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Crane, John (1744-1805) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02174 Author/Creator: Crane, John (1744-1805) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31.5 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Duplicate of GLC02437.02175. Discusses orders for officers to hand in returns in a timely manner concerning the "number of Officers ... and privates who will remain in service from the different corps at this post ... " Explains the return was created before all of the officers choosing to remain in service were accounted for, and since there were more officers who chose to stay than were expected, he needs to issue a new return. Had asked the officers to decide among themselves who would remain since "I do not think that I can with propriety derange any officer without his consent. If Capt. [Winthrop] Sergeant can agree with any one of the Captains to exchange[,] I will with pleasure make a new return."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Crane, John, 1744-1805
Sargeant, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryMuster Rolls and Returns

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