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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Certificate to Bartholomew Fisher]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01791 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 3 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Written and signed for Knox in the hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide-de-camp. "This is to certify that Mr. Bartholemew Fisher has served the United States, as waggon-conductor to the Park of Artillery, from the year 1778 to the present time and that he is still in service. His activity, good behavior, and attention to duty, at all times, have marked him as a valuable servant of the public."

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Fisher, Bartholemew, fl. 1778-1783

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralLetter of Introduction or RecommendationMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyTransportationArtillery

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