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Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01852 Author/Creator: Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.4 x 19.1 cm.

"The Commander in Chief has directed me to inclose you Lt. Campbells return, and to request you would cause some enquiry to be made into the loss of stores mentioned therein." Noted as written at Head Quarters. See GLC02437.01853 for Knox's follow-up.

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