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Insufficient Quantity of Gold Thread, Etc.

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Special Collections, McHenry Collection. view image
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Date February 12, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary McHenry has learned that there is not a sufficient quantity of gold thread in Philadelphia and New York to complete the enbroidery of the coats. Production therefore would have to be suspended pending the arrival of the Spring ships. At present, the President's cockade is without an eagle. Instructions have been dispatched to Major General Hamilton and those for General Pickney will be sent soon.
Document Format Draft Letter
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; James McHenry; General Pinckney; Major General Hamilton; Mr. McAlpin; President United States; John Adams; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; New York; ;
Keywords four eagles of the pattern; black ribbon in the old form for our cockade with the eagle fixed in the center; loop and cockade by small holes in its wings; embroidery; coat; spring ships; ;
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