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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to the Board of War and Ordnance

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00928 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 March 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Argues that a small group of artificers attached to the Park of Artillery have served since the beginning of the campaign of 1777 and "are duly entitled to have the depreciation of their pay made good... the very good character these troops sustain make it a matter of some regret that they are not better provided for..." Encloses a [report] on "the state of the drums and fifes..." (see GLC02437.00900.)

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
United States. Continental Congress. Board of War and Ordnance.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Soldier's Pay, Artillery, Artisans, Finance, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Military Supplies

Sub Era: The War for Independence