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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 8, 1792 Reference to order of General Knox of this date to Thomas Proctor. Thomas Procter [not available] Proofs of various cannons and amount of powder required.
May 15, 1797 Samples of Gunpowder for Adjusting the New Pendulum Joseph Leacock Samuel Hodgdon In order to adjust the new pendulum, Leacock is applying to Hodgdon for samples of domestic and imported powder from several casks. The samples should be tested at various distances. Leacock also describes his proof.
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 21, 1800 Recommendation of John McGowan Albert Gallatin James McHenry Certified that John McGowan was a refugee from Nova Scotia and was entitled to the bounty given by Congress. Noted McGowan would collect his proofs of residency from Maine and fwd. them to McHenry.
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.
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.
May 13, 1797 My Invention Merits Adoption, Etc. Joseph Leacock Samuel Hodgdon Colonel Gurney is anxious to try Leacock's machine in his store because he believes Leacock's invention merits adoption. Leacock laments that old age has afflicted his body and the ravages of fire have cost him $3000 so he hopes that Hodgdon will grant his request to try more samples from sixty to one hundred yards.
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