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Eayrs, Joseph (fl. 1782) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01363 Author/Creator: Eayrs, Joseph (fl. 1782) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 7 March 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Asks if Knox will sign a warrant to allow him to petition for his wages. Commissary [Samuel] Hodgdon will present the petition as early as is necessary for Knox to sign it. Hopes that Knox's "signature to that Paper will put the matter out of all doubt wether I ever was or am Entitled to pay."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Eayrs, Joseph, fl. 1782.
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Artillery, Petition, Soldier's Pay, Finance, Boston Tea Party

Sub Era: The War for Independence