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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01457
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0043] June 1782 
Title John Lamb to Henry Knox on artillery and ammunition
Date 19 June 1782
Author Lamb, John (1735-1800)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes that he has, pursuant to Knox's instructions, sent Captain [William] Stevens to Secretary at War [Benjamin] Lincoln with a section of a howitzer shell and a request that Lincoln order Mr. [John Jacob] Faesch to produce the number of shells Knox requested. Lamb also asked General Lincoln to give Captain Stevens an order to the Financier for enough money to "defray his expences," but Lincoln said he did not need to go to the Financier until the shells were cast. Also relates that Captain Patten mentioned a machine in Springfield "for cutting Elevating-Screws" and asks Knox to order some for the French howitzers and have them sent from there to Fishkill. Asks Knox to send his regards to Mrs. Knox and to Samuel Shaw. A note appears under the address that reads "Favor'd, per Capt. Lt. Thompson," presumably denoting that Thompson delivered the letter. "On public service" written on address leaf.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Artillery  Ammunition  Industry  Finance  Science and Technology  
People Lamb, John (1735-1800)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Faesch, John Jacob (1729-1799)  Stevens, William (1750-1801)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Morris, Robert (1734-1806)  Patten, Thomas (ca. 1738-1805)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  
Place written Burlington, New Jersey
Theme The American Revolution; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information The "Financier" to which Lamb refers might be Robert Morris, the Philadelphia merchant and banker who was Superintendent of Finance from 1781-1784.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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