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Knox, William (1756-1795) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03997 Author/Creator: Knox, William (1756-1795) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 October 1788 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: William, managing affairs in the War Office in Henry's absence, discusses military matters. Reports that Sergeant Alcott arrived at West Point with his complete party. Instructed Lieutenant Pratt to wait at Hartford, Connecticut for Henry Knox before departing with his party for West Point. Also reports receiving correspondence from the Marquis de Lafayette, forwarded by Mr. [John] Jay's office, regarding the Society of the Cincinnati. Docketed in pencil, possibly at a later date.

People: Knox, William, 1756-1795.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War General, Government and Civics, Military History, West Point (US Military Academy), Socialism, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Revolutionary War, France, Fraternal Organization

Sub Era: Creating a New Government