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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 31, 1800 Statement of Monies applied for the defense of Ports & Harbors William Simmons [not available] The document shows expenditures of individual ports, such as Portsmouth, Salem, New York, and Norfolk, and the total expenditure for all these ports, which works out to $212,155.99.
March 20, 1794 An act to provide for the defence of certain Ports and Harbors in the United States House of Representatives [not available] List of ports and harbors to be fortified, provides presidential power to employ garrisons and erect future structures for the defense of the U.S.
April 30, 1800 Expenditures of the Ports & Harbors of the US James McHenry William Simmons McHenry needs information related to the amount of monies expended or disbursed on account of the fortifications of the ports and harbors in the US since October 1799.
March 24, 1794 Fortification of the Ports of South Carolina Henry Knox Governor William Moultrie As Commander in Chief of the South Carolina Militia, Governor Moultrie is told to provide for the fortifications of the ports of his State.
August 16, 1793 Procedure for Returning Ships Brought as Prizes into U.S. Ports By French Privateers Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Referring to the privateers mentioned in the U.S.-French agreement concerning French ships in U.S. ports, Knox directs that any prizes brought by French privateers into Connecticut ports be given back to the command of their sailing masters, or consuls from the ship's country.
[not available] Dimensions of Timber John Stagg [not available] Document, describes proportions of beams re Frigates.
August 3, 1793 Fitting Out of Privateers in the Ports of the United States. Alexander Hamilton [not available] The cabinet members state their opinion in favor of the prohibition of future fitting out of privateers in the ports of the United States.
October 25, 1797 Military strategy on the Mississippi Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering gives a blistering critique of the proposal by some to attack the ports of St. Louis and New Madrid, arguing that it is folly to go on the offensive. Pickering insists that if hostilities were to commence on the Mississippi, it would best to send the greatest force possible to that quarter. If American troops were thinly spread in ports across the Mississippi, Pickering argues, the...
July 7, 1794 Fortifying the ports and harbors of the United States Alexander Hamilton Henry Knox Letter from Secretary Hamilton to Secretary Knox, regarding an act of Congress a month prior appropriating a further some of $30,000, in addition to the $76,000 already granted for the purpose of fortifying certain ports and harbors in the United States, making together $106,000. Hamilton requests that Knox furnishes him with a memorandum of the manner in which the sum is to be apportioned.
August 7, 1793 Rules Governing French Vessels in U.S. Ports Henry Knox Henry Lee Explanation of rules regarding the arrival of "prizes" on French vessels in U.S. ports.
December 29, 1800 Expenditures for fortification of ports and harbors Samuel Dexter William Simmons Dexter requests a statement of expenditures regarding fortifications at ports and harbors.
July 7, 1798 Balance of appropriations for fortifications of ports and harbors B. Wood [not available] Balance of appropriations for fortifications of ports and harbors. The Treasury Department notes that there are some unsettled accounts that will likely amount to not much more than $2,000.
November 19, 1800 Fortifications of ports and harbors Samuel Dexter James Taylor The Secretary at War informs Captain Taylor that all operations pertaining to the fortification of ports and harbors must be halted because appropriations have been exhausted.
March 24, 1794 Fortifications of the Ports & Harbors of Delaware Henry Knox Joshua Clayton Knox discusses the fortifications of the ports and harbors of Delaware that Clayton, as Commander in Chief of the militia, should begin to address.
May 23, 1798 Request for Delivery of Muskets & Ammunition to East Coast Ports James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of 1,000 stand of arms & accoutrements and 25,000 musket cartridges each to the ports of Wilmington North Carolina, Charleston South Carolina, and Savannah Georgia.
March 24, 1794 Fortifications of Ports and Harbors in Virginia Henry Knox Henry Lee Congress approved bill to fortify ports and harbors, bill enclosed. Knox requested Lee assume command of the fortification operation.
December 19, 1794 Fortifications to defend sea ports Henry Knox House of Representatives Secretary Knox submits to the House of Representatives copies of the instructions to the engineers for erecting the fortifications for the defense of sea ports in the United States. Mentions that North Carolina, Maryland and Rhode Island have given permission for the erection of fortifications.
December 23, 1800 Appropriations for fortifying ports and harbors Samuel Dexter Honorable Mr. Roger Griswold Dexter discusses Congressional appropriations for fortifying ports and harbors.
April 3, 1794 Fortifications at Philadelphia and Delaware Henry Knox Pierre Charles L' Enfant Henry Knox informs noted French architect Peter Charles L'Enfant that he has been appointed temporary engineer for the purposes of fortifying the ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.
January 9, 1795 Ports for Disbursing Whiskey for the Use of the Army Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton notes that the custom has been to receive whiskey at the ports of Pittsburgh, Whelen, and Fort Washington and suggests that, since there are no places more convenient, the practice should be reinstated at the port of Whelen.
August 7, 1793 Regulations for Preserving the Neutrality of U.S. Ports Henry Knox Samuel Huntington More formal list of regulations for preserving U.S. neutrality, based on Knox's letter of May 24 and drawn from international law. These deal with the legality of ships at war being outfitted or resupplying in American ports, especially French ships and the privateers of nations at war with France, and allow unarmed merchantmen of all nations to continue their trade in American ports. Asks that...
April 13, 1794 Bauman solicits appointment from Knox Sebastian Bauman Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment; discusses fortification of American ports.
April 30, 1800 Amount of Warrants Requested William Simmons James McHenry Request for amounts of Warrants issued under Head of Fortifications of Ports and Harbors rendered by Simmons.
July 1, 1794 Illegal Actions for Belligerent Ship Outfitting in American Ports, to Extend to Neutral Nations & Most American Ships Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Establishes a uniform principle of what outfitting actions taken by belligerent European ships in American ports are illegal. Any alterations to guns or creation of new carriages or portholes are illegal. Describes how a British privateer was made to conform to these rules. To keep neutrals from outfitting privateers for belligerents, these bans are extended to all vessels. Declares that American...
July 29, 1793 Arming, & Equipping of Vessels by Belligerents in American Ports Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson, Randolph, and Hamilton each describe their versions of proposed rules concerning the arming and equipping of vessels by belligerents in American ports.