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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05459
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0109] May 1792 
Title Henry Knox to Winthrop Sargent about tests on gunpowder
Date 12 May 1792
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Sargent, Winthrop  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Later copy. Writes that he wrote to General [James] Wilkinson on 3 April to ask about powder and the proofing of artillery at Fort Washington. Has apparently not received a reply. Stresses the importance of these tests because there has been some doubt about the quality of last year's powder. Urges him to complete the tests. Place not listed, however, another letter (GLC02437.05458) written on the same day places Knox in Philadelphia.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Fortification  Military History  Artillery  Ammunition  
People Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Wilkinson, James (1757-1825)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Creating a New Government; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859