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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.08362
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0076] September-December 1785 
Title Dimensions and cost of a 16 inch wall for the magazine at Springfield
Date ca. 1785
Document Type Military document
Content Description Document states each side wall will be 116 feet long and the ends will be 52 feet wide. Provides costs for 70,560 bricks, sand, boards, timber, and the labor to lay the bricks. The total comes to £179.9.0. Though dated in pencil with the year 1779, this document is apparently an enclosure for GLC02437.03152, a letter to Henry Knox from June 1785. The letter was accompanied by several estimates for buildings and construction projects at the Springfield armory. One of the enclosures described in that letter matches the title of this document.
Subjects Building Construction  Military History  Ammunition  Weaponry  
Place written Springfield, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
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 John Bryant to Henry Knox discussing construction and repairs at the Springfield Armory