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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05347
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0107] March 1792 
Title David Cobb to Henry Knox concerning the decision to allow their canal to be built
Date 11 March 1792
Author Cobb, David (1748-1830)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Relates that the General Court passed an act allowing them to build their canal, and that Harry [Henry Jackson] will be bringing him a copy of the act, which should meet with Knox's approbation. Declares that it is up to Knox to determine what measures to pursue next, but feels they should do something to convince others who believe that their canal project was begun purely for speculation purposes. Suggests that while [Benjamin] Hichborn is going to Europe, the rest of the members of the canal project (John Coffin Jones, Jackson, and himself) should visit Knox in Philadelphia to establish a corporation. Mentions that the General Court's session ended yesterday and he is now on his way to visit his family. See GLC02437.05339 for further information.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Law  Infrastructure  Commerce  Canals  Transportation  Finance  Travel  
People Cobb, David (1748-1830)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Hichborn, Benjamin (1746-1817)  Jones, John Coffin (1750-1829)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Act allowing Henry Knox and others to build a canal from the Connecticut River to Boston