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Smith, William Stephens (1755-1816) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01857 Author/Creator: Smith, William Stephens (1755-1816) Place Written: Dobb's Ferry, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 20.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01857 Author/Creator: Smith, William Stephens (1755-1816) Place Written: Dobb's Ferry, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Pleads on behalf of a Lieutenant Sutherland, a British officer who wishes to be exchanged as a prisoner.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Smith, William Stephens, 1755-1816

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Prisoner of WarRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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