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Proposal for Improving Defenses at Newport, Rhode Island

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date July 9, 1798
Author Name William Littlefield (primary) Location: Newport
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Contains plans and cost estimates for improving the defenses of Newport, Rhode Island. These include mounting additional cannon at Fort Wolcott and sending cannon "for the use of the citizens." Also recommends two additional forts, one at Brenton Point and one on Tammany Hill; for the purpose of building these forts, requests the sending of engineers to Newport.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 09/15/1798.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; William Littlefield; Captain Elliott; ;
Related Places Newport; Fort Wolcott; Brenton Point; Tammany Hill; ;
Keywords fortifications; carriages; eighteen pounders; twenty-four pounders; expense; purchase; cannon; plans; traveling carriages; ;
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