Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Webb, Samuel Blachley (1753-1807) [Recommendation for a leave of absence for Ezra Selden]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also request a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09567 Author/Creator: Webb, Samuel Blachley (1753-1807) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 14 December 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 8.3 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Webb recommends Captain Selden for a leave of absence until 16 January 1783. Directed to Major General Henry Knox.

People: Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Selden, Ezra, fl. 1782

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

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

Sub Era: The War for Independence

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources