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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Robert Treat Paine

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00365 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 24 June 1776 Pagination: 3 p. ; 32.2 x 19.3 cm.

A detailed answer to a request for artillery information concerning the weight and bore of howitzers on hand in New York. Reports that they have none, although Colonel Richard Gridley ordered some cast. Also provides other artillery information. Discusses uses for different bore sizes, their range, and gives editorial comment on artillery matters. Explains the possibility of having brass cannons cast. Comments on artillery operations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the recipient of this letter was. Knox's retained working draft.

Circa date is inferred from a 20 June 1776 letter from Robert Treat Paine to Henry Knox, in Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 4 May 16, 1776 - August 15, 1776 (also GLC02437.00506). Refer to GLC02437.00379 for related correspondence.

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