Order for Proof Ball and Powder

Item

Title

Order for Proof Ball and Powder

Description

Encloses an order from the Secretary of War for the delivery of proof ball and powder, asks that the articles be forwarded to Thomas Annely at Harper's Ferry.

year created

1799

month created

04

day created

19

sent from location

Treasury Department

recipient

in image

note

Encloses McHenry to Harris, 4/18/1799.

notable person/group

John Wilkins Jr
Oliver Wolcott
Secretary of War
John Harris
Keeper of Military Stores
Thomas Annely

notable location

Treasury Department
Harpers Ferry
Maryland

notable item/thing

order
ball
powder
proof stamp
musket barrels

document number

1799041960020

transcription

Mr John Harris Treasury Department
April 19th 1799
Sir
Enclosed I transmit to you a letter from the Secretary of War accompanied with an order on Mr Jno Harris keeper of Military Stores for an hundred weight of ball, four quarter asks of Powder and a proof-stamp.
These articles I will thank you to receive and cause to be forwarded to Mr Thomas Annely at Harper's Ferry, to be used by him in proving the barrels of musquets fabricating in the State of Maryland for the United States.
I am respectfully Sir Your Mo Obt Servant Olivr Wolcott

Jno Wilkins Jr Esqr Quarter Master General.

(copy of letter recd from the treasury department 'undecipherable' to Jas [Miller?] in the absence of John Wilkins Jr Qr M Genl

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (2 pages) XBV08a (4 pages) Collection: Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794-1890. (RG92) [unknown]

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author Oliver Wolcott Treasury Department [n/a]
Recipient John Wilkins, Jr. [unknown] Quartermaster General