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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 17, 1791 Pierce Butler estimate for a brigantine of 14 guns equal to about 200 tons Henry Knox Pierce Butler Estimate for Brigantine construction, supplies, and crew. He recommends using live oak; white oak, cedar, and locust for the trunnels.
December 8, 1791 Arms & Supplies for Seventy Men John Stagg William Knox Knox is directed to forward to New York, under the charge of Lt. John Heth, arms and accoutrements complete, and knapsacks for seventy men with a proportion of tents, musketballs, and cartridge paper. The powder will be furnished in New York. The one hundred stand of arms ordered to be put on board the "Juno" are not to be shipped but Knox must make arrangements to exchange cannon powder with...
December 16, 1793 Calculation of the cost of constructing ships of war Joshua Humphreys [not available] An influential shipbuilder calculates the cost of building and maintaining a frigate for the United States. Estimates 23 pounds per ton.
April 12, 1797 Request for Cannon Powder James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Requests cannon powder to Mud Island.
January 15, 1798 Delivery of Gun Powder James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver gun powder to Hodgdon.
February 4, 1792 Care of Powder Henry Knox Isaac Craig Notification of powder delivery, advised extreme care of delivery. Advised putting powder in flannel or canvas bags.
July 20, 1797 Modes of Proofing Powder Joseph Miller Samuel Hodgdon The requested powder has been ready for some time. As soon as Miller's team returns from Jersey the powder will be delivered. It is fine powder that must be proved. Miller will not make common powder for Hodgdon until some other mode has been found to prove it.
December 21, 1795 Replacing defective powder Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Pickering provides Hodgdon with a piece of General Wayne's letter informing him that the powder given to the army is defective and must be replaced. However, transporting new powder might not be feasible until next Spring. Thus, if before that time the opportunity arises, the powder should be sent to Pittsburgh and the powder quality tested.
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.
June 3, 1796 Reports Examination of Powder Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Reports examination of musket cartridges, many of which are damaged. Powder is often too wet. Compares musket powder with cannon powder. Suggests putting all powder away in barrels. Requests direction as soon as possible.
April 30, 1795 Status of Powder Stores William Nickels Samuel Hodgdon Letter, informs on status of powder.
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.
March 2, 1795 Account for Powder Received Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Letter, discusses powder received in March 1796.
February 4, 1793 Request to Forward Powder to Pittsburg John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War approves decision to send powder to Pittsburgh; 17 half barrels of rifle powder and 3 half barrels of musket powder.
February 2, 1793 Shipment of Powder Henry Knox Isaac Craig Quantity of powder to be shipped immediately. Make return of quantity confirmed.
March 31, 1794 Musket & Rifle Powder John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Sixty barrels of musket powder and forty barrels of rifle powder forwarded to Pittsburgh are to be considered part of the estimate of the ordnance of the present year.
July 7, 1794 Delivery of Powder Unknown Author Samuel Hodgdon Note, directs charge of powder to Colonel Biddle.
February 4, 1795 Return of Public Powder in the Magazine William Nickels [not available] Stores, return of public powder in the Magazine
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.
February 21, 1784 Supplies to a gun powder manufacturer Samuel Hodgdon James Milligan Discusses the accounting of supplies furnished to a gun powder manufacturer and the amount of powder delivered by him.
June 8, 1796 Estimate of guns and military stores for a small frigate Navy Dept. [not available] Provides an estimate of the price of ordnance and military stores; lists pay of naval officers and crew; discusses equipping Frigate.
April 5, 1798 Request for Issue of Cannon Powder, With Confirmation of Receipt James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of cannon powder; receiving officer confirms receipt.
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.
April 30, 1798 Powder to be Remanufactured Joseph Miller Samuel Hodgdon Miller observes that he has the full quantity of powder on hand that was rejected because of the proof and therefore must be remanufactured. Having nothing to do during the winter except remanufacture the powder, he thought it best to discharge the hands until the weather is warmer. If there is a need for manufacturing powder, Miller will be happy to do it. Joseph Davidson will handle his...
July 26, 1797 Request for Delivery of Powder to Pittsburgh James McHenry John Harris Letter, directs delivery of powder to Pittsburgh