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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Horatio Gates

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10093 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 February 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 35 x 23.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Relates a recent adventure in which he was apparently traveling over a frozen waterway to meet a military board that included Gates. On the way, the ice under his party broke, but through a fortunate turn of events they remained safe. Knox and General [Jedediah] Huntington hope that Gates and the board will excuse their absence. Asks that they may make their decision without having to physically attend the board. In a post script, asks Gates to present his [Knox's] compliments to General [Israel] Putnam.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806
Huntington, Jedediah, 1743-1818
Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Newburgh ConspiracyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyTransportation

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