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Gouvion, Jean Baptiste (1747-1792) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01937 Author/Creator: Gouvion, Jean Baptiste (1747-1792) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.7 x 21 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01937 Author/Creator: Gouvion, Jean Baptiste (1747-1792) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.7 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Knox to send him "about 25 pounds of ten penny nails" in order to complete General Louis Du Portail's quarters since he had asked Colonel Timothy Pickering about them but now is asking Knox "because I can't get anything from the quarter master." He apologizes for troubling him "about a such a trifle" and sends his compliments to Lucy Knox.

Background Information: Gouvion was a Major, and later Colonel, from France who volunteered as a part of the Engineer Corps in the Continental Army. Du Portail was a Brigadier General and later, ...Major General after Yorktown, also from France, who commanded the Engineer Corps.See More

People: Gouvion, Jean Baptiste, 1747-1792
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Du Portail, Louis Le Bègue de Presle, 1743-1802
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary SuppliesBuilding ConstructionMilitary Camp

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