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Freeman, Constant (1757-1824) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03760 Author/Creator: Freeman, Constant (1757-1824) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 January 1788 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 23.4 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks Knox whether he has the right, based on his military service, to two or three hundred acres of Ohio Company land. Adds that Mrs. [Mary] McNeil[l] thanks Knox for settling her husband's accounts. Knox has noted his answer beneath the docket.

Background Information: Freeman joined the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in 1776, reached rank of colonel, and later served as auditor of the United States Navy Department.

People: Freeman, Constant, 1757-1824
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarContinental ArmyLand TransactionPensionsSoldier's PayWestward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationFinanceWomen's History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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