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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Olney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01785 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 1 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.6 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Originally written and signed for Knox in the hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp, but now badly faded. Writes, "I this minute reviewed your favor of the 22 ult. with its enclosures. Major Shaw, my aide de camp, who was chosen Treasurer by the Army will execute your orders respecting the money matters. The Committee set off for Philadelphia ten days ago. I have not yet heard any thing from them. As soon as they have the affair in train I will take a pleasure in informing you of it. We have no news. The compliments of the season to you and your gallant corps."

People: Olney, Jeremiah, 1749-1812
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyFinanceSoldier's PayPetitionPensionsContinental CongressCongressNewburgh Conspiracy

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