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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.18
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title Frederick Eckstein to Robert M. Patterson regarding the Philadelphia General Committee of Defence
Date 18 September 1814
Author Eckstein, Frederick (fl. 1814)  
Recipient Patterson, Robert Maskell  
Document Type Military document; Correspondence
Content Description Seeks an explanation for why his name was omitted from the list of persons on the volunteer association of field engineers organized by Philadelphia's Committee of Defence. Recounts his admirable service thus far and notes that "The corps was to be composed of Gentlemen of Science and of honor - I feel my honor wounded." Patterson responded to this letter the same day (see GLC02978.19).
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Fortification  Science and Technology  Immigration and Migration  
People Eckstein, Frederick (fl. 1814)  Patterson, Robert Maskell (1787-1854)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Robert M. Patterson was a professor of natural and experimental philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and was the chief engineer of the Corps of Field Engineers. Jonathan Williams was the chairman of the Committee of Defence.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Robert M. Patterson's reply to Frederick Eckstein's letter regarding the Philadelphia General Committee of Defence