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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lieutenant [M.] Wetzell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01140 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 August 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 30 x 19.5 cm. Order a Copy

Orders Wetzell to take his two howitzers to West Point to coordinate with Colonel John Crane. Crane is to then transport the cannon to the West side of Kings Ferry, where Colonel John Lamb will receive them. Knox stipulates, "Not a moments delay to be made in the execution of this order."

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