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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) A statement of the cannon, mortars, and howitzers at West Point and its dependencies essential to the defence of those places...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10503 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph document Date: 9 July 1782 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32 x 40.2 cm.

Title continues, "... with a computation of ammunition and an exhibition of the quantities on hand and of the deficiencies." Sent to George Washington from Henry Knox, General commanding the artillery. Signed for and docketed for Knox by Samuel Shaw, his aide de camp. Originally sent undercover of GLC02437.01479.

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