Robert Orr Revolutionary War Cannon & Musket Maker Written & Signed Letter 1802
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Robert Orr Revolutionary War Cannon & Musket Maker Written & Signed Letter 1802:
A rare and original handwritten letter from COLONEL ROBERT ORR at Springfield, Massachusetts, dated February 2, 1802, and written to his son Doctor Hector Orr, who lived at East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He writes of family and friends, politics "not being a member of Congress & not present when the presedents speach was red & not being one of the Commety to Draw up an answer I fear I Shall come Short". He also pokes fun at his son's politics "Republican", "Democratick" whi is obviously a supporter of Jefferson. Another son Nobel has been sent by the Secretary of War to inspect arms in Vermont and may open a "Medicall Stoer" there, while son Robert keeps school up the river, and Montgomery is still in New York. Much more...Three pages, 6" x 7 1/2" with integral address leaf, docketed on reverse, handmade rag paper, folds, good condition with a section cut off years ago but still keeping the intent of the contents.....ROBERT ORR [1745-1811] and his father, HUGH ORR [1715-1798], cast the first cannons ever made in America at their foundry in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1775 and provided muskets and cannon for the Revolutionary War by government contract in 1776. Colonel Orr served in the Continental Army and later manufactured the first scythes by water power in America. He was appointed the first Superintendent and Armorer of the Springfield Armory in 1795 and helped design the first American muskets [Model 1795] for the United States Army. A rare autograph...Guaranteed original....$4.00 shipping....Over forty years in business. 14 day return. Check our feed backs and buy with confidence. New York residents add 8.625% sales tax. Payment expected within five days unless other arrangements are made. We accept PayPal and other forms of payment. Foreign orders are not insured and all customs regulations are followed. Thank you for looking......