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The Daily Dispatch: February 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Southern Confederacy--an Answer to the Charleston Mercury. (search)
muskets, it became necessary to settle its details. In doing this, the Commissioners consulted the Master Armorer, Mr. Salmon Adams, and requested Mr. Burton's opinion of the relative merits of the British and American muskets. After a careful exa Ferry, he made a report to the Commissioners, containing numerous valuable suggestions, which, with the approbation of Mr. Adams, were adopted. The result was, a musket conforming in its interior to the United States musket, and in its exterior toom both. By permission of those in authority, the model musket was made at the Government works at Springfield, by Mr. Adams, who arrived in Richmond with the arm a few days since, and on Tuesday last exhibited it to the Senate and House Commit and would have laid an embargo on its transshipment thither if a position of the kind would have been at all tenable. Mr. Adams, the Master Armorer here, has made himself obnoxious to the Black Republicans by aiding the shipment of arms South by p