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June 11, 1788 Estimate of Building and Repair William Price Henry Knox Price encloses, per Knox's request, an estimate for the cost of repairing the long barracks for an arsenal of arms and the store in which the arms are currently deposited as well as building a stone wall around the redoubt of Fort Clinton. The foundation of the wall is to be four feet, which Price believes to be the minimum possible for such a heavy structure on gravelly soil. Price has employed...
October 26, 1798 The Powder Magazine at Old Fort Clinton George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Fleming is forwarding to the Secretary of War a sketch of the rebuilt north wall of the powder magazine in old Fort Clinton. After having viewed the side wall taken down and the ends of the timber of the bomb proof, he believes that with some small repairs, it should last 12 or 15 more years. It would be expensive to build a new magazine of masonry large enough to contain the amount of powder now...
August 2, 1799 Preventing Incendiaries from Blowing Up the Magazine George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Fleming discusses the precautions he has undertaken to protect the magazine at West Point from blowing up due to incendiaries.
December 12, 1794 Fortifications at West Point Daniel Niven Henry Knox Report to the Secretary of War, relative to the fortifications at West Point. Niven was employed in superintending lime-burning, collecting stone to Fort Clinton, making and repairing roads, making and repairing tools, and repairing parts of the rear wall of Fort Putnam. He employed many miners, masons, laborers, and teams.
June 16, 1794 Indian Corn Tench Francis Samuel Hodgdon Francis purchased 5000 bushels of Indian corn from John Wall which was supposed to have been shipped on board three vessels. He wants Hodgdon to furnish him with a bill of lading or receipt verifying that the corn was received.
September 18, 1798 Receipt Rolls of Ordnance Detachments George Fleming William Simmons Receipt rolls enclosed. Separate receipts and signature of James Barnet to be mailed due to lack of signature on original submission. Fleming made out a draught by order of the Sec. of War to be sent to Col. Revere of Boston to cast brass cannons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Fleming then collected evidences and attended the Supreme Court at Goshen after being served a writ regarding...
July 26, 1798 Powder Magazine at Fort Clinton James McHenry William Simmons George Fleming has been directed to purchase materials and employ workmen to rebuild the wall of the powder magazine in Old Fort Clinton at West Point. Fleming should be given whatever instructions are necessary for his government of the premises.
February 26, 1790 Articles Needed to Complete the Troops William Price Henry Knox Price lists the articles needed to complete the troops. There are only enough buff cartouch box belts for two companies, as Captains Burbeck and Savage need to have a number on hand and none were turned into the stores when other companies were discharged. Price only has two wall and ten common tents which will stand up to use, although he does have five very large hospital tents if Knox thinks...
December 1790 Discussion of Transport of Military Stores to West Point (2) Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, discusses transport of public stores to West Point.
May 22, 1793 Dragoon Equipment to be Furnished John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Return of clothing to equip twenty dragoon recruits marching from Elkton in Maryland under the orders of Major [Michael] Rudolph to headquarters agreeably to his return transmitted the same day to the War Office.
November 22, 1799 Clothing Shipped, Thinking of Resigning Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig discusses clothing issues with Samuel Hodgdon. Craig also mentions that he is thinking of resigning from the service due to unresolved compensation.
December 29, 1799 [Funeral Procession.] Ebenezer Stevens [not available] Rules governing the funeral procession of George Washington.
November 15, 1800 Burning of War Department Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Nothing is known about a treaty with France save what was published in the papers. Secondary mention to the burning of the War Department. Cause of fire is now believed to be from a neighbors fire which became uncontrolled and burned through the "thin partition wall" shared by the War Department and the adjoining house.
January 8, 1801 Simmons Informing Orne that a Particular Charge is Too Vague William Simmons Joshua Orne When looking at Orne's accounts as Agent of Fortifications last September, Simmons found a rather vague charge of $60 charged to Jacob Putnam. Simmons is returning the bill so that Orne can better explain the charge.
April 28, 1791 Poor Condition of Fort and its Structures Isaac Craig Henry Knox Repairs and improvements to magazine complete, Gen. St. Clair believed it more appropriate to erect new store houses than repair the dilapidated structures. St. Clair ordered road built then left for Kentucky.
October 15, 1785 Problem Regarding Subsistence for Hamtramck's March Being Funded with Bank Notes Joseph Carleton Nicholas Fish The Treasury issued bank notes instead of cash for the subsistence of Captain Hamtramck's company on the march. Joseph Carleton, War Office, explains this problematic circumstance to LtCol Nicholas Fish.
November 15, 1800 Article of Agreement for the Provision of Supplies Samuel Dexter [not available] Articles of Agreement between the War Department and a contractor for three month's provision of supplies and rations.
June 12, 1799 Findings of Land Survey for Connecticut Fortifications James McHenry Jonathan Trumbull Connecticut is preparing to cede land to the U.S. for the construction of two forts, Trumbull & Griswold. McHenry transmits the findings of a survey of the land in question, by Captain Decius Wadsworth. The report gives a precise qualitative description of the boundaries of each site; McHenry asks that the land cession now be put in motion.
August 6, 1794 Stores for the Fortifications on the Sea Coast John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The military stores ordered for the fortifications on the sea coast are intended for the cannon already at the respective stations. There is a list of officers at each post to whom the supplies are to be addressed.
October 15, 1800 A Return of Arms, Accoutrements, Ammunition, Etc. Valentine Brother Samuel Dexter A return of arms, accoutrements, ammunition, camp equipage, and clothing in the possession of Valentine Brother, late a Captain of the 9th Regiment of Infantry at the time of the Army's being disbanded. Included are the arms delivered by Captain Brother to Lieutenants Strother and Johnson of the Marine Corps, and the arms remaining with Capt. Brother.
May 31, 1787 Theft of Powder & Tents by Soldiers at West Point William Price Henry Knox Describes catching two thieves pilfering the contractor's stores, and their earlier deeds in stealing powder & tents from the public stores. Discusses the affair in detail, including confessions of stealing and selling the items. Expresses confusion at the stealing of the powder, as he has kept tight control over access to the magazine.
October 10, 1789 Discussion of Robbery at Military Storehouse Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, describes burglary of public stores.
April 26, 1784 Springfield depot Samuel Hodgdon Captain John Briant Discusses the need to "overhaul" the powder at the Springfield depot. Lists the rate of additional pay the enlisted men were to receive for doing the extra duty. The men were also to oil the new muskets. Buildings used to store weapons were to be "clapboarded." Some stores must be sold to provide money to preserve the remaing stores. Hodgdon authorizes Briant to use a "reasonable part" of the...
May 6, 1799 Review of Situation & Accounting for Construction of Fort McHenry; Need for Additional Funds Robert Gilmor James McHenry Expresses the Baltimoreans' concern that insufficient money to finish the fortifications at Fort McHenry will leave the harbor defenseless. After affirming Baltimore's vital state as a port, Gilmer re-states the issue of the fort thus far, concluding with the point that Major Tousard estimated a cost of almost $31,000, while only $20,000 was allotted by the federal government. Notes that the...
1795 Officers in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers War Department Unknown Recipient List of the officers of the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.