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Request for Issue of Cannon Implements & Ammunition for Proving a Cannon Barrel

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date January 31, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name John Harris (primary)
Summary Directs issue of various ammunition & cannon implements for testing a three-pounder cannon at Foxall's Furnace.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one with photograph images of the same.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Harris; James McHenry; Samuel Hodgdon; Major Lewis Tousard; ;
Related Places War Office; Foxalls furnace; ;
Keywords iron field piece; proving; gunpowder; priming powder; flannel cartridges; three pound shot; wooden shoes or bases for cartridges; tubes; spunges; sponges; ramrods; worm screw; ladle; searcher; carriage; priming wires; leather pouch; slow match; port fires; scales and weights; lent storks; ;
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