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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Joseph Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03312 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Springfield, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 October 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 29.6 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Had wanted to see Williams in order to talk about "the business" (likely referring to Shays' Rebellion). Writes he is relying on Williams to protect the military stores "in every event, for which you shall be amply compensated." Asks him to continue with the methods he mentioned when they spoke.

Background Information: According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Knox put Major Joseph Williams in charge of the United States Arsenal at Springfield during Shays' Rebellion.
Knox is referring to events ...surrounding Shays' Rebellion, which occurred in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787.See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Williams, Joseph, 1753-1819

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary LawAmmunitionArtilleryMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' RebellionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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