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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Samuel Osgood

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01752 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 December 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by Major General Knox to Massachusetts Continental Congressman Osgood. This letter is a reply to Osgood's letter at GLC02437.01730. Says that his sentiments have caused "uneasiness" among the officers. Knox made sure the principal officers would hear Osgood's opinions by passing the letter along to General John Paterson to share. Believes that McDougall, Ogden, and Brooks, who have been dispatched to Congress, will be able to convince that body the officers deserve better treatment, especially those that have families. Says the officers have confidence that Congress understands what the officers went through.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Newburgh Conspiracy, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Continental Army, Continental Congress, Congress, Children and Family, Soldier's Pay, Pension Finance, Petition, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence