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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 15, 1800 Division of Water Depended Upon for Our Mills Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams discusses the problems caused by private mills diverting water from public mills during dry seasons. He hopes the problem can be resolved with the proprietors of these mills without litigation.
August 24, 1799 Procuring a Further Supply of Water Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon He needs another water supply to accommodate the engine in case of fire, it might be necessary to dig another well and sink two large cisterns.Hodgdon's approval and directions are required.
November 18, 1795 On putting planks for frigate in salt water Timothy Pickering Captain Silas Talbot Talbot's plan to put the planks for the frigate in salt water is a sound one. Caution that there are any worms in the water which could cause damage. The mode of securing it, Talbot and the constructor should attend to.
February 24, 1799 Building Dams John Bull Samuel Hodgdon Advises on securing water power for works at Harpers Ferry.
September 12, 1796 Money not to be sent by water William Simmons Joshua Wentworth Notification that because of its possible risk and expense Simmons prefers that Wentworth not send a sum of money by water transport, requesting him instead to convert it to a note or send it by land
September 27, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding testing of cannon [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Discusses the means of testing the cannon. Purpose of the test is to determine if any water can penetrate through the holes of cannon. Discusses the proving of the cannon by powder and placement thereafter on a timber. Provides details how the cannon will be sealed and filled with water. If any water leaks, then it will be refused.
November 22, 1796 Passage by Water for Dr. McCrea James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon "You will be pleased to furnish a passage by water to Georgia for Dr. McCrea and the usual allowance for his subsistence."
July 8, 1799 Concerns about the Corporation Bringing Water to the City Samuel Chase James McHenry Writes about the Corporation no longer bringing water into the city.
December 20, 1796 Advocating the use of Burkes pumps for the frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Barry, Truxton and Humphreys list in detail the performance of the Burkes Patent Pumps they tested. It delivered 154 gallons of water in 35 seconds by 38 strokes of the brakes, and raised the water 12 feet with four hands. It was also able to bring up a quantity of walnut-sized stones as well as a four-pound shot. The pump is likely to be more reliable than the current chain pumps and will be...
October 27, 1800 Delivery of Camp Kettles, Wooden Bowls, Axes, Water Buckets Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs delivery of camp kettles, wooden bowls, axes, water buckets.
November 18, 1795 Approving Talbot's plan for preserving planks Timothy Pickering Captain Silas Talbot Pickering approves of Talbot's plan for preserving the planks in salt water and states that he assumes there are no worms in the water to injure the wood.
August 16, 1799 Regarding the Selling of Gun-Making Materials to a Contractor James McHenry John Harris Notifies Harris that Robert McCormick has requested to purchase gun-making materials from the military stores, due to a lack of water [power?] at his own production facility. Directs Harris to sell McCormick the supplies he asks for, and deliver the money to the Treasury via a War Department clerk.
December 22, 1799 Fencing Off the Public from the Water, Etc. Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon Parker notes that there have been no stores received at Carlisle since his last return and not many delivered. The troops need cartridges and other articles which he will draw soon. Thomas Duncan is currently in the city and Parker thinks it would be a good time to buy the public land. Duncan is the attorney for the heirs of Wilson and has it in his power to settle the dispute. If it is not...
May 12, 1796 Travel Plans Thomas Lewis James McHenry Informs McHenry that he arrived at New York at eight o' clock this morning, but is going "onto the stage for Albany, as there is little appearance of a quick portage by water, I hold this the most prudent measure."
September 27, 1796 Instructions for Proofing Cannons James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Describes water proof and proof of powder with instructions for Examiners.
May 8, 1793 Water transportation for the Indian Chiefs and Captain Prior Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox asks that Craig furnish Captain Prior and the Indian Chiefs under his care the means of transportation by water from Pittsburgh to Fort Washington. Make their accommodations safe and comfortable.
November 27, 1798 Proposed Canal at Harpers Ferry Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon believes that the canal at Harpers Ferry should be supplied with water from the Potomac River.
November 21, 1798 Transportation of Men & Provisions to Charleston Samuel Hodgdon Gustavus & Hugh Colhouse Hodgdon arranges for the transportation of fifty men and their provisions to Charleston at a cost of ten dollars for the passage of each man which includes both water and rations.
August 14, 1799 Scarcity of Water at Our Mills, Etc. Robert McCormick Samuel Hodgdon Because of the scarcity of water at their mills, McCormich & Co. are disappointed because they are not producing the number of barrels required by their contract. They ask Hodgdon to order Mr. Harris to deliver materials from the public stores that will help them meet the terms of the contract. The value of the stores will be deducted from the price of the arms when delivered. This accomodation...
September 29, 1798 Return of all publick buildings at Springfield Massachusetts with their dimentions and estimated values. Joseph Williams [not available] Lists size and value of public buildings in Springfield, Massachusetts.
April 13, 1797 Clothing & Equipment for the Troops in Georgia James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon The infantry clothing and cavalry clothing & equipment for the troops in Georgia should be transported by water to Major John Habersham in Savannah. It will then be forwarded to Captain Henry Gaither at Fort Fidius. The artillery clothing is to be sent to Captain Abimael Nicoll at Fort St. Tammany in St. Marys.
August 15, 1799 Outlines Payment Procedures for Mr. McCormick's Gun Works Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Refers to request from Mr. McCormick to order material for gun making under his contract. Reports scarcity of water at McCormick's works. Requests that items drawn to his account be paid weekly to the storekeeper, who will pay Mr. Lewis, who will pay the Treasury.
August 18, 1798 Transporting the Packages Samuel Hodgdon Peter Hunt Hunt is asked to transport the packages by water if possible and by horse wagons if necessary.
September 30, 1793 House & Stores on Water Street John Steinmetz Samuel Hodgdon Since the lease that Hodgdon currently holds on Steinmetz's house and stores on Water Street will expire at the end of the year, he wants Hodgdon to know that the current rent of 250 pounds per annum will continue if he chooses to maintain possession. Payments will be made on a quarterly basis and Hodgdon should know that the rent is not higher than that on other property of equal value.
December 27, 1793 Request for Issue of Clothing to Knoxville Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Directs the sending of soldiers' clothing to Knoxville, if possible via water routes as far as Richmond, Virginia.