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November 13, 1798 Price of Land for Whetstone Point [Fort McHenry] Fortifications Robert Gilmor James McHenry States that the Baltimore Naval Committee has purchased the land for fortifications at Whetstone Point for $6,600, and that work is proceeding apace; requests $8,000 from the government for various expenses.
July 7, 1798 Instructions for Survey of Defenses at Whetstone Point, Baltimore [Fort McHenry] James McHenry Lewis Tousard Instructions for the planning of defenses at Whetstone Point, Baltimore. Key considerations: defense of the city, defense of the fort from both land and sea attack, and the limited budget of $20,000, out of which land for the fort must be purchased. McHenry hopes the citizens of Baltimore might contribute additional funds, but cannot anticipate such an occurrence.
May 17, 1796 Most Economical Route from Mud Island to West Point Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Jones asks Hodgdon for his recommendation as to the most economical route from Mud Island to West Point.
March 11, 1800 Request for Military Bounty Land Denied James McHenry William McPherson Request for Lieutenants share of Continental Military Bounty Land denied because McPherson quit the service prior to the end of the war.
May 18, 1791 Land Purchase Henry Knox John Wendell 2500 acre land sale discussed.
September 21, 1798 Commencement of Construction at Fort McHenry; Request for Delivery of Funds [not available] James McHenry The committee acknowledges receipt of McHenry's letter detailing Major Tousard's plan for Fort McHenry at Whetstone Point outside Baltimore, and pledges to purchase the necessary land and oversee the construction. They have in fact bought the land and commenced construction, and so draw upon McHenry for $4,000. The committee asks that the total funds of the federal advance for the fort,...
April 22, 1799 Land grants Isaac Wayne Samuel Hodgdon Transmits information on grants of land
January 26, 1800 Land Warrants Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Notification that J. Bever, land surveyor, will call upon Hodgdon for military land warrant. Bever en route to Philadelphia to attend drawing of lottery and to locate several land warrants currently in his hands.
January 10, 1798 Gun Stocks Needed at West Point George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Captain Gee, whose sloop travels between West Point and New York, told Fleming that on his next trip he would bring the gun stocks. Unfortunately, because of the ice the stocks are still in New York. However, Mr. Smith intends to send them by land in good sledding which is to be preferredl since Mr. Crank needs them immediately.
December 19, 1795 Land Rights William Blount Timothy Pickering Notification that problems will arise over land rights around the territories of North Carolina due to recent influx of settlers, Cherokee land holdings, disputed boundaries, and land grants issued by the government.
June 26, 1794 Land Disputes on Western Frontier of Pennsylvania Unknown Author [not available] Answer to Six Nations: Land West and North of Pennsylvania was purchased by U.S. from Six Nations; therefore they have no right to ask white settlers to move off the aforementioned land.
February 27, 1798 Oneida Intent to Sell Land Claim in New York, Appointment of Commissioners John Jay Jonathan Taylor Declaration of Oneida tribe to sell land claim with the caveat that they retain use of some of the land. Jay appointed Egbert Benson, Simeon De Witt, and John Taylor to confer with the chiefs to determine Indian land claims.
October 13, 1800 Cover Jacob VanderHeyden [not available] Requests information on the value of land.
May 25, 1795 Land Warrants Joseph Howell Jonathan Dayton Unable to procure requested land warrants, only able to obtain one land warrant for 300 acres, issued in the name of Jacob Gibson.
May 18, 1795 Land Warrants Joseph Howell Jonathan Dayton Discusses the difficult of obtaining land warrants and issues of Virginia land. Requests a physician for ill son.
March 15, 1800 Sale of Land Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Discussed property values and the sale of land warrants.
June 16, 1800 Received List of Military Land Warrants Samuel Dexter Samuel Coleman Acknowledged receipt of list of military land warrants issued by the Land Office in Virginia to officers and soldiers who served in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment. List will assist with search required by War Department.
June 27, 1798 Act of Oneida Chiefs on Land Allocation Joseph Hopkinson Sachems and Warriors Oneida Nation Documentation of Oneida chiefs intent for the land ceded to the United States.
July 18, 1789 Certification for entitled land John Nicholson Unknown Recipient Certifies that the late soldier John Coffee of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment is entitled to 100 acres of land. Coffee was discharged from service at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War. Coffee places his signature on the document.
April 24, 1785 Concerning land speculation Elbridge Gerry Timothy Pickering Elbridge Gerry discusses land speculation with Timothy Pickering and Samuel Hodgdon. Gerry declines an opportunity to purchase land in Pennsylvania.
February 2, 1798 Value of Tract of Land John Cummings William Simmons Cumming inquires about the value of a tract of land he owns. He wants to ascertain from the Tennessee members of Congress what the land is worth and whether his title is valid.
February 13, 1795 Purchase of Land John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant informs Hogdon he received a letter from the Secretary of War directing him to determine what quantity of land is necessary to maintain the public business in Springfield. He will write the Secretary in a week once the process is farther along. Bryant also informs Hodgdon about the progress on the fabrication of six-pound howitzer carriages.
January 24, 1798 Entitlement to Land William Polk William Simmons Polk felt he was entitled to a Warrant of Land for his services as an officer of North Carolina. Requested information on status of land distribution.
November 29, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James McHenry Simmons asks the Secretary at War to attest to the propriety of land acquisitions made by Archibald Crary. Crary is the agent for fortifications in New Port, Rhode Island.
July 28, 1797 Claims and Returns Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon D. Haragan's claims denied again, Craig apprehensive about the inconvenience of denying claims. Box containing sail duck not yet found, Craig does not believe that the quality of material will be of any use at this point. Hopes land purchase can be negotiated with Physick and Butler. Appended memo on returns, noted Craigs return differs from that filed by Hodgdon.