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Proper Use of Cavalry Horses

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPierpont Morgan Library: Henry Knox Papers view image
CollectionOhio Historical Society: Anthony WayneTranscripts (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 13, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses potential misappropriation of cavalry horses: one for the aide de camp, one for a servant. Knox is apt to think this is a mistake, and asks that the horses be returned to the troop. Cavalry horses must be cherished and sacredly appropriated to the service for which they are designed.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Private letter.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; Henry Knox; aid de camp; servant; troop; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; ;
Keywords muster roll; horses; domestic service; cavalry horses; expense; ;
Key Phrases two horses are returned as in your domestic service, one for your aid de camp and the other for a servant; apt to think this must be a mistake; let the horses be instantly returned to the troop; cavalry horses must be cherished;

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