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Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01805 Author/Creator: Peirce, Joseph (1745-1828) Place Written: Boston, Masschusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 January 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33.2 x 21.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses sending a box to General Knox, a farm Knox may wish to purchase, and the need for raising money to pay the Army.

Full Transcript: [Excerpt:]
you see by our papers that Mr. Lovell has recd. since July for Continental taxes abt. 100,000 dollars of the Treasurer of this State, surely if the other States made ...as great exertions there would be money found to pay the Army -See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Peirce, Joseph, 1745-1828

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyFinanceSoldier's PayPetitionPensionsAgriculture and Animal HusbandryLand TransactionNewburgh Conspiracy

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