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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Benjamin Walker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01924 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 February 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23.6 x 18 cm.

Discusses the proportions of pay for artificers and sergeants in the artillery as opposed to the regular army.

Westpoint 15 Feby 1783

Dear Sir
In The proportions of pay [strikeout] [struck: commissioned officers] [inserted: mentioned in yesterdays orders] the sergeants of Artillery are rated at the same as a sergeant of Infantry whereas a Sergeant of Artillery monthly pay is 10 dollars- The same with respect to the sergeants of sappers & miners-
There is no mention of any proportion to the artillery artificers, some of the most [meritorious] men in the service enlisted for the War, and [unpaid] as much as any other part of the Army although their pay is 20 dollars [p] month to the privates & 25 to the sergeants yet probably they might be contented with the same [2] [struck: pay as] proportions [at present as] the Artillery I pray you to mention these matters to his Excly and let me know the result-
I am dear sir
your Hble Sert
Major Walker

To Major Walker A.D.C.
15 Feby 1783.

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