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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Samuel Jefferds

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02583 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 29 September 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21.9 x 17.5 cm.

Gives orders to Jefferds regarding a new post and the distribution of the ordnance and stores. Expects an accurate account of everything he receives as well as a monthly return. Written and signed in a secretarial hand. Marked as a copy.

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