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Collection Reference Number GLC02542.10
From Archive Folder Collection of correspondence of the North Family 
Title Appointment of Major William North as Inspector of Troops under General Knox
Date 15 April 1784
Author Thomson, Charles (1729-1824)  
Document Type Government document; Military document
Content Description Document written in a secretarial hand and signed by Thomson as Secretary of Congress. Based on Baron Friedrich Von Steuben's recommendation to Congress in a 19 March 1784 letter, Congress has resolved to approve and confirm Major William North as Inspector to the Troops under the command of General Henry Knox. Only dated "15 April" but note in an unknown hand at bottom says "It appears by the Barons appointment to the above office to W North that this was done in the year 1784."
Subjects Continental Army  Military History  Continental Congress  Congress  Government and Civics  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People North, William (1755-1836)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Creating a New Government
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information North was a Senator from New York, May -August 1798. Made Brigadier General in Provisional Army under Alexander Hamilton, 1798-1800.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859