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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Pierce

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02206 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23.1 x 17.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Written and signed in hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp, to Paymaster General Pierce. Says he made a settlement with the auditors of the army for monies received for his recruiting and ordnance services in 1779. Says the whole account could not be settled "from a want of sundry vouchers," not in his possesion. The audit found that Knox was owed a little over $2609, which he received in April 1779 in old paper money from Colonel Palfrey. Says he has reviewed his accounts and realized the money was not due to him and asks that it be taken from the pay that is due to him on a converstion scale of 16 to 1, as stipulated by Congress.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyRecruitmentArtilleryFinanceSoldier's PayCoins and CurrencyContinental CongressCongress

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