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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02161
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0059] June 1783 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox about arrangements for a trip to Virginia
Date 14 June 1783
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Written by Secretary of War Lincoln to Major General Knox. Says he will probably go to Virginia on public business in a few days. Says he was so impressed with Captain "Lilly" (Jonathan Lillie, Knox's aide-de-camp) on his trip from West Point, New York to Philadelphia, that he has asked Lilly to join him on the trip south. Notes he would not normally do this without asking for Knox's permission, "but you will, I know, forgive it, as Captn Lilly's happiness is concerned in the measure as well as mine." Informs Knox he wrote to Colonel Stevens about the buildings in Virginia and requested him to take as many brick-makers, masons, and carpenters as he can procure to Richmond, Virginia.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Travel  Building Construction  Military History  Continental Army  Artisans  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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
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