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Trumbull, John (1756-1843) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07148 Author/Creator: Trumbull, John (1756-1843) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 June 1798 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22.6 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: John Trumbull, the noted painter and former secretary to Washington, writes in detail, to Knox about new developments in artillery that might prove helpful in the impending war against France. Noted as written at 72 Welbeck Street in London, England.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmArtilleryWeaponryFranceGlobal History and CivicsQuasi-warInvention

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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