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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00365
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0013] May-June 1776 
Title Henry Knox to Robert Treat Paine
Date 24 June 1776
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Paine, Robert Treat  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description A detailed answer to a request for artillery information concerning the weight and bore of howitzers on hand in New York. Reports that they have none, although Colonel Richard Gridley ordered some cast. Also provides other artillery information. Discusses uses for different bore sizes, their range, and gives editorial comment on artillery matters. Explains the possibility of having brass cannons cast. Comments on artillery operations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the recipient of this letter was. Knox's retained working draft.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Artillery  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Science, Technology, Invention; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Circa date is inferred from a 20 June 1776 letter from Robert Treat Paine to Henry Knox, in Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 4 May 16, 1776 - August 15, 1776 (also GLC02437.00506). Refer to GLC02437.00379 for related correspondence.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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