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Instructions for Survey of Defenses at Whetstone Point, Baltimore [Fort McHenry]

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date July 7, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Lewis Tousard (primary)
Summary Instructions for the planning of defenses at Whetstone Point, Baltimore. Key considerations: defense of the city, defense of the fort from both land and sea attack, and the limited budget of $20,000, out of which land for the fort must be purchased. McHenry hopes the citizens of Baltimore might contribute additional funds, but cannot anticipate such an occurrence.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 08/19/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Major Lewis Tousard; James McHenry; Secretary of War; Alexis De Leyritz; temporary engineer; Marines; citizens; committee; government; ;
Related Places Whetstone Point; Baltimore; Maryland; harbor; harbour; War Department;
Keywords plan; estimate; works; fortifications; harbor fortifications; ships of war; land; superintend; vessels; ;
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