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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to John Bryant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02972 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 March 1784 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20 x 16.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Replies to a letter from Captain Bryant, at Springfield, Massachusetts (refer to GLC02437.2965). Responds to issues Bryant reported: a break-in on the property of Captain Pynchon, and Bryant's lack of pay. Agrees to help Bryant obtain pay, and gives him advice as to collect money for a previously unpaid account.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bryant, John, 1742-1816

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyArtilleryCriminals and OutlawsSoldier's PayFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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