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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to David Humphreys

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02234 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 July 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.8 x 21.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02234 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 July 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.8 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Major General Knox to Colonel Humphreys, an aide-de-camp to General Washington. Knox says that Captain Lieutenant Kemper has been arrested "at the instance Colonel Crane for uttering expressions to his prejudice." Says the cause of the arrest happened after Kemper received his furlough "and a special permission from head quarters, and there he is of opinion the arrest must be nugatory as in the case of Major Reid, of which he has heard." Says he cannot determine what to do, and is referring the matter to headquarters for an answer.

Full Transcript: [draft]
West Point 4 July 1783
Dear Sir
Capt Lt [Kemper] has been [arrested] at the instance of Colonel Crane for uttering expressions to his prejudice. Captain Kemper will shew the [arrest]. ...This [inserted: [cause] of the arrest] happened after Capt Lt Kemper had received his furlough and a special permission from head quarters, and therefore he is of opinion the arrest must be [illegible] as in the case of Major [Read] [&] which he has heard - I am unable to determine this matter and therefore refer it to head quarters - [struck: [illegible] Prince would perhap]
I am Dear Sir
Your
Humble [Sert]
HKnox

Colonel Humphreys

[docket]
To Lt Colonel Humphreys 4 July
1783
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