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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Crane

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01039 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 July 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31 x 19.5 cm.

Gives Crane orders regarding the transport of cannon and stores sent from Springfield, Massachusetts through Claverack, New York to be sent to New Windsor, New York, where Crane will soon arrive. Gives instructions to be passed on to Captain Thomas Seward if Seward is at Claverack, New York. Docketed by Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide. Written at Philipsburgh, New York (near present-day Tarrytown).

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