Montague, Richard (1729-1794) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00134 Author/Creator: Montague, Richard (1729-1794) Place Written: Leverett, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 April 1774 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 20.8 cm. x 18.9 cm.
Orders a book for records. Post scripts indicate that he once bought magazines from Knox for William Billing of Sunderland, Massachusetts and that the record book was needed for the recently incorporated town of Leverett, Massachusetts. Montague later became a minute man, was at the Lexington Alarm, and fought under Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga. He was at Bunker Hill and with the army at Cambridge when Washington took command and promoted him to the rank of major.
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