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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to [Thomas] Patten

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01071 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Sleepy Hollow, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 July 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33 x 21.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Refers to work undertaken by Patten after Knox's departure from New Windsor, New York. Hopes to be able to give a report to George Washington, Commander in Chief, as soon as possible. Docketed by Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide. Written at Philipsburgh, New York (present-day Sleepy Hollow).

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryPresident

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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