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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Samuel Hodgdon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01263 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Yorktown, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 October 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ;

Summary of Content: Responds to Hodgdon's letter about sending ordnance from Baltimore for the siege of Yorktown (see GLC02437.01249) and hopes news of Lord Cornwallis' surrender reached him before the ships set sail. Asks that the shell and shot be sent to Head of Elk, Maryland instead. Hodgdon was the commissary general of military stores appointed by the Board of War & Ordnance.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Camp [inserted: near York] 26 October 1781

I received your letter from [Baltimore] respecting the shells [inserted: and shot] you were about to send to this place. I hope the ...news of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis Army reached you before they had sail'd, if so I pray you to have them [inserted: re] landed or which will be better have them transported to the head of Elk and landed there
I am sir your hble ser
Samuel Hodgdon Esqr

To S. Hodgdon Esqr
26 Octo. 1781.
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Battle of YorktownRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryArtilleryAmmunitionBattleSurrenderGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTransportation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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