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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03456
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to Henry Knox on pursuing Shays
Date 17 February 1787
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document; Military document
Content Description Reports on the disbanding and scattering of the members of Shays' force, and explains that they are in pursuit of Shays, but "with little hope however of overtaking him." Describes how he chose to rearrange the troops in Hampshire and Worcester and the tasks given to many of the troops. Comments on how the government might now promote the best interests of the people. Marked "private" in Lincoln's hand. Signature clipped.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Military History  Rebellion  Mobs and Riots  Shays' Rebellion  Government and Civics  Militia  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Creating a New Government; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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