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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Report]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10586 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 10 May 1790 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.7 x 37.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Cover letter of Knox's report regarding troops furnished by various states for each year of the Revolutionary War as well as conjectural estimates of militia. On April 23, 1790, Congress instructed Secretary of War Knox to "to lay before the House an account of the troops, (including the militia,) and also of the ordnance stores furnished from time to time by the several States, towards the support of the late war." Congress requested this report as part of the ongoing controversy over Hamilton's proposed assumption of state debts. Knox sent his report to Congress on May 10; it was delivered to Congress the next day. (Knox's report is published in Vol. I of American State Papers, House of Rep., 1st Congress, 2nd session, Military Affairs, p.14. For additional information see the Journal of Congress for 1790.) See GLC02437.10010, .10466, .10468 and .10475 for additional pages of this report.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMilitiaCongressAssumption of State DebtEconomicsMilitary SuppliesAmmunition

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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