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October 7, 1794 Requesting the missing tents and kettles Clement Biddle Samuel Hodgdon Biddle is impatient for the arrival of the wagon which carries the 100 common tents and horsemans tents. He would also like to request 50 more common tents and forty horsemans tents.
July 11, 1799 Reports State of Tents Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports 120 common tents remain in public store. 9 horseman's tents are damaged but may be repaired. 144 common tents are packed up, ready for delivery to the 6th regiment. 23 common tents need repair.
October 11, 1794 A request from Camp Carlisle for more tents Clement Biddle Samuel Hodgdon Biddle writes Hodgdon from Camp Carlisle, where more troops are arriving every day but there is a deficiency of tents. Nearly 500 men are without tents, and this number will only get worse. The wagon that brought what should have been 100 tents only brought 65. Biddle asks for another 100 common tents and 30 horsemans tents.
October 11, 1797 Delivery of Tents Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Orders to deliver tents with clothing order.
June 28, 1797 Delivery of Tents and Poles James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tents to Fort Mifflin.
June 27, 1794 Tents for Cherokees Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Order to give Cherokee Indians tents for their return trip to their country.
June 3, 1788 Estimated cost of Tents Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for procuring one marque, five horsemen's, and thirty common tents.
May 16, 1798 Tents to Philadelphia Samuel Hodgdon Peter Hunt Hodgdon orders that horsemen's tents and common tents be sent immediately by water to Philadelphia.
September 1, 1798 Return of Tents On Hand William Bass Samuel Hodgdon A return of tents on hand, including new common tents, old common tents repaired, and old horseman's tents repaired.
April 3, 1799 Requests Poles for Different Types of Tents Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Reports number of tent poles in the public store. Requests ridge poles to meet future needs. Distinguishes between common tents, horsemen's tents, and cannon tents.
April 9, 1796 Seeks Information about Tents Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Asks if there are returns that will give them information about the quantity and quality of tents belonging to the army. McHenry is apprehensive that tents are much wanted at headquarters.
June 28, 1799 Seeks Information about Bell Tents Samuel Hodgdon William Cobbett Reports new supply of bell tents for the army for the first time. No true sense of dimensions yet. Requests information about British bell tents. Also seeks information about material and the amount of arms the tents are to house.
March 19, 1799 Requests Payment for Tents Samuel Hodgdon Clement Biddle Requests adjustment of the tent account. The Secretary of State has inquired several times about payment. They are under contract for more tents and require payment for tents sold to Biddle.
November 7, 1791 Tents for the Troops Caleb Swan William Knox Knox is directed to immediately provide the troops with 22 common and two horseman's tents along with the four that Knox reports that he already has on hand. These are for the use of two full companies, one commanded by Capt. Mills and one to be formed at Brunswick.
June 30, 1794 Ten More Tents Cornelius Sedam Samuel Hodgdon Since the engineer is tearing down the barracks at the fort and will build new ones, the troops are forced to encamp with only ten common tents. Sedam will need ten more tents to keep all the men under cover.
October 9, 1794 A Deficiency of Tents James Mentges Samuel Hodgdon Mentges reports a deficiency of tents at Trenton and asks that more be forwarded immediately along with the other articles already requested. Mr Hunt's agent reports a deficiency in horse tents and also notes that numerous officers and others have taken an excessive number of tents for themselves.
April 30, 1795 Tents for the Corps of Artillery Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Since the barracks at West Point are not suitable for the reception of the 400 men of the Corps of Artillery, Pickering directs Hodgdon to provide a sufficient number of tents including horseman's tents for the officers.
April 12, 1794 Tents for Captain Cornelius Sedam Nathan Jones Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to forward to Capt. Cornelius Sedam at New York one horseman's tent and twelve common tents.
December 27, 1798 Issues Account for Tents for the Health Office Samuel Hodgdon William Jones Encloses U.S. account against the Health Office for tents, poles ordered by the Secretary of War. Lists current prices of new common tents to judge value of shipment.
August 21, 1797 Delivery of Tents James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver delivery of tents and poles.
July 29, 1800 Accounting & Payment for Tent Contractor Moyes and Tatem [not available] [not available] Lists tents received from Moyes & Tatem, priced by line item. John Harris confirms receipt of the same, Samuel Hodgdon directs that Moyes & Tatem be paid, and the pair acknowledges receipt of their payment.
June 7, 1798 Request for Issue of Tents to Smallpox Inoculation Site James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of 4 tents for use at smallpox inoculation site.
April 14, 1799 Request for Issue of Tents to Knoxville James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of tents to Knoxville.
September 5, 1798 Tents, Field Pieces, Sheds, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Among other matters, Hodgdon discusses the shortage of tents, the availability of field pieces, and the need to construct a shed to shelter the pieces.
June 14, 1797 Delivery of Tents James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tents and flags to Governor's Island, NY.