George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Knox, 30 November 1780

Morris Town 30th Novemr 1780

Dear Sir

The Bearer Mr Buel, who is recommended to me by Governer Trumbull, will undertake to stock a number of the Gun Barrels at Springfield, and repair the old Arms—He has a set of Workmen of his own and will go on with the Business upon Credit, which is a very material consideration: But to prevent the matter being made a job—I think it will be best for you to give orders to the Officers superintending the Elaberatory to have the Barrels sufficiently proved before they are delivered to Mr Buel, as I suspect that they are most of them of the trash kind which Mr Lee charges Mr Deanes Agent with purchasing. I am &c.

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