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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01517
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0045] August 1782 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox about a supply of shells
Date 6 August 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written from the "War Office." In response to Knox's letter of 31 July (see GLC02437.01510), advises Knox to settle the matter of which shells and shots each metalworker in their employ, Mr. [John Jacob] Faesch and a Mr. Whiting, should cast. Writes, "All the cartridge boxes made have been sent on the last contract has not been paid, we cannot obtain another without money I do not know when Mr. Morris can supply it, I will not forget to urge him." Finally, agrees with Knox that they should use armourers for repairing and rebuilding arms, but he "cannot engage people to work without some prospect of their receiving a compensation, should it be attempted we would not long avail ourselves - the present disorder must be submitted to."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Artillery  Ammunition  Industry  Contract  Military Supplies  Artisans  Finance  Debt  Soldier's Pay  Weaponry  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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