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Date July 23, 1792
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Letter to Secretary Knox. Directs public stores forwarded to West Point; discusses artillery field pieces. The artillery pieces were delivered to Colonel Tilinghast by order of General Sullivan during the expedition at Rhode Island in 1778. Permitting the artillery to them with this company will be productive of much good, as they take pride in exhibiting a martial appearance. With the Cincinnati, they commemorate the anniversary of the Independence of the country on the fourth of July.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Olney to Knox, 07/20/1792.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Gen. Sullivan; Col. Tillinghast; ;
Related Places Providence; Rhode Island; West Point; ;
Keywords peculiar pride on all public occasions to exhibit a martial appearance; form a procession with the Cincinnati of this state to commemorate the anniversary of the independence of our country; procure a vessel for the purpose on as reasonable terms as possible and forward the stores on with convenient speed; find on enquiry that the two field pieces were delivered to Col. Tillinghast's co. of artillery by order of Gen. Sullivan at the time of his expedition on Rhode Island; permitting them to remain with this company will be productive of much good; honored with your letter; subject of removing to West Point the public stores remaining in this state; ;
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