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April 21, 1784 Powder Casks William Price Timothy Pickering Discusses the issue of whether the powder casks at West Point are to be replaced or repaired.
December 15, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding articles necessary to complete frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire for Mediterranean service [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding articles necessary to complete frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire for Mediterranean service. There are sufficient staves and hoops for the water casks.
November 10, 1797 State of Progress of Constructing & Equipping Frigate United States Captain John Barry James McHenry Describes state of progress on frigate United States, including carpentry and blacksmithing remaining to be completed, the state of ballast & water casks, masts, cables, anchors, rigging, yards, etc. Discusses finding a safe place to harbor the frigate for the winter. Comments on state of provisions, powder, and cannon (the least being apparently in a poor state). Stresses need to obtain...
September 13, 1796 Precise Size of Casks Wanted at Springfield, Etc. War Office Samuel Hodgdon The Secetary of War wants an account of the size of casks needed for the powder at Springfield and wants to know why new casks are needed. Billington & Bryan have applied to purchase 24 pieces of drilling which are in the public stores. The Secretary wants to know for what purpose those articles were purchased.
March 20, 1787 Hiring a Cooper to Make Casks William Price Henry Knox Price has found a cooper who is well recommended and will work at West Point on the following terms: pay to be either 5 pounds 10 shillings per month and half rations or 16 pence per casks and half rations. Price cannot estimate the total amount this will cost because the number of casks needed is unknown. They may need a cooper in the summer as well, so Price thinks it best to pay him the...
January 18, 1792 Powder Casks John Stagg William Knox As soon as possible, Knox should provide a wagon to transport powder casks. Knox should send a return for the quantity forwarded.
April 5, 1797 Transport of Clothing for Troops at Niagara James Bruff James McHenry Outlines packaging of items to prevent theft and damage by water.
October 4, 1797 My Opinion Respecting the Charge for the Casks Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Tench Francis Respecting the charge for casks mentioned in Mr. Arden's letter, Wolcott observes that his proposal seems reasonable depending of course on what the market indicates. He inquires about the safety of the frigate in Boston.
February 15, 1792 Casks of Powder John Stagg William Knox The Secretary of War directs Knox to respond to the request of Col. Thomas Proctor and furnish him the number of quarter casks of powder that he requires.
April 25, 1800 Position of Field Officers in the Order of Battle Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Pinckney goes into great detail respecting Hamilton's recommendations for the position of Field Officers in the order of battle along with the type of gait marching soldiers should be taught for the best formation. Men are sick at Harper's Ferry and Pinckney has requested doctors along with casks to transport water from wells he ordered to be dug on the Hill.
September 30, 1789 Powder in Casks, Cords of Wood, Raising Iron and Cannon from the River William Price Henry Knox Following Knox's orders from May, Price has aired and sifted all the powder. There were a number of bad casks: twenty six double and fifty half barrels. The powder has been put into seventy seven single barrels, per the enclosed return. Price has contracted with Isaac Garrison for sixty cords of wood to be delivered to the artillery landing at seventeen shillings per cords, with an additional...
May 7, 1795 Missing Boxes Nathan Beach Samuel Hodgdon Beach tells Hodgdon that the man he entrusted with making boxes has apparently done a shoddy job, and Beach would prefer using casks. He wishes to send them to Hodgdon and hopes a use for them may be found.
March 23, 1785 Powder Casks William Price Henry Hay Discusses purchase of powder casks for West Point.
February 4, 1799 Requests Specific Casks for Powder Samuel Hodgdon Joseph Williams Refers to a return to the armory department with a receipt to Mr. Ames for property at the post when Williams took command. Requests powder casks with specifications listed. Will forward stationary and iron.
November 25, 1800 Clothing and Invoice Received Joseph Williams Jonathan Jackson Williams has received an invoice of clothing and casks supposedly containing the clothing. The casks will be opened and checked against the invoice as soon as possible. Williams thinks the clothing should have been shipped via New York.
February 4, 1799 Requests Iron for Trigger Plates and Powder Casks Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Requests specific iron for trigger plates the public works in Springfield, as well as powder casks.
February 20, 1796 Orders to Prove Powder for Gen. Wayne James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon In anticipation of Gen. Waynes campaign, McHenry ordered casks of powder to be proved and forwarded.
June 28, 1799 Discusses Switch of Clothing Casks Transported to Niagara and Oswego Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Responds to General Hamilton's letter about clothing. The clothing was packed in rum casks, each marked for a particular destination. 2 sets of invoices allowed for easy transfers in New York and Albany, with directions for transportation if the waterways weren't available. Melancton Smith procured sleighs for stowage. Smith separated one of the hogsheads into two pieces, both properly labeled....
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.
September 19, 1785 Regarding Contract for Powder Casks William Price Henry Knox William Price, Deputy Commissary of Military Stores, informs Henry Knox, Secretary at War, of the conditions for payment pertaining to the contracted requisition of powder casks.
June 18, 1798 Purchase Two Quarter Casks of Sherry Wine John Wilkins, Jr. Samuel Hodgdon Wilkins asks Hodgdon to purchase two quarter-casks of sherry wine from Mr. Hager. Hager's is of particular kind purchased by Colonel Nevill and should be forwarded to Isaac Craig in Pittsburgh and charged to Wilkins.
February 16, 1798 Cannon Are Received & Indian Goods Sent Forward Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that cannons are received and indian goods are to be immediately sent forward. Craig also asks how various qualities of gun powder can be determined without opening the casks.
August 20, 1798 Two Quarter Casks of Good Wine, Etc. Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Writing in his usual code, Sargent requests two quarter casks of good wine to be sent by way of Orleans and two more quarters of red or white should be added, he does not care which.
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.
June 8, 1785 Discussion of Finances, Services, Powder Casks & Arms at West Point William Price Samuel Hodgdon Discusses payment of some workmen for services at West Point, and requests advice on contracting for powder casks [whether repairing them or ordering new ones is unclear]. Requests that further money be sent; mentions that there is no current plan "for the Arms," but that General Knox will address this point on his upcoming visit to the post.