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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  June 1783
|Andrew Billings to Henry Knox about the engraving of cannon
|28 June 1783
|Billings, Andrew (1743-1808)
|Military document; Correspondence; Business and financial document
|Written by Captain Major Billings to Major General Knox. References a previous letter from Knox that arrived with 2 brass cannons -- says he will "set about them as soon as the directions arrive, and will finish them as soon as possible." Billings is engraving the cannon for Count De Rocheambeau (see GLC02437.02199) also has designs relating to the Society of Cincinnati but he claims the "design [is] ... so defased and torn that they are unfit to be seen, if that is wanted I will draw it over and send down, I have a design now drawn which if aproved off may suit for those cannon for sake of variety." Will meet with him in a few days for an inspection.
|Society of the Cincinnati Revolutionary War General Continental Army Artillery Military History France Artisans Art, Music, Theater, and Film Fraternal Organization
|Poughkeepsie, New York
|Creating a New Government; Merchants & Commerce; Industry
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859