Captain Kalteisen discusses his many burdonsome responsibilities at Fort Johnson and advises Hodgdon that he has been sick and absent from his post so he cannot be blamed for any mistakes that were made.
In the enclosed letter Thomas Proctor has been instructed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to provide an estimate of the powder needed for the coming 4th of July celebration. The order should be granted to Capt. Jeremiah Fisher of the State Artillery. Stagg sends the letter to Hodgdon with instructions from the Secretary of War that the requested powder be provided.
Letter to Secretary Knox. Directs public stores forwarded to West Point; discusses artillery field pieces. The artillery pieces were delivered to Colonel Tilinghast by order of General Sullivan during the expedition at Rhode Island in 1778. Permitting the artillery to them with this company will be productive of much good, as they take pride in exhibiting a martial appearance. With the Cincinnati, they commemorate the anniversary of the Independence of the country on the fourth of July.
Encloses return of public stores deposited in Rhode Island. Discusses discrepancies between previous returns of stores and the ones just completed, also notes that much of the stores are in poor condition. Mentions unauthorized use of public powder.