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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Burbeck

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00254 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Newton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 February 1776 Pagination: 1p.+docket. 20.2 cm. x 16.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00254 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Newton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 February 1776 Pagination: 1p.+docket. 20.2 cm. x 16.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Colonel Burbeck to procure horses and carts, and move some artillery pieces from Prospect Hill in Somerville, Massachusetts, after assessing the road in the daytime. Notes that he would have done this himself if his wife, Lucy Knox, was not currently ill.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Newton Feby 25 1776
Dear Sir
You will upon the receipt of this Letter procure as many horses as will be sufficient to carry 2 -18 pounders & 2 - 24 pounders (which you will ...take from Prospect Hill & put 2 12 pounders in their Boom) & this evening about sun down carry them with their proper apparatus Down to Lechmeres point - I imagine that you must get a Sling cart for those upon prospect Hill as they are mounted on Garrison Carriages. You will view the road in the day time & see which will be the best way, so that no accident may happen - These things I should have done myself but Mrs. Knox being exceedingly ill prevents my leaving of her -
I am Sir
Your Very Hble Servt
Henry Knox
Colo Burbeck -
[docket]
Letter to Colo. Burbeck
from Newton
Feby 1776 -
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Burbeck, William, 1716-1785
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ArtilleryRevolutionary WarSiege of BostonMilitary HistoryHealth and MedicalMarriageTransportation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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