Count Rumford's proposed visit to the US, etc

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Date July 3, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Rufus King (primary)
Summary Responds to the request from Count Rumford to visit the United States, where he was born, if possible, for the purpose of donating his collection of military materials to an academy. McHenry forwarded the request to the President, with recommendations, and conveys the President's response. Mc Henry also thanks King and Trumbull for items sent from England.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in King to McHenry, 09/28/1799
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Related Persons/Groups Rufus King; James McHenry; Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford; John Adams; Inspector of Artillery; Office of Engineer; John Trumbull; John Trumbul; ;
Related Places War Department; Quincy; Boston; England; ;
Keywords field piece; present; military books, plans, drawings and models; vacancy; military academy; appointment; engineering; artillery; instruments; teachers; essays; genius; offers; books; Indian medals; political tracts; ;
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