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Request for Issue of Assorted Military Supplies & Tools for Forts Wolcott and Adams

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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 December 5, 1800
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Israel Whelen (primary)
Summary Directs purchase of artillery implements & supplies, barrels, compasses, tools, a "fuze machine," camp supplies, lanterns, sieves, a mortar and pestle, rocket, portfire and bullet molds, raw minerals and metal, "three hundred pounds of junk," oil, paper, and rope for Forts Wolcott & Adams at Newport, RI. Urges that the supplies be obtained at or near Newport, if possible, and gives receipt instructions.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Isreal Whelan; Samuel Hodgdon; agent; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Fort Wolcott; Fort Adams; Newport, Rhode Island; ;
Keywords procure; deposit; supplies; cotton wick; spirits of wine; white wine vinegar; dressed sheep skins; spunge tacks; copper nails; barrels with copper hoops; copper pounder measures; copper scales; weights; brass quadrants with plumets; gunters scales; caliber compasses; coopers copper adze and driver; hammers; pinchers; rasps; laboratory knives; shoemakers knives; scissors; skeins of Hamburg line; salt boxes; drudging boxes; tin or copper funnels for shells; iron kettle for kit; iron ladles; fuze machine; bolts of duck; dark lanterns; lanterns; copper kettle; copper mealing pan; fine brass wire sieves; common brass wire sieves; gauze sieves with leather bottoms; brass mortar with pestle; eight ounce rocket mould with drifts and formers; potfire mould with drifts and formers; bullet moulds; hand bellows; tinmans tools; turners tools; molds; hides; rosin; pitch; beeswax; borax; pewter solder; brushes; tin; brass wire; iron wire; sheets of copper; pounds of junk; olive oil; linseed oil; white lead; lamp black; quires of sand paper; coils of rope; slow match; receipts; ;
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