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Made the Model 1808 rifle for the government
He formerly worked for the Virginia Manufactory, Richmond as Deringer, Nippes, Ritchie, Watt and Winner too. They bedame the backbone of the new arms manufacturing. The Secretary of War, Mr. Coxe wrote on October 2, 1808 "You will observe that the Virginia Armory has operated as a school, & that the present contracts of the U.S. prevent the benefits of it from being lost.