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Webb, J. (fl. 1783) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01795 Author/Creator: Webb, J. (fl. 1783) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19.5 x 19.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Jos. Webb, possibly Joseph or Josiah Webb. Writes that he has business to settle with David Porter of Hartford, who has a son, Moses, in Colonel [perhaps Samuel] Webb's regiment. Would like to request Porter's son be allowed to return home to settle the business. Mentions seeing General Huntington and sends regards to Mrs. Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Webb, J., fl. 1783
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryFinance

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