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Stevens, Ebenezer (1751-1823) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01305 Author/Creator: Stevens, Ebenezer (1751-1823) Place Written: Burlington, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 December 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 19.8 x 16.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks Knox for forwarding a letter from Robert Morris to David Rhea; he forwarded it on, but as Mr. Rhea was traveling, had not yet received a reply. Promises to send a reply to Knox when he gets one. Relates that his troops only have three days of rations left so he sent someone to Philadelphia to get more. Comments that the people in Burlington (most likely Burlington, New Jersey) are so dispirited that he cannot get supplies from them "without the warrant of a Magistrate & the bayonet to enforce it." Relates that the Artificers need timber and he was asked by Col. Nelson, the state Quartermaster, to "procure his Excellency's warrant for the purpose."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Stevens, Ebenezer, 1751-1823
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Rhea, David, fl. 1781

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsContinental ArmyArtilleryMilitary SuppliesWartime Pillaging and DestructionLawArtisansPresident

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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