George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James McHenry, 14 September 1796


War Office 14 Septr 1796


If you have a few minutes to spare I could wish you to examine the within conditions for a new contract for cannon. The old contract was too defective to serve as a model or guide in any one respect. The public must be a considerable looser by it; and the cannon which we shall be obliged to recive by no means to be relied on. With the greatest respect I have the honour to be Sir your most ob. st

James McHenry

The mail to Pittsburg is [altered]. Letters must be in the office on friday before sun down.

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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