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Defective Howitzers & Request for Replacement

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date February 22, 1793
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Legion Ville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne complains about the defective nature of his howitzers and asks for replacements of the same properties and caliber that are of better quality. Postscript includes birthday wishes for President George Washington.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 03/02/1793.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Captain Slough; the Legion; Savages; President of the U.S.; George Washington; ;
Related Places Legion Ville; Legionville; ;
Keywords report of the defects of the howitzers; report; defects; howitzers; return; metal; base; reinforce; trunnions; due proportion; caliber; repair; safe in action; order; shells; fixed ammunition; ammunition; artillery; transported; mountainous country; roads; birthday; defects of the howitzers; the metal of which they are made; the reinforce not sufficient; the trunnions not in due proportion to the caliber; sixteen new ones of the same caliber; present shells and fixed ammunition; mountainous country covered with woods;
Key Phrases thus will the present shells and fixed ammunition be rendered useful and the expence of others saved--& thus shall we have with the Legion the only kind of artillery that can be transported with ease and used with effect against savages in a mountainous country covered with woods & without the benefit of roads.

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