Copy of letters between George Harrison and Archibald McCall about why by the Navy Department did not sent powder to du Pont for remanufacture. This item was originally part of the next item, see McCall's letter, 1808-06-27.
Correspondence; Ordnance industry; Gunpowder; Government contracts
Letter written by Bernard Dahlgren, who worked for Archibald McCall. Dahlgren mentions items McCall was supposed to get for Victor du Pont as well as sending saltpeter, sulphur, and gunpowder samples to du Pont.
McCall discusses his difficulties meeting his financial obligations, which has been made even harder by the failure of Robert Miller. McCall hopes for an advance from the du Pont Company to cover his obligations, which he estimates at $15,000.
McCall writes regarding his ongoig financial difficulties, specifically payments due to the Bank of Pennsylvania. He reports that he has spoken to the bank president, a Mr. Morris, and hopes that will ease the situation.