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Fortifications at West Point

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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)
Document Information
Date December 12, 1794
Author Name Daniel Niven (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Report to the Secretary of War, relative to the fortifications at West Point. Niven was employed in superintending lime-burning, collecting stone to Fort Clinton, making and repairing roads, making and repairing tools, and repairing parts of the rear wall of Fort Putnam. He employed many miners, masons, laborers, and teams.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Daniel Niven; Vincent; Captain Fleming;
Related Places Philadelphia; West Point; Fort Clinton; Fort Putnam; Fort Webb; Fort Willis;
Keywords fortifications; battery; stone; lime; roads; tools; mine; mining; miners; masons; labor; laborers; teams; wall; masonry; barracks; magazine; frost; winter; forage store; brick;
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