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Fenno, Ephraim (fl. 1776-1784) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01926 Author/Creator: Fenno, Ephraim (fl. 1776-1784) Place Written: Stony Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 19.3 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the circumstance surrounding a stolen barrel of gunpowder and a request for a lock and key in addition to five hundred feet worth of boards to prevent such occurrences from happening again in the future.

People: Fenno, Ephraim, fl. 1776-1784
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryAmmunitionCriminals and OutlawsBuilding Construction

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