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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Peter Anspach

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00804 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Morristown, New Jersey Type: Manuscript letter Date: 13 March 1780 Pagination: 2 p. ; 27.7 x 21.8 cm.

Written by Samuel Shaw, and signed by him for Knox. Knox replies to a letter from Anspach, Paymaster to the Quartermaster General's Department (GLC02437.00801). Finds no error in his account with the Quartermaster besides one omission of credit. Discusses other accounts, including one recently presented to Samuel Hodgdon, Deputy Commissary General. Relates that he also figured in a balance owed to Colonel Stephen Moylan, former Commissary General, as the accounts would have difficult to separate. Notes, "... the discrepancies in the quarter masters accounts were occasioned by the hurry and confusion attending some of our movements at that time, the dispersed situation of the corps, and possibly to the inattention of the Q. Masters Bradlee and Pollard. However, as I had no agency in the receiving or disposal of the articles, I cannot consider myself responsible for the deficiency." Claims he had gathered the necessary papers by August 1779.

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