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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04410
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0092] November-December 1789 
Title Extract of a letter from Henry Knox to Winthrop Sargent replying to Sargent's request for more troops
Date 9 November 1789
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Sargent, Winthrop  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Replies to Sargent's request to send more troops to the Western Territory, specifically Marietta, Ohio (refer to GLC02437.04369). Knox does not personally object to the request, but writes that "the arrangement directed is with the entire concurrence of the President of the United States and embraces a variety of views- It seems to be a pretty prevalent opinion among the members of the Eastern States that the expences for the Western territories should be rather lessened than encreased." Noted as an extract.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Government and Civics  Military History  Finance  President  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820)  
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Banking & Economics; Westward Expansion; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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