, 1799 Certification of payments; Jean Foncin, employed for drawing plates on a book on artillery William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $60 to Jean Foncin, employed for drawing plates on a book on artillery, conformably to letter from Secretary of War.
March 1, 1799 Certification of payments; John Foncin for services drawing plates for a book on the artillery William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $56 to John Foncin for services drawing plates for a book on the artillery.
February 4, 1799 Requests Iron for Trigger Plates and Powder Casks Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests specific iron for trigger plates the public works in Springfield, as well as powder casks.
January 28, 1799 Iron for Upper Bands & Trigger Plates Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams discusses the need for iron of various weights for upper bands and trigger plates.
March 29, 1799 Certification of payments; John Foncin for services drawing plates of a book on artillery William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $56 to John Foncin for services drawing plates of a book on artillery, conformably to letter from Secretary of War.
December 18, 1794 Regarding Captain Thomas Truxton's draft for 44 gun frigates and plates for publication of nautical book Henry Knox Captain Thomas Truxtun Knox informs Captain Truxton [Truxtun] that he will direct the drafts of 44 gun ships, with masts and yards drawn by Josiah Fox, to be engraved at public expense. He will also loan plates for Truxton's nautical book. Knox estimates that Truxton's work will be a valuable acquisition to the United States.
June 20, 1799 Sends Military Figures to Practice Tactics; Copper Plates Illustrating Campaigns James McHenry Alexander Hamilton Sends military figures to practice tactics--the same that could be used for the game of chess. Will order a few copies of copper plates displaying military campaign operations.
January 28, 1800 Large Wood Screws for Heel Plates of Muskets, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon $1600 in post notes on account of the Armory have been received. Williams is disappointed that he has not been able to procure large wood screws suitable for heel plates for muskets in either Boston or New York. If they are available in Philadelphia, he asks that 20 - 40 gross be forwarded by stage to New York and from there by water to New Haven
June 22, 1799 Certification of payment; James Thackeray for engraving sundry plates of fortifications including copper and printing William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $280.49 to James Thackeray for engraving sundry plates of fortifications, including copper, and printing copies.
August 22, 1794 Casting iron plates for the naval building yards Tench Coxe Joshua Humphreys The Commissioner of the Revenue instructs Humphreys to begin casting the iron plates for the six building yards in Philadelphia for the purpose of heating and seasoning wood for naval use. Blueprints and instructions are desired from Humphreys.
[not available] Articles of Stores Belonging to Hodgdon to be Placed to Mess account. Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Samuel Hodgdon listed stores belonging to himself and noted that they are to be placed in the mess account. Items include plates, silverware, wine, brandy, coffee and cheese.
February 12, 1789 [Estimate of Expenses for the Treaty with the Cherokees agreed to February 12, 1789.] Unknown Author Unknown Recipient List of items and their estimated values for a treaty with the Cherokee Nation.
December 10, 1800 Request for repair and replacements Samuel Dexter Samuel Hodgdon This letter requests the following: that copies be provided of the Treatise on Fortification, lost in the fire; that muskets be repaired; and that the lost colors of the 3rd Regiment be replaced.
August 7, 1794 Cannon with Carriages in Need of Repair John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant has sent on the cannon and carriages to Chauncey Whittlesley to be transported to Hodgdon in Philadelphia despite the carriages' want of repair. He describes the repairs that are needed.
July 31, 1799 Retail List of Brass Mounting; Instructions for Gunsmiths Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Cranch Retail list of brass mounting. Requests that he redirect items as directed by the Secretary of War. Reports allowance of gunsmiths.
May 5, 1799 Rolled Iron for the Use of the Armory Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams lists the quantity and tonnage of rolled iron he will require for sundry purposes at the Springfield Armory. He emphasizes the pressing need for iron at this factory and urges Hodgdon to forward it soon.
February 5, 1800 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons provides a detailed account to the Secretary at War of all the extraordinary expenses claimed by Brigadier General McPherson durng the Northampton expedition.
October 18, 1799 Improvement in the Work of the Armory, Etc. David Ames Samuel Hodgdon After reporting that the chest of arms has been forwarded to New York, Ames assesses the operation of the Springfield Armory. He sees improvement in that the work is better executed with more dispatch and less labor than had previously been the case. Of particular importance is the improved mode of boring the barrels, it now being done in less time and with less expense.
November 10, 1800 Devastating Fire at the War Office! Samuel Dexter Samuel Hodgdon This letter discusses the loss of records that occurred as a result of the fire that consumed the War Department. The accountant saved the principal part of his which were below stairs. Dexter asks Hodgdon to provide copies from his records to assist present business.
June 27, 1799 Receipt for Funds to be Transmitted to Nathan Starr Samuel Lewis William Simmons Receipt of Samuel Lewis for money received from William Simmons to be transmitted to Nathan Starr of Middletown Connecticut as payment for the manufacture of swords, scabbards, belts, and chests.
May 16, 1798 Ordnance Concerns at West Point George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Amidst a detailed discussion of ordnance matters, Fleming notes that the cannons and carriage have been boarded on a sloop that sailed that morning with a fine fair wind. The receipt of the master of the sloop is enclosed and the vessel should arrive in New York that afternoon.
July 11, 1799 Responding to the Hissings of Calumny, Etc. Jonathan Williams Alexander Hamilton Williams discusses his translation, the imminent printing of the tables, and the essay on military fireworks. He thanks Hamilton for understanding a situation similar to one Hamilton endured. His family is with him at Perth Amboy where he will remain until ordered by the Secretary of War to begin his duties.
March 25, 1800 Timber from Algiers Richard O'Brien Captain Smith A list of items to be provided to the Dey in Algiers in exchange for timber for the United States. 400 yards of cloth are to be handed to Secretary of State Timothy Pickering.
March 25, 1800 Articles for the Dey & Ministery of Algiers Richard O'Brien Timothy Pickering A list of articles wanted for the Dey and Ministry with the commission for timber on the annuity, i.e., to launch and pave the way for said timber to turn out at Algiers to the advantage of the United States. All the listed articles should be directed to O'Brien at Algiers and he warns that these articles should be particularly attended to or he shall have no friends to aid him in the business....