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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Samuel Ogden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01668 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.6 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Has received Ogden's letter from yesterday asking him to meet at General [George] Washington's headquarters at eleven o'clock the next morning. Declares that he had already made his travel plans and he shall certainly be there by that time. He and his wife send their regards to Mrs. Ogden.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyAmmunitionArtilleryIndustryPresidentTravel

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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