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Crane, John (1744-1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01454 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: Newburgh, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 June 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.7 x 17.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "I mentioned to his Excellency General Washington, that it might be well to send some persons to the State of Vermont after [desertion], and he is pleased to approve of it. I have not the least doubt but the persons who deserted from your guard are gone to that place, as one of them owns a small farm there which he purchased last summer, previous to his being apprehended as a deserter, with an intention, that this [step] might prevent his being at all apprehended. If you should approve the sending some persons, I will do it immediately."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Crane, John, 1744-1805
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyDesertionPresidentMilitary Law

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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