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April 23, 1800 Enclosing a bill on the regulation of public arsenals and magazines Uriah Tracy James McHenry Encloses the "Act for the Regulation of Public Arsenals and Magazines," desiring McHenry's opinion on the bill.
April 23, 1800 Bill for the regulation of public arsenals and magazines James McHenry Uriah Tracy Writes that he has examined the bill "An Act for the Regulation of Public Arsenals and Magazines," approving of the bill and concluding that it will likely be passed.
August 2, 1799 Discussion of Arsenals Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports poor health; cannot attend meeting. Provides opinion on 4th arsenal and outlines where he believes the arsenals should be located. Comments on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Discusses arsenals in the West.
January 14, 1792 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, mentions state of arsenals.
December 12, 1795 [Report of the Secretary of War on the measures to obtain proper sites for Arsenals]. Timothy Pickering [not available] Partial document - discussed building and supplying arsenals.
October 14, 1792 Arsenals and military stores Henry Knox George Washington Largely illegible document from Secretary Knox to President Washington. Describes the status of arsenals and military stores.
April 24, 1799 Reports Progress in Obtaining Returns for all Deliveries Samuel Hodgdon Alexander Hamilton Current system requires returns of all quartermaster clothing and Indian stores received, issued, expended, and forwarded to all garrisons, forts, arsenals, and public stores. Reports tardiness of obtaining reports but expresses optimism in progress.
August 25, 1800 Request to Investigate Drawing of Rations William Simmons Joseph Williams Simmons received letter from David Ames, superintendent that lead Simmons to inquire about the drawing of rations at the armoury at Springfield. Simmons requested Williams investigate and report back to him. P.S. Enclosed a copy of an Act for the Regulation of Public Arsenals and Magazines for Williams' government.
August 1, 1799 Completing the three arsenals and establishing a fourth Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Stoddert suggests to McHenry that if the three United States arsenals were completed and filled with arms, a fourth arsenal - or possibly a fifth or sixth - should be established as well. This should not be done, however, before properly filling the other three with arms. Stoddert suggests that Harper's Ferry is the most important to fill first, due to its strategic location.
March 4, 1794 Arsenals and Armories Henry Knox House of Representatives Report communicated to the House of Representatives by the Secretary of War. The President is of the opinion that in addition to the military arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts, there ought to be erected two other arsenals, located in the Southern and Middle States.
August 19, 1796 Record Keeping Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Attempting to ascertain how many stores in 1794 were in the public arsenal. Requests a return of stores received by Craig. Notification that Hodgdon was reappointed to receive and pay all bills.
February 19, 1794 Purveyor of Public Supplies Congress of the United States Unknown Recipient Resolution that a committee be appointed to bring in a bill providing for the compensation which will be required in the establishment of an office, under the Department of War, for the receiving, safe-keeping, and distributing of military stores and supplies.
November 11, 1796 Instructions for Superintendent of Military Stores James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Lays out instructions for office of Superintendent of Military Stores, including inspection & reporting on the condition of supply houses, armories, arsenals, etc.; proper record keeping; and cooperation with the Treasury.
August 29, 1798 Location of the Third Arsenal Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses at length proposals for the location of the third arsenal and magazine which will be added to the ones already at Springfield and Potomac.
May 6, 1798 Demos Crestfallen or Thunderstruck, Etc. George Washington James McHenry Washington advocates the mouth of the Shenandoah River as the ideal location for the proposed arsenals and cannon foundries. He observes that the Democrats were thunderstruck by the dispatches from American envoys but have been revived by the misconduct of the [Adams] administration although their harmless chit-chat is less criticism than might have been expected.
[not available] Accounts of Stores in the Sundry Departments Unknown Author [not available] Directions and regulations respecting the keeping of accounts in the sundry departments.
October 2, 1794 General Principles Governing the Accounts of Your Office Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon The Comptroller explains the principles and instructions by which the Office of the Intendant of Military Stores is to be governed.
1785 Ordinance and military stores in the magazine and arsenals at Springfield Henry Knox John Bryant Orders to maintain current position until Congress passes a law stating otherwise. Instructions for maintaining magazine and arsenal.
September 23, 1799 Sites for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton reports on the proposed sites for winter quarters: the southern regiments will be near Harpers Ferry, the mid-Atlantic regiments will be at Scotch Plains, and the northern regiments will be near Uxbridge.
October 16, 1798 McHenry Expresses Embarrassment James McHenry George Washington McHenry expresses embarrassment about being presented papers from a subject he wished to avoid renewing.
May 24, 1789 Advice on Application to Public Office Henry Knox [not available] Advice on application to public office. Comments on education and reputation.
February 21, 1793 Allocation of Public Stores Charles Anderson Samuel Hodgdon Allocation of public stores discussed.
March 12, 1793 Delivery of Public Horses Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Bearer will deliver two public horses.
May 17, 1785 Lack of adequate military stores Nathaniel Irish Samuel Hodgdon Nathaniel Irish sends to Samuel Hodgdon a letter in which he offers his opinions on the lack of adequate arsenals and magazines for military stores in Virginia.
January 7, 1794 Purveyor of Public Supplies George Washington Congress of the United States The President of the United States addresses Congress, advising that it would be useful to have an officer charged with the duties of receiving, safe keeping, and distributing the public supplies. Such an office would secure a regular and punctual accountability for the issues of public supplies.