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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01481
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0044] July 1782 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox about the shells required for the howitzers
Date 10 July 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written from the "War Office." Informs Knox that Mr. [John Jacob] Faesch has begun casting shells for them, and that Captain [William] Stevens "must immediately go there to prove the shells." Tells Knox to provide Stevens with instructions for how many shells to order cast for the French howitzers. Suggests that if, after a conference with "the General" [perhaps General George Washington], they feel they might not need the French shells right away, they should wait to make them in case they are able to recast the French howitzers and make them "of the English caliber." Also asks what items of brass ordnance they might need, and informs Knox that a Mr. Byers has gone to Springfield and hopefully soon will be ready to cast as well. See GLC02437.01457 for related information.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Military History  Continental Army  Artillery  Ammunition  Industry  President  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Faesch, John Jacob (1729-1799)  Stevens, William (1750-1801)  
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics; Industry
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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