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Humphreys, David (1752-1818) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02183 Author/Creator: Humphreys, David (1752-1818) Place Written: Head Quarters Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 23.4 x 19.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by General Washington's aide-de-camp Colonel Humphreys to Major General Knox. Says Washington is pleased with the arrangements Knox has made. Asks that the party from the lines follow in the manner he proposed. Tells him General Howe (Robert Howe?) will meet the detachment in the "Clove" tomorrow. Says no express or information has arrived from Philadelphia since he left headquarters last evening.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyContinental CongressCongressPresidentMutinyRebellionMobs and RiotsSoldier's PayFinance

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