Correspondence; Gunpowder; Government contracts; Ordnance industry;
Mason sends a check on the Bank of the United States for gunpowder manufactured for the Office of Indian Trade. He asks if the Du Pont Company can reduce its prices since his office will be ordering a large quantity of gunpowder.
Correspondence; Gunpowder; Ordnance industry; Government contracts;
Waterman, the Philadelphia agent for the U.S. Office of Indian Trade, acknowledges the receipt of Du Pont gunpowder for the indian factories and requests an additional shipment to New Orleans to be forwarded to Pittsburgh.
Mason encloses a draft on Thomas Waterman. Mason also discusses Du Pont powder that his office purchased from Mr. Cazenove. Mason discusses the high price of saltpeter and his interest in looking to the western territories for additional supplies...