Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) to Henry Knox

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01931 Author/Creator: Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 33.6 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses salary of the Artillery artificers. States that they "should receive their ... pay with the rest of the army ... " Noted as written at Head Quarters. Appears to be a reply to GLC02437.01924.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Head Quarters
16.th February 1783

Sir
I am honord with your Letter of Yesterday-
The pay of a Sergeant of Infantry has been ten dollars p month since the latter [...end] of 78 or beginning of 1779-
It is certainly right that the artillery artificers should receive their accounts pay with the rest of the army- Mr. Whitmore the Deputy Paymaster shall be written to immediately to adjust the weekly proportions of that corps and acquaint you of it-
with great respect
I have the honor to be
as Your very Obedt
Servant
Ben Walker
ADC
Maj Genl. Knox

[address]
Major Genl Knox
at Genl Gates Quarters

[docket]
From Major Walker 16. Feby
1783
See More

People: Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary LawContinental ArmyArtillerySoldier's PayFinance

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources