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Payne, Benjamin (1728-1782) to the Respective Committees of Inspection of the Several Towns on the Road Between Hartford and Cambridge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00250 Author/Creator: Payne, Benjamin (1728-1782) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph document signed Date: 10 February 1776 Pagination: 1p.+addr.+docket. 33.2 cm. x 20.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Also signed by Samuel Wadsworth and George Smith, all on behalf of the Committee of Inspection for the Town of Hartford. Indicates that the bearer of this letter will have two brass artillery pieces to be delivered to George Washington in Cambridge, for the use of the Continental Army. Requests a receipt and asks that care be taken to avoid damage to the cannons and harnesses.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Gentlemen Hartford Febry. 10 1776
By the Bearers You will receive two Brass Field Peices with their carriages and Harness for the use of the Continental Army lying before Boston, which ...have been received by the Com:tee of this Town, with directions to forward them with all Convenient Expedition to his Excellency General Washington at Cambridge, You will please to give a Receipt for them and forward by some safe hands with all Possible dispatch directing them to take a particular Rec:t of the Persons to whom they shall deliver said cannon & c, and that the Utmost Care be taken, that no Damage be done to the cannon or the carriages & Harness
Signed in behalf of the Com:tee of Inspection
For the Town of Hartford
Benj:a Payne }
Saml Wadsworth } of the Com.tee
George Smith }

[docket]
Committee of
Hartfords letter
To the several Commitees
Lying between that
& Camp
Feby 10. Re.d the
Cannon 17th -
[address leaf]
To
The Repective Committees of
Inspection of the Several Towns on
The Road between Hartford and
Cambridge -
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People: Payne, Benjamin, 1728-1782
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ArtilleryTransportationRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsContinental ArmyFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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