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Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry


On September 16, 1795, President George Washington wrote Secretary of War Timothy Pickering proposing that the federal government establish an armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry.

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Letter from George Washington to Timothy Pickering, on Harpers Ferry Armory
"Establishment of the Harpers Ferry Armory"
Letter from John Mackey to Samuel Hodgdon, 1798, on Harpers Ferry Armory (Boyd B. Stutler Collection)
Letter from John Mackey to Samuel Hodgdon, 1799 on Harpers Ferry Armory (Boyd B. Stutler Collection)
James Greer Patent Claim (Harpers Ferry Armory)
Abstract of Public Property at Harpers Ferry
Extracts of Testimony and Documents on Superintendence of National Armories


On This Day in West Virginia History: September