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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01935
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0054] 14-28 February 1783 
Title James Byers to Henry Knox regarding the casting of artillery
Date 19 February 1783
Author Byers, James (fl. 1767-1784)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Discusses casting howitzers, making shells for the howitzers, and impressing or embossing the "arms of the United States," possibly on howitzers. Also mentions that he needs someone to help repair the weapons. See GLC02437.01957 for Knox's response to this letter.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Artillery  Ammunition  Weaponry  
People Byers, James (fl. 1767-1784)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Springfield, Massachusetts
Theme The American Revolution; Industry; Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention
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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