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68. Iowa Gov. William M. Stone to Lincoln on forthcoming visit to Washington by George E. Conwell

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Title

68. Iowa Gov. William M. Stone to Lincoln on forthcoming visit to Washington by George E. Conwell

Description

Letter from Iowa Governor William M. Stone to Abraham Lincoln informing him that Iowan George E. Conwell will be visiting Washington D.C. to exhibit a promising new artillery projectile he invented for smoothbore guns. February 26, 1864. Copy.

Date

1864-02-26

Contributor

Becki Plunkett and Stephen Vincent

Rights

Copyright State Historical Society of Iowa. Information at http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/services-and-fees/conditions-for-image-reproductions.html

Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

State Archives of Iowa: Record Group 43 (Governor)

Digital item created

10/7/2008

Transcription

Feb. 26th [186]4 His Excellency, President Lincoln, Sir: I beg leave to introduce to your favorable attention George E. Conwell, a worthy and estimable citizen of Iowa, who goes to Washington for the purpose of exhibiting an artillery projectile invented by him, designed for smooth-bore guns. I have given this projectile considerable examination, and believing that, if adopted, it can be made of great utility to the service, I respectfully join with others in recommending it as worthy of due consideration. A projectile which can be fired from a smooth-bore with some force an accuracy, as from a rifled gun, would certainly be a great improvement in artillery service. I am, with respect, your obedient Servant, W. M. Stone