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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
tention to the matter, as he has acquaintance with such things. J. E. Thomas, keeper of the public arms at New Berne, made an inventory July 5th, aided by Colonel John D. Whitford, and found 1,648 muskets in order, 42 of which had never been packed; also 157 horse pistols and 120 sabres; also large quantities of infantry and cavalry equipments, also, a cannon. He said that under the Governor's directions he had placed the arms under the protection of the New Berne Light Infantry. February 14th, the Governor wrote Lieutenant Lee that he did not like to make a contract with Smith & Hitchcock for the reasons named in Lee's endorsement on their proposals. He asked Lee to make out an order for fuses and friction primers for cannon, and said if he could not do better, he would order from Hitchcock. The next day the Governor wrote Dr. E. C. Evans, at New York: The military commission has not yet been called together, and I have not yet fixed a day for their meeting. Our railroad
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
tention to the matter, as he has acquaintance with such things. J. E. Thomas, keeper of the public arms at New Berne, made an inventory July 5th, aided by Colonel John D. Whitford, and found 1,648 muskets in order, 42 of which had never been packed; also 157 horse pistols and 120 sabres; also large quantities of infantry and cavalry equipments, also, a cannon. He said that under the Governor's directions he had placed the arms under the protection of the New Berne Light Infantry. February 14th, the Governor wrote Lieutenant Lee that he did not like to make a contract with Smith & Hitchcock for the reasons named in Lee's endorsement on their proposals. He asked Lee to make out an order for fuses and friction primers for cannon, and said if he could not do better, he would order from Hitchcock. The next day the Governor wrote Dr. E. C. Evans, at New York: The military commission has not yet been called together, and I have not yet fixed a day for their meeting. Our railroad