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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 16, 1798 Price of refined salt petre John Harris Samuel Hodgdon Mentions price of refined salt peter.
June 20, 1800 In Reference to Poor Salt Petre Samuel Hodgdon General William Irvine Discussed the ongoing business of poor salt petre.
December 12, 1797 Delivery of Supplies for Gunpowder Manufacture James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver refined salt peter and sulfur for making gunpowder.
May 30, 1800 Investigation & Instructions in Matter of Inferior Saltpeter James McHenry Israel Whelen Discussed inferior crude salt peter purchased; asked Whelen's opinion on whether it can be refined enough to be worthwhile.
January 16, 1796 Receipt for Supply of Salt Peter John Harris [not available] Receipt of salt peter into stores at Frankford. No record of supply made by Harris b/c it was not under his direct oversight.
September 19, 1800 Requests Delivery of Saltpeter Israel Whelen John Harris Deliver salt peter [salt peter] to Messrs. Lane and Decatur out of the amount purchased from Adam Babcock.
January 3, 1795 Payment for Salt Petre and Baldhead Lighthouse Construction Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Willing & Francis requested payment for the salt petre they sold to United States. BaldHead Lighthouse has been built and "superintendent" should be notified.
August 15, 1798 Accounts David Henley William Simmons Account and vouchers to be sent along shortly. Request for price of salt petre.
January 7, 1795 Price of Salt Petre Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton ". . .the House of Whelen & Miller propose to set a part a specimen of Salt Petre for the Standard, above or below which they are content to vary the price of 12 50/100 Dolls. It is called rough Salt Petre, and is 10 Ct. below the requisite degree of refinement."
March 20, 1800 Statement of powder and salt petre Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Provides a statement of the amount of powder and salt petre on hand, and the various locations of deposit.
May 14, 1795 Letter from the War Office to Captain James Sever [not available] Captain James Sever Discusses the procedure of using salt water and dry salt to preserve ship timbers. Arrival of copper expected shortly. Discussion on the sending of the wrong sized copper bolts. Sever's pay will be remitted without delay.
June 15, 1800 [Extract from General Hamilton's orders - giving the legal Construction to the Contract and ordering issues of provisions be be 5 days fresh and 2 salt] Capt. R. Whiley [not available] Hamilton declared request by contractors to issue fresh or salt meat to troops at their discretion unfounded and stated contractual obligation to issue fresh meat 5 days per week.
September 13, 1800 Navy Department Order for Saltpeter for Manufacture of Powder Abijah Thomas Israel Whelen Encloses order from Secretary of War on superintendent of stores for twenty tons of salt peter for use of Navy Department.
November 18, 1795 On putting planks for frigate in salt water Timothy Pickering Captain Silas Talbot Talbot's plan to put the planks for the frigate in salt water is a sound one. Caution that there are any worms in the water which could cause damage. The mode of securing it, Talbot and the constructor should attend to.
May 14, 1795 Discoveries in Shipbuilding Processes, Poor Directions Timothy Pickering Captain James Sever Process for boat building discussed, not all materials have arrived.
December 9, 1794 Supplies of gun powder and salt petre Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue encloses a copy of a letter from Tench Francis, relative to the purchase of ingredients for gun powder, or gun powder itself. Adds that the only parcel of salt petre known to have been imported elsewhere than in Philadelphia was procured at Providence, Rhode Island, amounting to about 22 tons. The contract with Willing & Francis has been pending some days, but not...
June 10, 1798 Certification of Payment Multiple Authors [not available] Certified that Robert Wilson paid the authors for corn, meat, and salt for the Indians.
December 6, 1794 Supply of gun powder Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe Requests that the Commissioner of the Revenue state to him how far the supplies procured are adequate to the requisitions from the War Department for gun powder, including salt petre as the ingredient.
May 31, 1787 Mr. Pitkin Offers to Buy Salt Peter and Damaged Powder William Price Henry Knox Mr. Pitkin, the bearer of the letter, came from Huntford to West Point to buy salt peter and the damaged powder. He did not offer any price so Price referred him to Knox.
March 13, 1798 Request for Issue of Powder and Saltpeter to Be Manufactured into Portfires James McHenry John Harris Directs that rifle powder and saltpeter for manufacture of portfire.
May 26, 1800 Regarding Saltpeter for Gunpowder Manufacture William Govett Israel Whelen Informs Whelen that the 100 bags of saltpeter sent for refining into gunpowder were received, and that tests have been undertaken to see how much pure saltpeter may be gotten out of the unrefined substance.
November 8, 1797 Delivery of Saltpetre James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver saltpeter for making gunpowder.
June 20, 1794 Purchase of salt petre Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Tench Coxe of the Revenue Office informs the Treasury Secretary that a purchase of salt petre was effected on the 13th at Providence, Rhode Island, at 18 dollars per pound for a quantity amounting to about 22 tons. This, with the commission, will be near 9000 dollars. The whole is payable in 15 days at the Bank of Providence.
July 24, 1799 Rolled Iron for the Salt Pan Henry Foxall Samuel Hodgdon Foxall has discovered that the rolled iron for Hodgdon's salt pan can only be obtained from a forge. To be reduced to the correct size, it will have to be sent to a Rolling Mill which will take considerable time. Mr. Smith says he will undertake the task if given the proper assistance.
February 28, 1799 [Account shewing the quantity of Petre and Powder with its value due the United States of America from Messrs. Wheelen and Miller this 28th February 1799.] Timothy Banger [not available] Statement of Military Salt Petre & Powder Held by Whelen and Miller with "value due to the United States."