Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to James Giles
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01536 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 23 August 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21.4 x 16.7 cm.
Written in the hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp; he has also signed for Knox.
Certifies that Mr. James Giles was employed as a conductor of military stores from December 1776 until September 1778, when he was offered a position in the corps of artillery. Verifies that his pay as conductor was 30 dollars per month until February 1778, when, by a resolve of Congress, it was raised to 40 dollars per month.
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