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McLane, Daniel (fl. 1789) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04248 Author/Creator: McLane, Daniel (fl. 1789) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 June 1789 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.2 x 19.6 cm.

Tells Knox he would like to re-enter the army if there is an opportunity to serve. Would like to command in the artillery or in any other position. Left the army with a rank of Captain and would be happy to start there again.

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