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Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00700 Author/Creator: Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) Place Written: Easton, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 April 1778 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 33 x 20.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Colonel Nicola writes, "I lately took the liberty to trouble you with some remedies for the imperfections of shells, presuming you would rather be at the trouble to read ten useless schemes than run the hazard of loosing one good one I again trespass on your time with the inclosed & shall be happy if I can in any shape contribute a mite to the benefit of the American cause."

Full Transcript: [draft]
30 Apl 1778

Sr

I lately took the liberty to trouble you with some remedies for the imperfections of shells, presuming you would rather be at the trouble to read ten ...useless schemes than run the hazard of loosing one good one & again trespass on your time with the inclosed & shall be happy if I can in any shape contribute a mite to the benefit of the American cause
Permit me to assure you that I am with respect
Sr
Your most obed.t Serv.t
Easton April 30th 1778. Lewis Nicola

The weakness of my eyes & unsteadiness of my hand disable me from drawing the figures as correctly as I choose the should be but hope they may answer the purpose intended.

[docket]
Military
Papers
from Col Nicola
to Genl Knox
[address leaf]
To General Knox
at
Head Quarters
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryArtilleryScience and TechnologyAmmunition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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