George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Knox, 27 June 1780

27 June 1780

Estimate of shells, shot and powder, for thirty days firing.

Shells
10 10 inch mortars - each 50 shells per day 15,000
6 8 inch do ditto 9,000
Shot
20 18 pounders - each 60 shot per day 36,000
20 12 pounders - ditto 36,000
Powder—for
15,000 10 inch shells at 6 Lbs. each 90,000
9,000 8 do 4 36,000
36,000 18 pound shot 6 216,000
36,000 12 do 4 144,000
pounds 486,000

Copy

H. Knox

B.G. Artillery

Morris Town N.J. 27 June 1780

Delivered a copy of the above, and a Letter (with the addition of 100 tons old junk wanted for wads) to the Committee of Congress with the army.

H. Knox

Pmg. Genl. Artillery

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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