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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 27, 1791 Update on Sons Military Whereabouts Henry Knox Unknown Recipient Letter, informs mother of son's march with army; discusses loss of Knox's son.
January 18, 1800 Receipt of Louis Severe Louis Severe [not available] Payment in full made to Severe for services as interpreter, with enclosed document certifying Severe's service.
February 23, 1792 Gun barrel production General Edward Hand Henry Knox Hand discusses the effect of severe weather on the production of gun barrels.
August 31, 1799 Uniformity Ought to Prevail throughout the Army, Etc. Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Aside from mourning the loss of his eldest son, Rice discusses a number of matters including his search for a site for winter quarters, his recruiting returns, the payment of the officers' bounty to the men they recruit, the importance of uniformity of discipline throughout the army, and several recommendations for lieutenancies.
January 8, 1795 Amount of My Account is In Hand Jeremiah Olney Samuel Hodgdon "Your letter of the 30th ultimo enclosing a post note for the amount of my account came safely to hand."
August 14, 1787 Views of the Constitutional Convention Henry Knox George Washington Alludes to Constitutional Convention; worries that matters will leak out. Believes state governments to be an unnecessary evil; discusses qualities of Federal Government; alludes to Philadelphia Convention. Refers to the death of their young child.
February 9, 1798 Severe Weather Delayed the Delivery of Clothing Samuel Hodgdon Staats Morris Letter, advises re overdue uniforms; discusses severe winter.
November 1, 1798 General Return of Ordnance & Stores Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon is compiling a return of all ordnance and stores for the use of the Commander in Chief and the Secretary of War .He orders those who, like Stevens, are in charge of such articles to provide him with a correct return through November 1st.
December 18, 1797 Hand still owes $3.57 William Simmons General Edward Hand Simmons notifies Hand that he has received most of the vouchers needed to settle his account but there is still $3.57 that has not been documented.
February 4, 1790 Selection as collector to pay pensions to invalids at Providence Rhode Island Alexander Hamilton Jeremiah Olney Olney has been selected by the President to pay pensions to invalids for the space of one year.
October 6, 1799 Winter Quarters on the Potomac Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney "...In consequence of your voyage to Newport the Secretary of War lately instructed me to take measures for providing winter quarters in the vicinity of Harpers Ferry on the Potomac for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth regiments. I have constructed Colonel Parker of the Eighth under the direction of the Commander in Chief who has consented to take charge of the matter to provide ground and make the...
February 23, 1796 Receipt Received William Simmons John Dexter Informs Dexter, Supervisor in Providence, Rhode Island, that his letter enclosing the receipt of John L. Boss for 454 dollars has been received.
December 9, 1794 Powder & Ball from Philadelphia Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Knox's letter respecting the powder and ball shipped from Philadelphia has been received. When the vessel arrives and the stores safely deposited in Providence, they will be delivered to the order of Colonel Rochefontaine.
June 12, 1798 Loss of Saltpeter Samuel Hodgdon John Steele Hodgdon informs Steele of the loss of a portion of shipped saltpeter due probably to drying during storage and to loss during transportation.
June 24, 1795 Cannon Searcher to Providence Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon The cannon searcher should be sent to Brown & Francis at Providence on a vessel bound for that place or for Providence. If neither is available, it can be transported via New York on a packet. It should be forwarded as soon as possible because Mr. D'Acosta needs it to examine the cannon cast by Brown & Francis.
March 16, 1797 24-Pound Shot Wanted at Providence John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon 24 pound shot for proving cannon is needed at Providence, Rhode Island. Stagg wants to know if there is any shot near Providence that belongs to the public so that the transportation expense to that place could be avoided?
May 25, 1790 Regarding Payment of Salary Henry Knox Jeremiah Olney Letter, discusses salary payment.
October 2, 1796 Confined by a Severe Attack of Billious Fever Caleb Gibbs Samuel Hodgdon Due to a severe attack of billious fever, Gibbs has not been able to forward his September returns for the Navy Yard but he hopes to sufficiently recover during the next week to forward them.
June 20, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Dexter Simmons informs Dexter that the receipt of Capt. William Littlefield was received.
February 3, 1798 Letter Citation Staats Morris Samuel Hodgdon Cited in Hodgdon to Morris, 02/09/1798. Letter, advises re overdue uniforms; discusses severe winter.
June 21, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons John Dexter Simmons informs Dexter that Capt. Elliot's receipt was received.
May 1, 1798 Box of Books Sent and Loss of Garden Seed Judith Sargent Murray Samuel Hodgdon Mrs. Murray sent a letter with Mr. Thatcher advising Hodgdon that she had shipped a box of books to him on board the schooner "Sally" (John Day, Master). Her brother regrets the loss of the garden seed so Hodgdon is asked if he can remember by whom they were to be conveyed to him.
October 25, 1799 Compensation for Services Rendered Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton argues for the awarding of compensation and emoluments to Lieutenant Smith for service rendered as judge advocate. His absece from that post was due to a severe wound recieved while in service to the United States.
October 11, 1789 Jackson recommends an appointment candidate to Knox Henry Jackson Henry Knox Letter, recommends candidate for appointment.
April 20, 1798 One Misfortune After Another Jeremiah Fisher Samuel Hodgdon Fisher begs Hodgdon for assistance. After recovering from a severe case of rheumatism, he now finds himself afflicted with another form of misfortune. The strict hand of justice has called on him for money and he finds himself imprisoned in his own home. If he is not able to pay by Monday, he will be sent to a real prison.