9 July 1776
Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
Autograph document signed
Title: [Paper calling for "a well regulated and numerous body of artillery"]
Explains that the war is in its infancy and its success will require "a well regulated and numerous body of artillery." Argues that the present force is insufficient and that the current system of temporarily drafting men into the artillery leaves the Continental Army vulnerable. Outlines a plan for creating new companies.