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Byers, James (fl. 1767-1784) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01935 Author/Creator: Byers, James (fl. 1767-1784) Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.4 x 20.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses casting howitzers, making shells for the howitzers, and impressing or embossing the "arms of the United States," possibly on howitzers. Also mentions that he needs someone to help repair the weapons. See GLC02437.01957 for Knox's response to this letter.

People: Byers, James, fl. 1767-1784
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryAmmunitionWeaponry

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