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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.10180
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0069] November 1783 
Title Henry Knox to [Anne-César] Chevalier de la Luzerne regarding two pieces of cannon and their carriages
Date 6 November 1783
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Luzerne, Anne-César, Chevalier de la  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Government document
Content Description Informs the Chevalier that "two pieces of cannon, and their carriages" will be arriving to be presented to the Count de Grasse at the direction of Congress "for the important services he rendered to the United States." Notes that the artist who engraved the emblems and inscriptions took longer than expected to finish. Says he addresses them to Luzerne "in case of the departure of his Excellency general Washington and the Secretary at War from Princeton." Contains some water damage along the left side. Watermarked with three fleur-de-lis inside a crest.
Subjects Gift  Artillery  Military History  France  Continental Congress  Congress  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Artisans  Inscription  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  La Luzerne, Anne-César, chevalier de (1741-1791)  Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, Comte de (1722-1788)  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Arts & Literature; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information César was the French minister to the United States from 1779 to 1784. A supporter of the American Revolution, he was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859