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Quincy, Josiah (1710-1784) [Diagram of a naval weapon]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10000 Author/Creator: Quincy, Josiah (1710-1784) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: circa 27 November 1775 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.7 x 25.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10000 Author/Creator: Quincy, Josiah (1710-1784) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: circa 27 November 1775 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.7 x 25.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Seems to describe a naval weapon. Accompanies GLC02437.00213, a letter from Josiah Quincy in which Quincy discusses benefits of establishing an American naval force. Notes indicate that three "tier" of the structure depicted by the diagram "would provided the Timber was large, demolish the biggest Ship in the Navy." Includes further notes on construction of the weapon. Verso contains another diagram of a part of the weapon or a different weapon. Date added later in pencil

People: Quincy, Josiah, 1710-1784

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: NavyWeaponryMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarScience and TechnologyInvention

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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