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To George Washington from Henry Knox, 12 July 1780

Prakenis 12 July 1780

Dear Sir

I take the Liberty to transmit to Your Excellency the enclosed return, by which You may be enabled to see the number of artillery men wanting from each State, at one view.

The service of the artillery, in case of a Siege, will be so evidently extensive, that it would be necessary to say any thing to Your Excellency on the importance of having the Corps filled up from the recruits that are expected from the respective States. To have a proportion of the recruits from the states assigned to the companies, previous to their being incorporated into any regiment, will prevent that disgust which will certainly arise if the regiments should be drafted to make up the deficiencies of the corps. I have the honor to be with the highest respect and attachment Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant.

H. Knox.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

Enclosure

12 July 1780

Return of the Non-Commissioned & Matrosses in the Corps of Artillery, the States to which they belong, & the Number wanting to compleat the Establishment—July 12th 1780.

2d Regiment Coll Lambs

States Companies Effective Force Wanting to Establisht
of Non Como & Mats. compleat

Connecticut 4 110 106 216
New York 5 155 115 270
New Jersey 1 26 28 54
Pennsylvania 2 40 68 108
Total 12 331 317 648
3d Regiment Coll Cranes
Massachusetts 12 305 343 648
4th Regiment Coll: Proctors
Pennsylvania 8 149 283 432
One non-incorporated—Late Jone’s Compy
Pennsylvania 1 24 30 54
Total of each State
Massachusetts 12 305 343 648
Connecticut 4 110 106 216
New York 5 155 115 270
New Jersey 1 26 28 54
Pennsylvania 11 213 381 594
Total 33 809 973 1782

H. Knox Brig. Genl. Artill[ery]

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