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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 5, 1797 Statement of pay of petty officers, seamen, and Marines for examination Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Statement of pay of petty officers, seamen, and Marines for examination. Notes that there is a surplus of $150 and asks how it might be applied, since Congress took no notice of Quartermasters or Yeoman of the sheets. Asks for recommendations on what clothing the Marines should have and who should absorb the costs. Discusses regulating pay of petty officers and closes by asking for any...
March 22, 1798 Estimate of Copper Required for Sheathing Vessels By Ton Joshua Humphreys Tench Francis Letter, describes quantity of copper needed for vessels by tonnage.
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
December 31, 1799 Value of Articles Delivered from the Public Store. David Ames [not available] Estimation of the value of articles delivered from the Public Store to the order of David Ames, Superentendant for the use of the Armory since December 31st 1798.
[not available] Principal Blocks for the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] List of the principal blocks for the U. S. Constitution with 44 guns.
August 28, 1795 My Want of Stationery Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is informed of the lack of stationery at Pittsburgh due to the general supply sent to Fort Washington. It is important to note that the small boxes contain only fifty sheets.
May 28, 1792 Vetting a response to Mr. Hammond Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Secretary Jefferson asks for Secretary Knox's alterations for the response to Mr. Hammond.
September 15, 1791 Assignment and Power of Attorney Adam Sheeman George Carlinger Document certifying the service of Adam Sheeman, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
November 29, 1791 Assignment of Land Warrant John Foster Williams [not available] Assignment of land warrant by John Williams, late a soldier belonging to Col. Butler in the Seventh Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line.
August 28, 1794 Counterfeiting the Notes of Branch Banks Joseph Howell Constant Freeman As regards the counterfeiting of the notes of the Branch Banks of Baltimore and Charleston, the Cashier of the Bank of the United States has provided four sheets of impressions of five and ten dollar notes which may help to detect the fraud.
July 7, 1796 Articles Wanted for West Point Tench Francis Samuel Hodgdon Francis has received an order from the Treasury Department for a number of articles needed at West Point. Most of them can be forwarded from New York but the source of the following must be identified by the Secretary of War: reams of cartridge papers, a pair of steel guards [?], salt peter, sheets of poster board.
March 31, 1792 Secretary of War provides recruiting instructions to Benjamin Biggs Henry Knox Benjamin Biggs Knox sends a signed copy of the War Department policy on recruitment to Benjamin Biggs. Biggs has been tasked to raise a company of riflemen. Blank enlistment paperwork enclosed. Personal note from Knox that the pay for non-commissioned officers was high and therefore only those men of impeccable character should receive the position of corporal or serjeant.
March 6, 1793 Ordnance & Military Stores John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to examine the enclosed additional requisition for Ordnance and Military Stores and make a return for such articles that are on hand and make an estimate of the expense of those that are deficient.
August 18, 1799 Invoice of articles of clothing Samuel Hodgdon William R. Boote Invoice of small bale forwarded to Brunswick, New Jersey, addressed to Ensign Boote. Invoice includes hats, vests, coats, woolen overalls, shirts, and blankets.
March 13, 1795 Progress of Howitzer Carriages, Pay for Workmen, and the Digging of Another Well John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant informs Hodgdon of the completion of almost all the six-pound howitzer carriages and requests additional money with which to pay the workmen. Bryant also reiterates the need for another well to be dug due to the current one's distance from the shops.
October 25, 1787 Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with William Williams Joseph Howell William Williams Joseph Howell discusses the accounts of clothing charged against Colonels De Haas and Williams.
1797 Dimensions of the Rigging for the Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] A memorandum that describes the standing rigging for the U. S. Frigate "Constitution."
December 5, 1800 Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies to Forts Wolcott & Adams Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs issue of powder horns, sewing materials, antimony, and lead to Forts Wolcott and Adams at Newport, RI.
January 8, 1799 Notification of Shipment of Writing Supplies James McHenry John Harris Directs delivery of writing and office supplies.
March 9, 1793 Estimate of Money for supplies for Army stores Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of money wanting to purchase the listed articles of stores for the use of the Army
November 17, 1791 Pierce Butler estimate for a brigantine of 14 guns equal to about 200 tons Henry Knox Pierce Butler Estimate for Brigantine construction, supplies, and crew. He recommends using live oak; white oak, cedar, and locust for the trunnels.
July 11, 1799 Responding to the Hissings of Calumny, Etc. Jonathan Williams Alexander Hamilton Williams discusses his translation, the imminent printing of the tables, and the essay on military fireworks. He thanks Hamilton for understanding a situation similar to one Hamilton endured. His family is with him at Perth Amboy where he will remain until ordered by the Secretary of War to begin his duties.
December 1796 Articles Necessary to Complete Frigate for Mediterranean Service [not available] Unknown Recipient The following articles by the report of Captain Cathcart will be necessary to complete and equip the frigate building for the Mediterranean Service.
August 10, 1790 Knox discusses Indian affairs Henry Knox [not available] Letter, discusses Indian treaty; advises re details of passage.
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...