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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 21, 1797 Brass Ordnance at New London [not available] [not available] List of brass ordnance on field carriages at New London which have been ordered to Knoxville.
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.
September 18, 1794 General return of military stores Clement Biddle Samuel Hodgdon A general return of military stores and apparatus for the artillery. Artillery destined to march next day. Requests attention to enclosed return and provision of supplies deemed necessary.
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.
May 29, 1800 Discussion of a Contractor's Continued Manufacture of Cartridge Boxes James McHenry Israel Whelen Discusses the continued manufacture of leather cartouch boxes by a particular contractor.
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.
August 30, 1793 Letters; State of the Tumbrels; Yellow Fever Epidemic and Hodgdon's family Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Received letters and newspapers for Quarter Master General. Tumbrells [carts] delivered by William Quigley. Received cartouche boxes, shoes. The tumbrells were overloaded and damaged. Had gears made. Expresses concern for the distress of family and hopes for its terminating in the reestablishment of Hodgdon and his family's health.
May 15, 1799 Request for Issue of Blocks for Cartouch [Cartridge] Boxes James McHenry John Harris Delivery of 3,000 blocks for cartouch boxes to Hartford, CT.
November 27, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Stores, Tools & Materials to Fort Mifflin Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of assorted items for Fort Mifflin, including cannon ammunition, materials for portfires & rockets, components for barrels and sponges, artillery implements, compasses, tools, a "fuze machine," camp equipment, gunpowder components, raw minerals & metals, rope, etc.
October 18, 1798 Only Four Boxes of Glass, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Tench Francis Hodgdon notes that Francis has only mentioned four boxes of glass even though Hodgdon had requisitioned six boxes.
August 27, 1795 Seventeen Boxes of Rifles John Nicholson Samuel Hodgdon Sends Hodgdon seventeen boxes of rifles.
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.
January 15, 1799 Reports Cartouche Boxes Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports that there are 15,000 cartouch boxes at various posts. 35,000 are needed to supply 50,000 men. Many returned may not be suitable. Suggests awarding a contract for 40,000 to create a full supply.
December 5, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies & Tools for Forts Wolcott and Adams Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Directs purchase of artillery implements & supplies, barrels, compasses, tools, a "fuze machine," camp supplies, lanterns, sieves, a mortar and pestle, rocket, portfire and bullet molds, raw minerals and metal, "three hundred pounds of junk," oil, paper, and rope for Forts Wolcott & Adams at Newport, RI. Urges that the supplies be obtained at or near Newport, if possible, and gives receipt...
April 11, 1799 Regarding Manufacture & Inspection of New-Pattern Cartridge Boxes James McHenry Jeremiah Wadsworth Discusses the manufacture and inspection of a large number of new-pattern cartouche boxes and belts.
March 19, 1794 Cartridge Boxes, Etc. Thomas Holt Samuel Hodgdon Holt discusses a number of concerns relative to irons, carriages, buildings, and cartridge boxes.