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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.01
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Committee of Defense authorization for Dr. Robert M. Patterson to lead a Corps of Field Engineers
Date 30 August 1814
Author Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description The committee, empowered by the General Committee of Philadelphia, made Patterson the chief engineer and organizer of the corps and charged them with "the Defense of the City and its Environs."
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  Global History and Civics  Artillery  
People Williams, Jonathan (1750-1815)  Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Robert M. Patterson was a professor of natural and experimental philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Williams was the chairman of the Committee of Defense .
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859