Heath, William (1737-1814) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00405 Author/Creator: Heath, William (1737-1814) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph note signed Date: circa July 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 23.1 cm. x 17.7 cm.
After receiving an inquiry from the Continental Congress, General Heath asks Knox how many of the canons brought to Massachusetts from Fort Ticonderoga (for the Siege of Boston) were brought from Cambridge to New York, and how many belong to New England colonies. At the time, Heath was in New York, serving under General Israel Putnam. Signed in text in the third person.
General Heath's Complimts. To Colo. Knox and requests that He would Inform Him if any of the Cannon brought from Ticonderoga were Left at Cambridge, and How many (if any) and if any Cannon Brass or Iron belonging to Massachusetts Bay or any other Colony in New England have been Brought to this Place, General Heath request this in Consequence of a Letter He reced. yesterday from a member of the Honble. Continental Congress requesting the same
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