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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Winthrop Sargent

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03523 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 April 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.6 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses Congress's proposed disbandment of the troops according to the resolve of Congress dated 21 October 1786. States that although he feels for the men who have made the military their life, "the public were utterly unable to support them by reason of the non compliance of all the states excepting Virginia with the requisition for that purpose..." He feels that if Congress decides to appoint a new Inspector General, they will choose Sargent. However Major William North, the current Inspector General, may just continue in the post. Comments that he has no information on a map of Sargent's because Mr. Hutchins has not returned yet.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryStanding ArmyContinental CongressCongressLawFinanceOffice SeekerGeography and Natural HistorySurveyingFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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