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Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01582 Author/Creator: Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) Place Written: Fishkill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23 x 16.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "Lieut [probably William] Honeyman, late Quartermaster to the Invalid regt resigned yesterday that employment & as he belongs to the company quartered in Philadelphia, in which he is mustered, he begs your permission to return to his proper post." "Granted" is written at the bottom of the letter in Samuel Shaw's hand.

People: Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Honeyman, William, fl. 1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyInjury or WoundHealth and MedicalImmigration and Migration

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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