Delivery of Cannon Powder for Celebration of U.S. Independence Day

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Document Information
Date June 21, 1797
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name John Harris (primary)
Summary Orders to deliver cannon cartridges for 4th of July celebration.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Rather than being sent directly to Davis, this document was apparently given to General Procter. Procter penned a note to Harris on the bottom of the document asking that the items be issued to Major Connelly. He then apparently sent the document to Connelly who would present it to Harris and draw the powder, etc.
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Related Persons/Groups John Harris; multiple; Major General Procter; Major Connelly; James McHenry; Samuel Hodgdon; city militia; ;
Related Places War Office; city; ;
Keywords cartridges; cannon powder; twelve pounders; slow match; portfires; flannel; celebration; militia; ;
Key Phrases deliver; for the use of the city militia; celebrating the anniversary of the Independence of the United States on the ensuing 4th July; cannon powder; flannel; for; cartridges; twelve pounders; slow match; portfires; celebration; memorable 4th July 1797;
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War Office
June 21st 1797
Flannell & c e to be delivd to the
City Militia
John Connelly
Major [Softley?]
War Office, June 21st 1797.
Sir,
Please to deliver Major General Procter, for the use of the City Militia, in celebrating the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States on the ensuing 4th July, One hundred and eighty three pounds of Cannon powder - Flannel sufficient for forty five cartridges for twelve pounders, some slow match and six portfires -
James McHenry
Samuel Hodgdon

Mr. John Harris
Keeper of Military Stores, U. S.
No. 17 N. Water Street.
Sir: Please to Issue the above powder and its requisites to Major Connelly on order to the Celebration of the Memorable 4th July 1797. I am Sir, Your O &c Servant Mr. John Harris of the Military stores - Tho: Procter