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Request That Cannons Be Left In Providence, Rhode Island

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Date November 5, 1790
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Asks that two cannons remain in Providence for use by the Artillery Company there.
Document Format Letter, Type Undetermined
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Colonel Tillinghart; Colonel Tellinghart; Artillery Company; Captain Sweet; ;
Related Places Providence; West Point; United States; ;
Keywords two brass four pounders; field carriages; incorporation; late war; military stores; mounted on field carriages; property of the United States; ;
Key Phrases take the last load of military stores; take the liberty of pleading for the colonel; intreating the favor of your compliance with his wishes; kept up with a great degree of reputation; immediate demand for those pieces; desirous of retaining them for use; subject to the future order of the Secretary at war;
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To Genl Knox, Secretary at War 5th Novemr 1790
Providence 15th Novemr 1790
Sir
There are two Brass four pounders mounted on field carriages, property of the United States, which have been a great many years in the possession of the Artillery Company of this town commanded by Colo. Tillinghast, who is extremely desirous of retaing them in the use thereof, subject to the future order of the Secretary at War. As this Company was incorporated at the commencement of the late War and has been ever since kept up and [undecipherable] with a great degree of reputation; and if there should be no immediate demand for these Pieces at West Point, I take the liberty of pleading for the Colonel, and at intreating the favor of your compliance with his Wishes. I expect Capt [undecipherable] will take the last Load of Military Stores about the 20th of this month; and if I could have your reply by that time it will much oblige Sir
Your Most Obedt & Most Huml Servt
Henry Knox EsqrSecretary at War