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Webb, Samuel Blachley (1753-1807) [Recommendation for a leave of absence for Jonathan Hart]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09601 Author/Creator: Webb, Samuel Blachley (1753-1807) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 15.3 x 23.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Colonel Webb recommends Hart (spelled "Heart" in docket) for a fifteen to twenty day leave of absence. Directs his request to Major General Henry Knox.

People: Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)

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