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utant and Acting Quartermaster General:—
With the Middlesex Company, Lowell, for 6,000 yards of cloth, six-fourths wide, to make 2,000 military overcoats, at $1.37 a yard.
With William Deacon, to make 2,000 military overcoats at $2.15 each, he finding the trimmings, except the buttons.
With James Boyd & Sons, to make 1,000 knapsacks, army pattern, and with Edward A. G. Roulstone, to make 1,000 knapsacks, army pattern, severally at $1.88 each.
With Converse, Harding, & Co., for 1,000 pairs of blankets, army size, at $3.75 a pair.
With the Rubber Clothing Company, Beverly, for 2,000 haversacks, at 75 cents each.
The buttons for the coats have been contracted for with the manufacturer at Attleborough, and will cost about $740.
I was also authorized to contract for 200,000 ball-cartridges to suit the new rifled musket.
The lowest market price for these cartridges is $14 a thousand.
At the State Arsenal, at Cambridge, there hav