Tinsley proposed cartridge boxes at $1 each for twenty-nine holes or at 96cents each
for twenty-four holes on March 1, 1797. The contract was agreed on May 1797.
R. Quarles reports to the Governor, from Point of Fork Arsenal, that he had
delivered to Capt. J. Tinsley, Fluvanna County, 50 stands of arms, July 1, 1798.
On October 21, 1801, General John Guerrant, Jr., certifies "that he has inspected
1,093 muskets manufactured for the state by Major John Tinsley and that they are
all well executed".
On April 14, 1804, Tinsley submitted a proposal of making pistol holsters and
sword belts for the state of Virginia.202 pair of holsters and 203 sword belts were delivered
on the contract with the State of Virginia and received by John Clarks and Ales Quarrier,
who wrote the GOvernor, under date of July 14, 1804, that the condition of the leather was not
satisfactory. However, the entire lot was subsequently accepted.