§ To the Executive Council of Virginia
28 October 1795, Orange County. Recommends Daniel Davis1 “for managing an arsenal under the superintendant thereof.” Davis gained experience as a gunsmith during three years at the Fredericksburg arms factory during the Revolutionary War.
Ms (Vi: Executive Papers). 1 p. In JM’s hand. Signed by James Madison, Sr., William Madison, JM, William Moore, Francis Cowherd, John Daniel, Coleby Cowherd, and Benjamin Maury.
1. Davis apparently did not receive the post, since he continued to apply for state appointments over the next several years (CVSP description begins William P. Palmer et al., eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts (11 vols.; Richmond, 1875–93). description ends , 9:10, 188, 213).