Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Jeremiah Olney
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01740
Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
Place Written: West Point, New York
Type: Autograph document
Date: 12 December 1782
Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.1 x 17.3 cm.
Summary of Content: Asks Colonel Olney (possibly Jeremiah Olney of Rhode Island) to deliver a petition and address regarding soldiers’ pay to General [Andrew] McDougall and Colonels [Samuel] Ogden and [John] Brooks, who will carry it to Congress in Philadelphia. Declares that General George Washington has seen the petition and address and ”has no objection to its presentation.” Briefly discusses the contents of the documents.
People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806., Olney, Jeremiah, 1749-1812., Brooks, John, 1752-1825., Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810., McDougall, Alexander, 1731-1786.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Newburgh Conspiracy;, Revolutionary War;, Revolutionary War General;, Military History;, Continental Army;, Soldier’s Pay;, Finance;, Pension, Continental Congress;, Congress;, President, Petition;
Sub Era: The War for IndependenceOrder Image