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Ward, Samuel (1756-1832) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03519 Author/Creator: Ward, Samuel (1756-1832) Place Written: Warwick, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 April 1787 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23 x 19 cm.

States that that Mr. Griffin Green has been informed that the sunk frigates in the North [Hudson] River by Fort Montgomery contain pig iron and perhaps some other articles of interest. Asks for Knox's permission to examine the frigates and their property further to see if it can be acquired without too much expense.

The writer of this letter is likely Samuel Ward Jr., lieutenant colonel from Rhode Island. He retired from service in 1781, was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and traveled extensively as a merchant.

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