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Commencement of Construction at Fort McHenry; Request for Delivery of Funds

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date September 21, 1798
Author Name [not available]
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary The committee acknowledges receipt of McHenry's letter detailing Major Tousard's plan for Fort McHenry at Whetstone Point outside Baltimore, and pledges to purchase the necessary land and oversee the construction. They have in fact bought the land and commenced construction, and so draw upon McHenry for $4,000. The committee asks that the total funds of the federal advance for the fort, $20,000, be placed at their disposal in Baltimore.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 08/19/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Robert Gilmor; William Patterson; Mark Pringle; David Stewart; Robert Oliver; Jeremiah Yellott; George Sears; Major Tousard; congress; naval committee; George Sears; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Fort McHenry; Maryland; Baltimore; Whetstone Point; fortification; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords receipt; plan; fortifications; construction; land; funds; act of the naval committee; estimate; purchase of land; ;
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