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Hawes, William (fl. 1781-1783) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01873 Author/Creator: Hawes, William (fl. 1781-1783) Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30.3 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses military stores, what is needed, what he has ordered, the condition of new equipment, completion of the magazine and furnace, etc.

People: Hawes, William, fl. 1777-1783
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMilitary SuppliesBuilding ConstructionIndustryArtilleryAmmunition

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