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Delancey, Oliver (fl. 1776-1783) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02803 Author/Creator: Delancey, Oliver (fl. 1776-1783) Place Written: Staten Island, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 November 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.4 x 20.7 cm.

As Adjutant General to the British Army, Delancy writes to Knox telling him that "the publick stores left at the commmissarys storehouses in New York, should be protected untill [sic] proper persons could be sent to remove them .. " Delancey writes at the direction of Sir Guy Carleton.

Delancey was a Loyalist from New York and founded the Delancey Light Brigade.

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