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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Paterson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02184 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.3 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by General Knox to General Paterson. Says he received a letter from headquarters that stated the need for the troops to press on. Hopes Paterson will reach Ringwood, New Jersey tomorrow night. Sent this note so that he would not "retard your march in the morning."

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMutinyMobs and RiotsRebellionSoldier's PayFinanceContinental CongressCongress

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