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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01107
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0031] July 1781 
Title Andrew Moodie to Henry Knox about weaknesses at Fort Herkimer
Date July 1781
Author Moodie, Andrew (fl. 1781-1787)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written at Fort Herkimer. Expresses concern that the departure of Colonel [Philip van] Cortlandt's regiment left the Fort's artillery and stores in a vulnerable state: "...we are no protection to the Inhabitants & in Case the Enemy should make an attempt upon us I fear the Consequence." Reports that Captain Elsworth and two other men were recently killed "by the Indiands [sic] they took three prisoners also amongst the latter is one of my Compy..." "Public service" noted on address leaf.
Subjects Prisoner of War  American Indian History  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Fortification  Artillery  Death  
People Moodie, Andrew (fl. 1781-1787)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Herkimer, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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