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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 16, 1799 Instructions Given by the Secretary of War to Major Tousard James McHenry Lewis Tousard McHenry provides detailed instructions to Tousard regarding the defense of the northeast.
February 11, 1799 Withholding Security for Payment of the Money, Etc. John Kilty Samuel Hodgdon Kilty found the person in question, not at Price's, but at another shipyard and he was informed of Hodgdon's claim. He did not immediately consent to provide security for the payment of the money but promised to discuss the business the next day. He continued to withhold security until his letter is answered by Hodgdon.
November 25, 1796 Confronting Intruders on Indian Land, Etc. James McHenry Richard Sparks Sparks is directed to assume whatever position on the frontier, or in Indian Country, that he and Mr. Henley feel is best calculated to cover the most exposed and greatest scope of Indian Country. He is to erect the necessary works for the security of his men and place the post in such a position as to be defended in case of attack. As to intruders on Indian land, Sparks will treat them in the...
February 1794 Better Security for the Arsenal Henry Lee Henry Knox Lee reveals his plan to afford better security to the arsenal at New London by engaging a fixed guard under a trusty sergeant for the same daily pay.
May 8, 1798 Saltpeter to Philadelphia Under Perfect Security Samuel Hodgdon Thomas Lloyd Halsey Hodgdon orders Halsey to deliver a quantity of saltpeter to Philadelphia with all convenient speed and under perfect security.
August 31, 1794 State of the works ordered at West Point Colonel Vincent Unknown Recipient Report on the state of the construction of works and fortifications at West Point.
November 5, 1794 Fortifications at Alexandria John Vermonnet Henry Knox Engineer John Vermonnet informs Secretary Knox that the works at Alexandria will be closed by November 15, and will remain so until April 15. The absence of part of the militia, has been the cause of not having the works finished.
September 13, 1798 Musket Stocks to the Public Works at Springfield Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon discusses the urgency of getting the shipment of 3000 musket stocks to the Public Works at Springfield.
November 1, 1798 Public Works on the Potomac Samuel Hodgdon James Brindley Hodgdon expresses his impatience regarding Brindley's estimates and drawings for the public works on the Potomac which he has yet to receive.
July 7, 1798 Recommendation for Employment in Public Works Edward Lynch Samuel Hodgdon Recommends Jonathan Phillips for employment in public works.
June 26, 1798 Transporting Cannon from Antietam Works, Etc. Edward Day Samuel Hodgdon Along with a number of accounting and supply matter Day notes that after inquiring at Hagerstown, he believes that the most certain and least expensive way to transport cannon is from Antietam Works to Williams Port and from there to Georgetown and Alexandria.
February 22, 1798 Security of the Bridge Charles Lowndes James McHenry Lowndes, Templeman, and Stoddert warn that the bridge may not be safe due to the need for additional work. The only available means of financing the work will be for the stockholders to advance fifteen dollars for each share. This is essential because, without the work, the bridge may be dangerous to use.
July 5, 1794 Enclosed letter regarding iron works Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue encloses his letter to Mr. White regarding Mr. Zane's iron works. Also mentions a quantity of anchors for importation of near 70 tons.
October 15, 1800 Threat by the Master Armorer Joseph Williams Samuel Hodgdon Williams alerts Hodgdon that the Master Armorer has threatened that those giving evidence in the court case against the Superintendent will lose their employment at the works.
February 17, 1792 Received Estimate for Work at Fort Pitt Henry Knox Isaac Craig Knox has received the estimate for the works at Fort Pitt. It looks to be more expensive than Knox was expecting, but he trusts that Craig will justify the cost.
April 4, 1798 Discussion of Spanish Evacuation of Natchez and Burning of Walnut Hills Works Constant Freeman James McHenry Constant Freeman reports that Capt. Guion at Natchez has encountered trouble in convincing the Spanish to surrender their works, mentions that he has convinced the Spanish governor to not report on the situation to the Spanish minister in Philadelphia until Guion has had a chance to fulfill the occupation of Natchez. Laments the Choctaws' destruction of the works at Walnut Hills evacuated (by...
February 28, 1800 Public Works at Loftus's Heights Thomas Freeman Alexander Hamilton As requested by Hamilton, Freeman encloses a rough draft of the plan for the public works at Loftus's Heights on the river Mississippi.
March 5, 1799 Everything Important Regarding the Sherando Works James Brindley Samuel Hodgdon Brindley must go to Wilmington soon so he wants Hodgdon to commit to writing everything he wishes to communicate respecting the Sherando Works and forward them with a small bank note to meet his expenses.
January 10, 1800 Submission of Proposed Amendments to U.S. Military Establishment James McHenry John Adams Submits proposed amendments to the military establishment of the United States, aimed at refining the system while maintaining U.S. security.
November 17, 1798 Report on progress at the works at Portland Maine and query on how to exhibit accounts for settlement Lemuel Weeks William Simmons Weeks has done everything possible to put the works of the port in Portland Maine in a state of defense until spring and asks from McHenry to send the forms so he can exhibit accounts for settlement.
June 25, 1795 Return for June and an Update on the Carriage Works John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant sent return for the month of June along with his vouchers and receipts to the War Office, and provides another report on the work being done by the carriage works. Discussed method and quality of painting.
May 5, 1800 Payment to John Devereux for expenditures on the works to be erected at Beacon Island, North Carolina James Taylor James McHenry Captain Taylor of 6th United States Regiment makes payment of $500 to John Devereux for expenditures on works to be erected at Beacon Island.
January 28, 1799 Works project at Harper's Ferry William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon States that he will soon enclose an abstract of articles purchased by the Secretary of War for the public works at Harper's Ferry. John Harris will be held accountable for the due application thereof.
July 22, 1794 Requests that Mr. Rancey be Sent to the Cecil Iron Works Tench Coxe Henry Knox Mr. Hughes requests that Mr. Rancey be sent to the Cecil Iron Works in Cecil County, Maryland, near to the stage route.
October 26, 1799 Autograph Letter / Autograph Document Signed, Henry Burbeck to William Simmons Henry Burbeck William Simmons Burbeck informs Simmons of the time of service of Isadore Peltier who worked for several years as a mason on various public works projects for the pay of $2 per day.