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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Lewis Nicola

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01556 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 1 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22.9 x 17.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Written and signed in the hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp. Writes, "As soon as all the stores can be removed the waggons necessary to transport the remaining part of your regiment procured, you will direct it to repair immediately to the Post, I shall be happy if suitable accommodations can be provided, so as to render the situation of yourself and family agreeable while they may remain here. In the mean time, you have my permission to continue at Fishkill, agreeable to your request, until the purposes on which it is founded are accomplished."

People: Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)Transportation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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