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Crane, John (1744-1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01062 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 July 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33.4 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Colonel Crane reports his arrival at New Windsor the previous evening with ordnance and stores. Discusses cannon, cartridges, powder, and other items.

Full Transcript: [Excerpt:]
...there was no suspicion of there [sic] not being proved when I sent them from boston, after they were gone the gunner of the Alliance informed me that he ...splitt one nine pounder out of Eight in moving them...See More

People: Crane, John, 1744-1805
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryAmmunition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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