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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01869 Author/Creator: Smith, William Stephens (1755-1816) Place Written: Dobbs Ferry, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses Mr. Sutherland's situation and mentions that he is sorry that circumstances did not work out in his favor. See GLC02437.01857 and GLC02437.01866 for more information.

Full Transcript: [Excerpt:]
...for whilst it shuts the door of relief, to Mr Sutherland, Mr Haldane is not benefitted. I am informed, he, with the Gent of Lord Cornwallis's family, was liberated ...by the Marquis, & Dr. Franklin at Paris....See More

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPrisoner of War

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