Moodie, Andrew (d. 1787) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01437 Author/Creator: Moodie, Andrew (d. 1787) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 June 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 38 cm x 22.8 cm.
Outlines a situation concerning a Robert Richardson, sent to West Point from Springfield the previous fall. Richardson is not attached to any corps in particular, and works at the laboratory and at other positions at the post. Moodie is finding it difficult to provide him with clothing, provisions and pay because he is not attached to any group. He therefore is applying to Knox for instruction. Adds in a post script that a Donald Campble at Fishkill with Rodock [probably John Ruddock, the commissary at Fishkill] is in a similar situation as Richardson.
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