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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00882 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 February 1781 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 18.1 x 14.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the mutinies of Pennsylvania and New Jersey troops, and the quelling of the latter by forces under General Robert Howe. References execution of two of the mutinies' leaders.

Full Transcript: [Draft]
Head Quarters 4 Febry 1780
My dear Brother & Friend
I have the pleasure just to inform you that I arrived here yesterday after a [surely] fatiguing journey - I came by ...the way of Newport where I was treated with uncommon civility
The affair of the Pennsylvania line has terminated with the dissension of the great part of the [2] part of the men which induced the Jersey troops or part of them to follow the villainous example of the Pennsylvanians but they did not succeed so well, for a detachment from the New England Lines under Genl Howe suprized them in their beds and oblig'd them to an instant and unconditional submission - two were immediately executed and the rest pardoned [3] who return' d to their duty with great signs of penitence
Mrs K had been sick but is better - Harry is this day breaking out with small pox - we hope and believe he will do well - little Lucy is well - give my love to all friends
Adieu
H Knox
[docket]
Brigdr. Genl Knox
New Windsor Feby 4th
1781

[docket two]
Brig.dr Genl Knox New Windsor
Feb 4th 1781
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People: Knox, William, 1756-1795
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMutinyMilitary LawDeath Penalty

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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