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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Asa Copeland

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01099 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Sleepy Hollow, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 July 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 30 x 18.9 cm. Order a Copy

Orders Copeland, conductor of military stores, to procure 1500 muskets, 3 tons of lead, and all of the pistols at New Windsor. Gives further instructions pertaining to arms, ordering Copeland to transfer stores to Philadelphia. Apparently written at Phillipsburg (present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York).

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