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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  May-June 1791
|Enlistment paper for Oliver Comstock
|17 June 1791
|Comstock, Oliver (fl. 1791)
|Enlistment paper for Oliver Comstock who voluntarily joined the army as a private. He signed up for six months with the First Regiment of Levies at Fort Washington near Cincinnati, Ohio. His unit was raised under an act signed by President Washington on 3 March 1791 to protect the frontier. Also contains an oath of allegiance. Contains Comstock's clerical signature as well as the clerical signature of George Woods, who acts as a witness. Marked as "No 8."
|Military History Recruitment Frontiers and Exploration Westward Expansion Northwest Indian War Northwest Territory Oath President Congress Government and Civics
|Government & Politics; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859