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Journal

Label
Journal, 1779 February 1 - 1781 June 19
Title
Journal
Inclusive dates
1779 February 1 - 1781 June 19
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records contain entries for supplies purchased for the operation of the foundry, including food, rum, and wagon boxes. Also listed are the annual wages for some of the workers including slaves
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Action
Described
Additional physical form
Microfilm available on Misc. reel 638.
Biographical or historical data
On May 22, 1776, the fifth revolutionary convention approved a proposal to construct a cannon foundry and a blast furnace for the manufacture of ordnance. A site at Westham, near Richmond, was purchased and construction began immediately. When it was completed, the foundry complex included eight blast furnaces, a boring mill, and the foundry, besides all the buildings necessary to house workers and store supplies.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Journal
Note
This volume was restored in honor of Honorary Regents, Mrs. John W. Anderson (Bertha Warren Potts) and Mrs. V. Leonard Butts (Virginia Rebecca Owens) by the Bermuda HundredChapter Daughters of the American Revolution, in 1958
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
Restricted access: use microfilm
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000487263
Type of unit
v.

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