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Response to Information that Inferior Muskets Distributed

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Samuel Hodgdon Letterbook, 1798-99 view image
Document Information
Date December 6, 1798
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Joseph Williams (primary)
Summary Hodgdon responds to Williams' letter stating the that muskets delivered are not the same as the pattern muskets examined and approved by Hodgdon and the Secretary of War. He asks Williams to write those who have received muskets to point out the defects. In a post script Hodgdon describes features of a pattern or model musket.
Document Format Letter
Document Notes Cited in Williams to Hodgdon, 12/14/1798.
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Related Persons/Groups Colonel Joseph Williams; Samuel Hodgdon; Secretary of War James McHenry; Captain Ames; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Springfield; ;
Keywords muskets; models or patterns; existing contracts; minute and particular; imperfect muskets; pattern muskets; point to them the defects; no inferior musket; received on inspection; nut; bayonet; upper part or face of the barrel; upper ramrod; belled; returning the ramrod; locks; Mr. Ames' Pattern; cost; ;
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