Ordnance Concerns at West Point

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Date May 16, 1798
Author Name George Fleming (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Amidst a detailed discussion of ordnance matters, Fleming notes that the cannons and carriage have been boarded on a sloop that sailed that morning with a fine fair wind. The receipt of the master of the sloop is enclosed and the vessel should arrive in New York that afternoon.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Hodgdon to Fleming, 05/21/1798.
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Related Persons/Groups Major Samuel Hodgdon; George Fleming; ship's master; Captain Houdin; General Henry Knox; ;
Related Places West Point; New York; Albany; ;
Keywords ordnance; cannons; carriage; sloop; vessel; brass 12 pounders; field carriages; trunnion plates; limbers; howitzer; return; gun carriages; American fashion; painted; wood; ;
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