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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Ebenezer Stevens

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01313 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 1781 Pagination: 1 p. ; 10 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Advises Stevens that instead of landing the artillery "at King's Ferry, they must be taken back to West Point, provided it can be done without any risque." This note is a postscript removed from a letter. Date added later in pencil.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Stevens, Ebenezer, 1751-1823

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyArtilleryMilitary HistoryWest Point (US Military Academy)Transportation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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