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Moylan, Stephen (1737-1811) to Gouverneur Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00210 Author/Creator: Moylan, Stephen (1737-1811) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 November 1775 Pagination: 1p. +addr.+docket. 23.9 cm. x 18.1 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter of introduction for Henry Knox. Asks that Morris "make New York as agreeable to [Knox] as the circumstances of the times will admit." Also asks if there were any letters from "our friend Penn." Moylan was a soldier and officer in the Continental Army, and at one point an aide-de-camp to George Washington.

People: Moylan, Stephen, 1737-1811
Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarLetter of Introduction or RecommendationMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryFort TiconderogaSiege of Boston

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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