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Correspondence Related to Charlesville Musket Patterns

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
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Date October 13, 1798
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Trenton, Treasury Depart.
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Wolcott expresses concern for promised Charlesville-pattern muskets. Refers to previous correspondence with Mchenry and with George Fleming, storekeeper at West Point. Fleming was disappointed in the inability to provide the right pattern, but believed that in 1793, 2000 patterns existed in Albany and 5000 at Springfield. Refers to correspondence with John Harris in Philadelphia and John Dexter in Rhode Island about musket patterns, sending others to Baltimore. Contractors depend on the public store for their supplies. It is Hodgdon's duty to provide supplies as promised.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Document Notes Cited in Hodgdon to Wolcott, 10/17/1798, and Hodgdon to Wolcott, 10/22/1798.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; James McHenry; George Fleming; Henry Bagley; John Harris; John Dexter; John Kitty; Tench Francis; Eli Whitney; Robert McCormick;
Related Places Trenton, Treasury Department; Philadelphia; Boston; Springfield; Providence; West Point; Charleston; Savannah; Albany; Vermont; Rhode Island; Baltimore, Maryland; Hartford, Connecticut; ;
Keywords Muskets; Vessels; storekeeper; patterns; public store; supplies; duty; arms; walnut stocks; stocks; contractors; military stores; stores; ;
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