Today we bring you a document transcribed by BeeBeeaton. The letter covers several different topics including the status of two soldiers who had recently been court-martialed. However, there is included a section concerning the procurement of casks to hold gunpowder. The writer is attempting to have some powder casks made for the army–two hundred of them, actually–and he reports to General Knox that the best price he can get is three shillings apiece. It is his opinion that for casks of sufficient quality, they will not be able to get a better price.
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