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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  September-December 1786
|David Cook to Henry Knox asking for a command in the artillery
|14 November 1786
|Cook, David (ca. 1751-1823)
|Correspondence; Military document
|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.
|American Indian History Revolutionary War General Military History Office Seeker Artillery Shays' Rebellion Rebellion Revolutionary War Children and Family Marriage Recruitment Mobs and Riots
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Cook, David (ca. 1751-1823)
|Native Americans; Westward Expansion; Children & Family; Women in American History
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859