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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to James Warren

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00268 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Cambridge, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 April 1776 Pagination: 1p.+addr. 30.8 cm. x 18.2 cm.

Relays information from George Washington that the Massachusetts Provincial Congress had promised Washington 300 teams (of pack animals) to carry artillery and stores to New York, but only 40 have been delivered. Asks Warren to use his influence with the committee to have the rest of the teams delivered expeditiously. Warren had previously served as president of the provincial assembly.

Cambridge April 5th 1776
His Excellency General Washington Inform'd me that the honorable Assembly of this Colony were so obliging as to promise him 300 teams to be assembl'd at Cambridge Common from Wednesday afternoon to Saturday noon - one hundred & fifty of which were to be here on Wednesday eveng or thursday morning - the remaining part on Saturday - forty of the number only have yet appear'd, to the great detriment of the service, as then teams were to carry such stores and cannon as were necessary for the army immediately
I should be under very great obligations to you Sir to take such steps & use your influence in such a manner as the teams may be sent as speedily as possible
I am sir with the
greatest Respect Your
Most Hble Servt
Colo Warren - Henry Knox
Colo Rgt Artillery

[address leaf]
Copy of letter to
the General Assembly
of the Massachusetts
Bay April 5 1776

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