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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Michael Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09812 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 December 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 31.5 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: Discusses men who cannot be dismissed [likely from the army] until Knox's arrival at West Point, New York. Also mentions Jackson can depend on something from his application (possibly referring to Jackson's request for a Brigadier General's salary), however, he likely will not be able to continue in the service.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralSoldier's PayInjury or WoundWest Point (US Military Academy)Continental Army

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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