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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01685
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0047] October 1782 
Title Benjamin Walker to Henry Knox about billeting of troops
Date 29 October 1782
Author Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written from Head Quarters. Writes that the Commander in Chief [General George Washington] would like to inform Knox that "immediately on the arrival of the troops at their places of Cantonment much uneasiness arose as hearing their artificers" were not about to join them. They feel that "hutting" cannot commence until "they get their carpenters to direct the work." Therefore General Washington wishes that "neither they nor the Masons; may be detained one moment after the time agreed on" and that if any of them "as can possibly be spared may be sent even before that time."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Continental Army  Military History  President  Military Camp  Artisans  Building Construction  
People Walker, Benjamin (1753-1818)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
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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