HISTORIC 1786 HENRY KNOX SIGNED LETTER TO PATRICK HENRY. Knox was a prominent Revolutionary War general who later served as Washington’s Secretary of War. Here he writes from the War Office to advise Virginia’s governor, the famous Patrick Henry, that Congress has authorized the calling up of a cavalry troop out of Virginia. Knox provides detailed instructions to Henry as to how this is to be done, including specifics as to pay (four dollars per month!), rations, etc. A terrific peek into the workings of our government in the fledgling days of independence. Knox is a desirable autograph in any form, but content, condition, and format make this an especially nice example. Excellent condition but for minor partial separation along fold line between pages (not affecting text). Large, bold signature, each page 8 x 12 ½". LOA Spence/Grad PSA DNA.

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