Contract between James McHenry and Rufus and Sylvanus Hopkins for supplying iron cannon

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Date July 31, 1799
Author Name James McHenry
Recipient Name Rufus Hopkins Location: Rhode Island
Summary Articles of agreement between James McHenry and Rufus Hopkins and Sylvanus Hopkins of Providence Rhode Island for and on behalf of Hope Furnace to furnish cannon of various caliber, to include 24, 18, 12 and 9 pounders. Details the process of proving and inspecting the cannon.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Rufus Hopkins; Sylvanus Hopkins; Secretary of War; contractors; Francis Tompskins; Lewis; Oliver Leach; Willian Ranndel; John Goulding; ;
Related Places Providence County; Rhode Island; Hope Furnace; ;
Keywords contract; articles of agreement; iron cannon; twenty four pounders; eighteen pounders; twelve pounders; nine pounders; cast; bored; competent machinery; smoothed; turning machine; draft; expense; errors; proof; trunnions; defects; bore; caliber; diameter; shot; instruments; touch hole; bass pieces; vertical plane; breech; chase; powder; temporary carriage; water; weight; wharf; decked vessel of sixty tons burthen; ;
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