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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01504
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0044] July 1782 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox concerning the administration of military supplies
Date 26 July 1782
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Additional authors Jackson, William (1759-1828)
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written from the War Office. Has enclosed a resolve (possibly GLC02437.01501) regarding the Department of Commissary of Military Stores, and "shall be much obliged by your opinion what will be necessary in the department of field commissary of military stores, and what are the alterations you wish." Comments that he finds there is a Deputy Commissary of Military Stores retained at West Point, and is not sure why. Believes that there are very few stores there that do not belong to the Garrison, and contends that the Office of Artillery at the post should care for them. Requests Knox's sentiments on these subjects. The body of the letter is written in the hand of William Jackson, Lincoln's assistant.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Military Supplies  Continental Army  Continental Congress  Congress  Law  West Point (US Military Academy)  Artillery  
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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