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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Hugh Hughes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01147 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 August 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.5 x 19 cm. Order a Copy

Informs Colonel Hughes, Deputy Quartermaster of Military Stores (or any of his deputies at Fishkill), that harness makers formerly of Colonel Baldwin's regiment are to join Captain [Thomas] Patten's company "for peculiar public reasons." The company will march from New Windsor the following day. Says he will be "answerable for the measure, to the commander in chief and Colonel Pickering." Knox signs a note on the bottom of the page, indicating "Roman Hazard" should be ordered to join them at New Windsor as soon as possible.

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hughes, Hugh, 1727-1802

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