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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Duer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01940 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the poor quality beef provisions supplied lately by contractors.

Full Transcript: [Excerpt:] The beef contractors go on from bad to worse. There are now forty cattle kill'd, so ingamously poor that the troops absolutely refuse it....

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Duer, William, 1747-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)Military ProvisionsSutlerDiet and nutrition

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