Woods family papers 1704-1994
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This collection consists of five letters George Bomford wrote to Lieutenant Nehemiah Baden and Captain Jos. H. Rees in 1821 and 1822 regarding ordnance for United States Army arsenals in Virginia, Maryland, and Connecticut. Four letters to Baden reflect the affairs of arsenals near Richmond, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, including the appointment of a sutler for the Virginia arsenal (June 30, 1821) and the Ordnance Department's request for the Baltimore aresenal's estimated expenditures (November 2, 1821). Bomford also shared his expectation that appropriations would decrease (April 22, 1822) and mentioned a proposed delivery of gunstocks to Hartford, Connecticut (August 7, 1822). In one letter to Captain Jos. H. Rees "of the U.S. ordnance," Bomford discussed vacancies within the Ordnance Department, as well as the production of rockets; he included a diagram of a rocket guiding stick, complete with detailed measurements (undated).