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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Timothy Pickering

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09308 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript letter Date: 2 November 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Washington instructs Pickering, Quartermaster General, to extract 150 lbs. from the "British Military Chest" to pay General Henry Knox for use in his artillery department. Docket, in the hand of William Knox, indicates this order is a copy. A clerical note states that the amount was received in full from Pickering. Clerically written, and docketed as a copy. Verso contains several mathematical equations, possibly related to accounts.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: [Draft]
To Colonel Timothy Pickering Q. M. Genl.
Pay from the British Military Chest in your Care One hundred and fifty Pounds Lawful Money to Brigadier General Knox of ...the Artillery, for the Use of his Department and for which he is to be held Accountable -
Given at Head Quarters this
2nd November 1781
Go: Washington
By His Excellency's Comd.
Jona. Trumbull Junr. Secy.
Received of Colonel Pickering
the above mentioned Sum in full
for General Knox

S. Shaw A D Camp
Head Quarters 2d. Novr. 1781
[illegible] Copy of an
Order from His Exy. The Commander
in Chief in favor of Brigr. Genl.
Knox for £150 Lawful Money
on Timy. Pickering Esqr. Q M G.
for the use of His Departs.
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People: Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentArtilleryRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceBattle of YorktownMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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