(War of 1812 Papers)
Miscellaneous documents pertaining to the War of 1812. Papers
include requests for arms, names of volunteers, applications for
commissions, orders on the treasury, returns of arms and
equipment, accounts, payrolls, settlements of claims, vouchers,
and blank forms. Also includes the report of the Arranged chronologically. Apparently, in attempting to recover from the Federal treasury Maryland's and Baltimore's expenditures on defense, Maryland submitted the account book of the State Armorer, John Shaw, as proof of the arms it supplied during the War of 1812. The account book was discovered and analyzed by Scott Sheads who has supplied a copy, linked here as a pdf, which he cites as John Shaw's armory account, Records of the War Department. Post Revolutionary War Records, Office of the Adjutant General, National Archives (NA RWD AGO MAK 1813-1820)
. As Scott Sheads explains in his blog
, "the 351 [account book entries] in all concern the defenses and State House of Annapolis from 1813 – 1820. John Shaw (1745-1829) was the superintendent of the State House and grounds as well as the Annapolis Armorer and well known cabinetmaker. His Armory Ledger Book (74 pages) lists company commanders and the disbursements of war materials obtained for their companies during the War of 1812.