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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01637
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0047] October 1782 
Title Benjamin Tupper to Henry Knox with news of his regiment
Date 2 October 1782
Author Tupper, Benjamin (1738-1792)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Written from Camp Pitt, present day Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Reports that he knows Knox must have been worried about Tupper's regiment for having marched in so severe a storm. Assures Knox that "we made ourselves very happy by encamping in a thick grove of wood in a valley by good fires sweetened by your honour signifying your approbation of our conduct we forgot our sorrow and remembered our misery no more, and thought our[selves] some of the happiest of men, that we faired no worse, we are now agreeably encamped on the sunny side of a grove & want only a little provision to make us very comfortable." Reports that he borrowed a tent from someone. Sends his compliments to Mrs. Knox.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Military Camp  Military Provisions  Military Supplies  Artillery  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Tupper, Benjamin (1738-1792)  Knox, Lucy Flucker (1756-1824)  
Place written Pittsburgh, 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