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Billings, Andrew (1743-1808) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02747 Author/Creator: Billings, Andrew (1743-1808) Place Written: Poughkeepsie, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 November 1783 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses finished pieces (probably engraved cannon), the work that went into creating them and the price of that labor. Also mentions the settling of accounts.

People: Billings, Andrew, 1743-1808.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Artisans, Artillery

Sub Era: Creating a New Government