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Corrects Cannonball Dimensions for Secretary of Treasury

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Comm of Revenue Letterbook, RG74 view image
Document Information
Date July 11, 1794
Author Name Tench Coxe (primary) Location: Revenue Office
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Refers to previous communication about models of cannonball, correcting errors made by clerk copied into a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Document Format Letterbook
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Tench Coxe; Secretary of the Treasury; Alexander Hamilton; clerk; ;
Related Places Revenue Office; ;
Keywords cannonball; models; ;
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Treasury Department
Revenue office 11th July 1794.
In your letter of yesterday accompanying the two models of
Cannon ball, it is observed that in the dimensions transmitted to
the Secretary of the Treasury on the 6 of May, by some error of the
the Copying Clerk the diameter of he calibers of the 24 pounders
is stated at five inches and eight hundredth parts, and that it
ought to have been five inches & eighty two hundredth parts such
error [illegible] not appear either in the original transmitted to this
office or in my printed notes circulated among the iron founders
The 24 lb Caliber is stated in the former and of course in my printed
notes to be five inches and Eighty three hundredth parts.
You will be pleased to inform me whether you consider it to be
necessary to notice this difference to Mr. Hawkes who alone has
yet executed a Contract for iron Cannon.
I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obt. Servt.
Signed, T. C.
Commissr of the Revenue