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Knox transmits Award to Colonel Pickens for actions at Cowpens

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: George R. Clark Papers view image
CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: Draper MSS-Frontier Wars MSS (no image)
Document Information
Date May 27, 1786
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Andrew Pickens (primary)
Summary Sword given to Pickens for service in the military, bravery, and patriotism.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Extracted by Lyman C. Draper.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Andrew Pickens; Henry Knox; congress; South Carolina; Cowpens; British; ;
Related Places War Office; Cowpens; ;
Keywords sword; award; spirited conduct; Battle of Cowpens; bravery; patriotism; Revolutionary War; Southern campaigns;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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——— Gen. H. Knox, War Office, May 27th 1786 —
[undecipherable] Gen Pickens: "The United States in
Congress assembled were pleased by their
resolve of 9th of March 1781 to direct that
a Sword should be presented to you as a testimony
of your spirited conduct in the
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action of the Cowpens.
"I have the honor, Sir, to transmit
this invaluable memorial of your
merit & of the approbation of
the Sovereign authority of the United
States.
" This Sword while it perpetuates,
your [undecipherable]; will operate as a principle,
to advance the true interests of your
Country. The glory of the reward will
induce others to emulate your
bravery and patriotism."