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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03337
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0078] September-December 1786 
Title David Cook to Henry Knox asking for a command in the artillery
Date 14 November 1786
Author Cook, David (ca. 1751-1823)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes to offer himself as "a candidate to your Excellency, for an appointment to command a Company of Artillery" in the expedition to "quell" the Indians in the Western territories or any other expedition. Writes that Knox knows of his service in the war as well as the suffering he endured. Has "lost all that was dear to me in this world (my children excepted)" and would like to "remove my person from the scene of my late unhappy loss." Writes that since he is not at present engaged in any business, he would be able to raise a company at short notice.
Subjects American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Office Seeker  Artillery  Shays' Rebellion  Rebellion  Revolutionary War  Children and Family  Marriage  Recruitment  Mobs and Riots  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Cook, David (ca. 1751-1823)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Children & Family; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859