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Trumbull, Jonathan (1740-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02203 Author/Creator: Trumbull, Jonathan (1740-1809) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Jonathan Trumbull Jr., General Washington's secretary. Responds on behalf of Washington to Knox's previous letter regarding the [3rd Massachusetts] being without their compliment of field officers (see letter GLC02437.02202). Writes that at present, lack of field officers can not be remedied. Reports that Colonel Rose is ill and Colonel Michael Jackson is unable to perform the duty. "Public service" written on address leaf with no signature.

People: Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Continental ArmyMutinyMobs and RiotsRebellionSoldier's PayFinanceContinental CongressCongressPresidentRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryHealth and Medical

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