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Niven, Daniel (1742-1809) [Recommendation for a leave of absence for Adam Decker]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09631 Author/Creator: Niven, Daniel (1742-1809) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 7 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 15 x 23.1 cm.

Captain Niven recommends [Decker?] for a twelve day furlough. Directs his recommendation to Major General Henry Knox.

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