Unfavorable Opinion of the Muskets of Mr. Peck, Etc.

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Date October 30, 1799
Author Name Joseph Williams (primary) Location: Springfield
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Amidst a general assessment of the operations of the Springfield Armory, Wiliams notes that there is an unfavorable opinion of the quality of the muskets received of Mr. Peck. At the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, the muskets have been examined by the Chief Armorer Colonel Foreman in the factory and they are found to be not of good quality. He asks about the propriety of private apprentices being on the pay rolls of the works.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Joseph Williams; Ebenezer Stevens; John Loveday; public storekeeper; captains; Abijah Peck; Captain Wadsworth; Captain Morgan; Secretary of the Treasury; chief armorer; Colonel Orr; foreman; apprentices; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Springfield; Armory; Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford; ;
Keywords returns; armory; vouchers; receipts; ordnance; implements; vessel; credit; purchase; artillery; muskets; certificate of inspection; factory; quality; arm chests; boards; mills; cistern; engine; fire; pays; ox team; continental house; ;
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