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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Knox's opinion given to George Washington on questions such as detaching part of the main army toward Boston and keeping Continental troops in a "collected state" during winter]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00733 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 19 October 1778 Pagination: 6 p. : docket ; 24.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Retained copy of GLC02437.00732, a response to GLC02437.00731. Refer to the draft of this document, GLC02437.00732, for complete scope and content. In Samuel Shaw's hand. Place of writing is inferred from copy at GLC02437.00732.

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMilitary CampMilitary ProvisionsMilitary Supplies

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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