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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.

Summary of Content: 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.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Blanford Sunday Morning Jany 14, 1776
To Mr Swart
Sir
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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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Swart, fl. 1776

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Fort TiconderogaRevolutionary WarMilitary HistorySiege of BostonContinental ArmyTransportation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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