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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Crane

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01011 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 July 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30.7 x 19.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01011 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 July 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30.7 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Directs the letter to Colonel Crane, in charge of the ordnance and stores forwarded from Boston, Massachusetts to Claverack, New York. Provides instructions for shipping the powder and other stores. Orders that the stores must be sent from Claverack to West Point.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Crane, John, 1744-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryAmmunitionTransportationWest Point (US Military Academy)

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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