Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 22 November 1802

From Henry Dearborn

War Department
22d. November 1802

The Secretary of War has the honor of proposing to the President of the United States, that Joseph Morgan, be appointed Superintendant of the Armoury at Springfield in the State of Massachusetts.

FC (Lb in DNA: RG 107, LSP); in a clerk’s hand.

After a brief term as master armorer at the Springfield Armory, joseph morgan was appointed superintendent of the facility on 23 Nov. 1802 and served until 1805 (Mason A. Green, Springfield, 1636–1886, History of Town and City [Springfield, Mass., 1888], 356; Dearborn to Morgan, 20 Feb. 1802, in DNA: RG 107, LSMA; Dearborn to Morgan, 23 Nov. 1802, in DNA: RG 107, MLS).

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