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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 3, 1800 Report on Condition of Muskets in Military Stores Jonathan Nicholson Samuel Hodgdon John Nicholson submits a detailed report to Hodgdon on the condition of muskets recently received from Virginia and others stored at Race Street in Philadelphia.
July 31, 1798 Erecting an Armory & Arsenal at Harpers Ferry Samuel Hodgdon James Brindley Hodgdon asks Brindley for advice and assistance related to the race to erect an armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry on the Potomac.
October Information regarding Iserloan and Seal [not available] [not available] Letter relates to a reward for Iserloan, a power of attorney, John Winers, and the location of a notarial seal. The author apparently knows where the seal and Iserloan are and will inform the recipient if there is in fact a reward for the information. The author can be reached at the White Swan Tavern in Race Street.
February 21, 1792 The Cannon John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon William Knox will receive the cannon.
May 13, 1796 Estimate of the Rent of Stores in the City of Philadelphia and its Vicinity for the Use of the United States for the Year of 1796.] Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Estimate of cost to rent various magazines, warehouses, a church, and store room.
April 21, 1800 Men of Colour, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Hamilton explains that he does not think it is proper that men of color [colour] should be enlisted but it is proper that persons who can be useful in instructing others should be retained for that purpose.
January 4, 1790 Williams writes Knox from London Jonathan Williams Henry Knox Jonathan William writes Henry Knox from London to discuss the French Revolution. William believes the the French Revolution is a just war for freedom which continues the American tradition of liberty, linking events in France to the American Revolution. He also hopes that the revolution may spread to the Spanish and Portuguese colonies so that they too could have democratic governments.
October 11, 1799 Political Climate Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Mentioned process of election for city and county, along with the positions held. Mentioned the "demons" and corrected himself by calling the party "demos" for democrats. Hodgdon called the democrats a "lying race".
January 2, 1801 Circumventing Quartermaster General to Pay for Necessary Work Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Refers to an enclosed set of instructions which details works to be performed for the public service. Hodgdon appears to be saying that normal procedure would dictate submitting the proposed work to the Quartermaster General's agent for payment, but that he knows this would result in delay or denial of the proposal. Further, he says that appropriations for such things are only made in...
April 28, 1792 Punish Hostile Indians with Extreme Severity Henry Knox General Israel Chapin Knox expresses to General Israel Chapin the wish of the President for an accord with the western Indians. However, if every effort is made by the United States to pacify the Indians and depredations on the frontier still continue, war will be inevitable.
August 24, 1797 [Uniforms for the United States Navy] James McHenry [not available] [possibly a journal entry] Noted visit of Mary Logan and other visitor. Discussed the "coloured gentry". Attached newspaper article pertaining to riot in town.
September 10, 1799 Request for Issue of Clothing & Blankets to Charleston Troops; 6th Regiment Packages Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of clothing and blankets to troops in Charleston, SC. Also refers to stores for the 6th Regiment.
January 27, 1796 Assignment and Power of Attorney William Reed Christopher Ottinger Power of attorney of William Reed - soldier in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment during the Revolutionary War - for Christopher Ottinger.
November 16, 1796 McHenry's Case with the State; Election News James Winchester James McHenry Winchester refers to a case between McHenry and the state, but tells him they are loathe to do anything that diminishes their revenue. He refers to politics, and how they wait for news from a distance, at the price of those at home. He discusses the political fortunes of some gentlemen in the race.
January 17, 1800 Stores for the Ohio and the Mississippi, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig reports to Samuel Hodgdon that stores for the Ohio and Mississippi are received. Craig also mentions the on-going business of settling the previous year's public transactions.
October 8, 1800 Estimate of Salaries and Rents in the Ordinance Department [not available] [not available] Estimate of salaries and rents in Philadelphia for Department of Ordnance for the year 1801. Copy of this document was forwarded to the War Office, City of Washington on 8 Oct 1800.
October 28, 1791 House of Representatives' Response to the President's Message House of Representatives George Washington This is the response by the Speaker and the House of Representatives to President Washington's message of 10/25/1791. They express their satisfaction with the progress and welfare of the US and their concern about the disruption of the western frontier and promise to give due consideration to the President's recommendations.
November 13, 1795 Provisions and Transportation Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Sent beef cattle to Presque Isle, noted boats should be built to transport provisions. Saw mill neglected at Buffalo Creek and could not be repaired in time for winter. Noted the poor treatment of horses and circumstances for their death/injury. Noted that he should appeal to the Legislature of Pennsylvania for better conditions on the roads.
May 23, 1796 Account of Dealings with Rinker and Shaffer; Christian Hubbert William Simmons Facts pertaining to land warrant Issued by Mr. Stagg and stopped by Simmons. May relate to conflict between Hubbert and "that infamous rogue" Rinker. Describes the history between himself, Rinker, and Shaffer. Hubbert is accused of being part of their scheme, but maintains his innocence.
March 10, 1797 Payment and Settlement of Accounts Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon James Hamilton arrived with two wagon loads of supplies for officers. Payment of Hamilton discussed. Requested that Hodgdon appeal claims of Polhemus if they are denied by the Accountant, and asked for someone in Trenton to settle them. List of supplies requested by Col. Butler enclosed due to the lack of stores in Pittsburgh. Previous report of deaths on Auglaize River found to be false.
February 13, 1793 Delivery of Rifles to Senecas John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Orders to deliver seven rifles to Jasper Parish then to be given to the six Seneca Indians presently in city.
1790 Present State of the Military and Naval Forces Upon the Island of Cuba James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Detailed accounting of the military and naval forces of Cuba which included an assessment of the dissatisfaction of the people with their form of government. Author argued that if the inhabitants were allowed to purchase slaves in proportion to their ability to pay for them, the island's productivity would increase significantly.
October 24, 1791 Knox copies minutes from Washington's speech Henry Knox [not available] Document, minutes for the President's speech; discusses impartial justice for Indians; mentions system for national militia.
December 29, 1794 Peaceful policy towards the Indians Henry Knox George Washington Secretary Knox submits his observations regarding the preservation of peace with Indian tribes whom the U.S. has formed treaties with. Writes: "The desires of too many frontier white people, to seize, by force or fraud, upon the neighboring Indian lands, has been, and still continues to be, an unceasing cause of jealousy and hatred on the part of the Indians... until the Indians can be quieted...
July 31, 1798 Appointment and Instructions Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Perkin Appoints superintendent and gives preliminary instructions on starting work on armory at Harpers Ferry.