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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Anthony Wayne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05536 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 July 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes about two horses being returned, "one for you and all camp and another for a servant." Asks him to look into the matter. States that the cavalry horses must be used for the purposes "for which they are designed."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryCavalryTransportationMilitary SuppliesGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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