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Second Offer to Purchase Iron

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CollectionUnited States Military Academy: Letterbook No.2 West Point 1786-90 view image
Document Information
Date September 6, 1787
Author Name William Price (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Joshua Arden has offered to buy the iron ordnance at West Point, offering ten shillngs more per ton than Mr. Williams. Price sends this note by Williams in case he arrives at Knox's office before Arden.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; William Price; Williams; Joshua Arden; ;
Related Places West Point; ;
Keywords old cannon; iron; guns; price; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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West Point Septr 6t 1787--

Sir

After writing by Mr Williams, being at Newburgh the Bearer Mr Joshua Arden made application to purchase the Unservicable Iron Ordnance at West Point, for which he has offered Six pounds per Ton delivered at the Landing but, he will take them not take them on the Spot--

You will see by Mr Williams Letter the places where the Guns are

I am Sir &c

The Honorable Major Genl Knox Secretary at War--