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Paterson, John (1744-1808) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01741 Author/Creator: Paterson, John (1744-1808) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 December 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 21.2 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has received his most recent letter accompanying the address to Congress, and will comply with Knox's request to have it signed by the committee members and then pass it on to Colonel [John] Brooks, who will be leaving for West Point tomorrow. Will also pay close attention to Knox's other requests.

People: Paterson, John, 1744-1808
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Brooks, John, 1752-1825

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmySoldier's PayFinancePetitionPensionsWest Point (US Military Academy)Continental CongressCongressNewburgh Conspiracy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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