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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Benjamin Lincoln

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01432 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Newburgh, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 29 May 1782 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23 x 18.6 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01432 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Newburgh, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 29 May 1782 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23 x 18.6 cm.

Later copy. Written by Major General Knox to Secretary of War Lincoln. Arrived in Newburgh three days earlier. Was at West Point "with the officers of the Army and find them generally much discontented." Says the problems revolve around the issuing of provisions. Says "Tomorrow it is proposed to celebrate with a good deal of taste & some pomp, the birth of the dauphin. I am sorry we shall have such a bad sauce to the feast, as the late unfortunate event in the West Indies" (the French fleet under de Grasse was defeated by British Admiral Rodney on 12 April off the coast of Dominica).

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