Terms for Contract for Cannon for Frigate Destined for Mediterranean

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Date September 13, 1796
Author Name War Department
Recipient Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary)
Summary Request for contract for manufacture of 26 nine pounders and 12 six pounder. Manufacturer specifications are listed. Cannons will be cast solid and bored. Will be examined by a person appointed by President of United States. Listing of defects tolerated.
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Related Persons/Groups Oliver Wolcott; President of the United States; Secretary Treasury; James McHenry; Secretary of War; War Department; War Office; ;
Related Places War Office; Mediterranean; Europe; Philadelphia; Treasury Department; ;
Keywords frigate; nine pounders; six pounders; twelve pounders; contract; cannon; conditions; cast; cast; bore; caliber; length; British ship guns; dimensions; drafts; draughts; guns; examined; diameter; instruments; touch hole; sounding; trunnions; proved; ball; cartridge; wad; hay; pieces of wood; ;
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