Contracts for Cleaning & Repairing Arms, Provisions & Firewood

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CollectionUnited States Military Academy: Letterbook No.2 West Point 1786-90 view image
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Date August 27, 1787
Author Name William Price (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Discusses the execution of James Manon's contract to repair and clean 1000 stand of arms, and his partial payment in weapons. Advises Knox on what actions should be taken if further weapons are to be cleaned & repaired, and notes Manon's eagerness to do so, and at what price. Explains various materials needed for cleaning and repairing weapons. Refers to a contract for provisions, and a captain's request to draw a wood allowance for himself and his men. Surmises that this is a good time to purchase wood for use over the next year, and offers to draw up cost estimates.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Price; James Manon; James Morrow; General; Captain Burbeck; Congress; troops; ;
Related Places West Point; Boston; Springfield; ;
Keywords clean; stands of arms; wood; contract; certificate; arms; weapons; provisions; allowance; damaged arms; repair; stocking; locks; stocks; splice; limbs; pins; loops; coal; files; steel; iron; glue; wire; oil; mounting; cast rough; polish; provisions; firewood; cords of wood; resolution of Congress; summer; winter; ;
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