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Tench Tilghman to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 16 December 1778

Tench Tilghman to Brigadier General Henry Knox

Head Quarters [Middlebrook, N.J.] 16th Decemr 1778

Dear Sir

His Excellency desires you will inform him as shortly and with as much accuracy as possible what number of battering Cannon you have mounted in the park and at the different Arsenals with their Calibres and whether there are any and what number not yet mounted, which might be got ready if wanted. We have not a word of News. I am yrs &c.

Tench Tilghman

ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

In a subsequent memorandum, GW suggested that the battering cannon might be supplied to posts in the Hudson Highlands (see GW to a Continental Congress Committee of Conference, 8 Jan. 1779, n.2).

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