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Bryant, John (1742-1816) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03152 Author/Creator: Bryant, John (1742-1816) Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 June 1785 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Captain Bryant, Deputy Commissary of Military Stores at the Springfield Armory, encloses a plan of the buildings belonging to the United States at the Springfield Armory. Discusses construction and repairs taking place there. See GLC02437.08362 for one of the enclosures, a cost estimate for building a brick wall for a magazine.

People: Bryant, John, 1742-1816
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMilitary SuppliesBuilding ConstructionArchitectureAmmunitionArtillery

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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