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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to William Hull

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02990 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Dorchester, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 April 1784 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 32.3 x 20.3 cm.

Knox writes to Hull, commandant of West Point. Reports he has not received word from Congress regarding Hull's prior question about the engineers who remain in service at West Point. Discusses other military matters, including Hull's disagreement with Sebastian Bauman, an artillery officer. Expresses hope that both Knox's opinion and that of [Francisco] de Miranda will convince Bauman of the impropriety of his conduct. Written in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

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