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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Mr. Swart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00242 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Blandford, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 January 1776 Pagination: 1p.+address. 27.9 cm. x 15.9 cm.

Discusses the movement of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to Cambridge, Massachusetts, specifically between Blandford and Springfield, Massachusetts. Updates arrangements for the assistance Swart was supplying.

Blanford Sunday Morning Jany 14, 1776
To Mr Swart
I have waited at this place 2 days for some of your people to come up - But as the roads are so bad that they all cannot come on till evening I have concluded to go on to Springfield - I am afraid from some circumstances that they will not chuse to go farther than that place, if so I shall be obliged to get teams there and at Westfield
- I had much rather they would go on to camp the roads are good and they can purchase fodder in the upper Towns for their Horses & in order to induce them to it offer them 14/ York currency today for each Span of horses that is after they leave Springfield - After they get down the next Hill they will be able to travel much farther than Oxen - I shall wait for you at Springfield In the Interim
I am Sir
Your Hble Servt
Henry Knox
If you should want any assistance from the County people [inserted: do] employ them I will pay them at Springfield

[address leaf]
Copy of a letter
To Mr Swart
Blanford [mountain]
Jany. 14. 1776

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