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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Timothy Pickering

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01538 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 August 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.3 x 18.6 cm.

Mentions that Captain [John] Lillie told him that Pickering visited to ask about some old cannon and to ask whether there were any damaged shells that he might want fixed and returned. Writes that the cannon should be examined and that the damaged 5 1/2 inch shells should be delivered to West Point.

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