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Harrod, Joseph (fl. 1783) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01864 Author/Creator: Harrod, Joseph (fl. 1783) Place Written: Haverhill, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.9 x 18.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Harrod to Major General Knox. Is writing because he knew Knox had a friendship with his deceased "Brother Treat" (possibly Samuel Treat, d. 1777, Harrod's brother-in-law).. Is requesting his assistance in getting Treat's half-pay pension for his mother, who needs it. Also says that "the last time he was at Haverhill I think he told me he lost a Valluable Horse at the [battle of] Brandy Wine & did not know wheather it would be made up to him." Says his petitions have not been answered and hopes Knox can assist him.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyFriendshipDeathBattleEstateSoldier's PayPensionsChildren and FamilyFinanceBattle of Brandywine (Brandywine Creek)

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