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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Tench Tilghman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00933 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 April 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Docketed to Colonel Tilghman, one of George Washington's aides. Reports that a company at West Point has been annexed to Colonel Proctor's regiment. Asks for George Washington's instructions as to whether or not he should order the company to Proctor's regiment immediately. Asks for news regarding General [Nathanael] Greene, Commander of the Southern Department. Remarks that his son Harry is feeling better today.

Full Transcript: [draft]
New Windsor 2 Apl 1781

Dear Sir
There is a company at West Point which [inserted: amounting perhaps to 37] by the late arrangement has been annex'd to Procters regiment (the same ...which [are] at head quarters about their enlistments) I wish his Excellencys directions [struck: which it] whether I shall order it to join Colonel Procter immediately. [struck: have you n] have you no news from General Greene yet? [inserted: my little son] [struck: little Harry] is rather better today.
Your affectionate
[struck: Adieu]

New Windsor 2 April 1781-

Colonel Tilghman

Copy to Colonel Tilghman 2 April 1781
Concerning ordering Lymonds Company to join Procters regiment
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Tilghman, Tench, 1744-1786
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)PresidentHealth and MedicalChildren and Family

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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