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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Timothy Pickering

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01543 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 August 1782 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.2 x 16.7 cm.

Confirms that General George Washington has arranged for the shells to be delivered to Mr. [Daniel] Carthy as he requested (see GLC02437.01541). Also discusses the movement of various artillery stores and asks Pickering to provide horses with tumbrils for transportation. Refers to Colonel John Lamb and Colonel John Crane's involvement in the movement of stores.

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