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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01562
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0046] September 17822 
Title Henry Knox to John Hancock regarding the pay of soldiers in Massachusetts
Date 2 September 1782
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Hancock, John  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written by Major General Knox to Massachusetts Governor Hancock. Says Colonels Putnam and Hull comprise a committee of the Massachusetts Line to request an explanation on the status of payment of half pay pensions to officers. Says they "have no doubt as to the substance but are anxious to learn the mode fixed." Says the decisions of other states has them worried, but that they still have faith in the good sense of Massachusetts's leaders. Tells Hancock that the war's end will bring home men of the "highest degree of honor and integrity."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Pension  Soldier's Pay  Finance  Military History  Continental Army  Government and Civics  
Place written West Point, New York
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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