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Possibility of Additional Funds for Fort McHenry

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date May 10, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Robert Gilmor (primary) Location: Baltimore
Summary Addresses Foncin's new plan for Fort McHenry, and the additional funds needed to execute it. McHenry regrets that Tousard's original plan was not sufficient, and agrees that Baltimore's importance as a commercial city dictates that it should have proper defenses. Reminds the committee that the original plan stated that the Baltimoreans would pay any needed funds after the initial $20,000 provide by the federal government. Asks them to forward their accounting for executing Mr. Foncin's plan, and tentatively suggests that the government may be able to pay an additional $10,000.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 08/19/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups Robert Gilmor; James McHenry; Naval Committee; Foncin; Major Tousard; ;
Related Places Baltimore; War Department; Whetstone Point; Baltimore harbor; ;
Keywords estimate; expense; construction; defense; public good; plan; contract;
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