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Carleton, Joseph (1754-1812) to Henry Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02954 Author/Creator: Carleton, Joseph (1754-1812) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 February 1784 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.6 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02954 Author/Creator: Carleton, Joseph (1754-1812) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 February 1784 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.6 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Carleton signs as "executing the business of the War Department by authority from Congress." Requests information regarding returns of engineers who remain in service. Reports that the remaining engineers were assured by George Washington that "...they would be retained for the purpose of superintending the works and fortifications of the United States, that are now or hereafter may be established on the Frontier, for the prospection... of the Western Inhabitants." Written at the War Office.

People: Carleton, Joseph, 1754-1812
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyContinental CongressCongressMuster Rolls and ReturnsPresidentFortificationWestward Expansion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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