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Cochran, John (1730-1807) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01802 Author/Creator: Cochran, John (1730-1807) Place Written: Newburgh, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 20.7 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Says he is sorry Knox cannot help him obtain brimstone. Will try instead through "our Trusty & well beloved 'Timothy' (Pickering, perhaps).

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Cochran, John, 1730-1807

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMilitary SuppliesHospitalHealth and MedicalDiseaseDrugs

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