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Eustis, William (1753-1825) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01127 Author/Creator: Eustis, William (1753-1825) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 August 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 32.6 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports that General [Arthur] St. Clair arrested Lieutenant Colonel Forrest, possibly Thomas Forrest, on a complaint made by Eustis "for discharging a man belonging to the Regt. for three half Johannes." Apparently Forrest has failed to resign his post, and Eustis wants to know who will take charge in his stead. Says Forrest "continues speckulating."

People: Eustis, Benjamin, 1751-1781
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Forrest, Thomas, 1747-1825
St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary LawCorruption and ScandalFinanceContinental ArmyGambling

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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