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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Paterson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02191 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript letter Date: 26 June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Written and signed for Knox by Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp. Informs General Paterson that Knox has sent him three hundred pairs of shoes for his troops. Writes that other companies have been instructed to follow Paterson as soon as they arrive. See GLC02437.02189, the receipt for the shoes.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Paterson, John, 1744-1808

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesMilitary UniformsClothing and AccessoriesContinental ArmyMutinyMobs and RiotsRebellionSoldier's PayFinanceContinental CongressCongress

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