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Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01639 Author/Creator: Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) Place Written: Fishkill, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 October 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.1 x 17.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "I am informed the work at the house I am to occupy at the Point cannot proceed for want of boards, & as I am anxious to be where my duty calls me, I am under the necessity of requesting your application to Genl. [Henry] Knox to know whether I can be permitted to pull down some of the empty barracks here & have them removed to West Point for the house I am to inhabit there, this I am willing to do without putting the publick to any trouble or expense, except halling them from the beach at the Point to the house; if this is agreeable to the Genl I beg his order, as, during Col. [possibly Hugh] Hugh's absence, no one here can permit it. I should have paid my respects to the General this week had I not been very ill with fever & ague, this should be my bad day, but as the fit is not come on I hope it has left me."

People: Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyImmigration and MigrationWest Point (US Military Academy)Building ConstructionMilitary SuppliesHealth and MedicalMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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