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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02199
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0059] June 1783 
Title Henry Knox to Andrew Billings about the engraving of cannon
Date 28 June 1783
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Written by Major General Knox to Captain Major Billings. Says that General Washington directed him to forward two cannons to Billings to be engraved in a similar fashion to the cannon done for Count De Rochambeau (see GLC02437.02198). These cannons are for Count De Grasse and reports that the inscription to be engraved will be sent from headquarters. Would like to know how long it will take. Hastily written postscript asks that the design for Rochambeau's cannons be sent if he still has them as it will be necessary to make some alterations to the emblems and coat of arms.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  President  Military History  Continental Army  Artillery  Artisans  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  France  Global History and Civics  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme Creating a New Government; Merchants & Commerce; 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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