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Hand, Edward (1744-1802) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01804 Author/Creator: Hand, Edward (1744-1802) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.7 x 17.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the transportation of Naval prisoners of war from West Point. States that the 4th Massachusetts regiment is ready to receive the prisoners. Written in the Orderly Office.

Full Transcript: Orderly Office 6th. Jany. 1783
Dear Sir
I am directed to inform you that an officer & Party from the 4th Massachusets reg.t will be in readiness to receive the Naval ...Prisoners of War confined at West Point as soon as it will be convenient for you to send them up- be pleased to Send a list of the Prisoners names with them & direct your Party to march the prisoners to the [Hutts] of the 4th. Massa. Regt. where [illegible] officer will [inserted: be] ready to receive them
I have discharged my Boats Crew & must call on you to [struck: Send] commence the communication we agreed on for transmitting the daily Orders
with much Respect
I am Dr. Sir
Major Genl. Knox your Obedt. Servt.
Edwd: Hand
B. Gl.

Gen. Hand
6 Jany 1783

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People: Hand, Edward, 1744-1802
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: NavyPrisoner of WarRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyTransportationWest Point (US Military Academy)Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLoyalist

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