Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Christian Febiger, 26 March 1781

From Christian Febiger

Philadelphia March 26th 1781


When Colo. Benjn. Harrison was at this place he inform’d me that he had obtain’d an Order for 5 Tons of powder for our State, his leaving this before I had Time to Know where to gett it or to whom to consign it delayd the Bussiness Some.

Haveing procur’d Waggons I obtain’d a new Order from the Board of War and send by the Bearer Mr. John Macklinn W: C: 50 Single Barreles of Cannon powder being half the intended Quantity and have directed him to wait on your Excellency and receive your Orders for the Delivery. In a Short Time I shall be able to forward the Rest in Musquett powder, when a particular Invoice of the whole shall be transmitted. I have the honor to be with all due Respect Your Excellencys Most obedient humbl Servant,

Christian Febiger
Colo 2nd Va Rgt

RC (Vi); addressed, in part: “pr. Favour of Mr. Macklinn”; endorsed, in part (and then struck out): “recd Apl. 25. 81.”

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