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August 20, 1798 Maintaining the Public Business, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of War Among other matters, Hodgdon expresses his determination to maintain the public business in the face of many departures from the city due to the fear of contagion,
October 29, 1794 Horses Purchased for Public Business Matthias Slough Samuel Hodgdon Slough proclaims that he had purchased two horses for the purpose of carrying out the business mentioned in a previous letter from Hodgdon. The horses have been taken on the public account since they have been used for public business.
September 29, 1789 Hodgdon submits his application for postmaster to Knox Samuel Hodgdon Henry Knox Letter, asks for business of post office.
June 11, 1793 Public Business Thomas Jefferson Major Jackson Jefferson discusses the public business which he takes the liberty of troubling Jackson with.
August 4, 1796 Discussion of Specifications for 36-Gun Frigate Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
April 21, 1796 Reports Annual Examination of Public Store and Damaged Leather Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Has just commenced the annual examination of public stores. The leather has been too long neglected, but he will do what he can to brush the cartouche boxes, shoes, valises. Will also air out all the tents. Requests money for these purposes. Has not heard about the untended arsenal. The late Secretary of War told him that because public business was sparse, he could do private business. Discusses...
April 8, 1794 Annely's Questionable Conduct John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon [Joseph] Cranch, the armorer at West Point, has complained to the Secretary of War about the conduct of Mr. [Thomas] Annely, the gunsmith, who has tried to entice away from Cranch several people employed by him. Hodgdon is to investigate this business and communicate the result.
December 26, 1798 What to Charge the Government for My Services Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens is at a loss as to what to charge the government for his services as agent and superintendent of all that is done in New York. He has given up his private business so he could attend to public matters and argues that his pay must at least provide a living for him,
March 7, 1798 Public Horses Peter Shoemaker Samuel Hodgdon Shoemaker discusses the disposal of two public horses that had come into his possession. One of them was given to Lt. Parkison who had public business at Fort Pitt. Parkison's receipt is enclosed.
January 2, 1800 Certification of payment; Samuel Park, for postage to and from Caleb Swan, Paymaster General, on public business William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $62.83 to Samuel Park, for postage to and from Caleb Swan, Paymaster General, on public business.
September 23, 1790 Stagg relays office matters to Knox John Stagg Henry Knox Letter, discusses business of War Office.
May 6, 1786 Pay Office Business John Pierce A.W. Dunscomb Pierce discusses Pay Office business with Andrew Dunscomb, agent for the pay of the Virginia Continental Regiments
November 23, 1799 Certification of payment; Samuel Park, for the postage of sundry letters to and from Caleb Swan Paymaster General, on public business William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $68.10 to Samuel Park, for the postage of sundry letters to and from Caleb Swan Paymaster General, on public business.
August 5, 1800 Certification of payment; Samuel Park, for postage of letters addressed to Caleb Swan, Paymaster General, on public business William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $37.18 to Samuel Park, for postage of letters addressed to Caleb Swan, Paymaster General, on public business.
October 28, 1798 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Elias Langham Samuel Hodgdon Langham wishes for Hodgdon and the Secretary of War to “attend to my Western arrangements” as this has gone undone for a significant amount of time. Langham is heading out into the country for the winter (apparently for private business) and will return in the spring. In the meantime, Colonel John Morrow will be in command. Langham states that the establishment at Harper’s Ferry seems to be...
November 8, 1799 Certification of payment; Peter Gordon, Postmaster, for postage of sundry letters addressed to and from Caleb Swan, Pay Master General, on public business William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payment; $462.35 to Peter Gordon, Postmaster, for postage of sundry letters addressed to and from Caleb Swan, Pay Master General, on public business.
March 5, 1791 Knox discusses contracted supplies with Walker Henry Knox John Walker Letter, discusses contract to supply provisions to frontier troops.
January 15, 1799 Satisfactory Compensation for Samuel Hodgdon Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon discusses at length his own compensation. He argues that what the government has allowed for his salary will not be sufficient to maintain his family not to mention the fact that his commercial business suffers due to the time consumed by his public service.
January 7, 1793 Requests Use of Horse from Public Store for Dr. Strang John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Secretary of War requests delivery of horse from public store with saddle and bridle to Dr. Strang, who will be in town on public business.
January 6, 1800 Value of Public Ground Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon Colonel Alexander's survey will show that the valuation of the public ground should be half as much with the seven acres and the spring taken off. The proprietor's agent may ask for pay at the present valuation. If possible, a new valuation should be made but the claim should be held as the survey now stands. Mr. Montgomery is travelling to Philadelphia and will explain the whole business.
March 16, 1784 Resolutions of Congress and Pierce's business John Pierce Thomas Mifflin Discusses two resolutions of Congress and their bearing on Pierce's business.
June 20, 1796 Legal Business and Politics Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Sargent has not received papers from the 4th of May, and hopes to have them soon. He prefers having laws, etc, on file as it makes them easier to refer to later. Discusses Farmer's letter and the President's Communication. Encloses a letter to his sister
July 3, 1795 Peter Hagner discusses pay, finance and accounting with Lieutenant Hale Peter Hagner John Parker Hale Acting for William Simmons, Peter Hagner confirms receipt of records sent by Lt. Hale at West Point. Simmons is on public business in New York. Hagner is clerk in the Accountant's Office.
February 13, 1795 Purchase of Land John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant informs Hogdon he received a letter from the Secretary of War directing him to determine what quantity of land is necessary to maintain the public business in Springfield. He will write the Secretary in a week once the process is farther along. Bryant also informs Hodgdon about the progress on the fabrication of six-pound howitzer carriages.
June 4, 1800 Enclosed Document Advocating Peace with Indians Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Stoddert directing business at War Dept. after the departure/retirement of the Sec. of War. All Public Offices, except Hodgdon's, are moving to City of Washington. Hodgdon will remain in Philadelphia to wrap up remaining business. Enclosed documents that advocate for peace with Indians, advised it be published in the Philadelphia Gazette.