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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Crane

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01535 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 August 1782 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33.5 x 20.5 cm.

Directs Crane to send a specified amount and kind of arms and troops to the light infantry [at an unspecified location]. Declares that Crane may choose which men to send, but no more than twelve men may be attached to each piece of artillery. Will contact Colonel Timothy Pickering, the Quartermaster General, to make further arrangements. Also asks for his assistance in erecting buildings for ordnance stores at West Point, and asks that he direct Captain Sears and Captain Moody [Andrew Moodie].

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