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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01526
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0045] August 1782 
Title James Byers to Henry Knox on the setting up of a new foundry
Date 13 August 1782
Author Byers, James (fl. 1767-1784)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes, "I have the honour to inform you of my being at this place, for the purpose of erecting a brass ordnance foundry - the want of fire brick occasions some delay, as thay must be had from Boston, Col. Hatch has engaged them and I expect that they will come on in about ten days." Comments that since "every thing will be new, & workmen strange," when the foundry is ready he will first work on some light metal, like 5 1/2 inch howitzers. Will try to get the work done as quickly as possible, because he "shall wish to return to New York, when it is in our possession, where I should be able to go into business much more to my advantage." Written from Springfield, possibly in Massachusetts.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Continental Army  Military History  Artillery  Industry  Ammunition  Finance  
People Byers, James (fl. 1767-1784)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Springfield, Massachusetts
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