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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03372 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 December 1786 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the lack of supplies faced by a group of soldiers he encountered, and mentions that he had to supply them himself because "not one shilling will be furnished by the state." However, he is running out of money. Declares that the Board of Treasury must reimburse him from the loan he and Mr. [Robert] Morris negotiated with Congress. Otherwise, Wadsworth must immediately stop furnishing the men. In addition, the heavy snow is making it difficult for him to continue procuring the supplies. In a post-script, discusses the forces working with Daniel Shays, and comments on the ability of Massachusetts to raise a force to combat them.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Shays, Daniel, 1747-1825

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesGovernment and CivicsVaticanCongressMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' RebellionFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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