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The Powder Magazine at Old Fort Clinton

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
Document Information
Date October 26, 1798
Author Name George Fleming (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Fleming is forwarding to the Secretary of War a sketch of the rebuilt north wall of the powder magazine in old Fort Clinton. After having viewed the side wall taken down and the ends of the timber of the bomb proof, he believes that with some small repairs, it should last 12 or 15 more years. It would be expensive to build a new magazine of masonry large enough to contain the amount of powder now contained in this restored magazine.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; George Fleming;
Related Places Philadelphia; West Point;
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