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Authorization to Contract with Manufacturer for Rifles

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CollectionJames P. Magill Library: Charles Roberts Autograph view image
Document Information
Date January 4, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name General Edward Hand (primary)
Summary Rifle manufacturers proposal received; discusses contract and penalties for rifle manufacture.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups General Hand; Henry Knox; ;
Related Places War Department; Lancaster; ;
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Key Phrases delivered as early as possible; parcels of an hundred each; enter into suitable penalties for the nonperformance on either side; you are experienced in this business I shall take the liberty of relying solely upon your inspection and judgement of them; set them by the best arms in all respects; all men shall approve; sample or standard gun first made as you shall entirely approve and let the contract conform to it; have just received your letter; proposals of the manufacturers; no time is to be lost on this occasion we embrace the offer respecting the rifle guns at twelve dollars; please to enter into a written agreement with them for five hundred certain to be paid for in this city on your certificate of having received one hundred; paid in finishing and delivery of each hundred;

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