Confidential. National defence [electronic resource] : Navy Yard, New York, May 10th, 1846. Sir--I have the honor to inform you, that in the month of May last, the happy idea occurred to me, that a shell could be exploded during its flight by electricity, if it were fired with small wires attached to it of considerably greater length than the distance to which the shell was to be thrown ...
- Moor, Henry, -1853
- [New York] : [publisher not identified], 
- Physical Description:
- 1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 40 x 26 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849
- Details of the author's experiments performed on an explosive "electric shell," concluding with "I hope the government will think this subject worthy of its attention, and without delay will authorize an examination.", Signed: Henry Moor, Lieut. U.S.N. To His Excellency, James K. Polk, president of the United States., Text in two columns; printed area measures 33.9 x 17.9 cm., and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
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