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Powell, Henry (1733-1814) to John Burgoyne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04764.80 Author/Creator: Powell, Henry (1733-1814) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 9.6 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Fragment of a letter written by Brigadier General Henry Watson Powell to General Burgoyne. Watson served under Burgoyne as commander of the 2nd Brigade during the Saratoga Campaign. This fragment is simply the closing of the letter. Says: "Carpenters, Masons;, Smiths, Oxen, Corvee Canadians[,]Carts & Horses with Harness compleat[.] Therefore The Ballance & Carts being destroyed will be of no great consequence." Signed by Powell.

Background Information:

People: Kingston, Robert M., fl. 1776-1779

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryBattleBattle of SaratogaConvention ArmyPrisoner of WarTransportationMilitary SuppliesCanadaArtisans

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