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Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01910 Author/Creator: Gates, Horatio (1728-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21.1 x 17.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs Knox that he expects Knox and General Huntington for dinner as they will be in the area for a Board of General Officers meeting. States the he "will try to get you as good a Dinner as I can, but you must not expect the delicacies with which you abound at West-Point..." Noted as written at Ellisons.

Full Transcript: Ellisons 10th: Febry: 1783
Dear Sir
General Hand acquaints me That a Board of General Officers are by His Excellencys Orders directed to assemble on Thursday next: I shall therefore expect ...you & General Huntington here at that Time I will try to get you as good a Dinner as I can, but you must not expect the delicacies with which you abound at West Point; my Compliments wait upon The Ladies
I am
your affectionate
Humble Servant
Horatio Gates
Maj: Gen. Knox

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from Genl Gates 10 Feby
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People: Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyDiet and nutritionMilitary Camp

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