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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Price and Thomas Patten

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01096 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Dobbs Ferry, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1781 Pagination: 3 p. : dockets ; 33.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01096 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Dobbs Ferry, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1781 Pagination: 3 p. : dockets ; 33.5 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Consists of two separate letters. In the first, Knox gives instructions to Price regarding fuzes and wooden bottoms (for artillery). In the second letter, written the same day and presumably at Dobbs Ferry, Knox gives instructions to Captain [Thomas] Patten regarding cannon. Promises to supply Patten with rum. Knox signs the first, not the second letter.

Full Transcript: [Excerpt:]
There are few that I shall want to have burn for more than 20 seconds the whole length. I would generally have you make them to burn about 15 - You ...know the importance of their burning equal lengths in equal times...This is a critical matter & I wish it to be perfectly accurate...See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Price, William, d. 1790
Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryAlcoholMilitary Provisions

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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