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Hunter, James (fl. 1781) [Bill to Henry Knox for military supplies needed for the siege of Yorktown].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01246 Author/Creator: Hunter, James (fl. 1781) Place Written: Falmouth, Virginia Type: Autograph document Date: 19 October 1781 Pagination: 1 p. + docket

Summary of Content: Bill for iron and waggonage from the Rappahannock Forge in Falmouth, Virginia. Knox's instructions to Hunter to send iron and ordnance to the James River and Hunter's report on fulfilling that request appear in GLC02437.01194 and GLC02437.01217, respectively.

People: Hunter, James, fl. 1781
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyRailroadMilitary SuppliesTransportationBattle of YorktownBattle

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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