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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Parker & Duer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09744 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 27 May 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.8 x 17.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09744 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 27 May 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.8 x 17.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox, Commander at West Point, writes to business partners William Duer and Daniel Parker: "A very considerable part of the Garrison, upwards of two hundred, are at this time sick with the measles and there are more to have them,- In this situation, fresh meat is absolutely essential to their well being-" Requests beef, veal, mutton, "or other small meats," to be sent to West Point immediately.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Duer, William, 1747-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: West Point (US Military Academy)Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMerchants and TradeMilitary ProvisionsHealth and MedicalDiet and nutritionEpidemic

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