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Swift, Heman (1733-1814) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09637 Author/Creator: Swift, Heman (1733-1814) Place Written: New York Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 11 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22.1 x 17.8 cm.

Colonel Swift recommends Ensign Rogers, of the 22nd Connecticut Regiment, for a leave of absence until 7th April 1783. Created at Camp Highlands. Informs Knox that Captain Richard has returned from furlough.

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