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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01373
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0040] March 1782 
Title Aaron Swetland to Henry Knox about Swetland's future appointment
Date 22 March 1782
Author Swetland, Aaron (fl. 1782)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes to discuss the future of his appointment with the Commissary of Military Stores. Has served in the department since the previous June, without knowing whether he would receive an appointment to the position of Conductor. Explains that last June he and Captain Patten met with Knox in New Windsor, and Knox referred him to Richard Frothingham, Field Commissary of Military Stores, and told him that if his service was acceptable he would be appointed to Conductor. Believes his service was satisfactory, but asks that if Knox disagrees, he arrange for a discharge for Swetland. Adds, "I am very uneasy in this State of Suspense." Asks that Knox also consider the fate of Swetland's friend Mr. [Charles] Treat, who is in the same position. See GLC02437.01704 for a related letter.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Military History  Continental Army  Artillery  Military Supplies  Office Seeker  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Swetland, Aaron (fl. 1782)  Frothingham, Richard (1748-1819)  Patten, Thomas (fl. 1777-1785)  Treat, Charles (fl. 1782)  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859