A BILL AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL ARMOURY [caption title]
by [United States Congress]
[Washington, 1818. Broadsheet, 12 x 7 1/4 inches. A few minor chips, several stabholes along the left margin, tanned. Good. A "slip bill" printing of an 1818 act directing the President "to select and locate a position suitable for a national armoury, on the western waters, for the purpose of fabrication small arms of any kind, that may be wanted for the service of the United States." The bill appropriates $60,000 for construction, calls for the appointment of three officers in charge, and places the armory under the supervision of the War Department. this is the form in which the bill would have been printed for use of members of Congress on the floor during debate. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 45949. (Inventory #: WRCAM51596)
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