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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01546
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0045] August 1782 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox about military repairs and administration
Date 28 August 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written from the War Office. Mentions that he received Knox's letter of the 19th regarding the French shells and Mr. [John Jacob] Faesch, and asked Mr. Faesch whether he would cast the French shells under his present contract. Mr. Faesch said a new contract would be necessary, so he wrote to Mr. [Robert] Morris to ask for more money, who replied that that he has "no hopes of receiving the necessary sums required by Mr. Faesch." However, since the "repairs of the arms are of too much importance to be omitted if possible to effect them," he wonders about the "propriety of sending on some German prisoners of war, who are armourers, and who wish to obtain their liberation - could they, or would they not be trusted?" Reports that he will attend to Mr. [Richard] Frothingham's "requisition respecting the Officers in his Department." Finally, says that he suspects that General George Washington will agree with Knox about the Department of Field Commissary of Military Stores, and will be "exceedingly happy" to have Knox retain such officers as he thinks proper. Free frank signed by Benjamin Lincoln. The body of the letter is written in William Jackson's hand, future secretary of the Society of Cincinnati.
Subjects Prisoner of War  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military Law  Continental Army  Artillery  Ammunition  Finance  Weaponry  Artisans  Hessians  President  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Faesch, John Jacob (1729-1799)  Morris, Robert (1734-1806)  Frothingham, Richard (1748-1819)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics; Industry; Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Letter from Henry Knox to John Jacob Faesch concerning the manufacturing of artillery  Letter from Henry Knox to Benjamin Lincoln replying to his questions about peace and arguing for proper compensation for soldiers  Copy of a letter from Robert Morris to Benjamin Lincoln concerning funds for replacing shells  Congressional Resolution 3 September 1782  
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