Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Joseph Williams
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03313 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Fairfield, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1786 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 19.8 cm.
Wrote last to Major Williams while at Springfield regarding the protection of military stores. Has heard that in the absence of General Sheppard [probably William Shepard], a Colonel Chapin will be in command. Asks Williams to talk to Colonel Chapin about rounding up the Connecticut Militia. Has made arrangements with the Governor of this state [perhaps Samuel Huntington, Governor of Connecticut], and with General [possibly Roger] Newberry, who will be traveling to Springfield.
Knox is referring to events surrounding Shays' Rebellion, which occurred in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787.
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