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Stevens, Ebenezer (1751-1823) [Recommendation for a leave of absence for Lieutenant Wetzell]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09671 Author/Creator: Stevens, Ebenezer (1751-1823) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 2 March 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 11.9 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Lieutenant Colonel Stevens recommends Wetzell for a leave of absence for twenty days. Directs his request to Major General Henry Knox.

People: Stevens, Ebenezer, 1751-1823
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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