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From Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Timothy Pickering, 21 May 1795

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Timothy Pickering

21. May 1795.

By the Presidents order B. Dandridge respectfully returns to The Secy of War the Report &c. of Colo. Rochefontaine respecting the situation on the Potomac proper for an Arsenal;1 and informs The Secretary that as soon as he is possessed of every information which can be had from Colo. R. on this subject, the President will be glad to have a conversation with him concerng it.

ADf, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1The report has not been identified.

Etienne-Nicolas-Marie Béchet, chevalier de Rochefontaine (1755–1814), also known as Stephen Rochefontaine, was a French engineer who served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. He was appointed in February 1795 to command the newly organized corps of artillerists and engineers, a post he held until he left the army in May 1798.

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