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Webb, Samuel Blachley (1753-1807) to Major [Richard] Platt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10076 Author/Creator: Webb, Samuel Blachley (1753-1807) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 December 1782 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35.2 x 23.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Webb explains why he could not reply earlier to Platt, defending Platt's accusations of neglecting his correspondence. Relates he was ill when receiving two of Platt's notes, and had company when Platt's third note was delivered. Recently manned a barge upriver (possibly the Hudson), at the request of General Henry Knox. Notes that the barge has taken one more trip up the river, for the purpose of transporting Webb's private stores. Has no objection to Platt using the barge when it returns.

Background Information: Webb was breveted Brigadier General in 1780.

People: Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807
Platt, Richard, 1755-1830

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: TransportationRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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