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Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03418 Author/Creator: Higginson, Stephen (1743-1828) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 January 1787 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.9 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses raising troops to fight against the insurgents, in particular to fight under Colonel [possibly Michael] Jackson. Mentions the drive to raise funds for recruiting troops and also procuring supplies, such as for the regiments of General [Henry] Jackson and General [Benjamin] Lincoln. Reports on preparations for the fight against the Shays insurgents, and describes the preparations in the nearby states, such as New York.

People: Higginson, Stephen, 1743-1828
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' RebellionFinanceRecruitmentMilitary ProvisionsMilitary SuppliesMilitary UniformsMilitiaGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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