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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Abraham Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00540 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 March 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 21.2 x 16 cm.

Orders Captain Livingston to obtain 5000 tents for next spring for General Thomas Mifflin. Orders him to "get the cloth for tents and get them made into tents each to hold six men." Also orders him to draw any necessary funds from General Mifflin.

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