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Request for Issue of Musket Stocks to Eli Whitney

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date August 10, 1798
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, directs provision of 4,000 musket stocks to Eli Whitney.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Oliver Wolcott; Eli Whitney; commissary military stores; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Treasury Department; United States; New Haven; Connecticut; ;
Keywords contract; for muskets for the use of the United States; request that; you will cause to be delivered; musket stocks; observing to take proper receipts therefor; seasoned muskets; receipts; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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muskets
contract

Secretary Department
10th August 1790
4000 Muskets Stocks
[undecipherable] delivered Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney
1798

Samuel Hobson Esquire
[Commisary?] of Military Stores?
Philadelphia

Treasury Department
August 10th 1798

Sir

Having contracted with Mr Eli Whitney [undecipherable] New haven for ten thousand muskets for the use of the United States - I have to request that upon application being made to you for that purpose - you will cause to be delivered to the said Eli Whitney or to his order four thousand seasoned musket stocks out of the [undecipherable] observing to take proper receipts to therefore

I am with consideration Sir

your mo obedt servt

Oliv. Wolcott

Samuel Hodgson Esq
Commissary of
Military Stores