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Instructions for Keeper of Military Stores

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 11, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name John Harris (primary)
Summary Appoints John Harris Storekeeper of articles pertaining to the Department of War [military stores], and transmits regulations for that office. These address: inventorying & record-keeping, the receipt of items (such as skins) from Indian trading houses, inspections, handling funds, arrangement of stores, safe storage of gunpowder, and salary.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups John Harris; James McHenry; Superintendent of Military Stores; President; storekeeper; agent; purveyor; Treasurer of the United States; Quartermasters Department; Ordnance Department; Clothing Department; Indian Department; Commissaries Department; Hospital Department; assistants; ;
Related Places War Office; Philadelphia; stores; Indian trading houses; ;
Keywords appointment; articles; regulations; stores; securities; return; article; repositories; receipts; public supplies; goods; trading houses; credit; quarterly return; skins; peltry; amount of goods; true state and condition; countersigned; articles received; articles delivered; forms; classifications; gunpowder; inspect; salary; ;
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