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Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10095 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 35.5 x 23.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10095 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 35.5 x 23.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Patten, Captain of a company of artificers, requests to receive the same pay as officers of the artillery. Complains that the men belonging to his company are from different states, "and have had their depreciation [in pay] made up to them from the several states to whitch they belong, and not upon equal establishment..." Lists the amounts paid by several states. Requests extra pay and a horse for his service as paymaster and clothier for the company.

People: Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtillerySoldier's PayClothing and AccessoriesTransportationMilitary Supplies

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