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Allen, William (fl. 1783) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02524 Author/Creator: Allen, William (fl. 1783) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 September 1783 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Informs Knox that Lieutenant Jacob Glen with some members of Sir John Johnston's regiment, arrived from Canada at Saratoga with a flag of truce and 66 prisoners.

People: Allen, William, fl. 1783.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Prisoner of War, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Truce, Canada

Sub Era: Creating a New Government