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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Alexander McDougall

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00551 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Compton Creek, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 March 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21.4 x 16.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Has procured a large amount of shot from Ogden, the owner of a local iron works. Asks McDougall to procure a vessel from the quartermaster at Peekskill on which to send the shot to Albany, where it is badly needed by General Schuyler at Ticonderoga. Ogden most likely refers to Uzal Ogden, 1705-1780, a local iron manufacturer.

Background Information: Alexander McDougall was a brigadier general at the time in the Continental Army, later promoted to major general. Philip Schuyler was a major general in the Continental Army.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Pompton 16 March 1777
Sir
Mr Ogden the owner of the Iron Works at this place will send to Kings-Ferry the shot mention'd below to be sent to Genl. Schuyler at ...Albany by water - I beg the favor that you would direct the QMG. at Peekskill to procure a Vessell and send them immediately to Albany as they are much wanted at Ticonderoga - you will please to reserve as many of sorts as will be wanted for the forts in the highlands
I am Sir you
Most Obed Servt
HKnox
[illegible] Artillery
[on the margin]
2770 4 lb Ball
1080 9 do
2800 12 do
300 do
616 18 do
abt 10 tons
Grape
[docket]
Copy to Letter to
Genl. McDougal
At Peekeskill or
The Commandg
officer Respecting
sends shot to
Genl Schuyler
Mar 16. 1777 -
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryTransportationMaritimeFort TiconderogaIndustryAmmunition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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