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Crane, John (1744-1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01133 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 August 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.2 x 20.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Colonel Crane to Brigadier General Knox. Writes in response to officers who have accused him of withholding money from soldiers under his command. Asks for a court of inquiry to investigate the matter. Hopes everyone "who have made free with my Character behind my back will appear at this Court."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Crane, John, 1744-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Forgery and FraudRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmySoldier's PayFinanceCorruption and ScandalMilitary Law

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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