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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 23, 1799 Winter quarters on the Potomac near Harper's Ferry Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Highly illegible letter written by General Alexander Hamilton; written from his winter quarters near Harper's Ferry, off the Potomac River.
October 21, 1799 Tinber for hutting and wood for fuel should be found on the premises. Alexander Hamilton Thomas Parker Hamilton emphasizes that the requirement for winter quarters is huts and not barracks so as to save additional expense. The huts should be situated so as to ease the collection of timber for hutting and wood for fuel.
October 3, 1799 Building the Huts Needed for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton discusses the requirements for building the huts needed for winter quarters. He specifies the dimensions for huts for privates, non-commissioned officers, captains, regimental staff, subalterns, lieutenant colonels, and majors.
December 1798 Memorandium Regarding Ship Construction Josiah Fox [not available] Memorandum, discusses the construction and equipping Frigate Chesapeake at Portsmouth, Va.
April 21, 1787 Garrison and Hudson in Want of Payment, Captain Molly Needs Shifts William Price Henry Knox Mr. Garrison has repeatedly asked for payment for the cords of wood and carting which he furnished last winter. Mr. Hudson the carpenter has also asked for payment. Price does not have the funds to pay. Captain Molly is in need of shifts, which Price wants to know if he should order. Mr. Hog is not yet returned.
November 13, 1799 Return for Winter Clothing for one Sergt. & one private of the First Regt. of Infantry for the ensuing year Charles Hyde [not available] Stores, return for winter uniforms for a sergeant and private.
November 17, 1792 Advice on Building Posts During Negotiations, Supply by Land, and Care of Visiting Wabash Chiefs Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox warns that that it would be improper to build new posts during treaty negotiations, but if the peace talks fail, the posts should be built during the winter or in the early spring. He talks again of having cattle carry provisions as a way of saving money. When the Wabash chiefs arrive, every effort must be made to make them comfortable.
October 30, 1795 Supplies and Trade Isaac Craig Timothy Pickering Letter regarding muster, pay, and dismissal of militia to be forwarded to Col. Butler. Expressed desire to send forward winter supplies on hand instead of waiting for the arrival of Ensign Martin's troops to arrive at post in November. Indians expressed desire to trade.
November 14, 1792 Preparations for Winter, Placement of Fortifications, Soldiers' Pay, and Food Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains his thinking on the placing of his fortifications and his preparations for the approaching winter. He talks of the absolute necessity of paying his men and lists several officers who, for various reasons, are no longer in the Legion. He emphasizes the critical need for flour which can't be easily transported because of the low waters in the rivers.
March 14, 1799 Discussion of Yellow Fever & Capture of French Frigate Nathan Jones Josiah Fox Letter, discusses yellow fever; mentions capture of French frigate.
September 27, 1799 Acquiring Land and Fuel for Winter Quarters Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton prefers Oxford over Uxbridge for winter quarters because the former has more wood for hutting and fuel than the latter. He directs Rice to purchase the right of soil if it can be had at a price comparable to that which is asked for the use of the land and the wood.
September 29, 1799 One of the strongest positions by nature perhaps in America... George Washington Alexander Hamilton General Washington extols the virtues of the area surrounding Harpers Ferry as an excellent site for a winter encampment. It is also ideal for an arsenal and a foundry.
November 8, 1799 Winter Quarters for the Tenth Regiment, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney "I enclose you a letter from Colonel Lear on the subject of winter quarters that you may take such measures as shall appear to you to be necessary in the case. I do not see that anything better can be done than to send the Tenth Regiment to Carlisle where the barracks can easily be prepared for their reception. According to the orders that have been given to Colonel Moore he is probably now at...
September 9, 1799 Use of the Money Intended for the Recruiting Service, Etc. Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice After discussing the status of Mr. Roulstone and the recommendation of Mr. Boyle, Hamilton reviews the instructions regarding the use of money intended for the recruitng service. During the winter he intends to review a system of tactics and discipline and attend to the formation of a regiment.
September 18, 1791 Every Possible Exertion Shall be Made Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox St. Clair informs Knox of his readiness for the approaching campaign including preparations for the shelter of the troops during the winter months.
December 1799 Encloses New Plan for Uniform of Army Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Hamilton encloses a plan for the uniform of the Army, per an earlier request from McHenry. He stresses the importance of proper appearance and complains about the current uniform. He also includes an estimate of clothing needed for the current troops, and hopes that materials for warm winter clothing will be sent as soon as possible.
November 2, 1792 Logistical Needs of Wayne's Army Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne discusses his many logistical needs, especially the need for pack horses. The need for grain is acute, complicated by the fact that the river is too low to be used for the transport of supplies.
October 6, 1799 Winter Quarters on the Potomac Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney "...In consequence of your voyage to Newport the Secretary of War lately instructed me to take measures for providing winter quarters in the vicinity of Harpers Ferry on the Potomac for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth regiments. I have constructed Colonel Parker of the Eighth under the direction of the Commander in Chief who has consented to take charge of the matter to provide ground and make the...
November 5, 1786 Stores for West Point William Price Henry Knox Price has contracted thirty cords of wood thus far and sends an estimate for wood for the winter, anticipating higher prices. Price arranged an inspection of barrels of powder which were in New Windsor and has made a return. He encloses a return of ordnance and quartermasters stores. Mr. Morrow has been discharged.
December 8, 1797 Canon Carriages and Winter Travel Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Immediately after receiving instructions for forging carriages for canons, Craig sent bill along to forge to fulfill order. Craig will now countermand his order, but believes the carriages are nearly complete. If that is the case, they must be paid for. Maj. Freeman now in command of Capt. Pierce and Lewis' companies with plans to continue to Fort Massac but believed they will winter over in...
September 22, 1799 Search for Winter Quarters Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice compares Uxbridge and Oxbridge as potential sites for winter quarters. He views Oxford as the most favorable site.
October 2, 1799 Situation of the Garrison at Niagara John Jacob Rivardi Alexander Hamilton Rivardi reports on the deprivations and hardships of his garrison at Niagara as winter approaches. He has a larger number of sick than usual, including his wife. Much of his meat and flour has gone bad and he worries that his supplies won't arrive before ice blocks river transportation.
October 18, 1799 Election of James Ross is Rather Doubtful, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon In addition to speculating on the possible election of James Ross, Craig observes that Dan Fisher arrived with the clothing for Fort Wayne. He also delivered a barrel of sugar and was paid for the transportation. The clothing will be sent on to Presqu'isle and should be delivered by winter if the fine weather continues. The clothing for Detroit has not arrived so it probably cannot reach that...
October 27, 1797 On Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, and the Suitability of That Place for Congress Charles Lee John Adams Informs Adams about the chances of yellow fever in the city of Philadelphia, claiming that the onset of winter will stop the sickness; reminds Adams of his authority to recommend a change in meeting-place for Congress.
November 2, 1792 Advice to Wayne on Disposition and Supply of Garrisons in Winter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox is advising Wayne as to the most efficient ways to prepare for the winter with particular emphasis on the provisioning and hutting of the troops at all the garrisons. He has the idea that if the cattle can be trained to carry the flour, this would save the money it would cost to provide some other form of transportation.