Urgent Orders to Ship Guns to West Point

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Date July 20, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William Knox (primary)
Summary Orders to send guns and bayonets to McHill of New York from thence to West Point.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups William Knox; Henry Knox; McHill; Hill; ;
Related Places War Department; West Point; New York; ;
Keywords ordered; gun stocks; steel ramrods; bayonets; public possession; ;
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War Department July 20th 20th 1791
Sir
You will immediately Ship 2000 Thorough gun stocks to McHill of New York, in order to be sent from thence to West Point, each of these Stocks must be paked so that none be transported but what preposect. You will also send all the Spare [undecipherable] Tomrods which are in Stone and 1000 Spare bayonets if there are any; This busness, must be executed as soon as possible
I am
Sir
Your most obedt Servent
HWK
William Knox