Supply of 24-pounder cannons

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Date December 24, 1800
Author Name Samuel Dexter (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Baltimore
Summary Secretary of War Samuel Dexter asks the former Secretary of War James McHenry on the subject of 24-pounder cannons, nine long and twelve short.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Samuel Dexter; Hughes; DeCosta; ;
Related Places Baltimore; War Office; ;
Keywords Cannon; artillery; 24 pounders; ;
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War Department
James McHenry Esq
Baltimore
Hon? by Col. Hughes
War Department
December 24. 1800
Sir
Col. Hughes represents to me that a
[illegible] of nine long 24 pounders and [illegible] shot
24 pds., said to have been moved by Mr. DeCosta,
(Copy whereof I enclose)had been submitted to
you, while to Secretary for that Department and
that on examination of the report you directed
the [illegible] to be received for the use of the United States.
I beg leave to trouble you with the
request that you will be as obliging as to state
tome whether you have any recollection of the
Circumstance.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Very Respectfully
Your mo. ob'dt Servt,
Sam Dexter
James McHenry Esq.