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December 21, 1794 Tents & Arms Exposed to Heavy Rain Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Hunt announces his arrival with the Jersey Brigade. He is supposed to receive his stores from the Jersey Militia but the tents and arms have been exposed to heavy rain and cannot be received until the tents have been dried out. Perhaps the arms and bayonets should be oiled to prevent damage from the rain.
January 30, 1792 Getting to the Battleground Robert Benham Samuel Hodgdon Benham announces that he arrived at Fort Jefferson in the rain. The supplies are still about fifteen miles behind with a small escort. He believes that his route will be difficult until he gets to the battleground and hopes that the heavy rain will not prevent crossing the creeks in order to get to that place. He will set out in the morning.Other than that he has nothing strange to relate.
December 21, 1794 Update on Conditions of Supplies Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Hunt to take charge of Jersey militia, guns and tents were out in rain yesterday, need access to dry supplies. Request advice on maintaining supplies.
September 30, 1796 Request that live oak frigate timbers be exposed to air and protected from elements [not available] William Herbert Request goes out to clerk of shipyard at Norfolk [Gosport] Virginia to remove live oak timbers from the ground, separate the bolted timbers, gather all the remainder of timbers and ensure they are exposed to the air. If stem and floor are bolted, leave them as they are. Protect from sea and rain.
December 1, 1791 Bad Weather Prevents the Expense Report Thomas H. Cushing Joseph Howell Reports bad weather that has prevented him from submitting and expense report, but will send it at the next post.
July 21, 1798 Receipt of Goods David Henley Samuel Hodgdon Letter, mentions that a few of the bales of goods received from Mr. Hamilton's teams were wet because of the continual rains.
October 25, 1794 Continuing the Expedition Alexander Hamilton George Washington Hamilton discusses the expedition's progress as it arrives in Berlin, Pennsylvania. [Whiskey Rebellion]
June 30, 1793 Heavy Rains Affecting Winter Crops John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Harris briefly relates personal and fort-related news to Hodgdon, mentioning the army's readiness to engage the Indians in war and the effects of the heavy rains on the winter grain crop.
March 21, 1799 General Murray Has Given Me Permission to Occupy the Court House Thomas Fisher Samuel Hodgdon Fisher observes that General Murray has given him permission ot occupy the courthouse as a rendezvous but he has had some difficulty convincing the local people to haul wood and straw.
August 2, 1794 Fortifications of North Carolina Nicholas Martinan Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War regarding the construction of various fortifications off the coast of North Carolina.
September 14, 1785 Disposition of Ordnance at West Point William Price Henry Knox William Price, Deputy Commissary for Military Stores, sends to Henry Knox, Secretary at War, the disposition of ordnance at West Point.
April 5, 1797 Transport of Clothing for Troops at Niagara James Bruff James McHenry Outlines packaging of items to prevent theft and damage by water.
September 28, 1798 Whole Families are Laid Prostate Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among sundry supply matters, Hodgdon discusses the disease that is ravaging Philadelphia. Among the latest victims is his clerk, Banger.
March 17, 1800 New Book Keeper and Status of Furs for Transport Edward Wright John Harris Mr. Elliot's travel plans. Opinion of Wright - that Elliot was acceptable but would have preferred a man who could keep accounts in a more agreeable manner. Updates on shipment of furs via waggon.
May 3, 1793 Report on troops under Major General Wayne Isaac Craig Henry Knox Troops under Major General Anthony Wayne embarked in good order for Fort Washington, in high spirits, with boats well fitted for transportation. Should reach Fort Washington in six days.
June 20, 1794 Speech delivered Mr. Jaques Lassell by the Hurons, Ottowas and Chipawas asof Detroit. To be deleivered to General Wayne. J. Lassell Anthony Wayne Hurons, Ottawas, Chipawas gave speeches to Jaques Lassell to be delivered to General Wayne. Speeches assured Wayne the tribe representatives were detained by weather or other reasons, but would be at Fort Recovery shortly.
September 25, 1791 St.Clair speaks of militia support to his campaign Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Letter, mentions Harmar's Court of Enquiry; describes state of provisions; discusses Kentucky militia re St. Clair's campaign.
July 7, 1800 Mistake of One Thousand Dollars, Etc. Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon $1000 in post notes on account of the Armory have been received direct from the southward. Williams admits that Hodgdon's identification of a $1000 mistake is accurate. An error of such magnitude admits of no apology. The camp furniture from Oxford has arrived though no invoices of the articles of the Quartermaster have appeared. The clothing exposed to rain has been unpacked and dried.
August 8, 1794 Mail Returned Isaac Craig Henry Knox Packet of vouchers returned safely after being stolen from the mail carrier. Craig to forward them to the comptroller's office immediately. Mail addressed to Knox received by Craig, he will forward to Head Quarters.
February 9, 1795 Establishing Responsiblity for Damage to Arms McLean & Van Emburgh Samuel Hodgdon McLean and Van Emburgh cite their contract with the United States, the theme of which is that if any damage was done to the arms while in their care, it must be clearly established that it was their fault before any allowance is provided. The men employed for the transportation of said stores will not refund money to McLean and Van Emburgh unless they can provide that said damage was due to their...
October 31, 1794 No Disgraceful Insults or Injuries to the Inhabitants George Washington Alexander Hamilton Along with a discussion of events in Europe, especially relative to the war between Britain and France, Washington discusses some recent political matters and urges that the citizens of western Pennsylvania be treated with respect by the Army. [Whiskey Rebellion]
February 10, 1797 Army pay matters and officers' pay William Simmons Caleb Swan Desires Swan to make a settlement with the officers before leaving the Army. Discusses the delay of Captain Turner at Pittsburg with the money for the Army's pay and the complaints of officers regarding arrears of pay. Discuses the accounts of Colonel Wade and Lieutenant Diven.
April 7, 1787 On the Road to Wyoming Pennsylvania Timothy Pickering Henry Muhlenberg Pickering has consulted with Colonel Denison on the subject of road to Wyoming. Discusses use of gaps: Water Gap of Lehigh and Wilkesbarre. Mentions Great Swamp
October 7, 1786 Report on Desertions, Equipment, Morale & Storm Damage at West Point William Price Henry Knox Reports sending of ordnance & stores returns, as well as a return of different parts left over from an overhaul of old arms. Reports ashamedly that more New Jersey recruits have deserted, and the party sent after them could not track them down; reports an "uneasy" situation at West Point, with troops lacking pay and clothing. Asks for these things to be sent if at all possible, & encloses a...
November 23, 1792 Logistics Eased by River Rise; Need for Fresh Clothing Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne is pleased to announce that the waters in the rivers have started to rise due to a profusion of rain and transportation of supplies should be facilitated by this development. He emphasizes the continued need for new clothing for the men who have allowed their current clothing to enter a state of disrepair.