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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00741
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0020] January-May 1779 
Title Account between John Jacob Faesch and Henry Knox
Date 20 February 1779
Author Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  
Additional authors Faesch, John Jacob (1729-1799) Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
Document Type Military document; Business and financial document
Content Description Document in Shaw's hand, and signed by him for Henry Knox. Knox ordered grape shot and three pound balls from Faesch (spelled "Feash" in this document). Faesch signed 31 December 1778 at Mount Hope Furnace. Knox signs 20 February 1779 at Pluckemin, noting that the grape shot and cannon balls are "agreeable to the orders of His Excellency."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Artillery  Ammunition  Industry  President  Continental Army  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Faesch, John Jacob (1729-1799)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Pluckemin, New Jersey
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Faesch had come to America from Basel, Switzerland in 1764 as ironmaster for the London Company that owned the Ringwood Mine. During the Revolution, Faesch produced supplies and ammunition for the Continental army, and was respected as a patriot, a civic leader and a country judge. He was named a trustee of the Morristown Academy and was a delegate to the Provincial Congress that made New Jersey a state.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859