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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02198
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0059] June 1783 
Title Andrew Billings to Henry Knox about the engraving of cannon
Date 28 June 1783
Author Billings, Andrew (1743-1808)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Society of the Cincinnati  Revolutionary War General  Continental Army  Artillery  Military History  France  Artisans  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Fraternal Organization  
Place written Poughkeepsie, New York
Theme Creating a New Government; Merchants & Commerce; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859