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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to George Measam

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00729 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 October 1778 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 22.6 x 15.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at Fredericksburgh. To Measam, deputy clothier stationed at Fishkill, New York. Discusses a deficiency of "waiscoats."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Measam, fl. 1778

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyHealth and MedicalDiplomacyWomen's History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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