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Muskets for the Artillery, Etc.

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CollectionNew York Public Library: Timothy Pickering Papers view image
Document Information
Date December 18, 1795
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Hodgdon has requested a sample of muskets for the artillery that might be assembled from the materials on hand. Pickering desires the Purveyor to to see whether he can substitute the 800 stand needed for the artillery for the 500 contracted for which would require an addition to the contract.The muskets are satisfactory without gunslings which are not absolutely necessary especially when public money is required for more pressing needs.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Partially illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Timothy Pickering; Purveyor; ;
Related Places War Office; ;
Keywords answer to your letter; sample of muskets for the artillery; materials on hand; decision may be made; ;
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