A Guide to the United States Congress agreement with Ebenezer Cowell, 1781 April 27 United States Congress agreement with Ebenezer Cowell MS 1941.3

A Guide to the United States Congress agreement with Ebenezer Cowell, 1781 April 27

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1941.3


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1941.3
Title
United States Congress agreement with Ebenezer Cowell 1781 April 27
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
United States. Congress.
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

United States Congress agreement with Ebenezer Cowell, Manuscript #MS 1941.3, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1941


Scope and Content

Memorandum of agreement between the state of Virginia and Cowell, a Philadelphia gunsmith, to produce 2,000 rampart muskets. Specifics, price, and terms of payment set. Signed by James Madison, Theodorick Bland, and Meriwether Smith. Certificate of compliance signed by Thomas Pleasants based on information supplied by George Newhan.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790
  • Cowell, Ebenezer
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Newhan, George
  • Pleasants, Thomas
  • Smith, Meriwether
  • Corporate Names:

  • United States - Congress
  • Subjects:

  • Firearms industry and trade - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - History
  • Gunsmiths - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - History - 18th century
  • Geographical Names:

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) - History - Revolution - 1775-1783
  • Virginia - History - Revolution - 1775-1783
  • Virginia - Militia - Ordnance and ordnance stores

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790
  • Cowell, Ebenezer
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Newhan, George
  • Pleasants, Thomas
  • Smith, Meriwether

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) - History - Revolution - 1775-1783
  • Virginia - History - Revolution - 1775-1783
  • Virginia - Militia - Ordnance and ordnance stores