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Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) [Recommendation for a leave of absence for Abisha Marks]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09602 Author/Creator: Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 2 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 12 x 23.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Captain Patten recommends Marks for a twenty day leave of absence. Directs his request to Major General Henry Knox. A note at the bottom of the page indicates the leave was granted.

People: Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Marks, Abisha, fl. 1783

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

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

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