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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Olney

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01740 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document Date: 12 December 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Asks Colonel Olney (possibly Jeremiah Olney of Rhode Island) to deliver a petition and address regarding soldiers' pay to General [Andrew] McDougall and Colonels [Samuel] Ogden and [John] Brooks, who will carry it to Congress in Philadelphia. Declares that General George Washington has seen the petition and address and "has no objection to its presentation." Briefly discusses the contents of the documents.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Olney, Jeremiah, 1749-1812.
Brooks, John, 1752-1825.
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810.
McDougall, Alexander, 1731-1786.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Newburgh Conspiracy, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Soldier's Pay, Finance, Pension Continental Congress, Congress, President Petition

Sub Era: The War for Independence