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Crane, John (1744-1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01463 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : 23 x 16.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01463 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : 23 x 16.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses a return of firearm stores Knox asked for (see GLC02437.01461). Specifies the amount without bayonets, but says they can be fitted with them if necessary, and likewise mentions that the damaged ones can be fixed.

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

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWeaponryArtilleryMuster Rolls and ReturnsWest Point (US Military Academy)

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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