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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Board of War and Ordnance

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01175 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Head of Elk, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 September 1781 Pagination: 2 p. + docket

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01175 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Head of Elk, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 September 1781 Pagination: 2 p. + docket

Summary of Content: Reports that almost all the stores are embarked at Head of Elk, Maryland. He has not yet received a full account of ordnance sent from Philadelphia from Samuel Hodgdon, the commissary general of military stores, so he does not know if the Board's directions have been fulfilled. Knox will ensure full compliance. The supplies were needed for the upcoming siege of Yorktown.

Full Transcript: [Excerpt:] The fifth division of troops embarkes tomorrow morning.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Board of War & Ordnance
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Battle of YorktownRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryContinental CongressCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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