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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Carlisle

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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.

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