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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01972
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0055] 1-15 March 1783 
Title Henry Knox to Benjamin Lincoln concerning peace and the future of the army
Date 3 March 1783
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Lincoln, Benjamin  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Later copy. Written by Major General Knox to Secretary of War Lincoln. Congratulates Lincoln on the "glorious termination of our struggles." References Lincoln's letter of 22 February. Agrees with Lincoln on "the efficacy of the funds you mention, but I cannot determine upon the propriety of the Army pressing the particular funds upon Congress." Expects to see him in a few days as Washington will probably want to see Lincoln before the Army is disbanded. Says the magazines and arsenals cannot be erected without a special order from him.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Finance  Pension  Soldier's Pay  Continental Congress  Congress  Continental Army  Government and Civics  President  Artillery  Ammunition  Building Construction  Treaty  Global History and Civics  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics; Creating a New Government; Foreign Affairs
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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