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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 21, 1784 Powder Casks William Price Timothy Pickering Discusses the issue of whether the powder casks at West Point are to be replaced or repaired.
February 15, 1792 Casks of Powder John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War directs Knox to respond to the request of Col. Thomas Proctor and furnish him the number of quarter casks of powder that he requires.
January 18, 1792 Powder Casks John Stagg William Knox As soon as possible, Knox should provide a wagon to transport powder casks. Knox should send a return for the quantity forwarded.
September 3, 1784 Regarding Powder Stores & Orders for Airing & Salvaging Damaged Powder William Price Samuel Hodgdon Discusses the state of powder stores, and comments that the damaged powder at Fort Clinton cannot be aired out in the current season. Refers to orders from Knox for airing and rotation of powder between casks.
January 11, 1794 Delivery of powder in the year 1794, in the State of Pennsylvania. Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Stores. Itemized list of powder delivered in 1794 and 1795 to State of Pennsylvania.
March 23, 1785 Powder Casks William Price Henry Hay Discusses purchase of powder casks for West Point.
February 4, 1799 Requests Specific Casks for Powder Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Williams Refers to a return to the armory department with a receipt to Mr. Ames for property at the post when Williams took command. Requests powder casks with specifications listed. Will forward stationary and iron.
July 7, 1794 Delivery of Powder Unknown Author Samuel Hodgdon Note, directs charge of powder to Colonel Biddle.
September 19, 1785 Regarding Contract for Powder Casks William Price Henry Knox William Price, Deputy Commissary of Military Stores, informs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, of the conditions for payment pertaining to the contracted requisition of powder casks.
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.
February 4, 1795 Return of Public Powder in the Magazine William Nickels [not available] Stores, return of public powder in the Magazine
August 10, 1799 Delivery of Musical Instruments and Casks of Damaged Powder James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver drums & fifes, and damaged powder to 10th Regiment
October 18, 1798 Transporting Powder from Charleston Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon recommends transporting the powder from Charleston in casks made specifically for that purpose rather than in the boxes in which it currently resides.
August 13, 1796 Certificate of Samuel Hodgdon Regarding his Account with Whelen and Miller for Gunpowder Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Stores, informs gun powder furnished by Whellen & Miller, contractor.
May 19, 1798 Purchase of Ten Tons Powder & Delays in the Purchase of Casks Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry The ten tons of powder have been purchased. Wolcott regrets that McHenry deems it necessary to notify Mr. Fleming if there are delays in the delivery of casks.
June 6, 1800 [COPY: Powder lodged in Magazine of Pennsylvania]. Jeremiah Fisher [not available] Delivery of powder in the state magazine to the credit of Tench Francis, some powder delivered by Daniel Smith was damaged, he will remanufacture the quantity damaged.
June 8, 1785 Discussion of Finances, Services, Powder Casks & Arms at West Point William Price Samuel Hodgdon Discusses payment of some workmen for services at West Point, and requests advice on contracting for powder casks [whether repairing them or ordering new ones is unclear]. Requests that further money be sent; mentions that there is no current plan "for the Arms," but that General Knox will address this point on his upcoming visit to the post.
April 12, 1797 Request for Cannon Powder James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Requests cannon powder to Mud Island.
September 13, 1796 Precise Size of Casks Wanted at Springfield, Etc. War Office Samuel Hodgdon The Secetary of War wants an account of the size of casks needed for the powder at Springfield and wants to know why new casks are needed. Billington & Bryan have applied to purchase 24 pieces of drilling which are in the public stores. The Secretary wants to know for what purpose those articles were purchased.
February 16, 1798 Cannon Are Received & Indian Goods Sent Forward Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that cannons are received and indian goods are to be immediately sent forward. Craig also asks how various qualities of gun powder can be determined without opening the casks.
March 2, 1787 Arrangement for Powder Cask Contract William Price Henry Knox Informs Knox that he has yet to meet with a cooper to determine the price of constructing powder casks. The returns for February have been sent.
1793 Estimate of Hospital stores for the Army at Pittsburgh Quartermaster General's Department [not available] Estimate for Hospital Stores for the Army at Pittsburg & forty quarter Casks Powder.
February 20, 1796 Orders to Prove Powder for Gen. Wayne James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon In anticipation of Gen. Waynes campaign, McHenry ordered casks of powder to be proved and forwarded.
March 20, 1787 Hiring a Cooper to Make Casks William Price Henry Knox Price has found a cooper who is well recommended and will work at West Point on the following terms: pay to be either 5 pounds 10 shillings per month and half rations or 16 pence per casks and half rations. Price cannot estimate the total amount this will cost because the number of casks needed is unknown. They may need a cooper in the summer as well, so Price thinks it best to pay him the...
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.