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Letter from Colonel Knox to Colonel McDougall

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COLONEL KNOX TO COLONEL McDOUGALL.

Fort-George, December 17, 1775.

SIR: When I was at New-York, I did not know of any 13-inch mortars, a number of which I found at Ticonderoga. I must beg, sir, that you would use your influence that there be sent immediately to the camp at Cambridge, the following number of shells: Five hundred 13-inch shells; two hundred 5 4/15-inch shells; four hundred 4 1/2-inch shells. You are too well acquainted with the importance of this request to want urging any additional motive for the utmost expedition. If they are not to be had, please to inform General Washington immediately. The business on which I came has succeeded equal to my expectation.

I am, sir, with great respect, your obliged and most humble servant,

HENRY KNOX.

Colonel McDougall.

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