Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Carlisle
High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02458 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1 September 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.5 x 17.8 cm.
Marked as "Copy." Written and signed for Knox by his aide-de-camp John Lillie. Gives permission for Carlisle [or Carlile] to take his black servant with him "with the proviso that if his regiment should not be disbanded upon the definitive treaty of peace, that you order him to join it." Carlisle had asked for the permission at GLC02437.02444.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.