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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Seward

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01626 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 24 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.6 x 16.8 cm.

Written and signed for Knox in the hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp. Writes, "I have directed a company under Capt. Lt. [Isaac] Guion from Col. [John] Lamb's regiment to relieve yours now Stationed in the Northern department. You will therefore obtain permission from Maj. Gen. [William Alexander] Lord Stirling to collect your men and repair to this post as soon as possible. You must carefully examine all the waggons and other carriages which were taken from General [John] Burgoyne in 1777, and such of them as are fit for Service must be brought here in their present state - the remainder you must burn and bring all the iron belonging to them with you to this place. You must inform his Lordship of this order."

West Point
24 Sept. 1782
Sir,
I have directed a company under Capt Lt Guion from Col. Lamb's regiment to relieve yours now stationed in the Northern department. You will therefore obtain permission from Maj. Gen. Lord Stirling to collect your men and repair to this post as soon as possible.
You must carefully examine all the waggons and other carriages which were taken from General Burgoyne in 1777, and such of them as are fit for service must be brought here in their present state - the remainder you must burn and bring all the iron belonging to them with you to this place. You must inform his Lordship of this order.
I am Sir
Capt Seward. (signed) H Knox Br General
commanding artillery

[docket]
To Capt Seward
24 Sept 1782.

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