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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01527
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0045] August 1782 
Title Henry Knox to John Jacob Faesch concerning the manufacturing of artillery
Date 13 August 1782
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Faesch, John Jacob  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes to Faesch, a metalworker building arms and ammunition for the army, to discuss the amount and sizes of shells necessary to fit the French howitzers the army has procured. Mentions that he has been in contact with General Benjamin Lincoln regarding the amount of shells to order, but asks Faesch to write to him to get a final decision on the subject. Also suggests that Faesch imprint a letter "F" on one side of these shells and the letters "U.S." on the other.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Continental Army  Military History  Artillery  Industry  Ammunition  
People Faesch, John Jacob (1729-1799)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Place written New Windsor, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce
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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