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Crane, John (1744-1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01357 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 February 1782 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.9 x 17.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01357 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 February 1782 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.9 x 17.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Received last letter from Knox and is waiting for General William Heath's arrival with an unnamed Sergeant to convene a party of men. Will respond to Knox as soon as they return.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Crane, John, 1744-1805
Heath, William, 1737-1814

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtillery

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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