Interim Purveyor; Accounting for Cloth for Making Uniforms

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
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Date April 28, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Harris (primary)
Summary Informed Harris that the purveyor of military stores was ill, and that the interim purveyor should be respected accordingly. Directed issue of cloth to the interim purveyor, Jonathan Williams, who will make up uniforms, and the necessary accounting of the materials.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one with photograph images of the same.
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Related Persons/Groups John Harris; James McHenry; purveyor of public supplies; Jonathan Williams; clerk; merchant; contractor; tailor; store keeper; storekeeper; ;
Related Places War Department; ;
Keywords imported goods; coats; vests; woolen overalls; linnen overalls; linen; suits; books; clothing; garment; rolls; uniforms; receipts; materials; ;
Key Phrases ill health; deliver to his order from imported goods; coats; vests; woolen overalls; linnen overalls; which he will return cut into suits; receipt for articles delivered; give credit for suits; make such entries in your books as to shew with exactness the quantity and kinds of the materials delivered and the kinds and quantity of clothing received in return; direct a clerk to attend the making up the rolls of clothing in order to ascertain that each rolls contains the whole of the component parts of a garment or suit as the case may be, and to mark it accordingly.
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