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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00506
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0013] May-June 1776 
Title Robert Treat Paine to Henry Knox reporting the casting of new cannon
Date 20 June 1776
Author Paine, Robert Treat (1731-1814)  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Asks Knox for a response to a separate letter. Informs Knox that "Congress has ordered some Iron field pieces to be cast." Wishes to know the "state of our furnace at N York," so he can decide if the cannon should be cast there. Also wishes Knox good luck in battle. Refer to GLC02437.00365 for Knox's reply.
Subjects Continental Congress  Congress  Continental Army  Military History  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Artillery  Industry  Battle  
People Paine, Robert Treat (1731-1814)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics; Creating a New Government
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Robert Treat Paine served in the Continental Congress from 1774-1776, and was a member of the Cannon Committee. He was later attorney general of Massachusetts, delegate to the constitutional convention, and judge of the Massachusetts supreme court. Published in Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 4 May 16, 1776 - August 15, 1776. Please 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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