Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Dr. Archer” in chapter 70 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
... arsenal, it seems to me, is wholly uncalled for. It scarcely rises to the dignity of a tempest in a teapot.
What are the facts?
In 1857, the Government, through Secretary Floyd, contracted with Dr. Archer for sundry cannon, to be delivered in Richmond.
The very date of the contract exonerates the Government from all sinister purpose in reference to the guns.
The guns having been made, the contract...
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