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Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01103 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 July 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23.1 x 19 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01103 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 July 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23.1 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Patten, Captain of Artillery Artificers, reports details of work completed at New Windsor, including the building of wagon carriages, wooden bottoms (for artillery) and mortar carriages. Writes, "My Men are Very unease for want of Money, and more Unease about the men are absent and never been sent for, they think if they go that they never will be sent for, and say they Have as good write [sic] to be absent as others- whitch makes me thinks they will desert soon if something is Not done, about the Matter of geting the Deserters in that Belongs to the Company..."

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

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesContinental ArmyArtilleryArtisansSoldier's PayMilitary LawDesertionFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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