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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09377 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Rocky Hill, New Jersey Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 3 September 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes regarding the release of a prisoner. Informing Knox that "As Mr. Corne was ignorant of the regulations respecting Flags, when he came out, he may be permitted to return with the other Prisoners." Written at "Head Quarters." Docketed by Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide.

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

Full Transcript: Head Quarters 3 Septr. 1782
Dear Sir

As Mr. Corne was ignorant of the regulations respecting Flags, when he came out, he may be permitted to return with the other Prisoners -
...You will please therefore to send them with a serjeant and the inclosed Letter to Colonel Canfield who commands at Stamford -
I am
Dear Sir
Your very hum Servt.
Go: Washington
The Serjeant may proceed as far as Bedford where Colo. Sheldon lays with his Legion. By a line to him, he will send Mr. Corne and the persons with him to Stamford and save the Serjeant so much distance -
Maj General Knox -
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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Prisoner of WarPresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryPrisoner

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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