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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.708
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1792 
Title Hugh Orr to Amara Davis relating to a canon bore
Date 27 April 1792
Author Orr, Hugh (1717-1798)  
Recipient Davis, Amara  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written by Orr as an inventor and owner of a foundry to Davis as Quartermaster General of Boston. Says he is in possession of a cannon bore which belongs to the state and wants to return it. Claims it would be proper to give it to Davis. It weighs half a ton. Tries to downplay the cost of carting the bore, saying it is a fair price for the season.
Subjects Industry  Artillery  Military History  Finance  
Place written Bridgewater, Connecticut
Theme Industry; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859