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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01592
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0046] September 17822 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox about an additional allowance for an officer at West Point
Date 9 September 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Government document
Content Description Marked "private." Writes that Congress has recently repeated its "solution respecting the additional allowance to the commanding officer at west point." Does not think there is any chance Congress will help them. Suggests Knox talk to his "good friend General [Ezekiel] Cornell" and either apply to Congress directly or through Lincoln. Promises he will "speak to your friends on the subject - though I am convinced that this is not the proper moment to make the application."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Congress  Congress  Government and Civics  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Continental Army  West Point (US Military Academy)  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Cornell, Ezekiel (1733-1800)  
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics
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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