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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 24, 1793 Sketches of Notes for the President Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton Jefferson submits to the other Cabinet members and the Attorney General some notes intended for the President which he took from memory and asks them to add to them from their own memories, particularly as regards the final conclusion as to the express-vessel.
May 29, 1799 Forwarding of Correspondence with Generals & Request for Approval of Promotion James McHenry John Adams Forwards letters from Generals Wilkinson and Pinckney. He notes that "sketches of the coast and country" and a report on the death of a captain have not been received. Because of the death of this officer, the oldest lieutenant in the unit (the 2d Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers) has the seniority to succeed to the captaincy. McHenry asks for Adams' approval to advance the lieutenant in...
August 31, 1794 State of the works ordered at West Point Colonel Vincent Unknown Recipient Report on the state of the construction of works and fortifications at West Point.
November 5, 1794 Fortifications at Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Engineer John Vermonnet informs Secretary Knox that the works at Alexandria will be closed by November 15, and will remain so until April 15. The absence of part of the militia, has been the cause of not having the works finished.
September 13, 1798 Musket Stocks to the Public Works at Springfield Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon discusses the urgency of getting the shipment of 3000 musket stocks to the Public Works at Springfield.
November 1, 1798 Public Works on the Potomac Samuel Hodgdon James Brindley Hodgdon expresses his impatience regarding Brindley's estimates and drawings for the public works on the Potomac which he has yet to receive.
July 7, 1798 Recommendation for Employment in Public Works Edward Lynch Samuel Hodgdon Recommends Jonathan Phillips for employment in public works.
June 26, 1798 Transporting Cannon from Antietam Works, Etc. Edward Day Samuel Hodgdon Along with a number of accounting and supply matter Day notes that after inquiring at Hagerstown, he believes that the most certain and least expensive way to transport cannon is from Antietam Works to Williams Port and from there to Georgetown and Alexandria.
July 5, 1794 Enclosed letter regarding iron works Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue encloses his letter to Mr. White regarding Mr. Zane's iron works. Also mentions a quantity of anchors for importation of near 70 tons.
October 15, 1800 Threat by the Master Armorer Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams alerts Hodgdon that the Master Armorer has threatened that those giving evidence in the court case against the Superintendent will lose their employment at the works.
February 17, 1792 Received Estimate for Work at Fort Pitt Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox has received the estimate for the works at Fort Pitt. It looks to be more expensive than Knox was expecting, but he trusts that Craig will justify the cost.
April 4, 1798 Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman James McHenry Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by...
February 28, 1800 Public Works at Loftus's Heights Thomas Freeman Alexander Hamilton As requested by Hamilton, Freeman encloses a rough draft of the plan for the public works at Loftus's Heights on the river Mississippi.
March 5, 1799 Everything Important Regarding the Sherando Works James Brindley Samuel Hodgdon Brindley must go to Wilmington soon so he wants Hodgdon to commit to writing everything he wishes to communicate respecting the Sherando Works and forward them with a small bank note to meet his expenses.
November 17, 1798 Report on progress at the works at Portland Maine and query on how to exhibit accounts for settlement Lemuel Weeks William Simmons Weeks has done everything possible to put the works of the port in Portland Maine in a state of defense until spring and asks from McHenry to send the forms so he can exhibit accounts for settlement.
June 25, 1795 Return for June and an Update on the Carriage Works John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant sent return for the month of June along with his vouchers and receipts to the War Office, and provides another report on the work being done by the carriage works. Discussed method and quality of painting.
May 5, 1800 Payment to John Devereux for expenditures on the works to be erected at Beacon Island, North Carolina James Taylor James McHenry Captain Taylor of 6th United States Regiment makes payment of $500 to John Devereux for expenditures on works to be erected at Beacon Island.
January 28, 1799 Works project at Harper's Ferry William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon States that he will soon enclose an abstract of articles purchased by the Secretary of War for the public works at Harper's Ferry. John Harris will be held accountable for the due application thereof.
July 22, 1794 Requests that Mr. Rancey be Sent to the Cecil Iron Works Tench Coxe Henry Knox Mr. Hughes requests that Mr. Rancey be sent to the Cecil Iron Works in Cecil County, Maryland, near to the stage route.
October 26, 1799 Autograph Letter / Autograph Document Signed, Henry Burbeck to William Simmons Henry Burbeck William Simmons Burbeck informs Simmons of the time of service of Isadore Peltier who worked for several years as a mason on various public works projects for the pay of $2 per day.
October 17, 1798 Certification of payments; Alexis De Leyritz, Temporary Engineer for the superintendence of the works and fortifications of Baltimore William Simmons James McHenry Certification of payments; $366 to Alexis De Leyritz, Temporary Engineer for the superintendence of the works and fortifications of Baltimore
January 11, 1800 Works at Loftus's Heights Alexander Hamilton Thomas Freeman Although nothing has been settled between Hamilton and General Wilkinson regarding superintending the works at Loftus's heights, it seems that it was the intention of Wilkinson to have Freeman continue in this service.
June 15, 1797 Demolition of the Works at Natchez James McHenry Isaac Guion Captain Guion is instructed to pay strict attention to the treaty with the Spanish government which permits the demolition of the works at Natchez and to preserve the pacific attentions of the Indians toward the Spanish inhabitants of that place.
April 9, 1799 Additional Funds Necessary for Completion of Works at Fort McHenry Robert Gilmor James McHenry Acknowledges arrival of Mr. Foncin, the superintendent engineer for Fort McHenry's construction; inquires whether the Baltimore Naval Committee is responsible for his salary. Discusses accounting: land, materials and labor have already cost $16,000, and the committee believes 1) these were not all considered in Major Tousard's original estimate, and 2) the additional necessary funds may be as...
August 12, 1794 Fortifications at Annapolis John Vermonnet Henry Knox Informs the Secretary of War that progress on the works at Annapolis is very much advanced and should be finished this year, if the march of the militia towards Hagerstown should not cause any delays. All of the materials are mostly supplied.