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Fortifications of the Seaport Towns

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Military Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
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Date April 1, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary A general return of the situation of the fortifications of the seaport towns in the states of New England, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and New York. The document stresses the importance of fortifications at Newport, Rhode Island, in the event of war, advising that they be strengthened. The importance of New York is also stressed.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Congress; governor; [Samuel Huntington]; [Alexander Hamilton]; Treasury; [Arthur Fenner]; [Samuel Adams]; engineer; Rochefontaine; militia; President; [George Washington]; General Lamb; [George Clinton]; collector;
Related Places New London; Connecticut; Norwich; Groton; Newport; Rhode Island; Goat Island; Tomany Hill; Butts Hill; Howland's Ferry; Europe; Castle Island; Portland; Massachusetts; Boston; New Hampshire; Portsmouth; Salem; Marblehead; Cape Ann; Juniper's Point; Dorchester; Fort Hill; Noddle's Island; Charleston Point; New York; Sandy Hook; Governor's Island; Paulus Hook; France;
Keywords Harbor; fortification; stone masonry; citadel; powder magazine; garrison; batteries; glacis; ships; war; cannon; muskets; fort; sods; brick; battery; bomb; furnace; artillery; guard house; powder house; stone walls; carriages; pounders; heating balls; gun boats; expedition; land; sea; barracks; block house; parapet; embrasure; platform;
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