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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) A Return of Cannon, Mortar & Howitzers with their Ammunition & belonging to the Continent, which can be collected from the respective States, so as form part of a Train for a Siege.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00895 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 17 February 1781 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.3 x 20 cm.

Address to George Washington, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, Rochambeau, and D'Aboville. Lists guns and ammunitions by type supposing "New York the point of operation." Mostly in the hand of Samuel Shaw, who also signs for Knox; two paragraphs are in Knox's hand.

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