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Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09675 Author/Creator: Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 March 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 21.5 x 17.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Colonel Nicola writes from General [Horatio] Gates's Quarters. Recommends Sergeant Coombs, of the Invalid Regiment, for a leave of absence to see his wife in Weatherfield, Connecticut. Sends his respects to Lucy, Henry's wife.

People: Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWomen's HistoryMarriage

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