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Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) to George Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02772 Author/Creator: Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 13 November 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 19 x 23.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Draft or retained copy of the cover letter for GLC02437.10199, from "the officers of the part of the Army remaining on the banks of the Hudson" in response to hearing General Washington's farewell address to the army. (GLC02437.10186 is a draft of that address.) Written and signed by Pickering; signatures of McDougall and Knox are also in Pickering's hand.

Background Information: The sent copy of this cover letter, in the George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, is dated November 15, 1783 and is signed by McDougall, Pickering and Knox.

Full Transcript: [draft]
West Point November 13. 1783.
The Officers of the part of the army who agreed on the inclosed address, having committed to us the honour of presenting it - with ...great pleasure we now offer to your Excellency this testimony of their affectionate attachment & respect.

We have the honor to be,
with perfect consideration,
your Excellency's
most obedient,
& most humble Servants,
Alexr McDougall M Genl
H Knox M General
Timy Pickering Col. & Q M General

His Excellency Genl Washington

To His Excellency General Washington
13 Nov. 1783 -
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People: McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralPresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsMilitary HistoryContinental Army

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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