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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Joseph Harrod

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01981 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 4 March 1783 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 21.2 x 16.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the affairs of the late Captain Lieutenant Samuel Treat, and how his heirs would receive the money and estate. Also includes a certificate giving his heirs the right to his possessions. Both the letter and the certificate are written and signed for Knox in the hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide de camp.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Harrod, Joseph, fl. 1783
Treat, Samuel, fl. 1775-1777

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyDeathEstateFinanceSoldier's Pay

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