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Reed, J. (fl. 1777-1783) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01800 Author/Creator: Reed, J. (fl. 1777-1783) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 15.5 x 23 cm.

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Summary of Content: Captain J. Reed of the 2nd Regiment of Artillery writes, "In visiting the several posts & Park of Artillery on the Point, I find the State of the Ordnance to be much the same as mentioned in my Particular report of the 24th ulto. A few men are wanting to clear the snow of the different platforms."

Background Information: Captain J. Reed might be Jacob Reed Jr. (1755-1838) or John Reed (1759-1797).

People: Reed, J., fl. 1777-1783
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryWest Point (US Military Academy)

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