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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.
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.
June 20, 1800 In Reference to Poor Salt Petre Samuel Hodgdon General William Irvine Discussed the ongoing business of poor salt petre.
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
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."
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 19, 1800 Navy Department Order for Saltpeter Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Request for delivery to Israel Whelen, purveyor of public supplies, an order of 20 tons of salt petre for Navy Department.
November 10, 1800 Warrant for Saltpeter Purchased Israel Whelen Samuel Meredith Israel Whelen Secretary of Treasury has issued warrant in Whalen's favor for $20,000 on account of salt petre [peter] purchased
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.
August 14, 1800 Receipt for Military Supplies Robert Gill John Harris Robert Gill confirms that he has received from John Harris, Keeper of Military Stores, the following items for use by the Navy Department: pig lead, salt petre, brimstone, and casks.
December 12, 1797 Delivery of Supplies for Gunpowder Manufacture James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver refined salt peter and sulfur for making gunpowder.
January 16, 1796 John Harris Certificate Respecting Saltpetre John Harris [not available] Received of Samuel Hodgdon from Ship Bacchus, Captain Richard George, casks of salt petre. Casks deposited at magazine Frankford.
July 8, 1794 Unreliable supplies of gun powder Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue informs Secretary Hamilton that little reliance is to be placed upon a cheap or certain supply of gun powder within the United States. Coxe was unable to procure a contract for the 300 tons that Hamilton authorized him to attempt; also informs Hamilton that Tench Francis was unable to procure the 93 tons of salt petre.
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.
March 28, 1799 Discusses the Dangerous Implications of Nitre Storage in the Public Store Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Refers to deposits of nitre in public stores belonging to Wheelen's firm in Frankford. Wheelen thought it was an improper location for such a deposit, causing danger to the other buildings. Wheelen had never even stored salt petre in any of his contiguous buildings. The purveyor stored the nitre there as a matter of convenience with the intention of making it into powder. Neither the purveyor nor...
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.
December 31, 1799 Estimation of the Springfield Armory Supplies David Ames Unknown Recipient Estimation of the value of all stock on hand at the Armory in Springfield, as recorded by Superintendent of the same armory. Articles include iron, steel, charcoal, socks, musket barrels, ramrods, wire, sandpaper, brass, glue, tar, oil, shoes, candles, lead, skins, salt petre, etc.