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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Timothy Pickering

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02485 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 January 1784 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Major General Knox as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army (he succeeded Washington on 23 December 1783) to Colonel Pickering. Discusses the difficulties in obtaining sleighs and horses to collect firewood for the post at West Point. Wants Pickering to engage ten or twelve teams for the job. Requests that the actions taken be forwarded to General Henry Jackson. Includes seller's clipping.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesTransportationWest Point (US Military Academy)Continental Army

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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