Hull, William (1753-1825) to Henry Knox
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 #: GLC02437.02966 Author/Creator: Hull, William (1753-1825) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 February 1784 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33.8 x 20.7 cm.
Hull, commandant of West Point, encloses a letter from Joseph Carleton, writing on behalf of Congress, regarding engineers retained in service (refer to GLC02437.02954). Hull instructed Carleton to defer final reorganization of the engineering department until the arrangement could be confirmed by Knox. Encloses a certificate (not included) from Colonel de Miranda, possibly Francisco de Miranda. Notes that Miranda was recommended to him by Governor [George] Clinton and General Alexander McDougall among others. Of the certificate, writes: "As it establishes a Fact with respect to a Point of Service in the first Garrison in Europe, it appears to me of some consequence."
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.